Holidays

Tips for Baking Better Christmas Cookies

By Community Shopper / December 15, 2022

Cookies and other baked treats are everywhere come the holiday season. It’s not uncommon to give cookies as gifts or arrive at holiday gatherings with cakes and other decadent desserts. Cookies are a classic holiday treat, and some families even build entire traditions around baking Christmas cookies. Novice bakers making cookies for the first time […]

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Avoid These 4 Charity Scams

By Community Shopper / December 8, 2022

Charitable giving grew in 2021. According to Blackbaud Institute, a social good innovator, giving not only increased after COVID-19, but actually rebounded more than it had in a decade – increasing in the United States by 9% overall. Annual private philanthropy as a percentage of GDP is about 1.44% in the United States. Philanthropy Roundtable […]

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Lights on 2nd Ave

By Heather Calkins / December 8, 2022

For the past 5 years, you may have seen and enjoyed the Lights on 2nd Ave East, but do you know the history? Well, we are here to introduce you to Mr. and Mrs. Claus themselves! Kortni and Bryan Longwell work intensively every year for several weeks before Halloween to seemingly bring the dream of […]

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Christmas at the MonDak Heritage Center

By Community Shopper / December 8, 2022

Sunday, December 11th from 1:30pm – 3:00pm the MonDak Heritage Center will be celebrating MonDak Christmas. This fun filled afternoon will include photos with Santa, refreshments, a bake sale, live music, and a craft project for kids.  Everyone is invited to this free event! The MonDak Heritage Center is decorated for the holidays and currently […]

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Sensitive Santa Soothes Holiday Anxieties for Kids

By McKenna Walter / December 8, 2022

Bringing your kids to visit Santa is practically a Christmas must, and while the loud, cheerful environment is exciting for some, for others, it can cause extreme stress. That’s where Chatter Pediatric Therapy and Family Voices of North Dakota swoop in to save the Christmas spirit. With their sensory-free Sensitive Santa event, they help kids […]

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