4 Tips To Kick Swimmer’s Itch

While swimmer’s itch is more prevalent in the southern states, there are still bodies of freshwater nearby that regularly host the tiny parasites that cause swimmer’s itch. (EEP!) Don’t be alarmed. While swimmer’s itch can be irritating, it’s rarely serious and never contagious. Humans are not suitable hosts, so the parasites quickly die. According to…
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Farmers Markets In Full Swing

When it comes right down to it, food is energy, and fresh food provides high quality nutrition. Farmers markets are opening up across North Dakota, and that means fresh fruits and veggies are in season. Loving local There are many advantages to shopping for food that’s produced and raised closer to home. Often called the…
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Fargo Bike Share Program Off To Fast Start

Local officials were upbeat when a bike share program was launched in Fargo in 2015, but questions remained about how quickly residents and college students would embrace the program. Bike share programs have gained in popularity in larger metropolitan areas like Minneapolis, Denver and Philadelphia. But the programs, which have been touted as a way…
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Taking Steps To A Healthy Life

Bicycles and pedestrians usually have plenty of company in downtown Fargo. But a few times a year, Fargo and Moorhead close down some downtown city streets to vehicle traffic for Streets Alive, an event that encourages people to get out and walk, ride bicycles and get active. We support Streets Alive and efforts like it…
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Tips To Avoid Sunburn, Skin Cancer

Nothing ruins a fun day outside in the sun quite like a painful sunburn. Getting too much sun without proper protection can lead to a nasty sunburn. It can also lead to skin cancer. More than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with a skin cancer every year. In 2012, more than 9,000 Americans died from…
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