August 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune
LOS ANGELES (AP) Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, punctuating her jokes with her trademark cackle, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home at age 95. Continue Reading
August 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) Allegiant Air is suspending flights between Sioux Falls and Los Angeles, citing a shortage of space at Los Angeles International Airport.
June 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Los Angelinos Tom Brousseau, a singer and songwriter, and Tom Christensen, an actor, grew up together in two tight-knit families in Grand Forks. Their dads, Dr. James Brousseau and Doug Christensen, have been friends for decades and their mothers are close friends as well. The families reunited this year in time for Father’s Day thanks to John C. Reilly’s music tour. Continue Reading
May 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Although it seems as if the single-use grocery bag, as it’s formally known, has been around forever, it wasn’t until 1977 that it was introduced to U.S. supermarkets. As the years went by and plastic won, people began to find myriad other makeshift uses for the little bags with the briefcase-like handles. The discarded bags, though, had a nasty habit of washing up on beaches by the thousands, clogging storm drains and getting tangled in all sorts of stuff. Continue Reading
May 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation Wednesday to adopt a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a major victory to clean-water advocates who sought to reduce the amount of trash clogging landfills, the region’s waterways and the ocean. Continue Reading
March 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of articleConservative media publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart, a firebrand who was embraced by anti-tax, conservative tea partiers and reviled by liberals for his Internet investigations that brought down politicians and chastised mainstream journalism, died today at age 43. Breitbart was behind investigations that led to the resignations of former Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York and former U.S. Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod. Continue Reading
January 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
It was another night of firefighters scrambling across the nation’s second largest city to snuff out a series of arson attacks when a tip came in about a German man who matched the description of someone with a shoulder-length ponytail captured on a surveillance video near where a car fire was reported. Continue Reading
December 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Universal Studios will spend several hundred million dollars to build a Harry Potter attraction inside its existing Hollywood theme park in hopes of mimicking the success of a similar park in Orlando, Fla.
November 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
In a massive show of force, 1,400 police officers, some in riot gear stormed the Occupy Los Angeles camp early today, driving protesters from the park and arresting more than 200 who defied orders to leave. Similar raids in Philadelphia led to 50 arrests, but the scene in both cities was relatively peaceful.