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MOORHEAD, Minn. — Scanning the labels in the meat aisle can make your head spin. What does it mean when meat is labeled "organic," "grass-fed" or raised without antibiotics?" And does it make a difference for you and your family? Lynn Brakke, a longtime area organic farmer, and Linda Bartholomay, a licensed nutritionist and registered dietitian, can help get to the bottom of these questions.
FARGO — Everybody dies. But according to best-selling author and speaker Barbara Karnes, most people think "Everyone 'else' dies. I'm not going to, and neither is anyone close to me," she says. Karnes says humans are like ostriches sticking their heads into the sand. "When it comes to the end of life, we don't want to look at it if we don't have to," she says. "Even when we have to, we tend to not want to deal with it."
FARGO — After college, graduates look forward to their next rite of passage — not their first promotion or buying their first home — but that day when they will finally find themselves without student loan debt. Eager to reach their day of financial freedom, many post-grads consider refinancing their student loans, seeking the path of least resistance to their own debt-free day. Here, area post-grads share how they decided if refinancing was right for them. Refinancing: Students loans simplified
FARGO — With busy summer weekends filled with frequent out-of-town jaunts, fitness class schedules can seem so inconvenient. A lack of space, equipment or even a gym membership can no longer justify those "I'll start tomorrow" mentalities.