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Regional events mark 2nd anniversary of 9-11

The following regional events will take place on Thursday to commemorate the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11: - In Detroit Lakes, Minn., bell-ringing and moments of silence will mark the times at which the terrorist attacks took place. At noon, the...

The following regional events will take place on Thursday to commemorate the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11:

- In Detroit Lakes, Minn., bell-ringing and moments of silence will mark the times at which the terrorist attacks took place.

At noon, the American Legion Post 15 will hold a ceremony at the Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave., to honor those who have died in the war on terrorism.

- A memorial will begin at 1 p.m. in the International Peace Garden's 9-11 Memorial Cairn.

There will be no fee Thursday to enter the Peace Garden, which is on the North Dakota-Manitoba border 13 miles north of Dunseith, N.D.

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Attending the memorial will be North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven and first lady Mikey Hoeven, as well as Deputy Prime Minister John Manley, Manitoba Premier Gary Doer, U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci and U.S. Consul General Todd Swartz.

- A panel discussion, "September 11: The Aftereffects," will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the campus mall at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

If it rains, the event will be held in the library porch.

The panel discussion is sponsored by the MSUM Global Affairs Committee and Office of Academic Affairs.

Topics will include terrorism and religion, the Patriot Act and human rights, the economic impact of Sept. 11, and an international student's perspective of Sept. 11.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bruce Roberts at (218) 477-2043.

- The Minn-Kota Chapter of the American Cross will hold its third annual Everyday Heroes Breakfast on Thursday.

Fargo police Detective Sherri Arnold, the event's guest speaker, will address the importance of everyday heroes as it relates to her own work.

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The sold-out event will feature recognition of 13 "everyday heroes" from the region who have performed either life-saving acts of compassion or have worked many hours to help others.

The mayors of Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth and West Fargo will attend the event, as well as members of those cities' fire and police departments. Cass and Clay County law enforcement personnel will also be recognized.

- An exhibit, "Remembrance Drawings: Works by Mary Griep," will be on display at Fargo's Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., starting Thursday.

Griep uses images such as empty chairs and bones on a background of black paper to symbolize lives lost.

Griep, an artist-in-residence at Payap University in Chiang Mai, will return to St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., in 2004, where she has taught courses in studio art since 1988.

- Concordia College will recognize a "Day of Remembrance" with a student chapel starting at 9:50 a.m. at the Knutson Center Centrum on campus.

During the 30-minute service, a section from Rene Clausen's "Memorial," a piece commissioned to capture the emotional and spiritual elements of Sept. 11, will be performed.

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