Why?

A 17 year old teenager in the West Fargo School District committed suicide on Wednesday. West Fargo students were informed of the suicide yesterday. My daughter Cheyenne told me about it when she came home from school and after my initial shock my first question was, “Why?” Cheyenne did not know the answer to this…
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If I Die Tomorrow…

I hear stories from folks about the costs involved in death and I am appalled at how much of an expense one can be as a result of death.  With all due respect to the multibillion dollar funeral service industry, I am opting out.  When I am dead, I think my earthly needs are over. …
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The Thin Blue Line…

Our community lost a law enforcement officer today.  Lt. Jeff Skuza passed in the early morning hours.  His loss is tragic for his family, his law enforcement brethren, and the community he served for over 20 years. Law enforcement is a tough field.  The things law enforcement officers see and  have to deal with can…
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Each Day…

I am saddened by all the loss that I have heard about over the past handful of days – the teen from Fargo South who was found at the bottom of the pool, the boys in the car accident in Minnesota, the two sisters from Fargo whose vehicle rolled near Hillsboro, the parents who died…
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Alive And Kicking…

If you have not heard yet, a 78-year-old Mississippi man who was pronounced dead on Wednesday woke up to find himself in a body bag at the funeral home.  It is a good thing he woke up when he did as the funeral home was preparing to embalm him.  Can you imagine??  The good news…
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