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OUR VIEW: Heroes offer hope amid tragedy

April 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

No doubt, there has been too much tragedy in Mitchell these past few weeks. Continue Reading

Paraplegic skipper lauded for saving lives off coast of Maine

October 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A paraplegic skipper is being credited with actions that helped save the lives of all but one friend on his pleasure fishing boat as it took on water in rough seas off Maine.
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Minnesotan gets national hero’s award for saving driver from sinking car

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

An Eden Prairie man, Minn., is the recipient of a national hero’s award for rescuing an octogenarian from his car as it sank ever deeper into the quick-flowing Mississippi River at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul. Continue Reading

Marine credited with saving 36 lives in Afghanistan fire-fight receives Medal of Honor

September 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dakota Meyer, 23, is the third living recipient, and the first Marine, to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. Continue Reading

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, LEGITIMATE HERO: New Mexico man honored for saving girl, 6, from child abductor

August 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The man who chased down a suspected child abductor and saved a 6-year-old girl from what could have been a horrible fate was honored as a hero today. But he is also gaining a new kind of celebrity: as a poster child of sorts for immigration rights in state and national immigration debates. Continue Reading

Bismarck hosts event to honor heroes

August 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article.A dozen North Dakota heroes were honored Friday as part of a nationwide tour to create triumph from tragedy as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches. Continue Reading

COMMENTARY: Killebrew was old-fashioned, head-down hero, by gosh

May 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“In the days of trash talk, flash poses and general strutting by so many professional athletes, Harmon Killebrew remained an old-fashioned, head-down, toe-in-the-dirt hero,” St. Paul Pioneer Press columnist Tom Powers writes. “Few athletes have been blessed with such extraordinary amounts of both ability and class. Continue Reading

Heroic Minnesota trooper: Courage ‘simply putting your fear aside’

April 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota state trooper Mike LeDoux admits to being scared when he was strapped into a harness and lowered from a bridge in Duluth in the middle of the night over a jet-black river. But what you can’t see can’t hurt you, he said Continue Reading