The Doctor Is In
[Virtual health care allows patients to receive high-quality care from home]
Story by Jennifer McLaughlin
Photography provided by Essentia Health, Billy Wagness, Getty Images
Think of it as a modern take on the house call. In previous generations, doctors made in-home visits to provide the necessary care for patients. In today’s rapidly changing world, providers are once again able to care for their patients at home, thanks to the conveniences of technology.
Finding Help & Hope
[Lend A Hand Up]
Story by Jeana Peinovich, with Tracy Nicholson
Photography provided by Lend A Hand Up, DMF
Since 2008, Lend A Hand Up has been partnering with caring community members to host fundraisers for families battling tough medical challenges. While this pandemic has tragically succeeded in stopping all gatherings and benefits, it didn't stop their team from finding creative (and remote) ways to support the families they've pledged to help. This month, we're asking our readers to rally together (online) with three fun ways to "lend a hand up".
Rebuilding our Community
[Thomsen Homes' COVID-19 Give-Back Initiative]
Story by Tracy Nicholson
Photography by Micah J. Zimmerman
Partner graphic by Shannon Seefeldt
Each year, as part of their ongoing mission, Thomsen Homes dedicates a portion of home sales to their own Give Back Program, a fund that allows their team to help those in need. When the COVID-19 crisis stuck, and ripple effects were felt here locally, their team sprung into action. This year, as one of their initiatives, Thomsen Homes took $50,000 from their Give Back Program to contribute to those businesses, individuals, and organizations that were affected by COVID-19. To make an even larger impact, they challenged other businesses to contribute to the cause. After the generosity of 10 other businesses contributing nearly $60,000 combined, Thomsen Homes matched 50 percent, bringing the total to $139,000.
Bostad on Broadway
[Kilbourne Group, Downtown Fargo]
Story by Tracy Nicholson
Photography by Dan Francis Photography
Over the years, Kilbourne Group has become a catalyst for change, centering their focus on revitalizing Fargo's downtown neighborhood. With thoughtful design in mind, Bostad's Scandinavian-inspired apartments, lofts and Airbnb units respectfully preserve the building while reimagining its future use. What used to house the Bristol & Sweet Harness Company of 1907, is now home to 22 carefully curated apartments, including two stunning lofts. No two apartments are the same, and many feature at least one of the 12 original skylights in the building as well as 17-foot ceilings.This month, we'll give you a glimpse inside Bostad on Broadway, a simplistic hygge lifestyle that will make home your favorite destination.
Documenting Our New Normal
Story by McKaila Ruud
Photography by M.Schleif Photography
People around the world are staying home, washing their hands, and keeping their distance from others in an effort to slow the spread of Coronavirus, or COVID-19. While Fargo-Moorhead has not experienced this infection at the magnitude that some areas around the country are, we are still doing our part to keep ourselves and our neighbors healthy. This dramatically changed how many of us live our lives. From restaurants switching to take out only, employees working from home, and parents learning to homeschool, practically everyone is affected in some way. Globally, many artists have taken to their trade to find relief or to make sense of this time.
Midwest Nest loves the culture from the upper midwest, and we are excited to share stories from around the area.