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Too much of a good thing?: Eating healthy can become unhealthy obsession

FARGO - It starts off as a seemingly healthy habit: eating more vegetables and avoiding foods with artificial colors, preservatives, unhealthy fats, sugars or added salt.

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Her Voice: From North High to the Navy PressPass

FARGO –Elizabeth Karlins went straight from dorms, studying and finals to learning how to drive a war ship. The 26-year-old Fargo North graduate is a Navy lieutenant junior grade serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the country’s multi-mission combat ships, the San Diego-based guided missile destroyer USS Higgins.

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Are boys being left behind in push for girl power?

FARGO - Google the phrase “girl power” and you’ll read about empowerment, confidence and strengthening relationships. Search “boy power” and you’re likely to find information about a recliner, a superhero comic or hip-hop radio show.

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Fargo 10-year-old wins $1,000 for colossal cabbage PressPass

FARGO - Last summer Jada Wraalstad grew a 16-pound cabbage, and she recently won $1,000 for her efforts. The 10-year-old fourth-grader at Clara Barton-Hawthorne Elementary School in Fargo grew the cabbage as part of the national Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program.

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Farmer uses specific techniques to increase productivity, quality of produce PressPass

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - Mark Boen describes his method of farming as a “circle of magic” or “symbiotic dance.” Boen owns Bluebird Gardens, a 314-acre farm located a few miles northeast of Fergus Falls, with his wife, Diane. They grow vegetables on a little less than half of the farm and sell the nutritionally-dense, sustainably-raised produce directly to consumers through community supported agriculture (CSA) shares.

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Review: New dish wand sponge doesn’t live up to promises PressPass

I like using a dish wand as a quick and easy way to wash dishes if I only have a few to do or if the dish washer is full.

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Adventurous eaters: Exposure to variety of foods early on key to expanding children’s palates

FARGO - Ethnic foods can be a great way to expose children to nutrients that may not be part of their everyday diet, but it can also be a challenge to get kids to eat foods they’ve never experienced.

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HerVoice: Fargo woman brings back lessons from UN summit PressPass

MOORHEAD – Jen Engquist says advocacy is her calling. Her passion for human rights and social justice has led her to some pretty incredible experiences.

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Helpful Hint: How to calm your cat’s fear of the carrier PressPass

As a former animal hospital receptionist, I understand how fearful cats can be of their carriers. But it doesn’t have to be that way and the fix is pretty easy.

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Making a Scene: Music gives teens ‘opportunity of a lifetime’

Fargo high schoolers sang recently at Carnegie Hall
FARGO – As teenagers, Cole Girodat and Kate Luistro have already accomplished something many singers only dream about.

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He has been Colorado State’s men’s basketball coach for less than nine months, yet somehow Tim Miles has captured the fascination of the Fort Collins faithful – to the degree that some are already wondering how long he will be their coach.

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Bison may get postseason chance PressPass

Earning a postseason tournament berth may be possible for North Dakota State’s men’s basketball team after all.