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We all have our own pet stories. Whether we adopt our furry (or not-so-furry) friends or otherwise, each pet in Fargo-Moorhead has a story to tell us. In our annual pets issue, we bring you some of the best pet stories within our own community. Come along with us and celebrate everything our pets have to offer us.

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’ve never not had pets. Growing up, our home always was a flurry of affection and fur. Even in college, I fostered cats out of my dorm room. I’d like to think that in a list of traits, “animal lover” would be one of the first attributes used to describe who I am. My fiancé and I have a nineyear-old Ragdoll, Tofu; a sixyear-old Great Dane, Phoebe; a two-year-old Harrier, Lance; and two fat-tail geckos, Darryl and Frankie. As much as it hurts to admit it, these pets rule our household. On the days where the pups aren’t playing at Wags Stay n Play, I come home during my lunch breaks to let them out and exercise them. Every morning Tofu meowing for her morning kibbles serves as my alarm clock. We even order live crickets in bulk to feed to the geckos— something I never dreamed I’d be doing.

TOFU CAN’T hold it, being yanked by all 110 lbs of Phoebe as she sees a bird while on a walk, trying to capture loose crickets that hopped out of the gecko tank before we could close it...I wouldn’t trade these things for anything. The payoff of the love we receive from them and the joy they bring us with all their quirks and antics make memories of these headaches disappear. Around the Spotlight Media office, the mention of the annual pets issue of Fargo Monthly stirs up excitement. It’s common that pet stories get shared among coworkers and pictures get shared even more. Pets are an extension of one’s family and we are excited to present you this issue centering around these special creatures in our lives. Until Next Month, Alexandra Martin

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very morning, I wake up and it’s all the same, whether weekday or weekend. I pull back my blanket and move into a seated position, stretching my arms out as I gain full consciousness. Walking through my closet and into the bathroom, I can hear some rustling on the other side of the wall, someone else seems to be waking up too. As I turn on the bathroom light, my muscle memory tells me to close the door that leads to the closet while simultaneously opening the door that leads out into the kitchen and living room area. Just like the morning before, he trots in, rubs up against my leg and starts to purr. It’s my one-year-old Tabby cat Mylo and he has been waiting all night for me to open that door and supply him with his morning scratches. If it was the weekend, I’d open the door where he’d be waiting, but we’d migrate to the couch where he’d lay next to me while I scratched him to sleep. I’ll usually lay down beside him where we’ll both get a few extra minutes of shut-eye. But today is a weekday. Mylo is a man of simple pleasures as he plops down on the bathroom mat and shows me his belly. “Scratch right there, Pa,” is what I assume he says. I’ll scratch him for five minutes or so before starting the shower. Mylo is curious about water, always jumping onto the tub’s edge, but he will always scamper away as soon as he gets splashed. Once I step out of the shower, he’ll be there waiting for me

on the bath mat. He’ll follow me around while I do the rest of my morning rituals and will sometimes block the front door by laying in front of it so I can’t go to work right away. Eventually, he’ll move once he is satisfied. When I or my girlfriend come home, he has this instinct. He’ll know we’re close to home before we even put our key in the lock. As you open the door, he’ll come lumbering up to you, stretching in between strides. While you definitely woke him up from a nap, he’s always eager for more scratches and attention. He’ll meow in disapproval if you go and do something else once you get home. We’ll all go to bed and when my alarm goes off the next morning, the process will begin again with Mylo waiting at the bathroom door. This is life with Mylo and it doesn’t get much better. Follow him on Instagram @ mylopurrs Nolan Schmidt


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We all have our own pet stories. Whether we adopt our furry (or not-so-furry) friends or otherwise, each pet in Fargo-Moorhead has a story to tell us. In our annual pets issue, we bring you some of the best pet stories within our own community. Come along with us and celebrate everything our pets have to offer us. By Alexandra Martin and Nolan P. Schmidt • Photos By Hillary Ehlen

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Downtown Dogs

hen you first lay your eyes on Roo, the one-year-old pup owned by Unglued’s Ashley and Justin Morken, you’re immediately drawn to her eyes. As you get to know her and pet her a bit, she’ll greet with you a decent amount of slobber up and down your arms. It’s nothing you did wrong though, Roo is just so happy to meet new people, smell new smells and see new things. While you get caught up in her personality, you almost fail to notice Roo’s only limitation (other than needing to say hi to every other dog passing by). She only has three legs and after watching her walk from one place to another, you’ll notice how taxing it is on Roo, especially in the hot Fargo summer. However, Roo is becoming a better walker day by day, increasing her strength and stamina. On this day, her owners were amazed by her endurance as she walked nearly a block to the corner of Broadway and Fourth Avenue. Perhaps she was just that excited to get her picture taken or,

Roo is finding some sense of normalcy with the Morken family. The one-year-old has a wide array of breeds in her bloodline. Ashley conducted a DNA test upon adopting Roo and found she was part Siberian Husky, Australian Shepherd and more. However, the Morken family opts for “Husky Mix” rather than the mouthful of breeds in her genealogy. Ashley and Justin were looking to adopt another dog to accompany their anxious Shepherd Mix, Liv. She was adopted from 4 Luv Of Dog here in Fargo and the Morkens wanted to adopt from the local shelter again. They had just lost their bulldog and they knew Liv needed a buddy. “When Roo popped up as a four-monthold three-legged puppy we met her and immediately knew she belonged in our hot mess of a family,” Morken said. “She immediately wrestled a huge stuffed lion to the ground in her hobbley-ness and won us over.” According to Morken, Roo became a three-legged puppy after some kind of

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serious accident in the Turtle Mountain area. Luckily, Roo was able to recover from her injuries despite being only a puppy. She went to 4 Luv Of Dog when she was just four months old.

Yet, Ashley and Justin are both thankful for Roo in more ways than one. Morken says that the care Roo requires has allowed the family to slow down a bit, which she feels is needed.

There are certain indefinable qualities that Roo possesses. Morken points out that these are the reason she is so special. “Roo has eyes that will melt your heart,” she said. “When we come home she comes to the door like a speedy bulky bullet and falls to the ground whapping her tail on the floor in a way that takes away all the stress of the day as she stares up at you with those eyes.”

“For as complicated as she is, she is the reason we can’t overwork ourselves at our jobs, which is tricky especially owning a small business,” Morken said. “To be able to be home more consistently forces us to slow down, relax and organize our days around being home just a bit more often which is a very good thing in our lives. And good lord dogs are so healing for the soul on the worst and best days and we feel like Roo is next level for that when she isn’t howling at our neighbors’ dogs (I swear we are working on it more, neighbors).”

However, that does not mean Roo has not come without her challenges. While the Morkens would not trade her for anything, she has run into some unfortunate health obstacles in the past year. Her hip did not heal properly from her injuries and the Morkens did not learn of this until six months after adopting Roo. This has led to some untimely (yet necessary) vet visits. She is also extra-friendly with dogs she has never met before, which can be frustrating at times too.

When asked what type of advice she has for local pet owners, Ashley differed to a fellow pet owner in town. “The best advice I’ve ever gotten and would share was from Dana of Pits And Kitties, that an exercised dog is a well-behaved dog,” she said. While Roo gets along with the crew at Unglued and the Casselton Vet staff,


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For unique and healthy treat options Natural Pet Center 3037 13th Ave S

For fun and sweet treats Hotdog! Pet Salon 629 1st Ave N

For learning to be a good dog (still in progress) Down Dog Studios 345 27th Circle South, Unit D

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According to Mom, Roo loves the winters. Given her husky heritage, she enjoys when the weather cools down in Fargo. “I’m actually looking forward to our next snowfall and to see Roo in her favorite snow pile and literally just stare at snowflakes coming down and try to catch them,” Morken said.

she is still in training and has yet to do extended walking. However, her mom has some grand visions of what an ideal day will look like for her and Roo. Given the progress she made on this day, this dream may not be too far in the distance. “In my dream world, we’d grab a bagel together at Bernbaum’s and then have a coffee outside of our favorite coffee shop (which is basically all of them) and then high five a playmate outside of Hot Dog! Pet Salon after getting their nails trimmed,” Morken said. It’s a simple dream, no doubt, but Roo has been through a tremendous amount of trials in her one year on Earth. Being able to grab a bagel, coffee and a nail-clipping would be a luxury for Roo and her parents based on what she has gone through in her past. Do not be fooled by that past though. Only having three legs and her limited walking ability has not deterred Roo from happiness with Ashley and Justin Morken. Her lovable personality and copious amounts of slobber only affirm that notion.


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Downtown Dogs

ringing your dog to work is starting to catch on in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Businesses around the metro are adopting a more pet-friendly environment in their offices. Not only is it comforting for the animals, but pet-friendly offices have proven to be less stressful on workers, regardless of the type of workplace. Before this pet-friendly office craze began, there was an original pioneer in the movement. Her name is Gertie and she has been greeting patrons of Vinyl Giant and Game Giant since the business opened. Erica Sponsler and Aaron Swinkels are Gertie’s owners and have been bringing Gertie to work with them since the beginning. While they now occupy space on Second Avenue in Downtown Fargo, Gertie was roaming the aisles of the former Vinyl Giant location on 13th Avenue too. Her welcoming demeanor and big puppy smile have long been staples of the business. It’s also helped attract customers into Vinyl Giant and Game Giant too.

According to Sponsler, they can really only estimate what Gertie’s lineage is. “Our best guess is German Shorthaired Pointer Mix, probably some lab too,” she said. For how friendly Gertie is now, that was not the case in the beginning. Both Sponsler and Swinkels were looking to adopt another dog after their previous pup was tragically hit by a car at a young age. After grieving and mourning, they decided to get another dog and were looking at a rescue in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, when they found Gertie. “We got Gertie from a rescue in Park Rapids, Minnesota, six years ago in September. At the time, she didn’t appear to have many connections with humans and was distant. She was picked up as a stray,” said Sponsler. “She was a master escape artist when she first came home with us, but once she understood we were going to keep her safe, she has become the most loyal of dogs.” Swinkels recalls times when they first got Gertie where he would leave the door open a crack at their home. While he had his back turned, Gertie would scamper out of the house and into the wild.


Needless to say, there were several search parties (on multiple occasions) the first few months Gertie was in their home. Another issue that Sponsler and Swinkels have had is determining just how old Gertie is. They were not given a clear age when they first adopted her and she certainly does not show any specific age to them. Yet, they do have an estimate. “This lady has never revealed her age to us, but we think she is seven-eightish years old,” said Sponsler. From a once shy and frightened dog, Gertie has become quite the social butterfly at the store. Now, when Swinkels leaves the doors to the store open (almost always), Gertie will not run out. She will simply plop herself in front of those open doors and wait for the next customer to come in or she’ll simply watch the world go by. When a customer does come in, she is quick to get up and greet them too. While it is quite the far cry from when she first came home, Sponsler and Swinkels believe that Gertie has always had very “people-friendly” qualities to her. “I think it is really incredible how well she can read people. The first time we had her around kids, her whole demeanor changed into a gentle protector. This helps make her a great shop dog for Game Giant and Vinyl Giant,” Sponsler said. “She loves to sit at the door waiting to greet the next customer. A quirky characteristic of her is that she likes to lay like a frog with her back legs kicked out!” This frog-like technique can be confirmed by this writer. My advice? Bend down and give her a rub on the belly, Gertie loves a good belly rub. You know you’ve found

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the sweet spot when she shows you her teeth. It’s true that Gertie has impacted every customer that walks into Vinyl Giant or Game Giant in one way or another. However, whatever she has done for patrons pales in comparison to what she has done for Erica and Aaron. In fact, they cannot imagine a life without Gertie in it. “It’s hard to imagine our life without her. She is part of the family. She goes with us to work and vacation when possible,”

Sponsler said. “She brings us fulfillment. There would probably be fewer bike rides without her!” When asked what their advice would be for fellow pet owners in the FargoMoorhead area, Sponsler responded with a simple, yet impactful nugget. “They are part of your family. Treat them with respect and love. You will both be much happier for it,” she said. It is clear that Sponsler and Swinkels abide by their own advice with Gertie.


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When she is not in the store

M.B. Johnson Park in Moorhead. Gertie loves that this particular park is off-leash. “Gertie has lots of space to run free and socialize with other dogs,” said Erica

For cool accessories

Like many pups, Gertie loves Hot Dog Pet Salon Downtown. “Their collars are super cute and last a long time. They have other great essential products for your dog. The staff is awesome too,” said Sponsler

When she wants to be adventurous

Gertie loves to take walks in the woods with her owners. Not far away is Buffalo River State Park which features plenty of woods to roam.

Both Sponsler and Swinkels agree that the best part about owning a pet in Fargo-Moorhead is that they get to bring her to work with them almost every day. Swinkels noted that you can tell Gertie is upset on days where she does not come to the store. She is always eager to get to her spot in front of the door. Also, given that Gertie is a very social dog, they also enjoy that our area is extremely petfriendly with events going on for dogs to meet other dogs. “She gets to come to work with us every day at Game Giant and Vinyl Giant. Our customers love her,” said Sponsler. “There are also several events in the FM area that focus on you and your pup. It is fun to socialize with other dogs and humans.” If you have gone into Vinyl Giant or Game Giant in the past, even if it was once for a short period of time, chances are Gertie was the first to say hello. She has been doing that for a number of years even after Sponsler and Swinkels transitioned their business to Downtown Fargo. Gertie has been there every step of the way and chances are, she will be there the rest of the way too. For Erica and Aaron they would not want it any other way. Gertie is a vital piece to their business and family. Fargo-Moorhead may be becoming more pet-friendly in the workplace, but Vinyl Giant pioneered that shift. Gertie has been at the helm of it since the beginning. Vinyl Giant and Game Giant 626 2nd Ave N


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uying a diamond. The mere mention of it can bring about a multitude of different emotions. In most cases, we think of love and how one wants to solidify their love for another in the form of an engagement, wedding or a gift. Diamonds are the perfect representation of that. Yet, purchasing a diamond can no doubt be a stressful ordeal. Are you getting the right cut? The right size band? Do you have the finances to showcase your love to your significant other? Those are certainly a few of the questions swirling around in the heads of those who enter Wimmer’s Diamonds on a daily basis. While you will most certainly get those questions answered coupled with excellent customer service by the experts at Wimmer’s, they are not your first point of contact upon walking into the store. First, you’ll be greeted by the five-year-old French Bulldog Rosie. Any stress you had about purchasing a diamond drifts away once you see Rosie’s face staring up at you. Aaron Wimmer, President of Wimmer’s Diamonds is happy to have his Frenchie greet his customers day in and day out. However, Wimmer originally did not want a dog at all. It took some stealthy maneuvers by his spouse to change his mind. “Living in a second-floor condo, I didn’t want a dog,” said Wimmer. “My spouse made a non-refundable down payment to the breeder without telling me and that’s how Rosie came into our lives.” While Wimmer could have no doubt got a little upset at the way his spouse got Rosie, he couldn’t stay mad for long. Rosie immediately became a part

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of the Wimmer family with her friendly personality. So the Wimmers made due in that second-floor condo and have not looked back since. Wimmer’s Diamonds has been an institution in our area for over 100 years. With Rosie being a new member of the family, it was only right to get her involved in the family business. While she won’t be selling diamonds to customers per se, she is working the floor 40 hours a week. When Aaron moved to the Downtown Fargo location, he thought bringing Rosie on full-time might be a good venture. “When I transitioned to our Downtown Fargo location, I decided it might be nice to have a “Shop Dog” to greet clients when they walk in the front door,” he said. “Rosie has such a sweet and friendly demeanor. People come in just to see her!” Offering up a “shop dog” can sometimes prove risky for business owners, but Wimmer has seen no faults in letting Rosie greet customers each day. While she may not bring in commissions for items sold, she is most certainly rewarded with plenty of treats and scratches. In Rosie’s world, those are better than hard-earned cash anyway. Rosie has brought a lot to the business side of Wimmer’s Diamonds. However, she has brought the team behind Wimmer’s closer together as well. Not only that, Aaron and his spouse have been brought closer together thanks to Rosie’s pleasant and caring personality. It’s certainly proven infectious on everyone around her. “Rosie has added so much love to our household and a home-like quality to Wimmer’s Diamonds Downtown,” Wimmer said. “Our work environment would not be quite the same without Rosie joining us every day.”

Isn’t that miraculous? In a society where businesses are dying to bring their company and team together, all it took was Rosie. Since she has come into the Downtown location, the Wimmer’s Diamonds team has seen their culture cultivate itself. It would be easy to lose productivity with a dog in your workplace, but the exact opposite has occurred at Wimmer’s. In fact, the team has been more productive with Rosie in their midst.

ROSIE'S FAVORITE

That does not occur at all without Rosie’s owners first showing her the love she and all pets deserve. When thinking of his advice to local pet owners, Wimmer boiled it down to a few simple points. “Be patient. Be kind. Love them,” he said. “They just want you to love them and they will show you love in return.” Wimmer indicates that Fargo is becoming a much more pet-friendly city. While you always find Rosie at Wimmer’s, she also loves strolls through Island Park and heading over to Silver Linings Creamery for a fido treat (or maybe some human ice cream). With more and more businesses becoming pet-friendly environments, Rosie has become somewhat of a local pet celebrity. She may not pick up commissions, but that aspect of the job is not important to Rosie. The Frenchie is more concerned with those customers and co-workers that stroll through the door each day. Some may be having a panic attack about purchasing a diamond and others may be excited about being able to tangibly showcase their love to another. In both instances, they will be greeted by the same face when they walk into Wimmer’s Diamonds. All you have to do is look down and see Rosie smiling and whatever stress you had falls by the wayside. It takes a special animal to do that and Rosie is that special animal.

THINGS In Fargo

For food, treats and toys Natural Pet Center 3037 13th Ave S

For walks and socializing Island Park 598 1st Ave S #514

For human and dog alike

Silver Lining Creamery 123 Broadway N)

Favorite Part Of Fargo

According to dad, Rosie loves Island Park. She loves it more when the paparazzi catches up with her. "She seems to have become somewhat of a local celebrity, often getting noticed as 'The Dog from Wimmer's' as we walk through the park," Wimmer said.

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Julie Jackson Stearns and one of her current foster kittens

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One Fargo family opens their doors and hearts to both cats and children in need ohn Stearns and Julie Jackson Stearns have opened their doors to those in need of love and support...both human and feline. The Stearnses have been fostering kittens from CATS Cradle Shelter for six years and have been caring for children in the PATH’s Family Support program for a year and a half. They first became connected with CATS Cradle Shelter when touring the facility. They loved how their cats weren’t kept in cages but lived in colonies with space to rest, play and socialize. They loved the team at CATS Cradle and admired the work they are able to do as a 100% donor-funded and volunteer-based organization. After having donated and volunteered there, they saw CATS Cradle’s need for kittens to be in foster homes and have taken in over 200 kittens as fosters since. “What we liked about CATS Cradle is that they give you all the supplies. The litter, the litter box, the bedding, everything. All we had to provide was the love and bring them to open houses and medical appointments if they have them,” said Jackson Stearns. She expressed that fostering through CATS Cradle is not as much work as some might imagine. The placement is temporary, costs are covered and you get a 24/7 support system from the CATS Cradle team to answer questions...all you need to do is provide love and shelter. “Because it’s temporary, it’s great for people who want to give their kids a kitten experience. It’s also great for retired

people or people who love animals, but don’t want the commitment of having an animal all the time,” said Jackson Stearns. “If you foster, you’re getting that little dose of having an animal in your house and having that love. But it’s not permanent, so you don’t have that commitment of 15 years. It fills that need.” As if their hands weren’t full enough from fostering kittens, the family felt a calling to foster children as well. After becoming empty nesters, the Stearnses felt it was a time to start researching and training to become caregivers to children in need. When they started researching the steps to become foster parents, they assumed that it was a full-time commitment. However, PATH’s Family Support program allows adults to provide mentoring services to families in need while also providing relief care. In Jackson Stearns’ own words, “The Family Support program is a commitment you give a family. The child will be in your home one night a week and one weekend a month. So it’s four to six days a month that we provide just love and extra consistency and working towards goals that the kids might have, but they’re living at home.” Caring for both children and kittens has been an incredible experience for this family. As time has passed, they’ve seen how the kittens and the children help each other. “Since bringing kids into our home the past year and a half, we’ve seen that human and animal connection that helps kids cope with things. They have less anxiety and it reduces stress,” Jackson Stearns said. “It helps with interaction. When kids are talking to an adult or to others face-to-face, it can be a little awkward. But if you put a pet in their

Foster kitten Bubbles and the Stearns’ grandson playing in the sun

lap and they’re petting a cat or a dog, it changes that communication.” Jackson Stearns describes the connection between fostering cats and caring for children as “just so amazing.” To a child, there are lots of situations they cannot control, but adding something as joyful as a kitten into their life gives them that extra delight. And on the other side, the kittens and cats benefit from the extra socialization and learn how to trust humans. Humble abut the work she does, Jackson Stearns said, “It enhances your life, it’s not taking anything away. It’s not like you’re a superhero, because you’re not. You’re just living your life and loving. We need more of that.” “It’s the best part of life,” said Jackson Stearns added. “When you have people that need a hand up, or animals that need a step up and you can just be there for them. I’m not overwhelmed, I’m not stressed, my life is more joyful and blessed and I’m the happiest.”

Want to add more joy to your life? Contact these organizations for more information. CATS Cradle Shelter 9 9th St S, Fargo catscradleshelter.org (701) 356-7877 PATH 1202 Westrac Drive, Suite 400, Fargo nexus-yfs.org/sites/path (701) 280-9545

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Reporting for Duty lue the three-year-old Belgian Malinois can sit, stay and get the bad guys. Blue is no ordinary dog, he’s an essential member of the Fargo Police Department’s Canine (K9) unit. This unit is valuable in many areas but especially useful in locating easily-concealed drugs, suspects and evidence. Working alongside Blue is his handler, Officer Sam Bollman. Officer Bollman has been with the Fargo Police Department since 2010 and has been working with Blue since the summer of 2017. “I was always interested in K9 and started by shadowing the current handlers at the time. When an opportunity came available in 2017, I applied for it,” he said. Blue has come a long way from where he was bred. He was born in Slovakia, one of the many countries in Europe that has a community that excels in breeding working and sport dogs. Next, Blue came into the hands of Pennsylvania-based canine training company Shallow Creek Kennels. Shallow Creek Kennels travels to Europe every six weeks to shop around

for good working dog candidates and then purchases them and brings them to the United States to begin training. After the Fargo Police Department selected Blue from Shallow Creek Kennels, Officer Bollman spent six weeks training 24/7 with Blue. Being a K9 handler for the police is no walk in the park, it’s a 24/7/365 commitment. Officer Bollman shared, “It’s a ton of work. Our dogs come home with us. When I get ready for work, I get dressed at home and I grab Blue, he jumps in the back of the car and we head in.” Even on days where Officer Bollman isn’t on the clock, he still cares for Blue, exercising, feeding and picking up after him. A normal shift for these two involves standard calls for service. Officer Bollman is a normal police officer, he just responds to calls with a dog in his backseat. “I spend more time with him than I do my family,” joked Officer Bollman. While on patrol, Blue keeps him company and they’ve bonded while being part of responding to calls where Blue’s skills are needed.


The Fargo Police Department currently has three dogs in their K9 unit, Blue, Falco and Uno. Officer Bollman said, “Dogs are a lot like people, where they have personalities and things that they’re better at than their coworkers. Our dogs are different ages and, just like with people, some more experienced employees may be better at certain things.” Blue, in particular, is skilled at narcotics detection, so that’s what he gets to do the most. Outside of the office, these dogs serve a role in bringing the community together. These dogs often can be seen at public community events, schools, demonstrations and more. Having a friendly canine face can build a bridge between the public and police officers. Beyond public appearances, Blue has become known in the community thanks to his Instagram account, @k9.blue. “K9 is so interesting to people, the public loves it, officers love it. But it’s one of those things that people don’t get to see very often. So one of my goals was to give people a little window into what we do,” said Officer Bollman about deciding to start the account. He also noted the account serves as a way to document their time together. From the start, the public has had involvement in Blue’s life, so it only makes

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sense that there is a social media account allowing the community to follow along with his daily duties. In 2017, when the police department first purchased him, they ran a Facebook post asking for suggestions on what he should be named. Officer Bollman said they were blown away by the over 1,500 of responses they received. Once they narrowed down the name options to just three top-picks, they ran a poll and the community voted on their top choice — Blue. As a dog-lover, Officer Bollman has several things he enjoys about being a canine handler. One of these things is getting to see Blue in action and doing what he was trained to do. “It’s about being that important link in the chain of solving a crime or helping an incident. We’ve, oftentimes, tried everything else and now we’re going to try this. It gets us over the hump in a case where we normally wouldn’t be able to progress any further but because the dog finds something, now we can take that case so much further.” Officer Bollman added, “They are such a powerful locating tool for drugs and people. I’ve been doing it for two years now and it still makes me smile when I see it because it still amazes me how well it works.”


og and cat rescues hold special places in many cities across the country. Many of us grew up with a cat or a dog as a pet and have continued this companionship through adulthood. With such common pets, education about the species is well known: don’t feed dogs chocolate, cats bathe themselves, purring means contentment and tail flicking can mean agitation. An expanse of educated individuals and shelters full of furry companions ready to be adopted make these to species a popular pet. But in modern history, a new companion animal has gained popularity: birds. As the popularity of birds as companion pets grows, the resources and education must grow as well. Providing this in the Fargo-Moorhead area and beyond is C.A.A.R.E, or the Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue and Education. This shelter focuses on shelter, education and rehoming of companion birds, while also providing bird-owners services like grooming, boarding and access to a complete warehouse store of all you could ever need for your pet. To operate, CAARE relies solely upon donations, adoption fees and revenue from their retail store. Their Avian Warehouse sells cages, perches, toys, food, food accessories, cleaning supplies and anything else needed to give your bird the best home and care possible. Vice President of the Board of Directors Candi Willey said that they are the only bird-based retail store in Fargo-Moorhead where you can get all the essential supplies in one stop. They’ve come a long way since their

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founding in 2000. Originally, CAARE began as a social club for local bird owners and lovers. Eventually, they saw the need for a rehoming shelter and education center here in town and they became that resource. What began as a volunteeroperated function still remains that to this day. However, now that they have a brick and mortar building, they no longer have to foster birds in their homes. Due to the 100% volunteer-based nature of CAARE, their facility’s hours open to the public are limited, opening their doors Wednesdays from 5 to 7 pm and Saturdays 9 am to noon. During these hours, the public can come to learn about birds, visit birds that are available for adoption and shop the warehouse. “Volunteers are how we survive. Without them, we wouldn’t make it, it would be too much for just a few people to do,” said Willey. CAARE currently has about 30 active volunteers who help socialize birds, clean cages, conduct home visits, perform grooming, operate the till in the retail warehouse and more. While birds are beautiful, colorful creatures, they require a different type of attention and care than a cat or dog might. Willey emphasized that education is a large part of the organization and that ensuring potential bird-owners know everything they need to before taking one home. Volunteer Chris Mullens shared that an essential step is to volunteer before you adopt. This allows you to learn about bird behaviors and to figure out if having a bird is a good fit for you. There are many reasons someone might surrender a bird for rehoming, which is why CAARE’s existence is so essential. Willey shared some of these reasons as a lack of education, allergies, intolerance

to the noise (cockatoos are loud!), a lack of time to give the attention needed or old age. Large parrots can live up to 100 years, cockatiels can reach 25 to 30 years old and a parakeet on average lives up to 18 years. These lifespans mean many birds out-live their owners or their owners have life-changing experiences that result in no longer being able to care for their pet. On average, a parrot will have seven to ten owners in its lifespan. These are all things to take into account before considering adopting a bird. Because of this variety of reasons for surrender, CAARE has a no-blame, noshame surrender policy, ensuring that anyone giving up a bird for any reason feels comfortable doing so. CAARE wants each bird to have the best home possible and they understand that life-changing occurrences happen and unforeseen situations come up. While there’s a learning curve and a lot of things to take into account when adopting a bird, they are wonderful companions. They are highly intelligent and can learn tricks and phrases and have their own distinct personalities. They can be very affectionate and their extended life spans mean you have plenty of time to bond with and care for them.

Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue, and Education (CAARE) 2202 2nd Avenue East, Unit D, West Fargo admin@caare.net Wednesdays: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturdays: 9 a.m - 12 p.m.

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EAT & DRINK

Hillary Ehlen & Nolan Schmidt

Enjoy these tasty foods and beverages around town during the month of August!

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“the amazon� supreme

Brewtus' version of the ever-popular supreme pizza. Canadian bacon, pepperoni and sausage are accompanied by mushrooms, black olives, red onion and a hand-cut pepper mix. Don't forget about the cheese and the crispy crust too. Brewtus Brickhouse

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double cheeseburger

This Fargo-Moorhead staple has been whipping up hand-crafted burgers since 1947. Because of that, they have the perfect burger combination to cater to any tastebud. Two patties, cheese, tomato, onions, lettuce and pickles on the side. Simple? Yes. Delicious? Double yes! Hi-Ho Burgers & Brews

3051 25th St S # L, Fargo hihoburgersandbrews.com

homespun chai latte

Creating the perfect chai recipe is an art all its own. Red Raven combines black tea, cloves, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, milk and homemade vanilla syrup to create their version of chai. Insert that into a latte, and you have a perfectly delicious drink. Red Raven Espresso Parlor

916 Main Ave, Fargo redravenfargo.com

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the honey flower

Jack Honey is an underutilized liquor according to Vince, the bartender at Level 2 Eats + Drinks inside the Radisson Downtown. So, he concocted this summer sipper in hopes of introducing more people to the sweeter version Jack Daniels. Make sure you give it a try along with Level 2's stellar dining options too. Level 2 Eats + Drinks

201 5th St N, Fargo (inside the Radisson) downtownlevel2.com

pastitsio (greek lasagna)

You will not be leaving hungry at GP's. This mammoth slab of pastitsio will be leaving you stuffed to the brim on a bed of cooked noodles, seasoned beef and a creamy bechamel sauce with cheese on top. After some time in the oven, this dish is ready to hit your mouth! GP's Greek Kitchen

2553 Kirsten Lane S, Fargo facebook.com/gpsgreekkitchen

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SPONSORED CONTENT

Bark. Stay. Play.

PHOTOS BY Hillary Ehlen

Great Dane, Phoebe, enjoys a VIP tour of Fargo’s newest luxury dog daycare and resort, Barks & Recreation.

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M M By Phoebe

y mom stays busy at work, making sure that a new and exciting edition of Fargo Monthly comes out each month. But some days, she gets so busy with photoshoots, interviews and writing that by the time she comes home, she is too tired to play! During her long days, she likes to make sure I don’t get bored and lazy. She told me that today we are going to explore a new place in town that will take care of me and make sure I’m treated like the princess I am. Come with me as we sniff around Barks & Recreation! My mom took me on a nice car ride and we drove to Barks & Recreation’s brand new facility at 5126 51st Ave. S. When we got there, I was so excited to go into the lobby and ask everyone if they wanted to give me a pat on the head —lucky for me, they all obliged. It seems like all the humans here love dogs, so this is going to be a good time. I learned that pup lovers/ co-owners Deb Hemstad and Ashley Hahn designed this place to be a perfect retreat for us dogs. They told me that they are working to become one of the first fear-free certified facilities like this in the nation, which is exciting for my canine pals who get nervous or overwhelmed easily.

the humans working can focus on giving me attention, instead of having to spend time refilling water. More time with me sounds good. The humans finished excitingly talking about the three years of planning and research that went into making this building and we got to go on a tour! First up, the luxury suites. I know that I’m a VIP (Very Important Pup), but wow these suites make me want my mom and dad to take vacations more often! There are eight different themed rooms, all named things that made my mom laugh like Jurassic Bark, Barkaritaville, Hairy Pawter and Italian Racer. The Italian Racer room had a racecar bed that was just

I have to admit, I don’t normally get excited about lobbies for humans, but the people at Barks & Recreation told me that they use this front room to help train dogs to get used to meeting new pups and humans as they come through the front door. While my mom was talking to the front desk staff, I got to have a treat and wash it down with this cool water fountain made especially for us dogs! It automatically refills, so

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SPONSORED CONTENT my size! I had my very own TV where I can watch bird videos or Animal Planet, a window that lets in sunlight for me to bask in, a sound system for white noise and a 24/7 webcam so that my paw-rents can check in on me when they miss me. At some sleepover places for dogs, I have to stay in a room right next to other dogs and it makes me nervous, but these rooms were totally private! After seeing all the cool, decorated suites, we went to explore the other cabins. Most daycares don’t have cabins for rest periods, so it’s paw-some that this place has comfortable places for the daycare dogs to rest. Instead of an uncoated chainlink, these cabins are made of high-quality materials that are safe for us dogs and not scary! The staff says that the solid panels at eye-level to most dogs help keep them from being nervous or too distracted to rest. There are 75 of these cabins, in all different sizes, from big dogs like me to little dogs, like co-owner Ashley’s Italian Greyhound, Jasper. Counting those, plus 11 cabins with indoor-outdoor access and the eight luxury suites, this place can house up to 100 to 120 of my friends! Next, they took me to the most fun part, the different play yards! There’s a yard outside for me to go potty and sniff some fresh air. Inside, there are three play yards where dogs of different sizes and energy levels can play while being observed by the human staff. They observe us for our individual stress signals, body language and how we interact with the other dogs. They also help provide all types of mental and physical stimulation to keep us in tiptop shape.

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Sometimes when I go to the dog park, there are so many new pals running around, I get tired quick and sometimes I even get a little angry if I’m trying to rest and someone wants to chase me. My human friends at Barks & Recreation know that this many dogs can be too much to handle, so they keep our playgroups down to five to 10 dogs at a time. They also have us take rest breaks at least every two hours. Even if I’m not ready for a nap, I get some alone time to hang out and maybe chew on a Kong. Every playgroup has a different curriculum, based on how old we are, how much energy we have and a bunch of other things. Some groups work on agility, some get to play outside and some get to do puzzles to get mental stimulation. Basically, whatever a dog likes to do, they get to do that and get better at things! Personally, I like getting pats on the head, so I like staying near any human I meet and politely nuzzling them so that they know what I want. I ask very nicely. My paw-rents like to make sure I am physically and mentally active every day. My mom was pretty excited to hear about the Daycare Enrichment Program here. Before a dog comes here, they do temperament testings and evaluations to really get to know each one of my dog friends. Our paw-rents fill out 60 whole questions about us online before we even get here, telling our new human caregivers what we like and dislike, what we might be scared of, where we came from, what we like to do for fun and more. They like to make sure that each dog is a good fit for their program so that we can all have fun playing and learning together


SPONSORED CONTENT at the same pace. I love the playroom and the rest areas, but the humans tell me that sometimes some dogs need different or extra care. I still think I’m a puppy, so I love to bounce around and play, but some dogs have special needs, like being mobility/hearing/ vision-impaired. I want these friends to have a good time too! Thankfully, Barks & Recreation has a separate room just for them. This room is very quiet and low energy, which is awesome for pet parents who haven’t been able to take a vacation for a while because there wasn’t a place they felt they could leave their special needs dog. I hate when I get sick, and my mom hates it just as much! Here at Barks & Recreation, they do everything they can to make sure I stay healthy. The whole facility has three separate hospital-grade PetAirapy UVGI filtration systems throughout. These filtration systems have a 99.9% kill rate against pathogens and Barks & Recreation is THE ONLY animal care facility in the midwest that offers this technology! If a dog here starts to show signs of a communicable disease (like canine cough) there is a special Isolation Room that they can stay in until they get to a vet or their parents to come to get them. This room is on a separate HVAC system so that if something is wrong, the rest of us don’t catch anything. After learning so much, I’m ready to come back! I bounce and paw at my mom, asking if we can get a Perks & Play Membership. This annual membership means we can get first dibs on lodging (super helpful when my paw-rents plan

About Phoebe Phoebe is a six-yearold “brindlequin” Great Dane adopted by her owners, Alexandra Martin and Keenan Dillard, in March. She lives at home with her brother Lance, a Harrier hound, and her favorite way to play involves putting her mouth over his whole head. She loves to give “hugs” to her owners and doesn’t know a stranger.

a vacation on a holiday weekend last-minute), exclusive access to the indoor dog park (thank goodness — I hate playing in the snow), complimentary dog evaluation and family movie nights! Phew, that was a full tour! I made so many friends and everyone was so nice to me. All the humans on staff were so knowledgeable and awesome, which makes sense because they all spend over 20 hours in classroom training and continuing education to be able to provide the best pet care possible. Thanks to Deb and Ashley for making such a cool place where I can have fun, learn and train to become a better pup. I can’t wait to come back. Hugs and licks, -Phoebe

Barks & Recreation 5126 51st Ave S Suite 100, Fargo barksandrecfargo.com 701.532.0843 Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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THINK GLOBAL ACT LOCAL

BY Nate Aalgaard

Hillary Ehlen

freedom resource center CHANGING THE STIGMA

Learn more about Freedom Resource Center from its Executive Director Nate Aalgaard and how it is changing the stigma about people with disabilities. Buenos Dias! I hope this written piece finds you embracing the joys of Summer! In 2015, my first exposure to the nonprofit community of the FM area was with Freedom Resource Center as a Communication Intern. During my internship, I got to work with many people, but the one whom I learned the most from was Nate Aalgaard, the Executive Director of Freedom Resource Center (FRC) for Independent Living, a position he has held for 23 years. I would go with him in the community to raise awareness and he gave me the opportunity to write two articles in his monthly newsletter. Him writing in my column four years later means the world to me. A native of the Shelly (MN), Nate holds a degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota and a Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Minnesota State University Mankato. Nate started 48 | AUGUST 2019 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

his career in the Independent Living movement in 1986 as a board member of Options Interstate Resource Center for Independent Living in East Grand Forks. He has served on the North Dakota Statewide Independent Living Council, Minnesota Council on Disability, as well as the Fargo Human Relations Commission and the Moorhead Human Rights Commission. Throughout his career, Nate has provided American Disability Act (ADA) consulting and training to government and community organizations. I feel fortunate to have him as a mentor and someone I can turn to whenever I need guidance in life but foremost he keeps broadening my perspective on the meaning of equal accessibility for all in society. We hope to see you at the Avalon Center on Tuesday, September 17th at 5:30 pm to celebrate Freedom Resource Center's 30th Anniversary! Skol! -Alex Cyusa

Once people hear about Freedom Resource Center, they often say, “You are the best-kept secret in town.” That may be true, but it is important to point out that people don’t realize everything they need until they suddenly encounter an accident or illness that causes a disability – a problem functioning in society. Freedom Resource Center’s mission is to provide services that increase independence for people with disabilities. Its vision: People with disabilities are equal and valued participants in society. One of the core beliefs of the Independent Living Movement is that people with disabilities know what is best for themselves. Centers like Freedom believe in consumer control, whereby people who access services decide what goals they wish to pursue, and what choices they make regarding their own lives. Services are free to the individual, and no medical or financial criteria is necessary. Freedom serves people of any age with any type of disability. Freedom offers people with disabilities an opportunity at the American Dream--to be fully integrated, productive, valuable members of their communities. Freedom


also works to create a more inclusive and accessible society. The goal is that everyone is an equal and integral part of the community. A few components of how Freedom is managed: • Everyone will be provided with a clear picture of their role and how it fits into the mission and goals of the Center. • People will be given the flexibility within their role to do the job to the best of their ability. • Management will communicate direction, expectations and correction to each. • People will be encouraged and supported in asking questions and giving input regarding their role and the functions of the organization. • Employees will assist each other in accomplishing their work. Started in 1989, Freedom has sustained steady growth for many years. In 2018, the organization’s budget topped $1.5 million. In addition to its main Fargo headquarters, Freedom also has offices in Jamestown, Wahpeton, Lisbon and Fergus Falls. Freedom has been selected one of the initial 14 High Impact Seal of Distinction organizations through the Dakota Medical and Impact Foundations. To be eligible for this distinction, Freedom put aggressive plans and practices in place to ensure that it continues to improve and grow as an organization. Management staff, as well as several board members, have participated in leadership and board development training through the Impact Institute. Freedom is involved in a project to provide outreach and case management services to people living in institutional settings who wish to return to the community. The overall goal is to enhance choices for home and community-based services. Freedom’s Home Accessibility Program provides evaluations and recommendations for access improvements; and loans out temporary ramps, as well as assistance in securing long term funding. A task force works

with local government and businesses to increase accessibility in the communities served. A good working relationship has been developed with many government and civic entities. Freedom’s activities, programs and services focus on empowering individuals to make a positive impact on their own lives and the community in which they live. The organization helps individuals find the information they seek through an information and referral program. Individuals learn how to advocate for their needs through individual advocacy services. People learn how to adjust to disabilities and enjoy a more fulfilling life through a peer mentoring program, and attain the skills necessary to live independently through skills training. Finally, people learn to provide systems advocacy to ensure local, state and federal laws and policies are equitable toward people with disabilities. Freedom has helped individuals learn the skills necessary to attain employment, which contributes back to the community in the form of tax revenue and sales. Common feedback from consumers indicates a lack of understanding about disabilities. Through community education, Freedom has been eliminating some of the stereotypes and stigmas toward people with disabilities. Staff and board members are active in many community groups and organizations, focusing on human rights, youth services, employment, homelessness, transportation and healthcare. Being at the table ensures that the disability perspective will be taken into consideration on increasing opportunities for people with disabilities to become fully integrated into society. At its core, Freedom is an advocacy organization. Historically, people with disabilities have been treated as second-class citizens. They struggle to find appropriate education, housing, transportation and medical care. They have been devalued and ignored. This is changing, and Freedom is a part of the solution.

Freedom Resource Center • 2701 9th Ave S • 701-478-0459 • freedomrc.org


HEALTH & WELLNESS SPOTLIGHT

Daily Anchors

for High Performance BY Patrick Metzger

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ou might currently be drifting in and out to sea with the tide, floating on that boat of struggling to find that ideal balance in your life regarding work-life balance, health, happiness and fulfillment. This is because you aren’t being intentional with the habits you’ve created in your life. According to Charles Duhigg’s “The Power of Habit,” which I highly recommend to every client I work with, roughly 40% of your daily life is an unconscious habit. Pretty crazy to think that almost half of your life is lived mindlessly and unintentionally! This is where daily anchors come in. Anchors are the daily and deliberate habits you must build into your routine to get you off the hamster wheel you’re currently on and moving toward greater health and happiness. To reach a high level of success and performance, you must be very deliberate about the daily habits and behaviors you create for yourself. There’s no magical or instant formula to success. It’s these routines and their compounding effect over time that will yield the results you’ve been looking for. Here are a few daily anchors I recommend starting with:

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Intention & Feeling Think about when you work up this morning. What were the first thoughts and feelings that started sprinting through your brain? Stress? Anxiety? Maybe it was a daily list the size of my typical Costco receipt? Your highest performers in life and business are very intentional about willing themselves into desired feelings. Whether it’s a work meeting, a workout or the beginning of the day, your body will automatically cue and trigger specific emotions. You can take full control of these emotions, however, by consciously determining the feeling that follows them. Taking Action: Practice focusing your thoughts on exactly how you want to feel before, during and after your day or particular events. For example, if you’re finding yourself stressed and overwhelmed first thing in the morning or before a presentation at work, focus your thoughts upon waking or beforehand and visualize yourself succeeding, creating a positive vibe for others around you and crushing the goals in front of you.

Self-Reflection In improving any area of your life, you must be very self-aware and willing to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses, as well as your successes and failures. When you lie down in bed each night, do you automatically start thinking about tomorrow and what’s next? To make progress, be it your health, weight, career or relationships in your life, you need to regularly reflect on where you can improve instead of immediately thinking forward to the next step. Confidence in their abilities is what makes your highest performers so successful, yet they are also very open and willing to dissect them to advance their skills. Taking Action: Swallow your pride and ask yourself those tough questions throughout and at the end of each day? Where did I struggle and why? Why did I succeed? How can I improve? What will I do differently? Then form a strategic plan to capitalize on where you’ve struggled and where you have the opportunity for even more growth.


Learning & Growth We all have that friend or know somebody that’s hit that proverbial midlife crisis. They go buy a motorcycle, divorce their spouse or start trying to live the life of a 20-year-old out of the blue, right?! One will start to look for answers in their life when they’ve become stuck in their identity due to lack of self-growth and development. If you look at Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, we all have an innate craving to develop ourselves as humans and can quickly become lost after 15-20 years of putting so much focus on kids and career rather than ourselves. Taking Action: One of my personal favorite times of the day is the 30-45 minutes each night where I read. Make a point to schedule time each day for self-development and learning. With an endless amount of personal development books, podcasts and resources around you,emphasize not only growing your strengths further but improving areas you struggle in as well.

Sleep No doubt, this is one of those underrated daily habits that may be holding you back in multiple ways. Not only is getting at least a good seven to eight hours of sleep a night going to allow your body to optimally function at a high level physiologically, but it will also provide you with a renewed mental energy you’ve probably been lacking. Getting enough quality sleep will increase your motivation, memory and especially your willpower. As you move forward through a typical day, every decision you make burns a little bit from your willpower and motivational gas tank. If you don’t’ have enough energy, physical or mental, your resolve will quickly disappear like a snowman in the March sun. Taking Action: Program your alarm or reminder function on your phone to go off when you want to begin your nightly routine. This will trigger you into the habit of getting to bed at an optimal time. Balance & Calendar One main reason your progress is inconsistent and bobbing back and forth like a buoy is that you’re failing to prioritize the items in your life that keep you balanced and happy. You’re probably scheduling work items, heading to your weekly civic organization’s meeting and worrying about dusting the blinds in your house ahead of the real things that matter to you like your family, health, faith and taking time to relax. Want to increase your performance? Simplify and prioritize.

Daily Habits Pearson’s Law states, When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement accelerates. Like any high-performing business that tracks numerous metrics concerning success and revenue, you must personally be tracking the steps along the climb to a goal if you’re ever going to reach the mountaintop. Taking Action: Lay out the goals you have for specific areas of your life. Start with categories such as personal, health/ wellness and family. Identify the daily habits you need to consistently practice to get closer toward the overall goals you’ve set. Make it black and white by tracking these in a document based on whether or not you performed them for the day. For example, did you workout for the day? Did you make an hour or two of time for your spouse? Did you drink 100 oz of water today? It’s easy to stray off the path if you don’t consciously focus on creating deliberate habits, or anchors, that will grow and develop you, as well as provide fulfillment and happiness. Be deliberate and live a life of your choosing, refusing to let your environment determine your life’s outcome. Ultimately, this life is about owning your journey and the life you’ve created for yourself.

Taking Action: Begin by identifying what is most important to you in life and what you truly value. Think about what truly excites you. Build those items into your daily, weekly, monthly and yearly calendar first. Then schedule all the other responsibilities within your life around them.

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do it all downtown... With Your Pet D BY Melissa Rademacher, President, Downtown Community Partnership

Melissa Rademacher is a Fargo native and graduate of North Dakota State University and Fargo South. She has a passion and history of success in Downtown Fargo and the metro area. She has more than 18 years of people management and budget management as well as event and market planning. Rademacher enjoys working with the businesses, residents and guests who love the Downtown. She believes Fargo has been a case study in how people, when working together in a focused approach can have a transformational and lasting impact on a city.

owntown Fargo LOVES pets and so do our residents and businesses. We have seen a major uptick in the number of puppers calling Downtown Fargo their home. Some local businesses are doing what they can to accommodate our four-legged compatriots. If you take your doggo on a walk around Downtown, we bet you will find dog bowls outside of local establishments filled with water on a hot day. Here are some of Downtown Fargo’s businesses and events that extend the welcome mat to man’s best friend Looking to grab a bite to eat? These dog-friendly Downtown restaurant patios welcome you and your four-legged companion: The Boiler Room 210 Roberts Alley

Fort Noks Bar of Gold 52 Broadway N

With a huge patio, Fort Noks is a great spot for you and your pup.

Front Street Taproom 52 Broadway N

One of the local dogs’ favorite stomps, Front Street has a great patio right on Main Avenue.

Pounds 612 1st Ave N

This awesome retro hangout serves fun specialty cocktails on their great patio right out front.

Rosey’s Bistro & Bar 212 Broadway N

Grilled cheese is taken to another level here, and the patio even has water bowls for your pup.

Silver Lining Creamery 123 Broadway N

Outdoor Seating

Offers frozen dog treats “Fido Treats” Photo opportunity added a pair of Angel wings specifically for dogs

Drekker Brewing - Brewhalla 1666 1st Ave N

Smiling Moose 123 Broadway N

Patio and Barrel Room are pet-friendly! (Taproom is not due to health codes)

Fargo Brewing Company 1666 1st Ave N

Fargo’s first brewery is welcoming to man’s best friend.

Outdoor seating

Spicy Pie 322 Broadway N Outdoor seating

Toasted Frog 305 Broadway N

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Twenty Below Coffee Co. 14 Roberts St N

Dog-Friendly Events

This craft coffee shop right on Roberts Street welcomes all!

Folkways Night Bazaar folkways.org

Wurst Bier Hall 630 1st Ave N

Pet Pride Contest fargomoorhead.org/event/pride-petcontest

German style pub with great food and a puppyfriendly patio out front.

Downtown Doggy Boutique Shopping

Red River Market redriver.market

Kittsona 608 Main Ave

Rescues/Adoption/Pet Education

STABO 406 Broadway N Nearby Dog Supplies, Daycare, and Grooming, because everybody needs a bath sometimes: Daily’s Market 216 Broadway N

Leashes, cat/dog toys, cat litter, cat/dog food

Prairie Roots Co-Op 1213 NP Ave Suite 100

Diamond in the Ruff Cats Cradle Shelter Dog-Friendly Places to Live. With more apartments Downtown allowing pets, many evenings and weekends you can see people out walking their dogs, socializing and exploring together Lime 300 303 11th St N

Cat/dog food and treats

Alexandria Marie 711 NP Ave

Swanson Health Product Retail Store 109 Broadway N

Woodrow Apartments 1222 4th Ave N

Cat/dog food and vitamins

All Fur Paws 12 Broadway N Suite C Pet Grooming

Resources for Downtown Doggies

Bostad Apartments 117 Broadway N Roberts Commons Apartments 625 2nd Avenue North

Dog Barks

Dillard Apartments 247 Roberts St N

Island Park 598 1st Ave S #514

Dog-Friendly Places to Stay

Dike East Dog Park 600 3rd St S Dike West Park 310 4th St S Riverside Gardens 345 2nd St N

Pet-friendly, pet wash area, pet relief area

Hotel Donaldson City of Fargo Dog Regulations fargond.gov/live/pets-stray-animals Other Resources fargomoorhead.org/outdoor-activities/ article/dog-friendly-spots-check-fargomoorhead Everything you’ll need to be sure you and your furry friend have a happy and healthy time in and around Downtown Fargo. Happy tails to you!


MEET THE

Brew Chewz F

or our pet month, we couldn’t wait to visit with Brew Chewz dog treat creators here in Fargo, N.D.!

Tell us about yourselves. We live in Fargo with our three dogs (Ruca, Ryder and Gracie). Besides spending time with our dogs, we enjoy traveling, camping, gardening and spending time with family and friends. Riley is in charge of the day-to-day operations for the business, while Mary is a teacher when she is not baking dog treats. What do you make? We make dogs treats using spent grains from local breweries. To the grains, we add organic ingredients and strive to keep the ingredient list simple. The treats are hand-rolled, cut, baked and dehydrated in Fargo. We dehydrate the treats so we can provide a shelf-stable treat without any preservatives. As a grain-free option, we also make organic training treats using locally sourced organic flax from Askegaard Farms.

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How did you get into making dog treats? We rescued our first dog Ruca nine years ago. We were concerned with some ingredients and preservatives that manufacturers were using. When we rescued our second dog, Ryder, five

years ago, we decided to try making our own treats. We also enjoy visiting local breweries and breweries on road trips, so Brew Chewz became a great connection between our love for dogs and beer! What are your own dog’s favorite flavors/ treats you’ve made? Our dogs have never turned down any of our treats (in fact they are the official clean-up crew after a day of treat making!). They especially love any treats with peanut butter or sweet potato (and licking out the empty jars for recycling is an added bonus). Tell us more about spent grain in your treats? Breweries use malted grains in the first stages of the brewing process. The grains are steeped and the sugars and proteins are transferred to a boil kettle where hops and adjuncts are added which give the beer its unique flavor. The steeped grains are very rich in protein which makes an ideal treat for your pups. How has your business changed over time? We continue to add more flavors. We started with just organic peanut butter and have continued to add various fruits and


vegetables. Being aware of food allergies, we created peanut and grain-free varieties as well. For the pickier dogs, we now sell food topper (similar to granola) that can be sprinkled on your dog’s regular food to entice them to eat it. We also make smaller training treats that can be used for any size dog, whether they are being trained or not! What is a word that best describes you? Sorry but it’s two words…..Dog Lover. Our dogs rule our lives and we are happy to let them do so! What has been the most challenging and most rewarding things about doing this business? Riley has worked to perfect the dough and baking process. There is a lot of moisture in the spent grains initially, so creating a dough that was easy to roll was a major challenge. The most rewarding part of the business is positive feedback from dog parents and our ability to interact with them daily.

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A favorite trip so far with your dogs? We love taking the dogs on camping and road trips. Our favorite place to visit so far has been Oregon. It’s a very dog-friendly state with endless beaches and breweries that our dogs love! Where can people find your work this summer? We will be selling them at the Red River Market, Moorhead Farmers Market, Dilworth Art in the Park and the Island Park Show. Year-round our treats are found at Unglued, our website, Natural Pet Center, Prairie Roots Co-op, Fetchers and of course the breweries (Fargo Brewing Company, Drekker, Prairie Brothers). How can our community help your business grow? Fargo has become much more dogfriendly over the last few years by creating new dog-friendly venues. We would love to see that trend continue.

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maria's homestyle mexican food

When I started my own business I had a vague idea of what my job would involve. Square One is a shared kitchen and my job was and still is, to manage it. I quickly learned the best part of what I do for a living is working with food business owners who take an idea, a passion for their product and take a chance to see where it can grow. For this month’s Culinary Spotlight, I sat down with a person I want everyone to meet. A woman who not only wants to share her culinary talents but wants to share the story of her food. Maria Carpenter-Rodriguez is the amazing owner of Maria’s Homestyle Mexican Food based in Fargo.

By Casey Steele Photos by Hillary Ehlen


so she took a chance and started Maria’s Homestyle Mexican Food. But life sometimes has other plans for us. Things did not line up perfectly the first time around. A cancer diagnosis and the timing of things put a halt to the business. Clearly though, this didn’t stop her. In early 2018 Maria was back in the kitchen, cancer-free, creating her food and sharing its story. Now, most days you’ll find Maria in the kitchen alongside her very entertaining aunt, JoAnn, catering lunches nearly daily and preparing for numerous events. You can find her endless menu of food, fantastic tamales and more at the Red River Market on Saturdays, Drekker Brewhalla, Dia del Taco and at various events throughout the community that she loves so much.

Maria, originally from Northern California, moved to the Midwest to get a new start. Once in Fargo, she met a man named Frank. She wanted to impress Frank, so she honed her cooking skills by taking on the experiences and memories of her childhood. In California, her aunts and grandmas would gather in the kitchen and she would watch. Food is a story and Maria has a story for every dish she creates. I swear the tradition of the story brings even more flavor to her food.

Another major, and I mean MAJOR, perk of my job, is getting to eat amazing food. Maria lovingly shares her food with everyone at Square One - so happy to feed people and share her take on traditional dishes. One of her all-time favorite things is to create new menus to showcase the vast depth of her food story and she does this so well. I am very fortunate to know Maria and be a small part of her venture. I look forward to seeing Maria’s Homestyle Mexican Food keep on growing while building a reputation of love, food and stories.

Through the support of family, friends and co-workers, Maria was nudged into bringing her talents to the public. She wasn’t finding the satisfaction with her job in the often thankless retail world,

The following recipe of Maria’s is a staple of her outdoor events. When butter and salt aren’t cutting it, here is a great way to add a little extra something to your next ear of corn.

Maria’s Homestyle Mexican Food Elote (Mexican Street Corn) Ingredients

• 8 Ears of corn with husks on, fresh is best but frozen works, too • 1T. Salt • 2c. Parmesan cheese • 1c. Mayonnaise • Tapitio Hot Sauce or Tajin Chili Lime Powder • Wooden Candy Apple Skewers (optional)

Preparation 1. Fold husk of each cob back but keep intact. Remove silk and fold husk back into place. 2. Place corn in a large bowl of cold water with 1T. of salt for 10 minutes. 3. Remove from water and shake off excess water. Place on medium-high preheated grill for 15-20 minutes, rotating periodically. 4. Carefully fold back husk (watch for steam, it’ll be hot) and use the husk as a holder or use wooden candy apple skewers by pushing the skewer into the end of the cob. 5. Using a brush, brush a layer of mayonnaise over the corn until completely covered. 6. Sprinkle parmesan cheese all over the corn. 7. Top with a drizzle of hot sauce (recommend Tapito) or sprinkle Tajin Chili/Lime Powder all over. 8. Serve immediately.

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DRINK

This is called a "variable" because the ingredients can always change. This drink can be made with all sorts of dry herbs, like peppercorn, sage, rosemary, etc.

OF THE MONTH Bottom Chamber: 4 oz Ransom Barrel-Aged Gin 2 oz simple syrup 8oz water Dash of vanilla extract Top Chamber Options: Rosemary sprigs Lemon peels Dried serendipity (tea with strawberry and mint infused) Lavender Marigold

• In the bottom component of a siphon, or “bulb,” combine gin, simple syrup, water and vanilla. • In the top component, or “hopper,” add your choice of dried herbs (suggestions above) and insert hopper into the bulb. • Position the bulb and hopper on the heat source and begin to heat. • When the water starts boiling, it will create a vacuum and the contents of the bulb will rise into the hopper. As it does this, stir the herbs and the liquids in the hopper continuously as the contents of the bulb get pulled up. • Once all the contents of the bulb are pulled up, take off heat and allow the vacuum to be reversed. This will suck the seeped mixture back to the bottom bulb. • Pour into a snifter glass and garnish with lemon peel and rosemary.

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Hillary Ehlen

Variable Mixer

The process to make this beverage is much like making a tea and results in a similar botanical flavor.


Nehk uses a siphon in this recipe, which is typically used for making coffee, but can also be used to make some flavorful cocktails, too.

Vanilla adds richness and the simple syrup and water help keep the alcohol from burning out.

Nehk likes making this drink with gin because it allows the drinker to be able to still taste all the other flavors infused in it.

Meet the Mixologist

Adam Nehk has over 11 years of bartending experience in the FargoMoorhead area. Having spent many of those years mixing at various bars and restaurants around town, Nehk now serves as the bar catering manager and mixologist at Chef’s Table Catering. In this position, he dives into his talent of cocktail creation with specialty drinks for private events, corporate events and weddings. He’s continuously satisfied tastebuds in town, winning various awards and placing in the semi-finals of High Plains Reader’s Cocktail Showdown and Bartender Battle.

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EVENT CALENDAR AUGUST

STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE AREA. Zen and the Art of Pub Trivia Every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Zen and the Art of Pub Trivia explores the vast depths of our collective knowledge in digestible two-hour segments best enjoyed with other curious humans. Expect exploration into music, science, history, film, literature, geography, sports and more. Maximum team size of six. Beers and pride awarded to the top scoring teams! frontstreettaproom.com Front Street Taproom 614 Main Ave, Fargo

Yoga On The Lawn

Every Monday in the summer at 6 p.m.

Certified yoga instructor Amanda Nordick will lead outdoor yoga classes designed for all levels of ability on the Comstock House lawn. A limited number of yoga mats will be available, but we encourage you to bring your own (and your own water bottle). Comstock House 506 8th St S, Moorhead

The Market at West Acres

COLTER WALL

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m - 5 p.m.

Thursday, August 8 at 8 p.m. After two years of relentless touring, Colter Wall wanted to make an album about home. Drawing on the stories of Saskatchewan, Canada, the young songwriter’s corner of the world takes shape throughout his second full-length album, Songs of the Plains. As a folk singer, Wall places equal importance on crafting songs as well as carrying older songs into the present day. Come see Wall as he does just this, live at Sanctuary Events Center. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center 670 4th Ave N. Fargo

KEY

COMMUNITY

OUTDOORS/FITNESS

A&E

Stop by the west parking lot, just off of 42nd Street South, to find regionally-grown produce, artisanal products, locally raised meat and more from a variety of vendors (produce availability and weather dependent). The Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society operates a vibrant market on the property of West Acres that contributes to the success of regional food growers, gardeners, and producers, and supports a healthy and vibrant community, all while serving as a community gathering place. westacres.com West Acres - West Parking Lot 3902 13th Ave S, Fargo

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Essentia Health presents Incubus with Red Sun Rising brought to you by Q105.1 Saturday, August 3 at 7 p.m.

Since their formation in 1991, iconic multiplatinum Los Angeles rock band Incubus have consciously and continually shifted their perspective with each subsequent album, preserving the spirit that initially drove them and simultaneously challenging themselves as artists and human beings. Come see them at the picturesque Bluestem Amphitheater as they play hits from their eighth studio album, along with other favorites from their discography. jadepresents.com Bluestem Amphitheater 801 50th Ave S. Moorhead

West Acres Birthday Bash: Celebrating 47 Years Saturday, August 3 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

West Acres’ birthday is right around the corner! Join in celebrating an amazing 47 years in the community. The party starts in Buffalo Court with birthday celebrations including live music by Jack Winders and Jessica Vines, local beer and cider, a White House Co photo booth, special giveaways and more! westacres.com West Acres Mall 3902 13th Ave S, Fargo

Over the Edge 2019

Thursday, August 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You get the chance to rappel 110 feet off the Black Building in downtown Fargo and help CHARISM! There will also be food, games, music and other activities going on as they block off part of Broadway for the day as people raise money for at-risk youth. charism.org/ote Black Building 118 Broadway N, Fargo

Twins Of Evil: Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson ‘Hell Never Dies Tour’ Friday, August 9 at 7 p.m.

Calling Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson’s dual tour ‘Twins of Evil’ might be the understatement of the century. Two of the biggest names in heavy metal, both are equally controversial. Manson is perhaps one of the most polarizing and vexed figures in modern popular culture, not only for his aesthetic, which is often seen as androgynous and borderline sadist to some, but also, his

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lyrics, which are as cutting and striking as his aura. Zombie grew out of his wildly successful band White Zombie in the late 90s to become one of heavy metal’s most regarded solo figures. Hence, why he (and Manson) will forever be regarded as two of the best to ever do it in the genre of shock and awe. fargodome.com Fargodome 1800 N University Dr, Fargo

Pride Dance Party

Friday, August 9 at 9 p.m.

If you enjoy high energy beats and dancing with a wall to wall audience, this event is made for you! The music starts at 9 pm with Donny Dahl and KC Vine spinning tunes and the dance floor fills up fast so don’t miss out! $10 Cover at the door, 21+ event. fmpride.com/danceparty Avalon Events Center 2525 9th Ave S, Fargo

An Evening with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Friday, August 9 at 8 p.m.

A life full of music. That’s the story of Ricky Skaggs. By age 21, he was already considered a “recognized master” of one of America’s most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music. His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway, Fargo

Essentia Health presents In This Moment with Devil Wears Prada & DED brought to you by Q105.1 Saturday, August 10 at 8 p.m.

Join these three notorious metal bands for a night not easily forgotten. These acts touch on the genres of gothic metal, alternative metal, and metalcore. jadepresents.com Bluestem Amphitheater 801 50th Ave S. Moorhead

Pride Block Party

Saturday, August 10 from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The party really gets started at 8:30 p.m. with an outdoor Drag show featuring Ongina, from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1, along with

Minneapolis Queens, Nikki Vixxen and Tiffany T Hunter. And that’s not all — the party continues through the night inside Fargo Brewing Company with even more music and dancing after the show! The legendary DJ Joyride (US) and Drag Superstar Nina DiAngelo will be back as hosts for 2019! The Pride Block Party is FM Pride’s biggest event each year, with well over 1,000 people in attendance. fmpride.com Fargo Brewing Company 610 University Dr N, Fargo

Reverend Horton Heat with Delta Bombers Monday, August 12 at 8 p.m.

Loaded guns, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal littered landscape of Reverend Horton Heat’s Jim Heath’s imagination. True to his high evangelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing & reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of American music. He’s a time-traveling spacecowboy on an endless interstellar musical tour, and we are all the richer & “psychobillier” for getting to tag along. jadepresents.com Fargo Brewing Company Outdoors 610 University Dr. N. Fargo

Zakk Sabbath with Don Jamieson Monday, August 12 at 8 p.m.

Zakk Sabbath, a Black Sabbath cover band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo is coming to Fargo for one rockin’ night. Any Black Sabbath fan can pencil this night in as a night not to be missed! jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center 670 4th Ave N. Fargo

Lunch & Learn: Google for Small Businesses & Non-Profits Thursday, August 15 at 12 p.m.

Matt Bergh, Digital Media Manager at Google, will be giving a lunch and learn at the Prairie Den on Google for Small Businesses & Non-Profits. He will be talking about different Google apps for small businesses as well as resources for non-profits. emergingprairie.com Prairie Den 122 1/2 N Broadway, Fargo


Clay For Couples

Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a unique and relaxed evening with a friend or partner in one of Plains’ most popular programs! Learn introductory clay techniques in wheel throwing and handbuilding. Clay and tools are provided, and you will be able to select a glaze for your project. Space is limited and this class fills quickly, so sign up today! plainsart.org Center For Creativity at Plains Art Museum 720 1st Ave N, Fargo

Gate City Bank presents Bluestem: 50th Anniversary of Peace & Music Friday - Saturday, August 16 - 17

PRIDE IN THE PARK

Saturday, August 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pride in the Park is an annual event that acknowledges the achievements and progress made in and by local LGBTQ+ community and beyond. Pride in the Park includes vendors, merchants, artisans, business services, local community groups, games and live entertainment. The afternoon is jam-packed with fun and celebration geared at families and individuals of all ages! fmpride.com/prideinthepark Island Park 302 7th St S, Fargo

Symphony ROCKS at Bluestem - Motown to Memphis Thursday, August 15 at 8 p.m.

This year’s 9TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CONCERT for the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony with Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome will feature the greatest soul and R&B music by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Al Green, Diana Ross, Blues Brothers, Martha and the Vandellas, Aretha and more. Arrive early for great parking and a fun pre-concert supper! The outdoor Food Trucks & Fun Family Pre-Party starts at 4:30 and ends at 7:30. fmsymphony.org Bluestem Amphitheater 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

Jade Presents and Merrill Piepkorn are pleased to announce the Bluestem 50th Anniversary of Peace and Music, a two-day celebration featuring local music, food, and craft vendors. Come celebrate the anniversary of the iconic Woodstock festival with live tributes to favorite Woodstock musicians. The event will also feature local food and craft vendors along with a collection of 1960s Volkswagen Buses on display, a tribute to Vietnam veterans, and a psychedelic art show. jadepresents.com Bluestem Amphitheater 801 50th Ave S. Moorhead

Fargo Food Truck Festival

Friday - Sunday, August 16 - 18

More events, more fun, more flavor. 2019 Fargo Food Truck Festival has more to savor! North Dakota’s Original Food Truck Festival will feature 20 food trucks from the F-M area and throughout the upper Midwest. 701foodtrucks.com North Dakota Horse Park 5180 19th Ave North, Fargo

WWE Live

Sunday, August 18 at 5 p.m.

Fargodome is ready for an eye-popping action as WWE Live brings some of its most exciting wrestlers to the arena. The most recognized wrestling company worldwide, the WWE is bringing the world’s finest wrestling athletes to tour across continents. The actionpacked match-ups at WWE are undoubtedly the most coveted fighting contests on the planet. fargodome.com Fargodome 1800 N University Dr, Fargo

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Race the Red Canoe & Kayak Race

Monday, August 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Kayakers and Canoers wanted! All skill levels welcome. Choose your distance, 1.5, 3.5 or 6 miles. Participants will paddle upriver to a designated turnaround point, grab a prize, and return downriver to the finish. Entry fee is $15/person if pre-registered. Entry fee goes up $10 if registration not received by 5 p.m. on August 15. Canoe/kayak rental available for $15 (limited number available). riverkeepers.org Dike East 100 2nd Street South, Fargo

Cody Ko & Noel Miller: Tiny Meat Gang Live Tuesday, August 20 at 8 p.m.

Cody Ko and Noel Miller are two former software engineers who left their rock-solid, bulletproof careers to become pretty decent comedians with no health insurance. They started the Tiny Meat Gang podcast late last year, and since then, are still doing the podcast. In January of 2019, Cody & Noel will finally be achieving the American dream – setting out on a self-financed comedy tour and entertaining tens of hundreds of people around the 9th smartest nation in the world.

ESSENTIA HEALTH PRESENTS HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2019

Essentia Health presents KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019

jadepresents.com Bluestem Amphitheater 801 50th Ave S. Moorhead

jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway, Fargo

Wednesday, August 21 at 6 p.m.

KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling albums, music videos, consumer products and live tours. In the U.S., KIDZ BOP is the No. 1 music brand for kids, featuring today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids.” Come to Bluestem for a night for the whole family and enjoy your favorite pop songs, performed by kids! jadepresents.com Bluestem Amphitheater 801 50th Ave S. Moorhead

Nick Swardson at Shooting Star Casino Friday, August 23 at 8 p.m.

Shooting Star Casino welcomes Minnesota native and well-known comedian, actor, writer and producer, Nick Swardson! As a standup, Swardson’s “Too Many Smells 2018 Tour” visited theaters in 40 cities from April through June. Swardson also tours regularly on a bill

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Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m.

Music fans have been enjoying the hits of the sixties and seventies since the Summer of Love and beyond. They get to relive those moments on the renowned Happy Together Tour 2019, which is going on its 10th consecutive year. This summer, the Happy Together Tour returns with six headline artists who delivered the biggest hits of the era: The Turtles, Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills.

with Adam Sandler, David Spade and Rob Schneider. Swardson’s latest work can be seen on Netflix as part of COMEDIANS of the World where he was one of four comedians selected to represent the United States. Tickets start at $20! starcasino.com Shooting Star Casino 777 Casino Rd, Mahnomen

Dia Del Taco Fest Fargo

Saturday, August 24 at noon

After a SOLD OUT first year at Fargo Brewing Company, Dia Del Taco Fest Fargo is excited to continue the party with round two! Día Del Taco Fest will again feature two sessions; Uno and Dos, to accommodate taco’s biggest fans. This fiesta brings together unique local


new attraction at the show. Purchase tickets for your kids to ride in a horse-drawn carriage, enjoy the barrel train, or have their face painted. Lounge at a picnic table in the shade and listen to live entertainment featuring some of the area’s best performers. fargoparks.com Island Park 302 7th St S, Fargo

StreetsAlive 2019

Sunday, August 25 from noon to 5 p.m.

Our community’s open-street festivals plant the idea that people walking or biking to work or play is normal and exhilarating. Join for this fun, free, family-friendly event! Bring your bike and come play in the streets and celebrate active play and active transportation! greatridesfargo.org/streetsalive Great Northern Bicycle Company 425 Broadway N, Fargo

David Crosby & Friends and Sky Trails Tour 2019 Sunday, August 25 at 8 p.m.

SISTER CITIES SMOKEOUT

Thursday - Friday, August 29-30 Baked into the heart of Moorhead and its sister city, Fargo, are the common bonds of beer-safe cooking (safely grilling food with a beer in one hand) and giving your ears equal love with great tunes. Even better is having someone else wrestle up some good meat, pour a tall one and crank up the summer’s hottest playlist. You’re invited to Sister Cities Smokeout two full days of – Hot BBQ, Live Tunes and Cold Beer. jadepresents.com Bluestem Meadow 801 50th Ave S. Moorhead

vendors renditions of tasty tacos and sides for purchase. You can also enjoy hand-crafted margaritas and specialty brews courtesy of Fargo Brewing Company! Amazing live music and friendly food competitions will offer hours of entertainment. jadepresents.com Fargo Brewing Company 610 University Dr. N. Fargo

Island Park Show

Saturday- Sunday, August 24 - 25

Explore, unwind, and shop at Island Park Show! Unwind while you explore 125 different booths featuring makers of fine arts and crafts. Shop for a unique treasure to take home. In addition to the great shopping, Island Park Show offers fun for all ages. Add your creative spin to the community mural, a

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour in May and June. Joining him will be five musical friends, collectively and affectionately known as the “Skytrails Band.” Crosby is in the midst of an incredibly creative and powerful period, showcasing his skills as the brilliant songwriter that he is. On this tour, he will be performing some of his best-loved songs and greatest hits from right across his illustrious career, alongside material from the Skytrails album, plus a few surprises as well. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway, Fargo

Eat United Food Truck Feed

Wednesday, August 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Join for the third Eat United Food Truck Feed! Bring your friends to the BCBSND East parking lot to enjoy food from several vendors, Sodexo baked goods, a farmers market and live music. A portion of sales from each food truck will benefit United Way of Cass-Clay! Food Vendors include Pico, Twisted Spork, Thunder Coffee, Duchessa Gelato and more! unitedwaycassclay.org Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota 4510 13th Ave S, Fargo

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LOCAL

MUSIC

OUR GUIDE TO FARGO-MOORHEAD-WEST FARGO’S LOCAL MUSIC.

AUGUST 1ST - 4TH THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 The Deadbeats - Hotel Donaldson Jacked Up - The Windbreak GMC Album Release Party - The Aquarium FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 Rootz Within - Dempsey’s Pop Rocks - The Windbreak 2000s Dance Party - The Aquarium Frost Fire - Pickled Parrot Classic Country - TAK Music Venue Jack Winders - Front Street Taproom

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 Video DJ - Dempsey’s Dylan Boehmer - Legends Sports Bar Kissing Company - Shotgun Sally’s It Looks Sad - The Aquarium Frost Fire - Pickled Parrot Incubus w/ Red Sun Rising - Bluestem Amphitheater Steve Burket - Front Street Taproom SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak

AUGUST 5TH - 11TH TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 Ciro De La Garza - Shotgun Sally’s WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 Sub:Culture - The Aquarium THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 Heavy Is The Head - Hotel Donaldson Union Cattle Band - The Windbreak Good Morning Bedlam - Junkyard Brewing Company Colter Wall w/ Summer Dean Sanctuary Events Center


FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 Heart And Soul - Dempsey’s Kissing Company - The Windbreak Bindle Fest II Day One - The Aquarium Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Fargo Theatre Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson Fargodome Dance Party - Pickled Parrot SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 Lost Ox - Dempsey’s Michael Pink - Legends Sports Bar Sidewinder - Shotgun Sally’s Sweet Siren - The Windbreak Black Crown Initiate - The Aquarium Hawthorne Heights- TAK Music Venue In This Moment w/ Devil Wears Prada and DED - Bluestem Amphitheater Brothers Bertrand - Front Street Taproom Dance Party - Pickled Parrot SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak The Appleseed Cast - The Aquarium

AUGUST 12TH - 18TH MONDAY, AUGUST 12 Kirko Bangz - The Aquarium Reverend Horton Heat w/ Delta Bombers - The Hall At FBC Zakk Sabbath w/ Don Jamieson Sanctuary Events Center

Front Street Taproom

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 The Pony Show - Shotgun Sally’s WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 Sub:Culture - The Aquarium THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 The Ian Alexy Band - Hotel Donaldson Young Country - The Windbreak FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 Poitin - Dempsey’s 1st Annual Fall Fest w/ Wayne McArthur, Patrick Murphy’s Band & Matt Aakre - Legends Sports Bar DJ Melby - Hotel Donaldson 8th Hour w/ Wayne McArther - The Windbreak The Brave - Pickled Parrot All Four Inches with Understudy, The Undyrgrad and Sonus Nexus - TAK Music Venue Bluestem: 50th Anniversary of Peace and Music - Bluestem Amphitheater Stephen Chopek - Front Street Taproom

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 Dub Foundation - Dempsey’s FM All Stars - Shotgun Sally’s Special Blend - Hotel Donaldson The Brave - Pickled Parrot Metal Night - Rick’s Bar Shawn Holt & The Teardrops with Kari Marie - TAK Music Venue Bluestem: 50th Anniversary of Peace and Music - Bluestem Amphitheater DJ AP - Front Street Taproom SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak Kevin Schlereth - The Aquarium

AUGUST 19TH - 25TH TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 John Janousek - Shotgun Sally’s Chuckie Campbell - The Aquarium

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LOCALMUSICVENUES ALIBI LOUNGE

1340 21st Ave S, Fargo

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 Sub:Culture - The Aquarium THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 The Brave - Hotel Donaldson Slamabama - The Windbreak Dad Fest - The Aquarium Cash’d Out - TAK Music Venue Happy Together Tour - Bluestem Amphitheater FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 Ginstrings - Dempsey’s Some Shitty Cover Band - The Windbreak Space Monkey Mafia - The Aquarium Connie Lee - TAK Music Venue Cropdusters - Front Street Taproom Dance Party - Pickled Parrot Holipalooza Featuring Slamabama and Skyline - Holiday Inn* SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 6th Street Revue - Dempsey’s Stuck in the Middle - Shotgun Sally’s Copperhead Creek - The Windbreak Sunless - The Aquarium 7 Minutes ‘Till Midnight - TAK Music Venue Fancy That - Front Street Taproom Dance Party - Pickled Parrot SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak David Crosby & Friends - Fargo Theatre

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AUGUST 26TH - 31ST

THE AQUARIUM

226 Broadway N, 2nd Floor, Fargo

BAR NINE

1405 Prairie Pkwy, West Fargo

MONDAY, AUGUST 26 Vinyl Night - The Aquarium TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 Zach Thomas - Shotgun Sally’s WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 The United Empire - The Windbreak Sub:Culture - The Aquarium Summer Like The Season, Naivety, Nick Rush and Bryan Stanley - TAK Music Venue

BLVD PUB

3147 Bluestem Dr, West Fargo

DEMPSEY’S

226 Broadway N, Fargo

FRONT STREET TAPROOM 614 Main Ave., Fargo

HOLIDAY INN

3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

THE HODO LOUNGE 101 Broadway N, Fargo

J.C. CHUMLEYS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 Dixie Chicken w/ The Moon Cats - Hotel Donaldson Rhyme Or Reason - The Windbreak Punks For Lunches - The Aquarium Sister Cities Smokeout - Bluestem Meadow

1608 Main Ave, Moorhead

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 Confusion - Dempsey’s Roosters - The Windbreak Sister Cities Smokeout - Bluestem Meadow Cold Sweat - Front Street Taproom Uptown Live - Pickled Parrot

THE PICKLED PARROT

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 The Low Standards - Dempsey’s Face For Radio - The Windbreak Tropidelic - The Aquarium Dearly Departed w/ High Hopes, Wildview and Cascades - TAK Music Venue J.Melby and Lauryn Lesley - Front Street Taproom Uptown Live - Pickled Parrot

1515 42nd St. S, Fargo

JUNKYARD BREWING COMPANY 1416 1st Ave. N, Moorhead

KILSTONE BREWING

764 34th St N Unit R, Fargo

LUCKY'S 13 PUB

4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo 505 3rd Ave N, Fargo

RED RAVEN ESPRESSO PARLOR 916 Main Ave, Fargo

RICK'S

2721 Main Ave, Fargo

SHOTGUN SALLY’S SPECK'S

2611 Main Ave, Fargo

TAK MUSIC VENUE

1710 Center Ave W, Dilworth

URBAN 42

1635 42nd St SW, Fargo, ND

VFW

202 Broadway N, Fargo


606 Main Ave., Fargo

8:30 p.m. Rhombus Guys Pizza

404 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Sidestreet Grille & Pub

675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

8 p.m. Three Lyons Pub

2640 52nd Ave S, Fargo

Frank’s Lounge

1340 21st Ave. S, Fargo

7:30 p.m. The Alibi Lounge

803 Belsly Blvd., Moorhead

Pub West

420 Center Ave, Moorhead

Vic's Lounge

4445 17th Ave. S, Fargo

8 p.m. Fargo Brewing Ale House

3234 43rd St. S, Fargo

7:30 p.m. Fargo Billiards and Gastropub

1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo

9 p.m. Labby’s Grill & Bar

2510 University Drive S, Fargo

Pepper’s Sports Cafe

1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

JC Chumley’s

1640 13th Ave E, West Fargo

8 p.m. Boston's Pizza

202 Broadway N, Fargo

VFW: Downtown Fargo

221 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

The Silver Dollar Bar & The Flying Pig Grill

3140 Bluestem Dr, West Fargo

315 2nd St SE, Glyndon

3147 Bluestem Dr, West Fargo

Blvd Pub

The Hill Bar & Grill

3140 Bluestem Drive #105, West Fargo

Flatland Brewery

610 University Drive N, Fargo

Fargo Brewing Company

630 1st Ave. N, Suite 6, Fargo

Drumconrath Brewing Co

701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

Work Zone

1710 Center Ave. E, Dilworth

Red Hen Taphouse

4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Prairie Brothers Brewing Co.

808 30th Ave S, Moorhead

O'Leary's Pub

Dave’s Southside Tap

614 Main Ave., Fargo

Front Street Taproom

325 10th St. N, Fargo

7 p.m. Bomb Shelter

WEDNESDAYS

1405 Prairie Parkway, West Fargo

7 p.m. Bar Nine

7 p.m. Fort Noks Bar of Gold

52 Broadway N, Fargo

TUESDAYS

MONDAYS

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH GENERAL OR THEMED TRIVIA AT SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE AREA BARS AND RESTAURANTS.

AUG.

675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

8 p.m. Three Lyons Pub

212 Broadway N, Fargo

7:30 p.m. Rosey’s Bistro

1414 12th Avenue North, Fargo

Herd and Horns

3333 13th Ave S, Fargo

7 p.m. D'Woods Lounge (at the Ramada)

THURSDAYS

2630 University Drive S, Fargo

8 p.m. The Bowler

420 Center Ave., Moorhead

7:30 p.m. Vic’s Lounge

226 Broadway N, Fargo

6 p.m. Dempsey’s

FRIDAYS


DRINK SPECIALS

CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE TO LOCAL DRINK SPECIALS! FOR A MORE IN-DEPTH LISTING, VISIT FARGOMONTHLY.COM

FARGO

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Daily Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: Tall beer for a Short Price, $2 off Wine by the Glass, $1 off Well Pours, 1/2 Priced Apps. Nightly Happy Hour 9-11 p.m.: 1/2 off all Gins & Vodkas, $1 off all Specialty Drinks (menu drinks)

Daily Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: Tall beer for a Short Price, $2 off Wine by the Glass, $1 off Well Pours, 1/2 Priced Apps. Nightly Happy Hour 9-11 p.m.: 1/2 off all Gins & Vodkas, $1 off all Specialty Drinks (menu drinks)

Daily Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: Tall beer for a Short Price, $2 off Wine by the Glass, $1 off Well Pours, 1/2 Priced Apps. Nightly Happy Hour 9-11 p.m.: 1/2 off all Gins & Vodkas, $1 off all Specialty Drinks (menu drinks)

Daily Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: Tall beer for a Short Price, $2 off Wine by the Glass, $1 off Well Pours, 1/2 Priced Apps. Nightly Happy Hour 9-11 p.m.: 1/2 off all Gins & Vodkas, $1 off all Specialty Drinks (menu drinks)

Nightly Happy Hour 9-11 p.m.: 1/2 off all Gins & Vodkas, $1 off all Specialty Drinks (menu drinks)

$3 Jack Fire Shots, $3.25 Jag Shots; noon- 7 p.m.: $2.50 Wells, Calls, and Premium Drinks

$3 Jack Fire Shots, $3.25 Jag Shots; noon- 7 p.m.: $2.50 Wells, Calls, and Premium Drinks

$3 Jack Fire Shots, $3.25 Jag Shots; noon- 7 p.m.: $2.50 Wells, Calls, and Premium Drinks

$3 Jack Fire Shots, $3.25 Jag Shots; noon- 7 p.m.: $2.50 Wells, Calls, and Premium Drinks

$3 Jack Fire Shots, $3.25 Jag Shots; noon- 7 p.m.: $2.50 Wells, Calls, and Premium Drinks

$3 Jack Fire Shots, $3.25 Jag Shots; noon- 7 p.m.: $2.50 Wells, Calls, and Premium Drinks

$3 Jack Fire Shots, $3.25 Jag Shots; noon- 7 p.m.: $2.50 Wells, Calls, and Premium Drinks

$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

½ all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

½ all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

½ all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

½ all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

½ all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

½ all drinks and apps 10pmmidnight

½ all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pmmidnight

Bomb Shelter 325 10th St. N, Fargo

2-4-1 drinks all day, 2-4-1 appetizers

College ID Night: $7 cover ($10 without ID) all you can drink taps & wells from 9pm.-midnight, 2-4-1 Burgers, 2-4-1s all day

Ladies Night: $7 cover all you can drink taps & wells from 9pm.midnight, 2-4-1s all day

3-4-1s 9pmmidnight, 2-4-1s all day

2-4-1s all day

2-4-1s all day

Borrowed Buck’s Roadhouse 1201 Westrac Drive, Fargo

Any Monday of your birthday month: receive a free 40oz. bucket of booze, 8-11pm: $2 domestic bottles for everyone

8-11pm: $2 tall taps, wells & teas

50¢ taps, $1 Captain Morgan and teas 8pm-midnight

2-for-1 domestic bottles, Jack & Jack Honey 8pmmidnight

7-9pm: $7 all you can drink, 9-11pm: $2.50 tall taps, teas, Morgans & bomb shots

7-9pm: 79¢ teas, 9-11pm: $2.50 tall taps, teas, Morgans & bomb shots

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

Pull Tab Happy Hour 4-7pm, Patron shots $3.50 all day

Happy Hour 4-7pm, $3.00 domestic pounders from 9 to 11pm. Ice Hole shots $3.50 all day

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, pull tab Happy Hour replay 9-11pm. Goldschlager shots $3.50 all day

Happy Hour 4-7pm, Captain Morgan at $3.00 from 9-11pm. Jagermeister shots $3.50 all day

Happy Hour 4-7pm, Windsor at $3.00 from 9-11pm. Romana Sambuca shots $3.50 all day

Happy Hour 4-7pm, Tito's Vodka $3.50 from 9-11pm. Jose Cuervo shots $3.50 all day

Happy Hour 4-7pm, $6.00 pitchers from 9-11pm. Rumpleminze shots $3.50 all day. Service Industry Sunday

$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

46 North Pints & Provisions 635 2nd Ave N, Fargo

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

Alibi Lounge and Casino 1340 21st Ave S, Fargo The Bismarck Tavern

522 Broadway N, Fargo The Boiler Room 210 Broadway N, Fargo

The Box 1025 38th St. SW, Fargo (Inside the Fargo Inn & Suites)

Bulldog Tap 4265 45th St. S, Fargo

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Big Mug Monday (8pm-Close): $5.95 New Mug, $3.95 Refills

8pm-Close: $1.00 Off Taps & Wells (Including Craft Beers), Free Pool & Darts

Big Mug Wednesday (8pm-Close): $5.95 New Mug, $3.95 Refills, $1 off Captain Morgan

8pm-Close: 50¢ Busch Light Taps, $2.95 Ice Hole & Fireball

8pm-Close: Beer & A Bump Night: Beer and an Ice Hole for $6.00, $2.95 Old School Long Island Teas, $2.95 Stumplifters

8am-Noon: $1 off Bloody Mary’s & Caesars, 8pm-Close: $1 off Crown Royal & Tito’s

Sunday Funday (12pm2am): $1.00 Off All Drinks In Your Chub's Gear

Cork ‘N Cleaver 3301 S University Dr, Fargo

2-4-1 bottles of house wine; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

2-4-1 glasses of our featured wine; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

½ price long island teas; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

Wine Club - $15/ year, every Wednesday at 5:30pm; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

Weekly Patio Specials; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

2-4-1 bottles of house wine; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

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

$4 specialty or import bottled/tap beer starting at 9pm

$3.50 Old Style and $5.25 Jameson starting at 9pm

$3.50 Old Style and $5.25 Jameson starting at 9pm

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

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

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 9pm-close: $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

Crown Royal $3.75

Bacardi $3.25, Tito's $3.50

Windsor $3.25

$3.75 Jameson

Stoli $3.75, Jack $4.25

Imports $3.75, Captain Morgan $3.50

$2.75 Rail vodka, $3.25 Windsor

$4 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

Happy Hour All Day ($1 off all Taps, Wells, and Domestic Bottled Beer). 3 for 1’s from 7-10pm Domestic Taps and Well Drinks (made in plastic cups)

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $1 off all Taps, Wells & Domestic Bottles. $3.50 Stoli Flavors (adding some juices and energy drinks is an up charge). $3.50 Icehole Flavors and Fireball shots. $2 Well Drinks & Domestic Bottles (8-10pm)

$4 Bloody Mary’s and Caesar’s (26pm). $3.50 Chuck Norris & Jag Bomb Shots. $3.50 Select Rums (Morgan, Bacardi Flavors, Don Q, Sailor Jerry and Malibu). $2 Well Drinks & Domestic Bottles (8-10pm)

All Specials from the week apply (excludes $2 wells and Domestics)

11am-4pm: Bloody Mary and mimosa bar

11am-4pm: Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. ½ price taps all day

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

Doolittles wine 4-11pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and Woodfire Grill 9pm-close: $1 off 2112 25th St. S, tap and bottled beer, Fargo cocktails and wine 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

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $1 off all Taps, Wells & Domestic Bottles. Bucket of Beers $15 (Any 5 Beers). $4.50 Long Islands & Margaritas

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $1 off all Taps, Wells & Domestic Bottles. $3.50 Tap Beers all day (Pint glasses)

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $1 off all Taps, Wells & Domestic Bottles. $3 Select Whiskeys and $3 Import and Domestic Microbrew bottles all day. ½ price bottles of wine

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

½ price burgers with purchase of a beverage. Service Industry Night: $1 off all drinks

½ price wine

$4.50 Tito Pours

$1 off bottle or can beer. $4 flavored teas

$4.50 Crown Royal and Grey Goose Pours

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off pints & snacks - 7-close Service Industry $1 off all Pints

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off pints & snacks - 7-close $1 off all snacks

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off pints & snacks - 7-close $2 Grain Belt Pounders

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off pints & snacks - 7-close $10 Select Pitchers

Happy Hour 2pm-6 p.m.: $1 off pints & snacks

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

Granite City 1636 42nd St. S, Fargo

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

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

$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

7-Close: $3 Bud & Bud Light Pints

7-Close: Mug Night. $5.75 first fill $3.75 domestic refills. First fill free on the week of your birthday

7-Close: $3.50 Long Island Teas & $3 Well Drinks

Happy Hour 3-5

$3 Mimosas, $4 Bison Bombs, $5.50 Green Tea Cocktails

All day: $3.50 jumbo teas, $5.25 top shelf, Happy Hour 3-7pm: $2.95 premium well drinks, domestic taps & bottled beer

8-close bucket of beers: 5 domestic for $2.95 each or 5 craft for $3.50. Happy Hour 3-7pm: $2.95 premium well drinks, domestic taps & bottled beer

F&F Poor Boy Pounders $2.95/$3.25, Happy Hour 3-7pm: $2.95 premium well drinks, domestic taps & bottled beer

9pm-close: $1 off domestic bottled beer & premium well, Happy Hour 3-7pm: $2.95 premium well drinks, domestic taps & bottled beer

11am-3pm: $3.95 mimosas, screwdrivers & bloodies, 9pm-close: $1 off domestic bottles & premium well drinks, Happy Hour 3-7pm

Front Street Taproom 614 Main Ave., Fargo

Herd and Horns All Day Happy Hour $1 off Drinks & $2 1414 12th Ave. N, off Appetizers Fargo

Labby’s Grill & Bar 1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo

Big Mug Night 8-close: $3.95 32 oz domestic refills, $7.95 premium well drinks. Happy Hour 3-7pm: $2.95 premium well drinks, domestic taps & bottled beer

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2-4-1 Schell's Beer

$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

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Lucky’s 13 Pub $2.50 short domestic beers. $2 off all 4301 17th Ave. S, Mules 3-close Fargo

3pm-close: ½ Price Margaritas & $3.00 Coronas & Dos Equis Amber

$3.50 tall domestic taps 3pm-close

½ bottles of wine, $2.50 PBR, Hamms and Busch Light Pounders 3 p.m.close

Happy Hour 3-6pm, $1.25 off all drinks

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

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

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

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

Luna Fargo 1545 University Drive S, Fargo Mezzaluna 309 Roberts St. N, Fargo The Northern 325 10th St. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., 2-4-1 appetizers

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., 2-4-1 Burgers

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., $9.75 8oz Steak Dinner

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., $6.50 Fried Chicken Dinner

Homestyle Lunch Buffet from 11 a.m. 2 p.m., Happy Hour 5-7 p.m.

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m.

NoBull Smokehouse 609 NP Ave, Fargo

$3 Any Bourbon 4 pm -Close

$2.50 Tap Beers 4 pm-Close

Swine and Wine, Buy a bottle/glass of wine, second one is one penny 4 pm-Close

Bucket Special 4-10pm: buy 3 bottles get two free. Bones, Beer, Bourbon-$12.99

2-4-$1s Single Shot Drinks, Taps and Teas 10 pm-Close

2-4-$1s Single Shot Drinks, Taps and Teas 10 pm-Close

Happy Hour All Day

$3 rum and $3 Long Island teas

$.50 taps from 7PMClose

$3 Whiskey’s and $3.50 Crowns

2 for 1 Bottle Beers and Well drinks

Happy Hour all day

7-9pm: Pay The Day Tap Beer & 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

7-9pm: $1 You Call It’s & 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

4-10pm: ½ Glass Or Bottle Of Wine

9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

11am-2pm: $2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas & 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

11am-2pm: $2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas

6-10pm: $2 rail and call drinks, $2 select tap & bottled beer and $4 house wines

3-6pm: $2 rail and call drinks, $2 select tap & bottled beer and $4 house wines

3-6pm: $2 rail and call drinks, $2 select tap &bottled beer and $4 house wines $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs, 9-11pm

$2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas 11am-2pm & $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs 9-11pm

$2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas 11am-2pm

$3 Fireball & Icehole, $3 Captain Morgan, $4 Domestic Tap Jar, $5 Kona Big Wave (Jar $8), $7 Well Jar

$2 Domestic Tap (until 10pm), $2 Wells (until 10pm), $3 Domestic Bottles, $3 Fireball & Icehole, $5 Kona Big Wave (Jar $8), $8 Well Jars

$2 Domestic Tap (until 10pm), $2 Wells (until 10pm), $3 Fireball & Icehole, $4 Crown Royal (until 10pm), $5 Kona Big Wave (Jar $8)

$2 Domestic Tap (until 10pm), $2 Wells (until 10pm), $3 Fireball & Icehole, $4 Jack Daniels (until 10pm), $4 Chuck Norris (until 10pm), $5 Kona Big Wave (Jar $8)

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

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

OB Sport Zone 22 Broadway N, Fargo

3-6pm: $2 rail and call drinks, $2 select tap & bottled beer and $4 house wines & $5.95 Domestic Pitchers, 6-10pm

$2 rail and call drinks, $2 select tap & bottled beer and $4 house wines

Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

Happy Hour all day

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

½ draft beer 3pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

½ bottles of wine 3pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

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

$2 off culinary cocktails 3pm-close, 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

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

Pounds ​6 12 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. 9-12 a.m. - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. 9-12 a.m. - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. 9-12 a.m. - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. 9-12 a.m. - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

10 p.m.-12 a.m. - $2 LilFfruitopias, $2 White Claws, $2 vodka, rum, whiskey, gin, $2 berry lemon drop shots

10 p.m.-12 a.m. - $2 LilFfruitopias, $2 White Claws, $2 vodka, rum, whiskey, gin, $2 berry lemon drop shots

All day Happy Hour - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

Radisson 201 5th St. N. Fargo

4 -6 pm, free chips & salsa, $1 off all drinks

4 -6 pm, free chips & salsa, $1 off all drinks

4 -6 pm, free chips & salsa, $1 off all drinks. All day: Wine Wednesday, ½ price bottles of wine

4 -6 pm, free chips & salsa, $1 off all drinks

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 you-call-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 4:30pm-close

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

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½ appetizers 4-6pm and 9-11pm; $1 off beer, well and wine drinks


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Rooter’s Bar 107 Broadway N, Fargo

$2 12-ounce domestic draws all day

$2.50 domestic bottles all day; 9pm – 12a.m.: Late Night Happy Hour 2-for-1 Drinks

$2.50 Captain Morgan and Windsor all day; 9 pm – 1 am $3 PBR Pounders

Rosey's Bistro 212 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm ½ priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm ½ priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

$3 Rooter’s Root beers and $7.50 Domestic Pitchers all day

9 pm—1 am $2.50 12 oz Domestic Draw Beers

11 am – 4 pm $2.50 Homemade Bloody Mary w/ Beer Chaser; 9pm-1am $2.50 12 oz Domestic Draw Beers

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm ½ priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm ½ priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm ½ priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm ½ priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

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 open7pm: $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 open7pm: $1 off all drinks

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

6pm-midnight: $10 Pitchers and $2 Pounders

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $3 tall domestics and $5 tall crafts, $3.50 Bacardi & Smirnoff, $4 Jack Daniels & $4 Dubliner, 6pmmidnight: $3 tall domestics & $5 tall crafts

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

9pm-midnight: Ladies Night: $5 at the door/Free Well drinks for ladies

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $3 tall domestics and $5 tall crafts, $3.50 Bacardi & Smirnoff, $4 Jack Daniels & $4 Dubliner, 9pm-midnight: $5 mug at the door with $2 wells & domestic taps refills

9pm-midnight: $2 Domestic Bottles and Well drinks, $4 Crown Royal and Titos, $5 Patron

11am-2pm: $15 bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys & domestic taps; 9pm-midnight: $2 wells & domestic bottles, $4 Crown Royal and Titos, $5 Patron

1am-2pm: $15 bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys & domestic taps; 6pmmidnight: 2-4-1 Pint Beers and Mixed Drinks

Sickies Garage 3431 Fiechtner Drive S, Fargo

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, $4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka,$4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, $4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, $4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours.

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, $4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours.

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, $4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, $4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours.

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

$4 All Irish Whiskeys, $.75 off Craft & Import Beers, $6 Sidestreet Teas Happy Hour 2pm-7pm $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 mystery shots

All Day Happy Hour 11am - Midnight: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all beer pitchers. Happy Hour 2-7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 mystery shots

$4.00 Jameson Irish Whiskey. Happy Hour 2pm7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 mystery shots

Happy Hour 2pm7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 mystery shots

$4 Stoli, $4 Summit pints. Happy Hour 2pm.-7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 mystery shots

$4 Jack Daniels and Jim Beam, $1 off ALL local beers and spirits

Service Industry Sunday Funday! (With valid server ID): $1 off "You Call Its" for all of our Service Industry Family, $2 off All Pitchers

$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

$3.25 Beer pounders, free pool and darts

$3.25 Windsor and Black Velvet, free pool and darts

$3.25 Captain Morgan, $4 Jack Daniels

$3.25 domestic can beers, $3.25 Bacardi

$3.50 Import and craft beer

$3.50 UV Vodka and Dr Mc

$3.85 22oz taps, $3 well drinks, free pool and darts

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: $3.25 Happy Hour bottles, $3 Captain Morgan

6-10pm: $8.50 domestic pitchers, $3 wells and Ice Hole shots

6-10pm: $2.75 Schnapps shots, $3.75 Gator Teas and import bottles

6-10pm: $3 Bacardi and Windsor, $3.50 Chuck Norris or Jag Bombs

Noon-10pm: $3.25 Happy Hour pints and bottles, $1 off whiskeys, $4.25 Bloody Marys

Noon-10pm: $3.25 Happy Hour pints and bottles, $1 off whiskeys, $4.25 Bloody Marys

Best Brews and BBQ: Two free tap pints and free apps from 530-7pm

Buy one mug, get one half off tap beer

BYO Wine Night ($7 corkage fee) and ½ price bottles of wine, $2 off everything 3-6pm, ½ whiskey and gin after 9pm

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

The Round Up Saloon 4501 Urban Plains Drive, Fargo

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

True North Bistro 5064 23rd Ave. S, Fargo Twist 220 Broadway N, Fargo

$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

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Server industry night (one free half pint of beer with proof of server training card.) 9pm-close: half off all beer, glass wine, single shot well pours

9pm-close: half off all beer, glass wine, single shot well pours

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

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$3 Captain Morgan

$6 domestic pitchers

$3 Windsor

$3 domestic pounders and bottles

$3 teas

Happy Hour 11am5pm

Happy Hour all day

Vinyl Taco 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

$2 off jumbo 32oz. Margaritas

$2 off PBR pounders, $1 off Mojitos

$1 off Proud Mary Pina Colada

$2 off all tequila shots

$1 off Cadillac Margaritas, $2 Margaritas 9pmclose

$1 Let's Get It On Lemonades, $1 Sangria, $2 off Margaritas 9pmclose

Wild Terra Cider and Brewing 6 12th St N, Fargo

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off Ciders and starters, two glasses of wine $7

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off Ciders and starters, two glasses of wine $7

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off Ciders and starters, two glasses of wine $7

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off Ciders and starters, two glasses of wine $7

Happy Hour: 2-6pm: $1 off Ciders and starters, two glasses of wine $7

9-10pm: $1 drinks, 10-11pm: $2 drinks

9-11pm: $2 drinks and bomb shots

9pm-midnight: $3 drinks and 2-for-1 shots

VFW: Downtown

202 Broadway N, Fargo

The Windbreak 3150 39th St. S, Fargo Woody’s Bar 1550 32nd Ave. S, Fargo

Brunch 11AM-3PM, Bottomless Mimosas

4-7pm and 9-11pm: $1 off all drinks

4-7pm and 9-11pm: $1 off all drinks

4-7pm and 9-11pm: $1 off all drinks

Ladies Night: Ladies drink free (select taps and wells) 9pm-midnight, 9-11pm: guys get $2 drinks, $2 bomb shots

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

$3.30 Bloody Mary and Caesars, $3.30 import bottles

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

Happy Hour 3pm6pm: $1 off all taps,

Happy Hour 3pm6pm: $1 off all taps, bottles, pounders, wells and wines; $3 Bacardi, $1 off all craft pounders, Shot of the Day: $3 Doctor McGuillicuddy's

Happy Hour 3pm6pm: $1 off all taps, bottles, pounders, wells and wines; $1 off Crown, $1 off domestic bottles, Shot of the Day: $3 Fireball

Happy Hour 3pm6pm: $1 off all taps, bottles, pounders, wells and wines; $3 Tito's, $1 off craft taps, Shot of the Day: $3 Icehole

Happy Hour 3pm6pm: $1 off all taps, bottles, pounders, wells and wines; $3 Deep Eddy's, $1 off craft/import bottles, Shot of the Day: $3 Jagermeister

$4 Mules, $1 off domestic pounders, Shot of the Day: $3 UV Bombs

$3.75 Bloody Mary's and Caesar's, $3 Mimosas, $1 off all taps, Shot of the Day: $5 Patron

$8 Domestic Pitchers and $1 off Icehole & Fireball all day. All Day: $3 Truly and $3 Twisted Ice Tea. $2 tap domestic beer ALL DAY

All Day $1 off Drafts, $1 off house Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

WEST FARGO Barcode bottles, pounders, wells and wines; $3 835 23rd Ave. E, Captain Morgan, $1 West Fargo off all domestic taps, Shot of the Day: $3 Rumpleminze

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

8pm-12am: $1 Domestic Mugs & Stoli; Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $1 off taps, wells and domestic bottles, All Day: $3 Truly and $3 Twisted Ice Tea

8pm-12am:$1 off all beers (taps, bottles, pounders); Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $1 off taps, wells and domestic bottles. All Day: $3 Truly and $3 Twisted Ice Tea

8pm-12am: mug night $1.50 off all beer mugs; Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $1 off taps, wells and domestic bottles. All Day: $3 Truly and $3 Twisted Ice Tea

8pm-12am:$1 off Domestic Mugs & Jameson (plus Ladies Night Specials); Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $1 off taps, wells and domestic bottles. All Day: $3 Truly and $3 Twisted Ice Tea

8pm-12am: rum night $1 off Captain Morgan & Bacardi; Happy Hour 11am7pm: $1 off taps, wells and domestic bottles. All Day: $3 Truly and $3 Twisted Ice Tea

8pm-12am: vodka night $1 off Titos & Deep Eddy; Happy Hour 11am-5pm: $1 off taps, wells and domestic bottles. All Day: $3 Truly and $3 Twisted Ice Tea .$1 tap domestic beer (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), $2 tap domestic beer (1 p.m.-3 p.m.)

Blarney Stone 1910 9th St. E, West Fargo

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Blvd Pub 3147 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6p.m.; 6 p.m.close: Talls for shorts and $3.50 Bacardi

Happy Hour 3-6p.m.; 6 p.m.close: $3.25 Long Island Teas

Happy Hour 3-6p.m.; 6 p.m.close: 2 for 1 Domestic pints and wells

Happy Hour 3-6p.m.; 6 p.m.close: 1/2 price bottles of wine and $1 off mules

Happy Hour 3-6p.m.; 7 p.m.close: $1 off Captain Morgan and Titos

8 a.m.-noon: Bloody Bar, $4 Bloody's and Mimosa's; 7 p.m.close: $3.50 Fireball and Icehole shots

Hooligans 3330 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

Mug Night: $7 mug and fill, $3 domestic and $5 non-domestic refills

$4 tall domestic taps, half-price bottles of wine

$2.50 domestic bottles

Tea Night: $5 colossal teas

$3.50 well drinks all day

$2 pounders, domestic pitcher and a large pizza for $20

$8 pitchers of beer, $8.99 ultimate Bloody Marys, $3 Mimosas

MacKenzie River Pizza 819 24th Ave W E, West Fargo

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

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 you-call-its

Rookies 715 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pmmidnight: $7.50 Coors Light pitchers and $3.75 Crown Royal

Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pm-midnight: $7.50 Miller Lite pitchers, $3 Jack Daniels and Jag, $3.75 Long Island Teas

Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pmmidnight: $7.50 Bud Light pitchers, $3.50 Windsor and Smirnoff

Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pmmidnight: $3 domestic pitchers and Shiner Bock bottles, $3.50 Deep Eddys, $4 Angry Balls shot

8pm-midnight: $3 Fireball, $3.50 Tito's Vodka, $5 Vodka Red Bulls, $3.50 Chuck Norris, Ninja Turtles and Jag Bombs

Happy Hour noon-6:30pm, 8pm-midnight: $3 import bottles and Tarantula Tequila, $3.50 Captain Morgan, Bacardi and Jameson

Happy Hour all day, Service Industry Night 10pm-close: $3 well drinks

Bar Nine 1405 Prairie Pkwy., West Fargo

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Silver Dollar Flying Pig 221 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

$3 PBR pounders and $2.50 glass of moscato, merlot or chardonnay, 5-close

$3 PBR pounders and $1 off tap pints, 8pm-close

$3 PBR pounders and $2.50 Lord Calvert, Windsor and Black Velvet, 8pm-close

$3 pounders, $4.50 Patron, $4 Crown Royal, 8pm-close

$3 PBR pounders and $3.50 Captain Morgan and $2.75 Fireball shots

$3 PBR pounders and $4.25 Bloody Marys and Caesars and $2.75 Fireball shots 8pm-close

$3 PBR pounders and $2 off all beer pitchers and $4.25 Bloody Marys and Caesar’s all day

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

Mug Night! 7pm to close $2 buys the 32oz mug. Fills for pint price.

All day: $4 classic long islands and $5 specialty teas. $3 Icehole and Fireball shots

All day: $1 off pounders and $5 bomb shots

All day: $6 martinis, $3 glasses of wine, $3 McGillicuddy shots

8pm-close: $3.50 Jameson. All day: $1 off all canned and bottled beers

11am - 6pm: $3.50 Bloodys and Mimosas. All day: $3 Captain Morgan and Titos

New Happy Hour specials all day long

Town Hall Bar $3 Captain Morgan, $3.50 Crown Royal 103 Main Ave. & Washington W, West Fargo 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

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

​Tru Blu Social Club 915 19th Ave. E, West Fargo

$5 Tru Tap Mules, 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-1am: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

$3 off all Martinis, 3-6pm and 10pm1am: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

½ bottles of wine, 3-6pm and 10pm1am: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

$2.75 16oz. domestic taps, 3-6pm and 10pm1am: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

3-6pm: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

11am-4pm: $6 Deviled Bloody Mary's, $2.50 Mimosa Flutes, $9 Mimosa carafes

11am-4pm: $6 Deviled Bloody Mary's, $2.50 Mimosa Flutes, $9 Mimosa carafes

​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 Bacardi, 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

JC Chumley’s 1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

Happy Hour: 4-6:30pm- $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks "MargaritaMonday" 6-10pm, $3 well or $5 premium

Happy Hour: 4-6:30pm- $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks. "Happy Hour All Day", 11am-Midnight: $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells

Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm- $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells. 8pmMidnight: $4 Busch Light Mug Fills, $5 Domestic Mug Fills, $5 Kettle One Long Island Teas

Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm- $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks. 8pm-Midnight: $1 OFF Import Pints

Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm- $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks. 5pm-12am: $3.50 Fireball; 8pm-10pm: $3 Domestic Bottles, $3 Captain Morgan

11am-4pm: $2 Mimosas, $5 Bloody Mary's & Bloody Caesars

$5 Bloody Mary's & Bloody Caesars All Day

Legends Bar and Grill 803 Belsly Blvd, Moorhead

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts.

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. $5 Bloody Mary's/Bloody Caesar’s, $3.50 Mimosas, $1 off Legendary Drinks

Happy Hour all day. $3.50 Domestic Pounders. $5 Bloody Mary's/Bloody Caesar’s, $3.50 Mimosas, $1 off Legendary Drinks, $1 off drinks while participating in Horse Racing

Mick’s Office 10 8th St. S, Moorhead

$2.50 Captain Morgan, $4 domestic mug fills, $4 bomb shots 8pm-midnight

$3 domestic pints, $3.50 select import pints 8pmmidnight

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 8pmmidnight

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

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

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: 3-4 p.m. – $1 off domestic pints and bottles. $1 off mixed well drinks. 4-5 p.m. – $2 domestic pints and bottles. $2 mixed well drinks. 5-6 p.m. – $1 off domestic pints and bottles. $1 off mixed well drinks. $5.75 25 oz Michelob Golden Light Mugs All Day, $4.50 Scratch Teas 7-11 p.m.

Happy Hour: 3-4 p.m. – $1 off domestic pints and bottles. $1 off mixed well drinks. 4-5 p.m. – $2 domestic pints and bottles / $2 mixed well drinks. 5-6 p.m. – $1 off domestic pints and bottles. $1 off mixed well drinks. $5.75 25 oz Michelob Golden Light Mugs All Day

Happy Hour: 3-4 p.m. – $1 off domestic pints and bottles. $1 off mixed well drinks. 4-5 p.m. – $2 domestic pints and bottles. $2 mixed well drinks. 5-6 p.m. – $1 off domestic pints and bottles. $1 off mixed well drinks. $5.75 25 oz Michelob Golden Light Mugs All Day, $3.75 Morgans (8 p.m.-2a.m.)

Happy Hour: 3-4 p.m. – $1 off domestic pints and bottles. $1 off mixed well drinks. 4-5 p.m. – $2 domestic pints and bottles. $2 mixed well drinks. 5-6 p.m. – $1 off domestic pints and bottles. $1 off mixed well drinks. $5.75 25 oz Michelob Golden Light Mugs All Day

$3.75 Bloody's All Day, $5.75 25 oz Michelob Golden Light Mugs All Day

$8.25 Domestic Pitchers, Free Games and TouchTunes All Day

$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)

Happy hour all day till 7/ ladies night 9-midnight

Late night Happy Hour 9pmmidnight

$8.50 pitchers all day

Bloody Mary special

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Rustica Tavern 315 Main Ave., Moorhead

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

Happy Hour: 3-4 p.m. – $1 off domestic pints and bottles. $1 off mixed well drinks. 4-5 p.m. – $2 domestic pints and bottles. $2 mixed well drinks. 5-6 p.m. – $1 off domestic pints and bottles. $1 off mixed well drinks. $5.75 25 oz Michelob Golden Light Mugs All Day,

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

$3.25 Morgan

2 for 1's 9-midnight

$1.00 off All Whiskey

Vic’s Bar & Grill 427 Center Ave, Moorhead

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rape and abuse crisis center provide a safe, welcoming place for all to feel secure, valued and heard. We do this by withholding judgment and empowering clients to make their own decisions."

"We see just under 3,000 clients each year, with over 500 of them children. We also get in front of 20,000 kids and community members each year, providing education on how to identify, prevent, and respond to violence," said CEO Chris Johnson. "We are is embedded in our community formal systems, partnering with those in law enforcement, health care, courts and education."

In recent years, there has been a shift in how the public views sexual assault. Because of this, more people are educated on the subject. With the help of survivors, RACC is continually able to properly educate those in our community. "We have seen a huge shift in how society sees these issues. There are more survivors of these issues speaking up, both locally and nationally, empowering others to speak up and speak out," said Johnson. "Because of this, there is a greater understanding of the need for counseling and intervention and prevention services."

The 49 member staff at RACC are experts in the field and are welcoming to any and all who are affected by sexual violence. "All of our victim services are free and confidential. It's never too late to seek services; we want to see all who have been impacted by these issues," said Johnson. "We are trauma-focused, experienced and compassionate professionals who work to

Despite their success in battling sexual assault, there are goals RACC wishes to achieve in the future. "We want to continue to expand our services to reach as many people as possible; to remove barriers for people seeking services," said Johnson. "We want to continue to increase community safety and awareness of interpersonal violence."

Johnson cannot imagine a community without RACC in it. "Without RACC, an incredible team of advocates, counselors and preventionists/educators would be lost," he said. "The community would lose

its leaders in the fight against domestic violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse." Pause for a moment and imagine a community where RACC does not exist. What will happen to the battle against sexual abuse? What would our community look like? Chances are, Fargo-Moorhead would be worse off if not for Rape and Abuse Crisis Center. We as a community must come alongside RACC and their mission to combat sexual abuse in order to create a better community in which all of us can live. What can you do to help? "Volunteer time - we have a 24/7 crisis line to provide emotional support and resources to those who've been impacted by these issues; special events; help around the agency. Provide monetary donations - our victim services are free. Initiate campaigns in your workplace - collect personal hygiene items or gift cards that we can use for our clients," said Johnson. "Share/like social media. Connect us with others who want to get involved and help. Take a stand against the violence that you see and inform others of your choice to do so. Ask us to do training and educational presentations at your place of business."

Rape And Abuse Crisis Center • 317 8th St North • 701-293-7273 • raccfm.com • facebook.com/RapeandAbuseCrisisCenter

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exual abuse is an incredibly serious issue that impacts roughly 321,500 Americans each year. In our community, the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center is combating sexual violence and abuse through various means. Throughout its 42-year history, RACC has provided advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, prevention and education to those affected by domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, trafficking/ sexual exploitation, and child sexual abuse. They continue to do that today in FargoMoorhead.


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