Meredith Holt is a features/business reporter for The Forum who covers topics in health, mental health, social issues, women's issues, arts and entertainment, food and more. She also writes a column on health and wellness, body image and media representation. She was a copy editor/page designer for six years prior to joining the features team in March 2012.
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FARGO — After a wedding, most of the bouquets and floral arrangements are tossed in the trash. But Kelly Krenzel has found a way to extend their life so they give more people joy. This summer, the 34-year-old Fargo woman started a volunteer project called Hope Blooms, which repurposes donated event flowers into individual bouquets to be given to people to help brighten their days.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Grady Carlson was among the lucky few to get a sneak peek at the Vikings' new stadium, which hosts its first preseason NFL home game this weekend. "It's awe-inspiring," he said of the $1 billion facility. "It's way beyond my comprehension how to even begin building something like that. They left nothing out."
FARGO — When new customers see the signage for Bully Brew Coffee, owner Sandi Luck says they often wonder aloud, "Are those real dogs?" Yep, they're real. The bulldogs pictured on Bully Brew's marketing material, decor and menus are Elvis and Izzie, who belong to Luck and her husband, Shane, of Grand Forks. "They're, ultimately, the mascots," Luck says.
FARGO — After raising more than $1 million over the past 11 years, local fundraisers Bras on Broadway and its companion Bros on Broadway are coming to an end, Hotel...
FARGO — Ziva is ready to work. She eagerly lifts her front right paw to allow her handler, Nate Dutt, to slip on her harness. Once she receives her orders, she's off, her attached bell ringing wildly. The little Belgian Malinois zigzags through a designated area of Island Park downtown, lying down next to each item she finds, proudly awaiting her reward.
Partway through his cooking career, Native American chef Sean Sherman realized that besides powwows and frybread, Native American cooking wasn’t well represented in the culinary world. “I could see there...
FARGO — Jennifer Baumgardner says she's been a feminist "since birth." She grew up in a household where Ms. magazine was on the coffee table and words and phrases like...
FARGO — When she's shopping for period-relief products, Alicia Kellebrew buys generic-brand Excedrin Migraine instead of Midol. "It's almost the same stuff, and it's cheaper," the financial counselor says. She...
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Philip Lemaster's lecture on the roles of gender and age in financial decision-making was so well-attended, he had to add extra seats. It also helped grow his...
A chance encounter with a fellow Shanley High School grad led to Fargo native Rosie Sauvageau’s latest music project. He suggested the singer/songwriter connect with his friend Brittany Shrimpton, who was writing a play.