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I won’t be supporting your Computer

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 7th, 2018

Your operating system to be exact. That is Microsoft’s job. It is a tough job but Bill Gates signed them up for it many years ago. But Microsoft only supports each version of Windows for so long. For example, Windows 7 is currently in “extended support” until January 14, 2020, after which Microsoft will no longer support it. Here’s what that means.

When Microsoft stops supporting a version of Windows, Microsoft stops issuing security updates for that operating system. For…

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Prussia makes debut as fight promoter at Fight to Unite

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 7th, 2018

Mariah Prussia - photograph by Forness Photography

by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com

The last time a mixed martial arts event was held in Fargo, local MMA fighter Mariah Prussia headlined the card. Now, nearly three years later, Prussia finds herself on the other side of the business as her company, MPX Promotions, presents Fight to Unite at the Delta Hotels by Marriott this Saturday night.

It is Prussia’s debut as a fight promoter, and even though she has been involved as a fighter, there is a learning curve that comes with promoting an…

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Plants for Patients: Planting the seeds of pro-compassion

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 7th, 2018


There are some issues in the arena of American political discussion that draw significant controversy and generate a lot of ill will between people. One of the first that leaps to mind for most is abortion. Ever since the controversial precedent set in 1974 by the United States Supreme Court with Roe v. Wade, the subject has been a point of contention that has inspired vitriol and sometimes even violence, helped decide elections, and become a battlefield in the American culture wars. …

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Fargo’s Marshall Johnson heads to Orlando, will compete in international powerlifting competition

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 31st, 2018

Marshall johnson standing next to a Relentless poster with his and Carter's image

by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com
photographs by Ryan Janke

The World Powerlifting Organization (WPO) in Orlando, FL will hold its first international event since 2007 next Sunday, November 11 and Fargo’s Marshall Johnson will be there to compete for best-in-the-world honors.

Who is the best?
This will be the sixth or seventh international competition for Johnson who began powerlifting in 2008 at the age of 25. At that time, he was competing as a bodybuilder and mentioned to a friend who…

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Winona Laduke to make appearance at Hotel Donaldson

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 24th, 2018

Winona LaDuke in her hemp field - photograph provided by winonashemp.com

FARGO – The introduction to Winona LaDuke’s Hemp and Heritage Farm describes how the world stands at the intersection between two paths.

“One path is well worn, scorched and leads to our destruction. The other path is new, green and leads to mino-bimaadiziwin (the good life).”

LaDuke, a lifelong environmental activist, founder of Honor the Earth, and two-time Vice Presidential pick for the Green Party, is also a writer, and she’s speaking about her book “The Winona LaDuke…

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“Been up to see the ghost”

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 24th, 2018

Hornung - Gone up to see the ghost - cyanotype by Sabrina Hornung

Cyanotype by Sabrina Hornung

According to the Valley City Times Record, during the fall of 1903 a barn outside of Litchville became a hot topic of conversation and was reputed to be haunted. During the previous winter Olaus Anderson, a local farmer who lived a few miles outside of Litchville succumbed to asphyxiation by coal gas. Coal gas was also known as “town gas” and contained high levels of Carbon Monoxide. Unfortunately natural gas wasn’t regulated in the US until around…

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Unconventional beauty: Moxxxie Sable

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 24th, 2018

photograph provided by Moxxxie Sable

by John Showalter
john.d.showalter@gmail.com

Those who have seen 1990’s Paul Verhoeven-directed, Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring sci-fi action romp Total Recall probably remember a scene where the musclebound protagonist is propositioned by a three-breasted woman. So of course, when I interviewed Moxxxie Sable, the Three-Breasted Woman, I had to know if people had brought up that film with her ad nauseum. “Oh boy, do they ever,” she said. “I just laugh and reply, ‘Did you…

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‘Our version of a dance recital’

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 17th, 2018

photograph by Urban Toad Media

by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com

Zero Gravity Alternative Fitness will present their annual Halloween showcase this Saturday at their studio in south Fargo. The event, aptly named Poletergeist II, is a chance for students and staff to showcase their skills as they perform pole dancing routines.

Gina Bushey, owner and instructor at Zero Gravity, expects about 15 performers doing routines. Most of the performers will do their routines as singles, but there will be one doubles performance and…

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Power struggle heats up as Fully Loaded Wrestling returns to Fargo

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 17th, 2018

photograph and graphics courtesy of Fully Loaded Wrestling

by Ryan Janke
ryanjanke@hpr1.com

Fully Loaded Wrestling makes its return to Fargo this Sunday for All Hallows’ Eve. The event, held at the Delta Hotel, will feature eight matches including five championship contests.

Fully Loaded Wrestling (FLW), a promotion based in Minot, ND, was recently purchased by Donny Dahl, a self-proclaimed “saint” for FLW. Dahl says he just wants to do what is best for the company by making it as strong as possible and continuing to bring a family-friendly…

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LGTBQ+ Healthcare Day

by Faye Seidler | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 10th, 2018

Harbor Health Clinic has partnered with several other organizations to host the first ever LGBTQ+ Healthcare Day in Fargo/Moorhead on Friday, November 9th from 10:00 Am to 5:00 PM. This event will offer a number of free services to LGBTQ+ individuals such as flu shots and HIV screening, while also connecting our community to the many affirming healthcare organizations in our area.

As the event organizer for the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Day I’m incredibly blown away by the amount of…

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