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​48th ANNUAL UND WRITERS CONFERENCE, “CITIZEN”

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 15th, 2017

The 48th Annual UND Writers Conference, “Citizen,” will take place March 22-24, 2017, at the Memorial Union on UND’s campus in Grand Forks. The Conference will feature authors/artists who contemplate what it means to be a “Citizen” of the Red River Valley, North Dakota, the US, and the world in our current situation. The invited authors consider US life from a wide range geographic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Through conversations about their work, the UND…

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​Is bigger really better?

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 15th, 2017

For those of you with your minds in the gutter, I am talking about computer keyboards. This is, after all, a Geeky Technology column.

The most common kind of keyboard is referred to as a ‘QWERTY’ keyboard after the keys on the top row of letters. It was invented by C. L. Scholes in the 1860s, when he was working out the best places to put the keys on a manual typewriter.

Computer keyboards are very problematic. The early keyboards were all the same size, the same shape, and the same…

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​The Sandra Larson incident

by Seng Phengdouangdeth | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 15th, 2017

During the dark hours of a very early morning in late August of 1975, Sandra Larson found herself completely bewildered in the back seat of her own vehicle after an encounter she and her daughter, as well as her boyfriend at the time, had experienced. To this day, there still isn’t a real explanation of the events the three experienced almost forty-two years ago.

They had been traveling very early one morning, around 4am, down the stretch of road along I-94 toward Bismarck when, at…

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Inclusive religion

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 15th, 2017

Religion has never been a big part of my life. Neither of my parents really went to church and I only remember going a handful of times when I was very little. The existence of a god never really factored into my childhood and it wasn’t until my late teens that I finally had any serious conversation about faith, religion, and belief. I never came to favor any dogma but I did find I was very spiritual.

While I never practiced a formal belief system, I always appreciated it in others and…

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​Are You Lost in Fargo?

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 15th, 2017

“Fargo has a unique spirit, it is a small town with bigger aspirations, a quiet place with bold dreams. A spirit that comes with the harsh cold of winter, blows with the winds of spring, and pushes us forward; it is a spirit within.”

Lost in Fargo is a clothing store that was founded a year ago. It has a variety of clothing items as well as a uniqueness for Fargo pride. It is located at 614 Main Ave, Suite 10 – in the basement – or you can easily find the apparel and other items…

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​Happy 50th Birthday, Duffy’s Tavern!

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 15th, 2017

The “rookie door,” the test of whether you are a newbie or a seasoned patron, is just one of the quirky traditions that come with the territory at Duffy’s Tavern, turning 50 in its Fargo location Friday, March 17th. Yes – that is St. Patrick’s Day!

A neighborhood pub with an eclectic crowd and friendly bartenders, Duffy’s has been a staple of near-downtown Fargo for fifty years.

Brian Quigley has been coming to Duffy’s since 1968. The bar has changed, according to Brian:…

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​Moorhead urban legend

by Seng Phengdouangdeth | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 8th, 2017

The telling of urban legends has become a sort of modern folklore among people of any given time. Though the stories are usually fictional, they are surprisingly often inspired by a sliver of truth of something that might have happened in the past.

Perhaps at one time, some of these stories were completely true. But, through time and the oral passing of a story from person to person, the stories have evolved in a way, taking on a life of their own. They have been transformed from fact to…

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​Shamrocks and leprechauns: The F-M St. Patrick’s Parade Turns 21

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 8th, 2017

In its 21st year, the Fargo-Moorhead St. Patrick’s Parade is set to bring lots of green downtown Fargo on Saturday, March 11th. This free parade will feature walking groups, Irish family clans, floats, and a replica Viking ship manned by the Sons of Norway. Yes, even the Norwegians get in on the fun.

I would guess that the actual amount of Irish-blooded participants is not that high, but it does not matter, as the saying goes, “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.” However,…

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PolyAware

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 8th, 2017

I’m polyamorous and I live with my two girlfriends, who both mean the world to me. They contribute to making me a better person by challenging me when I’m wrong, supporting me when I try something new, and comforting me if I fail. It has been a relationship built on trust, consent, family meetings, and more happiness than I’ve ever had at any other point in my life.

That said, it’s really hard to share any of that with people I meet. It’s easy to talk about my girlfriend,…

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​Expensive computing

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 1st, 2017

In January, I told you about some cheap ways to get into computing. The all-in-one computers work real well for email or browsing the web.

This time we'll talk about the more expensive kind. The two companies most involved in producing Central Processing Units (CPU) are Intel Inc. and AMD Inc.

CPU's are the heart of your computer. They reside on the printed circuit board on your machine. The two companies have provided the majority of CPU's for our computers and laptops for many years.…

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​The other shoe

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