HPR Abroad

​A Fox Cities Christmas

November 22nd, 2023

By Alicia Underlee Nelson

alicia@hpr1.com

Even if you don’t love Christmas movies, you’d have to be a Grinch not to notice that holiday films get the vibe right. This heady cocktail of twinkling lights, softly falling snow, and cozy shops all aglow (spiked with a spoonful of nostalgia) keeps us coming back for more.

The Fox Cities have perfected their unique holiday ambiance. These 19 east central Wisconsin communities clustered around Lake Winnebago and the Fox River temper Hallmark…

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Small Town Spotlight: Why Not Minot?

September 27th, 2023

By Alicia Underlee Nelson

alicia@hpr1.com

Minot’s unique vibe sets it apart. A steady stream of new faces at Minot State University and Minot Air Force Base keeps the community’s energy feeling younger and more diverse than many other North Dakota cities its size. A thriving art scene and strong contingent of locally owned shops build on the curious, cultural atmosphere that college towns do so well.

Located four hours northwest of Fargo and just under two hours from Bismarck, Minot is…

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​What’s New in Medora

August 17th, 2023

By Alicia Underlee Nelson

alicia@hpr1.com

Medora advertises a classic trio of experiences—Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the Medora Musical and casual blufftop dining at the Pitchfork Steak Fondue. So if you haven't been to North Dakota's top tourist attraction since before the pandemic, you might think there's nothing new out west for you.

But you'd be mistaken. Medora has added several hotly anticipated amenities and attractions and a few new shops and restaurants that make a weekend…

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​Simmons Receives Journalism Scholarship

February 14th, 2023

By Madeline Luke

mzlnd@yahoo.com

The Anne Krapu-High Plains Reader Journalism Scholarship has awarded Laura Simmons of Fargo $3000 in grant and internship for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 grant cycles. Ms. Simmons is in her sophomore year at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois. Which is a nationally top-ranked program.

She has written articles for the High Plains Reader on pressing issues for North Dakotans, including the proposed Summit…

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​The Kulm Bank Caper: A 97-Year-Old Cold Case on the Prairie

January 7th, 2023

By Rick Schlecht

kathyja49@drtel.net

Who among us mystery buffs and sleuths are not familiar with the Hasbro board game, CLUE? Its host of unusual suspects contemplating a crime in some room within a mansion, with access to weapons of opportunity, was sure to push our brain pans to the extreme limit, digging for clues exposing the culprit.

However, real life is not a board game and not every crime can be solved. Some become a 'cold case file.' One such case in North Dakota turned 97 years…

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​Festival Dressing: What to Wear to This Season’s Shows, Both Indoors and Out

June 17th, 2022

By Alicia Underlee Nelson

alicia@hpr1.com

Photos by Tylar Frame Photography

In-person events are back. After years of donning comfy sweats and yoga pants and avoiding other humans for the sake of public health, figuring out what to wear can feel a little overwhelming.

I asked Courtney Schur, owner of Carmine & Hayworth Vintage in Fargo, to give us a jolt of inspiration. She sells some of the region’s most fabulous vintage looks and can help us inject a little glamor and fun into our…

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​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

submit@hpr1.com

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 

submit@hpr1.com

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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