Culture

​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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​Made in the U.S.A.

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 15th, 2015

Photographer: Brandon Eckroth, Model: Courtney Steeves

Northern Folk pop-up shop will sell American-made clothing and apparel

Local shoppers and fashionistas will get a favorable opportunity to buy American-made apparel this April 18. In fact, this might be the community’s best chance yet.

Northern Folk, a locally curated pop-up shop, will house 13 made-in-the-U.S.A. vendors at Ecce on Broadway. While some Fargo-Moorhead retailers sell American-made products, Northern Folk will be the only “all-American” multi-vendor shop the area has…

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​Giving special thanks to those who didn’t serve

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 11th, 2015

Photo by Sgt. Kenneth Toole

By Tim Shannon

With summer just around the corner, the winter doldrums are giving way to the joy of spring and that has left me feeling a little thankful.

I'm thankful my first winter back in the Fargo-Moorhead area in over 20 years was a mild one and that I missed the nasty winter they experienced in Maryland, where I used to live.

I'm thankful for my health and the Veteran's Administration for helping me to stay healthy.

Great friends are another thing I am particularly thankful for. They…

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​GROUP THINK, redefined

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 1st, 2015

GROUP THINK team members Josh Hoper, Nicole Mattson, Brittany Sickler and Karl Warner // Photo by Brandon Hass

A new local program called GROUP THINK is inviting the community to engage with strangers.Fueled by the principle of community inclusiveness, GROUP THINK gathers speakers of diverse backgrounds to share their perspectives and experiences with an attentive audience on the second Wednesday of every month at The Stage at Island Park.

Karis Thompson / Photo by Penny Burns“We spend most of our lives as Americans and as a Fargo-Moorhead community with people with whom we have something in common,” said Karis Thompson, an…

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Lost and Found: A local woman’s search to find the lost

by Chris Hennen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 1st, 2015

Lissa Yellowbird-Chase / Photo by Raul Gomez

Odd Jobs: Part 2

A Fargo woman spends her free time helping search for missing persons in western North Dakota. Lissa Yellowbird-Chase takes weekends to travel across the state at her own expense, usually at families’ requests, to learn more about those who’ve gone missing in unsolved cases.

Yellowbird-Chase works as a welder at TrueNorth Steel, but she used to be a tribal attorney on her native Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Through Facebook, she was asked by friends and family…

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​Peaceful protests against circus

by Särah Nour | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 11th, 2015

Photo by Marion Doss

From March 27 to 29, peaceful demonstrations will be held in front of the FargoDome against the Shrine Circus, which will be performing on those dates in the mornings, evenings and afternoons. The demonstrations will take place before the shows begin.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, circus animals are routinely beaten with clubs and bullhooks, electrocuted with cattle prods, and confined to small, often unsanitary cages and boxcars with no heat or air conditioning…

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​The Fargo-Moorhead St. Patrick’s Parade: grassroots and very green

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 4th, 2015

Photo by Greg Haney

By Brittney Goodman

The Fargo-Moorhead St. Patrick’s Parade elicits many memories for Kim Mahli, who has been involved since its inception in 1996: “This all began in people’s houses with a potluck and a few casseroles and kids running around.” Today, the family-focus and grassroots spirit continues. The parade is an annual downtown event, usually on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day.

The first parade that almost wasn’t

According to the all-Irish Brian Quigley, it was a…

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Working for change: Getting to know Jan Eliassen of the Gladys Rays Shelter

by Chris Hennen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 19th, 2015

Photo by Raul Gomez

This week, we are kicking off a new series of articles that will periodically profile those with unique, rare and odd jobs in the community. Last Sunday at the 2nd Annual Bartenders Battle, HPR raised over $2,700 for the Gladys Ray Shelter and Veterans Drop In Center, a homeless shelter in Fargo that takes in those in our community that others won’t.

As chronic homelessness has become a problem in Fargo-Moorhead in recent years, it became apparent of a need for a shelter that would…

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Sing Our Rivers Red honors and raises awareness for murdered and missing indigenous women

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 4th, 2015

Hannabah Blue and Tanaya Winder

For Native women Hannabah Blue, Tanaya Winder and Patty Stonefish, it’s about giving a voice to the voiceless. It’s about what Winder calls “heart work.”

Through music, poetry, speakers, visual art, community and more, these women are helping build awareness for murdered and missing indigenous women from throughout United States and Canada.

The weeklong event, Sing Our Rivers Red or SORR, will be the first of its kind in the nation – and it’s taking place right here in…

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Humor

​Talking to strangers

by Sabrina Hornung

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​The other shoe

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