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Back-to-School Transitions: Tips for Parents

By Stacy Sturm

Getting a new school year off to a good start can influence children’s attitude, confi­dence, and performance both socially and academically. The transition from August to September can be diffi­cult for both children and parents. Even children who are eager to return to class must adjust to the greater levels of activ­ity, structure, and, for some, pressures as­sociated with school life.

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The Measure of a State

By Stacy Sturm

There are four measures on the ballot June 12. Two have been promoted and debated and then promoted and debated some more. But the other two have been added quietly and are garnering little attention. Here are ALL the measures and what a “Yes” or “No” vote would mean.

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Candle Light Vigil to honor victims of crime

By Stacy Sturm

April 22 marks the beginning of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a time to honor victims and the advocates of victims’ rights. This year’s theme— Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim—celebrates the vision behind the progress and the ideal of serving all victims of crime.

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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

Top-Selling Christmas Toys of All Time

By Stacy Sturm

This list encompasses the Top 10 Hot Christmas Toys of all time. “Hot” means they flew off the shelves. Every kid just had to have one. Kids (and some adults) spent their time feverishly begging and pleading for the item, while normally calm and level-headed people become hot-headed shopping maniacs.

The list was compiled using sales, “buzz,” news stories, web searches, and web mentions. The list is in order of their release, not neccessarily sales.

10. Mr. Potato Head (1952) – 1 mil­lion sold. Mr. Potato Head was the very first toy advertisement on TV. Continue reading