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VIDEO: Priceless Roger Maris memorabilia stolen from West Acres in targeted heist
Study predicts high demand for low-income housing in N.D.
Wis. police officer resigns after probe reveals he used police resources for nearly 100 sexual encounters
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Red River Valley Fair attendance in 2016 lowest since 2008
Wall Street declines as earnings take center stage
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Former TNT's Diner in West Fargo opens under new name
Exchange Club donates to crisis center, aquatic center
Forum editorial: Upgrade West Fargo fire unit
Cartoon: July 20, 2016
Chief's Corner: Looking at last month's crime
The Math Isn't New, but the Pedagogy Is
Olson Cartoon: July 13, 2016
Nursery News (7-6-16)
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Brennan takes position at NDSU Extension Service
Yard of the Month
Library News: May 4, 2016
Breitling: Time for Color
Library News (April 27, 2016)
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Singer comes home on a high note
home & garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
Flight Lines: Bug hunter declining in numbers
Video: Meadowlark recognized as symbol of west
NEW: Flight Lines Video: Even images in hand won't stop mistaken identities
Flight Lines: Bird watchers aren't creepers
Merland L. Carlson
Larry L. Lang
Michelle D. Ellenson
News from the Nest
News From The Nest: Avoiding germs, the importance of staying away
By Stephanie Lauritsen During the cold months here in North Dakota one of the top 5 topics of discussion at all times is the flu. Wherever we go there is sneezing and coughing. We hear horror stories of friends, family and co-workers who were in bed for a week before they felt better....
February 26, 2013 - 2:24pm
February 19, 2013
News From The Nest: Memories are to be cherished for rest of time
By Stephanie Lauritsen Like many people I’ve talked to recently, I’m just not sure where the month of January went. I feel like Christmas was four days ago and although I’m certain we did actually have January 2013, it went by so fast. Life goes by fast and kids grow up fast....
February 19, 2013 - 1:26pm
January 29, 2013
News From The Nest: Wrestling according to a four-year-old girl
By Stephanie Lauritsen My family and I recently went to watch the Packer Wrestling Team take on Moorhead. My husband and son attend matches every few weeks; however for my daughter and I this was our first of the season. On the way to the high school my daughter asked if there would...
January 29, 2013 - 11:48am
December 5, 2012
News from the Nest: Season all about sharing, creating tradition
Like many, as soon as the official Thanksgiving holiday was finished my family's focus turned to Christmas. My children wanted to decorate our home right away. So, with hesitation, I agreed. The only reason I hesitated is because I really want decorating for Christmas to stick out...
December 5, 2012 - 12:00am
October 17, 2012
Filling time during Bemidji stay enjoyable experience
A few weeks ago my family was invited to a friend's hunting cabin north of Bemidji. We excitedly accepted and started making our plans. We planned our trip north so my husband could first spend the day in Bemidji meeting with clients. This worked out great as it saved him the long...
October 17, 2012 - 12:00am
October 3, 2012
News from the Nest: Sunday School challenges inspire family togetherness
Now that school and fall have officially arrived my children have started a new year of Sunday School. This is the first year my daughter has been able to attend. The last three years I have taught my son's class and so I decided this year he could move on without me and I went back...
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
When it comes to gardening - baby steps
My children are great at eating their vegetables. So much so that sometimes I cringe at buying a $3 container of cherry tomatoes, knowing they will gobble them up in one session if I allow. So this summer I decided to plant a garden. Okay, it's really just a patch, but it's my...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 4, 2012
News from the Nest: 'The Lake' takes on whole new meaning
I used to despise the term "Lake People." I never understood why so many people from West Fargo/Moorhead/ Fargo would leave each weekend to go to "the lake." And, I would get extremely annoyed when someone would say they were going to "the lake." I grew up in Detroit Lakes; and...
July 4, 2012 - 12:00am
June 6, 2012
News from the Nest: A little laughter best medicine
A few days ago my kids and I made a trip to the grocery store. It was around 5:30pm and the store was very busy with people. I had quite a few things on my list and knew it would take some time, and patience, before we would be finished. On this particular day my son and daughter...
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am
May 9, 2012
News from the Nest: Optimism prevails when weekend plans go awry
My family recently had a fun weekend planned in the Twin Cities. We were going to spend a few nights with my husband's cousin and his family, and also attend our first Twins baseball game at Target Field. Earlier in the week, my husband spoke to his cousin and learned something...
May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
News from the Nest: Remember the moment, no matter how big, small
A few days before my wedding almost eight years ago, a good friend gave me some life changing advice. It seemed so simple at the time, and it really is quite simple, yet most of us forget to actually do it. She said, "Your wedding day is going to go by so fast; faster than you...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
News from the Nest: A gift for gab about anything
At 6 years old, my son talks a lot. No really. A LOT. We often joke with him that we can't believe he doesn't lose his voice with how much he talks. The topic can be anything. You pick it and he can carry a conversation, most of which will be led by him, for as long as the other party...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
News from the Nest: Lessons learned from Sunday school
Every Sunday I teach my son's kindergarten Sunday School class. Before we begin our lesson the students go to a different room and have their music time with another parent/teacher volunteer. I often stay in our classroom and finish up planning for the lesson and activity of the...
February 22, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
News from the Nest: Hockey night out involves busy crew
This past weekend my husband and I took our kids to watch the West Fargo boy's hockey game. My sister-in-law and her family met us at the arena. Our group consisted of my husband and I, our 6 year-old son and 3 year-old daughter, my sister-in-law, her husband and their two young...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
January 25, 2012
News from the Nest: Never too early to learn about money
A few weeks ago my son signed his first legal document, at the age of 6. Sure he had to ask my husband how to spell our last name as he opened a savings account at our credit union. But overall it was pretty legible. I even made them give me a copy to keep as his first full signature....
January 25, 2012 - 12:00am