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Fargo firm gets export honor

FARGO – A local company was among 65 U.S. firms that received a national award Wednesday for contributing to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Financial Wellness: Clearing clutter can save money

I ransacked the piles of papers littering the dining table and my desk, dug through the kitchen catch-all drawer, pored through the coupon flyers, but couldn’t find it anywhere.

TMI CEO: Sale reports are off-base

FARGO – An industry report this week that Fargo-based hotel developer and operator TMI Hospitality was selling its portfolio of hotels for $1 billion is “completely false,” said Lauris Molbert, chief executive officer of TMI.

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What is that?: CCRI moves into new headquarters

Moorhead - A new building visible from Interstate 94 caught the eye of Dianna, who asked this week’s “What is that?” question.

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Chamber Choice: Organization hands out honors at annual event

Fargo - Christopher Johnson, executive director of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center for just four months, said he is continually blown away by the support the organization receives from the community.

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Financial Wellness: Start talk about life insurance

It’s a tricky question to answer, even before you throw in the unsettling issue of your own demise: How much life insurance do I need?

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Know your rights: Asking questions can save money, headaches when renting property

Fargo -- Knowing your rights and responsibilities as a tenant can making renting an apartment an easier – and less expensive – process.

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Village Resource Center cuts positions

FARGO – A falloff in people seeking credit counseling and other financial advice has led to staff cuts at the Village Family Service Center.

Sweeto Burrito won’t go into revamped Hub

FARGO – A planned Sweeto Burrito restaurant will not go into The Hub now, but other local locations are being looked at, said Kerry Fernholz, a partner in Starmark Hospitality.

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Launching a 'Good Life': National campaign kicks off touting ND jobs, quality of life

FARGO – A new advertising campaign touting the benefits of life in North Dakota and its robust job market will target workers ages 18 to 54 who live in 15 states with high unemployment, as well as the nation’s service men and women.

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Parenting Perspectives: When parenthood makes its way into the office

An early morning headache called for a couple ibuprofens. I raided the office stash, pouring two tablets into the palm of my hand. When I looked again, there was only one. I started scanning the office floor frantically for the missing ibuprofen.

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How not to fight - or fight better - about money

They say money’s the topic couples fight about most. That hasn’t been the case in my marriage.

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Money Savin' Mama: Find ways to give that fit your budget

When all year long you penny pinch, you run the risk of becoming a Grinch. In the season of giving thanks and holiday giving, I have to remind myself to loosen the Scrooge-like grasp on my purse strings, before three ghosts visit me in the night.

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Money Savin' Mama: Getting out of the habit of spending

It’s been an expensive fall for Money-Savin’ Mama. No big, unplanned expenses put a dent in the family finances. Rather, I’ve let little splurges raid my wallet.

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Parenting Perspectives: Slow down, sweet toddler

‘Mommy, please I have fruit snack?” my 2-year-old daughter asked me so sweetly the other morning. It was 7 a.m. “No, honey, you can’t have fruit snacks before breakfast,” I told her.

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Parenting Perspectives: Movie’s mom confessions hit home

It’s a good thing movie theaters are dark, because I’m not sure the trio of single girls next to me would have understood the tears flowing down my face while watching “Sex and the City 2.”

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Parenting Perspectives: Stroll a little slower

My daughter, Eve, and I went for a walk last week on one of those cloudless, warm mornings that finally felt like spring.

Parenting Perspectives: Cocky mother humbled by 2-year-old’s behavior

Compared with some other 2-year-olds, my daughter tends to be pretty well-behaved.

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Parenting Perspectives: Who knew toddler’s day planner could fill up so quickly?

My daughter’s not quite 2, but already she knows the days of the week.

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Retail employees share Black Friday war stories

The day after Thanksgiving, Colleen Flynn-Odney simply tells new Target employees to stand back and watch.

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