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  • Corwin Hansch

    Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship models, or “QSAR” models, are ways of analyzing data used in biology, chemistry, and engineering. It first sums up the relationship between a molecule’s chemical structure and biological activity, then it uses that information to make predictions about chemical reactions and help analyze biological effects. For instance, if a new drug had […]

  • Buxton

    Budd Reeve first platted the land for what would become Buxton, North Dakota in 1880, about halfway between Grand Forks and Fargo. At the time, the only sign of life there was a Norwegian family on a sod shanty homestead. Reeve acquired the land by trading Minneapolis property to James J. Hill. Reeve became the […]

  • National Guard Units Leave

    For the units of the North Dakota National Guard, the days in camp took on the feel of a summer bivouac more than a preparation for war.  Soldiers received furloughs to return home and help with farm work or just to visit families and sweethearts.  Since the officers and men had known each other for […]

  • LCMC

    People have always found different ways of relating to the Earth around them. That’s why, around the world, there are hundreds of religions. However, even within these religions, different denominations are formed, such as Catholicism and Lutheranism. And within those denominations, still more variations arise. One such subgroup is the Lutheran Congregations in Missions for […]

  • Stern and the Holocaust

    On this date in 1943, German Nazis ordered the arrest and deportation of all Jews in Denmark, but thousands escaped by sea to Sweden, and the Nazis found only 284 of an estimated 7,000 Jews in Copenhagen. Meanwhile, in Valley City, North Dakota, a clothing salesman had already saved more than 100 Jews from the […]

  • Lending a Helping Hand

    Sheep farming has a long history in North Dakota.  The January 1st, 1891 issue of the Jamestown Weekly Alert reported on several farmers who were adding sheep to their livestock.  The newspaper felt that sheep farming had a future in the state, saying “anyone who does not believe that sheep farming will pay in North […]

  • Civilian Casualty on the Home Front

    On this date in 1917, the Second Regiment of the North Dakota National Guard prepared to leave for Camp Greene, North Carolina.  Among them was Joseph Jordan, a Sioux of the Standing Rock Reservation, who had enlisted in Company I, Second Infantry of the guard on July 22 that same year.  He was anxious about […]

  • Lance Koenig

    It was September 22 when Lance Koenig was driving near Tikrit, an Iraqi city about 100 miles north of Baghdad. He pulled over to inspect a suspicious roadside object, only to discover too late that it was a roadside bomb. It exploded, making him the third member of the 141st Combat Engineer Battalion to be […]

  • The Florence Crittenton Home

    Florence Crittenton was the daughter of prominent New York businessman John Crittenton.  Florence died of scarlet fever in 1882 when she was only four years old.  Her father was heartbroken.  Looking for meaning in life, he began attending prayer meetings.  At one such gathering he met evangelist Smith Allen, who invited Crittenton to tour the […]

  • The First Printing Press on the Prairie

    On this date in 1639, the first printing press was set up in the American colonies. Brought to Cambridge, Massachusetts from England by the Rev. Joseph Glover, a Puritan Minister, the press was transported to the fledging colony to become a part of a new college that would soon be known as Harvard. Printing presses […]

  • Books for Soldiers

    The war caught America unprepared, not only by an inadequate military establishment, but in a source of revenue to fund it.  It soon became apparent that to be a good, patriotic, American citizen, one had to be a “giving” citizen.  Slackers were not only those who failed to serve, but were also those who failed […]

  • Little Shell Protest

    The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa is comprised primarily of three bands: the Pembina Band, the Red Bear Band, and the Little Shell Band. Whether the Little Shell group is properly included has been a legal problem that has its roots in the late 1800s. On this date in 1892 the North Dakota Government held […]

  • A North Dakota Nuisance

    There are many signs of fall in North Dakota.  The days get shorter.  The leaves start changing color.  And the boxelder bugs make an appearance. On this date in 1900, the Griggs Courier warned that boxelder bugs were on the march. Over 100 years later, the bugs continue to make an annual appearance.  An article […]

  • First Lutheran Church of Bismarck

    Scandinavians have a long and rich history in North Dakota. It is no surprise then, that one of the oldest churches in Bismarck was started by a group of Swedish immigrants. The First Lutheran Church formed in Dakota Territory in 1883, and the territorial government granted the members a charter on October 18th.  The congregation […]

  • Undesirables

    On this date in 1917, many of the state’s young men were in military camps around the state, having been mobilized through the draft or as members of the National Guard. Consequently, an increase in crime was seen as the absence of so many young men made it harder for the citizenry to counter criminal […]

  • Alexander Burr

    Due to the new popular hit musical Hamilton, the story of Aaron Burr shooting Alexander Hamilton has been refreshed in our collective memory. What is far less know, is that with 40 years of judicial service, there was an Alexander Burr … no connection whatever to the shooting … who was the second-longest serving judge […]

  • North Dakota Sure Looked Good

    The Federal Highway Act of 1921 established the Bureau of Public Roads, in charge of mapping plans for a national highway system, but those improvements would take time, and travelling any distance by automobile remained a challenge. There were few paved roads. Even roads listed as “good” were likely unpaved, making mud a constant hazard. […]

  • Lost Treasure At The Mouth Of Heart River, 1863

    The year was 1863 and the Civil War raged, far away in the East. The Sibley and Sully military expeditions had driven Dakota tribespeople westward out of Minnesota in a number of battles following the 1862 Indian uprising. And in Dakota Territory there was a day when the Missouri River, near present-day Bismarck, ran red […]

  • Draftees Mobilization

    Until the end of summer in 1917, the war was still somewhat impersonal for most North Dakotans.  Many young men seeking adventure had joined in the early months of the war, but most communities were not affected and deaths were few.  Those who enlisted over the summer had departed as individuals or in small groups […]

  • Lifesaving Whiskey

    North Dakota is home to many types of snakes.  The largest is the bullsnake.  It averages 83 inches long.  The record length is 93 inches.  They would rather escape than attack.  If cornered, a bullsnake will open its mouth, hiss, vibrate its tail, and appear ready to strike.  Fortunately, bullsnakes aren’t venomous, but they’re often […]