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  • Milwaukee Brewery Company

    In the years following the Civil War, business at Frederick Miller’s brewery in Wisconsin was booming. Looking to expand his operations and tap into western markets, Miller began construction of a brewery in Dakota Territory. Built on the banks of the Missouri River near Bismarck, the Milwaukee Brewery was completed in 1885. Among its customers […]

  • The 321st Strategic Missile Wing

    In support of a Cold War policy of nuclear deterrence, the Strategic Air Command organized the 321st Strategic Missile Wing at Grand Forks Air Force Base on this day in 1964. Three missile squadrons were activated and sent for training in Vandenberg, California while construction was underway on the Minuteman II missile complex in North […]

  • Arthur Peterson

    Flipping through the hundreds of channels available via our friendly cable or satellite provider, we often discover that there really isn’t anything new worth watching. News channels are depressing, reality TV shows are getting old, and professional wrestling is well, professional wrestling. And so, we perhaps look for a golden-oldie; a TV show from back […]

  • Halloween Party

    Tomorrow is Halloween; it’s the time of year for costumed bodies to prowl the neighborhoods, banging on doors in hopes of a treat, crying out, “Trick or treat!” Oh, yes, and we can’t forget the tricksters, on this holiday. Halloween wouldn’t be the same without it. Smashed pumpkins, toilet paper hanging from tree limbs and […]

  • Clint Severson

    We’ve all been there before; sitting in the hospital lab, facing down the stern nurse who’s wielding a straw-like needle, hoping against hope that our glares will persuade her to not jab us with her instrument of torture. We eventually relent and feel the cold alcohol rubbed onto our arm as we listen to the […]

  • Political Issues

    With the approach of our own election coming up in the next week, much attention is being spent on the last-minute testimonies, speeches, and every move of the candidates, and in 1908, this was no exception. On this day, a week away from the Nov. 3 election, talk was especially strong, and in Minot, The […]

  • Indian Legend

    There once was a legend of a young Chippewa boy, the son of a prominent chief, who was captured by the Sioux. Rather than ransom him, the Sioux would place the young lad at the front of a raid on Chippewa bands and rather than risk killing their chief’s son, the Chippewa warriors would withdraw. […]

  • World Tour

    In 1925, young Dominick Bohn made it his goal to “see the world.” He was a youth of 16, hailing from Verendrye. But youth, he thought, was no excuse for lack of experience. So Dominick tried to make it happen. He got a ticket to Chicago, and with only a few dimes left to his […]

  • NPL 50th Anniversary

    On this date in 1965, the halls of the Patterson Hotel were once again filled with members of the Nonpartisan League. Representatives were arriving for the Midwest Democratic Conference hosted by Governor William Guy, with Vice President Hubert Humphrey as guest speaker. But the occasion was also being used to honor the 50th Anniversary of […]

  • Belle Mehus

    A city is ever-changing and ever-growing. Businesses move around and eventually, one place becomes another, until soon, the city’s face is transformed from what it has been a decade, a year or even just a month ago. In Bismarck, there is a spot along Eighth Street and Rosser that housed many different activities. It was […]

  • Vietnam Casualty

    Grand Forks was like any other Midwestern city in 1965. It was a thriving, bustling community, rapidly expanding south along the river and the economy was good. The Grand Forks Air Base had been established in the late 1950’s and sorties of B52’s flew from the newly established Strategic Air Command which, only two years […]

  • Meet the Radio Staff

    Director of Radio Bill Thomas came to North Dakota after working in Lincoln at Nebraska’s Public Radio Network. He’s worked in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; Los Angeles; Washington, DC; and St. Louis. He started small community stations, managed national program distribution, has been a program director, a station manager and a network manager. In his spare time […]

  • Debate of the Dance

    If you’ve ever been to a dance, you know that many people feel better about taking part after they’ve had a little something—be it beer, wine or something else—to drink. In 1935, however, that sentiment did not go over well with some, and so some of the people of Minot began to consider whether or […]

  • Garrison Diversion

    For North Dakota there were a lot of dreams depending upon the Missouri River Diversion. As far back as 1890 there was talk of diverting water from the Mouse River or the Missouri River into Devils Lake to raise the level of the lake for the purpose of allowing for the steamboats on the lake […]

  • National Interstate and Defense Highway

    In the summer of 1919 the US Army sent across the vast American continent a motorized convoy to test the Army’s ability to mobilize forces in case of an attack on American soil. The convoy consisted of 282 Army personnel and 81 motorized vehicles including cargo trucks, observation cars, motorcycles, kitchen trailers and a caterpillar […]

  • Jens Dixen House

    Shortly after moving to North Dakota in 1901, Danish immigrant Jens Dixen gained an international reputation as a prolific evangelist, missions worker and teacher. Among the many positions he held while living in North Dakota was a short term as president of Brorson Folk School near Kenmare. While serving at the school, he moved into […]

  • Tallest Man

    On this day in 1904, in Silva, North Dakota, Clifford Thompson was born. Although a normal size at birth, in 1940 Clifford became known the world’s tallest living man. In 1911 the Thompson family moved from North Dakota to Wisconsin where Thompson finished high school and teacher’s college. Once graduated, prejudice against his height made […]

  • Galvanized Yankees

    By 1863, as Civil War casualties mounted, the Union faced a seemingly endless struggle to find new recruits. Caught between draft riots in the North and an increasing demand for more troops, President Abraham Lincoln approved a plan in early 1864 to seek volunteers from among Confederate prisoners of war. By summer, nearly 1,800 Confederate […]

  • News from Home

    It’s not a surprise that “the media,” a blanket term we use to describe that large information network and consisting of so many mediums, is rarely looked upon as a blessing. Yet North Dakota’s history holds these sources of information, and especially newspapers, in spots of honor. Rife with the ongoing troubles and tribulations of […]

  • Boys Town Concert

    In May of 1948, Edward J. Flanagan, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, died. Maybe you’ve heard his name; maybe you haven’t. He was, however, a man who lived by his work. In 1917, Father Flanagan founded a Home for Homeless Boys in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1921, because of inadequate facilities, he established Boys […]