Culture

​From one skeptic to another

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 6th, 2017

John Edward on social media, South Park, and paranormal studies

John Edward was 15 when he had his first reading. A psychic came to his grandmother’s and in trying to debunk her she revealed to him that he too had psychic abilities. After divulging I was a skeptic, Edwards shared an anecdote about his first reading.

“The truth is I felt like someone robbed my house--because this woman was in my space. I equate it to that because when people get robbed the main instinct is to put a…

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​This ain’t Ebay, baby!

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 1st, 2017

May I assume that a good percentage of my readers have bought something on Amazon or Ebay or Etsy, or someplace similar? Okay, so you are a good buyer, you pay your credit card bills and you enjoy your “stuff”. Wonderful!

Now there comes a time in your life when you MIGHT have a little too much “stuff.” If you suspect that I am talking about you, then you are probably right. The Internet has come to your rescue -- maybe.

Selling on the Internet requires some time, some…

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Tristate Transgender

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 1st, 2017

Tristate Transgender (TSTG) is a support group that meets at the pride center from 3 to 5pm every third Saturday of the month. This group is open to anyone under the gender umbrella, people who are questioning their gender and allies who support them.

Beyond just providing a safe space for trans individuals to receive emotional support, Tristate Transgender also serves to provide a wealth of trans-related information resources and also advocates for trans rights in North Dakota.

While…

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​New developments in virtual reality come to F-M

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 23rd, 2017

As I walked inside from Broadway that dreary, overcast early evening, I was unaware I was about to see some amazing sights without ever having to leave my seat. I was entering “Be More Colorful,” a Fargo virtual reality firm that had just turned one year old on August 1st.

Since then, the brainchild of husband and CEO Matt Chaussee and wife and president Katie Chaussee has seen an incredible amount of business, and not always from the type of clients I would have expected.

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Writing a transgender character

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 23rd, 2017

I was recently asked for advice on how to appropriately write a trans character for a piece of fiction.

This is a great question, because the vast majority of people get it incredibly wrong. I tend not to read or watch media that features trans characters, because their storylines are often stereotypical and cringe-worthy.

The thing to understand about writing transgender characters is that being transgender is only a small part of their identity or their history. If I told you I was…

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​A cultural experience with North Dakota tribal nations

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 23rd, 2017

Bismarck is going to be the place to be on Saturday, August 26, as the Native American Development Center is bringing a full day and evening of free activities to celebrate and educate. The experience is sponsored by The Bush Foundation.

According to Lorraine Davis, the Founding Executive Director of the Native American Development Center (NADC), housed in Bismarck, ND, the event is “trying to bring a community problem-solving platform to the community. We’ve never had a grassroots…

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​One Love Tennis coming to Fargo

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 23rd, 2017

One Love Tennis Inc. was founded in 2011 as a non-profit organization and designed to reach underprivileged and low-income youth through affordable tennis, education, and fitness.

Founder Michael-Ray Pallares is a professional tennis player. “Tennis has been such a gift to me. It has allowed me to travel the world, meet some amazing people, and glow as a person. I wanted to give back and share this gift to children who needed it most, and this is how I came up with One Love Tennis.”…

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The pyramid of the prairie

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 18th, 2017

Nekoma tactical area purchased by the Cavalier County JDA

Photos by Sabrina Hornung

“These have all been cleaned and filled with sand and concrete,” said Randy Mehlhoff, who serves on both the Langdon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Cavalier County Job Development Authority (JDA), as we walked along the former nuclear launchpad that once reinforced underground launchers for sixteen Sprint and thirty Spartan nuclear-tipped missiles. The missiles were once nestled 75 feet…

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How about that Google Cloud?

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 16th, 2017

Google has a cloud plan that is actually free! It should be: Google has enough money, they don’t need mine or yours.

Last week we discussed the Dropbox cloud offering. Remember that cloud storage is a great way to back up your files, unless you are my brother who doesn’t believe in the Cloud.

Cloud goes hand in hand with external drives and network-area-storage (NAS) devices to give you good protection for your files.

What Is Network Attached Storage? NAS straddles the line between a…

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​HPR Guide: F-M PRIDE festivals

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 10th, 2017

At the end of a boiling hot summer, Fargo-Moorhead Pride Festivals are around the corner to light up our lives. The 2017 Fargo-Moorhead Pride events are from Thursday, August 10 to Sunday, August 13 with the Annual FM Pride Parade and Rally in Downtown Fargo. Even better, FM Pride expects to draw attendees from throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and stretching into Canada, as we once again claim our spot as one of the nation’s proportionately largest PRIDE celebrations.…

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​Talking to strangers

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​The other shoe

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