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In the 1920s, Engolf Snortland started running with a bad crowd, later kidnapped the wrong man, and went to prison. He moved home to North Dakota for a fresh start, only to be shot dead. In the years to come, the fallout from his unusual case would reach the state Supreme Court and inspire groundbreaking legislation in North Dakota.
The only known flyer from the doomed show in Minnesota became the most expensive concert poster sold at auction. Buddy Holly and several other musicians died on their way to the show in 1959.
Wadena-area resident Paul Sailer, who has written two books about World War II aviation history, will be at the Detroit Lakes Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 9 for a 10:30 a.m. presentation about his books, his own experiences as a Vietnam War helicopter pilot, and how those experiences inform his writing. This presentation in honor of Veteran's Day is free and open to the public.
Fourteen people, including prominent CEOs and politicians, died on Oct. 30, 1941, when a Northwest Airlines plane crashed just outside Moorhead, Minnesota.
Peter Schjeldahl was born in North Dakota and grew up in Minnesota. He found his voice in poetry and turned it to the visual arts, becoming a noted art critic. He also returned home and supported the installation of a controversial statue.
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It’s been over three decades since the Minnesota Twins have been crowned world champions, but reliving Kirby Puckett’s Game 6 walk-off will make it feel like yesterday.

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A few Perham residents may have seen a barn moving down County Road 51 on Friday, Oct. 14.
Like many farms of the late 1800s and early 1900s vintage, ours has several wooden outbuildings, each of them named to reflect their original function.
History is a huge part of the identity of the Dodge County seat of Mantorville, but even long-time locals are intrigued by the hidden past just off Main Street.

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