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Betting on the boom

May 27, 2015 Tombstone, Ariz., is a boom town founded in 1879 because of the discovery of silver in the area. Within seven years the town burgeoned from a population of 100 to over 14,000. more »»

Brown sugar blues

May 27, 2015 Dear Heloise: Would somebody let me know what to do with a new package of brown sugar? After opening, it turns to rock and is not usable at all. Please help me as to what to do to keep it usable. more »»

Colorful lessons

May 20, 2015 The Danish Modern oval punch bowl is packed and ready to head west to Ray. It is difficult to believe, but our nephew, Tyler Norman Thompson, is graduating from Ray High Schoo. more »»

Thai dining at Baan Rao

May 13, 2015 After months of trying, I finally succeeded in making the acquaintance of the owner of the Thai restaurant, Baan Rao, located at the southwest corner of the Walmart Plaz. more »»

Meat, potatoes, gravy — a superb trio

May 6, 2015 Lydia enjoys playing restaurant. The other day in her pink and white kitchen, she was listing “soups of the day.” She compiled 12 choices on her white board for her customers. more »»

Bismarck’s Bistro, where you might want to eat dessert first

April 29, 2015 Technically speaking, the name of this restaurant located at 1103 E. Front Ave., could be considered a little misleading. more »»

Purse, address book, set to go!

April 22, 2015 The Minot State University Gala is just around the corner. Joining us in creating items from the former McFarland fabric is Jan (Johnson) Norsby from Rugby. more »»

‘I Am the Walrus’ ... goo goo g’ joob

April 15, 2015 The Walrus is a popular local eatery snuggled into a non-descript strip plaza two blocks from the governor’s mansion in our state capital. more »»

An easy way to make homemade bread

April 8, 2015 I enjoy receiving feedback from readers. Recently, several younger readers have requested a column on easy bread makin. more »»

An Irish frog and a pot of gold in Minot

April 1, 2015 In one of the many variations of Irish folklore involving leprechauns and pots of gold, one of the lesser-known ones is about Ebeneezer’s frog. more »»

The benefits of change

March 25, 2015 Our family recently celebrated my mom’s 95th birthday at the Benedictine Living Center in Garrison. As we were growing up, my mom took time to celebrate our birthdays. more »»

Montana Mike’s isn’t from Montana

March 18, 2015 As a matter of fact, there isn’t one single franchise unit of Montana Mike’s in the state of Montana. There’s only one in all of North Dakota, here in Minot, at 3816 S. Broadway, in front of Walmar. more »»

Celebrating cherished neighbors

March 11, 2015 There are some neighbors who come into your life and impact it in such was way that you never see things the same again. more »»

The Asian invasion: N.D. Asia restaurant

March 4, 2015 When we think about revolution, it is usually in the context of violent overthrow of one ruling class in favor of anothe. more »»

Duncan Hines an authority on good eating

February 25, 2015 Recently discovered cooking booklets from my childhood have revealed some interesting facts. Perhaps you recall me mentioning that my dad had an appliance store in Underwood. more »»

Getting to know Belgian endive with the help of cheese

February 25, 2015 Fresh-faced, yet utterly jet-lagged. That’s how I arrived in France for the first time. And that’s how I was introduced to Belgian endive. more »»

Badlands Restaurant and Grill: a case study

February 11, 2015 This agreeable restaurant located at 1400 31st Ave. SW can be a little hard to find if you haven’t already been a guest there. more »»

The importance of the measured word

February 11, 2015 As President’s Day approaches, let us pause and think about words that have come from the White House. more »»

Flowers could improve the State of the Union

January 28, 2015 Would you agree that items we often work within our professional careers tend to drift over to everyday living? You know, like a secretary who writes perfect letters to friends from home, an... more »»

The epic story of Schatz Crossroads restaurant

January 21, 2015 The Schatz story is a tale of two cities and one family with vision and grit. It began here in Minot in the early 70’s. Danny Schatz was a young man who seemed to have it made. more »»



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