Found Photos: 1930s Minnesota

Found photos are a simple pleasure. I get a lot of enjoyment from looking at old postcards and photos, and trying to tease out the details from the clues in the photographs. I enjoy it so much that I actually spend real money on the occasions when I discover lots of photos and/or negatives in […]

Local History

Fargo Flood, Then and Now

On Saturday, March 28th, 2009, I went to take photos of the Red River in Fargo. We had been fighting the rising river for weeks by that time, and we were in the final stage of the flood fight, waiting for the crest, predicted to be 42 to 43 feet. If I remember correctly, the […]


1966 Northern UFO Outbreak

When I posted a story about a 1966 UFO sighting in Donnybrook, North Dakota, I was inundated with messages from people who said there was a whole other series of things happening that year. This is that story. In the fall of 1966, people in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the bordering Canadian provinces began […]