Fargo Monthly August 2017

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First Avenue North looking west toward Broadway in First Avenue North looking 1922 Broadway and 2017 in west toward 1922 and 2017

Photo by Dan Francis Photography

Photo by Dan Francis Photography


CONTENTS ADDITIONAL FEATURES 46 FARGO IS GETTING CHEESY Nikki Berglund of Luna Fargo and Bernie's Wines & Liquors talks about where to indulge locally in quality cheeses and discusses perfect summer cheese + alcohol pairings.




Fargo-Moorhead packs an incredible amount of fascinating history that goes back to its beginning in 1871. We dug our heads into the archives and consulted historians, experts and veteran locals to uncover tales from Fargo-Moorhead's past and find out how much of the city's not-so-forgotten history is still right in front of our eyes.

54 HOW TO TRAVEL THE WORLD WITHOUT LEAVING FARGO Traveling can be done through our five human senses which do not require us to physically travel. Alexandre Cyusa gives “bank account-friendly” tips to bring out your dormant inner globetrotter. 58 HUNGER DOESN'T TAKE A SUMMER VACATION Schools letting out for the summer can spell trouble for many children who can no longer get school lunches and breakfasts. United Way of Cass-Clay, local donors and the Great Plains Food Bank have stepped up to ensure our local kids have enough to eat during the summer time. 62 INSIDE LOOK: ONYX + PEARL Step inside onyx + pearl, Downtown Fargo's newest women's clothing store targeted toward a different demographic than what's typically offered in town. 66 EVENT PREVIEW: GAMECHANGER IDEAS FESTIVAL + Q&A WITH PIPER KERMAN At the GameChanger Ideas Festival in Bismarck this September, the North Dakota Humanities Council will lead a statewide conversation on justice in America. We also got an interview with one of the event's keynote speakers, Piper Kerman, author of the critically-acclaimed memoir "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison."


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recently found myself saying to someone as I was driving along 52nd Avenue South, “When I was a kid there was nothing out here and all of these roads used to be gravel,” as I remembered the times when my family would drive out to my sister’s house in Horace and all of the roads were gravel, even 32nd Avenue South. It’s clearly not like that today. I’m really not that old so my stories from the past aren’t incredibly fascinating (although I do vividly remember trying to navigate the West Acres construction during their food court remodel), but it’s intriguing how much Fargo has changed since I was a kid or even in the last five years alone.

Roberts, deLendrecie, Hector, Stockbridge and more. You can even see a memorial for the Great Fire of 1893 outside of Bank of the West downtown, along with preserved building paintings like the Sunny Brook ad, or original architecture along Eighth Street and many other historical icons big and small. These little bits of history are reminders of who came before us, and why it has influenced what our city is like today. There are many stories from the past that tell the tales of Fargo-Moorhead’s foundation, and we could only cover a small fraction of them in this issue.

This month, every ounce of me was excited to listen to stories from longtime locals and historians. Sure, it’s fun to look at old photos about what our current buildings used to look like, but why is our history important? Looking back at our history allows us to understand the past, which then allows us to understand the present. If we want to know how and why our community is the way it is now, we have to look to history for answers. In FargoMoorhead, our history is still very much alive right in front of our eyes and I believe it shapes the culture that we have today.

A story from the past that I will never forget hearing as a kid is my dad’s memories from the tornado that ripped through Fargo in 1957. My dad was 8 years old, and he and his dad dropped his little sister off at a friend’s house on the south side of town before heading to an FM Twins game. They then stopped at the old Polar Drive-In on 19th Avenue North for their usual burger, enjoying their evening until they took a look to the west. I will never forget my dad describing a sound “like a hundred freight trains” as the sky became black and a funnel cloud began to engulf the entire skyline. Grandpa said to my dad, “Let’s get the hell out of here.”

You can still see the names of founders and early settlers on so many buildings or landmarks still standing: Kopelman,

My dad told me they tore down University Drive in their ’53 Chevy “at 100 miles per hour it seemed” to pick up his sister.



They made it back home okay, but many in the town weren’t as lucky. Eight years later, my dad got a job at the north side Piggly Wiggy, and remembers a regular customer "who always looked particularly sad" because the man had lost most of his family in the wreck of the tornado. His image still stays engraved with my dad to this day, just like the memory of the tornado itself. This is an example of a tragic event in our community where everyone pulled together to get through the disaster, just like the people of Fargo did after the Great Fire of 1893 or the countless floods that have wreaked havoc in the Red River Valley. This comraderie and compassion that the locals have still resonates in our community to this day, after all these years, and I definitely realized the connection to the past after hearing so many stories this month. Fargo-Moorhead is still a thriving place of opportunity with extremely passionate and driven people. Clearly, our founders engraved some sort of path for the future of our culture when they first arrived to town in 1871. Tell more stories. Storytelling is heartwarming in telling and listening, especially when you love your city.

Erica Rapp Editor

Front Street (now Main Avenue) looking west, roughly 1930s. Photo courtesy of NDSU Archives, Fargo.



rom Front Street to the Moorhead Zoo or The Great Fire of 1893 to deLendrecie's, Fargo-Moorhead packs an incredible amount of fascinating history going back to its beginning in 1871. We dug our heads into the archives and consulted historians, experts and veteran locals to excavate tales from FargoMoorhead's past. Whether you're a native to the area or a recent arrival, and whether or not you know about these stories at all, we hope these memories will spark some nostalgia or show you that this notso-forgotten history is still right in front of our eyes. By Erica Rapp & Ethan Mickelson








Tales From The Past





STORIES FROM: Steve Stark Illustrator and history program presenter, editorial cartoonist and columnist for the Fargo Forum. Richard Chapman Trained as a U.S. social historian, Professor of history at Concordia College and also teaches a course on world geography. Kilbourne Group Adrienne Olson, Kilbourne Group Communications Manager

The Fargo Express to Fargo Forum

Northern Pacific Depot platform looking west, 1924.

What’s in a Name?

Originally called “Centralia” until 1873, Fargo got its name after William George Fargo, who was a businessman and former mayor of Buffalo, New York, an investor and director on the board of the Northern Pacific Railroad when it came to town in 1871. Similarly, Moorhead was founded the same year and is named after William G. Moorhead, a director of the Northern Pacific Railroad and brother-inlaw of railroad owner Jay Cooke. Fargo and his business partner, Henry Wells, were in the express business that delivered goods by wagon, stagecoach and railroad across the region and country. They also invested in banks–their first company being American Express (today’s credit card company) and the second was Wells Fargo & Co. 18

In 1874, William Fargo offered $500 for the establishment of a paper named The Fargo Express. The first contenders for the prize (A. H. Moore and Seth Boney) were unsuccessful because their paper was printed in Glyndon, Minnesota, although it was still called The Fargo Express. Moore and Boney had been publishing the Glyndon Gazette, the first newspaper in the Red River Valley. After moving operations to Fargo, the paper was awarded the prize after publishing their first issue on January 1, 1874. Thus, The Fargo Express was the first newspaper printed in Fargo. It was published weekly until 1875 when it merged with the Glyndon Gazette to form the Fargo Times, and ultimately became the Fargo Forum after buyouts and ownership changes throughout the years.

The Gate City

Because the Northern Pacific Railroad created a gateway to the northern tier of the west, Fargo received its first nickname as “The Gate City.” The fact that a major local banking company is named Gate City Bank makes total sense. The railway provided the stimulus for economic and population growth in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The Red River served as a transfer point for goods and passengers between the Twin Cities and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Goods were also hauled by oxcart from St. Cloud, Minnesota, to Fargo-Moorhead and then loaded onto riverboats for the journey north.

Kilbourne Group and NDSU Archives, Fargo




Front Street

Front Street looking west, roughly 1930s.

The first street alongside the tracks coming into town was called Front Street, which is known today as Main Avenue– hence the name of Main Avenue’s recent beer house, Front Street Taproom. The next major street was Broadway.

McHench Block/Eighth Street south of Main Avenue, roughly 1960s.


Fargo school and pupils, 1878.

The first public school in Fargo began some time around 1874 under Dakota Territory’s first school superintendent and one of Fargo's earliest settlers, Andrew McHench. He created Fargo School District No. 1 that year, and there were reportedly a total of 27 males and 36 females attending the school on the corner of Second Avenue and Ninth Street South.

Roberts Street looking north from the Post Office tower, 1898.

Roberts Street This historic street is named after an early Fargo resident, businessman, legislator and lawyer, Samuel Roberts. Today, it’s the only street downtown that’s named after a local person. Roberts was a huge influence on Downtown Fargo, and when he got into the state legislature, he helped introduce the bill that would fund North Dakota Agricultural College, which we know now as North Dakota State University. It might be a coincidence that NDSU’s first campus building in Downtown Fargo, Renaissance Hall, sits on the corner of Roberts Street and NP Avenue.

McHench graduated from Antioch College, where the “father of education,” Horace Mann, was president and taught McHench as a student. Years later, Fargo’s oldest elementary school to date would be called Horace Mann Elementary. McHench was also highly involved in the community, owning the "McHench Block" on Eighth Street where businesses such as Nichole’s Fine Pastry, Violet Vintage, Rando Studio and more currently stand. McHench was also the first owner of the Dakota Business College building on the same block, and you can still see the faded painted sign for the college on the building today.

Fargo’s First Movie Theatre The first moving picture theatre was called The Bijou, and it was also the first movie theatre in North Dakota. It opened in 1906 and was located at 106 Broadway, right around the area where Halberstadt’s on Broadway and Scan Design are now. The theatre had both a stage and a screen, and advertised motion pictures and live stage performances with the offer to their patrons of “high class and refined vaudeville.” It became the Garrick Theatre in 1915 and a department store filled its place by 1932. 19

Divorce Capital of The West For many years in the late 1800s, the abundance of lawyers mixed with the lenient divorce laws made Fargo the place to go for thousands looking to get a divorce. A territorial code from the Dakota Territory was amended in 1877, and only required three months of residency for a divorce. While establishing “residency” in town, soon-to-be divorcees would register at hotels for the required three months, leave town and then return months later when their “residency” had been established. It was cheap to come to Fargo for a divorce and at the time, the Northern Pacific train stopped in Fargo for 10 minutes at the lunch hour, making it easy for people to use those few minutes to check into a hotel and return back to the train. The law was finally changed in 1899 to require state residency for a year and U.S. citizenship.

The Black Building

From The Forum, January, 1934. (Courtesy of Kilbourne Group)

The Great Fire of 1893

Post-fire, Third Avenue North and Broadway looking southwest.

It was a hot, windy afternoon on June 7, 1893. It is said that someone supposedly threw out their hot coals or ashes into a trash pile behind the Little Gem Restaurant and Herzman’s Dry Goods Store on Front Street (close to what is now Bank of the West on Main Avenue and Broadway). A fire quickly erupted and was picked up by the wind, where the blaze essentially jumped from building to building. By the end of the day, over 160 acres were in ruins and over 31 blocks of businesses and homes were destroyed stretching along Broadway from NP Avenue to Fifth Avenue North and a little bit to the west. The fire was a huge blow to the city, but residents didn't leave because they luckily had great insurance. The rebuilding of Fargo began immediately and city leaders adopted building codes that resulted in the use of brick for building construction. Many of the buildings along Eighth Street South (south Roberts Street) are some of the only original buildings left that weren’t destroyed in the fire. Today, you can find a monument for The Great Fire of 1893 outside of the Bank of the West tower. 20

George Black came to Fargo in 1912 and opened a store at 112 Broadway and within a few years, he purchased the neighboring spaces around it as well. In 1929, Sears Roebuck & Company bought Black’s properties and Black used the finances from the sales to construct the new Black Building. Several hundred people gathered to watch the cornerstone be placed for the building in November of 1930. It was the tallest and one of the most prestigious buildings in Fargo and the tallest in North Dakota for many years until the capitol building was built in Bismarck. Sears occupied the lower levels, while the upper levels housed office space and even the WDAY station on the eighth floor. The eight-story building was even featured in Ripley’s “Believe it Or Not” newspaper because it was called the Black Building even though it was white. After the Black Building was constructed, Black caught wind that his old employees weren’t being treated well, so he built a new store right around the corner on First Avenue in the Walker Building. He couldn’t use the name Black in his store anymore because of the sale with Sears, so he called it the Store Without A Name, and the logo for the store was even a swan.

A broadcast photo from when WDAY had its studios on the eighth floor. As part of the lease agreement, the station would use the phrase "This is WDAY in the Black Building, Fargo," during their sign-on. (Photo courtesy of WDAY/Kilbourne Group )

A drawer with a logo tag for Store Without A Name and a stamp used by Black found in the building.

Sears relocated to the West Acres shopping center as one of the first tenants in 1972, the same year that George Black passed away. The building was then managed by William Schlossman and John Gunkelman. Interestingly enough, Schlossman had also founded West Acres and was married to Black’s daughter. Schlossman had the empty Sears portion of the Black Building renovated into a mixed retail mall called Elm Tree Square, most of which is still present in the lower levels today. Ownership and retailers changed throughout the years but now, Kilbourne Group bought the property and plans to return the Black Building to its rightful place in history with a historic renovation over the next few years.

deLendrecie’s Onesine Joassin (O.J.) deLendrecie arrived in Fargo in 1879 and by the end of his first day in town, he was already drawing up plans for his Chicago Dry Goods House located at 618 Front Street. His business grew quickly, so he purchased the lot just west of his first store and built a new two-story brick building, the deLendrecie’s department store, on the southeast corner of Front Street and Seventh Street South in 1894. Three more floors were added to the store in 1909 and thrived until it was moved to West Acres in 1972. DeLendrecie’s operated in the mall until 1998 when the company was purchased by Dillard’s and then later became Herberger’s. The downtown deLendrecie’s building is now occupied by various businesses and apartments under the Block 6 building name.

Island Park Island Park was part of the original townsite of Fargo based on the location of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Early maps show that the park almost resembled an island with a lagoon on the west side and the Red River jutting all the way in to what is now Fourth Street along the east side. In the late 1950s, it was recognized that Fargo land needed to be protected from flooding and a dike was built starting in 1962, which is the one that remains today as Dike East. A part of the land was cut out in the bend of the river that went up to the park and a new dry channel was dug that essentially moved the river over to where it is today. However, this change in land resulted in a border change and quite a few acres being taken from Minnesota and suddenly becoming part of North Dakota.

In the park today, you’ll see a statue of Henrik Wergeland, who was Norway’s national poet and a symbol of Norway’s independence. The statue of Wergeland was unveiled in Island Park in June of 1908 and more than 3,500 people came to watch, which makes sense given the history of Norwegian descendants and culture to this day in Fargo-Moorhead. The statue was built by Norway’s leading sculptor Gustav Giveland, and it is said that his work is very rare to have in the United States.


Carnegie Library, 1954.

Columbia Hotel, south and west sides, sometime between 1888 and 1893.

Roberts Commons

Roberts Street and Second Avenue North looking southeast. Ruins of the Colombia Hotel after the Great Fire of 1893.

The site of the current location of Roberts Commons on Roberts Street and Second Avenue North was first the home of the Columbia Hotel. It was a four-story brick building that opened in 1888 that had 100 electric-lit, superbly finished rooms. It burned down five years later in the Great Fire of 1893. The site stood vacant for a decade until Fargo’s first public library, the Fargo Carnegie Library, was constructed in 1903 with a grant from Andrew Carnegie. The library was demolished in the ‘70s to make room for a parking lot. The site today is the home of Roberts Commons, a new parking ramp and mixed-use building constructed under Kilbourne Group’s renewal and urban infill project. During excavation, Kilbourne Group uncovered various artifacts from the former buildings such as original bricks from the Carnegie Library, which are now seen in the lobby of the Roberts Commons. The company also found a dish that they think was from the Colombia Hotel, because back in the day when buildings burned down, they were rebuilt right on top of the ruins instead of clearing them out. Another indicator is that the dish was also made in New Jersey at The Trenton China Co., which was only in operation from 1859-1891. Other items found at the excavation site include storage tanks, some containing fuel oil, indicating the possible occupation of a car dealership or service shop back in the day. Film strips, a Coke bottle with a patented designed from 1937-1957, Jas-EPeppers bottle and metal printing plates were also found at the site.

The Exchange Building Telephone Building, roughly 1930s.


Although there is no official record of a telephone company occupying 502 1st Ave. N. in the past, old photos show the name “Telephone Building” in large letters on the side of it. It was built in 1902 and has been occupied by restaurants, offices, pool halls, clubs, services, fur vaults and more. Kilbourne Group renamed the building The Exchange Building after they purchased it as the Gibb Building a few years ago. Today, the building is seen with a grey and white energy efficient-type façade over the outside, but the original brick supposedly still remains underneath.

Stone Building Indiana native Charles Stone founded Stone’s Music House in 1894 on First Avenue North. The business was renamed Stone’s Piano Company in 1909 and Stone built a new three-story building in 1910 for the company. The building featured yellow brick and stone trim in Classic Revival style, and housed the Fargo College Conservatory of Music in the upper floors. The building was restored in the 1990s and became home to the Avalon Events Center for many years, but now it stands vacant.

Broadway Theatre Garage/Former Schumacher Goodyear


Bud's Popcorn

This popcorn shop stood in the storefront space directly next door to the south of where Beyond Running is today on Broadway.

The building on the corner of Fourth Avenue North and Broadway used to be four stories occupied by the Fargo Mercantile Company, a wholesale grocer, in the early 1900s.

Cowboy Mural

Fargo Mercantile Building, roughly 1950s.

Charles Selberg from Grand Forks, North Dakota, was only 17 years old in 1949 when he painted a mural for Sunny Brook whiskey on the south side of the McCormick Building on Fifth Street North and Third Avenue. A week after it was painted, the building was whitewashed and it inadvertently preserved the painting for years before it was resored by artist E. Chandler O’Leary in 2003.


Kopelman Building The Kopelman Building at 512 1st Ave. North, currently occupied by the Red River Women’s Clinic, was built around 1906 by wig maker Jacob Kopelman. It became a wig shop that was ran by his wife Lena Kopelman when he passed away in 1908. She was also a skilled wig maker and the store became Kopelman’s Beauty Shop, one of the very first beauty shops in Fargo. Lena Kopelman also had a business agreement with the Fargo Hebrew Congregation to help run mikvah rituals in the basement of the store, where women could purify themselves for their religious obligations. The business became a formalwear shop in 1972 and was then home to a few different restaurants before becoming the clinic in 2000.

West Fargo

Melvina Massey’s brothel at 201 3rd St. N., The Crystal Palace, around 1917.

Melvina Massey:

Fargo’s Most Notable Madam One of Fargo’s most common early vices was prostitution and many prostitutes came to town with the railroads where there was construction. That’s how Melvina Massey became such a successful African American businesswoman in the city’s early days. Fargo had a “red light district” along the river downtown toward the lower end of Front Street, roughly in the area of the current city hall building and the Civic Center area, that was commonly known as “The Hollow.” From the 1880s to the early 20th century, it is said that Fargo almost had two parts to it, one part being the slum or poorer section (“The Hollow,” “Fargo in the Timber,” “Fargo in the Woods”) and the other side being the nicer part of town occupied by the respectable settlers, dubbed “Fargo on the Prairie.” By 1910, the “red light district” had expanded north along Third Street. Massey owned and operated a notorious brothel out of her home built in 1891 called The Crystal Palace (201 3rd St. N.), roughly

where the current city hall parking lot stands. In 1910, the Federal Census showed at least eight houses of prostitution operating in Fargo even though brothels and prostitution were illegal at the time, so law enforcement would have the brothel owners arrested and brought to court. Each month, Massey paid the $56.50 fee to avoid prison and went back to operating her business until the next month. It wasn’t until 1901 that she was finally sent to prison on liquor charges at a time when alcohol was illegal in the city. Her business continued on throughout her nine months in prison until at least 1905. Massey died in 1911 and according to her estate and her belongings, she was a very successful local woman “of high class” who enjoyed many of the finer, expensive things in life. She is reported to be buried at an unmarked grave in Fargo’s Riverside Cemetery.

West Fargo started as a village supposedly called Riverside and then became a city called Haggart sometime around the 1930s. The Haggart name came from one of the area’s first settlers, John Haggart, who owned almost 2,000 acres of land along the Sheyenne River between Fargo and Mapelton, now known as the area of West Fargo. Haggart was a man of many positions in the late 1800s and early 1900s, but he was commonly known as one of the city’s first fire chiefs and Cass County sheriffs. In 1967, residents voted to become the City of West Fargo.

Other resources to check out:

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West Acres - Alissa Adams, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Business Development

Summer 1981

Founder William Schlossman on the construction site of West Acres.

The Beginning

The history of West Acres dates back to the Black Building in Downtown Fargo, which was built in 1930 by George Black, the father-in-law of West Acres visionary William (Bill) Schlossman, and the grandfather of West Acres’ current CEO, Brad Schlossman. In 1966 when Sears, the centerpiece of the Black Building, was looking to expand to nearly double in size, William Schlossman approached the city about its urban renewal district on Main Avenue from Broadway to the river to build a small shopping center. The project was rejected by the city, and Schlossman instead turned his sites to a bigger regional center.

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August 7, 1972. You can see the sign for the deLendrecie's store (in the current Herberger's spot), which used to be located downtown in what is now the Block 6 building.

From Wheat Field To Retail At the time, a city-sponsored engineering and land-use study showed that the best place for “regional marketing” would be the intersection of interstates 29 and 94. Schlossman purchased a wheat field located along I-29 and 13th Avenue South as the site of West Acres, a mile outside of Fargo’s city limit. He and his partners faced many obstacles, including obtaining financing and completing off-site improvements such as water, sewer and roads. In fact, 13th Avenue South, which connected West Acres to Fargo, was not paved until two years after the mall opened. Today, the intersection where West Acres is located is the busiest in the state.

Early Leasing Another obstacle for West Acres’ original partners was securing tenants. When Bill Schlossman first attended a national leasing convention in 1971, only one tenant showed up. Local merchants were hesitant to move out of downtown and national stores didn’t know where Fargo was. Fast forward to 1978, after the mall had a proven track record, there was a steady stream of retailers interested in the space and the meeting schedules at leasing conventions filled up. To this day, West Acres still attends this same conference and continues to have more stores interested in spaces than they have spaces available, including 30 meetings with retailers and restaurants at the recent convention in May of 2017.

West Acres

West Acres


Opening Day, August 2, 1972.

A Vision Comes To Life Construction for West Acres began with a groundbreaking ceremony held on April, 21, 1971, three months before there were any signed leases. Schlossman and the other partners worked diligently completing deals with handshakes and on scratch paper. Sears opened in the spring of 1972 and West Acres opened August, 2, 1972, with 52 stores and approximately 230,000 square feet of retail space. The opening of West Acres led other businesses to relocate or build in the area, sparking the development of the 13th Avenue corridor, which today is full of restaurants, retail, businesses and hotels. All nine of the original West Acres partners were local. Each partner had something to offer to the original development of West Ares–from an architect to a contractor and a store operator. Today, West Acres is majority owned and operated by the second generation of the original partners.

Throughout its history, West Acres has played host to an abundance of events, including numerous interesting attractions in the early years. ◊ On Valentine’s Day in 1997, West Acres hosted Massive Matrimony. Four couples got married at West Acres and hundreds of others renewed their vows. ◊ On West Acres' 20th anniversary in 1982, Captain Dynamite built a specialized coffin in the parking lot surrounded with dynamite and blew it up on live television. ◊ West Acres has played host to several animals over the years. In 1982, a huge pig named Big Ed visited. In 1985, West Acres hosted the International Lion Show and in 1983, West Acres was the site of a Milking Contest in addition to the annual petting zoo visit. ◊ In 1999, West Acres First annual It’s a Wonderful Night community shopping event took place. Now in its 18th year, It’s a Wonderful Night raises money for over 60 area organizations, each year totaling over half a million dollars. The event is part of the West Acres Cares Program. ◊ The Freedom Train (a U.S. bicentennial special exhibit) parked at West Acres for customers to visit in the late '80s. The railroad tracks were alongside West Acres property for around 20 years until they were removed and an off ramp was added in their place for vehicles traveling north on I-29 to exit directly on to West Acres property.

Roger Maris and Bill Schlossman at the museum opening.

Honoring a Hometown Hero When approached with the idea of creating a museum in his honor by his friends, Fargo native Roger Maris–who hit a Major League Baseball record 61 home runs during the 1961 season for the New York Yankees, breaking Babe Ruth’s singleseason record of 60 home runs in 1927–declined. An incredibly humble man, Maris eventually relented but requested that the museum be “put where people will see it.” He also requested that the museum be open to the public free of charge. Maris chose West Acres as the best location for his museum and it opened at West Acres in 1984, and, true to his wishes, it's still visible, accessible and free.

Stabo, 1981, which still operates in the mall today.

Retail Mix Expansion Dayton’s (now Macy’s) opened in 1973 and the JCPenney wing opened in 1979. The food court at West Acres was added and opened in 2001. Today, West Acres spans approximately one million square feet and finds opportunities to expand within its existing footprint by bringing in new retail, experiences and eateries.

Retail is ever-changing. Although West Acres is still home to some of the original stores (such as Stabo seen here in 1981), much of the retail landscape has changed over the past 45 years. On average, every 10 years, one-third of West Acres stores change (relocate, change size or rebrand), one-third close and one-third stay the same. West Acres has always found success in a mix of both local and national retailers. Today, over one-third of West Acres stores are locally owned and operated. 29




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Tales From The Past

August Rustad's Saloon, Main Avenue Bridge around 1910. With North Dakota dry, Fargoans flocked to Moorhead's countless saloons for alcohol.

Saloon Boom in a Tent Town

With the arrival of the Northern Pacific railroad in 1871, the tent town of Moorhead was officially staked on the very dirt it remains today. At the edge of the railroad's pursuit west, the precise intersection of a river and railroad gave life to two sister cities–but one would dominate the booze industry for decades. Moorhead's location offered a clear advantage over alcohol sales when North Dakota was admitted to the Union as a dry state, the first constitution of its kind to stipulate state Prohibition. The saloon town boomed along the flood-ridden waters with establishments stacked one after the other. Free carts called jag wagons were sent out to pick up North Dakota residents and bring them to saloons in Moorhead, but left customers to find their own way back. A drastic reality check came in 1915 when Clay County voted to outlaw the sale of alcohol. Four years after this local ban on booze, the 18th Amendment to the Constitution outlawed alcohol federally. Temperance advocates claimed outlawing alcohol would solve the nation's most pressing problems: poverty, crime, violence, but in spite of the push against alcohol-associated crime, Prohibition ended up igniting a nationwide crime wave. Millions of average Americans ignored the laws, and all the money that went into the nation's largest pre-Prohibition domestic revenue source–alcohol sales–slipped into the hands of criminals who became increasingly violent and more organized. 30 | AUGUST 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Main Avenue and Fourth Street saloon district, about 1912.

STORIES FROM: The Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County: Mark Piehl, archivist, and Davin Wait, Communications Coordinator, HCSCC's exhibit "Wet and Dry: Alcohol in Clay County 1871-1937" hcscconline.org

Bars and saloons along Center Avenue and Fifth Street, 1908.

From Soaking Wet to Bone Dry The Fargo-Moorhead-Dilworth-West Fargo metro area is said to be one of the binge drinking capitols of America today, in part due to the 277 liquor licenses given out between them in the summer of 2015, but it's still nothing in comparison to the beginning of the 1900s. In the early years of development, the area still saw more drinking establishments per capita than exist presently. To put it in perspective, if there were as many bars per person today as then, the metro area would have 686 saloons, with every one of them located in Moorhead alone.

The Last Saloon

The blind pigs of Fourth Street north of Main Avenue. Each building was a business or residence of a blind pig operator that was busted in 1928. Businesses left to right: Peter Meehan's soft drinks, John Karlstrom's soft drinks, Charles Dougherty's soft drinks, Old Hilde's groceries, George Swamweber's barber shop and Matt O'Neil's cafĂŠ.

Blind Pigs & Prohibition

Like many people who owned bars and saloons before Prohibition spread nationwide, Peter Meehan's business was pushed into the shadows. Meehan was a bartender during federal Prohibition at the Hanson and Peterson's Gold Mine Saloon before he took it over and renamed it Peter Meehan's Tourist Canteen, formally located at the corner of Main Avenue and Fourth Street. His business operated as everything from a cigar store, soft drink parlor or candy store and Meehan was arrested several times for running a bling pig. Meehan's patience and persistence was rewarded with one of the original 30 licenses to welcome back beer on April 7, 1933.

Unlike the dazzling upscale speakeasies that offered food and entertainment, the fronts that developed on the Moorhead streets took a page from the lower-class dive bars of Prohibition. Also called "blind tigers," the name "blind pig" was a common term in the area, originating from bootleggers who would charge customers to see an oddity or attraction, such as a blind animal, and also serve a “complementary� alcoholic beverage, thus circumventing the law. "Nobody can make a living selling hamburger sandwiches in Moorhead, unless there is cheap alcohol or moonshine hidden behind the sandwich." Edward Humphrey, Moorhead Mayor, 1936 As the economy delved deeper into the shadows, essentially any candy store, soda shop or cigar store were very likely selling booze, too. Old records of a strip mall-like building in Moorhead during Prohibition showed three or four cigar stores right next to each other, which clearly didn't make sense for the market. At one point, every building on the first block of Fourth Street was either the business or residence of a blind pig.

Hanson and Peterson's Gold Mine Saloon in the 1890s, before it became Peter Meehan's Tourist Canteen.

New Beers Day With unemployment soaring, many believed reviving the alcohol industry would put people back to work and bring needed revenue to the government through alcohol taxes. On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution completely repealed national prohibition. Although many Clay County communities allowed 3.2 beer in April of 1933, coined "New Beers Day," the county didn't legalize hard liquor and strong beer until 1937.


Ralph's Corner Bar

Ralph's Corner Bar, about 1990.

Peter Meehan's business was renamed Ralph's Corner Bar in the late 1950s after the successive owner, eventually becoming a regionally important venue for punk and rock music and a well-known hub next to the river. The very last building from Moorhead's saloon era was ordered demolished by the City of Moorhead in 2005, and with it went the last architectural connection to Moorhead's past. Present-day Moorhead is far removed from the age of saloons and blind pigs, in part due to the urban renewal movement of the '60s and '70s when federal money was made available to communities to renovate their towns. Moorhead was already playing second-fiddle to Fargo at the time and decided to renovate their buildings to gain an upper hand, but with the restoration came a loss of history.

Emma Magnuson and her children around the start of the Prohibition era. Magnuson and her brother-in-law were both involved in a network of blind pigs along First Ave North in Moorhead.

The Magnuson Family

While some took advantage of Prohibition for its unchecked flow of cash and power, other proprietors used the industry as a means of supporting their family. After Emma Magnuson's husband left her and their two adopted children, she turned to bootlegging in order to provide for her family. Her adopted son, Warren Magnuson, was born and raised in Moorhead. According to the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, Magnuson served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1933-34, the U.S. Navy during WWII and the U.S. Senate from 1944-81. He went on to become one of the most powerful Senators in the U.S. after moving to Washington State to attend law school, writing the Magnuson Act of 1943, a foundational piece of legislation for the civil rights movement which overturned the Chinese Exclusion Act. As a prominent figure in national politics, President L.B. Johnson was even in Magnuson's wedding.

John Erickson

The late 1800s and early 1900's saw turbulent ups and downs of resettlement as Moorhead businesses found their footing in the frontier market. One prominent local, John Erickson, was no stranger to the changing winds of the period. Within a few years of arriving into the Moorhead tent town, the recent Swedish immigrant was the owner of Erickson's General Store, a meat market, lumber year, blacksmith shop, farms, saloons and a brewery. After the Larkin brothers of Winnipeg lost the brewery they started in 1875 to foreclosure, Erickson brought the business into his political, hotel and real estate empire. While the operation expanded for a short time, the site near present-day Riverfront Park was again foreclosed by the National Bank of Moorhead in 1895, burning to the ground in 1901. With his hand in a broad band of business interests throughout Moorhead, Erickson was also elected mayor three times and holds the unique title of being the first person in town to own a telephone. Shortly after Alexander Graham Bells' demonstration of the telephone in July 1876 at the Philadelphia Exposition, Erickson had a system installed to monitor his businesses stretched across Center Avenue. While his brewery closed after a short period of growth, Erickson died a rather prosperous man in 1919, the first year Prohibition was experienced federally.

An 1877 advertisement in the Moorhead Advocate for the Erickson House and Moorhead Brewery.

Solomon Comstock

The Comstock House in 1937.

In the lawless working-man area, a single gunfight in 1882 would establish law and justice in Clay County. Using a Colt Model 1849 with a solid ivory handle, "Shang" Stanton fatally wounded "Slim Jim" Shumway in John Smith's saloon. Bringing order to the otherwise lawless area, Jim Blanchard arrested the man and Solomon Comstock, a local lawyer, banker and politician, tried the case. The affair was just a preview of the trouble alcohol would bring to the area, but also sparked the career of a prominent local. As a former U.S. Congressman, Comstock helped found the First National Bank of Moorhead, the Bishop Whipple School (now Concordia College), and sponsored a bill in the Minnesota legislature that led to the establishment of the Moorhead Normal School (now Minnesota State University Moorhead). During 1881, the same year he founded the First National Bank of Moorhead, Comstock experienced the aftermath of a Red River flood. With the help of land surveyors, he reestablished his home at the highest point in the area, using his wealth and resources to build a house that remains today on Eighth Street. 34

Shang's gun from the famous shootout, which is now on display in an exhibit at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead.

Moorhead Dairy Queen

As one of the oldest in the country, the Moorhead Dairy Queen was built in the late 1940s, missing the city's Prohibition era by only a few years. In the 1980s, DQ's corporate headquarters put out an order that all the stores were going to be redesigned, but the Moorhead owners got permission to retain the old design. As the story goes, the first owner of the establishment, Bob Litherland, was the one who came up with the idea for the Dilly Bar. At some point a DQ salesman was at their location and Litherland had a bunch of tongue depressors on hand, so he put ice cream on them. Apparently the salesman even uttered the phrase, "That's a real dilly."

1944 when Schumacher was released from prison on parole. He died four years later.

Jake Schumacher

Starting out almost innocently, bootleggers transported alcohol via road while rum-runners moved booze along waterways. As the years went on and more money flowed into the underground market, crime became organized and benevolent. By 1930, Jake Schumacher, the eldest son of Clay County's most notorious rum-running family, formed a gang that stole cars, robbed banks and assaulted people on the street. On December 29, 1931, Schumacher ordered four men to rob the Sabin State Bank six miles southeast of Moorhead. It all went wrong, exposing the local criminal underworld through several exciting trials that involved 23 witnesses and 16 arrests that brought down two rival Moorhead gangs. In the end, Jake Schumacher was convicted of bank robbery and served 12 years in the state prison in Stillwater, Minnesota, and the Institute for the Criminally Insane in St. Peter. By the time he got out on parole in 1944, prohibition was a thing of the past and his career was over. 36

Moorhead photographer Ole Bergstrom shot a few seconds of motion picture film of deer in Moorhead’s Zoo in the early 1930s. It's the only imagery known of the zoo. This is a still from that film.

Moorhead Zoo

The brick cage built in 1930 for the bears named Jacquiline and Bruno still stands just northwest of Usher’s House. Today's Memorial Park was the site of the Moorhead Zoo from 1929 through the mid-1930s.

Rum-runners, bootleggers and moonshiners weren't the only thing filling up the Moorhead jail during the early 1900s. Supposedly, one cell held two young bears which would go on to become the main attraction at the makeshift Moorhead Zoo. Located behind what is currently Usher's House, volunteers built a cage for the bears using recycled bricks from MSUM's Old Main building after it burned down and cage doors from the Clay County Jail after it underwent renovation. While the zoo accumulated deer, raccoons, badgers, snapping turtles and even a monkey, it was no place for wild animals. An HCSCC member, Beth Dille, said that she even remembers some kind of snake being in the zoo but oddly enough, they kept it in a long and narrow cage even though it was always curled up in the corner. In 1933, the Moorhead City Council passed an ordinance asking the local game warden to get rid of the animals, effectively closing the zoo. At it's peak, hundreds of people visited the site daily, including drive-by guests who viewed the animals on a looped road. One of the cages still remains today.



Whether you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, your meat tooth or your beer tooth, we've got plenty of suggestions when it comes to tasty local fare for you to try this month. BY Erica Rapp • PHOTOS BY Hillary Ehlen

gummies galore Spoil your sweet tooth with all of the candy goodies that are available at Yeobo Sweet Shop in the back of Unglued. A wall of candy awaits you, and it's lined with over 60 bins filled mostly with a wide selection of gummy candies, but also items such as gumballs, hard candies, jawbreakers and individually-priced sweets. If you're looking for unique gummy bear flavors, 3-foot gummy snakes or gummies shaped like mustaches and sharks, this sweet shop is a must-stop. You can pick-and-mix any combination you'd like for only 67¢ an ounce. Yeobo Sweet Shop

408 Broadway N, Fargo facebook.com/yeobosweetshop 39

Enchiladas With your choice of cheese or chicken, these fresh enchiladas won't disappoint, especially if you're a fan of Mexican street food. They're filled with Chihuahua cheese and topped with an incredibly flavorful tomatillo sauce, sour cream, onion, cilantro and queso fresco. Served with a helping of refried beans and Spanish rice, this meal will leave you feeling all sorts of satisfied. Tacos Trompo

4265 45th St. S, Fargo facebook.com/fargomexicanstreetfood

turkey bacon club What's better than one or two layers? Three. This savory sandwich is tripledecked with two pieces of bacon, turkey, lettuce tomato and mayo all on perfectly toasted layers of bread. Deaner's Diner

405 Main Ave. W, West Fargo facebook.com/DeanersDiner


Invincible pale ale

ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 10

Unlike many pale ales out there, Rhombus Guys' flagship pale ale is a refreshing and charismatic blend of hops and malt flavors. Brewed with North Dakota-grown two-row malted barley and more, you'll get floral, citrus and tropical notes with each and every sip. Just like the name and the drawing of the two owners on the can may imply, this brew might just make you feel a bit invincible. rhombus guys

606 Main Ave., Fargo rhombuspizza.com

poutine fries Once you take one bite, you won't be able to stop until this cheesy, gravy goodness is all gone. These poutine fries are smothered in a housemade Guinness gravy and topped with fresh white cheddar cheese curds for the ultimate Canadian-style delicacy. Three Lyons Pub

675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo threelyonspub.com 42 | AUGUST 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


Is For-Profit Philanthropy The Key to a Vibrant Community? A place of change and evolution, of wonder and frustration. A home and a visit, garnering attention and critique. There is no doubt that our community is going through rapid transformation both at the core of our city and on the edges of our boundaries. We are starting to experience an increasingly diverse population of perspectives and histories, and a place where new challenges are evolving as we move from a suburb with a city in the middle of it.


During the Corks & Canvas event last month, I walked the streets of downtown and marveled at the energy of the outdoor music, artists live creations and the countless folks enjoying food and drinks on sidewalk patios. As I walked, I also experienced poverty and I saw folks

deeply affected by substances. I met folks who are living without hope and purpose.

By Greg Tehven Photo by Paul Flessland

It was a night that challenged me to think about how we could create a community for all–for our children and our elders, for our new comers and our longtime neighbors. It struck me that there are ways in which our community can re-think philanthropy and our models to increase a new way of living so more and more folks can have the ability to experience a meaningful life.

strategy to improve their communities just as they would support education, the arts and other core community issues. His message struck me that my spending habits can impact my community and with focus, discipline and some extra resources, I can be part of the solution to support the kind of Fargo that I believe is possible.

Let me introduce you to for-profit philanthropy, a concept shared with me by Brad Feld of Boulder, Colorado. During an interview at a conference I recently attended in Kansas City, Missouri, he shared that individuals of high net worth need to consider investing in early stage companies, 100 percent aware that it is risky, as a

As I finished my encouraging evening of walking through Fargo on a glorious Thursday night, I challenged myself to find ways I could consider a for-profit model for impact in my life. I encourage you to try these ideas on, or make a list of your own, and let your financial resources be part of the solution to propel our community forward.

Greg Tehven is an entrepreneur advocate and one of the original founders of Emerging Prairie. 44 | AUGUST 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

EAT HEALTHY AND LOCAL. Co-ops can be expense. Local produce, natural foods and the tasty treats of makers will cost more than the items in our big box grocery outlets. Yet, these foods are locally-sourced, are better for us and provide energy to our community. I'm committed to shopping at the brand new Prairie Roots Food Co-op because I believe in the food, I believe in the people running it and I believe in the mission to use food as a tool to help us create a vibrant community.

Where there are construction sites, spend more money. In the core of our city, there will be a tremendous amount of construction in the coming months. For those of us that live, work, study,or play downtown, there is no doubt that there will be frustration and challenges. Yet, if my college professor Steve Spruth was right, and I think he was, let us remind ourselves that construction is a sign of growth. Let us also remember the shop owners, the restaurant leaders and the folks who helped us build this fascinating culture with our dollars. My goal and commitment is to be a more active spender in those shops closes to the construction. Their loss of foot traffic will be challenging, yet each of us have an opportunity to show up and support these hardworking folks that have given our community a reason for development.

Each Saturday through October, we have an opportunity to spend time and dollars at the Red River Farmer's Market. Sixty-five-plus vendors from across the region share their harvest with us and encourage us to try their new products. Not only does this market offer some of the best food, it provides an opportunity for us to connect and spend time with our neighbors and new friends. The leadership of both the Prairie Roots Food Co-op and the Red River Market have earned my trust and respect, for their desire to create new food options for me and all of us. ANGEL INVESTING. For those with excess cash, investing in early-stage companies can make a big impact. As we see the growth of local companies such as CoSchedule and Myriad Mobile, we must tip our hat to their local investors that saw an opportunity to be part of something special, while understanding the risk that comes with each investment. The impact of both of these companies is huge, with their need to recruit folks to move to the area as well as the energy they create in their respective parts of downtown.

Personally, I'm looking to invest a portion of my resources in early-stage companies in hopes of a return and a focus on local impact. Yet, for me, it'll be a challenging investment as these are high risk opportunities. Candidly, as I'm about to write another early-stage investment check, I'm scared, but I try to remain hopeful that good things are possible. HIGH-RISK REAL ESTATE. The best examples of real estate investments as for-profit philanthropy can be found through Tony Hsiegh's work in Downtown Las Vegas and the Kilbourne Group in Fargo. Both founders saw a vision of a vibrant downtown creating energy and opportunity. Both were highly aware of the challenge of creating a business model that would meet their expectations. These risks have give me a glimpse into a new way to create impact. Rather than focusing on programs or charities, they created a living environment that would increase the likelihood for innovation, collaboration and folks solving real world problems. This is an area I'm unaware of how to participate, but am inspired to consider and explore. It's a long-term idea for me to have the resources to bet big on a neighborhood and create something truly special for others to enjoy.

For all of us, we have a unique ability to use our spending habits to make an impact. For years, the shop local movement has reminded us of the value of our homegrown shops and eateries. I still believe we have the opportunity to do more. Join me in an effort to make personalized spending part of the solution to our region's challenges.


Fargo is Getting

C H E E S Y !


ou may or may not have noticed that there are a few more places to buy good cheese around Fargo these days, but I remember a time when there was nowhere other than the grocery store to buy a quality hunk of cheese. Then came the Green Market restaurant and with it, the only (real) cheese counter in town. This meant you could sample what you liked, and then take home only as much as you wanted. This beloved spot has since closed but you can check out chef/ owner Andrea Baumgardner’s new downtown lunch joint, Bernbaum’s, and you will not be disappointed.

By Nikki Berglund Photos by Hillary Ehlen 46 | AUGUST 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Nowadays, there is a nice little assortment of cheese shops to choose from depending on your part of town. It would be weird if I didn’t start by recommending my own cheese counter at Luna Fargo, but then we also have Pinch & Pour downtown and I hear that the new Prairie Roots Co-op has a very nice variety, although it just opened as of

the writing of this article so I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet. Hornbacher’s in Osgood does have a decent selection as well, just without the cut-to order-option. There are even some specialty cheese businesses popping up, including the beautifully artistic cheese platters by Megan Lewis of Milk Made Catering.

Cheese is finally cool in Fargo. All the increased exposure that cheese is getting these days is great for business. As more people are trying cheese, learning about cheese and loving on cheese, they are also realizing that it isn’t as expensive and intimidating as one might think. I once heard cheese described as an “affordable luxury,” which actually sums it up quite nicely. When you realize you can spend $9 on a gorgeous wedge of French triple crème brie versus buying a pre-cut not-so-great version at the grocery store for around $7, the choice seems easy.

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Let’s pair cheese with alcohol.

it compliments this notparticularly-strong beer.

We won’t get too crazy technical in this article yet because I don’t want to freak you out. Instead, I'll just lay out a few pairings along with a quick explanation as to why they work. Here are my summer pairing suggestions: 1 Indeed B-Side Pilsner/ Fromage d’Affinois. This light style of beer works great with a buttery soft double crème brie from France. This is not a particularly strong brie, so

2 Champs de Provence Rosé/Humboldt Fog I didn’t mean to get all Frenchy with the wine pairings, but it just worked out that way so I'm going with it. I drink Rosé like water in the summer and if you haven’t gotten on the Rosé train yet, you are missing out. This inexpensive light, dry wine from France is not your grandma’s pink wine. The chèvre (goat cheese) has a little bit of tang to it, which pairs beautifully with the tartness of the wine.

3 Surly Todd the Axeman/ Prairie Breeze Cheddar This American IPA has a sharp hoppy flavor profile. This aged white version of a very common style of cheese is anything but common. In this case, the intensity of the beer works with the intensity of the cheese to create a harmonious match. 4 La Galoche Beaujolais/ Ossau Iraty This is a light and fruity French red wine that is inexpensive, easy to drink and can even be slightly chilled. This sheep’s milk cheese (also from France) is a little sweet, a little nutty and a whole lot of delicious. French wine loves French food.

Now go out there and find these beers, wines and cheeses and try them out for yourself. Hint: I might know of one place where you can belly up to the bar and experiment with each of these pairings at your own pace and maybe even come up with a few of your own. I won’t say the name, but I think it rhymes with tuna… LUNA FARGO 1545 University Drive S, Fargo lunafargo.com BERNIE'S WINES & LIQUORS 1558 University Drive S, Fargo 100 Sheyenne St., West Fargo berniesfargo.com

BIO Nikki Berglund is a Fargo native and the owner of Luna Fargo, a local neighborhood restaurant specializing in casual upscale comfort food using fresh and local flavors and ingredients whenever possible. She is also the third generation to operate her family liquor store, Bernie’s Wines and Liquors. Berglund's work-related passions include good wine, good cheese and good food. She has passed her Level One Sommelier Certification with the intention of becoming a Level Two Certified Sommelier in the near future. She is also currently studying to become a Certified Cheese Professional, aka a "cheese monger."








tips & tricks


dropping the bloat BY Kylee Seifert | PHOTOS BY Amanda Wolf at Lemon Drops Photography


o matter the season, bloating is unpleasant, uncomfortable, and entirely unnecessary. After just a few short weeks of working with clients, I usually hear the same comment over and over again, “My bloating is gone!” So, here are my favorite tips and tricks for beating that nasty, annoying, unwanted bloat. 1 Briefly eliminate dairy, legumes and gluten.

I always start with the elimination of dairy, legumes and grains for at least three weeks. At that point, start to systematically add them in one at a time


and see how your body reacts, and remember that everyone’s body will react in its own way. Often, one or more of these food groups cause inflammation in our body and in turn create a bloated belly, as well as a host of other unpleasant things. Be sure to give this testing a valiant effort to see if any of the aforementioned groups are an enemy for your body. You may find they sit well with you or you may find they have been causing you pain, suffering and bloating all along. Cutting out these food groups will not leave you deficient in any vitamins or

Kylee Seifert is a certified personal trainer, certified primal nutrition coach, certified transformational coach and a health and wellness coach. She has been in the health and fitness industry for eight years and has become an established expert in the field. Her holistic business is centered around balancing fitness, nutrition and mindset mastery. 51

minerals, so long as you are eating a diet high in vegetables, high-quality meats, good fats and some fruit. 2

Eat and supplement with probiotics.

Probiotics are my sidekick when it comes to upping good bacteria in the gut and easing digestion. Sprinkle these foods throughout your week for improved gut health: kimchi, kombucha, raw sauerkraut or grass-fed kefir (as long as you find you tolerate dairy). You can also take a probiotic supplement. Swanson Health Products in Fargo makes a wonderful line of probiotic supplements. Find them downtown and at swansonvitamins.com/probiotics. 3

Drink ginger and/or peppermint tea.

Ginger and peppermint tea are great natural ways to minimize bloating. Ginger is a known gas reliever and wonderful for digestion ease. Peppermint is also digestion friendly. Try sipping on these teas throughout the day to help lower any bloat and relieve gas. Steep Me A Cup of Tea in West Fargo has high quality teas, as well as a "Happy Belly Tea." Check them out at steepme.com/ product/happy-belly. 4

Slow down and chew your food.

I see this all too often. People are eating the right kind of foods but are still scarfing them down without a moment’s notice of how they taste or a thought of appreciation for how they arrived on their plate. Slow down when you’re eating. Take eight deep breaths before your first bite and then continue to breath deeply during your meal. Thoroughly chewing your food gives your body a break and doesn’t require it to work so hard when digesting. This is often what causes uncomfortable gas and bloating. Think about how your food got on your plate, where it came from and appreciate it. After all, food is fuel, so let it be just that for your body.

Kylee Seifert - Kai Fitness 52 | AUGUST 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM




We can say this a million times and it still seems to be a challenge for many. Do whatever you need to do to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces every day. If you’re an athlete or sweat a lot, drink even more. I always have my clients begin their day with a glass of warm lemon water. This kicks off the day with hydrating liquids and helps move toxins out of your system first thing in the morning. 6

Try cooking your veggies.

Often times, raw and/or cruciferous veggies can cause some digestive upset. If you find you’re feeling bloated after consuming raw veggies, try cooking them the next time around and see which variation you tolerate better. Just like taking out specific food groups, you have to test things out to see what works best for YOUR body.


Minimize liquids during mealtime.

Avoid drinking too much liquid while enjoying a meal, and also about 30 minutes post-meal. This will dilute digestive juices and interrupt the digestion process. A general rule of thumb is to simply sip on water during and after you eat instead of drinking a whole glass or more. 8

Move your body.

Moving your body strengthens your abdominal muscles, which in turn strengthens your digestive muscles, which in turn makes for easier digestion. It’s a win-win all around. Anything from jogging to walking to weight lifting can offer this benefit. Many yoga moves improve and support digestion. I like to use child’s pose, wind-relieving pose and gentle twists at the end of the day to give my body a digestive boost.


How To

travel the world Without Leaving Fargo

Warm greetings from the "Land of a Thousand Hills," Rwanda. “If I was financially ‘super confident,' I would travel the entire world!” How many times have you heard someone say that? Have you thought of being a globetrotter but were fiscally timid? I know this is often my case, but what if I told you that you could travel the globe without leaving the premises of the Red River Valley? Impossible, right? Well, let me attempt to convince you otherwise by showing you how there are multiple ways of “traveling” worldwide within our very own "North of Normal" community until you have fully built your “financial confidence.” BY Alexandre Cyusa PHOTOS BY Paul Flessland

The Hjemkomst Center

Stories. You know what they say: If you cannot travel the world, let the world come to you. We are natural story-telling beings, therefore meeting people from various corners of the world residing in the community is a great way to hear their story. During cultural festivals or presentations, ask questions about their traditions. It is a magnificent way of traveling and their tales will make you travel in time or space to wherever their life journey started. I have always enjoyed listening to folks’ stories and meeting new people at cultural centers like the Hjemkomst Center Museum and their annual Pangea cultural festival, or simply listening to the way Viking ships were built.

Language. Learning a new language is the best way to shift your cultural paradigm and have a different perspective on your own culture. Learning a new language is like linguistically putting a mirror in front of your mother tongue. You will not forget it. On the contrary, you will even understand better how other people say the same thing as you do, but with a different cultural lens. Volunteer by teaching English as a second language in the numerous public schools in the FM area, because by teaching, you learn even more about others’ perspectives by linguistically walking in their apprentice shoes. The exotic accents, the pronunciation of English words and the exposure to another language will make you realize the melodious benefits of listening to other languages. 54 | AUGUST 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Food. Travel by discovering some intriguing and exotic smells of spices from around the world at different ethnic markets we have in town. You can also go to the international potlucks or visit local restaurants that serve food from all over the world. This has been one of my favorite ways to wander globally for an instance of a smell. Once it has caressed your olfactive sensors and you feel convinced, you will stimulate your taste buds and challenge your palate through culinary exploration when tasting new food from another tradition, region or country.

Everest Tikka House

Fargo Halal Market

Gee Gee's store at the International Market Plaza (IMP)

Attire. Traditional attire is a great way to visualize the differences and similarities in customs when it comes to “dressing up” for special occasions. I am always fascinated by the vibrancy that traditional wear can bring to a room. Usually, there is a story behind every traditional cloth, so remember to always stay curious and even to be bold by asking where it came from because chances are, you can buy one for yourself in town.

In conclusion, traveling can be done through our five human senses which do not require us to physically travel. Hence, by attempting these “bank account-friendly” tips, you will nurture the dormant globetrotter in you. Now remember: You are one smell, taste, dance, attire, new language and conversation away from your next global journey. Until next time, Bon Voyage!

Sons of Norway

BIO Alexandre Cyusa (aka The Fargo-Moorhead-Hearted Rwandan Citizen) came to the FM area in the fall of 2010 to attend Concordia College. Originally from Kigali, Rwanda, Cyusa has lived in Switzerland, Ethiopia, Guinea and France. His traveling experiences have helped him in making this world a smaller and simpler place to live in. He currently works for Folkways, and is interested in community development and nurturing global citizenship. 55





the Month

elijah larson @ Rosey’s Whiskey & Wine Room

(At Rosey’s Bistro & Bar, former D'Vine space)

212 Broadway N, Fargo roseysfargo.com

Award-winning mixologist and bartender Elijah Larson is bringing his love of craft cocktails and over a decade of expertise to a new Prohibitioninspired bar at Rosey’s. It’s time to pull up a chair and let Mr. Larson introduce you to the wonders of whiskey and his perfectly-crafted concoctions.

BY Erica Rapp PHOTOS BY J. Alan Paul Photography


Q&A How long have you been in the industry?

"I’ve been bartending for 14 years and I’ve been doing craft bartending since 2010. With craft cocktails, it started when we opened up a little space in the basement of Dempsey’s for a few months and we called it Hell’s Tavern. That’s when I first started squeezing fresh juices for cocktails and I was making Old Fashioneds like nobody’s business. From there, it was 2012 when I worked at The Beefsteak Club, and then after that I hopped around a little bit, tried different places and got some programs up and running. Now I’m here, and I think this is kind of the evolution of where I was trying to head."

Can you tell us about your cocktail creation?

“It’s a Manhattan-style cocktail, I’d say. It’s got a really smoky blended whiskey that can literally taste like campfire smoke. It’s a blend of their rye bourbon and a single-malt whiskey. Then I’m also using Courvoisier to add a little bit of dryness to the cocktail. There’s also yellow Chartreuse, which is a French liqueur and probably one of the oldest in the world. Its recipe has been passed down for almost one thousand years. It’s comprised of a couple different distillates and then they macerate over 130 different botanicals from the Alps for a certain amount of time. "It’s also got homemade red wine simple syrup that’s a blend of Cabernet and Shiraz with a little bit of cane sugar. It’s very much a sipping cocktail and it’s a strong drink. It’s really nice and elegant and I think it kind of represents the type of drinks and cocktails we would like to push through this place–classically-inspired or straight classics. I think there’s enough sweetness in there that it kind of mellows down some of the taste of alcohol in the whiskey.”

What’s a key piece of advice you’d give to someone who wants to learn more about craft cocktails?

“Taste everything. When I go to the store or market and I see something I’ve never had, I always buy it and try it to find out what it tastes like. Measure everything that you work with because consistency is key. There are tons of references and resources available in this day and age. I probably buy a new book every couple of weeks and there are thousands of sites you can check out. I also follow this YouTube channel called Bartender at Large. Follow people on social media–my garnish game is so much better just because of a couple of people I follow on Instagram. When you think about a drink, it shouldn’t just taste good because you consume with your eyes well before you take a sip. That’s how we all get better, is by learning from others. “Drink local as much as possible. Support mom-and-pop bars that have a handful of local owners. There are great bars in this town and some really amazing bartenders. People go out and drink for all sorts of reasons, but it’s mostly to connect and socialize. Remember that a good drink can connect people.”

“Last Pale Light in the West” • ¼ tsp. red wine simple syrup • Dash of orange bitters • ½ oz. Courvoisier Fine Cognac • ¼ oz. Chartreuse Liqueur • 2 oz. High West Campfire Whiskey • Amarena cherry for garnish Start with a mixing glass and add liquids in order listed. Add two to three ice cubes and stir for 30 seconds. Strain mixture into a rocks glass and garnish with cherry. You can pour the drink over ice or without depending on your preference.



When you give to United Way you help children like this have nutritious food to eat during the summer when school lunches aren’t available to them.

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hen schools let out for the summer, most kids look forward to summer activities and days spent playing in the sun, but schools letting out for the summer can also spell trouble for many poor and hungry children who no longer can get school lunches and breakfasts. During the school year, kids typically receive at least one-third of the nutrients they consume each day from school lunch. Each year, for reasons beyond their control, more than 33,000 kids across North Dakota rely on the free and reduced-cost school lunch program to meet their nutritional needs. But what are these children to do when school is no longer in session and this critical food resource is no longer available to them?


BY Kristina Hein, Marketing Director, United Way of Cass-Clay PHOTOS COURTESY OF United Way of Cass-Clay



children across North Dakota qualify for and greatly rely on the federal free and reduced lunch program to meet their daily nutritional needs.

On Mondays, there is a new “Pop Up Farmers Market” where children in need can not only come and have a meal, but choose fresh produce to eat and take home to share with their family.

Four Ways Our Community Is Helping Make Sure Kids Aren’t Hungry in the Summer 1

United Way of Cass-Clay, local donors, and the Great Plains Food Bank have stepped up to ensure our local kids have enough to eat during the summer time. United Way of Cass-Clay helps families overcome these challenges by growing and supporting programs that provide nutritious meals to children in our community. One of United Way’s Bold Community Goals is to reduce hunger and homelessness in our community. Last year in 2016, United Way of Cass-Clay invested more than $1 million in their Bold Goal to reduce hunger and homelessness in our community and in 2017, United Way plans to invest nearly $1.1 million. As a result, more than 75,950 meals were served to local men, women and children in need last year. When a child is fed, they are equipped to

play, learn, grow and be prepared for a future filled with opportunity and success. Hunger among children can have lifelong and very costly consequences. Hungry children suffer physical, emotional and developmental impairment. They are sick and hospitalized more often. Hungry children don't learn as well at school, which limits their potential and productivity as adults. Adults who experienced hunger as children are often not as well prepared mentally, emotionally, physically or socially to succeed in their jobs and in today’s work environment. In some ways, hunger becomes a workforce development issue, which we all know is an issue facing our local community right now. So what is United Way and our community as a whole doing to help make sure hunger doesn’t become a summertime staple for kids and people in our community?

Youth Summer Meals Program

Ever go to a movie at Marcus Century Cinema or shop at West Acres Shopping Center? Did you know that just one mile away is a park that serves meals to hungry kids in the summer? The Youth Summer Meals Program serves up a meal every day in the summer, Monday through Friday at Village West Park in Fargo–less than a mile from the movie theater. On average, 15 to 30 local kids show up at this park every day at noon to get a hot meal, oftentimes the only hot meal they will eat that day. “While we are really happy to see 30 kids come and enjoy a meal, at the same time you wish that these kids didn’t have to come and utilize this program and look forward to this meal. I also think if we are serving this many kids on a daily basis, how many more are out there going hungry during the summer?” said Jenae Meske, Program Coordinator for the Great Plains Food Bank. 2

Pop Up Farmers Market

On Mondays, when kids come to eat lunch, there is also a “Pop Up Farmers Market” where they can choose fresh produce to add to their lunch and also bring home to share with their family. During the second Monday in July, they distributed 50 to 60 pounds of produce. The kids that came for lunch enjoyed mini

one in nine


in the Cass-Clay community seeks food assistance each year. 36 percent of them are children and 11 percent are senior citizens.

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Because of United Way investors and collaborations, during the school year last year, 2,226 local students were provided with backpacks of food on Friday afternoons so they weren’t hungry on the weekends.

knowing that there are children in the room who haven’t had a meal since Friday at lunch. Thanks to support from the community, last year, 2,226 local students were provided with backpacks of food on Friday afternoons so that they weren’t hungry over the weekend when school lunches weren’t available. The backpacks of food don’t just impact the students who might otherwise go hungry. Many of the students receiving the backpacks report that they share the food with their siblings and 82 percent of teachers reported that their students were ready to learn and participate on Monday mornings. Currently, it costs just $5 to fill a backpack with milk, juice, snacks and food for three meals. To sponsor a child for an entire year, it costs just $190. Thanks to partnerships with United Way, local kids aren’t going hungry during the summer because of programs like Youth Summer Meals, which operates every day at Village West Park in Fargo.

cucumbers, apples, peaches, pears and mini bell peppers. For many of the kids that came to have lunch, this was a chance to try a new, nutritious food. “For families struggling to make ends meet, buying produce just isn’t an option. It’s something we take for granted,” said Jenae Meske, Program Coordinator for Great Plains Food Bank. 3

Backpack Program

Imagine leaving school on a Friday afternoon for the weekend knowing that the next time you’ll have a meal is the following Monday during lunch at school. For many kids in our local community, this is reality. Now, imagine the teacher in front of a classroom on Monday morning



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Hot Meals

The Salvation Army, New Life Center and Churches United also serve a hot meal during the noon hour in our community. Last summer, the United Way team had the opportunity to meet “Andrew” and his three children who were having lunch at Churches United. Andrew explained that they stayed briefly at the homeless shelter, but now that they have transitioned to their own apartment. As a single dad, he struggles to buy enough groceries for his growing elementary school kids so he comes back to the shelter a couple of days a week to eat lunch there just to make sure his family is fed during the summer when school lunches aren’t an option.

one in nine local children (ages 0-17) in Cass and Clay Counties live in poverty. That’s 5,500 kids.

three ways you can help 1. Lunch is served…with a smile! Volunteer to help serve kids a hot meal in the summer. There is always a need for volunteers to help prep and serve the summer meals to children that come to the Youth Summer Meals site. Lunch is served every day Monday through Friday at noon at Village West Park located at 4415 9th Ave. Circle S, Fargo. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact jmeske@greatplainsfoodbank.org. 2. Teach compassion/philanthropy to the next generation. Volunteer as a family to help put together food baskets for people in need. Monday through Friday from 1011:30 a.m. and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. the Emergency Food Pantry is open for people in need to come and get a food basket and they are always in need of volunteers to help the people that come to the food pantry fill their food basket. Kids are welcome to volunteer, too. “This is great opportunity for parents to bring their kids and volunteer as a family because they get to greet and help the people that are coming through the doors of our food pantry,” said Erin Foltz, Warehouse Supervisor for the Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo. To volunteer, email contact@ emergencyfoodpantry.com.

3. Tomatoes, zucchini and onions… oh my! Donate your produce. Did you know that you can donate your garden produce to local food pantries? The Emergency Food Pantry accepts donations of garden produce and is located near Downtown Fargo at 1101 4th Ave. N. Donations of produce can be dropped off 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, email contact@ emergencyfoodpantry.com or call 701-237-9337. “The people we serve always get excited about tomatoes. They love them and are so thankful! We also love to get donations of zucchini, onion and any fresh produce. Most of the clients we serve resort to processed food on a regular basis because it is low-cost, so they are so grateful when they see healthy fresh produce,” said Erin Foltz, Warehouse Supervisor for the Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo.

one in nine

local people (in Cass and Clay Counties) live in poverty. That’s 26,000 local people (which could fill the SCHEELS Arena four times). Poverty is defined as a family of four living on less than $24,600 per year.

Treat Yourself

onyx + pearl In Style At Downtown's



omen’s clothing store onyx + pearl is the newest addition to two other downtown sister stores, LOT 2029, another women’s clothing store; and MINT + BASIL, a whimsical home goods and kitchen shop. Although her first two boutiques cover a lot of ground when it comes to brands and styles offered, owner and operator Hope Goldammer felt that there was a middle area that wasn’t fully being served in town. She wanted to come up with a new concept and different theme from her sister stores, because she felt there weren’t many places to shop for people who are in their late '20s and on, or those looking for more business-appropriate attire.

Hope Goldammer, owner and operator of onyx + pearl, LOT 2029 and MINT + BASIL.

“I think a lot of times people get into their professional careers and they feel like they don’t have a place to shop, many stores might seem too young or then it’s stores that just have plain old mom jeans,” said Goldammer. “LOT 2029 is geared more toward a younger shopper and fast fashion with some sexier pieces. MINT + BASIL also carries some bath and body lines, but with onyx

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+ pearl being more sophisticated, we felt the need to expand that because it pairs really well with the demographic. I wanted to bring in pieces that were a little more conservative and looserfit–kind of geared toward a slightly older clientele.” What will you find? When you step inside the cozy shop, you’ll be greeted by a variety of quality products amidst an immense amount of detail in the décor and displays, all done DIY-style at the hands of Goldammer with the help of her husband. Between the trendy seating or the unique layout, you’ll easily get lost in the atmosphere they’ve created for customers Onyx + pearl carries popular clothing lines such as Free People–which is quite well-known but rather new to the area­– Bed Stu shoes, Blank NYC, Moon River and Just One Answer. The store gets trendy clothing pieces from higher-quality

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brands, but also tends to stick to more classic styles and comfy fabrics. Shoes, denim, accessories and knick-knacks are in abundance, as well as candles, room sprays, soaps and more. With over 10 different bath and body lines in the store, you’re able to find many with natural ingredients and test anything before you buy it. “I didn’t want to get too expensive so we don’t have a ton of standout brands, but with the ones we do have, the quality is always a little better and there are unique details,” said Goldammer. “For us, it’s bringing in that type of clothing and not so much the price point. We have some nicer denim lines and leather shoe lines that might be more expensive for the quality, but I would say that a majority of items in the store are still under $50 and very much affordable.” Another special feature of the boutique

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is its historic location. Goldammer stated that it was important for their third store to remain downtown, especially in the charming SoMa (South of Main) district. “Being on Eighth Street, I really feel like this area, and the SoMa district in general, is up-and-coming, especially for retail. That’s why we kind of chose to have three of our stores in this area, to create more of a retail destination area and have them all walking distance from each other,” said Goldammer. “We love being next to places such as Nichole’s Fine Pastry, Others, Rando, Violet Vintage and everyone else on the block­– these unique one-of-a-kind shops and destinations that really give Eighth Street its charm.” Although the store just opened at the end of June, Goldammer said she’s excited to see which concepts do well at onyx + pearl. She’s already seen what direction she wants to take clothing reorders in and what styles people are attracted to, which only means that there are many more great things coming to this fashion destination.


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"In Justice: Rethinking America’s Criminal Justice System"

September 23, 2017 Belle Mehus Auditorium, Bismarck, North Dakota

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GameChanger Ideas Festival

For tickets and more information: gamechangernd.com North Dakota Humanities Council: ndhumanities.org




In response to the nation's challenges, the North Dakota Humanities Council created GameChanger, an annual ideas festival focused on a major event or issue significantly changing the face of the world around us. Although America is home to less than 5 66 | AUGUST 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

percent of the world's total population, we boast almost 25 percent of the world's prison population. How did we get here? At this year's festival, the North Dakota Humanities Council will lead a statewide conversation on justice in America focused on racial disparity, poverty, mass incarceration, the death penalty and more.

You'll be able to listen to three incredibly influential speakers, watch them come together for a roundtable discussion, participate with a panel, ask questions and more. “The GameChanger ideas festival was created to give citizens the opportunity to really understand the major issues affecting our democracy right now. We chose to focus on criminal justice reform this year because of the police protests happening around the country and the calls to reduce our prison populations. We wanted to bring people in who are working to create the change we need in ways that aren’t tied to political parties or ideologies,” said Brenna Daugherty Gerhardt, North Dakota Humanities Council executive director. “This is a conversation we really need to have right now. In a time when there is so much division and misinformation out there, we hope to bring people together to create positive change that moves us forward.”

gamechanger speakers

Piper Kerman

(Keynote Speaker)

Tom Gash

J. Piper

Piper Kerman’s best-selling memoir "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison" chronicles what the author calls her “crucible experience”—the 13 months she spent in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. A brief dalliance with drug trafficking while she was in her early twenties sent Kerman to prison ten years later on money laundering charges. In her book, Kerman explores the experience of incarceration and the intersection of her life with the lives of the women she met while in prison. The book raises provocative questions about the power of women's communities and the state of criminal justice in America, and how incarceration affects the individual and communities throughout the nation. The memoir was adapted into a critically-acclaimed Netflix series in 2013 of the same name by Jenji Kohan. The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning show has been called “the best TV show about prison ever made” by The Washington Post. Since her release, Kerman has worked tirelessly to promote the cause of prison and criminal justice reform

Tom Gash is an adviser, researcher and writer who helps people to think differently about the big challenges facing governments and societies worldwide. Gash's work focuses first, crime policy, a topic he advised on in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in the mid2000s and the focus of work with senior leaders in a range of geographies since then. Second, government effectiveness, the focus of much of his consulting work and of his research at the Institute for Government. His first book, "CRIMINAL: The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things" (Penguin 2016) was shortlisted as a Sunday Times 2016 ‘Thought’ Book of the Year.

Jinho “J. Piper” Ferreira is a rapper, actor and writer from Oakland, California. His alternative hip-hop band Flipsyde has toured internationally with artists such as Snoop Dogg, The Black Eyed Peas, Akon, The Game and more. Appalled by the death of Oscar Grant at the hands of BART police in Oakland, Piper payed his own way through a Bay Area law enforcement academy in the spring of 2010. In January 2011, Piper became an Alameda County Deputy Sheriff. The paradox of being a member of the Black community and a hip-hop artist, while simultaneously working in Law Enforcement, served as the inspiration to write "Cops and Robbers," a solo performance about an officer involved shooting in which Piper plays 19 characters.


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with Piper Kerman You wrote in a journal and kept letters while in prison. Did you have any intention for your journal to be read by anyone or was it therapeutic?

Piper Kerman: "Well, I was so fortunate to be in a situation where people were writing to me from the outside and having connections to the outside world are incredibly important. In those letters, I was really just trying to explain sort of the world I was living in and what was happening to me, to my friends and my loved ones on the outside, which on some level is the same thing I was doing in the book. In the book, I was trying to explain this barricaded world of prisons and jails to the people on the outside who might be fortunate enough to never be involved with the criminal justice system."

In what ways do you feel your book has changed this popular conception of prisons, mostly the conditions of women prisons?

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aren't necessarily jumping at the chance to identify ourselves with the millions of people we label as felons, criminals, convicts or all these other words that we use. But it could be any of us. It was the idea that if you take a moment to try to walk in their shoes, then maybe you begin to think about that question of, 'Why do we have more people in prison in this country than any other nation in the world?' That was my hope. It was my hope that talking about what I experienced and what I witnessed would invite the reader to put themselves in my shoes or put themselves into the shoes of one of the other women in the book. I think that, in itself, is a huge step."

So, when you were writing the book, you intended to raise awareness?

PK: "I definitely hoped that someone would come away from the book thinking differently about who was in prison, why are they there, what life really is like when you're living behind bars. My experience was very different than what I expected or anticipated, so I thought that might be true in many cases."

When you were telling people about your experience in prison, definitely toward the conditions of women in prisons, what were people's reactions? PK: "I think when people find out that the vast majority of women who are incarcerated are there for nonviolent offenses and low-level offenses—like drug possession or property crimes—people are surprised. When we think about prison or jail, we always think about the most

"One of the things that I always like is that the audiences bring their own experiences and ideas, and people have very strong ideas and experiences around these questions and issues."

serious offenses, but we know the vast majority of women who go to prison are there for low-level stuff. We also know that the things that drive women involved in crime are really consistent, it's substance abuse disorder, mental illness, mental health problems and a shockingly high percentage of the women have been sexually assaulted, physically assaulted and otherwise victimized at some time prior to their incarceration. "When we start to look at why women get in trouble in the first place, a lot of times it’s because they didn’t get the help they needed. Hopefully, that’s an eye opening thing for folks. When we think about what we expect of a prison or jail, we question why we put someone in a cage and the result of it. When we look at women in the system or girls in the system, we see a particularly ordinary and everyday example of what American harsh punishment gets us or doesn’t get us in this case."

Did the people the characters in your book were based on see the book as a way of getting that message out and helping them? What were their reactions?

PK: "I do stay in touch with a number of people who are depicted in the book. I’m happy to say, as far as I know, everyone who’s featured in the book has come home. "People were very kind. People were excited when the book was published. It was published in 2010, so it’s been a while now. Among the people I know who have come home and I’m still in touch with, they’ve had a wide range of

experiences. Some people have done incredibly well, then others have really struggled. The things that contributed to people’s incarceration were waiting for many people when they came home. I knew people I was incarcerated with who were headed straight to a homeless shelter when they were released from prison. The situation with people’s families and their support network was the determining factor to how difficult or how straight forward someone’s journey will be once they are released."

When you were told your book was going to be adapted into a Netflix original, how did you feel about seeing your book come to life?

it reaches millions of more people than any best-selling book. I’m just thrilled the series has so many fans. I think that Jenji has made fantastic creative choices, like the choice to expand the stories and have so many different female protagonists. I hope that the fact that people care so passionately about these characters, about what is happening to them and about their futures will contribute to how people think about the real people who are behind bars in this country or have come home from prisons or jails. I hope people will think differently about that."

How do you feel about how your character is depicted in the Netflix series?

PK: [laughs] "I totally enjoy watching Taylor PK: "It’s a crazy experience. I met Jenji Schilling’s performance. The character of Kohan (creator of the “Orange Is the New Piper Chapman is really just Black” Netflix series) when a creation of Jenji’s writing the book first came out. I was and Taylor’s acting, so I don’t in Los Angeles for my book watch that character and tour and we were at lunch. think, 'Oh, that’s me and She has a very provocative, that’s not what I’d do.' I think creative vision and that’s what Taylor does a fabulous job. I wanted. I wanted to entrust To read the full I think it’s fascinating and the book to somebody who entertaining to see all of the would do something really interview, go to: characters struggle along." interesting with it. Jenji is that FARGOMONTHLY.COM person. We were in the first four original Netflix series. No one really What can people expect from your knew at that time just how special that speech in Bismarck, North Dakota, was. I just feel very fortunate and very at the GameChanger Event? grateful that this creative group of people PK: "I talk about the book, obviously, and wanted to do the project." the true stories that make up the book. I talk about some of the scenes and ideas You're a consultant on the show, that I think are most important in the book correct? and the adaptation of the Netflix show and PK: "I am a consultant on the show, which what that’s like. I, of course, talk about means primarily I answer questions. If the underlying issues and questions that something comes up that they want to are shown in both the book and the series puzzle through, I try to answer it to the around why we have so many Americans best of my ability or sometimes I find in prisons, what can we do about it and other experts. So when they wanted to what we should be doing about it. One develop the private prison storyline, I of the things that I always like is that the was not incarcerated in a private prison audiences bring their own experiences but I knew people who were experts on and ideas, and people have very strong private prisons. I just try to be as helpful as ideas and experiences around these possible." questions and issues. So it tends to make for a very lively discussion."

How has the Netflix series helped your book’s message?

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In what ways can our readers and the general population be more proactive in helping address these issues?

PK: "There are many different things individual folks can do. One thing to think about, turning your question back to young people with incarcerated parents, … is that anyone can mentor a young person who needs some kind of help or love or guidance. Keeping kids in school and out of the juvenile justice system or out of the adult system is very important. I think people can wrap their heads around the fact that harsh punishments for low-level offenses are very ineffective and counterproductive. Sometimes people want to come up with really harsh punishments for something that’s low level but those punishments tend to not work. "We’ve put millions upon millions of our own people in prison for illegal drug possession. Illegal drugs are cheaper, more potent and easier to get today than when we put those bad laws on the books. It’s good to think about the fact that the criminal justice system isn’t necessarily the effective way to solve our problems. Things like the public health system are the things we need to turn to if we want to solve issues like substance abuse disorder and addiction. It’s important for people to think about their own mindset on those fronts. "I also think going into a prison or jail and volunteering is something that can be extremely eye opening for people. That’s when you suddenly realize a majority of prisoners lack a high school diploma and our failure to keep kids in school. So anyone can go in and teach people how to read or help people get their GED or do an arts program, it just depends on what people’s comfort levels are. Reaching out to people in the community who are struggling is really important, whether that’s young people who might be at risk or a person who is coming home from prison or jail and needs a mentor to help them with employment and housing. There is a lot that people can do."





1 Million Cups

Every Wednesday from 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Join the vibrant entrepreneurial community of Fargo-Moorhead and Emerging Prairie by participating in an event filled with guest speakers, plenty of coffee, ideas and excellent networking opportunities. 1millioncups.com/fargo The Stage at Island Park

333 4th St. S, Fargo

Carrie's Twisted Art

Every Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

These public classes are a great place to learn painting techniques of all different types while working with a variety of materials. With a fun learning atmosphere, you can create many things your heart desires at the cost of just $30 per person each class. Call 701-540-8712 to register, seating is limited. carriestwistedart.com Carrie's Twisted Art Studios

300 Main Ave. Suite 110, Fargo

Trans Mentor Program

Every Saturday from noon-4 p.m.

This is a group through the Pride Collective and Community Center that is led by Faye Seidler and offers advice and support for individuals within the trans community or who have questions about it. There is also a free clothing drive during this time as well where anyone can come by and pick out clothes, and try them on in a gender neutral environment, as they would like.


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Grief Journeys For Men Support Group

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pridecollective.com Pride Collective and Community Center

Every third Tuesday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m.

This is a free ongoing grief support group for men who have experienced a loss through death. This group is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, call (800) 237-4629 and ask to speak to the bereavement department. hrrv.org Hospice of the Red River Valley

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Shamanic Journey Circle

First Sunday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

This monthly guided Shamanic journey uses drumming to access deeper wisdom and allows you to enter into mental states such as during astral projection for healing and guidance. norawallace.com/spirit-room-guided-journeys Spirit Room

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Through October 28 on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Bruno Mars "24K Magic World Tour"

cityofmoorhead.com Moorhead Center Mall (Parking Lot)

Grammy Award-winner and worldrenowned, multi-platinum selling musician Bruno Mars is performing on his "24K Magic World Tour" in support if his highlyanticipated album "24K Magic" that was released in November 2016. Mars has landed seven No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 since his career began in 2010, attaining his first five faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley. With monumental radio hits such as "Grenade," "Just The Way You Are," "Uptown Funk," "Locked Out of Heaven" and many more, Bruno Mars' live performance will awe concert-goers of all ages.

Through August 20 on Tuesdays from 2-7 p.m. Corner of Center Avenue and Fourth Street North

WE Fest

August 3-5

Since WE Fest’s inception in 1983, it has been one of the leading country music festivals in the nation and is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding events of its kind in the nation. This year marks the 35th anniversary of WE Fest and will see an allstart linup of Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Eli Young Band and many more. wefest.com Soo Pass Ranch

25526 County Highway 22, Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Meet & Greet Your City Leaders

Tuesday, August 1 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, August 10 at 3 p.m.

Get to know the people who are part of the City of Fargo. The city is hosting four meetand-greet events to showcase some of the city’s departments and upcoming projects. These sessions will be informal, and light refreshments will be served. fargond.gov/news-events/calendar Fargo Public Library

102 3rd St. N, Fargo

Good to Great in Agriculture: Vision 2025, Sponsored by Bell Bank Wednesday, August 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Economic surprises have created unprecedented challenges and opportunities in agriculture. Farmers can attend an upcoming ag symposium to learn time-tested business principles that work regardless of business cycles or changing paradigms. Bell Bank is hosting the various presentations. David Kohl, an author and nationally known speaker on the economics of farming and agribusiness, will be in Moorhead and Fergus Falls, Minnesota, to tell farmers what to expect in both domestic and global economics. Events are free and open to the public. bellbanks.com Courtyard by Marriott

1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead

The Lacs

Thursday, August 3 at 8 p.m.

The Lacs is an American musical duo that combines southern rock with southern rap. The group has recorded six albums for Backroad Records, with four albums being

Friday, August 4 at 8 p.m.

fargodome.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive S, Fargo

Pyrotechnics Guild International presents: Kaleidoscope of Fire

Sunday, August 6; Tuesday, August 8; Wednesday, August 9; Friday, August 11 at dusk.

The Red River Valley Fair will host the Pyrotechnics Guild International annual convention and fireworks show, which is one of the largest firework shows in the world. The shows will begin at dusk with gates opening at 6 p.m. General admission tickets for Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday are $15 and $20 for Friday, and are available online and at local Petro Serve locations. Reserved seats are $65 and are available online only. redrivervalleyfair.com Red River Valley Fairgrounds

1805 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

BUSH with Pop Evil

Sunday, August 6 at 7 p.m.

As the lead vocalist, guitarist and main songwriter behind multi-platinum rock band BUSH, Gavin Rossdale has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone. Together with BUSH, he’s compiled a string of No. 1 hits such as “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.” BUSH’s most recent release, "Man on the Run," was the followup to 2011’s "The Sea of Memories," the band’s first release in 10 years. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a show time of 7 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Center for the Arts

801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

list of participating business will be available closer to the event at downtownfargo.com. downtownfargo.com Downtown Fargo - Various Locations

Q105.1 Presents: Hellyeah with Kyng & Cane Hill Thursday, August 10 at 8 p.m.


A four-time Grammy winner, Pat Benatar remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on record, and now, after more than three decades in rock and roll, she’s a bonafide living legend. During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified multi-platinum albums, five RIAA-certified platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums and 19 Top 40 singles including "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Love Is a Battlefield," "Invincible" and more. Benatar performs with her husband, Neil Giraldo in a rock and roll love affair. And you can't forget about Rick Springfield's monumental hit, "Jessie's Girl." Doors open at 5 p.m. with a show time of 6:30 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Center for the Arts

801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

FM Redhawks vs. Kansas City August 7-9 at 7:02 p.m. fmredhawks.com Newman Outdoor Field

1515 15th Ave. N, Fargo

Courts Plus Furry Friends Pet Walk Tuesday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m.

Join this one-and-a-half-mile walk with or without your pet to support the local Adopta-Pet in finding homes for rescued pets and animals. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. and the walk starts at 6 p.m. Cost is a donation to Adopt-a-Pet.

exhibition, "World War I: War, Flu, and Fear in Clay County." Admission is $15 ($10 for members) and includes Peihl's presentation, food from Rex Cafe, HCSCC museum tours and the first beverage (ages 21+). hcscconline.org Hjemkomst Center

202 1st Ave. N, Moorhead

Concert In The Park

Wednesday, August 9 from 7-8:30 p.m.

2902 25th St. S, Fargo

Parlor Talks: World War I & Clay County

5050 30th Ave. S, Fargo

Tuesday, August 8 from 6-8 p.m.

In collaboration with Drekker Brewing Company, the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC) offers another installment of the summer lecture series "Parlor Talks," a combination of local history, local food and local beer at your local history museum: the Hjemkomst Center. Senior Archivist Mark Peihl will offer a teaser to HCSCC's upcoming

jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

FM Pride Week August 10-13

Events will take place at various locations throughout the week such as a block party, drag show, a 5K, kick-off glow party and much more that can be found on the FMPride website. The annual Pride Parade and Rally will be taking place in Downtown Fargo on Sunday, August 13 starting at 2 p.m. fmpride.com Various Locations

Local bands will entertain families with their music in the great outdoors. Face painting, bouncy castles and craft projects will also be available. This is a free and public event and there will be limited concessions for sale.

fargoparks.com Rheault Farm

Hellyeah’s previous album, 2014’s "Blood for Blood," was the album metal fans and critics were waiting to happen based on the revered metal pedigree of the individual members. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock album. The band's core is comprised of singer Chad Gray, guitarist Tom Maxwell, drummer Vinnie Paul, Christian Brady (guitar) and Kyle Sanders (bass). This rockstar lineup does not disappoint with their fifth album "UNDEN!ABLE." Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m.

fargoparks.com Urban Plains Park

Corks & Canvas

Thursday, August 10 from 5-9 p.m.

The Corks & Canvas art and wine walk will take place once a month until September in Downtown Fargo. Sip, shop and stroll the beautifully unique shops on Eighth Street, Main Avenue and Broadway for an evening of wine tasting and art exposition. This event is 21+ and costs $20 per wristband. A

Gene Simmons

Friday, August 11 at 8 p.m.

Simmons is the co-founder, bassist and singer of one of the world's most recognizable bands, KISS. KISS has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide. Now, Simmons back for his first solo tour with his live band in 2017 to a limited number of select shows. Gene Simmons and his band will be playing all the hits from KISS, including "Johnny B. Goode," "Calling Dr. Love" and "Rock and Roll All Nite." starcasino.com Shooting Star Casino

777 SE Casino Road, Mahnomen, Minn.

Fiber Arts Fest

Saturday, August 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Celebrate all things fiber, yarn and fabric with a full schedule of demonstrations, vendors and hands-on activities. Lectures and hands-on classes are open for registration prior to the event or on-site. Admission is free. fiberartsfest.com Rheault Farm

2902 25th St. S, Fargo



Wednesday, August 9 at 8 p.m. In their decade-plus career, Circa Survive have continued to challenge themselves and test the boundaries of musical genres. With each album they’ve gone outside their musical comfort zone, jumping between post-rock, psychedelic, prog, post-hardcore and shoegaze to create a sound that’s uniquely theirs that also connects with a wide audience. The band's debut album, "Juturna," was a memorable hit, along and their passionate and dynamic live shows. Each album that followed was a success, from 2007’s "On Letting Go" to their major-label debut "Blue Sky Noise," which would go on to debut at No. 11 on the Billboard 200. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Doggy Dip

Community Playground Carnival

Let your dog cool their paws with the annual Doggy Dip. Cost is $2.50 per dog with all proceeds benefiting the Moorhead Dog Park. Dogs should have a collar, ID tags, be properly licensed, vaccinated and in good health to swim. 2102 14th St. S, Fargo

To celebrate the end of summer before school starts, have a blast the Courts Plus Community Fitness Playground Carnival. There will be carnival games, inflatables, arts, crafts, water games and more. The indoor playground will be free during this time as well. This event is free overall and open to the public.

Movie Night In The Park

3491 University Drive S, Fargo

Monday, August 14 from 3:30-7:30 p.m.

cityofmoorhead.com South Park Wading Pool

Monday, August 14 at dusk

Bring the whole family to enjoy an outdoor movie at various parks around FargoMoorhead. Watch a family movie (movie schedule on the Fargo Park District's website closer to each date) on a big inflatable screen in the middle of the park, and don't forget your blankets. All movies start at dusk and are free. fargoparks.com Rheault Farm

2902 25th St. S, Fargo

Tuesday, August 15 from 5:30-7 p.m.

fargoparks.com Courts Plus Community Fitness


Tuesday, August 15 from 5:30-8 p.m.

Each night at Moorhead RiverArts features free horse-drawn carriage rides, inflatable games, art and craft vendors, food, handson activities and more. This particular date will feature a performance by Lars and Joe Pony Show, a petting zoo and barrel car rides. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. and activities subject to change. cityofmoorhead.com Memorial Park

210 8th St. N, Moorhead

The State of Technology

Wednesday, August 16 from 1-5 p.m.

Join The Chamber for another exciting event highlighting the amazing innovations coming from our community and state. The State of Technology will expose attendees to talks from the brightest individuals and some of the advancements that you haven’t even heard about yet. The FMWF Chamber is thrilled to once again partner with U.S. Sen. John Hoeven to bring you an event you won’t want to miss. Presenters include Doug Burgum, Betty Gronneberg, Brian Kalk, CoSchedule, Dr. Kelly Rusch, Seth Arndorfer and more. Registration is $35 for Chamber members and $50 for nonmembers. #StateofTech17

appetizers and two drink tickets) is $25 if registered prior to midnight the Wednesday before the event, and $35 for all other registrations received after or at the door. fmwfchamber.com Holiday Inn Fargo

3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

West Fargo Cruise Night

Thursday, August 17 from 4:30-9 p.m.

This free event allows you to stroll along Sheyenne Street and browse through classic cars and bikes from locals. Bring the whole family out to take in the sights or feel free to park your classic car for viewing. topperscarclub.com Sheyenne Street, West Fargo

Main Avenue to 7th Avenue

fmwfchamber.com Sanctuary Events Center

Red River Zoo Member Appreciation Night Thursday, August 17 from 4-8 p.m.

This year's annual Member Appreciation Night will include a complimentary picnic dinner, free carousel rides, door prizes, animal presentations and a special opportunity to feed the camels. The zoo will close at 3 p.m. and reopen at 4 p.m. for Red River Zoo members only. This event is free for all members. redriverzoo.org Red River Zoo

4255 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Happy Harry's Field of Beers

Thursday, August 17 from 4:30-9 p.m.

Jade Presents is proud to introduce this new summer beer festival. The event will

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

7th Annual Symphony Rocks: "Legends of Rock" Thursday, August 17 at 8 p.m.

Fargo-Moorhead Symphony performing with Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome in their annual outdoor concert event. This event combines the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra together with the 12-piece horn band Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome to honor music by rock legends such as Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Leonard Cohen and more, plus orchestral favorites performed by the symphony. The pre-concert party ($30) will take place at Marcil Commons at 5:30 p.m. and is for ages 21 and older. The concert on the Amphitheater stage ($20-$60) is all ages and will start at 8 p.m. fmsymphony.org Bluestem Center for the Arts

801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

Business After Hours

Thursday, August 17 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Business After Hours continues to set records as the region’s largest networking event. Booth space is often sold out, and attendees can connect with their peers and exhibitors ranging from cell phone companies to financial institutions and more. Join the FMWF Chamber for a great time over apps, networking and fun. Bring your top Twitter, Instagram and Facebook games because they'll be on the lookout for their favorite post from the event. Just post using #FMWFBAH at the event to be in the running for Social Superstar. The chosen post will be featured in The Bridge and online and gets exclusive bragging rights. Business After Hours is a members-only event, and participants must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Cost (includes

FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS Tuesday, August 29 at 7 p.m.

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the success of the Tony-winning musical "Jersey Boys," which chronicles the life and times of Valli and his legendary group, his classic songs such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. As the play enters its third soldout year on Broadway, the real Frankie Valli is packing concert halls coast to coast. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a show time of 7 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Center for the Arts

801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

the highest charting album by an unsigned artist in iTunes history. He has traveled and performed his music all over America and the world, appearing with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Jason Mraz, OneRepublic and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

FM Redhawks vs. Winnipeg

Friday, August 18 at 7:02 p.m.; Saturday, August 18 at 6 p.m.; Sunday, August 20 at 1 p.m.; Monday, August 21 at 7:02 p.m. fmredhawks.com Newman Outdoor Field

1515 15th Ave. N, Fargo

Solar Eclipse Viewing Celebration

Monday, August 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m. 2016 was a monumental year for Ween. More than four years after their last performance, the band reunited for three instantly sold out shows in each Broomfield, Colorado, and New York, New York, and made festival appearances across the country. Formed by Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo Jr. in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Ween’s recorded output is far-reaching in its genres moving from rock to punk to psychedelic to country to alternative and all points in between. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a show time of 7 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Center for the Arts

fieldofbeersfargo.com Newman Outdoor Field

1515 15th Ave. N, Fargo

Fargo Park District's website. This program is free thanks to a grant from Xcel Energy. Adult supervision is required. fargoparks.com Centennial Park

4101 25th St. S, Fargo

Fargo Food Truck Festival August 18-20

North Dakota's Food Truck Festival will feature a handful of food trucks from the FM area and throughout the upper Midwest. Soft drinks and alcohol will be available, plus there will be a live radio broadcast, a live band, prize giveaways, kids jumpy gym, craft vendors and much more. facebook.com/FargoFoodTruckFestival North Dakota Horse Park

5180 19th Ave. N, Fargo

Park It! Xcelerate!

Mix 101.9 Presents: Eric Hutchinson with Stephen Kellogg and Lacey Guck

Meet the Xcellent art staff at the park and create take home arts and crafts. This event also travels weekly every Thursday to a different park, which can be found on the

Eric Hutchinson is a singer, songwriter, performer, producer and DJ. He independently recorded his debut album "Sounds Like This" in 2007 and it became

Thursday, August 17 from 1-4 p.m.


Search the event title on Facebook. Roberts Commons

625 2nd Ave. N, Fargo

Glow-In-The-Dark Golf Tournament Wednesday, August 23 at dusk

801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

not only showcase samples of today’s best craft beers, but also samples of legendary brands. On-site attractions include live music, lawn games and food trucks. All tickets include a souvenir sampling mug. The Home Run ticket ($45) includes 90-minute early entry, a commemorative baseball cap, access to specialty casks and Home Run Deck access. The Grand Slam ticket ($65) also includes 90-minute early entry, a commemorative baseball cap, access to specialty casks, two premium cocktails and VIP access to the Grand Slam and Home Run Decks. General admission tickets are $25 with entry at 6 p.m. This is a 21+ event.

On this day, the United States will witness the sun disappear behind the moon for two minutes during midday. Daylight will turn to twilight, the temperature will drop and you'll be able to see an amazing visual phenomenon. Viewing will take place on the top level of the parking ramp. Please provide proper eyewear due to the dangers of looking directly into a solar eclipse.

Friday, August 18 at 8 p.m.

Give your golf game a new challenge by playing in the dark. Glow balls are provided and all tournaments start just after dusk. Space is limited so register in advance. Cost is $50 per team for a two-person adult scramble. fargoparks.com El Zagel Public Golf Course

1400 Elm St. N, Fargo

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - "Soul2Soul Tour" Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Grammy award-winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced “Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017," which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the record-breaking “Soul2Soul II” tour, the highest-grossing country music tour of all time and the first time Faith Hill has toured since 2007. McGraw and Hill have been dominating the music charts since the early ‘90s. They began touring together in 1996 on McGraw’s "Spontaneous Combustion" tour an in 2000, they created the Soul2Soul franchise with their record-breaking “Soul2Soul” tour. fargodome.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo

Har Mar Superstar with Night Moves Friday, August 25 at 8 p.m.

DOWN THE ROAD Reverend Horton Heat with The 4ontheFloor Monday, September 4 at 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Har Mar Superstar is an American songwriter and performer from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who makes R&B, pop and soul music. Often noted as a premier live act, his live performance works the crowd and earns his keep with sweat equity and groovy tunes. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Island Park Show August 26-27

This juried arts and craft festival will allow you to indulge in a day of shopping under the shade of Island Park's trees. Find many unique items, enjoy the food and listen to a variety of great music.

Gavin Degraw "RAW TOUR"

Sunday, September 10 at 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

Kenny Rogers' Final World Tour: "The Gambler's Last Deal" with special guest Linda Davis Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Center for the Arts

801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

Modest Mouse

Tuesday September 26 at 6:30 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Center for the Arts

801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

307 7th Ave. S, Fargo

Stone Sour with Steel Panther and Cherry Bombs

Streets Alive!

jadepresents.com Fargo Civic Center

fargoparks.com Island Park

Sunday, August 27 from noon-5 p.m.

This annual event is set to spark human movement, and will also take place on August 27. Three miles of Downtown Fargo and Moorhead streets will be shut down to motorized traffic so that anyone can walk, run, bike, skate, dance or whatever your heart desires when it comes to movement. You can also meet (and eat) with healthy vendors. This event is free and open to the public. fargoparks.com Downtown Fargo and Moorhead

Gaelic Storm

Wedesday, August 30 at 8 p.m.

After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, chart-topping, Celtic band Gaelic Storm is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, "Matching Sweaters." From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock-and-rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music and has glued everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that's spent close to 20 years on the road. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

NDSU Football vs. Mississippi Valley State Friday, September 2 at 2:30 p.m. gobison.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo

Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m. 207 4th St. N, Fargo

NDSU Football vs. Missouri State (Homecoming) Saturday,September 30 at 1 p.m. gobison.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo


Thursday, October 12 at 7 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Center for the Arts

801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Sunday, October 22 at 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

2017 Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo

Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22 roughriderexpo.com SCHEELS Arena

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

Tom Segura "No Teeth, No Entry" Tour Thursday, October 28 at 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo 801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead




AUGUST 1ST - 5TH TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 Friend & Neighbors Bluegrass Band Junkyard Brewing Company WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2 Worriers, Typesetter, Free Truman, Gneil, 3 Horses - The Aquarium Sub:Culture - Dempsey's Solvei Stenslie - Junkyard Brewing Company THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 My Girl My Whiskey & Me - Flatland Brewery Lacey Guck - Front Street Taproom Ian Alexy and The Deserters - HoDo Lounge Mike Wheeler - Junkyard Brewing Company Contention - The Windbreak FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 East Coast vs. West Coast dance night - The Aquarium iPod DJ Night - Dempsey's The Hottman Sisters - Front Street Taproom Janson Steffan - Junkyard Brewing Company Blue English - The Otter Supper Club Quick 56 - Pickled Parrot Grass Fed Mule - Sidestreet The Shalo Lee Band - Shotgun Sally's


Mix Theory - VFW: Downtown Contention - The Windbreak SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 Ghost Bath - The Aquarium John and Sean - Front Street Taproom Matty J - Junkyard Brewing Company Blue English - The Otter Supper Club Quick 56 - Pickled Parrot Uptown Live - Shotgun Sally's Mix Theory - VFW: Downtown Billy Brown - The Windbreak

AUGUST 6 - 12 TH


SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 Kwaician - Junkyard Brewing Company Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, AUGUST 7 Aspergers Are Us - The Aquarium Zach Thomas - Junkyard Brewing Company TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 Inter Arma with Errorist and SOTOS The Aquarium The Cropdusters - Junkyard Brewing Company Matt Aakre (Patio Acoustic Show) Shotgun Sally's

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9 Pride 2017: Chuck Love, klmnop, DJ Econ - The Aquarium Woodblind - Junkyard Brewing Company THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 Dose Amigos - Front Street Taproom The Shuttles - HoDo Lounge Patrick Murphy - JC Chumley's Matt Aakre - Junkyard Brewing Company Steel River - The Windbreak FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 The 4onthefloor, Human Element - The Aquarium Nick Wood - Front Street Taproom Gina Powers - Junkyard Brewing Company Drop Tailgate - The Otter Supper Club Skyline - Pickled Parrot Smoking Gun - Rick's Bar Whiskey Sam - Speck's Bar The Vistas - Sidestreet Redline - Shotgun Sally's The Groovetones - VFW: Downtown Downtown Sound - The Windbreak SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 Jazz Festival Saturday (Jazz quintet playing for free before D Mills) Dempsey's D Mills and the Thrills - Dempsey's Isaac Edwin - Front Street Taproom Screaming For Silence with Cold Kingdom, Dead Horse Trauma and Shotgun Facelift (Jerry's Original

Music Club, Moorhead) - Garage Bar Anthony Chaput - Junkyard Brewing Company Drop Tailgate - The Otter Supper Club Skyline - Pickled Parrot Smoking Gun - Rick's Bar Whiskey Sam - Speck's Bar Save Me CJ - Shotgun Sally's The Groovetones - VFW: Downtown Two Way Crossing - The Windbreak

AUGUST 13TH - 19TH SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 Jessica Vines & Conor Lee - Junkyard Brewing Company Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, AUGUST 14 Nathan Kalish & The Lastcallers Junkyard Brewing Company TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 Supersuckers - The Aquarium Bobaflex (Jerry's Original Music Club, Moorhead) - Garage Bar The Cropdusters - Junkyard Brewing Company Cassie May (Patio Acoustic Show) Shotgun Sally's WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 The Arcturians - The Aquarium Shawn Who's Hip Hop Night Dempsey's On The Run - Junkyard Brewing Company THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 King No Crown Film Screening feat. Blueprint - The Aquarium The Cropdusters - Front Street Taproom Dale Days, The Dirk Quinn Band HoDo Lounge Rick Adams - JC Chumley's Pat Lenertz - Junkyard Brewing Company Chas Collins - The Windbreak FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 Gorgatron, Brutalur, Demifiend - The Aquarium Poitin - Dempsey's Matty J - Front Street Taproom Dale Days (Live Music TBA) - HoDo Lounge Skipjacks - Junkyard Brewing Company The Mixx - The Otter Supper Club

FM All-Stars - Pickled Parrot Pretty Tricky - Rick's Bar Craig Schultie Band - Speck's Bar Bolder Shades of Blue - VFW: Downtown Tripwire - The Windbreak SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 The Kickback with Go Murphy - The Aquarium Dirk Quinn Band - Dempsey's Jessica Vines and Conor Lee - Front Street Taproom Dale Days (Live Music TBA) - HoDo Lounge David Holweger - Junkyard Brewing Company The Mixx - The Otter Supper Club FM All-Stars - Pickled Parrot Pretty Tricky - Rick's Bar Craig Schultie Band - Speck's Bar The Dirk Quinn Band - Sidestreet Bolder Shades of Blue - VFW: Downtown Even 5 - The Windbreak

AUGUST 20TH - 26TH SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 Dan Christianson - Junkyard Brewing Company The Latelys with special guests Morydian - Sidestreet Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, AUGUST 21 Kathie Brekke and the 42nd Street Jazz Band - Dempsey's John Till - Junkyard Brewing Company TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 The Cropdusters - Junkyard Brewing Company Lars and Joe Pony Show (Patio Acoustic Show) - Shotgun Sally's WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 Sub:Culture - The Aquarium Lonesome Dan Kase - Junkyard Brewing Company THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 Pallbearer with Kayo Dot - The Aquarium Mike Devaney - Front Street Taproom The Lollygaggers - Junkyard Brewing Company Rhyme or Reason - The Windbreak

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 Off With Their Heads acoustic, Deadaires - The Aquarium Human Element - Dempsey's Travis Naegle - Front Street Taproom Nathan Pitcher - Junkyard Brewing Company Ditching Delmar - The Otter Supper Club Low Standards - Pickled Parrot The Late Night - Rick's Bar Medicine Men - Speck's Bar Some Shitty Cover Band - Shotgun Sally's Blue Grit - VFW: Downtown 32 Below - The Windbreak

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 Beer & Hymns with Trinity Lutheran Church feat. Skipjacks - Junkyard Brewing Company Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 Wicked Bees, Woodblind - The Aquarium Pat Lenertz Band - Dempsey's Anthony Price - Front Street Taproom DJ Morplay - Junkyard Brewing Company Ditching Delmar - The Otter Supper Club Low Standards - Pickled Parrot The Late Night - Rick's Bar Medicine Men - Speck's Bar Ben Johnson and The Road Beers Shotgun Sally's Blue Grit - VFW: Downtown Uptown Live - The Windbreak

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 Dabf*cker, Bottle Wound - The Aquarium Tristan Larson - Junkyard Brewing Company


MONDAY, AUGUST 28 D Mills - Junkyard Brewing Company TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 The Cowboys - The Aquarium The Cropdusters - Junkyard Brewing Company Zach Thomas (Patio Acoustic Show) Shotgun Sally's

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 Mick Klein - Blvd Pub Matthew Griswold - Junkyard Brewing Company Redline - The Windbreak


226 Broadway N, Fargo (Above Dempsey's)


1405 Prairie Parkway, West Fargo


3147 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo


226 Broadway N, Fargo






101 Broadway N, Fargo 1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

JUNKYARD BREWING COMPANY 1416 1st Ave. N, Moorhead


4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo

2721 Main Ave., Fargo 2611 Main Ave., Fargo


1515 42nd St. S, Fargo

SIDESTREET GRILLE & PUB 404 4th Ave. N, Fargo






3150 39th St. S, Fargo

3140 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo 614 Main Ave., Fargo


3108 9th St. S, Moorhead

306 Highway 78 N, Ottertail, Minn. 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

202 Broadway N, Fargo



7 p.m.

614 Main Ave., Fargo

Front Street Taproom

8 p.m.

612 1st Ave. N, Fargo


7 p.m.

1710 Center Ave. E, Dilworth

Red Hen Taphouse

st - "Roseanne" trivia 8th - "Napoleon Dynamite" trivia 15th - "Grease" trivia 22nd - "Harry Potter" trivia 29th - "How I Met Your Mother" trivia

8 p.m.

103 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

Town Hall Bar

1st - "Roseanne" trivia 8th - "Napoleon Dynamite" trivia 15th - "Grease" trivia 22nd - "Harry Potter" trivia 29th - "How I Met Your Mother" trivia

8 p.m.

4445 17th Ave. S, Fargo

Fargo Brewing Ale House

8:30 p.m.

606 Main Ave., Fargo

7 p.m.

1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo

Herd & Horns

7 p.m.

701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

Work Zone

7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

Pepper's Sports Cafe

2510 University Drive S, Fargo

8:30 p.m.

Hooligan's Bar & Grill

3330 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

7 p.m.

3140 Bluestem Drive #105, West Fargo

Flatland Brewery

7 p.m.

202 Broadway N, Fargo

VFW: Downtown Fargo

9 p.m.

Labby's Grill & Bar

1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo

7 p.m.

610 University Drive N, Fargo

Fargo Brewing Company

7 p.m.

221 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

The Silver Dollar Bar & The Flying Pig Grill

7 p.m.

Dave's Southside Tap

803 Belsly Blvd., Moorhead

7 p.m.

325 10th St. N, Fargo

Bomb Shelter

8 p.m.

1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

JC Chumley's

8 p.m.

630 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Drekker Brewing Company

Fargo Billiards and Gastropub

3234 43rd St. S, Fargo



Rhombus Guys Pizza

8 p.m.

404 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Sidestreet Grille & Pub

8 p.m.

675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

Three Lyons Pub


TRIVIA Vic's Lounge

8:30 p.m.

OB Sports Zone

22 Broadway N, Fargo

6 p.m.

6 p.m.


226 Broadway N, Fargo

8 p.m.

The Bowler

2630 University Drive S, Fargo

6:30 p.m.

1322 Main Ave., Fargo

Tailgators Sports Cafe

7:30 p.m.

420 Center Ave., Moorhead

Hennessy's Irish Pub 4323 45th St. S, Fargo



6th - "Sweeny Todd" trivia 13th - "Wayne's World" trivia 20th - "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" trivia 27th - "Orange is The New Black" trivia

8 p.m.

1635 42nd St. S, Fargo (Inside the Delta Hotels By Marriott Fargo, former Ramada)

Urban 42 Kitchen & Bar




Acapulco 1150 36th St. S, Fargo









Domestic bottles $1.99, $2.25 Malibu, $2 select whiskey, 99¢ tap beers 2-6pm

$2.25 import bottles, $2 Bombay Sapphire & Hendrick’s, $1.99 select rum, 99¢ tap beers 2-6pm

Select wine by the glass $2.50, Absolut Vodka $2.50, $4 homemade Sangria, 99¢ tap beers 2-6pm

Happy Hour 11am-2pm and 6-9pm, $5 Margaritas, $1.99 domestic beer, $4.50 select tequila

Happy Hour 11am-2 pm and 6-9 pm, $5 Margaritas, $2.25 import beer, $4.50 select tequila

Happy Hour 11am-2 pm and 6-9 pm, $5 Margaritas, $1 off specialty drinks, $4.50 select tequila

$1.50 off cocktails and beers all day, $2.50 Bloody Mary special

3:30-5:30pm half 3:30-5:30pm half 3:30-5:30pm half 3:30-5:30pm half 3:30-5:30pm half 3:30-5:30pm half off Margaritas, off Margaritas, off Margaritas, off Margaritas, off Margaritas, off Margaritas, $3 Sangrias, $3 $3 Sangrias, $3 $3 Sangrias, $3 $3 Sangrias, $3 $3 Sangrias, $3 $3 Sangrias, $3 Barbacoa bottles of beer and bottles of beer and bottles of beer and bottles of beer and bottles of beer and bottles of beer and 3241 42nd St. S, $3 off all glasses $3 off all glasses $3 off all glasses $3 off all glasses $3 off all glasses $3 off all glasses Fargo of wine, half off of wine, half off of wine, half off of wine, half off of wine, half off of wine, half off everything behind everything behind everything behind everything behind everything behind everything behind the bar after 9pm the bar after 9pm the bar after 9pm the bar after 9pm the bar after 9pm the bar after 9pm

3:30-5:30pm half off Margaritas, $3 Sangrias, $3 bottles of beer and $3 off all glasses of wine, half off everything behind the bar after 9pm

522 Broadway N, Fargo

$3.75 Jack Daniel's, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

$3.25 import & craft bottles, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

$2.75 Windsor, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

$2.95 Captain Morgan, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

$3.50 Crown Royal/Crown Apple, $2.95 Bloody Marys and Caesars until noon

$3.25 Stoli, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

The Boiler Room 210 Broadway N, Fargo

Half off all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

Half off all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

Half off all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

Half off all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

Half off all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

Half off all drinks and apps 10pm-midnight

Half off all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

Bomb Shelter 325 10th St. N, Fargo

2-for-1s all day

College ID Night: $7 cover ($14 without ID) for free taps & wells 9pmmidnight

2-for-1s all day

3-for-1s 9pmmidnight

2-for-1s all day

2-for-1s all day

Borrowed Buck’s Roadhouse 1201 Westrac Drive, Fargo

Any Monday of your birthday month: receive a free 40oz. bucket of booze

Mug Night 8-11pm: $3 mug, $2 refills, $5 refills 11pmclose

50¢ taps, $1 Captain Morgan and teas 8pmmidnight

2-or-1 domestic bottles, Jack and Jack Honey 8pm-midnight

$2 tall taps $2 Captain Morgan $2 bomb shots 8-11pm

$2 tall taps $2 Captain Morgan $2 bomb shots 8-11pm

The Bowler 2630 University Drive S, Fargo

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

(Inside the Fargo Inn & Suites)

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, $2 domestic bottles 9-11pm

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, $3 Bulliet Bourbon & Rye and $10 buckets of domestic beer 9-11pm

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, pull tab Happy Hour replay 9-11pm

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, $3 Captain Morgan and Seagrams 7 9-11pm

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, $3 Windsor and Ketel One Vodka 9-11pm

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, $3.50 Crown Royal/ Crown Royal Apple and Ciroc 9-11pm

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, $3.50 domestic pitcher and $3 Tanqueray 9-11pm

Bulldog Tap 4265 45th St. S, Fargo

$3.50 tall domestic taps 6pm-close

$2.75 domestic bottles 8pm-midnight

$3.50 UV and Bacardi 8pm-midnight

$3.25 Captain Morgan, $3.75 Crown Royal 8pm-midnight

$3.75 Stoli and Jack Daniels 8pm-midnight

$3.50 Smirnoff and Windsor 8pm-midnight

$3.50 tall domestic taps and import bottles all day

The Bismarck Tavern

* This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

The Box 1025 38th St. SW, Fargo









Chub’s Pub & Package Place 421 University Drive N, Fargo

Big Mug Mondays: $5.95 New Mug & $3.95 Refills

$1 off taps and wells 8pm-close

Big Mug Wednesdays: $5.95 New Mug & $3.95 Refills, $2.95 Morgans

50 cent Busch Light taps 8pm-close

Domestic beer and a shot For $7, Old School Teas and Stumplifters $2.95

$2.95 Bloody Marys and Caesars 8amnoon, $3.25 Jack Daniel’s, $2.95 PBR pounders

Sunday Funday: $1 off drinks in your Chub's sweatshirt

Dempsey’s 226 Broadway N, Fargo

$3.50 Bacardi, Malibu and Morgan starting at 9pm

$2.50 domestic taps and well drinks starting at 9pm

Old School Night starting at 9pm: $3 Old Style, High Life and Hamms

$3.75 specialty or import bottled/tap beer starting at 9pm

$3.50 Old Style and $4.75 Jameson starting at 9pm

$3.50 Old Style and $4.75 Jameson starting at 9pm

Happy Hour prices 4-7pm, employee prices for all 7pmclose

D’Woods Lounge 3333 13th Ave. S, Fargo

$2.75 domestic bottles, $3 Bacardi

$2.75 domestic bottles, $1 off Martinis

$3.50 Stoli and domestic taps

$3.50 Crown Royal and taps

$3.75 teas, $3 Windsor

$3 Smirnoff and Captain Morgan

½ off all bottles of wine 4-11pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pmclose: $1 off tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

$2 off Beer flights 3-9 pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

$2 off Crafted cocktails 3-9pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pmclose: $1 off tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

$3 off wine flights 3-9pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pmclose: $1 off all tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

$1 off Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers noon-5pm

$1 off Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers noon5pm

$3.50 Crown Royal

$2.95 Bacardi

$2.75 Windsor

$2.95 Captain Morgan, $3.95 Jack Daniel's

$3.50 Stoli, $3.25 Jim Beam

$3.50 import and craft bottles, $3.95 Jagermeister

$2.75 vodka and Windsor

$4 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

$3 select whiskey, $3 import and domestic microbrew bottles all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm

Happy Hour all day: $1 off all taps, wells and domestic bottles

$3.50 Stoli, Goldschlager and Icehole, $2 wells and domestic bottles 8-10pm, Happy Hour 4-7pm

$4 Bloody Marys 2-6pm, $3.50 Chuck Norris, $3.50 rum all day, $2 wells and domestic bottles 8-10pm Happy Hour 4-7pm

All specials from the week apply (excludes $2 wells and domestics)

$5 build-yourown Bloody Mary or Mimosa bar 11am-4pm

$5 build-yourown Bloody Mary or Mimosa bar 11am-4pm, all day Happy Hour, half price tap beer all day

Doolittles Woodfire Grill 2112 25th St. S, Fargo

Empire 424 Broadway N, Fargo ​Fargo Brewing Company 610 University Drive N, Fargo

* This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

Fort Noks Bar of Gold 52 Broadway N, Fargo

$15 bucket of $2.50 tap beers beers (any 5 all day (use beers), $4.50 mugs), Happy Long Island Teas and Margaritas, Hour 4-7pm: $1 Happy Hour off all taps, wells 4-7pm: $1 off all and domestic taps, wells and bottles domestic bottles Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pm-midnight: $1 off spirits, wine and beer

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pm-midnight: $1 off spirits, wine and beer and half price wine glasses and bottles

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pm-midnight: $1 off spirits, wine and beer, $4 Tito's Vodka

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pmmidnight: $1 off spirits, wine and beer and $1 off bottles and cans of beer

$4 Grey Goose and Crown Royal, $5 off any Frank's apparel

614 Main Ave., Fargo

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints

Happy Hour noon-5pm: $1 off pints

Golf Addiction 4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Mulligan Monday: 2-for-1 taps

Twosday: $2 domestic bottles

Apple Winesday: Half price appetizers and wine

Thirstday: $2 Green Cup Fills

$5 domestic pitchers

$5 cocktails 3-6pm and 9pm-close

$5 cocktails and $6.75 growler fills and $7.50 pitchers 3-6pm and 9pm-close

$5 cocktails 3-6pm and 9pm-close

$5 cocktails and $6.75 growler fills and $7.50 pitchers from 3-6pm and 9pm-close

$5 cocktails 3-6pm and 9pm-close

Frank’s Lounge 2640 52nd Ave. S, Fargo

Front Street Taproom

Granite City 1636 42nd St. S, Fargo


Half off select wine all day $2 Green Cup Fills

$1 PBR Pounders & $2 Green Cup fills (22oz. of beer in a Green Golf Addiction Cup) Bottomless Mimosas noon-5pm for $7.99

Herd and Horns 1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo





All day Happy Hour: $2 off appetizers and $1 off drinks

$3 Busch Light and PBR pounders, $3 Bud and Bud Light 16oz. drafts from 7pm-close

Mug Night 7pm-close: $5.75 mugs with $3.75 domestic tap fills, $2 upcharge for craft

Tea Night: $3.50 16oz. teas

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off pints

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off pints

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off pints, Super Awesome Funtime Game Night from 7-9pm

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off pints

Kilstone Brewing 764 34th St. N, Fargo



NFL Special: $15.50 bucket of pounders

Labby’s Grill & Bar $12.50 buckets of beer all day 1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo

$3.50 jumbo teas, $5.25 top shelf all day

$3.95 32oz. mugs 8pm-close

F&F Poor Boy pounders $2.95/$3.25

$1 off all bottles and drinks 9pmclose

$3.95 Mimosas, Screwdrivers & Bloody Marys 11am-3pm, $1 off bottles & drinks 9pm-close

Lucky’s 13 Pub 4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo

$2.25 short domestic beers

$3 Coronas, Corona Lights and Dos Equis Ambar 3pmclose

$3.50 tall domestic taps 3pm-close

Half price bottles of wine, $2.50 PBR and Hamms Pounders 3pmclose

Happy Hour 3-6pm

9am-4pm $3 Mimosas and $6.75 BLT Bloody Marys

Luna Fargo 1545 University Drive S, Fargo

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass & cheese plates 5-6pm and 9-10pm

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass 5-6pm and 9-10pm

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass 5-6pm and 9-10pm

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass 5-6pm and 9-10pm

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass 5-6pm and 9-10pm

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass 5-6pm and 9-10pm

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Mezzaluna 309 Roberts St. N, Fargo

* This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

The Northern 325 10th St. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

NoBull Smokehouse 609 NP Ave, Fargo

$5 mules 4pmmidnight

$3 teas 4pmmidnight

4-10pm: buy a bottle of glass of wine and get the 2nd for a penny

Bucket Special 4pm-close: buy 3 bottles get two free

Happy Hour 10pm-close: 2-for-1s tap beer/single shots

Happy Hour 10pm-close: 2-for-1s tap beer/single shots

Rum Monday: $3 Malibu and Captain Morgan

$3 Long Island Iced Teas and 23oz domestic taps

Whiskey Wednesday: $3 Bison Ridge and Windsor

Barcardi Party: $3 Barcardi White, Limón or Black Razz

$3 UV Vodka

$3 Bloody Marys and Caesars with UV Vodka until 4pm

Pay The Day Taps 8-10pm College Night $2.75 select drinks 9-11pm

$1 you-call-its 7-9pm

O’Kelly’s 3800 Main Ave., Fargo Old Broadway City Club 22 Broadway N, Fargo Old Broadway Grill 22 Broadway N, Fargo OB Sport Zone 22 Broadway N, Fargo

$2.95 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Skip-N-Go Naked 11am-2pm

Wine Club Night from 4-10pm $5.95 domestic pitchers 6-10pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm: 2-for-1 drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm: 2-for-1 drinks


Happy Hour 3-6pm and 6-10pm: 2-for-1 drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm: 2-for-1 drinks


Happy Hour 3-6pm with 2-for-1 drinks, College Night: $2.75 select drinks 9-11pm

$2.95 Bloody Marys/Mimosas & select drinks 11am-2 pm, College Night $2.75 select drinks 9-11pm

Happy Hour all day, $1.25 off all drinks and $3 Mimosas

Happy Hour all day



Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo





$2 wells & domestic taps 7-11pm, $3 Captain Morgan, $5 domestic jars

$2 wells and domestic taps 7-11pm, $3 domestic bottles and Ice Hole, $8 well jars

$2 well drinks& domestic taps 7-10pm, $3 Fireball, $4 Crown Royal, $5 jars

$2 wells & domestic taps 7-10pm, $4 Jack Daniel's, Long Islands & Chuck Norris, $5 jars


Half price draft beer 3pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

Half price bottles of wine 3pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

$2 off wine and liquor flights 3pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

$2 off culinary cocktails 3pmclose, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

Pounds ​6 12 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pm-close: $2 off appetizers, $1 off taps and well drinks

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pm-close: $2 off appetizers, $1 off taps and well drinks

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pm-close: $2 off appetizers, $1 off taps and well drinks

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pm-close: $2 off appetizers, $1 off taps and well drinks

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pm-close: $2 off appetizers, $1 off taps and well drinks

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pm-close: $2 off appetizers, $1 off taps and well drinks

Radisson (Lobby Bar) 201 5th St. N. Fargo

Martini Monday: $2 off all martinis

Top Shelf Tuesday: $2 off all top shelf liquors

Wine Wednesday: $2 off all glasses of wine and half price bottles

Tap Thursday: $3 crafts and imports, $2 domestics and $1 off taps

Rhombus Guys 606 Main Ave., Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off tall beers, $1 off short beers and shot drinks

Drink Local Night 8pm: $3 Proof products and $1 off local beers, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close

Half off glasses and bottles of wine starting at 6pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close

$4 pints of Rhombus beer starting at 9pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close

$3 Deep Eddy Vodka starting at 8pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close

$4 craft beer pints and 2-for-1 wells starting at 9pm

Bloody Mary Bar 11am-4 pm, $5 well vodka, $6 premium vodka, $3 youcall-its for service industry all day

Rick’s Bar 2721 Main Ave., Fargo

$3.05 Captain Morgan, $3.45 tall domestic taps 4:30pm-close

$3.75 Crown Royal, $3.95 Crown Black

$2.95 Bacardi and domestic bottles 4:30pmclose

Mug Club Night $3.75 Jack Daniel's and teas

$3.25 UV Vodka

$3.25 import and specialty bottles $3.25 Ice Hole shots

$3.35 tall domestic taps all day $2.75 well drinks 4:30pm-close

Rooter’s Bar 107 Broadway N, Fargo

$2 12oz. domestic draws all day

$2.50 domestic bottles all day

$2.50 Captain Morgan and Windsor all day

$2.50 teas, $7.50 domestic pitchers

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm: 2-for-1 drinks

$2.50 Homemade Bloody Marys with beer chaser 10am-4 pm

The Round Up Saloon 4501 Urban Plains Drive, Fargo

Happy Hour all day

Local Night: $3.30 Proof's 2 Docks Vodka and $1 off local brews from N.D., S.D., and Minn., Happy Hour open-7pm: $1 off all drinks

$3.30 Captain Morgan, $3.85 Crown Royal, Happy Hour open-7pm: $1 off all drinks

$3.30 Deep Eddy Vodka, $3.85 Jack Daniels, Happy Hour open-7pm: $1 off all drinks

$3.25 domestic bottles; $3.85 Icehole, Fireball and Dr. McGillicuddy's, Happy Hour open-7pm: $1 off all drinks

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

Shotgun Sally’s Rock & Roll Saloon 1515 42nd St. S, Fargo

$3 Jameson, Absolut and Deep Eddy drinks 4pmclose

$3 tall domestics and $5 tall crafts 6pm-midnight, $2 off Patron 9pm-close

Half price bottles of wine 4pm-close

Mug & Game Night 9pm-midnight: $5 entry with $2 refills on wells and domestic taps, requests from DJ Bingham

$3 you-call-its on wells and domestic bottles 9-11pm

$7 Bottomless Brunch Barrels 11am-2pm

$7 Bottomless Brunch Barrels 11am-2pm, Industry Night: $3 top shelf, $2 calls, $1 wells

Sickie's Garage 3431 Fiechtner Drive S, Fargo

$3 Jack Daniel's and Redbull shots, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9-11pm: $2.50 domestic taps and wells

Big 98.7 Happy Hour 4-6pm with 98¢ domestic taps, Q105 $1.05 drink tickets 7-9pm, $2 Sailer Jerry and Absolut,

Rock 701 $1.07 drink tickets 5-7pm, $2 Sailer Jerry and Absolut, $3 Jack Daniel's and Redbull shots

$2 Sailer Jerry and Absolut, $3 Jack Daniel's and Redbull shots, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9-11pm: $2.50 domestic taps and wells

$2 Sailer Jerry and Absolut shots, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9-11pm: $2.50 domestic taps and wells

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $2.50 domestic taps and wells

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9-11pm: $2.50 domestic taps and wells

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill ​1 555 44th St. S, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine


* This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.








Sidestreet Grille & Pub 404 4th Ave. N, Fargo

$3.75 Irish Whiskeys (feat. Jameson), 75¢ off craft and import taps and bottles, $5.50 Sidestreet Scratch teas

All day Happy Hour, 50¢ off all drinks and beers, $2.50 pounders, $1 off wines, Mike's Hard drinks and ciders

$2.50 domestic pints, 75¢ off Bells and Deschutes, $3.75 Jameson, $4.75 Sidestreet Gingers

$3.75 Mexican beers, 75¢ off tequilas, margaritas and Mexi-mules

$3.50 Absolut and Stoli, $4 Summit, $3.25 Nordeast and Leinenkugels

$3.75 Jim Bean and Jack Daniels', $1 off local beers and spirits

Service Industry Sunday Funday: $2 off pitchers, $1 off you-call-its for service industry employees, $3.50 Deep Eddy drinks

Slammer’s Sports Bar & Grill 707 28th Ave. N, Fargo

$3.15 Miller High Life bottles $3.40 Bacardi Limon and Sailor Jerry's

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles $3 White Zin and merlot wines

$3.15 Coors Light and Mich Golden Light bottles

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles, $3.40 Captain Morgan

$3.75 Bloody Marys and Caesars, all day well specials $2.75

$2.80 all wells, $5.25 Busch Light pitchers

Speck’s Bar 2611 Main Ave., Fargo

$2.95 pounders

$3 Bacardi and Jim Beam

$2.95 Morgan $3.95 Jack Daniel's

$2.95 whiskeys and Barefoot wines

$3.25 import and craft beers, $3.25 Smirnoff

$3.25 UV Vodka

$2.75 wells, $3.35 20oz. taps

Spirits Lounge 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

Happy Hour drink specials all day: $3 jumbo domestic beers and $1 off well pours

2-for-1 cocktails all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 jumbo domestic beers and $1 off well pours

$4 mule drinks all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 jumbo domestic beers and $1 off well pours

$4 Mojitos all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 jumbo domestic beers and $1 off well pours

Happy Hour drink specials open-4pm

Happy Hour drink specials all day

Sports Bar 619 NP Ave. N, Fargo

$2.50 tap beer pints, $3.50 talls

$2.50 Stoli and $3.50 Stoli with energy drink

College Night: Half price domestic pitchers

$2.95 Jack Daniel's, Captain Morgan, Bombay Sapphire and Grey Goose

½ off pitchers 7-10 pm

½ off pitchers 7-10 pm

$3 pounders, $3.50 Bloody Marys

Tailgators Sports Cafe 1322 Main Ave, Fargo

6-10pm: $3.50 tall Crown Royal, $3 UV Vodka

6-10pm: $3 domestic bottles and Captain Morgans

6-10pm: $8 domestic pitchers, $2.50 Schnapps shot, $2.75 well drinks

6-10pm: $3.50 import bottles and Gator Teas, $2.50 Schnapps shots

6-10pm: $3 Bacardi, $3 Chuck Norris and Jag Bombs, $2.75 Windsor

Noon-10pm: $3.25 domestic pints and bottles, $3.99 Bloody Marys, $1 off whiskey

Noon-10pm: $3.25 domestic pints and bottles, $3.25 Wonder Woman shots, $3.99 Bloody Marys, $1 off whiskey

$2 off everything 3-6pm, $5 glasses of vegan wine, half price vodka and cognac after 9pm

$2 off everything 3-6pm, half price tequila and rum after 9pm

BYO Wine Night ($7 corkage fee) and half price bottles of wine, $2 off everything 3-6pm, half price whiskey and gin after 9pm

$5 sparkling wines, $2 off everything 3-6pm, half price beer and wine after 9pm

$2 off everything 3-6pm, all drinks half price after 9pm

All drinks half price after 9pm

$3 Captain Morgan

$6 domestic pitchers

$3 Windsor

$3 domestic pounders and bottles

$3 teas

Happy Hour 11am-5pm

Vinyl Taco 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

$2 off jumbo 32oz. Margaritas

$2 PBR pounders, $1 off Almond-Ritas

$1 off Padre’s Root Beer Float

$2 off all tequila shots

$1 off Cadillac Margaritas, $2 Margaritas 9pmclose

$1 off Lavender Lemonades, $1 off Sangria, $2 Margaritas 9pm-close

The Windbreak 3150 39th St. S, Fargo

$1 off drinks 4-7pm and 9-11pm, 32oz. Captain Morgan pitchers for $10 all day

$1 off drinks 4-7pm and 9-11pm, 32oz. Captain Morgan pitchers for $10 all day

$1 off drinks 4-7pm and 9-11pm, 32oz. Captain Morgan pitchers for $10 all day

Ladies Night: Ladies drink free 9pm-midnight, Guys $2.50 from 9-11pm, $2 select bomb shots 9-11pm

Free-For-All Fridays: free drinks 9-10pm and $1 drinks from 10-11pm

Woody’s Bar 1550 32nd Ave. S, Fargo

Happy Hour All Day ($1 off all drinks)

$3.30 Captain Morgan, $3.30 Bacardi and Flavors

$3.30 Deep Eddy Vodka, $3.30 glasses of bota box wine

$3.85 Crown Royal, $3.85 Jack Daniel's

$3.30 Captain Morgan, $3.50 Long Island Iced Tea

Twist 220 Broadway N, Fargo

VFW: Downtown

202 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour all day

$1 off drinks 4-7pm, 2-for-1s 9pm-midnight $3.30 Bloody Mary and Caesars, $3.30 import bottles

$3.30 Bloody Mary and Caesars, $6 domestic pitchers, $8 import pitchers









$3.50 tall domestics and Jameson

$3 Captain Morgan and Titos Vodka

$3 teas and Deep Eddy Vodka, $1 off taps and wells from 11am-7pm

$7 domestic pitchers and $3 Icehole all day. Service Industry Night with $3 you-call-its from 10pm-close

WEST FARGO Bar Nine 1405 Prairie Pkwy., West Fargo

$3.50 tall domestics, Stoli and Jack Daniel's

$1 off all taps and bottled beers

Mug Night: $5 purchase and $4 refills on domestics and wells

Blarney Stone 1910 9th St. E, West Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close, $1 off drafts, $1 off bar pours, $1 off house wines

VIP Day: Mug club members get an extra $1 off discounted beer, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close

Irish Trash Can Wednesday: $4.50 Irish Trash Cans 5pmmidnight

VIP Day: Mug club members get an extra $1 off discounted beer, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close, $1 off drafts, $1 off bar pours, $1 off house wines

Free trip through the Bloody Mary bar or free mimosa with purchase of breakfast entrée, Happy Hour 9pmclose

Happy Hour all day, VIP Day, free trip through the Bloody Mary bar or free Mimosa with purchase of breakfast entrée

Blvd Pub 3147 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

Tall beers for the price of a short 6pm-midnight, Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off tall beers, well drinks, Captain Morgan, Bacardi and glasses of wine

2-for-1 domestic $2.95 Long Island pints, wells and Teas (all flavors) Captain Morgan 6pm-close, Happy 6pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 Hour 3-6pm: $1 off tall beers, well off tall beers, well drinks, Captain drinks, Captain Morgan, Bacardi Morgan, Bacardi and and glasses of glasses of wine wine

Ladies Night: Half off bottles of wine 6pmmidnight, $2 wells, $3 calls, $4 talls 8pmmidnight, Happy Hour 3-6pm

$2 wells, $3 calls, $4 tall beers 10pm-1am, Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off tall beers, well drinks, Captain Morgan, Bacardi and glasses of wine

$1.95 wells, calls and pints 10-11pm, $2.95 wells, calls and pints 11pm1am, $3 Bloody Marys, Caesars and Mimosas 9am-noon

$3.50 22oz. domestic beers

Hooligans 3330 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

$2.50 domestic bottles all day

$3 domestic talls all day

$3.50 well Margaritas, $3 Corona and Dos Equis

$2.50 Morgans and Bacardi all day

$3 well drinks 7pm-close

$3 bomb shots 8pm-midnight

$3 Captain Morgan, domestic bottles, Bloody Marys and Caesars all day

Pub West 3140 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

$3.50 tall domestic beer, $4.50 tall craft beer

$3.50 Captain Morgan and Bacardi

$3.50 Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam and Jameson, $4.50 Crown Royal

$3.50 UV, Wave and Tito's Vodka

$3.50 Windsor, $3 solo cups: Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite

$3 solo cups: Bud Light,Coors Light, Miller Lite

Happy Hour all day, Service Industry Night: $3.50 youcall-its

$3 Jag and Jack Daniel's, $7.50 Miller Lite Pitchers

$3 Windsor, Canadian Club, Jack Daniel's, $14 bucket of domestic beers

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi and domestic bottles

$3.50 bomb shots and Tito’s Vodka

Bloody Mary and Caesar specials all day, $3 Fireball and Tuaca

$7.50 Coors Light pitchers, $3.50 Crown Royal, Bloody Mary and Caesar specials all day

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 25oz. domestic beers; $2 16oz domestic bottles, rail drinks

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 25oz. domestic beers; $2 16oz domestic bottles, rail drinks

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 25oz. domestic beers; $2 16oz domestic bottles, rail drinks

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 25oz. domestic beers; $2 16oz domestic bottles, rail drinks

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 25oz. domestic beers; $2 16oz domestic bottles, rail drinks

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 25oz. domestic beers; $2 16oz domestic beers, rail drinks and domestic bottles

75¢ off all whiskeys

$1 off Margaritas (to go with Taco Thursday)

$1 off whiskey, rum, vodka and gin (excluding top shelf pour)

$1 off whiskey, rum, vodka and gin (excluding top shelf pour)

$4 Bloody Marys and Caesars

$3.50 Jameson and $1 off bottled beer 8pm-close

$4 Milagro Margaritas 8pm-close, $3.50 Bloody Marys, Caesars and Mimosas until 6pm

Happy Hour all day

Fireball Friday $3, Extended happy hour 3-8pm and 7-11pm

Sex with Strangers $3, 10am-1pm $4 Bloody Marys & Caesars 7-11pm

$2.75 pounders all day, Service Industry Special: $2 well drinks & domestic beer 7-11pm

Rookies 715 13th Ave. E, West Fargo * This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

Silver Dollar Flying Pig 221 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour Speedway 4-7pm: $3 25oz. Steakhouse domestic beers; 680 Main Ave. $2 16oz domestic bottles, rail W, West Fargo drinks Spicy Pie 745 31st Ave. E. Ste. 110, West Fargo

$3 pounders, $2.50 domestic bottles, $1 off import bottles

$3 shots (excluding top shelf pour)

Three Lyons Pub 675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

Mug Night: $2 32oz. mug, fill for the price of a pint 7pm-close

$3 you-call-its on domestic pints and wells 7pm-close

Tall beers for the price of short 7pm-close

$3 glasses of house wine, all Martinis $5 7pm-close

Town Hall Bar 103 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

$3 Captain Morgan, $3.50 Crown Royal & Washington Apples 7-11pm

$3 32oz. domestic Mongo Mugs, Ladies night $1 off drinks, $3 shots 7-11pm

Happy Hour 3-7pm, $3 Windsor and Wu Tang shots 7-11pm

$3 Cristal & Limon, domestic pitchers $6 7-11pm









​VFW: West Fargo 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

$2.50 regular domestic beers and Windsor

12 inch pizza and a pitcher of beer for $11

$3 Barcardi, Morgan, Mike’s Hard Lemonade or Wine Coolers

$3 domestic 25oz taps, $3.50 25oz Shock Top, $5 25oz Stone's Throw, $3 import bottles

Work Zone 701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

$3 Jag shots, $3 Tuaca, Mug Special $6.50 with $3.50 refills

$3 Bacardi and Ice Hole

$3 Dr. Mac shots, Mug Special: $6.50 with $3.50 refills

$3 Captain Morgan, Malibu and Jag

$3 Jack and Jims

$3 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3 craft and imports

$5.50 domestic pitchers, $3.50 Buccas, $3 Bloody Marys and Caesars

Dave’s Southside Tap 803 Belsly Blvd., Moorhead

Happy Hour 3-6pm, $3.50 tall domestic taps 7pm-close

Happy Hour 3-6pm, $2.50 domestic bottles and wells 7pmclose

Happy Hour 3-6pm, $3 Captain Morgan and Fireball 8pm-close

Happy Hour 3-6pm, $6.50 domestic pitchers 8pm-close

Happy Hour 3-6pm, $3.50 Stoli and Bacardi 8pm-close

$3.50 Long Island Teas and Crown Royal 8pm-close

$3.50 tall domestic taps and import bottles all day

JC Chumley’s 1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

$4 domestic mug fills 8pmmidnight, Happy Hour 4-6:30pm: $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells

$2 Tuesday: $2 domestic wells 5pm-midnight, Happy Hour 4-6:30pm: $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells

$4 domestic mug fills 8pmmidnight, Happy Hour 4-6:30pm: $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells

$3.50 import pints 8pmmidnight, Happy Hour 4-6:30pm: $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells

$3.50 Fireball 5pm-midnight, $3 domestic bottles and Captain Morgan 8pm10pm, Happy Hour 4-6:30pm

$5 endless Mimosas 11am4pm

$2.50 Captain Morgan, Mick’s Office $4 domestic mug 10 8th St. fills, $4 bomb S, Moorhead shots 8pmmidnight

$3 domestic pints, $3.50 select import pints 8pm-midnight

Ladies Night 8pm-midnight: $2.50 pounders and you-call-its

$2.75 wells, $4 domestic mugs, $3 Busch Light and Old Style mugs, jell-o shot raffle 10pm-close

$2.75 pounders, $3 Ice Hole 8pm-midnight

$5 endless Mimosas 11am4pm, $8 pitchers 11am-4pm

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 1-7pm, $4 scratch teas

Happy Hour 1pm-midnight

Happy Hour 1-7pm, $5 all-you-candrink for ladies 9pm-midnight, $3 pounders (all day) $2 Captain Morgan & $3 bomb shots 9pmmidnight

Happy Hour 1-7pm, $3 perfect pint of Guinness and Irish car bombs 9pm-midnight

Happy Hour 1-7 pm, 11am-2pm: $10 all-youcan-drink Mimosas, Bloody Marys and domestic taps

Happy Hour from 1-7pm and $5 domestic pitchers

$2.75 22oz grande beers, $4 Sam Adams, Red’s Apple and Bell's specials 4-6pm

$6 pitchers of Bud Light, Shock Top, Miller Light, Coors Light and Nordeast, drink specials 4-6pm

$6 pitchers of Bud Light, Shock Top, Miller Lite, Coors Light and Nordeast 9pm-close

Grand beers $2.75 (all day)


Rustica Tavern 315 Main Ave., Moorhead

O’Leary’s Pub 808 30th Ave. S, Moorhead

Happy Hour 1-7pm, $5 domestic mugs, $6 import mugs 8pm-midnight

Happy Hour all day: 50¢ off all drinks, $4 Bloody Marys and Caesars

Speak Easy 1001 30th Ave., S, Moorhead

2-for-1 drink specials from 4-6 pm and $2 domestic bottles 7pmmidnight

2-for-1s 4-6pm

$5.25 pitchers of Budweiser, Mich, Amber Boch, Bud Light, Miller Light and Foster, drink specials 4-6pm

Vic’s Bar & Grill 427 Center Ave, Moorhead

$2.75 Captain Morgan

2-for-1s 8-11pm

$2.75 whiskeys

Ladies night 8-10pm $5 pitchers

Late night Happy Hour 9pm-midnight

$5 pitchers all day

Bloody Mary special

$4 Crown Royal all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: 2-for-1s on house wine, domestic short taps and rails plus half price appetizers

$4 Crown Royal all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: 2-for-1s on house wine, domestic short taps and rails plus half price appetizers

$4 Crown Royal all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: 2-for-1s on house wine, domestic short taps and rails plus half price appetizers

$4 Crown Royal all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: 2-for-1s on house wine, domestic short taps and rails plus half price appetizers

$4 Crown Royal all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: 2-for-1s on house wine, domestic short taps and rails plus half price appetizers

$4.50 Bloody Marys and Mimosas all day

2-for-1s all day, $4 Crown Royal

REGIONAL Holiday Beach Bar & Grill (Holiday Inn On The Lake) 1155 Hwy. 10 E, Detroit Lakes, Minn.


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