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North Dakota

I told them that roof would fall down!

  These prophetic words from Marv came true sometime this summer. Marv, cousin to the second-generation Hutmachers, remembers visiting Aunt Veronica and Uncle Frank‚Äôs house when he was a kid. He would not step inside the building, sure that the dirt roof would tumble down and crush them all. He was so certain, that he … Continue reading »

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Date Night: Page, North Dakota

It’s Saturday night in Page, and folks are lined up in the streets–because that’s how they park here–ready to take in a show.   We’ve been planning all week to get back to Page, where we know that every Saturday night the Page Cafe is serving all-you-can-eat bbq ribs (just $10.95). And they mean it, … Continue reading »

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Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase

Last night I began my Christmas shopping foray. After dinner we put on comfy shoes and headed for the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase. Pride of Dakota is a place to shop local–sort of, if local counts a whole state. The event is located at the Fargo Civic Center, continuing today (9-5) and tomorrow (11-4). … Continue reading »

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Farmers’ Market at Dike East Park

Last week I had to buy a cabbage. Nobody made me buy it; I just wanted it and we had none left in the garden. I revel in the seasons we enjoy, but I’m not good at saying goodbye to any of them. Light freezes, wilted roses, and cooking already with pumpkin are the gentle … Continue reading »

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