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Real or Plastic? Is it Worth it to Buy a Real Tree?
It's -10 degrees in Minnesota and Christmas is right around the corner! Shopping and decorating are in full swing. And every holiday season a debate ensues: which is the greener choice a real or arti...
12/9/13 at 8:21 AM Stress Busters for the Holidays 12/5/13 at 9:05 AM
10 Tips To Avoid Financial Chaos This Holiday Season 11/26/13 at 8:10 AM
My Christmas wish for Gene Taylor...
I live with a BIG Bison football fan. By that I mean that he is both physically big - 6'3" - and he breathes, eats, and sleeps Bison football. Hence, the singular topic of discussion in our household ...
12/8/13 at 11:57 AM No elf on a shelf for me. 12/7/13 at 10:23 PM
'Tis the season... 12/1/13 at 7:52 PM
No Holiday Shopping For Me
Sensationalism! Lisa exclaimed angrily. Thats all it was. A clear case of sensationalism on the part of the media. So theres no plan for a Christmas festival? Will said. Nope. Thats the city media for...
12/8/13 at 11:45 AM Here Comes Santa! 12/4/13 at 4:01 PM
Leftoverturkitis: The Gobbler's Revenge! 11/29/13 at 12:02 PM
Keeping the Holidays Nostalgic in Fargo-Moorhead
One of my favorite things about being from the Midwest is the history of our Prairies past and the traditions that follow it. The Red River Valley is chock-full of Norwegians young and old. The Sons o...
12/5/13 at 3:39 PM
Give Yourself the Gift of Presence This Holiday Season
By Denise Hellekson, Clinical Associate, The Village Business Institute Well, Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday has come and gone, and the beginning of the holiday season is upon us. I love the holi...
12/4/13 at 11:25 AM
GG's Peanut Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies
GG's peanut buttery chocolate chip cookies: 4 cups flour 4 tsp soda 1 tsp salt Mix 3 ingredients in bowl and set aside. Then mix in a separate bowl: 2 cups Jif peanut butter 2 cups Crisco 2 cups whi...
12/3/13 at 4:53 PM Marshall Sugar Cookies 12/3/13 at 4:51 PM
Feeling Sad During the Holiday Season
Whether you say Season's Greetings, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah, the fleeting weeks beginning with Thanksgiving and ending at the New Year are a time of celebration, activity, ...
11/27/13 at 3:44 PM Recipes: Pumpkin Pancakes and Pumpkin Ice Cream 11/26/13 at 1:40 PM
How Much Are You Worth? 11/18/13 at 2:56 PM
Au Gratin Sweet Potatoes
Are you still busy looking for side dish recipes for dinner tomorrow? Here is a delicious recipe for Au Gratin Sweet Potatoes. No, they are not the marshmallow classic that will be served at many than...
11/27/13 at 11:24 AM Cranberry Spice Cake with Maple Glaze 11/23/13 at 3:07 PM
Warm Spiced Caramel Apple Cider 10/4/13 at 7:47 AM
Money Savin' Mama: Find ways to give that fit your budget
My column in today's Forum talks about being frugally generous. What tips do you have to give and save? When all year long you penny pinch, you run the risk of becoming a Grinch. In the season of gi...
11/22/13 at 6:42 AM Shiny Happy Faces 12/21/12 at 12:24 PM
Lucky husband, lucky wife 12/10/12 at 9:18 PM
Doing the holidays downtown
Meredith Wathne, MSUM Multimedia Journalism and Integrated Advertising/Public Relations Its the holiday season, and that means the allure and charm of downtown increases that much more. There are ple...
11/21/13 at 8:36 AM
It's Holiday Time
Holiday Message If we all could take a minute away from personal attacks, maybe we could focus...even for a second...on something much more important. I would like to take this time, to focus on somet...
11/12/13 at 4:12 PM Senior Truths 12/10/11 at 4:36 PM
Minnesota's Been Very Good To Me" 12/21/10 at 12:14 PM
From ghosts and goblins to elves and reindeer
I saw something shocking while I was watching TV Sunday. Not the Vikings loss to the Green Bay Packers that was hardly surprising to anyone considering how the Minnesota team has played so far this ye...
10/28/13 at 2:07 PM Dear Mason and Millie: Baking tradition continues 12/17/12 at 3:54 PM
It’s not beginning to feel like Christmas 12/4/12 at 3:33 PM
Edith's Four in One Fruitcake
Many years ago, the Missions Commission of the New Richmond United Methodist Church used to sell pecans and fruitcakes from Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia. Koinonia was founded in 1942 by two cou...
10/19/13 at 1:17 PM
Christmas in July
I know we are still enjoying summer and getting ready for school in a month, but it is also a good time to start planning the holiday season. If you havent already, it may be a good time to set up a ...
7/24/13 at 6:18 PM Saving with After Holiday Sales 12/20/10 at 7:02 PM
The Answer to the Flensburg Files' Frage for the Forum: To wrap up the 2012 Tour of the Christmas Markets in Germany, and in particular Saxony-Anhalt, let's go back to the question I had left for t...
1/15/13 at 3:54 AM Christmas Market Tour 2012: Halle (Saale) 1/14/13 at 5:19 AM
Christmas Market Tour 2012: Quedlinburg 1/7/13 at 10:41 AM