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This week in history in Douglas County.
This week in history in Douglas County.
In the 1920s, Engolf Snortland started running with a bad crowd, later kidnapped the wrong man, and went to prison. He moved home to North Dakota for a fresh start, only to be shot dead. In the years to come, the fallout from his unusual case would reach the state Supreme Court and inspire groundbreaking legislation in North Dakota.
The only known flyer from the doomed show in Minnesota became the most expensive concert poster sold at auction. Buddy Holly and several other musicians died on their way to the show in 1959.
This week in history in Douglas County.
This week in history in Douglas County.

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Fourteen people, including prominent CEOs and politicians, died on Oct. 30, 1941, when a Northwest Airlines plane crashed just outside Moorhead, Minnesota.
Peter Schjeldahl was born in North Dakota and grew up in Minnesota. He found his voice in poetry and turned it to the visual arts, becoming a noted art critic. He also returned home and supported the installation of a controversial statue.
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It’s been over three decades since the Minnesota Twins have been crowned world champions, but reliving Kirby Puckett’s Game 6 walk-off will make it feel like yesterday.

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