Culture

Microsoft seeking to bring rural communities into the future

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 19th, 2018

It is no secret that our world is becoming more and more computerized. Over the course of a few decades, computers and the Internet have transformed from being solely objects of luxury or business to a ubiquitous part of 21st century life. Millions of Americans carry computers in their pockets in the form of smartphones and the Internet seems near omnipresent. Even for people living in cities, it can seem difficult to keep up with the ever-accelerating rate of technological…

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North Dakota is Failing Our Queer Youth

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 19th, 2018

Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) youth in North Dakota attempt suicide at a rate 58 times higher than the estimated national average for suicide attempts. Nearly half of North Dakota’s LGB youth experienced bullying for their identity. Eight percent of all youth in our state reported being bullied because other students thought they were gay.

This data comes from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) which is a statewide survey of 10,000 middle and high school…

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All is calm, all is bright:

by Alicia Underlee Nelson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 19th, 2018


Erfurt christmas market - photography by Alicia Underlee Nelson

The peaceful mood that permeates a German Christmas market is the opposite of the holiday madness we often associate with the season. Instead of rushing through the mall or fighting the lines at a big box store, you stroll through the streets of the historic district or gather in the town square, following the scent of the roasted almonds in the air. Instead of shopping by the blue glow of your laptop, you meet friends for a steaming cup of glühwein – wine spiced with fragrant…

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Drink n’ Destroy

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 14th, 2018


design by Raul Gomez

Pixeled is every 1980’s nerd’s wet dream. This is the kind of place that you sat in your parent’s basement and dreamt about. Contemplating what college might look like, and through your braced teeth, you took a wheezy breath, a heavy pull of your inhaler, and in a slight lisp you spoke out loud “What if there’s an arcade that also serves BEER!?” At this point beer was something that you considered disgusting, as you had only had a sip of your fathers, but you knew you would…

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Your next cat might be at the ‘Cradle’

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 5th, 2018

My daughter sitting with our new cat - photography by Ryan Janke

by Ryan Janke
ryan.janke78@gmail.com

I held it off for as long as I could, but the other day, I caved. I thought I was doing okay. I made all the strong arguments. I applied the five canons of rhetoric, just like you’re supposed to. My defense was rock solid. I was on my A-game, or so I thought. It turns out, a wife and daughter’s pouty eyes, when combining forces, are strong. Really strong. So, despite my best efforts, we added a cat to the family. He came home today.

We adopted him…

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Housing Authority of Cass County moves forward with new affordable housing project

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 28th, 2018



View of Monterey Apartments & The Bridges - rendering provided by Housing Authority of Cass County

by Ryan Janke
ryan.janke78@gmail.com

What started as a dream for the Housing Authority of Cass County four years ago will become a reality by 2020 says Executive Director Blake Strehlow. 60 current public housing units between 8th and 9th Avenue West on Sheyenne Street in West Fargo, which are some of the oldest in the state, will be demolished and replaced with two new apartment buildings housing 85 total units. The project will not affect the high-rise building north of 8th Avenue.

Out…

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Get Inspired at Inspire Wellness

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 28th, 2018

While I have a great belief in self-care, I have a hard time taking my own advice. Thankfully I have a very thoughtful partner who recognized my need and presented me with a gift certificate for some much-needed spa treatments. These treatments turned out to be a godsend as I was walking on air afterwards, feeling much more myself than I have in a long time.

I received both a massage and a float in the float tank at Inspire. The float tank is a large enclosed tank full of salt water and…

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Bye, Bye, Birdie

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 28th, 2018


by Teagan Ellen Skunberg
Teagan.Skunberg@uj.edu
photography by Teagan Ellen Skunberg

Who likes mosquitos? I know I don’t! They are annoying biting pests and I am always anxious for the first freeze in the fall because that makes them disappear – along with several other types of biting insects!

These nasty mosquitos are not the only thing that bites- there are plenty of biting flies out there. What if I told you there is a group of birds that eat thousands of these insects every day…

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HPR’s Holiday Guide!

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 15th, 2018

graphics by Raul Gomez

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Handmade for the holidays

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 15th, 2018

Christkindlmarkt entrance Friesen Photography Folkways

by Emma Garton
egarton@cord.edu

The air is getting chillier and the wind is getting stronger, but downtown Fargo has plenty of options to warm up the heart. In the coming weeks, Fargo will be bursting with options for different holiday markets and craft festivals to support local artists and businesses and spread some Christmas cheer with the whole family.

There are several markets and fests coming in the next few weeks, all of which have free entrance and are family friendly. Some to…

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