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M OON DANCE

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IT 'S OK NOT TO BE AN OWNER

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HELPING FAMILIES BUILD A NEW FUTURE HOT SUMMER VINTAGE REINVESTING IN YOUR HOME

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BREAKING BARRIERS THROUGH EDUCATION AT NDSU

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FROM HOBBY TO DREAM JOB

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Joyce Eisenbraun enjoys the opportunities that writing has given to explore new ideas, meet new people and gain a better understanding of the community and the world. A native of North Dakota, Joyce is a graduate of NDSU, enjoys traveling, gardening, and the adventures of grandparenting, and owns her own marketing company. She and her husband, Dennis, live in Fargo.

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Mariah is the owner of MPX Fitness, founder of the non-profit NOW Project, professional MMA fighter, coordinator of fitness at MSUM, motivational speaker, corporate wellness coach and single mother. Find her online at mariahprussia.com


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KATIE JENISON Katie is a freelance writer specializing in content for home builders and remodelers. She's been featured in publications such as Authority Magazine, Thrive Global and Blogosphere Magazine. Contact her at katiejenison.com.

ANGEL EVENSON Driven by her goal of leaving you happier than before you met, Angel's main goal in life is laughter. She owns her dream, AKA, where she is a multifaceted consultant and coach. Her expertise ranges from sales and marketing to writing, educating and fitness. Her man-bun wearing husband and two precious kids keep her grounded, fulfilled and grateful. Stop by for a daily dose of yoga, motherhood and all things life-inspired on her blog angelskeenangles.com and instagram @angelskeenangles.

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Habitat families must show a need, the willingness to partner and the ability to afford a mortgage, Christopher says. The first step is identifying those who might qualify. Usually, LAHFH gets around 50-75 home applications per year, with 15-20 qualifying for the program. “Unfortunately,” he says, “we can only afford four homes this year.” The willingness to partner component means that each adult must complete at least 250 hours in helping build their own home, working on other homes or helping in the ReStore. The qualified applicants must also show an ability to repay an income-based mortgage. Their payments, along with donations, help build future homes. “Families come to us with little hope for the future — they’re not sure how to break the day-to-day cycle,” Christopher says. “When we teach them how to build a wall in their home, it helps them gain confidence and renewed hope. Their ‘sweat equity’ replaces a typical down payment on a home, so it becomes more affordable for them, while giving them a personal stake in the process.” One of the added benefits of partnering with LAHFH is the training provided to each new homeowner. “We know that being a successful homeowner is more than having a home,” he explains, “so part of their partnership is completing classes we provide in finance, how to maintain their home, car and yard, take care of pets, and more.” Those classes are also open to the individuals who may not have made the final cut for a new home.

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LAHFH is celebrating their 30th anniversary as a nonprofit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry in Cass and Clay counties. As a nonprofit, their primary sources of income are from individual, church and business contributions, Christopher says. “Funding is our biggest need,” he stresses. “Each home costs about $160,000 to build. We build about four each year, but we could build as many as we could fund.” Not only are funds needed, but volunteers who want to help build are also essential, since about 200 volunteers work on each home, he says, providing over 4,000 hours of donated time.

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“For 2021, there’s a home project scheduled in Moorhead, Fargo, Dilworth and West Fargo,” he says. “There will be a ‘Faith Build,’ which is a partnership with Thrivent and area churches; a ‘CEO Build’ with 16 community leaders who have joined forces to build a home; a ‘30th Anniversary Build’ celebrating our 30 years in the community; and a ‘Women Build’ where LAHFH hopes to have mostly women volunteers.” Over the years, LAHFH has built 65 homes in the community, Christopher says, as part of the Habitat for Humanity International organization.

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One of the key resources of LAHFH is the Restore at 210 11th St. N. in Moorhead. “The Restore is a huge asset to the community and our mission,” Christopher says. “It’s a place where contractors and homeowners can donate their new and used building materials. We sell those items at a reduced rate, which helps people in the community affordably improve their homes and helps fund our mission. It also helps keep over 1.5 million pounds out of the landfill each year, which is a significant environmental benefit.” One additional service the Restore offers is a deconstruction program. “We’ll come and get the cabinets off the wall, or clear out flood buyout homes, or remove the used office furniture.” he says. “Just give us a call.” Thanks to hundreds of volunteers, Restore donations and shoppers, donors across the region, corporate and individual partners, LAHFH is able to help families build a new future in the community.

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There will always be constants in vintage and antique collectibles. Red Wing crocks, antique and vintage books, and salt and pepper shakers are perennial favorites. But there are noticeable trends too. Here are what the dozens of small businesses located at the Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market are noticing as hot items this year.

RECORDS

Vintage vinyl is flying out of The FARM. Topping the list is rock music from the 70s and 80s. Our vendors can’t keep classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard and Styx in stock. Vintage country like Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard are also popular. But we’re also seeing even older vinyl rising in popularity. Show tunes from the 50s and 60s like West Side Story are sought after, as are jazz and swing artists like Billie Holiday and Glenn Miller. Several of the vendors specialize in vinyl and are thrilled to have to refresh their stock constantly.

TOYS

Toys have always been popular with collectors and remain hot. Several vendors who specialize in toys report 80s and 90s toys as being the most sought after right now. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers top the list. Superheroes are always sought after, as are Matchbox, Hot Wheels and die-cast cars.

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MILITARY MEMORABILIA

Ammo boxes, foot lockers, uniforms, pins and ribbons, books — you name it — our vendors say militaria leaves the store within days.

BREWERIANA

What’s breweriana? Anything beer related. Lighted signs, posters, trays, mugs and more, embossed with someone’s favorite beer — past or present — are extremely popular. Anything with Hamms, Schmidt, Budweiser and Pabst Blue Ribbon are customer favorites.


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The vendors that deal in glassware are noticing a significant uptick in interest. Most popular are colorful mid-century pieces from makers like Viking and LE Smith, one-of-akind Murano pieces and uranium or Vaseline glass. Uranium glass glows brightly under a blacklight. Several customers have told us they have a curio cabinet dedicated to their uranium glass, with blacklights on each shelf. We’d love to see pictures of that! All the hot items, and much more, will be available at The FARM’s annual Summer Flea Market, to be held June 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and June 20 from noon to 6:00 p.m. Our parking lot will be filled with vendors, music and other activities. There will be sales storewide and a free FARM can koozie for everyone who attends (while supplies last). Outside vendors are welcome for the weekend! If you’re interested in a spot at the flea market, email us at thefarmantiques@yahoo.com. Space is limited, so first come, first served.

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Our clients next step was to work with the Kitchen Refresh design team to coordinate the brand-new countertop and backsplash. The design team helped the client select a beautiful Pacific Salt quartz countertop. A Blanco sink in truffle was utilized to enhance the tones in the selection and add extra sink depth for functionality. Our client wanted a very simple subway tile but wanted it to be installed in a fun graphic pattern with contrasting grout. The design team selected a birch grout tone to compliment the overall design and bring the herringbone pattern forward visually. The final touch was to wash away the vibrant orange tone the client once loved several years ago and calm the eye. The new, restful color allowed all the new elements selected in the design to come forward in a beautifully packaged transformation. The Kitchen Refresh team couldn’t be happier with the results and are proud to have been able to be a part of this couple’s journey.

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ow many times have you heard “knowing why never solves anything”? Oh mercy, I have heard this multiple times throughout my life. And although I agree that the “knowing” doesn’t really solve anything, the wondering can be so powerful. The power of why is in the wonder.

I’m not talking about the judgmental “why.” Example: (insert teenage voice) “Oh my gosh Jess, why is she wearing that?” I am talking about the ever-curious wondering why. Example: (insert woman’s voice) “I wonder what life experiences have brought her to have that view?” This is the deep considering of a why. Curiosity can build empathy. When I deeply consider why you believe, think or act a certain way, I get much closer to understanding your point of view and become less judgmental of the fact that your view is different. By different I don’t have to mean wrong, I just simply mean different.

The biggest “wondering why” for me lately has been around the conditions of love. We say unconditional love, but do we really mean unconditional? What does unconditional even mean? By definition, unconditional is absolute, without conditions, limitations, reservation or qualifications. And if we do mean unconditional, then I “wonder why” we put so many conditions on love. The conditions of “I love you, but first: What is your religion? What are your political views? Are you a parent? Do you choose not to be a parent? Are you a grandparent? What job do you have? Where do you live? Do you run? Etc.” You can see how this list could go on and on. We all condition our love for each other. But why? Let’s “wonder why”! If someone is different than us, do we love them less? Yes, sometimes. Why? Well, the honest answer is likely because of the conditions we put on love! Can our conditions be changed? Yes. First, we have to see them to change them. Self-awareness is the first building block of emotional intelligence. The best tool I know to build our own self-awareness is self-reflection. Let’s carve out time to spend with ourselves so we can deeply get to know ourselves. When in self-reflection ask yourself, “What conditions do I put on love?” When we get to deeply know ourselves, lets agree to break down the barriers of our own conditions.

If we deeply value each other as unique, then we value differences. We all need to get out of our own way and “uncondition” our love for each other. Then we can share ourselves whole heartedly with others … no conditions! I am certainly not here to pretend that I have all the answers, because I do not. But I am here with a hope to unite women and encourage conversations around our “wondering whys.” It is hard to judge that which you are curious about. Let’s get curious together. We as women are a strong collective, capable of spreading light, love and hope. I would love to facilitate a “Dear Wondering Women” space through writing, in Area Woman, where we can join in honest, real and love-filled conversations around our shared wonderings. Write to me with your “wondering whys.” Let’s collectively, as women, share this wonder-filled journey of life together. I plan to respond to a reader’s “wondering why” in each issue. My contact information is below. I can’t wait to connect!

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JESSICA HOEPER is a mother of five kids and resides with her family on her husband’s family farm in central Minnesota. Hoeper grew up in the Fargo area before relocating to Minnesota. She is a licensed independent social worker with 15 years of human service experience, specializing in child welfare. Hoeper runs her own human service consulting and training company. Contact Hoeper at wonderingwhywithjess@outlook.com. [ aw ]

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“girls trip” is one of the best kind of vacations! Women who take girls trips with their sisters, cousins, best friends, daughters or mothers have learned to put themselves high on their priority list and recognize the advantages of girls-only vacations. You get the chance to just be you again. So, reconnect for some Moondance Jammin’ Country Fest and Moondance Jam time!

Start 2021 out by celebrating 15 years of country music at Moondance Jammin' Country Fest, June 17-19. The “biggest little country fest around” is a three-day festival with Midland, Lauren Alaina, Neal McCoy, Tyler Farr and Jo Dee Messina as the start of a great line-up of country performers. And the 10th Annual Moondance Softball Tournament will be held during this festival. Cash and prizes will be awarded to the top teams.

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Next join us for the biggest Rock Festival in Minnesota, Moondance Jam 30 on July 22-24, 2021. With over 50 bands on four stages and four great days of music and rockin,’ which includes the Pre-Jam on Wednesday night. Halestorm, Todd Rundgren, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad and Night Ranger are just the beginning of some of the great bands. This year as our big festival events of the summer are coming to a close, starting in 2022 along with seasonal camping, we will be bringing in smaller but more events throughout the summer held right here in the Leech Lake Area near Walker, Minnesota.


But don't let the fun stop there! Join us for “Fall in Northern Minnesota” at our 8th Annual Harvest Moon Festival on September 18. For adults only, taste a variety of unique beers, wine, spirits and delicious food pairings plus lots of adult fun. End the evening with some great bands and dancing in the MDJ Saloon. Pre-tastings on Friday night are hosted at participating restaurants in and around the Walker/Leech Lake Area. Make plans with your friends to stay the weekend in our campgrounds or stay at one of our nice hotels or resorts close by. Proven to be a wonderful “girls weekend”! Moondance is well known for their open festival seating for all general admission ticket holders. That means everyone at Moondance has equal opportunity to get up to the front of the stage or sit back on the lawn seating area.

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Everywhere you turn someone new is starting a business, side hustle, monetizing a hobby, or becoming a freelancer and chasing what we like to refer to as “The American Dream.” You start to wonder if maybe you should do the same thing, so you start exploring things you love and diving deeper into them, analyzing how you could potentially monetize them. You end up putting more and more pressure on yourself to figure out that one “purpose” everyone keeps talking about.

I took my first personality profile almost 20 years ago and I received the results on a slow day at work. As I opened the email the results were imprinted in my mind. “You should be an entrepreneur.” I smiled sheepishly because it resonated with me, and at the same time I had no idea what I should do. What do I build? How do I do it? What does it even mean to be an entrepreneur? Now, as an owner, I’m going to try to talk you out of owning your own business. This is not out of a lack of love for my business or entrepreneurship, because anyone that knows me knows how deeply my love for it runs. Just as not everyone should feel pressured to be a doctor, pilot, homemaker or insert career choice here, I know that not everyone should feel pressured to be an entrepreneur. Within the last decade, entrepreneurs have become idols in our society, and we have started to believe that the only way to true freedom is by being an owner. That, my friends, isn’t the truth. Freedom, by definition, is the state of not being imprisoned. So, maybe it isn’t entrepreneurship you seek, but freedom.

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Freedom to control your schedule. While ownership can one day allow you more of this freedom, it can also take your freedom away, especially in the building or growth phase of business. Freedom has always been calling me, and if you asked me if ownership was the one road to it, I would humbly say no. Minimalism and financial discipline has provided me more freedom than I ever dreamed possible.

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I'm sorry! What does that mean to you? When do you say it? How easy or difficult is it for you to express? When and how do you most need to hear it? Apologies are hard sometimes. And they feel risky sometimes. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t heard, received, needed or struggled with them. Apologies are part of the DNA of relationships. But did you know there are different “languages” of apology? I’ve written before about languages of love, made familiar by Dr. Gary Chapman in his book “The Five Love Languages.” They are: acts of service, words of affirmation, gifts, physical touch and quality time. They are the topic of

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conversation at some point every single day in my counseling practice. So, it stands to reason that apology is a close, if not equally, popular topic. The idea that we express love and feel loved in different ways has become fairly common knowledge. Understanding the languages and their dialects still takes a little practice and finessing for most couples. It’s a process of trial and error. Which is one of the very reasons we also talk often about apology. A basic definition of relationship is “a state of being connected.” When one member of the relationship miscommunicates or behaves in some way that feels hurtful to the other, there is a need to repair the connection. How successfully or quickly that hurt is healed depends, in part, on whether the apology is conveyed in the receiver’s language. Dr. Chapman has studied apology languages as well as love languages. According to him, they are:

1. Accepting Responsibility “I was wrong.” The apology is not coupled with self-justification or excuses. It is seen as a sign of strength and maturity to admit being wrong.

2. Genuine Repentance “I want to change.” That commitment to change is the key ingredient for some. The evidence (change actually occurring) is critical.

3. Expression of Regret The injured party is looking for sincere evidence of the “offender’s” own emotional pain in having wounded the other party. The verbal and nonverbal cues are all being considered by the offended.

4. Requesting Forgiveness “Will you forgive me?” This requires vulnerability, a desire for restoration and prioritizing that restoration over retaining control or risking rejection.

5. Making Restitution “What can I do to make it right?” This one is almost always based on the need to know, “Am I still loved?”


Any guesses as to which your top apology language is? Mine is “expression of regret.” My dear husband is highly aware that when he has “committed an offense” against me, what I need in order to move toward restoration is to hear and see the emotional impact the situation has had on him. And his is “accepting responsibility.” He experiences reconnection between us when I am able to put on my big girl pants and say I was wrong … no excuses. Now, do those come easily to either of us? I wish I could say yes, but they don’t. We didn’t even really learn how important they were to each of us, or how to express them effectively, until the more recent years of our marriage. We certainly could have used this information in the early years! That is exactly why I’m so passionate about sharing these tips and insights with you all. So, if you feel like you’re often struggling to heal hurts in your relationship, maybe it’s time to learn your apology languages. A quick quiz is available at 5lovelanguages.com. You can also find more info in the book “When Sorry Isn’t Enough.” And don’t forget that counselors are love and apology language translators ready to help you gain new insight into your relationships. N OTE: This article is directed toward those in generally healthy relationships. If your relationship is unhealthy (abusive, manipulative, etc.) please seek professional support for yourself first, and address the dynamics of the relationship if or when it is deemed appropriate and safe.

WENDY REGNER To Have and To Hold Couples Care Wendy is a licensed professional counselor in private practice at To Have & To Hold Couples Care/Journey of Hope Counseling in Fargo. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), a lifetime member of the Boundaries.me network, a Certified SYMBIS Pre-marital Preparation Facilitator, and a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy practitioner. She has a passion for helping couples and individuals navigate the challenges life brings and learn to bravely live life to the fullest. [ aw ]

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Oh, the summer beach read!

As soon as the sun appears, every slightly book-adjacent website and blog seems to post their version of this summer’s hottest “beach reads.” You’ve probably already seen a few this year. But what exactly qualifies a book as good for reading on the beach? For some, it’s a fastpace, like a mystery or thriller. For others, the light-heartedness of a romance novel does the trick. And occasionally, historical or literary fiction novels, with a little of both, make their way onto these lists. At its heart, a beach read is an escape that keeps me captivated. It should be easy to get back into the story if I have to set it aside to build a sandcastle with the family or cool off in the water. And beach reads aren’t just for the beach. I find myself grabbing them for summer camping trips, sunny weekends spent hanging out in the backyard, or rainy days stuck indoors. I won’t list the hot new releases labeled as this year’s beach reads. A quick online search will give you plenty of those titles. Instead, I’m taking you back to books I’ve already read and loved that are perfect for summer reading. You can easily find these titles at our local libraries or pick them up on your next trip to the bookstore.

Area Woman’s resident Bookista, Megan Elgin, serves you up with books worthy of spending your entire afternoon with. Search for Megan on Goodreads or @meganann on Litsy and find out what she’s reading now.

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The Widows of Malabar Hill

How Long ’Til Black Enchanted Future Month Islands

by Sujata Massey

by N.K. Jemisin

by Allison Amend

Set in Bombay in 1921, this historical mystery series follows Perveen Mistry, the first female lawyer in India who has just joined her father’s law firm. Mistry Law is handling the will of a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left three widows behind. Looking at the paperwork, Perveen notices something strange and arranges a meeting with the Farid widows. They live in full purdah, meaning strict seclusion where they do not have contact with any men besides immediate relatives. As a woman, Perveen is able to meet face-to-face with these women where her male colleagues cannot. As she begins investigating further, tensions escalate to murder. It’s up to her to figure out what really happened on Malabar Hill, and to ensure these women aren’t in danger. Woven between the threads of this mystery are rich cultural details and glimpses of Perveen’s own tragic past.

If you haven’t picked up a book by N.K. Jemisin yet, you are missing out on one of the most powerful speculative fiction authors of our time. Start here with her collection of short stories. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives that examine modern society, drawing parallels between our world and the fantasy realms of her imagination. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, dragons protect the people from hateful spirits. A Utopian society in a parallel universe watches our world to learn from our mistakes. A young street kid fights to give birth to an old metropolis’s soul. Now, I don’t always like short story collections. Oftentimes there are several mediocre stories you have to slog through to get to one or two great ones. This is the exception. I was drawn into one amazing story after another, all different from those before, wishing I could spend more time in all of these worlds with these characters. Finishing the last page, I was left in awe of Jemisin’s talent and originality.

I read this book a few summers ago on a camping trip and found it riveting. Amend was inspired by the mid-century memoirs of Frances Conway, our main character, and she imagines a dazzling story of an independent American woman. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1882, Frances and her best friend Rosalie run away to Chicago at age fifteen but soon part ways. Decades later they reconnect in San Francisco. Frances is working as a secretary for the Office of Naval Intelligence while Rosalie is a housewife and mother. At the brink of World War II, Frances marries intelligence operator Ainslie Conway as part of a cover story to carry out a mission on the Galapagos Islands. The amazing descriptions of life and nature on the islands are perfect for summer reading, while the complexity of female friendship, the universal pursuit of a place to call home, and the multitude of secrets make it a novel you won’t soon forget.

by Emily Henry First on the list has to be the aptly titled “Beach Read.” While this book is perfect for a hot summer day, don’t let the cover fool you. There is a lot more beneath the surface than a cheery rom-com. Romance writer January is trying to write her next novel, but she no longer believes in love. Augustus is a popular literary fiction author stuck in a rut. They are polar opposites, college rivals, and now, next door neighbors for the summer. The two make a bet to get their writing back on track: January will write bleak literary fiction and Gus will pen a happy romance novel. Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really. Henry is a clever writer who pokes fun at typical tropes and cliches while making you think at the same time. Her characters and their struggles are real and nuanced. At the end I found this to be a delightful take on love, writing and second chances with a lot more depth than most romances.

LOVED THIS? My next beach read will be Henry’s newest novel, “People We Meet on Vacation.”

LOVED THIS? Keep reading as Perveen solves her next mystery in book two, “The Satapur Moonstone,” and newly released book three, “The Bombay Prince.”

LOVED THIS? Luckily, Jemisin has turned some of these s tories into full length novels and series, so you can stay in those worlds a little longer. “The Broken Earth” trilogy is a good place to start. Book one is “The Fifth Season.”

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PHOTOG R A P H Y : SU E FR AASE an d E SSE N T IA HE ALT H

Sue Fraase, of Horace, fondly remembers her “sun goddess” days in her 20s. “The heat and sunshine just felt so good,” Fraase says. When she was younger, Fraase had several moles removed and performed regular skin checks with her doctor. In her early 50s, Fraase noticed a mole on her upper arm that seemed to change and brought it up to her doctor. To be safe, the mole was biopsied. “I got a call saying it was melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer,” shares Fraase. “I was shocked, and my mind went right to the worst-case scenarios.”

remove the melanoma and I wouldn’t have to do any kind of cancer treatments.” Today, Fraase continues to be melanoma free.

Luckily for Fraase, the melanoma had not spread. The mole was surgically removed, and no further treatment was necessary. “It was a pretty deep incision so that they were sure they got it all,” Fraase explains. “I felt such relief to know that it was possible to surgically

“Prevention is really important and early detection can be the difference between life and death,” Fraase says. “If this mole had gone unchecked much longer, I would have a very different story to tell, one that might not have had such a good outcome.”

After the removal, Fraase underwent regular skin checks every three months. Later, they were extended to six months, and now, a few years out from her diagnosis, Fraase continues with yearly skin checks.

What is melanoma? Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops when melanocytes, the cells that give the skin its tan or brown color, start to grow out of control.

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→ R IG HT : Dr. Daniel Kim, Dermatology

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While melanoma is considered much less common than some other types of skin cancers, it is more dangerous because it’s much more likely to spread to other organs if not treated early.

Early detection is key Experts agree that skin cancer is highly treatable when detected early. The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) and Dr. Daniel Kim, dermatologist at Essentia Health, suggest performing regular skin exams.


To do this, follow the ABCDEs of skin cancer. » ASYMMETRY: one half of a mole does not match the other » BORDER: the edges are irregular, ragged, notched or blurred » COLOR: the color is not consistent and may include different shades of brown or black, or sometimes pink, white, or blue » DIAMETER: the spot is larger than 6 millimeters across (about ¼ inch – the size of a pencil eraser)

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» EVOLVING: the mole is changing in size, shape or color Self-exams are recommended once a month, and Kim also suggests those at high risk for melanoma do annual skin checks with a dermatologist. Dermatologists have special equipment like a dermatoscope, a handheld device that uses light and magnification to give a much clearer picture of your skin than just a visual exam.

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“UV exposure, the presence of many moles, fair skin, freckles, light hair and those with a family history of melanoma are all at a higher risk of developing melanoma,” explains Kim. In addition, a history of melanoma or other skin cancers, a weakened immune system, and age all contribute to your risk.

SPF 30 or higher One of the best ways to limit risk of UV exposure is to apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 when you are outside, regardless the season. “The best sunscreen is the one you’ll wear,” recommends Kim. “And remember, you must reapply sunscreen every couple of hours and more often if you are sweating or swimming.” Kim also shares a general rule that one ounce of sunscreen is about the right amount for an adult to use. UV-blocking clothing along with hats, sunglasses and avoiding the sun’s strongest rays (generally between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) can go a long way to reduce your risk of melanoma.

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Healing Gardens WO R DS A ND P H OTO G R A P H Y : A N GE L A CAV E T T

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Creating a Safe Space for Emotional Transformation

hen I was a child, I loved to go to my grandma’s gardens; they were a place of peace and healing. In the words of John Muir, “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.”

Creating a safe space is foundational for healing. Diverse cultures throughout the ages used gardens for this reason. Accounts of this include Monet’s use of a garden to assist in healing. Physicians during the time Christ prescribed nature as well. Native American tribes have used nature spiritually as it has been integrated into all aspects of life. For a period of time, nature was removed from the Western healing process and replaced by sterility and a focus on pharmaceuticals. Thankfully, science has provided empirical evidence that nature is healing and the current trend is for gardens to be created in all setting for healing and education including clinics, hospitals, prisons and schools.

Now research supports that nature has a profound impact on mental, cognitive and physical health. Nature has been found to do all of the following: z z z z z z z z z z z

Decrease depression, anxiety and stress Increase hope Decrease symptoms of ADHD Decrease agitation Improve sleep Increase empathy and improve behaviors such as cooperation Increase creativity Improved sense of well-being Promotes self-control Promotes cognitive development and flexibility Existential benefits such as a sense of purpose

Creating an environment that facilitates emotional, behavioral and spiritual healing was the goal when creating Chrysalis Behavioral Health Services. This small practice, in a residential neighborhood, was designed to feel like visiting a friend or grandparent. In the backyards of the practice there are four healing gardens. The gardens, named the Luella Potter Healing Gardens, are dedicated to my grandmother. One of the gardens focuses on spirituality and existential meaning. A labyrinth was drawn by Paul Campbell and he, Pastor Cathi Bishop and I cut into the clay soil. Bricks were laid to mark the labyrinth. The path of a labyrinth has been used for thousands of years and across cultures for purposes related to spirituality and emotional processing.


It can be used for walking meditations or contemplative prayer. A second garden is a butterfly garden which allows spaces for intimate conversations about relationships, grief and transition. Many plants within the gardens have meaning. For instance, within the butterfly garden there are lilacs. Lilacs used to be planted on midwestern farms when families would experience infant loss or miscarriage. A third garden is focused on group gatherings and animal-assisted therapy. The fourth garden is the active and sensory garden. The ways in which a garden can heal are numerous, and practices such as mindfulness meditation can enhance the treatments used by mental health professionals. For example, mindfulness meditation focuses on the five senses of taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight. Often in therapy, a counselor may read an imagery script about being in a safe space or eating a strawberry. Within the healing gardens the mindfulness meditation is a lived experience. Within the healing gardens there is lamb’s ear for touching, monarda for smelling, tulips for seeing, water features for hearing and apples for eating. In a corner of the children’s garden, lilacs and mock orange are growing, creating an enclosed space of refuge. Games are used in the active garden such as feelings hopscotch and “Coping Skills Connect Four.” All ages can engage in active gardening or creating nature mandalas. Herbs grow outside the window of the “Connections Kitchen.” For those seeking benefits of passive use of the gardens, there are safe spaces such as a bench and a family-sized enclosure called a “hugglepod.” Symbols provide meaning to the observer. Metaphors abound in the space. The healing gardens are created to allow for space to seek safety and heal.

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COMBAT BOOTS TA C T I C A L B O O T C A M P Are you combat ready?

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to challenge your survival, leadership and mindset skills? What if all it took was putting on your combat boots, checking your fears, and stepping into your greatness. Most individuals settle with reaching 10% of their potential, leaving 90% of their untapped growth and possibilities. The key to unlocking your potential may seem unorthodox. However, once completed, you will find a new appreciation of life. It’s called Tactical Bootcamp. Your time to lead is now! Tactical Bootcamp, through my personal experience with training with the Navy Seals, went above and beyond my expectations, physically, mentally and emotionally. Participants learned the essential components of how to work as a team, making sure that no one was left behind. Leadership, teamwork and mindset were the only ways to be successful in completing the 12-hour crucible. We were taught the importance of focusing on the pain of others, instead of being consumed in our own. We learned how to step out of our ego, and into the mindset of team resiliency. When one person failed the task, the entire team failed.

Failure didn’t lead to the closure of the crucible, failure resulted in either diving headfirst into the ice bath, hitting the grinder, or whatever the coaches had in mind to create a stronger unity for success. It was an accelerated leadership course on how to help your team be successful. The mentorship, mindset and empowerment I learned in this first of many crucibles coming up in my life, are prime examples of why I am creating crucibles in Fargo. Each of us needs to learn the importance of developing leadership, but in different facets. Leaders lead differently when they are thrown into the gauntlet. Are you ready to lead, learn and follow?

What to expect when you slip on your combat boots and step out onto the battlefield:

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You will develop new ways to mentally move through pain, doubt, fear and learn to overcome adversity. These skills are transferrable to everyday life.

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You will learn the importance of helping out the team. Ego is the greatest challenge humans face; through this course you will understand the value of checking it.

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Finally, you will be tested in all facets, including performance standard testing. Do not attempt to complete the crucible without adequately training.

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TE ST : There will be a performance standard testing that will be completed during the tactical bootcamp. Be prepared to be tested in the following; pushups, air squats, full sit-ups and pull-ups. SIL E N C E : Train without music. While going through tactical bootcamp it is essential to be able to create an unbreakable mind. If you are accustomed to training with stimulation, I highly recommend breaking free of the distractions. HAV E FU N !

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TWIN BABIES BORN F I V E D AY S A P A R T i n F a r g o Siblings born in separate months after delayed interval delivery WORDS A N D P H OTOG R A P H Y : SAN FO R D H E A LT H

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eeing twin babies at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo is a fairly common occurrence. But the story of Olive and Ashton Perry is decidedly uncommon.

Their mother, Heather Perry, had been staying at the hospital for about three weeks after her water broke in preparation for a possible premature birth. And on Feb. 24, Olive let Mom know she was ready for the world.

Heather, who works as a nurse at Sanford Health in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. “I was just getting ready for bed and I had actually fallen asleep and woke up and felt a lot of pressure. She was there in six minutes and thank God the provider made it in time and family birth center staff and the NICU arrived on time to get her out safely.” After just 28 weeks in the womb, Olive Perry had arrived — early, but healthy. Her brother, it seemed, would follow shortly.

“Really the expectation is that, OK, let’s give this a couple of minutes and we should be seeing Twin B,” says Dr. Jon Dangerfield, OB/GYN at Sanford Health in West Fargo. “And what was happening in this particular scenario was the patient was completely relieved of all symptoms, had no contractions, had a very stable-looking fetal heart rate THE PERRY on the second baby, and the cervix FAMILY started to close. So everything kind of went into reverse.”

“I wasn’t having any contractions or any signs of active labor progression that day. So my husband decided it was safe to leave, to go take care of our daughter and our dog,” says

Meanwhile, Chris Perry, father of the twins, was trying to get to the hospital.

“I headed up to Fargo … there was a snowstorm that night, so I had to drive 45 miles an hour. So I was just trying to make it by the time Ashton was born. And I made it by a few days,” he says.

‘Let him keep growing’ Heather and her twins were going through what is called delayed interval delivery in which twins can be born much farther apart than one might expect. “Dr. Dangerfield explained that if he was full term, we’d go to the O.R. and take him out via C-section, but since he wasn’t and he was staying, we were just gonna let him keep growing as long as he would stay in there. Minutes, hours, days, weeks, months,” says Heather. Over the next five days, Heather Perry had the unique motherly experience of giving birth to her baby girl, visiting her, and holding her in the NICU while still being pregnant with her twin baby boy.

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join us for the “We were actually down visiting Olive in the NICU, which was the coolest sensation. I think that when people ask me, ‘What was it like to just give birth and also be pregnant?’ The moment that my mind always goes to is when I would hold her, he would just kick like crazy in my belly. Like he knew that she was so close by and it was just the coolest feeling ever,” says Heather.

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Ashton’s time to shine One of the risks with delayed interval delivery is the possibility of infection, and five days after Olive was born, Heather began having fever, chills and other telltale symptoms of infection. So even though Ashton wasn’t 100% percent sure about following his sister, Heather and her Sanford doctors decided it was best to induce labor. Ashton Perry was born on March 1, five days after his sister, and sharing an extra special connection with his parents. “Olive has my middle name and Ashton has Dad’s middle name. And she shares a birthday month with myself and Ashton shares a birthday month with his father, February and March,” says Heather. Despite being born premature, both twins are healthy and doing well. Doctors expect to keep them in the NICU for a while to help them safely grow and develop. Then they’ll be able to head home to Detroit Lakes, hang with their big sister Fiona, and start planning some very uncommon birthday parties. [ aw ]


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senior care WORDS : RYAN B OSCH

In today’s world chronic health conditions abound. And the certainty of good health is unpredictable, especially for older adults. Add in the challenges and fears concerning COVID-19, and a healthy future can be even more difficult to imagine. When we think about our loved ones, we want to know their health is being managed in a way that keeps them living safely at home as long as possible. For loved ones living with chronic health conditions, what they want and need is a team focused on managing all aspects of their health, allowing them the freedom to enjoy their life in their own home. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a healthcare option designed to manage the care needs and health services of enrollees who are focused on preserving their health, overall well-being, and ability to stay living at home. With PACE, medical and healthcare services are tailored to the individual needs and preferences of each person. But more than that, they identify various factors that pose risks to an older adult’s safety in their home and community, and assistance with basic tasks like housekeeping or shopping.

Imagine waking up and having a team of medical professionals available to you daily. The PACE team is there assisting you or your loved one at home, getting them set for the day, assisting them with basic tasks, and providing additional services throughout the day and week, such as assistance with meal preparation. The care needs are coordinated between team members who work closely together each day. It is a huge weight lifted off the shoulders of any family or individual living with chronic health conditions. Whether the healthcare needs are provided by the PACE team, in the PACE day center, at home, or at specialty care services in the community, the PACE care team ensures needs are met. Transportation to appointments or PACE centers is provided, taking the guesswork out of how your loved one will get to and from care.

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Doing your makeup in the morning, however minimal may that be, gives a mental boost and a quick burst of happiness for many. There's something about putting on makeup in the morning and getting ready for the day that makes me feel like I can handle anything the day throws at me. It feels therapeutic. It's like the calm before the storm! There may be many days when you go to work (or run some errands) during the day and then meet up with a friend or get a party invite for evening. What do you do? Do you: A) Remove whatever makeup you have left and start over. B) Don't go at all because you are not party-ready.

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Neither of the answers is correct. Because there's an option C, where you can tweak your already existing makeup and make yourself ready for the nighttime event.

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If you have faced this situation and love makeup, you are in for a treat today! I will show you how to achieve a fresh-faced daytime makeup look and take that look to nighttime with some minor changes. YO U W I L L N E E D : DZ DZ DZ DZ DZ DZ DZ DZ DZ DZ DZ

eyebrow gel your favorite blush highlighter mascara black or brown pencil liner your go-to pink/nude lipstick red or a darker pink lipliner concealer foundation or BB/CC cream setting powder setting spray

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DZ Prepare the eyelids with a tiny bit of concealer. Blend the concealer well and set it with the setting powder. It will ensure your eye makeup stays on for a long time. [picture 2] DZ To save time and guesswork, we are skipping the eyeshadow palette today. Rather, your favorite blush will do the trick. Take a little bit of the blush with a fluffy brush and gradually add it to build up the color on the eyelid. Stop near the crease area and blend and soften the edges to make the color diffused. [pictures 3 and 4]

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DZ Now take your highlighter (you can even use the setting powder), and clean up under the brow area. It will make the eye makeup more polished. [picture 5] DZ Take your highlighter and lightly use it on the inner corner of the eyes. [picture 6] DZ Use the blush shade again with the same brush and use it under your lower lash line. [picture 7] DZ Finish off by curling your lashes and using a coat of mascara. [picture 8]

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You can keep the eye makeup as it is, but adding a little bit of shimmer and highlighter will take this matte-neutral look from daytime appropriate to nighttime glam!

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DZ Always start by preparing the skin with proper moisturizer and/or primer. If your skin doesn’t need any extra coverage, you can skip the foundation or CC cream and use a little bit of concealer under the eyes and around the mouth. If you want a little more coverage, use your favorite face product (foundation or BB/CC cream) with a damp sponge. DZ Use the setting powder to set the concealer and the oily parts of your face.

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Take the lipstick you like to use every day, regardless of the color. Gently dab it on lips and blend it with your clean finger to give a stain effect. Voila! Daytime makeup is done.

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DZ To tackle the greasiness, use tissue paper, fold it on your fingers and gently pat it around your nose, face, forehead and mouth. [picture 1] DZ Take your setting powder and gently press it around the center of the face or any area that needs to get

refreshed. You can use a brush or a cushion puff. [picture 2] DZ Take a little bit of the highlighter and use it only on the top part of your cheekbones. It will bring the glow back to your face without making it look greasy. [picture 3]


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This is a neat trick I came across online: Add one shade darker lip liner (darker than your lipstick) to line your lips. Smudge the liner to give it a softer blended look. Fill in the lips with your nude/pink lipstick. This trick will make your pouts fuller and more luscious.

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See how easy it was? If you practice the steps a couple of times, you will get the hang of it, and the process will take less and less time eventually. Do visit my YouTube channel (Sifa’s Corner), and you can watch the day to night makeup transition video in action. I share easyto-achieve makeup looks and tips that you can follow along with. [ aw ]


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art of the land-grant mission of North Dakota State University is to serve its people. That same value is instilled in Meghan Yerhot, who is inspired to serve her community, break down barriers and educate others. NDSU provided a supportive environment with a wealth of opportunities to learn and put her passion into practice.

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“I feel fortunate to be part of the developmental science program at NDSU because it allows me the flexibility and freedom to get involved,” says Yerhot. “It is the incredible individuals in various departments across campus that make NDSU great, and I believe the best way to become more well-rounded is to involve yourself in various organizations and groups.” There are over 300 student organizations at NDSU, offering diverse options for students to get involved. Yerhot chose to get involved with TRIO Student Support Services on campus while continuing her studies. The program is designed to enhance the educational experience of students through one-on-one tutoring, career exploration, mentoring and more.

“Working as the graduate assistant in TRIO SSS taught me a lot about myself as a person, and how I want to create change within the higher education system,” says Yerhot. “I noticed many inequalities and inconsistencies that occur for many students in college.” Yerhot heard stories during her time as an advisor about food insecurity on campus. She learned through research that more than one in three NDSU students have experienced food insecurity. This year Yerhot was able to open the Goods for the Herd food pantry with support from various departments across campus. The food pantry has helped around 250 students as of April and that number continues to grow. “I have learned many valuable things during my graduate experience,” says Yerhot. “I learned the importance of slowing down and taking time to make connections with


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education is a powerful tool that allows people to achieve great things.” MEGHAN YERHOT

others. We all have a deep human need to be seen and heard. Working with students from various backgrounds has opened my eyes to many different thoughts, theories and perspectives on life.” Yerhot has been recognized for her contributions across campus through various awards through the years, including the Tapestry of Inclusion and Mary McCannel Gunkelman awards. The Tapestry of Inclusion is a pictorial mosaic that recognizes NDSU community members for their contributions to diversity. The Gunkelman award honors individuals who work to create a happy environment on campus. She is on track to receive her doctoral degree in developmental science this summer and plans to explore college teaching positions. It is because of her experience at NDSU that she wants to continue to inspire others to achieve their best and advocate for their success. “I have personally found such value in advancing my degree at NDSU and feel incredibly passionate about helping others become fervent lifelong learners. I believe that education is a powerful tool that allows people to achieve great things,” Yerhot says. One tip Yerhot has for other women considering an advanced degree is to embrace the opportunities available at NDSU, to find your true passion and go for it. “The experience I have gained during my graduate program is irreplaceable,” says Yerhot. “I have been challenged and pushed out of my comfort zone many times that have ultimately resulted in me becoming better and a more well-rounded person.”

NDSU OFFERS 87 master’s and 52 doctoral degree programs, as well as 21 certificate programs. Find out how an advanced degree can make a profound impact in your life by visiting ndsu.edu. [ aw ]

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FROM HOBBY to DREAM JOB How a love of art became a career

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here are a lucky few in this world who can say they’ve built a career doing what they genuinely love. Local illustrator and children’s book author, Stacy Ebert, is one of those people. The self-taught artist turned her passion for creating realistic drawings of people into her dream job.

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Ebert has loved art since a young age, and while she felt called to create, she says the timing never felt right to consider drawing as a career option. She instead learned graphic design at Central Lakes College before enrolling in the elementary education program at Bemidji State. Ebert later worked as a graphic designer before eventually devoting her time to being a homeschool mom. It wasn’t until six years ago that something changed, and the timing finally felt right. So, Ebert set out to turn her passion into a career, with the ultimate goal of writing and illustrating children’s books. “I felt like it was a converging of experiences and interest I had throughout my life. The lightbulb just sort of came on and I knew that I needed to make books for kids,” she recalls. “Everything that I pursued personally and professionally were things that just made being a children’s book illustrator and writer make perfect sense for me.”

As any entrepreneur knows, the path to success is rarely easy. There are always obstacles along the way, resulting in detours and setbacks. Ebert understood that from the start. She went into her pursuit with eyes wide open and a willingness to face challenges head-on. She spent a lot of time honing her craft in what she calls the “refining and defining” stage. “I treated what was probably considered by most to be a hobby as a full-time business,” Ebert explains. “I went to conferences, I got critical feedback from esteemed art directors, agents, authors, illustrators; you name it. I worked super hard on my art, making professional connections and reading.”


Ebert eventually reached a place where she was ready to share her art with the world and began submitting her work to agents. Her hard work paid off when she was signed by the first agent she pitched. However, matching with the right agent was important to Ebert, and she made a few moves before signing with her current agent. Her first book deal was with Simon and Schuster, illustrating a middle-grade book by Frances O’Roark Dowell called “How to Build a Story ... or, the Big What If.” Her most recent book deal is with Penguin Random House, which includes illustrating two children’s books by New York Times best-selling author Kelly Corrigan. The first of the two was released in April. “Hello World!” encourages young readers to make quality connections with other people by asking questions. “I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect first picture book than ‘Hello World!’ It’s just a beautiful message and a fitting title to open your career with,” Ebert says. “I loved being part of telling a story that inspires readers to see others as so much more than what meets the eye.” While she’s currently focused on her second book with Kelly Corrigan, Ebert hopes to publish her own children’s books in the future. She’s pretty close to making that dream come true, having created full mock-ups of picture books that she’s both written and illustrated. Reaching this point has been a long time coming, but Ebert wouldn’t change it. Every challenge was worth it to see kids holding her book with big grins on their faces. “I get to spend my time doing something that focuses on the positive, happy aspects of this world; the things that unite people. What’s better than that?” [ aw ]

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never imagined all the ways her life would change when she pursued a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1985. She had already been working as a nurse with an associate degree for nearly 15 years when her employer at the time, Hospice of the Red River Valley, encouraged her to pursue a four-year degree.

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Dardis was in her 40s with three kids in school when she decided to apply. That decision changed the trajectory of her career. “I had been out of school for so long; I wasn’t sure they’d even accept me,” she says. “But so much came about as a result of me being brave enough to think I might get admitted.” As part of her senior project at MSUM, Dardis was asked to identify a health-related program not offered in the community. Since she’d been working with hospice, she recognized there were no grief support services for children who had experienced the death of a loved one.

Once her proposal was approved, she developed a six-week bereavement support group series for kids ages 6 to 18. The pilot was so successful that hospice encouraged her to write a grant so the agency could incorporate the sessions into its programming. Once a grant was secured, Dardis continued educating the public, speaking to area schools, churches, and civic groups about kids and grief. She trained facilitators and grew the program. “Kids Grieve, Too” quickly captured the community’s attention and Dardis received numerous affirmations and awards for her work advocating for children.


“MSUM gave me more confidence in my abilities as a nurse,” Dardis says. “It validated for me that if you have the right education and people supporting you, you can do anything.” She eventually moved away from the FargoMoorhead community but continued to work in the areas of bereavement and children. She helped establish a “Kids in Grief” group in Stillwater, Minnesota. Now retired, she volunteers with Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support (MCDES), an organization that sponsors two major educational conferences each year. Dardis also edits the MCDES quarterly newsletter, “Coalition News.” These varied experiences are why Dardis and her husband, Stan, support nursing scholarships. “If someone is willing to further their education and become a better-educated nurse or more well-rounded person, and we can help them do that, it’s a good legacy to leave,” she says. “It’s a wonderful way to give back.” Dardis’ degree from MSUM had an additional benefit. As she worked on her four-year degree, she took an introductory English class where she rediscovered a love of writing and poetry. That passion came to fruition in 2000 when she and a friend co-authored and published a book, “As I Journey On,” meditations for those facing death. “All this never would’ve happened without MSUM,” she says. “It was a rich time of learning more about myself and all the other opportunities and possibilities out there.” Being a nurse is an integral part of Dardis’ identity. She says she still reflects on many of the experiences she had in the Fargo-Moorhead area, the people she met, and those she’s had the honor of supporting. “I’m proud to be a nurse,” she says. “That’s why Stan and I continue to support this next generation of students. Always, but especially during these challenging times, we believe in nurses.” [ aw ]

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Sandi Piatz

Shannon Full


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Sincerity and empathy show up a lot with Shannon Full. Kids in the background on call? Technology glitch? Need to reschedule? She gets it.


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ull is the new president and CEO of the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce, and she’s leading, her way.

“I’m very big on disruption and catalytic leadership — having the courageous will to disrupt the status quo and also doing so with an empathetic ear,” Full says. Full, a Wisconsin native, was most recently the president and CEO of the TwinWest Regional Chamber of Commerce based in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Joining Full to lead The Chamber is Sandi Piatz, board chair and Fargo site leader for Microsoft. It's the first time that the board and chamber are both lead by women. Locally, the demographics of the business community have changed with more women leaders, mirroring a global trend. In 2019, women in senior management roles globally grew to 29%, the highest number ever. The percentage remained the same in 2020, according to the Women in Business report 2020 by GrantThornton.

“We need to intentionally look for leaders who bring diversity in organizations,” Piatz says. The need for diversity in leadership is even stronger since the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis changed how people work, and it’s had a big effect on women particularly. A 2020 study conducted by McKinsey and Lean In found that mothers are more than three times as likely as fathers to be responsible for most of the housework and caregiving during the pandemic. Both Piatz and Full are mothers and say it’s important for businesses to support women in the workplace and nurture women leaders now and in the future. “If you want a high-performing culture, you need tremendous amounts of empathy and a really great understanding of what are the priorities, the motivators, the passion areas for each team member,” Full says. “Oftentimes, it’s giving grace for our team members especially if it means they want something different than where the organization or leader wants them to go.”


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he other component essential to supporting women, and all people in the workplace right now, is professional development opportunities and making that part of the culture and the budget.

Piatz and Full’s challenge to local businesses is to not set aside leadership and mentorship programs during the pandemic. “Find a way to foster them. Develop your diversity and talent for the future and our organizations,” Piatz says. On the upside, Full says the pandemic and working from home shed a light on an integrated life — one where work and family intersect. “Before, especially as women, we carried a lot of guilt if we crossed those lines — bringing family into business, or business into family,” she says. “COVID weirdly kind of made that a little more OK, a little more acceptable.” Sharing a story from a recent meeting, Chamber team members joked that Full’s name should be “Shannon All-in Full” for her habit of saying “yes.” Setting boundaries takes self-discipline, Full says, but they’re necessary for anyone in the professional world integrating their work and personal life. Piatz echoes her sentiment, saying Full is a strong leader because she’s always put family first. “That’s important whether you’re a man or a woman, any partner in a relationship,” Piatz says. Work-life balance? No such thing, she says. Rather, it’s the ebb and flow of prioritizing. Full and Piatz’s leadership styles are aligned yet complementary. Piatz focuses on change management while Full provides the vision. “We’re both collaborators and have a yin and yang,” Piatz says. “Shannon is a go-getter and strong leader who’s visionary and a driver. I think that’s important to The Chamber.”

Describing herself as a “catalytic leader,” Full values consensus-building and diversity in thought. She’s carried those principles throughout her 21-year career in chamber work. “I talk a lot about identifying opportunities for intentional collisions, bringing diverse thoughts and leaders to collide for the betterment of the community,” Full says. “You’ll really see The Chamber leaning into how we can be a catalyst for the growth and prosperity of the region.” What’s next for Full, Piatz and the chamber is embracing the leaders and community of Fargo-Moorhead and West Fargo. “The table is set for anybody who has the passion and potential to lead,” Full says.

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June 19-20 Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market ANNUAL SUMMER FLEA MARKET All the hot items, and much more, will be available at The FARM’s annual Summer Flea Market. Our parking lot will be filled with vendors, music and other activities. Storewide sales inside and out. Saturday 10:00 AM — 6:00 PM Sunday 12:00 – 6:00 PM Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market 5258 51st Ave S, Ste 300, Fargo

This class is designed for adults 18 years and older who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The session will help you better understand the grief process, explore methods of self-care, and embrace and carry memories with you as you move forward. This virtual class is free and open to the public. Registration is required by one day prior to the class date at hrrv.org/grief-support/ 2021-grief-class-registration/ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Virtual/Online

July 13 DO GOODER’S CONFERENCE We’re excited to bring you an event that leaves you a better nonprofit fundraiser, board member or executive — and you'll have a heck of a lot of fun doing it. Our event will feature a range of topics, fantastic speakers, local musicians, wonderful food, all with a festival-like feel — that’s right, bring your own blanket or lawn chair! Our goal is to put on an event for nonprofit leaders that defies the norms of your typical conference. 2:00 – 9:00 PM The Lights 3150 Sheyenne Street, West Fargo 952-237-0836 or dogoodbetterconsulting.com


July 15, 16 & 17 45TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN FARGO STREET FAIR Every year the fair welcomes hundreds of vendors and over 150,000 visitors between the three days.Join us in beautiful Downtown Fargo to stroll the streets, browse vendors from all over the country, eat food from every region, and taste local wines and beers all while enjoying music and entertainment. Thursday and Friday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Downtown Fargo

FREE for KIDS, TEENS and ADULTS

July 20 31ST ANNUAL PAWS WALK Come out with your family, friends and furry companions for the 31st Annual Paws Walk; a 1/2 mile fun walk and pet party to support the homeless dogs and cats of Homeward Animal Shelter. In addition to the Walk, the event will include: music, inflatable games, face painting, doggy wading pools, a photo booth, vendor booths, free food and beverages, and more! 6:00 – 8:00 PM Rheault Farm 2902 25th St S, Fargo homewardonline.org or 701-364-9013

July 21

2021 Summer Reading Program

JUNE 7 - AUGUST 21 fargolibrary.org | 701-241-1472 Register online:

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Learn about smartphone camera features and tips for capturing better photos with your phone. Get tips on basic photo editing skills and unleash your creativity with smartphone photography that you’ll want to share and frame. 3:00 – 3:45 PM Virtual/Online Register at aarp.cvent.com/photo7-21-21

July 22-24 MOONDANCE JAM 30 The biggest rock festival in Minnesota, Moondance Jam features over 50 bands on four stages. Four great days of music and rockin’ including the Pre-Jam on Wednesday night. Performances by Halestorm, Todd Rundgren, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad, Night Ranger and more. Tickets and camping are on sale now. Call 218-836-1055 or order online at moondancejam.com Moondance Fairgrounds 7050 39th Ave NW, Walker, MN 6 miles east of Walker near Leech Lake

August 5 COMFORT PILLOWS FOR KIDS Youth ages 8-16 will learn what grief is and how to identify their personal grief feelings and reactions. They will also learn the importance and benefits of keeping memories alive and how to practice good self-care. This class will involve group discussion, and making a comfort pillow. We recommend an adult be nearby or accessible during the class to assist the child, if needed. This virtual class is free and open to the public. Registration is required by July 26, so arrangements can be made to pick up class supplies. In some cases, the packets/lists may be mailed. 11:30 AM — 1:00 PM Virtual/Online Register at hrrv.org/grief-support/2021-grief-class-registration/

Experience the Difference Register Now for the 2021-2022 Academic Year 3 yr old Little Deacons - 12th Grade

For information or a tour call 701-893-3271 jp2schools.org

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Fargo Public Library Events Fargo Public Library events are always free and open to the public. A complete schedule of upcoming library events is available at all Fargo Public Library locations and at fargolibrary.org. LOCATIO NS AND CON TAC T I N FO: Main Library 102 North 3rd St., Fargo | 701-241-1472 Northport Library 2714 Broadway, Fargo | 701-476-4026 Carlson Library 2801 32nd Ave. S., Fargo 701-476-4040 Children’s Services (Main Library) 701-241-1495 Online: fargolibrary.org

Tails and Tales! SUMMER READING CHALLENGE This summer the Fargo Public Library is wild about animals. The Fargo Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge promises a variety of activities and events centered around awesome animals and reading for kids, teens and adults of all ages throughout the summer. Virtual events and some in-library activities are planned throughout the summer. All ages are invited to complete challenges, read every day, earn prizes and participate all summer long. Adults, teens and children can register at any library location to participate in the Fargo Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. The program can be done online. Pick up a schedule of events at any Fargo Public Library location or view it online at fargolibrary.org.

June 10 & July 8 VIRTUAL DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES Book Club Nonfiction, novels, memoirs and more. We seek multiple perspectives, with multiple points of entry, and we work to center the voices of marginalized communities and people through our exploration about inequality and injustice in the United States. Pre-registration is required and can be done online. Everyone who registers will receive an email the day before book club regarding virtual meeting details. Contact Megan R. at 701-241-1492 or the Main Library. A list of titles is available online. June 10 title: “How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi July 8 title: “Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance” by Nick Estes. 7:00 PM Virtual/Online

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June 1

SPRING PLANT SWAP

A great opportunity to share you love of gardening with your neighbors. Participants are asked to bring in plants to trade. This could be leftover garden plants, seed packets, divided perennials or houseplants or propagated plants. Don’t have anything to bring? That’s okay! Everyone will go home with something new. Contact Drea at 701-241-1472. 6:30 PM Carlson Library

June 7

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE KICKOFF at the Red River Zoo

June 17 & July 15

BOOK PARTY

It’s like a book club, but you can read whatever you want! Stop by the Sodbuster Plaza outside the downtown Main Library to chat about the books you've been reading recently. Or check out what our librarians bring to recommend. No registration is required. 7:00 PM Main Library

June 22

VIRTUAL SENIOR BOOK CLUB

Summer Reading Challenge kick off events for kids. We invite you to discover “Tails & Tales” at your library. All ages are welcome. Activities, storytimes and crafts! No pre-registration is required to attend and all materials will be provided. FREE for ages 0 to 14; Adults and teens (15+) $11.25 per person. 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Red River Zoo

Join the virtual Senior Book Club for an informal discussion every other month. The Senior Book Club will discuss “A Well Behaved Woman” by Therese Anne Fowler. Recommended for readers 55 and older. Pre-registration is required. Everyone who registers will receive an email the day before book club regarding virtual meeting details. Contact Kirstie Carlson at 701-298-6954 or visit fargolibrary.org. 3:00 PM Virtual/Online

June 10

June 22 & July 6

AUTHOR VISIT WITH JACK ZALESKI The Fargo Public Library welcomes award-winning journalist Jack Zaleski as he discusses his new book, “Forum Communications Company: A Narrative History 1980-2018.” Attend in person or join us live online to discover the long and storied history of this local family-owned business. Zaleski worked 30 years as editorial page editor of The Forum and is now on the advisory board of the Northern Plains Ethics Institute at NDSU. Join us on Facebook Live or in the City Commission Chambers. Seating is limited and registration is required. Contact Lori West at 701-476-5977 or fargolibrary.org. 6:30 PM Virtual/Online and City Hall Commission Room, 225 4th St N, Fargo

June 16

BIRDING 101 FOR KIDS with Audubon Dakota

Do you know the difference between a Nuthatch and a Chickadee? What does a Cardinal sound like? Kids ages 7-12 are invited to find out the answers to these and other questions when we go in search of different bird species with staff from Audubon Dakota, as we walk to one of the organization's nearby Urban Woods and Prairies sites. Learn to properly use binoculars (a limited number will be available for use, or bring your own) and find out about the characteristics used to identify birds that are common to our region. Pre-registration is required. (Children ages 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.) Contact Children’s Services at 701-241-1495 or fargolibrary.org/kids. 10:00 AM Main Library

June 17

JEFF QUINN'S READING SAFARI MAGIC SHOW

Magician Jeff Quinn returns to Fargo with another adventurous, fun-filled, wild show! Kids of all ages are invited to watch as he performs amazing tricks featuring silly snakes, enormous elephants, and Gnatalie, the world's only trained gnat. No registration is required. 2:00 PM Civic Center, Fargo

LIBRARY LEARNING GARDEN @ CARLSON STORYTIME AND CRAFT Kids are invited to get down and dirty in the garden! We will gather outside for a story, then make or take a fun craft or two. Kids can build a self-watering planter made out of recyclable material and plant some marigolds, decorate some plant stakes to identify our plants at the new Library Learning Garden, make a rain gauge and more! Pre-registration is required for this event. Register with Children’s Services at 701-241-1495 or at fargolibrary.org/kids. 6:00 PM Carlson Library

July 8 VIRTUAL ESCAPE THE LIBRARY EVENTS FOR TEENS Join us for a virtual version of our popular Escape the Library for Teens program! This program is very similar to an in-person Escape Room, but completely online. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Pre-registration is required. Please note: you will be sent the Escape Room via an email link so you must have a working email address to participate in this online program. Register by email teens@fargolibrary.org or call teen librarian Bree at 701-476-5978. Noon Virtual/Online

June 28 Japanese Magical Journey: STORYTELLING WITH ORIGAMI ANIMALS Join us virtually to watch award-winning magician, director and storyteller, Yasu Ishida as he beautifully imbues the essence of traditional Japanese culture into his magic and storytelling. His show incorporates Japanese folktales with origami, and magic tricks. Stories will come together in visual ways, and filled with lots of fun. Children can also pick up origami paper to use during the show to make simple origami animals at home. Please note: origami paper will be available while supplies last. Link will be available at fargolibrary.org/kids from June 28-July 3. Virtual/Online


July 4 –July 11 TRAVELING LANTERN THEATRE’S ONLINE PERFORMANCE OF “TALE OF THE RAINBOW LIZARD” Pablo Del Peacock (the famous portrait artist) is trying to paint a picture of beautiful Monique Gecko, but every morning she arrives a different color and he has to begin all over again. He and his friend Fatima Flamingo (taking a break from her Flamenco lessons) search for answers. When they solve the mystery and Pablo learns about Monique’s diverse heritage, he decides to paint his new masterpiece using all the colors of the rainbow. Pre-registration is required. This event link is available for viewing from July 4, 7:00 PM – July 11, 7:00 PM. Virtual/Online

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July 23

TRICKSTER TAILS STORYTIME

AFRICAN ANIMAL STORIES WITH DR. HAMZAT KORIKO

Can you trick a troll? Outfox a fox? Join us outside the Main Library on Sodbuster Plaza for activities, songs, and stories based on European folktales. Then take a simple troll craft to make at home. Pre-registration is required. In case of bad weather, the storytime will be canceled, but troll crafts will still be available for pick-up. Contact Children’s Services at 701-241-1495 or fargolibrary.org/kids. 11:00 AM Main Library

July 12 ONLINE TRIVIA W/ THE TOPIC “GENERAL KNOWLEDGE” Gather your household or call up your friends to form your team and join us for an evening on online trivia from the comfort and safety of your own home. Preregistration is required; register online. Participants will receive an email the day before the event with details regarding the virtual signin. Contact Megan at 701-241-1492 or fargolibrary.org. 7:00 PM Virtual/Online

July 21 WILD SAFARI WATCH PARTY Take a virtual ride with professional guides through the top game reserves of South Africa and Kenya during a live safari watch party! We'll be keeping an eye out for Africa's unique wildlife as we make crafts, play games and chomp down on some safari snacks. This event is most appropriate for kids in grades K-6. Pre-registration is required at fargolibrary.org/kids. 10:00 AM Virtual/Online

Journey to Africa with Dr. Hamzat Koriko as he takes kids of all ages on trip to his native home through stories about some of the amazing animals found on the continent. Dr. Koriko is the Executive Director of the African Arts Arena based in Grand Forks and has worked with theater institutions in West Africa, France, Italy and the U.S. He currently teaches at UND. No registration is required for this event. 2:00 PM Carlson Library

July 26 –July 31 TRAVELING LANTERN THEATRE’S ONLINE PERFORMANCE OF “THE CATERPILLAR HUNTER” Crickey! Join the Traveling Lantern Theater Company virtually and meet the Caterpillar Hunter in his exciting backyard adventure where he shrinks himself and sets off to explore the terrain, pursuing elusive bugs and strange herbage in the wild recesses of a common vegetable garden! Pre-registration is required. Contact Children’s Librarian at 701-241-1495 or fargolibrary. org/kids. Participants will receive an email with information on how to log into the session; an email address is required. 9:00 AM Virtual/Online    


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