Meredith Holt is a features/business reporter for The Forum who covers topics in health, mental health, social issues, women's issues, arts and entertainment, food and more. She also writes a column on health and wellness, body image and media representation. She was a copy editor/page designer for six years prior to joining the features team in March 2012.
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FARGO -- When she's shopping for period-relief products, Alicia Kellebrew buys generic-brand Excedrin Migraine instead of Midol. "It's almost the same stuff, and it's cheaper," the financial counselor says. She...
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Two people with Red River Valley ties, one a photographer who's about to become a grandfather and one a University of Mary student studying abroad, were among...
FARGO — Olivia Berglund has been performing since she was a child, first in church productions, then through Fargo South High School, Davies High School and Trollwood Performing Arts School,...
FARGO — Spaghetti night’s a little different for followers of the paleo diet. While Jessica Grondahl’s 4-year-old son gets to choose between spaghetti noodles and spaghetti squash, it’s always the...
FARGO — Though her transition from prison hasn’t been easy, Kelly Tigerstrom considers herself “one of the lucky ones.” Despite her criminal background, the 41-year-old Fargo woman was able to...
FARGO — With a little prompting from her granddaughter, Susan Helgeland got her first tattoo at age 69. She chose a turtle. When she showed it to Mandan tribal member Cory Spotted Bear while she was in Twin Buttes for a “bridging cultures” session, he told her, “That’s the Mandan symbol for Mother Earth.” Fitting, considering Helgeland’s husband, John, says his wife acts as a mother figure to many people. “It’s just amazing to see her do her thing,” he said.
#biggestloser #tookittoofar #skeletal #anorexic. Holding my iPhone close to my face in bed Tuesday night, I watched as the shocked, frightened and concerned hashtags, tweets and posts started filling up my feeds. On Wednesday morning, I picked up my phone again and clicked on a few links to see for myself what everyone’s talking about. I, too, was shocked, frightened and concerned by “Biggest Loser” winner Rachel Frederickson’s appearance and final weigh-in. My (and other critics’) concerns about the show are nothing new.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Margot Brenna had hiccups her sophomore year of high school. The whole year. The 25-year-old Moorhead woman thought she was setting a record. Even her doctor thought she had chronic hiccups. But, “I knew it wasn’t hiccups; it didn’t feel like a hiccup to me. It just sounded like one,” she said. Turns out, Brenna’s “hiccupping” was a vocal tic, a symptom of Tourette syndrome. Part neurological and part psychological, in its most severe form, Tourette’s affects an estimated 200,000 Americans.
FARGO — Astronaut Karen Nyberg changed a tire for the first time in college. She was intimidated by it at first but gave it a try and found it was easier than she thought. Now a NASA flight engineer, the Minnesota native gained fame for her time on the International Space Station.
FARGO — Sometimes word of mouth has the power to save lives. During dinner Friday night at Santa Lucia, a group of volunteers encouraged their waiter to participate in Saturday’s “Give to Live” challenge. “He said he would come, and he did,” said Kirsten Jensen, director of digital marketing for Onsharp, which handled the social media for the event.