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Sherri Richards


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Aldevron seeks tax exemption for expansion project PressPass

FARGO – Aldevron, a local biotechnology firm with facilities in Madison, Wis., and Freiburg, Germany, is expanding its production facility here, a project that aims to create 43 new jobs in five years, according to company projections.

Financial Wellness: Pay attention, but don’t obsess over your pennies

A lot of my frugal ways seem to be ingrained, habits I’m not always aware I have. Recently I realized I don’t approach the store checkout lane the same way others do.


Clarifying credit: Scores are more easily seen but still confusing to consumers

Fargo -- Whenever Morgan Almer, a financial counselor at the Village Family Service Center, gives a presentation, the topic inevitably turns to credit scores.

Appareo flying high: Maturing Fargo firm makes high-tech devices for aviation, agriculture PressPass

FARGO – Situated between the airport and North Dakota State University, the location of Appareo Systems’ Fargo headquarters reflects its unique enterprise.


Tech Mahindra to add 100 jobs in Fargo; tech support company grew faster than expected PressPass

FARGO – Tech Mahindra, an India-based information technology company with 170 employees in Fargo, plans to add 100 more jobs in the next 12 months, a company spokesman announced Friday.


What would it take?: Logistics, demographics key factors in national chains deciding where to open PressPass

It’s a common refrain from area shoppers and diners: “Why can’t we get that here?”


A new lake place: Ella Marie’s Café and Collectibles now open on Lake Ida PressPass

Lake Park, Minn. -- Claudia Hanson named her new business after her two grandmothers in a nod to the old-fashioned twist she wants the coffee shop to have.


What is that ... happening at the old Smoky's restaurant? PressPass

West Fargo -- Reader Peggy wanted to know who is rehabbing the old Smoky’s restaurant, later home to Pistol Pete’s, on West Main Avenue.


Financial Wellness: Identifying our needs vs. wants PressPass

After a slow start finding his words, my toddler son has started talking like a mini grown-up, seemingly overnight.


What is that … construction site along I-94? PressPass

FARGO – Recently, two Forum employees quizzed me as to what is being built off Interstate 94, just east of Rasmussen College.


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Richards: Mothers too often go on an unnecessary guilt trip PressPass

When women begin the journey into motherhood, we inevitably book a concurrent voyage: the guilt trip.


Parenting: Mom’s on a mission for baby bargains

My mom taught me to be frugal by clipping coupons and shopping at the Nearly Nu thrift store. I once watched her successfully bargain with a department store clerk to get the previous week’s sale price on a pair of shoes.


Parenting Perspectives: Pastime not as relaxing with tot PressPass

Last summer, my husband and I introduced our daughter to our, and America’s, favorite pastime.


Parenting Perspectives: With motherhood come some tough decisions PressPass

Anyone who meets my daughter inevitably comments on her big brown eyes. They are her most striking feature, rimmed with lashes so long she could star in a mascara commercial.


Mom wonders where her baby went PressPass

Parents inevitably adopt a catchphrase, something they say over and over, like “When I was your age …,” “How many times have I told you …” or the ever popular “Don’t make me come back there.”


Daddy’s little girl becomes Mommy’s PressPass

For months, my daughter was a daddy’s girl. And I was insanely jealous.

Her not-made-in-China list appears to be rather short PressPass

It started when my mom, a grandmother of three younger than 3, declared she was never again going to buy a toy made in China.