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MOORHEAD – Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, this year’s Pangea — Cultivate Our Cultures will be reformatted as a digital webcast. The annual multicultural festival will not be held at the Hjemkomst Center, but as a series of live performances and recorded demonstrations that will be shared online via Facebook and YouTube. Join us on either of these platforms on Saturday, November 13, from 10AM to 4PM to take part.

HCSCC’s YouTube channel

Pangea on Facebook Events

Admission to HCSCC’s museum at the Hjemkomst Center will also be free for visitors who would like to explore our current exhibitions. As a note, masks and social distancing are required at the Hjemkomst Center.


FARGO – New Life Center, a Christ-centered homeless shelter and rescue mission, is proud to announce two new donation bin locations in partnership with the City of West Fargo. The new clothing bins will be located at the Department of Sanitation, 117 8th Street West, and Eagle Run Water Tower, 40th Avenue West and Sheyenne Street in West Fargo.

New Life Center worked closely with City of West Fargo Sanitation Manager Logan Jacobson to place the bins. “We are honored to partner with the City of West Fargo and grateful for their support. This partnership exemplifies the City’s commitment to community-wide recycling and helping those in need,” stated New Life Center Operations Director Tom O’Keefe.

The community’s new or gently used donations directly impact guests of New Life Center. Proceeds from the New Life Center Thrift Store fund life-changing programs for men experiencing homelessness. The store is also the largest provider of free clothing and household goods to individuals and families experiencing financial hardship through a voucher program with The Salvation Army.

Donations of clothing, wearable shoes, and accessories are accepted. All donations should be washed, bagged, and placed inside the metal donation bin. New Life Center also offers a free donation pickup service in the immediate Fargo-Moorhead area. For more information, visit or call 701-235-4453.


FARGO – The Fargo Public Library will host “Classic Gangster Film Series,” a four-part event featuring the Warner Brothers bad boys James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson and Humphrey Bogart. The series kicked off on Sunday, Nov. 7, and will take place at the Main Library, located at 102 3rd St. N.

        Local film critic Matt Olien has selected the films featured in this series and will introduce each movie and lead a brief discussion after the screenings. All films begin at 2 p.m. and are approximately 100 minutes long. Dates and film titles are as follows:

November 7 – “Little Caesar” (1931, not rated)

November 14 – “Angels with Dirty Faces” (1938, not rated)

November 28 – “Key Largo” (1948, not rated)

December 5 – “White Heat” (1949, not rated)

        Free popcorn will be served during the screenings. Children age nine and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, call the Information Desk at 701.241.1492.

        Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and to view a list of upcoming events, visit


 MOORHEAD – Minnesota State University Moorhead has made significant changes to its automatic scholarship program for new students entering fall 2022.

“We recognize that students have worked hard in high school and we want to reward that performance by providing bigger and better automatic scholarships,” said Tom Reburn, MSUM’s director of undergraduate admissions. “Not only that, we have made it easier for students to qualify by awarding these scholarships based on high school grade point average or ACT composite score, not a combination of the two.”

MSUM now offers five levels of automatic scholarships up to $14,000 awarded annually over four years. For example, the Distinguished Dragon awards $14,000 to students with a 3.9 GPA or 30 ACT, the Blaze awards $7,000 to students with a 3.7 GPA or 26 ACT, and the Ignite scholarship awards $2,000 to students with a 3.2 GPA or 23 ACT.

“We award scholarships at the time of admission until all funds are fully committed,” Reburn said.

For more information about MSUM’s new automatic scholarships, visit

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