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One-Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf
Some people find it hard to get excited about vegetarian meals. For many of them, it could have something to do with growing up in a meat-and-potatoes culture. In the family of my youth, meat usually...
3/16/12 at 2:19 PM Almost Lasagna 3/1/12 at 4:00 PM
Salsa Turkey Burger 3/12/10 at 3:28 AM
In praise of pie
Could I let National Pie Day go by without a mention? (Yes, its today, March 14.) Actually, I could, because Im not much of a pie appreciator. Im more of a cake connoisseur. Does anybody know when Na...
3/14/12 at 9:25 AM Wafflemania 9/7/11 at 8:29 AM
Too hot to write 6/17/11 at 4:25 PM
Caring Enough to Correct
In yesterdays post, I made an error in wording that drastically changed the meaning of a sentence which I wrote. I find faith to be a vital part of my life, and I hope that even when I do not blatant...
3/4/12 at 5:55 PM National Hobby Month - What’s Your Hobby? 1/27/12 at 6:30 AM
January–National Mentoring Month 1/21/12 at 6:30 AM
National Weather Service offices risk losing $39 million due to budget cuts
In the wake of theeconomiccrunch, President Obama is proposing to cut funding to the National Weather Service by $39 million in 2013's fiscal year. Under his proposed plan funding would be cut from $9...
2/18/12 at 9:09 AM
Bemidji State football team puts focus on running backs, wide receivers and defensive secondary on National Signing Day
The Bemidji State football team restocked its roster with a priority on running backs, wide receiver and the defensive backs in the 2012 recruiting class announced by head coach Jeff Tesch on Wednesd...
2/1/12 at 8:08 PM Bemidji State hockey alums Matt Read and Andrew Murray making strong cases for roster spots in NHL 9/27/11 at 9:02 PM
Video bonus: Big days for Bemidji State football and Bemidji State women's hockey 2/3/10 at 9:21 PM
Lack of post-deployment help upsets Iraqi war veteran
Greg Roberts admitted I was having some serious issues upon returning from the Iraq war, but told legislators Monday the National Guard did little to help him to be part of civilian society again. We...
12/19/11 at 5:37 PM Minnesota farming soldiers head to Afghanistan 9/30/11 at 11:07 AM
First flood-fighting soldiers headed to Moorhead area 4/6/11 at 5:26 PM
N.D. first lady plans tea party for military families
BISMARCKFirst lady Betsy Dalrymple is hosting a holiday tea party for families of deployed service members Saturday afternoon at the governors residence. About 65 families were invited to attend the ...
12/16/11 at 12:51 PM Sneak peak: The impact of 9/11 10 years later 9/8/11 at 9:21 AM
VIDEO: National 9/11 Flag event honors North Dakota heroes 8/13/11 at 12:11 PM
FarmWise pilot project a winning idea
When my husband and I finally headed to Babies R Us to create a gift registry for the future Baby Hong, I was overwhelmed and horrified. Why dont we start in the front corner of the store, Gary sugges...
11/14/11 at 12:11 PM Do you really like me? 11/12/10 at 6:42 PM
Gypsies on the St. Croix 9/3/10 at 8:27 AM
National BSA Chief Scout Executive, Bob Mazzuca, to honor Northern Lights Council Scout Volunteers on October 19, 2011.
Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, is making his first trip to the Northern Lights Council on Wednesday, October19. We believe this is the first National BSA Chief Scout ...
10/12/11 at 6:28 PM A Shining Light Across America 7/12/10 at 11:55 AM
The True Spirit of Scouting 10/7/09 at 10:58 AM
2001 Team Inducted into HOF
This week's game against Black Hills State is the annual Potato Bowl game but it is also the Hall of Fame game. The 2001 University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Football National Championship team w...
9/22/11 at 9:37 AM
My favorite cool treat on a hot day -- homemade ice cream
Mother Nature couldn't have planned a better time to blast us with heat and humidity. After all, July is National Ice Cream Month. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan said so. He also claimed the third S...
7/20/11 at 6:00 AM Get your espresso jolt in this cookie 9/29/10 at 2:37 PM
Sweet Potato Pie Has Deep Roots 2/25/10 at 4:08 AM
Friday Night Grocery Shopping
Im sure everyone has their own strategy for grocery shopping. I make one trip each week to Target, where I purchase roughly half of my familys food items, and the other half I pick up throughout the ...
6/10/11 at 10:23 PM
National Running Day
Today, June 1st, is National Running Day! I know all of you went out and ran as far as you felt comfortable going on this beautiful sunny day, and it was no different for me! I met up this evening ...
6/1/11 at 10:19 PM
CORRECTED | So Osama is dead. Wow.
My brother Drew texted me earlier this evening to tell me that Osama bin Laden was dead. I checked the news and it turned out he was right. I shot my fist into the air. Generally, it is not wise or p...
5/2/11 at 1:26 AM Looks like another State of the Union 1/25/11 at 9:17 PM
Song worth sharing: Angel Flight 6/30/10 at 9:08 PM
National Endowment for the Arts In Danger
North Dakota has had the ability to provide several different arts and cultural programs for children, students, and adults of all ages. Most of this programming has been thanks to funding from the No...
2/2/11 at 5:25 PM