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Task Force Reaches Out To Leith, ND

A blog, Not In Our Town, has started to raise awareness and support for the residents of Leith, N.D., who are fighting an attempted takeover of their town by a white supremacist. You can read more here.

On Saturday, the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations sent the following open letter to the 22 residents of Leith, N.D., and all other North Dakotans (in wake of the attempt by a white supremacist from Canada to establish a racist stronghold in Leith):



“The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations Board of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, stands in solidarity with the good residents of Leith. We praise you for your courageous determination to oppose the message of hate and those who promote white supremacy. You are doing exactly what all communities should do and that is never remain silent in the face of hate. We have spent 32 years opposing the doctrines and activities of the neo-Nazis and other extremists’ movements and thus we stand shoulder to shoulder with you and ask all the good people of North Dakota to do the same.”

Question: Are you concerned re: the attempt by a white supremacist to take over the small North Dakota town of Leith?

High Noon: North Dakota Or Bust?

Then came this journey to North Dakota. Quite frankly, after watching the movie “Fargo,” I had hoped never to set foot in that flat, oddball of a state. But my nephew, Stephen, and his beautiful bride, Tamara, got married last Saturday in Grand Forks. And when it comes to family there are certain things you just suck up and do. Like giving up a kidney, say. Or even going to North Dakota/Doug Clark, SR. More here.

Question: Have you ever been to North Dakota? Why? Impression?

Blanchette: Idaho Defense Stars

Before the Humanitarian Bowl went all wild-hairs-and- whoopie-cushions last December, Idaho coach Robb Akey had the play of the day – fixing his stare directly into the ESPN camera at halftime and commanding, “Watch the second half – you’re going to love it!” He could have spent halftime Thursday night handing out similar assurances to the 11,466 at the Kibbie Dome, section by section. Little to love up to that point. Much more afterward. But then, that’s the way these things often go, full of halts and hiccups – season opener, playing at home, against a predictably overmatched opponent and with three months’ worth of expectation and possibility attached. Not that the Vandals know all that much about it – this is was the first time in 13 years all those things had dovetailed on the same evening/John Blanchette, SR. More here.

  • Cutline:  Idaho’s Armauni Johnson hauls in the catch between  North  Dakota defenders Dominique Hawkins (30) and Joel Schwenzfeier in the second quarter Thursday. (AP Photo/Lewiston Tribune, Kyle Mills)

Question: Any of you have any complaints about Idaho’s 45-0 whipping of North Dakota?

Idaho Vandals Open Vs. North Dakota

It wasn’t until October last fall that the University of Idaho football team’s identity – potent, if slow-starting, on offense and vulnerable on defense – fully materialized. What will the Vandals’ M.O. be this season? Quarterback Nathan Enderle isn’t sure, but he hopes it doesn’t take as long to find out.  “About midway through last year was when we started to click on all cylinders and put up some numbers,” the fourth-year starter said. “Hopefully we start with the first game and continue with that. Ramp it up a little bit earlier than last year, I guess.” The first opportunity for Enderle and the Vandals to see how much of a carryover effect there will be from a terrific 2009 campaign comes tonight, when they host North Dakota at the Kibbie Dome. Kickoff for the season opener – UI’s first time starting the season in Moscow since 1998 — is 6 p.m/Josh Wright, SportsLink. More here.

Question: Predict tonight’s final score in nonleague opener between the Idaho Vandals and North Dakota?

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