News

​A truly ‘fake news media’

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 9th, 2019

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Four political earthquakes have shaken international trust at the highest levels, but an additional threat in league with a foreign influential cult has snuck in, and looms over them all.

The first accusations of international collusion were sparked with Russia and the Mueller probe – an attempt to find out how deep Russia influenced the 2016 elections in America. Nearly three years later, U.S. President Donald Trump’s candid pressure of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to…

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Man Arrested on Terroristic Threat Charges

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 7th, 2019

Joseph Schumacher - Moorhead City Police

A difference of political opinions led to the arrest of a West Fargo man Monday afternoon on terroristic charges, according to Moorhead City Police. 

At approximately 12:08 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of 24 Avenue and 8 Street South for a disturbance call, a police report stated. 

The female caller stated she was driving southbound in the 1000 block of 8 Street South when the suspect pulled up next to her and rolled his window down, according to police. The male began yelling…

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​Women’s work: expanding the scope of an exhibit

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 2nd, 2019

Elise Dukart standing in front of her exhibit - photograph provided by SHSND

By Elise Dukart

While most of my internship at the State Historical Society was spent working with collections in the deep recesses of the museum, one of my projects was to create an exhibit commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of woman suffrage (right to vote). This meant my work was actually going to be seen by the public, as I was writing, designing, and compiling objects specifically for public viewing. It was an exciting change! While planning for this exhibit, I decided to…

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The First Lady’s magic wand

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 2nd, 2019

North Dakota's First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum talking about her experiences with addiction at the Women Connect conference - photograph by C.S. Hagen

FARGO – Amidst a room filled with women, cupcakes, and shared experiences, the state’s First Lady took the stage last week in the Crystal Ball conference room at the Delta Marriott to talk about her passion to rid the stigmas behind addictions.

Kathryn Helgaas-Burgum was once a party girl, she said, blacking out for the first time at Jamestown High School. Later in her professional life she didn’t become a “wine mom,” but more of a “wine girl,” as drinking was the only way…

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​Ruth Anna Buffalo: Woman of the Year

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 2nd, 2019

Ruth Buffalo - wet plate photograph by Shane Balkowitsch

By Lonna Whiting
lonna@lonna.co

“It’s always like this. Always busy,” Ruth Anna Buffalo said during a speaker phone interview while driving a rented cargo van from Bismarck back home to Fargo.

Buffalo, the first Native American Democrat elected to the North Dakota Legislature and a longtime public health advocate, had recently been in Washington, DC, for the Native American Legislators Caucus where she spent time attending roundtable discussions and panels with members of Health and…

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​Citizen undercover

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 24th, 2019

Keith Coates, a certified massage therapist, took it upon himself to investigate human trafficking in area massage parlors - photograph by C.S. Hagen

FARGO – Local men are keeping the trafficking of Chinese sex workers alive in the metro area. From distant Chinese villages, middle-aged women are being circulated across the world through San Gabriel, California and on to Fargo/Moorhead massage parlors.

With promises of happy endings, many of the local Asian massage parlors are offering such special services. The women rarely stay more than half a year before they’re moved to Cyprus, Paris, or back home. Mostly in their 30s, they…

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​‘I have hope’

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 20th, 2019

Penelope Echola leading chants at Fargo's climate strike - photograph by C.S. Hagen

FARGO – Millions of people, young and old, joined a worldwide climate strike Friday to demand their governments end the age of fossil fuels, and Fargo was no exception.

By noon, nearly 200 people waving signs and chanting slogans showed up at City Hall with the event, organized by the Red River Valley Democratic Socialists of America, to City Hall, and voiced their concerns about the inability of government to properly address climate change. Their plan: disrupt business as usual to…

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The North Dakota Salt Lands

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 11th, 2019

Photographs by C.S. Hagen, design by Raul Gomez - photograph by C.S. Hagen

WILEY FIELD, North Dakota – The stench hits first. Invisible and explosive, hydrogen sulfide burns through mucous membranes, leaving a metallic taste on the tongue. Breathe in enough – which isn’t much – and the gas, a byproduct of crude oil, will knock down anyone within two breaths. Death comes in minutes.

With few signs of burning flares on a windy day, the invisible poison has no ground zero in the oilfields of Bottineau County. It can be smelled everywhere between the…

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​North High school shooting threat

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 3rd, 2019

Fargo North High School - school website

FARGO – A school shooting threat written on a student’s desk at North High prompted an investigation and will ensure a heavier police presence at the school on Wednesday.

Fargo North High School Principal Andy Dahlen issued a statement late Tuesday night, saying that during eighth period a student told a teacher about writing on a desk. The teacher then reported the writing to the school administration.

“The following statements were scrawled on a desk: ‘I wan to run away,” and…

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The smaller we are the less likely we are to be profitable

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 28th, 2019

Photograph and design by Raul Gomez

By Carmen Rath-Wald
carmen.rath.wald@ndus.edu

Young Logan County area farmers sat together on a recent Monday night, and talked about Tyson’s closure of its Holcomb, Kansas beef processing facility due to a fire. According to USDA, North Dakota ranks 9th in the top 10 states in the nation with the most beef cows, measuring 985,000 head on January 1. Those at the table background cattle and sell to the finishers.

Beef processing facilities are located in Kansas, Nebraska and Texas and…

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