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Filmmaker Cameron, 1st to reach Earth’s deepest spot in solo dive, calls it desolate, foreboding

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

James Cameron, the man behind “Titanic,” “Avatar” and other films, today described his three hours on the bottom of the Marianas Trench, nearly 7 miles down in a dark freezing and alien place. He is the only person to dive there solo, using a sub he helped design. He is the first person to reach that depth, 35,576 feet, since it was initially explored in 1960.
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OBIT: Bob Henry, 92, TV producer-director behind variety shows for Nat King Cole, Flip Wilson

March 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Bob Henry worked in television for more than five decades and was noted for bringing black performers like Cole and Wilson to a wider audience, sometimes with resistance from network affiliates. Continue Reading

With Maturi’s retirement, coaches bracing for U of M fallout

February 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Joel Maturi’s departure is creating a lot of nervousness around the university, and not just from the non-revenue programs who benefited from his support. Kaler has said there will be no contract extensions for coaches until a new athletic director is hired and does his or her own evaluations on the program, including men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith. Continue Reading

OBIT: Ken Russell, 84, daring British film director of ‘Women in Love,’ ‘Tommy,’ ‘Altered States’

November 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Ken Russell, an iconoclastic British director whose daring films blended music, sex and violence in a potent brew seemingly drawn straight from his subconscious, has died at age 84.
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Choir members earn national recognition

March 9, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

SIBLEY, Iowa When Peter Meyer and Josh Earll sent in audition CDs for a spot in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Men’s National Choir in September 2010, they never imagined they would be chosen to perform at the conference in Chicago. Notice of their acceptance arrived in November, surprising the Sibley-Ocheyedan juniors, who sing in the school choir.
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Nobles Cooperative Electric’s Board of Directors return $500,000

November 21, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The Board of Directors of Nobles Cooperative Electric (NCE), authorized the pay-ment of $500,000 in capital credits to its members.
The payment happens through capital credits. Capital credits are the difference between NCE’s operating costs and revenues.
Since NCE is a non-profit cooperative, any revenues available after expenses are returned to the member-owners. Continue Reading