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August 21, 2019
Roosevelt's ranching associates, shown in a photo believed to have been taken between 1884 and 1886. The rider second from the right is believed to be Sylvane Ferris, who along with Bill Merrifield was Roosevlt's partner in the Maltese Cross Ranch on the Little Missouri River. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library, Dickinson State University
The romance of Theodore Roosevelt's life — and a few myths — began in the North Dakota Badlands
August 21, 2019 - 6:00am
August 17, 2019
State Fair staff members scoot down the Giant Slide on the state fairgrounds to draw all the wax to the bottom in Falcon Heights Wednesday, Aug. 14. It takes approximately 200 rides to break in the wax and the new paint. After the break-in process the ride is ready. The Giant Slide is celebrating its 50th years there.  Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Giant Slide turns 50. Here are 50 fun facts about the Minnesota State Fair tradition
August 17, 2019 - 6:39pm
Kathy Goodman, known in Red Wing as "Krafty Kathy," snaps a photo of a dragon that is 29 ½ feet long and 8  feet high. It will be on display at the 2019 Minnesota Renaissance Festival, which begins Aug 17. Anne Jacobson / RiverTown Multimedia
Red Wing woman creates giant dragon for Renaissance Festival
August 17, 2019 - 8:00am
August 16, 2019
Ethelyn Smedshammer Paulson reflects on her time serving in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. David Samson / Forum News Serviceplay button
'The real Wonder Women': North Dakotans among WWII nurses who could become honorary vets
August 16, 2019 - 6:00am
August 14, 2019
About 300 bicyclists will be on area roads and bike paths this week as part of a four-day Bicycling Around Minnesota tour. The cyclists will make stops in Brooten, New London and Spicer. Gary Miller / Forum News Service file photo
Some 300 bicyclists expected on west central Minnesota roads starting Thursday
August 14, 2019 - 10:01pm
The North Dakota State Fairgrounds are seen Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Shyanne Belzer / Minot Daily News
North Dakota State Fair rejects tobacco-free day
August 14, 2019 - 12:08pm
August 13, 2019
Sturgis Public Works employee Judd Crowser removes a banner along Junction Avenue on Monday, Aug. 12, during cleanup from the 79th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The rally ended a 10-day run on Sunday. Jim Holland / Rapid City Journal
After the revs are gone: Sturgis quickly adjusts to life after the rally
August 13, 2019 - 12:15pm
August 12, 2019
Capt. Joe Meyer with the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, Aug. 11, poses with Zeke and Rex Larson, who found the badge bearing his name that he lost roughly 30 years ago. The brothers found the badge Thursday, Aug. 8, while biking in rural Nisswa, Minn. Submitted photo
Nisswa brothers find 30-year-old badge. Then they find its owner.
August 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
A record-setting 350-pound Indian taco was split among more than 500 attendees at the grand opening of the Cedar Lakes Casino-Hotel in Cass Lake, Minn., on Saturday, Aug. 10. Special to Forum News Service
Minnesota casino sets world record with huge fry bread taco
August 12, 2019 - 4:53pm
August 10, 2019
Williamson Chitiyo was an educator in Zimbabwe for 42 years before moving to the United States. Photo provided
'It's a painful story': Community raising money to send Zimbabwe 'agent of change' home
August 10, 2019 - 8:02pm
August 9, 2019
A collection jar for the Sturgis Ambulance fund placed at the Sturgis Community Center. Organizers hope rally visitors will jump-start a campaign to raise $60,000 for ambulance service. Jim Holland / Rapid City Journal
Sturgis Ambulance fund drive hits snag in bid to raise $60,000 at motorcycle rally
August 9, 2019 - 4:36pm
Youth showing their animals is one of the highlights of the North Dakota State Fair. Eloise Ogden / Minot Daily News
North Dakota State Fair declared a success coming off near-record year
August 9, 2019 - 2:28pm
Meg Morley, a Grand Forks attorney, has been named Mrs. North Dakota, a pageant for married women, and will compete later this month in the Mrs. America pageant in Las Vegas. Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
Mrs. North Dakota Meg Morley of Grand Forks one step closer to dream
August 9, 2019 - 7:36am
August 8, 2019
Coltin Kenning, 8, gets a kiss from his mom, Stephanie Kenning, after she pinned a new badge from Rochester Police Chief Jim Franklin during a ceremony recognizing Coltin as an honorary officer with the Rochester Police Department Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in downtown Rochester. Joe Ahlquist / Forum News Service
Rochester police add courageous 8-year-old boy to force
August 8, 2019 - 7:15am
August 7, 2019
Micky Montana of the Sturgis Fire Department walks his gurney down the emergency room hallway after bringing a patient to Rapid City Regional Hospital Aug. 1 before the start of the Sturgis motorcycle rally. Adam Fondren / Rapid City Journal
Sturgis-area hospitals ready for onslaught of rally injuries
August 7, 2019 - 12:08pm