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Home Sweet Home: Unique Features Add To Happiness

Having rented a space to live for the last six years, I’ve come to recognize the significance of “home”. During the holiday season, I yearn for a place of my own. As I young adult, I dream of what many my age do: the opportunity to someday pack up my apartment, take a photo next…
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Feet Hurting In Stilettos? New Shoe Technology Changes Everything

Having a background in fashion design, I’ve found my eyes and ears are constantly peeled for the latest and greatest new trends. Just a little more than year ago, I wrote about 3D printed garments, travel clothing that converts to fashionable attire and underwear that seal in the stink (yes, farts). But, as the end…
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Falling For Fashion: 6 Hot Trends To Try This Autumn

This year, autumn won me over. For as long as I can remember I’ve been a loyal fan of summer—my absolute favorite season. But this year October pulled on my heartstrings. The changing leaves and rich colors have inspired me. I packed away my staple summer fashion pieces, swapping out my shorts and sandals for…
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The Carl and Lindsay Olson home in rural Argusville.
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Rustic Ranch: Argusville Couple Builds Their Dream Home

My parents are in the midst of drawing up plans for their new home in which they’ll retire. Saying goodbye to our family home isn’t easy, but the trade for property on Ottertail Lake and the chance to design a custom home gets them excited. Meanwhile, I’m doing what any good daughter would do: keeping…
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Managing Dreams: Employers Have Opportunity To Help Dreams Flourish

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been dreaming. I dreamt about what wanted to be “when I got older,” what my 16th birthday would entail or even who my future husband might be. (In high school art class, I drew a “Build Your Own Man” machine—a kiosk that would allow you to choose…
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Football Food: 2 More Recipes For Game-Winning Weekends

It’s tailgating season. In fact, it’s is the peak of tailgating season. Area colleges are busy preparing for homecoming week. The Bison will storm the Fargodome on Saturday, and MSUM and Concordia will celebrate the following week. During this time, fans gather to support their team, share a beverage and eat delicious food. (Sounds like…
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Away With The Red Accent Wall: Try A Feature Wall Instead

I remember when my mom carefully chose that shade of red. It was bold, it was vibrant, it was exactly what our prominent entryway wall needed. It would add life to our family home. It would make a statement. It would boast, “I am trendy.” But that accent wall is now a thing of the…
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Small Ways To Save: Day-to-Day Ideas When Every Penny Counts

Saving money has always been a challenge for me. I’m the reason big box stores line checkout aisles with dollar-bin items. I’m impulsive. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve gone into a store to “browse” and not left without a bag in my hand. I imagine—as a child—I was the…
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Alexander Clark, 6, bumps fists with his father Jeremy Clark before a race Monday, August 15, 2016, during the Red River Kart Club races at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo. Alexander took first place in his heat
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A Night At The Track: Where Age Is Just A Number

The neighbor kids at the lake introduced me to a different world this summer. Brothers Alex (11) and Tucker (10) had taken up go-kart racing over the summer. One Sunday afternoon, their dad, Myron, explained the family’s crazy summer schedule. On Mondays they raced in West Fargo, on Wednesdays they could head to Grand Forks…
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How To Make Siri Your Personal Secretary

For all the Android-loving fans in the world, this article does not pertain to you. (And I’m very sorry for your loss.) But for all my Apple-loyalists, this information should be very useful. So let’s get to it! I discovered the ‘Hey Siri’ feature on my phone about a year ago. Many of you may…
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