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Ha Ha’s, Hellos and Goodbyes

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 24th, 2015

By John Showalter

This coming weekend marks another turning point for the Fargo comedy scene. On the evenings of Sept. 25 and 26, the Hotel Radisson downtown will be hosting the grand opening of its new Level 2 Comedy Club with a show headlined by stand-up comedian Al Jackson of Comedy Central, TBS, BBC and Showtime fame.

Not only that, but the event will be featuring the comedy stylings of our very own Adam Quesnell and Janna Syverson, who will be performing one last grand hurrah before…

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​Dig it!

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 17th, 2015

Dig it!

Archaeology week and archaeological finds in Clay County-a chat with MSUM’s Dr. George Holley

By Sabrina Hornung

HPR: What is your background and how long have you been at MSUM?

Dr. George Holley: I am originally from New Orleans, La and have been doing archaeology since 1973 in various parts of the United States (Arizona, Louisiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Minnesota and North Dakota) and Belize. I am currently a professor in the Department of Anthropology and Earth…

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Pagan Pride in the park

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 16th, 2015

By Chris Carpenter

It’s a beautiful weekend to go to Gooseberry Park in South Moorhead. That’s because on Saturday, Sept. 19, Pagan Pride Day festivities will be held at Gooseberry.

As you enter the park, you’ll see a normal gathering of people, similar to a street fair.

There will be rows of tables where you begin discovering a different path than the one you have followed before. Tables covered with soaps, herbs or, on occasion, an interesting array of crystals. You’ll come…

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Prince a no-show at Labor Day dance parties

by Chris Hennen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 10th, 2015

This weekend I made my first-ever visit to Prince’s studios and concert space known as Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn., in an attempt to see the Purple One himself. He didn’t promise to appear at this weekend’s three nights of what was billed as international dance parties in celebration of his new album “HitNRun,” which was being streamed starting at midnight on Labor Day, but then again he never does. The conventional wisdom was the higher than normal $40 cover charge…

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Four days of steam and fun

by Taylor Blumer | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 3rd, 2015

photo by Sabrina Hornung

The hilly, rural area surrounding the quiet hamlet of Rollag, Minn., will transform during this Labor Day weekend, as thousands of people from all walks of life gather for a multi-day happening to enjoy food, music and … steam engines?

That’s right. The 62nd Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion (WMSTR) – Minnesota’s other great get-together – runs from Friday, Sept. 4 at 6 a.m.through the afternoon parade on Monday, Sept. 7. WMSTR has officially assembled every year since…

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​The resonance of beauty

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 3rd, 2015

By Brent Behm

This spring, the unused, unwanted and sometimes unbroken items that were taking up space in the various residences of the Fargo-Moorhead area found their way to the collective curb for the annual cleanup. A bewildering array of furniture, appliances, mattresses, large plastic toys and more were tossed aside in favor of more space or perhaps in favor of some new replacement. These massive piles were comprised only of those items that wouldn’t fit in the dumpsters supplied…

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​Downtown time capsule

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 19th, 2015

Lucy Jacobson, the new owner of Revolver

Photo by Sabrina Hornung

By Bridget Murray

“Lucy, I’m home!” is what I like to say when I enter Revolver, a time warp full of memories.

Vintage wear has always been a fondness of mine, and while working for Shannon Grindberg of Phat Kat Antiques last summer, I met a lovely young lady who had the same love of vintage as I did. Lucy Jacobson is the new proprietor of the super-cool vintage store Revolver, located in downtown Fargo.

Born in 1981, she grew up in the…

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​Crusin’ West Fargo

by Amber Schmidt | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 12th, 2015

Photo by Urban Toad Media West Fargo Cruise Night continues its increase in popularity

West Fargo is gearing up for its third Cruise Night of the year on Thursday, August 20. Food and beverage vendors will be onsite, and the event is geared toward people of all ages. Cruise nights take place every third Thursday of the month, having started in June and ending in September.

West Fargo Cruise Night stretches the majority of Sheyenne Street, running from Main Avenue to Seventh Avenue. Visitors and auto enthusiasts…

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Pride Guide

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 5th, 2015

Photo courtesy of Fargo-Moorhead Pride Volunteer Meeting and Flag Raising

Sun, Aug. 9, 6 p.m.

Pride Collective and Community Center

FM Pride needs volunteers at all upcoming events. At the Sunday meeting, volunteers will get an overview of the events and an opportunity to sign up for events where help is needed. After the meeting, all attendees will be invited to help raise rainbow-colored flags along Broadway. Wear something comfortable. In the meantime, volunteer forms can be completed at pridecollective.com.

LGBT Film…

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Top 5 reasons to shop at local farmers markets

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 29th, 2015

Heart and Soil carrots

There’s a farmers market in every corner of our community. The carrots and corn are calling. And so are the tomatoes, breads, crafts, jams and more. But rather than focus on “the what” – today, we’re focusing on “the why”:

Top 5 reasons to shop at local farmers markets

1. Buy directly from the farmer; support the local economy.

“You are supporting a local farmer who’s hiring local people to work on that farm. So you’re helping the community financially,” said Bill…

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