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Liberty sixth-grade team’s project wins ‘Best of State’
Study shows city may need third high school, more elementary schools
Cass County Sheriff’s Office promotes several employees
Board approves new boundaries for southside elementary schools
Reclaimed wood company Grain Designs building on success of NDSU memorabilia
Business digest (Jan. 28)
Stitch in time: West Fargo business doing embroidery and more since 1994
High Point Networks honors top employees for 2014
BioLife sets grand opening date in West Fargo
Trygve Olson cartoon (Jan. 28)
Silbernagel: Oil prices at forefront in ND session
Reitan: North Dakota considers issues related to legalizing marijuana
Steve Stark cartoon (Jan. 21)
Omdahl: Fears raised with Common Core not new
Winter Days contest winners
Calling all artists for Phelps Mill Festival
Alzheimer’s presentation slated Thursday in Arthur
Senior menu (Jan. 28)
Nursery News (Jan. 28)
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
SB XLIX: Carroll, Belichick face off
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
SB XLIX: Belichick impressed with Seahawks' model
Flight lines: Modern living takes heavy toll on birds
Flight Lines: Anything can happen during Christmas Bird Count
Swift: Parents, ‘just say no’ to birthday party madness
Home & Garden: The problem with squirrels
Where are my keys? And other musings of an aging mind
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
January 28, 2014
Alderman: Rule changes tighten reverse mortgage eligibility
Reverse mortgages have become increasingly popular in recent years, as cash-strapped seniors seek ways to keep pace with rising expenses – not to mention cope with the pummeling their retirement savings took during the Great Recession. But the Department of Housing and Urban Development...
January 28, 2014 - 2:43pm