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RURAL LIFE

Even with all parents working and with child care workers often underpaid in rural areas, child care can still be an expense that pushes the limits of a familyโ€™s income.
The question that the deejay asked my in-laws at my son's wedding: โ€œHow do you stay married for 65 years?โ€ Columnist Ann Bailey comes up with an answer.
The new child care center, when filled, will have capacity for 110 children, more than doubling the amount in the existing Little Sprouts Learning Center.
All drivers โ€” whether of passenger vehicles or farm equipment โ€” need to be cautious and share the road this growing season.

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Our farmyard is getting wetter by the day, thanks to a near-record amount of snowfall last winter and rain we didn't need this spring.
The North Dakota Soybean Council's director of market development recently stepped back from her full-time job to work part time at her local rural day care. A shortage of child care is the reason.
Agweek is starting a series on rural child care. Agweek publisher Katie Pinke and editor Jenny Schlecht tell their rural child care stories and the reasons for the series.
The fences are in rough shape after the long North Dakota winter. And the people fixing the fences aren't all that different. But spring may finally have come, and we'll shake off the rust.
What do you call a meal with a combination of protein, starch and vegetable? A comfort food, for sure, Katie Pinke says, but is it hotdish, casserole, goulash or chop suey?
Columnist Jonathan Knutson writes about finding true success in an agriculture career.

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As an animal lover, it hurts to see on social media and reported by news organizations that animal rescues and shelters are overrun with pets that have been abandoned.
What does a spoiled farm cat do with his day? The world may never know. But Jenny Schlecht has learned to keep doors locked when Lollipop the cat is around.
The quilters of the Sundahl Lutheran Church made 240 quilts this winter for newcomers to the community, baby shower gifts, benefits, local missions, homeless shelters and Lutheran World Relief.

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