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After a wet start to the Douglas County Fair on Thursday, Calorie Lane was packed with hungry people Friday evening.
Mike and Sarah Sprengeler help their daughter, Julia, with her 4H entry in the poultry barn at the Douglas County Fair Wednesday. Poultry are returning to the fair this year after a statewide ban last year due to the bird flu outbreak.
Cody Drewes (right) talks about his Lego spaceship entry with 4H judge Dyan Tigges Monday evening at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Tuesday is Open Class entry day, with the fair beginning on Thursday.
People of all ages enjoy eating, drinking and listening to live music Friday evening at the Party in the Street in downtown Alexandria. One of the events at the party was a slow bike race, where the last one to cross the finish line was the winner.
With the holiday season in full swing, the Grand Forks Herald launched its second Holiday Eating Challenge, this time challenging staff from other media outlets to eat pickled herring. This...
From its very beginning nearly 240 years ago, our country has had to fight tooth and nail for the freedoms we all cherish. Yet, despite numerous attacks over the years, from the Revolutionary War all the way to the attacks on 9/11, we're still here and we still stand for freedom. It's easy to get all worked up when a senseless terrorist attack occurs. The attacks in New York on 9/11 or the recent attacks in Paris stir us and make us want to fight for freedom.
Nearly 240 years ago, something amazing happened: A young, upstart territory decided to separate from one of the most powerful nations in the world to form an independent country. With...
This country can be an insane, mixed-up place, full of contradictions and disorder. Unfortunately, our schizophrenia seems to be only getting worse. One had only to watch the news the last two weeks, after the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, to see this lunacy clearly demonstrated. I expected to see rioting there – possibly even if the decision went the other way – but I was a little surprised to see the ridiculous reactions across the country. Yet, considering the state of our collective mental health, I probably shouldn’t be surprised.
The word “algebra” fills many students and parents with fear and loathing.
In our miraculous modern age where we can hold the whole world in the palm of our hand, science and technology seem limitless and infallible. Not surprisingly, this has led to a reverence for science that has in many ways eclipsed its actual purpose and caused some major misconceptions. A letter writer in the Echo Press earlier this summer displayed some of these misunderstandings when writing about the “cult of ignorance,” which keeps some people from accepting the “truth” of climate change and how science is true whether we believe it or not. Unfortunately, this common view of science as