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Matt and Teresa Hargrove and recorder player Courtney Pederson rehearse a court dance for the Minot Chamber Chorale’s Renaissance Christmas Feast.

45th Annual Renaissance Feast takes a look back

Lords and Ladies, both past and present, will gather as the Minot Chamber Chorale presents its 45th annual Renaissance Christmas Feast Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2 at the Holiday Inn-Riverside. In celebration of its 45th production, the Chorale has extended an invitation to alumni members of the Chorale ...

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Meet the artist: Chris Wakefield

Current Hometown: Harvey Where can we see your work? The best place to start is my website: www.WakefieldArts.com From there, you can follow me or buy my work on Facebook, Etsy, Society 6 etc. I have my work on display at Grain Bin Coffee on main street in Harvey, and have done several ...

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Meet the artist: Kathy Vannatta

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? Current artwork is at my home. However, I do have a portfolio of pictures with a larger and wider variety of artwork done for prior clients. Do you have work for sale? Most of my work is for sale. However, I find most people ...

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Meet the artist: Mary Kay Reitmeyer

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? I have a painting at the Minot Library, a few at 10 North Main and hopefully a show at the Taube Museum in 2018. My work is also on my Facebook page: Artist mk Reitmeyer. Do you have work for sale? I have tons of paintings for sale. In ...

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This photo shows a Greek-style rice pilaf served with chicken in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Basmati rice makes Greek Style Rice Pilaf special

With the exception of ooey-gooey potato concoctions, side dishes rarely get any respect. Most of us devote our love and attention to the protein in the center of the plate and then throw together some kind of vegetable and/or starch as an afterthought. Here, however, is a pilaf fully capable of ...

Spinach and pear salad with pomegranate vinaigrette.
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Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu

The holidays are fast approaching, and this preseason lull is the perfect time to start planning your menus for the upcoming festivities. Pomegranates have just come into season, and their signature ruby-red color and bright, sweet-and-sour flavor make them an ideal ingredient for this time of ...

Beef with barley soup is a great soup made with fresh carrots and pearl barley.
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HOME WITH THE LOST ITALIAN: Warm up winter with hearty beef and barley soup

In my previous life as a cruise director with Clipper Cruise Line, one of my very favorite dishes was the Beef with Barley Soup. Since retiring from shipboard life 17 years ago, I have regretted not leaving with a copy of that recipe. Unlike the canned the variety, where all of the ...

This Oct. 31, 2017 photo shows a green salad with pear dressing, Gorgonzola cheese and toasted walnuts in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Serve Green Salad with Pear Dressing for Thanksgiving

Digging into the Thanksgiving Day feast is a joy, but preparing it takes work. This Green Salad with Pear Dressing is a simple but elegant first course, and it will take some of the stress out of the gig. And — bonus! — it's lighter than the usual holiday recipe. How did we do it? By ...

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All the ways I’ve seen angels at work

She took his hand and looked him square in the eyes as he lay there in the hospital bed, in pain, worried and frustrated. His thoughts and words were clouded under the mask of painkillers, and it was her job to check his vitals, help manage his pain and answer his family’s questions about ...

This undated photo provided by The Lil Umbrellas Etsy shop, shows a fun vintage-style wrapping paper printed with retro style ornaments in a midcentury palette of aqua, red, white and gold. Susie Ostrowski of The Little Umbrella Shop in Concord, Calif., says she wanted to create a holiday wrap that was whimsical and fun. "I love retro inspired illustration, because it's such a great way to do that with style and personality, and it brings out a little feeling of nostalgia, too," Her wrapping paper features illustrations of 50s and 60s ornaments in a midcentury palette of aqua, red, gold and white. (Lucie Carpentier/White Hart Design Co./Lil Umbrellas Shop via AP)

Holiday decor: Retro motifs bring home sparkle, style

Midcentury and 1970s-'80s motifs are strong players on the home decor stage, and that includes holiday decor too. These retro styles have a different kind of energy than traditional, nostalgic, holiday decor does. No deep and evocative snowy forests here; no minimalist yet rustic urban ...

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One of the best security measures to protect your home against thieves is to install a home security system.

Home Security: Take measures to protect home against thieves

A number of home security measures can be taken to protect your home from thieves. One of the best security measures you can take is to get to know your neighbors and ask them to keep an eye out for strangers around your house. Install a home security system Research shows that homes ...

Husband’s response makes question life decisions

I’ve known my husband since I was 11 years old. He’s been my best friend starting sometime around when I was 15 when he was old enough drive out to the ranch to talk horses with my dad, and teach my little sister to play chess. We went to college together, we got married and we’ve moved ...

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Enigma: Truth and Perspective at the Northwest Art Center

“Enigma: Truth and Perspective,” a senior art exhibition showcasing the work of Minot State University student Cassandra Stauffer, will be on display at the Northwest Art Center’s Hartnett Hall Gallery December 5-29, 2017, with an opening reception with the artist Thursday, Dec. 7, from ...

This photo scanned by and provided by Heather R. Parker, Ph.D., shows one of her historical family photos. According to Parker, this is an example of looking at the indoor background of a place of business to get context clues about what her grandfather did for a living. They are in his barber shop. Pictured are Parker's grandfather John Pitts, grandmother Isabelle Pitts and her mother Sharon Pitts. This photo was taken in the early 1950s. (Heather R. Parker via AP)

This year, pass the turkey AND the family photos

When extended families lived closer together, it was easy to pass on family stories and anecdotes, maybe while cooking dinner or putting children to bed. "Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go" was essentially how people lived, says John Baick, a history professor ...

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings with a craft table

In many homes, the Thanksgiving gathering stretches for hours. It's not an eat-and-run kind of day — you're all in it for the long haul. And while adults have an acquired ability to make their own entertainment (catching up with Uncle Ivan, tossing around a football, helping in the ...

EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Ask me anything

Dear Mary: We are remodeling our kitchen, which means all new appliances. Do you have a suggestion for the brand we should consider? And should we get matching appliances or do more of a mix-and-match to get the best prices available? Also, which type of countertop do you feel is better? We ...

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Outdoors Calendar

Friday – Moose Season Opens, Units M5, M6. Nov. 26 – Deer Gun Season Closes. Nov. 27 – Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Upland Game Opener. Nov. 27 – Hunter’s Brunch, Audubon NWR Visitor Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 1 – Deer Muzzleloader Season Opener. Dec. 7 – Minot Rifle ...

Whopper Club

Here is the latest North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight: Lake Darling walleye: Carlos Villarreal, Minot, Oct. 17, 9 lbs., 0 oz. Lake Sakakawea walleye: Kirk McNary, Williston, Oct. 6, 8 lbs., 10 oz. Jordan Ruff, Bismarck, Oct. 14, 10 lbs., 4 ...

Outdoors Briefs

Fall mule deer survey completed The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicated fawn production in 2017 was lower than in 2016. Biologists counted 2,548 (3,003 in 2016) mule deer in the aerial survey in October. The buck-to-doe ratio of 0.32 (0.48 in 2016) was ...

Catch-N-Release Club

Here is the latest North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and Release Club qualifiers, date & length: Sheyenne River channel catfish: Dale Kaber, Enderlin, Oct. 17, 31 inches. Nelson Lake largemouth bass: Forrest Sears, Wheatland, Oct. 19, 22 inches. Lake Sakakawea northern ...

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Program Nov. 16 at First Baptist

First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people in the 50-plus age group, will meet Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Rev. Barry Seifert, associate pastor of First Baptist Church, will present the program “Songs and Stories of Encouragement and ...

Questions can unlock your future

I used to think that a great teacher always had great answers. Now I realize that a great teacher is someone who asks great questions. The right question at the right time makes all the difference in helping people grow.  

 I used to think as a leader I had to have all the answers. Now ...

Reflections: Tipping the scales

“Why are you doing your brother’s job,” asked Mom when she discovered her daughter vacuuming the hallway. “Oh, he loves it when I do his chores,” said Ginger, “so if I make him happy I’m tipping the scales.” “I’m sure he loves it when you do his chores for him,” ...

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Hayhurst of Raymond James Financial Services makes Executive Council

Kelly Hayhurst, branch manager, located at 1111 31st Ave. SW., Suite D, was recently named a member of the 2018 Executive Council. Membership is based on prior year fiscal production. Requalification is required annually. This is the fourth consecutive year Hayhurst has qualified for the ...

Rosencrans named OR manager at Trinity

Trinity Health has named registered nurse Kim Rosencrans operating room manager for the surgery department, succeeding longtime manager Jane Nelson. Rosencrans will oversee the daily operation of eight busy surgical suites and supervise a staff of about 40 circulating nurses, scrub techs and ...

Falcon promoted at Boys and Girls Ranch

Dakota Family Services, an outpatient counseling clinic founded by Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, recently promoted Kayla Falcon to DFS Clinic Coordinator. Her promotion was another step in the clinic’s expansion of services and clinicians to better meet the needs of children, adolescents, ...

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Big change coming for Food Services of America in Minot next year

Big changes are coming to a longtime Minot company in January. Food Services of America will no longer operate a warehouse in Minot, putting numerous employees out of work. According to Dan Blank, president of the Dakota Group of FSA in Fargo, customers’ orders will be picked at the Fargo ...

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Coupon Book 2017 Online

Check out this year's publication and what coupons are available! Check out it out below and Pick up your copy today!   http://issuu.com/minotdailynews/docs/coupon_book_2017

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Mouse River Players opens second play of the season

A Christmas Carol is to be performed by the Mouse River Players starting today. The play will run today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The weekend of Nov. 24, it will run Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The play will be performed at the Mouse River ...

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Guests telling their stories at a previous Story Hour event.

Story Hour hopes to connect Minot residents

The Minot Public Library will host the first event for The Minot Story Hour’s fourth season on Saturday. The Minot Story Hour gives those in the community a chance to tell a story about their life in 10 minutes and listen to other stories. It was started four years ago with the goal of ...

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Ned LeDoux continues on his father’s path

Ned LeDoux is following in his father’s footsteps and taking over as a country singer. The son of the famous country singer Chris LeDoux, Ned LeDoux grew up with a passion for music. When he was 5, he got his first drum set. From there he joined a band in his teens and in the late ’90s, ...

WORLD OF WINE: If wildfire smoke bothers eyes, if could affect wine, too

The wildfires of this past summer in western Canada, and the recent tragedy of wildfires in California, have affected growers and producers of wines. The worst case of destruction was in the Napa and Sonoma wine growing regions where vineyards, wineries, homes and lives were destroyed. Where ...