FARGO — The holidays are a time to put aside differences with those in your life and be thankful for what you have: your family, your friends, your health, a place to live and something to eat other than grape salad. Last week, in a piece called “The United States of Thanksgiving,” the New York Times ran an exhaustive article chronicling “recipes that evoke each of the 50 states (plus D.C.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 17-foot-long spruce tree will make the rounds with area artists over the next month, transforming from a simple log to an international art project. At a kick-off event Monday in Moorhead, Troyd Geist, folklorist with the North Dakota Council on the Arts, shared the significance of the project known as BLOCH, the German name for the tree’s trunk. “Artists and communities interact with the tree and express who they are and what they’re about,” Geist said. “This is essentially a global talking stick.