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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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What about those Intel Processors?

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

Intel keeps producing more and more computer processors. Somebody asked me why Intel switched from Pentium to Core (i3, i5, i7, etc.) The answer is simple: money. How else would they satisfy their stockholders?

The other reason is software. It keeps getting more sophisticated and complex. The software needs more computing power to run properly.

So where does that leave us poor folk with 5 year old computers? You can drop out and throw that machine in the trash when it does not keep up…

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​A trifecta of local lore

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

Cyanotype by Sabrina Hornung

One of my favorite things to do is to drift along the roads less travelled in search of finding local lore--especially ghost stories. In the spirit of Halloween we thought we’d share a few. What kind of stories circulated around your hometown? We’d love to hear from you. Afterall, a man much wiser than myself once said, “If you can’t add to the story, there’s no use in telling it.”

Crazy Loon and Colonel Sullers
If the peaks and buttes of Western North Dakota could talk many…

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A Historic Halloween at Hjemkomst

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

Cover art by Colby Nelson, cover by Raul Gomez

October is coming to a close and Halloween is right around the corner. With the witching hour close at hand, people are looking for ways to celebrate the spookiest time of year. There is no shortage of Halloween shenanigans to be had around Fargo-Moorhead, but some of them are in places you probably didn’t expect. Like, say, the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead.

This year, the Historical & Cultural Society of Cass-Clay is hosting the “Hjemkomst Monster Ball”. “We have not had a…

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​Creepy Crafts, Spooky Spots, And Haunted History

by Alicia Underlee Nelson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 23rd, 2019

There’s more to Halloween than blood and guts and screaming your way through a haunted house. From painting monsters and crafting wizarding wands to investigating the paranormal, outsmarting zombies and diving into virtual reality (plus some not-so-creepy Halloween experiences for the whole family), these regional attractions go beyond the scare for a range of Halloween experiences.

Creepy Crafts

Whimsy Hollow Wand Workshop

October 26

1 – 4 p.m.

Spirit Room

Fargo

spiritroom.com

Channel your…

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Keeping up with the Munsters

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 16th, 2019

Butch Patrick - Eddie Munster

By the time Butch Patrick was cast with the iconic role of Eddie Munster the wolfboy son on the classic television program “The Munsters,” he was a seasoned child actor. Starring in television roles on such programs as “General Hospital,” “Rawhide,” “Bonanza,” “My Favorite Martian” and countless others. By the time he became part of the Munster family in 1964 he was 11 years old.

According to Patrick, “The Munsters” was the early 60s zany equivalent to “Leave it…

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​Affordable Europe: Money saving tricks to help your dream trip happen

by Alicia Underlee Nelson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 9th, 2019

Tour guide in Lisbon, Portugal - photograph by Elena Bicu

Western Europe is a dream destination for many U.S. residents. But according to a study by the U.S. Travel Association, 55% of Americans didn’t use all of their paid vacation days in 2018. And that number doesn’t even count those of us – myself included – who only dream about having paid vacation days to take in the first place.

I write about travel for a living, teach a vacation planning course, and co-host a travel podcast, so I talk to a lot of people about why they’re not…

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