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April 17, 2020
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Funeral webcaster hustling to keep up with demand for services during pandemic
April 17, 2020 - 12:55pm
Leigh Ann Viche has had to scale back funeral services for her mother Norma Ness multiple times as concerns over COVID-19 rise. Ness taught home economics at Woodland Junior High School for 25 years. Viche anticipated hundreds would  have been in attendance if not for fear of the virus. (Tyler Schank /
COVID-19 adds a new wrinkle to funeral planning
March 17, 2020 - 6:03pm
February 8, 2020
Eric Warmka, Minnesota Valley Funeral Home director in New Ulm, Minn., operates a nonprofit funeral home that has been providing affordable funeral home services since 1929. With the rising care of funeral expenses, Warmka is seeing an increase in the number of calls he has been receiving for assistance. Hannah Yang | MPR News
In Minnesota town, a co-op funeral home builds community
February 8, 2020 - 5:11pm
August 30, 2019
Emily Cross will lead living funeral ceremonies in Fargo later this month. Steady Waves End of Life Services / Special to The Forum
Confronting mortality through living funerals: Unique ceremony about life, not death, coming to Fargo
August 30, 2019 - 8:00am
May 21, 2019
Death doula Christy Marek talks with Mark Quinlan at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul. They discussed the specifics of funeral planning and the nuances of the end of life. She has followed him from the hospital to a transitional care unit, and now to the hospice. (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
In search of a good death: End-of-life specialists ease the way home
May 21, 2019 - 8:00pm
May 20, 2019
A wicker casket is displayed at Boulger Funeral Home in south Fargo.
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Local funeral directors weigh in on the future of death
May 20, 2019 - 7:00am
May 19, 2018
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Houston Texans' J.J. Watt to pay for funerals of Santa Fe shooting victims
May 19, 2018 - 10:07am
February 26, 2018
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Funeral directors, financial advisers urge people to plan ahead
February 26, 2018 - 8:23pm
September 17, 2017
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'It's my gift to them'
September 17, 2017 - 7:30am
September 16, 2017
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'It's my gift to them': Stylists give from the heart when designing hair for memorials, funerals
September 16, 2017 - 11:39am
September 23, 2016
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Jacob Wetterling Day announced, memorial ceremony set for Sunday
September 23, 2016 - 6:19pm
May 5, 2014
Markell Briden operates Casey Jo's Catering in Sabin, Minn. Dave Wallis/Forum News Service
Minn. catering owners adapt to meet clients' needs
May 5, 2014 - 8:04am
November 1, 2013
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Funerals and memorial services are usually set aside for remembering a person who has passed button
"Selfies At Funerals" - a new social media trend
November 1, 2013 - 8:04pm
September 20, 2013
Rep. Carolyn Laine will be at the Two Harbors Public Library next Thursday talking about the legal details of planning a non traditional funeral. She introduced a bill that passed in 2010 in Minnesota that allows more flexibility for funerals. (Submitted)
Rethinking the modern funeral
September 20, 2013 - 2:40pm
May 22, 2012
Thank You: Family of Duane Kern
May 22, 2012 - 1:53pm