Culture

A conversation with renowned minimalist Joshua Millburn

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 18th, 2015

“As a minimalist, everything I own serves a purpose or brings me joy. Everything else is out of the way,” Joshua Fields Millburn said to HPR in an interview at Twenty Below Coffee.

Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, The Minimalists, were in Fargo for the Misfit Con this past May. During the conference, The Minimalists showed a private test screening of their first film, “Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things.” It’s set to release publicly in 2016.

The two are renowned…

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​Unityfest II comes to downtown Fargo

by Chris Hennen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 17th, 2015

Photo by Raul Gomez

Annual celebration aims to promote tolerance and diversity

As UnityND prepares to hold its second annual Unityfest celebration, the man who was the reason for its formation may be resurfacing. UnityND was formed to battle a group of white supremacists who tried to take over the small town of Leith, ND. Last year UnityND held its first celebration on the Red River Valley Fairgrounds, and this year it will take place in downtown Fargo on June 19 and 20. We learned last week that Craig…

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Best of the Best 2015: The Results

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 10th, 2015

Cover by Raul Gomez

Congrats to the 2015 Best of the Best award winners!

The following awardees were selected by the people in the community. Votes were collected through a two-phase online survey curated by the High Plains Reader.

**HPR's online edition also includes second and third place!

Best Local Celebrity: Josh Duhamel (Battle Creek/Transformers)

Though he may not be from Fargo-Moorhead, North Dakota-bred super celebrity Josh Duhamel sure has clout with folks from the area. He’s hella handsome. And he…

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Off the air with Jesse James

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 10th, 2015

Photo by Raul Gomez

Decorated, experienced radio personality shares his story

It all started with a guy named Johnny Danger.

Jesse James said he had “barely made it out of high school” and had been DJing at a nightclub in his hometown of Madison, Wis. In walks Danger, a local celebrity radio personality, to do a broadcast. He and James hit it off that evening and became friends almost instantly.

It wasn’t long till James met up with Danger at his radio station. “I actually sat in the studio with him…

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​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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Anti-Life America

by Ed Raymond

All The Evidence Points To An Anti-Life Political PartyAfter observing and experiencing the machinations and voting records of the Republican Party from Nixon to Reagan To Bush To Trump, one can arrive at only one conclusion: It is…

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​Ready or Knot

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By Gary Usseryusseryg@gmail.comWhen Sabrina gets a hold of you and asks you to interview a band as unique as Fargo locals The Knotties you just yell “yes!” Only a few days later I was meeting with Channing Minnema (lead vocals,…

Documentarian Penny Lane adds another entertaining movie to her filmography with an inside look at the recent rise of the Satanic Temple. As a movie experience, “Hail Satan?” often lives deliciously. The film might even turn…

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