Craig Cobb is a white supremacist notorious
for his plan
to create a Whites-only enclave in Leith, North Dakota. Cobb's DNA was analysed for his appearance on The Trisha Goddard Show
, with hilarious results
. The episode will air on November 18th, but you can read more about it at the Daily Mail
posted by Joe in Australia
on Nov 12, 2013 -
As the only abortion-performing clinic in North Dakota, Red River is the main target [of North Dakota anti-choice legislative efforts]. An average of 25 abortions take place here each Wednesday. That’s why [Tammi] Kromenaker has found herself the focal point of the national debate this week, the latest target amongst a host of state-by-state attempts to do away with a woman’s right to choose.
posted by barnacles
on Mar 30, 2013 -
“Help a Brother Out.”
Gawker manqué the Awl presents the story of Zack P., a young man who’s out of the closet in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Perhaps needless to say, things aren’t going smoothly for him, particularly after he wrote letters to the editor of the local paper and staged a solo counterprotest of antigay protesters. (Did he lose his housing and job because he was gay? Even if he did, that’s legal in North Dakota.) So: What’s a blog to do in a case like this? Sell a benefit calendar. [more inside]
posted by joeclark
on Dec 13, 2009 -
might be the butt of many jokes
. It also might have the solution to many of the financial and banking problems facing our largest states. The Bank of North Dakota
is the only state owned and operated bank in the USA. Some see
it as a model for the future of banking.
posted by Xurando
on Nov 12, 2009 -
The Safeguard system consisted of three primary components, a Perimeter Acquisition Radar, Missile Site Radar and Remote Sprint Launchers.
in North Dakota [via]
posted by xod
on Jun 5, 2008 -
Before 1969, the city of Zap
was best known as the punch line of a joke about three towns in North Dakota that sounded like Rice Krispies—Zap
, and Mott
. But when student body president Charles "Chuck" Stroup
at North Dakota State University
needed an alternative to Fort Lauderdale while stuck in North Dakota for spring break, he enlisted the help of some student journalists
at the Spectrum
newspaper to promote the "Zip to Zap,"
an event that became the only "official" riot
in the history of North Dakota. The tiny coal mining town originally looked forward to the impromptu "Zip" festival, which had so much advance buzz that the Wham-O
toy company created a toy called Zip Zap
in honor of the imminent event. Unfortunately, after throngs of students descended on Zap, the only two bars in town quickly ran out of beer, and the North Dakota National Guard
was called into extinguish the bonfire, beer brawls, and riot that ensued. For more info about about how the "Zip to Zap" fit in context with the 1960s zeitgeist, look here
, and here
posted by jonp72
on Nov 20, 2007 -
Northwest North Dakota has an opportunity for 5,000 people.
Not the first 5,000... the right 5,000.
odds are, you are not a candidate for nw north dakota. you have succumbed to the cities. all of your pleasure must be provided and you gladly stand in long lines to receive them. but if you are of those who is wondering what they are doing in that line, continue this may be the journey you have been waiting for, but had no idea where the line was to get tickets. it's ok; there are no lines in nw north dakota./small>
They're doing it in Kansas, too.
posted by Kwantsar
on Nov 22, 2005 -
Welcome to Rawson, N.D.
, Population. 6
. Are towns like these worth saving? Should these "areas" be allowed to go back to their natural equilibrium between man and nature? Is there a "natural" equilibrium? What does this mean for the future of small towns v. urban sprawl? Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times
and Drs. Frank and Deborah Popper of Rutgers have
posted by Bag Man
on Oct 29, 2003 -
Death in the snow - a body is found in the frozen North Dakota woods. The cops say the dead Japanese woman was looking for the $1m she saw buried in the film Fargo. But the story didn't end there
An interesting read via Follow Me Here
posted by madamjujujive
on Jun 12, 2003 -
This proves my theory that in reality Fargo is much stranger than the Coen Brothers movie
. This is the new way to get people to come to North Dakota: Drive from Florida to knock-over a Super8 motel using, as your threat, an imaginary bomb in a Winnie the Pooh backpack---do all of this to fufill your request to spend the remainder of your life in the country's safest jail.
posted by nathan_teske
on Jul 22, 2001 -
The real "fighting Sioux" in North Dakota are the ones fighting racism. You'd think an institution of higher learning would be sensitive to issues like racial genocide, but apparently not. The Sioux could use your support
posted by Zeldman
on Oct 8, 2000 -