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‘Pen pals’ who Skype make the world smaller

April 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Standing in front of a computer screen, fifth-grader Hannah SnoBeck of Ben Franklin Elementary held up a page of her homework. Above her, the blurred image of students in Kongsvinger, Norway, filled a projection screen. Continue Reading

Man faces fleeing charge; allegedly fled deputy at over 100 mph

July 4, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Dennis James Vosbury, 23, of Willmar, made his first appearance Tuesday on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer for allegedly fleeing from a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputy at speeds over 100 mph early Sunday morning.
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Iran trumps Palestinians as top U.S. – Israel issue

March 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Peace talks with the Palestinians dominated President Barack Obama’s meeting last year with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but will barely warrant a mention at their White House session Monday or in speeches to a powerful pro-Israeli lobby. Iran is now the issue commanding urgent attention. Continue Reading

Nobel peace prize jury under intensifying scrutiny

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Stockholm’s County Administrative Board the authority that supervises foundations and trusts in the city has formally asked the Nobel Foundation to respond to allegations that the peace prize no longer reflects the will of Nobel, a Swedish industrialist who died in 1896. Continue Reading

Women from Libera, Yemen accept Nobel Peace Prize

December 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen accepted the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize today, calling on repressed women worldwide to rise up against male supremacy.
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Women’s rights activists share Nobel Peace Prize

October 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Africa’s first democratically elected female president, a Liberian campaigner against rape and a woman who stood up to Yemen’s autocratic regime won the Nobel Peace Prize today in recognition of the importance of women’s rights in the spread of global peace. Continue Reading

Dalai Lama to speak at University of Minnesota today

May 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Dalai Lama speaks at the University of Minnesota today on the theme of achieving “Peace Through Inner Peace.” Continue Reading

Bob Dylan rocks Vietnam fans in special concert

April 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After nearly five decades of singing about a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, legendary performer Bob Dylan finally got his chance to see Vietnam at peace. Only about half of the 8,000 seats at RMIT University were sold to a mix of Vietnamese and foreigners who danced on the grass as Dylan played guitar, harmonica and the keyboard. Continue Reading

St. Cloud man arrested on DWI charges after fleeing Stearns Co. deputies

January 18, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ROCKVILLE A 50-year-old St. Cloud man was arrested on charges of fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, driving while impaired, open container and possession of an uncased firearm in a motor vehicle after he allegedly attempted to run from deputies on snowmobiles Saturday. Continue Reading

Minnesota group builds a peace army

January 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The group dispatches unarmed civilian “peacekeepers” to hot spots around the world to do everything from protecting villages to helping monitor the enforcement of peace agreements. Nine Nobel Peace Prize laureates have endorsed this Minnesota-born nonprofit, including the Dalai Lama and former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Continue Reading