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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. FREE NIE tab
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Celebrate Black History provides a biography, an overview of his upbringing and the history of his most important achievements. This Newspapers in Education supplement is f...
1/15/14 at 4:33 PM Halloween - the story behind the costumes, candy and creepy traditions 10/30/13 at 12:00 PM
Red River Valley History - coming Friday, Oct. 11 10/9/13 at 8:34 AM
Artifact history of disability in America now offered online
Check out a new national online exhibit -- EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America (http://everybody.si.edu/) -- from the Smithsonian's Natural Museum of American History. Many storie...
7/12/13 at 11:59 AM
Hathaway’s historical research wins Merrifield Competition at UND
Sonja N. Hathaway, a Ph.D. student in the University of North Dakota Department of History, has won the 2012-13 Merrifield Competition for her research paper on North Dakota history. Her paper, Aaron...
5/29/13 at 8:49 AM Black History Month under way at UND 2/6/13 at 3:06 PM
UND historian to lead public presenation on Teddy Roosevelt May 9 5/5/11 at 10:39 AM
Cross Quarter Day
Saturday is Groundhogs Day, made famous in recent decades by the celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. But the origins of having a celebration on February 2 goes back to ancient times as today ma...
1/31/13 at 11:38 AM The Possibilites are Endless 9/8/12 at 10:08 AM
It's been great fun talking with all of our guests again this week on WDAZ News @5. Among them, Brad Meltzer, the author of the new thriller The Fifth Assassin as well as the host of the History Chan...
1/18/13 at 12:22 PM Ice Cream Social 7/5/11 at 2:45 PM
Mr. Wheat 11/19/10 at 8:53 AM
January 28, 1952: Al Edwards and the Royal Tones
Service Chevrolet, with 2 Fargo locations, sponsored a quarter hour of music that featured Al Edwards and the Royal Tones. In this program, from January 28, 1952, the new model Chevrolet Sports Cars a...
5/18/12 at 11:04 AM 1947: Swing Shop 5/15/12 at 11:03 AM
3-9-1948: Bullseye News Whist Tourney 5/14/12 at 2:37 PM
Areavoices Digest #69 - Duluth scratches the history itch
Back when I worked for WDAY-TV, they used to send me to the dungeon. But I liked it. Actually it wasn't so much a dungeon, more like a vault - a place where the station's past was kept. Going down the...
3/28/12 at 10:07 AM A childhood passion continues to thrive for "The Bridgehunter" 11/11/11 at 11:47 AM
Areavoices Digest #44 - Share your September 11th stories 8/31/11 at 9:37 PM
The Elders Among Us
Speak to the elders in your life. Last week I wrote about two conversations I had with each of my Granddads. Both men live vivid and classic lives exemplifying American/Minnesotan culture. It was awe...
11/23/11 at 9:50 AM Stomping-Ground Culture 2: Our Grandparents 11/19/11 at 12:31 AM
Stomping Ground Culture, part 1 11/11/11 at 2:09 PM
Book Review: Hamilton by the Slice
Hamilton by the Slice: Falling in Love with Our Most Influential Founding Father by William George Chrystal My rating: 3 of 5 stars Hamilton by the Slice is presented just as the title reads. Bill C...
6/20/11 at 8:40 AM