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Presidential preparation underway for Clinton’s riverside visit Saturday

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks is preparing for a visit of a presidential scale. Early Wednesday evening, it involved some actual scaling. Continue Reading

Bobblehead dolls of gun-holding Lincoln assassin Booth pulled from Gettysburg park visitor center shelfs

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The dolls of John Wilkes Booth with a handgun, which had sold well, were removed from shelves on Saturday, a day after a reporter for Hanover, Pa.’s The Evening Sun newspaper asked about them, officials said. Continue Reading

Bobblehead dolls of gun-holding Lincoln assassin Booth pulled from Gettysburg park visitor center shelfs

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The dolls of John Wilkes Booth with a handgun, which had sold well, were removed from shelves on Saturday, a day after a reporter for Hanover, Pa.’s The Evening Sun newspaper asked about them, officials said. Continue Reading

UPDATE: Public invited to flood recovery ‘thank you’ event Saturday a.m. with former President Clinton

March 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The city of Grand Forks is inviting the residents of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks to a special thank you to former President Bill Clinton Saturday “for his efforts and support of our community’s flood recovery,” according to a city news release. Clinton will be in Grand Forks for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Convention. Continue Reading

Nixon in love: Soft, romantic side revealed in love letters to his ‘Irish gypsy’

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Long before Richard Nixon rose to power and fell from grace, he was just another man in love. Continue Reading

McFather of our country: McNugget resembling George Washington nets $8,100 on eBay

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Rebekah Speight of Dakota City, Neb., sold the three-year-old McNugget to raise money for a drive to raise $15,000 and send 50 children to summer church camp in Sioux City.
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Santorum calls for wider role for religion in public policy

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Speaking to a suburban Detroit chamber of commerce, Santorum said the interpretation of the Constitution’s freedom of religion provision has been “turned on its head,” and offered his own. “I’m for separation of church and state: The state has no business telling the church what do to,” the former Pennsylvania senator said. Continue Reading

IN THE SPIRIT: Happy birthday, George and Abe

February 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“My love for this country … began at home and blossomed in elementary school outside watching the flag go up the pole and inside a square sandy-colored two story brick school house in Russell, N.D.,” columnist Naomi Dunanan writes. “The building is gone, yet I still see every room in detail. What stands out more than all else are the lifelike portraits of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln which hung on a wall in the first grade room.” Continue Reading

Last secret tapes from JFK library a window into president’s final months

January 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The tapes include discussions of conflict in Vietnam, Soviet relations and the race to space, plans for the 1964 Democratic Convention and re-election strategy. There also are moments with John F. Kennedy’s children. Continue Reading

Secret no more: Nixon’s Watergate grand jury testimony goes public

November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The National Archives and the government’s Nixon Presidential Library made the records available today, months after a judge ordered the long-secret transcript unsealed. It was the first time an ex-president had testified before a grand jury, and it’s rare for any such testimony to be made public.
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