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Helping People Feed People: Lunch Aid North Dakota

September 15th, 2021

By Kris Gruber

perriex1@gmail.com

That old adage no longer applies: There is now such a thing as a free lunch, and it is here to stay.

With help from a willing community, the founders of Lunch Aid North Dakota are continuing their fight to erase school lunch debt. The current fundraiser for The Neighborhood Church and upcoming benefit concert will bolster their ongoing mission to eliminate food insecurity in our state.

The High Plains Reader spoke with co-founders Jason Boynton, Associate…

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​Fargo Cass Public Health cannot issue or enact a mask mandate: Responsibility lies with Fargo City

August 19th, 2021

By Alicia Underlee Nelson

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Citizens advocating for universal masking in schools report being told that school districts would observe a mask mandate if the health officer from Fargo Cass Public Health issued one. Fargo Cass Public Health officials say issuing a mask mandate isn’t possible.

“Fargo Cass Public Health does not have that authority,” said Justin Bohrer, Public Health Analyst at Fargo Cass Public Health. “A health officer is not able to enact a mask…

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Growing Together Opens New Garden

May 18th, 2021

Growing Together Opens New Garden

By Annie Prafcke

https://www.facebook.com/annie.prafcke

20 May 2021

On April 15th, Growing Together held a groundbreaking for the opening of its newest gardens at Gethsemane Cathedral. The space, which consists of two plots, is Growing Together’s seventh garden location in Fargo. Run by volunteers and focused on supporting New Americans, Growing Together offers opportunities for gardeners of all backgrounds to learn from each other.

Growing Together…

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Workers of Fargo-Moorhead, Unite!

May 18th, 2021

by John Showalter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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20 May 2021

As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues apace and the worst of this historical pandemic is (seemingly) behind us, many places of…

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​Ashley Lake Hamilton

December 17th, 2020

The vibrant life of Ashley Lake Hamilton came to a sudden end on the Sunset Highway between Airway Heights and Fairchild Air Force Base on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Ashley was born on a beautiful Monday afternoon, June 2, 1980, at St. Ansgar Hospital in Moorhead, Minnesota. She was the second child of Barbara (Lake) and Douglas Hamilton. Ashley was a beautiful, creative and strong-willed child and she carried those traits into adulthood.

Ashley moved to the Pacific Northwest as a…

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CAFO’s and human Infectious diseas

December 17th, 2020

By Dr. Madeline Luke

A world without antibiotics is a world full of pain…

A bit of history and biology: Antibiotics were lifesavers for humans –no more graveyards full of dead civilians and soldiers because of strep throat, wound infections, urine infections, pneumonia. But in 1948, Dr. Thomas Jukes at Lederle Pharmaceutics discovered that chicks fed aureomycin, a form of tetracycline, grew better and heavier than chicks without the antibiotic. Subsequent studies showed a 4-12% weight…

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A Microcosm—Wyoming

December 17th, 2020


The Love Of Dogs--And The Super Rich And Superpoor Of Teton County

President Harry Truman is a favorite of mine. He read a lot of history books, threatened to punch a music columnist criticizing his daughter Margaret’s singing, kept a sign on his Oval Office desk : “The Buck Stops Here,” and insisted: “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Almost all presidents had dogs. Research at Duke University on dog intelligence points out that over thousands of years dogs…

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Renewed Hope: Project Renew Provides Free Counseling to North Dakotans

December 17th, 2020

By Annie Prafcke

annieprafcke@gmail.com

Fargo, ND – In partnership with Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota (LSSND) and the state of North Dakota, Project Renew is offering free, anonymous counseling to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project Renew’s trained counselors are available by phone to talk about physical, emotional, and economic hardship brought on by the pandemic. They offer individual crisis counseling, hold virtual group support sessions, and connect clients…

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30 Local Businesses Close During Pandemic

December 17th, 2020

By Annie Prafcke

annieprafcke@gmail.com

Fargo, ND – Younis Younis, Co-Owner of Café Aladdin, closed his downtown restaurant after 23 years. He said the closure occurred because of the decline in business brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the inability to find employees to work during this time.

“. . . we were just delaying the decision but things just keep going on and on,” he says.

Younis Younis and his brother Ahmad Younis temporarily closed their downtown restaurant for…

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Solitude Among Seniors This Thanksgiving

December 1st, 2020

By Annie Prafcke

annieprafcke@gmail.com

Fargo, ND – As winter’s chill and a global pandemic provide the backdrop for this holiday season, many of us are finding it difficult to feel spirited. However, for seniors residing in retirement facilities, this year’s Thanksgiving may be especially lonely.

Since March, many long-term care facilities in the Fargo-Moorhead area have restricted or closed off outside visitation, a necessary precaution for vulnerable residents. As of the morning…

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