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Lind: Another run for the Goose

January 29, 2011 in INFORUM

In ’60s, single-unit outfit made trips to Winnipeg
Neighbors thinks it’s safe to say that a year from now, in 2012, many stories about the Titanic, which sank in 1912, will appear; many symphony orchestras will play the 1812 Overture, which Tchaikovsky wrote to commemorate Russia’s defense of Moscow from Napoleon’s army in, of course, 1812; and locally, many people will still be recalling the Galloping Goose branch line trains, regardless of the years they ran. Continue Reading

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Lind: Another run for the Goose

January 29, 2011 in INFORUM

In ’60s, single-unit outfit made trips to Winnipeg
Neighbors thinks it’s safe to say that a year from now, in 2012, many stories about the Titanic, which sank in 1912, will appear; many symphony orchestras will play the 1812 Overture, which Tchaikovsky wrote to commemorate Russia’s defense of Moscow from Napoleon’s army in, of course, 1812; and locally, many people will still be recalling the Galloping Goose branch line trains, regardless of the years they ran. Continue Reading

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Lind: Neighbors add more to murder tale

January 16, 2011 in INFORUM

The man showed up at Esrom Good’s farm near Sheldon, N.D., and asked for a night’s lodging.
Sure, Esrom told him: “You can sleep in the barn.”
The next morning, the man left Esrom’s barn and was walking toward Sheldon when authorities arrested him in connection with a double murder. Continue Reading

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Lind: Neighbors keep stories going

January 10, 2011 in INFORUM

Neighbors, still working through its mailbag, found these messages relating to stories run in 2010. Continue Reading

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Lind: Schram’s no stranger to excitement, even at age 94

January 8, 2011 in INFORUM

Hopefully, the Pioneer House will never have an emergency situation. But if it does, Catherine “Kay” Schram probably would know what to do.
Kay, a resident of the Fargo assisted living facility, and her husband once escaped from a hotel fire and helped other hotel occupants in the process. Continue Reading

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Lind: Flocks of Galloping Geese

December 27, 2010 in INFORUM

It seems appropriate that this final Neighbors column of 2010 focuses, as it often does, on the Galloping Goose branchline trains as they are recalled by one of the region’s veteran newspapermen, Clark Potter of Fargo. Continue Reading

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Lind: Great memories of Great Northern

December 19, 2010 in INFORUM

This painting of a Great Northern freight at the depot in Karlsruhe, N.D., was painted by North Dakota native Larry Fisher, now of Las Vegas.
It caught the attention of Liz Wurzbacher of Fargo, who found it reproduced on a note card, because her father, Vince Greenheck, used to be the agent at this depot. Continue Reading

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Lind: Stories defy memory loss

November 15, 2010 in INFORUM

Sure, aging can lead to memory loss. But not necessarily.
Talking of this recently made Neighbors think of Don Lindemann, Enderlin, N.D. Continue Reading

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Lind: West Fargo retailers recalled

November 1, 2010 in INFORUM

Have you voted? If not, you’d better hightail it over to the polls today and weigh in on the candidates and the issues.
Meanwhile, a man says he backs West Fargo. Continue Reading

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Lind: Tracking down Detroit Lakes’ can recycling man

October 24, 2010 in INFORUM

His name is Joey. Joey Bekkerus. And he is the answer to a question run through Neighbors a while ago about the name of the man who used to pedal his bike around Detroit Lakes, Minn., salvaging aluminum cans. Continue Reading