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3 Homes in 10 Days

Jun 19, 2019
Joshua Hinkemeyer

Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity is holding the Dakota Blitz 3:10 in the West Fargo area. The project is partnered by the Blitz Home Builders organization, who selected the area for their next project. Pete Christopher, Resource Development and Marketing Manager, says this project has been in the works for over a year. He says there will be around 100 volunteers from 19 different states participating. Executive Director Jim Nelson says that volunteer work is rewarding.

Midwest Kids Fest

Jun 12, 2019
Joshua Hinkemeyer

 

The Midwest Kids Fest, done in conjunction with Sanford, is an opportunity to get out and enjoy the park with the whole family. Jessica Korynta, Event Specialist with the Park District, says it is a one-day extravaganza that offers everything a kid could want in a single location.

West Fargo Around the World

Jun 10, 2019
Joshua Hinkemeyer

The West Fargo Police is trying to get to know their community a little better with their Around the World: A Celebration of Cultures event. West Fargo’s Chief of Police, Heith Janke, says it is an opportunity for everyone to get know each other. The event will have various games and food from different countries, a stage where different dances will be performed, and a dunk tank with school resource officers in it. This event is being done in conjunction with West Fargo’s Cultural Liaison position they added recently.

North Dakota Special Olympics Summer Games

Jun 7, 2019
Special Olympics North Dakota

The Special Olympics of North Dakota held their State Summer Games which included various amounts of Athletic events from Bocce Ball to Track and Field. Kaia Watkins, Games Director for the event, says she was happy to see such a great turnout for volunteers and athletes. Kaia says Special Olympics offers a lot to those who participate.

The 1980s were years of celebration for many towns across North Dakota. It was 100 years since the coming of the railroad that gave rise to the towns, and now they were celebrating their centennials. The Cass County town of Arthur was one of them.

 

Burleigh F. Spalding had his legal and political career in North Dakota, but he spent his youth in northern Vermont. He was born there in 1853 as the son of a Methodist Episcopal minister, one of four children. Spalding left home at age eleven to work on farms for five years to pay for clothes and earn his keep to attend school.