The University of Mary’s School of Health Sciences will be named for St. Gianna Beretta Molla, a pediatrician and a mother who died after declining cancer treatment that could have harmed her unborn daughter. “How fitting it will be to have St. Gianna the namesake of our School of Health Sciences, a saint who lived out this value in her medical pra...

About a week after Grand Forks City Council members agreed to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, UND has followed suit. With little fanfare, the school’s academic calendars were updated last week to name Monday, Oct. 14, Indigenous Peoples Day. The holiday named after the Italian sailor and forefather of widely violent North American...

Grand Forks is one step closer to ditching Columbus Day. City Council members, acting as the city’s Committee of the Whole, on Monday unanimously approved a resolution that would replace the holiday named after the notorious sailor with “Indigenous Peoples Day.” The resolution will head to the council proper at its meeting on Monday, July 15. “For...

Si rinsalda l'amicizia tra la Toscana e la nazione Lakota, uno dei tre gruppi storici dei Sioux d'America (il ‘continente della tartaruga", come lo chiamano i nativi), nipoti di Nuvola Rossa, Toro Seduto e Cavallo Pazzo. Una delegazione proveniente dal Sud Dakota, lo stato del monte Rushmore con le sculture di quattro presidenti degli Stati Uniti m...

A longtime Italian restaurant that closed here about a year ago will soon reopen with a new owner and a new menu. Grazies Italian Restaurant and Grill is now owned by George Plaku, who now lives in Fargo and said he's the former owner and operator of several restaurants in Nebraska as well as an eatery in Kansas. He's now securing permits and a...

By Kevin Killough When Bino Michael Bonner talks about his cooking, there's an earnest passion in his tone.Bonner is the mastermind behind Binadios Pasta & Sauces. It's a fledgling business he runs when he's not working for Hess. Right now, the business is in the marketing phase, but he said he's drummed up some interest in his home-cooked, o...

By Amy Kellogg   Did you ever wonder, why NAPLES, Florida? Or MILAN, Ohio? One Italian journalist turned this puzzle into an enlightening voyage across the United States, from Venice, Calif., to Verona, N.J., and six other towns or cities in-between. Alberto Giuffre, who works for Fox's sister network Sky Italia in Milan, talks abo...

by Julianne Craw Since 1937, the United States has celebrated Columbus Day as a federal holiday, honoring the Italian explorer long-honored as the man who discovered America. Fargo is looking to revise the October holiday. Media outlets reported the Fargo Native American Commission is seeking to pass a resolution changing the name from...

By Tu-Uyen Tran   "Gentile signorina," the purse-snatcher wrote to his victim at the beginning of a short story that University of North Dakota professor Elizabeth Harris has translated. He had been examining the contents of the purse, imagining what his victim is like and coming to realize he had fallen in love, she said.   "Gen...

By Frank Antosiewicz A trio of Italian plastic machinery companies has formed a network and is retaining Alliance Automation LLC to market their products in the United States and Canada. Baruffaldi Plastic Technology srl, Engin Plast srl and Comav srl have formed the network called North Italian Plastic Technology, also known as NIP-Tech. &n...