By Michael M. Miller
The “Northwest Blade,” Eureka, SD, published a wonderful article in August 2020, “Granddaughter keeps grandmother’s precious chamomile seeds,” by Cindy Schumacher. Cindy wrote about the experiences of Judy Hooff, a resident of Eureka, founded in 1887, once called the “Breadbasket of the World” for its many wheat elevators and the trains that transported grain to the rest of the country.
When she was a first grader, Judy Hooff lived…
By Melissa Van Der Stad
photo credit: Keith Hapip, Jr.
One North Dakota family is in the midst of an ongoing dispute with the Protect North Dakota Kids group and its primary member, Keith Hapip, Jr.
The controversial Facebook page has shared a photo featuring three kids, against the express wishes of the childrens’ guardians. When asked to take it down, the page refused.
By Eric Hamley
Back in the mid-2000’s, a guy punched me at the bar for dancing with another man. 15 years later I was in drag onstage celebrating the first Pride on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in front of one of my tormentors.
It is very much an indication of how far we have come as a people to accept our Two Spirits who were once revered in the community before the colonized idea that being LGBTQ was sinful. It was an honor to be part of this historic moment…
By Sabrina Hornung
Last month, Chris Stoner, also known as Miss Janessa Jaye Champagne, a 20-year veteran of the North Dakota drag community, was targeted in a variety of posts from the anti-LGBTQ Facebook group Protect North Dakota Kids, prior to an all-ages drag show and brunch that was set for Capital Pride in Bismarck in the middle of June.
Stoner, known for their no-nonsense…
Selected Summer Events
June 21 – Primitive Man 10 Year Anniversary Tour – The Aquarium, Fargo, ND
June 22-27 – Don’t Hug Me Musical – Stage West - POW/MIA Plaza, West Fargo, ND
June 22 – Ryan Necci and The Buffalo Gospel – Dempsey’s Public House, Fargo, ND
June 22- 23 – Annie Jr. – Musical – TAK Music Venue – Dilworth, MN
June 23 - Chase Rice with Alexandra Kay – Outdoors at Fargo Brewing, Fargo, ND
June 23 – The Unlikely Candidates – The Aquarium, Fargo,…
By Sabrina Hornung
Photo by Brooklyn Ewing, Dirt Candy Productions
Anti-LGBTQ group targets all-ages drag performers
On June 13, Chris Stoner received a strange notification on their business profile, Miss Janessa Jaye Champagne. “ I was confused at first, because I didn't recognize the group name, but once I looked at the post it was pretty clear what sort of trash they were peddling.” Stoner said.
Stoner, who also goes by their stage name, Janessa Jaye Champagne, is a…
By Michael Strike
Photo by Sabrina Hornung
When you passed through the intersection of Broadway and 2nd Ave North Friday evenings recently, you may have noticed a growing presence of colors, community engagement, and PRIDE.
Yes; THAT Pride.
While Fargo, North Dakota 'officially' celebrates pride for one week in August; a growing movement has pushed to bring the celebrations and representations to Downtown Fargo during the historically accurate month-long…
By John Showalter
Sometimes unforeseen circumstances can cause things to go off track, but they can also present the opportunity for growth in a new direction. Such is the case with Art Riot in Moorhead, which began by publishing a magazine that showcased local arts, music, comics, fiction, and more, as well as printing t-shirts.
“Art Riot opened in 2013,” said Jordan Tepley, one of…
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
KWS creates genre-defining rock n' roll.
Fargo Theatre, Sunday, May 1, 8pm
MinnKota Wind Quintet
A world premiere, original works
Sanctuary Event Center, Fargo, May 1
A Celebration of Nordic Music
From the five Scandinavian countries
First Lutheran Church in Fargo, May 1
Our individual actions have always had direct benefits – or consequences – not just to ourselves, but also to our communities. However, the events of the past two years have revealed the tension between personal liberties and societal responsibilities in a unique combination of ways. The 53rd Annual UND Writers Conference features authors and artists whose work considers the role of the individual and relationships to others. The invited authors will discuss how challenges to…
By Maddie Robinson email@example.comIn order to get affordable child care for her son, Paulina Erbele has to drive from her work in Gackle,…
By Rick Gionrickgion@gmail.comThe temperatures have dropped and so have the leaves in the Upper Midwest. That means it's now the holiday season. Part of the joy of this special season for me is eating. But first things first.…
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway North upstairs, Downtown FargoFriday, December 8, 7:30-11pmDoors 7:30 pm // Music 8 pm21+ // $10 advance // $12 DOSOver two decades, Christmas songs have appeared throughout Owen Ashworth’s recorded…
By John Showalter firstname.lastname@example.orgThey sell fentanyl test strips and kits to harm-reduction organizations and…