Thousands Of Neo-Hippies May Gather In Black Hills In July

By Barry Amundson RAPID CITY, S.D. — While the largest crowd in years is expected for the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota‚Äôs Black Hills in early August, another major gathering is a real possibility for a month earlier. A group of hippies — some have called them neo-hippies — are pondering having…
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‘It’s Been A Good Ride’ Couple In Their 70s Sets Off On Final Cross-country Motorcycle Trip

By Grace Lyden FARGO–Ralph and Darlene Jose still remember the close call they had on their first cross-country motorcycle trip. “Somebody didn’t stop at a stop sign, and they came through–at Wolf Point, Mont.–and I was aware of enough that I would possibly have time enough to get around them,” Ralph Jose said. “When I…
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Victims Of Domestic Violence Turned Away Because Of Staff & Funding Cuts

By Archie Ingersoll FARGO — A survey of domestic violence programs in North Dakota found that 375 victims were served in one day last year, with 32 requests for help going unfulfilled because of funding and staff shortages. The requests that most often went unmet came from victims seeking legal representation, followed by housing and…
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Boys And Girls State Programs Struggle To Attract Teens

By Anne Millerbernd GRAND FORKS, N.D. — She was only a teenager, but Charley Planteen knew she was ready to be attorney general. “Oh my gosh, I cannot tell you guys how much I want to be in law when I’m older,” she told a crowd of almost 60 girls Tuesday in Grand Forks at…
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Finding Family: Ancestry One Of The Most Popular Hobbies In The Country

By Wade Rupard GRAND FORKS, N.D. — When Rich McFarlane and his wife were expecting their second child, a boy who would carry on the family’s name, he wanted to know more about where he came from. He remembered while he was in high school, he saw an old black and white photo of his…
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