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More than a hobby: Ten Seven Acres Farm

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 28th, 2015

In 2013, Dirk and Jessie Monson were weighing life opportunities, one of which could have included a relocation to Seattle, and another was buying a farm. Remaining in North Dakota and starting a farm won out, leading to the beginning of Ten Seven Acres Farm, in Galchutt, N.D.

In the beginning the wife and husband team did not have “grand visions of raising alpacas or miniature horses,” simply wanting a place to live and have their riding horses. “The truth is that if you told us…

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Others Shop

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 28th, 2015


Fargo’s fair-trade fashion

By Emily Schubert

Erica Frank glances out of her bay window along Eighth Street, a cup of coffee in her hand, watching a mother and daughter walk by Others Shop. Her view is somewhat static, blocked by the intricate floral arrangements and the elegant mannequins dressed for a cool fall day full of excitement.

The mantra “Others: Who we shop for,” so prominently displayed on the wall of the downtown Fargo fair-trade boutique, encompasses the who and why of…

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This ain’t your mom’s bar trivia

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

Erik Block and James Osborne plan to put their own spin on bar trivia at the Aquarium in November

By John Showalter

Having trivia at a bar seems like a no brainer. Almost any drinking establishment seems to think that throwing one back whilst trying to answer questions is as normal as serving salty food, it just goes with the business. So if one more of these competitions were to come along, what would be the big deal? That is the attitude that Erik Block and James Osborne are trying to…

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A screaming good time

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 21st, 2015

By Sabrina Hornung and Jamie Hutchinson

It’s Halloween season and we’ve been itching to get the pants scared off of us. Sabrina Hornung and Jamie Hutchinson decided to dig up the dirt on some of the area’s best haunted attractions and see what’s going down on the scream scene.

Haunted Farm

1947 130th Ave. S Moorhead, MN 56560

Open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Contact: (218) 585-4539

http://www.hauntedfarm.com/

Price:$15 per person for general…

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Homeward Animal Shelter fundraiser

by Särah Nour | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 15th, 2015

Jordan Tankel Photography

Next Thursday, for the sixth year in a row, NDSU’s Alumni Center will host Wags, Whiskers and Wine, an annual fundraiser for the Homeward Animal Shelter. This includes wine tasting, local cuisine, auctions and a live jazz band, with all proceeds going toward providing services for shelter animals, such as vaccinations, spaying and neutering, leashes, food and toys.

According to Special Events/PR Coordinator Heather Klefstad, the event begins at 6:00 p.m. and goes until 9:00 p.m., with…

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Tearing hair to show you care

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 8th, 2015

photo by Haney Photography

By John Showalter

Body hair waxing has been the butt of its fair share of jokes, whether there are some guys on a night out joking how they can’t understand how women do it, to women saying it’s the reason they opt for a razor, to pranks on roommates and humorous movie scenes. But what if you could get those arms and legs or that back and chest silky smooth for a good cause? And coupling that with good food, drinks, music and laughs?

That is what Paul Evans is going to be doing for…

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Donors for decks

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 8th, 2015

photo by Jamie Hutchinson

Local skater starts crowdfunding campaign to purchase skateboards for youth

By Jamie Hutchinson

When local skaters noticed the number of kids at Fargo skate parks who were interested in skateboarding but didn’t have the means to purchase a board, they decided to do something about it.

Luke Hampton, a native of Fargo-Moorhead now based in Minneapolis, set up a crowdfunding campaign to help purchase skateboards for Fargo-Moorhead youth. The campaign, which is titled “build the Fargo…

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Junk Giant offers “a fresh take” on antiques

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 7th, 2015

photo by Jamie Hutchinson

By Jamie Hutchinson

To Aaron Swinkels, co-owner of antique store Junk Giant, there’s an art to selling antiques that extends beyond buying as low as you can and selling as high as possible. That art is about community and contrast.

“I price to where people can afford it here,” Swinkels said. “Hopefully, I can move a lot of stuff and make a living that way rather than sitting on a few really uber, high-end pieces and just waiting to make a killing on them.”

The store, which opened…

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Crafts and drafts

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 2nd, 2015

Unbrewed Craft Fest

By Brittney Goodman

On Saturday, Oct. 3, from 1-8 p.m., Unglued Market comes to the Fargo Brewing Company for a free celebration of local handmade modern crafts, live music and craft beer.

During Unbrewed Craft Fest, 20 local makers will sell their handmade wares. Live polka music will happen in mid-afternoon, Oktoberfest games will be played and Oktoberfest beer will be on tap. Unglued will also be sponsoring the opportunity to make a glass-etched beer mug that…

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Quilts on a barn? More likely than you think

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 2nd, 2015

By John Showalter

If you’ve driven through a rural area (and there are a lot of those in the Midwest), you may have run across them. Panels of painted wood or metal hung on a barn or some other building, or even freestanding in someone’s lawn, painted with a quilt design. They are called barn quilts, and usually form a “quilt trail” that goes along a route, adding a splash of color to the countryside and drawing attention to country properties and architecturally, aesthetically…

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