It’s BiZon, Not Bison In Fargo

After transplanting from South Dakota to Fargo as a freshman in college, I quickly learned the correct way to say “NDSU Bison.” It took all of about three seconds of being on a bleeding-green-and-gold campus to realize that saying it any other way would immediately alert my “native” friends of my outsider status. By the…
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You Can’t Know Fargo Until You’ve Been Here, Trust Me

When I decided as an 18-year-old senior in high school to attend North Dakota State University in Fargo, the majority of my South Dakota family and friends thought I was crazy. “You know it’s cold, up there, right?” I heard constantly. My dad joked that only “Eskimos and Canadians live that far north.” Haha, everyone.…
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For Sale: Historic Home With Heartfelt Story

I’m a complete sucker for anything even remotely related to history. And historic homes have a special place in my heart. That’s what made writing about the “House of 29” that is currently for sale in Oakes, ND, so enjoyable. Not to mention Kathy Bourne’s story—wanting to live in the home her whole life but…
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Pumped Up: Man Fills Landscaped Yard With Collection Of Antiques

It’s refreshing when someone talks to you about something he or she is truly passionate about. That’s what it was like interviewing Mark Cossette about his beautiful landscaping and flowers as well as his extensive collection of gas pumps, transportation signs and his “man cave” garage. His face lights up when he talks about picking…
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Daily Drive-By: What I Learned About A Local Company

My typical route to The Forum office includes entering downtown via First Avenue North. For months, I’ve watched as an asymmetrical office addition rises into the sky, its shiny metal exterior reflecting the sunlight many mornings and afternoons. I finally realized I wanted to know more about the building and the company responsible for it,…
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