Year 3 • NUMBER 5 November 2011


November 2011

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November 2011 Volume 3, Issue 5

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The tastes of the season - savory, sweet traditional and scrumptious / page 4 A Christmas wish list for Grand Forks / From the Bottom of the Well / page 5 Movies coming to River Cinema 15 in November / pages 6-7 pages 8-9

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Sitting Down  with “With A Voice” 
had decided to start something with a more serious approach, and Kord was the first, and most obvious choice for a drummer. The band had written a few songs, but was still lacking a fill for a strong front-man position. After some time and stressful searching, vocalist Dylan Raftevold tried out for the position. His vocal style seemed to fit the band’s music very well and had filled the spot permanently soon after. After some changes with bass players, Paul Olson completed the lineup in 2011. A5: In the past year or two, your band has all but solidified your spot in the local music scene. What separates your group and makes it stand out? WAV: It's crazy to think what's happened to us in the past year. We've grown so much musically that it's hard to compare our latest EP with our older demo.... Originality is something a lot of local bands claim, but to be honest, it's just not there in some. We've never been about being like other bands, we have just never seen the fun and passion in constantly playing breakdowns. We like to consider ourselves a unique blend of "pretty" melody and the heavy metal edge we strive for, as well as deliver a strong positive message. A5: Tell us about your new EP. WAV: Well, the name of the EP is Phoenix. It was produced by Fades Away vocalist, Dave Erickson. We like to think that the EP covers a pretty broad range of topics that many can relate to. Including Drug and Alcohol abuse, life choices, and the reoccurring presence of God. There's too many bands around today that focus less on lyrical content, and more about heavy breakdowns and hateful, empty words. Which is too bad, because all five of us believe that it can be one of the most powerful elements of a song. The name of the EP comes from the idea that anybody, no matter their offenses in sin, can be forgiven and reborn in Christ, much like a phoenix is reborn. ["Wash me thoroughly and repeatedly from my iniquity and guilt and cleanse me and make me wholly pure from my sin!" -Psalm 51: 2]. Overall, the EP packs a pretty big punch to all who listen. You can pick up a copy at one of our local shows, or online at A5: What’s one activity that brings your band together? WAV: Besides music and our fellowship in Christ, there are a lot of things that bring us together. One of the biggest being video games. We like to spend the majority of our downtime playing games like Minecraft, World of Warcraft, Portal, and more. I guess you could say we're all a bunch of nerds. We're a group of brothers, not just co-workers. So of course, we love hanging out and talking as well. A5: What are your band's aspirations and hopes for the future? WAV: Much like other bands, we would love to call music our job. Being able to reach thousands, if not millions, of people with our music would be a dream come true. We understand it takes a lot of work, and we're more than willing to give it all we've got to make it happen. We wouldn't say that if we didn't believe we have it in us. A5: What are all your pet-peeves with each other if you have any? WAV: To be honest, there's not a whole lot that we have. Although we do give each other crap once in a while.... Everybody has their moments, of course, but there's a lot of things you just need to get over in order for this to work. We have a strong bond, and wont let any little differences get in the way of that. It's just not worth it. A5: What exactly do people do in Thief River Falls, anyways? WAV: I would be lying to you if I said there's plenty to do in "beautiful" Thief River Falls, MN. All but one of us come from smaller towns and moved here. There's a Wal-Mart, a run-down skatepark, and a casino. Leaving most of the youth to do drugs, get wasted, or have sex. Which leaves us as a positive, Christian band, with few options to choose from. Although none of us have any sort of drive to participate in any of those activities, we don't claim StraightEdge. Like we said earlier, video games take up a big part of our down-time. A5: Is there anything else you’d like to add? WAV: We appreciate every ounce of support that we get from our fans. We truly do care for each and every one of you guys. Without you, this whole thing wouldn't be able to work. Come talk to us at shows. We want to hear from you! “WITH A VOICE” is Dylan Raftevold (Vocals), Josiah Taves (Guitar), Michael Gilbert (Guitar/Vocals), Paul Olson (Bass), and Kord Maurer (Drums). You can find them on Facebook at WITH A VOICE is playing in Grand Forks at Freedomchurch (8 3rd St N) on November 11th with highly reputable acts The Suit, The Sky Apart and newly-formed Busted Knuckle. Presented by CrossHub Concerts. Go to for more details.

Mike Peterson Contributing Writer
ronically, as conservative, Norwegian and orthodox as the Red River Valley is, one of the most popular genres of music around is actually the harder stuff. Think lots of screaming, break-downs and just flat-out wild music. With so many local bands taking up this kind of style, it can be difficult for the average fan to distinguish between different bands. One of these groups I’ve come to know over the past few years has completely stood out both in their sound and unapologetic message. They are called “With a Voice” and they’re from Thief River Falls, MN. They are a very down-to-earth and humble group of guys, while never falling short on personality and humor. I had a chance to catch up with this group, whose played with the area’s top acts as well as national acts Project 86 and Children 18:3. A5: Tell me about how you all came together. WAV: A few of us had been in local bands previous to With A Voice. Our drummer, Kord Maurer had played around with guitarist Josiah Taves before, but had no plan of really starting anything. In 2010, Josiah, Michael Gilbert, and a former bass player



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Try these great ideas for that left over turkey.

Turkey Salad
Ingredients 5 cups cooked turkey meat, chopped 1 cup finely chopped celery 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, diced 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon dried cilantro 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons pepper Directions 1. In a bowl, mix the turkey meat, celery, jalapeno, relish, and mayonnaise. Season with cilantro, salt, and pepper. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.

Saucy Macaroni Skillet
Ingredients 1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni 4 celery ribs, chopped 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup butter, cubed 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted 2/3 cup milk 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 3 cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken 1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted Directions 1. Cook the macaroni according to the package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute the celery, green pepper and onion in butter until tender. Stir in soup and milk until blended. Add the cheese; cook and stir over medium heat until melted. 2. Drain macaroni. Add the macaroni, turkey, pimientos, salt and nutmeg to the soup mixture; cook and stir until heated through. Sprinkle with almonds.

he holiday season is fast approaching - and this year there are some new tastes joining traditional favorites to tempt even the most temperamental palates. Industry trend watcher Andrew Freeman predicted earlier this year that one of the trends for 2011 would also include a search for simplicity and pure flavors, using powders and dried ingredients. You'll see many of these flavorings as food manufacturers roll out their holiday fare this fall and winter. According to the Cooking Channel, one of the biggest trends is adding a modern touch to homemade foods. Food manufacturers like The Kansas City Steak Company are embracing the trend and adding some interesting flavors to their products. "Our customers are asking for more tasteful adventures for their holiday menus," says Edward Scavuzzo, President of Kansas City Steak Company. "We know that spice consumption in this country is at an all-time high - according to McCormick & Company spice consumption is growing more than three times as fast as the population. Today's pantry consists of about 40 different seasonings, compared to less than 10 in the 1950s. We have been providing our customers with top-of-the-line meats since 1932. We love blending these flavor trends into our product mix and adding them to our more traditional, and always flavorful, steaks and roasts." Here are some flavor trends to watch for this holiday season. 1. Espresso is a wonderful flavor enhancer to spice rubs. Whether it's added to a steakhouse rub or enjoyed in a cappuccino, the deep, rich flavor of espresso adds a depth of flavor to foods that's rich and satisfying.

The tastes of the season - savory, sweet, traditional and scrumptious


2. Sun-dried tomatoes add earthy flavors to recipes. Whether they're incorporated into chicken roasts or meatloaf, chili or salad, the intense tomato flavor adds both texture and the perfect bite to holiday recipes. 3. Healthful and flavorful, cherries are sure to make your holiday meal sparkle. Whether tart or sweet, cherries are considered an antioxidant super food and will be present in many holiday treats this year. Watch for them to be matched with other fruits, meats and sides throughout the season. 4. Aged beef continues to make the holidays special. One taste trend that will never go out of holiday style: luscious, tender steaks and perfectly juicy roasts. The centerpiece of any holiday meal is still a great choice for wowing your most treasured friends - you name it, meats like Wagyu Kobe Beef, USDA Prime Chateaubriand and Roasted Steakhouse Rub Tenderloin Roast (some of Kansas City Steak's bestselling items) are holiday favorites every year. There's just something about taking a bite of a juicy, flavorful steak that makes your day memorable.

5. Don't forget the old-school favorites. Berkshire Pork, roasts of all kinds, grandma's special casserole - comfort foods extraordinaire. These foods burst with flavors of the season, rich with memories of years gone by. When planning those special holiday meals, it's always good to have a handy guide to pair these new flavors with the perfect complementary sauces, sides and complementary wines. Gourmet guides like the one that Kansas City Steak offers free to consumers from its website, provide quick, easy tips to add some holiday flair to your special gatherings. Many other companies also offer helpful tips and techniques to help you get the most extraordinary flavor for your food dollar - all while impressing your guests with your unique gourmet touches that are sure to make the moments memorable. Whether you're craving more adventurous holiday menu choices this year or sticking with the more traditional flavors of the season, you're sure to find many treats to explore online and in your local grocery store. Start planning for your best holiday yet.

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A Christmas Wish List for Grand Forks
Your Voice
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by Mike Peterson

ormally, I love to discuss relationships and bring awareness to the reality of abusive situations but… I would like to be one step ahead of Ol’ Man Winter and and get on the snowflakes and mistletoes before he does. So! I’d like to bring up some thoughts I’ve always had on what would make Grand Forks a better town and a cooler place to live, especially for our youth. This article is twenty-six years in the making, and a lot more if you add up every moment of my ancestors’ and parents lives to get


From the Bottom of the Well I
t was a warm summer day as the little girl went out to play. The little girl was about eight years of age. She had long red hair that was wavy and always messy. She was known for getting into trouble, as well as having her little sister imitate her on everything she did. Her father knew this so he warned her to stay away from the old well, as well as to not wander far. He told her there was a storm coming and there was suppose to be heavy rain and he didn’t want her getting soaked. She only smiled at her father and then ran out the door. She played in the fields and wandered far away from the house. She wandered over to the well that she was suppose to stay away from, for it was her favorite place to play. The old well had been dried up for years. All that was in the well was dirt and stone lining the bottom. Her father had put boards covering the top so that nothing could get in. It was so they didn’t have stray animals falling in and rotting causing a putrid smell. But the boards had become weak and brittle from the passing of time. The boards were green with mold and moss growing free. This gave the little girl a thrill to play on the boards. She could hear them squeaking and crack under her feet. It only made her want to play around the well even more. She hoped she would see a ghost, thinking that if she danced on the boards enough they would show up and take her away with them. As she stepped on to the boards they bent a little more than usual this time. The little girl ignored it as she listened to the rumble of thunder in the distance. The lighting lit up the sky like her flash light in the night. It made her feel like a baby to be thinking about a night light. In order to get the thought out of her head she walked back and forth on the boards even more. Stepping out further onto the boards, one foot in front of the other; getting closer and closer to the center. The boards finally snapped and let the girl fall into the dark well. She hit the bottom on the well breaking her leg on one of the rocks. Blood ran down her leg as she looked around at her new surroundings. It was dark and cold down there. The rumbling of thunder grew louder and echoed against the stone walls of the well. She covered her ears to drowned out the noise, but it didn’t help. Her screams for help and tears of sadness could not be heard out of her stony prison. Tears rolled down her face as the rain began to fall. The combination of her tears and the rain started to fill the well. Water kept rising up and up consuming the little girl at the bottom of the well.

me to this point :D. At this stage, I would like you to simulate a drum-roll in your head. No? Fine. I’ll start. I do hope Mr. Mayor and the good ol’ folks at City Hall might take a look. Grand Forks has too much of: bars, drinking, banks, and auto dealerships. I’ve always felt this town has been weak on serious recreation and after-school activities for our youth, albeit we’re getting there and I’d like to highlight our town’s progress in that avenue. We’ve definitely started to get some real options in the past five years or so, beginning with a real water park at the Canad Inns. I mean, no one’s ever experienced what it’s like to get flushed down a toilet until they came along, so cheers! We got a super recreation and fitness center coming here in the Choice Wellness Fitness Center and word is they will have their own water park. Fantastic! But put in a request for speed-slides that are so vertical they are literally perpendicular to the ground. And add a seven-foot wave pool too, those things are fun. I once rescued a snapping turtle from the wave pool in Sioux Falls. True story. And of course, the current Center Court Fitness building will become the Northern

Air Family Entertainment Center. Could not be more excited. There’s going to be laser-tag and, from what I hear, paintball as well. Score. What I would really like to see though, and I feel strongly about considering this is truly a hockey town, is year-round/fullfledged competitive roller hockey. No, the summer stuff at Blue Line Club doesn’t count. We need to get hardcore with the sport. I haven’t a clue how to skate on ice, but I can sure play inline hockey. Its big on the east coast, Minneapolis has it but for some reason North Dakota has virtually nothing to offer of the sport. I can see sponsors (perhaps Scheels?) tagging on and endorsing the sport as well. If the folks at Northern Air can provide that, I will hand them a $500 check. Tomorrow. We also need some local millionare to step forward and start a semi-pro football team in town. Grand Forks is growing thanks to Olive Garden and we have to give all the construction folks something to do other than smashing concrete and give the skinny guys who work in office settings something real to daydream about. I mean, the women have their rock-em, sock-em roller derby, right?

Lastly, as has been a dream since childhood, we need a multi-level go kart complex, complete with competitive leagues. Otherwise all of us guys are sitting on the couch watching NASCAR all day. At least this way we could get a real chance at growing our own Dale Earnhardt mustaches and catch draft. So, this is a calling for all the millionares and billionares of Grand Forks to get together and help Grand Forks grow for real. I know all of you have been vilified lately by protestors, the media and democrats so this is your chance to prove you’re worth to society. I’m pretty sure if you granted all the wishes mentioned here that the entire Occupy Wall Street force would go away. Finally, I want to say that, although it feels like summer wasn’t too long ago and lake season still exists, that I do not feel sorry for jumping the gun on Christmas and Winter because one of my friends brags about his snowmobile year-round and is constantly praying for pounds of snow to dump on us and for the nasty blizzards that follow suit. So Merry Christmas.

by Cassandra Slaby

She was not able to swim with her broken leg. She drowned in the rain and her tears. Her body floated up to the top of the well once the storm had passed. Her father found her floating in the well. He was so heartbroken by the death that he fished her out of the well. The body lay lifeless in his arms dripping wet. He looked back at her little sister and showed her, her older sister in his arms. The youngest daughter didn’t move. She only looked at her sister’s body not really sure what had happened. Her father turned away from the younger sister with only his back facing her. He laid her body on the ground and tied a rope around her waist; attaching a rock to the other end. Once secured he placed both the rock and his daughter’s body back into the well. She sank back down to the bottom where she shall remain forever. The father resealed the well with new boards. The youngest daughter watched as her father sealed up the well yet again. He hoped that she would not make the same mistake that her sister made.

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Coming Soon to River
Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi Paul Kemp, is a young New Yorker starting out as a newspaperman in Puerto Rico in the late '50s. Soon after arriving in San Juan, he manages toland a job at the 'Daily News', an English-language rag whose staff, an assortment of has-beens, mad geniuses, drunks, and spongers, wouldseem more at home in the Foreign Legion.

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The Rum Diary

Rated PG-13 Starring: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Alan Alda, Gabourey Sidibe, Michael Pena, Tea Leoni The story of a bunch of blue collar guys on a mercy mission. It turns out the main tenant of this Trump Towerlike building has bilked the employees’ pension fund in a huge Ponzi scheme.

Tower Heist

Killing Bono
Rated R Starring: Krysten Ritter, Ben Barnes, Pete Postlethwaite The Outrageous True Story Of Two Nobodies Who Took On The Biggest Somebody On Earth. Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.

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A very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Rated R Starring: Henry Cavill, Remundo Banderas, Mickey Rourke

Jack and Jill
Rated PG Starring: Adam Sandler, Katie
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Kal Penn, John Cho
After years of growing apart, Harold Lee and Kumar Patel have replaced each other with new best friends and are preparing for their respective Christmas celebrations. But when a mysterious package arrives at Kumar's door, his attempt to deliver it to Harold's house ends with him inadvertently burning down. Harold decides to cover his tracks and embarks on another journey with Kumar, in search of the perfect Christmas tree.

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November 11

Rated PG Starring: Elijah Wood, Robin
Williams, Brad Pitt
The animated sequel returns audiences to Antarctica, reuniting us with the tap-dancing penguin, Mumble, the love of his life, Gloria and their old friends Ramon and Lovelace. Mumble and Gloria now have a son of their own, Erik, who is struggling to find his own particular talents in the Emperor Penguin world. But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it’s going to take everyone working—and dancing—together to save them.

Happy Feet Two

The ruthless King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) leads his bloodthirsty army on a murderous rampage across Greece to find a deadly weapon that will destroy humanity. A mortal chosen by Zeus named Theseus (Henry Cavill) must lead the fight against Hyperion and his evil army with the fate of mankind and the Gods at stake.

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In the film, Jack, a family man, deals with his twin sister, Jill, when she visits for Thanksgiving then won't leave. Adam Sandler will play both characters. Katie Holmes would play Sandler's wife; Al Pacino is set to play himself.

Breaking Dawn

Rated PG-13 Starring: Robert Pattinson,
Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for vampire Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, Bella Swan must choose to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life. Now Bella has made her decision; a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating and unfathomable consequences.

Rated PG Starring: james McAvoy,
Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent
This Christmas movie highlights the how Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, every operation has a margin of error… When one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed "acceptable" to all but one, Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.

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Cinema 15 in November
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The story revolves around The Muppets reuniting after a huge falling out to save The Muppet Studios in Hollywood. They have to put on a show inthe Muppet Theater and get 10 million viewers to save the Studios from an evil Texas oil tycoon.

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Events Calendar
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UND Women’s Basketball vs. Minnesota Crookston- 7 PM, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, Grand Forks. COMEDY NIGHT-8 PM, Dreamer’s Lounge in the Ramada, Grand Forks. KARAOKE- 10 PM, Rhombus Guys, Downtown Grand Forks. STUDENT ID NIGHT- 4 - 9 PM, $6 with student ID, Splashers of the South Seas, CanadInn, Grand Forks.



HOLIDAY GLOW ART SALE & SHOW- 1 TO 5 PM, Various Private Residences, GF. Free. Map at



PRIDE OF DAKOTA HOLIDAY SHOWCASE- 10 AM TO 5 PM, Alerus Center, Grand Forks. HOLIDAY GIFT BAZAAR- 10 AM TO 5 PM, Alerus Center, Grand Forks. UND FOOTBALL VS. SIOUX FALLS- 1 PM, Alerus Center, GF.

UND MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. IDAHO STATE- 8 PM, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, GF. UND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. IDAHO STATE- 6 PM, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, GF. MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLRhombus Guys Rooftop, GF.

MUDBUCKET- 9 PM, Sanders, Grand Forks. THE SUIT, THE SKY APART, WITH A VOICE, BUSTED KNUCKLE- 7 PM, Freedom Church, GF.$10 DOWN TOWN HORNS- Long Haul Saloon, GF. FESTIVAL FRIDAYS- CanadInn Lobby, Grand Forks. PLAY DAYS- Fire Hall Theatre, GF. HOLIDA GLOW ART SALE & SHOW- 5 TO 9 PM, Various Private Residences, GF. Free. Map at UND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. CREIGHTON- 7 PM, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, GF.

TRIO PASTICHE-Music for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano- 3 PM, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, GF. IF YOU GIVE A MOOSE A MUFFIN2 PM, Chester Fritz Auditorium, GF. DISNEY LIVE: Classic Fairy Tales- 1 & 4 pm, Ralph Engelstad Arena, GF. PRIDE OF DAKOTA HOLIDAY SHOWCASE- 11 AM TO 5 PM, Alerus Center, Grand Forks. HOLIDAY GIFT BAZAAR- 11 AM TO 4 PM, Alerus Center, Grand Forks.‘ BACK COUNTRY CRIME’-2 PM, Red River High School, GF.


TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS- 4:30 PM TO 8:30 PM, Ralph Engelstad Arena, GF. “ASSASSINS”- 7:30 PM, Burtness Theatre, GF. KARAOKE- 9 PM TO 1 AM, Long Haul Saloon, Grand Forks. OPEN MIC NIGHT- 9 TO 1 AM , The Hub, Grand Forks. ‘l BISTRO TUESDAY WINE CLUB5:30-7:30 PM, CanadInns Destination Center, Grand Forks. ALFRED HITCHCOCK MOVIE8PM, Ferguson Books Main, GF

FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT- 8 PM, Rhombus Guys, Downtown Grand Forks. JAZZ NIGHT AT ‘L BISTRO WITH JAZZ ON TAP- 7 PM, ‘L BISTRO, CanadInn, Grand Forks. DAKOTA POKER LEAGUE NIGHTDown UNDer Pub, Grand Forks.


LIL’ SCRAPPY- 8 PM, Big D’s Bar & Grill, Grand Forks. LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders, Grand Forks. ‘BACK COUNTRY CRIME’- 7:30 PM, Red River High School, GF. FESTIVAL FRIDAYS- CanadInn Lobby, Grand Forks. THE EMBER- 8:30 PM, Free Music & Free Java, Freedom Church, Grand Forks. COME TO THE CABARET, OLD CHUM- 8Pm, Fire Hall Thater, GF $10



UND STEEL DRUM BAND- 8 PM, Chester Fritz Auditorium, GF. MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLRhombus Guys Rooftop, GF.



MUDBUCKET- 9 PM, Sanders, Grand Forks. VENDORS ON MAIN- CanadInn Lobby, Grand Forks. HOLIDA GLOW ART SALE & SHOW- 11 AM TO 7 PM, Various Private Residences, GF. Free. Map at AUTUMN ART AUCTION-6:30 PM, ND Museum of Art, GF. FALL FESTIVAL OF FRIENDS- 1 TO 5 PM, LISTEN Drop-in Center, GF. UND MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. WALDORF COLLEGE- 3 PM, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, GF. NORTHERN VALLEY YOUTH ORCHETRAS FALL CONCERT- 7 PM, Empire Arts Center, GF.

“ASSASSINS”- 7:30 PM, Burtness Theatre, GF. 2011 Great West Conference Women’s Volleyball Championship- Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, GF. EXTREME POKER-El Roco, Grand Forks KARAOKE- 10 PM, Rhombus Guys, Downtown Grand Forks. COMEDY NIGHT-8 PM, Dreamer’s Lounge in the Ramada, Grand Forks. STUDENT ID NIGHT- 4 - 9 PM, $6 with student ID, Splashers of the South Seas, CanadInn, Grand Forks.


KARAOKE- 9 PM TO 1 AM, Long Haul Saloon, Grand Forks. OPEN MIC NIGHT- 9 TO 1 AM , The Hub, Grand Forks. ‘l BISTRO TUESDAY WINE CLUB5:30-7:30 PM, CanadInns Destination Center, Grand Forks. ALFRED HITCHCOCK MOVIE8PM, Ferguson Books Main, GF

LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders, Grand Forks. VENDORS ON MAIN- CanadInn Lobby, Grand Forks. ‘BACK COUNTRY CRIME’- 7:30 PM, Red River High School, GF. AUGUSTANA LUTHERAN FALL BAZAAR- 11 AM TO 1:30 PM, 520 University Ave, Grand Forks.



.COMEDY NIGHT-8 PM, Dreamer’s Lounge in the Ramada, Grand Forks. KARAOKE- 10 PM, Rhombus Guys, Downtown Grand Forks. STUDENT ID NIGHT- 4 - 9 PM, $6 with student ID, Splashers of the South Seas, CanadInn, Grand Forks.

2011 Great West Conference Women’s Volleyball Championship- Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, GF. UND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE - 8 PM, Josephine Campbell Recitall Hall, UND Campus, GF. “ASSASSINS”- 7:30 PM, Burtness Theatre, GF.


MANNHEIM STEAMROLER- 7 PM, Chester Fritz Auditorium, GF.


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ULTIMATE DIVA EXPO- 4 TO 9 PM, CanadINNs Destination Center, GF. DAKOTA POKER LEAGUE NIGHTDown UNDer Pub, Grand Forks. JAZZ NIGHT AT ‘L BISTRO WITH MATT STRAND- 7 PM, ‘L BISTRO, CanadInn, Grand Forks. FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT- 8 PM, Rhombus Guys, Downtown Grand Forks.

LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders, Grand Forks. NORTH BY MIDWEST CRAFT SPECTACULAR- 9 AM to 6 PM, ND Museum of Art, GF. “ASSASSINS”- 7:30 PM, Burtness Theatre, GF OPEN MIC NIGHT- 9 to 1 AM, The Hub, Grand Forks,ND. UND FOOTBALL VS. SOUTH DAKOTA- 1 PM, Alerus Center, GF. RENDEZVOUS AT THE FORKSKnights of Columbus, GF. VENDORS ON MAIN- CanadInn Lobby, Grand Forks.

STUDENT ID NIGHT- 4 - 9 PM, $6 with student ID, Splashers of the South Seas, CanadInn, Grand Forks. COMEDY NIGHT-8 PM, Dreamer’s Lounge in the Ramada, Grand Forks. MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLRhombus Guys Rooftop, GF.

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KARAOKE- 9 PM TO 1 AM, Long Haul Saloon, Grand Forks. OPEN MIC NIGHT- 9 TO 1 AM , The Hub, Grand Forks. ‘l BISTRO TUESDAY WINE CLUB5:30-7:30 PM, CanadInns Destination Center, Grand Forks ALFRED HITCHCOCK MOVIE8PM, Ferguson Books Main, GF

LIVE MUSIC- 9 PM, Sanders, Grand Forks. SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL- Long Haul Saloon, GF. FESTIVAL FRIDAYS- CanadInn Lobby, Grand Forks. THE EMBER- 8:30 PM, Free Music & Free Java, Freedom Church, GF. UND WOMEN’S HOCKEY VS. MINNESOTA STATE- 7:07 PM, Ralph Engelstad Arena, GF. “ASSASSINS”- 7:30 PM, Burtness Theatre, GF. 2011 Great West Conference Women’s Volleyball Championship- Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, GF.


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UND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. DUQUESNE- 2 PM, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, GF.

MUDBUCKET- 9 PM, Sanders, Grand Forks. FESTIVAL FRIDAYS- CanadInn Lobby, Grand Forks. WISEGISE- Long Haul Saloon, GF. UND MEN’S HOCKEY VS. COLORADO COLLEGE- 7:37 PM, Ralph Englestad Arena, GF.

UND MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. JAMESTOWN- 7 PM, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, GF. MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER- 7 PM, Chester Fritz Auditorium, GF. STUDENT ID NIGHT- 4 - 9 PM, $6 with student ID, Splashers of the South Seas, CanadInn, Grand Forks. KARAOKE- 10 PM, Rhombus Guys, Downtown Grand Forks. HOT FICTION BOOK CLUB“Aleph” by Paulo Coelho, 7PM Ferguson Books Main, GF


KARAOKE- 9 PM TO 1 AM, Long Haul Saloon, Grand Forks. OPEN MIC NIGHT- 9 TO 1 AM , The Hub, Grand Forks. ‘l BISTRO TUESDAY WINE CLUB5:30-7:30 PM, CanadInns Destination Center, Grand Forks. ALFRED HITCHCOCK MOVIE8PM, Ferguson Books Main, GF

MUDBUCKET- 9 PM, Sanders, Grand Forks. WISEGISE-Long Haul Saloon, GF. VENDORS ON MAIN- CanadInn Lobby, Grand Forks. UND MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS- 2 PM, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, GF. UND MEN’S HOCKEY VS. COLORADO COLLEGE- 7:07 PM, Ralph Englestad Arena, GF.


2011 Great West Conference Women’s Volleyball Championship- Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, GF. SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL- Long Haul Saloon, GF. UND WOMEN’S HOCKEY VS. MINNESOTA STATE- 7:07 PM, Ralph Engelstad Arena, GF.



KARAOKE- 10 PM, Rhombus Guys, Downtown Grand Forks. UND MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. MONTANA- 7 PM, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, GF.



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Independent Craft Fair Coming to Grand Forks
Fine Arts
Mike Peterson Contributing Writer
highly anticipated and unique craft fair is coming to Grand Forks. On November 19th, the “North by Midwest Craft Spectacular” will be held at the ND Museum of Art (261 Centennial Dr) on the UND Campus. The event, which blurs the line between art and craft, will feature top modern artists and crafters from around the region and has an emphasis on “indie crafters” whose products are unique and have a sense of fun and edge to them according to the Craft Fair press release. One of the featured artists is Grand Forks’ own Michelle Brusegaard, whose screenprinted dish towels (all done by hand) have been featured in Country Living Magazine. There is so many different pieces of art involved here, from clothing to wall art. Live music will be provided all day as well, creating for a truly festive atmosphere. I was able to interview Tricia Halvorson Lunski, one of the individuals putting together the Craft Fair. Also organizing the fair are Becky Uglem and Michelle Brusegaard. A5: What inspired you to start such a craft fair? THL: Becky and Michele were vendors at last years "Unglued Craft Fest" in Fargo, and I was a customer. After this, we decided


Grand Forks needed a similar event as it was a huge success and something all three of us wanted to bring to Grand Forks. We worked with Ashley Morken, from Fargo's Unglued Craft Fair, to get the ball rolling and she has been such a wonderful asset. A5: It seems most people nowadays, when they hear the word "artists" they may think of musicians and painters or even graphic designers. How does the art of crafthood seperate itself from other forms of art and what makes it so special? THL: I googled the definition of art and came back with The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. The three of us all have a college degree in art and this is where our journey has taken us right now. Craft tends to be used more when talking about functional pieces, but doesn't have to be. And this is not to say that just because it is a necklace doesn't mean that it is any less a piece of art, it is really

just a small wearable sculpture. A5: Tell us about your history with crafts. THL: Michelle has been making art and crafts since she was young. She has developed a wonderful following thru Etsy (author’s note: Etsy is the world’s handmade marketplace and can be found at and many national Indy craft shows. She has been featured in magazines and endless blogs. Becky has made stuff for as long as she can remember. She would beg her older sister to go to crafting classes with her as a kid and she would do her project and then her sisters. She has always loved making things and started selling those things on Etsy in 2007 and have expanded over the years and sells to Adley Anne's in Grand Forks and at the Third Street Gallery on Kittson. My husband, Jamie, and I have been working together combining Legos, photography and mixed media.

A5: What kind of things can we expect to see from this Craft Fair? THL: The first 100 people to come thru the door will receive a swag bag (screenprinted with our logo by the three of us) filled with goodies from coffee mugs, to art, to coupons, etc. We also have an exciting line up of live music. Our “Craft Off” (competition among crafters) will be another exciting line-up, watch some of our crafters duke it out Project Runway Style to see who can win the Craft Off prize. A5: Is there anything in this for guys or how is it predominately for the ladies? THL: We have multiple male artist booths such as Adam Kemp and plenty of other booths offering items for men, as well as live music and food. A few of our male arts are Daniel Sharbono, Rulesome Illustration & Design and The Steampunk Muse. Again, the North by Midwest Craft Spectacular is going to be held at the North Dakota Museum of Art on the campus of the University of North Dakota. It's from 9am 6pm on november 19. The first 100 people will receive a free swag bag full of goodies made by the crafters. There is something for everyone and the event is completely free. If you’ve never been to a craft fair before (like me) and want to experience something a little bit different, then this provides a fantastic and fun introduction to the indie craft world. Check them out on the web at

T he Ultimate Diva Expo
Rachel Piwarski Contributing Writer
be held on November 17th, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kathy Shoemaker, one of the event coordinators, says that you can expect, “shopping—lots and lots of shopping.” This event will serve as the perfect time to do

The Canad Inn will hold a major event that appeals to your “inner Diva” this holiday season. The Ultimate Diva Expo will

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some unique holiday browsing and purchasing. You can expect everything from Miche Bags to Scentsy to Tupperware. There will also be Pampered Chef, Jockey (clothing), Thirty-One, Educational games and books, Mary Kay, Arbonne and so many more gift ideas for friends and family. As it is entitled, the Ultimate Diva Expo, there will be plenty of items to see that you can spoil yourself with as well. While you shop you can enjoy a drink,

as the first 30 people will get a free glass of wine and appetizer. If you come late, no worries—The Canad Inn is having wine and other drink specials. No worries about the older kid either. Kids 13 and up can swim at the water park for just $6.00. So feel free to sip refreshments as you shop, browse over 30 vendors, crafters & artisans, and most importantly: enjoy stress-free shopping with your friends and family!


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hy do people buy and play games? Entertainment value certainly factors in, but there are several other benefits to puzzles and games, including their educational value. Just think about what happens when children (or adults) sit down to play a board game or contemplate a puzzle. Individuals come together, learn lessons about getting along and strategize. Games also encourage following guidelines for play and winning or losing with good manners. There are many who believe these are valuable life lessons, but games and puzzles also may have other intrinsic educational value in the real world. Although it can't be assumed that playing games or doing puzzles will help make better students, there are some indications that playing certain games can have academic benefits. In a 2008 study by Geetha Ramani and Robert Siegler, preschoolers were involved in "number line"board game research, where the player had to move a game piece through a series of sequentially numbered spaces. Prior to and after the game play the children were given math tasks appropriate for their age group. The kids who were in the control group and didn't play experienced no math skill improvement. But the ones who had played the line game had

Puzzles, games and educational value
marked improvement in measured math skills. Ramani and Siegler have also found correlations between the number of board games that a child plays and a greater propensity for better preschool math performance. Puzzles are another form of recreation that also have some educational merit and could trigger certain areas of the brain, resulting in improvement in intellectual skills. Puzzles develop hand and eye coordination and foster skills in problem-solving. They also encourage kids not to give up until the finished product is reached. Chess has been a game of strategy played throughout the ages. There have been statements that chess can help a child become more intellectual and do better at school. Others argue the flip side, that it is the intellectual child who gravitates toward chess play and therefore skews the numbers in the terms of intelligence and chess relation. Still there is some evidence that chess has educational merit. Markus Scholz of the University of Leipzig in Germany studied kids with learning disabilities. Researchers assigned students to receive either 5 hours of math instruction each week or 4 hours of math and 1 hour of chess instruction each week. The kids were tested at the beginning of the school year and again at the end. The students who had received chess lessons showed more im-


provement in basic math skills like counting and addition than those who had just received tutoring. When choosing games for children, educational value is derived most from games that require deductive reasoning and not pure chance from the spin of a wheel. A game like "Clue" or chess requires strategy and reasoning to become the winner. Even games like "Connect

Four," "Boggle," "Scrabble," and other deductive games are good choices to consider. Although games and puzzles have the fun factor, there are educational benefits that may arise also in play.

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ThirdAnnual Red River High School Fine Arts Showcase
December 15th
"A Seasonal Celebration of Fine Arts" Vivaldi Gloria featuring the Concert Choir and Concert Orchestra 7:30 pm - RR Theatre

December 16th
"A Seasonal Celebration of Fine Arts" Small Ensembles 7:30 pm - RR Theatre Also featuring a display by the Art Department and special Drama holiday presentation.

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