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Meet the artist: Paul Cerbone

Current Hometown: Stanley Where can we see your work? I have my own website at www.paulcerbonephotography.com. I also have an Instagram account as @paul—cerbone—photography as well as a Facebook listed as Paul Cerbone Photography. Do you have work for sale? All original work that I ...

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Meet the artist: Barb Kalenze Kraft

Current Hometown: Berthold Where can we see your work? Currently in my gallery and my website kalenzekraft.com. Do you have work for sale? Yes, I have limited edition giclee prints, pencil sketches, notecards and pads, and designer coffee mugs. In what media do you work? Oil, pencil, ...

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Meet the artist: Roxie Mathis

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? facebook.com/RoxiMathisArt and at Art Space Suite One Gallery Do you have work for sale? Yes, I have work at Suite One Gallery and work I sell directly. I also take commissions for paintings, illustrations and even logos. In what ...

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Meet the artist: Shantelle R. Carey-Uhrmacher

Current Hometown: Minot Where can we see your work? My artworks can be seen on my website: https://shantellecarey.weebly.com or https://www.facebook.com/ShantelleRCArtist/, exhibitions at the Taube Museum of Art or 62 Doors, or even hanging in the office of Paul Siebert’s State Farm ...

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This Dec. 29, 2017 photo shows a spinach and feta burger with a cucumber yogurt sauce in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Leftovers make tasty Spinach and Feta Burgers

Leftovers! Some folks love them, others happily scrape them into the trash. Me, I'm on the love team. Leftovers speak to me. I'd always rather start a meal with a fridge full of tasty bits of this and that than have to confront a blank canvas of raw ingredients. This recipe tackles one ...

This Jan. 1, 2018 photo shows cauliflower mashed potatoes, bottom right, in New York. Not only is this purée tasty, smooth, and light, it’s also the perfect vehicle for any sauce…just like mashed potatoes. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are simple to make

Let's say you've resolved to eat healthier in the New Year, but find yourself tripped up over and over again by your unconquerable yen for food that's rich and delicious. And let's also say that one of your favorite dishes is mashed potatoes. There are no potatoes in this recipe, but by the ...

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HOME WITH THE LOST ITALIAN: Start year off right with light, lemony salad

I don’t know about you, but this recent cold snap has left me feeling somewhat sluggish, especially on top of the holiday (over)indulgence. With my waistline threatening to expand after one too many peanut bars, my body and mind are telling me that it’s time to correct course with some ...

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Aphids, a common pest of indoor and outdoor plants, suck plant juices, causing leaves to yellow, brown, wilt or become distorted. Photo from Melinda Myers, LLC

Safely manage insects on indoor plants

Winter can be hard on gardeners and our indoor plants. Low light, shorter days and dry air stress our houseplants while helping insects thrive. Don’t despair if insects have moved in and your plants are struggling with yellow or speckled leaves. Instead, invest a bit of time and effort ...

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Dakota Handcrafters: Mike Grotte

Name: Mike Grotte • Current Hometown: Glenburn How would you describe your specialty handcraft? Bottle Trees What or who inspired you to become involved in it? I had seen examples of it in the background of movies and magazines, and researched them. How long have you been doing this ...

Dear daughters: Be anything but afraid

My 2-year-old stood before me, her little pastel jewelry set draped around her neck and wrists, and took a bow. “I a queeeennn!!!” she declared as she bent down to the ground and stood back up, beaming before sprinting down the hallway for more props. Queen. This is not a label we ...

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Attention Minot & area handcrafters!

Are you a handcrafter who quilts, knits, embroiders, cross-stitches or does other types of needlework? Or do you do woodwork/carpentry, candlemaking, soapmaking, cake decorating, beadwork, jewelry design, saddlemaking, T-shirt art, origami, lapidary, metalwork, stained glass, doll maker, ...

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HOMEGROWN HOLLYWOOD: Waiting is hard to do in an instant world

It’s a new year. Or as I like to call it, “Halleluiah-It’s-Over-Pass-The-Wine.” (Except, don’t really because I’m trying to have a baby, and I’m not allowed to drink.) I’ve always liked looking back on the year and figuring out some of the best moments. In this ...

Dog meet dog: American Kennel Club adds 2 breeds to roster

NEW YORK (AP) — A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club's pack. The club announced Wednesday that it's recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen. They're the first breeds added to ...

Take this job and shiver it: Chilly offices plague workers

Two long-sleeved shirts, a sweater, a fleece jacket, two scarves and two pairs of socks. That has been Karen Ericson's go-to outfit in her office in Des Moines, Iowa, in recent weeks. "I am still shivering," the 39-year-old graphic designer said last week, estimating the temperature in the ...

Rooms with ‘good bones’: Edith Wharton’s design legacy

Edith Wharton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author famous for novels set in the late 19th century, also wrote an influential book on interior design, long considered a sort of bible of American decorating. "The Decoration of Houses," written before any of her novels, was radical when published in ...

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Game warden exam set for Feb. 23

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has scheduled an examination to select candidates for the position of a full-time temporary district game warden in Bismarck. The test is at 10 a.m., Feb. 23, at the department’s main office in Bismarck. Applicants must register to take the exam no ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Friday – Harvey Trophy Night. Jan. 27 – Devils Lake Fire Department Fishing Tournament, 662-3913. Jan. 27 – Buffalo Lodge Ice Fishing Derby, 720-3555. Feb. 3 – Bite the Ice Fishing Tournament, Van Hook, 240-2292. Feb. 3 – Darkhouse Spearfishing Workshop, Upper Souris NWR, 10 ...

Watchable Wildlife checkoff on state tax form

North Dakota citizens with an interest in supporting wildlife conservation programs are reminded to look for the Watchable Wildlife checkoff on the state tax form. The state income tax form gives wildlife enthusiasts an opportunity to support nongame wildlife like songbirds and birds of prey, ...

NAIFC QUALIFIER

NAIFC qualifier at Lake Metigoshe January 7, 10 bluegill limit: 1 – 7.03 lbs., Glen DeLorme Jr., ND and Timothy Marsh, Mont. 2 – 6.78 lbs., Jeff Paulson and Nate Winters, Wis. 3 – 6.70 lbs., Chad Angell and Josh Sansgaard, Iowa. 4 – 6.45 lbs., Shan and Dave Tonneson, ND. 5 ...

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Something to believe in

In 1990, the popular hair band, Poison, released a power ballad that is widely known yet today. The song, “Something to Believe In,” raises a dilemma that we all struggle with. The reality of our world and our personal lives is that there is darkness. As the song lyrics indicate, there are ...

FAITH CONVERSATIONS: ‘Miracle Man’ suggests ‘Why not me?’

FARGO – He’d just returned from a thrilling elk-hunting trip out when Steve Bulat’s world began to turn sideways. “I was in great shape and felt great,” he says. But at 63, he knew he needed to keep the annual physical appointment his wife, Ella, then a receptionist at Sanford, had ...

Reflections: Seam rippers and life

One of the things I love to do in life is design and create things with material. I have a special interest in purses and bags. For a short time, I even had my own line of purses I had designed and was selling. I think I inherited this love for bags from my mother, but hers are more the ...

Making mistakes and listening to God

I have a simple philosophy regarding making mistakes: if you are committed to personal and organizational growth, attempting to offer your best, willing to take risks and stretching beyond your comfort zone, you will make mistakes. If you haven’t made a mistake lately I would contend that you ...

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Area exporters named to ND District Export Council

FARGO – Kevin Christensen from Palmer Bit Company at Williston and Kristin Hedger from Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing at Killdeer were among six exporters in North Dakota recently appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to the N.D. District Export Council. The North Dakota ...

Futures Files

NAFTA changes loom over markets Markets were rattled last week after news broke that Canada expected President Trump to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The deal, which has been in place since 1994, lowered trade barriers between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and has ...

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A dragline removed overburden at a coal mine in western North Dakota. The largest lignite mine in the United States – the Freedom Mine north of Beulah – sold the most coal during 2017.

ND coal production in 2017 highest since 2009

The five North Dakota lignite mines in North Dakota produced 29.1 million tons in 2017, which was the highest annual tonnage since 2009. The total last year was up 1.4 million tons from 2016 and more than a million tons from the five-year average of 28.1 million tons. “Higher than average ...

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WORLD OF WINE: Pursuing the perfect pinot noir

It all started with the movie “Sideways” when Maya asked Miles why he was so into pinots. Miles responded: “It’s a hard grape to grow, as you know. It’s thin-skinned, temperamental. It’s not a survivor like Cabernet that can grow anywhere and thrive even when neglected. Pinot ...

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Visitors in snowshoes make their way through the trees and snow in the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge.

Snowshoe through nature at the local wildlife refuge

The Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. It’s habitat is managed to provide a haven for all wildlife, but while the wildlife do come first, the refuge is open for people visitors. On Jan. 20, ...

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Chris Hemsworth, center, in a scene from "12 Strong." (David James/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

Hemsworth leads a solid wartime film in ’12 Strong’

In the days and months following the Sept. 11 attacks, a small U.S. Special Forces unit led an offensive against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. They worked in harsh conditions alongside a local warlord and his men, an uneasy alliance at best, and, even with all the technology and ...

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Women’s Invitational Exhibit opens 2018 season at the Taube

The 2018 Exhibition Season at the Taube Museum of Art will feature a Full Gallery exhibition and a Women’s Invitational Exhibition featuring 19 local and regional women artists displaying a diverse range of mediums. The exhibition opened Jan. 9 and runs through Feb. 16. The women in this ...