Living The Fargo Way: One Former Resident Embraces Positivity Thanks To City’s Impact

Sometimes the city you live in is just a geographic location for a phase of your life. But for one former resident, Fargo represents a way of living he has fully embraced. Michael Burns lived in Fargo for four years while completing a Ph.D. in human communication. The world traveler is originally from Ohio, but…
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How NOT To Fail An Interview

Last April, I was unemployed. The decision was entirely my choice, and while I was nervous about the situation, I was hopeful that an amazing opportunity would present itself to me and I’d be gainfully employed within a few weeks. Turns out my unemployment lasted nearly two months, but the amount of interviewing I did…
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How One Local Couple Transformed Dated House Into Modern Jewel

Since I’ve started contributing home feature stories to the Forum’s Variety section, I’ve focused on topics I have personally found helpful, like buying vs. building or deep cleaning forgotten spaces in your home. By complete happenstance, I stumbled upon a possible story idea for a home feature about a local couple that remodeled an older…
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Kin Keeping: Finally A Definition For The Busy Work

When I first learned about the term “kin keeping,” I was amused. The quaint term aptly labeled what so many women think is naturally just their duty as a wife, friend, daughter, sister, mother—labeling it seemed like such a formality. But as author and women’s studies instructor Katie McLaughlin pointed out, providing a label also…
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Build Or Buy? What You Need To Know About The Homebuying Process

About two and a half years ago, my husband and I decided to start shopping around for a possible new house. Our lovely first home had been a great place for us to begin our marriage, but our growing baby—and all of the stuff that comes with having a new baby—was quickly making us realize…
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