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Tech billionaire to buy Hawaiian island Lanai

June 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison hasn’t said what he plans to do with the vast majority of the island’s 141 square miles, but the sellers said he plans substantial investments that will create jobs and stimulate tourism to the island once owned in the 1920s by the founder of Dole Foods Co. Continue Reading

East vs West: Gas prices higher in western North Dakota

May 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A 50-cent difference between western and eastern gas prices has residents in the Oil Patch dishing out more money for fuel.
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A Mother’s Day aloha

May 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Pat Tranby sat in the first row in the Win-E-Mac School gymnasium in Erskine, Minn., on Friday, watching her great-granddaughter, Izabelle Ostenaa, sing along with 23 other first-graders lined up on risers. Continue Reading

Hawaii natives bring taste of home to North Dakota

March 24, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON Hawaiian Mike Kim used to joke with his wife about moving to North Dakota to get some space from their families. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Winter travelers seek out best prices for flights, hotels, cruises

January 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

This winter is mild. It is also long. And a lot of people who want to “cut it in half” are traveling. They keep travel agents around Grand Forks busy on the telephone. Continue Reading

Pearl Harbor survivor ashes interred at battleship

December 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Marine who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor has returned to the USS Arizona divers placed the urn holding Frank Cabiness’ cremated remains inside the battleship sunk by the Japanese 70 years ago. “He said it was because that’s where he belonged,” the late Marine’s son, Jerry Cabiness, said after Friday’s solemn ceremony. “He lost all of his friends there and he wanted to be with them.” The divers swam over to the sunken battleship and placed the container inside. Continue Reading

Survivors observe moment of silence on 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

About 120 survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor observed a moment of silence to commemorate the Japanese attack and the thousands who lost their lives that day 70 years ago today. President Barack Obama hailed veterans of the bombing in a statement proclaiming today as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.” Continue Reading

Dayton proclaims Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Minnesota

December 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The governor has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings from sunrise to sunset today, the anniversary of the attacks.
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Canadians’ top holiday destinations: Montreal, New York, Toronto

December 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Because of fluctuating exchange rates, Hotwire.com says prices in many border cities have been competitive and that can equate to big savings in a big city getaway. Continue Reading

Summit’s push gains traction for Pacific Rim free trade bloc

November 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Much of the effort by President Barack Obama and other leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum this weekend is aimed at fending off recession as Europe struggles to resolve its debt crisis. Continue Reading