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Jane Kalmbach

Meet the artist: Jane Kalmbach

Hometown: Kenmare, N.D. Where can we see your work? Online: dakotablessings.com www.etsy.com/shop/ DakotaBlessingsArt Facebook: facebook/Dakota BlessingsArtStudio M & K Pizza Hub, Kenmare Gathering Grounds, Kenmare Taube Museum, Minot Bismarck Art Gallery Do you ...

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CURB' VS. TRUMP Larry David said his irascible, mouthy character on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is "about a quarter-inch" away from David himself. But David said he bears no resemblance to another blunt talker, President Donald Trump. "I don't consider myself a (expletive)," he told a TV ...

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Meet the artist: Candace Brekke

Where can we see your work? Online:www.eyecandyartwork.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/eyecandycreative Instagram: @eyecandyartwork Actual pieces in private collections in various residential and businesses throughout Minot and Williston. Some available pieces are for sale at 52 West. ...

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Meet the artist: Arvin K. Davis Jr.

Current Hometown: Minot, ND Where can we see your work? I am struggling to meet the deadline for the upcoming 62 Doors show, but I am no stranger to an all-nighter if needed. But fortunately, or unfortunately, we are in an age with internet. I have a website I share with a good friend of ...

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THE GREAT INDOORS: Stacked up: Layers of cake for National S’mores Day

ores. Since the Girl Scouts first published a recipe for “Some Mores” in 1927 in their book entitled “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts,” we’ve scarfed down millions of the graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow treats. Gone are the days when s’mores were eaten ...

WORLDOFWINE: Sometimes purchasing wine is an investment in the producer

Visit a spirit shop, a mass market wine store, or a national chain restaurant and you see pretty much the same wines: Woodbridge, Franzia, Yellowtail and other familiar names, which are big hits with the average American wine connoisseur. Go into a high-end eatery and the wine list is suddenly ...

This July 26, 2017 photo shows a tomato, mozzarella and basil tart in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Tomato Mozzarella and Basil Tart is a versatile dish

There are very few things more delicious than tomatoes in season. Sure you can buy them year-round, but these imports tend to be mealy and flavorless, so why bother? Tomato Mozzarella and Basil Tart is a celebration of the tomato at the peak of its perfection, namely right now. One important ...

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THE GREAT INDOORS: Mud Hen Bars: Not beautiful but they are tasty

Ask the average American over the age of 40 what they first think of when someone mentions “Toledo, Ohio.” There’s a good chance he or she will say, “Toledo, isn’t that where Corporal Klinger was from?” For those of us who grew up watching the television show “M*A*S*H,” the ...

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A simple faucet upgrade boosts home appeal and improves kitchen functionality.

Updates to transform your new house into your dream home

From StatePoint News Service Congratulations, you’ve purchased a home! Now what? You’ve saved a million ideas on Pinterest and you’re ready to start making improvements. But how do you prioritize to make the most of your money? Consider these simple upgrades to transform your new house ...

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Blossom end rot

Blossom end rot is a frustrating condition that affects tomatoes, peppers, summer and winter squash, eggplant, pumpkin, and melons. It shows up as a drying, decaying spot on the blossom end of the vegetable which is the end opposite the stem. The cause is a lack of calcium in the plant. The ...

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The hope that lives in a rain shower

It rained last weekend. For the first time since spring arrived, the clouds rolled in during the early morning and they hung over the land all day like a sweet, life-giving blanket, sending waves of drenching water, turned to sprinkles, turned to mist turned back to heavy rain, on and off all ...

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Not just fluff and buff: Spas emphasize wellness over beauty

NEW YORK (AP) — Unplug. Breathe. Relax. Wellness rather than beauty was the message this week at the annual International Spa Association event in New York. While there were plenty of skin products and treatments on display, the bigger trend in the spa world remains alleviating ...

In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017 photo, superhero impersonator Justin Harrison, left, rides a Metro train wearing a Superman costume on his way to Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. "I always go out in a costume," said Harrison. "I love seeing people happy and seeing them smile." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Hollywood Boulevard street performers unmasked

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Captain America has a thick British accent, and his day job is cinematographer. Iron Man lives in an apartment behind Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, and at least one of Batman's wings are made with a pair of shower curtains from Target. Superman comes from Ukraine, not the ...

Please, uncommit me: Life at 20-something needs to slow down

This week, we have work happy hour, a sushi date with an old friend, an evening baseball game with family, a birthday party at the cabin, a neighbor’s wedding out of town, a fundraiser with our favorite organization and zero time for ourselves. Next week – well, next week looks about the ...

Stray cats find a home on an Amsterdam houseboat

AMSTERDAM (AP) — In the heart of the Dutch capital, on a canal near one of the busiest shopping streets, a floating animal sanctuary called The Catboat provides refuge for about 50 stray and abandoned felines. Known in Dutch as De Poezenboot, the houseboat in Amsterdam's picturesque canal ...

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Garrick Hodge/MDN Pictured is an overview of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

The Last Frontier: Exploring Theodore Roosevelt National Park

WATFORD CITY — The Little Missouri River swivels its way around exposed layers of rocks. Visitors from around the country come to Theodore Roosevelt National Park to take in the sight. A colorful canyon showcasing intricate rock formations with splashes of foliage. I’d wake up at 7 ...

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The small steam-boat made famous on the big screen, the African Queen, still carries tourists out of Key Largo, Florida. The namesake of the 1951 film has been restored and is a popular attraction in the Keys.

Queen of the sea – film namesake is popular attraction

KEY LARGO, Fla. – At a distance it certainly looked misplaced on the water. Junky even. But, my oh my, as we drew closer what emerged was a magnificent piece of history. At least Hollywood history. First to come into clear view was the unmistakable colors of the large Union Jack, or British ...

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Shane Goodman, Minot, landed this nurse shark on the famed flats near Key Largo, Florida. A variety of sharks frequently hunt in the shallow water.

A two shark lunch

KEY LARGO, Fla. – It never gets old or monotonous or taken for granted. Not even close. For a North Dakotan it only gets better and better and better, especially in late April and early May when the sound of a forced-air furnace is replaced by the faint whisper of a light breeze flowing ...

Moose and elk lotteries held

North Dakota’s moose and elk lottery results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Applicants can find individual results by clicking “my account” under the buy and apply link. The bighorn sheep lottery is scheduled in September, after summer ...

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A Mormon church leader excommunicated for 1st time in decades

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon church leader was removed from his post and kicked out of the religion Tuesday for the first time in nearly three decades. James J. Hamula was released from a mid-level leadership council based on disciplinary action by the religion's highest leaders, said ...

Ancient tiny church in western England a keeper of history

KEMPLEY, England (AP) — I'm lost in a world of hedges. The narrow lanes crowd in. I drive ever slower, looking for a signpost. Just as I think I'm lost, a squat, square tower and a weather vane peep above the greenery. St. Mary's Church, in Kempley, in Gloucestershire, western England, is a ...

College tours stir God-on-campus thoughts

Last weekend, my youngest daughter and I toured two of the handful of colleges she’s hoping to visit by fall. Of the two parochial and two public universities we’ve explored so far, each offers attributes and amenities I couldn’t have dreamed of during my own college days. ...

Who becomes a saint in the Catholic Church, and is that changing?

By Mathew Schmalz College of the Holy Cross (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) — Pope Francis has created a new category for beatification, the level immediately below sainthood, in the ...

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New family nurse practitioner at Sanford

Brittany Haugtvedt recently joined Sanford Health Highway 2 Clinic in Minot as a family nurse practitioner. She will be seeing patients by appointment for common illnesses and injuries, preventative health and chronic disease management. Haugtvedt graduated from the University of North ...

Managing finances on the go

LISA HIATT Financial Services Manager United Community Bank Member FDIC As the use of one’s time becomes more and more precious, community banks are committed to providing opportunities for customers to maintain their finances on the go. While online and mobile banking have helped ...

Nordquist promoted at Brady Martz

Brady Martz and Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of Tina Nord-quist to shareholder, effective Oct. 1. Nord-quist began her career as an accountant at age 10, when she started helping with inventory counts and bookkeeping at her parents’ business. After graduating from the ...

Futures Files

‘Fire and Fury’ unleashed on gold & stocks A war of words between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un spooked global investors last week. On Tuesday, President Trump warned that the United States would unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it made further ...

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Western Plains Children’s Choirs seeking new members

Western Plains Children’s Choirs includes area singers in grades 3 through 12 from public, private, and home schools. Fall 2017 marks the beginning of their our 27th season of joyful music-making. Singers come back year after year from as far away as Velva, Max, Mohall, and Stanley. They ...

Minot State University Choir Director Carlos Vieira and Luminus member Dianna Anderson.

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Recital introduces something new to ND audiences

Take an accomplished choral performer, a much sought-after pianist and a professional contemporary dancer; then place them onstage together, and what you get is something unique in our region. On Sunday at 3 p.m., Minot State University Choir Director Carlos Vieira and Luminus member Dianna ...

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Shades of Summer showing at the Taube

The Taube Museum of Art Lower Gallery will feature acrylic paintings by internationally exhibited artist Hooshang, Khorasani of Ruston, Louisiana during the month of August. Hooshang’s work reflects a bold contemporary style, with hues alternating between muted and highly energized. His ...

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‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ a fun, action-packed escape

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer There's not a whole lot that's new about "The Hitman's Bodyguard ." Its mismatched-pals premise is the stuff of classic buddy comedies. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson play their typical character types: Reynolds the handsome do-gooder; ...