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AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2018

A scene-stealer from "Crazy Rich Asians." A teen actress who brought aching realism to a movie about adolescence. A boundary-breaking country star. And a comedian who used everything from laughter to rage to make a searing statement on women and society. Awkwafina, Elsie Fisher, Kane Brown ...

AP names ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ its top TV show of 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 TV shows of the year by Associated Press writer Alicia Rancilio. 1. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," on Amazon Prime. From its costumes to the dialogue to the music to the quirky characters, this show is a delight. Watch it to feel good. 2. "This is Us," on NBC. ...

Hugh Jackman, the pop star, readies massive world tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman is set to launch a pop star-like tour next year, but he's done his research: He's been to a Beyonce concert. A Justin Timberlake concert. AND A MICHAEL JACKSON CONCERT. "I've seen some of the greats," Jackman said in an interview with The Associated Press on ...

Rockers Hootie & the Blowfish return with new album, tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Twenty-five years after "Cracked Rear View" launched their careers, Grammy-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish will release a new album and launch an official tour next year after a decade-long break. The Southern pop-rockers, featuring lead singer Darius ...

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Pretty holiday cookies that don’t taste like cardboard

Making holiday cookies — the rolled, cutout, and glazed butter-cookie variety — is everyone's favorite December activity. Unfortunately, these cookies either look good but taste like cardboard or have buttery, rich flavor but lack visual appeal. We wanted a simple recipe that would ...

Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts

NEW YORK (AP) — Many companies including McDonald's and Kellogg are purging artificial colors from their foods, but don't expect your cheeseburgers or cereal to look much different. Colors send important signals about food, and companies aren't going to stop playing into those ...

How to transform homey gingerbread into a stately layer cake

Good gingerbread is dark and moist, with an intriguing hint of bitterness and a peppery finish. Usually it's a rustic square cake or maybe even an attractive Bundt, but it's never quite sophisticated enough to serve as the centerpiece holiday dessert. We wanted to transform homey gingerbread ...

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Easy DIY Birdseed Ornaments

What You Need: – A cookie sheet – Wax paper – A mixing bowl –3/4 cup flour – 1/2 cup water – 3 tablespoons corn syrup – 4 cups birdseed – Cookie cutters – Cooking spray – Straws – Twine – Scissors What to Do: 1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. 2. Add ...

The light of childhood reminds us to embrace life

It’s no secret there are things in this life that are ruined by adulthood. I remember thinking this as a kid when I was jumping into the cold water of Lake Sakakawea on a hot summer day. The water couldn’t be too cold. The sky too gray. The wind too wild. None of those elements existed to ...

Homes or businesses send your holiday photo display

Whether it’s at your home or at a business in Minot or Minot area, we’d love to share your photos of holiday decorations whether its outdoor decorations, indoor decorations, a holiday table setting, a Christmas tree, etc. This is an opportunity to inspire others while demonstrating ...

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HOMETOWNHOLLYWOOD: Sweating the small stuff as birth of our son approaches

LOS ANGELES — A lot is happening few weeks from now. My husband Jason and I are hosting family for Christmas in Los Angeles. I’ll be on a holiday break from work. And what else, what else ...? Oh yeah, our lives will be changing forever with the birth of our son. Last year at this time, ...

Got $7.1 M? Neiman Marcus tops 2018 fantasy gifts with yacht

NEW YORK (AP) — Need a $7.1 million yacht? How about jumping out of a plane on a top secret spy mission with a $315,000 price tag? Perhaps a backyard luxury clubhouse sounds better, or a million pieces of candy. No matter your taste, if you’ve got big bucks this is your time of year. The ...

Nostalgia blooms when only godchild says ‘I do’

By the time you read this, my godchild will be married. My beloved Kari — the little girl I nicknamed “Flower” because of her sunny disposition — will officially be a wife. How did this happen? I now understand the disbelief that parents must feel when they see the baby they once ...

Empty boxes top high-tech toys on doctor-recommended list

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and ...

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Winter fishing regulations

North Dakota anglers are encouraged to refer to the 2018-20 North Dakota Fishing Guide or the state Game and Fish Department’s website for winter fishing regulations. In addition, anglers can visit the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov, for an extensive list of fishing questions and ...

Coyote Catalog available for hunters, landowners

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and North Dakota Department of Agriculture are once again opening the Coyote Catalog, a statewide effort designed to connect coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who are dealing with coyotes in their areas. Last winter, nearly 30 landowners ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Sunday – Deer muzzleloader season closes. Sunday – Canada goose season closes, Zone 3. Dec. 21 – Canada goose season closes, Zone 2. Dec. 22 – Full moon, 11:50 a.m. Dec. 28 – Canada goose season closes, Zone 1. Dec. 29 – Buffalo Lodge Lake Fishing Derby, 720-3555. Dec. ...

Fish sampling data available

Anglers looking for a more in-depth look into many of North Dakota’s fisheries will have that chance soon on the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Jerry Weigel, fisheries production/development section supervisor, said beginning in early December, anglers will be able ...

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Egyptian novel explores Christians under controlling church

CAIRO (AP) — Shady Lewis Botros says his recently published novel — "Ways of the Lord" — can be broadly viewed as an attempt to answer one question: What it's like to be a Christian in Egypt? The answer, given in stories narrated by the book's chief character, is complex and often ...

Distraction can lead to inaction

Joseph and Mary, who was with child, traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem to participate in a mandatory census. While they were in Bethlehem the time came for the miracle baby to be born and Mary “gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because ...

Bismarck church volunteers bring food to South Dakota church

BISMARCK (AP) — In the small town of McLaughlin, South Dakota, many of the residents didn't celebrate Thanksgiving Day as most Americans do. Located 9 miles south of the North Dakota state line on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation at the junction of state Highway 63 and U.S. Highway 12, ...

Celebration is required

In order to be a great parent, friend or family member we must consistently contribute compassion and celebration into the lives of others. Compassion and celebration are not an option, they are a requirement. What is spectacular is that when we walk in step with God as we receive his son, ...

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North Dakota State Fair recognized for excellence

The North Dakota State Fair earned international and regional recognition at industry conferences. At the 128th annual International Association of Fairs and Expositions convention, fairs from around the world submit entries. This year NDSF received 11 IAFE Awards of Excellence. Each category ...

Two key positions filled at Anne Carlsen Center

Kristin Syverson has joined Anne Carlsen Center as chief financial officer. A native of Cando, Syverson now lives in Jamestown. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor of business administration degree and also has a master of business administration along with 14 ...

Trinity welcomes staff in new positions

Trinity Health has expanded primary care access at clinics in Minot, New Town and Kenmare. Sally Eberle, FNP-C, Renee Harju, FNP-C, and Kayla Thomas, FNP-C, have all joined Trinity’s family care team at Trinity Health East Ridge in Minot. Nicole “Niki” Robinson, FNP-C, has begun ...

FUTURES FILE

Chinese trade trap roils markets All eyes were on Argentina last week as President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the ongoing trade war between the two nations. The first reports signaled that the two nations declared a trade truce, with both sides holding off on ...

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Van Morrison’s latest finds him in relaxed, swinging groove

(AP) — The first thing longtime listeners to Van Morrison will notice is the lack of angst — his 40th studio album is missing the usual complaints about the greed and cynicism of the music business. The next and most remarkable aspect is the relaxed, easy groove that permeates through "The ...

Shop local art at POEM’s Art Fair

The POEM Art Fest is being held Friday, Dec. 14, until 8 p.m., with a pottery demonstration and wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 15, the art fair will be held from 1-8 p.m., with ice sculpting at 1:30 p.m. POEM is located at 36 3rd Street NE, Minot. POEM (People of Earth Matter) ...

‘Pandemic’ rings warning bell about gene-editing tech

(AP) —When there's a scientific breakthrough, Robin Cook doesn't just stand up and cheer. He uses his fertile imagination and writes a novel about its possible perils. In his latest medical thriller, "Pandemic," Cook dramatizes the scary side of a miracle molecule called "CRISPR/Cas9," ...

MASK Theater puts on ‘Jingle Bells Jury’

Everyone has a story to tell and as the holiday season comes near, the jury is in at the Candy Cane Courthouse to tell a story of Christmas spirit. “Jingle Bells Jury” follows the character of Jane Dandy who is facing the court to defend her negative opinion on Christmas spirit. The big ...