Wade Rupard is a features reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. Rupard is a 2014 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and is originally from Normal, Ill.
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Despite being so far north, it's still possible to have an impressive garden in the eyes of renowned gardening expert P. Allen Smith. Smith, one of the most recognizable gardeners in the country, will deliver the keynote address at the Gardening Saturday event April 11 at the Alerus Center. He is an award-winning designer, gardening and lifestyle expert. He is the host of three television programs, "P. Allen Smith's Garden Home," "P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table" and the syndicated 30-minute show "P.
Four out of five stars. When I'm surfing the Web, I come across a lot of stories that look interesting and that I want to read. However, I don't always have time to read them right then and there. The Pocket app is here to help with that problem. With Pocket, you can save videos and articles for future viewing and reading. After a quick download and sign-up, you're ready to start saving things for future use. When coming across a webpage on your phone, all one has to do is hit "share" and then "Pocket." From there, the page is saved inside the app. It's as simple as that.
Most musicians dream of making it big. They dream of having thousands of roaring fans standing in front of them, belting the lyrics to their songs along with them. But Ryan Johnston of Grafton never saw that kind of lifestyle. He and Jason Erickson (aka Kirt Lowe), who together form December's Children, were content making music for themselves and sharing it with their friends. It wasn't until Johnston shared their newest album with an old friend, who had recently started a record label, that those parameters shifted. December's Children recently signed with Brink Records in Virginia, and
One of my best friends is a girl named Lola. Together, Lola and I have been through thick and thin. She was with me through some of the tough times in high school, helped me all throughout college and has been a steady influence in my life in my short time in Grand Forks. But Lola is dying, and it breaks my heart. She doesn't sound quite like she used to. She moves a little slower and seems a little weaker. Lola, though, isn't just a friend. She's a companion. A getaway. A memory of the good times. Lola is my green 1997 Dodge Intrepid, and I love her. I shouldn't be surprised.
Emily Hill and Erin Kunz believe there are voices in society that you rarely hear, especially in the local community. The two of them are out to change that. They are the co-directors of a writing project called "Voices of the Valley," which aims to collect stories from various groups in the Red River Valley and put them together in a book, with each year having a different theme. Last year, the first year of the project, centered on bridging the generational gap between senior citizens and the millennial generation.
They start by tracing their hand. After that, they add lines and patterns. At times it's hard to tell what they're drawing, but the smiles across their faces say it all. On this day, the kids of the The Ember's art class are learning about lines, shapes and patterns.
Five stars out of five. If you're like most people, remembering all of your passwords for all the different websites can be a challenge. With 1Password, you no longer have to do this or worry about that Microsoft Word document we all have full of our private passwords. 1Password is an iPhone application that will create and stores all of your passwords in one place. One of the best features of the app is that it will create unique, strong passwords.
With the calendar flipping to spring, many will take part in the annual ritual of spring cleaning. For many, that could be fruitful effort, while others struggle to thoroughly clean their places. Katie Stauss, president of Maid Simple, a cleaning service in Grand Forks, said spring is in fact the busiest time of year for her company, but spring cleaning doesn't have to be as difficult as many make it out to be. Stauss said knowing how to properly approach cleaning the house can make all of the difference. She said knowing some of the most commonly missed places are higher up and harder to
When many go to art galleries, they search for deep meaning and emotion in what they're viewing. But Carly Swenson's newest show at the Third Street Gallery isn't about preconceived ideas or a larger meaning. The work is a bit of a shift for Swenson. Much of her previous art focused on issues of feminism, social injustice and gender issues.
The Eagles will bring their "History of the Eagles" tour to the Alerus Center stage Friday, June 5, the arena announced today. The Eagles are known for such hits as "Hotel California," "Witchy Woman" and "Take It Easy" Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning March 20 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices range from $59 to $175. The concert is the third such announcement in recent months. Earlier this year, the Alerus Center announced shows by country artist Luke Bryan on May 8 and rock band Def Leppard on Aug. 28.