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#FMgram: Instagram helps Fargo woman notice life’s details PressPass

To suggest local Instagram accounts for this weekly feature, use the hashtag #FMgram when tagging photos in the social media app.


Making a Scene: Singer-songwriter enjoys ‘community from the stage’ PressPass

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – David Stoddard performs his own folk music all over the country – usually from people’s living rooms.


Gadget hoarders: Survey says most Americans holding on to old electronics PressPass

FARGO – Richard Holmes has a Betamax VCR and an RCA video disk player. He bought them each for about $400 in the early 1980s. “I just couldn’t stop myself from blowing more money,” the Fargo man said.


Her Voice: Pageantry helps Fargo woman overcome being bullied PressPass

FARGO – As an athlete, model and beauty queen, it might seem like Audra Mari has led a perfect life. Though the Fargo woman has walked runways in New York, and her smile has lit up the cover of a regional magazine, 20-year-old Mari, the current Miss North Dakota, has also been the victim of bullying.


Exporting opportunities: Growing markets challenge ND businesses PressPass

FARGO - Export opportunities are growing but so are some of the challenges that come with doing business across borders. Business leaders and government officials talked about the evolution of North Dakota’s export industries and business opportunities in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia at the Global Business Connections conference hosted recently by the North Dakota Trade Office in Fargo.


HerVoice: Playing to the pews PressPass

Teen uses piano hobby to serve rural church ROTHSAY, Minn. – Kristi Peterson has been playing piano since she learned how to read and write.


‘Green’ company provides economic opportunities for ND farmers PressPass

FARGO - Mack Traynor hopes agricultural byproducts, such as wheat straw, will someday be considered a cash crop. Traynor, who was born and raised in Fargo, is CEO of Ultra Green Packaging, a Plymouth, Minn.-based company that buys those byproducts from farmers and turns them into eco-friendly pizza boxes, take-out containers and other paper-like products.


Review: Workout DVDs quick, effective PressPass

FARGO – Time seems to be my biggest barrier when it comes to exercise. If I don’t work out first thing in the morning, chances are I won’t do it at all.


Peer pressure: What to do when your child’s friends are a negative influence PressPass

FARGO - Kids are like sponges soaking up information about the way the world works. But not all of the lessons they learn are positive.


Running groups provide accountability, camaraderie

WEST FARGO – Michelle Donarski says if she didn’t run in a group, she probably wouldn’t run at all. The 46-year-old West Fargo woman is training to run a half marathon during the Fargo Marathon on Saturday, but she says for her, running is all about socializing.


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Trade Talk: Casselton Country Kitchen now open PressPass

Country Kitchen, a family dining restaurant chain, has opened a Casselton, N.D., location.

Pundits applaud ‘Woody’ PressPass

Jimmy Dykes, an ESPN college basketball analyst, gave Ben Woodside a phone call Saturday morning – less than 12 hours after he poured in his amazing 60 points Friday night.

2005 BSA visitors now in NCAA tourney PressPass

On back-to-back nights in December 2005, Doug Oliver and C.J. Anderson were visiting the Bison Sports Arena for men’s basketball games against North Dakota State.


IUPUI’s Hill should be player of year PressPass

I have been asked to join other media members, sports information directors and coaches to vote for Summit League men’s basketball postseason honors. Here’s my two cents’ worth.

NDSU unable to book coaches show PressPass

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, North Dakota State basketball coaches can no longer be seen on Sunday-night television.


NDSU’s RPI drop due to better competition PressPass

According to the RPI, there are 221 Division I men’s basketball teams better than North Dakota State this season. And there are 119 teams worse than NDSU.

IUPUI looking forward to hosting Oral Roberts PressPass

Ron Hunter said his team’s first trip to the Dakotas was the biggest weekend of the season.

Teams find road league wins hard to come by PressPass

At age 28, Dane Fife is the youngest coach in Division I men’s basketball. But he has experienced his share of games on the road – even before he became the head coach for the Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne team that pounded North Dakota State Saturday 82-63 in a Summit League battle for fourth place.

Dakotas’ in-state rivalries on hold PressPass

It’s a sure bet that among the throngs of fans watching North Dakota State play South Dakota State in basketball this weekend, at least one Bison fan was thinking: “This rivalry is nothing like the one with the Sioux.”

Giacoletti happy with Zags PressPass

It was fewer than 10 months ago when Ray Giacoletti and his wife were on a cruise near Mexico, contemplating their future.