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Dakota Datebook: February 27, 2023

War bride in N.D.

Among North Dakota's many immigrants have been women who married American servicemen stationed abroad. One such war bride arrived in Bismarck on March 1 in 1948.

Anni Leier was to marry her WWII sweetheart, Edwin Ackerman, a school teacher in New Leipzig. But when she got off the plane, she found herself stranded, because she couldn't speak English. After some difficulty, cab dri...