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Orthodox Easter and Church History
Sunday was Pascha ("Easter") for Orthodox Christians across the globe. For us, it meant the conclusion to a long Holy Week and a wonderful celebration of the resurrection of Christ in the very earlies...
5/7/13 at 9:56 AM Archaeology, History, Tourism, and Ideology 2/18/13 at 12:56 PM
The First Byzantine World History to be Published Online 11/21/12 at 11:55 PM
Loving ode to bridge poets: The Unknown Bridge
The Month of Bridge Poets The month of dedicating our loving odes to bridge poets continue with another bridge poem that was discovered a few years ago. Unlike the previous post (which featured the...
5/2/13 at 8:55 AM Best Bridge Preservation Example Part 1: Answer to the Pop Quiz 11/19/12 at 10:47 AM
Historic Bridge Conference 2012: Indiana 10/1/12 at 9:41 AM
Remembering Oklahoma City
On April 19, 1995, at 9:02 a.m. CST, our nation experienced a profound tragedy in the terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City. Sixteen SSA employees and...
4/19/13 at 9:02 AM Thank you Patty & George 4/5/13 at 4:23 PM
Ida May Fuller and Social Security 1/31/13 at 11:34 AM
A Lesson in Family History (Part 3)
continuation of A Lesson in Family History Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road wou...
4/3/13 at 9:32 AM A Lesson in Family History (Part 2) 3/31/13 at 10:22 AM
A Lesson in Family History 3/28/13 at 10:51 AM
"Not in the right sport"
I know a lot of hockey players and fans make fun of basketball, but as someone who grew up playing and watching a ton of basketball, I still love everything about March Madness. The first four days o...
3/27/13 at 12:10 AM Battles on Ice: Continuing the outdoor hockey trend 2/9/13 at 6:00 AM
Bunde's Exhibit Has it All - Come and Meet the Artist
Sometimes there are projects that just speak to people. Shelly Julian Bunde's exhibition does just that. She Left For Good One Time, But Came Backis an exhibit of tiny portraits and one-line stories o...
3/5/13 at 4:36 PM Call to Artists-Don't Let a Little Winter Stop You 11/12/12 at 3:52 PM
Does the Landscape Inspire You? Be Part of the Arts Center's Opening Exhibit 4/16/12 at 2:02 PM
Black History Month under way at UND
The University of North Dakota, along with the rest of the nation, is celebrating Black History Month in February. UND's Multicultural Student Services encourages everyone to come and take part in ...
2/6/13 at 3:06 PM UND historian to lead public presenation on Teddy Roosevelt May 9 5/5/11 at 10:39 AM
The Big Read presents oral history workshop Nov. 4 at UNDâ€™s Chester Fritz Library 10/29/10 at 9:08 AM
Cross Quarter Day
Saturday is Groundhogs Day, made famous in recent decades by the celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. But the origins of having a celebration on February 2 goes back to ancient times as today ma...
1/31/13 at 11:38 AM The Possibilites are Endless 9/8/12 at 10:08 AM
Grand Opening of the Cass County Museum at Bonanzaville
WEST FARGO, ND- January 22, 2013- The new Cass County Museum is ready for its big debut at Bonanzaville with the grand opening scheduled for Tuesday February 5th, 2013. The Cass County Museum has be...
1/31/13 at 11:25 AM Recap of 2012 at Bonanzaville 12/31/12 at 12:09 PM
History Education Days this Fall 10/2/12 at 11:04 AM
It's been great fun talking with all of our guests again this week on WDAZ News @5. Among them, Brad Meltzer, the author of the new thriller The Fifth Assassin as well as the host of the History Chan...
1/18/13 at 12:22 PM Ice Cream Social 7/5/11 at 2:45 PM
Mr. Wheat 11/19/10 at 8:53 AM
Historical Snowstorms and Blizzards
I've written about the Children's Blizzard today, but decided to put it into Reprint because of the focus on history. I'm very glad that the blizzard we had over the weekend did not kill 250-500 peop...
1/13/13 at 7:20 PM Halloween Roundup: Witches, Wizards, Superman and Inexplicably, Kale 10/30/12 at 11:16 AM
Happy Ada Lovelace Day! 10/16/12 at 3:17 PM
My Swedish Aunt Astrid
I'm surewe all have a favorite relativethat left an indelible mark on our lives. I too have a special person...an Aunt. No, whe wasn't a movie star or other such celebrity. In fact in a family of soli...
11/20/12 at 3:12 PM
Faces of the Boom: Couple saves 102-year-old North Dakota schoolhouse
WILLISTON, N.D. Mark and Mary Pettersen could have built a conventional home near Williston. But the Pettersens are not conventional. The Forest Lake, Minn., couple who moved to Williston about 1 ...
10/29/12 at 12:59 AM
Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man...
10/27/12 at 11:31 AM
Your DNA Could Be Good or Bad
I think sometimes we inherit good traits and sometimes we inherit undesirable traits. Sometimes we learn some bad behaviors from our up-bringing or even behaviors that we choose to dwell on. Our DNA ...
10/23/12 at 2:13 PM Historical Video by Wendy Grethen 5/14/11 at 6:00 AM
Hearing Loss 10/10/10 at 8:03 AM