Meredith Holt is a features/business reporter for The Forum who covers topics in health, mental health, social issues, women's issues, arts and entertainment, food and more. She also writes a column on health and wellness, body image and media representation. She was a copy editor/page designer for six years prior to joining the features team in March 2012.
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Partway through his cooking career, Native American chef Sean Sherman realized that besides powwows and frybread, Native American cooking wasn’t well represented in the culinary world. “I could see there was so much more to it, especially knowing the landscapes and the plants,” the 42-year-old Minneapolis man says. “It really set me off on a journey to learn as much about it as I could.”
A chance encounter with a fellow Shanley High School grad led to Fargo native Rosie Sauvageau’s latest music project. He suggested the singer/songwriter connect with his friend Brittany Shrimpton, who...
When an ESPN producer called Katie DeGier to ask if she’d be willing to participate in an “Outside the Lines” special on distracted driving, it was easy to say yes. She wanted to share her family’s story in hopes of preventing someone else from going through the same thing. But the 25-year-old Alexandria, Minn., woman said the interview process – going over the details of her father’s death in a texting-and-driving accident, looking through photos of him, thinking about all the things he’d miss – was difficult.
The Avengers are a complicated bunch. Even if you’ve been following along since 2008’s “Iron Man,” with so many characters and backstories, it’s easy to get confused. The latest Marvel movie release will be no exception, especially with a few new members joining the cast. Since Robert Downey Jr. first appeared onscreen as playboy billionaire Tony Stark, Marvel Studios has released nine more films, organized in phases, leading up to Marvel’s civil war.
Change is hard, and it gets even harder with age.
Laura Youngbird’s new position at the Plains Art Museum combines several of her lifelong passions: art, art education and Native American history. As director of the museum’s new outreach program, she’ll work with Native American artists in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin, offering expanded exhibition, professional development and programming opportunities. “This is to help Native American artists at all levels – emerging, established and everything in between,” the 60-year-old Breckenridge, Minn., woman says. Youngbird’s own artwork, mostly mixed media, collage and sculpture, is
This weekend, the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season, is all about buying, but this year, some gifters are all about making. Amanda Hofland is taking homemade gift giving to the next level. The 29-year-old Fargo-based blogger plans to make, not buy, most of her Christmas gifts this year. “It saves money, it’s fun, and I’m trying to be more crafty,” she says. “Plus, DIY gifts sometimes mean more because it shows you put thought and time into them.” There are lots of ideas online (some simple enough for rookie do-it-yourself’ers like me).
Before you get too excited about the duck-fat confit or watermelon gazpacho you saw on the Food Network, it would be wise to master the basics, like grilling a chicken breast or pan-searing a fillet of fish. Good places to start, whether you’re relatively new to home cooking or able to whip up a five-course dinner for 12, are two of the food world’s walking encyclopedias: New York Times food writer Mark Bittman and TV host Alton Brown.
FARGO – Employees learned in a series of meetings Wednesday that The Hub entertainment center in Fargo will be closing June 1. Tom Poole, owner of The Avalon Events Center in downtown Fargo and former director of sales for The Hub, confirmed the news Wednesday night. Poole will purchase The Hub with the hopes of reopening around Labor Day after a $1 million renovation. The new facility, which will “essentially be a convention and special events operation,” will be called The Fargo Avalon.
Jana Tronier doesn’t look like the “typical” heart disease patient. The 44-year-old Fargo woman is fit and healthy. But, she had several risk factors for cardiovascular disease – she’s diabetic, she had high cholesterol, and her dad had a quintuple bypass at age 45. Still, for several years, her recurring symptoms were brushed off as stress, anxiety or dehydration.