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2012 - A Year in Review
The second year of the second century of Scouting is drawing to a close. How exciting to be part of a relevant, dynamic organization that does so much good for kids, families and communities. First a...
12/31/12 at 4:43 PM Historic Day for Scouting in the Northern Lights Council 8/15/12 at 5:12 PM
Service Learning has been around for 100 years! 10/2/09 at 11:38 AM
Ring in the New Year with a Financial Check Up
At the time of writing this post, we are all poised to careen over the fiscal cliff. The White House and Congress are entrenched in their positions and it is we, the taxpayers, who stand to lose in th...
12/31/12 at 9:21 AM
Christmas No. 1: Sweater dress and patterned tights
Yesterday, I celebrated my first of three Christmases this year. I wore a red sweater dress and black and white Christmas tights. My favorite part of Christmas is getting all dressed up in red, green...
12/28/12 at 8:28 PM Day 22: My commitment to connect 12/5/12 at 9:38 PM
Day 6: Keeping it comfy 11/19/12 at 12:05 AM
Don't break with the past, learn from it
A short while ago, a relative of mine decided to leave everything behind and move on into the future. By leaving behind her husband of 20 years for a guy she met at a seminar at a university in Wisco...
10/16/12 at 8:34 AM Multi-culture is dead. Is it? 10/22/10 at 12:30 PM
Letting Go, Letting Life
The trek was over. I got back to Zhuhai, my home in China for the past eleven months. But though I was done trekking, I wasn't through with traveling: I had 48 left in China to ready for a long journ...
7/28/12 at 9:57 AM
"Troll Hunter" Review - Movies in the Mancave - Ep. 55
5/23/12 at 1:57 PM Top 5 Steven Spielberg Movies - Movies in the Mancave - Ep. 54 5/16/12 at 9:19 AM
"The Avengers" Review - Movies in the Mancave - Ep. 53 5/9/12 at 3:07 PM
What It's Really Like to be a Mom
Before I had kids I remember hearing the phrase, Youll never really understand what its like to be a mom until you are one. I have to admit to thinking that geez, I have a pretty good imagination an...
5/9/12 at 10:38 AM Spring Clean to Help Others Succeed 3/9/12 at 10:30 AM
Your Young One Can Make a Difference Too!
Raising compassionate children is more important than ever, but in today's world, when children are exposed to so much negativity, parents may be wondering where to begin. Introducing kids to voluntee...
11/23/11 at 3:30 PM Style: C is for Classic 2/8/11 at 12:20 PM
Half Of All Parents Are Men
Hi! I am a man. And a parent. Which exists. But not in the Fargo Forum. The new SheSays section has received a lot of backlash from readers, but I have yet to notice a reaction from the group with...
11/1/11 at 10:24 AM Back In The Ring 8/30/11 at 8:22 PM
'Cuz It's Hot 6/30/11 at 10:23 AM
It’s time to vote for the 2011 “Best of the Red River Valley”
We called and you answered! More than 3000 nomination forms came in for this years Best of the Red River Valley contest. Were now down to the finalists and its time to vote. Find out who the finalist...
9/16/11 at 12:00 AM 'Best of the Red River Valley' is back! 8/9/11 at 11:57 AM
Facing reality in Minnesota
Last year I had the brilliant plan of running through the winter to avoid the expense of a gym membership. I made it until October. A month ago, in the midst of 80-degree August days, I set the same...
9/7/11 at 2:10 PM
Black Eyed Peas to hold a benefit concert in Minot, North Dakota, for flood victims
The Black Eyed Peas have been confirmed to hold a benefit concert in Minot on September 3rd, 2011. No exact date has been published on when the tickets will be available to purchase, but the cost ha...
8/3/11 at 12:50 PM
Come on over! We've got Kegs!
I'm a self-proclaimed foodie. Some people might call me a fatty. Either way, I enjoy food, and I'm not ashamed. When I had cable, my TV was onFood Networkat least 80% of the time because I find it int...
7/25/11 at 10:10 PM Can't get enough over-analysis? 7/22/11 at 10:07 PM
Lessons of an Ordinary Life
I tend to think of my childhood as something I survived. Its not to say my parents didnt do their best, but unlike my siblings, I wasnt born with obvious natural gifts, and I struggled to understand w...
4/28/11 at 9:25 PM Missing You Already 1/11/11 at 11:09 PM
A cooking playbook
Ive been trying to come up with appropriate names for the cookbook being put together for our sports editor, Aaron Hagen. Here are a few that have popped into my head: Easy Recipes for the Single Gu...
3/3/11 at 9:00 AM Beth & Julia 1/15/10 at 5:00 AM