Culture

We’re Not Leaving. Despite Location Changes, FM Pride to Return.

July 16th, 2023

By Maddie Robinson 

maddierobi.mr@gmail.com

Fargo-Moorhead Pride, considered one of the biggest rural pride celebrations in the United States, is returning August 10-13 for a weekend of fun and festivities.

This year will be the 23rd official FM Pride celebration according to Chelsea Diederich, chair of the FM Pride Planning Committee. Similar to previous years, FM Pride 2023 is projected to draw thousands of people to its wide variety of…

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Rev. George Rath (1891-1977), Author of ‘Black Sea Germans in the Dakotas’

June 27th, 2023

By Michael M. Miller

michael.miller@ndsu.edu

One of the most important books I would recommend for our Germans from Russia community is “The Black Sea Germans in the Dakotas” by George Rath.

It is available at grhc-northdakotastate-ndus.nbsstore.net/black-sea-germans-in-the-dakotas.

George Rath was born in 1891 in Nesselrode (Kuyalnik), near Birsula, Province of Odessa, Ukraine. His father was Georg, born at Bergdorf (Glueckstal District). His mother was Katharine Reiser. He was…

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​We Are Family: Anna Johnson and the Human Family

May 20th, 2023

By John Showalter 

john.d.showalter@gmail.com

Human rights is a subject that often comes up in the media. One has only to tune in to any of the major news broadcasters to hear heated debate and discussion regarding the treatment of various groups in our society, whether it be racial or religious minorities, the LGBTQ+ community, or others from all varieties of pundit and talking head.

For many these concerns are in the abstract, of intellectuals and journalists that have no bearing on…

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NEW EXHIBIT OFFERS IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE OF NATIVE STORIES AND LANDSCAPES

May 12th, 2023

By Bree Hocking

bhocking@nd.gov

From the first step inside “On the Edge of the Wind: Native Storytellers & the Land” at the State Museum in Bismarck “you get the sense this truly is another world,” says Exhibitions Manager David Newell.

Produced by the North Dakota Council on the Arts in association with the State Historical Society, the new exhibition, which opens to the public Thursday, explores connections between cultural practices, regional landscapes, and tribal oral…

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The Lasting Legacy of Father William C. Sherman

April 25th, 2023

By Michael M. Miller

michael.miller@ndsu.edu

The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries, premiered the new traveling exhibit, “Building Life and Home on the Prairie: German-Russian Homesteads of North Dakota” on April 18 at St. Paul’s Newman Center, Fargo, ND. This event also included a panel discussion about the exhibit and the life of Father William C. Sherman.

The images and documents in this exhibit are a result of the dedicated work of celebrated religious…

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Spring Gala Wonderland

April 20th, 2023

By Alicia Underlee Nelson

alicia@hpr1.com

The Spring Gala at the Plains Art Museum returns May 6. This annual fundraiser and silent art auction benefits museum programming, so it’s a very worthy cause. But the Spring Gala is also a scene, a vibe, a whole mood. The wonder, the revelry, the tiny touches of delicious, laugh-out-loud novelty keep people coming back for more, year after year.

It is the kind of party where couture and cosplay are equally appreciated, where aerialists twirl and…

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Fostering Community with Parachigo

April 18th, 2023

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

The High Plains Reader had the opportunity to catch up with artist, musician and community builder Anjali Karna about Parachigo, Fargo Moorhead’s newest and most exciting creative space and all-ages venue.

High Plains Reader: Can you tell us a bit about Parachigo?

Anjali Karna: There are three spaces on the main floor that come with sinks, counters, and doors! They are larger spaces and will functionally be storefronts for private artists. There are 10…

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National Rosie the Riveter Day

April 11th, 2023

By Lois Schaefer

submit@hpr1.com

March 21, 2023, was National Rosie the Riveter Day, a day to celebrate and recognize the part American women played in America’s WWII victory. Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of World War II. She was based on a real person, but represented the millions of women who went to work in factories, lumber and steel mills, shipyards, and wherever needed during the war to support the war effort.

With 12 percent of the population in military service, and every…

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​Josef Olivieri: North Dakota’s Godfather of Hair

February 13th, 2023

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

HPR chats with a local legend

The following interview was done in February of 2016, just a few months after Mr. Josef Olivieri's 90th birthday. We're sorry to hear of his passing at the age of 97 on December 22, 2022. As we remember the life and legacy of Mr. Josef, we send our condolences to his family and community.

On Saturday, February 18 at the Ramada in Fargo, a special tribute to Mr. Josef will be featured as part of the annual Josef’s Fashion…

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​A Fresh Look for a Fargo landmark: Blarney Stone Pub arrives at the Hotel Donaldson

January 15th, 2023

By Alicia Underlee Nelson

alicia@hpr1.com

After a year of darkness, the windows at the corner of First Avenue and Broadway – the building that sparked the Downtown Fargo renaissance – are once again aglow. Friends shrug off their coats and servers scurry through the crowd with perfectly poised plates heaped high with bangers and mash, spicy shrimp and crispy chicken salad. As the door to the new Blarney Stone Pub at the Hotel Donaldson swings open, a rush of warmth and laughter spills…

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