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Readers of Bob Lind’s Neighbors column have been having a musical trip down memory lane for the past few weeks, fondly recalling the song “(You Ought-a Go Ta) North Dakota,” written back in 1958. The NDSU Concert Choir recently gave the song a treatment in a video for Forum News Service , complete with accordian. Mrs. Carlson’s third-grade class at Fargo’s Longfellow Elementary sings the song each morning and recorded this adorable version for us.
If you were born in 1978, like yours truly was, then the year 2018 marks a significant milestone for you: You’re turning 40. Rather than feel over-the-hill about that fact, though, you might get a kick out of knowing that you share a birth year with some fun words, like “half-pipe,” “bed-and-breakfast,” “Tinseltown” and “pay-per-view.”
A 25-year-old inmate of the Jefferson County Correctional Center in Texas was caught Thursday, Jan. 25 red-handed and well-stocked going back into the prison. Joshua Hanson, of Dallas, was arrested while running back to the prison after Jefferson County deputies observed him leaving the back side of the facility and crossing onto private land to pick up a large duffel bag filled with contraband, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said in a release.
A family in Oregon is warning other parents about the risks of flesh-eating bacteria after their eight-year-old son’s death Sunday, Jan. 21. Liam Flanagan died after a grappling with the bacteria for eight days, his mother, Sara Hebard, told Fox 12 News in Portland, Ore.
A commentary from Vikings fan Craig Robertson in the Wednesday, Jan. 24 Minneapolis Star-Tribune accuses Philadelphia Eagles fans of the “most obnoxious and violent behavior I have ever seen at a sporting event,” underlining a concern with intimidating fan conduct that persisted through the teams meeting up in the NFC Championship last weekend.
Wells Fargo customers took to social media Wednesday, Jan. 17 after being charged twice for online bill payments and experiencing long wait times on the bank’s customer service line, NJ.com reported .
People in southeast Michigan witnessed a rare and alarming occurrence Tuesday night, Jan. 16. The skies lit up briefly as a fireball streaked across the sky, coinciding with a loud explosion, TV station WJBK in Detroit reported .
If there's a Cloud Nine in the Seventh Heaven of a Minnesotan's Happy Place, Vikings fans are there, right now, just hours after a nail-biter victory that sent the team to the NFC Championship game vs. the Eagles. Some of the reaction making the rounds on social media caught that incredible moment:
Fifty-eight people across the United States and Canada have likely become ill from a strain of E. coli bacteria and Canadian officials are advising people to refrain from eating the leafy green until further notice, an article on the Consumer Reports website says. On Thursday, Dec. 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 17 illnesses from E. coli infection had been reported in 13 different states: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington.
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.