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Video of the grand opening of Annie’s House On March 7, 2014, Annie’s House held its grand opening in Bottineau, ND. Annie’s House is a one-of-a-kind recreational facility for individuals with physical/cognitive disabilities, as well as wounded warriors injured in combat. Annie’s House is named for Ann Nicole Nelson, who was killed at age 30 in the terrorist attack on the World Trade […]

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A first for Annie’s House

Gary Nelson, center, controls a bi-ski carrying a boy on the slope in front of Annie's House, the new chalet and adaptive skiing center named for his daughter, Ann Nicole Nelson. At left is Sherry McCabe and at right is Frank LaQua.

By Tom Stromme Bismarck Tribune BOTTINEAU, N.D. — “Buy a home in North Dakota.” That was No. 7 on Ann Nicole Nelson’s famous bucket list that drew the attention of the New York Says Thank You Foundation. Nelson, of Stanley, died on September 11, 2001, in Tower One of the World Trade Center, where she […]

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Blood Drive to honor fallen firefighter from Staten Island

FF John G. Chipura, E-219

By Ann Marie Barron Staten Island Advance TOTTENVILLE — Islanders have the opportunity to donate blood in Tottenville this Saturday, in memory of a heroic Staten Island firefighter who died in the line of duty during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in […]

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