North Dakota

Drunken college students invade sleepy town, cause riot

May 9, 1969 Zap, North Dakota College students begin their spring break in-state, wreaking havoc and eventually being dispersed by the National Guard 2 days later The event was organized by Chuck Stroup, a student at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Zip to Zap, as it was called, was intended to bring spring break… Continue reading Drunken college students invade sleepy town, cause riot

Crime Scene Photography · Massacres/Mass Murder · North Dakota

Family murdered over argument involving a dog biting a cow

April 22, 1920 Turtle Lake, North Dakota Henry Layer kills his neighbors, 5 of their 6 children, and a chore boy following an argument Layer had visited the Wolf farm with a complaint regarding Wolf's dog biting one of Layer's cows. Wolf eventually demanded Layer leave, grabbing a double-barreled shotgun and loading it in front… Continue reading Family murdered over argument involving a dog biting a cow

Newspaper clippings · North Dakota

Clipping: student picks pimple with pen, gets blood poisoning

From the Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Published March 4, 1920 A student picked at his acne with a pen, resulting in blood poisoning which threatened his life. I could not find additional articles about the boy’s condition, but it looks like he survived his ordeal; checking with North Dakota death records, no male… Continue reading Clipping: student picks pimple with pen, gets blood poisoning