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"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says there are several reasons longtime friends and relatives might not visiting, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Growing up, the household of Tammy Swift's bestie seemed like nirvana. It was a spotless rambler — the height of 1970s’ cool, in her book — with a mom who dressed fashionably and kept their freezer stocked at all times with at least five different homemade cookies. But as time passed, she learned all moms contribute in their own way.
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Average wages for child care workers have risen in recent years but decreased from $11.61 to $11.19 an hour from 2020 to 2021, said Zach Packineau, director of outreach and programming for ND Voices Network.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says a traumatic fall can cause alarming changes that family members may notice.

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Some advice on dieting and physical activity.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says it's certainly hard, but it's still worth trying to celebrate those big anniversaries, even if your spouse might not understand why you're celebrating.
Kaylee Alvarado of Bismarck said there was "blood everywhere" when her son's foreskin was forced back during a routine medical procedure.
"Coming Home" columnist Jessie Veeder shares her family's story of making it through the big storm last week and helping newborn calves.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says there are two choices: ignore it, or tell your relatives to stop.
Some advice on dieting and physical activity.

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The 1950 U.S. Census has officially been released after 72 years of waiting. What you learn about America back then might surprise you, according to columnist Tracy Briggs.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says it's best to simply cherish having extra time to say goodbye.
The actor and North Dakota native helped encourage the family of Danny Mapes to set up a charity in honor of the man who never let physical limitations get in the way of achieving his dreams.

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