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Norman M. Eide, 87, Omaha, Neb., formerly Moorhead, died Sunday in an Omaha hospital. The funeral will be Friday at 10 in Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Moorhead. (Korsmo, Moorhead) Miyo Nordenstrom, 75, Fargo, died Monday in Innovis Hospital, Fargo. (Boulger, Fargo) Clarence Davis, 98, Moorhead, died Monday in Fargo under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. (Wright, Moorhead) Ernest Holst, 93, Selz, N.D., died Monday in St. Aloisius Medical Center, Harvey, N.D. (Hertz, Harvey) James Lewis Blackwell, 77, Dilworth, died Monday in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Chester Francis Eiken, 94, Moorhead, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Mr. Eiken was born Dec. 16, 1910, in Portland, N.D., where he grew up and graduated from high school. On Jan. 5, 1942, he married Valerie Puhalla in Moorhead. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 until his discharge in 1946. In 1947, they moved to Fargo, and in 1951, they moved to Moorhead. He worked for Berg Fargo Motor. He worked for Northwestern Equipment, Fargo, for 24 years.
John J. Ivesdal, 96, Edmore, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in First Care Health Center, Park River, N.D. Mr. Ivesdal was born Sept. 16, 1908, in Edmore, where he graduated from high school. He attended the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. On Nov. 14, 1936, he married Orrel Overbo in Hampden, N.D. They operated a cream station and ice cream parlor for several years. He worked as North Dakota dairy inspector for more than 20 years and North Dakota assistant dairy commissioner. He also did income tax preparation for area residents. She died in 1994.
Alma G. Howes, 90, Edmore, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake, N.D. Alma G. Fossum was born Feb. 28, 1914, in Lawton, N.D., where she grew up and graduated from high school. On June 29, 1939, she married Russell Howes in Devils Lake. They farmed near Edmore. In 1956, they moved into Edmore. Her husband died in 1985.
BISMARCK - Effective today, North Dakotan residents can get a free credit report from all three major credit reporting agencies, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says. Under a federal law passed last year, people can access one free credit report each year from the three nationwide credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Prior to the change, people were entitled to a free credit report only after being turned down for credit, Stenehjem said. "A credit report is the first line of defense against identity theft," Stenehjem said.