EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.—The Food Network show "Girl Meets Farm," featuring Molly Yeh, local food blogger and cookbook author, premieres at 10 a.m. June 24. The seven-episode series focuses "on the types of things I would do regularly," said Yeh, who lives with her husband, Nick Hagen, on his family's farm north of East Grand Forks. "We tried to incorporate everyone I spend time with on a regular basis." Each episode revolves around a specific theme, such a baby shower for her sister-in-law, a brunch for girlfriends and an anniversary celebration.
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Ever since they were about 6 or 7 years old, the Adams children have helped their parents work on renovating older homes for resale — starting out with tasks like fetching tools or sweeping out debris and moving on to buying, remodeling and reselling homes as teenagers. Now, as experienced house-flippers, Precious, 19, and triplets Serenity, Kazmir and Roman, 20, may have a chance to show their stuff on a reality show on HGTV, the network dedicated to all things home and garden.
NEAR THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.—Faye Auchenpaugh could not bear the thought of the old one-room country schoolhouse that she had attended as a child being torn down. Auchenpaugh, who grew up on a farm a few miles south of Thief River Falls, attended her first seven grades at Washington School District 221. "I started first grade there two weeks after I turned 5 in 1949," she said. When she finished seventh grade in 1956, the school was closed and its students transferred to Thief River Falls schools.
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It’s easy -- and pretty common -- for people to assume they have to travel a long distance to have a great vacation. But that isn’t necessarily true, said Kim Schmidt, public and media relations manager for the tourism division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. “Sometimes we overlook what’s in our own backyard.” If natural habitats appeal to you, you’re in luck.. North Dakota has more wildlife refuges, at 63, than any other state in the union, Schmidt said. And it’s a good place for cost-conscious travelers.
In the depths of winter, what could be a more pleasant distraction from the cold and wind than to start planning your summer vacation? Sifting through the enticing locales that promise fun, sun and relaxation can be a soothing antidote to the season’s chilly and all-too-short days. California and Florida are popular summer destinations for families in this area, said Kathryn Aubol, an agent with Monarch Travel in Grand Forks.
During the holidays, trying to find the “perfect” gifts for family and friends can be pretty perplexing, if not downright exhausting. It can be a lot simpler when you don’t have to worry about things such as getting the right size, style or color. You can avoid such headaches altogether by hosting a white elephant gift exchange.
Kathryn Shablow and Edna Rose of Langdon, N.D., have been the best of friends for 95 years. Their lives have been intertwined since they were 3-and-a-half years old. They’ve shared the good times and bad. They lived through the Great Depression and two world wars and have seen many changes in almost a century of living. “We had lots of coffee,” Rose said. “There were hard times.
No matter how smooth or amicable the process, divorce can cause major upheaval in a family and shake a child's sense of security.