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​From Algeria to Fargo: Ibtissem Belmihoub

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 21st, 2017

photo by Meg Luther Lindholm.

Ibtissem (pronounced Ib-tiss-em) Belmihoub is both enjoying her time in Fargo as a doctoral student in Rhetoric, Writing and Culture at NDSU and a community volunteer. She is currently the Project Coordinator for The World in Fargo Moorhead social media project. Ibtissem is an Algerian citizen and is in the Berber ethnic group in the Kabyle area of Algeria.

First coming to the United States four years ago on an undergraduate exchange program, Ibtissem studied…

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​Stern Homestead offers insights into the lives of a German Russian farm family

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

When I travel I prefer to hit the backroads, exploring sleepy highways, scenic byways and hoping I don’t end up lost.

I found myself on Highway 21 heading west to Mott the spot and stumbled across The Stern Homestead. Its earthy construction grabbed my eye and upon closer inspection I saw informational placards provided by the National Register of Historic Places noting points of interest on the grounds. I turned around at the most convenient spot and stumbled upon a unique piece of…

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​I am the Master of my Domain

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

You could be the master but you have to pay for it. How do you get a domain name for free? If you have been reading this column for any length of time you should have learned that nothing is free.

Now that you know that it is not free, perhaps I should explain what a domain is. You probably realize that the last few letters after the period in a web site name can be different. Some examples are .com , .org , .bus , .ca. These are called Top Level Domains (TLD).

You can buy domain names…

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​Fully Loaded Wrestling takes on Fargo

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

Founded in Minot, North Dakota’s premier independent wrestling company has been tumbling around the prairie and travelling the state with their dynamic production since the spring of 2015. Their talent comes from a core base of regional wrestlers and extends into contracted talent from across the globe. HPR had a chance to chat with Fully Loaded Wrestling owners Brady Berndt and Tony Waswick about the independent wrestling movement, training, and wrestling as an artform.

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​Wilkommen to Hjemkomst’s German Kulturfest!

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 13th, 2017

It’s pretty easy to tell that Fargo is proud of its Norse heritage. After all, North Dakota is one of the most Norwegian places in the Midwest. Reminders are everywhere, like Stabo in the West Acres Mall or the Sons of Norway. However, another large group of immigrants that settled in Fargo back in the day we don’t hear about nearly as much are the German ones.

That, among other reasons, is why the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead is holding the “German Kulturfest” on Saturday,…

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Janet Mock is coming to Fargo

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 13th, 2017

Janet Mock will be the keynote speaker for the 17th annual Red River Women’s Studies Conference, hosted by NDSU’s Women and Gender Studies Program. She will be taking questions and speaking about her books, “Redefining Real” and “Surpassing Certainty.” After those events, individuals will be able to purchase her books and get her autograph.

The event takes place on Thursday, October 19th, between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm. It will be hosted in the NDSU Music Education Building…

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Putting down roots in Fargo

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 6th, 2017

If there are two things we seem to enjoy in Fargo they’re good beer and good food. Whether we’re talking about the preponderance of new and expanding breweries in the last several years or the plethora of new restaurants that come to our town, we can’t get our fill.

Despite the increase in restaurants, however, our food store dynamic has seemed to stay relatively the same. A few Hornbachers, some international grocers, a couple of health food stores and the obligatory big boxes.…

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More Initials. Really!

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 6th, 2017

Yeah, sorry about that. The tech industry seems to thrive on using initials for every “new thing” that comes out. I thought I would acquaint you with these initials because they really are different and probably will be this year’s New Thing.

Just when you thought you had the latest and the greatest HD TV they come out with Ultra HD 4K color TV. This is called High Dynamic Range (HDR) television.

The technology behind HDR means that it can provide a higher level of contrast…

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A love Letter to Lana Wachowski

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 6th, 2017

Lana Wachowski is a hero of mine, and, if you feel like crying, then go watch the speech she gave for her 2012 Visibility Award.

There is so much I could say about this speech, but no words are going to convey the power of her telling her own story.

What I can say is that this speech is a big reason for why I got into activism. It’s what encouraged me to be true to myself, to be visible in my passion as well as my sorrow, and that, ultimately, I was a person deserving of love.

During…

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​From one skeptic to another

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 6th, 2017

John Edward on social media, South Park, and paranormal studies

John Edward was 15 when he had his first reading. A psychic came to his grandmother’s and in trying to debunk her she revealed to him that he too had psychic abilities. After divulging I was a skeptic, Edwards shared an anecdote about his first reading.

“The truth is I felt like someone robbed my house--because this woman was in my space. I equate it to that because when people get robbed the main instinct is to put a…

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