Emma Vatnsdal is a Features writer, focused on telling stories about people, places and all the interesting things that come along with it. She earned her degree in multimedia journalism from Minnesota State University Moorhead and joined the Forum Communications team in 2018. She grew up in the far north town of Roseau, Minn. and has a thick Minnesotan-Canadian accent. Follow her on Twitter @emmajeaniewenie.
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FARGO — With a growing interest in family heritage around the world, returning to traditions for the holidays can help people learn their place in history. For much of the Midwest — especially in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin — Scandinavian culture is ingrained with many of the residents. But what traditions from the "old country" have persisted through the generations?
FARGO — An initiative to thank and recognize volunteer first responders has found itself on the ballot for the fast-approaching November election.
FARGO — It seems Fargo is already working toward what the people want, at least when it comes to tourism — but the industry could be bolstered if the community got a convention center, a long-discussed idea that hasn't come to fruition yet in Fargo-Moorhead.
FARGO — For Ethan and Breezee Hennings, opening a cidery in North Dakota was something they had hoped to do since moving back to the area in 2011. Their dream became a reality with the December 2017 opening of Wild Terra, 6 12th St. N. — making the Hennings' business the second cidery in North Dakota. Cottonwood Cider House opened near Ayr, N.D., in August 2017.