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​BISON COMPOST: MANURE GOING TO LOVE IT

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 31st, 2016

By Ben Haugmo

Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to ring it in than with a round of gardening?

To ensure the plants grow strong and healthy, it’s often recommended that one apply a form of fertilizer. Rather than taking the chemical route or waiting for leftovers to decay, why not try a unique alternative with Bison Compost?

Thomas Duenow founded Bison Compost three years ago in collaboration with North Prairie Bison Ranch outside Leeds, N.D. In the excess manure…

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​TRANSPORTATION FOR TRANSITION

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 30th, 2016

Richard Preston of Fargo, owner of 7th Avenue Auto Salvage, purchases vehicles in need of repair, fixes them, and then donates them to the YWCA Cass Clay Women's Shelter and has been doing so for seven years. Over time, Richard estimates he's donated 10 to 12 cars to the women at the YWCA.

Richard, a Hillsboro, N.D. native, graduated from high school in Hillsboro and went on to college at North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton. He is married to Arlette Preston, a franchise…

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​NDSU CELEBRATES HERITAGE OF THE FIRST AMERICANS

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 30th, 2016

Anyone who has lived in the Dakotas for an extended period of time is aware of the long history we have with the original inhabitants of this land. It has been a tumultuous time for the Ojibwe, Sioux, and other tribes in this part of the country. Only a few hours’ drive can take someone from Fargo to the site of Wounded Knee, where Sitting Bull lost his life. But despite all these hardships, the Native Americans have been able to keep their cultures alive. And one way this has been…

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​IF THE SHOE FITS

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 24th, 2016

Kyle Jameson started his venture in leatherwork nearly a decade ago. Frustrated because he couldn’t find a belt to his liking, with a little encouragement from a friend and an eye for DIY, he took matters into his own hands and started his leatherworking venture, which eventually led to Jameson Leatherworks.  

Stylistically, he tends to stay away from the traditional cowboy floral motifs, focusing on classic design cues with clean lines and old­school tattoo flash­inspired…

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Dino-Mite!

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 16th, 2016

Dino-mite!

Barnes County Museum showcases fossil exhibit

On Tuesday evening a truck showed up at the Barnes County Museum in Valley City North Dakota, eleven large well packed crates were unloaded with the help of three Paleontologists,a host of volunteers from both the museum and the Elders of Mammott and Jensen

Earlier this year the folks at the museum lost an old friend, a 65 million year old friend that happened to be a 26 foot long Triceratops that was over 90% complete. Fortunately…

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​‘Tis the Season for Science

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 7th, 2016

In this chilly twilight between winter and spring time, Lincoln Elementary students are learning that life can still thrive outdoors.

On February 25, Anne Durbin and Linda Wolfe’s fifth grade classes made an early morning bus trip to Buffalo River State Park to learn about how animals live during the colder months.

Before they set off, though, preparations had to be made.

“The field trip requires that Mrs. Wolfe and I ensure that all students have appropriate winter clothing for an…

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​Lost and found

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 7th, 2016

Who would have thought that what started out as a concept for a halloween radio stunt in 2003, would lead to thousands of miles travelled, hundreds of towns visited, and five books worth of material. “Ghosts of North Dakota” photographer, author, and webmaster Troy Larson can’t believe it either.

The initial idea was that he and GND partner Terry Hinnenkamp (who both worked in radio at the time), stay in an abandoned place for the night, the concept involved a “House on Haunted…

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​In the Right Place, at the Right Time, With the Right People

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 2nd, 2016

Dempsey’s Public House celebrates its tenth anniversary

by John Strand and Tom Bixby

After Ralph’s Corner closed, was there ever going to be a bar and music venue where we could hang out with friends and feel at home? And for the musicians, a venue where talented but untried bands could get their start? We weren’t optimistic. And then it happened -- not all at once, and it took years of hard work. How does a successful business evolve? HPR asked Bert Meyers, co-proprietor of…

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​Convention Commotion

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 26th, 2016

FM Comic-Con 2016 a draw for big names and big fun

By Ben Haugmo

The 6th annual Fargo-Moorhead Comic-Con is coming up, bringing with it vendor and attractions to suit fans of all ages.

The guest of honor this year is comic book artist Robert Atkins, who has worked on publications like Deadpool, GI Joe, Spiderman, and others. Atkins has accepted commissions in advance for FM Comic-Con, so attendees can pick up their physical prints at the convention, and get them signed if they so…

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​Coming Unglued Again

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 25th, 2016

The 6th annual Unglued: Craft Fest is coming to Fargo on February 26 and 27 at the Plains Art Museum. I spoke with Ashley Morken, owner of Downtown Fargo’s Unglued and organizer of the event, as well as two participating makers, Ashley Nordberg of Ashley Beth Pottery, Fargo, and Laura Lempe of Poppy and Pippa, Fargo.

Day one, Friday, February 26 from 5 pm – 9 pm is aCraft Gala.Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Admission includes $5 in Unglued Cash that can be spent at…

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