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Being Laid Off Hurts: Here’s How To Survive

On January 14, 2009, I became a statistic. That’s the day I was laid off from my job. I’d started working at a magazine publishing company just weeks after graduating from college, and I loved the job as well as my co-workers. But when the economy started to nosedive, our advertising-based business began suffering. We…
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Brothel Excavated During Fargo City Hall Project

More than 100 years ago, the Fargo City Hall building had yet to exist. Just west of the Red River was a place called The Hollow, a poor section of the city where immigrants and laborers lived. The Hollow is also where houses of ill repute set up shop, including one called The Crystal Palace,…
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Path Less Traveled: Local Couple Bikes Across Portion Of Europe

My husband loves bicycling, but I’m not a fan. He enjoys biking for several miles at a time, but I’d rather run several than sit on a bike seat for more than a few minutes. So when he told me one of his friends was going to be biking across part of Europe with his…
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Farmer Forecast: Shoulder Pads Back With Vengeance (And Other 2017 Predictions)

I did not even know the Old Farmer’s Almanac was still published. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to preview its 2017 edition to see what kind of interesting insights and timely trends I could glean from it. Turns out, the publication is chock-full of random information that may or may not be useful…
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Pretty Domesticated: Local Couple Embraces DIY For New Home

Some homes are meant to be in magazines. Mine isn’t one of them. But Katie and Daren Sullivan’s home definitely is. Their style is modern and chic with warmth added through natural elements and inviting textures and fabrics. Walking through their home is honestly like walking through a light-filled magazine spread. It’s amazing (to say…
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