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Halloween - the story behind the costumes, candy and creepy traditions
Find out the story behind the costumes, candy and creepy traditions of Halloween from MCT. To download and print this page, click here ...
10/30/13 at 11:00 AM Red River Valley History - coming Friday, Oct. 11 10/9/13 at 7:34 AM
Columbus Day Newspaper Activities 10/4/13 at 9:19 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 10:59 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 7:49 AM Black History Month under way at UND 2/6/13 at 2:06 PM
UND historian to lead public presenation on Teddy Roosevelt May 9 5/5/11 at 9:39 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 10:38 AM The Possibilites are Endless 9/8/12 at 9:08 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 11:22 AM Ice Cream Social 7/5/11 at 1:45 PM
Mr. Wheat 11/19/10 at 7:53 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 10:04 AM 1947: Swing Shop 5/15/12 at 10:03 AM
3-9-1948: Bullseye News Whist Tourney 5/14/12 at 1:37 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 9:07 AM A childhood passion continues to thrive for "The Bridgehunter" 11/11/11 at 10:47 AM
Areavoices Digest #44 - Share your September 11th stories 8/31/11 at 8:37 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 8:50 AM Stomping-Ground Culture 2: Our Grandparents 11/18/11 at 11:31 PM
Stomping Ground Culture, part 1 11/11/11 at 1:09 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 7:40 AM