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Gov. Burgum & First Lady hold fourth annual Recovery Reinvented event

Recovery Reinvented is designed to open up conversations about getting help for diseases like mental health & addiction

BISMARCK, N.D.- Governor Doug Burgum & First Lady Katheryn Burgum virtually held the fourth annual Recovery Reinvented event. It’s a free, daylong event focused on eliminating addiction stigma by reinventing recovery. The first lady has been in long-term recovery for alcohol addiction for 18 years. The event brought in 2,500 online viewers from around the state & other countries. Headlining…

“Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama” Stopping In St. Paul

The book is the best-seller of 2018 with 3 million copies sold

ST. PAUL, MN —¬†Michelle Obama will make a stop in the Twin Cities next year while on tour for her best-selling memoir. “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama” is coming to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on March 13. In her book, the former First Lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the…

Fargo Woman Helps Decorate White House for Christmas

She got to see the First Lady at a reception

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Amanda Morgan spent her Thanksgiving weekend doing something most people will never get to do. She helped decorate the White House for Christmas. “I have a new appreciation for those who decorate and light houses, and light trees for a living. That was interesting but a lot of fun too,” Morgan said. She says over 100 volunteers were…

Former President George H.W. Bush Has Been Hospitalized

HOUSTON – Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized with a blood infection the day after attending his wife Barbara’s funeral. A family spokesperson says Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering” at a Houston hospital after being admitted Sunday. Former First Lady Barbara Bush was laid to rest Saturday at a ceremony attended by former…

Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

HOUSTON (FOX News) With her cloud of snow-white hair, signature three strand pearls and compelling presence, Barbara Bush’s image was what she laughingly called “everybody’s grandmother.” But the feisty, outspoken Bush was also a tireless advocate for literacy , an author, experienced campaigner and both wife and mother of a U.S. president. Bush, 92, died Tuesday, shortly after her family…

Former First Lady Barbara Bush In “Failing Health”

92-Year-Old Will Focus On Comfort Care

HOUSTON, TX — A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment. Jim McGrath says that following a recent series of hospitalizations and after consulting with her family and doctors, the 92-year-old former first lady will focus on comfort care. He did not elaborate as to the nature of Bush’s…

Michael Kaspari Honored at Annual Run for Recovery

Family, friends and co-workers remember a man dedicated to helping drug addicts

FARGO, ND — Hundreds of runners flocked to the starting line for another annual 5K for Recovery Month. But this time, they’re remembering a life at Lindenwood Park. Michael Kaspari, one of the co-founders of First Step Recovery, passed away in April. “So are you guys ready?” Governor Doug Burgum asked a group of runners on megaphone. With every stride…

Former First Lady Serves Lunch to Children with Great Plains Food Bank

This program is offered five days a week from noon to 12:30 and will continue until the end of August

FARGO, ND — Former First Lady Betsy Dalrymple has spent each Wednesday of the summer volunteering with Great Plains Food Bank to provide lunches for the youth. Each year 33,000 children in North Dakota qualify for free or reduced cost school lunches. Many worry about where their next meal may come from throughout the summer. The food bank’s mission is…