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Holten: North Dakota’s French connection

October 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Do you know who first bought North Dakota? No one did. The French got it for free. Continue Reading

Sky-Vu Drive-in Theatre has experienced it’s ups and downs

August 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Just outside of Warren, Minn., a sign reads Sky-Vu Drive-in Theatre. A red arrow leads cars down a dirt road to a ticket booth. Steve Novak mans the counter and greets each carload the same: “Hi guys, how’s it going? My name is Steve, and I’m the voice.” Continue Reading

Grand Forks boy, 5, gets hole-in-one

May 25, 2012 in DL-Online

Step aside Tiger Woods, the golf world has a new prodigy. Meet Carter Olson, a 5-year-old from Grand Forks who recently made a hole-in-one. Tiger was an ancient 6 when he had his first ace. Continue Reading

A rural brain gain

May 16, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

U of M study shows rural areas are growing in 30- to 49-year old age group
WORTHINGTON A University of Minnesota Extension study released Wednesday shows rural Minnesota is continuing to attract residents in the 30 to 49 age group, according to a study of the U.S. Census data. Continue Reading

Conference to focus on future of hunting

March 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Future of Hunting in North Dakota” will be the focus of a conference set for March 30-31 at the Doublewood Inn in Bismarck. Continue Reading

MIKE JACOBS COLUMN: Eagles, geese provide strong examples of bird success

March 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There is another kind of list, of birds that are increasing in numbers. It’s no surprise that these are birds that have attracted special attention and special protection. Continue Reading

Winners chosen “Oscar Contest”

February 27, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON No one correctly guessed the winners in all seven categories of the Daily Globe’s annual Oscar Contest. Continue Reading

A Minnesotan in China blog: An introduction

February 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

His name is Brandon Ferdig. He was born and raised in northern Minnesota. He is sharing his blog “A Minnesotan In China” about the year he lived in that other-worldly land called China. He hopes to help all of us learn a little more about this vast country. Please read AMinnesotanInChina.areavoices.com on our Areavoices blogging network. Continue Reading

Editorial: Chrysler ad was promoting America

February 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Critics of Chrysler’s “Halftime in America” commercial during the Super Bowl Sunday need to grow up a little bit, cut the partisan baloney and chill out. Continue Reading

Forest of opportunity: Love INC welcomes holiday season with tree event

November 10, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON For the past year, Love In the Name of Christ has been identifying and evaluating needs in the local community and finding resources through its partner churches and existing agencies to meet them.
Now, to further highlight its role in the community, Love INC is planning a Christmas Tree Forest event to usher in the holiday season.
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