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A grieving, rebuilding city: A day in Minneapolis during the George Floyd protests
Watch: Gov. Walz, public officials to provide update on state’s response to protests, public safety concerns in Minnesota
Bismarck protesters march through the street, avoid clashes with police
Trump postpones the annual Group of Seven meeting, adds nonmembers to list
Majority of those arrested in George Floyd protests and riots gave Minnesota addresses
Proposal for later college baseball season looks like a winner
Macalester re-enters MIAC football in ‘a position of strength’
What limited attendance at Gophers football games could do to the Minnesota’s budget
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Canceling Cats Incredible tournament in NW Minnesota was the right choice, given ongoing pandemic risks
As North Dakota wildlife goes, mountain lions top the list of species that captivate and fascinate
April 17, 2020
Funeral webcaster hustling to keep up with demand for services during pandemic
FARGO — When Shane White and Kyle Fogarty started their funeral webcasting business in 2013, they felt they were bringing an essential service...
April 17, 2020 - 12:55pm
COVID-19 adds a new wrinkle to funeral planning
DULUTH -- There’s no telling how many people might have come to the visitation and service for Norma Ness.“Five hundred, easily,” said...
March 17, 2020 - 6:03pm
February 8, 2020
In Minnesota town, a co-op funeral home builds community
NEW ULM, Minn. -- When his wife, Florence, died six years ago, Mert Gustad wanted to give her the kind of funeral she’d wanted — at a cost...
February 8, 2020 - 5:11pm
August 30, 2019
Confronting mortality through living funerals: Unique ceremony about life, not death, coming to Fargo
FARGO — Several still bodies lay on the wooden floor, illuminated only by candlelight. White sheets cover each and every form as their breathing...
August 30, 2019 - 8:00am
May 21, 2019
In search of a good death: End-of-life specialists ease the way home
In the dimly lit room, Mark Quinlan struggles to be heard. His voicebox has been silenced by his thyroid cancer. He tries to whisper, but the...
May 21, 2019 - 8:00pm
May 20, 2019
Local funeral directors weigh in on the future of death
FARGO — They’re billed as earth-friendly approaches to the end of life and are certainly intriguing, if not a little peculiar. One is a biodegradable...
May 20, 2019 - 7:00am
May 19, 2018
Houston Texans' J.J. Watt to pay for funerals of Santa Fe shooting victims
Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt told officials at Santa Fe High School that he will pay funeral costs for the victims of Friday's...
May 19, 2018 - 10:07am
February 26, 2018
Funeral directors, financial advisers urge people to plan ahead
Death is a difficult subject to discuss, but planning funeral and financial details can make it easier on loved ones left mourning. There are...
February 26, 2018 - 8:23pm
September 17, 2017
'It's my gift to them'
GRAND FORKS — Lavonne wanted to look her best that day. She was expecting a lot of company, and she wanted her hair to be styled just so...
September 17, 2017 - 7:30am
September 16, 2017
'It's my gift to them': Stylists give from the heart when designing hair for memorials, funerals
GRAND FORKS — Lavonne wanted to look her best that day. She was expecting a lot of company, and she wanted her hair to be styled just...
September 16, 2017 - 11:39am
September 23, 2016
Jacob Wetterling Day announced, memorial ceremony set for Sunday
ST. JOSEPH, Minn.—The College of St. Benedict in Jacob Wetterling's hometown of St. Joseph will host a memorial service Sunday for the...
September 23, 2016 - 6:19pm
May 5, 2014
Minn. catering owners adapt to meet clients' needs
SABIN, Minn. -- Markell Briden is involved in some of the biggest moments in her clients' lives. "When you're catering an event like a wedding...
May 5, 2014 - 8:04am
November 1, 2013
"Selfies At Funerals" - a new social media trend
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Funerals and memorial services are usually set aside for remembering a person who has passed away. But there is a new...
November 1, 2013 - 8:04pm
September 20, 2013
Rethinking the modern funeral
Nancy Manahan's sister-in-law, Diane, had a lot of time to prepare for her own funeral. After being diagnosed with very aggressive cancer, treatments...
September 20, 2013 - 2:40pm
May 22, 2012
Thank You: Family of Duane Kern
The family of Duane Kern would like to express our gratitude to everyone who came to the visitation and service, in addition to those who gave cards, flowers or personally expressed their condolences to us. Thanks also to everyone at Johnson's Memorial Home for helping us with arrangements...
May 22, 2012 - 1:53pm