Culture

Prince a no-show at Labor Day dance parties

by Chris Hennen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 10th, 2015

This weekend I made my first-ever visit to Prince’s studios and concert space known as Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn., in an attempt to see the Purple One himself. He didn’t promise to appear at this weekend’s three nights of what was billed as international dance parties in celebration of his new album “HitNRun,” which was being streamed starting at midnight on Labor Day, but then again he never does. The conventional wisdom was the higher than normal $40 cover charge…

Read more...


Four days of steam and fun

by Taylor Blumer | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 3rd, 2015

photo by Sabrina Hornung

The hilly, rural area surrounding the quiet hamlet of Rollag, Minn., will transform during this Labor Day weekend, as thousands of people from all walks of life gather for a multi-day happening to enjoy food, music and … steam engines?

That’s right. The 62nd Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion (WMSTR) – Minnesota’s other great get-together – runs from Friday, Sept. 4 at 6 a.m.through the afternoon parade on Monday, Sept. 7. WMSTR has officially assembled every year since…

Read more...


​The resonance of beauty

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 3rd, 2015

By Brent Behm

This spring, the unused, unwanted and sometimes unbroken items that were taking up space in the various residences of the Fargo-Moorhead area found their way to the collective curb for the annual cleanup. A bewildering array of furniture, appliances, mattresses, large plastic toys and more were tossed aside in favor of more space or perhaps in favor of some new replacement. These massive piles were comprised only of those items that wouldn’t fit in the dumpsters supplied…

Read more...


​Downtown time capsule

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 19th, 2015

Lucy Jacobson, the new owner of Revolver

Photo by Sabrina Hornung

By Bridget Murray

“Lucy, I’m home!” is what I like to say when I enter Revolver, a time warp full of memories.

Vintage wear has always been a fondness of mine, and while working for Shannon Grindberg of Phat Kat Antiques last summer, I met a lovely young lady who had the same love of vintage as I did. Lucy Jacobson is the new proprietor of the super-cool vintage store Revolver, located in downtown Fargo.

Born in 1981, she grew up in the…

Read more...


​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…

Read more...


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…

Read more...


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…

Read more...


​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,…

Read more...


​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…

Read more...


​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…

Read more...


Tracker Pixel for Entry Josh1 Tracker Pixel for Entry Heidi3 Tracker Pixel for Entry Kylie1 Tracker Pixel for Entry District21 Tracker Pixel for Entry Brifki1 Tracker Pixel for Entry Ruth1

Recently in:

FARGO – Ellen Chaffee wanted to know how much lobbyists were spending to influence North Dakota legislators. Online searches ended in dead ends. As the founders of North Dakotans for Public Integrity, Chaffee and Dina Butcher…

by Ryan Jankeryanjanke@hpr1.comZero Gravity Alternative Fitness will present their annual Halloween showcase this Saturday at their studio in south Fargo. The event, aptly named Poletergeist II, is a chance for students and staff…

Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 - 8 p.m.Atonement Lutheran Church, 4601 University Drive S., FargoBring the kids for candy and fun! This family-friendly halloween event has fun for everyone! There will be trunk or treating outside, a…

This weekend I was showing a friend of mine some Fargo hotspots. He was visiting from the West Coast, so naturally I was playing up the Midwest’s many charms. He mentioned that one thing that differed from the West Coast was the…

Gadfly

Goodbye Democracy!

by Ed Raymond

How today’s “christians” hammered the nails into the hands and feet of christHistorian Christopher Browning, who has spent a lifetime studying the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, and the World War II era of Europe, has expressed…

FARGO - A collection of memories from High Plains Reader's annual Cocktail Showdown. Participants were judged on creativity, flavor, and presentation; and this year we added a new category. Like years before, each establishment was…

by Ryan Jankeryan.janke78@gmail.com The scent of sauerkraut will be in the air next Wednesday when the Wishek Association of Commerce hosts the 93rd Annual Sauerkraut Day festival in Wishek, ND.The city of Wishek is situated 30…

We started our interview with JBOT, Captured! By Robots front man, captive and creator by playing a small bout of phone tag. You see, his internet went out and that sent his mind racing. Once we touched base, he said, “For a…

Damien Chazelle’s fourth feature follows the trajectory common to the careers of many ambitious and talented filmmakers honored with Academy Awards: the dissipation of rawness and experimentation as budgets, expectations, and…

I came to Mineral Point, Wisconsin for the art. The tiny town among the rolling hills about 50 miles southwest of Madison is home to just 2,491 souls and 25 art galleries and studios. Any community with that much creative energy…

by Stella Mehlhoffstellamehlhoff@gmail.com“Our mission is to invigorate civic conversation through intimate and transformative storytelling.” This statement posted on Theatre B’s website and tacked to their studio wall in…

Those who have been reading my articles for a while may remember when I interviewed Zachary Tooker about the Level Two Comedy Club at the Radisson in Fargo. While the club may have unfortunately closed, Tooker has not ceased…

Beer Snob

Warm up with a hot toddy

by HPR Contributor

by Ben Myhrebenmyhre35@gmail.com Fall is once again upon us. The leaves are turning, gardens have been pulled, and Summer’s heat has waned into Autumnal frosts. Along with the change of seasons comes a change of seasonal flavors.…

I’m a big man, I’m tall and powerful, but this also causes some issues in the body department. I suffer from acute scoliosis in my lower back, and pain radiates from this area on a daily basis. I have only ever had one massage…

By Melissa Martinmelissamartincounselor@live.comThink back to one of your worst small decisions. Then answer the following questions:How did you make the decision?What happened after the decision?When did you know it was the worst…

There are two ways to look at the recommendation of Administrative Law Judge Patrick Ward that the North Dakota Public Service Commission dismiss the complaint against that (expletive deleted) Meridian Energy for failing to get a…