Dakota Datebook: Capturing the Confederate


May 8, 2023

Men generally aren't commended for trying to sneak a peek up a woman's skirt, but one North Dakotan helped in a historic capture by doing so. That North Dakotan's name was Arne Ranum, a young Norwegian man and Civil War soldier.

Ranum's parents came to the United States in 1864, first settling in Wisconsin before moving to the Mekinock area in the Dakota Territory in 1879. While in Wisconsin, 1...

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