Robin Huebner, Forum News Service
FARGO - You might think of Minecraft as just another video game, but don't tell that to the legions of parents, teachers and other fans in this area who think it's not only educational but can build social connections among those who have trouble doing so. Middle school students are crazy for the "virtual Legos" game, as are 20- and 30-somethings, some of whom picked it up in college and are introducing it to their own kids.
FARGO - Wednesday is the deadline to pay state and federal income taxes. But it's apparently nothing to stress out about. There's no doubt April 15 can cause anxiety for some procrastinating taxpayers, but a review of Gallup Poll's daily tracking poll shows it isn't typically a high-stress day.
FARGO - A shampoo with a scalp massage at the hair salon does wonders for stress relief, but the feeling is quickly spoiled when the person sits up and the room starts spinning. This happened to me at a recent appointment and literally threw me for a loop. While the dizziness eased at the salon, it returned later in the day, especially with certain movements – for example, when I tilted my head back and to the side to reapply makeup.
FARGO, N.D. – A voluntary, federal-grant funded sex education program for teenagers that was once halted, then restarted by North Dakota State University administrators, is nearing the midpoint of its third and final year. “Reach One Teach One North Dakota” was put on hold in early 2013 because of its partnership with Planned Parenthood and what was thought to be a valid state law prohibiting the use of government funds by agencies that perform, refer or encourage abortions.
FARGO -- Chris Carlson’s nicotine habit started with chewing tobacco and his college fraternity brothers. He really got hooked in the mid ’80s as an exchange student in Sweden, where he says everyone – including his female classmates – chewed the smokeless tobacco known as “snus.” “I’ve got warm, sweet memories of the time,” said Carlson, 51, Fargo, who teaches college public speaking courses and is an adjunct instructor of Norwegian and Scandinavian studies at Concordia College.
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FARGO — A new program here is aiming to prevent the most common, yet difficult to pinpoint, form of physical abuse inflicted on babies and children. The challenge in getting the message out, however, is determining to whom it should be targeted. Kohl’s Caring Hands is taking on shaken baby syndrome, or SBS, by giving parents and caregivers the tools for staying calm when a baby is crying. The program started up a few months ago with a nearly $38,000 check to Sanford Children’s Hospital from Kohl’s department stores in Fargo and Grand Forks. According to Sanford, 55 babies and children have
FARGO — Some businesses that cater to the wealthy are feeling a flush of success, thanks in part to North Dakota’s new millionaires. A recent report found North Dakota has one of the fastest growing rates of millionaires in the U.S., largely due to oil production and a continued strong farm economy. Rankings by Phoenix Marketing International show North Dakota jumped 14 spots last year to 29th in the ratio of millionaires to total households. A study commissioned by the Fargo-based Impact Foundation predicts that growth will continue.