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A Broiler Kebabs Meal

Lloyd Groff Copeman is credited with inventing the electric stove over 100 years ago. He founded Copeman Electric Stove in 1912. Five years later, in 1917, he sold this company to the Westinghouse Electric Corporation.He had several other inventions on the back burner that were starting to heat ...

How Much Do Lives Matter?

Since the daytime murder of a black person by a renegade cop in Minneapolis, society has been arguing over the flag slogan of the African-American community, "Black Lives Matter". This was answered by a bigoted response that 'All Lives Matter".It seems in a civilized society that the lives of ...

Inspire Your Menus With Fresh Basil

I plucked some basil sprigs from our herb garden and I removed the flowering parts.I knew I should pick leaves fairly often to keep the plant productive. I also knew not to pick the plant bare.Leave at least one-fourth of the basil leaves and remove the plant's energy-draining flowers.As I ...

Dakota Gardener: Beware of the Garden Glutton

Parents of teenagers often say, "My kids are eating me out of house and home. I can't believe how much they eat."Just be glad you are not feeding a hornworm. They eat four times their weight every day!Imagine if your 150-pound teenage boy had the appetite of a hornworm and you took him to ...

Debunking hot peppers myths

Enjoy the spicy heat hot peppers add to your meals without concern for the many myths surrounding these garden vegetables. Here are a few you may have heard but are not true.Growing both hot and sweet peppers in the garden will not add spicy heat to the sweet varieties. Peppers are normally ...

Heart of America Library News

The U.S. Census Bureau will be at the Heart of America Library on Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to answer questions or assist people with doing their census report. This is a good opportunity to ask questions if you have them and to take care of getting your information ...

Pastor’s CORNER: How to say goodbye well

Endings are a part of life. We say goodbye to people, places, pets, items of significance, and jobs. I recently, tongue and cheek, said goodbye to a bag of potato chips because the company changed the recipe and they are no longer my favorite. All I can do is pass them by in the grocery ...

Road trip and appreciating America

My wife and I are not big travelers. We admit we are basically "homebodies." But recently we took a quick 600-mile trip down to northwest Iowa to help with some family business. We traveled through North Dakota, South Dakota, the southwest corner of Minnesota and then into Iowa.On the trip down ...

PRAIRIE FARE: Inspire your menus with fresh season vegetables

"I'll have the garlic mashed potatoes and green beans as my two sides," my younger daughter said.We were celebrating her birthday. We were in a sit-down restaurant for the first time in months. We removed the required protective masks to eat, of course.I glanced at her in disbelief. Since when ...

ND Legislature trying to block amendment measures

Once again the North Dakota Legislature is trying to obstruct constitutional amendments proposed by petition of the people.At the present time, constitutional amendments initiated by citizens go straight to the ballot for an up or down vote. If approved, the amendment goes into effect.Under the ...