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How My Spice Girl Friend Turned Into A Blogging Superstar

It’s pretty cool when you watch someone you first met as a 22-year-old college communications student change the hearts and minds of the world through her writing years later. That’s what I’ve witnessed with Jennifer Hines. I first met Jennifer Hines (then) Jennifer Mitsch around 1996 when she worked as a production assistant at WDAY-TV,…
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Michael Phelps of the US is seen with a red cupping mark on his shoulder as he competes in the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 7, 2016. .  REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler/File Photo   FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

What It’s Really Like To Be Cupped

If I ever had any doubt, this last week has erased it – we live in a very empathetic community. Over the past few days, I have been asked repeatedly: How is your back? Didn’t that hurt? That looks so painful! The concerned citizens were reacting to a story I wrote for The Forum last…
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Tracy Briggs gears up for a skating session with Jessica Anderson, left, and Alanna Snortland who play Flotsam and Jetsam in the Trollwood Performing Arts production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Bluestem Center for the Arts in Moorhead.
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The Day Two Eels At Trollwood Taught Me How To Skate

Without a doubt, the Trollwood mainstage musical is one of the highlights of summer in  Fargo-Moorhead. Since 1978, area high school students have been putting on fantastic shows to the delight of thousands of musical-goers. This year is no different. Ticket sales are already brisk for Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Not surprising when you think about…
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If You Have Weight To Lose, You’ll Want To Read This Woman’s Story

Have you ever met those families who just seem to be doing it right? I’m not talking about the nauseating Stepford-type families who probably take pleasure in their perfection, but in reality are kind of icky people. I’m talking about those families who are just plain nicer, smarter and funnier than you? The Rob Kupec/Deb…
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VFW Commander Dave Rice stands near his flower bed shaped like an American Flag on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, north of Fargo.
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Dave Rice – One Of The Good Guys (And He Has A Green Thumb Too)

I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in the WDAY Honor Flight program since 2007. Our goal is to send area WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington, D.C. free of charge to see their memorials. It’s definitely a group effort, involving a dedicated committee of volunteers including one of the best: Dave Rice. Dave…
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