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John A. Miscovich, an unlikely giant in the Alaska placer mining industry, invented the “Intelligiant,” a water cannon that changed the development of hydraulic gold mining, as well as firefighting, riot control and countless industrial applications that rely on high-pressure streams of water.

Dermot Cole
Alaska’s top elected officials gathered along the Tanana River east of Eielson Air Force Base on Tuesday to mark the completion of the longest bridge in Alaska, expressing hope that someday it will be part of a railroad connection to Canada and the Lower 48 -- though no money is available for that now.Dermot Cole
A company providing trash service to 318 residential customers outside the city of Fairbanks wants a 158 percent rate increase, arguing its current rates are “confiscatorily low.” Dermot Cole
The trustees of the Bill Stroecker Foundation have resolved their differences over settling the estate of the late Fairbanks banker, clearing the way for one of the largest Alaska foundations to distribute more than $1 million annually to community groups.Dermot Cole
A nine-year effort to build a veterans cemetery near Fairbanks moved closer to completion Thursday as the state purchased a 320-acre hillside overlooking the Goldstream Valley just outside of Fox for $2 million.Dermot Cole
The trustees of the Bill Stroecker Foundation have resolved their differences over settling the estate of the late Fairbanks banker, clearing the way for one of the largest Alaska foundations to distribute more than $1 million annually to community groups.Dermot Cole
The public broadcasting stations in Fairbanks, faced with a $170,000 budget cut, plan to withdraw from the Alaska Public Radio Network at the end of August, KUAC Manager Keith Martin said.Alaska Dispatch News
Fairbanks is home to a thriving community of dumpster divers. The borough's 14 transfer sites attract artists and opportunists, coupon clippers and hoarders, who say that that the sites provide an invaluable resource to the Interior community.   Laurel Andrews
Nearly four years after the death of Fairbanks banker Bill Stroecker, his estate, estimated at more than $23 million, has yet to be settled. The trustees of his foundation can’t agree on the need for an independent review of attorneys’ fees and all other settlement costs — estimated to total $750,000. Dermot Cole
A contractor needed 100 tons of gravel, sand and rock to fill a 75-foot hole in the ground that mysteriously opened up in the front yard of a hillside house after a deluge hit Fairbanks last week.Dermot Cole

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