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Room For Growth

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 20th, 2016

by Ben Haugmo

The time allotted for growing plants and flowers can seem fleeting. Spring planting passes in an instant, and, as if in a blink, the fall harvest turns chilly. Sometimes it seems as though time is working against us.

NDSU Extension Service will offer a method to obtain a little extra leeway during their high tunnel construction field day, held at the NDSU Horticulture Research Farm near Absaraka, N.D.

High tunnels are impermanent structures which are similar in function to a…

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Seeking Sanctuary

by Jamie Hutchinson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 20th, 2016

The team at Kilbourne Group wasn’t ready to take on another challenging project following the renovation of the Loretta building downtown in 2013. So when St. Mark’s Lutheran Church was put up for sale, they elected to pass on it. But their decision didn’t last long.

When they heard a developer had bid on the building and was going to demolish the more than 100-year-old church to make room for an apartment complex, they had a change of heart.

After buying the property, Kilbourne…

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​ADDICTIONS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS IN BUSINESS

by Jamie Hutchinson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 14th, 2016

Twenty years ago, the tattoo culture was very different. Tattoos were still considered taboo by many and getting one in Fargo was difficult for some.

Denver tattoo artists Barbara Sutton and Stephanie Mont, who had lived in Fargo for a few years, were talking about opening a new shop in Colorado when a Fargo client of Sutton’s told her about the situation in Fargo. With more colleges than tattoo parlors, the city was a prime location for business.

Addictions Tattoo & Piercing opened in…

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​BEST OF THE BEST

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 14th, 2016

Each year we reach out to our readers and send a poll in which they can nominate their favorite hot spots, talents and personalities in the community, so we can find out the best of the best in Fargo/Moorhead. The voting will all be done online via www.hpr1.com or via our Facebook page.

Needless to say we want you to set the scene. Tell us about the top eats, the coolest digs, best gigs, top bands, artists and performers in Fargo Moorhead.

This might sound a bit overwhelming, but the…

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​DOWNTOWN GOES DIGITAL

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 11th, 2016

Fargo middle school students create building histories

Downtown Fargo buildings have a rich and varied history, and 98 eighth grade social studies and history students from the Ben Franklin Middle School are creating digital histories of many downtown Fargo buildings through videography and interviews. The students are electronically documenting how each property has changed over time. The finished products will be presented at the Fargo Theatre during a special event on April 21.…

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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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