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Lind: Remember the simpler times before smartphones PressPass

Donald Tobkin hasn’t moved far from where he grew up, 10 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes, Minn. He lives on lakeshore property just across the township road from his family’s home farm, where he grew up.

Neighbors: Executive chef has career-appropriate nickname PressPass

It was some years ago when Brandon Dewald picked up his nickname, and it was appropriate.


Neighbors: The story behind ‘White Christmas’ PressPass

Here’s the story behind the song “White Christmas.” Neighbors carried a story this past Christmas season about how that song affected servicemen on a World War II battlefield.


Neighbors: 'Captain Jim' announced 1950-60's children's show PressPass

Koly Speer, Ulen, Minn., had a question in December for Neighbors’ readers: What was the children’s show on a local TV station weekdays in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and who was the station’s announcer who was featured?


45 years ago, a biblical Christmas Eve message in first broadcast from moon's orbit PressPass

Many of you were gathered around the TV set 45 years ago tonight to watch an epic event. It was Christmas Eve 1968, the day Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, entered lunar orbit.


Lind: 91-year-old remembers North Dakota Christmases PressPass

Going to town to get nuts, Christmas candy and oranges (a special treat) was one of the Christmas traditions Virginia Wilder remembers.


Neighbors: 'White Christmas' links history, family PressPass

It was a rugged place to spend Christmas in 1942: Guadalcanal, where the 164th Infantry Division of the North Dakota National Guard was in fierce combat with the Japanese forces occupying the Pacific island.


Readers continue to send in stories about horse-drawn vehicles called 'hacks" PressPass

Stories about the horse-drawn vehicles called “hacks” that hauled kids to and from school years ago continue to come in.


Neighbors: Peeking into the mailbag PressPass

Let’s dig into Neighbors’ mailbag. Bruce Speich, Milnor, N.D., sends in a copy of the front page of the old Fargo News, dated Dec. 25, 1952.


Prominent pastor who was at Concordia College for 38 years dies at age 95 PressPass

FARGO – He was a man who had a deep understanding of biblical truths, who was a friend of evangelist Billy Graham, who loved seeing people grow spiritually and, incidentally, who loved cheese on his soup. This was the Rev. Arthur Grimstad, who just wanted to be called Art, and who died Saturday at age 95.


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ND attorney general’s family has long history in area PressPass

Information has come in concerning the ancestors of North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, including Wayne’s grandfather Martin Stenehjem.


Lind: Dakota Business College taught many ND bankers PressPass

Stories about the old Dakota Business College in Fargo led Justin Swank, Fargo, to write about his father, James Swank.

Lind: ND farmer saved man pinned under machine PressPass

This story could be in Nicole Phillips’ Forum column, which focuses on kind things people do for one another.


Fargo man searches for poem PressPass

Don K. Johnson, of Fargo, seeks your help in tracking down a poem. “I have searched far and wide for a poem I misplaced many years ago,” Don writes.

Lind: Readers inquire about city names PressPass

Bowman and Havana are North Dakota towns on opposite corners of the state. But Neighbors has received inquiries about how both of them got their names.


Lind: Reader recalls infamous March 1966 blizzard PressPass

Sure, it’s May, but Neighbors is still catching up with mail concerning past winter storms, although the way the winter has dragged on, maybe it’s not so inappropriate today to recall the infamous March 1966 blizzard and how it affected local rail lines.


Lind: Yet another way to enjoy lefse PressPass

You can add this to the list of ways to eat lefse.


Lind: Postcard with no message a mystery to woman’s granddaughter PressPass

Here’s a postcard from the past, and a request for information about it. It comes from Katherine Cannon, of Clifton, Texas, a woman who can claim a relative who was a big political name in Minnesota, and who lives near a town much in the news recently.


Steam Threshers use hand-operated train turntable PressPass

Neighbors carried a piece some time ago about someone taking the old Galloping Goose branch line train to the Canadian border, where it was turned around on a hand-operated turntable.


Lind: Poem stirs many memories for readers PressPass

“A Letter Home,” a poem written years ago by North Dakota’s late poet laureate James W. Foley, still rings a bell for many people.