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Imagine for a moment that you’re Earle Sarles, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard, on July 17, 1934. The governor, William “Wild Bill” Langer, had declared martial law and was using the National Guard to, in effect, rule North Dakota by force. Langer barricaded himself in the governor’s mansion after the state’s supreme court upheld a decision that would remove him from office. He simply refused to leave office.
If you had to boil down all of the business activity in the F-M Metro this past year into two words, here are a couple to consider: Hustle. Bustle.
A coating of ice and wet slush is complicating travel in the Red River Valley on Wednesday morning, Dec. 13. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks reports freezing drizzle and snow throughout an area from the Canada border to the South Dakota border, as well as western central Minnesota. High winds in the Fargo area could also complicate travel.
Yesterday's winter storm certainly did enough to disrupt life in the region with its sharp winds and icy roads, but it didn't amount to much snow-wise in the Red River Valley. Some areas in northern Minnesota did receive snow totals as high as 11 inches, however. Here are a selection of snowfall totals from across the region as reported Tuesday morning, Dec. 5, by the National Weather Service in Grand Forks . Totals will likely be updated as the day goes on.
A new poll, conducted by KSTP and SurveyUSA , finds that 33 percent of Minnesotans think Sen. Al Franken should resign his Senate seat following accusations of sexual misconduct, while another 36 percent say Franken should wait on the results of a Senate ethics investigation.
Did you lose this bag of pot near a Cenex convenience store southeast of Bismarck? The Lincoln, N.D., cops will gladly reunite you with it. A Facebook post by the Lincoln Police Department is giving lots of people the giggles — except, maybe, for one sober lawbreaker.
When the Prince of Darkness comes to town, you should probably expect a little chaos. In the case of Ozzy Osbourne’s last visit to Fargo in 2007, your standard “metal god comes to town” legend--written largely by Ozzy himself through antics like whizzing on the Alamo--went off the rails on a crazy train.
Lately, Josh Duhamel has been taking a back seat to MVP-in-training Carson Wentz and Miss America Cara Mund in the Most Famous North Dakotan Category. Perk up your ears though, Joshies (I assume that’s what his fans call themselves?), because Duhamel has a starring role in one of the biggest blockbuster releases of the year. The hunky 45-year-old Minot native plays a starring role in “Call of Duty: WWII,” the latest in the mammoth Activision video game franchise that spans 14 titles dating back to 2003.
There are only three seniors graduating this year from Fairmount High School and they’re all boys. They try to have a good time with it, says their advisor, Eric Evenson. He says they’re a bit on the eccentric side. For their senior flower, for instance, they picked … a pine cone? Yep. A pine cone. “They’re best friends and mortal enemies at the same time,” Evenson jokes. And they have a big problem. Or maybe it’s a small problem? “Small” as in, their class is so small they don’t have anyone to be homecoming queen.