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Eriksmoen: Doctor responsible for early Valley City growth

October 1, 2011 in INFORUM

The man considered most responsible for the early growth of Valley City was also “the first physician to settle in North Dakota west of the Missouri River.” Continue Reading

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Eriksmoen: Man helped bring electricity to rural North Dakota

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

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Did You Know That …: Teschers helped establish Sentinel Butte rodeo

September 3, 2011 in INFORUM

Two brothers from Sentinel Butte became champion rodeo competitors on the national stage, yet their primary loves their families and their ranches remained rooted in North Dakota. Continue Reading

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‘Father of Fargo’ gained and lost many fortunes

August 13, 2011 in INFORUM

The man known as the “Father of Fargo” owned some of the finest real estate in Fargo and, at one time, farmed the largest tract of land in Cass County. Continue Reading

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Eriksmoen: Civil War officer launched North Dakota banks

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

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Country music singer-songwriter lived in Grand Forks

July 23, 2011 in INFORUM

A popular singer-songwriter of county-western music lived in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

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Eriksmoen: Former Minot mayor once sentenced for distributing ‘obscene literature’

July 16, 2011 in INFORUM

A former Minot, N.D., mayor and newspaper publisher was tried, convicted and sentenced to federal prison for distributing “obscene literature.” Continue Reading

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Eriksmoen: Devine first to promote North Dakota tourism

July 9, 2011 in INFORUM

The first man to officially promote tourism in North Dakota also holds two interesting national distinctions. Continue Reading

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Eriksmoen: FBI strengthened by actions of man from North Dakota

July 2, 2011 in INFORUM

Next to J. Edgar Hoover, perhaps the man most responsible for creating the FBI as an independent agency was a man who grew up in North Dakota.
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Eriksmoen: Republican tried to steal Pembina votes in 1857

June 11, 2011 in INFORUM

It was reported that in 1857 an attempt was made to steal the certified election returns of all the North Dakota votes in a general election. Continue Reading