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Vermont governor chased by 4 bears in his backyard

April 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MONTPELIER, Vt. A late-night encounter with four bears trying to snack from backyard birdfeeders gave Vermont’s governor a lesson in what not to do in bear country. Continue Reading

Female inmates responsible for putting pig image on Vt. state police cruiser door decal

February 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Female prison inmates are to blame for a prank that put the image of a pig in a decal on the doors of some Vermont state police cruisers.
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Inmate pulls fast one on state police with pig image on cruisers

February 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A prison inmate who makes stationery and license plates pulled a fast one on state police by adding the image of a pig to the state decal on their cruisers. Continue Reading

OBIT: Ruth Stone, 96, award-winning poet on love, death and nature

November 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Widowed in her 40s and little known for years after, Ruth Stone became one of the country’s most honored poets in her 80s and 90s. Continue Reading

Veteran shoots self at Occupy Wall Street camp in Vermont

November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A 35-year-old military veteran apparently shot himself Thursday at an Occupy Wall Street encampment in Vermont’s largest city, fellow protesters said. A hospital spokesman said later the man had died. Deputy Chief Andi Higbee said the public was not believed to be at risk after the 2 p.m. shooting at City Hall Park in Burlington. Continue Reading

Power restoration in snowy East could take days; more than 2 million homes, businesses still powerless

October 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The early nor’easter had utility companies struggling to restore electricity to more than 3 million homes and businesses. By early today, the number of customers without power was still above 2 million but falling. But officials in some states warned it could be days or even a week before residents have power again, even though crews have been brought in from as far away as Michigan and Canada. Continue Reading

Men’s hockey: Vermont beats Gophers 5-4

October 23, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Vermont’s Sebastian Stalberg and Connor Brickley had two goals apiece as the Catamounts beat Minnesota 5-4 Sunday for a split of their weekend men’s college hockey series. Continue Reading

Navy officer, partner wed in Vermont just as military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy ends

September 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Just as the formal repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy took effect, Navy Lt. Gary Ross and his partner were married before a small group of family and friends.
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Ben & Jerry’s Unveils ‘Schweddy Balls’ Ice Cream

September 8, 2011 in WDAZ

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Ben & Jerry’s is unveiling a new flavor, and it doesn’t sound too tasty.
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Winter threatens repairs of Irene-damaged roads

September 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Northeastern states struggling to rebuild hundreds of roads and dozens of bridges in the wake of Hurricane Irene are facing another natural threat: winter. Continue Reading