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Neighbors: Coach made powerful impression on young referee PressPass

Sports officials deal with many coaches over the years, and probably forget most of them. Merril Reinhiller didn’t make officiating a career, but he did it for a while, and he says there’s one coach he’ll never forget.

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Neighbors: Column on old Inkster ball field brings back fond memories PressPass

“What a shock to see a picture of the entryway to the old Inkster baseball diamond in your Nov. 25 column.”

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Neighbors: DBC memories PressPass

These days,computers help you spell and do other things accurately. But Fargo’s Dakota Business College, which existed long before computers became commonplace, gave “excellent training” in terms of accuracy and attention to detail.

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Neighbors: What do you put on your lefse? PressPass

Many of you no doubt enjoyed lefse over the recent holidays. If so, what did you put on it? That question remains a major issue for Neighbors’ readers, some of whom have sent in their particular ideas on the subject.

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Neighbors: What do you put on your lefse? PressPass

Many of you no doubt enjoyed lefse over the recent holidays. If so, what did you put on it? That question remains a major issue for Neighbors’ readers, some of whom have sent in their particular ideas on the subject.

Neighbors: What do you put on your lefse? PressPass

Many of you no doubt enjoyed lefse over the recent holidays. If so, what did you put on it? That question remains a major issue for Neighbors’ readers, some of whom have sent in their particular ideas on the subject.

Neighbors: Chemical weapons a sore spot PressPass

The concern about Syria’s chemical weapons hits home for Larry Aasen, formerly of Hillsboro, N.D., and now of Westport, Conn.

Neighbors: 2 kids from Horace take their first ride on the Galloping Goose PressPass

Edna Stark was taking her two children from Horace, N.D., to Fargo to shop. Making it special was that they’d use the Galloping Goose branch line train to get there, and it would be the kids’ first train ride.

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Neighbors: People from the area who made it big in world of entertainment PressPass

When people talk about those from the Fargo-Moorhead region who became national entertainment stars, singer and song composer Peggy Lee often heads the list. But there were others.

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Neighbors: Calling in an order for pie plant? PressPass

A question about an old cafe for you, neighbors: Patty Heisler, who grew up in Fargo-Moorhead but now lives in Detroit Lakes, Minn., remembers a cafe in Fargo that had phones in each booth through which you placed your order.

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Columns

Lind: Sip a cup of joe and talk poetry with Neighbors PressPass

Neighbors has heard from hundreds of people over the years, most of whom we’ve not met. But we consider each of them – each of you – a friend; someone we’d sit down with over a cup of coffee and visit about what’s on your mind.

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Lind: Outdated items remind ND man of times gone by PressPass

Aluminum ice cube trays. Flash bulbs. Wringer washers.

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Lind: Snirt from March 1966 blizzard endangered freight train crew PressPass

Now that we’re officially in the warmth of the summer season, let’s cool off a bit with an update on a past Neighbors column about the March 1966 blizzard and how it affected trains in the area.

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Lind: Fargo man doesn’t let blindness stop him from living the life he wants PressPass

Carey McWilliams left his mark on a historic plaque. But hey, he at least offered to fix it.

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Lind: USPS honored paperboys in 1952 with 3-cent stamp PressPass

Years ago, The Forum – and other newspapers – was delivered only by paperboys.

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Neighbors’ mailbag overflows with notes PressPass

Here are some of the messages piled up in Neighbors’ mailbag.

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Lind: Was deceased Hollywood publicist born in Fargo? PressPass

Who was this Hollywood publicist Dale Olson? When he died last year, the New York Times reported he was born in 1934 “outside of Fargo, N.D.”

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Lind: Fargo woman recalls fondly her pet crow PressPass

If Mike were still around, Neighbors would thank him for brightening some kids’ lives. But not, however, for showing disrespect for a law enforcement officer. Mike was a crow.

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Neighbors: Singer gaining fame in Seattle has ND ties PressPass

Mycle Wastman is a singer with a North Dakota background who is gaining fame in the Seattle area.

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Lind: Business competition across state borders is nothing new PressPass

A story reported recently by The Forum and others told of the signs the Greater North Dakota Chamber has erected in Minnesota promoting North Dakota’s business climate, a move that has upset some Minnesotans.

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