PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- As they sit side by side at their dining room table, whittling pieces of wood into fish, Mark and Cole Bethel are carrying on a family tradition and engaging in some father-and-son bonding. The men make and sell wooden spear fishing decoys under the business name Decoys by M & C. The Bethel family has been making the hand-carved decoys for generations. Cole, a 15-year-old high school freshman, is a fifth-generation woodcarver.
HORACE, N.D.--Three years ago, Renee Clasen and Carolyn Keller inherited seven bags of sweaters and fabric from a woman going out of business. They decided to turn the sweaters into mittens to give away as Christmas gifts and soon decided to form a business making and selling woolen mittens upcycled from sweaters. But first, there was a catch. "I had no idea how to sew," Clasen said. "I missed home ec in high school."
FARGO—When she was 18 years old and a senior in high school, Avia Hoglund was homeless for about half a year. She'd left an abusive home life knowing she didn't have anywhere to go, but also knowing she had to get out, she said. She stayed with friends when she could. She sometimes went without eating and relied on the emergency shelter for help, she said.
Google the phrase “girl power” and you’ll read about empowerment, confidence and strengthening relationships. Search “boy power” and you’re likely to find information about a recliner, a superhero comic or hip-hop radio show.
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, takeout containers and other paper-like products.
Trollwood Performing Arts School alumna Becca Kotte is living her dream starring in the musical “Rock of Ages” at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
The Rainbow Loom rubber-band bracelets are incredibly popular right now, said Brad Riepe, manager of Michaels craft store in West Fargo.
It starts off as a seemingly healthy habit: eating more vegetables and avoiding foods with artificial colors, preservatives, unhealthy fats, sugars or added salt. But what starts out as the desire to improve one’s diet can cross a line into a risky behavior with the potential for deadly consequences.
I have never been a morning person. Before I had kids, I could easily sleep in until 10 or 11 a.m. – sometimes even noon. While sleeping in now means I’ll likely be getting up about 8, it’s still not easy to get up by 6 or earlier some days, especially this time of year. Here are some tips for getting an early start, even when you don’t feel like it.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Ashley Rae says her passion is helping other women succeed.