Anna G. Larson
Anna G. Larson is a features reporter with The Forum who writes a weekly column featuring stylish people in Fargo-Moorhead. Larson graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in journalism and joined The Forum in July 2012. She's a Fargo native who enjoys travel, food, baking, fashion, animals, coffee and all things Midwestern. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @msannagrace
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FARGO — Most winter mornings, I feel like Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” I want to keep my sleep mask on and stay in bed with my cat. But mornings don’t have to be a struggle. The early hours set the tone for the day, and I want mine to be positive and uplifting, even on gray, wintry mornings.
FARGO—Jeff Reddig tosses a bean bag into the hole of the wooden cutout. "Did you see that?" he said.
FARGO — Each of the earrings is missing its mate. The other halves to the beaded, dangly and silver earrings were lost. But like the women they represent, they're not forgotten. The Native American-designed jewelry on display at North Dakota State University's Memorial Union Gallery is part of the inaugural Sing Our Rivers Red week here. The movement aims to generate awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women while uniting the community. The earrings symbolize Native women in Canada who've gone missing since 1980. The U.S.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Jenny Krag knew she couldn’t wish for millions of dollars or a new job. But she could create a vision board to keep her goals on track. Typically constructed from magazine cutouts arranged on paper, a vision board is a tool to help people set and achieve goals — kind of like a visual representation of New Year’s resolutions. Some people might call them a collage, 36-year-old Krag says, but the difference is a vision board has an intention. “It’s not wishing. You can’t just ask for a million dollars and it’s given to you.
FARGO - After a week of 12-hour work days at TrueNorth Steel in Fargo, Lissa Yellowbird-Chase drives six hours to western North Dakota. She usually doesn't change out of her dirty work clothes, and her hands are gray and black from welding. The appearance helps her fit in, Yellowbird-Chase says. The 46-year-old Fargo woman and single mom of five makes the 350-plus-mile drive to the Bakken nearly every weekend in the summer and whenever she can in the winter. She walks miles each day, sometimes as much as 25 miles, tapes up posters, interviews people and requests paperwork from police d
When Julie Powell turned 30 in 2002, she went down a rabbit hole with lots and lots of butter. Stuck at a dead-end job and seeking inspiration, Powell cooked her way through all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1” and documented the triumphs and defeats on her blog, “The Julie/Julia Project.” Most people know about the blog because of 2009’s Nora Ephron film with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia.” The comedy-drama used Powell’s memoir, “Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously” and Child’s autobiography to parallel the two women
FARGO — Fresh herbs plucked straight from the ground (or a pot) are one of my favorite simple pleasures in the kitchen. But I often can’t use my herbs as quickly as they grow.
FARGO — A bottle of soda has 100 calories and 26 grams of sugar. Not so bad, right? Wrong. A 20-ounce bottle of soda usually has two and a half servings, making the total calorie count 250 and sugar 65 grams. Nutrition labels can be confusing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a new label Feb. 27 that’s easier to read and could change how consumers eat. The proposed label clearly states the calories per serving and servings per container.
FARGO — Women with short hair are not common targets of sexual assault. Carrying an umbrella can stop a potential perpetrator. These myths and others about sexual assault are found in the viral article, “Through a Rapist’s Eyes.” The 16-point list and similar documents have circulated cyberspace for more than a decade, disseminating statements supposedly gathered through interviews with rapists in prison. Many of the tips in the document are more damaging than helpful, said Sarah Dodd, the assistant director of sexual assault prevention programs at North Dakota State University. “My react