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KPPP-LP 88.1 Fargo-Moorhead is On The Air

KPPP-LP 88.1 Fargo-Moorhead is On The Air Fargo Moorhead’s newest non-commercial, community owned Low Power FM station is now broadcasting in the F-M region! “Adding Color to Your Local Airwaves”  KPPP-LP FM, 88.1 on Your Dial For More Information, visit kpppfm.com We are the first radio station in our community that focuses on amplifying the …

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Those Little Rascals!

Those Little Rascals! Our Opinion/Our Gang of Lovable nitwits gets into trouble again (Originally published in the High Plains Reader 10/27/2011) Discrimination in Fargo Schools Continues By Cindy Gomez-Schempp Editor “Buckwheat”, the racial slur used by Mike Nygaard, an assistant principal at South High to degrade a black student, comes from the television show ‘Our …

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KPPP-FM Making a Stride in Media Justice

KPPP-LP FM Communities of color, particularly in the Fargo-Moorhead area, often do not see themselves reflected with authenticity in traditional media—whether as consumers, owners or operators. The People’s Press Project will lead the Fargo-Moorhead area in the design and implementation of a grassroots, community-owned FM radio station. Relationship building and facilitated media justice training workshops …

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Money For Your Non-Profit! March 5 and 6 In Fargo and Moorhead

Minnesota and North Dakota Grant Opportunities Through Partnerships with Community Innovation Grants Funded by the Bush Foundation   Community Information sessions will be held in Fargo, ND and Moorhead MN on March 5 and 6.  These sessions will inform local groups, non-profits and local government entities about the Bush Foundation Community Investment grants that are …

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Workforce Safety & Insurance To Be or Not to Be an Insurance Company, and Other “Dirty Little Secrets”

By Cindy Gomez-Schempp Contributing Writer (Originally published in the High Plains Reader November 29, 2007 by Cindy Shawcross*) Link: HPR1.com Most people who hear of Workforce Safety & Insurance, or WSI, know it has to do with injured workers. But few realize that whether you are a nurse, firefighter, or assembly line worker, your only legal remedy for those …

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The Walking Wounded Unite: Injured Workers Rescue Themselves

By Cindy Gomez-Schempp (Originally published in the High Plains Reader April, 2008 by Cindy Shawcross*) Injured workers in North Dakota who feel WSI has failed to provide them with the “sure and certain” relief promised under the law have formed a Support Group. The first meeting was held on March 27th at Hope Lutheran Church …

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InSecurity: The Dangers of Supercharged Digital Discrimination and More

Being a Member of Mag-NET has been a trip! The resources and network of media justice organizations and media creators is incredibly diverse and serve as wealth of information and support for The People’s Press Project. In addition to allowing us to collaborate on local, regional or national issues that affect media justice and social …

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Ready, Set, Fargo Marathon 2014

PPP Staff Writer Once again it is time for the Fargo Marathon. On this, the 10th Anniversary of the Fargo Marathon tradition there will be over 20,000 participants participating in the 5K, 10K, the relay races, the half marathon and the full marathon. The Fargo Marathon has grown over the past decade into a massive …

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9/11: Lessons Learned?

By Cindy Gomez-Schempp Editor (Originally published in the High Plains Reader) 9/11: Lessons Learned? By Cindy Gomez Editor I had just crossed into Mexico the evening of September 10th, and didn’t get to sleep until sometime in the wee hours of September 11th. Later that morning in El Paso, while waiting for my huevos rancheros, …

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Community Discussion on the Changing Demographics in Minnesota and the Impact on the Economy

Date: Thursday, March 5 Location: The Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead, MN Time: 1:00 to 2:30 PM We know that America’s current economic model is broken. As the nation undergoes a profound demographic shift in which people of color are becoming the majority, its ability to achieve sustained growth and prosperity …

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Homelessness 101 Training

Your and your friends and colleagues are invited to attend a Homelessness 101 workshop at Elim Lutheran Church on Wednesday, June 4, beginning promptly at 9 a.m. Homelessness 101 is an introduction to the causes, barriers and history of homelessness, as well as the permanent solutions the communities are putting in place. It is geared …

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MINNESOTA CITIES TOP NATIONAL LISTS FOR BUSINESS, HAPPINESS

MINNESOTA CITIES STAND OUT ON NATIONAL LIST OF BEST PLACES TO DO BUSINESS Minnesota received more good economic news yesterday. Three Minnesota cities ranked among the top 25 smaller cities in the country to do business and have a career. Mankato ranked third on the national list, followed by Rochester (23rd) and St. Cloud (24th). The analysis, …

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Put Bluntly, Who Cares?

By Cindy Gomez-Schempp Editor (Originally published in the High Plains Reader August 15, 2010 by Cindy Shawcross*) Link: HPR1.com Since the recent Performance Audit report was released, WSI’s new director, Bryan Klipfel, and other WSI cheerleaders have been lauding WSI’s “improvements.” Unless we’ve missed something, there are no significant improvements. Can anyone tell what the hype is about? …

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Al Jazeera America Looks into North Dakota’s Broken Worker’s Compensation System

By Cindy Gomez-Schempp I was recently interviewed by Al Jazeera America by Pulitzer Prize winning author, writer, and journalist David Cay. He has written extensively, including a book, on worker’s compensation. Cay was genuinely curious about how, North Dakota, one of the smallest and least populated states in the union earns the reputation of having …

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