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Students planting trees
Huge tornado hits Oklahoma City suburb, kills 51
School board reviews budget projections
Capitol, flooding, veterans, disaster end legislative session
Furniture store loan request OK’d
Bemidji Speedway season begins during Memorial Day Weekend
Bemidji area softball teams begins playoffs
Bemidji Blue Ox opens season with win over Staples
This week at Bemidji High School: softball team earns top seed in playoffs
Mix of Bemidji varsity, junior varsity players top Park Rapids
Edith Edie Hill
Thomas "Tommy" Matt Hardwig
Shirley Marie Defoe
Audra McDonald returns with new, personal CD
'Trek' does $70.6M but falls short of studio hopes
Taylor Swift wins 8 trophies at Billboard Awards
'Mad Men' Vincent Kartheiser finds a new role
Obama to host concert honoring Carole King
Fishing guide looks back on hosting Dayton
Blane Klemek: Orioles, too, are a sure sign of spring
Minnesota begins 2013 gypsy moth trapping program
Bemidji area lakes finally open and walleye fishing can begin
Fight to stop spread of Asian carp goes high tech
Volunteer committee turns over last of pledges for event center
Pioneer Viewpoints: Lending a hand during difficult times
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Assaulting our core values
Doug Patton: IRS scandal is proof we need the Fair Tax
Joe Gandelman: Obama’s 2nd term curse
Patrick Guilfoile: Drink to their health, How fruit flies use alcohol to protect their young
Arland O. Fiske: The story of Helsinki’s ‘rock church’
John R. Eggers: Laughter makes the heart young
Master Gardener: Penstemon can offer season-long color
Arland O. Fiske: Rasmus B. Anderson and King Frederick’s pipe
Rasmus B. Anderson (1846-1936) was proud of his pipe. It once had belonged to Denmark’s King Frederick VII. Anderson’s story, however, is a proud chapter in Scandinavian-American heritage, even without...
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 - 2:37pm
Arland O. Fiske: ‘Hap’ Lerwick: From lumberjack to surgeon
We first met in 1963 when he performed a complicated surgery for my brother Dennis. Dr. Everett R. Lerwick soon became special to our family both because of his outstanding...
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 - 7:44pm
Arland Fiske: My unforgettable Swedish friend Elon
It all began in February 1964 in St. Louis. The telephone rang. “This is the International Institute calling. There is a young man here from Sweden who is very lonesome...
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 - 4:20pm
Arland Fiske: A memorable evening with Victor Borge
When Victor Borge came to Minot some years ago to put on his program of music and comedy at the Norsk Hostfest, my wife, Gerda, and I were his hosts...
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 - 3:51pm
The Scandinavians visit America
Scandinavians first came to America in the days of Leif Eriksen 1,000 years ago. They have been coming ever since. The modern period of emigration from Norway dates back to...
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 - 11:01pm
Arland Fiske: Orion Samuelson – ‘Voice Of American Agriculture’
“After living on a farm for my first 21 years, I got tired of getting up at 5:30 to milk cows. So I went off to school to become a...
Fri, Feb 01, 2013 - 6:04pm
Arland Fiske: A look at the Oslo Cathedral
It was not until my adult years that I learned why my home congregation in Colfax, N.D., was named “Our Saviour’s,” “Vor Frelsers Menighed” in Norwegian. It was named after...
Sat, Jan 05, 2013 - 11:14pm
Arland Fiske: ‘News from Norway’
“News from Norway” used to mean a letter from the “Old Country” to the family in the “New World.” oday it is a newsletter issued 10 times a year by...
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 - 7:13pm
Arland Fiske: The Scandinavians of Detroit
When we got a Finnish daughter-in-law from Michigan, I didn’t realize how many Scandinavians lived there. I was surprised to learn from Dordi Glaerum Skuggevik’s book Utvandringshistorie Fra Nordmore (“Immigration...
Fri, Dec 07, 2012 - 6:05pm
Halvdan the Black
“Halvdan the Black” (820)-860?) seems a strange name to our ears. Halvdan means “half Dane.” His mother, Asa, was a Danish princess. His father descended from the royal Swedish family...
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Fri, Nov 30, 2012 - 6:40pm
Arland Fiske: The Ola and Per comics
From 1918 to 1935, Peter Julius Rosendahl (1878- 1942), a farmer from Spring Grove, Minn., produced the comic series “Ola og Per” (“Ole and Peter”).It had a large readership, even...
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 - 10:53pm
Arland Fiske: Norway honors General Jones
In the Student Union Building at Minot State University, there is a room dedicated to the honor of Gen. David C. Jones, United States Air Force. He was chairman of...
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 - 8:27pm
Arland Fiske: Raul Wallenberg – ‘Righteous Gentile’
Raul Wallenberg was the most famous missing person in the world. There was a million-dollar reward for his safe return to freedom. Just a few people claimed to know his...
Fri, Nov 09, 2012 - 4:49pm
Arland Fiske: Carl Milles – Swedish artistic genius
My first encounter with the work of Carl Milles (1875-1955) was when I moved to St. Louis in 1961. I used to travel a great deal by railroad in those...
Fri, Nov 02, 2012 - 1:29am
Arland Fiske: The colorful Sigurd the Crusader
It is hard to find a more colorful Scandinavian than Sigurd (“Jerusalemfarer” – Jerusalem Traveler), son of King Magnus Barefoot. It was an exciting time to be a Christian ruler,...
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 - 8:27pm