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Woodbury, Minn., veterans recall surviving attack on Pearl Harbor

December 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s been 70 years since John Merthan and Gene Heiberger woke up to the sounds of war on Dec. 7, 1941 the day Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese and both men can remember the events of the “date which will live in infamy” like it was yesterday. Continue Reading

Woodbury, Minn., woman has formed a bond with Nigerian orphan

March 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Of all the love stories in the world, this may be one of the most unlikely.
It began eight years ago, when social worker Karen Cooper met an African boy. It flowered as love triumphed over distance, poverty, unspeakable cruelty, superstition and disease. Continue Reading

Crowd rushes to help man pinned by SUV at Woodbury, Minn., gas station

March 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When Ford Excursion ran over Kenneth Burke, 65, at a Woodbury SuperAmerica, people rushed from the store, from nearby gas pumps and from other vehicles to help. Continue Reading

Missing for 5 months, Alexandria, Minn., dog Remi reunited with owner in Twin Cities metro

January 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Over five months, the dog traveled 150 miles and survived wintry Minnesota weather. Covered with wounds and starved enough to lose one-quarter of his body weight, he is believed to have escaped from dog-nappers. And like a celluloid hero, he came through it all with his tail wagging. Continue Reading

Movement begins for Minnesota deputy GOP chair to seek top spot

December 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A push has begun to encourage Kelly Fenton of Woodbury to run for the party’s chairmanship. Fenton is serving as interim chairwoman while the party waits to elect a permanent replacement for Tony Sutton, who abruptly quit the position Dec. 2. Continue Reading

Authorities: Minnesota dad vacationing in Grand Canyon shot children before setting RV fire, fatally shooting self

October 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The National Park Service on Thursday identified the three bodies found inside the charred RV at the Grand Canyon National Park. They released the name of the father, Anthony DeHaven. Continue Reading

Minnesota dad, 2 young children die in Grand Canyon RV fire

October 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Woodbury, Minn., father, son and daughter — all described as “good, down-to-earth people” by neighbors — died early Monday morning in an RV fire at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, according to the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District. Continue Reading

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