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April 27, 2020
Joe Westerberg transcribes one of the letters his father Allen wrote while in the U.S. Navy during World War II and afterwards while serving occupation duty in Japan. (Steve Kuchera /
The war at home: Duluth man fills time transcribing dad's WWII letters
April 27, 2020 - 8:00am
March 22, 2020
Emergency Hospital during influenza epidemic, Camp Funston, Kansas. National Museum of Health and Medicine photo
Does 1918 influenza pandemic offer clues to handling the coronavirus?
March 22, 2020 - 7:00am
March 15, 2020
Hazel's mother Blanche says the night her three children spent outside in the cold, she drifted off to sleep and dreamed Hazel(seen in this photo) came to her and said, "Mama, I was cold, but I'm warm now." Hazel died sometime between March 15 and 16th protecting her siblings from the wind and snow. Photo courtesy/State Historical Society of North Dakotaplay button
100 years ago, North Dakota teen died in the snow saving her siblings
March 15, 2020 - 8:40am
February 21, 2020
Christopher Lehman, a St. Cloud State University professor, stands with his book "Slavery's Reach: Southern Slaveholders and the North Star State" in his office Oct. 23. Clairissa Baker / St. Cloud Times
Minnesota fought for the Union in the Civil War. So how did the state benefit from slavery?
February 21, 2020 - 6:00am
February 15, 2020
Curt Eriksmoen, "Did You Know That?" columnist
Eriksmoen: Jamestown College alum's reporting helped readers understand misery and destruction of war
February 15, 2020 - 6:00am
February 8, 2020
Curt Eriksmoen, "Did You Know That?" columnist
Eriksmoen: Jamestown College grad was regarded as 'the greatest war correspondent since Vietnam'
February 8, 2020 - 8:01am
January 31, 2020
Agatha Frisby, a local architect, wrote the nominations to include the Forest River (N.D.) State Bank and the Icelandic Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pembina, N.D., also known as the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. John, on the National Register of Historic Places. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota church, bank added to historic register
January 31, 2020 - 6:00am
January 25, 2020
Curt Eriksmoen, "Did You Know That?" columnist
Eriksmoen: 'Brains of the NPL' in ND was America's first state attorney general to be recalled
January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
January 22, 2020
More than 70 years later, Chuck Rustvold still vividly remembers his short time with a fellow soldier who died during World War II. Chris Flynn / The Forumplay button
WWII soldier, a Grygla, Minn., native, finds peace 75 years later by becoming pen pals with fallen comrade's family
January 22, 2020 - 8:33am
January 18, 2020
Curt Eriksmoen, "Did You Know That?" columnist
Did You Know That?: 'Rebel' Republican congressman from North Dakota ran for president as a third-party candidate
January 18, 2020 - 6:01am
January 11, 2020
Curt Eriksmoen, "Did You Know That?" columnist
Eriksmoen: Drummer from North Dakota may have been the 'backbone' for most beloved orchestra on American TV
January 11, 2020 - 6:00am
January 6, 2020
In this undated photo, Lloyd Timm, of Kellogg, Minn., stands guard in his Navy uniform. The remains of Timm, who was killed in action on Dec. 7, 1941, while stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, will be returned to his family after being identified this past fall. (Contributed photo)
WWII sailor from Kellogg returns home for burial
January 6, 2020 - 5:45pm
January 5, 2020
Gerda and Arnold Jordheim at their home in Walcott, ND.  Gerda grew up in Hitler's Germany and endured hardship and trauma until moving to Arnold's hometown of Walcott, N.D. in 1958. Chris Flynn / The Forum
Growing up brutalized in Hitler's Germany, Walcott woman says 'my life began here'
January 5, 2020 - 8:00am
January 4, 2020
Curtis Eriksmoen, Did You Know? columnist
This woman may have stopped an uprising after police killed Sitting Bull
January 4, 2020 - 6:00am
December 28, 2019
Curtis Eriksmoen, Did You Know? columnist
Eriksmoen: Journalist who introduced Paul Bunyan to the country became Fargo Forum's editor
December 28, 2019 - 5:09pm