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Lind: North Dakota native had big responsibility

January 31, 2011 in INFORUM

It would be some kind of responsibility, being responsible for the health of the president of the United States.
But last fall, that was the case for a native of Mayville, N.D. Continue Reading&

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Lind: Another run for the Goose

January 29, 2011 in INFORUM

In ’60s, single-unit outfit made trips to Winnipeg
Neighbors thinks it’s safe to say that a year from now, in 2012, many stories about the Titanic, which sank in 1912, will appear; many symphony orchestras will play the 1812 Overture, which Tchaikovsky wrote to commemorate Russia’s defense of Moscow from Napoleon’s army in, of course, 1812; and locally, many people will still be recalling the Galloping Goose branch line trains, regardless of the years they ran. Continue Reading

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Lind: Another run for the Goose

January 29, 2011 in INFORUM

In ’60s, single-unit outfit made trips to Winnipeg
Neighbors thinks it’s safe to say that a year from now, in 2012, many stories about the Titanic, which sank in 1912, will appear; many symphony orchestras will play the 1812 Overture, which Tchaikovsky wrote to commemorate Russia’s defense of Moscow from Napoleon’s army in, of course, 1812; and locally, many people will still be recalling the Galloping Goose branch line trains, regardless of the years they ran. Continue Reading

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Lind: Langer’s legacy lives on

January 17, 2011 in INFORUM

Bill Langer was “a character.”
So says Don Aird of Fenton, Mo., in the wake of other stories about North Dakota’s late governor and senator. Continue Reading

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Lind: Driven to serve

January 15, 2011 in INFORUM

Wessman says public service shows thanks for blessings
Eight boys were in Henry’s father’s family. Each of those boys went on to have a son. Each of those sons was nicknamed “Bud.” Continue Reading

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Lind: There are some perks to getting older

January 3, 2011 in INFORUM

Cheer up, those of you who are closing in on “senior citizen” status: You have some perks.
So says Doug Tweed of Fargo, who found this list on the Internet and forwarded it to Neighbors. Continue Reading

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Lind: Singing about the good ol’ days

January 1, 2011 in INFORUM

Daughter looks back fondly at parents’ time
You’ll need a magnifying glass to make out the faces on the December 1943 postcard from the old Crystal Ballroom in Fargo. Continue Reading

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Lind: Good meal at a good price

December 25, 2010 in INFORUM

Comstock’s ‘all-you-can-eat’ deal was popular choice in Fargo-Moorhead
Asking if people like to eat out during the holidays or any other time is like asking if the sun comes up in the east.
Happily, Fargo-Moorhead and the entire F-M region has many good restaurants today, and it had them in the past, too.
One of them was the Comstock Hotel in Moorhead. Continue Reading

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Lind: Man shares the joy of music

December 18, 2010 in INFORUM

Gene Okerlund once oversaw the artistic talents of hundreds of people. Now he’s responsible for just one: himself. Continue Reading

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Lind: A bombardier’s diary

December 4, 2010 in INFORUM

Gaffaney’s journal tells of dangerous World War II missions
Pearl Harbor got the United States into World War II in 1941. Three years later, people like Richard “Dick” Gaffaney were fighting to end it. Continue Reading