Day 89


June 23rd, 2010

Next to this tiny little clinic in Medina, ND.


  1. Mike in Phoenix, AZ says:

    Surely your not thinking of taking a short cut are you?

  2. 'gina says:

    keep on walkin matt……stick with the plan man…..

  3. Peter says:

    Does this indicate that when you get hurt in Medina, ND you usually need to be transported by helicopter?

  4. Karen Too says:

    With all of the closed roads, water, etc., I can see why there is need of this out there.

  5. Jeff says:

    Matt….don’t do it Man…..! If man were ment to Helliport they would have funny hands that spin around and beanie hatts….I agree…stick to the plan. Keep the walking thing going… No flying around those crazy out of place lakes. Tomorrow you turn 90 (ok..your walk does at least). Peace brother.

  6. Kevin from NC says:

    A perfect landing spot for : Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, NO, it’s…………

    Here is an excerpt from an AP story I read today, the link for the complete article is below. It
    looks like Superman found out about Matt’s walk and decided to cut back on the frequent flyer miles.

    Toy Slayer, BEWARE!! Your reign of terror is about to come to an end!

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010.
    PHILADELPHIA — The Man of Steel will hoof it across America to reconnect with everyday people in a story that will feature actual cities, towns and neighborhoods submitted by readers.

    Superman, one of DC Comics’ flagship fictional heroes, begins his journey next month in Philadelphia, where he’ll embark on a 12-issue, cross-country walk _ no flying, thank you _ through Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington. Not on the travel itinerary is a swing through the Deep South.

    Dan DiDio, DC’s co-publisher, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Krypton-born, Kansas-bred hero had lost touch “with the people he grew up with, his adopted home on earth” and he’ll “take a walk across America to reconnect.”

    • Stephen says:

      Superman may cover his cross-country walk in 12 issues, but Matt heroically deals with and overcomes ‘issues’ like flooded roads every day!

  7. Renee' says:

    Has superman changed to copycat?

  8. Tom from Montana says:

    Some ‘sleeply’ little towns have interesting stories. It was at Medina, ND and this clinic that the ‘Freemen’, a group of tax protesters, started a stand-off with the FBI in Feburary 1983. All of the people involved have now left this area.

    Tax protester shootout

    Gunfire erupted Feb. 13, 1983, near Medina, N.D., as law enforcement officials attempted to arrest tax protester Gordon Kahl. U.S. Marshal Kenneth B. Muir, Fargo, and Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert S. Cheshire, Bismarck, were killed in the gun battle. Three other law enforcement officers were wounded.

    Yorie Von Kahl, of Heaton, N.D., left, David Broer, of Streeter, N.D., and Scott Faul, of Harvey, N.D., are led from the federal courthouse in Fargo after being sentenced in the deaths of two law enforcement officers.

    On Sunday, Feb. 13, 1983, federal law enforcement officers went to Medina, N.D., to arrest Gordon Kahl on a Texas warrant.

    Kahl farmed in Heaton, north of Medina. He was a decorated war veteran and a tax protester who had served time for refusing to pay his taxes. The warrant accused him of violating his probation.

    On the morning of Feb. 13, Kahl, his wife, Joan, his son, Yorie Kahl, and two friends, David Broer and Scott Faul, gathered at Dr. Clarence Martin’s clinic in Medina – which lies west of Jamestown on Interstate 94 – to talk right-wing politics.

    After the meeting, Kahl’s group headed north out of Medina, toward home.

    They met a roadblock. Gordon and Yorie Kahl, Faul and Broer got out of their cars. There was a brief verbal confrontation and gunfire erupted.

    Marshal Kenneth Muir and Deputy Marshal Robert Cheshire died. Two law enforcement officers and Yorie Kahl were hurt.

    Gordon Kahl vanished. Authorities caught up with him in June near Smithville, Ark., where he died in a shootout and fire.

    Yorie Kahl and Faul are serving life sentences in the murders.

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