Skip to main content
U.S. oil & gas rig count falls to record low for 15th week
Monday storm impacted an estimated 37.7 million acres of Midwest farmland
Former FBI lawyer to plead guilty as part of Russia probe -defendant's lawyer
UPS, FedEx warn they cannot carry ballots like U.S. Postal Service
U.S. Postal Service watchdog to probe service woes as worries rise about mail ballots
Vikings getting O-line line in order, and it could feature Pat Elflein at right guard
Twins and Royals postponed; doubleheader Saturday
Without Sylvia Fowles, time for Lynx’s Napheesa Collier to bust out of sophomore slump
Vikings linebacker Cam Smith says COVID-19 might have saved his life
Speedy 16-year-old center from Wisconsin commits to SCSU
February 21, 2020
Kindness sees those who feel invisible
They say you either had a good childhood or a good story to tell. Andrea Abbate, from Glendale, Calif., says she has the latter. Her childhood was terribly traumatic, but as she bravely shares with us, it was an act of kindness during that time that saved her. “When I was 10, my...
February 21, 2020 - 6:00am
February 16, 2020
Veeder: The wonder of parenting
When I was pregnant with my daughters, one of my favorite things to do at night was sit with my husband and wonder out loud who the person growing...
February 16, 2020 - 7:00am
September 29, 2019
Veeder: Potty pit stops are not a glamorous part of country living
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — There are times when I’m being whiny about how hard life is with two little kids and two (or three?) jobs plus the ranch...
September 29, 2019 - 6:00am
September 1, 2019
Veeder: Let's call it a day
OK, real talk here: Today was a day. I would use the word tough, but I’ve had some days that truly fit that category, so I’m just going to...
September 1, 2019 - 6:00am
August 18, 2019
Veeder: Praise for the good kids of the world
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — For the past month, we have had a guest in the house. And no, it’s not a mouse, and no, she’s really not a guest....
August 18, 2019 - 6:00am
August 11, 2019
Veeder: Sisters, and a glimpse into our own future
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — I’m not sure I’ve mentioned this with as much enthusiasm as I feel about the news, but my little sister has recently...
August 11, 2019 - 8:00am
Swift: Remembering Dirk, aka 'Mr. Blue Eyes,' who never lost his curiosity and love of life
FARGO — I still remember the first time I saw him. He was 3 years old, with a headful of dark hair and the biggest, most startling blue eyes...
August 11, 2019 - 6:00am
August 9, 2019
Friday 5: Grab your thinking caps — school is back, so get your family ready
FARGO — Well hello there, ladies and gents and everyone in between! It is wonderful to be back after a one-week hiatus! My hiatus was brought...
August 9, 2019 - 6:00am
July 26, 2019
Runck: Being a parent means watching our kids crawl away
My son and I have the same shoes. Matching clothes was something I swore I’d never do with a baby — but then again, there are lots of things...
July 26, 2019 - 8:11am
July 5, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: D's hugs remind us kindness isn't so hard
Do you ever wonder if your kids or grandkids are going to turn out OK? I’ve spent more hours than I can count worrying about what my kids eat (or refuse to eat). I try so hard not to micromanage them, but gosh it’s hard. When we’re away from the dinner table, I wonder if they're...
July 5, 2019 - 7:22am
June 9, 2019
Swift: The best parenting advice you can get until something better comes along...
FARGO — I’ve been asked to speak to various groups and organizations before, varying from retired teachers to service clubs and church groups....
June 9, 2019 - 7:30am
Veeder: Kid vacation offers a break from the beautiful, sticky mess of parenthood
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Over Memorial Day weekend, my in-laws took our two young daughters on a five-day camping trip and left my husband and...
June 9, 2019 - 6:30am
May 18, 2019
Growing Together: Fargo's Urban Youth Garden Program is good news for young people
FARGO -- Imagine an activity that causes aloof teenagers to connect with their parents and siblings. What if the activity induced these youths...
May 18, 2019 - 7:00am
May 3, 2019
Kindness is Contagious: Bathroom doors are the perfect place for kindness
Be brave. Be kind. Be you. That’s what I’m trying to teach my kids. The message seems to get through to them at home, but the majority of...
May 3, 2019 - 8:30am
April 26, 2019
Runck: Tales of a working girl embracing motherhood
I write about my kid too much. When I was pregnant, I used to promise myself that after the baby was born I wouldn’t make everything about...
April 26, 2019 - 12:00pm