Culture

​A Very Norsk Christmas: Dinner and Dancing at the Sons of Norway

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 4th, 2019

Norsk Christmas - photograph provided by Frode Tilden

By Kris Gruber
perriex1@gmail.com

The Kringen Lodge, also known as the Sons of Norway, is no longer Fargo's best-kept secret. Known for its warm, welcoming atmosphere along with delicious, home-cooked food, the numerous events hosted there are becoming more and more popular.

The upcoming, 15th annual "Traditional Norsk Christmas," hosted by Frode Tilden, is no exception. Predicted to sell out (very few tickets left as I speak), it guarantees to continue the celebration of lively music and…

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​Christmas on the Prairie

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 4th, 2019

Christmas on the prairie - photograph provided by Jill Finkelson

By Jill Finkelson
jsfinkelson99@gmail.com

Who doesn’t want to take a horse-drawn wagon through the snow and sip on hot cocoa with the family? Bonus points for holiday sweaters and gingerly wrapping your mittens around steaming hot cocoa. In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve been watching a lot of holiday movies already and this holiday village just seems on point. If you’re looking for a little of that extra holiday magic this year, go west. Bonanzaville’s pioneer village…

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Are We Ready for the Death of Coal?

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

Cover design by Raul Gomez

By Waylon Hedegaard
retiringwithcats@gmail.com

I have lived a truly blessed life. I’m married to the best human being on the planet and have a child that fills my heart with pride. But I know what made most this possible was that I was fortunate to stumble into a great union career. Most of my adult life, I’ve worked as a Union Boilermaker in coal-fired power plants. This work fed my family, kept a roof over our heads and allowed us to lead the lives we lead. Even with the reality of…

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The Sanctuary puts a ring in it

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

Independent wrestling returns to Fargo this weekend when F1rst Wrestling makes its debut in North Dakota at the Sanctuary Events Center Friday for a night of nonstop action that will feature regionally and nationally recognized names

F1rst Wrestling is based out of Minneapolis and is run by Arik Cannon who also wrestles for the promotion. Cannon began his wrestling career in 2001. Since that time, he has spent time as a wrestler, a promoter, and also a teacher at Ken Anderson’s The…

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​NDSU students fighting the stigma. Period.

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 26th, 2019

By Jill Finkelson
jsfinkelson99@gmail.com

There are many things people miss when they are homeless or living in poverty but one thing not often talked about is menstruation and how it is handled. Stories of people young and old having to resort to desperate measures when unable to afford tampons, pads or pain relief are heartbreaking and uncomfortable.

Most of us don’t think twice about picking up these things while running errands, but they can be cost-prohibitive for many. Some young…

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​Holiday events you’ll love: celebrating the season your way

by Alicia Underlee Nelson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 20th, 2019

Cover design by Raul Gomez

The holiday season flies by, so start planning now, or it’ll be December 25 before you know it. The perfect holiday celebration is different for all of us, so here’s a look at some of the fun (and wildly varied) events we think you’d like this season.

Want to celebrate at a high-energy festival glowing with lights, a warm drink and heaps of holiday cheer? You’ll find plenty of ideas here. If you prefer something quieter – say, petting an alpaca, chilling with your pup or…

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​‘Tis the season: Folkways Christkindlmarkt

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 20th, 2019

Christkindlmarkt Winter Wonderland - photograph by Friesen Photography

By Kris Gruber
perriex1@gmail.com

“Christkindlesmarkt” is simply any open-air market celebrating the spirit of Christmas, usually in the heart of the city, with the Nuremberg, Germany Christkindlesmarkt being the most famous.

On the Friday before the first Sunday in Advent until Christmas Eve, Nuremberg’s Old Town offers an array of market stands, games, and traditional food and drink. There is a children’s theater and parade, and a special focus on the “Christkind” (a European…

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​How much do I pay for Software?

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 13th, 2019

Your computer would be useless without the code (programs) that make it do something. The software produces a result, stores information, or finds information for you. During the first decade or so of computing, you would be given or have to buy the code for a particular .exe (executable) file that you would load on your computer hard drive and run it from there. It would produce results for you depending upon the function of the software.

These first pieces of software were very…

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​Healing Arts Revolution

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 6th, 2019

Photograph by Saundra Pawlak

By Kris Gruber
perriex1@gmail.com

Graduating from Sister Rosalind Gefre Massage and Wellness Center, Amy Wasvick has spent 10 years practicing Healing Arts. Her areas of expertise include Essential Oil, Cupping, Swedish, hydrotherapy, structural analysis, Reiki and energy balancing therapies. She is the owner of The Healing Arts Revolution in Moorhead. The center will provide meditation, yoga, massage, energy work, and holistic therapies. Amy says the community can look forward to…

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Building a Recovery Friendly Community:

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 6th, 2019

“The opposite of addiction is a connection,” is a motto for the Recovery Community Alliance, a network of over 50 community members to creatively address the strong need for connections by those in recovery and their loved ones through collaboration.

One of the core members of the RCA is the Lost and Found Recovery Center - an addiction recovery program of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead. It began in 1987 due to the vision of Thea Gullings, who knew first-hand the effects of…

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Music

Here’s to the ladies

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by Jill Finkelsonjsfinkelson99@gmail.comDeb Jenkins returns for a 23rd year of celebrating Fargo’s Women- and their music. The story is old news now, Deb tells me over the phone as I ask her- how did this start? 23 years ago, she…

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Wellness

Yoga on the Farm

by Ryan Janke

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