All About Food

Reviving Rural Grocery Stores in North Dakota

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 14th, 2020

Reviving Rural Grocery Stores in North Dakota

By Annie Prafcke

Fargo, ND – On October 7th, Gov. Doug Burgum awarded Milnor Market and the Forman grocery store project Main Street Awards, as part of an initiative led by the Office of Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota Department of Commerce. These awards recognize communities that demonstrate excellence in responsible planning, attracting talent for economic growth, and developing vibrant communities.

The Milnor Market in Milnor, ND…

Read more...


​King House Closes Its Doors

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 21st, 2020

By Annie Prafcke

annieprafcke@gmail.com

Fargo, ND – On Oct. 27th, King House Buffet, beloved Chinese restaurant, will permanently close its doors. Their Oct. 6th Facebook post states the reasons for their closure as “Covid effects” and a desire to spend more time with family. Although owners Bojin and Cindy Chen declined to comment for this article, longtime King House customers are outspoken about their love of this local restaurant.

King House Buffet opened downtown over thirty…

Read more...


Local Restaurants Implement Their Own Mask Policies

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 7th, 2020

By Annie Prafcke

annieprafcke@gmail.com

Fargo, ND – Cass County is now at a moderate risk level for the coronavirus according to the North Dakota Department of Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) further indicate that Cass County is responsible for almost a quarter (24.4% on October 1st) of coronavirus cases in North Dakota. On September 21st, Commissioner John Strand proposed a mask mandate for the city of Fargo to help flatten the curve. Although his proposal…

Read more...


Everyday Should Be Valentine’s Day

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 12th, 2020

It goes without saying that Valentine’s Day is the most profitable of all the holidays and the one with the most tortured history, literally. It is confusing how an ancient Roman festival that involved sacrificing animals and then flogging young, naked women with their hides, to increase their fertility would become the day to celebrate love. And then following all that with a drunken, naked lottery pairing the flogged women with the men. How did that morph into a billion- dollar…

Read more...


Until All Are Fed

by Ryan Janke | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 29th, 2020

photo provided by Fargo MobilePack

Until all are fed. For Amy Okeson, it isn’t just an email tagline or a feel-good saying. It is a mission that has been in her heart since she participated in an event at her church where people came together to pack meals that would be sent to feed kids in the world’s poorest countries.

The event was a mobile pack through Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). FMSC is a Christian non-profit organization based out of the Twin Cities that works with volunteers to pack meals for starving and…

Read more...


A Ralph’s Corner History Harvest’

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 22nd, 2020

design by Raul Gomez

by Jill Finkelson
jsfinkelson99@gmail.com

Have any good stories from Ralph’s Corner Bar? The Historical Society of Clay County wants to bring us back in time to the Moorhead favorite and they need the local’s help. Musicians, bartenders, former (current) punk rockers and music dads all encouraged to attend. Bring stories, pictures, posters— anything you might have stashed. I talked to Marcus Kreuger about their latest “dig” of sorts. It’s kind of a new trend, like crowdsourcing…

Read more...


It Might Just Be the Holiday of All Holidays

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 27th, 2019

I am a voracious reader of anything culinary and a subscriber to several culinary periodicals. I like to hang onto them as I find it hard to throw away these culinary nuggets of information with their adventures to distant lands. I might be a hoarder as I have stacks of them in various areas of the house. So, somewhat grudgingly, I began the process of purging them, sifting through these well-organized stacks of magazines and that is when I saw the pattern.

There was an obvious…

Read more...


​Out to lunch

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 30th, 2019

By Jill Finkelson
jsfinkelson99@gmail.com

School lunch has been in the news lately. There have been stories from around the country about the mounting debt and how school’s have been dealing with it. Michaela Schell and Chris Kulesa, from the Women’s Leadership Program teamed up with Fargo Public Schools to tackle this problem in our backyard. Of course, the quickest way to reach out to the most people is social media. The premise is simple: The social media campaign challenges…

Read more...


Akiing- Where the Wild Rice Grows

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 30th, 2019

Butch Stone et all - photograph provided by Winona LaDuke

By Winona LaDuke

It is Manoominike Giizis, the Wild Rice Making Moon. For thousands of years, Native people have gone to these lakes, listened to the sounds of geese, cranes, and swans as they fly overhead. This is a wild rice ecosystem. We take to the lakes with tobacco in hand, canoes, poles and sticks, the same way as our ancestors have for a thousand years. Manoomin or wild rice feeds both the bodies and spirits.

Indigenous people are 4% of the world’s population, but protect…

Read more...


Is Farm to Table Dead in North Dakota or is it the “Mushrooms” Talking?

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 23rd, 2019

It is ironic that in the state where the mentality of protecting the 2nd Amendment at all costs is considering making foraged food items such as, wild, local mushrooms be controlled by the state. Forcing restaurateurs to buy all their food stuffs through licensed vendors or in the case of mushrooms from licensed, expert foragers.

Is this the same slippery slope occupied by gun owners? Can chefs and restaurateurs seek protection somewhere in the constitution. First, it’s the mushrooms,…

Read more...


Tracker Pixel for Entry HighPlainsHousing2of3 Tracker Pixel for Entry MSUM Oline

Recently in:

By Annie Prafckeannieprafcke@gmail.comFargo, ND – As winter’s chill and a global pandemic provide the backdrop for this holiday season, many of us are finding it difficult to feel spirited. However, for seniors residing in…

Shawnee Kaseman of Wishek, ND was awarded the title of Miss North Dakota for America 2020 this past September, but instead of preparing to hit the stage in a glittering gown under sparkling lights,she addressed pageant judges from…

Best Bets

Ladies Ag Night

by HPR Staff

Thursday, March 19, 4:30- 8 pm1609 19th Ave N, FargoCass County Soil Conservation District is hosting their annual Ladies’ Ag Night supper event. This event has a goal of bringing together multiple generations of women involved…

jas@hpr1.comThese days – this year – it’s a challenge to see good when there’s so much bad going on out there. It’s not easy to pull back the layers and to see what’s there for which we should be thankful. Yet it’s…

Gadfly

America on Hospice

by Ed Raymond

fargogadfly@gmail.comMission PossiblePresident Joe: your first important mission, if you choose to accept it, is to ask 90 million American registered voters why they didn’t vote in 2020. Then tell Chairman Tom Perez and the…

To say that this year’s Bartenders Battle was the best display of talent in the six years since its creation would be an understatement and a disservice to not only the bartenders who made it into the competition, but also the…

Reviving Rural Grocery Stores in North DakotaBy Annie PrafckeFargo, ND – On October 7th, Gov. Doug Burgum awarded Milnor Market and the Forman grocery store project Main Street Awards, as part of an initiative led by the Office…

by John Showalterjohn.d.showalter@gmail.comThe COVID-19 pandemic may have brought most live musical performances to a screeching halt, but that doesn’t mean that industrious musicians have been any less busy. Streaming outlets…

By Jillian Finkelsonjsfinkelson99@gmail.comOscar de Leon has been making films locally for years. His latest project has been nominated for the Exceptional Artistry Award.In his own words, Oscar tells HPR about the project and its…

By Jill FinkelsonWe’ve been hearing the word Unrest a lot lately. Unrest in the streets. Unrest in the capital. Unrest in our own homes as we struggle to hunker down in the face of the unseen pandemic. People are restless. They…

Theatre

Digital Dragathon

by HPR Staff

By Kris Gruberperriex1@gmail.comDrag shows, for me, feel like a celebration of artistry, esthetic, music, and camaraderie. With a dash of confetti thrown in.The local drag community is a close-knit family. Giving back to affiliated…

by Kris Gruberperriex1@gmail.comAdam Quesnell's last show at The Cellar beneath the Front Street Taproom in Fargo was in early September of 2018. He was embarking on a seminal move from Minneapolis to LA. As always, his comedy was…

by Jill Finkelsonjsfinkelson99@gmail.comFar North Spirits, located up in Hallock, MN, is the northernmost distillery in the lower 48. They may be young in the distillery world but the farm and the spirit reach far into the past.…

Wellness

Discover Yoga Differently

by HPR Contributor

by Laurie J Bakeremsdatter@gmail.com Part of modern yoga is participating in the world around us. We live in a time of upheaval in society and nature, and of great suffering in humans of all ages. Most of us perceive this suffering…

By Ashlee Nordquisthpr@hpr1.comI've come to the conclusion that not everyone understands why my brother and I went on ventilators for covid and what that means. As I survived and my brother SO FAR is improving, I can make jokes and…

By Marc de Cellemarcdecelle@midco.netAs someone who has voted for both Republicans and Democrats in the last decade, and who has participated as both a poll worker and an absentee vote counter in the last five years, I feel it's my…