MOORHEAD - With his white beard and dressed in dusty boots and denim overalls, Larry Longtine certainly looks the part of a woodcarver as he stands near the sleek, to-scale carousel horse he made. A carving project of that magnitude can be intimidating. “You have to think about one part at a time, then they aren’t so bad,” Longtine said.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO - From the Ramada Plaza and Suites and the Multiband Tower to hundreds of homes and a “Giveaway of a Lifetime,” the Leslie family is leaving quite an imprint on the Fargo-Moorhead area. Leslie family members have been busy. Keeping track of which Leslie is involved in which business can be challenging.RELATED CONTENT
I don’t remember all the details, but I do remember I was irritated. There was frost on the windows of my 1994 Nissan Sentra that morning. In Fargo, you can get pretty sick of scraping frost, and I was grousing to myself about the task before me.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - The staff refers to Sammy’s Pizza and Restaurant in downtown Fargo as “the Cheers pizza shop.”RELATED CONTENT
Sometimes it can be a clue to what kind of job you’ll have
FARGO – Some folks seem to be born for their job. Joe Hammers is one. “We were probably destined to be contractors,” said Hammers, general manager of Perham, Minn.-based Hammers Construction Inc.
FARGO - Going international hasn’t just changed Fargo-based Legacy Steel Buildings, it’s changed the world view of its vice president. Bruce Engkjer has traveled across the globe for the company that was named 2012 Exporter of the Year at the recent Global Business Connections conference.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – A Fargo man was taken to the hospital after the SUV he was driving rolled over in a one-vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Main Avenue near Ninth Street South in Fargo.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO - Josh Whitford likes to say that “If Paul Revere was living today, he would have tweeted that the British were coming.” Whitford, “@therealjosh” in the world of Twitter, has been tweeting via that moniker since April 2008.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO - As much as I love living in this area, my Tennessee constitution isn’t constructed for the long, cold days of winter in the Upper Midwest. My creativity tanks. I’m prone to bouts of crankiness (right, right – but, more prone than usual). And I can’t stay on task. But on a recent Sunday there was hope. My wife, three children and brother-in-law went sledding at Island Park.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – It’s a place where you can look at the Empire State Building from directly overhead, swing over to Australia for a three-dimensional view of the Sydney Opera House, and then zip over to Rome for look around the ruins of the Coliseum – all in a matter of moments.RELATED CONTENT
James Tibert, owner of J.T. Rock Shop in Fargo, died Monday of heart failure. He was 77. Tibert came into the public eye in 1996 after two men were arrested on charges that they conspired to rob and kill him.RELATED CONTENT
I’m a guy who likes silliness. But I like my silliness taken seriously: straight-faced, deadpan silliness taken to extremes otherwise reserved for truly meaningful efforts.RELATED CONTENT
You may have missed it if you didn’t know where to look. Concordia College art instructor Mike Marth’s “Endless Still Life” is tucked away in the college’s Knutson Campus Center. Well, it’s as tucked away as a more than 43-foot piece of art can be.RELATED CONTENT
The first thing guitar instructors should teach after covering the G, C and D chords is facial contortion.RELATED CONTENT
In the mid-1990s, the driving, acoustic guitar-powered single “Flood” by Jars of Clay was, in the words of allmusic.com, an “enormous mainstream hit.” However “there was something of a backlash” when it became more widely publicized that the band was a Christian act.RELATED CONTENT
Dear Readers: North Dakota wants to get the word out that it’s now much easier for seniors and caregivers to access concrete help and support. One important step has been the expansion and enhancement of the North Dakota Department of Human Services Aging Services Division, which is considered your single point of entry if you are a North Dakota resident.
In this part of the country, we endure winter for about six months and dread it the other six. And given the lack of topographical variety in the landscape, it can be tempting to give in to a self-deprecating stereotype and declare it all a dreary, wintry wasteland.
Dear Carol: My mother, a devout Christian, received a gift I thought you may want to tell your readers about. Mom’s eyes are dim and her fingers gnarled by arthritis.
Dear Readers: Many of you read the Dec. 20 Forum article about the new Medicare ranking system for nursing homes. I’m sure some of you were surprised and even upset by local ratings.
Dear Readers: This is the time of year when many out-of-town adult children make the trek home to see their aging parents. Lately, after receiving several questions on this issue, I started thinking of my own experience with my folks.