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There’s one more very important group of people that I need to thank for making this magazine great month after month. That’s you. Yes, our dear readers are why we make this magazine. You are why we’ll spend weekends, nights and holidays busting out designs and articles. Without you, we’re nothing. We’re nonexistent. And that is why you are the most important aspect of our magazine. I implore you to become involved with us (just not romantically of course.) Email me at andrew@fmspotlight. com with story ideas. Like us on Facebook. Reach out to me on Twitter (@fargoandrew). Follow Fargo Monthly on Twitter (@FARGO_MONTHLY). Stop by our office (502 1st Ave. N in downtown Fargo.) Just keep reading and let us know what you want to see. After all, we are your magazine. 6 //


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CONTENTS... Shrek like you’ve never seen it before pg 66

The Valley Course finder

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48 Unique Marriage

Proposals We scoured the area to find unique marriage proposals.

60 Culinary Spotlight Eric Watson, head chef of Mezzaluna, delivers his first monthly column on food in Fargo. For More...

62 Pen In Hand

70 Hinder

We caught up with Noah Hawley, the writer for FX’s new TV show based on the movie “Fargo” to learn a bit more on this secretive 72 project.

66 Grease Lightning You know the songs, but we bet you haven’t seen it done like this.

We chatted with the band, Hinder to learn about their show at the Red River Valley Fair. Live Music Find out where your favorite bands are playing with our live music calendar.

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74 Pride

FM Pride kicks off soon and we have the details.

76 Event Calendar

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ULTIMATE wedding


lanning a wedding is a stressful ordeal. You have to find a venue, a cake, photographer... don't even get us started on the dress. Well, your day doesn't have to be so aggravating. We have compiled a list of everything you need to know to plan your wedding. Here's hoping that you have the best wedding ever.

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A successful reception must have a meal that's as delicious and beautiful as the wedding. These caterers can make that happen.



wners of Mosaic Foods Eric and Sara Watson have created a menu that will please your tastebuds as well as your budget. Based out of downtown Fargo, they pride themselves on the freshness of their food. "Mosaic Catering prides itself on using whole fresh ingredients whenever possible," said Sara Watson. "We like to think of our menus as guidelines and are always willing to work on specialty menus to suit each client's desires."

Top and bottom left photo by John Borge

The Watsons are also the owners of the finedining restaurant, Mezzaluna, in downtown Fargo, so they have tons of experience preparing quality food for a large group. No matter the size or budget of your dream wedding, Mosaic Foods can help make it a success. 69 4th St. N, Fargo 701-373-7805 Photo by Yvonne Denault

3 Wedding Catering Must Knows

1. Ask Questions

Caterers should strive to make each event “perfect” in the eyes of their clients and guests. Ask any questions you may have so they can go into the event understanding exactly what you are looking for. 10 //

2. Request A Tasting

Discuss ingredients, preferences and presentation, and talk about incorporating a favorite theme or ingredient as a way to personalize and make the event memorable.

3. Guest Awareness

Be sure to advise your caterer of any food allergies, gluten free or vegan diets, kids’ menus, etc. Most should be happy to accommodate all guests. The more notice they have, the better prepared they can be.

CATERING BY CONCORDIA 901 8th St. S, Moorhead 218-299-4271 Catering by Concordia brings 20 years of catering experience to the table. They offer a large variety of services that range from take-out to upscale full-service receptions. They are equipped to cater to any event within 20 miles of Fargo-Moorhead.

LUSH LOLA’S 1407 1st Ave. N, Fargo 218-234-2712 Lush Lola’s has kitchens in Fargo and Osage, MN, making them able to service the lakes country. They have over 20 years of experience and are home to the famous Drunken Pig Sandwich.


OVEN DOOR CATERING 624 Main Ave, Fargo 701-293-1999 1338 3rd Ave. N, Fargo 701-232-3207

VIP Catering offers many years of experience preparing an excellent catered meal. They are able to serve most venues. Go to their website to see their full menu.

Oven Door Catering now provides bar service so they offer all catering needs. Their event room is a great place for a groom’s dinner or bridal showers. *see more caterers on page 38

Wedding Trivia On average, what do couples in Cass County spend more money on: the dress, a live band or flowers? see the answer on page 42



Five floral shops that will create the perfect arrangements for your wedding party and décor.



hotwell Floral has been in business since 1888, making this its 125th year of floral business. According to owner John Shotwell this fullservice flower shop has always been noted for its flowers and plants, but many people do not realize the large assortment of unique gifts the store carries, including baskets and furniture. “We take each bride as she comes in and try to find what she likes,” Shotwell said. “Just about all of our brides send positive comments back to us and designer Cindy.” The friendly and easy-going staff can work with brides who have non-traditional visions. “We are known for fantastic wedding work,” Schmeets said. “We are a professional flower shop, so our work is always professional.” 4000 40th St. S, Fargo 701-356-9377

Photo by Katie Lewis Photography

3 Wedding Flower Must Knows

1. Big Wedding Parties

Wedding parties are getting big. This can make for an expensive floral setup. Go into your consultation with a budget so you can help your designer fit your allowance.

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2. Popular Wedding Flowers

Some of the most popular wedding flowers are pianese, gerbera daisies and the classic, roses.

3. Floral Shops

Floral shops can match almost any theme for a wedding. Some examples that Shotwell Floral has done are rustic barn, nautical, urban loft and even steampunk.

GO//WEDDINGS FLORAL EXPRESSIONS 2615 University Dr. S, Fargo 701-356-2221 Floral Expressions offers creative bouquets and on-site decorating to meet each client's style and budget. They also have a variety of unique gift ideas.

COUNTRY GREENERY 17 5th Street S, Moorhead 218-236-0000 2901 13th Ave, Fargo 701-239-0000 This family owned business offers flowers for all aspects of the wedding, including the ceremony and reception. Check out their website for ideas and color selections.


PRAIRIE PETALS 1450 25th St. S, Fargo 701-235-5864 623 NP Ave, Fargo 701-364-0151

Dalbol Flowers provides a wide assortment of bouquets, arrangements, wedding cake decorations, centerpieces and more. They also work to fit your budget so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank.

Prairie Petals offers both refined flowers and ones of a wilder nature. They conduct interviews so that the flowers reflect what you're looking for in your wedding bouquet.

*see more on page 38

Wedding Trivia In what month do more marriages occur than any other month during the year? see the answer on page 42

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Choosing the gown can be one of the most difficult tasks of planning a wedding, but these shops can make the task the most enjoyable part of planning.



he Bridal Shop has a family-owned history that owner Gretchen Collins Ingbretson cherishes. Ingbretson, whose grandmother was involved in the business that began in 1949, said the bride is the priority at The Bridal Shop. “We really want to give the bride a personalized experience,” she said. “We truly like to hear about all parts of the wedding and listen and understand what she’s interested in and looking for from a styling perspective.” The personal attention is what customers remember most about their experiences at The Bridal Shop. The staff are consultants, not salespeople. “The staff involves themselves in the customer’s experience, giving the impression that we really care about our customers,” Ingbretson said. “It’s important to have a customer feel welcome when they come in the store, so we try to ease the worry of feeling overwhelmed by the pressure of the dress.” 3223 13th Ave. S, Fargo 701-235-0541 Photo by Katie Lewis Photography

3 Bridal Gown Must Knows

1. Start Shopping Early

Deciding on a wedding gown can be a very hard decision and can take some time. The more time you give yourself to make a decision the less stressed you will feel.

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2. Shop With Someone You Trust

It is easy to get confused when you have too many people with you at your bridal appointment. We always suggest bringing the people who are closest to you and who respect and understand your wedding vision.

3. Be Open-Minded

Be open to trying on different dresses. Most of the time a wedding dress will look completely different on the hanger than it actually does when you try it on. If your stylist brings you a dress you’re not sure about, give it a try!

ALAN EVANS BRIDAL 512 Center Ave, Moorhead 218-236-8543 Choosing your gown is a special moment, and Alan Evans makes the atmosphere fun for the bride. Visit with the store’s very own designer, Rand Evans, for a unique dress design.

HALBERSTADT’S 102 Broadway, Fargo 701-364-9225 West Acres Mall, 3902 13th Ave. S, Fargo 701-277-0745 Halberstadt’s galleria on Broadway and mall location feature exclusive apparel and international designers’ suits and jackets at an affordable price. They do not offer tuxedo rentals, but they do have own-the tux and own-the-suit packages.

LEEANNE’S BRIDAL & BLISS PROM 4340 13th Ave. SW, Fargo 701-232-7433 LeeAnne’s bridal is a full service bridal boutique, offering a large selection of bridal gowns, tuxedos and accessories for your special day. They also have an in-house alterations department.

STRAUS 3223 13th Ave. S, Fargo 701-235-7593 As the oldest family-owned retail business in North Dakota, Straus offers years of experience in a variety of services including tailoring, consultation, custom clothing, and educational seminars.

Making Memories • Destination Weddings

*see more stores on page 38

• Romantic Honeymoons • Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Getaways

Wedding Trivia How old were the oldest bride and groom to get married in North Dakota?

see the answer on page 42

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wedding planners Why stress over all the details? Let these wedding planners do all the work for you.

Bliss Events and Weddings


liss Events and Weddings has planned weddings as small as 11 people and as large as 600. They’ve also done weddings for as cheap as $2,000 and as large as $100,000+. Needless to say, they’ve done it all. Bliss Events and Weddings is a full-service event coordinating company. They offer a variety of packages and services ranging from preplanning to planning the entire event. Owner and founder, Alicia Weigel explained the job of wedding planning. “I sit down with the client and see what they want their wedding to be… It’s kind of a matter of flushing out what their vision is. Oftentimes, they’ve seen so much on Pinterest and ‘Bridezilla’ that they don’t know what they want their wedding to be.” 3518 Polk St. S, Fargo ​701-261-4730

3 Wedding Planners Must Knows

1. Plan Your Budget

By far the most stressful part of a wedding we hear from clients is coming up with their budget. Weddings can be a large expense, and having those costs laid out ahead of time will save you a great deal of stress throughout the process. 18 //

2. Make Your Guest List Early

Knowing approximate guest numbers early will help you plan a realistic budget and make the entire wedding planning process easier. We typically see an average of 73 percent of the number of guests invited will attend.

3. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

Weddings are a huge undertaking and everyone handles stress differently. Refer back to your “Must Have” list and take time to perfect those details, and be content knowing the rest really does fall into place and enjoy your day.

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GO//WEDDINGS A Grand Affair Wedding & Event Planning 1700 32nd Ave. S. Suite 2, Fargo 701-234-1696

A Grand Affair provides planning, designing and decorating services, including set up and tear down to make your day stress free. They also offer linens, centerpieces and lighting rentals.

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Rustic Trunk Vintage Rentals & Design 537 Birch Lane, Moorhead 701-412-3782

Carrie Brusven began Rustic Trunk Vintage Rentals & Design in March 2012. It offers either partial event design of a few areas, full event design with set-up and take-down of everything, or just consultation and renting service

Photo by Carrie Brusven

Center Stage Weddings & Events

Sharper Image Wedding Rentals 1003 4th St. S, Fargo 701-412-4748 302 13th Ave. S. Suite 4, Fargo 218-850-9394

Melanie at Center Stage Wedding & Events specializes in planning weddings from the day of engagement up to the day of the wedding.

*see more planners on page 38

Make it the

Perfect Day

Celeste Leier at Sharper Image Wedding Rentals strives to set high expectations for her clients. She offers wedding event planning and coordinating, as well as seating and dĂŠcor rental services.

Wedding Trivia What is the total average cost of weddings in Cass County? see the answer on page 42


130 Oxbow Dr. Oxbow, ND 58047 20 //

Classic -or- Contemporary Weddings


bands & DJ’s Whether they’re playing the “Chicken Dance” or “Love Shack,” these bands and DJs will keep your guests dancing all night long.



f you ever saw the TV show “The Wedding Band” on TBS, then you saw what Tripwire is like at a wedding. “Whoever wrote that show has been to a Tripwire wedding,” said singer Tim Melin. Just like the show, Tripwire packs their shows with tons of crowd pleasing, energetic hits. Anyone who has seen Tripwire perform knows they can get the audience dancing. When you throw in the fact that they’ve played close to 75 weddings throughout their career, it’s safe to say they know what they’re doing. “Brides tend to have a lot to worry about,” said Melin. “Our goal is that after the actual wedding, they don’t have to worry about a thing. They can sit back, relax and dance.” Anyone interested in having them perform should contact Bitzer Agency. All of their information can be found on their website, Photo by Michael Jahnl

3 Must Knows For Booking A Wedding Band

1. Onstage Flexibility

No one can predict exactly what to play and when to play it. You’ll want a band that can work with your crowd and change gears when needed. Following up an early slow song with a Metallica cover may not be the best move! 22 //

2. Offstage Flexibility

It’s YOUR big day, and that’s the most important thing. The band must realize that. The band should know that starttimes, breaks and end-times are always adjustable depending on how the rest of the day has gone.

3. Book Early

If you have your heart set on a specific band for your big night, the BEST option would be checking their availability before you set your date. Tripwire (and many of our friends in FM bands) will book shows far in advance.

DUDE WALKER’S MUSIC ON WHEELS 701-234-9492 Dude Walker’s strives to make your wedding dance memorable by planning your introduction and first dance and having a wedding music list to keep the dance going.

RHYME OR REASON 218-287-2037 They handpick the best songs from all styles of music to get the crowd moving. You’ll hear new and classic country, new and classic rock, and lots of fun '80s and '90s retro.

Photo by Andrew Jason

D&J MUSIC AND KARAOKE 51 Broadway N, Fargo 701-200-2061 D&J Music and Karaoke create an entertaining atmosphere with all types of music. They also offer a complimentary karaoke service that could be a big hit at your wedding event.

MIX VIBES 101 10th St. N, Fargo 701-367-8324 Jeremy Albright owns and operates this DJ service, specializing in weddings, school dances and corporate events. He has experience working with weddings of all sizes and he’ll work with you to make the night a memorable success.

*see more DJ’s on page 38

Wedding Trivia What was the greatest age difference between a bride and groom in North Dakota in 2011? see the answer on page 42



There are a TON of great venues for a wedding around the area. Check out these five unique spots where your guests are sure to be wowed.

Rustic Oaks


ustic Oaks is one of the most unique venues in the area. “Rustic Oaks is a unique and historic 40 acre property on the Red River,” said Emily Finley of Rustic Oaks. This venue, which can comfortably hold 200 guests, is becoming the hotspot for weddings in the FM area. In fact, it’s so popular that they’re sold out most Fridays and Saturdays from May to October. According to Finley, they are working to solve this problem though. “It’s a great problem to have, but I wish we had more availability for all of the amazing brides and grooms that we meet. To try to accommodate as many couples as possible, we have started booking a lot of Sunday and weekday weddings; those options are perfect for a bride and groom on a budget.” 12155 3rd St, Moorhead 218-343-0347

3 Must Knows For Booking A Venue

1. Get To Know The Staff

Make sure the venue staff is as awesome (and happy/accommodating) as the venue. Staff members may even go the extra mile for someone who they have met and know a little about. 24 //

2. Flexibility Is Important

If you are planning a wedding with unique details or vendors, make sure the venue offers you (and your guests) a lot of fun and flexibility!

3. Work As A Team

It’s important for couples to choose their venue as a team; both the bride and groom should feel the magic of the venue! And in my opinion, knowing you’ve found the perfect wedding venue should be a lot like knowing you’re in love – you will just feel it!

Fargo Air Museum 1609 19th Ave. N, Fargo 701-293-8043

On your special day the "Sky is the Limit" at the Fargo Air Museum. This venue hosts a variety of events including groom’s dinners, weddings and receptions. Accommodates 25 to 450 guests.

Avalon Events Center 613 1st Ave. N, Fargo 701-232-1336

Originally built in 1908 in downtown Fargo, the Avalon Events Center provides historic elegance for any wedding reception. Various rooms accommodate 10 to 325 guests.

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

BlueStem Center For Arts

A Friend's House 801 50th Ave. SW, Moorhead 218-477-6500 10066 20th St. N, Moorhead 218-291-0021

This 38-acre natural setting includes handcrafted stone and wood buildings and outdoor structures and a gorgeous amphitheater. Accommodates 168 guests, or up to 250 guests seated in multiple rooms.

A Friend's House is not only a gorgeous outdoor venue, it is also a historical landmark. Make your vows in the chapel or on the lawn near two beautiful gazebos, or host the reception in the barn that seats 120 guests.

*see more venues on page 38

Wedding Trivia On what day did the most marriages occur in North Dakota 2011? see the answer on page 42


photographers These photographers can capture every intimate detail of a wedding so you can cherish your special day forever.



reg and Gabe Haney continue the photography work of their father, Jim. They learned by working hands-on with their father in the studio and to this day they use his fundamental techniques to capture the best spontaneous expressions during any photo shoot or event. Besides just capturing those expressions of love, they can also stage any photos with the bride and groom to capture that perfect moment. Their packages range from a two-hour photo shoot to shadowing the bride and groom all day long for a documentarystyle approach to your wedding. While it ranges each year, they do between 40 and 75 weddings each year, meaning they have plenty of experience to make sure they capture every moment of your wedding day. 1610 Main Ave, Moorhead 218-233-8778 Photo by Haney’s Photography

5 Questions To Ask Your Photographer

1. Are you the main photographer that will shoot our event?

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have you been photographing weddings?

3. Can other people

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4. Have you ever

worked at our wedding location before? Samples?

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GO//WEDDINGS LEGACY PHOTOGRAPHY 118 Broadway, Fargo 701-893-7468 Legacy has a unique style, combining photojournalism and “directive storytelling” in images. They strive to capture original and inventive photos for each session.

Memories Forever Photography 3940 10th St. N, Fargo 701-297-7594 With Memories Forever Photography, packages starts as low as $650 so it’s very affordable. Kari Barchenger started her company in 1998 and ever since has dedicated herself to improving her art.


SKYLOFT PHOTOGRAPHY 910 Main Ave. #201, Fargo 701-866-3909 310 37th Ave. S, Moorhead 218-779-0470

Samantha Meyer is a Fargobased wedding and lifestyle photographer. She has traveled all over the country while shooting weddings and documenting peoples’ lives.

The Skyloft photographers specialize in an elegant, photojournalistic approach. They also offer a “Rock the Dress” session for those fun photos of the couple that are hard to get on the busy wedding day.

*see more photographers on page 42

Wedding Trivia What age were the youngest ever bride and groom in North Dakota? see the answer on page 42 28 //



If a photo speaks a thousand words, imagine how many memories of your wedding day these videographers can preserve.



n the past, a big emphasis has been placed on wedding photography, but more modern couples are realizing the importance of capturing their special day on film. Husband-wife team Alissa and Charles Mauk began Exposure Productions three years ago. “More people are recognizing the importance of video and our unique film style,” Alissa Mauk said. They offer different video packages, as well as a bundled package with both video and photography. The finished product includes a trailer with music and a full-feature video that usually runs a little over an hour. “Most people are so busy during the day they don’t take the time to take in the details until they watch the film,” Alissa said. They take a different approach than many other videographers who have been in business a while. “We don’t consider ourselves videographers,” Alissa said. “We are film-makers; we are anything but traditional.” 2900 34th Ave. S, Fargo 701-540-3236

3 Must Knows About Wedding Videos

1. Set Up A Meeting

Ask questions and get a feel for who they are and how they conduct themselves professionally. If you get bad vibes from meeting them in person, regardless if they have stellar work, chances are you may not have a good experience with them later. 30 //

2. Avoid Uncle Bob’s Service

The reality is, having a poorly produced film with terrible audio and shaky video actually takes away from watching the wedding. Besides, let family and friends enjoy the night and hire a professional.

3. Equipment

Any professional will have high-end equipment that will make your wedding look more like a cinematic Hollywood movie instead of a news broadcast segment. Do not accept someone to film without using high definition cameras.

Grassfire Studios

Grassfire Studios captures, through video, all the essential ingredients of your special day. It’s why they believe that aside from your own memories, a wedding video is the best way to tell your love story.

Philipenko Films 624 Main Ave. Suite 4B, Fargo


Philipenko Films uses a creative documentary style and the latest gear to make sure your wedding is filmed right. They also create a captivating highlight trailer of your entire wedding day.

Eclipse Multimedia & Video

Frame Of Mind Video Productions 701-200-9552 701-371-8582

With over 12 years of wedding experience, Eclipse Multimedia and Video specializes in capturing wedding day videos. Visit their website to view price packages and sample videos.

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Travis, with Frame Of Mind Video Productions, specializes in high-quality wedding videography and low-cost web videos for businesses. For more information email frameofmindvideo@gmail. com.

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Wedding Trivia How many marriages occurred in North Dakota in 2011? see the answer on page 42


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A wedding cake should be as unique as the bride and groom, and these specialty bakeries can make that happen.



’ve always loved to bake, ever since I was a little kid,” Julin, owner of Fantasies in Frosting, said. After decorating for years prior, Julin began baking out of her home in 1996 and moved to her retail location in 2005. Julin and her assistant use premium ingredients to make every cake according to their customers’ specifications, she said. Many brides who come here know they may have to pay more, but they tell Julin if they’re paying for a cake, they want a good one, she said. They begin with a consultation with the clients to learn about their colors, theme and vision for the cake. They also offer dessert buffets with cookies, bars, pies and mini cupcakes. “We can be really creative with our cakes, and it’s always something new,” Julin said. They have over 24 flavors right now, including Julin’s favorite, chai tea with apple filling and cream cheese frosting. 207 17th St. S, Moorhead 218-236-1176

3 Must Knows About Cakes


Do You Need Cake For All Your Guests? Yes you do! Although a guest may turn down cake, the other guest might eat two pieces!

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2. Know Your Budget

Figure out a budget before you meet with the cake designer. They need to know approximately what you are planning to spend on cake so they can help you pick out a design that fits within your budget.

3. Use Referrals

Most brides have a friend or two that has gotten married before her. Ask her for referrals, if she had a good experience with the cake designer and loved her cake, take her word on it. That way you don’t have to run all over town, checking other places out.

GO//WEDDINGS Hornbacher’s Six locations in FM

The cake decorators at Hornbacher’s bakery can work with you to create traditional or unique cakes. They offer a variety of flavors and types of cake, including cupcakes.

Nichole’s Fine Pastry 13 8th St. S, Fargo 701-232-6430

Each cake is made to order at Nichole’s Fine Pastry. View the online wedding cake gallery to get inspiration for your own cake vision!


Love in the Oven 3300 Hwy 10 E, Moorhead 218-236-4910 1401 33rd St. S, Fargo 701-237-4120 1407 1st Ave. N, Fargo 701-388-1137

The Cashwise bakery has professional decorators who can create a variety of wedding cakes. They offer white, chocolate, marble, carrot and cherry flavors, as well as specialty frosting and fondant designs.

Owner Casey Steele emphasizes the freshness of her delectable baked goods. This made-to-order bakery runs out of Square One Kitchens and offers a completely customized menu and specializes in fun Cake Bite desserts.

Wedding Trivia How many marriages occurred in 2011 in Cass County? see the answer on page 42

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Whether you’re looking for engagement rings or you want to get your bridal party something special, these jewelers have a lot to offer.


Royal Jewelers

ocated the in heart of Historic Downtown Fargo since 1927, this family owned store has deep roots in helping the community create memories. With recognized brands such as Tacori, Michael M., CHANEL and Tag Heuer, along with a full service facility which includes two goldsmiths and the only (CW21) certified watchmaker in the area, Royal Jewelers sets its store apart from the rest. Recently, Royal Jewelers partnered with Debeers in Forevermark Diamonds, the world’s leading diamond company. Forevermark has established a set of best practice principles to assure each Forevermark diamond is responsibly sourced and followed on its complete journey, beginning at the mine, to insure its integrity. Designers and brands are not all Royal has to offer. A strong belief in quality has lead to the creation of their very own ‘Royal Collection’ bridal line with prices starting at $1,999. Whether you are minimalist or trendsetter you are sure to find the service and expertise most have come to expect from Royal Jewelers. 73 Broadway, Fargo 701-232-2491

Photo by Alison Smith

3 Must Knows About Engagement Rings

1. Inspect Your Diamond

Be sure to inspect and view your diamond prior to purchase because not all certificates disclose all details of your diamond. 36 //

2. Go To A Full-Service Store

At a full-service store, the repair facility can take care of initial setting of your diamond and future maintenance, so your piece never leaves the store because everything is done in house.

3. Inspect Your Ring

Not all styles are created equal. With items now being mass-produced overseas, make sure it doesn’t compromise the quality of the mounting, like weight of gold, setting of diamonds, etc.

Helzberg West Acres Mall, 3902 13th Ave. S. #342, Fargo


Helzberg carries an assortment of engagement ring styles with their exclusive collections to suit a bride’s taste. View their website to see the top 25 engagement ring picks.

Wimmer's Diamonds 602 Main Ave, Fargo 701-232-2008 West Acres Mall, 3902 13th Ave. S, Fargo 701-282-2606 Wimmer's, a four-generation family-owned business, has provided engagement rings and jewelry to Fargo-Moorhead for 92 years. Check out their blog "From Yes to I Do" to find tips for your wedding jewelry!

images courtesy of katie lewis photography

Photo by Katie Lewis Photography

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Riddle's Jewelry

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3011 25th St. S, Fargo 701-237-9211 Choosing the perfect engagement ring can be a challenge, but Schmidt's provides all the information you need to decide on their website. Their noncommissioned staff can help you choose the ring at the store without feeling pressured or overwhelmed.

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GO//WEDDING DIRECTORY Want more options? Check these places out.

Florists CASH WISE FLOWER SHOPPE * 3300 Highway 10 E, Moorhead 218-303-1611 1401 33rd St. S, Fargo 701-566-0955 BALLON AND MORE * 1529 University Drive S, Fargo 701-280-1986 BAKER GARDEN AND GIFT * 2733 University Drive S, Fargo 701-237-6255 HORNBACHER'S * Most Hornbachers locations 701-293-5444 SWENSON'S FLORAL * 2307 19th St. S, Moorhead 218-233-5311 FLOWERS TOO 2605 8th St. S, Moorhead 218-291-1048 CLASSIC FLORAL * 29 Sheyenne St, West Fargo 701-281-0767 PRAIRIE PETALS 623 NP Ave, Fargo 701-364-0151

Catering ONE-ON-ONE PRO CATERING * 1421 7th Ave. N, Fargo 701-237-4666 D & J CATERING * 701-799-2856 AVALON EVENTS CENTER * 613 1st Ave. N, Fargo 701-232-1336 ZEN'S CREATIVE CATERING * 24026 County Highway 27, Fergus Falls, MN 218-998-2979 QUALITY CATERING

1939 County Highway 35, Ada, MN 218-280-1801

Casey Jo’s

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Famous Dave’s

* 2581 45th St. SW, Fargo 701-282-8900

Carino’s Italian Grill * 4410 17th Ave. S, Fargo 701-22-2922

Attire WEDDING ELEGANCE * 2551 45th St. S, Suite 125, Fargo 701-241-9128 DAVIDS' BRIDAL * 1500 13th Ave. E, Fargo 701-281-4945 TIP TOP TUX * West Acres Mall, 3902 13th Ave. S, Fargo 701-282-6248 512 Center Ave. Suite B, Moorhead 218-236-7330

Wedding Venues ISLAND PARK * 302 7th St. S, Fargo 701-499-6076 Accommodates 30+ people. RAMADA * 1635 42nd St. S, Fargo 701-277-9000 Accommodates up to 1,250 for dinner. HILTON GARDEN INN * 4351 17th Ave. S, Fargo 701-499-6000 Rooms accommodate 16 to 975 guests. Radisson * 201 5th St. N, Fargo 701-232-7363 Ballroom accomodates up to 280 guests. Doublewood Inn * 3333 13th Ave. S, Fargo 701-235-3333 Seats up to 1,000 people. StoneRidge Garden * 13991 54th St. SE, Enderlin, ND 701-437-2013 Accommodates around 150 people. Fargo Billiards & Gastropub * 3234 43rd St. S, Fargo 701-282-4168 Accommodates 100 people.


GO//WEDDING DIRECTORY Wedding Venues cont.

Rheault Farm * 2902 25th St. SW, Fargo 701-499-7788 Shelter seats 160 people. Oxbow Country Club * 130 Oxbow Drive, Oxbow, ND 701-588-4666 McGovern Alumni Center at NDSU * 1241 University Drive N, Fargo 701-231-6802 Seats 140 people. Square One Kitchens and Event Center * 1407 1st Ave. N, Fargo 701-388-1137 Seats 40 people. Grazies Atrium in the Multi-band Tower * 2000 44th St. S, Fargo 701-429-5151 Seats up to 250 people. Elks Lodge * 3435 Broadway, Fargo 701-293-5151 Seats at least 200 people. Hotel Donaldson * 101 Broadway, Fargo 701-478-6969 Accommodates 65 or 45 people. Lindenwood Park * fa r g o p a r k s . c o m / fa c i l i t i e s - d e t a i l / lindenwood-park 1905 Roger Maris Drive, Fargo 701-499-6091 Accommodates up to 200 people. Seasons at Rose Creek * 1500 Rose Creek Parkway E, Fargo 701-235-5000 Accommodates up to 180 people durring non-winter months. Hjemkomst Center * 202 1st Ave. N, Moorhead 218-299-5515 Sccommodate 50 to 300 guests. Plains Art Museum * 704 First Ave. N, Fargo 701-232-3821 Accommodates 50 to 450 guests. 42 //

Ecce Art Gallery * 216 Broadway, Fargo 701-298-3223 Accommodates up to 140. Eastgate Event Center * 123 21st St. S, Moorhead 218-233-4888 Accommodates around 350 people. Usher's House * 700 1st Ave. N, Moorhead 218-287-0080 Accommodates 70 to 400 depending on dates and set-up. Rendevous Park * 1055 32nd Ave. W, West Fargo 701-433-5360 Accommodates over 300 people. The Vintage Garden * 13571 130th St. S, Barnesville, MN 218-329-8108 Accommodates around 300 people. Shadow Wood Park * 3545 4th St. E, West Fargo 701-433-5360 Accommodates around 60 people. O'Kellys * 3800 Main Ave, Fargo 701-277-1880 Depending on room, can hold up to 300 people. The Hub * 2525 9th Ave. S, Fargo 701-232-6767

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GO//WEDDING DIRECTORY Bands & DJs cont. October Road * 218-287-2037 32 Below * 218-287-2037 AllstarZ DJ's 1513 7th St. N, Fargo 701-239-9818 Dance Machine * 3837 River Drive S, Fargo 701-261-8686 Harmon Danceworks & DJ * 2111 E. Main #10, West Fargo 701-730-0054 Jim Rivers Productions * 701-433-1473 Digital Delight Professional DJ Service * 3010 7 1/2 Ave. N. Suite 2, Fargo 701-799-0685 Power Play DJ * 3317 Fiechtner Drive S, Fargo 1-800-235-0795

Photography Yvonne Denault Photography * 417 Main Ave. Suite 200, Fargo 701-373-5770 Katie Lewis Photography * 701-893-5782 J. Alan Paul Photography * 701-566-0525 Frozen Music Studios Photography * 11 8th St. S, Fargo 218-227-3037 Britta the Photographer * 824 Main Ave, Fargo 218-303-9066 Shawna Noel Photography * Images off Broadway * 218-343-0347 or 218-443-3660

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Jewelry Crown Jewels * 1450 25th St. S. #136, Fargo 701-237-6809 Helzberg Diamonds * West Acres Mall, 3902 13th Ave. S, Fargo 701-282-6341 Zales * West Acres Mall, 3902 13th Ave. S, Fargo 701-282-4533 Kay Jewelers * West Acres Mall, 3902 13th Ave. S, Fargo 701-282-3684 A Cutting Edge * 1700 32nd Ave. S, Fargo 701-356-7700 Puffes Fine Jewelry 510 Center Ave, Moorhead 218-233-3190



Trivia Answers 1. People spend more money on flowers. 2. The month with the most weddings is September. 3. The oldest bride and groom were 84 and 85. 4. The average wedding cost is between $15,513 - $25,855. 5. The greatest age difference between a bride and groom was 31 years. 6. The most marriages occurred on Sept. 10 with 139. 7. The youngest bride and groom were 16. 8. 4,536 marriages occurred in ND in 2011. 9. 1,094 marriages occurred in Cass County in 2011. 10. Couples spend more money on weddings planners.

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UNIQUE MARRIAGE PROPOSALS These stories are from Deb McShane of Wimmer’s Diamond


A young man used his GPS to combine into a field, "Will you marry me?" and then took her up in his crop dusting plane to check out the fields and his marriage proposal.


One gentleman carefully selected the ring of her dreams. He was going to take the ring and his unsuspecting girlfriend on vacation to San Francisco to propose. Oh, the romance, right? NO. He brought the ring and his lady on a tour of Alcatraz, where he proposed. She got her rock on "The Rock"!


One man dressed the trees and the bushes in the backyard with tiny white lights. He and his girlfriend both were serving our country in the military and were home for Christmas visiting his parents. As they moved closer to the tall bushes and trees that bordered the yard, he hit the remote button in his pocket, which lit the yard into a winter wonderland! There on the tall bushes, the words said it all: "Marry Me?"


A couple arrived at Mezzaluna for their reservation. The young lady was given a rose by the host, one from the waitress and one by the manager. He left to "use the restroom," only to double back unseen by her to the kitchen. A special dessert was prepared with the words "Will you marry me?" written in icing and the engagement ring crowning the top! He followed stealthily behind his friend who was carrying the dessert. At that moment he asked for her hand in marriage!


This man's intended was on an extended safari in South Africa with her parents over the holidays. He knew her exact trip schedule, so he flew to South Africa and arrived at their hotel. The travel guide brought her parents to his room so he could ask for their blessing and her hand in marriage. The next day, he waited by Victoria Falls. When he heard the guide explaining the magic of the Falls to the tour group and his fiancé-to-be, he proposed! 50 //

These tips are from Alicia Weigel of Bliss Events


LANNING A WEDDING INVOLVES DEALING WITH ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE -- your wedding party, vendors and in-laws. While trying to please all of these people, it's not surprising that questions of etiquette often arise. Luckily, Alicia Weigel, owner and coordinator at Bliss Events & Weddings, answered some of these tough questions for our etiquette Q&A.

Q. “Who pays for that?” A. Traditionally it has been the Bride’s family paying for the

wedding, but in recent trends, wedding expenses are being split between both the bride and groom’s families. The best way to approach who pays for what is to have a conversation with both families or whomever is involved with financials and discuss exactly what everyone wishes to contribute to. This eliminates confusion and frustration when bills start coming due.

Q. “Do we have to have the same number of bridesmaids and groomsmen?” A. No, bridal parties are changing dramatically! The party you

choose should reflect your closest friends – not an equal number of genders. If they don’t match up, consider sending the party down the aisle in singles or in groupings rather than in pairs.

Q. “Do we tip them?” A. Weddings are predominately a service-based industry and a tip reflects the service received. You should never feel like you owe a tip for service to any vendor that was not satisfactory. If you had a great experience with your florist, baker or photographer, it is greatly appreciated when they are sent a note with a small gesture of thanks enclosed. Likewise, it is not expected. For professionals with higher priced services, the tip does not necessarily need to reflect a percentage of the bill, and in some cases a gratuity is already figured into your final price.

Standard Vendor Tip Amounts

DJ: $50 - $100 Hair/Makeup Artists: 15 - 20 percent of the service total Limo Drivers: 15 - 20 percent of the bill Musicians: $15-$25 Ceremony Officiant: $50 - $150 in addition to church fee, if any

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Everyone knows that golf is the sport you love to hate. The fact is that no matter how many bogeys you hit that day, you’ll probably be out on the course again sometime soon. To keep things fresh, you need to try some new courses. That’s where we come in. Get out there and enjoy yourself! 54 //

<< OXBOW COUNTRY CLUB << EDgewood Golf Course

This 18-hole, par 71 course that lines the Red River is a championship course that was established in the mid 1920â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. However, be prepared for a challenge when you get to tricky hole number eight.

The Oxbow Country Club was flood free this year and is ready for another great year of golfing. They recently completed a $100,000 renovation to improve their putting green, chipping area, practice bunkers and driving range. The pro shop is ready to make sure you look as good as you golf. (We're going to assume that means you'll look great.)

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Oxbow has two restaurants. The Bar and Grill features delicious sports bar-esque food while The Bend features delicious, home cooking. 130 Oxbow Dr, Oxbow, ND 701-588-4666


The rolling hills of the Osgood Golf Course create a challenge for everyone. Have no fear though as there's five different tee-boxes so everyone will have a good time. Play their three hole loop for only $5 if you're in a hurry.

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Divots at Edgewood has food for everyone. You can get a quick snack or sit down to a larger meal.

9 Iron Bar and Grill is open year round to entertain those at the golf course. The bar and grill features a menu that satiate anyone's appetite. 19 Golf Course Ave. NE, Fargo 701-232-2824 4400 Clubhouse Dr, Fargo 701-356-3070 // 55

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Village Green features two very distinct nine holes that are sure to challenge the pros and delight the beginners. The front nine features mounding, bunkers and challenging greens, while the back nine highlights length and control.

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Scobeys at Village Green has quick and easy food and drinks. Why not sip on a cold one and forget about that triple bogey? 3420 30th Ave. S, Moorhead 218-299-PUTT


If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a beginner or senior golfer, check this course out. This course offers a cheap, fun outing. This means that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great course for all golfers. Bring the whole family out for a fun time. Prairiewood Drive & Westgate Circle, Fargo 701-232-1445



Rose Creek offers a nice variety. The opening hole allows for an easy birdie while hole 12 will challenge you with its length and water hazards. The 18 holes will definitely keep you on your toes.

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Seasons offers some great dining and drink opportunities. In fact, if you bring in your scorecard to the Creekside Lounge, you'll receive half off your drink. 1500 Rose Creek Parkway, Fargo 701-235-5100 56 //

<< MEADOWS The Meadows is modeled after classic Scottish links. Unique to The Meadows is the fact that you don't have to worry about those pesky trees getting in the way of your shot as there are no trees that come into play. Get out there for a beautiful day on the course.

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The Meadows 19th Hole, Lockwoods, features a pub and grill on the upper level and two private rooms on the lower level. 401 34th St. S, Moorhead 218-299-PUTT

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El Zagal Golf Course This is the perfect place to get a quick round of golf in. El Zagal is only a par 28 and features eight par three holes that range from 120 to 215 yards. Beginners will especially love this course.

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El Zagal does not have a 19th hole. 1400 Elm St. N, Fargo 701-232-8156


Fargo Country Club The Fargo Country Club aims to please both the beginner and expert golfer. The course includes a driving range, two putting greens and chipping greens, a par three course and a 19th hole of 128 yards. There’s also a pro shop that’s ready to answer any of your questions.

19th Hole

Golfing can wear you out, that’s why the Fargo Country Club has a sports bar ready to quench that thirst and appetite you worked up. 509 26th Ave. S, Fargo 701-237-9122



Moorhead Country Club This 6,400 yard, 18-hole course offers challenging fairways, fast greens and tricky water hazards. One great feature is the fact that you can get same day or week in advance tee times so it’s easy to get a quick round of golf in.

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The Moorhead Country Club has plenty of options for food and drink. Food and beverage services are available at their 19th Hole Lounge, Eagle’s Nest, beverage cart and poolside dining. Plus their dining room and lounge offer a great meal to fill you up.

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Culinary SPOTLIGHT Eric Watson, our new columnist, gives his take on food in Fargo.

From Apprentice to Professional: A Rewarding Journey



t seems like just yesterday that I was the youngest cook in the kitchen. Now, I’m 38 and most of the time the oldest of our culinary team. Based on my age, one would assume that I am a product of the ’80s, which makes sense when I joke that I subliminally received my inspiration to become a chef from watching Jack Tripper on “Three’s Company.” Actually, chances are that my true inspiration came from the fact that my single mother often worked well into the evening, leaving my brother and myself to cook for ourselves. This day to day practice eventually inspired me to not only research cookbooks for new, unfamiliar recipes but also to set the dining room table with our best service ware and linens. I was Eric Watson inspired to not only create good food, but also to create an entire dining experience for my mother to enjoy when she arrived home. My childhood inspirations eventually lead to culinary school. Keep in mind that I went to culinary school in 1993, before the Food Network and the glamorization of the culinary world were sweeping our culture. I was the only student my guidance counselor had ever met that wanted to be a chef. I’m happy to say that I wanted to be a chef for the right reason: the food, not the desire to be a culinary celebrity. With this approach, I ended up applying and being accepted into a three-year Colorado based apprenticeship program overseen by the American Culinary Federation. After partaking in several “Iron Chef” like competitions and being publicly criticized afterward by Certified Master Chefs, I realized that my chances of success as a chef would increase drastically beyond my fellow students. When I was working my way through the ranks of the kitchen, I always had a mentor to look up to. I suppose that I’m now that person to many of my cooks, but I have to admit that I miss having a little outside motivation or a mentor’s praise for a job well done. That’s why I started the Fargo branch of the ACF. The ACF is in some way my new mentor; a group of chefs who will strive to be the best at what they do and always hold each other accountable. My biggest fear as a chef is allowing myself to slip into the irrelevant. Losing grasp of today’s culinary techniques and concepts will eventually lead to my demise. I refuse to let that happen. When I decided to attend culinary school, I never intended to be a celebrity. I never intended to be wealthy. All I wanted was to be well respected within my work environment and within my community. That’s what we intend to accomplish with The Red River Valley Chef’s Association. For more information on the ACF go to and like them on Facebook by searching The Red River Valley Chef’s Association.

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FX recently announced it will be producing a TV show based on the movie "Fargo."

Since this movie and our city go handin-hand (for better or worse), we were curious to meet the man behind this show. Noah Hawley is the writer for the new TV show. We caught up with him to see what we could dig out of him about the upcoming show that will put our city back on the map.

About Noah Hawley is best known for writing and producing for the hit show "Bones." More info about him can be found at

The Conversation

FM: "Thanks for taking the time to do this interview." NH: "No problem. It’s the fun part of the job... What can I tell you?"

FM: "The movie “Fargo,” for better or worse, is kind of our claim to fame, so everyone’s really interested in what’s going on with the show since nobody knows what’s happening. We want to shed some light on it and talk a little bit about what it will be about."

NH: "Well, I can’t say too much because they are very secretive

about these things before the show comes out. When FX came to talk about that they wanted to do a show based on the movie “Fargo” and what did I think, you know, it’s one of the most iconic American movies of the last 25 years. But, I think part of what made it so compelling, when I went in I said, ‘it’s the best of America versus the worst of America.’ The idea for me is, yes we have problems, but look who’s solving them. I’m trying to do a series that captures that aesthetic of good vs. evil that the Coens deal with so often and especially in that movie. They tend to have someone who’s really good, someone who’s really bad and someone who’s in the middle. That’s the dynamic that I wanted to explore... We got a straight to series order, which means we’re going to make 10 episodes. We haven’t figured where we’re shooting yet specifically, but we’ll probably start shooting in or around November. Obviously, we need some snow on the ground. So, we’re all hoping it’s a white winter. It should premiere on FX next April."

FM: Are you enjoying the whole writing process? Is everything pretty much written or how does that work out?

NH: No, I have nine more scripts to write so... these things get

announced, you get a production start date and you sit around in a room, trying not to feel the pressure while you try and make something great. There’s a lot of writing to do and we’re just starting to think about cast and directors. We have the luxury of a little bit of time here... But, here we’ll have all of them written beforehand so that will be great.

FM: Is this going to be a one season thing or are you hoping to push it into a whole series?

NH: Yeah, the hope is that it’s a multiple season show. The

great thing about FX versus network, where I’ve had my last two shows, they don’t cancel anything. If you make 10 episodes, you’re going to air 10 episodes and then they’re going to decide if people are watching and they’re feeling great about the material then they’re going to pick it up... The nice thing about this is that the bar couldn’t be higher, but at least we know we’re going to get to show our full hand before they decide. It’s exciting.

FM: Have you made any roadtrips up to Fargo to do some research?

NH: What’s the best time of year to do that? Right now, right? (Laughs)

FM: Definitely. Not in January. Avoid it at all costs. So as of right now, the whole plot is pretty hush-hush?

NH: Yeah it is. You get angry phone calls from the network if

you start throwing plot devices around. (Laughs) But, I think it’s safe to say that while it shares a similar dynamic character-wise to the movie, it is not an imitation and we’re not trying to rehash what happens in the movie. It’s a completely original story. So, just trying to capture that sensibility. I think that combination of a Coen Brothers sensibility and a look at the real impact that crime has on peoples' lives with a little funny thrown in.

FM: We want it to be known, as you can tell from me, that we don’t all speak with the typical dumb Fargo accent.

NH: As we head into production, it’s a big issue and something that we’re very aware of. Since the movie, the accent has become almost a parody. We’re not interested in doing that. I come from New York City and you can’t tell from my accent. Our goal is to underplay that. Otherwise, it becomes the only thing that people see. But, it’s also the charm of the place. Everyone’s not going to sound like they’re from southern California. That’s for sure. (Laughs)

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By Andrew Jason Photos by J. Alison Smith



he new production of “Grease” this summer at the NDSU Festival Concert Hall promises to be like no other production of “Grease” you’ve seen. The goal is to put a new twist on the classic musical by throwing in elements of film, Cirque du Soleil and non-stop action. The goal is to put a whole new twist on musical theatre. 68 //

“Ryan’s (the Director) vision is he’s really interested in the 3D aspect of art so how we bring 4D to life on stage through not only our performance, but our set and video,” said cast member, Amanda Casselton. “He’s really inspired by Cirque and athleticism. There will be trampolines, different elements that will bring ‘Grease’ to a whole new light.


Things you need to know about “Grease” 1. This show is physical

The cast of “Grease” had to go through several weeks of bootcamp to prepare for the production. This bootcamp included a lot of circuit and endurance training to ensure they’re ready for the strenuous activities involved in the show.

2. This is a professional troupe

Every one of the cast members is paid for their participation in the production. This is different from many other productions in the area.

A cast member at a fitting for the upcoming show.

Q& A

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Meet Ryan Domres

Although he’s only 28, Ryan Domres has accomplished a lot. Originally from Fargo, he has moved to New York where he’s worked as a director and choreographer. In fact, he recently finished working as the Assistant Director to “Cinderella” on Broadway.

Q: Tell us a little bit about your background. A: I went to school at both MSUM and NDSU jointly... I started getting work performing professionally so I left school before my degree was finished... I was in New York for quite a while… I was mostly working as a performer and then I met a lady who transitioned me into choreography.

Q: Tell us more about the show. A: … I was really looking for a way to interest the general public in

musical theatre… In my eyes, it’s kind of a dying art form. To find a way to interest people is the key. I think it needs to be done through the story of the piece… We’re adding a bunch of cirque elements into the show…

Q: Do you ever wish you could put on a nice, easy production of “Grease”? A: (Laughs) You know, I wish I could, but it’s just not in my nature. I like to jump in deep. It’s not fun if it’s not a challenge.

3. Film will be incorporated into the production

Johan Anderson, a film director from New York City, will be making a film that goes along with the performance. The production will incorporate this film by creating a giant movie screen as part of the set.

4. “Grease” will involve the


According to Director Ryan Domres, the whole goal of the project is to get the community involved. Almost everyone participating in the performance is from the FargoMoorhead area, and they hope to bring musical theatre back to the area.

5. It’s going to be a fun show

Domres promises that this will not be the average performance of “Grease.” “An average production of ‘Grease’ is pretty uninteresting to me,” he said. “Sure, the songs are singable, but sitting and watching it, I want to be entertained.” The audience is sure to be entertained by his production. // 69

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like you’ve never seen it before By Andrew Jason

You’re probably familiar with the movie “Shrek.” What you may not know is that this movie was adapted into a musical. What you may also not know is that this musical will be the Mainstage Musical at Trollwood Performing Arts this summer. This musical brings together close to 150 students to put on a show that is sure to bedazzle, amaze and surprise the audience. “It’s not too off from the movie, so it has the same icon characters and they pretty much have the same relationships,” said Artistic Leader Michael Walling. “But it’s been inserted with big, brassy fun music. … It’s very playful and fun and big.”

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“Shrek The Musical” is part of something much bigger happening at Trollwood Performing Arts School. Each summer, over 600 students become involved in the different camps held at Trollwood. These camps are meant to educate the area’s youth on different arts education and youth leadership programs. More information on the programs can be found at


Things you need to know about “Shrek The Musical”


Everything is big

Seriously. Everything they’re doing with the production is going to be huge. The dance numbers are big. The costumes are grandiose. Even the dragon requires six people to operate it.

Want to go?


The entire cast is made up of high school students

Professionals are hired to teach and direct the show, but that’s it. Everyone involved in the show is still in school.


This ain’t a camp for amateurs

Yes, all the kids are students, but it’s hard work. Every student is expected to perform at a high level. “I don’t dumb down anything. I have an expectation that they’ll keep up, and they do,” said Walling.


The costumes are REALLY cool

They pulled out all the stops to ensure they have the most creative characters possible. They hired professional designer Robin Waytenick-Smasne from Whitman College to design the costumes.


It will be a well-attended event Performances at Trollwood are always quite the production and well attended. Last year for their musical “Legally Blonde,” over 16,000 people attended the shows.

The show will take place on July 17-20, 25-27, 31-Aug. 3. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. You can buy tickets at or pick up General Admission tickets at any local Hornbachers.


GO // July 11 at the fair

INTERVIEW Photo by: Brantley Gutierrez Drummer Courtesy of: Chief Music Management Photo by Brantley Gutierrez

will perform at 8 p.m. on July 11 at the Red River Valley Fair. We caught up with drummer Cody Hanson to find out more about this successful band.

Cody Hanson

FM: Tell us about your live shows for us who have never seen you before.

CH: “Our biggest thing is to bring energy. We want it to feel

FM: How you doing today? CH: “I’m doing good. I can’t complain.”

like a party. We want everyone to go up, get drunk and have a good time. That’s kind of what we’re about. Going to shows is supposed to be an escape from your everyday life, so we hope people come up and have a great time and forget about what they’ve been dealing with throughout the week.”

FM: So, have you guys ever been up to Fargo before? CH: “I want to say that we have, but I’m not positive. I’m about 90 percent sure that we have.”

FM: What’s the origin of the name? CH: “It’s kind of a lame story actually. We had all these songs

Interview by Andrew Jason

FM: Is it important to you to break up your genre and music? CH: “Yeah. Since we like all types of music, we like to focus on good songs. It doesn’t really

matter what genre it is. Especially the older we get, we want to expand and show that we’re diverse and that we can write different genres as songwriters. It’s pretty important to us.”

FM: A lot of your songs deal with some personal stuff. Can that be hard to open up like that? CH: “No. It’s almost like a good therapy to be open and honest in your songs. I think you write

songs that are really personal, chances are that your fans will be able to relate to it in someway.” 72 //

written when we first started. We were trying to book gigs and stuff. We were sitting there and were really frustrated so we grabbed a Thesaurus and hinder was one of the only cool sounding names in there. I’m not sure how cool it is now, but we thought it was cool at the time so we went with it.” Read the full interview with Cody Hanson at For more information on Hinder, go to For info on the Red River Valley Fair, go to



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n February of 2005, after living in Missoula, MT for four years and Eureka, CA for a year, I moved back to my hometown of Fargo, ND. I had recently left the band I had been playing with for the last three years and decided to come to Fargo to visit family and friends. While visiting, I frequented a local brewery and after several visits and meetings with the owner I was offered a job booking bands and getting the place established as a local live music venue. I took the job, went back to Eureka, packed my things and moved back to Fargo.


Growing up in Fargo and making countless trips back for visits and performances as a musician, I thought I knew what to expect from the Fargo music scene. It wasn’t until I moved on from my job at the brewery and started my own production company and a new band that I realized what really sets Fargo apart from every other city’s music scenes... enthusiasm and a sense of community. Of all the different places I have lived, worked and performed as a musician, I have never witnessed a music scene with as much of an open heart, a sense of community and enthusiasm as Fargo. I have witnessed places that are small and spoiled, where the people will not come out to a show unless they are 100 percent ecstatic about the artist performing that night or refuse to go to a show even if they like the artist because they don’t like the bathrooms at the venue or some other ridiculous excuse. I have witnessed places where people in the community don’t go to live music at all because they either don’t care or are too lazy. I have also witnessed places that suffer from oversaturation that splits up crowds, making every artist performing on any given night a lousy turnout. But Fargo has managed to sit in perfect equilibrium. Fargo is big enough to be blessed with world-class artists visiting our community on a regular basis. As a show promoter, witnessing a visiting artist’s reaction to our community’s enthusiasm is absolutely priceless. Fargo is fortunate enough to have live music going on every night with something for everyone, yet small enough that all of our local musicians view each other as family. They support each other because Fargo has a deep understanding of the importance of a strong sense of community. I never thought I would move back to Fargo but as a musician and a music fan, it was the best decision of my life. This city is one of a kind in so many ways it should be no surprise that our music scene is one of a kind as well. Way to go Fargo, keep showing everyone how we do! I openly welcome questions, comments, criticism, thoughts and ideas. Contact me at **Seth Holden is a local promoter and a drummer for several local bands. He is also the Circulation Manager for Fargo Monthly’s parent company, Spotlight Media Inc. // 75

GO // be heard From August 8 - 11, FM Pride will be a weekend of events that will feature many fun-filled, brightly colored activities. Make sure you check out these five events. Photos by Kensie Wallner Photography

FM Pride 2013

Featured Events • FM Pride 5K

Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. This fun 5K starts at Dike East and runs along the Red River. It will finish back at Dike East. Register to run at

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the LGBT Community

• FM Pride Dance Party

Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. You just ran a 5K so why not swing over to the Aquarium in downtown Fargo to do a little dancing? Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

• FM Pride in the Park

Aug. 10 at 12 p.m. Gooseberry Mound Park in Moorhead will be filled with over 100 booths of vendors from across the area and beyond. The best part is that it’s free!

• FM Pride Block Party EQUALITY

Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. Each year, over 1,000 people pack Usher’s House in Moorhead for this wild event. This year, Minneapolis drag superstar, Nina DiAngelo will perform. Tickets are $15 and details on pre-sale can be found at

• FM Pride Parade and Rally

Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. Downtown Fargo will be packed as people line Broadway for this year’s parade. There will be floats, signs, candy, flags and much more.

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More on the FM Pride Weekend can be found at

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July EVENTS 1 -19 st

54th Midwestern Art Invitational All month

Did you know Rourke Art Museum is the former Moorhead Post Office? This year’s invitational theme is “Signed. Dealed. Delivered.” to pay homage to the former status of the building. Over 90 artists from the region will be coming together to take part in the Museum’s event as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the laying of the building’s cornerstone. Rourke Art Museum 520 Main Ave, Moorhead

9th Annual Salute to America 4th at 5 p.m.


If you’re in staying in town for the holiday, celebrate our nation’s independence at the 9th Annual Salute to America. The program will include patriotic singalongs, film clips from WWI and WWII and stories from veterans. A free-will offering will go toward the Wounded Warrior Project. Messiah Lutheran Church 2 010 E l m S t . N , F a r g o

MSUM’s 4th of July celebration

Once again, Minnesota State University Moorhead will be having its annual 4th of July celebration. This event is sure to get everyone in the patriotic mood. MSUM will also be kicking of its yearlong 125th anniversary at the 4th of July party. A list of all the events can be found at Minnesota State University Moorhead 11 0 4 7 t h A v e . S , M o o r h e a d

Bonanzaville 4th of July 4th at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate the 4th of July at an event the entire family can enjoy. The day begins with a 5k/10k run followed by a parade at 11 a.m. Throughout the afternoon, participate in a historic figure scavenger hunt, BBQ picnic, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more. Then, watch the fireworks at dusk. Regular admission rates apply. Bonanzaville 13 5 1 M a i n A v e . W , W e s t F a r g o

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Waterama 8th and 9th from 12 to 3 p.m.


Cork & Canvas Art and Wine Walk 11th from 5 to 9 p.m.

It’s an afternoon filled with water games, activities and fun! You won’t want to miss this FREE event for children of all ages on Pepsi appreciation day. There will be a bubble bath area for children under the age of five. Be sure to get there early for free Pepsi products and hot dogs while supplies last. Madison Pool 10 4 0 2 9 t h S t . N , F a r g o

With the purchase of a $15 wristband, you can sample an array of wines from local participating businesses in a night of relaxation and discovery. You can also enjoy artwork from local artists and might even see an artist hard at work! Wristbands are available the day of the event. For more information, visit Broadway, Fargo

Riverarts 9th from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Bike Night in Moorhead 11th from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Head on over to Memorial Park for rides, games and activities. It’s the perfect ending to a long day, so bring the whole family and enjoy some quality time together. There will also be a free live concert to fill the night with music! Memorial Park 210 8 t h S t . N , M o o r h e a d

Show off you own bike or take a stroll through this free event and see custom bikes from all eras. Take a look into the past through antique motorcycles on display or brand new bikes you won’t want to miss. There will also be music, food and even prizes for an eventful evening. Gio’s Grill and Bar 12 3 2 1 s t S t . S , M o o r h e a d

Community Block Party 9th from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Clay County Fair 11th - 14th

Watch children’s faces light up when they get a balloon animal made especially for them by LaBitzy the clown. There will also be face painting and crafts for the creative ones, and Power Play DJ will be providing karaoke and music for youth sing and dance to! With free hot dogs and Pepsi products while supplies last, you’ll want to show up early! For a full list of Community Block Parties, visit Bennett Park 19 0 0 5 8 t h A v e . S , F a r g o

The New York Kammermusiker Winds of Change Festival 10th at 6:30 p.m.

This unique chamber ensemble travels all over the world, awing audiences with its double-reed music from Renaissance through Contemporary periods. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students at the door. Avalon Events Center 613 1 s t A v e . N , F a r g o

This year marks the 100th annual Clay County Fair. With entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, you won’t want to miss this four-day event packed full of tractor pulls, talent contests and livestock shoes. First through third graders can test their skills in the first round of the spelling bee, and stick around to watch participants 60 and over try and succeed! Barnesville, MN

Northwest Water Carnival 12th - 21st

Make the short trek to Detroit Lakes for 10 days of family fun! With Ice cream socials, water fights and live music, it’s sure to be a good time. The kids can test their skills in a ship building and sand castle contests while others enjoy bike tours or a salsa cook-off. For a full schedule of events, visit Detroit Lakes, MN

USA Wrestling Junior & Cadet National Championships 13th - 20th; various times

Thousands of wrestlers from across the nation will battle for a chance at national glory in the world’s largest Greco-Roman and Free-style wrestling tournament. Find out more at themat. com. FargoDome 18 0 0 N U n i v e r s i t y D r , F a r g o

3rd Lair Summer Grind 13th at 3 p.m.

Bring your skateboard, helmet and skills. Divisions will be split into groups of age 13 & under and age 14 & up with prizes given out to participants in each division! If you’re not up to showing off your talents, come and support participants in what is sure to be a good event sponsored by Scheels. Dike West 310 4 t h S t . S , F a r g o

Streets Alive 14th at Noon

Don’t get caught standing still during this celebration of human movement. From walking to pole vaulting, you will be sure to find many different ways to get from point A to point B alongside thousands of other lively enthusiasts. See what’s on the agenda at cass/about-streets-alive. Downtown Fargo

Star Party on the Prairie 14th from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Regional Science Center at Buffalo State Park is having a star party on the prairie and everyone is invited. Learn how to find the constellations. See the Milky Way, nebulae and star clusters through our telescopes. Bring your own binoculars or telescope, if you wish, and enjoy the prairie at night. More info can be found at Regional Science Center at Buffalo State Park 16 m i l e s e a s t o f M o o r h e a d , o f f H i g h w a y 10

Fargo Rock Concerts 15th from 7 to 9 p.m.

Lay out on the grass and listen to some punk, rock and metal as two up and coming bands showcase their talents. The show is free and all ages are welcome to attend! So take a break after a busy day and enjoy some music. Dike West 310 4 t h S t . S , F a r g o

Annual School Supply Drive 15th - Aug. 2

United Way of Cass-Clay will kick-off its 15th Annual School Supply Drive beginning July 15th. Drop off backpacks, pencils, folders and other items at various drop-off locations in the community. Visit for a complete list of needed supplies and drop-off locations.

Oklahoma! 16th - 20th at 7 p.m. and 21st at 1 p.m.

The Gooseberry Park Players are proud to present the classic American Musical, “Oklahoma!” Set in a Western Indian territory in the early 1900s, the story features a high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys and follows the love story of Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl. More info can be found at Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre, Concordia College 9 01 8 t h St . S , M o o r h e a d

Shrek The Musical 17-20th, 24-27th, 31-Aug. 3rd at 8:30 p.m.

Witness the unique love story of Shrek and Fiona in a new way at the Trollwood Performing Arts performance of “Shrek the Musical.” This show has all the fun characters you love and will highlight some of the best talent area high schools have to offer. Visit for ticket information. Trollwood Performing Arts School’s Imagine Amphitheater 8 01 5 0 t h Av e . S , M o o r h e a d

Fargo Downtown Street Fair 18th - 20th

Vendors of handmade arts and crafts line the streets in North Dakota’s largest free outdoor event! Take a stroll down Broadway to seek perfect gifts or take a break for some Kettle corn. You won’t want to miss all that the Street Fair has to offer for people of all ages. 10-9 (Th, F), 10-5 (Sat) Broadway, Fargo

2013 Remaining Regular Season Schedle JULY 2013 1 7 SC 1:00 pm 14 @GAR 2:10 pm 21 @SC 6:05 pm 28 SC 1:00 pm

8 SC 7:02 pm 15 SF 7:02 pm 22 29

2 3 @LIN @LIN pm pm 7:05 7:05 9 10 SC 7:02 pm 16 17 SF SF 7:02 pm 7:02 pm 23 24 STP STP 7:02 pm 7:02 pm 30 31 @STP @STP 7:05 pm 1:05 pm

4 @LIN pm 7:05 11 @GAR 7:10 pm 18 @SC 7:05 pm 25 STP 12:30 pm

5 @LIN pm 7:05 12 @GAR 7:10 pm 19 @SC 7:05 pm 26 SC 7:02 pm

6 SC 7:02 pm 13 @GAR 6:10 pm 20 @SC

7:05 pm 27 SC 7:02 pm

AUGUST/SEPT 2013 4 WPG 1:00 pm 11 @KC 5:05 pm 18 @WIC 3:16 pm 25 KC 1:00 pm 1 @WPG 1:00 pm

5 12 ROC 7:02 pm 19 26 @WPG 7:00 pm


6 STP 7:02 pm 13 ROC 7:02 pm 20 @SF 7:05 pm 27 AMA 7:02 pm 3

7 STP 7:02 pm 14 ROC 7:02 pm 21 @SF 7:05 pm 28 AMA 7:02 pm 4

1 2 @STP WPG 7:05 pm 7:02 pm 8 9 STP @KC 7:02 pm 7:05 pm 16 15 ROC @WIC 12:30 pm 7:05 pm 22 23 KC @SF 7:05 pm 7:02 pm 29 30 AMA AMA 7:02 pm 7:02 pm 5 6

3 WPG 6:00 pm 10 @KC 7:05 pm 17 @WIC 7:05 pm 24 KC 6:00 pm 31 @WPG 6:00 pm 7

81 on 81 Relay Run 19th - 20th

Teams of 6 or 12 will run 81 miles through the night from Fargo to Hillsboro and back, finishing at the home plate of Newman Outdoor Field. This year, the event will be capped at 130 teams, so register yours today. Go to for more info. Newman Outdoor Field 15 15 15 t h A v e . N , F a r g o

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July EVENTS Grease 19-21, 23-28, 30-Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.

This production of “Grease” will put a new twist on the classic with elements of Cirque du Soleil and athleticism. Director Ryan Domres has a unique goal for the show, which will heighten its sense of theatricality. NDSU Festival Concert Hall 12 t h A v e . N . & B o l l e y D r i v e , F a r g o

The (Summer) Tell 20th at 7:30 p.m.

Events Events

Storytellers and avid listeners get ready for The (Summer) Tell! The Tell is a local story slam held at Studio 222 downtown. This summer edition of The Tell is sure to be a great time. Put your name into the hat for a chance to tell your story, in 5 minutes or less or, sit back and listen to folks as they share their Tell. The theme for the July 20 Tell is “It Seemed Like a Good Idea.” For more information visit Studio 222 2 2 2 B r o a d wa y, F a r g o

Robert Hall Wine Dinner 20th at 6 p.m.

An eight course dinner paired with wines from Robert Hall Winery of Paso Robles California. Guest of honor, owner and grower, Robert Hall, Native Minneostan will be in attendance. HoDo Restaurant 101 B r o a d w a y, F a r g o

German Folk Festival 21st from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jump into another culture and experiences the sounds, displays and tastes of Germany. There will be Main Stage entertainment as well as presentations on genealogy and German migration. Also be sure to catch a presentation on woodcarving, accordion demonstrations, Christmas ornaments or saucerkraut making. Admission is free, so spend some time at the German Folk Festival! Rheault Farm 2902 25th St. S, Fargo

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Momentum Dance Convention 21st from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

This debut event will be a dance experience unlike any other in Fargo-Moorhead, featuring top choreographers and instructors from around the region. It will offer three levels of classes in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater and hip hop. This event is open to ages 7 through adult. Trollwood Performing Arts School 8 01 5 0 t h Av e S , M o o r h e a d , M N

Movie Night 22nd at dusk

Movie night is back! When the sun goes down, the fun begins with a free movie on a big screen. So lay out a blanket, sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening with an outdoor movie. Be sure to get there easy for some free popcorn and Pepsi products while supplies last. Island Park 302 7th St. S, Fargo

2nd Annual Golf Scramble 22nd at 12 - 7:30 p.m.

Park Christian School will host its 2nd Annual Golf Scramble. This event welcomes golfers of all levels. Price of $75 includes golf cart, shirt, dinner and prizes. Hawley Golf and Country Club 3 01 U . S . 10 , H a w l e y, M N Fargo Air Museum 16 0 9 19 t h A v e . N , F a r g o

Midwest Waterfowl Festival 26th - 27th

This two-day event will have you all geared up for upcoming season. Catch a seminar with Tom Dokken, a leader in hunting dog training, or listen to three-time World Live Goose Calling Champion Scott Thrienen. There’s events for kids and even a dog jumping contest. Hunting vendors will also be set up closeout deals and everything you need for hunting. Don’t miss free giveaways just for showing up! Scheels 15 5 1 4 5 S t . S , F a r g o


Bike MS: Sanford Health Ride the Wind

27th at 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Take in the beautiful views of the Red River Valley in a fully supported 50, 74 or 90 mile bike ride. Routes begin at finish at Gooseberry Mounds Park and go as far as Barnesville, Minn. and Glyndon, Minn. Spin the wheels on you bike and make a change. Gooseberry Mounds Park 10 0 2 2 n d A v e . S , M o o r h e a d

Dwight Yoakam 30th at 7 p.m.

Kentucky native Dwight Yoakam will bring an iconic performance to Imagine Amphitheater along with special guest Dale Watson. This artist, whose albums have topped the Billboard’s Country Albums chart, blends his country style with rock, Americana, pop and soul. Imagine Amphitheater, Bluestem Center for the Arts 8 01 5 0 t h Av e . S , M o o r h e a d

John Hiatt & The Combo 31st at 8 p.m.

John Hiatt and his band, The Combo, will captivate the audience at the Fargo Theatre. He’s been in the performer and songwriter business for over 30 years. Hiatt’s songs have been covered by Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and BB King. Tickets are available through Tickets300. Fargo Theatre 3 14 B r o a d w a y , F a r g o

Mudman Prep Course Aug 6th from 6 - 8 p.m.

Want an excuse to play in the mud? We have the perfect chance for you with Scheels Mudman Prep Course. This is a great way to test out the Mudman obstacle course happening in September. Visit schools. com/events for more info. Scheels 15 5 1 4 5 t h S t . S , F a r g o



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