FARGO -- Karla Hornstein is finding everything they say about being a grandmother is true. "It's just wonderful! I've had so much fun spending time with my grandson this summer," the Fargo woman says from the front patio of her daughter's Michigan apartment. Cadin, 3 1/2 months old and her first and only grandchild, is bringing joy to a family that has seen its share of heartache. Hornstein's family has been particularly hard hit by early-onset Alzheimer's disease, a rare form of the disease accounting for just 1 to 2 percent of all cases.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.--The irony doesn't escape Cassie Zacharias. As a nurse at Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes, it's her job to take care of others. But when it came to her own breast health, she fell a little short. "I never checked my breasts. I figured I'm young and healthy. I have no family history of breast cancer.
What does it take to be a star basketball player? Apparently, lasagna. Don't take our word for it. Ask former North Dakota State University standout Ben Woodside who ate countless pans of his mom's homemade lasagna as a kid growing up in Albert Lea, Minn. When he left for college in 2005, she'd often send him to Fargo with a deep freeze pan of it. "I'd snack on it all week," he says. Woodside played for the Bison from 2005 to 2009. He was named "Summit League Player of the Year" in 2009 after helping lead his team to their first ever NCAA Basketball Tournament.