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She’s Not From Around Here: Cold is Relative

She’s Not From Around Here: Cold is Relative

When you find out you’re moving to Minot, the first thing you wonder about is the cold. When you move to Minot the first thing you’ll think about is the cold. When you tell someone you live in Minot, the first thing they ask about is the cold.Yes, there’s more to...

A View From Our Side: Chanhassen, Just Down The Road

A View From Our Side: Chanhassen, Just Down The Road

As a lifestyle reporter I am in constant search of those extraordinary events, and my recent trip to Minneapolis and Chanhassen Dinner Theater gave me a chance to see their production of Footloose. You can consider Chanhassen a part of the twin cities, but it is...

A View From Our Side: Chanhassen, Just Down The Road

A View From Our Side: Memories From When I Was A Kid

Staring out the window at my front yard, I see the ground covered with leaves from the once small ash tree that during the summer provides a great amount of shade for our home. I love the colors of fall, until they are all over my lawn. I take a deep breath and...

She’s Not From Around Here: Cold is Relative

She’s Not From Around Here: The Honor Code

I’ve never been robbed. Not really. There have been two instances in which something of mine was stolen. They are as follows: Once, at a pumpkin patch in Delaware, I painted a small pumpkin that came complimentary with each corn maze admission. I brushed on...

Upside Down Under: A model of cooperation…

Upside Down Under: A model of cooperation…

In recent years there’s been a lot of bickering about the dumbest things often resulting in long-term animosity among co-workers, married couples, friends and even students. Believe it or not, there are people, in North Dakota, who will argue with you about what kind...

Upside Down Under: A model of cooperation…

Upside Down Under: Bliss on the backway…

This is a continuation from last week about driving on North Dakota’s highways. We have 13 scenic byways and backways and each one of them affords unique natural beauty of its region. Three routes are along the Canadian border, seven are in western North Dakota and...

A View From Our Side: Chanhassen, Just Down The Road

A View From Our Side: The Arts Have Always Been Important

On a recent bus tour given to Minot AFB residents, I was kind of filling time when I started to mention all of the organizations in Minot and the surrounding area that were consistently doing shows and concerts. There certainly was a lot of interest in these...

A View From Our Side: Chanhassen, Just Down The Road

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask

We have all been in that situation where everyone is talking about something, and there you stand with very little knowledge of the subject being discussed. Recently at Minot AFB the subject has been Norsk Hostfest.So, let’s do a little educating, because Norsk...

Upside Down Under: A model of cooperation…

100 years and counting…

It isn’t easy to stay in business for 100 years, especially given that in the past century, any business to survive that long had to endure the Great Depression in the 1930s. But there are two businesses that have daily impact on many North Dakota residents and both...

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