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Action Line: How to make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch

A reader: My daughter is getting married next June and I am helping her plan her wedding with a budget in mind that I thought was a generous one. Boy, was I in for a surprise. I got married in Las Vegas 30 years ago and really had no idea dresses, cakes and receptions, etc. could cost so much. I didn’t think photographers cost much and now I am discovering that they can be very expensive. I want my daughter to have the wedding of her dreams but everything is so expensive. There are no do-overs with this. I need to make sure I am hiring professionals that won’t botch the job and give me a fair price. How do I know that we will be happy with the end result?

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Minot reflects upon city's most devastating flood in 2011

The most devastating flood ever to hit Minot occurred in 2011. River levels never before experienced in the Souris River Valley damaged thousands of homes, striking a severe blow that pushed countless residents into temporary living quarters or forced them to leave the area entirely.

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Food expiration: An out-of-date system

David Lazarus applauds the Food Date Labeling Act, proposed federal legislation that would eliminate confusion over inconsistent labeling that is said to contribute to an estimated 40 percent of food going uneaten in this country. It would establish national standards for informing consumers when food is at its peak freshness and when it may be unsafe to eat.

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Injured snowboarder helps other brain injury survivors

A near-fatal halfpipe crash while training for the 2010 Olympics ended Kevin Pearce's snowboarding career and changed his life forever. Six years later, Pearce, 28, continues to cope with his traumatic brain injury that he will carry with him for the rest of his life and he's helping other survivors do the same.

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Krispy Kreme construction starts in Fresno

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Merchants sound off about plans for Fulton Street in downtown Fresno

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New live-work housing opens south of Fresno's Tower District

An affordable housing project with art-deco flair on Fulton Street, south of the Tower District, is almost ready to open. Now called 541 at South Tower, the rectangular 31-unit complex with curved ornamental elements and geometric designs, just north of Belmont Avenue, turned a couple blighted lots into vibrant new homes.
blee@fresnobee.com BoNhia Lee
New live-work housing opens south of Fresno's Tower District 01:13

New live-work housing opens south of Fresno's Tower District

Grading begins for Fancher Creek project in southeast Fresno 01:18

Grading begins for Fancher Creek project in southeast Fresno

Bar Method Fresno owner sees potential in Valley 01:17

Bar Method Fresno owner sees potential in Valley

De Young unveils more efficient home innovations 01:07

De Young unveils more efficient home innovations