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Your next cat might be at the ‘Cradle’

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 5th, 2018

My daughter sitting with our new cat - photography by Ryan Janke

by Ryan Janke
ryan.janke78@gmail.com

I held it off for as long as I could, but the other day, I caved. I thought I was doing okay. I made all the strong arguments. I applied the five canons of rhetoric, just like you’re supposed to. My defense was rock solid. I was on my A-game, or so I thought. It turns out, a wife and daughter’s pouty eyes, when combining forces, are strong. Really strong. So, despite my best efforts, we added a cat to the family. He came home today.

We adopted him…

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Housing Authority of Cass County moves forward with new affordable housing project

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 28th, 2018



View of Monterey Apartments & The Bridges - rendering provided by Housing Authority of Cass County

by Ryan Janke
ryan.janke78@gmail.com

What started as a dream for the Housing Authority of Cass County four years ago will become a reality by 2020 says Executive Director Blake Strehlow. 60 current public housing units between 8th and 9th Avenue West on Sheyenne Street in West Fargo, which are some of the oldest in the state, will be demolished and replaced with two new apartment buildings housing 85 total units. The project will not affect the high-rise building north of 8th Avenue.

Out…

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Get Inspired at Inspire Wellness

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 28th, 2018

While I have a great belief in self-care, I have a hard time taking my own advice. Thankfully I have a very thoughtful partner who recognized my need and presented me with a gift certificate for some much-needed spa treatments. These treatments turned out to be a godsend as I was walking on air afterwards, feeling much more myself than I have in a long time.

I received both a massage and a float in the float tank at Inspire. The float tank is a large enclosed tank full of salt water and…

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Bye, Bye, Birdie

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 28th, 2018


by Teagan Ellen Skunberg
Teagan.Skunberg@uj.edu
photography by Teagan Ellen Skunberg

Who likes mosquitos? I know I don’t! They are annoying biting pests and I am always anxious for the first freeze in the fall because that makes them disappear – along with several other types of biting insects!

These nasty mosquitos are not the only thing that bites- there are plenty of biting flies out there. What if I told you there is a group of birds that eat thousands of these insects every day…

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HPR’s Holiday Guide!

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 15th, 2018

graphics by Raul Gomez

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Handmade for the holidays

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 15th, 2018

Christkindlmarkt entrance Friesen Photography Folkways

by Emma Garton
egarton@cord.edu

The air is getting chillier and the wind is getting stronger, but downtown Fargo has plenty of options to warm up the heart. In the coming weeks, Fargo will be bursting with options for different holiday markets and craft festivals to support local artists and businesses and spread some Christmas cheer with the whole family.

There are several markets and fests coming in the next few weeks, all of which have free entrance and are family friendly. Some to…

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Last Pass is Still Around

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 14th, 2018

There are now several apps that attempt to do the same thing as Last Pass, the password manager, has been doing for the last several years. I have spoken about this piece of software before. It is, in my humble opinion, the best software for protecting your passwords. The reason for having a password manager like Last Pass is because you CANNOT have the same password for all of the sites you visit in a given day. You CANNOT use a password like “12345678” for all of the web sites…

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FM Area offers plenty of winter fun

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 14th, 2018


by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com

As we transition from Fall to Winter in Fargo, it can be easy to sit around the house and say, “there’s nothing to do.” It is easy to fall into that type of thinking, especially when we just had a mild fall that gave us an opportunity to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Now, with temperatures in the teens and fresh snow on the ground as I write this, it would seem that our time spent outside is on the shelf until late March – if we’re lucky.…

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Don’t get bored—Get board games

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 14th, 2018

photograph courtesy of Game Giant

by Henry Beach
gamegiantfargo@gmail.com

I’ve been playing board games ever since I can remember. I grew up with 3 brothers playing games whenever we had any free time and to keep ourselves busy on long car rides from Kentucky to Grand Forks. Over the years, my enthusiasm grew and I challenged myself with deeper games. In the early 2010s, there was a revolution in the board gaming industry and the variety of board games exploded. For the upcoming holiday season, I thought I would share…

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I won’t be supporting your Computer

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 7th, 2018

Your operating system to be exact. That is Microsoft’s job. It is a tough job but Bill Gates signed them up for it many years ago. But Microsoft only supports each version of Windows for so long. For example, Windows 7 is currently in “extended support” until January 14, 2020, after which Microsoft will no longer support it. Here’s what that means.

When Microsoft stops supporting a version of Windows, Microsoft stops issuing security updates for that operating system. For…

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