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Weather Alerts: Blizzard Watch Monday Night and Tuesday
Aaron's Weather Talk: March
Warming Up In March
Warmup On The Way
Bottle Barn doors open in West Fargo
9-for-9: Businesses pass alcohol checks
Business briefs (Feb. 25)
Building permits (Feb. 25)
Commercial success: Projects going up all over West Fargo
Trygve Olson cartoon (Feb. 25)
Gary Lee: Major-topic bills moving forward
Reitan: Child Abduction Response Team receives recertification
Lee: Health and wellness bills progressing
Omdahl: Free college is cheaper than welfare
Boy Scouts to be at Pizza Ranch for upcoming trip
Shoptaugh to sign books at Costco
Senior menu (Feb. 25)
Nursery News (Feb. 25)
Rummage sale vendors sought
WF swim team captain gets back in the water after car accident
Bowling scores (March 4)
West Fargo takes third place at ND state girls hockey
Grand Forks tops West Fargo in ND state girls hockey semifinals
Stirling has been a rock in net for West Fargo girls hockey team
Flight Lines: Fallibility to be expected in identification of birds
Flight Lines: Birds are often named for their sounds, calls
'Beauty and the Beast' in photos
Breitling: Make a garden under glass
home & garden
September 2, 2014
Alderman: Identity thieves target kids as well as adults
I’m sorry to report that child identity fraud is alive and well in 2014. If anything, the problem may be worsening as thieves devise new methods to steal – and use – children’s personal information. Most commonly, they’ll harvest kids’ dormant Social Security numbers and...
September 2, 2014 - 5:41pm
August 26, 2014
Alderman: Will your children inherit your debt?
Many people finally get around to writing a will in order to safeguard their assets for their heirs. But what if you’ve got the opposite problem: Your nest egg was decimated by the recession, bad investments or simply living longer than expected and now you’ve got a mountain of...
August 26, 2014 - 3:01pm
August 19, 2014
Alderman: Finances 101 for new college students
To parents with a freshman entering college this fall: You’re probably expecting to shell out major bucks for tuition, room and board and a million other necessities over the next few years. But before you send your kid off, make sure you share one gift likely to steer him or her...
August 19, 2014 - 3:24pm
August 5, 2014
Alderman: Consumer reporting agencies follow your moves
By now, you’ve probably heard about the Big Three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion), that monitor your financial history and issue credit reports and credit scores to potential lenders. But did you know that there are dozens of other specialty consumer reporting...
August 5, 2014 - 3:49pm
July 15, 2014
Alderman: Divorcing? Protect your finances, personal data
No doubt you’ve seen many warnings against sharing personal or financial information with strangers, but what about your spouse – or ex-spouse? To protect your credit status, close joint bank and credit card accounts and open new ones in your own name; otherwise, an economically...
July 15, 2014 - 2:47pm
July 1, 2014
Alderman: Demystifying credit scores
One of the few positive outcomes of the 2008 financial crisis was that it helped shine a light on the importance of understanding and staying on top of your credit profile. Along with that heightened visibility, however, has come a great deal of confusion and misunderstanding –...
July 1, 2014 - 3:15pm
June 24, 2014
Alderman: What to do if you inherit someone’s 401(k)
Talk about good news wrapped in bad: In the midst of grieving the loss of a loved one, you learn that you were named beneficiary of their 401(k) plan. Chances are you’ve got too much on your mind to make any sudden decisions about what to do with the money. However, don’t procrastinate...
June 24, 2014 - 2:07pm
May 20, 2014
Alderman: Explore Medicare before turning 65
Each day, approximately 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 – and thereby become eligible for Medicare. But becoming eligible for and actually enrolling in Medicare are two very different things. In fact, if you miss the initial window to sign up for certain parts of Medicare and later...
May 20, 2014 - 4:17pm
April 15, 2014
Alderman: Reining in prom expenses
If you’ve got teenagers, you already know how expensive high school can be. Besides food, clothing and school supplies, a whole host of extracurricular activities are competing for a share of your wallet – even as you frantically try to save for college and your own retirement. One...
April 15, 2014 - 2:22pm