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Mark Holter

Meet the artist: Mark Holter

Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? My website is markholter.wixsite.com/holterart (someday I’ll have a more professional sounding website.) I’ve shown a couple of my paintings at 62 Doors here in Minot but I’m working towards showing at more places. One of my paintings is ...

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“Lint in My Pocket” and “That Moment You Know You’re Not Alone,” by Emily Williams-Wheeler, will be on display at the Northwest Art Center’s Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery at Minot State Uiversity from Oct. 2-26.

Fargo painter featured at Minot State

Fargo painter Emily Williams-Wheeler draws inspiration from the bits of random color and textures that make up the lint from a dryer’s trap. “At first glance, it appears grey, but if you look closely, one will find that it is more complicated than that,” said Williams-Wheeler. An ...

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Meet the artist: Mason Collins

Hometown: Grand Forks Where can we see your work? Nowhere currently other than my Facebook page Do you have work for sale? Most pieces I create are for sale. In what media do you work? I work with india ink as well as acrylic, and watercolor paints. How would you describe your ...

Cody Carlson

Meet the artist: Cody Carlson

Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? You can see my work in a number of spots. This spring, I sold some log planters to Flowers Central. They turned out very cool especially when they were filled with succulents. Also my friend Dave and I did a chainsaw carving for a charity event for ...

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A contestant during last year’s Chili Cook-Off stirs a pot of cowboy chili. The second annual Chili Cook-Off is Oct. 7 at the North Dakota State Fair Center.

2nd annual Chili Cook-Off at Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo

The aroma of chili will be wafting through the air during the Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo. On Oct. 7, the second annual Chili Cook-Off will take place at the State Fair Center. Last year was the first year the cook-off took place, and second place honors went to the Ranger Lounge team, made ...

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PRAIRIEFARE: In a pickle over a side dish?

“Please enjoy these fresh pickles. Your food will be out shortly,” the server said as she placed a plate of cucumber slices in front of us. They were sprinkled with dill weed and had a nice crunch. I was in a restaurant in another state, and the somewhat sweet yet vinegary flavor and ...

Living room, dining room, kitchen … brew room?

The first time a batch of beer boiled over in his kitchen, Steve Clemens started thinking about creating a dedicated brewing space somewhere else in his home. "That pretty much solidified it," said Clemens, of Lodi, Wisconsin, who is one of an estimated 1.2 million homebrewers in the United ...

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VEEDER: How the progression of time and technology collide then diverge

​Long ago, before the invention of the Internet, I would spend winter evenings sitting on the worn-out pink carpet on my bedroom floor, pressing record on a cassette player/radio trying to catch my favorite song so I could play it back, over and over again, and commit it to memory. Before ...

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Using a combination of artificial and natural light helps plants better tolerate the less-than-ideal indoor growing environment. Photo from Gardener's Supply Company.

Successfully transition houseplants indoors for winter

Help your houseplants make a smooth transition from their outdoor summer home back inside for winter. The lower light and humidity indoors along with any insects that hitched a ride indoors make it difficult to keep these plants looking their best. Give them a shower before they move ...

Fall perennial flower garden tasks

Fall is an ideal time to move and divide many spring flowering perennials. One which comes to mind is peonies. They respond to dividing or moving best when done in the fall. Even though their foliage will wilt down some after digging, they will vigorously be growing new roots before the ...

This undated photo provided by Designer Michael Wolk, shows how Wolk used terrazzo in this south Florida residential project, creating a neo-modern, Zen-like retreat. The material is favored by many architects and designers for its warmth, elegance and character. (Dan Forer/Michael Wolk via AP)

Terrazzo — the stuff of old hallway flooring — goes upscale

Many of us think of terrazzo — a composite including chips of various stones and glass — as a utilitarian flooring material, something you see in lobbies or hallways. But the centuries-old material is being rediscovered by architects and designers who are adapting its distinctive patterns ...

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HOMEGROWN HOLLYWOOD: Why we shouldn’t wait for sickness to slow us down

LOS ANGELES — Last week I was sick. I had the kind of cough that makes people scoot their chairs a few inches away and look at you with a mix of pity and disgust — like I was a poor Victorian woman dying of consumption. My husband, Jason, claims the only time I’m ever truly honest ...

EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Clever ways to make sure nothing goes to waste

Sometimes I wonder how “Everyday Cheapskate” readers discover their handy ideas. I mean, who would have thought something that cleans brake parts would also remove stains from clothes? Go figure! NOTHING GOES TO WASTE. Our town has two thrift shops that accept worn-out clothes. They ...

This image released by NBC shows, from left, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally in "Will & Grace," premiering Sept.
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Can broadcast’s new fall programs really be called ‘new’?

NEW YORK (AP) — Once upon a time, the fall rollout from the Big Three broadcast networks was as eagerly awaited as those shiny new models from the Big Three automakers, unveiled with great fanfare in dealer showrooms. The TV "season" today is a seamless year-round cycle with dozens of ...

‘Accidental’ job in education yields many rewards

When I took a new job at Prairie Public Education Services three years ago, I didn’t know what to expect. Of course, I was aware of the fine reputation of Prairie Public. But I had no idea that the organization had its own education division, dedicated exclusively to promoting and ...

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While the state’s sharp-tailed grouse, shown here, and the Hungarian partridge season don’t open until Sept. 9, four of the state’s hunting seasons open this Friday – deer and pronghorn bow, dove and mountain lion.

Let the seasons begin

Autumn officially starts Sept. 22, but for many in North Dakota the fall season really gets underway this Friday. That’s when four hunting seasons begin – deer and pronghorn bow, dove and mountain lion. Next in line is the sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge opener Sept. 9 and the ...

Youth Outdoor Festival Aug. 31 in Minot

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department, local wildlife clubs and other sponsors will usher youngsters into fall during the annual Youth Outdoor Festival in Minot. The event is Thursday, Aug. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Game and Fish Conservation and Outdoors Skills Park on the grounds ...

Dove season opens Sept. 1

North Dakota’s dove season opens statewide Sept. 1. Hunters are reminded to register with the Harvest Information Program prior to hunting. The daily limit is 15 and possession limit is 45. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. The season is open through Nov. 29. All dove ...

Deer archery season opens Sept. 1

North Dakota’s deer archery season opens Friday, Sept. 1 at noon, and bowhunters are reminded that deer bow licenses and accompanying tags are only available through electronic purchase. Bowhunters can buy a license online at the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov; by calling ...

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Pope blasts climate change doubters: cites moral duty to act

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change doubters, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the Earth. Francis was asked about climate change and the spate of ...

First Baptist Church XYZ

A senior adult ministry for people in the 50-plus age group will meet Thursday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The musical program “Melodies By” will be presented by Leah Benson, Diana Bullinger, Jackie Marum and Kerry Olson of Bottineau. Refreshments will be served. ...

Latin Mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary — without pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Fans of the old Latin Mass descended on Rome on Thursday for their annual pilgrimage, facing indifference to their cause, if not outright resistance, from none other than Pope Francis. Ten years after Pope Benedict XVI passed a law allowing greater use of the Latin Mass, ...

Church lost on 9/11 rises again at World Trade Center

NEW YORK (AP) — A Greek Orthodox church taking shape next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza will glow at night like a marble beacon when it opens sometime next year. It also will mark another step in the long rebuilding of New York's ground zero. The St. Nicholas National Shrine, ...

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Westlie Truck Center celebrates 40 years with Freightliner

Westlie Truck Center in Minot is celebrating its 40th anniversary with Freightliner. Westlie Truck Center is based in Minot and represents Daimler Trucks of North America brands including Freightliner and Western Star in sales, parts and service. The Truck Center works with hundreds of ...

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Lyle Kraft, Jim Simons and Paul Siebert, from left, discuss life insurance awareness efforts of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Sept. 12.

Advisers promote awareness of value of life insurance

Like many insurance advisers, Paul Siebert has heard plenty of stories from families who have benefitted from life insurance. It’s strengthened his belief in the importance of coverage. “The longer we do this, the more that deepens. You understand the impact,” said Siebert, vice ...

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Alexis Lee is shown with her booth at the Moose Lodge in Minot in May.

Minot woman brings a fun, fizzy twist to baths

The Minot area has always advertised to shop local. A Dash of Fizz is a new and upcoming business for those who loves baths. Alexis Lee was born in Bismarck and raised in Minot. As a huge fan of bath products like bath bombs, Lee decided to start her own business, A Dash of Fizz, in the ...

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

September has been proclaimed Life Insurance Awareness Month in Minot by Mayor Chuck Barney. The nonprofit LIFE Foundation and a coalition representing hundreds of life insurance companies and organizations also have designated the month with the goal of encouraging consumers to think about ...

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Performers practice for Mouse River Player’s season opening play, “A Year with Frog and Toad.”

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Mouse River Players kick off season tonight

rns for their 2017-18 season today with the first performance, “A Year with Frog and Toad” at 7:30 p.m. Director Brittany Knickerbocker says the play will be family friendly. All the actors are adults, but the story and characters will span all generations. “I had recently become ...

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Comedy superstar Jeff Dunham to bring laughs to the Norsk Høstfest

On Thursday, Sept. 28, international comedy sensation Jeff Dunham will rock the house with laughter at the Norsk Høstfest. Jeff continues to play to sold out audiences worldwide. Dunham along with his cohorts are currently on the second leg of their wildly successful “Perfectly ...

Chamber Chorale season launches Oct. 6

Minot’s Chamber Chorale will be setting off their season on Oct. 6 with their yearly Fall Pops Concert at The Grand Inn. The Minot Chamber Chorale was founded in 1972 to provide chorale music to the community. It is the only mixed choir in Minot and the singers make a commitment to perform ...

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Minot Symphony Orchestra opens 92nd season

Minot Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Efrain Amaya, invites you to the season opener of their 92nd season, The Wheel of Fortune: Forever Love, on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The Minot Symphony Orchestra will be presenting two ...