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OUR STAFF PICKS

To commemorate the year 2019, we decided to shake things up a bit. Rather than taking a trip down memory lane, we wanted to recognize all of our great staff here at Spotlight! Without them, you would not be reading this magazine right now. So, get to know our staff and find out their favorite places in FargoMoorhead. Find out our staff picks now!

FEATURES 18 City Of Fargo: Water Treatment Plant 54 Just Like Us: New Life Center 58 Holiday Charitable Giving Guide

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RECURRING Editor’s Letter 5 Things to Eat and Drink City Of Fargo Think Global, Act Local Meet the Maker Culinary Spotlight The Last Page

RESOURCES 63 Event Calendar 68 Live Music 72 Drink Specials

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ON THE COVER Bagel sandwich from Bernbaum’s, mac and cheese from Pounds, mango bubble tea from Tea & Crepe and fries from Pounds.

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e here at Fargo Monthly dedicate our time to researching and promoting the newest and best that FargoMoorhead has to offer. Whether it is our editorial team scoping out stories or the sales team contacting businesses big and small about advertising opportunities, I’d say that every staff member here at Spotlight knows a thing or two about Fargo. That’s why this month we decided to do a “Staff Picks” edition of the magazine for December. One part a celebration of 2019 and the closing of yet another great year, and one part promotion of businesses that have been deemed a “favorite,” this issue is dedicated to our team and our community. As we asked our coworkers what places in town were their favorites, I myself got thinking of what places I admired most in town. Honestly, it felt like picking my favorite child. How could I betray all the businesses I love so my by picking just ONE favorite? But in the end, I’ve landed on the place that I spend the most time at: Youngblood Coffee Co. I often escape the office and get some of my work done while seated at the large communal table at Youngblood, enjoying the ample sunlight that comes through the windows. I even plan some of my meetings there because I know it’s a great creative and collaborative environment to be in. While I’m camped

HOME out here, I see a lot of things. I’ve made friends with some “regulars” and every time I go I always see someone I know. I’ve sipped incredible brews (roasted in-store! —a rarity) and had, literally, the best bread I’ve ever eaten in my life. Seriously, you can’t say you are a true carb connoisseur until you’ve eaten a thick slice of Youngblood toast as your lunch (it is basically the size of a sandwich). Beyond the remarkable tastebud adventures I experience there, it’s the community that keeps bringing me back. Just the other day I stepped up to the bar at Youngblood and the barista greeted me by saying, “I haven’t seen you here in a while!” Quickly, the other barista on shift corrected him, saying that I was there just yesterday and that his and my schedules just have been off. The community at Youngblood is intimate yet welcoming. Whether you are there five days of the week or it is your first time, you feel at home. And all these reasons coupled together are by Youngblood is my “top pick.” I hope this issue inspires you to reflect on what your favorite businesses in Fargo are and why. Then be sure to give them a visit and let them know just how much you appreciate them. Happy Caffeinating,

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don’t dislike many things. I’m of the firm belief you have to try to get me to dislike something. Like when I was a kid, my mom forced me to eat green beans (you know, the frozen kind you make in the microwave) for dinner. Now, if she didn’t nearly fork them and shove them in my mouth herself, I may have enjoyed them, but it seemed like she almost tried to get me to dislike them. It did not help that it tasted like an old shoe (not that I’ve eaten an old shoe), but that’s neither here nor there. Outside of dire situations such as the one laid out above, I’m extremely easy to please. Put a plate of food in front of me and as long as it’s cooked properly, I’ll give it a whirl. Pour me a beer and I’ll likely drink it, even if it is Bud Light or something like that. So when we decided to do a staff takeover of this magazine and offer forth our “picks”, I had trouble picking just one place. I enjoy everything Fargo has to offer in the vein of food, drink, events, shopping, etc. How can you expect me to zero in on one place? Whoever had this idea is a bufoon, that’s for sure (wait...). When I sat down and thought about it, it came down to experiences. Where was I making the most memories? Where was I having the most fun? Where was I being the most Nolan I could be. It was less about deciding on which place had the best “this” or “that”. I took a different approach. I landed on Vinyl Giant. Here is why. Music is probably the most important inanimate thing in my life. My mood is indicative of what I’m listening to. It motivates me and always leaves me thinking and analyzing. I’m one of those weird minds that loves learning the backstory, inception,

recording, instrumentation, etc. of a particular song. In fact, many of the pieces I write for our magazines are done with music pumping into my ears. In order for me to experience a track or record in a full, visceral way, I listen to it on vinyl. There is also something to be said about actually purchasing a record and holding it in your hands, I think. Don’t get me wrong, I think music streaming is the greatest technological innovation of our time, but dropping the needle on an album you own and can feel, there is more meaning attached to it. Vinyl Giant creates those experiences for me and for so many others like me in this area. They offer forth the widest array of music on vinyl and it seems they always have what you’re looking for. Feeling the new Lizzo? Vinyl Giant has it. Looking to re-live what it was like to listen to Animal Magnetism by Scorpions for the first time? They got that too and everything in between on the vast musical spectrum. They create experiences that will last after you leave their store. However, they create experiences within their walls too. Owners Aaron and Erica create relationships with their customers that turn into real friendships. They do it the right way when it comes to small business ownership. You also can’t buy the experience of having Gertie patiently wait for scratches while you look at records. That is something that is wholly Vinyl Giant’s and always will be. That is why Vinyl Giant is my “pick”. Happy Listening,

Nolan Schmidt


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STAFF PICKS! To commemorate the year 2019, we decided to shake things up a bit. Rather than taking a trip down memory lane, we wanted to recognize all of our great staff here at Spotlight! Without them, you would not be reading this magazine right now. So, get to know our staff and find out their favorite places in Fargo-Moorhead. Find out our staff picks now!

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Jenny Johnson Position At Spotlight: Client Relations Manager

VINYL TACO

Her Pick!

“When looking for a fun night out with friends, my go-to is always Vinyl Taco. The atmosphere Why? is energizing, the decor is on point and you get a sense of nostalgia with music from the past playing on their vintage record player. Most importantly, margaritas, chips and queso give me life.�

Check it out!

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Neil Keltgen Position At Spotlight: Associate Sales Director

HI-HO

His Pick!

BURGERS & BREWS

“Hamburgers good! Fries good! Shakes good! What’s not to like? Always a consistently great experience with my friends and family.”

Why?

Check it out! Hi-Ho Burgers And Brews | 3051 25th St S # L, Fargo

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Colleen Dreyer Position At Spotlight: Vice President Of Human Resources

BABB’S

Her Pick!

COFFEE HOUSE

“Babb’s is one of my favorite spots in town for a Why? few reasons. One, it’s located just down the street from our office, which makes for a quick and easy coffee break during the workday. Second, it is the first place my boyfriend took me during my first visit to Fargo before I ever moved here. Because of this, I have such fond memories of this Coffee House and it’s become ‘our spot’. Plus, the Mango Arnold Palmer is to die for!”

Check it out! Babb’s Coffee House | 604 Main Ave, Fargo

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Cassie Wiste Position At Spotlight: Account Strategist

OSAKA

Her Pick!

"We have a large multi-generational family living in Fargo from great grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. One of our birthday rituals is to let the 'birthday kid' pick a restaurant where we all will gather to celebrate. Many times, we hear the same selection: Let’s go to Okaka! This is probably because Osaka is more than a meal, it is entertainment, fond memories and a good time for all ages. I have also found it makes for a fun place to bring guests from out of town, who have never encountered a live Hibachi grill before. After some downtown shopping and local site seeing, it is unique for those new to the experience."

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Patrick Thompson Position At Spotlight: Videography Director

DREKKER

His Pick!

BREWHALLA

“Fargo has no shortage of unique buildings, and Drekker hit the jackpot with their Brewhalla location. Indoors or out, you can’t go wrong. With an ever-revolving list of delicious beers, awesome Why? pinball options provided by Fargo Pinball, and visits from Fargo’s best food trucks, Drekker never fails to provide a memorable experience.”

Check it out! Drekker Brewhalla | 1666 1st Ave N, Fargo

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Hillary Ehlen Position At Spotlight: Director of Photography Her Pick!

DEMPSEY’S “Mainly tacos, live music and Irish car bombs. Yet, there is a certain nostalgia and importance behind Dempsey’s that make it extremely special to me.”

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Check out these glowing recommendations from the Spotlight team.

Brady Drake

Editorial Assistant His Pick: Everest Tikka House Why? First off, their food is amazing, spicy or not, but I love spicy food and they have the hottest food in town. I once ordered a dish there that choked out the entire restaurant. Was it too much? Maybe. Was it the best thing I’ve ever eaten there? No. But I asked them to make the dish as hot as they could and they made a dish so hot it made everyone cough. That’s a commitment to customer service. (The food can be ordered mild as well and it is amazing.)

Bruce Crummy Distribution

His Pick: Area thrift stores Why? With over two dozen thrift-type stores in F-M, I love looking for bargains!

Nolan Schmidt

Bison Illustrated Editor and Fargo Monthly Co-Editor His Pick: Vinyl Giant Why? First and foremost, the customer service. Aaron and Erica are great owners and know how to treat their customers right. I always enjoy chatting with both of them, but the real star employee is Gertie. She is always the first to greet you when you arrive and the last to say goodbye as you leave. That is a commitment to a customer. Sure, it’s a little weird when she asks you to scratch her stomach, but hey, I’m a weird guy. Secondly, they always seem to have what I’m looking for in terms of vinyl. From Jay Ferguson to OutKast to Slayer, they always seem to satisfy my eclectic musical samplings. 34 | DECEMBER 2019 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Mike Dragosavich Publisher

His Pick: Herd and Horns Why? As a former Bison Football Player it’s a natural choice. Plus they treat me like I’m someone important ;)


Jay Borland Controller

His Pick: Wurst Bier Hall Why? They always have a great beer selection, something for everyone, and the best spaetzle in town!

Tommy Uhlir

Digital Marketing Specialist His Pick: Boppa’s Bagels Why? There's no better way to kick off a relaxing Sunday than a Boppa's breakfast. Great food. Better people.

Alexandra Martin

Design & Living Editor and Fargo Monthly Co-Editor Her Pick: YoungBlood Why? There’s just something about the sun beaming in on the wood tables and white walls that makes this place feel warm and comfortable. If you know me, you know that I am at YoungBlood most days of the week (I often take a long lunch break and work from here -shhh). The in-house roasted coffee and the wonderful staff really make this place my second home.

Sarah Geiger Art Director

Her Pick: Mick’s Office Why? Burgers, beer and awesome sauce

Paul Hoefer Kirsten Lund

Inbound Marketing Strategist Her Pick: Mezzaluna Why? I love dressing up and going out, and Mezzaluna has the perfect atmosphere and customer service to make me feel like a queen! Their food is always on point when it comes to display and taste, their drink menu is amazing, and their high-quality service makes me want to come back time after time.

Senior Account Executive His Pick: Wild Bills Why? I like going there on Saturdays, with or without my kids. They do relatively cheap Bingo, have great food and drink specials during it and makes it something fun to do with just friends or with the entire family! Kid-friendly spots that are fun for everyone isn’t that easy to find all the time. Great way to spend time together! My daughter Gracie has won two times at Bingo. It’s great to see the reaction when there is a win at the table!! 35


Christy German

Marketing Designer Her Pick: Sandy’s Donuts Why? Because donuts are circles of happiness! Sandy’s never disappoints with their wide variety of choices and flavor combinations. It’s definitely my go-to, guilty pleasure breakfast.

Cassie Wiste

Account Strategist

Kellen Feeney

Her Pick: Fargo Parks District

Executive Sales Assistant His Pick: Pounds Why? One of my favorite places to hang out in Downtown Fargo is Pounds. They have a lot of original food and drinks on their menu that is fun for everyone, a great bloody mary bar, and on Friday and Saturday nights people can enjoy great House Music provided by local duo, Lucky Sevenz.

Why? Our area has an amazingly creative Park District. There is hardly a week that goes by where there is not some type of event or program offered for members of the community- not to mention a huge array of classes, activities & sports programs year-round for literally all ages and abilities.

Zach Olson

Sales Executive

Andrew Jason

Editorial Director His Pick: Luna Why? Owning a restaurant is tough enough. Yet, I can't imagine switching up your menu nearly every day but that's what Nikki Berglund and Ryan Nitschke do and, oh boy, do they do it right. I just went with some friends and we all split a meat plate, pickle plate, chive and cheddar popovers, green salad, potato and leek soup, roasted squash and gorgonzola lasagna and beet, potato and dill pasty. It was all perfect.

His Pick: Sports Bar Why? Living downtown gives you a bunch of different food/ drink options. It is always fun to check out different restaurants, but the one place I always end up at is Sports Bar. The staff is friendly and personable and goes out of their way to make you feel like you’re welcome. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking to have a good time.

Gary Ussery

Photographer His Pick: Atomic Coffee or Acapulco Why? It is either Atomic Coffee, because they have an amazing staff, a comfortable atmosphere, right on Broadway, and it is the best place to meet with new clients! Or Acapulco, because I grew up in Texas, and it is easily the most authentic Mexican food in town, again, with amazing staff, a great atmosphere and insanely competitive prices! 37


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EAT & DRINK

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Pounds

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A unique take on this American classic, Pounds combines red peppers, spinach, artichoke and cream cheese to create this one of a kind version of mac and cheese. Perfect for those mac and cheese lovers looking to take a step outside the box or the vegetarian in your clan!


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boneyard bbq mac and cheese

Aged Vermont white cheddar and creamy Asiago make up the base of this cheesy concoction. On its own, the mac and cheese tastes magical, but Wild Bill's is here to elevate it. They place three of their amazing, tender barbecue ribs atop the mac and cheese. The result is a cheesy, smoky delicacy in your mouth. Wild Bill's Sports Saloon

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the california burger with homemade mac and cheese

A hand-pattied burger with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, mayo, guacamole and pico de gallo is enough to satisfy anyone. But you, you're a bold eater and want something richer. Pair this delightful patty with Lucky's homemade cheddar mac and cheese with cavatappi pasta. Lucky's 13 Pub

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spätzle

mac and cheese

Spätzle is more a dumpling than a noodle, making this dish so unique (and flavorful too). Combine these dumplings with Wurst's homemade beurre blanc sauce and you have one of the best mac and cheese dishes in the Upper Midwest. Don't forget to add your favorite Wurst sausage to the side as well! Wurst Bier Hall

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sriracha bacon mac and cheese

If you like your mac and cheese extra ooey and gooey, this is one to try. Fargo Billiards smothers this dish with cheese before melting even more cheese on the top. Add in some bacon crumbles and sriracha hot sauce and you'll be in comfort food heaven before you know it! Fargo Billiards And Gastropub

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the year

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he year 2019 has been a historic and memorable one for the City of Fargo. It saw explosive growth with the opening of several new facilities. This year also saw the strength of our community on display, as thousands of volunteers rose to the challenge of preparing for a spring flood. There were many highlights and noteworthy firsts across Fargo this year, and we’d like to share a few with you: The Fargo Police Department opened doors on a new headquarters, with Fargo’s finest now calling 105 25th Street North home. The move helps consolidate the various divisions of the department into one single location. This unification of the police force simplifies communications between divisions and, in turn, helps officers provide better streetlevel protection to Fargo’s residents and visitors.

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Filley is the Public Information Coordinator for the City of Fargo.

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Fargo City Hall held its first meeting in the new Commission Chambers in February. The space has ample room to meet a variety of needs, including seating for more than 200 people. It also marks the implementation of region-leading audiovisual equipment, including upgraded speakers, portable microphones and

studio lighting. Public meetings are now hosted with crystal-clear audio and acoustics. The Chambers also feature eight 4K cameras, meaning any of the dozens of meetings the City hosts look just as crisp for viewers at home as those physically in City Hall. City Hall also enjoyed its first “birthday” in 2019. The central hub for City activity has seen thousands of visitors in the past year. It has become even easier to access with the installation of a brand-new parking lot for public use just west of the main building off of 3rd Avenue North. The City Hall’s south parking lot became a part-time food court over the summer, as Fargo Cass Public Health’s Environmental Health Division enacted a Food Truck Pilot Program. The program provided space in the lot to be used as designated food truck space on Friday afternoons. The program considered public interest, as well as the efficacy of having designated spaces for food trucks. Several local food trucks partook in the pilot program. Phase I of the Fargo Civic Plaza was constructed following City Commission approval and unveiled in October of this year. The plaza’s opening also marked the


triumphant return of the longtime Fargo public art staple, the Sodbuster statue. The space was designed to provide a modern and practical use for the area between the Main Library and Civic Center. The Plaza space, which sits just north of the Main Library, features walking paths inspired by the natural textures and riparian forests of Fargo’s surrounding landscape. The City also introduced new technology to make it even easier for contractors and residents to receive permits for projects, ranging from building a deck to adding a garage onto a home. The Fargo Inspections Department unveiled its new permit portal, which allows the public to apply for a permit remotely without ever requiring a visit to City Hall. The new software also allows for submissions 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The update is a massive step forward for the convenience of residents. Fargo’s excellence caught some outside attention this year. A national ranking service, “WalletHub,” conducted a study of the best run cities in the U.S. Fargo ranked in the top ten and scored especially high in the Quality of City Services category, being recognized as the sixth best in the entire United States. Fargo excelled in multiple other categories, earning top ten distinctions for its educational opportunities and its economy. Also in 2019, WalletHub named Fargo one of the six happiest cities to live in America. The FARGODOME hosted several blockbuster concerts this past year-including a raucous, high-flying sold-out performance from the eclectic singer P!NK and an incredible show from Celine Dion. Next year is slated to be amazing as well, with music legends Cher and Elton John scheduled to hit the stage in 2020.

The Fargo Water Treatment Plant opened its expanded campus in mid-2019. The upgraded facility further enhances the original treatment plant, and provides the community’s residents with consistently high-quality water. You’re encouraged to read more in the “Your Tip Top Tap” article within this issue of FARGO Monthly. The Wastewater Treatment Plant has great things on the horizon as well. Bids will be opened early next year to begin the final construction phases of a plant expansion. The expanded wastewater plant is expected to be operational by 2022. These improvements will double the utility’s capacity and make it the largest in the state. Residents ask, and Fargo continues to answer the call. The Public Works Department is conducting a snow gate feasibility study. It’s the first step in potentially adding snow gates to its fleet of plow trucks, which could mean the end of hardened snow ridges at the end of homeowner’s driveways. In an effort to address workforce challenges, the Transit Department established MATBUS service to the Industrial Park. The new industrial route eliminates a potential barrier for up to 19,000 employees in the park by providing consistent, reliable transportation. This also aides the development of a dependable workforce for the employers of the Industrial Park. The City of Fargo has developed a clear vision to maintain its position as the regional leader in 2020, with several major upcoming initiatives. The 2020 budget calls for increased investment in public safety, with four new street-level police officers approved to join

the ranks. This represents a substantial commitment to the safety of Fargo’s residents and visitors. The City unveiled a new advertising campaign: “We Work For You.” The campaign highlights the diverse skills and excellent work of employees across the entire organization. You may have even seen the ads featured in Fargo Monthly in 2019. The Fargo City Commission recently took action to implement a new Infrastructure Funding Policy beginning in 2020. For many property owners, this means special assessments will be reduced, with the City covering a greater percentage of the overall cost on many projects. The new funding policy also supports a four-year Capital Improvements Plan, meaning Fargo is well prepared to continue growing and maintaining excellence. The Planning and Development Department has been hard at work developing a Core Neighborhoods Plan. This plan will ensure the City is acting in the best interest of neighborhoods, which truly comprise the backbone of our community. Fargo will see its first usage of the approval voting system in June when two City Commission seats are on the ballot. Elections are an excellent opportunity for residents to make their voices heard and to be involved in the process of selecting leaders for the community. We hope your 2019 was great and your outlook for next year is optimistic. On behalf of the City, thanks to our residents and visitors for being a vital facet of what makes Fargo far more.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS SPOTLIGHT

A Day At FBA FARGO MONTHLY EDITOR NOLAN SCHMIDT GOES THROUGH A WORKOUT AT FARGO BASKETBALL ACADEMY.

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love basketball and those who know me are well aware of that. I dabbled in playing the game until my high school years when I decided to set it aside. While I will never ascribe to being the best player ever, I do believe to have as much knowledge of the game as anyone around. So when we came up with the idea of going through a workout at Fargo Basketball Academy, I immediately volunteered. FBA has been a staple in the FargoMoorhead area for some time. They use expert coaches and a proven system to create the next generation of great basketball players. Owner and director Josh Johnson, a former collegiate player and coach, has been manning the academy since 2017. He has put together a staff that knows the game inside and out. Since becoming the owner, Johnson has helped train some of the best high school basketball players in the area. Some of whom have gone on to collegiate careers.

The academy also has a great facility in south Fargo that serves as its home base. Rather than worrying about booking gym time at a local exercise facility, the FBA gym is always open. That accessibility has helped make FBA a hotspot for younger players looking to hone their skills. But what does FBA focus on? And how do they create the next generation of ballers? I laced up my shoes and took to the gym with Josh to find out.


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Ball-Handling

I’ve never been a stellar ball-handler, even when I was in my “prime”. So when Josh took out two balls for some ball-handling drills, I got a little nervous. One of the keys to FBA’s ball-handling fundamentals is being able to dribble well with both hands. Most players, especially youth, are dominant with one hand (usually the hand they shoot with). However, FBA makes a concerted effort, regardless of a player’s age, to train them to be good with both hands.

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Then, out came the orange cones. I was anticipating some sort of cone work, but in all my time playing basketball, I have never done a drill like this. Josh staggered the cones, each one further from the basket. Starting with my head underneath the basket, I dribbled around the first cone, the one closest to the basket and finished with a lay-up. This was followed by the second cone and so on until I went around the fourth and final cone. Josh then had me repeat that sequence two more times. Rather than finish with a lay-up, Josh had me finish through contact that he provided as well as with a reverse lay-up. After going through those three rounds, I was admittedly gassed. Josh kept pushing me to go harder and harder as the rounds went on. It was then that I realized that I was not in good

There were several variations of two-ball dribbles Josh put me through. From the traditional “two balls hitting at the same time” to alternating both basketballs, I was surprised at how much more comfortable I was with my left hand. When I was playing, my right hand was dominant in whatever I was doing. That is the issue FBA is attempting to correct with all of their players. FBA creates multi-faceted players on the hardwood. That begins with ball-handling.

basketball shape. And then Josh dropped a bomb on me. “Now, you’re going to do all 12 in a row without stopping,” he said. Great. While I completed that challenge (and it was a challenge near the end), it made me realize the value of finishing and going hard on every rep. Oftentimes, basketball players do not get easy, wideopen lay-ups as I did. So, learning to finish through contact and finding different ways to finish (reverse lay-up) is vital to scoring and being versatile offensively. Josh said FBA usually takes older kids through that sort of drill. It is also designed to give a player a flavor for cardiovascular conditioning. The cone drill proved to me that I was not the most well-conditioned hooper around.


Course Offerings • Basketball Level 1: Just Starting Level 2: Hoops for Fun Level 3: Basketball Basics I Level 4: Basketball Basics II Level 5: Individual Skills and Fundamentals Level 6: Advanced Strategy Concepts Level 7: Varisty Enhancement • Volleyball Level 1: Volleyball Beginners Level 2: Volleyball Basics Level 3: Volleyball Advanced Skills • Toddler • Little Hoopers

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Shooting

We cooled down with shooting. First, Josh went through how they teach proper shooting form at FBA. The acronym is pretty familiar in the basketball community. B - Balance - Having your feet squared up to the basket. E - Elbow - Holding a 90-degree shot pocket as you elevate to shoot. E - Eyes - Eyes on the basket and nothing else. F - Follow Through - Finishing with a flick of the wrist. We began by taking some shorter-range shots using the BEEF method. I have to say, my jumper is pretty solid and Josh agreed. So, we started moving away

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from the basket more and moving while shooting. Not only did this test endurance, but it also made sure my shot was staying technically proficient. Per the BEEF method, I thought I did a pretty good job. Josh and the staff at FBA teach this to all of their players. It is instilling muscle memory in them that lays a solid shooting foundation. The mechanics are key to a player becoming a knockdown shooter. All of these lessons are taught if you sign your child up for a course at Fargo Basketball Academy. Their knowledgable staff and great facility are a winning combination if your child wants to succeed on the hardwood.

Fargo Basketball Academy 5409 53rd Ave S, Fargo 701-356-5666 For more information on courses and classes visit fargobasketball.com


THINK GLOBAL ACT LOCAL

how to host a

conversation Warm & Festive Greetings! In this holiday season, I wanted to make a gift to you, yes you my faithful readers ever since February 2017, when I published my first article “5 Reasons Why I Stayed in Fargo.” This gift is one that I was blessed to be given by a mentor of mine named Karis Thompson. Karis guided me in my timid first step on the Concordia College as a freshman Rwandan international student to my community engagement initial ventures. I consider her as my older sister and mentor because I know I can turn to her for anything in my personal or professional life and she will either have an answer or know someone that does. Now that I have prolonged the suspense, let us talk about the gift: the art of conversation, the art of dialogue and the art of communal verbal exchange when breaking bread is sadly challenged by social media and our numerous digital platforms. In the Summer 2015, I went to my first GROUP THINK event, a

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community conversation where speakers interact on stage on a subject matter that often is meticulously chosen to be edgy enough to make the audience step outside of their comfort zone because the speakers are being bravely and publicly vulnerable. 2020 is going to be an electric year for a myriad of reasons, therefore my gift to you is this template/example of how the art of conversing publicly with people from different cultural and thinking backgrounds is possible when we all agree to be courageous. Conversing is a central human trait because it takes courage to be publicly vulnerable and it takes courage to publicly recognize that another person’s opinion might be wiser than your own. Noheli Nziza & Umwaka Mushya Muhire! (Merry Xmas & Happy New Year in KinyaRwanda) See you Next Year! Alexandre Cyusa

Why do conversations matter? (Deep talk, not small talk.) During an interview, Stephen Colbert asked Sherry Turkle, MIT professor and author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, “Don’t all those little tweets, don’t all those little sips of online communication, add up to one big gulp of real conversation?” She recalls her response, “My answer was no, they don’t add up. Connecting in sips may work for gathering discrete bits of information..., but they don’t really work for learning about each other, for really coming to know and understand each other. And we use conversations with each other to learn how to have conversations with ourselves. So a flight from conversation can really matter because it can compromise our capacity for self- reflection.” Psychologist Matthias Mehl and his team found that the happiest person they engaged through their study of happiness and deep talk had twice as many substantive conversations – and one-third the amount of small talk – as the unhappiest person. Substantive conversations, they observed, help us find and create meaning and connect with other people.


If we want to understand ourselves and to know the people we live and work and share a zip code with, we need to stray from small talk scripts and find our way into meaningful conversations.

might otherwise not have met or had a chance to talk with at a non-superficial level. And we hope they return to families and friends, neighbors and networks ready to instigate meaningful conversations.

Why did you organize GROUP THINK? (GROUP THINK, not groupthink.) In the fall of 2014, Brittany Sickler and I curated and organized a first GROUP THINK conversation. We worked to assemble a diverse group of friends and strangers to think and talk together about often unasked questions without any obligation to pitch or persuade, agree or acquiesce. We wanted to afford speakers, moderators and anyone who showed up the latitude to investigate themes with curiosity and creativity and to preempt groupthink – mandated consensus or “social or ideological conformity.”

How to host a conversation Want to host your own conversation to complement or continue the GROUP THINK conversations organized by the GROUP THINK team? Fantastic! Check out this adapted version of our GROUP THINK hosting guide.

This December, our volunteer planning team will host our 45th GROUP THINK conversation and conclude our sixth season. So many co-organizers, speakers, moderators, sponsors and conversationalists have generously and thoughtfully invested in this platform for public dialogue. We have congregated at The Stage at Island Park, in Stoker’s at the Hotel Donaldson, in the Sons of Norway’s Troll Lounge and other great spaces to explore themes like HOME, REGRET, WORK, SIGNIFICANT OTHERS, DEATH and GRATITUDE. We have listened to elders at Edgewood Vista reflect on the GOOD LIFE and talked about our experiences as KIDS with 10 middle and high school-aged facilitators from South Sudan Lutheran Church. For each conversation, our GROUP THINK team works to coalesce an experientially-, generationally- and racially- diverse crowd and to create a climate in which differences and disagreements enrich instead of end an interaction. We want to confirm that everyone belongs at GROUP THINK – and in this community – not because we always all agree, but because we happen to share the same geography. We hope conversationalists leave GROUP THINK feeling connected with people they

1. INVITATIONS Invite two or seven or 14 or 50 people to join you to explore a theme. Set up a dinner and conversation at your favorite restaurant. Invite friends and their friends to your house for coffee or cocktails. Post an invitation on Facebook. Plan a conversation for or with a book club or your faith community or coworkers. Take time to thoughtfully extend invitations and coalesce a group. Who you talk with matters as much or more than what you talk about. 2. INTRODUCTIONS + INSTIGATION Prior to the conversation, think about why you wanted each person to join you, how you want to begin and how you hope people will feel when they leave. Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering, notes, “The best gatherings create boundaries and a variety of permission slips. They get people to show parts of themselves to each other with fresh eyes, the same way a stranger would look at you. They create an ability for people to show themselves to each other and show themselves the parts that are still being baked.” What do you want to offer your coconversationalists at the beginning of your conversation? What do you want to invite them to reveal? 3. INTERACTION At each GROUP THINK conversation, our team sets out cards with Angeles Arrien’s Four-Fold Way on tables as an articulation of our common commitments and as an

invitation to the room – • Show up. Choose to be present. • Pay attention to what has heart and meaning. • Tell the truth without blame or judgment. Truthfulness, authenticity and integrity develop vision and intuition. Be open, not attached, to outcomes. Wisdom is flexible and fluid. Trust and be comfortable with states of not knowing as a prelude to clarity, objectivity, discernment and detachment. With each season, we have evolved the format and flow of GROUP THINK and worked to deepen our practice of inviting a representative mix of community members to join us for authentic, meaningful conversations. And we continue to show up and pay attention to each other, to be honest and ready for anything. Thoughts? Questions? Email us at info@ groupthinkfargo.com.

A Few Resources Angeles Arrien – The Four-Fold Way Priya Parker – The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters Kio Stark – When Strangers Meet: How People You Don’t Know Can Transform You GROUP THINK. Not groupthink, but honest conversation with a diverse group of thinkers, time to explore often unasked questions and a chance to engage a plurality of perspectives (and not need to agree). Connect with us – info@groupthinkfargo.com facebook.com/GROUPTHINKfargo www.groupthinkfargo.com @GROUPTHINKfm Karis Thompson has lived in Fargo, since the fall of 2009. She co-founded GROUP THINK with Brittany Sickler in 2014, and curates and organizes GROUP THINK with Cali Anicha, Anita Bender, Amena Chaudhry, Netha Cloeter, Alexandre Cyusa, Dean Eggermont, Smita Garg, Jeff Holth, Veronica Michael, Pasteur Mudende, Barry Nelson, Aaron Templin and Laura Zeiher.

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MEET THE

Tin•ker F

or our December pick we’d like you to meet the crazy talented Ashley Rieck of Tin•ker here in Fargo, ND!

INTERVIEW BY Ashley Morken, Unglued

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Tell us a bit about yourself I spent most of my childhood making messes and crafting. My mom is a very creative woman and was always painting on our walls or making something out of nothing. She really encouraged creativity and tried to get us to express ourselves creatively. Then you have my grandma, she owned a nail salon in upstate New York and every chance I got to visit was magical! This place was full of creativity and I will never forget sitting there watching my aunt and grandma paint beautifully intricate images on such small canvases! It still blows my mind. Describe what you make under Tin•ker? With Tin•ker, I create one of a kind Alcohol Ink paintings as well as travel around to teach creative workshops. Starting in January Tin•ker will be available to travel out to smaller communities to teach private or public workshops. If you are interested in hosting an event or know someone who would be interested please feel free to email me at tinkerstudio2019@ gmail.com

Where is the name from? A few years ago my best friend gave me the nickname Tinkerbell. I guess you could say it stuck and has become a permanent part of who I am. It also perfectly describes what I do most days, tinker around and see what I can make. You have worked with a huge variety of mediums and tools - what are some of your favorites currently to create with? I think I have worked with every medium out there (for better or worse) and I have loved most of them! haha. I love alcohol ink painting first and foremost, so if I have downtime, I’m probably doing that. I also love to hand letter/doodle, make string art, embroider and spend as much time as possible in my woodshop. What is one of your favorite pieces you’ve created? A few years ago I got to work with some art students at New Tech High School in Sioux Falls, SD. We spent three days creating two huge staircase string art


installations. I absolutely love working with kids and would love to do more pieces like this. What is your favorite thing about having a maker business? I love the creative freedom that comes with having a business of my own. I love being able to show people, who think they aren’t creative, that they truly are. What is the most challenging thing? Saying no. I am not great at saying no. I love helping people find their creativity in using the skills that I have to help them bring their project to life. While it can be challenging I will always want to help when asked. What is a word that best describes you? Passionate. I’ve always loved the saying “Some people confuse passion with crazy. Let me be clear, I am bat sh*t passionate.”

Yep, that pretty much sums it up these days. How do you stay inspired to create? I try to surround myself with people who love what they do. I also find it very important for me to take artist dates with myself. Getting out of my daily routine is usually where I find the most inspiration. I have also always been a very vivid dreamer and take a lot of inspiration from them. What advice would you have given yourself 10 years ago? Relax! Things don’t have to be perfect. Where can people find your work? I am currently in the process of creating a new website, so, for now, you can find my work at Unglued and on FB or Instagram.

facebook.com/tinkercreates

etsy.com/shop/ArtbyAshleyRieck

How can our community support you as a maker/artist? Following Tin•ker on Facebook and Instagram and signing up for a creative workshop would be amazing. I would love to see new faces in classes and meet new people! Also, shopping local is the best way to support any maker. When you purchase something from a local artist you are immediately making a direct impact on their life. As makers we put our heart and soul into what we create and having someone love it so much they purchase it really is a humbling feeling. Shop local, support local. What are you excited for this holiday season? ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS! I am pretty much Buddy the Elf this time of year! Loved ones, cookies, snow angles, ice skating and snuggling are THE BEST! I must admit, shopping is not my most favorite thing to do, but I do LOVE wrapping and decorating the gifts after. tinkercreates 51


CULINARY SPOTLIGHT

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hen I was a child, Christmas was all about the gifts. Sleeping the night before was nearly impossible because I needed to know what was under that dang tree. Now, though thoughtful or handmade gifts are wonderful, I don’t really get all jazzed up about them. For me, this time of year is all about food and family. Sometimes we need a set reason like the holidays to visit family or spend time with friends. I come from a family where the seasonal meal has many required dishes that are part of our festive tradition. Jello has somehow made its way off

the list but I’m sure it’ll make a comeback. Now, whether it’s because we want it or because we’re being nostalgic, only time will tell. We’ve got a vegetable dish with half a box (more if I’m in charge of making it) of Cheez-It crackers crushed on top with melted butter. And even though it’s made in a microwave, it’s dang good. These types of recipes will always have a place at the table but I like to use the holidays as a reason to not only appreciate our traditional recipes but try some new ones as well. One year I took an ancestral dive into my Polish heritage and made pierniki and rugelach. Both

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were delightful and were accompanied by traditional sweets like pumpkin bread and sugar cookies. This year I’m bringing my all-time traditional favorite shortbread cookies and introducing a new dessert that came across my radar a few months back that I have finally made the time to make; a Brazilian confection enjoyed at celebrations throughout the year known as brigadeiro. The best part of both these desserts is how few ingredients each requires, many which you likely have on hand, and the textural experiences. The shortbread cookies are crisp, buttery and can be cut into magical wintery shapes that are covered in chocolate, caramel

and sprinkles. The key to making a successful shortbread cookie is using cold butter and not overmixing your dough. You want to keep the butter cold to help create the signature crisp and flake of shortbread. The brigadeiro took me a few tries to get it right. I did the “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” this one; too soft, too firm and finally got it just right. The best part is, it tasted good in all three variations, however, it’s much easier to eat when prepared properly. I challenge you to bring something new to the table this holiday season and may your 2019 end and the new year begin on sweet notes!


Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Brigadeiro Recipe

Makes about 24 -3” diameter cookies Recipe Notes: Keep your butter cold, using a stand mixer or hand mixer works best and don’t over mix!

Makes about 12 pieces. Recipe Notes: Be patient with this one and do not increase your temp to make it cook faster!

Ingredients: 16T. Unsalted butter, cold and cut into ¼” cubes 1/2c. Sugar 1/2t. Salt 2-1/3c. All Purpose Flour Sprinkles, chocolate, decorations, etc.

Ingredients: 1-14oz. Can sweetened condensed milk 3T. Cocoa powder, sifted 2T. Butter + more for hands Pinch of salt Chocolate sprinkles, or sprinkles of your choice Mini foil cupcake liners

Directions: • Preheat oven to 350F • Place sugar, salt and cubed butter in bowl. With mixer on medium speed, stir just until mixture is creamed. You do not want to whip it as that would heat up the butter. • Reduce speed to medium-low. Slowly sprinkle flour into the mixer bowl and mix until it begins to pull together and barely starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. • Lightly flour work surface. Place dough on work surface and knead briefly until it forms a ball. You can cut the dough in half and work in smaller batches to make it easier. Roll dough out to roughly ¼” thickness. Cut to desired shape and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. • These cookies do not spread much so you can place them about 1-2” apart. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden brown on the edges. Remove from oven and cool completely before decorating. I often dip them halfway in melted chocolate and add sprinkles for color.

Directions: • In heavy-bottomed 4-quart saucepan, melt 2T. butter over mediumlow heat. • Once butter is melted, add salt and the entire can of sweetened condensed milk and stir. • Add sifted cocoa powder and stir. And keep stirring. And don’t stop stirring! • Keeping the temperature at medium-low and stirring constantly, make sure to scrape the sides as well as the bottom of the pan to prevent burning. • You will know when the mixture is ready by running your spoon along the bottom of the pan. If it takes 2-3 seconds for the mixture to fill that void back in, it’s ready. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes. • Remove from heat and pour into a glass dish or plate. Let cool completely, 30-45 minutes. You can also try it warm, which is quite tasty • Place sprinkles in a shallow bowl (the dark chocolate sprinkles by DeRuijter from Holland are so delicious I sometimes eat them by the spoonful). • Lightly butter hands to prevent sticking and portion the cooled mixture into 1T. scoops. Roll into smooth balls and roll in sprinkles, coating entire surface. Place in cupcake liners and serve at room temperature. These keep for up to a week in the fridge in an airtight container.

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Just Like Us. Yarn Media just wrapped on a unique film story for The New Life Center, addressing the link between homelessness and opioid abuse in Fargo. Jordan Maahs, producer at Yarn Media, tells about the process and how we can get involved.

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rian heard his wife scream. He saw headlights. Then everything went black. When he woke up, his back was on the cold pavement in North Fargo, looking up at a blurry paramedic. He had an excruciating headache and a sharp pain in his arm. His daughter cried, and his wife lay next to him in broken glass. She was motionless. That’s part of the story in “Just Like Me” a video by Yarn Media for the New Life Center, a homelessness recovery organization in Fargo. This video featuring “Brian” is a fictionalized dramatization that combines elements of several local homeless men’s stories into one powerful story of loss and recovery. The video follows Brian, whose car accident triggers a downward spiral of addiction, depression, the loss of his daughter and, ultimately, homelessness. But the story doesn’t stop there. Brian finds the New Life Center, where volunteers and staff help him reconnect with his daughter and get him back on his feet. The story struck a chord with the Fargo community. In the first two days after it’s release, the video received hundreds of shares and comments of support on social media with over 15,000 views. As temperatures get chilly, this story reminds us to remember the homeless in our community, and remember that they’re like us in so many ways. The opioid epidemic is not going away. If we don’t take action, families and children will pay the price. This film is a reminder that we’re all responsible for helping our neighbors. Rob Swiers, the Executive Director of the New Life Center makes it clear that each person has the opportunity to make a difference in their community. Many people look for opportunities to get involved this time of year, but often don’t know where to start. The New Life Center’s efforts provide powerful insights into how each of us can more effectively help those around us who are in need. Here are four lessons we can learn from The New Life Center on how we can all make a difference.

Four ways to make a difference this holiday season: 1. Challenge your assumptions Brian’s story seemed to resonate with so many because the causes of homelessness in Fargo is often different than we think. “It’s not just the person standing at the off-ramp with a sign,” says Swiers. In Fargo, hundreds of homeless individuals remain in temporary shelter, out of sight of most city residents, while struggling to meet their basic needs and gaining a true path to recovery. And the solutions to homelessness can be just as surprising. “We provide food, shelter, and clothing. That’s where it starts, but it is not where it ends. We walk with them, guide them and help them. That’s where the transformation happens,” said Swiers. Often, providing dignity and respect are the first steps in supporting someone as they come out of homelessness.

2. Work Together Effective growth only happens in an environment of healthy cooperation. The New Life Center collaborates with other agencies like Sanford and the Fargo Police to effectively serve others. Rather than trying to do everything on their own, The New Life Center partnered with Yarn Media to produce a video that allowed their team to stay laser-focused on their mission. Similarly, they partner with dozens of other local agencies and programs to ensure every person who walks through their door is provided with the best possible care.

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Opioid Abuse is a problem across America. But the problem is having an especially dramatic effect on North Dakotans.

3. Spread the word Thousands of people learned about the work of the New Life Center because people were willing to spread the word. No matter what causes you’re passionate about, it’s likely that you have people in your network that have a similar passion, but have not yet taken a step towards getting involved. If you plan to volunteer at the New Life Center for the first time, invite a friend to come along. You can double your impact while helping a friend engage with something you’re passionate about.

4. Step out of your comfort zone “We’ve been around for 112 years. In that time, we’ve seen a tremendous amount of change,” says Swiers. The New Life Center has stayed relevant throughout the years by embracing change rather than resisting it, and that forward-thinking mindset has allowed them to grow their impact over time.

Sometimes it’s worth investing in professionally produced storytelling like the New Life Center did with Yarn. But each of us can make an impact just by sharing our firsthand experiences with our personal and professional networks. Sharing an online review of a charity you admire or simply telling a friend about your volunteering experiences can make a big difference in moving a cause forward.

Starting is often the hardest part of making a difference. Consider taking a small step, like donating or volunteering at a local organization. You can find opportunities to get involved at the New Life Center at fargonlc.org/ volunteer and you can watch "Just Like Us" at Yarn Media's website spinyourstory.com

Volunteering with the homeless can seem uncomfortable, but oftentimes, it’s the uncomfortable experiences that lead to the biggest results.

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In 2017, there were more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in the U.S.

One in four homeless people in the U.S. report that drug use was the primary cause of their homelessness.

The majority of drug overdose deaths in North Dakota involved an opioid. North Dakota Providers wrote more than four opioid prescriptions for every 10 North Dakotans.


This time of year, we are lead to reflect on what we are grateful for. What often comes with that is the desire to give back. If you have the desire to give back to our community this time of year, here is a good starting point on how and where you can volunteer. This list is by no means complete, but it certainly is a great start to get you in the mindset of how and where you want to give back this season.

Churches United churches-united.org

Churches United’s mission is to provide safe shelter, stable housing, nutritious food and a path toward healing. At this cold time of year, they are in particular need of help. Such opportunities they need volunteers for include organizing donations, preparing and serving lunch and cleaning their Bright Sky Apartment grounds.

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plantsforpatients.org Plants for Patients often put on Letter Writing events, gathering friends for some note-writing and tasty drinks to support the patients at the Red River Women’s Clinic. Plants for Patients provides each patient at the clinic the option to leave with a small plant and a note of compassion written by a community member. This is a great way to brighten the day of someone who has gone through a very difficult time.


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STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE AREA. Santa Village

November 30 to December 23, dates vary

Celebrate the season of giving at Rheault Farm this holiday season by planning a visit to Santa Village. Santa Village, located on a 15acre enclosed farm site, is a non-commercial village where children and adults can make holiday memories with Santa and Mrs. Claus. fargoparks.com Rheault Farm 2902 25th Street S

Holiday Art Markets at Aptitude

Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday until December 22

Are you ready for the first-ever Holiday Art Markets at Aptitude? They’re all set to open in their brand new spot at West Acres! Resident artists include; Jenny Junker, Dina Schulz, Spencer Johannes, Lacey Hangensen, Nicole Nistler, Spencer Johannes, Steph Norton and Tara Fermoyle. More than a dozen other guest artists will be selling their work as well. theartspartnership.net/aptitude West Acres Shopping Center 3902 13th Avenue S

THE MARKET BY ECO CHIC

Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7

Open Mic Poetry Night

Join Eco Chic Home for their annual Christmas Market, this year hosted at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. Come shop local vendors and makers while enjoying a Christmas winter wonderland. Vendors include Milo Baby, Bohemian Blu, The Plant Supply, 521 Handmade and so many more. iloveecochic.com/the-market Red River Valley Fairgrounds 1801 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

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Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Open Mic Slam Poetry night is the First Thursday of every month! Outlet: Spoken Word Poetry is an inclusive and supportive group, so everyone is welcome, and after the scheduled lineup, there’s an open mic! Red Raven Espresso Parlor 916 Main Ave

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The Boys of December ’63 Christmas Show Sunday, December 8 at 8 p.m.

Their name says it all! The stars of the hit Frankie Valli tribute show DECEMBER ’63 have turned their sights on the holiday season. The Boys of D63 bring their spoton four-part harmonies, tight choreography and hilarious personalities together with an all-new show to get you in the spirit of the season! Enjoy the sounds of the holiday with some of your favorite Christmas hits with a doo-wop twist. If you’re lucky, the boys may even return to their roots and perform some tunes from their favorite artists, including the one and only Frankie Valli! jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway

Candy Cane Carnival for Kids 2019

Sunday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Candy Cane Carnival for Kids, presented by Sanford Children’s, is a family-friendly event designed to kick off the Holiday Season! Activities include photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus thanks to Santa Magic, Wood Shop Workshop from The Home Depot, letters to Santa, cookie decorating from Sweet Commotion, a Christmas dance party, ornament making, gift making for kids of all ages and SO much more! radiofmmedia.com Avalon Events Center 2525 9th Ave S

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Wednesday, December 11 at 8 p.m.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2019 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza. Not to be missed…this circus-like holiday stage spectacular features ornaments, costumes and acrobatics that come alive celebrating holiday themes, music and traditions for the entire family. With over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists from every corner of the globe, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is the greatest variety show on the planet! fargodome.com Fargodome 1800 N University Dr

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MADRIGAL DINNERS BY NDSU PERFORMING ARTS Thursday, December 12 through Saturday December 14

The NDSU Madrigal Singers is a highly selective ensemble that performs vocal chamber music from the Renaissance through the 21st century. In addition to concert performances throughout the year, the annual Madrigal Dinners feature fully costumed productions of Renaissance revelry. Conducted by Dr. Michael Weber, the Madrigal Singers perform for numerous NDSU celebrations and tour each spring with the NDSU Concert Choir. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. at Reineke Performing Arts Center Challey Atrium. ndsu.edu/performingarts NDSU Performing Arts 12th Ave N at Bolley Dr


Cheese Platter Class with Milk Made Catering Thursday, December 12 at 6 p.m.

Join Cheesemonger Megan Lewis with Milk Made as we explore the vast world of cheese through an educational and hands-on class where you will gain essential cheese knowledge and learn the keys to building a beautiful cheese platter. From there, each person will head into the kitchen and build their own mini platter that you can enjoy at the class or have wrapped up to take home. milkmadecatering.com Square One Rental Kitchen & Events 1407 1st Ave N, Fargo

North Country Christmas with Kat Perkins Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.

VERY MERRY HOLIDAY CRAFT MARKET Sunday, December 15 from noon to 6 p.m.

Drekker Brewing Company and Unglued are once again teaming up to put on the veriest, merriest holiday craft market around! The entire Drekker Brewing taproom will be filled with handmade stuff from local makers & crafters so you can round out your Christmas shopping, support our local artists and makers and get a beer! There will be a variety of free make and take projects through the day with the Unglued crew (while supplies last!) so get your craft on while you enjoy that craft beer and shop all the locally made goodies. drekkerbrewing.com Drekker Brewing Company- Brewhalla 1666 1st Ave N

Kat Perkins grew up in Scranton, North Dakota surrounded by a family of musicians and quickly knew at a young age that performing is what she wanted to make her life career. After seeking as many opportunities as she could, including spending several summers as a main act on the Medora Musical stage, Kat followed her passion for performing and moved to Minneapolis to pursue music on a more professional scale. Then, she made national news on her appearance on NBC’s The Voice. Now, she is coming to Fargo for a special holiday show! jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway

Church of Cash Christmas Show featuring the music of Johnny Cash with The Jensen Sisters Friday, December 13 at 8 p.m.

Whether you are an ‘ol timer that grew up listening to Mr. Cash in your tractor or a young soldier driving your tank across the deserts of the Middle East with the Man in Black in your headphones, the Church of Cash will bring his music, with style and energy to fans everywhere. What the Church of Church has that no one else can match is their loyalty to the song and the message that Johnny left to all of us. The band merely keeps this word alive with a youthful spirit that has entertained audiences completely. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center 670 4th Ave N.

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Fargo Ice Fishing Show

Friday - Sunday, December 13 to 15

The 2nd Annual Fargo Ice Fishing & Winter Sport Show is the prime location to reach the thriving and passionate population of Outdoorsmen in North Dakota. Hosted at the beautiful Scheels Arena, the show features over 45,000 square feet of exhibit space, educational and promotional seminars, giveaways, rod building classes, best-in-show awards and more. fargoicefishingshow.com Scheels Arena 5225 31st Avenue S

Goat Yoga & Ugly Sweaters

Saturday, December 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Inspire is teaming up with Cabin Fever Yoga for GOAT yoga and holiday goodies this winter! Ugly sweaters (or even just festive!) are strongly encouraged. Two one hour classes available, but space is limited, so register now! (Note that this is not included in Inspire yoga packages/passes.) Inspire Health & Wellness Spa 3140 Bluestem Dr Suite 107, West Fargo

Free Holiday Photos at West Acres

Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring out your family or gather your group of friends for free photos by Kailey Louise Designs and set by the White House Co. Photos will be done on a first-come, firstserve basis and will include a few shots of you and your family or friends inside a fun and festive setup, located in the Fountain Court! Photos will be available a few days after the event, with downloading and printing rights. westacres.com West Acres Shopping Center 3902 13th Avenue S

The Blenders Holiday Soul Tour 2019

Tuesday, December 17 to Sunday, December 22

Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, The Blenders are proud to call Minneapolis, MN their home. They are nearing a 30-year milestone of touring the U.S. with their unique style of vocal, harmony-based music. Lucky for us, they will be playing seven shows in six days here in Fargo, just in time to get us in the holiday mood. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway

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KENNY G THE MIRACLES HOLIDAY AND HITS TOUR Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m.

Don’t miss the ever-iconic Kenny G’s holiday show here at the Fargo Theatre! A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings routinely made the pop, R&B, and jazz charts during the 1980s and ’90s, Kenny G‘s sound became a staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio stations. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway


Home Free: Dive Bar Christmas Tour Friday, December 20 at 8 p.m.

In country music, there are endless debates about what kind of instrumentation really defines the genre as it constantly updates itself and divides into traditional and contemporary factions. Home Free has found an ingenious way to get around those kinds of arguments: just ditch the instrumentation altogether. Their five members are all about what has always inarguably been at the core of country music: the human voice. scheelsarena.com Scheels Arena 5225 31st Avenue S

Downtown Santa Dash

Friday, December 20 at 6:15 p.m.

FMBALLET’S THE CLASSIC NUTCRACKER

Friday, December 20 through Sunday, December 22 The FMBallet is ready to bring holiday magic to the NDSU Festival Concert Hall stage December 20 - 22. This production is like no other, with original choreography by Artistic Director, Matt Gasper, the beautiful sounds of the professional Wonderland Orchestra, angelic voices from the FM Youth Choir and, of course, the stunning FMBallet company dancers and local dancers. Showtimes are December 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and then December 21 and 22 at 2 p.m. fmballet.org NDSU Festival Concert Hall 12th Ave N & Bolley Dr

The Downtown Community Partnership, in partnership with Go Far Events, will host the firstever Downtown Santa Dash 5K, presented by Bergseth Bros and Summit Brewing Company! This is a fun for all ages event that will kick off the holiday season. Festive outfits are encouraged during the race. Tickets will be sold online for $35 for adults and $25 for ages 12 & under and will include a medal, bib, beanie and free domestic/ craft beer or a non- alcoholic beverage at Cowboy Jack’s the night of the race. DowntownFargo.com Downtown Fargo

Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome’s Have Yourself a Funky Little Christmas!

Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21

Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome is once again partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley this holiday season! Help those in need by bringing donations of board games, Legos, or cash to any Have Yourself A Funky Little Christmas performance where representatives of the organization will be there to collect. 10% of each PTFS Christmas CD sold onsite will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center 670 4th Ave N.

Fargo Force vs. Lincoln Stars Friday, December 27 at 7 p.m.

You won’t want to miss ugly sweater night at the Fargo Force game! Wear your ugly sweater to the game and get your ticket for just $9.75. Specialty ugly sweater jerseys to be raffled off during the game. fargoforce.com Scheels Arena 5225 31st Avenue S

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

DECEMBER 1ST - 7TH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 Open Mic W/ Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 Dempsey’s Big Band - Dempsey’s TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 Silver Winds Flute Quarter - TAK Music Venue WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 Sub:Culture - The Aquarium

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 Kathie Brekke and the 42nd St. Jazz Band - Delta By Marriott ATLiens - TAK Music Venue Dead Man Winter - Sanctuary Events Center Slamabama - The Windbreak FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 Poitin - Dempsey’s Retrolution - Speck’s Bar Rock Rebel - Rick’s Bar Kashy - The Aquarium Lucas Hranicka - Bar Nine Shaun Mitzel - Spirit’s Lounge Slamabama - The Windbreak Gina Powers Band - Lucky’s 13 Tonewood - Alibi Lounge

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 Matt Aakre - Legends Sports Bar Deadbeats - Dempsey’s Retrolution - Speck’s Bar Rock Rebel - Rick’s Bar The Quarterly - The Aquarium Strange Daze - TAK Music Venue Juicebox - Shotgun Sally’s Shaun Mitzel - Spirit’s Lounge Redline - The Windbreak Cropdusters - Lucky’s 13


DECEMBER 8TH - 14TH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 Nashville Country Christmas With Connie Lee - TAK Music Venue The Boys of December ’63 Christmas Show - Fargo Theatre Open Mic W/ Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 Tim Johnson’s Dixie Band - Dempsey’s WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 Wax - The Aquarium THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 David Ferreira Trio - Delta By Marriott KRFF 95.9 Presents - The Aquarium Paper Avenue - TAK Music Venue 8th Hour - Shotgun Sally’s October Road - The Windbreak FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 Heavy Is The Head - Dempsey’s Confusion - Speck’s Bar Last Resort - Rick’s Bar Jaykode - The Aquarium Zach Thomas - Bar Nine North Country Christmas With Kat Perkins - Fargo Theatre Church Of Cash Christmas Show Sanctuary Events Center Brothers Bergstrand - Spirit’s Lounge Judd Hoos - The Windbreak Eric Reitan - Lucky’s 13 Richard Freeman - Alibi Lounge SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 Heart And Soul - Dempsey’s Confusion - Speck’s Bar Axxed - Rick’s Bar Ironstar - The Aquarium Kissing Company - Shotgun Sally’s Brothers Bergstrand - Spirit’s Lounge

Front Street Taproom

Skitzofonic - The Windbreak Zach Thomas - Lucky’s 13

DECEMBER 15TH - 21ST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 Kenny G - Fargo Theatre Open Mic W/ Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, DECEMBER 16 Eric Marten’s Trio - Dempsey’s TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17 The Blenders - Fargo Theatre WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18

Sub:Culture - The Aquarium The Blenders - Fargo Theatre THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 Kathie Brekke and the 42nd St. Jazz Band - Delta By Marriott The Blenders - Fargo Theatre Jacked Up - The Windbreak FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20 BOOTS - Dempsey’s Asking For A Friend - Speck’s Bar Baltic To Boardwalk - The Aquarium Emo Night - The Aquarium Shaun Mitzel - Bar Nine The Blenders - Fargo Theatre Home Free Dive Bar Christmas Show - Scheels Arena Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome Sanctuary Events Center

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Michael Pink - Spirit’s Lounge Johnny Holm Band - The Windbreak Uptown Live - Alibi Lounge SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 Jessica & Connor - Legends Sports Bar Craig Baumann & The Story Dempsey’s Dick Wrinkle - Speck’s Bar Matty J & Friends - The Aquarium Johnny Rawls & The Blue Wailers - TAK Music Venue The Blenders - Fargo Theatre Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome Sanctuary Events Center Uptown Live - Shotgun Sally’s Michael Pink - Spirit’s Lounge Pop Rocks - The Windbreak

DECEMBER 22ND - 28TH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 The Blenders - Fargo Theatre Open Mic Night W/ Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 Allison And The Bee Bops - Dempsey’s WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25 Rick Adams - Legends Sports Bar THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 Rhyme Or Reason - The Windbreak FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27 Poitin - Dempsey’s Last Resort - Speck’s Bar The Naughty List - The Aquarium Jim White - Bar Nine

Slamabama Presents: Shania/Swift Shotgun Sally’s Six To Midnight - The Windbreak Blue English - Alibi Lounge SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28 Zach Thomas - Legends Sports Bar Righteous Songs - Dempsey’s Last Resort - Speck’s Bar Lo Cash New Year’s Party - The Aquarium Slamabama - Shotgun Sally’s 8th Hour - The Windbreak

DECEMBER 29TH - 31ST

LOCALMUSICVENUES ALIBI LOUNGE

1340 21st Ave S, Fargo

THE AQUARIUM

226 Broadway N, 2nd Floor, Fargo

BAR NINE

1405 Prairie Pkwy, West Fargo

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

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29 Jon Wayne And The Pain - Sanctuary Events Center Open Mic W/ Jam Band - The Windbreak

THE HODO LOUNGE

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30 John DiFiore Quartet - Dempsey’s

1416 1st Ave. N, Moorhead

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 Kathie Brekke and the 42nd St. Jazz Band w/ Russ Peterson - Delta By Marriott Terry Mackner - Legends Sports Bar A Knotties New Year’s Eve - The Aquarium New Year’s Eve Bash W/ Redline Shotgun Sally’s Special Blend - Spirit’s Lounge Tripwire - The Windbreak

101 Broadway N, Fargo

J.C. CHUMLEYS

1608 Main Ave, Moorhead

JUNKYARD BREWING COMPANY LUCKY'S 13 PUB

4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo

THE PICKLED PARROT 505 3rd Ave N, Fargo

RED RAVEN ESPRESSO PARLOR 916 Main Ave, Fargo

RICK'S

2721 Main Ave, Fargo

SHOTGUN SALLY’S 1515 42nd St. S, Fargo

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

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

4-6 p.m.: Tall beers for a short price, $2 off wine by the glass. 9 p.m.-Close: 1/2 priced all Gins, 1/2 priced all Vodkas

4-6 p.m.: Tall beers for a short price, $2 off wine by the glass. 9 p.m.-Close: 1/2 priced all Gins, 1/2 priced all Vodkas

4-6 p.m.: Tall beers for a short price, $2 off wine by the glass. 9 p.m.-Close: 1/2 priced all Gins, 1/2 priced all Vodkas

4-6 p.m.: Tall beers for a short price, $2 off wine by the glass. 9 p.m.-Close: 1/2 priced all Gins, 1/2 priced all Vodkas

4-6 p.m.: Tall beers for a short price, $2 off wine by the glass. 9 p.m.-Close: 1/2 priced all Gins, 1/2 priced all Vodkas

Bison Game Day: $3.50 46 North Pints, $1 off Well Drinks. 9 p.m.-Close: 1/2 priced all Gins, 1/2 priced all Vodkas

Vikings Game Day: $3.50 46 North Pints, $1 off Well Drinks

Alibi Lounge and Casino 1340 21st Ave S, Fargo

$2.50 wells/calls/ domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

$2.50 wells/calls/ domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

$2.50 wells/calls/ domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

$2.50 wells/calls/ domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

$2.50 wells/calls/ domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

$2.50 wells/calls/ domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

$2.50 wells/calls/domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

$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

4-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.Midnight: 50% off all drinks & apps.

4-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.Midnight: 50% off all drinks & apps.

4-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.Midnight: 50% off all drinks & apps.

4-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.Midnight: 50% off all drinks & apps.

10 p.m.-Midnight: 50% off all drinks & apps.

10 p.m.-Midnight: 50% off all drinks & apps.

4-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.Midnight: 50% off all drinks & apps.

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 9pm-midnight, 2-4-1s all day

2-4-1s all day

2-4-1s all day

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 8pmmidnight

2-for-1 domestic bottles, Jack & Jack Honey 8pm-midnight

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

$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

Bulldog Tap 4265 45th St. S, Fargo

$3.50 tall domestic taps 6pm-close

$2.75 domestic bottles 8pm-midnight

$3.50 UV and Bacardi 8pm-midnight

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

$3.75 Stoli and Jack Daniels 8pm-midnight

$3.50 Smirnoff and Windsor 8pm-midnight

$3.50 tall domestic taps and import bottles all day

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

Ladies Night: 7-10 p.m., ½ Priced Mixed Drinks, Chub’s Mugs: $5.95 New Mug, $3.95 Refills 7 p.m.-Close

Game Night, $1.00 Off Taps & Wells (Including Craft Beers), Free Pool & Darts 8 p.m.-Close

Chub’s Mugs Wednesday: $5.95 New Mug, $3.95 Refills, $1 Off Shots 8 p.m.-Close

Busch Light Tap Night, $1 Off Ice Hole & Fireball 8 p.m.-Close

Beer & A Bump Night, Beer and an Ice Hole for $7.00, $3.95 Chub’s Long Island Teas, $3.95 Stumplifers 8 p.m.-Close

$1 off Bloody Mary’s & Caesars, 8 a.m.-Noon, $1 off Crown Royal, Tito’s & Craft Taps 8 p.m.-Close

Sunday Funday: $1.00 Off All Drinks In Your Chub’s Gear 12 p.m.-Close

The Bismarck Tavern

522 Broadway N, Fargo The Boiler Room 210 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.

Bomb Shelter 325 10th St. N, Fargo Borrowed Buck’s Roadhouse 1201 Westrac Drive, Fargo The Bowler 2630 University Drive S, Fargo The Box 1025 38th St. SW, Fargo (Inside the Fargo Inn & Suites)

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


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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 wine 4-11pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

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

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

$1 off Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers noon5pm

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

Drumconrath Brewing 630 1st Ave N, Ste 6

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m.

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m

Empire 424 Broadway N, Fargo

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

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

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 (2-6pm). $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)

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

11am-4pm: Bloody Mary and mimosa bar

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

Front Street Taproom

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

Two-for-One’s on Taps and $1 Off Captain Morgan

$2.50 Domestic Bottles and $1 Off Tin Cup Whiskey

½ Off Wine and $3.50 Wells

$1 Off Tall Taps and $1 Off Titos

$8 Domestic Pitchers and $10 Premium 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 9pm-close

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

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

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

Herd and Horns 1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo

All Day Happy Hour $1 off Drinks & $2 off Appetizers

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

$11 for 5 Pounders. Add $2 more for premium

Holiday Inn 3803 13th Ave S, Fargo

Happy Hour all day $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $4 crown all day, every day!

Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $4 crown all day, every day!

Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $1 off Prood Distillers & Far North spirits cocktails. $4 crown all day

Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $2 off Tall Taps, ½ priced bottles of wine. $4 crown all day

Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $1 off signature and classic cocktails, $4 bomb shots 9-11 p.m. $4 crown all day

Happy Hour 11-4 p.m. $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $4 crown all day, every day!

Happy Hour all day $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $4 bloody mary & mimosa bar 12–4 p.m. $4 crown all day, every day!

Doolittles Woodfire Grill 2112 25th St. S, 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.

614 Main Ave., Fargo

2-4-1 Schell’s Beer

$1 Off Tall Taps

$12 Domestic Buckets and $4.50 Bloody Mary’s & Caesars

Bottomless Mimosas noon5pm for $7.99


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

Morgan $2.95, Makers Mark $3.95, Margaritas $4.95 All Day

Tito’s, Tea’s & Taco’s: $3.50 Jumbo Long Island, $5.25 Top Shelf Teas All Day. $1 off Tito’s drinks all day. $2.00 & $3.00 Tacos 5-9 p.m.

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

$2.50 short domestic beers. $2 off all Mules 3-close

Luna Fargo 1545 University Drive S, Fargo Mexican Village 3155 45th St South, Fargo

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Whiskey Wednesday: Jim, Jack & Jameson $3.95 All day

$2.95/$3.95 Pounder Night All Day

$1 off all premium well drinks & bottled beer, $2 off Asian bombs 9-Close

$3.95 Bloody Mary’s, Caesars, Screwdrivers, ScrewupsS & Mimosas 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $1 off all premium well drinks & bottled beer, $2 off Asian bombs 9-Close.

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 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

$3 Mexican Bottled Beer. Happy Hour 4-6: $2 off Tall taps, 1/2 price Margaritas. Late Night Happy Hour 9-Close: 1/2 price Margaritas & $2 off Tall taps.

1/2 price Jumbo Margaritas. Happy Hour 4-6: $2 off Tall taps, 1/2 price Margaritas. Late Night Happy Hour 9-Close: 1/2 price Margaritas & $2 off Tall taps.

$2 off Patron. Happy Hour 4-6: $2 off Tall taps,1/2 price Margaritas. Late Night Happy Hour 9-Close: 1/2 price Margaritas & $2 off Tall taps.

$2 off Long Islands. Happy Hour 4-6: $2 off Tall taps, 1/2 price Margaritas. Late Night Happy Hour 9-Close: 1/2 price Margaritas & $2 off Tall taps.

Happy Hour 4-6: $2 off Tall taps, 1/2 price Margaritas. Late Night Happy Hour 9-Close: 1/2 price Margaritas & $2 off Tall taps.

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

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

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

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

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

Mezzaluna 309 Roberts St. N, Fargo

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

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

The Northern 325 10th St. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 5-7 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

O’Kelly’s 3800 Main Ave., Fargo

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

Pay the Day taps 7-9 p.m.: Pay the Day tapswhatever the date is, that’s your tap price! (Ex: Nov. 2nd=2 cents!). 9-11 p.m.: $2.75 beers, booze and bombsselect drinks on special

9-11 p.m.: $2.75 beers, booze and bombsselect drinks on special.

Wine Night 4-10 p.m.: ½ priced wine by the glass and bottleexcludes reserve wine list

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

$2.95 drink special 11 a.m.-2 p.m: $2.95 Bloody Marys, Bloody Caesars & Mimosas

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

Old Broadway City Club 22 Broadway N, Fargo Old Broadway Grill 22 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour all day

OB Sport Zone 22 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. and 9-close: $2 select drinks, select taps and select bottles, $4 glasses of wine, $5.95 pitchers. 6-10 p.m.: $5.95 select pitchers of beer

$2 select drinks, select taps and select bottles, $4 glasses of wine

$2 select drinks, select taps and select bottles, $4 glasses of wine *Extended Happy Hour 6-10 p.m. (same specials as 3-6pm)

$2 select drinks, select taps and select bottles, $4 glasses of wine

$2 select drinks, select taps and select bottles, $4 glasses of wine. 9-11 p.m.: $2.75 beers, booze and bombs- select drinks on special

9-11 p.m.: $2.75 beers, booze and bombsselect drinks on special

$11 Domestic Bucket 11 a.m.-close

Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

$3.50 Fireball & Ice Hole All Day

$3.50 Fireball & Ice Hole All Day

$3.50 Fireball & Ice Hole All Day

$3 Domestic Bottles, $3.50 Domestic Taps & Wells, $8 Well Jars

7 p.m.-12 a.m. $3.50 Domestic Bottles, $4 Crown Royal

7 p.m.-12 a.m. $3.50 Domestic Bottles, $4 Titos, $4 Chuck Norris

$3.50 Fireball & Ice Hole 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 3pmclose, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

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

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


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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

4:30-Close $3.95 Tall Taps, $3.35 Morgan and Bacardi

4:30-Close $4.05 Crown Royal, $4.25 Crown Black

4:30-Close $3.75 Tito’s Vodka

4:30-Close $4.05 Jack Daniel’s, $4.25 Long Island Teas, $4.25 34oz Taps

4:30-Close $3.50 Import Beers, $3.50 UV Vodka

$3.50 Pounders All Day, $3.50 Ice Hole 4:30-Close

$3.95 Tall Taps All Day, $3.05 Well Drinks 4:30-Close

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

$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

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

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 open-7pm: $1 off all drinks

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

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

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

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

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, 6pm-midnight: $3 tall domestics & $5 tall crafts

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; 9pmmidnight: $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 2pm-7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 mystery shots

Happy Hour 2pm-7pm: $.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

The Round Up Saloon 4501 Urban Plains Drive, Fargo

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

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

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


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All Day Happy Hour: $1 off all beer and liquor. 9 p.m. to close: $2.50 domestic taps, $3 Fireball and Icehole.

$4 Moscow Mules all day. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off all beer and liquor. 9 p.m. to close: $2.50 domestic taps, $3 Fireball and Icehole

Half-price wine all day. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off all beer and liquor. 9 p.m. to close: $2.50 domestic taps, $3 Fireball and Icehole

$4 jumbo teas all day. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off all beer and liquor. 9 p.m. to close: $2.50 domestic taps, $3 Fireball and Icehole

Midnight to close: $2.50 shots

Midnight to close: $2.50 shots. During Bison game: $1 off all beer and liquor

11 a.m.-noon: $2 you call its. Starting at noon: $3.50 Ceasera, bloodies and mimosas. $3.75 domestic taps

$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

All Day Happy Hour: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day.

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day. $2 off any Tequila cocktail/drink

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day. $2 off all Proof Distillers and Far North cocktails/drinks

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day. ½ priced bottle wines and $2 off all Jumbo Taps

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day. $2 off Signature and Classic Cocktails, $4 bomb shots 9-11 p.m.

Happy Hour 11-4 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day

All Day Happy Hour: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every 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 5:30-7pm

Buy one mug, get one half off tap beer

SouthTown Pourhouse 4281 45th St. S, Fargo Speck’s Bar 2611 Main Ave., Fargo

Spirits Lounge 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

True North Bistro 5064 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Server industry night (one free half pint of beer with proof of server training card.)

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

All whiskeys half-price from open to close. Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

$10 bottles of select wines and half off all other bottles of wine. Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. bottomless bloodies and mimosas

Happy Hour 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Morgan $3.25, Michelob Golden Light Pounders $3.00

Happy Hour 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Brandy $3.25, Domestic Pitchers $6

Happy Hour 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Windsor $3.25, Coors Pounders $3.00

Happy Hour 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Thirsty Thursday: Domestic Bottles & Pounders $3.00, Phillips Vodka $3.25

Happy Hour 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Long Island Teas $3.25 & PBR Pounders $3.00

Happy Hour 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Don Q Rum and Limón $3.00, Naturdays $3.00

Happy Hour Beer Buckets (6) for $18

$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 9pm-close

$1 Let’s Get It On Lemonades, $1 Sangria, $2 off Margaritas 9pm-close

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

The Windbreak 3150 39th St. S, Fargo

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) 9pmmidnight, 9-11pm: guys get $2 drinks, $2 bomb shots

9-10pm: $1 drinks, 1011pm: $2 drinks

9-11pm: $2 drinks and bomb shots

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

Twist 220 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.

VFW: Downtown

202 Broadway N, Fargo

Vinyl Taco 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Woody’s Bar 1550 32nd Ave. S, Fargo

Brunch 11AM-3PM, Bottomless Mimosas


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

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 3pm-6pm: $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 3pm-6pm: $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

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close - $3.00 Domestic Pounders & Wells

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close - $1.00 off All Taps, Bottles & Pounders

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close $4.00 Domestic Beer Mugs

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close $1.00 off Domestic Taps & $3.00 Wells

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close $3.50 Captain Morgan & Bacardi

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close - $4.00 Titos & $3.00 Well Vodka

All day- $8.00 Domestic Pitchers, $3.00 Fireball, Icehole, Wells & Domestic Pints

Blarney Stone 1910 9th St. E, West Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-Close: $1 off Draft Beers, $ 1 off House Wine, 2 for 1 Dublin Pours (Bar Pours)

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-Close: $1 off Draft Beers, $ 1 off House Wine, 2 for 1 Dublin Pours (Bar Pours)

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-Close: $1 off Draft Beers, $ 1 off House Wine, 2 for 1 Dublin Pours (Bar Pours). $4.50 Trash Cans 5 p.m.-close

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-Close: $1 off Draft Beers, $ 1 off House Wine, 2 for 1 Dublin Pours (Bar Pours)

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-Close: $1 off Draft Beers, $ 1 off House Wine, 2 for 1 Dublin Pours (Bar Pours)

Happy Hour 9 p.m.Close: $1 off Draft Beers, $ 1 off House Wine, 2 for 1 Dublin Pours (Bar Pours). Free trip through Bloody Mary or Mimosa Bar with a Breakfast Entree Purchase. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Happy Hour 11 a.m.-Close: $1 off Draft Beers, $ 1 off House Wine, 2 for 1 Dublin Pours (Bar Pours). Free trip through Bloody Mary or Mimosa Bar with a Breakfast Entree Purchase. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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, 8pm-midnight: $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, 8pm-midnight: $7.50 Bud Light pitchers, $3.50 Windsor and Smirnoff

Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pm-midnight: $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 noon6:30pm, 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

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 8pmclose

$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 103 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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Barcode 835 23rd Ave. E, West Fargo

Bar Nine 1405 Prairie Pkwy., West Fargo

* 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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​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 10pm-1am: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

½ bottles of wine, 3-6pm and 10pm-1am: $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

Happy Hour: 4-6:30pm- $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks "Margarita-Monday" 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. 8pm-Midnight: $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. 3pm-6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts.

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts. $3 wine night from 3 p.m.-12 a.m.

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-6pm: $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 8pmmidnight

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

Ladies Night 8pmmidnight: $2.50 pounders and youcall-its

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

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

$5 endless Mimosas 11am-4pm, $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-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

$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)

$3.25 Morgan

2 for 1's 9-midnight

$1.00 off All Whiskey

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

Late night Happy Hour 9pm-midnight

$8.50 pitchers all day

Bloody Mary special

MOORHEAD JC Chumley’s 1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

Rustica Tavern 315 Main Ave., Moorhead

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

Speak Easy 1001 30th Ave., S, Moorhead Vic’s Bar & Grill 427 Center Ave, 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,


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the joy project Christmas Eve, they serve around 300 people, setting up meals at Gladys Ray Shelter, Dorothy Day House, Stepping Stones Resource Center, Bright Sky Apartments, both Grand Inn Motels, The Ronald McDonald House and Project HART. At these places, Santa comes to visit with children and even brings them gifts, creating a fun, festive and magical atmosphere for all.

At the time of year where family and a sense of “home” are so treasured, Bengtson-Loerzel began thinking about these families in temporary housing and how hard it must be for them to celebrate holidays when they are unsure of where they will live from day to day. So she started The Joy Project.

“As soon as we are done on Christmas Eve, I start looking forward to the next year. It’s truly rewarding to spend the holiday with people who may be in need of some joy during the holidays,” said Bengtson-Loerzel. “I’ve seen kids’ eyes light up when Santa arrives, realizing that he didn’t forget about them. I’ve seen people cry tears of joy by receiving a gift for the first time in many years. I’ve heard a million thank you’s — that’s the most rewarding part of The Joy Project.”

The Joy Project is a group of caring community members and businesses who work together to make the holidays feel a bit warmer for such families. Each

As they are a group of committed individuals and not an official non-profit, their funds are more limited and they rely completely on the generosity of the community. Right now, they are still trying to raise $600 to cover the meals they will serve this year. Additionally, they will be collecting Christmas goodies and 12-packs of sodas and juice at Luna on Christmas Eve morning to help prepare for the night’s festivities. To find out how you can help, either monetarily or by volunteering, be sure to follow them on Facebook under “The Joy Project” and reach out with any questions. “My goal is to one day fall asleep on Christmas Eve knowing that everybody in Fargo-Moorhead had a meal, got a gift and felt loved for at least one night of the year,” said Bengtson-Loerzel. The way this project has been heading, it is hopeful to think that someday this might be a reality.

The Joy Project • facebook.com/TheFargoJoyProject

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