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MASK presents Lion King Jr.

To open up the school year and present the talents and efforts Make a Scene Kids Theater has been working on all summer, the cast and crew are transporting residents to the African grasslands and jungle with their production of “The Lion King Jr.” The show opens today at 6 p.m. at the ...

Learning to dance with the Daughters of Norway

Norway is a country of rich folk music and dance traditions. When “folk music,” it is generally referring to traditional music from rural communities. This music has survived generation to generation although much of it has never been written down. “Bygdedans” (or village dance) ...

Meet the artist: Clint Whitmer

Current Hometown: Williston Where can we see your work? Taube Museum of Art through September, Minot; Go Go Donuts, Williston; Books on Broadway, Williston. Do you have work for sale? Yes In what media do you work? Photography How would you describe your style? Fine Art to art ...

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Home with the Lost Italian: Favorite recipes for back-to-school season

School is back in session throughout the region, and this week we’re revisiting our favorite kid-friendly recipes from past columns. These are staples in our home, and I’ve paired each specialty with an age group so you can make them with your children — or, even better, let them do the ...

JJ Johnson connects the world with rice with new restaurant

NEW YORK (AP) — Rice was a staple in JJ Johnson's home when he was growing up. It was also a food he despised. "My mom made overcooked rice," Johnson, now a James Beard Foundation-nominated chef, says jokingly. "But most people don't make rice well." Many people rely on boxed rice, he ...

Got a haul of apples for fall? Here’s what to do with them

NEW YORK (AP) — It's that time of year again, when fresh apples are piled high at farmer's markets. If you are lucky enough to live near an orchard, you can take the day and pick your own bushel of apples. But whether you are picking them at the market or off a tree, there are many great ...

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ThePostscript : Marriage stew

I told my husband, Peter, that our marriage was like stew – and that’s a good thing. This is a second marriage for both Peter and me. We were both married for a long time and then divorced for quite a while. We dated other people and realized how tricky the whole process of finding a new ...

Revive overcrowded, struggling perennials

Fall is the best time to divide spring and summer blooming perennials that are overcrowded, dead in the center, failing to flower or flopping open. Wait until spring to dig and divide fall or summer blooming perennials that were not moved the previous fall. These are guidelines that increase ...

VEEDER: Country living and grocery store fails

Last night, I did that thing where you have 30 minutes between work and day care pickup to power shop the grocery store and restock the essentials while planning a week’s worth of meals in your head because the list you have on hand only says “eggs and milk,” but the list in your head ...

Transplant perennial flowers now, keeping the bugs out

Fall is an excellent time to dig and divide spring flowering perennials. Peonies, irises, daylilies and others can benefit from periodic dividing to maintain plant vigor and flowering. Plants that have the centers dying out, reduced flowering and crowded plant crowns are candidates for ...

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Kindness is Contagious: Who knew Laffy Taffy could spread kindness?

Every time I see banana-flavored Laffy Taffy, I feel a little tug on my heart. It’s especially prominent now that my family has moved from Ohio to South Dakota. I left a dear friend in Ohio named Liz. Liz was my son Charlie’s third grade teacher and I spent a lot of time in her classroom. ...

Terracotta makes a color comeback

There was a time not that long ago when designers were tearing out anything terracotta-colored, whether it was tile, painted walls or upholstered furniture. A darling hue of the ‘80s, the brownish orange — evocative of terracotta earthenware — was considered dowdy and done. But like so ...

MindingOurElders: Staff use of pet names for mother annoys caregiving daughter

Dear Carol: My mom, who’d been healthy all her life, recently suffered a stroke which requires the skilled care available in a nursing home. Her overall care seems good, but I’m irritated by how they address mom because some of the aides call her “Dear” or even “Hon.” I know that ...

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Hunters urged to watch travel conditions

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds hunters to monitor on- and off-road travel conditions as many hunting seasons open this weekend. Recent moisture will make travel difficult on section line trails, unimproved roads and in harvested grain fields where hunting might take ...

Like father, like son

He’s fished 43 of 44 Governor’s Walleye Cup tournaments. His son was his fishing partner each and every time. He wouldn’t have it any other way. Seventy-five years old now, and with countless hours of enjoyment on the water, Chuck Berntsen of Minot treasures every opportunity to fish ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Friday – Elk Archery Season opener, E1E, E1W, E2,E6. Friday – Elk Regular Season opener, E3, E4. Friday – Moose Archery Season opener. Saturday – Badlands Bass Bandits Tourney, Lake Audubon, 6:30 a.m. Sept. 11-13 – Cabela’s National Walleye Tour, Grahams Island State Park, ...

Hunters reminded of big game transport rules

Big game hunters are reminded of requirements for transporting deer, elk and moose carcasses and carcass parts into and within North Dakota, as a precaution against the possible spread of chronic wasting disease. Hunters are prohibited from transporting into or within North Dakota the whole ...

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You will never know unless you go

In April of 2000 I resigned from my engineering job in Minneapolis. Our family loved living in the Twin Cities. We were near family for the first time in our married life, had a great church home, good friends and good jobs. We were comfortable. But in 1993, we accepted a mission God placed on ...

Catholic Foundation changes name

The Catholic Foundation for the People of the Diocese of Bismarck, which for over the past six years has served the Catholic people and entities with its charitable giving, has a new name: Catholic Foundation of Western North Dakota, according to a press release from the diocese. Foundation ...

Our Lady of Grace, Minot, to host Sept. 8 Family Day and MJM7 concert

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot, will host a Family Day and MJM7 concert at the church on Sunday, Sept. 8. Family Day begins at 4 p.m. with a taco-in-a-bag meal, games, face painting, and entertainment including learning sign language to parts of the Mass, singing Sonshine Camp songs, ...

Rev. Gerjets: Church members called upon to ‘love our neighbors’

Rev. Brandy Gerjets, lead pastor at First Lutheran Church in Minot, said in an email last week that she doesn’t think day to day operations at the local church will be much changed by an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America resolution in support of undocumented immigrants. However, Gerjets ...

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Feist-Erickson reappointed to state advisory board

Gov. Doug Burgum reappointed Missy Feist-Erickson to serve on the advisory board for the Commission on Status of Wo- men. Her reappointment will extend to June 2023. She was originally appointed to this board by Governor Jack Dalrymple in 2016. Feist-Erickson, who is vice president for ...

FUTURE SFILE

Copper red hot on China talk Copper prices are heating up, hitting a six-week high on Friday at $2.68 per pound. The rally was sparked by news that China and the United States have agreed to hold off on proposed tariff increases, a measure of goodwill ahead of trade talks next ...

Tips for becoming an ethical shopper

Sustainability, labor conditions, politics and other issues prevalent in the news have left many consumers wondering how to be socially responsible. For some, this seems like an impossible task. "Trying to create a perfect world or be a perfect consumer is not at all realistic," says Dr. ...

CHS SunPrairie invests in agriculture

KENMARE — CHS SunPrairie board members presented Kenmare Public Schools with a $10,000 check recently to help with the construction of a new greenhouse for students. The greenhouse will be utilized by the Vo-Ag classes from 8th grade through 12th grade. “At CHS SunPrairie it is ...

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ND National Guard engineers assist Triangle Y Camp

GARRISON – About 25 soldiers of the North Dakota National Guard’s Wahpeton-based 188th Engineer Company (VERTICAL) assisted the Minot YMCA by improving the grounds of the Triangle Y camp near Garrison, according to a news release. The area is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and ...

Ground to be broken for new firing range at Minot AFB

Sen. John Hoeven will help break ground on a new indoor firing range at Minot Air Force Base on Monday, according to a news release from his office. The new range will allow the consolidation of four existing buildings while also reducing air quality concerns, providing higher quality training ...

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Hearts for fashion

Wondering about fall’s latest trends? Looking for something to do on a Friday night? The Trinity Health Auxiliary Hearts Club is bringing back their Fashion Heart Fundraiser tonight at the Sleep Inn & Suites. Tickets for the event are $10 and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the ...

Da Lutherlic Ladies bring unique comedy routine to Stanley

Comedy duo, Da Lutherlic Ladies are set to perform at the annual women’s event Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Sibyl Center in Stanley, according to a press release. In addition to the entertainment, a portion of the afternoon is a scheduled coffee party featuring a bone china cup and saucer ...

Pizza Palooza brings fun for the entire family

Building off of the success of Minot’s Taco Fest, Minot’s first ever Pizza Palooza will be coming to the Minot Municipal Auditorium Saturday. The event is for the entire family and kicks off at 3 p.m. and goes until midnight. “Locals are always looking for more options for their ...

Old-fashioned reporting most compelling aspect of ‘She Said’

(AP) — "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement" by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the behind-the-scenes book about how these reporters investigated Harvey Weinstein, is jarring, riveting and, for journalism, necessary. The book's most compelling aspect ...