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Strange Lands Episode 4

Strange Lands, Episode 4: The Oscar 7 Event

In the early morning hours of October 24, 1968, two alarms sounded in the Oscar 1 Launch Control Center. The alarms were OZ, outer zone, and IZ, inner…

How a North Dakota Meteorite Impact Helped Create an Oil Boom

Did you know North Dakota is home to an ancient impact crater? Geologists, and many in the oil industry, have known about Red Wing Crater for decades, but…

Fargo Moorhead Lost and Found is Out

Our newest book, Fargo Moorhead Lost and Found is out, and heading to stores as we speak. The book, and the website, are an in-depth look at the…

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,…

Devastation in the Aftermath of the 1957 Fargo Tornado

In the course of putting together a few coffee table books, we’ve spent a lot of time rooting through boxes of postcards at estate sales and antique stores,…

Fargo Riverfront Study 2015 Released

This is a process I’ve been following with great interest since the first push for a downtown renaissance zone and redevelopment began. The first real project to grab…

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…

The Original Fargodome

Some years ago when I was researching some historic Fargo happenings, I ran across an obscure webpage that featured a short blurb about a place called the Fargo…

A UFO Touchdown in Donnybrook

This post was inspired by the news that an internet archivist, John Greenewald, had recently released for download the UFO files he’d been collecting for decades via relentless…

Churches of the High Plains

Today we are happy to announce the upcoming release of our fourth book, Churches of the High Plains by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp. Churches of the High…

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What Happened to the Fargo Sleepwatcher?

Fargo-area residents might remember the “Sleepwatcher” case. In 2006 and 2007, a man crept into homes in the Fargo-Moorhead area and watched people sleep. In some cases, he…

New Job, New Life

Today is a significant day in my life.  The significance hit me as I went to the Post Office today and sent some mail.  I sent checks to…

Put a Puzzle in Every 4th Grade Classsroom

Sonic Tremor Media has made a 500-dollar donation on behalf of Ghosts of North Dakota to Connected Puzzles, an effort to get kids interested in geography with a…

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Ghosts of North Dakota Passes 75K Likes

Ghosts of North Dakota’s Facebook page passed 75-thousand Facebook fans today! Thanks so much for checking us out and following our adventures on Facebook! Haven’t liked us on Facebook…

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Ghosts of North Dakota Milestone

The Ghosts of North Dakota project reached 36-thousand Facebook followers recently! Check it out! Troy LarsonTroy Larson is a father, author, and photographer from Fargo, North Dakota.

Supporting Historic Preservation

Sonic Tremor Media has made a $500 charitable donation to Preservation North Dakota on behalf of Ghosts of North Dakota. Preservation North Dakota is a non-profit organization “Dedicated…

Ghosts of North Dakota featured in New York Times, London Daily Mail

Dave Kolpack’s recent story for the Associated Press about our explorations of North Dakota’s oil patch went national on the travel wire, then international. This story ran on…

Ghosts of North Dakota, Volume 2

Our second book project, Ghosts of North Dakota, Volume 2 is out now.  This book is an 88 page, hardbound, full-color book featuring some of the best photos…

Thank You ESPN Page Goes Viral

On September 17th, we founded the Facebook page “Thank You ESPN for Bringing College Gameday to Fargo,” which has gone viral in Fargo/Moorhead. It grew from zero to…

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Ghosts of North Dakota, Volume 1

Ghosts of North Dakota is an 88 page, hardbound, full-color book featuring some of the best photos from the Ghosts of North Dakota project — photos of ghost…