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Fans of 12:12:12 12/12/12 celebrate, if only briefly

December 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Most people probably worked, talked, slept or ate right through it, oblivious to or unmoved by the symmetry. But some paused, maybe reverently, though not as reverently as that moment nearly a quarter century ago on June 7, 1989, when you could note the exact time as 1:23:45, 6/7/89. Continue Reading

Marshall County awaits ‘economic boon’ of wind farm

November 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The owner of farmland just east of the Red River Valley, Rodney Liedberg has claimed that he’s “15 miles from the good land.” His property may not have the rich soil of the valley, but it has something that likely soon will enrich its value healthy winds. He has property on the high sand ridges of the Pembina Trail, where the wind is strong and steady, ripe for wind energy. Continue Reading

9/11 CEREMONIES: Newfolden hosts Remember America

September 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Backed by the Ninth District American Legion Band and supported by an 80-voice choir, the pastor of Bethlehem and Nazareth Lutheran churches in Thief River Falls wrote “31 Little Words: America, Land of Liberty,” a new rendition of an essay written and first presented in 1969 by the late comedian Red Skelton, based on “the Little Old Man,” that addresses the meaning of the 31 individual words in the Pledge of Allegiance. Continue Reading