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MOORHEAD - At a time when online companies like Amazon are making self-publishing easier for writers and when readers are often more apt to download an e-book than visit a bookstore, Meredith Lynn of Rust Belt Bindery is working to cultivate readers who appreciate the artistic, visual and physical experience offered only by the print editions. Lynn began publishing small books in her home when she moved to Moorhead in 2011.
Sanford Fargo Medical Center has been ranked No. 1 in North Dakota in U.S. News and World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" edition. Sanford in Fargo was also listed as "high performing" in seven medical specialties: cancer, gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, ear, nose and throat, geriatrics and pulmonology. Nineteen Sanford doctors in Fargo made U.S News' Top Doctors list. The doctors and their area of practice are: Robert M. Arusell and Dennis E. Bier, radiation oncologists; David J.
FARGO - Thanks to online fundraising giant Kickstarter, Brad Benke of Stahl Architects already has donations from people around the world in support of his furniture design called the RoboChair. Benke has until 10 a.m. next Friday to find investors willing to help him reach the $17,500 needed to refine and mass-produce the foldable lounge chair that also serves as functional wall art. As of noon Thursday, Benke still needed a little more than $11,000 to reach his goal. Kickstarter pairs inventors, artists, musicians and other entrepreneurs with potential investors.
FARGO - Kirby Sandvik's work motto is "prevention, not apprehension." As branch manager of Advance Security, the firm contracted to provide security at West Acres, he believes that officer presence is the key to providing a pleasant shopping experience for shoppers and retailers alike. Sandvik recently sat down to talk about the services security officers provide at West Acres. Q. What does the typical day involve? We do a lot of patrolling both inside and outside. Our prime objective here is officer presence.
LISBON, N.D. - ArtNfusion owner Shellee Sauer was advised by her mother to marry a doctor or a lawyer when she said she wanted to be an artist. Instead, Sauer fell in love with a mechanic and postponed her dreams of studying art to work and raise a family. Sauer eventually did earn an arts education degree when her kids were grown.
FARGO - With a name like Reggie Jackson, some might say the Fargo umpire was destined from birth to be involved in the sport of baseball. He shares the name with baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, who was at the top of his professional career when our Reggie Jackson was born in 1975. Jackson recently talked about why he became an umpire and some of the misconceptions about the profession. Q: How did you become an umpire? When I was in college a couple of friends of mine heard about this being a good way to stay active in the game and to make some money. ...
FARGO - After more than 12 years in business, Thunder Road owners Dan and Nancy Isom continue to look for new ways to entertain young and old alike. The south Fargo amusement park's newest attraction, Thunder Road Lazer Tag, opened last Thursday. The roughly 5,000-square-foot multilevel course was designed by well-known artist and set designer Keith Padgett of Art-FX Studios in Florida.
FARGO - Some fine arts degree graduates may have a hard time figuring out how to use their degree in the professional world. Minda Ringdahl, general manager, pastry chef and all around "Cake Boss" at Nichole's Fine Pastry at 13 S. 8th St. in Fargo, did not have that problem. She recently sat down to talk about the pressures of her job and about how her degree helps her to be a better baker and cake decorator. How did you get into the field of baking and decorating cakes? It was kind of a natural progression of working here.
FARGO - When Everett Cannon started out barbering in 1948, a shave and a haircut probably was "two bits." Prices have gone up, but the Cannon family is still providing those services to the men of Fargo. The latest to enter the family profession are Everett's granddaughters, Maureen Cannon and Chelsey Ehlen, who recently opened Everett's Barbershop in his name on Broadway in downtown Fargo. Everett Cannon, who started barbering in Mandan, began working for Moler Barber College in Fargo in 1967 and eventually purchased the business around 1976.
HARWOOD, N.D. - Pet owners who feel guilty about leaving town on summer vacations can now treat their pets to a vacation in the country while they're gone. Waggin' Tails Inn offers boarding and day care for cats, dogs and horses in an idyllic country setting just 13 miles north of Fargo near Harwood. Summer months are busy ones for all "inns," so coowner Brian Sellin recommends making a reservation at least one month before travel time. Sellin and his wife, Candice, bought the Waggin' Tails Inn last July from Myra Hogness.