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Destination Bahamas: Glyndon teen granted Make-A Wish ND's 700th wish

FARGO – When Jade McGough walked in to Scheels on a sunny Wednesday night, he thought he was just shopping for fishing supplies with his dad. Well, he was, but now he has a tropical destination: the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.

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Review: Wrap not worth the mess

FARGO – In theory, I like the idea of a pre-made, minimal-assembly lunch wrap. In practice, I don’t.

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‘Don’t make excuses’: Early screening helps prevent colon cancer

FARGO – Despite her doctor’s persistent reminders, Diane Kulzer kept putting off her first colonoscopy. In fact, it took her doctor scheduling the screening for the 61-year-old Fargo woman for her to get it done.

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Regional McDonald’s Employee of the Year left abusive situation with help from the YWCA

FARGO - Bonnie Giles knows her regulars by name, face or order. They know the McDonald’s hospitality leader by her smile, her cheery attitude and her signature hair flower. When she’s out running errands, “People just stop me and say, ‘Hey, you’re the friendly lady from McDonald’s on South University!’ ” she says.

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You betcha: ‘Fargo’ show again puts spotlight on speech traced to Scandinavian roots

FARGO - In 1996, the Coen brothers first exposed the rest of the country to the “Northwoods” accent with their cult classic “Fargo.”

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Prom-posals: Local high schoolers get creative with their prom invitations

Local high school students are coming up with fun, cute, romantic and all-around creative ways to ask their dates to prom.

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Holt: Moorhead woman finds passion for running

MOORHEAD - As a senior at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Leslie Wood was taking 21 credits and working two jobs. She didn’t have time to take care of herself.

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Some women hesitate to hire – or talk about hiring – a housekeeper, but doing so frees up time for family

FARGO – For Jenny Frueh, the decision to hire a housekeeper to clean her family’s home was a matter of time. She wanted to spend her free time with her husband and kids, not scrubbing floors.

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Lillestol Research participating in cat allergy study

Trial to determine if medication effective in treating symptoms
FARGO – You’d think someone with a cat allergy wouldn’t have a cat in the house. Well, you’d be surprised. Dr. Michael Lillestol, president of Fargo’s Lillestol Research, was.

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Getting to the point: Acupuncture gives animals relief from ailments

FARGO – Elsa lies quietly in a cushy dog bed in an exam room at Valley Veterinary Hospital here, awaiting her monthly acupuncture treatment. Her small body shakes a little despite the calming effects of soothing sounds and images playing in the background. But she visibly relaxes once Dr. Teckla Webb finishes placing the micro-needles in her back and neck. Her pink tongue rolls out, and she starts panting happily.

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Holt: Crotch-erasing the new thigh gap?

Apparently “thigh gap” is no longer enough. Now women and girls aren’t supposed to have any lady parts.

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Holt: Fargo pharmacist drops 150 pounds

FARGO – Mike Glessing recently opened his own pharmacy, M-D Pharmacy. The 29-year-old Fargo man says he wouldn’t have been able to do it without changing his lifestyle and losing a whopping 150 pounds. And he owes it all to his grandfather’s old Schwinn Airdyne.

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Holt: Need a reason to exercise? Here are 20

I’ve been exercising regularly for over a month. Yay! But I’ve only lost 2 pounds. Boo!

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Holt: Did ‘Biggest Loser’ winner take it too far?

#biggestloser #tookittoofar #skeletal #anorexic Holding my iPhone close to my face in bed Tuesday night, I watched as the shocked, frightened and concerned hashtags, tweets and posts started filling up my feeds.

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Holt: Joining the Gymuary ranks

January should be called Gymuary. It’s the month of shiny new fitness resolutions being put to the test. “New year, new me!” “This year will be different!” “I’m in it to win it!” “Five months till marathon!”

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Holt: Food journaling provides insight

I’ve started and stopped food journaling too many times to count. Every once in a while I’ll come across an intended food journal with one lonely entry.

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Holt: Choosing a dress the hardest part of planning a wedding

I wasn’t a girl who had big dreams about her wedding day. No fantasies of roses and baby’s breath, satin and tulle, crystals and lace.

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Holt: Surgery helps Fargo woman lose 200 pounds

Fargo -- Heather White’s seamstress mother was making final alterations to her wedding dress just a few hours before the ceremony.

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