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Bolt runs 9.63 to win Olympic 100 gold; sets record

August 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Usain Bolt of Jamaica won his second straight Olympic gold medal in the men’s 100 meters Sunday, crossing the line in an Olympic-record 9.63 seconds. Continue Reading

OBIT: King Stitt, 72, pioneer of rap reggae

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The entertainer known offstage as Winston Sparks started his musical career in the late 1950s on Kingston’s circuit of sound systems, a sort of portable disco. Stitt is credited as one of the earliest performers of “toasting,” a vibrant form of Jamaican deejaying that directly inspired hip-hop music. 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

Akeley mission team creates avocado orchard in Jamaica

July 6, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

A grove of avocado trees is sprouting in Brownstown, Jamaica, thanks to the work of an Akeleybased Jamaican Mission Team. Continue Reading