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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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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Building Like A Boss: How To Make The Trendiest Home Build Choices

My dad has always been a handyman. Even as a little girl, I wondered how any husband could (or would) ever be able to compare to my dad. He is the jack of all trades, the cream of the crop, a grease monkey and a self-taught carpenter and electrician. Let’s face it, my dad can…
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May Justice Be Served (And Netflix Be Watched): ‘Making A Murder’ Season 2

It has been 267 days since Making a Murderer was released. It was the hype surrounding the show that made me curious. What was it all about? Having planned to watch just an episode or two (to get filled in), I was surprised when I quickly became addicted (and obsessed) with the the show. So…
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The Perfect ‘Winetail’ Recipe For Fall Holidays

I cannot—will not—hide my love for wine. It all started with Washington Hills Riesling. I was vacationing in Arizona with grandma when she introduced me to it three years ago. I always wanted to like wine, but never seemed to find one sweet enough for my liking. That is, until Washington Hills came into my…
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