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"The Brotherhood" ~ Historian Tom Isern ~ Natural North Dakota ~ Sue Balcom on Gifts for Foodies

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Tim Kevin Doyle with Ashley Thornberg

Thursday, December 16, 2021 – “The Brotherhood” by Tim Kevin Doyle of Fargo puts you in the middle of a centuries-old fight as Irish freedom fighters oppose English oppression. Doyle, a former railroad engineer, brings that conflict into 1970s North Dakota as Irish activists use drug smuggling on trains to support the fight. Doyle takes the reader on a trip that includes fast trains, fast times and fast women. ~~~ NDSU history professor Tom Isern expands on the popularity of oysters in the region in a Plains Folk essay titled “Oyster Crackers.” ~~~ In an episode of Natural North Dakota, Chuck Lura discusses conifers in winter. ~~~ Sue Balcom is here with some gift ideas for foodies.