HPR Abroad

​If those trails could talk

July 14th, 2021

Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

15 July 2021

If these trails could talk, what would they say?

Well.. depending on the trail and if the trail is marked with the green metal Talking Trails sign, we’re a lot closer to finding out.

“So rather than reading signs, we connect guests with the whole story, just by dialing in, so that you can access the content by dialing in on the phone number with the talking point number that's found on the sign or you can download the talking trail mobile…

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​Duluth: Ships, Sips and Strolls Along Lake Superior

July 13th, 2021

Alicia Underlee Nelson 

alicia@hpr1.com

I’m not normally someone who waits for ships to come in. But after just a few hours in Duluth, I’m a believer.

The giant freighters laden with iron ore, limestone and coal approach the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin (the largest freshwater…

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​Ludington, Michigan: Where Art Meets Fun in the Sun

July 13th, 2021

By Amy Piper

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Lake Michigan sunsets are intoxicating in Ludington. The evening waves kiss the sugar-sand beaches at Stearns Park Beach. A visitor comments on the large number of people arriving to watch the sunset. “Yes, it’s the best free entertainment in town,” the local replies with a smile. “We also come to greet the S.S. Badger when it arrives.”

So, you’re thinking about a road trip to Michigan, but it seems like such a long drive. And maybe you’re not…

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Getting Your Kicks Along Missouri Route 66

June 15th, 2021

by Thena Franssen 

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17 June 2021

When people think of Missouri, most think about the larger cities and sports teams but fail to look past much more of that. Failing to dig deeper into what the state of Missouri has to offer means that you're going to be missing out on some truly amazing sights. One of the best trips to venture on when visiting Missouri is to hop on historic…

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​Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway

June 15th, 2021

by Dusty & Kelly Ratcliff

@diningduster on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

17 June 2021

The Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway stretches 287 miles and offers something for everyone in the car. Take in natural history, birding and wildlife, interpretive centers, museums and parks, hiking and biking, historic towns, shopping and restaurants, hotels or camping, or simply just driving. Pick your adventure!

This drive offers multiple historic sites that played an important role to the…

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HPR exclusive: a Q&A with Aurora

August 2nd, 2017

Norwegian native Aurora has achieved international recognition in her genre and has followings in the United States and Canada. Aurora is relatively new to the music scene, putting out her first studio album in 2016. This interview took place at OverOslo, the annual music festival on a hill overlooking the Oslo harbor.

Her first album: “All my Demons Greeting me as a Friend” (2016)

High Plains Reader: You’re from a pretty small place in Norway, what was that like growing up?

Aurora:

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Serial crossover artist: Sondre Lerche interview

August 2nd, 2017

Sondre Lerche was born in Bergen on the west coast, the second largest city in Norway. He has just released his eighth album, “Pleasure” (2017). This interview took place at OverOslo, the annual music festival on a hill overlooking the Oslo harbor.

HPR: How has being from Norway affected your music both when you started and now? 

Sondre Lerche: It’s always hard to say because it’s all I know, but when you are young growing up here, you listen to mainly music from other places,…

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​Oslo’s hidden gem

July 18th, 2017

By Mrisha Sharma

mrishamsharma@gmail.com

Photos: Mrisha Sharma

“I really enjoy being a functional human being in the society, still living like this. This way of life is actually working out and I am actually happy with it.”

Ida Frisch and her boyfriend, Martin Osvold, are temporarily crashing in an art studio in Hausmania, located in the center of Oslo, Norway. Hausmania was an abandoned building occupied by squatters until 1999. Now it is a cultural center for artists and musicians in…

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Love and Dogs

July 12th, 2017

By Amber Ainsworth arainswo@umich.edu 

Photo by: Amber Ainsworth

Justin Chirico and his wife, Sarah Chirico-Wyss, live in Glåmos, a village just north of Rørøs, Norway. They have 10 Alaskan huskies and a black labrador named Belmont who is training to be a rescue dog and a bed bug sniffing dog.

Sarah races the dogs competitively, while Justin prefers to take the dogs out for fun and doesn’t have any interest in mushing. Together they train the animals that they consider part of their…

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​First Norwegian superhero is an African immigrant and school teacher

June 28th, 2017

Photo credit: Jack Hastings

Josef Yohannes is the creator of “The Urban Legend,” about the protagonist he claims is the first Norwegian superhero. The comic series features a black African immigrant who fights street crime with martial arts skills, protects the innocent, and is committed to justice in the fictional setting of Capital City, a city ravaged by corruption.

The first issue of “The Urban Legend” was published in January 2012 in Norway. The comic was received with…

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