Culture

‘Our version of a dance recital’

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 17th, 2018

photograph by Urban Toad Media

by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com

Zero Gravity Alternative Fitness will present their annual Halloween showcase this Saturday at their studio in south Fargo. The event, aptly named Poletergeist II, is a chance for students and staff to showcase their skills as they perform pole dancing routines.

Gina Bushey, owner and instructor at Zero Gravity, expects about 15 performers doing routines. Most of the performers will do their routines as singles, but there will be one doubles performance and…

Read more...


Power struggle heats up as Fully Loaded Wrestling returns to Fargo

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 17th, 2018

photograph and graphics courtesy of Fully Loaded Wrestling

by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com

Fully Loaded Wrestling makes its return to Fargo this Sunday for All Hallows’ Eve. The event, held at the Delta Hotel, will feature eight matches including five championship contests.

Fully Loaded Wrestling (FLW), a promotion based in Minot, ND, was recently purchased by Donny Dahl, a self-proclaimed “saint” for FLW. Dahl says he just wants to do what is best for the company by making it as strong as possible and continuing to bring a family-friendly…

Read more...


LGTBQ+ Healthcare Day

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 10th, 2018

Harbor Health Clinic has partnered with several other organizations to host the first ever LGBTQ+ Healthcare Day in Fargo/Moorhead on Friday, November 9th from 10:00 Am to 5:00 PM. This event will offer a number of free services to LGBTQ+ individuals such as flu shots and HIV screening, while also connecting our community to the many affirming healthcare organizations in our area.

As the event organizer for the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Day I’m incredibly blown away by the amount of…

Read more...


Two changes to Windows

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 3rd, 2018

Most of the time old folks like me need changes to keep us on our toes. I just wish they weren’t so severe that I get cramps in my legs and my vision gets all blurry.

Forbes reports that Microsoft will start charging for Windows 7! A monthly charge is planned for the operating system that will INCREASE each year! The reason for this is because Windows 7 is considered software by Microsoft and Windows 10 is considered a service. It is much easier and cheaper for Microsoft to download…

Read more...


Fargo anime convention unites artists and fans

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 26th, 2018

photograph provided by Melissa Gonzalez

by Melissa Gonzalez
gonzalezme@mnstate.edu

Anime fans from near and far came to Fargo to enjoy animation, community and to have fun.

Anime Fargo rang in its fourth year in 2018, with its theme this year being “Galactic Adventures.” This year the convention was held from September 21 until September 23.

Chris Roezler, the Programs Chair for the convention, was most excited about the guests for this years line up. Among his favorites was Tiffany Grant, a voice actress who voiced the…

Read more...


NDSU Sorority Holding Event to Honor Sister

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 26th, 2018

Ellie Helm - photograph provided by Ellie Helm Memorial Flag Football Tournament Facebook page

by Ryan Janke
ryan.janke@hpr1.com

North Dakota State University’s Kappa Delta sorority is holding a flag football tournament in north Fargo this Sunday to honor a sorority sister and raise money for a charity set up in her memory.

Sydney Yingling and Julia Duncan describe Ellie Helm as a confident, outgoing young person who embodied what the Sigma Psi chapter of Kappa Delta at North Dakota State University is all about. Ellie, a former cheerleader, loved NDSU and seemed to know everyone,…

Read more...


Read the Book First

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 26th, 2018


by Nathan Arel
arel.nathan@hotmail.com

“You have to read the book first.” This phrase is a piece of folk wisdom everyone is familiar with. It’s generally accepted as true and I believe its origin is inherently logical. Many films are based on literature for the simple reason that literature is an older medium. From there, it makes sense that you cannot truly appreciate a retelling of a piece if you haven’t experienced that piece in its original form. Therefore, “You have to read…

Read more...


Valkyries of the Valley to headline wrestling supershow

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 19th, 2018

Valkyries of the Valley - photograph by Anne Bradley

by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com

Photo by Anne Bradley

Valkyries of the Valley will invade the North Dakota Apartment Wrestling Federation (NDAWF) for Brawl-esque, a variety show that will be held at Prairie Brothers Brewing Company in south Fargo this Saturday. Fargo-Moorhead favorites, Ketel Wonder (who will be joined by her fuzzy partner in crime, Furious George), Frisk E. Business, Holly Handful, and Sasha Savage will bring their burlesque performing style to the squared circle for…

Read more...


After laughter

by Morplay Katana | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 13th, 2018

I know that sexism exists, but I didn’t know it existed in comedy, and it’s not because I haven’t been paying attention. The idea that women are not funny never entered my mind. I’ve been a consumer of comedy my whole life. I saw George Carlin live on stage for my 14th birthday, my first celebrity crush was Victoria Jackson from SNL. Cathy Ladman, Judy Tenuta, Carol Leifer, and Whoopi Goldberg was a fav because she did a character on stage named “Fontaine” which I was too…

Read more...


After 10 Years FM Derby Girls Still Believe

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 13th, 2018

by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com

Ten years ago a group of individuals came together in pursuit of a common goal-to create a roller derby team in the Fargo-Moorhead area. That goal became a reality and now, nine seasons later, they are still skating and working to be a positive force in the community. They were guided by this common goal and borrowed a theme from the band Journey. It was, “don’t stop believing.”

FM Derby Girls has seen several changes and reinventions since forming a…

Read more...


Tracker Pixel for Entry District21 Tracker Pixel for Entry Church&State Tracker Pixel for Entry Brifki1 Tracker Pixel for Entry Heidi3 Tracker Pixel for Entry Kylie1 Tracker Pixel for Entry Ruth1

Recently in:

BISMARCK– The U.S. Supreme Court decision to support North Dakota’s voter ID laws eliminating the use of postal addresses on identification cards was only a nail in the voting coffin. The effort to suppress Native and rural…

by Ryan Jankeryanjanke@hpr1.comZero Gravity Alternative Fitness will present their annual Halloween showcase this Saturday at their studio in south Fargo. The event, aptly named Poletergeist II, is a chance for students and staff…

Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 - 8 p.m.Atonement Lutheran Church, 4601 University Drive S., FargoBring the kids for candy and fun! This family-friendly halloween event has fun for everyone! There will be trunk or treating outside, a…

This weekend I was showing a friend of mine some Fargo hotspots. He was visiting from the West Coast, so naturally I was playing up the Midwest’s many charms. He mentioned that one thing that differed from the West Coast was the…

Gadfly

Goodbye Democracy!

by Ed Raymond

How today’s “christians” hammered the nails into the hands and feet of christHistorian Christopher Browning, who has spent a lifetime studying the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, and the World War II era of Europe, has expressed…

FARGO - A collection of memories from High Plains Reader's annual Cocktail Showdown. Participants were judged on creativity, flavor, and presentation; and this year we added a new category. Like years before, each establishment was…

by Ryan Jankeryan.janke78@gmail.com The scent of sauerkraut will be in the air next Wednesday when the Wishek Association of Commerce hosts the 93rd Annual Sauerkraut Day festival in Wishek, ND.The city of Wishek is situated 30…

We started our interview with JBOT, Captured! By Robots front man, captive and creator by playing a small bout of phone tag. You see, his internet went out and that sent his mind racing. Once we touched base, he said, “For a…

Damien Chazelle’s fourth feature follows the trajectory common to the careers of many ambitious and talented filmmakers honored with Academy Awards: the dissipation of rawness and experimentation as budgets, expectations, and…

I came to Mineral Point, Wisconsin for the art. The tiny town among the rolling hills about 50 miles southwest of Madison is home to just 2,491 souls and 25 art galleries and studios. Any community with that much creative energy…

by Stella Mehlhoffstellamehlhoff@gmail.com“Our mission is to invigorate civic conversation through intimate and transformative storytelling.” This statement posted on Theatre B’s website and tacked to their studio wall in…

Those who have been reading my articles for a while may remember when I interviewed Zachary Tooker about the Level Two Comedy Club at the Radisson in Fargo. While the club may have unfortunately closed, Tooker has not ceased…

Beer Snob

Warm up with a hot toddy

by HPR Contributor

by Ben Myhrebenmyhre35@gmail.com Fall is once again upon us. The leaves are turning, gardens have been pulled, and Summer’s heat has waned into Autumnal frosts. Along with the change of seasons comes a change of seasonal flavors.…

I’m a big man, I’m tall and powerful, but this also causes some issues in the body department. I suffer from acute scoliosis in my lower back, and pain radiates from this area on a daily basis. I have only ever had one massage…

By Melissa Martinmelissamartincounselor@live.comThink back to one of your worst small decisions. Then answer the following questions:How did you make the decision?What happened after the decision?When did you know it was the worst…

There are two ways to look at the recommendation of Administrative Law Judge Patrick Ward that the North Dakota Public Service Commission dismiss the complaint against that (expletive deleted) Meridian Energy for failing to get a…