Culture

​An old soul’s guide to Medora

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 14th, 2017

“I had a group of travel agents from 32 countries come through, so I asked them, when you go home--what do people want to see?,” says Rick Thompson, executive director of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame (NDCHOF). “They basically said this is what people want to see...the cowboy.”

The streets of Medora are rife with history and western culture, whether it be the smiling, singing cowboy-hat bedecked Burning Hills Singer of the Medora Musical or the faces and stories that line…

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​Snack, sip, shop and stroll Medora

by Alicia Underlee Nelson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 14th, 2017

The quaint little western hamlet of Medora, bordered by the rugged badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, attracts history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts from around the globe. But you definitely don’t have to be a scholar or the active type to enjoy this gorgeous corner of North Dakota. Medora is a compact, walkable town with plenty of hidden gems and unexpected surprises for foodies and shoppers. And it’s small enough that you don’t need a map (but you’ll find them all…

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The gender maze

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

Last week I talked about Transgender Cultural Competency Training and the benefits associated with getting it for any organization within the sectors of healthcare, business, government, outreach, and education.

This is training that I offer at a sliding scale and this week I’ll be going more in depth into the topics that are covered in it. If someone would like to schedule a training, they may contact me via email!

The presentation I give is on Prezi and called “The Gender Maze.”…

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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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