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Weekly news articles featuring family, nutrition, health, fitness, community and youth. Written by Marcia Hellandsaas, NDSU Extension Agent

Diversity, Direction and Dollars Conference to be Held in Dickinson

December 12, 2018 - Today, I learned about this conference set for January 15 in Dickinson. I really think that our farmers and ranchers would be interested in attending. The 23rd Annual Ag. Forum program begins at...

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Take Action during Medicare Open Enrollment

November 28, 2018 - I'm starting to understand some of the basics about Medicare, as NDSU Extension Agents can begin to help you learn more about the program....

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McKenzie County Youth Invited to Join 4-H Shooting Sports Program

November 21, 2018 - Area youth who have passed their 8th birthday and may not have passed their 19th birthday as of January 1, 2019, are invited to participate in McKenzie County 4-H Shooting Sports Program. For beginners...

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Let's Talk Turkey

November 14, 2018 - Are you in charge of the turkey for Thanksgiving? That can be a big job, or if you are prepared, it can be fun and really quite easy! Who can resist the...

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Be Good to Your Body - Eat Jack O' Lanterns!

October 31, 2018 - Did you make a Jack O' Lantern for Halloween? Did you carve several pumpkins and now struggle with what to do with them? If so, you need to read this week's column...

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Annie's Project Empowers Farm/Ranch Women

October 24, 2018 - I love bringing farm/ranch women together. They are wonderful hard-working people who are usually lots of fun too! They know how to "weather a storm" and hang in there when times get tough...

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Nutritious, Delicious Apples are in Season!

October 17, 2018 - This morning I was shopping for applies to make Apple Crisp Bars. I was seeking a large selection of several types of applies and trying to recall the recommended varieties for baking. I choose galas as I remembers they stay crisp when baked. October is a great time to buy applies with many succulent varieties available...

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Learn About Mental Illness this Week

October 10, 2018 - This week, October 7 to 13, is Mental Illness Awareness Week, a time to shine a light on mental illness and replace stigma with hope. One in five adults experience a mental illness in any given year. Those problems can contribute to onset of more serious long-term conditions such as ....

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