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Iceland defrosts its image trying new names

November 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Atlantic island nation of Iceland is toying with making a name change to get people’s minds off well, ice. Continue Reading

Hey, Iceland! Have we got ideas for you!

June 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Nation seeks broad input as it drafts new constitutionMemo to all the fervent Icelandic-Americans living in Mountain, Concrete, Thingvalla and all the other towns and townships of northeastern North Dakota, a region largely settled in the 1800s by Icelandic pioneers: The Old Country is drafting a new national constitution and they’re doing it online, using social media Facebook, YouTube and even Twitter to engage virtually the entire population in the process.
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Flights canceled across Scotland as volcanic ash arrives

May 24, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Airlines are moaning and passengers groaning as an ash-spewing Icelandic volcano is bringing misery and days of uncertainty to thousands of European air travelers.

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European Union: Iceland’s volcanic cloud affect British, Irish airspace

May 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The April 2010 eruption of another Icelandic volcano prompted aviation officials to close Europe’s airspace for five days out of fear that the ash could harm jet engines. The impact of Grimsvotn was expected to be far smaller because the larger cloud was moving far north of most flight paths. Travelers and aviation officials were still watching nervously. Continue Reading

Moving ahead in Mountain, N.D.

April 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Icelandic community to showcase new center, host forumThis traditional Icelandic community of about 120 will be bursting with pride Saturday as its shows off its new $1.7 million Mountain Community Center during a Community Connect forum. Continue Reading

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Just chill in Iceland

December 26, 2010 in INFORUM

Island nation isn’t all that cold and offers plenty to do and seeReykjavik, Iceland The night wind pushes us along quiet streets past an outdoor sculpture garden, a church with a steeple shaped like a rocket and a statue of Leif Eriksson at the entrance. Continue Reading

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Lind: Neighbors has a spelling champ

September 5, 2010 in INFORUM

Neighbors has had quite a time exploring various ways to spell Vilhjalmur Stefansson’s name. Continue Reading

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