Parole & Probation With a Woman’s Touch

Parole & Probation With a Woman’s Touch

By Paula Redmann Submitted photo Allison, Karrie, and Bobby work with people who have broken the law — not theft or driving under the influence kind of laws — they spend time with and get to know men and women who have been charged and/or convicted of federal crimes...
Home is Where the Heart Beats

Home is Where the Heart Beats

By Marci Narum Submitted Photos 614 North Fourth Street in Bismarck was home to Stacy Berven for most of her life. Her parents, Joyce and Loren Vettel, purchased what had been known as “The Woodmansee House” and moved the family into the charming two-story stucco in...
Look What She Did: Brandy Johnson

Look What She Did: Brandy Johnson

By Marci Narum HALOS is an acronym for: Helping Alienated Loved Ones Survive  Find HALOS on Facebook Brandy Johnson divorced her husband six years ago. Despite a parent investigator’s report that found “the father does appear to be manipulating the children,” the...
A Full Plate: Serving the CROP Walk

A Full Plate: Serving the CROP Walk

By Betsy DebertinPhotos by Janie Hague and Submitted photos from past walks “What’s on your plate these days?” It is a question we ask one another. “I have too much on my plate” or “I’ve got a lot of plates spinning,”  are common responses to describe being...
Look What She Did: DeeAnn Fylling

Look What She Did: DeeAnn Fylling

By Marci Narum She’s a mom to three little girls, a music teacher, and — she leads a rock band. DeeAnn Fylling is also a national award winner. The United States Army named Sergeant First Class Fylling the Senior NCO (non-commissioned officer) of the Year. “There are...
Five Must-Know “Lady Bits” Cancer Tidbits

Five Must-Know “Lady Bits” Cancer Tidbits

By Rhonda Schafer-McLean Once again, October is upon us and we are charged to “Fight Like a Girl” and unite as “Warriors in Pink” against this thing we HATE: cancer. While cancers that plague our gender are not limited to only one month per year, we reserve this month...
Comrades, Country, & Canines

Comrades, Country, & Canines

The Bed ‘n’ Biscuit Ranch By Kylie Blanchard  Photography: Photos by Jacy    Service to country, service to animals, and service to others summarizes the gifts Lila Teunissen and Michelle Thomsen are sharing. Both full-time members of the North Dakota National Guard...
Kelli Kronschnabel: Fire Chief & Trailblazer

Kelli Kronschnabel: Fire Chief & Trailblazer

By Nicole Thom-Arens  Photography: Rick Heit Photography Kelli Kronschnabel, Minot’s fire chief, is one of only about 50 women fire chiefs in the nation. When she was first hired as a firefighter in Grand Forks, North Dakota, more than 20 years ago, she, along with...