Culture

​A cultural experience with North Dakota tribal nations

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 23rd, 2017

Bismarck is going to be the place to be on Saturday, August 26, as the Native American Development Center is bringing a full day and evening of free activities to celebrate and educate. The experience is sponsored by The Bush Foundation.

According to Lorraine Davis, the Founding Executive Director of the Native American Development Center (NADC), housed in Bismarck, ND, the event is “trying to bring a community problem-solving platform to the community. We’ve never had a grassroots…

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​One Love Tennis coming to Fargo

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 23rd, 2017

One Love Tennis Inc. was founded in 2011 as a non-profit organization and designed to reach underprivileged and low-income youth through affordable tennis, education, and fitness.

Founder Michael-Ray Pallares is a professional tennis player. “Tennis has been such a gift to me. It has allowed me to travel the world, meet some amazing people, and glow as a person. I wanted to give back and share this gift to children who needed it most, and this is how I came up with One Love Tennis.”…

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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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