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Old 07-24-2014, 09:10 PM
 
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A place where you can be a North Dakota deadbeat and blast B-52s, some Screaming Trees, some hardcore Swedish punk bands from the old world Scandinavian countries, and find the progressive wing of the Liberal Lutheran lineage

North Dakota has a lot of Scandinavian heritage evidenced by stuff I saw in Fargo-Moorehead area. Modern Scandinavia is quite Liberal. Just look at Swedish bands like The Hives and some other gothic rock bands from Sweden.

North Dakota has gotta have some hidden enclave of rebel Scandinavian rockers that are making some sort of renaissance and have left leanings with the modern Scandinavia, rebelling against the strict church and religious culture of Fargo, settled by Northern European farmer pioneers of Calvinist days.

As a state within distance of 2 very blue collar labor cities (Minneapolis and Winnipeg) and the influence of Bob Dylan in Minnesota and Randy Bachman from the Guess Who to the north, how doesn't North Dakota have a quirky crowd hiding inside the fields somewhere?
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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North Dakota has to have some Liberal charm in there. There's something magical as if supernatural about the stillful sameness of the red river plain, as if something way beyond anything is up the road and everything around you is sort of trancing you...it's like being in the twilight zone driving up I-29 looking for hippie signs
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Keep in mind the 4 largest cities in ND: Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot combined have a Metropolitan population that is less then 1/6 then the Minneapolis area. In fact the population of the entire state is only slightly more than 1/6 the population of the Minneapolis Metro area.

If anything like what you are looking for exists in ND it most likely will be in Fargo or Minot.

For a an annual event there is the Norsk Hostfest in Minot: See HERE
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:45 PM
 
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North Dakota has to have some Liberal charm in there. There's something magical as if supernatural about the stillful sameness of the red river plain, as if something way beyond anything is up the road and everything around you is sort of trancing you...it's like being in the twilight zone driving up I-29 looking for hippie signs
There's a strong liberal tendency among the some of the young, but most of them move to Minneapolis to make their way in life. Chuck Klosterman is an example that has found a way, in this case ESPN, and written offbeat stuff about ND.

Find a copy of the High Plains Reader, which used to be based in Grand Forks but is now in Fargo. The website has gone dead, so not sure what up with that.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, ND
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Good luck. ND is not very cultured.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:34 PM
 
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Well, there are a lot of young hipsters on Broadway in Fargo, but I don't know that they have much connection to their socialist forebears in ND.

HPR used to claim that Bob Dylan's only non-music job was when he washed dishes at Phil Wong's during his time in Fargo. Phil Wong's closed a few years ago and is now a couple of hippiesh sushi and noodle places.

Are you on acid when you're tooling along on I-29?
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:57 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Where is North Dakota's most Liberal Leftwing hipsterest city?
That would be Portland OR.
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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I'd say Minot is pretty hipster and hippyish. Just need to know where to look, really. I get a really hipster feel downtown, for example.
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:26 PM
 
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I'd say Minot is pretty hipster and hippyish. Just need to know where to look, really. I get a really hipster feel downtown, for example.
I believe there was an entire documentary made about exactly how un-hip Minot was.
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:15 PM
 
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Haha, really? I'd love to read that if you have a link.
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