Anna G. Larson
Anna G. Larson is a features reporter with The Forum who writes a weekly column featuring stylish people in Fargo-Moorhead. Larson graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in journalism and joined The Forum in July 2012. She's a Fargo native who enjoys travel, food, baking, fashion, animals, coffee and all things Midwestern. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @msannagrace
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Erica Rapp isn't a full-fledged cat lady. Yet. The 25-year-old editor of Fargo Monthly Magazine adopted a calico sphynx kitten in January, and the photogenic kitty's been the star of Rapp's Instagram account, @ericarapptor.
MOORHEAD — Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1000 14th St. S., Moorhead, will host a Mission U workshop called "Equipping to Share: Stores and Styles" from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Traci Kohls of Waconia, Minn., will present the workshop that teaches participants how to tell their faith story in a way that holds the listener's attention and points them to Jesus. Participants will also learn to identify and apply multiple styles and contexts for sharing their faith and learn how to identify their primary faith-sharing style.
FARGO — Feed My Starving Children is seeking volunteers to pack meals Friday and Feb. 20 at Atonement Lutheran Church, 4601 S. University Drive, Fargo. The goal is to pack 400,000 meals for the Minnesota-based Christian nonprofit that sends nutritious meals to more than 70 countries, where they're used in orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty.
MOORHEAD — Scholars from different faith traditions will comment on Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home" from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Barry Auditorium of Concordia's Offutt School of Business. Vincent M. Smiles, a religion professor at St. John's University, will explain the papal letter and respond to comments from Michael J.
FARGO — Before putting a ring on it, some people put a collar on their dog. "Marry me" and other custom collars created by Fargo business dogIDs help pets get in on proposals. The company embroidered so many collars for proposals and weddings that it decided to create a line of dog collars specifically for romantic occasions. Besides "marry me," other collars include a wedding hashtag or date that pets can wear for wedding photos and invitations.
FARGO — Lauren Trefethren lives her style motto. The 26-year-old counselor intern for West Fargo High School and Westside Elementary in West Fargo and Discovery Middle School in Fargo believes true style starts on the inside. "The shirt I'm wearing (it says "Kindness is always stylish") is my motto. If I'm treating people kindly and doing the things that I know are right, I'm my most attractive," she says. I spotted Trefethren at Nichole's Fine Pastry downtown and liked her cheerful demeanor, fun outfit and most of all, her fashion philosophy.
FARGO — My parents are old-school romantics. They buy each other cards with swirly script and long, sappy messages. And then there's the red roses and jewelry. But for anyone under the age of 50, Valentine's Day is a little different. Some people will go old-school with their celebration and tokens of love. But I think Valentine's Day has changed. Even 150-year-old Sweethearts conversation hearts have updated packaging, flavors and sayings. Here are five ways Valentine's Day has a modern vibe and honors more than just romantic love.
FARGO – Turn on the griddle and say "cheese." The crunchy, melty grilled cheese sandwich is a toasty winter comfort food. And it can be tailored to taste just like Mom's or a fancier version — Camembert and brioche, anyone?
FARGO — First Lutheran Church, 619 Broadway, Fargo, will host a series of Lenten lunches called "Living Out Faith in the Workplace" at noon on Fridays in the church's Celebration Hall. The lunches will feature a guest speaker who will share how they have allowed faith to impact their profession. The cost of each lunch is $8. The schedule is as follows: • Feb. 12: Steve Scheel, board chair for Scheels. • Feb. 19: Mark Deterding, owner of Tribune Leadership Services.
BISMARCK — The Catholic Diocese of Bismarck will host the 2016 THIRST conference Oct. 28-30 at the Bismarck Event Center. The free event is the second of its kind for the diocese. The first was in 2013, and more than 7,000 people attended. The diocese hosted a men's THIRST in 2014 and a similar women's event in 2015 before bringing back the large conference during the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy called for by Pope Francis.