Editorial

Native Americans and the Culture of Capitalism in the Time of COVID-19

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 5th, 2020

by Sofia Makarova and Massimo Sassi

The global pandemic is an incredibly challenging time for many. Nearlyone in every three Americans’ jobs have been affected, whether a temporary layoff, a permanent job loss, or a reduction in hours and/or pay. Most universities and schools haveclosed down across the country in hopes to slow the spread of the pandemic, causing professors, teachers, and students alike to adapt to online instruction. As of today, the number of infections is above the

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An open letter to Governor Burgum

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 21st, 2020

Governor Burgum,


Approximately five weeks ago I was laid off from my job at a weekly paper and I just got my first unemployment debit card. I now make half of what I would make at the paper and I’m still responsible for paying 100% of my rent and 100% of my other bills but I’m not going to dive into that right now. Right now--I’m thankful that I even qualified for unemployment when a number of people I know are not nearly as fortunate.

Like many of our newspaper friends, our…

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Our Opinion / HPR will only be distributed through Hornbacher’s grocery stores this week

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 18th, 2020

photo by Colby Nelson

Not long ago, we did not have Coronavirus or Covid-19 in our vocabulary. Now our worlds have been changed. And that change is not stopping anytime soon, it would appear.

Most of us are in the same boat. Our businesses are in jeopardy. Our workers’ futures are uncertain as well. Our daily routines turned upside down. Our lives are at risk.

Since its start in September 1994, HPR has always had a calendar of events. This is what we are all about. Arts and entertainment. Telling people what…

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Our Opinion / Jeremy Kelly and the FM Good Neighbor Project

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 11th, 2020

photo by Raul Gomez

HPR has been a supporter and advocate for harm reduction services here in our community for some time now. We were fortunate to have a strong connection with Jeremy Kelly and there’s no doubt he had a lasting positive impact on our perspectives on addiction and its many facets.

Jeremy died last week while facing an arrest for various outstanding warrants. It would appear that he was overdosing at the time of the arrest, but we can’t say we know that for certain. Toxicology reports…

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Stirring drinks, stirring pots and standing for the anthem

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 4th, 2020

cyanotype with onion dye by Sabrina Hornung

Last week Inforum reported on a vinyl beer sign outside of the VFW in Wadena, Minnesota that reads, “IF YOU CAN’T STAND FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM YOU DON’T NEED TO SIT AT THIS BAR.” We’re fully aware of what bar manager Cody Boyer was getting at, but if taken out of context it could also sound like a slap in the face for the disabled veterans and members of an organization that was designed to advocate for veterans.

According to vfw.org, the organization was started in 1899 and…

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You say you want a revolution

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 26th, 2020

Mcrgh! - Trumped by Bloomberg

by Gary Olson
olsong@moravian.edu

No one knows how much abuse and humiliation the Sanders faction is willing to endure to remain in the bosom of the corporate political beast.— Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report

First, it’s my sense that the predator class and its collaborators all-out effort to smash Bernie Sanders is not based on fear that his neo-New Deal reforms will ever come to pass. In the highly unlikely event that Sanders gains the White House, the elites know his proposals, like…

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Art for our sake

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 19th, 2020

A Call to Arms by Shane Balkowitsch

Last week North Dakota made national news again and it wasn’t anything for us to be proud of… again. Our friend, collaborator and fellow artist Shane Balkowitsch proposed a 7’ photo mural of Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg to the city of Bismarck. It was to be funded by Balkowitsch and to be installed on the side of a privately owned building in which a privately run mom and pop business was operating. A local TV station caught wind and all hell broke loose. The…

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Is happy for now more accurate than happily ever after?

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 12th, 2020

Scherenschnitte by Sabrina Hornung

Thanks to Disney Plus and bouts of insomnia, I’ve been revisiting old Disney movies from my childhood to see if they withstood the test of time.The older I get the more I realize, too, that talking and making friends with gentle forest creatures is more realistic than a handsome prince coming out of the woodwork and probably a lot less trouble in the long run. I’ve never tried online dating but the consensus I’ve gotten from my friends who do has affirmed that there’re more…

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There’s a sexual awakening in the force

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 5th, 2020

Scherenschnitte by sabrina hornung

Art by Sabrina Hornung

There’s something to be said about a halftime show that overshadows the big game itself, and that absolutely warms my heart -- mainly because full disclosure: I honestly don’t care about football.

Apparently the show was seen as inappropriate to the “Concerned Carols” of the world. The controversy behind Jenifer Lopez and Shakira’s performance elicits the world’s biggest eye roll from yours truly. Why? If you happen to remember the state of pop music in…

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The world is grieving for Australia

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 22nd, 2020

photo by Erin Thostenson - Melbourne Botanical Gardens

by Erin Thostenson
photo by Erin Thostenson, Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.
ErinAT@far.midco.net

I've lived most of my life in Fargo, but I attended La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia last year to finish my degree in writing and literature. Australia is a very dear country to me and I care for the people, both the friends that I have made and the regular honest folks who make up the nation, earnestly. It is acutely painful seeing the bushfire and climate disaster they are…

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