Unearthing the Past: The Griggs County Historical Society Pioneer Museum
Step back in time and experience the essence of early American life at the Griggs County Historical Society Pioneer Museum in Cooperstown, North Dakota. A repository of over 5,000 artifacts and 40 historic buildings, the museum provides an enlightening perspective of the pioneering spirit. Celebrating the area's historical figures and the indomitable American spirit, a visit here is not just a walk through history; it's an intimate journey into the lives that crafted the state of North Dakota.
Aneta, North Dakota: A Small Town with a Big Heart and Rich History
In the verdant expanses of Nelson County, North Dakota, the city of Aneta stands as a historical beacon, its founding in 1886 steeped in familial honor and ambition. The visionary Albert E. Boyden, in a touching homage to his daughters Annette and Harrietta, combined their names to christen the town 'Aneta'. This heartfelt gesture has since woven a tale of family at the core of the city's identity.
The Great Train Robbery of 1897: A Farcical Heist in Finley's History
In the depths of night on September 26, 1897, a brazen act of attempted larceny unfolded on the tracks of the Northern Pacific Railway, forever imprinting the small town of Finley in the criminal annals of the American West. The Great Train Robbery of 1897, a tale teetering between ambition and absurdity, saw a bumbling duo's plan to seize a fortune unravel into a comedy of errors. Their night of folly ended not with bags of cash but with a paltry haul of pocket watches and loose change, leaving the express car, their intended jackpot, stranded miles away in the dark embrace of the prairie.
Kloten: A Serene Stand Against the Ghost Town Phenomenon
Kloten, a small town with a dwindling population, stands as a modern symbol of the 'ghost town' phenomenon, echoing the fates of other deserted places like Centralia, Pennsylvania. Yet, unlike these abandoned locales, Kloten is not completely forsaken. Its remaining residents are the custodians of its quiet charm, finding beauty in the stillness and community in their shared experiences. In a rapidly changing world, Kloten's narrative is one of serene resistance to the notion of abandonment, where the 'ghostly' presence is a testament to a peaceful, slower pace of life.
Hope's Enduring Legacy: Exploring the Charms of Its Historic Downtown
The historic downtown of Hope, North Dakota, is a portal to the past, showcasing the resilience and spirit of a community that has stood the test of time. Established in 1882, the town was named to honor Edward H. Steele's wife and has been a bastion of culture and community ever since. Original buildings from the town's inception still line the streets, offering a nostalgic journey through architectural history and a testament to the enduring spirit of its founders.
Hannaford, North Dakota: A Harmonious Blend of Rural Charm and Urban Convenience
Nestled in the heart of Griggs County, North Dakota, Hannaford is a picturesque enclave that blends the allure of small-town living with the convenience of urban amenities. Founded in 1883, the city pays homage to its namesake, J.M. Hannaford, a significant figure in railroad history, while evolving alongside the thriving Fargo-Moorhead metro area. The city's 126 residents cherish their peaceful community, boasting historical landmarks such as their post office dating back to 1886. Yet, the vibrant Fargo-Moorhead region offers them an infusion of culture, dining, and shopping experiences.
Aneta's Annual Culinary Tradition: The World's Largest Turkey Barbecue
Every third Saturday in June, the small town of Aneta, North Dakota, dons its festive garb and the scent of roasting turkey fills the air. The Aneta Turkey Barbecue, a tradition spanning over six decades, is a gastronomic event that has been dubbed the World's Largest Turkey Barbecue. From a simple picnic in 1961 to thank local workers, it has evolved into a grand celebration, where over 300 turkeys are cooked to perfection over open charcoal pits, and 2,000 lbs of sides promise a feast for thousands of attendees from across the region.
Report of suspicious item leads to evacuation of customers, staff at Buxton Hannaford
Police were called to the Hannaford in Buxton Thursday morning due to the presence of a suspicious item in the parking lot. According to CBS 13, people were evacuated from Hannaford and other businesses in the shopping plaza. Police say the item was a pressure cooker. A bomb technician inspected...
Today the gas price is close to $3.29 in Rogers as of 2023-11-17. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.333, a week ago the price is $3.390 , according to AAA.
Leal: A Tiny City with a Big Heart in North Dakota
Leal, North Dakota, may not command the spotlight with its size, but it stands proud as the smallest city in the state. With fewer than 20 inhabitants, Leal is a remarkable example of small-town America, nestled in the heart of Barnes County. This city's modest population belies its rich character and the tight-knit community that characterizes life here. Boasting a 100% homeownership rate and a median age of 63.2 years, Leal's residents reflect a mature, steadfast, and resilient community, despite a 33.33% poverty rate.
Remembering the Veterans
Shared from Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site. Remembering the veterans of the missile field before Veterans Day, November 11th, 2023. Known in Commonwealth nations as Remembrance Day, it was on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month that the guns fell silent and "The War to End All Wars" came to an end in 1918. Little more than twenty years later would see a Second World War much more destructive than the first, and ending with the introduction of nuclear weapons.
Juanita High School Aquatics Center Receives $2M for Renovations from King County Parks Grant
The Lake Washington School District has received a $2 million grant from King County Parks. This is for the Juanita High School Aquatics Center's renovation. The King County Council announced the grant, which is part of the 2023 Parks Levy Grant. The funds will be used for the second phase of the renovation. This includes replacing old pool equipment, making ADA upgrades, improving the viewing area and pool deck, and updating the building controls and lighting. The district is required to cover at least 50% of the total project cost to qualify for the grant, funded by the 2022 School Technology and Capital Projects Levy. The renovation is set to start in the summer of 2024.
Today the gas price is close to $3.66 in Cooperstown as of 2023-10-28. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.503, a week ago the price is $3.554 , according to AAA.
VIDEO: B.C. woman turns front yard into Halloween extravaganza
Barb Langhorn loves Halloween. Just drive by her home at 2316B Willemar Ave. in Courtenay and see for yourself. Virtually every inch of her yard – and carport – is covered in Halloween regalia, and yet somehow she manages to add to it every year. “I do it...
DITRICT 5 VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: PROGRAMMING ALERT
Oakes, ND (NewsDakota.com) – Due to expected inclement weather the Carrington Cardinals and Griggs-Midkota Titans are not traveling to Oakes for their first round matchup today. Carrington vs Griggs/Midkota will now be played at 3:00 at Glenfield. That game will be heard on 98.3 Thunder Country. The other 2...
Artist Chitra Ganesh Creates Wall-Sized Mural in Colgate’s Clifford Gallery
It took just four days for visual artist Chitra Ganesh to breathe life into a grand, wall-sized mural of a woman’s body in the Clifford Gallery. “Ganesh’s mural is as playful as it is insistent on liberatory worlds where difference is celebrated,” says Associate Professor of Art Margaretha Haughwout.
Griggs County Felon to be Released After Serving Sentence for Theft and Burglary
A convicted felon in Griggs County, found guilty of theft and burglary, is set to be released from jail this week. The individual, who stole a Harley-Davidson, claimed voices in their head instructed them to commit the crime. Post-release, they face two years of supervised probation.
Convicted felon in Griggs County set to be released from jail
GRIGGS COUNTY, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The Griggs County Sheriff’s Office says a man convicted of theft and burglary has served his sentence and is scheduled to be released from jail this week. The Griggs County State’s Attorney’s Office was given a release notice from the North Dakota...
Carrington Volleyball Sweeps GM Titans Monday Night
GLENFIELD, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) The Cardinals controlled most of the match and cruise to the 3-0 victory over the Titans of Griggs/Midkota (25-13, 25-10, 25-13). Carrington is now 4-2 in District 5 and 19-9 overall, GM drops to 2-4 in District 5 play and 5-14 overall. Set one had some early...
Homecoming royalty bring Cardinal spirit to Mary Jane Brown home
Members of the 2023 Luverne High School homecoming royalty court spent Friday afternoon at the Good Samaritan Society - Mary Jane Brown home playing bingo with residents.