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MOORHEAD — As parents, we grow up right alongside our children. We learn how to feed and diaper them in the early days, and as they grow, we take them in to get vaccinated and we figure out how we're going to afford those braces. As they approach the end of high school, we help them chart the next steps on their journey — will they go to college, and if so, where?
FARGO — Before 1980, the American public seldom heard about missing children. But all of that changed with the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz on May 25, 1979. Patz had disappeared on his way to his school bus stop in New York City that morning. Etan’s father was a professional photographer and he started distributing black-and-white photographs of his son all over the city. The result was a massive search and media attention that focused the public’s attention on the problem of child abductions and the lack of plans to address them.
As skyscrapers around the world continue climbing higher and higher, we pause this week to celebrate some buildings that are a little more down to earth — literally. Tuesday, May 14, marks Underground America Day. According to National Day Calendar , approximately 6,000 people in North America reside in some kind of underground architecture. No, they are not hobbits (as far as we know).
When generations of people all over the world from England to Asia sit down for their daily cup of tea, most likely being able to chew it wouldn't be considered a selling point. But over the last 25 years or so, tea that you can really sink your teeth into has become all the rage. Tuesday, April 30, is Bubble Tea Day — a time to celebrate its greatness with the millions who drink it like water and a time to teach bubble tea novices what they might be missing.
Mark your calendars for this week's holidays. Today is Earth Day — an annual event that celebrates the planet's environment and raises public awareness about pollution. This year's theme is "Protect Our Species."
FARGO — "Fortnite" is arguably one of the most successful video games of all time, generating $2.4 billion dollars in sales last year alone. But that success is wreaking havoc on some parents' bank accounts thanks to both fraudsters and kids who don't understand what they're getting into.
MOORHEAD — The other night as I was making dinner, I loved how the spring sun was shining into my kitchen as I stirred spaghetti sauce on the stove. I soaked in the bright light as I took a whiff of garlic bread baking in the oven. Mmmmm, my senses were alive on this lovely spring evening. But then, reality set in — the downside of the bright sun shining in my house — and I could very clearly see dog hair all over my floor. And I mean everywhere, from small strands on kitchen chairs to clumps by the air vent.
ATHENS, Ohio — Like a lot of us, longtime Forum Communications columnist Nicole Phillips grew up watching "The Price is Right" — but unlike most of us, she's getting something besides an hour of game show entertainment out of her fandom.
Mark your calendar for this week’s out-of-the ordinary holidays. Today is April Fools' Day, a holiday that historians believe dates back to 1582, when France switched to the Gregorian calendar. The calendar switched the start of the new year to Jan. 1. Those who didn’t realize the switch had been made and continued to celebrate the new year during the last week of March into April became the butt of jokes and hoaxes.