Posts by Ryan Babb

For more than 20 years, Penny Andrist has inspired kids with beauty of joy

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

For more than 20 years, Penny Andrist has inspired kids with beauty of joy

FARGO – Penny Andrist greets her guests at the kitchen door with a homemade cake and a huge smile. “Come on. I know you want some. It’s mostly butter and sugar and a little almond extract. What could be better? The only thing missing is the chocolate,” she says with a laugh. You’d guess that Andrist, her family and “pals” have done plenty of laughing in this kitchen. With its bright pumpkin orange and sunny yellow walls, it exudes warmth, exuberance and fun just like its owner. Andrist has used that enthusiastic spirit to teach, nurture and entertain thousands of...

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Vote for the April Beautiful Women!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Vote today for the April Beautiful Women!

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You’ll get a kick out of Jean Arnberg

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

I’ve interviewed many people in my very long career in journalism, but Jean Arnberg is one of the most memorable. Jean is one of the many women nominated by her loved ones as a Beautiful Women in the Beautiful Women project by Forum Communications Company. Today, I sat down with Jean for an interview in her home where she told me about playing piano for North Dakota celebrities and what she’s always wanted her daughters to remember. Make sure YOU nominate the Beautiful Women in your life today, they might be featured in an upcoming...

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Getting to know Alexia Stein

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

You might have read the stories of the women being honored in the Beautiful Women project from Forum Communications Company. More than one hundred women have been nominated by their friends and family as “beautiful women” not because of what you see on the outside, but what they are on the inside. Some of these women have been featured in TV news and print news stories, but we’d like to bring you in-depth interviews with these women as well. For the next few weeks, Chris Linnares and Tracy Briggs will sit down with some of the women featured on the Beautiful Women website....

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Faith, family lead this month’s Beautiful Woman to Project Night Light

Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Faith, family lead this month’s Beautiful Woman to Project Night Light

Editor’s note: Pebbles Thompson was chosen as the January Beautiful Woman by you, the readers. But there were other amazing women in the mix. Forum Communications and Catalyst Medical Center would like to also recognize and congratulate Kelly Carrier and Gail DeMoe. MOORHEAD – Pebbles Thompson prays in the shower. It’s the one time each day when there’s enough silence to simply listen to what God is saying. It was during one of those prayers nearly four years ago that this Moorhead woman’s life changed forever. For about a year before that, Thompson had been tossing around an...

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