October 8, 2011 in INFORUM
Former North Dakota K-12 teachers have made major impacts on the national stage. I have written about seven nationally prominent people whose early careers were as teachers in this state. If you know of others, please let me know at the email address listed at the end of the article. Continue Reading
September 24, 2011 in INFORUM
The North Dakotan who invented the head-bolt heater and who is recognized for bringing electricity to rural areas of the state was also one of the first to warn the country about a serious energy crisis in the future.
September 17, 2011 in INFORUM
The man considered most responsible for bringing electricity to rural North Dakota also invented the most significant automotive accessory for people starting their vehicles on frigid winter days. Continue Reading
September 10, 2011 in INFORUM
The oldest brother of Al “Scarface” Capone was a government agent put in charge of keeping alcohol off Indian reservations in the Dakotas during Prohibition. No one in the Dakotas, including his wife, knew that Sheriff Richard “Two-Gun” Hart was born with the name Vincenzio “James” Capone. Continue Reading
August 20, 2011 in INFORUM
Few individuals have had a greater impact on the development of a state’s major city than Jasper Chapin had on Fargo.
August 6, 2011 in INFORUM
North Dakota “is blest with a larger number of banks per capita than any other state in the Union.” Continue Reading