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The Push and Pull Required for $1B Vikings Showplace Is Over

By Jon Krawczynski | AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At the top of the Vikings’ shiny, new $1.1 billion football palace, there is a ring of glass separating the seating bowl from the roof that the team and the stadium designers call the “clear story.” At night, when U.S. Bank Stadium is lit up, […]

Rapid City’s History in Neon to Be Preserved

By Jennifer Naylor Gesick | Rapid City Journal RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Several iconic neon signs from Rapid City’s past are now in a city storage facility, waiting for a plan for them to shine again. The collection includes the Club Canyon Lake sign, created in 1940; the Plaza Sands Motel from 1957, Howard’s […]

As Historic Flags Age, Civil War Brews Over Preservation

By Kathleen Ronayne CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Eighty-eight Civil War flags, some tattered, some stained in blood and ripped by bullet holes, capture the attention of visitors to New Hampshire’s State House. Since the 1860s, the banners have hung in the Hall of Flags at the state Capitol’s front entrance. New Hampshire men once carried […]

At 80, Shipyard Skipper to Step Back After Zumwalt Trials

By David Sharp BATH, Maine (AP) — Captain Earl Walker wasn’t about to retire before seeing the Navy’s futuristic Zumwalt destroyer safely down the Kennebec River to the Atlantic Ocean. The 80-year-old river pilot and sea captain extended his contract at Bath Iron Works to ensure he could pilot the 610-foot warship safely through three […]

New Exhibits Ready for Takeoff at Marine Corps Museum

By Kristin Davis TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) — In October 1943, as war raged in Europe, a student pilot crashed an SBD Dauntless dive-bomber into Lake Michigan during a training mission. The pilot was rescued. The aircraft sank to the lake bottom, where it would remain for half a century. By the time the National Museum of […]