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​104th Annual Clay County Fair

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 13th, 2017

July 13 - 16, Thursday through Sunday

Main Ave E & 6th St NE, Barnesville, Minnesota

A four day celebration featuring 4H exhibits, entertainment including minnow races, a ranch rodeo, demolition derby and so much more. or call (218) 354-2675 for more information


​2017 Red River Valley Fair

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 13th, 2017

July 11-16, Tuesday through Sunday, 11am-9pm

1805 W Main Ave, West Fargo

ATMs in fairgrounds; Baby Care Center; tickets $5, $10, under 5 free; get your hand stamped to get back in; auto racing at 6pm, concerts at 8pm; Information Building, friendly knowledgeable staff; lost & found 701-282-2200; service dogs only; smoking area, wheelchairs available.


Oslo’s hidden gem

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 12th, 2017

By Mrisha Sharma

Photos: Mrisha Sharma

“I really enjoy being a functional human being in the society, still living like this. This way of life is actually working out and I am actually happy with it.”

Ida Frisch and her boyfriend, Martin Osvold, are temporarily crashing in an art studio in Hausmania, located in the center of Oslo, Norway. Hausmania was an abandoned building occupied by squatters until 1999. Now it is a cultural center for artists and musicians in…


Red River Market

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 6th, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 10am-2pm 

409 Broadway N, Fargo 

All winter we missed the Red River Market and we’re so glad to see their trademark vintage Chevrolet pickup, every Saturday this summer and fall. Experience the joys of locally produced food; see the friends you somehow only run into at the market.


4th of July @ Bonanzaville

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 3rd, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 7:30am till late

1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo

Vietnam Veterans 5k/10k run/walk; historic shooting of the anvil; train & wagon rides; face painting; fireworks. 


​Blues, Beer, and BBQ!

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 29th, 2017

Friday, June 30, 5-10pm

Detroit Mountain Recreation Area

29409 170th St, Detroit Lakes

Minnesota blues legend Lamont Cranston, with special guests The Soulmates. Scenic lift rides, lifts open noon-8pm. Proceeds to fund Kiwanis Scholarships at MSCTC, one of the nation’s highest-rated community colleges. Rain or shine, tickets $10.


​Streets Alive

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 22nd, 2017

Sunday, June 25, noon to 5pm

HQ: Great Northern Bicycle, 425 Broadway N, Fargo

Route this time is entirely on the Fargo side, including newly reconstructed 2nd Street. Play, engage in a more physically active lifestyle, experience your community in a new & strenuous way. Activity Alley, Yummyland, Baby and Me, Zoomobile. 701-280-1796


​Parking Lot Party

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 22nd, 2017

Friday, June 23, 6pm till late

Sidestreet Grill, 404 4th Ave N, Fargo

The best way to spend Friday evening, hipping and hopping in Sidestreet’s parking lot with Kipp G, Circle of Heat, and for the first time in several months, D Mills & The Thrills. Parking lots attract congenial crowds and we’ll be there. 701-271-0092


​The Hive

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 22nd, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2:30-3:30pm

Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave N, Fargo; 701-232-3821

Opening reception: Buzz Lab interns launch their mobile educational space, lead free tours of the Pollinator Garden and Buzz Lab exhibition, and raise The Hive. They are king bees, baby: together they can make honey, and let you come inside the museum.


​‘Much Ado About Nothing’

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 22nd, 2017

June 22, 23, 24, 30, July 1, 7pm; July 2, 2pm

Detroit Lakes City Park, Park Blvd, Detroit Lakes, 218-844-4221

Six performances, weather permitting, of perhaps Shakespeare’s best comedy. Benedick and Beatrice, a couple for the ages. Detroit Lakes Shakespeare in the Park’s 8th annual season, and they get better every year. Free and open to the public.


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​The other shoe

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