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Grant County, Minnesota

Grant County is a county in the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 6,018, its county seat is Elbow Lake. The county was created on March 6, 1868, it was named for US President Ulysses S. Grant, its government was organized in 1874. The Chippewa River flows southward through the eastern part of Grant County; the Mustinka River flows south and west-southwest through the upper and central parts of western Grant County. The terrain consists of low rolling hills dotted with lakes, its usable areas devoted to agriculture; the terrain slopes to the south and east. The county has a total area of 575 square miles, of which 548 square miles is land and 27 square miles is water; as of the 2000 United States Census, there were 6,289 people, 2,534 households, 1,740 families in the county. The population density was 11.6/sqmi. There were 3,098 housing units at an average density of 5.74/sqmi. The racial makeup of the county was 98.28% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.30% from other races, 0.75% from two or more races.

0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.2 % were of Norwegian, 7.4 % Swedish ancestry. There were 2,534 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.30% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.94. The county population contained 23.90% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, 22.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $33,775, the median income for a family was $42,214. Males had a median income of $28,428 versus $20,240 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,131.

About 6.00% of families and 8.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.50% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over. Grant County is a swing district with a Republican bent. In 56% of national elections since 1980 has the county selected the Republican Party candidate. National Register of Historic Places listings in Grant County, Minnesota Grant County Website

Hugh McClelland (cartoonist)

Hugh McClelland was a cartoonist who headed the cartoon department of the Daily Mirror in the UK. In 1937, he introduced his wild Western comic strip Beelzebub Jones in the pages of the Daily Mirror. After taking over as cartoon chief at the Mirror in 1945, he dropped Beelzebub Jones and moved on to a variety of new strips, including Dan Doofer, Sunshine Falls and Jimpy. In 1952, he exited the Mirror for the tabloid Daily Sketch, he drew Pip Squeak and Wilfred until 1956 when he left Selsey and emigrated with his family to Canada. He launched his last strip, Jimmy Gimmicks, in 1957. McClelland had a working method, he would pencil 20 weeks of strips at one session, writing dialogue as he progressed and ink these in outline. Lastly, he would go back and fill in the blacks

Lipen Glacier

Lipen Glacier is a 5 km long and 3.5 km wide glacier draining the east slopes of the Trojan Range on Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. Situated east of Iliad Glacier and north of Rhesus Glacier. Flowing northeastwards into the head of Patagonia Bay east of Gourdon Peninsula and west of Thompson Peninsula; the glacier is named after the settlement of Lipen in northwestern Bulgaria. Lipen Glacier is centred at 64°29′15″S 63°16′30″W. British mapping in 1980. List of glaciers in the Antarctic Glaciology British Antarctic Territory. Scale 1:200000 topographic map No. 3217. DOS 610 - W 64 62. Tolworth, UK, 1980. Antarctic Digital Database. Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, 1993–2016. Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer. Antarctic Place-names Commission. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer Lipen Glacier. Copernix satellite imageThis article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, used with permission

Aristotelis Kourtidis

Aristotelis Kourtidis was a distinguished Greek educator and writer. He was born in Myriofyto in Eastern Thrace and lived the first years of his life in Istanbul, where he studied in the Great School of the Nation. In 1880 he went to Athens to study law at the University of Athens, but he didn’t complete his studies, he studied literature at the University of Athens and met the writer and historian, Dimitrios Kambouroglou through which he came in contact with the director of the Diaplasis ton Paidon magazine, Nikolaos Papadopoulos - whose daughter he married - to work in the magazine. From 1880 until 1893 he was editor of the Diaplasis ton Paidon, he was publishing original or adapted children’s stories. At the same time he collaborated with several magazines and newspapers such as Evdomas, Clio, Asty, etc. In 1889, he went to Germany where he studied philosophy. On his return to Greece, he was professor at various schools like Arsakeio, the Athens Conservatory, the School of Greek Women Association and the Girls High School in Piraeus, which he directed until his death.

In 1882, he was one of the founding members of the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece and participated in the establishment of the Royal Dramatic School. Kourtidis had strong educational activity, he gave a series of lectures on psychology and participated in numerous charitable activities. Aristotelis Kourtidis died in 1928 in Piraeus of dengue fever. According to the website of the Greek Masonic Lodge, Kourtidis was a member of the lodge Pythagoras. Aikaterini Dermitzaki. Το Εθνικό Ιστορικό Μουσείο της Ιστορικής και Εθνολογικής Εταιρείας της Ελλάδος: ίδρυση, συλλεκτική πολιτική και άλλες δράσεις. Athens: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Democritus University of Thrace, Poems by Kourtidis. Democritus University of Thrace, Biography

Barry Seal (politician)

Dr Barry Herbert Seal is a British Labour Party politician who served in the European Parliament. Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, Seal was educated at Heath Grammar School, the University of Bradford, the European Business School in Fontainebleau, he worked as a chemical engineer as a computer consultant and lecturer. Seal became active in the Labour Party, serving on Bradford City Council from 1971 until 1979. At the October 1974 United Kingdom general election, he unsuccessfully contested Harrogate, he was Member of the European Parliament for the single-member seat of Yorkshire West from 1979 to 1999. He stood unsuccessfully for election to the new multi-member seat of Yorkshire and the Humber in the 1999 European elections. Seal served as Leader of the Labour MEPs from 1988 until 1989, he served a term as Chair of the Economic and Monetary Committee and time as President of the Parliaments delegation to the USA. In 2002 he became Chairman of Kirklees Primary Care NHS trust and in 2007 became Chairman of Bradford District Care Trust

Ward Boston

Ward Boston, Jr. was an attorney and a retired United States Navy Captain. He served in World War II as a Navy fighter pilot and worked as a special agent for the FBI, he gained notability due to his service in the Navy as a Legal Specialist, where, as chief counsel to the Naval Board of Inquiry investigating the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 crewmen and injured 172, he concluded that the attack was most deliberate. He stated the court was ordered by superiors to ascribe the attack to an accident, rather than to deliberate hostility. In 2002 Boston told the Navy Times that the naval court was a politicized sham with conclusions preordained to exonerate Israel. In a signed affidavit he stated that U. S. President Lyndon Johnson and U. S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara had ordered the President of the Court, Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, Jr. that the assault be ruled an accident, to reach the conclusion "that the attack was a case of'mistaken identity'" despite "overwhelming evidence to the contrary."

He said he felt compelled to make this information public following the publication of the book The Liberty Incident by bankruptcy judge A. Jay Cristol, which concluded the attack was unintentional, while Boston found that the attack was most deliberate. In early 2004, Boston repeated the revelation before a State Department conference about the Six-Day War. In 2007, Cristol suggested that another individual helped Boston with his initial affidavit and declaration, likely wrote or assisted in the preparation of a June 8, 2007 article. Boston, a Coronado, California resident, died June 12, 2008 of complications from pneumonia at a San Diego hospital, he was 84. Time for the truth about the Liberty | The San Diego Union-Tribune Ward Boston, Jr. June 8, 2007. Forty years ago this week, I was asked to investigate the heaviest attack on an American ship since World War II