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A Light in the Dust: Pride in Fargo

June 17th, 2022

By Michael Strike

michaelstrike.solo@gmail.com

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…

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​Art Riot Breaks Into Music Promotion

June 16th, 2022

By John Showalter 

john.d.showalter@gmail.com

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…

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​2022 Summer Calendar

April 20th, 2022

May

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

KWS creates genre-defining rock n' roll.

Fargo Theatre, Sunday, May 1, 8pm

https://jadepresents.com/events/

MinnKota Wind Quintet

A world premiere, original works

Sanctuary Event Center, Fargo, May 1

fmsymphony.org/chamber-music-series

A Celebration of Nordic Music

From the five Scandinavian countries

First Lutheran Church in Fargo, May 1

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The Hu…

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​53rd Annual UND Writers Conference Issue

March 16th, 2022

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…

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​GRHC Remembers Bob Dambach and His heart for Storytelling

February 24th, 2022

By Michael M. Miller

michael.miller@ndsu.edu

Our Germans from Russia community has lost a shining star with the passing of Robert “Bob” Dambach. Bob was a familiar face and voice of Prairie Public as the director of television. Bob was a special colleague and a dear friend. We traveled together to film and interview to produce documentaries in Argentina, Brazil, France Germany, Ukraine, Alberta, Saskatchewan, California, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.

In 1985, Bob…

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​Ashley Jewish Homesteader Cemetery: Unique Insight Into Pioneer Life

February 23rd, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Photo by Sabrina Hornung

All cemeteries are historically significant, this is true. One can learn a lot about ethnic and religious concentrations of the area, but once they get onto the Historic Register, it gets especially interesting.

On November 17, 2015, the National Parks Service of the United States Department of the Interior added The Ashley Jewish Homesteader Cemeteryto the National Register of Historic Places.

According to the National…

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​The Onion Calendar: A New Year Tradition

January 20th, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Photo by Sabrina Hornung

.The onion calendar is an old German folk tradition that predicts the levels of moisture each month throughout the year using salt, an onion, and a little bit of patience.

According to Ashley North Dakota residents Donna and Delbert (Del) Eszlinger, you take a nice round onion, cut it in half and peel apart the layers. Each layer is indicative of one of the 12 months. You then take a teaspoon of salt and put that in each of the…

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​Christmas memories in German Russia Country

December 15th, 2021

By Michael M. Miller 

michael.miller@ndsu.edu

Theresa Meier Eissinger of Napoleon, N.D., writes, “Christmas Eve at the Meier farm (between Linton and Napoleon) was the most exciting time of the year. Chores were done early; supper was early, and then my mother gave each of us a large soup bowl of goodies. We got a handful of peanuts, a few mixed nuts, an orange, store-bought cookies which were a treat especially…

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Falcon Gott: Film, Photography and a New Leadership Role

November 19th, 2021

By Olivia Slyter

oslyter@cord.edu

Falcon Gott, Sapotaweyak Cree Nation member and filmmaker/photographer, was recently named North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival Native American Programs Director, and has many projects in store for the upcoming months.

In high school, Gott began his career as a filmmaker, shooting short videos of his friends at the skatepark. He would then go on to attend Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), while furthering his love for filmmaking. Gott expands…

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​In Touch With Prairie Living, October 2021

October 16th, 2021

By Michael M. Miller 

michael.miller@ndsu.edu

Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries, Fargo, ND

Debra Marquart, a native of Napoleon, ND, has authored a delightful new book, “The Night We Landed on the Moon: Essays Between Exile & Belonging”, recently published by the NDSU Press.

From the book flap: “Debra Marquart was born into a family of land-loving…

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