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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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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: 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

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Eriksmoen: Pilot Eielson a hero in Alaska as well as North Dakota

May 14, 2011 in INFORUM

The first pilot to fly over the North Pole was killed 18 months later when his plane crashed while he was trying to rescue passengers and cargo from a ship that was lodged in the ice off the shore of Siberia. Continue Reading

Eriksmoen: Playhouse founder’s ghost reportedly haunts theater

May 8, 2011 in DL-Online

It has been reported that the ghost of the North Dakota-born founder of one of the most famous theatrical playhouses frequently plays practical jokes on people in his theater. Continue Reading

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Eriksmoen: Playhouse founder’s ghost reportedly haunts theater

May 7, 2011 in INFORUM

It has been reported that the ghost of the North Dakota-born founder of one of the most famous theatrical playhouses frequently plays practical jokes on people in his theater. Continue Reading

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Eriksmoen: North Dakota boat captain transported soldiers, Sitting Bull

April 30, 2011 in INFORUM

The riverboat captain who brought wounded soldiers back from the battlefield at the Little Big Horn in 1876 was responsible, six years later, for bringing Sitting Bull to the Standing Rock Reservation. Continue Reading

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Eriksmoen: Famous author saved riverboat pilot’s life

April 23, 2011 in INFORUM

The man called the “finest riverboat pilot who ever lived” claimed that his life was saved early in his career by the wise decision of his boatmate and good friend, Sam Clemens. Continue Reading