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MOORHEAD—The phrase "I am my own worst critic" rings true for many people today who find it easier to offer compassion to others than themselves. Melissa Dahl of Hawley, Minn., wants to help those people. In June, she opened The Center for Mindful Healing in Moorhead where she teaches courses in mindful self-compassion.
MOORHEAD—According to Morrie Lanning, the No. 1 guideline for being a good leader is to "treat others as you wish to be treated." A crowd of over 100 business leaders, politicians and academics were on hand Friday, Sept. 9, to learn about leadership from the former Moorhead mayor and state representative as well as William Marcil, Sr., chairman of Forum Communications Co.' board of directors. The event was part of a monthly lecture series hosted by The Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work at Concordia College.
FARGO — A fundraising goal of $5.7 million was announced at the 2016 United Way of Cass-Clay kick-off event held Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. Kristi Huber, the United Way's new president, welcomed the sold-out crowd of 830 and talked about the organization's new motto to "Be Bold."
FARGO — Travelers often have stipulations for visiting a community. Do any of the hotels have a pool? What kind of kid-friendly activities does it have to offer? What kind of restaurants are available? Those with time on their hands can usually find the answers by visiting a few different websites, but thanks to OmniByte Technology of Fargo, they can now find them all in one place. OnmiByte has developed a mobile app called rTown that enables small communities to promote local events, lodging, shopping and attractions.
FARGO—When it became a federal holiday in 1894, Americans did not associate Labor Day with backyard barbecues or getting a great deal on a new bedroom set. The late 1800s were the height of the Industrial Revolution. The average American was working 12-hour days, seven days a week, and often under extremely unsafe working conditions. The holiday was established to recognize achievements made in the labor movement such as the 40-hour work week, minimum wage, sick leave, overtime and child labor laws.
FARGO—MPX Fitness Training MMA, formerly known as Xtreme Measures, has undergone several changes in recent months. In addition to a name change, the fitness club owned by MMA fighter Mariah Prussia has relocated to 3955 40th Ave. S., Fargo, and has transitioned from a women-only club to one that is also open to men and children.
Representatives of Cinnabon are hoping to add four new locations in North Dakota, including one in Fargo, as part of a Midwest expansion. According to a news release issued Thursday, Sept. 1, the company hopes to attract qualified franchisees in Fargo, Bismarck, Minot and Grand Forks.
FARGO—Many people believe the difference between introverts and extroverts is that one is shy and the other outgoing. Kathryn Berg, a former employee assistance program trainer with The Village Family Service Center, said that's not necessarily the case. It's possible for an introvert to be outgoing and an extrovert to be shy. The difference is more about whether people get their energy from others or from within themselves.
BARNESVILLE, Minn.—Area entrepreneurs have until Sept. 15 to apply to compete in the Barnesville Business Pitch Contest, slated for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Old City Hall council chambers. The Spark your Startup contest is sponsored by the Barnesville Economic Development Authority, Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corp., Stoneridge Software, Crown Appraisals, Protosthetics and DBS Inc.
The Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge, a no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life, is now accepting app ideas for the 2016-17 competition. Winning student teams chosen from each state will earn a $5,000 grant for their school or organization and free tablets for each team member.