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Darla Julin: Cake Artist

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Darla Julin's love for baking started as a child when she received an easy bake oven as a Christmas present. In 1996 she took that passion and opened Fantasies in Frosting. Today, this award-winning cake artist still loves creating masterpieces to help her many customers celebrate the special occasions in their lives.

Jessie Veeder with Lonesome Willy; "Boomtown"

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Jessie Veeder grew up on a ranch in Watford City, ND. At the age of twelve she began writing music and performing for audiences. She blends storytelling with heartfelt music that she performs with her father's band, Lonesome Willy.

Faces of the Oil Patch | Carol Goodbear (Exploitation)

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Carol Goodbear, the legislative director for the Three Affiliated Tribes, recognizes that the exploitation of oil is profitable, but at what cost?

E-Business | Jeffrey Bezos

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Hear about the flexibility of the internet and its shaping by new technologies and decreasing costs in these early years of development, from Jeffrey Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com. The rise of the Internet has provided a new market for North Dakota businesses. With shopping at a store now being as easy as typing in a web address, distance from consumers is becoming less of an issue in the business world.

Jerry Jacobson: Maple Syrup Maker | Prairie Mosaic Shorts

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Harvesting maple syrup has a long history in Minnesota, dating back to the 1500s when Native Americans transformed sap into maple sugar. Today, Jerry Jacobson of Vergas, MN has perfected his method of making maple syrup by realizing that winter weather conditions have a direct effect on his harvest in the spring. Learn more in this profile from Prairie Mosaic Shorts. 

Red River Divide | Flood Control Part 1

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With each succeeding flood along the Red River, attempts have been made to develop and provide more effective permanent flood control, including earthen dikes and flood walls, diversions, holding ponds, and home buyouts. Better flood forecasting by the National Weather Service has enabled local and state governments to plan and react more effectively.

Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota | Gooseberry Fall State Park

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Learn about partnership of local experienced men and Civilian Conservation Corps boys at Gooseberry Falls State Park.

Old Red Trail | Red Trail Beginning

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The Old Red Trail was a national effort put forth primarily by the AAA., and was laid out in 1914 from Fargo to Medora. Early directions were complicated and relied on local landmarks more than any official signage. Still, the Old Red Trail was the first major thoroughfare through the state and many people used it to travel more easily, independently, and farther than they had gone before.

Indian Pride, Health: Part 2

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 Dr. Charles Grim, Director of Indian Health Services in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, discusses the history of the Indian Health Services department and American Indian health care, including traditional practices, diabetes, and tele-medicine.

Altered Lives: Stories From the Medina Tragedy | Medina's Stigma

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Listen as Medina citizens discuss the stigma acquired by their home town since the shooting and the true nature of their community.

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