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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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​Just east of the “Heart of the World”

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

Author of Pulitzer Prize-winning book to give reading in Fargo

Elizabeth A. Fenn, author and professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is coming to Zandbroz Variety in downtown Fargo to give a reading and signing of her new book, “Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People.” The event is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m.

In “Encounters at the Heart of the World,” Fenn pieces together the history and culture of the Mandan people, whose home,…

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​Ralph’s Corner R.I.P.

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

10 years later, was its closing a mistake?

This past May marked the 10 year anniversary of the closing of Ralph’s Corner Bar, which was forced to close by Moorhead city officials who threatened the owners with eminent domain because they wanted to renovate the building. This weekend, a concert commemorating Ralph’s closing will be held at the Aquarium, and with the passing of time, it has caused many to look back at the events surrounding the closing and the lack of development that…

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​Fargo AirSho is back

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

By Amber Schmidt

Be prepared to see the Blue Angels, along with a variety of other aircrafts and performers taking to the Fargo skies this coming weekend. After a four-year absence, the 2015 Fargo AirSho is back. This year the event will be held July 25 and 26 at the Hector International Airport. The semi-annual AirSho has been a mainstay in the Fargo-Moorhead area since 1989.

This year’s show will also be held in memory of Jim “Fang” Maroney. Maroney, a North Dakota native, died…

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​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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