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BRITTNEY GOODMAN

March 14th, 2023

JANUARY 19, 1967– MARCH 8, 2023

Brittney Leigh Goodman, 56, of Fargo, N.D., passed away unexpectedly at her home on March 8, 2023.

Brittney was born January 19, 1967, to Ruth Wilson Pollock and Donald Ray Goodman, in Hardinsburg, KY. She graduated from Breckinridge County High School in 1985 and went on to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She attended graduate school at Western Illinois University where she studied English literature and composition. She…

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​Justice for Shane Netterville

February 13th, 2023

By Vanessa Jugarap and Karen Van Fossan

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“Honestly, with this whole thing and how everything’s gone on, I feel like I died that day, too,” said Ryan Netterville, older brother of Shane Netterville, a 28-year-old Indigenous man who was shot and killed by Fargo Police Officer Adam O’Brien last summer.

Ryan created a special tribute piece, which now joins the North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival circuit, to honor his brother and keep a spotlight on the…

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​New Year, New You?

January 15th, 2023

By Breanna Siegler

breanna@icehousefit.com

New Year, New You? I guess that means that I have to go to the gym three times a week and I should probably sign up for an event so that I can stay on track. I think I could maybe do a half marathon.

How did reading that feel? Ambiguous? Heavy?

What if it said, this year I can go to the gym three times a week and I have the opportunity to sign up and train for the Fargo Half Marathon on May 20, 2023? How does reading that feel? Lighter? More…

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The Coming Storm for LGBTQ+ People

December 15th, 2022

By Faye Seidler

fayeseidler@gmail.com

I have dedicated my life to improving outcomes for LGBTQ+ youth in North Dakota. I spend my time connecting individuals to support groups, healthcare resources, and educational opportunities across this state. I also provide data-driven professional development training, lead suicide prevention efforts for queer populations, and serve as North Dakota’s subject matter expert in LGBTQ+ outcomes and community data.

Anyone is welcome to email me at…

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​It Takes a Village: Halloween Town Provides Spooky Fun for Everyone

October 20th, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Photo by: Michelle Tait, Memory Makers Old Time Photography

In August URL Radio personality Stacy Sturm knew she wanted to do something for Halloween. She tossed around the thought of a Halloween parade. When she brought it up, the idea generated a lot of positive feedback. Her next question was how could she pull off a parade and make the event a success, once all the necessary permits were acquired?

Just filing for a permit was costly, but if there…

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​Three Appointments to Add to Your Back-to-School Checklist

September 14th, 2022

By Donna O’Shea 

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With the back-to-school season in full swing, the start of this academic year may feel relatively routine.

That includes a return to in-person learning and activities, including the opportunity to schedule recommended health exams that some families may have skipped since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. In fact, nearly one in five parents…

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​It Takes a Village

May 18th, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Lehr Mayor and Council Members Donate City Salaries To Save Legion Hall

Every rural community has at least one social space that holds multiple generations of memories and has remained a social pillar in the community. The Legion Hall in Lehr, North Dakota, to be more specific, Klaus Becker Post 285.

Lehr is located in the south-central part of the state, and according to the last census, has a population of 64. The town also prides itself on being the…

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​End-stage Alzheimer’s Proves Healthcare Systems Are Toppling

March 16th, 2022

By Lonna Whiting

lonnawhiting@gmail.com

When we talk about the healthcare system being broken or failing us, what does that actually mean?

It’s a question I’ve been grappling with since 2013 when my mom was diagnosed with early-onset dementia. Almost immediately after her diagnosis, my family was inundated with calls, emails, paperwork—all questioning the validity of her illness; the validity of her basic life needs.

At age 61, she was too young to receive Medicare benefits and still…

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​Here to Stay: Timebomb Pro Wrestling

February 19th, 2022

Featuring Pro Champion Dominic Garrini, Kevin Ku, Arik Cannon, and former WWE Superstar Ariya Daivari

By John Showalter 

john.d.showalter@gmail.com

Is there a more wholesome American pastime than watching people hit each other with folding chairs and slam each other through tables? There is no denying that professional wrestling has been drawing crowds for years with its over-the-top antics and larger-than-life…

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​How to Travel Together—and Still Like Each Other When You Get Home

July 13th, 2021

By Theresa L. Goodrich

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It was day ten of our epic southwest road trip and we’d made it to Arizona. After camping in Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and New Mexico, we were exhausted, but fortunately our night in Winslow was gloriously uneventful.

We booked a cheap motel instead of camping as originally planned, found a local pizza buffet, and by eight o’clock I was in bed.

GLORIOUS, I tell you.

Before we left Winslow I made – ahem, I mean, I nicely asked my husband, Jim,…

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JANUARY 19, 1967– MARCH 8, 2023 Brittney Leigh Goodman, 56, of Fargo, N.D., passed away unexpectedly at her home on March 8, 2023. Brittney was born January 19, 1967, to Ruth Wilson Pollock and Donald Ray Goodman, in Hardinsburg,…

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