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​VETERANS UNPACK THEIR EXPERIENCES AT NDSU

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 7th, 2016

American Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman famously quipped, “War is hell.” That also seems to be the thrust of the majority of wartime film and literature that has been passed down to us over history.

The individuals who become soldiers are never quite the same people when they return from combat. Things like taking the life of another person and witness the deaths of civilians, innocents, or friends take their toll and it is quite the adjustment from seeing those…

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​THE KENTUCKY DERBY: A PERSONAL HISTORY

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 6th, 2016

Growing up in rural Kentucky, one hour southwest of Louisville, the home of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, the excitement of “Derby Day” was palpable. More often than not, pulled pork barbecue was in the crockpot early in the morning, filling our farmhouse with one of the most delicious scents in the world (number one being really good fried chicken).

Coverage of the day’s events started in the morning on Louisville-area television stations, so no Saturday morning…

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​Diamond in the Ruff Benefit Event

by Särah Nour | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 4th, 2016

Next Saturday, Diamond in the Ruff Pet Rescue will be holding a silent auction and raffle at the West Fargo Fairgrounds, in a family-friendly event complete with a bouncy castle for children to play in. The only price of admission is a free-will donation, with proceeds going toward the organization’s animal welfare services.

“The raised money will be used to help cover our day-to-day expenses,” says Director Robert Ross. “This includes health checks, vet bills, and training for…

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​UNSEEN TO BE SEEN AT THE ECCE GALLERY

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 27th, 2016

To many, the word ‘slavery’ probably brings to mind the barbaric institutions of a past age, where people could be treated and traded like cattle. However, even though it is nominally illegal in every industrialized country it is still a thriving institution in today’s world. In fact, there are approximately 30 million people currently in slavery, more than there ever were when the Atlantic slave trade and Southern plantations were at their peak.

People are still trafficked on…

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Get your groove on at the Plains Art Museum Spring Gala

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 27th, 2016

Alicia Underlee Nelson

In 1976, a gallon of gas cost 59 cents, The Wings hit “Silly Love Songs” topped the Billboard music charts, Gerald Ford was in the White House and the Plains Art Museum burst on to the Fargo-Moorhead art scene. Now, 40 years later, the museum is celebrating with a throwback party of epic proportions.

The annual Plains Art Museum Spring Gala is always one of the hottest parties of the season, a glittering gathering of artists, art lovers and party people who…

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GREAT RIDES: PEDICABS RIDE INTO A SECOND YEAR

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 27th, 2016

May, which is National Bike Month, is just around the corner, and so is warmer weather in our area. Two years ago, Great Rides purchased two pedicabs and now for the second season you will see these two bicycle-powered cabs moving people from place to place, especially in the downtown area.

Sara Watson Curry, Director of Operations for Great Rides Fargo, a 501C3 nonprofit organization, says that the pedicabs are one of four ways Great Rides is connecting individuals and the community…

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​TWIN SISTERS RECALL 1990 ARMENIAN POGROM

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 25th, 2016

by C.S. Hagen

An angry humming noise kept Karine Eloyse Pirumova from her windows. Curtains drawn, she knew the cacophony was heading her way. Her husband had begun sleeping with a knife under his pillow, but she refused to believe the rumors until her telephone rang one afternoon in January, 1990.

“We need to flee the city.” Karine’s twin sister’s voice was panicky. “I’ve just been let go. It’s not safe for Armenians in Baku any longer.” They hurriedly agreed to meet…

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Room For Growth

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 20th, 2016

by Ben Haugmo

The time allotted for growing plants and flowers can seem fleeting. Spring planting passes in an instant, and, as if in a blink, the fall harvest turns chilly. Sometimes it seems as though time is working against us.

NDSU Extension Service will offer a method to obtain a little extra leeway during their high tunnel construction field day, held at the NDSU Horticulture Research Farm near Absaraka, N.D.

High tunnels are impermanent structures which are similar in function to a…

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Seeking Sanctuary

by Jamie Hutchinson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 20th, 2016

The team at Kilbourne Group wasn’t ready to take on another challenging project following the renovation of the Loretta building downtown in 2013. So when St. Mark’s Lutheran Church was put up for sale, they elected to pass on it. But their decision didn’t last long.

When they heard a developer had bid on the building and was going to demolish the more than 100-year-old church to make room for an apartment complex, they had a change of heart.

After buying the property, Kilbourne…

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​ADDICTIONS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS IN BUSINESS

by Jamie Hutchinson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 14th, 2016

Twenty years ago, the tattoo culture was very different. Tattoos were still considered taboo by many and getting one in Fargo was difficult for some.

Denver tattoo artists Barbara Sutton and Stephanie Mont, who had lived in Fargo for a few years, were talking about opening a new shop in Colorado when a Fargo client of Sutton’s told her about the situation in Fargo. With more colleges than tattoo parlors, the city was a prime location for business.

Addictions Tattoo & Piercing opened in…

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