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…
By Vanessa Jugarap and Karen Van Fossan
“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…
By Breanna Siegler
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By Faye Seidler
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…
By Sabrina Hornung
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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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…
By Lonna Whiting
When we talk about the healthcare system being broken or failing us, what does that actually mean?
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At age 61, she was too young to receive Medicare benefits and still…
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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.
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