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Englund completes epic journey to fight stroke

October 25, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Monday, September 10 was the first day of National Stroke Week and the day Dan Englund completed an epic 1,000 km running journey. That journey, a personal best, saw Dan raise more than $40,000 for the National Stroke Foundation and raise unparalleled awareness of stroke its causes, prevention and treatment in more than 20 rural communities in Queensland. Continue Reading

Snake slithers across Australian pilot’s leg as he makes harrowing landing during solo flight

April 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

An Australian pilot said he was forced to make a harrowing landing reminiscent of a Hollywood thriller after a snake popped out from behind his dashboard and slithered across his leg during a solo cargo flight. Continue Reading

Undersea documentarian deGruy dies in copter crash

February 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mike deGruy, an award-winning cinematographer who spent three decades making documentary films about the ocean, was killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Australia. He was 60. Continue Reading

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Djokovic beats Nadal in longest Grand Slam singles final in history

January 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Novak Djokovic wore down Rafael Nadal, winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 after 5 hours, 53 minutes to claim his third Australian Open title. Continue Reading

Belarus’s Azarenka beats Sharapova to win Australian tennis title

January 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Victoria Azarenka started celebrating, then suddenly did a double-take to ask her coach, “What happened?” The answer: She had just produced one of the most lopsided Australian Open final victories to capture a Grand Slam title and the No. 1 ranking for the first time. Continue Reading

PGA: 1st-round Australian Open lead, day’s best shot belongs to …. Tiger Woods

November 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It was the shot of the day today at the Australian Open, and one that made the Tiger Woods of today look ominously like the one of yesterday. Continue Reading

Australian airline Qantas Airways grounds global fleet after disruptive strikes

October 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

At least 60 flights were in the air and continued to their destinations, but a taxiing flight stopped on the runway, according to one flier. Booked passengers were being rescheduled at Qantas’ expense, chief executive Alan Joyce said. Continue Reading

Shark kills American diver off western Australia

October 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A great white shark killed an American recreational diver today in a third fatality in recent weeks off southwest Australia that has shaken beach-loving residents and sparked fears of a rogue predator targeting humans. Continue Reading

VIDEO: Plane hits Ferris wheel in Australia; no injuries

October 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article. An ultra-light plane crashed into a Ferris wheel at a rural festival in eastern Australia today, trapping two children on the ride and two people in the aircraft for hours. There were no serious injuries. Continue Reading

TOUR DE FRANCE: Champion Evans keeps Australia up late

July 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Cadel Evans has been keeping fans back home up all night watching him become the first Australian to win the Tour de France. It’s a victory that’s been a long time coming. Continue Reading