Culture

The pyramid of the prairie

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 18th, 2017

Nekoma tactical area purchased by the Cavalier County JDA

Photos by Sabrina Hornung

“These have all been cleaned and filled with sand and concrete,” said Randy Mehlhoff, who serves on both the Langdon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Cavalier County Job Development Authority (JDA), as we walked along the former nuclear launchpad that once reinforced underground launchers for sixteen Sprint and thirty Spartan nuclear-tipped missiles. The missiles were once nestled 75 feet…

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How about that Google Cloud?

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 16th, 2017

Google has a cloud plan that is actually free! It should be: Google has enough money, they don’t need mine or yours.

Last week we discussed the Dropbox cloud offering. Remember that cloud storage is a great way to back up your files, unless you are my brother who doesn’t believe in the Cloud.

Cloud goes hand in hand with external drives and network-area-storage (NAS) devices to give you good protection for your files.

What Is Network Attached Storage? NAS straddles the line between a…

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​HPR Guide: F-M PRIDE festivals

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 10th, 2017

At the end of a boiling hot summer, Fargo-Moorhead Pride Festivals are around the corner to light up our lives. The 2017 Fargo-Moorhead Pride events are from Thursday, August 10 to Sunday, August 13 with the Annual FM Pride Parade and Rally in Downtown Fargo. Even better, FM Pride expects to draw attendees from throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and stretching into Canada, as we once again claim our spot as one of the nation’s proportionately largest PRIDE celebrations.…

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Pride: a look at intersectionality

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 9th, 2017

With Fargo-Moorhead Pride coming up this weekend, I was asked what I thought about the relationship between Pride, Black Lives Matter, and the Women’s March.

This question was sparked by Minneapolis’ Pride Parade being delayed a great deal by Black Lives Matter protesting the inclusion of uniformed LGBTQ+ officers.

Recently, we’ve also seen a call for an intersection between these communities, with Philadelphia adding a black and brown stripe to the rainbow flag, as well as the…

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​Jewish experience heading to Bonanzaville

by Paige Johnson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 9th, 2017

Jewish history recognized in West Fargo museum

A new exhibition at Bonanzaville in West Fargo celebrates the lives, contributions, experiences and histories of Jewish people in North Dakota.

The exhibit, titled “The North Dakota Jewish Experience: Shvitzing it out on the Prairie” opens Tuesday, August 15. Bonanzaville partnered with the Jewish American Society of Historic Preservation, an organization that works to recognize sites of importance to Jewish history. Other contributors…

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​Support your local artist: the Arts Partnership and FMVA

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 9th, 2017

Two organizations are hard at work for area artists and art lovers to spur creativity, showcase work, and promote artistic endeavors. The Arts Partnership provides funding, networking, and marketing opportunities for artists and arts organizations. The FMVA focuses on providing its member artists with opportunities to share their work and network.

Dayna del Val, Director of the Arts Partnership (TAP) since 2010, says: “We do four clear things at TAP: we communicate; we provide…

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​Telling the truth on the web

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 2nd, 2017

Sorting out the truth from lies or fiction can be quite the problem on the Internet. I can put up a web site in a matter of minutes that will convince you that M&M’s will be produced only in green next week. The company decided that green is the favorite color of all of it’s customers so from now on all M&M’s will be green. My web site will be very authoritative looking and sound very sincere.

What is a person to do? I like red M&M’s! Do I believe this web site? It looks pretty…

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​A kaleidoscopic experience at the fair

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 2nd, 2017

Fireworks are ubiquitous. Ever since these colorful testaments to man’s fascination with and control of fire were invented in China many centuries ago they have spread across the world. In the time since, pyrotechnics have evolved into a full-fledged science.

Nowadays they are synonymous with celebration, an obvious example for Americans being Independence Day on the Fourth of July. Another example that may be familiar to those in the FM area are the shows put on about every four years…

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TransNodak: a transgender photography series

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 2nd, 2017

TransNodak is a Transgender Photograph Series put together by Beverly Poppe and features 12 transgender individuals from North Dakota. The exhibit has free admission and can be viewed from August 6, 1:30 to 3:30pm, at The Rourke Art Museum, on 521 Main Avenue, in Moorhead Minnesota.

I don’t personally have an eye for art but I am featured in this project, and will vouch for it being empowering, rather than exploitative. Our state rarely allows trans individuals to tell their own…

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​The Dark Net

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 26th, 2017

Did you know that there is a backside to the Internet? I guess we all have backsides, don’t we? The backside of the Internet has many functions, none of which you can access from Google.

Dark Net sites are just like normal web sites, it is just the getting there that is different. You must use a browser designed specifically for these sites.

The files that you send or receive over the internet are sent in “packets”. More correctly they are called TCP/IP packets, Transmission…

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Culture

The pyramid of the prairie

by Sabrina Hornung

Nekoma tactical area purchased by the Cavalier County JDAPhotos by Sabrina Hornung“These have all been cleaned and filled with sand and concrete,” said Randy Mehlhoff, who serves on both the Langdon Chamber of Commerce Board of…

Sunday, August 20, noon-5pmND Horse Park, 5180 19th Ave N, FargoFood trucks from Fargo-Moorhead and all over the Upper Midwest. Soft drinks, alcohol, prize giveaways, kids jumpy gym, craft vendors, live band, live radio broadcast.…

Our opinion: We all breathe the same air, and we all drank the same beer.Last weekend I helped a pal plan a small festival in an even smaller town. In fact, you may find me bartending there once in a blue moon, flexing my…

Gadfly

Crazy like a fox

by Ed Raymond

Can we learn anything after we know it all?There’s a 100-page book written by a high school dropout that should be read by all high schoolers, college education students, teachers, and politicians. Michael J.Fox of movie and TV…

The moment of truth has arrived. After seven weeks of sampling and judging some of the finest libations in the area the results for this year’s Cocktail Showdown have arrived. Christopher Larson, Raul Gomez and Sabrina Hornung…

On Wednesday July 19, Luna had their first and very solid convergence with Junkyard Brewing. The beer dinner was comprised of five killer Luna courses with five stellar Junkyard beers. The results were extraordinary. Initially I…

Formed in 1988, The Supersuckers have gained the moniker of being “the greatest rock n’ roll band in the world.” In 2015 lead singer/bassist Eddie Spaghetti was diagnosed with stage 3 oropharynx cancer. Thankfully he…

Reteaming with his “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” leads Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, filmmaker David Lowery has a very compelling tale to tell in “A Ghost Story.” Somber yet funny, and comfortable with exclamations of…

Interactive Hive through Plains Art Museum goes to marketPhoto by Jerry ShervenThis summer, interns between the ages of 11 and 18 participated in Buzz Lab, a program through the Plains Art Museum that gives students the opportunity…

‘Heathers’ hits the Empire stage in Grand ForksBefore the pink-clad Plastics or Cher’s group of popular beauties in “Clueless,” the shoulder pad-wearing, croquet mallet-wielding Heathers ruled the halls of Westerberg High…

Humor

​Talking to strangers

by Sabrina Hornung

“I don’t have a tour, like, on the back of a sweatshirt,” comedian Paula Poundstone says. “I go out every weekend. This weekend I went out Friday, Saturday and Monday. Mostly it’s Friday/Saturday or Thursday through…

If you’ve never had Mankato’s Organ Grinder Amber Ale, you should probably put it near the top of your “must try” lists.If you are a fan of Mankato Brewery you may have been a bit confused the last time you went looking for…

Essential oils. They are all the buzz lately. It seems everyone has heard of them or is purchasing them. Some people know how to use them; others are just interested in the wonder of their complex scents.Essential oils are as…

Live and Learn

​The other shoe

by HPR Contributor

By Elizabeth Nawrotnawrot@mnstate.eduI look up from my hotel lobby breakfast astonished to see a framed print of Wassily Kandinsky's "Mit und Gegen,” a masterpiece of color and composition that just happens to be my favorite…

A few months ago I wrote about the long, strange saga of Jason Halek, the fellow who dumped 800,000 gallons of poisonous oilfield brine down an abandoned oil well south of Dickinson. Back in April of this year, he pleaded guilty to…