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CT scan for Clell Miller

March 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Forensic scientists study mystery of long-dead outlaw’s skeletonDr. Henry Wheeler, a prominent pioneer physician in Grand Forks and the city’s onetime mayor, always claimed he owned the skeleton of an outlaw that he killed named McClelland “Clell” Miller. That he gunned down a member of Jesse James’ gang during an attempted bank robbery in Northfield, Minn., in 1876 is established. That the skeleton in his closet actually belonged to Miller has never been conclusively proven. Forensic scientists hope to change that. Continue Reading

Malt-O-Meal maker changing its name to MOM Brands

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

On its website, the family-owned company started in Northfield, Minn., explained that Malt-O-Meal was “once a one-product company, (but) today we rank among the nation’s leading cereal companies.” Continue Reading

First female bishop in Minnesota elected by Minneapolis Lutherans

February 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minneapolis-area Lutherans have elected the first female bishop in Minnesota to lead the nation’s largest Lutheran synod. A majority of about 700 Lutherans voted Saturday to install Ann Svennungsen as the new bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is currently an interim college pastor at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Continue Reading

VIRG FOSS: The search for answers continues

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

I watched with great interest this week as Sioux coach Dave Hakstol made a strong public statement that the ramifications of keeping the name at UND may come with too great a cost to the school. As staunch a supporter as he has been over the years for the name and logo, one could see the agony within him in reaching that decision. Continue Reading

Grand Forks native to play Hardanger fiddle for Norwegian royalty

October 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Megan Peterson, a 2008 graduate of Grand Forks Central High School, was 12 years old when she attended a music camp and first heard someone playing a Norwegian Hardanger fiddle. On Friday, Peterson, now a 21-year-old senior in music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., will play a 200-year-old Hardanger fiddle rescued from a Midwestern barn for some special visitors: Norway’s King Harald V and Queen Sonja. Continue Reading

Norway’s king, queen will visit Minnesota in October

August 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Norway’s King Harald and Queen Sonja plan an official visit to the United States this fall, including stops in Minnesota and Iowa but not North Dakota. The royal visit, from Oct. 11 to Oct. 22, will allow the king and queen to meet with state and local government officials in Minnesota and Iowa and visit Norwegian-American communities and institutions there. Continue Reading