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  • Tire Blowouts And Tire Rationing in Bismarck, 1942

    The shock of exploding bombs on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941 brought the U.S. into the conflagrations of World War II. The subsequent fall of Asia’s rubber plantations “cut America’s rubber lifeline and brought the word’s most motorized nation face-to-face with catastrophe as its rubber reserve dwindled.” The U.S. crude rubber supply for civilians had […]

  • Jamestown’s Living Statue Contest ~ Compassion Int’l ~ “Resilient Ag” ~ Chef Rosey on Baked Beans

    Thursday, July 27 – Enter the Living Statue Contest in Jamestown. This performing artist event is Saturday, August 26 from 10 – 11:30 am. Cash prizes will be awarded. Lawrence Kopp, executive director of the Jamestown Arts Center stops by with details. ~~~ Compassion International is using technology to attract sponsors for children living in […]

  • Bismarck Accuses Fargo Over National Guard Support

    Ever since the American Revolution, our country has relied on the citizen soldier.  This reliance continues today with the National Guard.  National Guardsmen have to leave their families and their jobs to respond to natural disasters and national security needs.  According to the United States Department, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act was […]

  • North Dakota Prisons ~ Friends and Neighbors Day ~ Ron Smith

    Wednesday, July 26 – Leann Bertsch is the director of North Dakota’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She had an eye-opening visit to prisons in Norway and is now implementing some of the interesting strategies she observed. The effort was profiled in the current issue of Mother Jones magazine. ~~~ The ACS Northern Great Plains Laboratory’s annual Friends and Neighbors Day is […]

  • Kate Richards O’Hare

    On this date in 1917, the news from the front … once again … was grim.  With the collapse of the Russian Army and the capture of their artillery due to a quick German advance, conditions on the Eastern Front were in disarray. Col. Frank White, now in command of the newly formed 2nd Regiment […]

  • Gutes Essen: Good Eating in German-Russian Country

    Premiering Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 pm Gutes Essen: Good Eating in German-Russian Country is Prairie Public’s newest documentary that celebrates the food culture of the Germans from Russia who emigrated to south central North Dakota beginning in the 1880s. Visit the kitchens of ten local North Dakota cooks who make strudels, sauerkraut, kartoffel-kurbis strumbas, fleischkuechla, […]

  • Eclipse Expert Andrew Fraknoi ~ Singer-Songwriter Tom Brosseau

    Tuesday, July 25 – Andrew Fraknoi is an award-winning astronomer and one of the country’s leading experts on what scientists are calling the All-American Eclipse. He also penned a children’s eclipse book called “When the Sun Goes Dark.”  He joins us to talk about the full eclipse of the sun that’s coming up next month. […]

  • The Colletes

    On this date in 2003, a small church in St. Lambert, Quebec, celebrated its 150th year. To mark the occasion, the congregation dedicated a plaque to the Collet family, which donated land for the church in 1850. It is believed the first Collets arrived on the North American continent from France around the mid-1700s. They […]

  • Claude Shannon: “A Mind At Play” ~ High Schooler Helps the Homeless

    Monday, July 24 – We hear the story of the man who developed the mathematical theories for the intellectual architecture that made the modern era of technology possible. Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman are the authors of “A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age.” ~~~ It’s troubling times right now for […]

  • 1890 Drought and Hardship for Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

    On this date in 1890, an article in the Jamestown Weekly Alert addressed the suffering and difficulties of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Drought on the Lake Traverse Reservation had resulted in failed crops, leaving the tribe with few resources, and close to starvation. Families sold valuable ponies and oxen, and the scarce timber was cut […]

  • Virtual Reality for North Dakota Attractions ~ ND Crime Stats ~ News Chat ~ “War for the Planet of the Apes”

    Friday, July 21 – Be More Colorful, a Fargo-based virtual reality firm, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to create a series of 10 virtual reality experiences that feature North Dakota. Joining us is CEO Matt Chaussee. ~~~ Attorney general Wayne Stenehjem joins us to discuss state crime statistics for 2016 that were released today. ~~~ News […]

  • Traveling Libraries

    One of the best ways to beat the heat on these long summer days is to find a little shade and open up a good book. For far-off adventures, no need to go any further than your local public library. However, for some North Dakotans in rural communities, access to libraries is challenging. Nonetheless, trustworthy […]

  • Songwriter and Memoirist Elisa Korenne ~ Chef Rosey on Salmon

    Thursday, July 20 – Award-winning songwriter Elisa Korenne has penned a memoir called “Hundred Miles to Nowhere: An Unlikely Love Story.” A finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, it’s her story of about moving from New York City to rural Minnesota. ~~~ A Plains Folk essay from NDSU history professor Tom Isern called […]

  • Three Masked Men

    On this date in 1911, three masked men held up a Northern Pacific train between Tower City and Buffalo.  Armed with revolvers, they collected $500 from the passengers and went to the locomotive.  They ordered the engineer to stop the train so they could get off, but he refused.  One of the robbers shot the […]

  • The Need for Blood Donations ~ Artist Mollie Douthit

    Wednesday, July 19 – It’s that time of year when the demand for donated blood is high and the supply gets tight. Here to discuss the need and other issues involving blood donation is Caroline McGuire of United Blood Services. ~~~ The demand for beef, pork and chicken raised on smaller farms closer to home is […]

  • World’s Largest Quilt

    The North Dakota Quilt Project was conceived 31 years ago this month in 1986.  It was a means for the Quilters’ Guild of North Dakota to help celebrate the state’s centennial in 1989.  Leona Tennyson, of Antler, North Dakota was instrumental in the project. Once finished, it would be the world’s largest quilt, covering more […]

  • Dr. Neal Barnard ~ Federal and State Marijuana Conflict ~ “Bluegrass Goes Pink”

    Tuesday, July 18 – North Dakota native, Dr. Neal Barnard is back in the state, not only to share his thoughts about nutrition, but also about music as medicine. He’s here to participate in an event called Heart Beats, Drum Beats, Edible Beets, hosted by the Prairie Roots food coop. ~~~ Self care coach Randi […]

  • Food Supplies and Shortages

    With the First World War raging in Europe, much of the land had been devastated, and food was scarce.  Herbert Hoover, as national food administrator, submitted guidelines for housewives to follow to ensure an adequate supply of food at home and abroad.  Those who signed a pledge to cooperate received a “home card,” the first […]

  • “ND Beer: A Heady History” ~ “Prairie Memories: The Vietnam War Years”

    Monday, July 17 – West Fargo writer Alicia Underlee Nelson has written “North Dakota Beer: A Heady History.” It starts before statehood and continues into the present, exploring how North Dakota has evolved both as a beer drinking state and a beer producing state. ~~~ A story from Inside Energy’s Amy Sisk on the effort […]

  • General Order 99

    In the spring of 1898, President McKinley put out a call for volunteers for a war with Spain.  North Dakotans had always answered their country’s call.  The people of the Dakotas fought on both sides in the Civil War and the Indian Wars, and they were willing once again to don uniforms and pick up […]