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​Three Appointments to Add to Your Back-to-School Checklist

September 14th, 2022

By Donna O’Shea 

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With the back-to-school season in full swing, the start of this academic year may feel relatively routine.

That includes a return to in-person learning and activities, including the opportunity to schedule recommended health exams that some families may have skipped since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. In fact, nearly one in five parents…

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​It Takes a Village

May 18th, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Lehr Mayor and Council Members Donate City Salaries To Save Legion Hall

Every rural community has at least one social space that holds multiple generations of memories and has remained a social pillar in the community. The Legion Hall in Lehr, North Dakota, to be more specific, Klaus Becker Post 285.

Lehr is located in the south-central part of the state, and according to the last census, has a population of 64. The town also prides itself on being the…

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​End-stage Alzheimer’s Proves Healthcare Systems Are Toppling

March 16th, 2022

By Lonna Whiting

lonnawhiting@gmail.com

When we talk about the healthcare system being broken or failing us, what does that actually mean?

It’s a question I’ve been grappling with since 2013 when my mom was diagnosed with early-onset dementia. Almost immediately after her diagnosis, my family was inundated with calls, emails, paperwork—all questioning the validity of her illness; the validity of her basic life needs.

At age 61, she was too young to receive Medicare benefits and still…

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​Here to Stay: Timebomb Pro Wrestling

February 19th, 2022

Featuring Pro Champion Dominic Garrini, Kevin Ku, Arik Cannon, and former WWE Superstar Ariya Daivari

By John Showalter 

john.d.showalter@gmail.com

Is there a more wholesome American pastime than watching people hit each other with folding chairs and slam each other through tables? There is no denying that professional wrestling has been drawing crowds for years with its over-the-top antics and larger-than-life…

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​How to Travel Together—and Still Like Each Other When You Get Home

July 13th, 2021

By Theresa L. Goodrich

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It was day ten of our epic southwest road trip and we’d made it to Arizona. After camping in Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and New Mexico, we were exhausted, but fortunately our night in Winslow was gloriously uneventful.

We booked a cheap motel instead of camping as originally planned, found a local pizza buffet, and by eight o’clock I was in bed.

GLORIOUS, I tell you.

Before we left Winslow I made – ahem, I mean, I nicely asked my husband, Jim,…

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Schmidt Shoots for the Stars, Receives Award From Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

June 15th, 2021

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

17 June 2021

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) will be providing 60 college students from 44 colleges across America with up to almost $900,000. The 2021 Class of Astronaut Scholars will be presented during ASF’s Innovators Gala taking place on August 14, 2021, at the Hilton Orlando.

One of those students is Ashley North Dakota native Katie Schmidt. Schmidt graduated from Ashley High School in 2019 and is currently a student at NDSU with an…

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The truth about being on a ventilator

October 21st, 2020

By Ashlee Nordquist

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I've come to the conclusion that not everyone understands why my brother and I went on ventilators for covid and what that means. As I survived and my brother SO FAR is improving, I can make jokes and talk very straightforwardly about the condition without becoming a wreck. So here's some education.

1) You don't get to pick to be on a ventilator. We didn't pay extra to sleep through our symptoms.

2) Jacob and I both developed ARDS (acute respiratory distress…

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How To Thrive In Your Long-Distance Relationship During The Holidays

November 14th, 2018

photograph courtesy of Devin Joubert

by Devin Joubert
devinlillianjoubert@gmail.com

It’s that beautiful time of the year that’s filled with seasonal decorations, sparkly lights, warm family gatherings, and delicious feasts. I love everything about this time of the year from pumpkin cookies and pies to family time and traditions on Thanksgiving and then Christmas. And of course, let’s not forget about the Christmas work parties. If you are anything like me, you love this time of the year too, but it can be a bit harder…

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​Worst decisions, do they haunt us or help us?

June 20th, 2018

By Melissa Martin
melissamartincounselor@live.com

Think back to one of your worst small decisions. Then answer the following questions:

How did you make the decision?

What happened after the decision?

When did you know it was the worst decision?

What did you learn from making the wrong decision?

One of my worst decisions was purchasing a water heater without reading Consumer Reports. After myriad cold showers and money poured down the drain to have it fixed, I retired it to the great recycling…

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​Marriage: sometimes merry and sometimes not

May 23rd, 2018

Marriage - photograph by Hisu Lee

By Melissa Martin
melissamartincounselor@live.com

And they lived “happily ever after.” Many people in the U.S. believe in love and matrimony, but marriage takes consistent effort and time to weather the ups and downs.

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, 88 percent of Americans cited love as the main reason to marry with making a lifelong commitment and companionship, respectively.

What are top issues that may cause conflict in marriages?

Communication. Marriage doesn’t come…

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