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Madonna booed after touting Obama in La. Concert

October 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her “MDNA Tour” in New Orleans. Continue Reading

Days after Isaac, a quarter-million still in dark

September 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

About a quarter of a million customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, days after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying areas under water. Continue Reading

ND Red Cross volunteers head to Gulf

August 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Driving 24 hours and 1,500 miles to a hot, humid place to serve meals out of a truck isn’t everyone’s idea of a vacation. Continue Reading

Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in La.

August 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Hurricane Isaac spun into the southern Louisiana coast late Tuesday, sending floodwaters surging and unleashing fierce winds as residents hunkered down behind boarded-up windows. New Orleans calmly waited out another storm on the eve of Hurricane Katrina’s seventh anniversary, hoping the city’s strengthened levees will hold. Continue Reading

Let the good times roll: Guest chef dishes up New Orleans-inspired menu

August 17, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

DENVER, Colo. To avoid burning eyes and tears while cutting onions, keep the onions in the refrigerator.
Cooking a roux for an authentic New Orleans gumbo takes time and patience.
Those are just two of the many culinary lessons my brother-in-law, Donald Hinchey, learned during a recent stint as a guest chef at Sansone’s Bistro in Greenwood Village, Colo Continue Reading

DWU crew rebuilds homes, lives on mission trip to New Orleans

March 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Almost seven years have passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated southeastern Louisiana, but the destruction is still evident from the sight of boarded-up homes, abandoned businesses and needy residents. Continue Reading

WOSTER: ‘The City of New Orleans’ comes to life in dad’s tales

March 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Father’s talk of World’s Fair trip sparks wonder.
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Mardi Gras costumes, beads give way to ashes in New Orleans

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Officers on horseback cleared Bourbon Street early today, declaring an end to Carnival 2012 in New Orleans as Mardi Gras revelers began to prepare for the beginning of Lent, the period of fasting and repentance before Easter. Continue Reading

Costumes, beads consume Mardi Gras in New Orleans

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Bathed in spring-like warmth and showered with trinkets, beads and music, New Orleans reveled in the excesses of Fat Tuesday. A seemingly endless stream of costumed marching groups and ornately-decorated float parades led by make-believe royalty poured out of the Garden District, while the French Quarter filled up with thrill seekers expecting to see debauchery. And they did. Continue Reading

New Orleans gives way to Mardi Gras revelry, parades

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Revelers hit the streets today to celebrate Mardi Gras, lured to the French Quarter and stately oak-lined avenues by the chance to snag beads and baubles from seemingly endless parades in the final unfettered party before the somber season of Lent. Continue Reading