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Eh? A century of Titanic stories

April 15 will mark 100 years since the sinking of the passenger ship Titanic, one of the more notable disasters of the 20th century.

On Thursday, Knife River history enthusiast Paul von Goertz will host a 7 p.m. presentation at the Knife River Recreation Center. His working career was in advertising and public relations, so it makes sense that von Goertz will talk about how the ship's owners tried to control media reports about the sinking to protect their reputations.

There also will be a discussion on passengers with ties to the Northland.

Von Goertz has visited the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He brought back information about the port there, where

ships brought the bodies of many of the dead, many of whom were buried in Halifax.

The presentation is free with donations welcome and refreshments served.

What's your story?

If you have a family story about the Titanic, the News Tribune wants to know about it.

Send your information to reporter Mike Creger at or call (218) 723-5218.

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