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  • Lee A. Christoferson

    Neurosurgery is a medical specialty that focuses on surgical treatments for neurological disorders. The first recorded neurosurgical procedure was trepanning, which involved drilling a hole in the top of the skull to drain evil spirits. This crude procedure was the only form of neurosurgery until the 19th century, when scientists began to experiment with removing […]

  • State School of Forestry

    The immigrants who flooded into this region in the late 1800s found abundant fertile plains and a large variety of plant and animal life. But, as most North Dakotans know, there were very few trees. Settlers soon realized the danger of winter blizzards and the problem of precious topsoil being stripped from newly plowed fields. […]

  • Nelson County

    The first Norwegian who settled in the State of North Dakota was N. E. Nelson. He was appointed as Customs Collector in Pembina in 1869, and he became the first homesteader in the state.  Nelson became the namesake of Nelson County, which was founded this week in 1883. The Territorial Legislature approved the establishment of […]

  • Hope

    On this date in 1918, the Hope Pioneer announced that Hope was the logical choice for the new county seat of Steele County.  The headline on the front page blared “Hope for County Seat: Why Not?”  The article listed reasons in favor of Hope.  It was true that the railroad did not go through Hope, […]

  • Rural Leadership North Dakota ~ Bakken Recovery ~ “No Back Seat Driver” ~ Where Have the Insects Gone

    Monday, June 5 – The eighth season of Rural Leadership North Dakota will soon get started.  It’s an 18-month program for men and women dedicated to strengthening the agriculture  community. Joining us are program director Marie Hvidsten, and participant Dan Janes. Sign-up deadline for the coming session is June 30. ~~~ The oil industry is […]

  • Draft Registration Day

    It was a critical day for many young men on this date in 1917.  America had entered the War, but it was lacking the manpower to sustain the type of warfare that had evolved in the trenches of Europe.  While many believed America’s entrance into the conflict would bring a quick end to the war, […]

  • NDSPL (Land Surveyors)

    Nowadays, if you want to build a new structure, you must first hire land surveyors to inspect the land and find the best way to construct your building. While today we think of land surveying as a profession involving complicated math and devices, the concept has been around for thousands of years to plan architecture […]

  • The Grand Orphean Stars

    Washburn, North Dakota is located in McClean County on the Missouri River.  It was founded in 1882, and the following year it was designated as the county seat.  It was named in honor of General W.D. Washburn. There was not much excitement to be had in Washburn during the 1880s.  But every now and then […]

  • Horsepower

    In the early 1900s, the country ran on horsepower.  It was real horsepower, as horses were the primary source of transportation.  Farmers used horses to plow, seed, cultivate, and harvest.  Horses also pulled the wagons that transported goods to market.  Snow was cleared with plows pulled by horses.  They also pulled carriages for personal transportation. […]

  • NPR’s “Wow in the World” ~ FM Crossroads Powwow ~ NDSU Chamber Music Festival

    Tuesday, May 30 – NPR’s Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas discuss “Wow In The World,” a new podcast for kids that illuminate the wonders of science, technology, discovery and inventions. It’s the first children’s program in NPR’s 47 year history. ~~~ We hear about the Fargo-Moorhead Crossroads Powwow, now in its second year, from event […]

  • Memorial Day

    http://www.prairiepublic.org/media/dakotadatebook/2017/may/30.mp3 On this date in 1921, the weather promised to be chilly, and the heavy clouds threatened rain.  But that did not dampen the spirits of folks in Grand Forks.  It was Memorial Day.  And Grand Forks was determined to celebrate, regardless of the weather.  The day was particularly meaningful because of the end of […]

  • Memorial Day 1917

    Today is Memorial Day, a time to honor the heroes who gave their lives to ensure our freedom.  It was originally known as Decoration Day, honoring those who fought in the Civil War, but as the ranks of surviving veterans slowly dwindled, the name was changed in 1899 to Memorial Day, honoring the many who […]

  • Memorial Day Special

    Monday, May 29 – On this Memorial Day, we start with a history of the day, first known as Decoration Day, from Producer Charles McGuinan. ~~~ Project Unpack is an oral history project aimed at veterans and their families. We share an excerpt from Ronald Keith Huff II about life after war. ~~~ From producer […]

  • Bison Latifrons

    On this date in 1998, North Dakota paleontologist John Hoganson received a telephone call from Kent Pelton, a teacher in Watford City. While fishing on Lake Sakakawea near New Town, Pelton had discovered what he thought were two mammoth tusks. Hoganson was excited, because very few remains of mammoths have ever been discovered here. A […]

  • A Monkey in the Cookies

    On this date in 1963, it was reported that a monkey had come to Fargo – a ring-tailed monkey named Charlie.  Irvin Knutson, a semi driver for Midwest Motor Express, had arrived at the Red Owl warehouse with 2,800 cases of cookies, which he’d picked at the Banner Biscuit Company in Missouri. When Knutson opened […]

  • Legends of Fargo’s First House, 1939

    Telling the story of a house is like peeling an onion, with layers of legends and significance.  This concept, of peeling away layers, surfaced in 1939 when, on this date, a newspaper article about “Fargo’s First House,” told about the Pioneer Daughters organization making a historical marker to memorialize this legendary home. The bronze-marker perpetuated […]

  • A Tour of the New Sanford Hospital

    Tuesday, May 23 – Doug tours the new Sanford Hospital in Fargo. He visits with Susan Jarvis, executive director of emergency and trauma services, who will share a look at the latest developments in the healthcare field. ~~~ The Supreme Court has ruled on one aspect of politically drawn congressional districts, finding racially gerrymandered districts […]

  • Reality of War

    By this date in 1917, America had declared war on Germany, and the registration for the draft was only weeks away. For a number of years, North Dakota families had been anxiously following the war news from Europe, and now many loved ones could soon be in harm’s way. Rose Havelock was one who waited […]

  • Foresting the Prairies

    When the first settlers moved into the Dakotas, they had to adjust to a land without trees for houses, fences, and fuel.  They adapted, but the lack of trees made life more difficult.  On this date in 1908, the Golden Valley Chronicle printed an article about the benefit of planting trees.  The information came from […]

  • Pigs and Exercise

    In the modern era, we are all aware of the value of exercise in promoting health, and that a sedentary lifestyle is not good for the body.  Over ninety years ago, J. H. Shepard of the Agricultural College in Fargo believed that exercise was the best medicine in dealing with youth.  He stated that it’s […]