Editorial

​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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America’s New Rule of Thumb

September 15th, 2021

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Is Texas Senate Bill 8 only the beginning?

If it wasn’t so insulting to primates, it looks as if some of the most vocal anti-abortion lawmakers in North Dakota wish to adapt a monkey see monkey do attitude, according to a September 2 AP article quoting GOP State Sen. Janne Myrdal, who is one of the Legislature’s most vehement anti-abortion lawmakers. She “assumes” legislation will be crafted, eventually, that uses the Texas law as a template.…

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​Why are we risking our kids?

August 19th, 2021

By Alicia Underlee Nelson

alicia@hpr1.com

A plea for transparency in public schools

There are more active COVID-19 cases in North Dakota right now than there have been since April 2021. And the number is rising.

Even though COVID case numbers are increasing and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend universal masking for all K-12 students, faculty and staff, thousands of kids in North Dakota and western Minnesota will…

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Whistling Dixie

August 18th, 2021

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Our opinion: When hate and heritage go hand in hand

Last week during a demolition derby at the Kandiyohi fair, a vehicle proudly displaying a confederate flag and sporting a sheriff’s badge on the side door was spotted and created a bit of controversy for both the Sheriff’s Department and the county fair. The sheriff quickly denounced the vehicle and upon closer inspection, the star on the side of this small vehicle had six points instead of five and…

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