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​Screaming Females, Street Eaters, Free Truman and Pisstory

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 4th, 2017

Friday, October 6, 10pm-howling

The Aquarium (above Dempsey’s), 226 Broadway N

The New Jersey punk trio celebrates 10 years and six albums together. They’ve been featured on NPR and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Oakland-based Street Eaters and local heroes Free Truman and Pisstory start the night out.

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​Dial ‘M’ for Murder

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 4th, 2017

Oct 6-7, 13-14, 7:30pm; Oct 8 & 15, 2pm

F-M Community Theatre, 333 4th St S, Fargo

No spoiler alert, we want to see it too. The thriller opens the theatre’s 2017/2018 season. Sophisticated, chillingly sinister, cleverly plotted, satisfying complication. Pay attention or you’ll lose the thread. We did, the first time. 701-235-6778

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​New Tech in Agriculture

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 27th, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 3-6pm

NDSU Alumni Center, 1241 University Dr N

An exciting afternoon of networking, panel discussions, and technology presentations. Entrepreneurs, investors, educators, and government officials who are building the future of agriculture through innovation. Free and open to the public. 650-813-9700

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Uffda Day

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 27th, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 8am-5pm 

Rutland, N.D. 

Rutland’s famous Uffda Day: homemade lefse and other Norwegian specialities from food stalls. Five kilometer race, parade, car show, quilt show, two stages for music, arts & crafts, all in Rutland, Pride of the Prairie. Marcia Brakke, 701-680-2458

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​Postgame Parking Lot Party

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 27th, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 4-10pm

Herd & Horns, 1414 12th Ave N, Fargo

The best part of football is tailgating, but there are so many rules that it’s being organized out of existence. At the Herd & Horns, tailgating as it should be, and in effect a protest against over-regulation and wet blanket officialdom. 701-551-7000

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​Tamarac Fall Festival

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 27th, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 10am-3pm

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Road 26, Rochert MN

What threatens wildlife habitats? Invasive species, lead, much more. Engaging activities for kids, crafts, puppet shows, hikes, photography display, refuge bus tours, lunch available for purchase. 62 miles from Moorhead. 218-847-2641 

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​Boomtown

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 27th, 2017

September 29-30

Dakota Magic Casino, Hankinson ND

One of the best cover bands around. “Can’t say enough about these guys and look forward to having them back soon and often,” says Pamela Leith of the West Fargo VFW. Background projection screen, also running during breaks. 701-634-3000

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James Wolberg

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 27th, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 6-7pm

Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave N, Fargo

FMVA presents a talk with James. “I’ll discuss the path I took from drawing to painting to ceramics -- sculpture, pottery, and public installations -- and where I’m aiming now.” We want to hear about managing a shared studio environment. 701-551-6100

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​Opening Night: ‘Wittenberg’

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 20th, 2017

Wed-Fri, September 27-29, 8pm; Sat-Sun, 2pm

Comstock Theatre, Concordia College, 901 8th St S, Moorhead

It is October, 1517, at Wittenberg University in northern Germany, where students and faculty begin another academic year. A comedy that reveals the story behind the stories of Hamlet, Doctor Faustus, and Martin Luther. Sounds like Copernicus is in there as well. 218-299-3314

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​NDSU Homecoming

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 20th, 2017

September 25-30

1340 Administration Dr, NDSU Campus

Parade, tailgating, reunions. We suggest discussion of Gov. Burgum’s conviction that universities must change radically. NDSU, we hope, will join Arizona State and Georgia State in the group of most innovative public universities. As for the game, we’re hoping for a score of zero concussions.

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​The other shoe

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Aunt Deloris

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