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Dutch masters of flood control visit Grand Forks

June 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ingwer de Boer believes battling floods is in the DNA of the Dutch population. Residents of the Red River Valley can probably relate to that genetic make-up. “It’s in our genes, our DNA, to fight against the sea and the river,” de Boer said following a bus tour Wednesday of the Grand Forks flood protection system. Continue Reading

A passion for recording family history

April 16, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Ken Zylstra shares his family’s story of moving from the Netherlands to the U.S.
WORTHINGTON He has absolutely no idea how many hours he’s put into his project, but Ken Zylstra knows it will likely never be finished. Still, gathering up family history and organizing photos has become a passion. Continue Reading

Dutch troops lend military muscle to efforts to stage mythical skating marathon on frozen canals

February 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Dutch troops are joining a race against time to prepare ice for a legendary 125-mile (200 kilometer) race across frozen waterways in the northern Netherlands that could be staged for the first time in 15 years. Continue Reading

Teen ends globe-circling voyage in St. Maarten

January 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A teenager from the Netherlands sailed into St. Maarten harbor today, ending a yearlong solo journey around the globe aboard a ketch named “Guppy.” Continue Reading

Dutch find different E. coli, pull beet sprouts

June 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dutch authorities recalled red beet sprouts from three countries today after samples were found to be contaminated with a strain of E. coli bacteria that was apparently less dangerous than the one causing Europe’s deadly E. coli crisis, which has killed 27 people, sickened 2,900 others and left hundreds with serious complications, most of them in Germany. Continue Reading

Mladic extradition appeal rejected

May 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic will be extradited to The Hague, Netherlands “as soon as possible,” Serbia’s chief war crimes prosecutor said today.
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6 killed, 11 wounded in Dutch mall shooting

April 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Dutch mayor says the death toll in the shopping mall shooting outside Amsterdam has increased to six, including the gunman who opened fire with an automatic weapon. Continue Reading

Dutch Supreme Court OKs Somali’s extradition to US

February 15, 2011 in West Central Tribune

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The Dutch Supreme Court rejected the final appeal Tuesday of a Somali man against his extradition to the United States, where he is wanted for allegedly aiding an Islamist terror group. Continue Reading

Dutch detain 12 Somalis on terror suspicions

December 25, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The men, aged 19 to 48, were detained Friday on a tip from the intelligence services that they were planning an attack shortly in the Netherlands. There was no immediate information on the alleged target, but Rotterdam is Europe’s biggest port and a hub of maritime commerce, with huge oil and gas storage facilities and dozens of massive docks.

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Teenage Dutch sailor girl to set off Saturday

August 20, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

A 14-year-old Dutch girl will set off Saturday on an attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, her manager said. Continue Reading