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Halgrimson: Writer captured essence of ND with her words PressPass

While going through the papers that have accumulated in my life, I came across a long letter from my friend Lois Phillips Hudson. I hadn’t heard from her for a long time.


Halgrimson: Centenarian's conversations full of Dazey recollections PressPass

My friend Eiline Torguson Nelson celebrated her 107th birthday on the 25th. When I went to her party two years ago at Bethany Homes, where she now lives, I sat down next to her, and she took my hand, and said, “It’s little Andi.” She’s known me since I was born in 1940.


Halgrimson: Meatballs best enjoyed at home after lutefisk dinner

The season’s last lutefisk dinner at the Fargo Sons of Norway is April 6. I plan to be there. And when I partake of these meals, I never sample the meatballs that are served alongside, as I prefer to concentrate on the ambrosial flavor of the lutefisk.


Halgrimson: Lettuce Soufflé a treat

Years ago I taught a soufflé class in which we made Jacques Pepin’s Lettuce Soufflé and Pierre Franey’s Chocolate Soufflés.


Halgrimson: Chocolate cake perfect for Valentine’s Day

In preparing for Valentine’s Day, thinking about chocolate is a useful pastime. And it’s none too early.


Halgrimson: Hearty filling great in peppers or cabbage

One of our favorite fall and winter dishes is stuffed bell peppers or cabbage leaves.


Halgrimson: Two have called Fargo Public Library home for almost 50 years PressPass

Between the two of them, they have almost 100 years of employment at the Fargo Public Library. Diane Briggs began at the old Carnegie Library in 1967 and Steve Hubbard started there as a part-timer in 1966.


Halgrimson: Marzipan can add flavor, decoration to holiday treats

When I think of marzipan, I think of my family’s friends, Chris and Virginia Jensen.


Halgrimson: Norwegian rullepølse a meaty delicacy

It’s been 10 years since I wrote about rullepølse, that tasty Norwegian holiday delicacy.


Halgrimson: Red River Valley’s ‘best’ sure has changed over the years PressPass

Last month when I looked at the ballot for the “Best of the Red River Valley,” it was brought home to me how many things have changed since I was a young adult in Fargo in the late 1950s and early 1960s.


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Halgrimson: Ever hear of the Stone Sanitarium? PressPass

Early day Fargo did not lack for medical facilities. Among the smaller facilities was the Stone Sanitarium at 611 South 8th Street and later at 1337 Broadway.

Halgrimson: Kitchen tools not as important as the cooking

Cooking equipment as well as cookbooks have always been my downfall, and as I try to pare down, I’m pitching out. In one box went the flan rings, croissant cutter, timbale molds, a brioche mold, a fancy pate mold, a Pullman bread pan and many tartlet tins better known in a Norwegian kitchen as sandbakkel tins. None of the preceding had ever been used.


Halgrimson: Columnist remembers gatehouse that now sits at WF’s Bonanzaville PressPass

The gatehouse of my memory sat across Broadway east of the Great Northern Railway depot, just north of the Empire Tavern. It was a 6-foot-square building on stilts with a 22-step stairway going up the side.


Halgrimson: NDSU archives take another trip PressPass

It isn’t easy to find the new location of the North Dakota State University Archives. Stashed out in the old Knox Lumber Co. warehouse at 3551 7th Ave. N., it’s the last right turn before Interstate 29 on Seventh Avenue. The NDSU Archives are the historical records of the university going back to its founding. The collection includes the archives for the Institute for Regional Studies.


Halgrimson: In search of long-forgotten Fargo homes, neighborhood PressPass

Until I came across a 1928 clipping in The Forum’s library, I hadn't imagined a neighborhood of family homes on Eighth Street North between First and Second avenues.


Halgrimson: Home is where the art is PressPass

Some of the happiest memories of my 12 years in the Fargo schools are of the art classes at Horace Mann from 1946 to 1952, Ben Franklin from 1952 to 1954 and Fargo Central High School from 1954 to 1958.

Halgrimson: Polar vortex adds to trove of weather memories PressPass

If those of us who live here remembered what the weather was like the previous winter, we might consider living in a more southerly climate. Some do go south during our cold months, but I think the majority stay home. And you get used to it. In years gone by, we even went to school when the weather was bad.

Halgrimson: History of Fargo’s City Hall worth noting PressPass

“ ‘Architects Have Varied Background In Building Design’ “Robert B. Cerny, Ralph Rapson and W. J. Seifert are the three architects who are drawing plans for Fargo’s new City Hall and auditorium building to be erected in the civic center area along 4th Street North between 1st and 3rd Avenue.” – The Forum, Oct. 7, 1956 At the time that story was written, the area between Fourth Street and the river and between First Avenue and Third Avenue North had been leveled for urban renewal.

Halgrimson: Krumkaker a memorable holiday treat

Memories of the holidays seem to last a long time, and at my age I’m happy that I can recall the celebrations of my youth.


As I recall: Memorable F-M businesses PressPass

Recently Forum reporter Dave Olson wrote about businesses that have vanished from the streets in Fargo and Moorhead, and I’d like to comment on several of those that readers remem-bered.