Maris Legacy Continues At Shanley

Pat Maris, the widow of baseball great Roger Maris, said her husband tried to be a leader his whole life. Fargo Shanley High School acknowledged that leadership Thursday by hanging an autographed painting of Maris in a dedication at the school. The painting, which once overlooked the old Shanley gymnasium, has been refurbished and will…
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Along For The Ride: Hermanson Cousins Carry On Bull Riding Family Tradition Together

HAWLEY, Minn. – Cole Hermanson had a feeling Huff & Snuff was due. The 18-year-old bull rider didn’t fret when he drew the bull which had never been rode. He wasn’t fazed when the animal tried jumping out of the chute either. Hermanson simply locked in and clocked an eight-second ride and a score of…
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Staying Power: After 28 Years, Lisbon Boys Coach Howell Still Finding Track Success

Joe Howell admits he didn’t know much about math when his old high school gave him a two-week substitute teaching position nearly three decades ago. “Two weeks is now 28 years,” said the 53-year-old Howell, still a teacher and coach at Lisbon, N.D. By the end of his first year, Howell had secured a fulltime…
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Straight Shooter: Pueppke, 13, Gaining Recognition With Air Rifle

AMENIA, N.D. — Matthew Pueppke focuses his right eye through the scope of his air rifle and balances his body. His target, a circle less than one-eighth of an inch wide, is 33 feet away. Concentration is the name of the game. If he hits the mark – known as the 10-hole – it’s merely…
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Taking Life’s Jabs: Area Boxer Finds Glory In The Ring

Sharilyn Walters listened to her son Zach cry over the phone as he sat in jail in Duluth, Minn. “What am I going to do, my life is over,” she remembers him saying through the tears. Zach Walters, one of the top amateur boxers in Minnesota at the time, had been arrested by a drug…
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