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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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​Local Love: Creative Businesses Partner for ‘Shirts & Shots’ Event

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 8th, 2018

Local collaborators are excited, maybe even caffeinated, in anticipation of the Shirts & Shots event. It is described as “an evening event featuring local creators” and is happening on August 18th at Fargo Coffee in north Fargo. A collaboration of several entities: Fargo Coffee, Proof Artisan Distillers, XPLOR Music, and Dak & Collaboratives, it is aimed to celebrate and show love “for all things local.”

Kayla Coté van Rensburg, from Dak & Collaboratives, says that guests…

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​Time for the Boring Security Reminders

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 1st, 2018

Yes I know I have talked about this before but I am here to protect you from yourself. By now, we all think we know how to keep our personal information safe online, right? There have been so many stories and instances of problems that at this point every one of us feels like only the young or gullible fall into digital traps.

But the truth is most of us are not internet security experts, and instead are just regular folks who want to enjoy our online experiences. Us old folks fall for…

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​Thingvalla, K.N. Julius, and the Deuce

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 1st, 2018

Thingvalla Cemetery - photograph by Sabrina Hornung

Thingvalla Cemetery can be found in rural Pembina County, just a couple miles outside of the small town of Mountain. The most prominent landmark is a large monument dedicated to K.N. Julius, an Icelandic poet known for his great wit, satire, and drinking ballads. Behind the monument is an American flag, North Dakota flag and an Icelandic flag. This gesture is indicative of the area’s relationship to not only its Icelandic roots but to Iceland itself. Groundskeeper Leslie Geir said,…

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​Dr. Tom Isern: Man about the plains

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 25th, 2018

Dr. Tom Isern“I remember thrashing around for a dissertation topic, now we’re talking the mid 1970s, this occurred to me… what did I always want to do when I was a kid but couldn’t because I had to stay home and plough? Do the wheat harvest, custom combining the wheat harvest and make my way all the way up north to Montana maybe Saskatchewan. That ambition was kind of a broadening thing or at least a see-the-world kind of thing. Well, I did it, except I wasn’t the one running the combines.…

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​Living La Vida Local: Downtown Fargo Street Fair’s Local Block of Artist Vendors

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 18th, 2018

Fargo's Summer Street Fair - City of Fargo

The 45th Annual Downtown Fargo Street Fair has been making efforts to increase the number of local vendors. The Local Block will be located at the north end of the 300 block on Broadway, near the Fargo Theatre.

The High Plains Reader caught up with four of those artistic vendors to learn what to expect in the Local Block, July 19-21 in downtown Fargo.

Brittany Sinclair – Honey B Soap Company
First-time Downtown Fargo Street Fair vendor, Brittany Sinclair started The Honey B Soap…

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​28th annual Paws Walk at Rheault Farm

by Särah Nour | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 18th, 2018

On Tuesday the 24th, Homeward Animal Shelter will hold their 28th Annual Paws Walk at the Rheault Farm. All proceeds will go toward providing food, shelter, toys, and veterinary care for the cats and dogs currently residing at the shelter. As a community-funded, nonprofit organization, the shelter relies on donations and adoption fees to continue its work.

“We encourage you to bring out the whole family for the fun!” says Special Events/PR Coordinator Heather Klefstad. “There will…

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​Intersex Perspective: My Experiences as an Intersex Person

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 18th, 2018

By Anonymous
Contact: fayeseidler@gmail.com

Before I can talk about my experiences, I’ll need to explain the intersex condition, because not many people are really that familiar with what it means to be intersex. Intersex people are born with biological, genetic, or physical traits that are not fully male or fully female - instead they have a mix of these traits. There are many intersex conditions and they all vary in which traits are mixed. Overall, having some kind of intersex…

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