Editorial

​Now Is the Time to Find Common Ground

July 20th, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Our Opinion: Dissolve partisan lines and elevate the voice of the people.

As cliche as it sounds, who would have thought that when we ”sprang ahead” into daylight savings time in March, we’d be setting our clocks back by at least 50 years by July. Denying close to 47% of North Dakotans bodily autonomy. Ironic considering the state’s stance on property rights and personal freedoms.

According to ballotpedia 64% of North Dakotans voted in favor of…

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​Where We Are and What It Will Take

June 15th, 2022

By John Strand and Thomas Bixby

jas@hpr1.com

Our Opinion: Are Many of Us ‘Detached From Reality?’

Why is it that many Americans believe the falsehood that Joe Biden’s election to the Presidency was a fraud, that it was rigged?

In this wave of primaries, Republican voters have nominated many candidates to run for major state offices. Governor, secretary of state, attorney general. Many of them say they would not have certified the election of Joseph R. Biden Jr.

It is going to be far…

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Uncle Sam Will Have Blood on His Hands

May 18th, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Our opinion: It’s not a matter of pro-life or pro-choice, it’s anti-woman

I hate to admit it, but aside from the Women’s March in 2017, I hadn’t attended a rally or a march since the Bush administration. Last Saturday I showed up at the “Bans off our bodies” rally with camera in hand, chatted with friends, and even chatted a bit with the five folks who showed up on the other side of the argument.

I couldn’t help but think, man, for a bunch…

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​The End of Quiet, Family-Friendly Casselton

April 20th, 2022

By Kaylah Stangler 

kaylahstangler@hotmail.com

Guest editorial: You say you want a revolution

Five years ago, my husband and I bought our first home in Casselton ND, after deciding we wanted to raise our children in a small, quiet, tight-knit community. I was a farm kid and my husband was a small ND townie, so we compromised and moved there to escape the rush and noise of Fargo without committing to full-blown…

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Money Doesn’t Talk, It Screams

March 16th, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Our opinion: We’re like canaries in the carbon shaft.

There’s been a low rumble on the prairie this winter and for once it’s not due to the weather. Summit Carbon Solutions is looking to lay more than 2000 miles of carbon capture pipeline, going through five states and linking to 31 ethanol plants and one fertilizer plant, carbon being a waste product of ethanol plants.

The end of the carbon line would ultimately end up just northwest of Bismarck…

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Our Ugly Underbelly

February 16th, 2022

By John Strand                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

jas@hpr1.com

Our opinion: War diminishes human potential.

On a daily basis it’s now oddly, horribly challenging for…

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Traveling With an Air of caution

January 19th, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Our opinion: Living in winter-wonder, why are we still here?

As old man winter rears his ugly head across the Midwest, we’re reminded that we’re at the mercy of the unpredictability of the elements. Maybe this is why the weather is always such a hot topic of conversation among midwesterners. It’s something we can all wallow in together as we all suffer in our winter-wonder-why we're still here and not in some place warm like say…Arizona.

In 2018,…

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​Merry Holidays and Happy Everything

December 15th, 2021

By Sabrina Hornung 

sabrina@hpr1.com

Our opinion: Finding peace on Earth in the midst of the war on Christmas

As the holiday season accelerates into full swing, the war on Christmas continues as jovial salutations such as “happy holidays” are uttered within earshot and the word “Christmas” itself is abbreviated to “Xmas.” That’s right folks, someone had the audacity to take…

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North Dakota’s Only Indie

November 20th, 2021

By John Strand

jas@hpr1.com

Our Opinion: The Little Newspaper That Could, still can.

Like most everyone else we know, HPR is different these days. The pandemic changed our world in ways we never imagined. Yet here we are. And as you can see, The Little Newspaper That Could is still doing.

But differently.

It occurs to us that it’s time to give you all an update on the state of the High Plains Reader. We’d like to share with you, our readers, where we are going and how we can all get…

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​North Dakota: More Than Meets the Eye

October 16th, 2021

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Our opinion: Let our character and characters define us

It’s no secret that North Dakota is one of our nation’s least visited states, in fact I can think of a handful of folks I’ve chatted with in Fargo who have barely made it past Casselton. Politics and weather aside, there’s more than meets the eye in our beautiful state, and if you’re rolling your eyes you must be one of those who never made it past Casselton, you poor dear.

That means…

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