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Regina is already a King, but what about president?

NEW YORK (AP) — So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what'd she get? A prophecy on her life. No joke. King was shopping around — "sometimes people will say, 'You at the 99-cent store?' I like a bargain too" — when a woman walked up to her with something of a ...

Get ready to say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Mary Poppins is making a comeback all around here in Minot. First “Mary Poppins Returns,” the sequel to the original 1964 film, was released in theaters at the end of 2018. Now Central Campus Playmakers are bringing the original memorable characters to life on the stage with Mary Poppins ...

Leaving big impact on small voices

Rebecca Petrik’s announcement in December that she will be retiring this spring as director of the Western Plains Children’s Choirs came as sad news to the young singers who’ve blossomed under her disciplined but nurturing style. Calling the opportunity to work with the children’s ...

Wander the Taube, be social, and enjoy soup

Browse local art, enjoy an array of soups and bread, and help benefit the Taube Museum of Art in Minot on Feb. 23 at its annual Soup It Up Social fundraiser. The event will offer different soups to be served as guests roam around the Taube to see all the museum has to offer with the various ...

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Try a dish with bold North African-influenced spices

Espinacas is a traditional tapas dish found in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia consisting of tender stewed chickpeas, delicate wilted spinach, and bold North African-influenced spices. We set out to develop an adaptation of this dish that could work as part of a larger meal. For the ...

Make some plain biscuits and then feel free to dress them up

These plain biscuits can be dressed up with any flavorful, relatively dry ingredient, such as herbs, scallions, cheese, dried fruit, or spices. For variations on the recipe, see below. For more recipes, cooking tips and ingredient and product reviews, visit ...

Get in the mood with Molten Chocolate Cake

The season for aphrodisiac foods has arrived, and my personal favorite is chocolate. Particularly, dark chocolate. Aside from its natural flavor appeal, eating dark chocolate has been shown to cause an increase in dopamine levels, which can lead to feelings of pleasure. With Valentine’s Day ...

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Dahlias bring diverse shapes, sizes, colors to the garden

Dahlias have been a fixture in summer flower gardens for generations. But it may be time to update your idea of dahlias! With hundreds of varieties to choose from in a fabulous array of colors, shapes and flower sizes, it is no surprise the National Garden Bureau has declared 2019 the Year of ...

You rely on outdoor power equipment in the winter: Fuel it correctly

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Winter weather is unpredictable. Home and business owners rely on outdoor power equipment to keep the power on, clear obstructions from yards and driveways, and keep their families and businesses safe. Do you know how to correctly fuel and maintain equipment so it runs well ...

Veeder: Dear husband, I love you

Dear Husband, I’m writing this at naptime because I have a moment, and I’m worried when I try to say it I’ll get interrupted for a snack request or to break up another argument over the toy purse. I love being a mother, but I miss you and me. I’m not sure we’re really supposed to ...

Puking toddler waits for no queasy mom

You guys, this winter is getting to me. And even though the wind is blowing 65 mph outside my windows, shaking this house and forcing me under the covers in my long underwear listening to weatherman Cliff promise like 100 below zero tomorrow, I’m telling you it’s not the weather. I know ...

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Big hats and simple elegance for Tom Ford

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Ford says these tumultuous times pointed him in the opposite direction at New York Fashion Week with a collection of gentle, non-aggressive elegance done in simple silhouettes, with some Los Angeles-inspired pops of color. There was a distinctive '70s vibe in fake-fur ...

Kindness is Contagious: Kindness leaves us feeling loved

Andy Smallman is a go-getter. He’s a teacher, and when he realized he didn’t like the way schools were educating students, he started a new one. It’s been up and running in Seattle since 1994. But Andy isn’t just a go-getter — he’s a go-giver, too. “Let me start by saying ...

A very prompt Marc Jacobs welcomes back a ’90s supermodel

NEW YORK (AP) — Marc Jacobs didn't waste a second before starting his runway show. Literally. The designer, whose high-profile show traditionally closes out Fashion Week, was clearly determined to make amends for a September show that began 90 minutes late, leaving fashion editors tapping ...

Michael Kors throws a ’70s bash with Barry Manilow on stage

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors threw a fashion show worthy of Studio 54 with Barry Manilow belting "Copacabana" on a glittery stage and rock muse Patti Hansen walking the runway last week. His crowd, seated inside a Wall Street ballroom, went wild for both on the closing day of New York ...

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Walz, Flanagan to host their 1st Gov Fishing Opener in May

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Here's a warm thought for Minnesotans shivering in the cold and snow — the annual Governor's Fishing Opener is only three months away. Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan will host their inaugural Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener since winning election in ...

Spring light goose conservation order

North Dakota’s spring light goose conservation order opens Feb. 23 and continues through May 12. Residents must have a valid current season 2018-19 (valid through March 31) or 2019-20 (required April 1) combination license; or a small game, and general game and habitat license. Resident ...

For the love of fishing

You name it. He’s probably got it in his collection or is hoping to find one. Duane Biewer, Minot, has an extensive collection of fishing tackle that includes hundreds of hard to find, rare and odd items. It’s not surprising for a man who has had fishing in his blood as long as he can ...

Candlelight hike planned at Fort Stevenson

GARRISON — Fort Stevenson State Park is offering an outdoor event this Saturday, Feb. 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe by candlelight in advance of the upcoming full moon known as the Snow Moon. The Snow Moon full arrives next Tuesday. Park ...

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Reflections: The best Valentine ever!

What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen? Is it a diamond, a rainbow, mountains or art? One of my favorite sites is a sparkling lake with snow capped mountains behind it. What is the most amazing thing you’ve ever heard? Perhaps it’s a favorite genre of music, the giggle of a ...

First Lutheran in Williston to hold lutefisk and meatball dinner on Feb. 23

First Lutheran Church in Williston will hold its 86th annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner at the Fellowship Hall in Williston from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 23. Tickets are available at the church office, Monday through Friday. The cost is $18 for adults, or $15 before Feb. 20; $8 for ...

Rev. Rick Steele is new pastor at UCC

Rev. Rick Steele has joined Minot’s Congregational United Church of Christ as its pastor. An ordained minister in the UCC, Steele grew up in Chicago, attending a UCC church. He was called to full-time ministry after a career in information technology, with AT&T, John D. and Catherine ...

Men Rise Up

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Minot wants to help men reconnect with their faith and about what it means to be a man of God. They are taking part in the Men Rise Up challenge, which individual men and churches all over the world will be participating in this spring. Church member ...

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Ackerman-Estvold hires project architect Scott Huber

Scott Huber has joined the Ackerman-Estvold Minot office in its architecture group. Huber earned a bachelor of science degree in environmental design and bachelor of architecture degrees from North Dakota State University. Huber has more than 25 years of experience working in the architecture ...

First International Bank and Trust donates $140,000 for MSU Dome renovations

First International Bank & Trust recently announced the donation of $140,000 to aid in the renovation of the Minot State University Dome. Built in 1981, the Minot State Dome has hosted countless sporting and community events. First International Bank & Trust said in a news release ...

FUTURES FILES

Gasoline gears higher Gas prices are starting to climb again, hitting drivers at the pump. After dropping to a three-year low recently, prices rebounded by over 30 cents per gallon. Oil prices have been climbing as well, pulled higher by concerns that U.S. sanctions on Venezuela are ...

Williston Star Fund: 22 projects to receive Community Enhancement Grants

WILLISTON – The Williston City Commission has approved the 2019 round of Community Enhancement grants. The commission approved $50,000 for 22 projects at its Feb. 12 meeting. The Community Enhancement (CE) program supports activities and projects that improve the quality of life in the ...

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Rock ‘n’ roll meets the orchestra

Classical music is said to be the predecessor to rock ’n’ roll with similar melodies, chords, and occasionally tempos. Now rock ’n’ roll will meet pieces of classical music through an orchestral performance of popular pieces from 1954 to the 1980s in Community Rocks. Community Rocks ...

HOOPS ON HOPS: Beer battles and the power of being nice

Super Bowl LIII was played in Atlanta. More than 100 million viewers in the U.S. enjoyed watching the game and the ramped-up television commercials. The game itself was an epic defensive battle. The commercials were fun, ranging from irreverent to socially relevant. During the game, the ...

Learning to love the rom-com in ‘Isn’t It Romantic’

Even when done well, the romantic comedy is easy to pick on. They're so earnest and full of clichés and unrealistic fairy tale standards. Intelligent women have been taught that there should be a healthy serving of self-hatred with whatever enjoyment you might glean from a well-done makeover ...