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Making a Scene: Fargo South grad starring in ‘Rock of Ages’

FARGO – Trollwood alumna Becca Kotte is living her dream starring in the musical “Rock of Ages” at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

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Her Voice: Writing teaches teen about self, culture

MAHNOMEN, Minn. – Isabella Griffin says she’s always been told she’s a great writer. Now she has proof. The 18-year-old White Earth Tribal & Community College student recently took second place in the first writing competition she’s ever entered.

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Self-sabotage: What to do when you are your own worst enemy

FARGO - Stacey Rzaszutak wanted to lose weight. But when she was feeling down, she’d eat to feel better. Instead, she would just end up feeling worse. “Then I’ve got a stomach ache and I don’t feel good about myself,” she said.

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Sisters bond over shared love of horseback riding

FARGO - Horseback riding was an important part of growing up for the Speikermeier sisters. Paul and Ardys Spiekermeier’s daughters Ann Geiszler, Mary Bartholomay, Polly Lindemann and Beth Lange spent hours exploring with their horses, riding in parades and sneaking out of the house for midnight rides.

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Yoga helps Fargo woman through recovery from alcoholism

FARGO – Yoga helps Alicia Waldoch recharge, calm down and take a step back from the craziness of the world. It has also helped the 39-year-old Fargo woman with her recovery from alcoholism, she said.

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Rural singers join voices for community cantata

CASSELTON, N.D. – Singers from different congregations have been coming together for more than 40 years to join their voices for the community chorus’ cantata for Easter.

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New foundation provides strength, longevity to post-frame buildings

MOORHEAD - E­ven after harsh winter blizzards, post-frame buildings remain standing when other structures might be felled by the region’s wind and weather, said Tom Janke, manager of the Morton Buildings Moorhead construction center.

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Transforming eggs into works of art

Fargo artist has been practicing Ukrainian egg decorating for 30 years
FARGO – When it comes to egg decorating, MaryJo Cayley doesn’t just dye eggs, she creates elaborate works of art.

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HerVoice: Amenia, N.D., native earns riflery accolades

AMENIA, N.D. – At just 19 years old, Dacotah Faught is among the top collegiate-level shots in the country. The Amenia native is a freshman and member of the rifle team at Tennessee Martin University, and she recently took eighth place in the National Collegiate Athletic Association National Rifle Championship.

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Women landowners face unique challenges

MEDINA, N.D. - The number of female farmers and landowners is growing, but some say those women are not always empowered to make or enforce decisions about what happens on their land. “It is amazing to me what happens out there,” said Sue Balcom, who is trying to help change that.

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Trade Talk: Casselton Country Kitchen now open

Country Kitchen, a family dining restaurant chain, has opened a Casselton, N.D., location.

Pundits applaud ‘Woody’

Jimmy Dykes, an ESPN college basketball analyst, gave Ben Woodside a phone call Saturday morning – less than 12 hours after he poured in his amazing 60 points Friday night.

2005 BSA visitors now in NCAA tourney

On back-to-back nights in December 2005, Doug Oliver and C.J. Anderson were visiting the Bison Sports Arena for men’s basketball games against North Dakota State.

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IUPUI’s Hill should be player of year

I have been asked to join other media members, sports information directors and coaches to vote for Summit League men’s basketball postseason honors. Here’s my two cents’ worth.

NDSU unable to book coaches show

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, North Dakota State basketball coaches can no longer be seen on Sunday-night television.

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NDSU’s RPI drop due to better competition

According to the RPI, there are 221 Division I men’s basketball teams better than North Dakota State this season. And there are 119 teams worse than NDSU.

IUPUI looking forward to hosting Oral Roberts

Ron Hunter said his team’s first trip to the Dakotas was the biggest weekend of the season.

Teams find road league wins hard to come by

At age 28, Dane Fife is the youngest coach in Division I men’s basketball. But he has experienced his share of games on the road – even before he became the head coach for the Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne team that pounded North Dakota State Saturday 82-63 in a Summit League battle for fourth place.

Dakotas’ in-state rivalries on hold

It’s a sure bet that among the throngs of fans watching North Dakota State play South Dakota State in basketball this weekend, at least one Bison fan was thinking: “This rivalry is nothing like the one with the Sioux.”

Giacoletti happy with Zags

It was fewer than 10 months ago when Ray Giacoletti and his wife were on a cruise near Mexico, contemplating their future.

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