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Guest commentary: C’est la vie…en France!

April 25, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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PRESSLER: From Humboldt to Paris, a great ride

April 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Former senator renews old French-Dakota connections.
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Lance Armstrong stripped of all 7 Tour de France titles

October 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GENEVA (AP) — Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by cycling’s governing body Monday following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that accused him of leading a massive doping program on his teams.
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Tour de France: Hincapie to ride off with record

June 29, 2012 in West Central Tribune

George Hincapie will begin the Tour for a record 17th time today on Saturday, part of the BMC racing team looking to help defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia to another title Continue Reading

Tour de France: Anti-doping agency formally files charges against Armstrong

June 29, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has filed formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career Continue Reading

French village, small N.D. town remember WW II pilot

May 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

On a wintry day in January 1943, a French girl named Sidonie came upon the body of an American flyer in the woods near her village, not far from where his B-17 bomber had crashed. For nearly 70 years, Sidonie Le Neillion and members of her family have remembered Roy “Christie” Christianson, an American flier, a UND graduate who had planned to be a teacher. Continue Reading

Al-Jazeera decides against broadcasting killer’s video of deadly French attacks

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Al-Jazeera said today it will not air a video that appears to show the attacks on soldiers and a Jewish school in southwestern France earlier this month from the killer’s point of view, including the cries of his victims. Continue Reading

Minister: Suspect in French killing spree may be dead

March 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The suspect in an radical Islam-linked killing spree in southern France has stopped communicating with authorities and may have committed suicide, the interior minister said today, as a standoff between the gunman and hundreds of police entered a second day. Continue Reading

Suspect in France shootings holed up in building, surrounded by police

March 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

French police surrounded an apartment building where a gunman claiming al-Qaida links and suspected in the killings of three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers barricaded himself today and stopped talking to negotiators.
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French prosecutor: Shooter’s 7 victims all shot in head

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

All seven victims of a shooter spreading terror in southwest France were killed with bullets to the head, shot at such close range that the gunfire burned the skin, a prosecutor said today. He added the crimes appear to be premeditated due to the killer’s “choices of victims and the choices of his targets” the army, the foreign origin of the victims or their religion. Continue Reading