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9/11 victim’s memory remains: Family, friends hold event for ND native killed in attacks

July 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DEVILS LAKE A special memorial service will be held today in Devils Lake for James Halvorson, a 1963 Devils Lake High School graduate who was killed in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Continue Reading

Tackling the lessons of survival on 9/11

July 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001,” Scholastic, $4.99 paper.
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Tough choice looms on 9/11 health lawsuits

December 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More than 1,600 people who filed lawsuits claiming that their health was ruined by dust and smoke from the collapsed World Trade Center must decide by Jan. 2 whether to keep fighting in court, or drop the litigation and apply for benefits from a government compensation fund. Continue Reading

What will 9/11 tragedy mean in years to come?

September 12, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Sept. 11 will be defined in history by how it affects the years to come.
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Bomb at U.S. base reminder of raging Afghan war

September 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A powerful Taliban truck bomb that wounded 77 American soldiers and killed five Afghans outside a combat outpost served as a reminder on Sunday that 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, nearly 100,000 U.S. troops are still fighting a war that shows no signs of slowing down. Continue Reading

Among travelers on Sept. 11, unease and confidence

September 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Some travelers were plainly jittery about flying Sunday. Others weren’t worried, confident that security would be tight on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. And some figured, well, whatever happens, happens.
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Looking back and ahead, America remembers

September 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Determined never to forget but perhaps ready to move on, the nation gently handed Sept. 11 over to history Sunday and etched its memory on a new generation. A stark memorial took its place where twin towers once stood, and the names of the lost resounded from children too young to remember terror from a decade ago. Continue Reading

N.D. residents share their 9/11 stories

September 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A mother who lost her daughter in the Twin Towers. A father still grieving a son killed in war. A police officer who reported for duty on his day off to help at ground zero. 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

A changed America: 10 years after 9/11

September 10, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

NEW YORK (AP) Ten years on, Americans come together today where the World Trade Center soared, where the Pentagon stands as a fortress once breached, where United Airlines Flight 93 knifed into the earth.
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