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​Eric Bergeson: Discussion and Signing

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 10th, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 6:30pm

Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway N, Fargo

Eric will discuss his new (7th) book, Successful Gardening on the Northern Prairie, a complete guide to gardening in the alkaline soils and cold climate of the northern prairie. Eric will sign his books; event is free and open to the public. 701-239-4729


Dr. Wren Walker Robbins

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 10th, 2017

Exploring the Intersections of Science, Spirit, and Water

Thursday, June 15, 6-7pm

Plains Art Museum, 701 1st Ave N, Fargo

Dr. Robbins (Mohawk), cell biologist, pipe-carrier, and member of the Mountain Spirit Lodge Society, discusses learning and dancing with, as opposed to trying to control, the precious resource of water. Redefine your relationship with water! Free, open to the public.



by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 10th, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 5:30-8pm

Memorial Park, 210 8th St N, Moorhead

Free concert, horse-drawn wagon rides, art and craft vendors, food, hands-on activities, and much more. Inflatable games from Games Galore. Vendors sell handcrafted items and artwork, farmers market vendors. 218-299-5296,


​Race the Red

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 10th, 2017

Monday, June 12, 6:30-9pm

409 Broadway N, Fargo

Kayakers and canoers will paddle upriver to turnaround point, grab a koozie, return downriver to finish. Races begin at the south boat ramp at Dike East, 100 2nd ST S. $15/person. Canoe/kayak rental, $15. Drawing for a 12′ Angler kayak! Pre-registration: What’s a koozie?


Front Porch Chats

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 7th, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2pm 

Stutsman County Memorial Museum 321 3rd Ave SE, Jamestown 

Explore the history and culture of Jamestown and the James River Valley on June 11 and every Sunday this summer, through August 27. Each chat has a different topic and speaker. Admissions to both the chat and museum are free. Cookies will be served.


​148th Annual White Earth Reservation Celebration and Pow Wow

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 7th, 2017

June 9-12

3258 US Highway 59, Waubun, Minn.

Community feast and blessing of the White Earth Pow Wow Grounds, Friday, June 9, 11am, feast at 12 noon. Celebration from June 10 at 8am. Singing, dancing in beautiful traditional dress, music and drumming, Princess and Brave Contests. 218-261-1599


​Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 31st, 2017

June 6, 7, 8, 7:30pm & 9, 9pm

MSUM Hansen Theatre, 1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead

Sequel to last year’s Church Basement Ladies. Focuses on the church ladies as they find strength in one another, dealing with the joys and upheavals of the Luther League banquet, the church-sponsored missionary night, and a Vikings Super Bowl Sunday. 


​Happy Harry’s Rib Fest

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 31st, 2017

June 7-10, 11am-11pm

Fargodome, 1800 University Dr N, Fargo

Ribs, chicken, pulled pork. Some of the greatest rib cookers and contraptions in the country. $5 admission, $5 parking except at lunchtime, 11am-1pm, when admission, parking, and side dishes are free. Great music every night, fun and games for kids of all ages. 


​Noir 10

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 31st, 2017

June 3, 7:30-10pm

Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave, Fargo

A whodunnit photo mystery presented by Anne Bradley and Kari Lugo. 10 photos inspired by 1940s noir film will be exhibited, within these photos a mystery unravels. Can you solve the mystery?


​No Back Seat Driver

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 31st, 2017

June 5, 6, 7 and 9 at 6:30pm, and June 10 and 11 at 1pm 

Reid Auditorium, Capitol grounds, Bismarck ND

The historical musical by Charles Barber and Andrew Miller. Celebrates the love story and political adventures of U.S. Senator William “Wild Bill” Langer, and his wife, Lydia Cady Langer, the first woman to run for Governor of North Dakota. Admission is free.


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​Talking to strangers

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​Natural sleep aids

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​The other shoe

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