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AP’s top songs of 2019: Jhene Aiko, Sam Smith, Normani

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. Jhené Aiko, “Triggered (freestyle)”: Jhené Aiko brilliantly captures so many emotions in one song on “Triggered (freestyle),” as she rapidly spits out lyrics in a raw way that range ...

AP names ‘To Live and Die in LA’ its top podcast of 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 podcasts of the year picked by The Associated Press. 1. “To Live and Die in LA,” Tenderfoot TV & Cadence 13. What makes this podcast from journalist Neil Strauss so riveting is how organically it all came together. Strauss was asked to help out in the ...

AP’s top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: 1. Ari Lennox, “Shea Butter Baby”: A message to the Grammy Awards, in the words of pop music philosopher Mariah Carey: “Them chickens is ash and I’m lotion.” Them is the Grammys, and ...

Name: Aaron Michels

Current hometown: Des Lacs Where can we see your work? You can see my work at Suite 1 Gallery, art shows around the state, and my website: https://www.aaronmichelsphotography.com/. Do you have work for sale? I have work for sale. While most of what I have is set in size by myself, I ...

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Lefse makes the season bright

DULUTH, Minn. — When I-35 was completed through Duluth in 1992, the construction interrupted natural gas lines to First Lutheran Church, which sits along the route of the freeway expansion. It happened at a bad time. The church brotherhood had been planning to cook its lutefisk, and they ...

London offers winter warmers with a festive flavor

LONDON (AP) — Mulled wine, warm spiced cider and hot toddies have long been British staples during winter. Whiskey expert Ross Dennis at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery explains that the hot toddy comes from Scotland. “The first mention of what we now think of as a hot toddy comes about ...

Christmas cookies, spiced up:

To kick off the holiday baking season, I’m turning to my Norwegian heritage with a recipe that is new to my repertoire, but a timeless classic in Norway: Pepperkaker. I can’t believe I waited this long to meet this amazing cookie. In Norwegian, pepperkaker literally means “pepper ...

How to tame that intimidating winter squash

Hard winter squash is a delicious and versatile vegetable that can be used as a side dish, in fillings for ravioli or lasagna, as a noodle alternative, in soups, salads, stuffed and so on. This time of year, I crave a hot, buttery butternut or acorn ``squash mash’’ — think of it as an ...

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Cousins are lucky to have each other

My little sister gave birth to her second daughter on Nov. 22. They named her Emma Evangeline, Evangeline for our Gramma Edith’s middle names. See, my grandma Edith had 11 brothers and sisters and at the time of her birth, each of her sisters got to pick out a name for her. And so she was ...

Affordable Gift Ideas for anyone on your list

The holidays are upon us and busy schedules often send us into a panic when looking for the perfect gift for those on our list. No matter your budget, there are affordable gift options your friends and family will love. Tools are always a welcome gift. Most gardeners are reluctant to invest ...

Sour cream crust makes pastry-baking easy as pie

I have a confession to make: Despite my love of all things baking, I have yet to master the perfect pie. ‘Tis the season for harvest-y pies and Christmassy pies and all the wonderful fillings that can be baked in a pastry. But homemade pie crust is a true art. It requires delicacy, ...

Kindness is Contagious: Snowstorm brings kindness upon kindness

I feel sorry for people who live in warm climates. They never get to experience the incredible kindness that comes in the middle of a massive snowstorm. Over Thanksgiving weekend, my family drove from Aberdeen, S.D., to Moorhead for my husband’s basketball game. A friend let us stay at her ...

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Winter Day Camp set

Fort Stevenson State Park is hosting a winter day camp offering a variety of winter focused activities for youth ages 10-13 on Dec. 28. The registration fee is $40/participant and includes materials, lunch, and a snack. Participation is limited to 12. The camp begins at 9 a.m. and finishes at ...

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

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, more than 20 landowners ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – NDG&F District 1 Advisory Board meeting, Williston, 7 p.m. Tuesday – NDG&F District 7 Advisory Board meeting, Bismarck, 7 p.m. Dec. 12 – Full moon, 11:13 p.m. Dec. 15 – Deer Muzzleloader season closes. Dec. 20 – Upper Souris NWR Christmas Bird Count, 7:45 a.m., ...

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Minot advocates recognized during LSSND centennial open house

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota celebrated 100 years of service through a series of open houses across the state this month, including an event in Minot Nov. 5. CEO Jessica Thomasson presented “Dove Awards” to recognize individuals, churches, businesses and organizations who ...

Former Gov. Schafer to speak at Integrating Faith and Work conference

Former Gov Ed Schafer will be the keynote speaker at the Integrating Faith and Work conference Tuesday from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Grand Hotel in Minot. The conference is sponsored by the Christian Business Men’s Connection. The event includes networking from noon-12:30 p.m., luncheon from ...

North Hill Baptist is now Journey

North Hill Baptist Church is now operating under the name Journey, said Pastor Daniel Andrus. The church meets in Suite 301 in the Mount Vernon Building at 900 North Broadway. Coffee is served at 10 a.m. Sundays, followed by the worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. The church also holds ...

Can suffering build spiritual strength?

They love fresh fish! At least that’s how the story goes. Fishing off the coast of Japan has become more and more difficult because the waters are over-fished. Fishermen can find fish farther out to sea but it takes longer to get the fish to market so they no longer taste fresh. In an ...

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SkySkopes launches new oil and gas subsidiary

SkySkopes, one of the top five UAS flight operators in the UAS industry, has spun off a new company for UAS-related oilfield operations called SkySkopes Oil & Gas LLC. With a significant amount of UAS flight experience in the Bakken and Permian basins, SkySkopes launches this new division ...

Holiday money-saving strategies that can backfire

Holiday marketers have your number, and they know how to entice you to spend. You try to rein it in. But two favorite strategies can lead to spending more, according to a 2018 survey by the Center for the New Middle Class, a research organization funded by Elevate, which lends to ...

Schoenrock named Visit Minot director

Visit Minot has named Stephanie Schoenrock as executive director. Schoenrock had been director of development and communication for the North Dakota State Fair for the past year. She has 20 years of experience in tourism and entertainment marketing. She spent 15 years with KK Bold, working ...

FUTURES FILE

Chinese trade and politics don’t mix Trade war watchers got mixed signals again last week as U.S. politics muddied the potential for a trade deal. After Congress and President Trump passed a near-unanimous critique of China’s handling of Hong Kong’s democracy protests, China condemned ...

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Global Strike Command retires final conventional air-launched cruise missile

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. – The final conventional air-launched cruise missile package was disassembled at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Wednesday, according to the Air Force. In early spring of 2019, Air Force Global Strike Command retired the CALCM weapon system as more advanced ...

Pearl Harbor anniversary commemoration planned

Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry breakfast group of Minot will hold a memorial ceremony in conjunction with the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The ceremony will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at The Wellington assisted living facility. There will be a slide presentation ...

B-52s complete 19 1/2-hour mission, live-fire training with Army in Hawaii

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircrews participated in live-fire training operations with the U.S. Army over the Pohakuloa Training Area, located on the big island of Hawaii on Nov. 15 and 18. During the two separate days, two B-52 ...

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New ‘Jumanji’ sticks with the formula and just adds

The creators of the latest "Jumanji" sequel have begun from an age-old premise — if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And they've taken note of other successful franchises to adopt what must surely be a new Hollywood motto — just add more. So "Jumanji: The Next Level" brings together the same ...

Clifford, everybody’s favorite big red dog, gets a reboot

NEW YORK (AP) — Who's your favorite big red dog? If you have one, chances are his name is Clifford. Scholastic Entertainment is rebooting the TV series about the giant dog with an equally large heart this week on Amazon Prime Video and PBS, the latter his home since the early aughts. ...

Holiday TV forecast: a sleighful of movies, music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are enough holiday TV movies to overturn Santa's sleigh this season, with Oprah Winfrey's OWN channel and a new streaming service adding to the cargo. A more expansive view of the world also is part of the ride, with a lesbian couple included in a Freeform film and ...

Celebrate the magic of Christmas in Downtown Minot

The tree has been trimmed, the lights are ready and businesses downtown have prepared to host the annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House today along Main Street. This celebration is made possible by the volunteers and business owners of the Minot Downtown Business & Professional ...