Jessie Veeder

Jessie Veeder

Jessie is a singer/songwriter/writer and statewide columnist living on her family’s ranch near Watford City with her husband and daughter. She blogs at veederranch.com . Reach her at jessieveeder@gmail.com. (facebook.com/veederranch)

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    Quick and easy Pad-Thai

    If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to incorporate vegetables into your meal, this is a winner! Ingredients: Stir-fry rice noodles 3 Tbs. dark brown sugar 2 Tbs. soy sauce Couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup lime juice 1 1/2 Tbsp. fish sauce (If I don’t have fish sauce on hand, I […]

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    Living life three minutes at a time

    Lately it’s occurred to me how annoying I must have been to other parents before I became a parent myself. Like, I used to say things like ,“Wow, I’ve been so busy!” Which I was. Except I was busy with tasks I could focus on one hundred percent with one hundred percent of my energy. […]

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    Kids talk about the importance of ART

    Watford City’s Long X Arts Foundation provides after school art programming for kids. This session they are learning to draw through a variety of techniques. Mrs. Mary McCullough led them through an exercise where they practiced copying images using a grid system.  After they were done with their project, we talked to them about why […]

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    Is your child getting enough sleep?

    It’s time again for daylight savings time to spring forward. Other than setting our clocks ahead, we may not pay much attention. BEWARE, our body clocks don’t switch as fast as our cell phones. For most people, it takes a minimum of one week for our bodies to change but may take even longer than […]

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    Marketplace for Kids encourages young entrepreneurs

    A group of creative kids will be rolling into Dickinson as part of the Marketplace for Kids program being held at Dickinson State University on March 12th. This unique opportunity brings students together with teachers, youth leaders, parents and business and community leaders for a day of experiential learning in an educational environment. Marketplace for […]

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    “What Does Love Mean?”

    Winter Lafferty “It means you love your mom and sister,” said Winter, who says you show them you love them by hugging and kissing them. Her older sister hugs her back. How does her mom show Winter she loves her? “She talks about it.” Winter’s favorite candy is chocolate milk and candy canes. Dominic Miskin “It […]

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    The Evolution of Love

    “How do you show your mom that you love her?” I asked the boy sitting on a tiny chair in the library of the preschool. I was sitting in front of him, knees to my chin, my bum hanging off of each edge of my own tiny chair, on a mission to find out how […]

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    New Year, new attitudes about underage drinking

    by Karen Goyne RN, Behavioral Health Nurse Southwestern District Health Unit The New Year is ringing in. This is the time when people make New Year’s resolutions. Some resolutions take a lot of effort. Some resolutions include:  getting more organized, dieting, eating healthier, and/or exercising more to name a few. These are usually directed toward self-improvement. […]

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    Newborn Photography Q&A

    Any parent will tell you, babies grow up fast! That sleepy, snuggly, tiny newborn phase doesn’t last long and that’s why many parents choose to schedule a professional photo session with their new baby, to capture and celebrate the magic and beauty that is fresh, new life. Dickinson area photographer Jessie Bren has been taking […]

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