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Halgrimson: ‘Cruisin’ Broadway’ brings back fond memories of high school PressPass

On the first Thursday in September, the last “Cruisin’ Broadway” will be held in beautiful downtown Fargo. Sponsored by the Downtown Community Partnership, the event is hosted by the Valley Vintage Car Club.

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Halgrimson: Celebrating 40 years at The Forum PressPass

On May 1, I celebrated my 40th anniversary at The Forum, and as one is apt to do at my age, I looked back at my years as The Forum’s librarian and columnist.

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Halgrimson: Baklava cheesecake will make you say ‘wow’

In my youth, I can remember thinking that making a cheesecake was very difficult. My friend, Ralph Engel, who taught English at North Dakota State University, was a wonderful cook and his cheesecakes were classics. Mine were not.

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Halgrimson: A brief history of Fargo’s Leef Cleaners building PressPass

This past week, the The Forum reported on the vacated Leef Cleaners building in central Fargo to be refurbished into a single-family home.

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Halgrimson: Businessman was familiar figure around Fargo PressPass

When Fargo businessman Maurice Kaufman was interviewed for a Forum story in 1941 after 56 years of working at the Alex Stern Clothing Co., he was still coming to work at 8:30 a.m. and working until 6 p.m.

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Halgrimson: Try a Cuban recipe filled with meaning

Moors and Christians is a beans and rice dish traditionally served on New Year’s Eve – but it is delicious almost any time of the year.

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Halgrimson: Fargo scrapped metal for the war effort, including cannon PressPass

As I was looking through the online postcard collection at the Institute for Regional Studies, I came across a photo of a cannon in a small park on the east side of the Northern Pacific depot and the west side of Shotwell’s Floral.

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Halgrimson: Shoe shopping in downtown Fargo has changed through the years PressPass

In the winter I wear boots, in the summer, sandals. All of my footwear has low heels. I quit wearing high ones when I turned 50, which was a good number of years ago.

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Halgrimson: Osso buco well worth splurging

If you want to blow your grocery budget sky high, I’ve got just the thing for you. The dish is Osso Buco.

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Halgrimson: Old city directories fascinating looks into the past PressPass

The first Fargo City Directory was published in 1881 while North Dakota was still a territory.

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Halgrimson: Cook stirs things up for chocolate cookies

It’s a mystery to me why I didn’t discover chocolate chocolate chip cookies long ago.

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Halgrimson: Tracing the footprint of Northport Shopping Center PressPass

The first announcement about plans for the construction in Fargo of the North Port Shopping Center (later changed to Northport) was made in 1954.

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Halgrimson: The pickled flower caper

According to the dictionary, a caper can be a frolicsome adventure, a frisky leap or an illegal undertaking. A caper is also a flower bud from the caper bush, sun-dried and pickled in brine, and added to all manner of foods. The caper bushes are native to the Mediterranean and parts of Asia.

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Halgrimson: Following the foundation of the Fargo Foundry PressPass

Today it’s Mid America Steel Inc. But in the beginning, it was called the Fargo Foundry. Organized in 1905 at 92 NP Ave., it still occupies the same space that it started out in.

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Halgrimson: Catherine’s a downtown mainstay PressPass

Remembering the stores that were in downtown Fargo before the malls were built is not such an exercise in nostalgia now that the downtown area is revived and is full of small, locally owned shops – just as it used to be.

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Halgrimson: Don’t let the name fool you

According to Alan Davidson author of “The Oxford Companion to Food,” the earliest recipe for Welsh Rabbit appeared in 1725.

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As I Recall: Moorhead borrows name from NP railroad director PressPass

William Garroway Moorhead, for whom the city of Moorhead is named, was born July 7, 1811, at Moorhead’s Ferry on the Susquehanna River, 22 miles north of Harrisburg, Pa. He was one of four sons and three daughters born to Irish immigrant parents who came to America in 1798.

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Halgrimson: Book explores food, lifestyle of migrants

In her book, “97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement,” author Jane Ziegelman tells the story of families in a single apartment building in New York between 1863 and 1935.

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Halgrimson: Fargo’s namesake was an express man in New York PressPass

William George Fargo, for whom Fargo, N.D., is named, was born at Pompey, N.Y., on May 20, 1817, the oldest of 12 children.

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Halgrimson: Artichokes at heart of entrees

Artichoke is the name for three unrelated plants. But much of the food we enjoy that involves artichokes uses the heart, a meaty part of the Globe Artichoke plant, which is a member of the thistle family and is grown in various places, including California.

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