Her Story: I started using recreational drugs, or what I thought were recreational drugs, in high school. I started smoking pot, doing speed and taking acid. When I was 22 or 23, I quit using drugs and, besides a little drinking, was clean for a few years. Then I had […]
Lori Finken – Surviving Depression
HER STORY: It was the winter of 1995, and I was having difficulty sleeping. I would fall asleep, then wake up and just lay there. I would maybe get two or three hours of sleep a night. This went on and on. Then in June of that year, one day […]
Bondye Bon by Britney
Personalized sterling silver rings with a mission During her junior year of college, Bismarck native Britney Daniel felt she was being led to do missions. “I had signed up for a trip to Haiti, but there was a huge cholera outbreak and our school cancelled the trip,” she said. “Ever […]
There were so many events we could not fit them all in the issue! Here are the July events. HAVE FUN!
Entrepreneurs in Western ND
by Jessie Veeder Gwen Bohmbach and Nellie Hofland get mistaken for sisters on a daily basis, their petite frames, bright eyes and friendly demeanor easily convincing new acquaintances of their relation. “I can see where they might draw that conclusion, I mean, we’re always together,” laughs Hofland. “Sometime we correct […]
A Few Minutes with Sheila Taormina
Sheila Taormina is an Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming and is the only woman to have competed in three different sports (swimming, triathlon, pentathlon) in different Olympiads. She was recently in Bismarck to conduct a swimming clinic. IW Based on your experience, do you feel children are pushed to excel […]
Organ Donation: Awareness is key to saving lives
by Kylie Blanchard 117,000. This is the number of people in the United States currently waiting for an organ transplant. In just the Upper Midwest states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota the number of individuals waiting for a transplant totals 3,400.
Moms That Sew
Editor’s Note: Melissa Ahonen and Erica Hager were co-workers at American Eagle over ten years ago. They both switched jobs, then became reacquainted through Etsy, when they started their businesses. The two ladies have a lot in common and appreciate the opportunity to talk business, kids and fabric. BBT STYLE […]
What the Heck is Quinoa?
by Pam Vukelic Quinoa is not likely to show up in one of your mother’s favorite recipes but everyone seems to be talking about it. What is it, why all the hype, and does it deserve it?
My name is Julissa Hanson, and I’m excited to introduce the launch of my new online boutique: Wired Fashion! The inspiration for my business began with my love for fashion and an interest in apparel, but it’s so much more than that. In truth, I have wanted to have a […]