Wood smoke swirled past Dan Four Thunders as he sipped coffee outside the main kitchen at the Camp of the Sacred Stones. "This is Siouxbucks," he said, smiling. "And this is our star barista over here. Coffee, tea — he does it all." The barista, 68-year-old Allen Coomsta Matt, had no time to stop and chat as he quickstepped from fire to fire, tending pots of coffee. Matt, who's from the Flathead Reservation in Montana, had rolled into camp the day before and set up his teepee in the wind and rain.
FARGO — A 76-year-old Fargo man died this week after contracting the West Nile virus, according to his family, who hopes his death helps raise local awareness about the mosquito-borne virus. Arnold Thomas Esterby died Sunday, Aug. 28, at Sanford Health. His wife, Cheryl Esterby, said a doctor at the hospital told her that he tested positive for West Nile and that his death was reported to state health officials.