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Rain makes grain as U.S. Midwest set for big crops

July 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — A wet June across the main U.S. grain belt and the continuing outlook for a mild summer are pointing to another bumper corn and soybean harvest for the world’s largest food exporter, analysts say.
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Dickinson happily celebrates Independence Day

July 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Though the forms of celebration varied, it was clear Thursday that people in Dickinson were happy to observe America’s birthday on a near perfect summer day. Continue Reading

Despite rain, Grand Forks Sertoma Club holds successful 4th of July festival

July 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The heavy sheets of early Wednesday morning rain and high winds were not enough to keep Grand Forks from celebrating Independence Day. Continue Reading

Many Americans have throwback Fourth without power

July 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

George Washington never had air conditioning, but he knew how to keep cool: a mansion with lots of windows elevated on the banks of a wide, rolling river and lots of ice cream, maybe with a little brandy. Continue Reading

Joey Chestnut chows down 62 hot dogs to win 5th Coney Island eating contest

July 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Joey Chestnut scarfed down 62 hot dogs to win his fifth consecutive Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island – the equivalent of about 20,000 calories in 10 minutes. Continue Reading

U.S., Minnesota fireworks injuries down

July 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Fireworks-related injuries in Minnesota seem to parallel a gradual national downward trend, according to a recent report from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Continue Reading

U.S. celebrates July 4th with fireworks, parades

July 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

People across the U.S. are marking the 4th of July with parades, fireworks, barbecues and competitive eating.
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Grand Forks gets ready to celebrate Independence Day

July 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks has some seriously fun plans to celebrate America’s 245th birthday on Monday. The Sertoma Club of Grand Forks July 4th Festival and Fireworks will begin at 6:30 a.m. with registration for the annual YMCA Firecracker run and walk and end with a fireworks show at 10:30 p.m. Continue Reading

AREA NEWS: City, county and state offices close for holiday

July 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A majority of city, county and state offices will be closed Monday in observance of Independence Day. Continue Reading