THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Ammann Award Results for 2011
After many entries and votes for the best historic bridges and the people who have made a difference, the Historic Bridge Month has come to a close, but not before announcing the winners of the Othmar... Posted on 12/2/11 at 5:54 AM
Long before “Hoosiers” made nearly $30 million on the big screen, North Dakota had its own version of the famed basketball underdogs, only in baseball.
Fifty-two years ago the 1958 Drayton American Legion baseball team bucked Class B and challenged into Class A, where they won the Eastern Division and then the state tournament here in Jamestown. They beat Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown in the division tournament, before going 3-0 at McElroy Park, with wins over Williston and two against the home team. That 1958 team will be in Jamestown again this weekend when they’re inducted into the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame.
The Army Corps of Engineers hopes to decide this spring on the best way to upgrade the Drayton Dam.
Corps biologist and project manager Elliot Stefanik said an actual project still is a couple of years away.
Work has begun on what will be the second-longest bridge in North Dakota, over the Red River near this northeastern town.
The bridge known as the Drayton Bridge on North Dakota Highway 66 and the Robbin Bridge along State Highway 11 in northwestern Minnesota is being replaced not because of structural problems but because it is prone to flooding.
When Santa Claus chose reindeer to pull his sleigh full of toys through the Christmas skies, he picked the best beast for the job, said Vern Hoselton, owner of one of the few reindeer herds in this part of the world.
By Paulette Tobin, Grand Forks Herald
, December 13, 2008
Residents of Drayton can turn on the tap again.
The water in the northeastern North Dakota community of about 900 was shut off about noon Tuesday and school classes were canceled while crews repaired a leaky water tower.
November 20, 2008
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