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Trista Raezer-Stursa

  • On this date in 2000, the generous gift of half a million dollars by Roger Haas to the Germans from Russia Heritage Society was announced. Roger had come a long way from being a motherless farm boy who spoke German at home. Now a successful businessman in Portland, Oregon, Roger wanted to give back to the community he came from by honoring his roots.
  • Living your entire life in a town so small that it was practically a ghost town might bother some, but not Melvin Wisdahl. Born and raised in Corinth in northwestern North Dakota, Melvin still called the tiny town of 15 people home as of this date 1990.
  • It’s not often a major motion picture set in North Dakota or filmed here, let alone stare Hollywood royalty. On this date in 2000, the Bismarck Tribune reported on the excitement that descended on Medora as the town hosted 150 cast and crew members for the filming of Wooly Boys. It starred Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, and Joseph Mazzello and followed the story of a Badlands sheep rancher and his grandson.
  • The National Society for Crippled Children was founded in 1919 to provide services to disabled children. In 1934 the society started an Easter Seal…
  • On this day in 1969, the North Dakota Senate Agriculture Committee heard a contentious argument over the destiny of milk prices. On one side was the Milk…
  • In March of 1919, members of the American Expeditionary Force convened in Paris to create the American Legion, a patriotic veterans’ organization. World…
  • On this date in 1967, the Bismarck Tribune announce the astonishing news that four young men from western North Dakota had received successful kidney…
  • On this date in 1986, The Bismarck Tribune announced that the biggest sign in the state was going to be moved and reconstructed. In 1934, Boy Scouts used…
  • On this day in 1987, the Bismarck Tribune published a moving story about the memorial service for Karen Ivesdal. About 300 of the 416 residents of Edmore…
  • On this date in 1923, a bold headline on the front page of The Bismarck Tribune declared, “Illiteracy Waning Under Steady Fire.” The State Department of…