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2008-07-23 12:00:55

By Paulette Tobin, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 23--"Nasvhille Star" finalist Ashlee Hewitt said she shed "tears of joy" when she was eliminated from NBC's "Nashville Star" and that, even though her time in the singing competition is over, she's already seeing what it could do for her music career. "Being eliminated last night was for the best," Hewitt, a Lancaster, Minn., singer and songwriter said Tuesday during a telephone interview from Nashville. "It was meant to be this way, and I...

2008-07-21 12:00:44

By James Johnson, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 21--What's an eyesore to some people is a minor inconvenience to others. Construction has been going on since last fall on a storm sewer pumping station at 20th Street South and 11th Avenue South in Grand Forks. About a 10-foot trench takes up a half-block running east along the avenue. Grand Forks Assistant City Engineer Mark Walker said the project is scheduled to be finished September 1. "What really escalated the need for...

2008-07-20 12:00:30

By Paulette Tobin, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 20--If you're looking for action-packed musical theater to stir you out of your dog-days-of-summer doldrums, check out "Les Miserables," the acclaimed show that tells the story of a convict-on-the-run and his fellow downtrodden citizens of early 19th century France. The show has a "Fugitive" story, starring Joshua Gunderson as the aforementioned Jean Valjean. There's a "Pay It Forward" story, about how generosity and forgiveness can...

2008-07-19 12:00:24

By Ryan Schuster, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 19--Starbucks stores in Grand Forks will not be among the more than 600 underperforming company-owned locations that will close between now and March 2009. No Grand Forks locations were on a list released by Starbucks this week of more than 600 stores slated for closure. Lisa Bakke, store manager of the Starbucks on 32nd Avenue South in Grand Forks, confirmed that no Grand Forks locations are on future store closure lists. "We're...

2008-07-18 12:00:51

By Paulette Tobin, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 18--Suzanne Schmidt, 23, and her sister, Emily, 21, sing sweet yet strong guitar rock harmonies. They call themselves Rhyme and Reason, and most of their performances are in local coffee shops and similar venues. But not Monday night. Monday night they'll be among the four regional acts playing Encore @ the Empire, an acoustic rock show in the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $5. The...

2008-07-18 12:00:40

By Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 18--From the percussion sensation "Stomp" to the popular 1980s musical "Footloose," Chester Fritz Auditorium will offer local favorites, holiday traditions, music and theater among the shows of its 2008-2009 season. "Stomp" on Oct. 7-8 will open the season, which will feature 13 events in all, including the musicals "Hairspray" on Dec. 6, "Annie" Feb. 15 and "Footloose" on April 16. Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra will return for their...

2008-07-16 12:01:22

By Ryan Schuster, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 16--Biomass gasification, or converting waste materials into gas, has the potential to create an emerging renewable energy source while also ridding factories of unneeded byproducts. But while it has promise, finding a reliable and steady source of biomass and making the operation profitable can be difficult, according to a tutorial held Tuesday in the Alerus Center. The biomass gasification tutorial was one of several held Tuesday...

2008-07-14 12:00:42

By Ryan Schuster, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 14--With construction planned to begin next year on a new $20 million terminal at Grand Forks International Airport and Allegiant Air adding flights to Las Vegas, the future of local air service appears to be looking up. That's a good sign for local travelers and businesses given the importance air service can have on a community. "Air service is critical," said City Council President Hal Gershman, who also is a member of the Grand Forks...

2008-07-13 12:00:26

By Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 13--By Brad Dokken Herald Staff Writer A graduate student studying fishers in northeastern North Dakota says he and his research partners are capturing more images of the animals on trail cameras than he would have expected. Members of the weasel family, fishers traditionally inhabit forested areas such as those common in northern Minnesota. But for some reason, the fur-bearers are becoming more prevalent in eastern North Dakota, even...

2008-07-13 12:00:26

By Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 13--By Brad Dokken Herald Staff Writer Members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa have harvested 373,000 pounds of walleyes on Lower Red Lake and tribal waters of Upper Red Lake since Dec. 1, records show. According to Pat Brown, fisheries biologist for the Red Lake Department of Natural Resources, most of the tribal members are fishing for the band's commercial fishery. Fishing is restricted to hook-and-line, and the tribe's annual...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin