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A Look Into Upper Midwest Mental Health Organizations

June 20th, 2024

By Maddie Robinson

maddierobi.mr@gmail.com

This article discusses topics related to mental health and suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or visit 988lifeline.org.

Since 1949, May has been known as Mental Health Awareness Month, a movement that educates the public about mental health conditions and available resources, and advocates for policy changes to improve access to services. June also marks the start of Pride Month,…

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​Celebrating community and a marriage equality milestone

April 18th, 2024

Alicia Underlee Nelson

alicia@hpr1.com

A midnight wedding ceremony at the Clay County Courthouse in Moorhead on August 1, 2013 was more than a romantic gesture. Eighteen couples made history on that day by exchanging vows in the very first moments after same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota. The Red River Rainbow Seniors (RRRS) will gather to celebrate this historic milestone, share stories, and inspire the next generation during a Celebration of Community at the Hjemkomst Center

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Fargo Fashion Week puts local businesses, sustainability to the forefront

April 18th, 2024

By Maddie Robinson

maddierobi.mr@gmail.com

Natalie Sparrow’s love for fashion can be traced back to when she was 14 years old.

Throughout her teen years, Sparrow’s dad would record New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week on VHS for her to watch. Afterwards, she studied fashion design at North Dakota State University (NDSU) and has since produced multiple fashion shows with various organizations in the community.

But Sparrow noticed something was missing. Despite its vibrant arts…

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​Sister honored as a part of the National AIDS Memorial Quilt : A retired VCSU professor reflects

April 18th, 2024

By Tammy Jo A. Taft

tammyjo.taft@vcsu.edu

There are some threads, like those between siblings, parents and children, that can withstand the pressures of time, grief and the unknown. Retired VCSU Professor and Lamoure resident Dr. Gary Ketterling knows this well.

Ketterling joined others in the Center for the Arts Gallery at Valley City State University reflecting on literal and figurative threads that connect life, death and all things between. Two pieces of the National AIDS Memorial…

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Local Palestinian joins others in Fargo-Moorhead calling for a ceasefire

March 21st, 2024

By Vanessa Jugarap Clark

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"I lived in Gaza, Palestine from 2003 to 2017 and 2020 to 2021. From water cuts, to the electricity schedule of 6-on/12-off (on a good day), every day was a reminder of the occupation," said Abdallah Salha, referring to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Abdallah is a 22-year-old Concordia College student from Gaza, studying Mathematical Finance.

"Each time before leaving Gaza, an Israeli permit is needed to cross to Jordan, to…

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​Is Summit trying to beat the clock before safety guidelines are established?

February 15th, 2024

By Laura Simmons

laurasimmons2025@u.northwestern.edu

Gerald Briggs, the Warren County Mississippi Fire/EMS chief, was at a festival in February 2020 when a local law enforcement officer asked him if he had heard about the explosion in Satartia, Mississippi, which is in Yazoo County. Briggs immediately called Jack Willingham, the Yazoo County director of emergency management, who told Briggs there was an unknown explosion and they needed help. Briggs assembled a crew and left for…

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​Your Holiday Give Back Guide

December 18th, 2023

A stress-free way to support local nonprofit organizations

By HPR Staff 

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It’s that time of the year when we all think about giving back to our community. It feels good to help create a little peace and goodwill at a time when the world is especially cold and dark. But there are so many worthy causes (and so much to do during this busy holiday season) that it’s hard…

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North Dakota Has a Rural Child Care Problem. Here’s How to Fix It.

November 14th, 2023

By Maddie Robinson 

maddierobi.mr@gmail.com

In order to get affordable child care for her son, Paulina Erbele has to drive from her work in Gackle, North Dakota to his child care facility an hour away in Wishek and then back home, a total of 80 miles every day.

Erbele, a history teacher who lives 25 miles outside of Gackle, is no stranger to the struggle of finding child care in rural areas.

With all of the…

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Alicia Loves Fargo. Read Her Guidebook and You Will Too.

October 16th, 2023

By Maddie Robinson 

maddierobi.mr@gmail.com

Photos by Alicia Underlee Nelson

Fargo-Moorhead is growing. Rapidly. Its reputation hasn’t quite kept up.

A report by The Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments (Metro COG) stated that the Fargo-Moorhead metro is projected to grow from a population of over 250,000 to about 357,000 people by 2050. This follows the continued growth the area has been experiencing for…

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Engaging in Dialogue: Naomi Oreskes and the Red State Pledge

October 14th, 2023

By Brie Storsved

brie.storsved@gmail.com

Naomi Oreskes is a highly esteemed professor of the history of sciences at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the reality of anthropogenic climate change. With an impressive resume that includes authoring nine books and publishing over 150 scholarly articles, Oreskes is a recognized authority in her field.

Some of her notable books include Why Trust Science? (2019) and Science on a Mission: How Military Funding Shaped What We Do and…

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