Page 1

TIDBITSGF.COM

Of Grand Forks • East Grand Forks Published by: Wick Publications

BigBig savings savings for for safesafe drivers. drivers.

® . Get to save a better State sharon@sharonopdahl.com Double Check. It could could you big. Get StateItabout Farm. a Discount Double Check®. Grand Forks, ND 58201 Get State Farm. save you big.

701-746-0495

CALL MECONTACT TODAY. MEyou TODAY. ItCALL couldME save big. TODAY. CONTACT ME TODAY. CONTACT ME TODAY. FO RK S

• Esharonopdahl.com AST G RAN D

Publications

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL

1506562

1301900

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 1506562 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

State Farm Indemnity Company,Insurance Bloomington, IL State Farm Mutual Automobile Company Company, Bloomington, IL 1301900State Farm Indemnity State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL

File your taxes & apply File your* taxes & apply for an Easy Advance for an Easy Advance*

$ $

File your taxes & apply for an Easy Advance*

by Kathy Wolfe

This week, Tidbits hits the road to examine several interesting spots across the globe.

UP

6,250 (701) 746-1750

1318 12th Ave. S. • Grand Forks • 701-775-5522

ORGANIC SALON SPA

Hair Loss Hospital • REPAIR • REFRESH • RECLAIM Call to learn about Hair Loss Therapy!

701-739-2403 2600 DeMers Ave. Grand Forks, ND

WANT TO PUBLISH A TIDBITS IN YOUR AREA? ®

We provide the opportunity for success!

www.tidbitsweekly.com

libertytax

TA X E S.

Dakota Pediatric

DENTISTRY P.C.

to Hornbachers) (Next to Hornbachers) (Next to Italian (Next Moon)

Grand Forks, ND 58201 746-1750 Grand Forks, ND(701) 58201 (701) 746-1750 Grand Forks, ND 58201 701-746-1750 (701) 746-1750

3350 S Columbia Rd (Next to Hornbachers) Grand Forks, ND 58201 (701) 746-1750

be eligible for the $3,250 loan amount, your expected Federal refund less authorized fees must be at least $5,095. Actual loan amount may vary. An Easy Advance (EA) is a loan be eligible $3,250 amount, your expected Federal refund lessFDIC, authorized fees must be at least Actual associated loan amount vary. AnisEasy Advance (EA) is a loan cured by yourfor taxthe refund and isloan offered by Republic Bank & Trust Company, member to eligible taxpayers. There are no$5,095. fees or interest withmay the EA. Loan cured your tax refund and is EA offered by Republic Bank & Trust Company, FDIC, toofeligible taxpayers. arefornothose feesfiling or interest associated with the EA. Loan is bject toby underwriting and approval. proceeds are typically available within 24 hours member of IRS acceptance tax return (or within There 24 hours before the IRS start date) wever,toif underwriting direct deposit isand selected it mayEA take additionalare timetypically for your available financial institution to post theoffunds your account. your Liberty Tax office to learnfor about the cost, bject approval. proceeds within 24 hours IRS to acceptance of Visit tax (or within hours those filing before IRSamount start date) *Tooptions. be eligible for the $3,250 loan amount, your expected Federal refund lessreturn authorized fees24 must be at least $5,095. Actualthe loan may vary. An Easy Advance (EA) is a loan ming andifavailability of all filing and product at participating Valid Jan. 2-Feb. 28, wever, direct deposit is selected it may take Valid additional time forlocations. your financial institution to 2018. post the funds to your account. Visit your Liberty Tax office to learn about the cost,

*An Easy Advance is a loan secured by and paid back with your tax refund and is offered by *An Easy Advance a loan secured by and paid back your tax refundLoan and is offered by are RepublicisBank & Trust Company, member FDIC,with to eligible taxpayers. amount options Republic Bank &on Trust Company, member FDIC, to eligible taxpayers. Loan amount options are based your expected Federal refund less authorized fees. Ifmember approved foreligible an Easy Advance, secured by your tax refund and is offered by Republic Bank & Trust Company, FDIC, to taxpayers. There are no fees or interest associated with the EA. Loan is ing and availability of all on filingyour product options. Valid atand participating locations. Valid 2-Feb. 28, 2018. based expected Federal refund less authorized fees. If approved for anacceptance Easy Advance, aandFinance may apply depending on your loan amount. Loan to underwriting subject toCharge underwriting approval. EA proceeds areJan. typically available within 24 hoursis ofsubject IRS of tax return (or within 24 hours for those filing before the IRS start date) if direct deposit is selectedproceeds it on may your take additional time foravailable your Loan financialwithin post theof funds account. Visit your Liberty Tax office to learn about the cost, and however, approval. Easy Advance are typically 24tohours IRSto your accepa Finance Charge may apply depending loan amount. isinstitution subject to underwriting timing and return availability ofwithin all filing24 andhours productfor options. Valid at participating locations. Validdate Jan. 2-Feb. 28, 2018. tance of tax or those filing before the IRS start however, if direct and approval. Easy Advance proceeds are typically available within 24 hours of IRS acceptance deposit is selected it may time for financial to ifpost the funds of tax return or within 24 hours for take thoseadditional filing before theyour IRS start dateinstitution however, direct to your account. Visit your Liberty Tax office to learn about the cost, timing and availability deposit is selected may take additional time for your financial institution to 2-Feb. post the of all filingitand product options. Valid at participating locations. Valid Jan. 28,funds 2019.to your account. Visit your Liberty Tax office to learn about the cost, timing and availability of all filing and product options. Valid at participating locations. Valid Jan. 2-Feb. 28, 2019.

Chad Hoge, DDS, MS

and receive t-shirt All donors receiveaa free calendar from Lunseth

Pediatric Dentist:

along with free cholesterol screening! Plumbing & Heating

A dentist with 2 years of additional training beyond dental school to specialize in dental care for infants, children & adolescents. Your child will love coming to see us!

701-746-1400

www.dakotapediatricdentistry.com

CELEBRATING

National Blood Donor Month! Donate blood in the month of January

Y O U D O L I F E . W E D O TA X E S.

Grand Forks, ND 58201

FINANCING

On select Gas Fireplaces, Inserts and Stoves, Financing available to qualified buyers.

Turn the page for more!

720 S. Washington St. 3350 3350 S Columbia Rd S Columbia Rd

S Washington 720720 S Washington St St (Nest to Italian Moon)Moon) (Nest to Italian Grand Forks, ND 58201 Grand Forks, ND 58201 866-871-1040 LibertyTax.com 720 S Washington St (701) 746-1750 (701) 746-1750 (Nest to Italian Moon)

INTERESTFREE

Call 1.800.523.3096

720 S Washington St 66-871-1040 LibertyTax.com 66-871-1040 LibertyTax.com (Nest to Italian Moon) libertytax YOU DO LIFE. WE DO 866-871-1040 libertytax O U D O L I F E . W E D O TA X E S. GrandLibertyTax.com Forks, ND Y58201 libertytax

Issue # 1,101

GEOGRAPHY

Most within 24 hoursTO Most No Fees Most withinor 24Interest hours within 24 hours No Fees or Interest No Fees or Interest In 24 hours or less.

wickpub@yahoo.com

TIDBITS STUDIES

up to up to up to $ $ 33,500 ,250 250 3,250 File your taxes & apply for an Easy Advance*

$

701-740-0968 ®

• Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America, has undergone a few name changes over the years. This peak, with an elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level, stands in Alaska’s interior, about 240 miles from Anchorage. For centuries, the Koyukon Athabaskans who live in the area have referred to the mountain as Denali, based on their word for “high” or “tall.” When the Russians owned Alaska, Denali was called Bolshaya Gora, which translates “big mountain.” For a short time in the 1880s, it was known as Densmore’s Mountain, after an Alaskan prospector who was the first European to reach its base. But in 1896, another gold prospector gave it the name that stuck for decades, Mt. McKinley, naming it after a U.S. presidential candidate, William McKinley, who became president the following year. It wasn’t until 1917, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill to establish Mt. McKinley National Park, that the peak became formally recognized under that name, remaining so for nearly 100 years. In August of 2015, the name of Denali was officially restored.

Sharon Opdahl,Sharon AgentOpdahl, AgentGet a discount up to 50%. ™ Sharon Opdahl, Agent ™50%. Itpays pays to double check . 2534 17th Avenue South, Suite FSouth, a to discount up to ItGet double check . Sharon Opdahl 17th Avenue SuiteFF 25342534 17th Avenue South, Suite I can help lower your premium ™ Grand Forks, ND 58201 Sharon Opdahl, Agent Grand Forks, 58201 Agent can help lower your premium Grand Forks, NDNDSouth, 58201 ItILet’s pays to double .and take a timeout ™check Bus: 701-746-0495 2534 17th Avenue Suite F Bus: 701-746-0495 Let’s take a timeout and talk through Drive Safe & Save . ™ Bus: 701-746-0495 Grand Forks, ND 58201 sharon@sharonopdahl.com sharon@sharonopdahl.com through Drive Safe & Save . ®. talktake ® a Discount aabout Discount Check sharon@sharonopdahl.com Bus: 701-746-0495 . Double better State 2534 17th Ave. S. • Get SuitetoFa about Let’s a timeout and® talk

F O RK S

N e at e s t

Little Paper Ever Read®

LES • PUZZ A I V I R S •T FACT • FUN January 10, 2019

The

Since 1997

Mikala Hoge, DDS

and a Total Cholesterol screening. Check For youran eligibility date and appointment call: call for an appointment: 780-LIFE (5433) or e-mail: 780-LIFE (5433) or e-mail blooddonations@altru.org blooddonations@altru.org www.dakminnbloodbank.org www.dakminnbloodbank.org


HEADQUARTERS

HUGE SELECTION!

Ty Plush Prices: Small (6”): $6.95 • 2/$12 • 4/$20 Med. (9”): $11.95 • 2/$22 • 4/$40 Large (18”): $30 or 2/$50 Columbia Center Strip Mall

2100 S. Columbia Rd. Grand Forks, ND • 701-757-4008 Hours: M-F 10:30-6:30 • Sat. 10-5 AND

Pop-Up Store in Columbia Mall

(Located in Middle of the Mall) 2800 S. Columbia Rd. Grand Forks Open Fri-Sat-Sun only

Quiz Bits 1. 2. 3. 4.

5. Which U.S. state borders only one other state? 6. Which actor played the dad Which two U.S. states donated in the TV series “Eight is land to establish Washington Enough” (1977-1981)? D.C. in 1791? 7. What is the nickname of What continent is home to the country music singer Hank Gobi Desert? Williams Jr.? What country’s name comes 8. What is the name of the from the Iroquoian word for young girl who stars in “village”? “The Nutcracker”? Name the city that was first to TRIVIA reach a population of 1 million. SPONSORED BY:

?

BETTER HEARING. BETTER LIVING.

GEOGRAPHY (continued):

• A brand-new island was formed in 1963, 20 miles off the southern coast of Iceland, the result of a volcanic eruption. The eruption began 430 feet below sea level, reaching the surface in November, 1963. The eruption continued for 3 ½ years until June of 1967, when the island’s maximum size of 1.0 sq. miles was reached. The island was named Surtsey after the Norse fire god Surtur. Abundant plant life, insects, and birds can now be found on the rock, with 89 recorded species of birds. • Deserts occupy one-third of the Earth’s land surface. In order to be categorized scientifically as an arid desert, an area must receive less than 250 mm of annual precipitation, while a semi-arid desert receives 250 mm to 500 mm. • The world’s smallest semi-arid desert is in an unlikely area, Canada’s Yukon. It’s about 1 square mile of sand dunes, and receives less than 500 mm of precipitation a year. North Africa’s Sahara Desert is the world’s largest hot desert, with an area of 3,600,000 square miles, comparable to the size of the United States. Yet for scientific purposes, it’s not the world’s largest desert. Strangely enough, even though they are polar regions, Antarctica and the Arctic are larger deserts, again, because they receive so little precipitation. Antarctica receives just 8 inches a year, while the Arctic’s annual precipitation is about 20 inches. The Sahara’s temperatures are more indicative of what we think of as a desert – the average high temperature exceeds 100 degrees F, with a high of 116.6 F. ...continued

746.7000 GRAND FORKS

HEARING CENTER

0%

FINANCING AVAILABLE

3rd Month Rent

FREE

Expires 1.31.19 Some restrictions apply.

Parkwood | Independent Living & Assisted Living 749 S. 30th St., Grand Forks | 701.757.1519 edgewoodseniorliving.com

TIDBITSGF

.COM


From payroll and bookkeeping to expert tax preparation and advice, H&R Block is ready to work for you. For the year-round services you need and the one-on-one attention you deserve, partner with H&R Block Business Services.

Call today to make an appointment.

2715 S WASHINGTON ST GRAND FORKS, ND 58201 | 701-746-0425 2600 Demers Ave Grand Forks, ND 58201 | 701-746-7361

$3.00 Appetizers • M-F 2:00 - 6:00 pm •

P

UND HOCKEY

6

14-2076

HRBLOCK.COM/SMALLBUSINESS

Does not include audit, attest or other services for which a license is required. OBTP#B13696 ©2017 HRB Tax Group, Inc.

REMOTE START SOLD HERE

FREE Fun-Bus Rides 21 & Up

to All UND Men’s Hockey Home Games

NEW Casino Machines BOOK YOUR PARTIES HERE!

701-757-1091 • 1210 S. Washington St. • Grand Forks, ND

4. How long was boxer George Foreman’s first 1. In his 22-year major-league heavyweight championship reign—372, 515, 646 career, how many times or 751 days? did Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry pitch in the playoffs? 5. Since 2000, how many major-league teams have 2. Name the last coach before won 20 or more consecuBarry Trotz in 2018 to not tive games in a season? return to his NHL team the 6. In 2017, Le’Veon Bell season after winning the set a Pittsburgh Steelers Stanley Cup? record for most rushing 3. Golfer Phil Mickelson yards in a playoff game holds the record for com(167). Who had held the peting in the most Ryder Cups. How many is it? mark?

SPORTS QUIZ

SoundDecisionND.com • 701-738-0713 • 1923 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks

Lake of the Woods Ice Fishing • Day & Sleeper Fish Houses • Individual, Family, & Groups Welcomed • Track Transportation to/from Fish House • Great Fishing & Bait Included! Rod Thompson •218-407-1265 • twinislandsleepers.com


In-Home Care Services

She’s Always Been The Independent Type. We Aim To Keep Her That Way. We help to keep her independent spirit strong. Comfort Keepers® provides compassionate in-home care that helps seniors live safe, happy, and independent lives in the comfort of their own homes. We call our approach Interactive Caregiving™, a unique system of care, which keeps our clients mentally and physically engaged while focusing on their safety assurance and nutrition needs.

SERVICES Companion Care Light Housekeeping Personal Care In-Home Safety Solutions

Call For A Free In-Home Assessment

(701) 738-0006 2100 S Columbia RD #116 Grand Forks, ND 58201 ©2018 CK Franchising, Inc. An international network, where most offices independently owned and operated.

ComfortKeepers.com

2600 DeMers Ave. Grand Forks, ND

Online Ordering & Daily Specials

PopolinosPizza.com

746-7677

Open: Fri-Sat 11am-2am • Sun-Thurs 11am-Midnight Expanded Grand Forks Delivery & Now East Grand Forks

TWO LARGE 1-TOPPING PIZZAS

$

T

LARGE BEEF TOSTADA PIZZA

9 99

$

each

Must mention coupon when ordering. Not valid with other offers. Expires 1-31-19

T

13 99

Must mention coupon when ordering. Not valid with other offers. Expires 1-31-19

© 2018 King Features Syndicate. All rights reserved.


GEOGRAPHY (continued):

• When we think of the Caribbean, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, St. Martin, or Aruba come to mind. But did you know there are more than 7,000 individual Caribbean islands in an area of about one million square miles? There are 13 sovereign island nations and 17 dependent territories, speaking a wide variety of languages, including English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Antillean Creole. Only 2% of the 7,000+ islands are inhabited. The 176-acre Buck Island, about 1.5 miles off the coast of St. Croix, is closed from sunset to sunrise every day to protect nesting sea turtles. Jamaica, the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean, spans 4,240 sq. miles in area, and is home to more churches per square mile than any other country in the world, with a total of more than 1,600.

EAST GRAND FORKS

A-00456-003

AMERICAN LEGION • POST 157 •

Book Our BALLROOM:

• Weddings • Graduation • Parties • Meetings • & More

PULL Thursdays: 7:00 pm TA B S Sundays: 1:30 pm 1009 CENTRAL AVE. • EAST GRAND FORKS • 218-773-1129

• The world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, Venezuela’s Angel Falls, isn’t named after heavenly beings. With a height of 3,211 feet and a plunge of 2,368 feet, this natural wonder has been known as Angel Falls since the mid-20th century, taking its name from an American aviator. In 1933, Jimmie Angel became the first person to fly over the falls. He returned to the falls in 1937, hoping to land his monoplane on top of the mesa from which the falls drop. His plane was damaged when the wheels sank into the mesa’s marshy ground. Angel, along with his three passengers, had to make the descent on foot, a journey that took 11 days. Shortly afterward, the falls became known as Angel Falls in his honor. The plane remained on the summit for 33 years until it was lifted out by a helicopter. Since its restoration, it has been displayed at a Venezuelan airport. Jimmie Angel’s ashes were scattered over Angel Falls in July of 1960. ...continued

DIRECTORY

Be Watching for the Of Grand Forks • East Grand Forks

Grand Forks’ Only LOCAL WEEKLY Publication! Wick Publications P.O. Box 12861 Grand Forks, ND 58208

Chadwick Parkinson 701-772-8239 wickpub@yahoo.com

www.TidbitsGF.com

NEW Directory 701-738-0303 701-388-5026


NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL Now Pre-Leasing for Spring 2019! Your security deposit will hold your apartment until April 1, 2019.

Approved applicants will receive one month FREE on a 12+ month lease!

3 Bedroom Apartment Homes only $900/month Pet Friendly

Call to Schedule a Showing Today! 701.757.1521

www.dakotacommercial.com

*Answer located further back in this issue.

Would You Like Tidbits in Your waiting area?

It’s FREE! Call Tidbits Today! 701-740-0968

• On Jan. 18, 1882, A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, is born in England. In 1920, his only son, Christopher Robin, was born. In 1925, the family bought Cotchford Farm in Sussex. A nearby forest inspired the 100-Acre Wood where Winnie-the-Pooh's adventures would be set. "Winnie-the-Pooh" was published in 1926. • On Jan. 17, 1916, professional and leading amateur golfers gather in New York City in a meeting that will result in the founding of the Professional Golfers Association. The first annual PGA Championship took place in October. James "Long Jim" Barnes defeated Jock Hutchinson, taking home a silver trophy and $500. • On Jan. 14, 1943, during World War II, Franklin Roosevelt becomes the first president to travel on official business by airplane. The secret and circuitous journey across the Atlantic began Jan. 11. • On Jan. 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th president of the United States. At age 43, Kennedy was the youngest candidate ever elected to the presidency and the first Catholic president. • On Jan. 15, 1972, Don McLean's "American Pie" hits No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The song references the 1959 plane crash that killed famous stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "the Big Bopper" Richardson. • On Jan. 16, 1991, President George H.W. Bush waits to see if Iraq will withdraw from Kuwait by a midnight deadline mandated by the United Nations, or if war will ensue. Just after midnight in the U.S. on January 17, Bush gave the order for U.S. troops to lead an attack on Saddam Hussein's army. • On Jan. 19, 2007, Beijing, China, gets its first drive-through McDonald's restaurant. The opening ceremony included traditional Chinese lion dancers and a Chinese Ronald McDonald. Kentucky Fried Chicken first opened in China in 1987. © 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


REMOTE AUTO STARTS Start, Track, & Control Your Car • Up to From 3,000 ft. Anywhere, range Right from your Phone.

Deluxe 2-Way Remote Start

Snowplows

f

We carry Meyer plows for Residental and Commercial use, and a wide variety of Salt Spreaders.

All-Weather Floor Mats

www.SnowPlowStuff.com

Customized to fit your specific vehicle. Deeply sculpted channels designed to trap water, road salt, mud and sand. These mats are engineered to prevent curling & cracking in sub-zero weather.

Low-Profile Roll-Up Tonneau Cover

WHEELS & TIRES SUPER STORE

6105 Gateway Drive • Grand Forks, ND 701-746-0083 • 800-279-7492 • Hours: M-F 9-6 and Sat. 9-3

GIFT CARDS MAKE A GREAT GIFT

0% FINANCING Up to 18 Months

See Store for Details

www.newvisiontruckaccessories.com H Professional Installation on All Products we sell


GEOGRAPHY (continued):

• The deepest lake in America, Crater Lake, can be found in south-central Oregon. The lake, 1,943 feet deep, formed in a volcanic caldera, which is simply a hole made by the collapse of a volcano. Crater Lake isn’t the deepest lake in North America – that honor belongs to Canada’s Great Slave Lake, with a depth of 2,014 feet, situated in the Northwest Territories. Yet neither of these can compare with the world’s deepest, Russia’s Baikal Lake, 5,387 feet deep. The Trans-Siberian Railway winds around the southwestern end of the Lake, and required 200 bridges and 33 tunnels for that portion of the railway.

Get ready for the next holiay season. Open a Holiday Club account and earn 3% APY on balances up to $3,000.*

Open yours at our Grand Forks Branch or online at scu.com/holidayclub.

scu.com • 800.936.7730 Insured by NCUA *Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as the last dividend declaration date of 10/01/18 and subject to change without notice. Dividends paid on average daily balances of $3,000 and less at 3% APY. If average daily balance exceeds $3,000, the remaining balance will receive standard Club Savings dividend rate of 0.25% APY. Funds are disbursed on the first business day in November. One Holiday Club account allowed per primary account holder. Must be a member of Service Credit Union or eligible for membership.

• There are 23 countries and nine dependent territories in North America, with Canada and the United States making up nearly 80% of the total land area. This may seem like a lot of countries for one continent, but that number isn’t even close to Africa, with 54 countries, more than any other continent.

© 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.

Start Saving for the New Year

• Until 2014, Russia’s Trans-Siberian Railway was the longest railway line in the world. Built between 1891 and 1916, the line spanned 5,772 miles connecting Moscow with the eastern Russia, and it’s still being expanded. In 2014, the Yiwu-Madrid Railway Line was launched, connecting the Chinese city of Yiwu to Madrid, Spain, a distance of 8,111 miles. The train passes through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, and France before arriving in Spain on its three-week journey. The railway speeds up a trip by sea, which takes up to six weeks.

*Answer located further back in this issue.


KING C R O S S W O R D

TIME FOR AN

AUTO START!

Call or Stop By Today to Schedule Your Auto Start Installation!

Gift Certificates Available www.TriixCustoms.com

1600 47th Ave. S. - Suite C • Grand Forks • 701-757-3075

FREE ESTIMATES! Contact your local agent

• Medicare Contact your local agent for for more information: Coverage moreinformation: information: t for more • Group <Agent Name> A Medical INSURANCE AGENCY <Agency Name> Life Ins. • <Address> Rick Asche • 701-772-1138 H2409, H2410, H2450_2058 (01-2009) <City, ST ZIP> <Phone> 1521 24th Ave. S. • Grand Forks, ND <Hours of Operation> > “Since 1988”

ASCHE

Life • Medicare • Group Plans • Health • Long Term Care

©2009 Medica. Medica® contracts with the federal government.

©2009 Medica. Medica® contracts with the federal government.

S U D O K U

009 Medica. Medica® contracts with the federal government.

• Virtually Eliminates Condensation and Frost • Lower Heat bills up to 50% • Fraction the Cost of Replacement Windows • Install & Remove in Seconds • Keeps drafts, dust & noise out • Save Money and Energy

• Custom Made to fit almost any window or patio door

s on op ati St ens nd Co

NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL

25% OFF

Must Show Coupon • Exp. 1-19-19

Check out our New Showroom at:

4224 Gateway Dr. • Grand Forks

701-746-8684

SAVE

$300

by Linda Thistle

Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.

Magnetic Interior Storm Windows

after mail-in-rebate

When You Drop, Swap & Go! 20# Propane Exchange

$18.99 before mail-in-rebate

DIFFICULTY THIS WEEK: HH Moderate

Challenging HOO BOY!

© 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.

20# Cylinder Filled

$47.99 before mail-in-rebate

Hwy. 81 North • Grand Forks, ND • Hours: M-F 8-8 • Sat. 8-6 • Sun. 12-6


Remarkable People

WARREN BUFFET

• After two years of working at an investment firm, at 26, Buffett started up his first partnership, and a year later, was operating three partnerships. He and his wife and children moved into a five-bedroom stucco house in Omaha, purchased for $31,500.

• Warren Buffett, the son of an Omaha stockbroker, got an early start in the investment business. Spending many hours at his father’s office as a child, Warren could be seen at the blackboard there, chalking in stock prices. At age seven, he borrowed a book from the Omaha public library, One Thousand Ways to Make $1000, and he was on his way!

• In 1965, when Buffett was 35, he assumed control of Berkshire Hathaway, a conglomerate holding company. While under his control, the company became owners of GEICO, Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom, BNSF Railway, among many others, as well as owning a significant share of Kraft-Heinz, American Express, Wells Fargo, CocaCola, Bank of America, and United, Delta, Southwest, and American Airlines.

• Even with his hefty donations, in the last quarter of 2018, Buffett’s estimated worth still topped $90 billion, making him the world’s third-wealthiest. Not bad for a guy whose yearbook picture notation read: “likes math; a future stockbroker.”

Answer

• A mathematical genius, Buffett was able to add large columns of numbers in his head, and seemed to have a natural-born aptitude for business. Yet Harvard Business School rejected him, causing Buffett to enroll at Columbia Business School, where he had earned a Master’s degree in Economics by age 21. By graduation, his savings account totaled $9,800, the equivalent of $101,000 in today’s money.

• Although Buffett owns a $4 million dollar house in Laguna Beach, California, he spends the majority of his time in that stucco house he purchased in Omaha in 1957. He loves the game of bridge (plays 12 hours a week!) and enjoys playing the ukulele.

Weekly SUDOKU

• At 13, Buffett was delivering newspapers and selling a horseracing tip sheet. He filed his income taxes at that tender age, being sharp enough to claim his bicycle as a $35 deduction. At 14, he dipped into his savings and bought a 40-acre farm for $1,200. During high school, he partnered with a friend to buy a used pinball machine for $25, which they set up in a barbershop. In less than a year, they owned several machines, and sold the business for $1,200.

• In 2008, Buffett was the richest person in the world, with a net worth of about $62 billion. For several years, he and Bill Gates had traded places as number one and two. In 2009, Buffett dropped to number two with $37 billion, after donating billions of dollars to charity. Between 2006 and 2017, Buffett gave away nearly $28 billion. He has challenged other wealthy people to give away the majority of their fortune.

Answer

• He was just 11 when he handed over $114 to invest in three shares of Cities Service Preferred stock. He learned about the volatility of the stock market when his stock quickly dropped by $9 a share, but held on until he made a $6 profit.

King CROSSWORD

How does a young man from Nebraska progress to being one of the world’s wealthiest people? Follow along as Tidbits chronicles the story of this remarkable achiever.


Here is pricing for a few of our more popular ad sizes: Of Grand Forks • East Grand Forks

THE AREA’S BEST ADVERTISING VALUE 1. It’s a FREE publication for the public. 2. Every issue of Tidbits is available for a full 3.

4. 5.

week; so your ad gets seen for 7 days! Tidbits is a smaller publication which gives your ad a great chance of being noticed. Plus, every page is designed to contain extra content such as trivia and puzzles to entertain readers on each page longer. People love Tidbits because it’s filled with content that is upbeat and fun....not with “gloom and doom” news of the day. Tidbits appeals to just about everyone!

8,000 Copies of Tidbits are published every Thursday and distributed to over 120 locations in Grand Forks, GFAFB, East Grand Forks & Crookston.

Full Color

Ad Size (inches)

2x2 2x3 Front 2x3 Inside 4x2 4x3 4x4 1/4 Page (4x5) 1/2 Page Full Page

1-12 weeks $40.00 $60.00 $50.00 $60.00 $80.00 $88.00 $95.00 $165.00 $265.00

13+ weeks $31.00 $51.00 $41.00 $51.00 $66.00 $75.00 $82.00 $137.00 $223.00

*All prices listed are per week.

An area favorite for over 20 YEARS!

For more information:

Call 701.740.0968 or go to www.TidbitsGF.com

Solution on Next Page

PLEASE TELL OUR ADVERTISERS YOU SAW THEIR AD IN TIDBITS!


King Features Weekly Service ©2018 King Features Syndicate, Inc. All rights reserved.

© 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.

(Answers located further back)

December 31, 2018

• “I save individual milk jugs from my kids’ fast-food meals. They’re the perfect size for packing milk in a lunchbox, and also for taking a bit of coffee creamer for the office fridge — not too big, and easily portable.” — D.L. in Maine • Got extra mittens? Then you’ll love this tip: If find yourself with several mittens without matches, simply use them to dust around the house. Slip on a glove and dust away! They work perfectly. • Removing sticky residue, five ways: 1) Rubbing alcohol; 2) WD-40; 3) Vinegar; 4) Nail polish remover (not for use on glossy surfaces — spot test first); 5) Dish soap. • P.H. in Pennsylvania writes: “Got non-washable plush toys? Freshen up by spraying with women’s dry shampoo, and then rub with a dry cloth.” • To clean spills in the oven, cover with baking soda and let cool. Then scrape out as much as possible with a metal spatula. Use damp steel wool for thick messes, or a plastic scrubbie for small jobs. • Don’t forget to open and close all windows regularly, just to keep the tracks free of obstructions and clean. It might not be a big deal now, but in the spring, if you want to air out your home, you might find yourself with a stuck window. Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.


GATEWAY MANOR Apartment Homes

by Samantha Weaver

© 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.

FREE

1 Bedroom / 1 Bath only $535/mo. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath only $895/mo. • Heat Paid •

$100

TARGET Gift Card with a 12-month lease

Call to Schedule a Showing Today! 701.757.1521

www.dakotacommercial.com

d Cities Gam n ra G

es

• It was English journalist, political essayist and novelist George Orwell, probably best known for his works "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and "Animal Farm," who made the following sage observation: "Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting." • Considering their unsavory reputation, you might be surprised to learn that jackals often help raise their younger siblings, even after they're fully grown. • If you want to have an especially memorable -and chilly -- vacation, consider heading to Finnish Lapland. There, more than 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle, you can stay at the Kakslauttanen Hotel. The quarters aren't luxurious, but the sights are amazing. All the accommodations are geodesic glass igloos, offering amazing views of the aurora borealis. • Are you a snollygoster? If so, you're shrewd -and that isn't a bad thing, of course. However, it also means that you're rather lacking in principles, a trait you might not want to advertise. • The next time you're tempted to whip out the plastic to make a purchase, you might want to consider this little factoid: The average American spends 20 percent to 30 percent more when using a credit card than when paying with cash. • The heaviest rainfall in a 24-hour period ever to fall in the United States occurred in Alvin, Texas, in 1979. In that year, a total of 43 inches of rain fell in the space of a single day. *** Thought for the Day: "Catch-and-release, that's like running down pedestrians in your car and then, when they get up and limp away, saying -- Off you go! That's fine. I just wanted to see if I could hit you." -- Ellen DeGeneres

120 N. Wash. St. Grand Forks

701-775-8602

BUY 2 BOARD GAMES GET 1 FREE

Free Board Game must be equal or lesser value of 2 purchased. Exp. 1-19-19

• Comics • Trading Cards • Warhammer • Board Games • RPGs • Dice • Gaming Rooms

Tidbits is Available at:

All Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Crookston locations of: L

ocated o n publicat the racks nea ion rt Exit doors he !


Grand Forks THINKING ABOUT STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? Free Consulting • Confidential • Business Plans

www.grandforks.score.org SCORE Mentors (Grand Forks, ND) Call: 746-5851 or email: score@gra.midco.net Short-Term Care & Rehabilitation • Recuperate • Get Strong • Get Back to Everyday Life We offer specialized services in:

Physical, Occuaptional and Speech Therapy, along with Skilled Nursing Services To learn more about rehabilitation and other services we offer please contact us.

VILLASTVINCENT.ORG

(218) 281-3424 • 516 Walsh Street. • Crookston, MN

THE GRAND CANYON

This week, Tidbits makes the journey into the Grand Canyon, located in Arizona’s northwest corner, 90 minutes from Flagstaff. • The Colorado River carved the Grand Canyon, flowing west through the canyon. The River has an average depth of 100 feet, an average width of 300 feet, and an average flow speed of about 4 mph. The Colorado River winds along for 277 miles, separating the canyon into the North and South Rims. The canyon is larger than the state of Rhode Island. • The canyon’s average depth is about 1 mile, but its deepest point reaches to 7,800 feet at the North Rim. At its widest point, it’s 18 miles across. • Native Americans built villages within the Canyon and its caves thousands of years ago, and have inhabited the area continuously. It’s regarded as a holy site by many of the tribes that populate it, including the Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai, Paiute, and Hualapai. • The first documented viewing by a European was in 1540, when Garcia de Cardenas, a member of Spanish explorer Francisco Coronado’s expedition, traveled to the South Rim, along with Spanish soldiers led by Hopi guides. It was unseen by Europeans for the next 200 years. • John Wesley Powell was the leader of the canyon’s first official U.S. government-sponsored expedition through the Canyon in 1869. Powell had served during the Civil War as a cartographer and topographer, and had lost most of his right arm in battle, yet this didn’t deter him from making a three-month trip down the Colorado River, enduring dangerous rapids, loss of much of the group’s food supply, and the sinking of one of their boats. Two years later, Powell, who was now a geology professor at an Illinois university, led yet another expedition, bringing back photographs and an accurate map. ...continued

Solution on Next Page


GRAND CANYON (cont.)

DIFFERENCES: 1. Moon is changed. 2. Shutters are added. 3. Coat is different. 4. Horn is missing. 5. Streamer is longer. 6. Number is transposed. © 2018 King Features Synd., All rights reserved.

Professional Home Inspection Service CERTIFIED INSPECTOR

(218)

779-2288 www.homesweethomeinspections.net

• Powell was the first to use the name Grand Canyon for the natural wonder. When the Glen Canyon Dell. Dam was completed on the Colorado Answer: River in 1963, the nation’s second-largest manA VERY LARGE made reservoir was formedNUMBER behind the dam, and •named Edward Kasner was a mathematician. In 1938 Lake Powell in honor of the explorer. he was asked to come up with a name for a • The Canyon the wasnumeral designated official veryGrand large number: one, an followed national monument 1908, andhis became Amerby a hundred zeros.inHe asked two young ica’s 17th what national 1919.suggest. More than 5 nephews namepark theyinwould visitors visit theresuggested every year. a name •million Nine-year-old Milton out Grand of the Canyon funnies. is A inhabited cartoon strip character • The by six differnamed Barney was very popular. Milton chose ent rattlesnake species, including a remarkable Barney’s lastreptile name for number. pink-colored thatthe blends in with the can•yon’s Kasner announced the new name forhikers, the bigas rocks. It’s a common sight for number in his next book, altering the spelling. it coils up on sunny rocks, waiting for lizards, a •favorite Sixty years prey.later, Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new internet search engine. Other • Although the Grand Canyon is awebpage massive and one, search engines searched each it’s not the world’s deepest by any means. ranked them according to how many times Tia bet is home to the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand specific term appeared on them, but Page Canand yon, a depth of search 17,567engine feet, nearly 2 miles Brinwith designed their to search for the specific termGrand and then find out manyis deeper than the Canyon. Thehow Yarlung links30there that led back to that page, also mileswere longer. which resulted in a better search engine. • The Bright Angel Trail is one of the canyon’s •more They popular decidedhiking they trails. neededIt abegins nameonthat the reflected how many websites the search south rimwas andsearching. descends 4,380 thename Coloengine They feet tooktothe rado River. It can be a dangerous trek, very narof Edward Kasner’s very large number, only row spots, with hikers encountering theyinmisspelled it slightly, so it ended uphazards being such as sudden fallspelled exactlyrainstorms, the same flash way flooding, the cartoon ing rock, extreme heat, and Mules are character Barney spelled hiswildlife. last name. What’s it called? (Answer at bottom page) also frequently found on the of trail, transporting people and gear. COMPUTER FACTS • In 1981 Bill Gates said, “640 kb of memory ought to be enough for anybody.” • Moore’s Law states that computer performance doubles every 18 to 24 months, and ever since 1971, this has been true. • HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were all started in garages. Answer: Google, from googol.

SEWER-DRAIN SERVICE

1st Quarter 2015 Week 2

• Residential 24 HR • Commercial Jan 4 - Jan. 10 EMERGENCY • Industrial

SERVICE

• Mobile Home Parks

Page 8

(701) 746-8947 1-800-438-7686 • www.rotorooter.com

Quiz Answers

1. Maryland & Virginia. 2. Asia 3. Canada 4. Rome in 133 B.C.

5. Maine 6. Dick Van Patten 7. Bocephus 8. Clara

Residential & Commercial • Locally Owned

PEACE OF MIND Security System

701-772-6691 • 1550 47th Ave. S., GF www.stonessecuritysystems.com

Sports Answers 5. Oakland A’s in 1. Once, for San Francis- 2002 (20), and Cleveland co in 1971. Indians in 2017 2. Detroit’s (22). Scotty 6. Franco Harris, Bowman, with 158 yards in 2002. in 1975. 3. Twelve 4. 646 days

Tammy Erickson @

Superior Styles Haircuts - $15

THANKS FOR READING TIDBITS!

(Seniors - $12)

Perms & Colors Start at $35

answer

Home Service Available ($3 travel fee) Call for Appointment

701-741-2013

510 N. Wash. St. • Grand Forks Please Recycle this copy of Tidbits. Share it with a Friend.


Edge 2x

Flex 2

Edge 1x

$56900

$49900

$43900

INSTALLED* • 1-Mile Range • 2-Way Feedback • Inverted LCD Screen • Includes 2-Way & 1-Way remote

INSTALLED*

INSTALLED*

• 3000 ft. Range • 2-Way Feedback • Includes 2-Way & 1-Way remote

• 1-Mile Range • Includes Two 1-Way remotes

*Most Makes & Models

PROFESSIONAL INSTALL TEAM

You’re Never Out of Range Whether you’re at the mall, the game, or the airport, you’ll always be able to start your car using the DroneMobile app.

30 Days FREE Basic Service

With purchase of Drone Mobile

Receive Detailed Alerts: When your car is broken into.

$49900 INSTALLED*

When your door is opened

Remote Start and Drone Mobile Package available at Special Pricing. Ask your Accessories Professional at Rydell’s.

When your engine is started.

CUSTOM

Heated Seat Kits • Heats Up in Seconds • Even Heat Distribution • Safe & Durable

INSTALLATION

Diamond Dealer

Floor Liners • Most advanced floor protection available today. • Perfect fit. • Rigid core for strength. • Surface friction to the carpet. • Lower reservoir that channels fluids and debris away from shoes and clothing.

High

ONLY

$19900

INSTALLED* *Per seat

Reg. $285.00 *For a Limited Time

Low Can be Installed in Front & Back Seats

*Most Makes & Models

Large Inventory on Hand

*Most Makes & Models

WE INSTALL: • Auto Starts • Truck Bedliners • Running Boards / Nerf Bars • Bed Rails • Tonneau Covers • Chrome Accessories • Rims & Tires • WeatherTech • Window Tinting • Hitches • Grille Guards • DVD Headrests • & Much More!

Accessories

2700 South Washington St. Grand Forks, ND

(701) 757-5912

Rydellcars.com

Accessories Dept.: Jason Kowalski 701-757-5912 or AJ Preston 701-757-5969

Profile for Tidbits of Grand Forks - East Grand Forks

Tidbits of Grand Forks - January 10, 2019  

"Geography," "Warren Buffet" and "The Grand Canyon"

Tidbits of Grand Forks - January 10, 2019  

"Geography," "Warren Buffet" and "The Grand Canyon"

Advertisement