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May 6, 2016 RSS feed / Bridal Features

How to choose a northern Minnesota resort as your wedding site

There are hundreds of resorts in the Arrowhead Region and many of them are excited to host your wedding. In making your wedding plans, the first step may be to decide where you would like to have your wedding. More...

Things to keep in mind when considering a destination wedding

According to a study from XO Group Inc., creator of wedding websites TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, 350,000 destination weddings take place annually. More...

Brides-to-be may consider hand-me-down gowns

Brides-to-be devote plenty of time to thinking about their wedding gowns, and some women spend months scouring stores for their ideal designs. But what if the perfect gown is already tucked away in a family member’s closet? More...

Bridal showers:

Did you know?

The modern bridal shower may trace its origins the 1890s. “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” says the first bridal shower hostess filled a paper parasol with small presents and turned it over the head of the bride-to-be. More...

Pets and weddings: Did you know?

Pets play important roles in their owners’ lives and are increasingly included in more activities, such as vacations, dining out and even weddings. More...

Symbolism: Did you know?

Symbolic gestures are commonplace during wedding ceremonies. The exchange of rings, stomping on a glass and lighting of candles are each among the various traditions associated with different faiths. More...

Modern trends in wedding videography

A couple’s wedding day is often a whirlwind for the bride- and groom-to-be. Happy couples hope to remember every little detail, but that can be difficult when so much is going on. More...

Good luck charms for wedding bliss

Couples’ wedding days are special moments, ones they hope pave the way to a life filled with happiness and good fortune. More...

Responsibilities of bridal party members

Being asked to join a bridal party is both an honor and a responsibility. More...

The basics of shopping for wedding rings

Engagement ring purchases are usually a solo endeavor, with the groom having an idea of the ring style and color his bride-to-be prefers. More...

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Pointers for apartment dwellers who want pets

Animal lovers who want to welcome pets in their homes may be hesitant to do so while renting. More...

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Good Soil

It is important to understand the structure of your garden soil and what can be done to improve it. Once you understand how it holds fertilizer and water, you can work to change it. More...

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Happy May and Mother’s Day!

It’s May, can you believe it? What a fabulously packed month full of pleasant surprises and celebrations. The sun is shining and it’s time to shed some light and renew the spirit to prepare us for another new season. More...

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Mother’s Day brunch ideas

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8 this year. More...

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Minnesota businesses warned of corporate compliance email scam

Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is warning the state’s businesses about an email solicitation from “Minnesota Corporate Compliance” with an invoice requesting payment to comply with a state business reporting requiremen More...

Range Engineering Council recognized by Hibbing Foundation

The Range Engineering Council recently received an award from the Hibbing Foundation recognizing the work the council does in promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in t More...

Minnesota is poised to be among the top 10 solar states in 2016

One of the high points on the state’s environmental landscape this year is the dramatic growth expected in solar energy, with Minnesota poised to climb into the top 10 states for annual solar installations from its 25th rank in 2015. More...

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Community building is top of mind on the Range

There’s been a lot of activity in the area of community-building recently: Recharge the Range events, “Cool and Creative,” even the series by Minnesota Public Radio and their forum on ideas for bringing new life to our towns. More...

Charitable athletic events—how to stay on course

Charitable athletic events—like walkathons, races, and mud runs—may allow donors to both help a good cause and have the gratification of competing at an athletic event. But not all events are the same. More...

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Do something different for once -- compromise. A stubborn stand on an important issue proves counterproductive. You need to be open to new ideas. More...

Proposals, weddings and honeymoon tales shared by friends

I asked my Facebook friends last week what their proposals, weddings and honeymoons were like. More...

Harris and Judy Youngquist’s 1945 wedding story

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the book Life’s Journey, an autobiography co-authored by Harris and Judy Youngquist of Cook, MN, and printed in 2014. More...

Preparation and planning are key to a successful outdoor wedding

Outdoor weddings are romantic when done right, and a growing number of couples are exchanging vows amid an expansive garden or with the splendor of the pounding surf providing a picturesque backdrop. More...

Tips for a do-it-yourself wedding

Those thinking about tying the knot in the months to come may be discouraged by how expensive weddings can be. But with a little ingenuity and a hands-on approach, couples can have a wedding that is inexpensive and memorable at the same time. More...

Make-your-own wedding invitations

Cost-conscious couples today seek different ways they can reduce expenses on their weddings. Do-it-yourself weddings have grown in popularity, and creating personalized wedding invitations is one way to save money and dream up something special. More...

Honeymoons: Did you know?

There are various theories as to the origin of the word “honeymoon.” One such theory suggests the word traces its origins to the Old English phrase “hony moone,” which suggests the honeymoon was initially steeped in cynicism. More...

Ceremonies: Did you know?

Though many couples still tie the knot in traditional religious ceremonies officiated by a minister, priest, rabbi or other religious leader, more couples are embracing less traditional ceremonies that can be officiated by secular officiants. More...

Month of June: Did you know?

Historically, June has been the most popular month for getting married. But some numbers now indicate that July and even October have begun to edge out June as the most popular months to tie the knot. More...

Creating a wedding registry now easier than ever

While many once popular wedding traditions might have fallen by the wayside, many others have withstood the test of time. More...

Marriage equality in today’s day and age

The face of marriage and weddings has changed over the years. The enactment of marriage equality laws has opened doors for same-sex couples who had been at the center of a long, controversial and decidedly dividing battle for many years. More...

Tips for taming wedding day nerves

When couples tie the knot, many changes are in store, many compromises will be made and many lasting memories will be created. More...

Customize your ceremony for a unique touch

Steeped in tradition, weddings have featured many of the same components for centuries. More...

The ‘something old, something new’ tradition

Wedding day tokens of good luck come in many forms, but “the something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue (a sixpence in your shoe)” adage remains one of the most popular luck-enhancing wedding traditions. More...

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Mother's Day 2016

What my mother taught me | Friends share

I asked my Facebook friends, “What did your mother teach you?” and many of them had great responses. I did the same thing for Father’s Day last year and it was so much fun to read everyone’s answers. More...

Just in time for Mother's Day

Most popular baby names at St. Mary's Birthplace

DULUTH - In 2015, more than 1500 babies were born at The Birthplace at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. With each new baby comes a carefully chosen name. More...

To my friends who still have their mothers

Dear friends who still have their mothers, More...

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A Bit of a Legend in these Parts

- The Life of Betty Berger Lessard

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Viking purchases Coca-Cola of Virginia

ST. CLOUD – Viking Coca- Cola today announced it purchased the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Virginia, Minnesota to expand their distribution territory in Minnesota. More...

Restoring a diverse gut biome; exercise can counteract the health risks from a sedentary job

Q: My wife says that when I was growing up, Cheez Whiz must have been considered a vegetable in my house. That’s true, but I’ve worked hard to change my diet. More...

What is a mental disorder?

In my years of experience working with things called “disorders”- specifically mental health disorders - I’ve noticed a variety of definitions for mental health disorders. More...

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Several pledge to donate their brains to VA-lead TBI research program

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. More...

Future site of VA national archives announced

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the Dayton VA Medical Center has been officially selected as the site for the National Department of Veterans Affairs Archives. Secretary Robert A. More...

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SALLYWORLD: WEEK 290

Our cruise vacation: Buffets the size of a football field!

Greetings and Sallytations! More...

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