Culture

​Paws Walk

by Särah Nour | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 22nd, 2015

This Tuesday, July 28, Fargo’s Homeward Animal Shelter will hold its 25th Annual Paws Walk at Lindenwood Park’s Main Shelter, with registration starting at 6 p.m. and the dog walk beginning at 7 p.m.

This family-friendly event will have free food provided by MSUM Catering, a photo booth and music by RetroDisc. For the kids, there’s face-painting and games, including ring-tossing, Giant Jenga and an inflatable bouncy-house courtesy of Games to Go. For the dogs, veterinary students…

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​21 wonderful people who want to meet you

by Marie Monson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 1st, 2015

By Marie Monson

Twenty speakers and one music performer will share the Civic Center’s stage this month for the biggest TEDxFargo event yet. Men and women from around the country are coming to share their experiences, their art and their visions for the future with a city they know has much to offer.

How it works

TEDxFargo is scaling up in every way this year, said lead organizer Annika Nynas. Instead of having a TEDx youth event as in years past, the planning team decided to focus on one…

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​History’s in the air

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 24th, 2015

Photo by Raul Gomez

Two WWII bomber aircrafts landed at the Fargo Air Museum this past Monday and will be available for rides and ground tours till Sunday.

Commemorative Air Force: Airbase Arizona is flying its B-17 “Sentimental Journey” and B-25 “Maid in the Shade” planes across the country to preserve and showcase some of the finest tangible pieces of American history.

Photo by Raul Gomez "We are raising an entire generation now that when you say we have a B-17 bomber, they say, ‘What? What’s that?’” said…

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A pyros guide to the 4th

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

Meet 5 local firework experts ...

Photo by Raul Gomez

Dave Reuter of Memory Fireworks

Favorite fireworks as a child:
Sparklers and ground-bloom flowers

Favorite fireworks as an adult:
M5-artillery shells
Exploding Rainbow -- multi shot
Sedona -- multi shot
Prairie Rose -- multi shot

What got you into fireworks?
Actually, my wife had worked here in the summer for a few years. They were building a new store and they needed a new sales guy, and she asked if I would be interested and I said sure. I worked at an…

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A conversation with renowned minimalist Joshua Millburn

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 18th, 2015

“As a minimalist, everything I own serves a purpose or brings me joy. Everything else is out of the way,” Joshua Fields Millburn said to HPR in an interview at Twenty Below Coffee.

Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, The Minimalists, were in Fargo for the Misfit Con this past May. During the conference, The Minimalists showed a private test screening of their first film, “Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things.” It’s set to release publicly in 2016.

The two are renowned…

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​Unityfest II comes to downtown Fargo

by Chris Hennen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 17th, 2015

Photo by Raul Gomez

Annual celebration aims to promote tolerance and diversity

As UnityND prepares to hold its second annual Unityfest celebration, the man who was the reason for its formation may be resurfacing. UnityND was formed to battle a group of white supremacists who tried to take over the small town of Leith, ND. Last year UnityND held its first celebration on the Red River Valley Fairgrounds, and this year it will take place in downtown Fargo on June 19 and 20. We learned last week that Craig…

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Best of the Best 2015: The Results

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 10th, 2015

Cover by Raul Gomez

Congrats to the 2015 Best of the Best award winners!

The following awardees were selected by the people in the community. Votes were collected through a two-phase online survey curated by the High Plains Reader.

**HPR's online edition also includes second and third place!

Best Local Celebrity: Josh Duhamel (Battle Creek/Transformers)

Though he may not be from Fargo-Moorhead, North Dakota-bred super celebrity Josh Duhamel sure has clout with folks from the area. He’s hella handsome. And he…

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Off the air with Jesse James

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 10th, 2015

Photo by Raul Gomez

Decorated, experienced radio personality shares his story

It all started with a guy named Johnny Danger.

Jesse James said he had “barely made it out of high school” and had been DJing at a nightclub in his hometown of Madison, Wis. In walks Danger, a local celebrity radio personality, to do a broadcast. He and James hit it off that evening and became friends almost instantly.

It wasn’t long till James met up with Danger at his radio station. “I actually sat in the studio with him…

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​A symphony of support: Wine and Beer on the Red

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 27th, 2015

Executive director of F-M Symphony discusses Wine and Beer on the Red

Support classical music -- while socializing and consuming wine, craft beer and gourmet food this Wednesday at the Ramada. The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony’s annual fundraiser ball, Wine and Beer on the Red, is approaching its 21st year. The symphony’s executive director, Linda Boyd, informed us of some essential event info and background on this arts community affair. She also gave us the scoop on the highly…

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Spay-ghetti & No Balls Lunch

by Särah Nour | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 23rd, 2015

Courtesy of Homeward Animal Shelter

On Tuesday the 28th, Fargo’s own Holiday Inn will be sponsoring a fundraiser for Homeward Animal Shelter’s spay/neuter fund. The first event of its kind, the Spay-ghetti and No Balls Lunch will have pasta with plain spaghetti sauce, salad, breadsticks, dessert, and refreshments.

Sponsors for this fundraiser include Food Services of America, Family Fare, Prairie Winds Veterinary Center, and Walmart; and if all goes well, Events Coordinator Heather Klefstad hopes it becomes an annual…

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Humor

​Talking to strangers

by Sabrina Hornung

“I don’t have a tour, like, on the back of a sweatshirt,” comedian Paula Poundstone says. “I go out every weekend. This weekend I went out Friday, Saturday and Monday. Mostly it’s Friday/Saturday or Thursday through…

Here in the upper midwest we love the summer season for so many different reasons but two of the big reasons I love summer are fresh produce and being outside with a beer in my hand. Sometimes, when I’m spending the day in the…

Wellness

​Natural sleep aids

by Erin Oberlander

As I interact with clients and friends and family alike, one of the issues that comes up commonly is that of sleep. It seems that in our modern world, getting deep, nourishing sleep has become a challenge for some and a complete…

Live and Learn

​The other shoe

by HPR Contributor

By Elizabeth Nawrotnawrot@mnstate.eduI look up from my hotel lobby breakfast astonished to see a framed print of Wassily Kandinsky's "Mit und Gegen,” a masterpiece of color and composition that just happens to be my favorite…

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