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EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT INDIANS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK’

2021 One Book, One Community Title Pick

In partnership with the Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo public libraries, Concordia College’s Carl B. Ylvisaker Library, Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Livingston Lord Library, North Dakota State University Libraries and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, have selected the national bestseller “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask” by Anton Treuer as the 2021 One Book, One Community selection.

An essential and engaging book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native readers, Treuer’s book answers questions with solid information, humor and compassion while building a foundation for true understanding and positive action. With questions ranging from “Why is there such a fuss about non-Native people wearing Indian costumes for Halloween?” to “Why is it called a ‘traditional Indian fry bread taco’?” to “What’s it like for Natives who don’t look Native?” to “Why are Indians so often imagined rather than understood?”, and beyond, the book is a thoughtful, frank, funny, and sometimes personal tour of what’s up with Indians, anyway.

Copies of the book will be available for checkout in several formats at each of the participating libraries; book club kits will also available. For a list of related events and resources, visit any participating library’s website for in-person event policies starting August 1 or visit www.1book1community.org after July 1.

All One Book, One Community events are free and open to the public. This project is made possible in part with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and supported by Concordia Cultural Events, Friends of the Fargo Public Library, Friends of the West Fargo Public Library and Friends of the Moorhead Library.

LANE CLOSURE ON 12 AVE S BETWEEN 20 ST & MAIN AVE

MOORHEAD – 12th Ave S is closed between 20 St and Southeast Main Ave for reconstruction work. 12th Ave S will be detoured on 28 Ave S via 20 St and Southeast Main Ave. Anticipated completion for this project is mid-July.

Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes and to expect congestion and delays in the area.

FARGO POLICE AND OK TIRE PARTNER IN CRIME PREVENTION EFFORT

FARGO – The Fargo Police Department is partnering with OK Tire in an attempt to make catalytic converters less desirable by marking catalytic converters with heat resistant paint, and engraving a partial Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Since December 2020, the Department has taken 137 reports of theft of catalytic converters. The Department has identified that commercial businesses have been more frequently targeted.

Community members will be able to stop by OK Tire, 2224 Main Ave., Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. This service will be offered for free until further notice, and an appointment is not required.

The Department’s Investigation Unit has spoken to several local scrap and metal dealers regarding this method of crime prevention so they will be aware of these markings when anyone comes in to their facility with a catalytic converter. The scrap and metal dealers have been willing to work with us on this issue.

ESSENTIA HEALTH EXPANDS WALK-IN VACCINATION AVAILABILITY

FARGO – Essentia Health is accepting unscheduled walk-ins at the vaccination center until further notice.

Vaccinations will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1–7 p.m. at the former Gordmans building located at 5100 14th Avenue South, Fargo.

Walk-ins are for anyone 16 and older who is either a North Dakota resident or an out-of-state resident who has primary care established with a North Dakota provider. You do not need to be a patient of Essentia Health.

At this time, both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are being offered.

MATBUS CELEBRATES EARTH WEEK APRIL 22-27

MATBUS invites residents to celebrate Earth Week, April 19-24, with the Get Your “Can” on the Bus promotion. Riders can board fixed route vehicles for free when they donate one empty aluminum can. Proceeds from the recycling of collected cans will be donated to the Homeward Animal Shelter. This promotion is not valid on MAT Paratransit.

MATBUS reminds passengers that face masks continue to be required on all MATBUS vehicles and property. Masks must cover the face properly, including both the nose and mouth. With cooperation and understanding from passengers, MATBUS can help everyone get to their destinations safely.

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