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Recipe of the Month


Recipe of the Month
White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup light or dark brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 and 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup white chocolate chips or chunks
Melt butter in microwave. In bowl, whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar together until smooth. Whisk in the vanilla and pumpkin until smooth and set aside. In a large bowl, toss the flour, salt, powder, b.soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Pour the wet ingredients in and mix. The dough will be very soft. Fold in the white chocolate chips. Cover the dough and chill for 30 min. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line to baking pans with parchment paper. Roll the dough into balls. Mix together the remaining sugar and cinnamon and roll each ball in the mixture. Slightly flatten dough balls. Bake for 11-12 min. The cookies will look very soft in the center. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 10 min, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. The longer the cookies cool, the better they taste!

Employee Spotlight

NuLine Insurance would love to give a warm welcome to our newest team member, Stacey Atkinson! Stacey is a Rugby native, where she raised her two children, Dustin and Nikki. She enjoys spending time with them as they are still in the area and helping run the family farm. She's happy to be welcoming her first grand baby this December! And we must mention her fur baby, Maggie, who keeps her busy! Stacey is no stranger to the insurance industry, as she was employed with the previous, McClintock Agency, of Rugby, for 17 years. Along with insurance, Stacey was also a real estate agent, doing both simultaneously. She has also been in the banking industry. When she wants to relax, Stacey can be found at the lake where she spends most of her summer weekends. Have I mentioned what a great baker she is?! Add cake decorating to her many talents as well! I asked Stacey her thoughts on returning to the insurance business. She has always loved working with people and is amazed how much technology has improved from when she sold insurance years again. Along with learning a lot of new things, Stacey is looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of our great customers!

WAKE UP!

WAKE UP!
By Amy Haldorson
I can’t believe this day is here. I wave at my adoring fans. They’re screaming my name as I belt out one of my favorite Whitney songs. Sounds identical. I look down at all the roses at my feet. Am I ever going to be able to go shopping on my own anymore? Will I have security? I will probably just have a personal shopper. Oh, the perks of being famous. This is going to be great. As my mind drifts off imagining my Grammy acceptance speech, my body jumps as a horn beeps loudly. I was mere seconds away from a terrible crash. Worse yet…...I was not famous. I was driving at night and getting a little tired, so I did what I always do; turned up the music and gave my own little concert. This time I must of blinked a little too long. I'm not alone when I say so many times we try and get as many miles behind us as we can, even if we are tired. As hard as it is, we must pull over when we feel those eyelids getting heavy.
Drowsy driving prevention week is November 1-8 and it’s a great time to bring more awareness and education. Drowsy driving is a dangerous combination of driving and sleepiness, however, it can also happen due to untreated sleep disorders, medications, alcohol and shift work. Driving while tired poses a serious risk not only for ones safety, but also other people on the road. Here's a scary statistic: being awake for at least 18 hours is the same as someone having a blood alcohol content of 0.05%. Studies have shown that going too long without sleep can impair your ability to drive the same way as drinking too much alcohol. Each year 1,500 deaths are attributed to drowsy driving. There are some things you can do to countermeasure to help prevent a fall asleep accident.


The Up and Comings!

The Up and Comings!

We kick off fire prevention week on October 4th! All over the state, you can find young adults, who are training to be fireman. Did you know Harvey has a junior firefighter program? Our rural communities are lucky to have such great firemen and volunteers who are willing to put their lives on the line. The junior firefighters program was started in 2011. I spoke with Gordon Schmidt of Harvey, who is currently serving as fire chief. He and his crew reach out to young men and women to join the junior firefighters and welcome any volunteers. On a regular basis, the station presents at our local school to draw awareness to the program. The criteria that must be met is, to maintain a good grade point average, similar to that of school sports and you must be 16 years of age. Harvey currently has 2 young men serving as Jr firemen, but have had as many as 7 at a time. Gordie has seen a number of these young adults stay on with the department or join after moving back from college. There are currently 5 firefighters on the fire service that were previously juniors. He also explained how they have limited duties within the department, but can grow with time and experience and as they get more hands on with time. Gordie explained, they can be as active as they want to be in the program depending on the extra time they have. The goal of implementing a junior fire program has many benefits including giving young adults a positive experience and allowing them to serve in the community. The Harvey Fire Department currently has a strong 35 men and are always welcoming volunteers. Gordie Schmidt, on behalf of the Fire Department, wants to give a special thanks to our community for all the support over the years.
If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, you can contact the department at 701-324-2220. The fireman also are available to offer fire extinguisher training any time throughout the year.

Employee Spotlight



Logan Jenner is the newest member to the NuLine team, as our coop student in Harvey. Logan is a Senior at Harvey High School. He is the oldest of two boys in the Brandt family. He is very active in school with activities such as FBLA, FFA, FCCLA, baseball and is a member of the National Honor Society. He can also be seen every Friday night under the bright lights playing football. When he's not working hard at school, he can be found doing some of his favorite past times, hunting and fishing. Summers, Logan spends most of his days working for Schuh Construction in Harvey. Although he hasn't been working for NuLine very long, Logan said he has learned so many new things already. (My daily coffee order for instance). The most interesting thing he has learned and hopes to learn more about is the ins and outs of running a business. There are so many different components of the day to day operations, so each day is unique. Logan does a lot to contribute to the running of our office like filing, scanning, computer input, running errands and posing for photo shoots. Logan will be graduating from Harvey High School in the spring and plans to attend UND next year. He will major in Fisheries and Wildlife. Best of luck in the future Logan!

Take me to the movies!

Take me to the movies!
By Amy Haldorson
Living in a rural community, we are always looking for fun things to do. We don’t have to look very far! Central Cinema is Harvey’s movie theater and is a huge asset to our community. Michelle and I remember attending our first movie there! In 1991, the movie of choice was, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead. Still a classic by the way. In the last few years, Central Cinema has seen some major updates from flooring to leather reclining chairs, which are super comfy. Even though Covid 19 has put a damper on many theaters being able to be open the last few months, Central Cinema hasn't let it stop them. They are currently playing movies every weekend at NO admission cost! The movies are not new releases, but classics! I personally love this and have taken my teenagers to Dirty Dancing and Grease, just to name a couple. They may roll their eyes at me dancing to Grease Lightning or quoting "nobody puts baby in the corner", but its so fun to introduce the kids to these classics for the first time. Central Cinema has a diverse line up including movies for your little ones and for the whole family. The theater is also open to suggestions. If you have a movie you would like to see, they would love to try and make that happen. Our neighboring town, Rugby, also has a great theater which is currently closed, but hopes to be up and running soon! Supporting our local businesses is imperative to keep their doors open. NuLine along with many other businesses, have sponsored a movie for the weekend, which helps the theater tremendously. Watch the local paper this month for a great line up coming up and NuLine sponsoring Saturday Night Fever. Now to just convince Chad to dress as John Travolta……..

Business Spotlight

Calming Minds Reiki


A new business has just opened in Harvey, and I am proud to say that its mine! Since opening last month, I have had a lot of support from the community, along with friends and family. A lot of people hear the word Reiki and don’t really know what it means. The short answer is Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. I have personally been doing Reiki for about two years. Creating Calming Minds Reiki is a passion project and something I've wanted to do for quite some time. Calming Minds is located at 911 Lincoln Avenue in Harvey, right on Main Street. My business is located inside Northern Family Chiropractic. My hours are Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment. In addition to Reiki treatments, I offer a variety of essential oils, and organic products I have made myself using essential oils. I also provide a service to offer Reiki sessions or energy cleansing in your home. For an appointment, you can contact me at 701-693-6288. I also have a Facebook page, where I can be reached.

Business Spotlight

MILLER CLOTHING
There are not many things that last 90 years, but Miller Clothing is one of them. Paul Miller has run his family’s business, that was originally started by his father. Miller Clothing is located on Main Street in Harvey and has been in the same building since it originated. Paul has pretty much ran the store single handedly with no more than one other employee when needed. Miller Clothing has been such as asset to our farming community, having an assortment of menswear for the working man. Paul carries everything from men's coats, jeans, vests, a variety of boots and shoes and much more. Miller’s provides many area businesses with the appropriate clothing for their workers. They are open Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm every day. You can stop down or give them a call at 701-324-2341.

There she blows!

There she blows!
By Amy Haldorson
The year was 1989. I was 8 years old. It’s one of those memorable days where every detail is ingrained in your memory. I remember the day being so dry and calm. The perfect recipe for a good storm, but I didn't know that at the time. My parents farmed and ran a dairy operation. My little brother and I were playing, as we did every day, just trying to stay out of trouble. When evening came, the sky got dark. In the blink of an eye, the wind was there. My dad ushered everyone in the house and down in the basement in case. It really is true about tornados sounding like a freight train. All we could do was wait and imagine what was happening outside. The sounds were so terrible, I wondered if the top of our house was even there. Then, just as fast as it came, it got quiet. My dad inched up the stairs to investigate. He looked outside and had a second to see the top of our barn had been completely been blown off. He saw the tornado in a distance and it looked like it had turned completely around. He ran back downstairs and seconds later, we listened to a second round of the freight train. Later, surveying the damage, we found hay bales everywhere and wooden timbers a 1/2 mile away, driven into the ground. Our barn had no top, but the bottom was intact and so was the house. Most importantly, no one was hurt. It’s a good idea to have a plan of action in the event a tornado threatens your family. Identify a safe place in your home where family and pets can gather. It should be on the lowest floor with no windows. If you live in a mobile home, find a structure nearby, as no mobile home is configured.
Know the difference:
A TORNDAO WATCH means a tornado is possible.
A TORNADO WARNING means a tornado is already occurring or will occur soon.

Tornado Facts you may not know:
1. Tornados have touched down in every state at least once.
2. About 1200 tornados occur each year in the U.S.
3. Florida is the state with the most tornados.
4. Tornados can move entire houses a city block.
5. When a tornado sweeps over pond or lake, it can actually throw frogs and other small creatures in the air, making them "rain" down.
6. Tornado winds are the fastest on Earth.
7. Many people associate the sound of a freight train with the noise that tornados frequently make.
8. Hiding from tornados under an underpass is actually very dangerous, as it can create a devastating wind tunnel effect.

Back on the Road

Its motorcycle season and most are taking those bikes out of storage. Even as an experienced rider, you may not know everything about motorcycle insurance. So, we are here to help you fill the gap. Here are 5 things about motorcycle insurance that can be helpful when evaluating your options.
1. Motorcycle insurance can cover more than just motorcycles. Did you know through motorcycle insurance, you can cover your moped or scooter? Typically, whatever coverage is offered for a motorcycle insurance plan can be applied to your moped or scooter. Most states require mopeds and scooters to have some form of insurance, and getting covered through your motorcycle insurance policy is one option available.
2. Motorcycle insurance can cover your gear, too. When you get in an accident, often your bike isn’t the only thing that’s damaged. Sometimes your motorcycle helmet, gear, or special equipment is damaged, too, and it can be expensive to replace those items. So, most motorcycle insurance policies offer optional/special equipment coverage.
3.There are money saving discounts available. No matter what insurance coverage you opt-for, it should always be affordable. So, motorcycle insurance plans typically offer a variety of discounts. Some examples of motorcycle insurance discounts include: muti-cycle, home ownership, rider safety course and loyalty.
4. Many motorcycle plans offer a roadside assistance coverage option for when you're on the open road and your bike breaks down. It can help with things such as; dead batteries, empty gas tank, lost key, flat tire and low fluids.
5. Insurance and helmet laws vary across the United States. In fact, you won’t be able to register your bike unless you can show proof of insurance. There are different insurance requirements for every state, so make sure to research what’s required where you live before you purchase a motorcycle insurance policy.