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Rock On

Devon Abler, Arts and Community Editor

September 16, 2018

Grand Forks experienced the Metallica World Tour on Saturday night. Spectators were treated to an outstanding performance by the four band members. Guitarist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo brought an infectious energy to the Alerus Center sta...

Kings and Queens of Grand Forks

Miss Bad Karma performing a number during the B. J. Armani Cabernet Pride Drag Show. Photo by Devon Abler

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

August 29, 2018

Hair was high, personalities were loud and love filled the American Legion Saturday night. The venue was filled to capacity as the community came together for B. J. Armani’s Cabaret. Performers from the Grand Forks area and the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area came together to put on a show highlighting t...

The Big Event

(From left) Alan Ju, Alex Widner and Devin Reifsteck paint

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 30, 2018

UND hosted the annual Big Event on Saturday, April 28th. Students attending UND came together for a community service event that served the Greater Grand Forks community. Some places volunteers served were churches, non-profits, homes of the elderly and many more. “This is a great way for us studen...

Opera comes alive at the Masonic Temple

Michael Thompson (right) and Bethany Loock portray Dido and Aeneas during a rehearsal for Friday night's opera at the Masonic Center.

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 30, 2018

Grand Forks was graced with the presence of the biannual operatic performance by the UND Vocal Department on Friday. In collaboration with the UND Chamber Orchestra and the Masonic Temple, this was a pleasant addition to Friday night festivities. The opera, ‘Dido and Aeneas,’ was written by English compose...

Melinda Vail: The medium that makes a difference

Medium Melinda Vail speaks with Dakota Student arts & community editor Devon Abler in an interview at the Staybridge Inn and Suites on Monday, April 9, 2018.

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

April 16, 2018

Here in North Dakota, if someone says they are receiving a message from a deceased loved one, there is a high chance that they would be ill for a mental evaluation. For Melinda Vail, an intuitive therapist, hypnotherapist and medium, communicating with those on the other side is just a part of everyday...

Breweries: Not just for beer anymore

Minneapolis musician Joe Kopel (left) and David Allen, from Hatton, N.D., took the stage Friday night at Half Brothers Brewing Company in downtown Grand Forks.

Devon Abler, A&C Editor

April 8, 2018

It’s 8:30 on a Friday night and Half Brothers Brewing Company is alive with the sound of voices and laughter flirting with one another through the air. It may feel like the second arrival of winter in April, yet thanks to the warmth of community that one feels when walking through the front doors, one fo...

The secret lives of musicians

The UND Allegro Women's Choir performs

Devon Abler, Arts & Community Editor

January 22, 2018

This past weekend, the UND Music Department was preparing for the UND Honor Band, Choir and Strings festival. The festival opened with a showcase concert featuring performances from every ensemble the music department has to offer. Sounds of the caribbean and a jazz lounge rang throughout the Chester ...

Tree shuts down downtown

People sign a card accompanying the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during a stop in downtown Grand Forks on Sunday morning.

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017

Grand Forks had an unusual visitor stop by on Sunday. A portion of downtown Grand Forks was blocked off to make room for the Capitol Christmas Tree, also known as the people’s tree. This year the tree was harvested from Kootenai National Forest, located in the northwest corner of Montana. This tree w...

Wizard of Oz at the Burtness

Frank L. Baum's

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

Burtness Theater was transformed into a humble farm in the middle of the plains of Kansas over the weekend. Students in the University of North Dakota theater department transformed this farm into the magnificent land of Oz, taking the audience members along for the journey. The farm hands transformed i...

The true Pride of Dakota

The annual Pride of Dakota event showcases products made in North Dakota, such as these chocolates from Rendezvous Candy.

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017

Vendors gathered over the weekend to kick off the holiday season with the Pride of Dakota Holiday Vendor show. From popcorn to mittens to wine, there were a variety of goods created by local businesses throughout North Dakota. Christmas music played in the ballroom as members of the community gathered togeth...

Will they take it?

Using mason jars instead of plastic or paper cups to store beverages is an environmentally-friendly way to minimize disposable product use as a result of dining out at restaurants.

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

While searching the vast depths of the internet, I stumbled across a blog titled “Trash is for Tossers,” written by a woman living in New York named Lauren Singer. I continued to read Singer’s blog, and she mentioned that swapping out disposable plastic and paper cups for reusable mugs are a simple...

Clothesline Project

Open for viewing from October 23-27, 2017, the Clothesline Project displays t-shirts made by victims of abuse

Devon Abler, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017

First initial used to protect the identity of the survivor. The Clothesline Project was present on the University of North Dakota campus during the week of Oct. 23 to 27. The Memorial Union Ballroom was filled with shirts, each one representing a different story of violence against women. The original...

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