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Let the games begin

August 14th, 2019

The 2019 North Dakota Senior Games begin this Thursday, August 15 and will continue through Saturday, August 17. There are 20 events scheduled for the Senior Games, which take place at various locations around Fargo and West Fargo.

The games are open to any North Dakota resident over the age of 50 and Fargo Parks promises they will have events for nearly all ability levels. There will be individual and team competition available.

The North Dakota Senior Games showcase the benefits of…

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​Ready to launch!

August 14th, 2019

Fargo Fashion week launch party at Drumconraith Brewing

By Jill Finkkelson
jsfinkelson99@gmail.com

Next May, the Avalon Events Center in town will host the largest runway fashion and trade show in North Dakota. This Saturday, they’re throwing a launch party and fashion show at Drumconrath Brewing to give us all a little taste of what’s to come.

I reached out to the lady that seems to do it all- Jani Skala, founder of the event and CEO of SKADI Enterprises. She wanted to bring a fashion show to Fargo back in 2016 and has been hard at work…

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North Dakota is Failing Our Queer Youth

August 7th, 2019


Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) youth in North Dakota attempt suicide at a rate 58 times higher than the estimated national average for suicide attempts. Nearly half of North Dakota’s LGB youth experienced bullying for their identity. Eight percent of all youth in our state reported being bullied because other students thought they were gay.

This data comes from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) which is a statewide survey of 10,000 middle and high school…

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​Secrets about printing web page articles without Mung

July 31st, 2019

Mung, some of you might not recognize that word. I have used it for years without knowing where it came from. In this case, I use it to mean advertising junk and other things that may appear on a web page. There may be some text and other garbage that you don’t want to use on a given page. There is a way to get rid of this stuff in all of the popular browsers:

Articles on the web come with advertisements and other clutter. If you print them, you often get all that junk. But you can cut…

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​Scram scammers

July 24th, 2019

Scammers send you emails that appear to come from your address for one of two reasons, generally. The first is in the hopes they will bypass your spam protection. If you send yourself an email, you’re likely trying to remember something important and wouldn’t want that message labeled as Spam. So, scammers hope that by using your address, your spam filters won’t notice, and their message will go through. Tools do exist to identify an email sent from a domain other than the one it…

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​Dealing with sluggish Internet Connections

July 17th, 2019

You probably won’t be connecting an Ethernet cable to your smartphone anytime soon. But it’s usually worth running Ethernet cables to the devices that matter, if you can—gaming and media PCs (or consoles), backup devices, and set-top boxes being just a few examples. Running new cables from the first floor to the second can be a real pain in older homes.

I want to comment about the advantages of using Ethernet over Wi-Fi.

Ethernet is just plain faster than Wi-Fi—there’s no getting…

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​29th Annual Paws Walk

July 17th, 2019

The 29th Annual Paws Walk will be held at Rheault Farm this Tuesday, the 23rd. This long-running, family-friendly fundraiser for Homeward Animal Shelter will help provide food, shelter, toys, and veterinary care for the cats and dogs currently residing at the shelter.

“It’s a great way to get out and support the shelter animals in a fun way,” Special Events/PR Coordinator Heather Klefstad said. “We really rely on the community to keep our doors open and to ensure the needs of…

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​Cutting the cord

July 10th, 2019

I got an alert from a friend about “cutting the cord.” This is when you change your television reception from cable or satellite to “Streaming.” Streaming means you are getting your reception from a site on the internet. You may have heard the names: Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, etc. My friend was describing his service for use in his home as being very easy to set up. The streaming services offer different features but they are all cheaper than cable or satellite. This appeals to…

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​A Little Dob Will Do Ya: Spencer Dobson at Fargo Brewing Company

June 19th, 2019

Photograph by Britton Hacke

“I haven’t been to Fargo in a couple of years,” comedian Spencer Dobson said. “But it’s always had great stage time and funny, enthusiastic comics.” 

Born in the small town of Voss, ND (pop 29), Dobson has been all over the Midwest and beyond: living in Grand Forks, then going to high school in Omaha, Nebraska, then starting comedy in Minneapolis in the 90s. From there he was invited to work on a cable show in LA and packed all his stuff into a Geo Prism. “I finished a…

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Fire!

June 12th, 2019

High Plains Regional Rendezvous participants wearing fur trader era clothing - photograph by Ryan Janke

In a remote area along the Sheyenne River just southeast of Sheldon, North Dakota lies a sleepy patch of land that comes to life this week as the High Plains Regional Rendezvous kicks off this Saturday.

The rendezvous is a week-long event in which participants re-enact the life and times of the fur trader era, which spanned from 1610 to 1840. The week will be filled with many different activities that are true to the time period and give participants of what life was really like during…

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