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First she stole their hearts, then she stole their last name
October 3, 2019 - 9:30am
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Denae Alamano was feeling outnumbered. She and her husband, Orlando, had two young boys of their own when they decided to...
Wayback Wednesday: Deadly Fergus Falls "Great Cyclone" happened 100 years ago this week
June 19, 2019 - 6:30am
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Saturday, June 22, marks the 100th anniversary of one of the worst disasters in Minnesota history, the Fergus Falls "Great...
Litigation vs. collaboration: Collaborative divorce comes (mid)west
June 3, 2019 - 1:22pm
BISMARCK, N.D. – Collaborative divorce, hailed as a more civil and respectful approach to marriage dissolution, is gaining a foothold in North...
'The Scoop': What parents and students need to know before going on a college tour
May 23, 2019 - 7:10am
MOORHEAD — As parents, we grow up right alongside our children. We learn how to feed and diaper them in the early days, and as they grow, we...
In search of a good death: End-of-life specialists ease the way home
May 21, 2019 - 8:00pm
In the dimly lit room, Mark Quinlan struggles to be heard. His voicebox has been silenced by his thyroid cancer. He tries to whisper, but the...
Number of marriages, divorces decreases in Grand Forks, Polk counties
February 13, 2019 - 8:03pm
GRAND FORKS -- The course of true love never does run smoothly or, apparently, through Grand Forks and Polk counties. That is if the number...
Swift: Cold enough for ya? A beginner's guide to winter in North Dakota
February 8, 2019 - 11:47am
FARGO -- So it’s your first winter in North Dakota. Ever since you moved here, people have been talking about The Winter. They say it as if...
‘Logan’s Law’ tackles marriage equality quirk
January 28, 2019 - 7:51pm
ST. PAUL -- Half of married gay women in Minnesota are forced to adopt their own children under Minnesota law. That inequity — man-woman married...
God Jul: Scandinavian Christmas traditions stand the test of time
December 22, 2018 - 4:38pm
FARGO — With a growing interest in family heritage around the world, returning to traditions for the holidays can help people learn their place...
'4 Children For Sale': South Dakota man whose father was in photo pieces together his past
December 17, 2018 - 11:57am
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Biology is a science. It’s the markers in the offspring of a union, no matter how temporary that union. A child who does not...
In the name of the fair
August 5, 2018 - 6:17am
It was 175 degrees and 200 percent humidity. I knew because my hair told me soon as I sat up in bed. The higher the hair, the closer to God,...
What are the top baby names in ND? The boys have a repeat winner
May 17, 2018 - 5:46pm
WILLISTON, N.D.—In a few years, if you're visiting a kindergarten class and call on Emma, you might have to qualify which one you mean....
Sending holiday cheer: Etiquette expert details dos and don'ts of cards
November 27, 2017 - 2:00pm
FARGO — With Thanksgiving passed, the holiday season is fully underway. If you haven't received one already, your mailbox will no doubt...
Say what? Minneapolis family moving into home with no furnace, no fireplace
November 12, 2011 - 8:56am
MINNEAPOLIS Sometime in the next few weeks, Paul Brazelton will move his family into a 1935 Tudor in south Minneapolis that has no furnace.