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​Ashley Lake Hamilton

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | 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

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | 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

by Ed Raymond | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | 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

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 17th, 2020

By Annie Prafcke

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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

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 17th, 2020

By Annie Prafcke

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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

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 1st, 2020

By Annie Prafcke

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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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​Technology connecting rural hospitals

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 1st, 2020

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

At the onset of the pandemic, South Central Health in Wishek North Dakota used technology as an outlet to serve their patients through telehealth services or through virtual appointments. Though virtual appointments aren’t going to replace in-person visits anytime soon they certainly prove to be a valuable resource to both patients and staff at not only their rural hospital but a number of rural hospitals throughout the region.

The Health Resources…

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What Will Motivate Us To Mask Up?

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 12th, 2020

By Annie Prafcke

annieprafcke@gmail.com

Fargo, ND – Mayor Mahoney issued a city-wide mask mandate on Oct. 19th, shortly after North Dakota became the state with the largest number of new cases per capita in the US, a record it continues to hold. The mandate requires everyone in Fargo to wear a mask in public spaces where they interact with people outside of their household and where social distancing is not guaranteed. Many exceptions are included in the mandate, such as those for…

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Where Thunder Finds Her: Visibility for Indigenous Women Through Savanna’s Act

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 21st, 2020

By Kris Gruber

perriex1@gmail.com

Just two days before Indigenous Peoples' Day earlier this month, and after three years of bureaucratic delays, President Trump signed Savanna's Act into law.

Given the Dakota name "Where Thunder Finds Her,” Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind's horrific murder and the abduction of her unborn child, in August of 2017, brought the plight of Native American and Indigenous women louder and closer to our community. No longer were the killings, disappearances, and…

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North Dakota Ballot Measures 2020

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 21st, 2020

By Jill Finkelson

jsfinkelson99@gmail.com

A state constitution is a living document. This is especially true in North Dakota where the timeline from petition to measure to an amendment is relatively simple and quick. With some signatures, pretty much anyone can put forth an amendment to the state constitution and have it decided by popular vote. A simple majority gets it in the constitution. There are two measures that will be on your ballot on November Third.

Measure 1 is an amendment to…

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