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Keeping Traditions Alive: Fargo Native American Commission Holds New Year’s Powwow

This is the sixth annual powwow

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Native American Commission held their annual New Year’s Eve powwow after having to reschedule it because of a blizzard. This is the sixth annual powwow. “When I sing, I have fun. I’m singing to make people dance, to make sure the song is good, and everybody having a good time and it makes me feel pretty…

“Pangea,” a Cultural Festival, Showcases Worldwide Cultures in F-M Area

There was everything from performances to food to art

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People in the F–M area get to explore cultures from around the world without having to get on a plane. “Pangea,” a cultural festival, highlights the melting pot that America is. One Indian dance performer, Ishika Gupta, has been dancing for most of her life, and she’s proud to showcase it. “Living in North Dakota, we need more…

Scandinavian and Midwest Viking Festival Kicks Off at Hjemkomst Center

There are activities for people of all ages and all of their senses

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you want to get a taste of Scandinavian culture without crossing the Atlantic, all you have to do is go to the Hjemkomst Center. The Scandinavian and Midwest Viking Festival will run through Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. One thing Michael Baumgartner, a festival organizer, says people usually get wrong about Scandinavian culture…

Thousands Flock to Downtown Fargo for Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 22nd annual parade included several floats and appearances by Fargo Police and Fire Departments

FARGO, N.D. — With bagpipes flaring, children scrambling for candy, and vast displays of green, orange, and white around town, the Fargo–Moorhead St. Patrick’s Day Parade gives people a chance to celebrate Irish heritage. “I’m enjoying it, the weather is beautiful and the crowd is tremendous, I’m loving it. We just moved here just a few months ago from Thief River…

Generous Donation will Help Minot’s Horstfest in Half a Million Ways

Chester Reiten was a founder of Hostfest and served as its president until his death in 2013

  MINOT, ND — This year’s Norsk Hostfest in Minot is getting a big boost after a generous donation from a family well known to the Scandinavian heritage festival. The children of Chester and Joy Reiten have donated half a million dollars to the Hostfest Heritage Foundation in honor of their parents. Chester Reiten was a founder of Hostfest and…