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A true band of brothers

November 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A six brothers from Moorhead joined the Army, serving in World War II, the Korean War and the early days of the Cold War. One was killed in battle, another shot by a sniper. Continue Reading

Despite union lockout, boycott, beet harvest rumbles on

October 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sugar beet farmers in the Red River Valley are busy harvesting a bumper crop this fall, the second harvest since American Crystal Sugar locked 1,300 union workers out of its five factories in a labor dispute. Unions hope a national consumer boycott against Crystal Sugar will pressure the company to settle, but the beet farmers who own the American Crystal Sugar cooperative are not feeling that pressure. Continue Reading

VIDEO: Area feline to grace premiere cover of Modern Cat magazine

July 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After winning an online contest with more than 40,000 votes, the white-and-tabby cat, Corky, from Moorhead will grace the cover of the premiere issue of Modern Cat magazine. Continue Reading

Herd of deer run into windows, doorways in downtown Moorhead, Minn.

May 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Approximately six Whitetail deer reportedly ran into windows at Scheel’s and several windows and doorways at the Moorhead Center Mall early Saturday afternoon, according to a release from the Moorhead police department. Continue Reading

Crystal planting starts as 2011 slice finale comes

April 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sugar beet processing season is coming to a close in the Red River Valley, even as the planting season is revving up. Jeff Schweitzer, spokesman for American Crystal Sugar Co. in Moorhead, Minn., said most of the factories are down to processing beets in cold storage sheds. In some cases, the remaining beet storages are equipped with chilling mat covers, with large refrigeration units that can be employed if necessary. Continue Reading

Thysell exhibit opens in Moorhead

February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Past and Present: Paintings and Drawings from 2001-2011,” an art exhibit by Charles Thysell, will run from March 2 to April 22 at the Rourke Art Gallery Museum, 521 Main Ave, Moorhead. Continue Reading

Odd couple: Political pundits speak in Moorhead

October 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

James Carville and Mary Matalin talked politics Monday night at Concordia College.
The couple on opposite sides of the political spectrum Carville is a Democrat and Matalin is a Republican talked to an overflow crowd of at least 1,000 about issues facing the country today. Continue Reading

Northern moonshiners: N.D., Minn. were gateways for rum smugglers during Prohibition

October 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Rev. Frank Lincoln Watkins acquired an unusual nickname for a preacher: “Shoot to Kill Watkins.” He got that moniker from the bootleggers he pursued through North Dakota with dogged determination and a rifle or machine gun during Prohibition, when alcohol was outlawed in the United States. Continue Reading

MSUM would spend $1 million in coaching salaries to start men’s, women’s hockey teams

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota State Moorhead would spend more than $1 million a year in coaching salaries and benefits if it starts a Division I hockey program. Continue Reading

Fire damages roof of American Crystal Sugar plant in Moorhead

September 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A fire shortly before 2 p.m. today caused minor damage to the American Crystal Sugar Co. plant in Moorhead. Continue Reading