Commentary: Using the arts to think bigger   source: InForum  

The Executive Director of Fargo’s The Arts Partnership is on a new mission to turn the entire Fargo community into an arts incubator. And in doing so, she believes the entire community from citizens to students and businesses to non-profits will benefit.

Summary by: Josh Wolsky

News: Grand Forks Voters choose to build on Arbor Park after close vote   source: Grand Forks Herald  

Grand Forks residents narrowly chose economic activity and a new development in downtown Grand Forks over keeping a park that was put in place following the 1997 flood. But a quote from Grand Forks City Council President Dana Sande is perhaps most telling in how the City will move forward. “The thing that should never be lost is, there are a bunch of people that voted ‘yes’ that wanted […]

Summary by: Josh Wolsky

It’s the First Thursday! You’re Heading Downtown Tonight, Right?

Happening: It’s the First Thursday! You’re Heading Downtown Tonight, Right?

First Thursday is a new, monthly event. Long story short, this is the night you want to head downtown. Music, food, art, poetry, and atmosphere are the order of the day, and it’s taking place on the streets, in the shops, and in the galleries of downtown Minot. Specific events are planned at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00, but those attending are free to wander in and out at […]

How do we retain talent? We can start by supporting it!

Commentary: How do we retain talent? We can start by supporting it!

I hope you caught the Minot Daily’s editorial a couple days ago on retaining talent. If you didn’t, go back and read it. In my mind, this is one of the bigger must-solve challenges facing Minot. North Dakota ingenuity, common sense, and our remarkable work ethic are BY FAR the most valuable commodities we produce, and it’s a shame that we export so much of it to other […]

Check out The Minot Story Hour Saturday and in a Minot Minute

Happening: Check out The Minot Story Hour Saturday and in a Minot Minute

Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Minot Public Library, you’ll have the chance to get to know a few people in our community better than you might imagine. It’s all a part of and the goal of The Minot Story Hour (@minotstoryhour). Here’s organizer Travis Gerjets talking about the experience in a Minot Minute. And don’t be shy about letting them know you’re going to stop by. […]

‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ to Opens in Bismarck

News: ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ to Opens in Bismarck   source: Bismarck Tribune  

An independent film featuring the great plains as a setting and a colorful, well-storied Native American as the main character is opening in Bismarck. The movie titled ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ is born from a 1994 novel by Minnesota writer Ken Nerburn. Here’s hoping we get a showing in Minot.

Summary by: Josh Wolsky

Local Minot artists open artist cooperative gallery

News: Local Minot artists open artist cooperative gallery   source: Minot Daily News  

A group of Minot artists is combining efforts to open a cooperative gallery in the Artspace building. Their mission: to create great art for the community and a great community for artists. Artists and patrons are welcome to become members, a ribbon cutting is scheduled December 1st.

Summary by: Josh Wolsky

National Music Museum in S. Dakota is a world-class trove of rare instruments

Learn, News: National Music Museum in S. Dakota is a world-class trove of rare instruments   source: Star Tribune  

Just a day away in Vermillion, South Dakota, the National Music Museum set on the campus of the University of South Dakota houses an incredible collection of rare, one-of-a-kind instruments. Check out this article from the Star Tribune for more on what you’ll find if you make the trip. National Music Museum in Vermillion, S.D., houses an astonishing collection of rare, one-of-a-kind musical instruments. Source: National Music Museum […]

Summary by: Josh Wolsky

News: Artist-in-residence had an eventful tenure in Estevan   source: Estevan Mercury  

The City of Estevan remains an active supporter of the arts and the artist-in-residence program is a prime example. And for their most recent artist, the experience led to an opportunity that allowed her to stay in Saskatchewan. Read more at the Estevan Mercury.

Summary by: Josh Wolsky

What.cd is gone: A eulogy for the greatest music collection in the world

Commentary, News: What.cd is gone: A eulogy for the greatest music collection in the world   source: Quartz  

Alas, what.cd, I never knew you. Described as the modern era’s musical Library of Alexandria, what.cd was a repository of all the world’s music. And now it’s gone. This is worth a read in the hopes that we might find a way to prevent history from repeating itself at some point in the future.

Summary by: Josh Wolsky