Tag Archives: food

Free Farm Food Safety Audit Field Trip

By Sue Balcom

Farmers, school food service directors, health department officials and the general public are invited to be a part of a farm food safety audit 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Eden McLeod’s Farm,, 84 11th St NW McClusky ND. This field tour is FREE and open to the public.

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Landowners Say State Government Needs to Correct Pipeline Company Tactics

BISMARCK—Some landowners in the Oil Patch say the State of North Dakota must stop ignoring major problems with current pipeline development while it promotes more oil pipelines as called for by the recent Governor’s pipeline summit.

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Key Ingredients: America by Food Smithsonian Museums Project

By Sue B. Balcom

Everyone eats. Family tradi­tions and ethic backgrounds may steer the types of foods we love but eating has evolved considerably since grandma’s day.

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Get a Good Ribbing at the Civic Center

Photo by Sue Erickson

Info by Kate Herzog
Bismarck Downtowners

Ribfest is back! The annual Rip-Roarin’ Ribfest will be back in Bismarck June 14 – 16 in Lot D of the Civic Center parking lot. Ribfest is a Downtowners event created to stimulate interest and excitement in the downtown area and bring the Bismarck community together.

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Kobe’s is on a roll

By Linda Garding

Kobe's sign in front of restaurant in Pinehurst Plaza.

In May, 2011 Kobe’s Steakhouse and Sushi Bar opened in the Pine­hurst Plaza in Bismarck. The Kobe’s restaurant was familiar to some local residents as there has been a Kobe’s in Fargo for quite some time. In fact, it turns out that one of the reasons Kobe’s opened in Bismarck was due to the requests and suggestions from nu­merous out-of-area customers. After lis­tening to these requests, it was decided that locating another Kobe’s in the mid­dle of North Dakota made sense.

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Sticky and Confusing

By Karen Van Fossan

Here I sit on the east-bound Em­pire Builder, next to a scowling woman whose duffel bag is en­joying an angry portion of my foot space. She pretended to be asleep across two entire seats – hers and poten­tially mine – before I politely exclaimed, “Excuse me,” and claimed one of the only available seats in this crowded train car. I could have chosen a place by any number of groggy men; I could have awakened other disingenuous female sleepers. But this one I chose simply be­cause her face wasn’t hidden behind one of those popular blankets with the tassels tied together. Continue reading

Seven course meal means love in many ways

By Stacy Sturm

To coincide with Valentine’s Day, February is national Love Without Fear month. Love is a many splendid thing, but sometimes relationships could go wrong. In 2005, 1,181 women in the United States were murdered by an intimate partner (Bureau of Justice Statistics). That’s an average of three women every day. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, which includes crimes that were not reported to the police, 232,960 women in the U.S. were raped or sexually assaulted in 2006. That’s more than 600 women every day. Approximately 36 North Dakota women and men have died as a result of domestic violence. Continue reading