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Hastings police officer Albert Jacobson was shot to death while pursuing a burglary in 1894.
Laverne Nigg, "Budd" to his family and friends, will be buried next summer after eight decades of anonymity come to an end
The aftermath of a badly executed robbery resulted in a death on Christmas Day, 1920, in the Stutsman County Jail.
A man and his grandson from Bismarck, a farm family of six from rural Adrian and an Osnabrock family of five, stopped at a rest area near Valley City, were all kidnapped and released by two escaped Nevada convicts during a daylong crime spree and pursuit on Oct. 21, 1981. The chaos ended in a shootout with police on the I-94 bridge.

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Halloween is creepy enough without a real monster knocking at your door. This Halloween marks the 30th anniversary of the Halloween "megastorm" of 1991 which wreaked havoc across the nation and even captured George Clooney's attention.
Yes, Sunday, Oct. 31, marks the 30th anniversary of the infamous Halloween Blizzard, a storm so powerful it spawned towering where-were-you tales that have only snowballed in the three decades since. However, for those who either weren’t here back then — or who were dragged outside for pictures in tiny snowsuits simply to document the size of snowdrifts — the perpetually retold stories of the ‘91 blizzard can feel glazed over.
The two women did share something in common, however: both of them married Clarence Larson, Martha first, in 1928, and then, after Martha’s untimely death and Clarence’s acquittal for her murder, Jean married Clarence in 1964.
Charlie Mayo acquired nine farms throughout the years in which he built out the Mayowood property in Rochester where he lived.
Notre Dame's famous, 132-foot Jesus is actually from Minnesota and many other locations. But the hardworking "detail guy" who made it happen was from Cold Spring.
The Abner O'Neal, built in 1884, hauled freight and passengers on the Missouri River for a few months before primarily transporting grain between Washburn, North Dakota, and the Bismarck-Mandan area, according to the North Dakota State Historical Society.

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It took none other than The Beatles to keep this Minnesota foursome out of the No. 1 spot.
Alma Kruckenberg was the aunt Larry Kruckenberg never knew. Now eight decades after her death, he's getting to the bottom of what the family never talked about in his new book, "No One Dare Call Her a Liar."
"It is the most flagrant flaunting of vice publicly before the people that I have ever seen."

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