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South African group visits area agricultural businesses

June 10, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON Nine individuals from South Africa are touring ag businesses and farms in southwest Minnesota this week as part of an ongoing exchange of ideas with members of the Shetek Conference of the Southwest Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Continue Reading

Friendships via music: Dickinson and South African students exchange folk songs

May 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The world seemed a little smaller when 10 students from Dickinson’s Berg Elementary School talked with learners from a Grahamstown, South Africa, classroom through Skype. Even though the schools were separated by more than 9,000 miles, the students discovered they had similar interests. Continue Reading

Friendships via music: Dickinson and South African students exchange folk songs

May 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The world seemed a little smaller when 10 students from Dickinson’s Berg Elementary School talked with learners from a Grahamstown, South Africa, classroom through Skype. Even though the schools were separated by more than 9,000 miles, the students discovered they had similar interests. Continue Reading

Weeping Pistorius faces premeditated murder charge

February 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

PRETORIA, South Africa Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter who won world acclaim by competing in last summer’s Olympics, broke into loud sobs on Friday after prosecutors announced a charge of premeditated murder against him in the shooting death of his model girlfriend. Continue Reading

Surgery and back to Africa for Beach native

December 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

After a visit back on the farm and what is hopefully a final surgery, Christian missionary with Children’s Cup and Beach native Mitch Hildebrant can’t wait to return home to Africa to continue the work he and his wife, Charlotte, began more than two years ago. Continue Reading

Study: Our ancestors used fire a million years ago

April 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When did our ancestors first use fire? That’s been a long-running debate, and now a new study concludes the earliest firm evidence comes from about 1 million years ago in a South African cave. The ash and burnt bone samples found there suggest fires frequently burned in that spot, researchers said Monday. Continue Reading

Madagascar’s exiled president sent back to S.Africa

January 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Madagascar’s toppled president tried to end his exile in South Africa today, but his commercial plane was forced to turn back mid-flight when his landing was blocked by the populist former disc jockey who toppled him. Continue Reading

First group of students graduate from Oprah’s South African school

January 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Oprah Winfrey said the first students to graduate from her academy for underprivileged South African girls were “free to soar,” during a graduation speech today. Continue Reading

SAfrica: Joy, sadness as Mandela’s party turns 100

January 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Tens of thousands of chanting and dancing revelers waved the green and gold colors of the African National Congress as Africa’s oldest liberation movement celebrated its 100th anniversary Sunday, though many South Africans say the party hasn’t delivered on its promises since taking power in 1994. Continue Reading

Marathon climate conference mulls ‘imperfect compromise’

December 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A package of documents was submitted to a marathon U.N. climate conference today that would set a new course for the global fight against climate change for more than a decade to come.
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