Editorial

Guest editorial: The world lost one of the good ones last week.

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 12th, 2018

photograph courtesy of Mitch Marr

by Josh Boschee
joshua.boschee@yahoo.com
photo courtesy of Mitch Marr

Eight words that perfectly describe the beautiful spirit of Kim Winnegge.

"I have given my whole life to words."

Those of us who knew her remember these words as a prominent tattoo she proudly wore on her upper arm. But to Kim, this was a statement of the power that words have in the mundane and the extraordinary moments of our lives.

The web of friends that Kim made and introduced to each other was reconnected with texts,…

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Our opinion: Women’s health screenings save lives

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 5th, 2018

Hornung-editorial-art by Jessi Schmit

Title X was established in 1970 and is the only federal family planning program that provides grants to a number of providers of family planning and related health services. It was designed to provide information, supplies and access to contraceptive services to those who want or need them. Priority is given to low-income individuals by law. In fact, Title X provides affordable birth control for over four million individuals.

Keep in mind that these family planning services provide…

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Our opinion: Reducing our dependence on fossil fuels

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 28th, 2018

art by Jessi Schmidt

by Ed Gruchalla
egruch@aol.com

With substantial evidence indicating the negative consequences of burning fossil fuels, why is it we have so much trouble in North Dakota moving on to cleaner forms of energy?

Most of us are not ignorant of the consequences of dirty energy sources: changing weather patterns, increasing temperatures, melting glaciers, shrinking biodiversity, and increasing storm intensities. We learn the Arctic is slated to be ice-free by the year 2035, a first in over 5…

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Our opinion: ‘Tis the season of the holiday rush

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 14th, 2018


Scherenschnitte by Sabrina Hornung

It's that time of the year when we’ve finally finished up our Halloween candy and started to deck the halls... but who’s rushing the season when it’s the season of the holiday rush?

Here at HPR we’ve had shopping and holiday menus on the brain for the past couple weeks in preparation for our first-ever holiday edition of HPR. With all of this holiday chatter around the office we’re starting to think that this year just might be the year that we finally send out the holiday…

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Our opinion: Finding our identity on the prairie

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 7th, 2018

photograph by Sabrina Hornung

On Monday Dan Larson, a film student from Montana State University in Bozeman, swung by the office for an interview. This time I was on the other side of the questioning. Larson is currently working on a documentary about the geographical center of North America and the communities that have been trying to claim it. As a result, much of our conversation surrounded the topic of North Dakota’s identity.

It was the same topic that came up multiple times this weekend, upon sharing an…

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Our Opinion / The entire country’s watching North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race.

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 31st, 2018

photograph by Raul Gomez

Tuesday’s mid-term general election is a call to action, especially here in North Dakota. We urge each of you to vote, and then to get your family and friends to vote.

The entire country’s watching North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race. The outcome could affect the balance of power in Washington. The stakes are high, the contributions and expenditures massive, the candidate differences stark.

HPR endorses Heidi Heitkamp for her second term.

Heitkamp has had a fine line to walk as a…

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Our opinion: Who’s the real enemy of the people?

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 24th, 2018

Art by Jessi Schmit - Whose the real enemy of the people

On October 18, President Trump held a rally in Missoula Montana. Prior to the event, former state GOP chairman Will Deschamps Sr. issued a cautionary threat via Facebook. “For all the prospective attendees to the Trump event. Come early. Also all you protesters, show up as well. This is a concealed and open carry state and we know how to use ‘em. USMC-trained.”

That still didn’t stop the protesters.They carried their message to the mountain tops, roofs of sheds and good ‘ol…

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Our opinion: North Dakota nice vs passive aggression

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 17th, 2018

Art by Lauryn Lesley @digitaldoodz

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 midwestern passive aggression. Since then it has come up in conversation multiple times, but where does it come from? I halfway joked that road rage wasn’t nearly as common up here because if you give someone the finger, odds are they more than likely went…

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An open thank you note to Senator Heitkamp

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 10th, 2018

Hornung-editorial-ambrotype by Shane Balkowitsch Recalling Klimt

Dear Heidi,

I thought about writing a personal thank you on your vote against Judge Kavanaugh but found that my sentiments echoed and resonated much louder than a simple letter. This thank you extends beyond just my pen -- or rather keyboard. You openly acknowledged that this vote was a risky political move but you were right in following your conscience. I’m finding out more and more that a politician with a conscience in this day and age is a rare but beautiful bird.

I was listening…

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Seeking out regional art opportunities

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 3rd, 2018

As the FM Studio Crawl fast approacheth area artists are tidying up their studios and inviting the public to experience where their magic happens. It’s a great opportunity where communities intersect and our diverse creative community is celebrated.

As an artist, I’ll be the first to admit that it’s tough to find your creative foothold. In fact it’s tough to even find the gumption to call yourself an artist. Once you hold that title you may encounter folks snickering at the…

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