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Valkyries of the Valley to headline wrestling supershow

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 19th, 2018

Valkyries of the Valley - photograph by Anne Bradley

by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com

Photo by Anne Bradley

Valkyries of the Valley will invade the North Dakota Apartment Wrestling Federation (NDAWF) for Brawl-esque, a variety show that will be held at Prairie Brothers Brewing Company in south Fargo this Saturday. Fargo-Moorhead favorites, Ketel Wonder (who will be joined by her fuzzy partner in crime, Furious George), Frisk E. Business, Holly Handful, and Sasha Savage will bring their burlesque performing style to the squared circle for…

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After laughter

by Morplay Katana | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 13th, 2018

I know that sexism exists, but I didn’t know it existed in comedy, and it’s not because I haven’t been paying attention. The idea that women are not funny never entered my mind. I’ve been a consumer of comedy my whole life. I saw George Carlin live on stage for my 14th birthday, my first celebrity crush was Victoria Jackson from SNL. Cathy Ladman, Judy Tenuta, Carol Leifer, and Whoopi Goldberg was a fav because she did a character on stage named “Fontaine” which I was too…

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After 10 Years FM Derby Girls Still Believe

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 13th, 2018

by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com

Ten years ago a group of individuals came together in pursuit of a common goal-to create a roller derby team in the Fargo-Moorhead area. That goal became a reality and now, nine seasons later, they are still skating and working to be a positive force in the community. They were guided by this common goal and borrowed a theme from the band Journey. It was, “don’t stop believing.”

FM Derby Girls has seen several changes and reinventions since forming a…

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​Paranoia and USB Charging Ports

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 5th, 2018

USB charging ports in public places are convenient but possibly risky. Data is transferable over a USB connection, so plugging your phone into an unknown charging port puts it at risk.

Let’s be realistic: You probably shouldn’t be too paranoid about these attacks. I haven’t seen widespread reports of charging ports causing problems. However, many POSSIBLE attacks could happen over a USB port, and avoiding the risk is easy enough that it won’t inconvenience you. Notice that I said…

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​Plan a legendary long weekend in North Dakota

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 29th, 2018

Enchanted Highway birds - photograph by Sabrina Hornung

With summer winding down, there’s still time to pencil in a weekend trip. Instead of heading east to lakes country we suggest exploring a few of North Dakota’s hot spots. There’s something for everyone here in the Flickertail state, whether you choose an outdoor adventure, scout out museums or historic sights or opt for a night on the town. If you think our state’s boring--you’re doing something wrong.

Medora - photograph by Sabrina Hornung

Medora and Theodore Roosevelt North and South units
Check out the best of the…

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​Video Games as Art

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 29th, 2018

by Nathan Arel
arel.nathan@hotmail.com

At first this was going to be an article arguing that video games are art. This is an issue that I find very important and feel many people are unaware of. Video games are a relatively new medium changing the culture as we know it and yet are often seen as mindless entertainment. But upon further research I found that, while not done to death, this subject has been thoroughly covered by sources who made most of the same arguments that I would.

After…

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​Mixing your free time and computer technology correctly

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 22nd, 2018

I just learned how to print to my home printer from anywhere in the world using my smartphone. I spent a half hour teaching myself how to do it. Was that 30 minutes that I will never get back?

Can you do computer chores easily? Do you understand what the computer is telling you? Some people learn by looking at the monitor, some learn by listening to a teacher in a video (youtube.com) and some learn best by simply reading a book.

I have a larger project that I am working on. I have to…

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Night moves: Folkways Night Bazaar

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 15th, 2018

Night Bazaar - photograph by Maddie Malat

There will be a rocking event on coming this Thursday called Night Bazaar by Folkways. Night Bazaar is an event highlighting the community with a full spectrum of unique experiences, food, music, art and performances. Night Bazaar is created by community building organization and creators of the Red River Market, Folkways, who transform the Broadway Garage each month into a whimsical evening of live entertainment and shopping. It looks like the evening bazaars of Southeast Asia which…

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​HoDo celebrates 15 years with Dale Days

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 15th, 2018

Photograph provided by the HoDoThe Hotel Donaldson, or the HoDO for those whom are familiar, has been a mainstay (no pun intended) of the downtown area now for the last 15 years. In celebration, Dale Days this year is going to be focusing on giving back to the community and celebrating the community that helped to provide its success and stability for the many years they have been operating.

The celebration so named “Dale Days” has been titled such since the first anniversary of the thriving downtown business,…

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​Center Fest and the science of the center

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 9th, 2018

Photograph by Sabrina Hornung

You may or may not have heard about Robinson, North Dakota... referred to by some as the “Paradise City,” a bounding oasis in beautiful pothole slough country nestled in the lush prairies of Kidder County and located on scenic Highway 36. Known best as a hunter’s or birder’s paradise, the town of close to 40 gained notoriety and sparked a bit of controversy when mayor and Hanson’s Bar owner Bill Bender and his pals indulged in a bit of bourbon and barstool science, questioning…

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