About HPR

High Plains Reader is the Fargo region's independent arts and entertainment newsweekly. HPR hits stands every Thursday and is available free of charge. In its 23rd year, the Reader is the go-to source for news, in depth journalism reports, music, theatre, arts, food, beer, wine and culture in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead. HPR also has the region's most complete and accurate events calendar. Read more here at hpr1.com and follow us on Twitter at @hprfm.

Additional or back copies may be purchased at HPR’s office for $5. No one may have more than one current issue of the High Plains Reader without permission of HPR management. Theft of HPR publications will be prosecuted.


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Phone: (701) 235-1553

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Film Editor: Greg Carlson

Movies Editor: Christopher Jacobson

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