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High Plains Reader is the Fargo region's independent news, arts and entertainment newsweekly. HPR hits stands every Thursday and is available free of charge. In its 25th year, the Reader is the go-to source for news, in depth journalism reports, music, theatre, arts, food, beer, wine and culture in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead. HPR also has the region's most complete and accurate events calendar. Read more here at hpr1.com and follow us on Twitter at @hprfm.

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by HPR Staff

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by Sabrina Hornung

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by HPR Contributor

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