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  • On this date in 1998 the front page of the Bismarck Tribune shared the sad news that John Odegard had died at age 57 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was the founding chairman of the University of North Dakota’s department of aviation.
  • Dwight Zimmerley, of Cogswell, North Dakota, set a non-stop flight world record on this date in 1929, flying solo 1,725 miles from Brownsville, Texas, to Winnipeg, Canada.
  • When we think about alcohol and vehicles, we typically think of drunk driving and the dangers that it poses. We rarely think of flying. That’s probably because flying while drunk is a much less common problem. Professional pilots also have a very strong program to help them address alcohol addiction. But in 1990, the nation’s first drunken pilot scandal involved a flight from North Dakota.
  • On this day in 1940, The Bismarck Tribune announced that Father Robert Victor Long was celebrating his 25th anniversary of becoming a Catholic priest.…
  • North Dakota continues to see growth in air passenger traffic.The state Aeronautics Commission reports a 9.5 percent increase in boardings for October,…
  • Yesterday we brought you part one of the story of Carl Ben Eielson, the first man to fly over the top of the world. We left him and his partner, George…
  • On this date in 1911, the Ward County Independent reported that Lucky Bob St. Henry had presented a spectacular exhibition at Minot. Several thousand…