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​Homeward Animal Shelter: adoptable dogs

by Särah Nour | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 7th, 2017

This Saturday, Homeward Animal Shelter will be teaming up with Prairie Brothers Brewing Company for Biscuits & Brews, a fundraiser and meet-and-greet for adoptable dogs. One dollar from every pint of craft beer will be donated to the shelter, while the dogs get some much-needed exposure that will increase their chances of finding their forever homes.

The dogs currently at the shelter include Declan, a mix of Labrador retriever, Australian cattle dog, and blue heeler; and Brahms, a mix of…

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Our own bodies, our own selves

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 7th, 2017

Suicide Girls changed what we wear, what we see in the mirror, who we are

In the wake of their 63-city Blackheart Burlesque Tour. We had the opportunity to chat with Selena Mooney aka Missy Suicide, founder of the alternative modeling site Suicide Girls established in 2001. We had a chance to chat about the tour, body mod culture, feminism and the power of cosplay.

HPR: Yeah, I was excited to hear you guys are coming through. I followed the Suicide Girls when I was in high school and…

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​Rural Arts and Culture Summit gives voice to small communities

by Paige Johnson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 31st, 2017

From June 6 to June 8, Springboard for the Arts, in partnership with the Center for Small Towns, is hosting the fourth annual Rural Arts and Culture Summit in Morris, Minnesota at the University of Minnesota campus.

Springboard for the Arts is an organization that develops and builds opportunities for art and artists. The summit started in 2011 as a “venue for people to talk about uniquely rural arts and culture,” said Michelle Anderson, Rural Program Director for Springboard, “to…

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Transgender Cultural Competency Training

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 31st, 2017

Transgender Cultural Competency Training (TCCT) is a training I give to organizations that involves education around the basics of gender, what being transgender is, the problems transgender individuals face within a given organization, and tools that organizations can use to better interact with the transgender community.

It’s similar to safe zone training, but instead of focusing on people being allies, it focuses on effective tools any organization can benefit from and use,…

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​The viking connection

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 31st, 2017

There is a big opportunity to learn viking spirit by studying abroad in Scandinavia, provided by Viking Connection Programs. The opportunity is for anyone who would love to study the crafts of Viking Age Scandinavia, by either going abroad as an apprentice or by participating in any of the classes taught by visiting master artists.

For the details, the apprenticeship programs are one to two weeks long. The programs are to encourage the students focus on themselves and spend one-to-one…

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​Monitoring the monitors

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 24th, 2017

How long have you had your computer monitor? Is it time to get a new one? How do you know if it is time to get a new one?

Many people got their monitor bundled with their computer. I don’t have too much to complain about if that is the way it happened with you. However, there is a better solution.

My big problem when using my computer is resolution. This is the number of pixels a monitor can display, both horizontally and vertically. For example, a monitor with a 1,920-by-1,080…

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Fargo Moorhead queer radio

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 24th, 2017

I had the privilege of talking to Nemo Siqueiros about their radio program “Finding me”. This program is the first queer radio program in our area and has been running since its debut at the FM Pride last year, with co-host Darcy Corbitt. The program is undergoing a brief hiatus, while it seeks a new co-host, but old episodes can be viewed at http://kpppfm.com/finding-me/.

High Plains Reader: What is “Finding Me”?

Nemo Siqueiros: “Finding Me” helps to continue the mission of…

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​Early-bird submissions: Human Rights Film and Arts Festival

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 24th, 2017

Human rights issues have been controversial since our communities started developing and becoming aware of ourselves and it has been more difficult, deeper and more profound, to find the right thoughts for human beings.

This time, the North Dakota Human Rights Films and Arts Festival (NDHRFF) will be held at the Fargo Theater in Fargo, North Dakota on November 16 – 17, 2017 and the festival is currently accepting early bird submissions for juried exhibition.

It is a great chance to…

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The Republican Party on transgender issues

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 17th, 2017

When Donald Trump won the presidential election last year, with Mike Pence as his running mate, there was a cry of despair from the LGBTQ+ community. It was hard to use Facebook for weeks after, because of the outpour of anger, pain, confusion, and terror LGBTQ+ community members shared.

In response to this outpouring, people claimed that Donald Trump was either an ally to LGBTQ+ people or that he didn’t care about the demographic enough to target it. But ultimately, it was all…

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Mama : The First Word

by James Osborne | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 11th, 2017

Ad Litteram is a new podcast series on words brought to you by HPR. What better way to begin a series on words than with the first human word?

The episode begins with the story of Joe Medicine Crow, a member of the Crow tribe of Montana. Joe was the first Crow to attend college, earning a master’s degree in anthropology in 1939. And while working on his doctorate a few years later, World War Two broke out.

Joe joined the army and fought with the 103rd Infantry Division. While in…

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