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Dilworth woman celebrates her 77th birthday in a socially distanced way

Marvelous mom gets surprise birthday parade

DILWORTH, Minn. – Shawn Erickson decided to do things a little differently this year. For her mom’s birthday, she surprised her with a different kind of party. “So, today is my mom’s birthday. She turns 77 and it’s been a really difficult year for her she has a cancer diagnosis and she’s fairly isolated and, so, just to make it…

Social Distancing: Doing Birthdays During A Pandemic

How You Celebrate While Social Distancing

  My birthday is coming up this Thursday, and if you had asked me six months ago, I wouldn’t have thought we’d still be in the middle of a raging pandemic. Usually I invite friends out to a restaurant or bar to celebrate, but with COVID…ehh… So I was curious and asked how you guys have been doing birthdays. Marisa…

Social Distancing: Happy Birthday, Garrin

Helping My Little Brother Celebrate His Birthday During Social Distancing

  It’s been rough missing out on seeing people close to us during COVID-19. I haven’t been able to hang out with my Big Brothers/Big Sisters Little, Garrin, in about three months. I miss the kid! But BBBS rules say Bigs and Littles aren’t even allowed to have outings right now. The only time I’ve been able to even see…

Six-Year-Old Girl Receives A Special Delivery On Her Birthday

Cora woke up to a dozen donuts at her doorstep.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Because of people quarantining and social distancing, Cora Kloeckner wasn’t able to have a birthday party surrounded by friends and family. Her parents knew of her love for Sandy’s Donuts and wanted to do something special for her. Cora woke up to a dozen donuts at her doorstep. She says she was surprised when she opened the door…

Detroit Lakes Woman Celebrates 24th Birthday At Age 96

Leap Year Is Only Once Every Four Years

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — At Union Central in Detroit Lakes, family members, neighbors and close friends packed into one big old room for a big celebration. “Well they say 96 and 24 birthdays,” Leone Leitheiser said. Leone Leitheiser is celebrating her 24th birthday at the age of 96. Leitheiser was born on Leap Day which meant every birthday became a…

Sanford Health in Fargo Welcomes a Baby Born on Christmas

Colleen Harriett Martel was born this morning at 8:30 am and weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz.

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a girl! Sanford Health in Fargo welcomes a baby born on Christmas. Colleen Harriett Martel was born this morning at 8:30 am and weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. After almost 10 hours of labor, the first-time parents are excited to have the greatest gift one could have this holiday season. The baby was due on her…

Gov. Doug Burgum Honors 130th Anniversary of North Dakota’s Statehood

North Dakota became the 39th state on November 2, 1889.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is wishing North Dakota a “happy birthday” by issuing a proclamation honoring the 130th Anniversary of North Dakota’s statehood. North Dakota became the 39th state in the union on November 2, 1889 when President Benjamin Harrison signed the Proclamation of Admission. Burgum is encouraging North Dakotans to celebrate the 130th anniversary in their own…

Gov. Walz Proclaims June 25 as “Gabriele Grunewald Day”

Today would have been the late runner's 33rd birthday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Walz proclaims it is “Gabriele Grunewald Day” in the state of Minnesota. June 25th is the late runner’s birthday. She would have turned 33. Runners are coming together in Minneapolis to run 1.405 miles. Grunewald’s husband Justin and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey will speak at the event. In an Instagram post, Justin encouraged people all…