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‘Fowl’ weather doesn’t keep Bismarck Turkey Trot faithful away | Bismarck



'Fowl' weather doesn't keep Bismarck Turkey Trot faithful away |  Bismarck

Ashlee Nilson enjoys watching people flock to the annual Turkey Trot in Bismarck.

“I think it’s surprising how many people want to run on Thanksgiving Day. That always amazes me. It’s Bismarck, North Dakota. It’s not always the best weather,” said the 28-year-old Larimore woman.

Nilson’s family, including relatives in Bismarck, have been participating in the annual running event for at least a decade, which raises money for people with cystic fibrosis, like themselves. The Cystic Fibrosis Association of North Dakota, which runs the Turkey Trot, is an excellent cause, she said.

“They really helped our family personally,” says Nilson, who became a nurse after admiring the care nurses gave her growing up. “They’ve helped me through school. They’ve only helped me emotionally, financially, just that extra support along the way as someone with a chronic illness trying to be normal.”

The association’s 32nd annual Turkey Trot is Thursday morning, when nearly 2,000 participants are expected to gather for the running event through Sertoma Park and along River Road in Bismarck.

The 2020 event was completely virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. But in other years, rain or shine or snow or sub-zero temperatures, the outdoor event continued as usual, said Pam Thompson, director of Association Development.

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“It has become a tradition for many people,” she says.

Families, friends and foreigners are coming out, as well as someone who wants to lead a Turkey Trot every year in every state, she said.

The Turkey Trot includes a 5K timed run, a 10K timed run, a 5K timed race walk, and an untimed family walk.

The event also has a virtual option that allows people to complete and report on their race in their own time.

The event typically raises about $40,000, after expenses, for the organization to help North Dakotans with cystic fibrosis pay for medications and travel to medical appointments. North Dakota has only two cystic fibrosis clinics, in Bismarck and Fargo. The organization also offers scholarships.

Sean Cleary, of Bismarck, likes to carry his stuff in a turkey costume, which keeps him warm, although it’s held together by safety pins and tape.

“This will be the sixth or seventh time I run in it,” he said.

The Turkey Trot is one of his favorite events of the year. He plans to run the 10K on Thursday.

“For me, it’s always a fun way to kick off the holidays with some family and friends and support a good cause,” says Cleary, who has been involved for more than 12 years since his days at St. Mary’s Central High School. His wife, Amy, and a friend join him.

Cleary’s costume will come in handy; Thursday looks set to be cold and windy, with highs around 30 degrees.

Nilson recalls a sub-zero year when her family tried to walk, but other people kept running.

Her family plans to gather at her aunt’s house in Bismarck after the Turkey Trot for their Thanksgiving meal.

At least 10 members of her family are taking part, now including her 9-month-old son Paul.

“It will be his first year competing,” she said.

Reach Jack Dura at 701-250-8225 or [email protected]



leave Facebook? This is how you take your photos, messages, notes and events with you




leave Facebook?  This is how you take your photos, messages, notes and events with you

Facebook makes it easier to move your photos, posts, and more to other platforms.

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are you ready to delete facebook? Or do you just want to make sure that your years of photos, videos, messages, notes and events are safely stored somewhere else so you can access them? Good news: Facebook lets you switch all your valuable information from the site to other platforms, and it’s not hard to do.

Facebook already allows you to download all your data (including ad targeting information that the site collects about you) in a ZIP file, and to move photos and videos specifically to Google Photos, Dropbox, Backblaze, and Koofr. Starting in August, you can also transfer your posts, notes, photos, and events directly from the site to Google Docs, Blogger,, Photobucket, and Google Calendar. Facebook said it will add more types of data you can transfer and more destinations in the future.

The expansion of Facebook’s Transfer Your Information tool comes as Facebook and tech companies like Amazon and Google have faced accusations from regulators and lawmakers that they are using monopoly power to illegally suppress their competitors. CNET’s Queenie Wong Reports. Lawsuits filed against Facebook last year noted that people are having a hard time moving their information to other platforms, a problem that keeps them on the social network.

Here’s how to use the Facebook Transfer Your Data tool to send your photos, videos, messages, notes, and events to other platforms. These instructions are largely the same whether you open Facebook in a browser or in the mobile app.

How to transfer your Facebook photos, videos, messages, notes and events

Use Facebook’s updated transfer tool to move your photos, videos, posts, and notes to platforms like Google Docs and


1. On Facebook on desktop, click the down arrow in the top right corner. Click Settings & Privacy > Settings > Your Facebook Information.

2. Click Transfer a copy of your dataand re-enter your Facebook password.

3. From the drop-down menu, choose which platform you want to transfer your information to. Click Next step.

4. Choose what to transfer: photos, videos, messages, or notes, depending on the platform you’ve selected. You have the option to move all or those of a selected period or album. Click Next step.

5. Click Connect and start transfer. Log in to the service you selected to move your information to and select Confirm transfer. (Facebook notes that after the transfer, that service’s terms and policies will govern their use of your information.)

Now you have a copy of those precious Facebook posts that let you do whatever you want.

For more, check out how to delete your facebook account completely, and a few tips to ease the transition from Facebook.

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MSI Optix MAG272CQR monitor £140 off at Amazon for Cyber ​​Monday 2021




MSI Optix MAG272CQR monitor £140 off at Amazon for Cyber ​​Monday 2021

Black Friday may be — technically — over, but PC hardware sellers are still keeping a lot of prices low for Cyber ​​Monday. Some hefty deals are also lurking, such as this huge savings on the MSI Optix MAG272CQR gaming monitor.


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Northern Ireland weather forecast for the next week




Northern Ireland weather forecast for the next week

After the stormy weekend, there can be no doubt that winter is coming.

Storm Arwen swept across the UK with devastating effects, including the death of a primary school principal after a tree fell on his car in County Antrim.

While Northern Ireland has managed to escape much of the snow that has covered other parts of the UK, many are hoping for a calmer week this week.

But luckily there are higher temperatures and a calmer week ahead.

The Met Office says:

Today, Monday 29 November, will be a cloudy and dull day with occasional light rain and drizzle, the best of any drier spell through Fermanagh. Milder than lately and sometimes refreshing winds. Maximum temperature 10C.

Tonight it will be cloudy with clear spells of rain and drizzle. Much of this will be light and patchy with some drier periods. A mild and frost-free night. Windy. Minimum temperature 7C.

Tomorrow, Tuesday 30 November, it will be cloudy with occasional rain showers, heavy and persistent. In the evening drier and clearer with occasional showers. Windy. Maximum temperature 10C.

Beginning of December towards the end of the week it will be clear and windy with showers on Wednesday becoming wintery.

Mostly clear and fresh on Thursday, but later rain and sleet. Friday clear with showers.


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