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Mom-and-pop store aims to continue with small-town feel

Mom-and-pop store aims to continue with small-town feel

ALEXANDER, N.D. – Life can get hectic in the Oil Patch, but the town of Alexander has a new business where folks can slow down. Jodi and Timothy McGowan opened a convenience store this past week aimed at giving locals a place to buy milk and basic grocery items without battling the highway traffic.

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Area runners head back to Boston one year after marathon bombings

BOSTON – For Kevin Carollo, running the 118th Boston Marathon today – his first – will have an extra emotional kick. The 45-year-old Fargo man says he was deeply affected as he watched coverage of the twin bombings last April that ripped into runners and spectators at the marathon’s finish line.

Some plastic food containers could be banned in Minneapolis

More than 100 cities, towns in US already passed such laws

Flying snow: Famous owl set free after rehab in Minn.

Flying snow: Famous owl set free after rehab in Minn.

SUPERIOR, Wis. - With a flurry of powerful wings and not even a glance back, what may be the most famous owl in America flew over a nondescript copse of trees here and out of sight.

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Neighbors: Remembering more major ND stars

Neighbors: Remembering more major ND stars

Neighbors, in recently listing people from the Fargo-Moorhead region who made it big in the world of entertainment over the years, missed some major stars. “You can’t forget Angie Dickinson, from Kulm, N.D.,” wrote John Donahue, Fargo. But yes we did, John, as Myron Finsterling also pointed out when he wrote, “You neglected Angie Dickinson. In today’s parlance, she was ‘hot.’ ”

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Embracing Outcasts: Woman pursues a dream with Amenia shop

Embracing Outcasts: Woman pursues a dream with Amenia shop

Amenia, N.D. -- Angela Kolden never intended to return to live in her hometown. She certainly did not expect to open a business there, but she is happy her life has come full circle in the town 8 miles north of Casselton.

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It's My Job: Enjoying a ‘dirty job’: Hard Charge commissioner takes on unique tasks

It's My Job: Enjoying a ‘dirty job’: Hard Charge commissioner takes on unique tasks

Fargo -- Brent Wolf is not afraid to get dirty. As a matter of fact, some days it is part of his job.

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Self-sabotage: What to do when you are your own worst enemy

Self-sabotage: What to do when you are your own worst enemy

FARGO - Stacey Rzaszutak wanted to lose weight. But when she was feeling down, she’d eat to feel better. Instead, she would just end up feeling worse. “Then I’ve got a stomach ache and I don’t feel good about myself,” she said.

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Her Voice: Writing teaches teen about self, culture

Her Voice: Writing teaches teen about self, culture

MAHNOMEN, Minn. – Isabella Griffin says she’s always been told she’s a great writer. Now she has proof. The 18-year-old White Earth Tribal & Community College student recently took second place in the first writing competition she’s ever entered.

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Swift: Bean in a Styrofoam cup apparently no longer enough

Swift: Bean in a Styrofoam cup apparently no longer enough

Earlier this year, I was planning to visit my sisters in Florida. While carving out the logistics, Bertha mentioned that I probably would stay with my sister Mabel during the week. The reason: She had to help her daughter, Pearl, prepare for a science fair.

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Runners, do you have a story to share for the Fargo Marathon? Tell us about it

Runners, do you have a story to share for the Fargo Marathon? Tell us about it

FARGO - Thousands take part the Fargo Marathon each year and everyone who runs has a story to tell.

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Participating in Boston Marathon a 'privilege' for Fargo man

FARGO – They’re called the Newton hills, and when Dave Backlund reaches them in miles 16 through 21 at the Boston Marathon, he’s going to be prepared. Well, as prepared as somebody training in Fargo can be.

 

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