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​Elijah Larson’s Bartender Battle recipes

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 23rd, 2017

Photos provided by Kensie Wallner

Round 1: Rye Whiskey

The 75 Delmonte (whisky sour; tiki twist)

2 hollowed pineapples, save top for garnishment

8oz Woodford Reserve Rye

2oz Zaya Rum

8oz pineapple juice

8oz lemon juice

2oz red grapefruit juice

1oz turbinado simple syrup

4 egg whites

4 dash chocolate bitters

8-10oz Champagne

Makes 2 drinks, serves 4 guests. Shared Cocktail.

Core two large green pineapples. And cut 2 small V shaped notches on opposing sides of pineapple. Do this a day before and…

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Twisting the night away

by Chris Larson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 23rd, 2017

Photos provided by Kensie Wallner Photography

Last Sunday the stage for the Fourth Annual Bartender’s Battle was set for eight of the top movers and shakers in the local cocktail scene to toss in a twist of their own creativity, and stand toe to toe in a three-round live cocktail competition that was closer than ever before.

Cheerleaders, housewives and mad men entered the room and were escorted to their seats by the lovely ladies of Blue Belle’s Burlesque, and the room was not only…

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​Fargo-Moorhead Comic-Con

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 22nd, 2017

It would be hard to meet a hero or heroine in your lifetime because they are too busy trying to save the world. But, this time all the heroes and heroines are coming to Fargo-Moorhead to save us from boredom!

Hulk, Superman, Thor, Batman, Captain America, Superwoman, and whomever you expect will be gathered at one spot. The celebration of comics and popular culture, Fargo-Moorhead Comic-Con 6 (FMCC), is here with a variety of excitement in all media, print, film, games, toys, and art for…

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The Community Uplift Program

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 22nd, 2017

The Community Uplift Program (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide stability and support for youth and young adults who are experiencing a life crisis, with an emphasis on the marginalized populations who need it most.

A crisis can range anywhere from homelessness, suicidal tendencies, or a drug addiction, to things like anxiety and depression. CUP does so by offering a holistic case management approach to address the multifaceted set of problems an individual may…

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​Helping those who help themselves

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 22nd, 2017

Starting out in computing may seem to be a daunting task for seniors or those approaching senior-dom, especially if you have no previous experience with computers. If you wish to join or catch up with the computing world, you can do it cheaply with a small laptop. One possibility for beginning computer equipment is the Chromebook. Here is the definition of a Chromebook:

A Chromebook is a laptop running the Linux-based Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices were originally…

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​Bartenders Battle IV: back to the 50s

by Chris Larson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 15th, 2017

With the Cocktail Showdown in the books and the winners announced, we now cordially invite you to the Fourth Annual High Plains Reader Bartender’s Battle on Sunday, February 19th.

With both a new location and a new theme, we encourage you all to play along with the 1950s theme and show up at the Holiday Inn dressed to party. Whether it’s “Mad Men” inspired attire, ivy league cardigans or greaser jackets and poodle skirts we want to see what the 50s mean to you.

We invite you to…

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Buying online has become the new normal

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

Actually my wife does most of the shopping, but I do find some really good deals on Amazon. You haven't been there? You should give it a try.

Amazon is the world's largest big box store. I do mean big box! There are millions of products to choose from. A great number of them are just a day away if you want. But to me the best part of Amazon is the (almost) free shipping. It is called "Prime.” You must pay a $100 annual fee for Prime but once you have done that there is no shipping for…

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Let’s Talk: North Dakota’s Anti-Discrimination Bill

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

On February 10th, a majority of House Republicans rejected the Anti-Discrimination Bill that would make it illegal to discriminate on basis of sexuality or gender identity. Their reasons for rejection were very similar to the reasons they rejected similar bills in 2009, 2013, and 2015. They perceived this bill as something that would impede religious freedoms and put undue pressure on religious individuals.

In the years prior, they also maintained that discrimination did not occur in our…

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​Coffee Scrub DIY

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 8th, 2017

By Ashley Morken

Difficulty level - 1 of 5

Time to create - less than 10 minutes

Cost - $5 - $10

Winning level - huuuuuge

It’s that time of year when you suddenly realize how dry your skin has become from this wintery season, right? Well, guys, if you are as obsessed with coffee as we are and need to give your skin both a lift and a buff you’ll win by trying this recipe below. It’s a little messy when you use it, but this homemade scrub is definitely one we will vouch for because…

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​Password foolishness

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 8th, 2017

I didn't think this sort of thing still happened in this day and age. Using software that a nine-year-old could use, you could extract a password like the ones listed below in a few minutes. Do people really use these passwords? Yes they do.

Top Ten Bad Passwords for 2016:

1. 123456

2. password

3 12345

4. 12345678

5. football

6. qwerty

7. 1234567890

8. 1234567

9. princess

10. 1234

The list represents bad passwords in actual use! Why do people do such silly things? Suffice it to say that they…

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