Tracy Frank is a SheSays, Variety, and Farmer's Forum reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.
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FARGO—When Shelly Hurt-Geist is at work, she's surrounded by colorful fabric, thread and possibilities. You could say it's her job to play dress-up. The 42-year-old West Fargo woman has worked in costuming at Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre for almost 20 years. She started in 1996 when she was an undergraduate student studying apparel and textiles at North Dakota State University.
FARGO—Jami Dean resisted yoga for years. The 38-year-old Fargo mother of three was a runner and was physically active in other ways, but said she had a hard time connecting with the terminology and style of yoga. Then she mentioned to a friend, who was a yoga instructor, how meditative she felt while swimming.
FARGO—In Don Nettum's south Fargo apartment, a plywood Ferris wheel, carved with the intricate detail of delicate lace, spins on a shelf. Nettum has worked with wood for most of his life.
KRAGNES, Minn.—Carsten Thomas is a fifth-generation farmer on his family's operation near here. "We've been harassing the Red River Valley for I think over 126 years," he said. The 22-year-old plans to one day take over the family farm and add an apple orchard. "I love apples so much I literally eat two bushels a week," he said. He grew up on the farm, and said he started farming when he was 12 years old.
FARGO—Anna Marcy has an effortless, engaging smile that would seem to suggest she's led an easy, pain-free life. But the 6-year-old has already been through multiple surgeries and a month-long...
FARGO—Even before she was an attorney, Susan Johnson-Drenth liked advocating for people. She was a registered nurse in a cardiac intensive care unit before she became a lawyer in 1997. "I always enjoyed caring for people and advocating for patient rights," she said. The 50-year-old Moorhead woman practices elder law, estate planning, probate, probate litigation, guardianship, trust law and special needs trusts. Johnson-Drenth of JD Legal Planning in Fargo will speak at the Women, Wealth & Wisdom event Wednesday about estate planning for families with children with special needs.
FARGO—"Cows!" a little boy shouted as his preschool class made its way into Shepperd Arena on North Dakota State University's campus earlier this week. The 3-year-olds eagerly filed into the arena where members of NDSU's Saddle and Sirloin Club had set up pens with ponies, sheep, pigs, chicks, and beef and dairy cows. It's all part of the club's Kiddie Days, an event that's been going on for 15 years to teach young children about farm animals by giving them the opportunity to see them in person and in some cases, pet them. "Careful, he likes to suck on fingers," Casey Krieger said as
FARGO—I like to drink shakes in the morning, typically made with almond milk, but when I saw cashew milk at the grocery store, I decided to give it a try. Silk's original cashew milk did seem creamier than skim milk, as the company claims. It also seemed creamer than almond milk.
FARGO—A local nonprofit hopes bringing a movie to Fargo will help raise awareness about conflict in South Sudan and the steps the organization is taking to try to help those who are most vulnerable. African Soul, American Heart is bringing the movie "The Good Lie" to the Fargo Theatre for two showings Saturday. An actress from the film will also be on hand. The film tells the story of a group of children orphaned by civil war in Sudan. The movie follows the Lost Boys and one of the boys' sister as they make a difficult trek to a refugee camp and years later resettle in America.
FARGO—When Jerilynn Brantner Adams was honored by YWCA Cass Clay as a high school student, she got to accept the award alongside a woman she admired. "It was such a...