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Family Fun Day tickets now on sale!
Tickets are now on sale for our 16th annual Family Fun Day; held on Saturday, June 29th at Dickinson's Jaycee Park. After the Independence Day Parade, join us for a fun-filled day! This year's...
6/17/13 at 11:21 AM Volunteers Needed 6/12/13 at 12:41 PM
Volunteer Opportunities and More! 6/4/13 at 4:19 PM
Can a grandchild receive SSA benefits?
Q: I have custody of my young granddaughter and raising her without assistance from her parents. Can she receive benefits through my record when I start Social Security retirement next year? A: In ve...
6/17/13 at 11:05 AM Starting SSA retirement - consider family benefits 6/12/13 at 10:06 AM
Deciding when to start SSA retirement 6/10/13 at 9:28 AM
Easy Summer Freezer Meals
I have a confession to make: our family has been eating out way too much. Sometimes it is easier with all of us on different schedules to meet somewhere for dinner than it is for me to think about w...
6/14/13 at 9:03 AM There Is A Sentimental Fool In All Of Us 6/4/13 at 2:39 PM
Get Ready For Summer By Being Prepared 5/24/13 at 9:57 AM
Chipotle Apple Butter Barbecue Ribs
If there is one day a year I think that is all about grilling, its definitely Fathers Day! What better way to celebrate the fathers and father figures in our lives than by pulling out the lawn chairs,...
6/14/13 at 8:42 AM Crispy Smashed Horseradish and Blue Cheese Red Potatoes 6/12/13 at 11:29 AM
Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothies 6/8/13 at 7:10 AM
Trained Employees Waiting at the Station
How much do I invest in my employees?an age old question asked by many business owners and leaders who sometimes fear that trained-up employees will leave for another job opportunity, taking the train...
6/13/13 at 3:53 PM Closing the Generation Gap 5/15/13 at 9:18 AM
Choose Marty's Path 5/1/13 at 8:49 AM
Excerpts from the Experts
With Fathers Day approaching, what better place to look for fatherly financial advice than from dads who also happen to be executives at the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) Member Age...
6/13/13 at 2:51 PM Father's Day on a Budget 6/7/13 at 11:30 AM
Mother's Day on a Budget 5/6/13 at 5:14 AM
I'm Not Lost, I'm Differently Positioned
If you haven't heard from me for awhile and you wonder where I've been, this is a good time to re-mention that I have changed my name from Middle Aged Plague to This Woman Writes. You can find, and f...
6/12/13 at 8:04 PM Honesty -- It's Still a Lonely Word 1/24/13 at 6:31 PM
If Pumpkins Were Money, I'd Be Rich 1/17/13 at 6:21 PM
What's Up Wednesday!
What's Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities? This weekend, head downtown to take in the Farmers Market, Art & Wine Walk, and World Refugee Fair. Thursday, June 13 YP Social Night: Lets Dance! ...
6/12/13 at 9:46 AM Meet Lucas Rengstorf! 5/28/13 at 1:56 PM
Meet Casey Koop! 5/21/13 at 2:48 PM
Flag Day - June 14
Flag Day In memory of the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States, the president proclaims June 14 as Flag Day every year. Am...
6/10/13 at 2:15 PM Happy Easter Coloring Page 3/30/13 at 3:22 PM
Don't miss the Art Wise Elementary Art Show! 3/18/13 at 9:43 AM
What a deal
Heres a nudge to get you and the kids to some local tourist attractions youve been meaning to visit. Great Lakes Aquarium, North Shore Scenic Railroad and the Vista Fleet have teamed up for a three-f...
6/8/13 at 12:01 AM 'Buttcrack' billboard concerns Duluth couple 6/6/13 at 12:00 AM
Weekends are for families: ) Here are some ideas to make the most out of your two day weekends with the kids. 1. Take a hike or go on a bike ride as a family. 2. Join a church and get active in it. ...
6/2/13 at 9:41 PM Do's and Don'ts for Youth Sports Parents 3/3/13 at 8:38 AM
20 Ways to Light Up Your Community with Kindness! 12/26/12 at 2:35 AM
Today was our last day of homeschool. FINALLY. I am not the only mom thinking that (Jen Hatmaker speaks for those who send their kids off to school) and I'm not even the only HOMESCHOOL mom thinking, ...
5/30/13 at 7:23 PM If I could wave a magic wand, I would. 5/8/13 at 11:08 AM
Garage Sales (+kids) Survival Guide 5/1/13 at 10:55 AM
Injured? Disabled? NDAD's free equipment loan program may come in handy
Marilyn and Jim Larimore didnt need the new bed rails and Drive walkers they received in error via a shipping mix-up. When the seller told the Grand Forks couple to keep the merchandise at no charge, ...
5/29/13 at 9:00 AM If you have special needs, emergency preparedness plan should be high priority 4/24/13 at 1:02 PM
Unique Bismarck arts event Thursday fosters natural inclusion, self-esteem 4/10/13 at 11:36 AM
Is It A Family or Is It Just Marriage?
Recently I had a nice little discussion with a buddy of mine about family. It was a very friendly discussion and no hard feelings were had and we agreed to disagree. My friend did say he was going to ...
5/29/13 at 12:52 AM Happy Thanksgiving 1/3/13 at 8:00 AM
What are your Christmas Traditions? 11/30/12 at 1:43 PM
Health Tip: Improve Your Health the Easy Way
While we havent had many really hot days yet, Im confident their coming. And as the holiday weekend approaches, and we officially kick-off summer, youre bound to hear reminders to drink more water. I...
5/23/13 at 8:19 AM Are Antibacterial Products Really Better for Your Health? 5/8/13 at 9:49 AM
Get a Grip on Stress (Before it Gets a Grip on You)! 4/17/13 at 12:03 PM