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From drone technology to virtual reality, we dove into a few popular sectors of the technology industry that are quickly growing and being developed right here in our region. And you may not know it yet, but it impacts people like you, the average consumer, in more ways than one.

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uite frequently I find myself thinking about technology when I was growing up. I know that age makes this reflection different for everyone, but my thoughts on my time as a ‘90s/early 2000s kid goes a little something like this:

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• I’d like to shoot a quick “rest in piece” to our family computers that met their demise at the cost of downloading music from Limewire of Kazaa, and a shoutout to the first terrible mix of songs I burned (with awe) onto a CD. • I will probably never figure out the trick to beating Minesweeper or have a Tamagotchi wake me up in the middle of the night ever again. • Dial-up internet meant that I could browse the world wide web until someone in the house was expecting a phone call. • I wish I could remember my first AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) username. • I wonder if my dad still has that stash of floppy discs in his desk. • Time flies when you wonder how long

your cassette tape hasn’t been playing because you have to flip it over to the other side. • I’m well aware that my collection of VHS movies is taking up unnecessary space, but I’ll never get rid of those ancient relics. On that note–be kind, rewind. • And today, nothing truly frustrates me more than running into a banana in MarioKart, Nintendo 64-style. This is just the tip of my nostalgia iceberg, really. Yet here I am, still heavily invested into “The Sims” computer game franchise (going strong since it came out in 2000, mind you), while putting together stories about drones, virtual reality and people who can create video games at the snap of a finger. In my interview with Botlink’s Alex Kube this month (page 23), he said, “View this as an opportunity, not a threat,” while talking about drone technology. I think that thought is something that resonates deeply with where technology will take us in the future, even though sometimes

we can be weary about change. Kube’s quote also, randomly, makes me think of Walt Disney. If you’ve ever been to a Disney theme park, the title of this letter might seem familiar. When Disneyland was built in the '50s, Walt Disney designed the Tomorrowland section of the park and its attractions to show the public his futuristic views and fascination with how the world was moving into technology in the time of the Space Age. If you visit the park today, Tomorrowland seems to be mired in the past. The rides are still fun, but it’s never going to be renamed “Yesterdayland,” therefore I think it will always be a reminder of the technology and ideas that lie ahead for our society in addition to how far we’ve come (hence my childhood reflection). So, think about this: What would Tomorrowland look like if it were built today?

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Even though there are many miles between our chilly region and Silicon Valley, North Dakota is definitely not late to the party when it comes to utilizing technology on the rise. And you might not have known it, but these industries are exponentially growing right here before your very eyes. We dove into a few of these popular sectors of the technology industry that are being developed locally and making an impact all over the nation– not just for businesses, but for people just like you, too.

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Terri Zimmerman, CEO and Cofounder of Botlink (left) and Alex Kube, Chief Strategy Officer and Cofounder of Botlink

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with Botlink rone technology in North Dakota is more advanced than you might think, and it’s all happening right before your eyes. As one of the cofounders and the chief strategy officer of Botlink, a local drone start-up, Alex Kube is well-versed in the current and future state of drones, their use in the business world and how everyday consumers like you can benefit from this current (and important) rise in technology. Botlink’s Role

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example, if you’re a construction manager, we have integrations that will sync your drone data into your current construction management software,” said Kube.

Utilizing Drone Technology

The drone industry, as a whole, is moving very quickly. Kube explained that drone technology is one of those things that North Dakota isn’t behind on, and the state has been very heavily invested with making drones available here. But how about the rest of the world?

An example of Botlink’s software that’s used to operate and control a drone.

what do you do with it? How do you use it without completely disrupting your existing business workflow? Although they’re not an actual drone manufacturer, (the drones they do build are used for testing), that’s where Botlink comes in. And not just in Fargo, but all over the nation. “Really, what people want to do with drones is use them to make their existing business more efficient. The value in a drone is using it to capture data. So we (Botlink) want to make that process of capturing data, processing that data and actually using it to make business decisions more effective,” said Kube. Instead of flying your drone and waiting for it to come back to upload your data, Botlink provides value with hardware called the Botlink XRD, which is a small cellular device that sits on the back of your drone and allows users to send and receive data in real time. “We can start processing the data faster and then with our cloud services, we can process it faster than you could just on your desktop. Another thing that drives a lot of value is that we’ve connected our software with existing industry software. For

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“What we’re looking at is similar to the time right after the iPhone launch. People think it’s cool, but there were so many articles about if we really needed all of the technology in it and what we would even do with it. And now, eight or nine years later, it’s completely ingrained in our lives,” said Kube. “I think we’re a couple years into that cycle with drones, where we’re seeing that interest take off quite a bit, but it’s still anyone’s game. It doesn’t matter if you’re in North Dakota or California or the Ukraine–it’s a very democratic marketplace and whoever has a solution can bring it to the table and make an impact.”


By now you might be wondering what drones can really be used for. Kube explained that the two biggest markets Botlink has catered to so far are agriculture and construction. Imagine being able to survey massive amounts of land to find out crop health in a matter of hours, or being able to gather construction site information such as land elevation surveys, virtual building walk-throughs or safety investigations. Time-consuming tasks can be made more efficient with the use of drones and the services Botlink provides to operate them. “Agriculture is really where Botlink got its start. It was one of the orderly adopters of drone technology just because they were able to operate a little bit under the radar and they were further away from airports,” said Kube. “It was just a safer way to get this technology out in the marketplace. And, quite frankly, they had a good use case, which was crop health analysis.” Kube stated that because drone technology is growing so fast, there are two other industries that he thinks drones have growing potential in: insurance and real estate. Let’s think about insurance for a second and imagine you run an insurance company that has to do inspections after a hailstorm. “In the situation of a roof inspection, time equals money and then there’s that huge safety aspect for employees. There’s a time frame after storms like that where they can’t even legally send that person up there for safety reasons. But if you use a drone to take those photos, count those impacts and have software that can automatically analyze all of that data, it saves a lot on cost and time and

increases safety for workers,” said Kube. And with real estate, using drones to capture even better and more thorough photos from all angles for listings only makes sense for customer satisfaction.

For People Like You

Maybe you’re not a business owner, but as far as the average consumer goes, how can your everyday Joe Schmoe or Jane Doe benefit from drone technology? The answer is rather obvious, and probably something that you interact with on a daily basis. “I think that one of the coolest things that I’ve seen from that consumer standpoint, personally, that has nothing to do with business, is that drones are allowing us to explore and experience the world in ways that we couldn’t before,” said Kube. “Drones, on the consumer level, allow us to continue sharing a deeper experience with each other as a society–another way to share information and participate globally with each other.” Think about something like Google Earth or Street View, but with even better and more elaborate views. Drones have the ability to broaden our experiences even further if we’re not in a specific place, especially when paired with technology such as 3D cameras or virtual reality. Sure, you can share the world easily if you have a smartphone and Instagram, but imagine if you can get a shot of any place in the world, from any angle or height, and have those shots constantly updated. Who needs a helicopter when you can do it easier and cheaper with a drone?


Be Informed Before Investing

“That’s one of the issues you tend to run into with the drone industry, is that there are a lot of places that you would want to legally fly a drone that you still can’t. You can get exceptions in certain cases, but right out of the box, you still have to follow the rules. The FAA* does a great job of listing all of the rules so you don’t have to worry about stepping on someone’s toes if you don’t know. It’s all written down,” said Kube. Due to the public space nature of drones, they come with government regulations, so Kube said that there are few things you should consider before investing in a drone. Will you use it commercially or as a hobbyist? Here are a few rules and tips to keep in mind, from Kube’s view, that apply to many consumers. ӽӽ If you’re going to be a commercial user and use the drone to make money, you’d have to get your FAA Part 107 cerficiate, which will allow you to legally fly a drone for commercial use. ӽӽ Remember that you are liable for anything that your drone causes from an accidental standpoint. Even if you have personal insurance, you’d also need business liability insurance for commercial use, an aviation policy and more depending on the use. ӽӽ Stay updated with current events and what’s going on with the FAA on a given day. The FAA may issue a TFR (temporary flight restriction) on a space that would normally allow flight. Kube gives the example of, “Maybe it’s Wednesday and the President is going to be in town, so you’re not allowed to fly drones over that area while that’s happening.” Another example is that you also can’t fly over a stadium when there’s a sporting event or similar activity going on. ӽӽ You can’t fly your drone within five nautical miles of an airport. Unfortunately, that means most of Fargo is off limits. You also have to keep your drone flying under 400

feet, which is easily tracked with the software you’re using. ӽӽ “I would also caution that if you’re using drones commercially and charging people for a service, to do it right. Make sure you know what the regulations are and be honest about what you’re doing,” said Kube. In other words, you can easily get into big trouble if you’re claiming to use a drone recreationally but then use it for commercial purposes.

Drones Can Make Your Life Easier

As a whole, don’t let the regulations or precautions become so daunting that they turn you away from utilizing the power of drones. “I think that the biggest thing I would want to make sure people understand is that drones are a tool that can make their lives better. They can help with efficiency and lower the cost of doing business, which also gets passed on to consumers,” he said. “I think it’s one of those things, too, that creates a ton of new opportunities for people to start their own small businesses around drones. View this as an opportunity, not a threat.”

* Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – A United States national authority with the power to regulate all aspects of civil aviation, which includes things like the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, certification of personnel and aircrafts and more. In the drone world, it basically regulates who can fly in certain airspaces and the rules and regulations that need to be followed. 26 | FEBRUARY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Although Botlink typically doesn’t make drones to sell, they do build many models to use for their hardware and software testing.

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reality with Gravity Gaming, developed by ByteSpeed

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irtual reality is a noun defined by dictionary.com as “a realistic and immersive simulation of a threedimensional environment, created using interactive software and hardware and experienced or controlled by movement of the body.” Not long ago, virtual reality seemed like something only seen in movies and you’d never think it was being developed right here in town. Jesse Hoffart, the Gravity Gaming manager at ByteSpeed, deals with the virtual reality industry every day and knows exactly how it can change our lives in multiple ways.


Bytespeed and Gravity Gaming

ByteSpeed is a Moorhead-based company that, since 1999, has custom-built desktops, laptops and servers for various uses and companies–such as education providers, financial institutions, city governments and healthcare facilities–all over the nation. Gravity Gaming is a sub-company developed by ByteSpeed that offers custombuilt PCs for gaming and other various uses, and provides the same type of warranty and support for different markets. “We do so much work all over the nation right here from our location in Moorhead, but we’re still pushing locally. It almost seems harder to do local work than it is nationwide, because people just don’t know what is really here locally for this industry. There’s so much in FargoMoorhead, and the gaming community is really growing in this area and getting bigger,” said Brenda Clifton, ByteSpeed’s marketing manager.

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It’s not hard to get your hands on an actual virtual reality headset, but what to do once you have one is where Gravity Gaming comes in. Although they don’t regularly supply VR headsets, they’ll provide you with a VRready PC that is specifically designed to support your specific VR needs, whether you’re an average consumer or not. “There’s a certain level of performance that you need to run VR, otherwise you’ll have stuttering in the images. One thing that’s important to think about when it comes to virtual reality is that you want to make sure you have enough power behind it because you can’t just have a headset, you have to have a PC too,” said Hoffart. “That’s where Gravity Gaming comes into play. We’ll make sure you have what you need to use that headset. It kind of gives the average consumer a gateway to do a lot more than what a laptop can, and it’s not just for gaming.”

Utilizing The Benefits

Hoffart explained that there are three industries that Gravity Gaming currently caters to the most: education, gaming and business. The gaming benefits of virtual reality are a given–a more immersive experience while fighting off robots or realistically shooting a bow and arrow in virtual reality is truly a one-of-akind. And even in the business world, Gravity Gaming sees companies such as engineering firms using virtual reality to design buildings and give clients an actual walk-through of their building for a better sense of scale, as opposed to just seeing a 3D image. But education is a market that Hoffart says he’s seeing major growth in when it comes to utilizing their virtual reality-ready systems. “We deal a lot with education and it’s currently an exponentially growing market. You’re basically able to transport yourself and do something like view the anatomy 29


day in 1941 through the eyes of a surviving lieutenant. “If you’re thinking about the education market, the VR (virtual reality) systems can also have a purpose for things like AutoCAD, Project Lead The Way, homeschooling and different educational initiatives,” said Clifton. “People think high-end machines and they think gaming, but there’s so many different purposes and things that you can do with a high-end gaming system.”

of a person, visit the Great Wall of China or have a virtual science lab right in front of you so you can mix chemicals to solve problems or identify minerals,” said Hoffart. “There’s this huge education side where people are actually learning by using virtual reality.” Education might not be the first thing that comes to mind as an industry that would benefit enormously from virtual reality, but it only makes sense. Can you imagine being able to immerse yourself in a historical event instead of just reading about it in a textbook? In fact, this has been seen in the last few months with Time’s recent “Remembering Pearl Harbor” virtual reality experience–an interactive roomscale experience that transports you back to that unforgettable 30 | FEBRUARY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

“Through ByteSpeed, we do trade shows around the country and see all of the potential. So, we’re pushing that to our current customers–to try out VR for education. We stick to what we know when it comes to the hardware side, because other people know how to do software development way better than we do. We know how to build the PCs and support them and keep them going,” said Hoffart.

Future Realities

“I haven’t seen much else for rapid growth except those three markets. If you think about it, your casual life, your business life and your educational life take up a lot of your life, so I do eventually see it being used quite a bit in everyday life. Where it goes will be interesting,” said Hoffart. After visiting numerous trade shows over the years, ByteSpeed’s staff said that they have also seen the possibility of virtual reality being used in the


medical world when it comes to something like being able to learn surgical procedures and functionally use those tools to do so in a VR space. Even something like augmented reality (AR), which is an entirely different concept, is something that can take things to another level in the future. Hoffart explained that there are just development kits for AR and no consumer-level business products for it yet. “Imagine you wear glasses and you’re looking at a table and suddenly you can just put something on top of it. Unlike VR, where you completely black out your vision, AR allows you to still be in your environment but it can transpose objects right in front of you,” he said. “I see that one being used a lot for something like a trade profession. Let’s say you’re a mechanic and you can have step-by-step instructions appear right in front of your face or something like that.”

The Reality Of Virtual Reality

When it comes to virtual reality headsets themselves, Hoffart explained that the two “juggernaut” consumer-grade headsets that Gravity Gaming deals with are the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Although they each have exclusive features, both are extremely comparable in the sense that they both track the height of your eyes for 360-degree room viewing, have full room-scale capabilities and controllers that allow you to also use your hands in virtual reality. “I honestly think, in the future, virtual reality will definitely become more in-place in our lives. Getting the hardware cheaper is going to be the next step because we’re only really on the first generation of headsets. I see the resolution inside the headsets getting better and even the price going down as they keep coming out,” said Hoffart. “Overall, it looks very much bright to the future that most people are going to see and use it at some point in their life.”

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David Binkard, founder and owner of PODS Game Design

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with PODS Game Design ara Croft, Mario, Pikachu, Link, Solid Snake, Master Chief and Pac-Man would sure be proud of FargoMoorhead's gaming community. The area is quickly becoming a hotbed for video game developers who are living out their dreams. As the founder of PODS Game Design, a business dedicated to teaching the next generation of video game designers, David Binkard has taken the future of FM's gaming scene into his own hands.

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“Making video games was always in the back of my mind as one of those dream careers that just seemed so inaccessible,” he said. While teaching creative writing classes at MSUM’s College For Kids & Teens summer camp program, Binkard hatched an idea for the program to offer kids classes on video game development, an opportunity he always wished he had as a kid. It finally gave him the chance to improve his video game-making skills while also introducing the possibilities to the future generation of developers.

PODS Game Design's David Binkard worked with Moorhead Schools' Community Education program to offer a beginners class on video game design as an after-school option at the district's three elementary schools.

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PODS Game Design Presses Play

When David Binkard was asked as a kid what he wanted to be when he grew up, he always responded with what he believed was a more “practical” career choice: a writer. But it wasn’t the only path he was interested in pursuing. With every word he wrote, he continued to wonder if his immense interest in video game design would ever be more than a hobby.

“I thought it would be cool to put together a class that showed them just how accessible video game design really is, that it’s something they can do,” said Binkard. “Anyone can play video games, but when it comes to making one, that’s something kids often don’t get to experience.” He played around with RPG Maker MV, a role playing game (RPG) software that simplified the designing process for kids, and tried to figure out how he could take what he knew and adapt it to a lesson plan.


In 2015, Binkard pitched the idea to the College For Kids & Teens program’s director and it took off. But what started with Binkard only teaching two classes of 20 kids grew to over 100 eager students requesting more. He believed the only way to meet the demand was to offer classes outside of College For Kids & Teens. It was then that Binkard created PODS Game Design, an educational group dedicated to teaching kids ages 9 to 18 how to create video games.

Achievement Unlocked

From Perham, Minnesota, to Belcourt, North Dakota, and every town in between, PODS travels to bringing video game design classes to interested kids through community educational programs, schools and park districts. Without a designated business location, PODS is able to pack up its own laptops with the necessary software and provide pop-up courses anywhere. “We found we had more success bring our classes to the students rather than having people come to us,” said Binkard. PODS offers roughly 12 different types of classes ranging from beginner to advanced, each teaching kids everything from coding and scripting to creating characters and storylines. “I tell my students after the beginner class that they know more than I did after six months of me just fiddling around with the programs,” said Binkard. Today, PODS' maximum class size is 12 students, said Binkard, and a “small class size means a better student-to-teacher ratio,” but the demand is still growing. He’s hoping to capitalize on the momentum and expand the business in the future. “Right now, we’re looking at just cementing ourselves more in this area and then we'll probably look at expanding more later,” he said. Binkard is quite surprised and happy with the support PODS


has received not just from the community, but the local game makers community as well.

Video Game Makers You might be surprised by the amount of other companies developing various video games in town. Beach Interactive beachinteractive.com facebook.com/ BeachInteractive Gaming studio focusing on education, adventure, creativity and character. Games: On My Own and The Abettor’s Letters Vacuum Door Interactive fleethackersgame.com facebook.com/VacuumDoor A startup company currently working on Fleet Hackers, a tactical space simulation adventure in virtual reality. Big 4 Productions big4production.com facebook.com/Big4Production Virtual reality company working on a horror game. Games: Reshift, Raccoon Jump, Sweet Escape, Bad Christmas, Illusion of the Wind, Time Warp, Never Sleeping Always Waking, Temple of Romu, Stealth Bot Raven Rock Digital facebook.com/ RavenRockDigital Raven Rock Digital is an independent video game studio currently working on Lockout for PC. Games: Infinite Tower and Lockout Wicked Soul Studios wickedsoulstudios.com facebook.com/ WickedSoulStudios

Not Just A Game

Each class teaches kids more than just how to build a video game. Binkard believes it helps strengthen other skill sets that can help them in school. “It opens up a whole new understanding of subjects,” he said. “Math, in particular, is a very interesting subject that works in conjunction with video game design.” Kids apply formulas and solve mathematical equations when designing, similar to those they learn in school. It’s simple enough that they can handle the math involved, yet difficult enough to challenge them. “It helps them understand that when you encounter a problem, you can work through it,” said Binkard. “It’s always amazing to see how sharp and experienced kids at different levels get.” PODS has designed four demo games it uses for instructional purposes before each class: "The Quest for the Bedazzled Mirror," "Mouse Maze," "Destructo-Ball" and "Donut Invaders." Binkard is currently developing an additional game called "Penguin Panic" to be released soon. Before each class, he has students play the demo games to provide an overlook at what is possible and introduce the basics. With guided instructions and live tutorials, he takes a step back and allows his students to take the reins. “As we get closer to the end, I start letting them try to figure out things on their own. It’s all just part of the learning experience,” he said. “It's interesting how quickly they pick up on it."


Binkard said he loves seeing what his students come up with when he gives them the freedom to create. At the end of class, students will transfer their game to a CD to take home and show off to their friends and family. “Once they actually took the class and started getting their feet wet with video game design, they got excited and continued to take more classes,” he said. “It’s rewarding to see the students get excited about creating their games.” Binkard thinks the FargoMoorhead and surrounding communities need to provide more opportunities for future generations of video game developers. Currently, PODS is the only company of its kind that offers in-depth courses for kids on gaming design.

Game Nowhere Near Over

Now that PODS has been operating for over a year and a half, Binkard has been looking back at how much it has already accomplished, guessing to have taught roughly 300 to 400 students.

“I’m interested to see how introducing all those students to a basic video game design program at a young age will impact the Fargo-Moorhead area in five to 10 years,” said Binkard. Binkard is working on creating a summer camp for kids to offer students more advanced classes and give them a chance to show off their work. Interested students can find PODS' list of up-and-coming classes for spring and summer and more information about the business on its website.

An example of one of PODS Game Design's demo games, "The Quest for the Bedazzled Mirror," David Binkard made using RPG Maker MV. The game follows two characters who venture into a dangerous dungeon full of monsters to retrieve the Bedazzled Mirror and bring it back to their grandpa.

For More Information: PODS Game Design podsgamedesign@gmail.com podsgamedesign.com Social Media facebook.com/podsgamedesign Twitter: @PODSgamedesign


Dakota Carrier Network’s CEO Seth Arndorfer

Dakota Carrier Network's CEO Seth Arndorfer On keeping the state connected through fiber networks, data centers and state-wide Wi-Fi

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A map of DCN’s fiber optic network in North Dakota A: “Dakota Carrier Network (DCN) was formed 20 years ago as a privately owned company by local independent telephone companies in the state of North Dakota. They recognized that there was a major change in their business model, and that change was the invention of the internet. They realized that in order to get their customers better connected, they needed to install fiber optic cable throughout the state and get their customers access to the most current technology. So, that’s really where

Interview by Erica Rapp | Photos by Paul Flessland and courtesy of DCN

Q&A

q: What is Dakota Carrier Network?


A look inside the DCN data center.

amount of internet bandwidth that our users use as North Dakotans doubles every 12 to 15 months. Our owner telephone companies and DCN–we’ve realized that our customers needed a place to store their data. Most of us are most familiar with cloud storage in iCloud, whether it’s our phone, pictures or contacts. You’re putting it somewhere else to keep it safe and that’s what we’re doing with our commercial customers. They might have files, banking information or pictures, for example. For us, we have web design companies that can be stored in our data centers and accessed via our fiber network. "The other concern that customers have is that they want to have safe and reliable data storage, but they also need to have quick access to that information. What positions and makes DCN unique is that we have this fiber network that runs right to our data center, so the performances of the end user are exactly the same and sometimes even better as if it was stored in-house.

DCN started. It was building that fiber network and interconnecting all 15 of the independent telephone companies. DCN does tie all of those networks together. “We connect fiber to every K-12 school in the state, every higher-ed institution in the state and then we also connect all 54 critical healthcare institutions. Every hospital in the state is connected with DCN fiber, or one of our owner company's fibers that then comes back to the DCN backbone. That’s really the foundation for everything that is happening. Everything we do is reliant on the internet, whether we know it or not. Our owner telephone companies realized that shift and they’ve positioned North Dakota very well to compete in today’s economy. DCN is behind the scenes, in most cases, to make all of the communication happen and give access to it.” q: What is the purpose of data centers? A: “We’re seeing exponential growth in data and data consumption. The

"Our customers–whether it be the banks, the hospitals, the schools–they came to us and said, ‘We realize that you’re building your network in a manner that never goes down.’ We have five nines (99.999 percent) reliability and we build redundancy into our power and fiber paths, so there are protection mechanisms built into every aspect of our business. And they realized that and wanted us to house their data." q: How do data centers benefit the general public and consumers? A: “DCN has our fiber network in North Dakota and we connect to all of the homes and end-users through our owner companies. DCN itself doesn’t offer anything residential, but our owners do. Then, when you access the internet from your home, it more than likely is going through one of our data centers and our fiber network. That network extends from North Dakota to the major internet hubs in Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver and Seattle. The major internet content providers–such as Netflix or Google–they have actually realized that the majority of the internet traffic in North Dakota is coming out of DCN’s data centers and so, for

example, Netflix approached DCN, and they installed the entire Netflix library in our Bismarck and Fargo data centers. So when you access Netflix through any of our owner companies or DCN, you are actually going to hit a Netflix server right here in North Dakota, instead of in Chicago. That means you’ll get a better experience. “The other business continuity or disaster recovery exercise that a lot of our key commercial customers are going through is, what if something catastrophic happens in the city of Fargo? They want to have their data geographically dispersed from Fargo. So, a lot of our larger commercial customers have a primary copy of their data in our Fargo data center, and then we replicate that data as backup to our Bismarck data center location. Or they use our Fargo data center as their primary and then they don’t even have to have a server anymore.” q: What is DCN doing to provide state-wide Wi-Fi? A: “It’s an extension of everything that we’ve been talking about so far. In order for you to have and benefit from the DCN network, today, you would have to be a business customer or have internet from one of our owner companies. As users, though, our life is all about mobility. DCN realized that and we said you know what, in order for more North Dakotans to take advantage of our network, why don’t we just put access points throughout the metro Fargo area, major population centers and distribute it across the state with our owner telephone companies? “The general public will have access to it only if you are a broadband subscriber in your home from one of our owner telephone companies. It all depends on what you have at home. We’re hoping to have final jurisdictional approvals by the end of January and then start construction in Fargo in the spring. We want to make sure we work with jurisdictions to give end-users the most access to the most current technology.” For More Information: Dakota Carrier Network 3901 Great Plains Drive S, Fargo dakotacarrier.com 39


apps

local services

with a local touch

Winter Survival Kit

hether it's local businesses, services, events or even something created by local tech companies–there's an app for that. The app stores are chock-full of FM-related mobile apps that you can use as resources, not to mention there are plenty of non-local apps that are powered by Fargobased tech companies. We find the amount of local options to be pretty cool, so get your download button ready. *Apps are listed by the titles that they appear as in the Apple and Android app stores. 40 | FEBRUARY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Similar App Download: BusTracker Fargo-Moorhead (Powered locally by Thiken; Apple, Android)

Simple In/Out

This app is great for offices with people constantly on-the-go and it allows you to easily update your working status with features such as automatic check-in or out with Geofences and iBeacons, status boards and the ability to email or text users directly from the app. Simple In/Out also offers a TimeClock in a separate app download, so employees can easily clock in or out like a time card.

Doyle Cab

We know that Uber is pretty popular in town now, but there are plenty of times that hailing a taxi is still a great option. With Doyle's Taxi Hail app, you can book a reservation, get fare estimates, receive notifications once your cab has been dispatched and review reservation history.

Jumpr

Jumpr is a locally-made ride share app that is still in the testing and development process, and connects riders and drivers for immediate or long distance car trips. You can sign up to be a driver or rider, where riders can pay for seats that drivers post and provide reviews of the drivers to ensure quality and safety. Driver license, insurance validation and secured payments are other great features of the experience. facebook.com/jumprapp

By Erica Rapp

MATBUS

This MATBUS app by the City of Fargo allows you to track the city buses in real time, see any detours and plan your bus trips around town.

Our winters can be brutal. Myriad Mobile and NDSU Extension Service's Winter Survival Kit app is helpful if you find yourself stuck or stranded in severe weather conditions. This app will help you find your current location, calculate how long you can run your engine to stay warm and safe from carbon monoxide poisoning, store information for roadside assistance, contact emergency services and it reminds you to periodically turn off your engine and check your exhaust pipe for snow buildup.


radio, news & Weather

Minn-Dak Mobile

The Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative has an app that brings real time harvest information such as truck weights, load information and quotas, to the palm of your hand. It's especially useful for sugar beet farmers.

Fargo One

For Windows devices, search "PublicStuff"

If you're looking to submit service requests directly to the city for issues such as potholes, graffiti, street sign or lighting repair, snow removal damaged sidewalks or general complains, then Fargo One is a great one-stop-shop. City of Fargo staff will receive your requests and transfer them to the appropriate departments, and you'll be notified once your requests are being resolved and addressed. The app also allows you to you pay utility bills and parking tickets, search for public facilities, see nearby service requests and stay upto-date on your garbage schedule.

Radio FargoMoorhead H2O Fargo

The Red River is no stranger to flooding. This app, powered locally by Myriad Mobile, features real-time data for river levels, news and weather in regards to any flooding that may occur in the area. Similar App Download: River Levels (Powered locally by Forum Communications; Apple, Android)

Valley News Live

The Valley News Live news app (VNL News) features breaking news, up-to-the-minute headlines, top stories, streaming newscasts, sports coverage and with the Storm Team's weather app (VNL Weather) you can check out hour-by-hour forecasts and interactive radars. Similar App Downloads: KVRR (Red River Broadcast; Apple, Android), WDAY/ WDAZ Now, WDAY/WDAZ Storm Tracker or 970 WDAY (Forum Communications; Apple, Android)

Stay up-to-date on what's playing and who's on the air at various radio stations with the Radio Fargo Moorhead app, or you can download the individual apps for your favorite radio stations. Similar App Downloads: (Search by these Radio FM Media and Midwest Communications app store titles) Y94 Radio Fargo/Moorhead - KOYY-FM, Big 98.7, Bob 95 FM, 107.9 The Fox, Q 105.1 Rocks!, 104.7 Duke Fargo, MIX 101.9 Your Life, Your Music., 96.9 Hit FM, 106.9 The Eagle, The City 94.5, Bison 1660, KVOX-FM - Today's Froggy 99.9 - Fargo, ND, KFGO The Mighty 790 AM, 740 The Fam - KVOX-AM-Fargo, ND

Inforum Now

The Forum's app contains the latest news and in-depth coverage you would find in the newspaper or on inforum.com. Browse the latest headlines or the popular sections such as variety, obituaries, milestones, sports, opinion, SheSays, business and more. Similar App Download: Fargo Sun Times (Sun-Times Media; Apple, Android) 41


Events & programs North Dakota Travel Guide

The North Dakota Travel Guide's app offers up-to-date travel information and city guides for Fargo, Bismarck, Minot, Williston and more. Get information on sightseeing, restaurants, bars, nightlife, parks, maps and more around North Dakota.

Red River Valley Calendar

Browse and add events that are happening in the Red River Valley along the Minnesota and North Dakota borders with this app. You can also set your location and radius to find what's closest to you.

Red River Valley Home & Garden Show

Red River Valley Home & Garden Show: February 24-26, 2017 This app allows you to browse through the show's exhibitors and pick favorites to visit at the event. You'll also find workshop details, ticket information and kids features.

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Fargo-Moorhead Opera

Follow the Fargo-Moorhead Opera with their mobile app, which allows you to see what's new, browse upcoming events, see videos and get event information.

The Fargo Marathon App

SCHEELS 13th Annual Fargo Marathon: May 15-20, 2017 Register for races, get event information for participants and spectators, find out schedules, view maps and share photos and videos with the Fargo Marathon's app.

Fargo Force

Get Fargo Force hockey live coverage, enhanced player profiles, league statistics and more.

Art Marathon

The Fargo Moorhead Art Marathon app, developed locally by Myriad Mobile, allows you to have fun with a little bit of competition while experiencing local art. Find your art experience, capture it and move on to the next activity in this scavenger-hunt-like event software.

Fargo-Moorhead Parade of Homes

Spring Parade of Homes: April 2223, 28-30, May 5-7, 2017 Get information on each home, see maps, search locations and plan your routes with the HBA of F-M's app for their annual Parade of Homes event.

Red River Valley Fair

Red River Valley Fair: July 11-16, 2017 Fargo's popular summer event has an app that lets you find information on all of the fair's events, attractions, entertainment and food. You can also see the latest photos and videos from the event and easily see schedules and maps for the entire six days.


other

SaveCoin

Want to save money at local restaurants and businesses? SaveCoin lets you purchase "daily deals" on anything, from dinner packages and computer repair to auto services and gym discounts. You can also use coupons directly from the app or sign up to have specials, deals and coupons emailed to you each week.

Family Wellness Fargo

This app lets Family Wellness gym members look at schedules, purchase sessions, enroll in classes and programs, manage personal information and more.

Swanson Health Products Retail

The Swanson Health Products retail store in Downtown Fargo is now available right on your mobile device. With this app, you'll be able to access coupons, special sales, recipes, new products and store news as well as create shopping lists. You can redeem Swanson Reward coupons instantly at checkout, right on your phone, without having to worry about printing.

What's Your Buzz?

Myriad Mobile created an app with the North Dakota University System that is designed to help with responsible drinking. The app is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) estimation tool that allows you to track your drinks and time between drinks for your estimated BAC. The app also has a sober countdown of how long it will take your BAC to reach .00, and if you're BAC exceeds the legal limit for driving in North Dakota, it will cue you to call a cab for a ride home.

NDSU

Proudcrowd's app is all about everything North Dakota State University. Stay up-to-date with college news, sports, fan trackers and more.

Move2Draw

Sanford Health teamed up with WebMD and Myriad Mobile to create a series of exciting apps that ecourage kids to stay active, including move2draw. This app allows you to walk, bike or run and create masterpieces while you do so. Your phone's GPS tracks your movements to draw desired pictures on the app with various colors and styles.


want to know more about our growing tech scene?

NOTABLE MENTIONS

Here are a few of the many other local companies and startups that are making a difference in the technology scene. Myriad Mobile myriadmobile.com Custom mobile software, mobile design, mobile strategy and consulting, iOS and Android app development, web app development Razor Consulting Solutions gotorazor.com Business intelligence, software development, custom application design and implementation, project management services CoSchedule coschedule.com Company and marketing calendar for content marketing, social media marketing, marketing projects and blog management Codelation codelation.com Application development, web design and development, technical consulting and sourcing, project management, systems integration Appareo Systems appareo.com Innovative custom engineering, intellectual property and hardware and software solutions for original equipment manufacturers in industries such as aerospace, agriculture, aviation and transportation

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Thiken thiken.com Mobile and web app development, UI/ UX design, strategy and consulting

Fargo is a coworking space where individuals and groups of all sorts can come together for events, work and collaboration.

Intelligent InSites intelligentinsites.com Healthcare software development for urgent care centers, asset optimization and management, medical clinics, emergency departments and more

NerdQ facebook.com/TheNerdQ NerdQ is a media company that helps promote and bring local games to light through audio, video and written content.

Onsharp onsharp.com Website development, web and mobile app development, digital marketing services Packet Digital packetdigital.com Design, development and marketing of advanced PMICs (power management integrated circuit) for portable electronic devices and embedded systems Sky Blue Technology onskyblue.com Custom-branded experiences made up of live software and marketing content Simply Made Apps simplymadeapps.com App development for iOS, Android and web

Resources

Looking to get involved? Here’s how you can do it. Prairie Den theprairieden.com The Prairie Den in Downtown

Fargo Virtual Reality facebook.com/Fargovr meetup.com/Fargo-Virtual-RealityMeetup Fargo Virtual Reality is a group bonded by the mutual fascination with virtual and augmented reality in FargoMoorhead. Section 9 Cyber Cafe section9cafe.com Section 9 is a gaming space and social community where video game enthusiasts can meet to network and play games. Fargo Game Makers Facebook: "Fargo Game Makers" fargogamemakers.com With monthly meetups, the Fargo Game Makers encourage collaboration and self-learning amongst its members. Watch the website for the next group gathering. Geek Meet FM meetup.com/Geek-Meet-FM Facebook: "Geek Meet FM" This group of self-appointed geeks, nerds and hackers meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Prairie Den to collaborate and create a community.


Games on the Plains facebook.com/GamesOnThePlains Games on the Plains is a Fargo-based organization dedicated to building a thriving community of local gamers. Mobile Meetup Fargo meetup.com/fargo-mobile-techmeetup Join this meetup to network and get insights into the newest innovations of the mobile world. Tech Tailgate techtailgate.com There are plenty of opportunities for people to meet up and collaborate. Go to techtailgate.com/#meetups for a full listing of all the tech meetups. Girl Develop It | Fargo girldevelopit.com/chapters/fargo facebook.com/GDIFAR A nonprofit organization providing affordable and accessible programs to women (18+) who want to learn web and software development through hands-on instruction.

EVENTS

Fleet Hackers Public Demo: Part II Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute | NDSU February 17 from 7-10 p.m. facebook.com/fleethackers Vacuum Doors is celebrating the release of the new version of Fleet Hackers, a tactical space simulation using VR. For more information, search Facebook for the event.

2017 Drone Focus Conference Fargo Theatre May 31 to June 1 emergingprairie.com/drone-focusconference DroneFocusCon is a world-class gathering of drone experts and enthusiasts to discuss how drones are impacting North Dakota and the world. TEDxFargo July 27 With a mix of local and self-organized events, TEDxFargo brings together people of all kinds to talk about inspiration and ideas worth spreading. Cart Summit 2017 date TBD, visit emergingprairie. com/cart-summit for more information. This event brings industry leaders and enthusiasts together to improve their understanding of the e-commerce industry. FargoConnect 2017 date TBD, visit fargoconnect. com for more information. This yearly event gathers the best and brightest to talk about communication and the technology industry and gives you resources to lead the way. The State of Technology 2017 date TBD, visit fmwfchamber. com for more information. The Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce hosts this event that highlights the amazing technological innovations from our region with presenters and keynote speakers who share about projects happening locally that are changing the world.


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EAT & DRINK It may be cold outside, but the local dining scene has plenty to offer when it comes to food and drinks that will warm your spirits.

Açaí Bowl Aloha Fresh may be located inside a hot yoga studio, but that doesn't mean you need to get your sweat on to enjoy one of their delicious smoothies or açaí bowls. The fruity bowls have açaí berries blended with coconut water and accompanied with your choice of fruits and toppings. This açaí bowl is topped with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and banana, and sprinkled with the just the right amount of honey and granola for the perfect healthy kick. Can you really think of a better (or tastier) way to get a good dose of fruit in? Aloha Fresh Juice Bar

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Simcosis ABV - 6.9 percent IBU - 71 A well-brewed IPA is a good choice any time of the year. Flatland Brewery's simco IPA–brewed with simco hops– has the same IBU as the typical IPA but boasts a little bit more bitterness and that's entirely a good thing. This brew is perfectly balanced with a citrus taste and a slight piney aroma for an overall refreshing and well-rounded flavor profile. Flatland Brewery

3140 Bluestem Drive Suite #105, West Fargo facebook.com/FlatlandBrewery

Everything Omelet In this breakfast delight, you'll find eggs perfectly layered with, well, everything really. Bacon, sausage, ham, mushroom, tomatoes, peppers, onion and cheddar jack cheese are all perfectly folded into this pictureperfect omelet, so you get a little bit of everything with each bite. And no matter what you order at Randy's, remember that a piece of their popular coffee cake is a must. Randy's University Diner

2130 University Drive S, Fargo


Bacon JalapeĂąo Wontons All it takes is one bite and your love for wontons will grow even more. Bacon and jalapeĂąo is neatly folded into the wontons and served with whipped red pepper cream cheese, pineapple salsa and pineapple butter. Folded with precision and fried to a perfect state of golden brown, these wontons pack just the right amount of spice with that refreshing pineapple flavor to balance it all out. Twist

220 Broadway N, Fargo twistfargo.com

Crunch Berry donut Breakfast cereal and donuts? Don't mind if you do. This donut is topped with vanilla frosting and that ever-popular crunch berry cereal with, you guessed it, everybody's favorite part about sugary cereals: a marshmallow. You'll get the perfect blend of crunchy sweetness with every bite of this good-looking pastry. Paradise Donuts

3001 13th Ave. S, Fargo facebook.com/ParadiseDonutsFargo 49


Darrell and Celena Randle, owners and operators of Daran’s Southern Soul Food & West Indian Cuisine

fueled by soul

The Randle Family

Daran’s Southern Soul Food & West Indian Cuisine

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rits, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, corn bread, sweet potatoes, catfish, jerk chicken–what you’re looking at is a brief list of classic soul food and Caribbean food that, up until recently, was hard to come by in Fargo-Moorhead. Hailing from New York and South Florida with roots in Guyana and the American South, Darrell and Celena Randle are bringing the flavors of soul food and West Indian cuisine to the area with their new food business. BY Erica Rapp | PHOTOS BY Paul Flessland

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It all started when the Randles were living in Miami, Florida, where they began making home cooked Thanksgiving meals for the homeless each year, serving over 100 people by their third year. Despite the joy of giving, the Randles struggled to get by living in Miami. The couple spent time searching for cities with affordable rent, better paying jobs and low crime rates and kept stumbling upon Fargo on list after


list. Celena Randle also worked at a call center at the time and frequently talked to callers from Fargo, and she took it as a sign when everybody had nothing but good things to say about living here. “It’s (Miami) fun and the sun is nice and everything, but it’s hard living there. We struggled a lot. We didn’t live in a good neighborhood and it wasn’t an ideal place for our kids to grow up,” said Celena Randle. “It’s easy to end up in bad situations when you’re living around it, and we wanted to live somewhere that was safer–a place that we could live comfortably and not struggle.”

FINDING A NEED The family became Fargo residents in 2011 and quickly grew to love their new city, worry-free. However, the couple noticed a trend whenever they visited their family back in Florida.

Candied yams “When we went back home, we would have terrible diets. There is so much stuff down there that we didn’t have up in Fargo, so every time we went home we’d devour everything we could,” said Darrell Randle. “I couldn’t help but realize that there really wasn’t a soul food restaurant in Fargo or the state of North Dakota, that we knew of.” The couple soon recognized that there was a need for the food they grew up with. “We just wanted to introduce that type of culture that we grew up in. Darrell grew up with a lot of southern roots and I grew up with southern roots and West Indian roots. It’s a beautiful culture that we wanted to share,” said Celena Randle.

Collard greens with smoked turkey wings


Fried chicken with macaroni and cheese

“We never got to finish college, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make something of yourself. As long as you have a plan, stick to it and know exactly what you want to do, you’ll be successful. We want people to know that.” It’s clear that Celena and Darrell Randle aren’t in this for themselves. It’s to build an empire for their children, embrace culture and bring something great to the city they have grown to love so much.

GET YOUR FIX NOW The Randles officially launched Daran’s Southern Soul Food & West Indian Cuisine in Fargo on November 2, 2016 and have seen steady, and recently exponential, success and growth in popularity. Since they moved to Fargo to give their children a better life, it’s no surprise that the name “Daran” represents the first letter of each of their children’s names.

SO, WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM DARAN’S SOUTHERN SOUL FOOD & WEST INDIAN CUISINE? Food from the soul. And not just because the type of food is widely recognized as soul food–it’s truly made from the heart. Their dishes come from family recipes or classic soul food and Caribbean traditions, all with the couple’s own twist. Both have experience working in fast food and have enjoyed cooking at home most of their lives, so it’s something they truly enjoy doing. And the food is made with care–many of the dishes take a long time to prepare and quite a bit of effort is put into them. Back up to the very first sentence of this story and you’ll see a list of a few of the many common soul food items that you can find on Daran’s menu. But it’s much more than that with the incorporation of West Indian (Caribbean) cuisine and,

coming soon, Latin dishes. Between their options for breakfast, lunch, dinner entrées, sides and dessert, you’ll find a generous and well-rounded menu of home cooked meals that will leave your mouth watering at first glance.

FEEDING THE FUTURE Daran’s is currently operated out of Square One Rental Kitchen & Events, where the food is made and picked up by customers. When the business first started a delivery option was offered, but the Randles explained that with business getting much busier and only being operated by the two of them, delivery tends to be difficult until they can hire more help. But the couple has big goals and dreams for the near future. “Our goal is to have a restaurant open by April, before the summertime at least. We also want to start a foundation to keep giving back to the homeless, something we could bring back to Florida as well. We just want to help in whatever way they can,” said Celena Randle. “We’re trying to make this thing as big as we can because I really do feel like we’re on the verge of making history here. This is the kind of stuff that you normally have to travel to much bigger cities to get, but Fargo residents can have it right here in their own backyard,” said Darrell Randle.

FULL MENU: You can order

anything you’d like from the full menu, but keep in mind that many of the dishes take time so it’s best to place orders for certain items a few days in advance. You can also place orders in advance for catering.

DAILY MENU: Because the

full menu has an extensive list of options and the dishes take longer to make, Daran’s offers a smaller list of items from the full menu each day. The daily menu is on their website and they also post on their Facebook page a day in advance what they’ll be making. They’re pretty good at responding on their page, so feel free to ask them what’s on the menu for the day or place requests. Open Monday-Friday. Food is typically ready by 12:30 p.m. and available throughout the day until it’s gone. Pick up your order at: Square One Rental Kitchen & Events 1407 1st Ave. N, Fargo facebook.com/Daransfargo daransfargo.com Twitter/Instagram: @daransfargo 53


Health & Wellness Spotlight

Ah,

sugar! Sweet, beloved sugar. Hands down, it’s the sweetest kind of evil. What’s scarier yet is that it’s hidden in almost everything these days. At least, everything found in a package, box or can.

the

SWEETEST KIND {of} EVIL By Kylee Seifert Photos by Paul Flessland and J. Alan Paul Photography

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Now, I suppose I could tell you to completely eliminate sugar by stressing how it will help to minimize the development of chronic disease, greatly assist with weight management, hormone regulation and cellular function. However, that probably won’t stick long, if at all, in your diet. So, what I hope to do is help you better understand what the ugly truth behind sugar is and how to fit it into your life in the smartest, healthiest way possible. First and foremost, there are two words that need to be clearly defined when talking about sugar: glucose and fructose. Glucose is found in starchy carbs and fruit. Fructose is found in fruit and anything with table sugar. Glucose can be beneficial to the body, as it can be used by muscles and other cells as immediate or stored energy. Fructose, on the other hand, takes a toll on the body because it requires the liver to break it down into either fat (think fat storage)


Simple words to live by

“If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.” - Michael Pollan, Food Rules

or glucose, which is not the best way to get glucose. For most, it’s difficult to metabolize. That being said, there is a hefty difference between natural sugars and processed/artificial sugars and sweeteners. While our bodies do register sugar as sugar, some sugars offer beneficial minerals and vitamins (think natural sugars) as opposed to those sugars that only wreak havoc on the body. Natural sugars can be found in fruit, maple syrup, honey and coconut sugar, to name a few. Harmful sugars that feed diabetes and other chronic diseases can be found in candy bars, sweetened beverages, soda and other refined goods. While there are more downfalls to sugar than I can list in this article, I will touch on a few biggies that will hopefully give you an idea of just how scary this stuff can truly be.

The Negative Effects of Sugar:

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Sugar screws with your hormones, and trust me when I say hormones do not like to be screwed with. It provokes adrenaline and releases cortisol, which puts your body in a constant fight or flight state. This is a state that is extremely stressful for your body. We are not intended to function in this way for extended periods of time.

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It thickens the blood, prohibiting steady blood flow that carries necessary nutrients.

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Sugar decreases your natural leptin release. Leptin is your appetiteregulating hormone. If this becomes decreased, we eat more than our bodies need. This, in turn, leads to insulin resistance and potentially diabetes.

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Sugar causes silent inflammation, which has been suggested to be connected to cancer and other chronic illnesses.

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Increases fat storage and weight gain.

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Aids in nerve damage and cardiovascular disease.

Disrupts the amino acid transfer to muscle tissue, which causes free radicals in your body and even more inflammation.

{Check Your Labels} Look for these other names for unwanted sugar hidden in your labels. • Dextrose • Brown Sugar • Cane Sugar • Corn Syrup

Stimulates the same neurotransmitters in the brain as cocaine, causing it to be highly addicting.

• Evaporated Cane Juice

And there you have it, the scary truth about sugar. It’s essential to start looking at labels and be aware of the ingredients you are consuming. If you choose to consume fruit and other natural sugars, which have many benefits, be mindful about how much you are consuming daily. If you want to live a long, healthy life, sugar intake is something that needs to be addressed immediately. The longer you push it off, the longer it has to create toxic issues within your body.

• High Fructose Corn Syrup

• Fructose Sweetener • Fruit Juice Concentrates • Fruit Juice • Honey • Maltose • Diglycerides • Sorghum • Xylitol

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Punchgut A Local Artist Within The Shadows Of Satire

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keletal trees and white-washed roads plaster a North Fargo neighborhood on an ordinarily cold Friday the 13th. The clack of a retro door knocker is greeted by an eager dog and a relaxed man in a T-shirt and jeans. His home studio, a brazen room painted all black, is eased by frames filled with curious scenes and creatures that reverberate a singular noise: Punchgut. Under a deer mount baptized in the stream of three cans of black spray paint, his soft presence cuts the roar of irreverence. Fame-stricken melodies of Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo" play in the background as the local virtuoso attempts to summarize his work: a dark humor machine producing illustration, spray paint, collage, mixed-media and graphic design pieces.


"Once you get that reassurance that everything's going to be all fine and you can still create, I think you have less restraints." -pUNCHGUT

"Black is cozy to me," said Punchgut in the warm room lit by flares of colorful desk toys. "I kind of bounce all over the place with styles and stuff that I like. There's stuff that I don't feel comfortable at doing or I'm not good at it, or I haven't put the time in. Oils are one of them, but I like my stuff a little bit messy when I do paintings."

For Art's Sake

Leaned over a bright green and pink wheel-less skateboard, he adds black to a monster sketch on the project he'll be donating to the Hawk's Nest, a local indoor skate park and skateboarding cooperative. Jabbing the tip of a paint pen into a piece of paper, he discusses different processes of transforming ideas

into physical works of art. "When I do illustrations, I like my line work to be clean, but when I get to make huge messes, that's nice too. And I like to make stuff look really beat up and old," he said. With a lineup of precision artwork and experience in varied mediums, Punchgut displays a wholesome appreciation for his following and impact on the Fargo art community. "I'm fine with wherever it is. If it's stapled up on telephone poles, which it had been for years, that part doesn't matter to me. If just one person sees it, that's okay," he said. His work reaches audiences online,


Punchgut in Public

roberts alley on various places in alleys, in pop-up showings­—such as his Wandering Ghost Gallery—and downtown bars with his unique mark seen in Würst Bier Hall and on bottle labels at Drekker Brewing Company. While he gains recognition in the community, Punchgut's desire to express himself begins with a comfort in the tranquility of creation. "That's all I really wanted to do. Sometimes I still question if that's what I should be doing. I mean, over 40 and being an artist sounds weird sometimes, but I feel blessed that I got to go this far as being an artist," he said.

Path to Punchgut

Before he was the artist known by one name, Punchgut was Matt Mastrud, a chaos-fueled troublemaker who rode BMX bikes and found solace in drawing with his two younger brothers. The root of his irreverence is an anxiety that can be felt in the horror he fuzzes with humor.

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"I haven't figured all of that out yet. I don't know if I ever will," Punchgut said about how anxiety influences his work. "I think it's just something I have to do, even if I'm just doodling or drawing, to me that counts. Or taking pictures for references to use for something else. Even with social media and taking a picture for Instagram–just keeping that creative part, whatever it is, keep something moving with creativity. If that becomes stagnate I get really depressed."

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As with any art form, the experiences make the artist. But Punchgut has learned a thing or two from them, like sticking to sobriety and learning that his creativity isn't dependent on alcohol. "Once you get that reassurance that everything's going to be all fine and you can still create, I think you have less restraints," he expressed. "I've actually created a lot more sober than I have when I was using. And I'm willing to take

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Würst Bier Hall

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a lot more chances. I wanted to stay in my safety bubble, 'I've done this before, I've done this, I know I can do this.' Now I'll be like, 'let's see what happens.'"

Crafting a Community

A common thread connecting all artists is a harsh critique of their own work. Despite his insecurities, Punchgut retains a pure interest in other artists without opinion or ideology, only adoration. From musicians who are sewn into the process of his artistic expression to the artists he collaborates with, or memories of late souls who inspired his path such as Sharon Jones and Prince–he sees the inspiration behind the surface imagery. "People are embracing him to represent their town, which is cool. He's a good dude," Punchgut said about Minneapolis-based artist Adam Turman, whom he worked with in an online collaborative group called Squad 19. "It's good to see those people challenging themselves and it inspires you to do that yourself."

Among a vibrant group of creatives turning out inspired works in the area, Punchgut's minimalism, dark overtones and eye-addicting swirls of nightmarish detail have made a popular mark on the growing urban art scene. "One of my goals would be to just relax the art scene and make it more inviting to people, so it's not intimidating and they can go and enjoy it. I don't like that art got intimidating. It should be laid back where people can go and have a couple drinks, if they're capable to [laughs], and see what the people are creating locally," he said. Whether it's a large spray-painted masterpiece, a beat up old dumpster or a simple doodle tucked away in stacks of crumpled paper, a Punchgut original evokes a jumbled mass of emotions and connects to audiences with a distinct style and appetite for comic relief.


Photo by Paul Flessland

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

REASONS WHY I

STAYED IN FARGO AFTER COLLEGE BY ALEXANDRE CYUSA

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ONJOUR, FAITHFUL READERS. I HOPE THAT THIS READING FINDS YOU INDOORS ENJOYING THE IMMACULATE VIEW OF THE SNOWY OUTDOORS.

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When I am asked why and how I got here in the Fargo-Moorhead area, my answer is pretty straightforward: Concordia College. Usually, this is followed by asking how I handle the weather and I spontaneously reply, “The glacial weather is balanced out by the warmth of the FM community.” Nonetheless, answering why I chose to stay here in the FM area after I graduated in December

2014 is when it gets interesting. I find myself constantly explaining these reasons to friends and family living in different areas of the United States or even those overseas that can barely put Fargo on the map. This is why I have decided to share with you my top five reasons why I whole-heartedly decided to stay in this emerging “Silicon Prairie.”


1. FRIENDSHIPS A woman from Kenya once told me, “Friends are the family you chose.” Since I am away from my biological Rwandan family, recreating a family in the FM area was vital. Guidance and extended open arms are paramount to friendship. The latter has been one of the core reasons why I am still here. Friendships, for professional and career growth, convert itself into mentorship, which solidifies your foundations in order to conquer the job market.

2. EXPOSURE The six degrees of separation theory in Fargo is taken to an even smaller degree because anyone can be one, at maximum two, persons away from their next business partner, mentor, employer or employee. This is a game changer for anyone graduating from college wanting to kick off their career simply by interacting with people that can connect them to the right person. What’s even better is that people are very accessible and getting coffee with almost anyone is possible here in Fargo.

3. AGENCY “Getting the job done!” should be a signature phrase of Fargo, because with the right people around the right table, you can overcome most of the challenges of the FM area. This empowers anyone who is lucky to be part of a cohort of community members devoted to making a

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change. I am honored to be part of several circles and organizations in town making a tangible impact into the community.

4. GROWTH The rapid, dynamic and transformational stage of the FM area is mind expanding because these stages in other urban areas of the country are only seen in documentaries and books, whereas here, you can experience it live with your own eyes. Experiencing firsthand what developing a community looks like, with instances where you have a say as a community, is truly inspiring and empowering.

5. LEGACY Finally, as a lifelong nomad, a citizen of the world and a Rwandan, I truly hope that my brief passage in the FM area will impact not only the people in my entourage but anyone who truly believes in fostering a community where people’s differences are celebrated and provoke curiosity, resulting in the realization that futilities differentiate us–rather, we have more in common than we can imagine because all of us want to be loved and to love, to belong in a community, to be heard and understood, to share a meal, to celebrate one another, etc. This, to me, would be the legacy I would love to leave behind me when I venture toward another corner of this fascinating globe.

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


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molly fontaine @ spirits lounge & casino

3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo (Inside the Holiday Inn Fargo) fargohi.com/spirits-lounge

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olly Fontaine is the assistant beverage manager at Spirits Lounge & Casino and is determined to make you a perfect cocktail that’s the best you’ve ever had. She’s been working in the bar industry since age 18, so she knows exactly what it takes to master the classics. Her twist on a Caprioska will snap you right out of your winter blues and leave you feeling refreshed and impressed. BY Erica Rapp PHOTOS BY Paul Flessland 62 | FEBRUARY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


Q &A What do you like about working at Spirits?

"The clientele. We have our regulars, but then every day is completely different. You don’t know who you’ll run into or talk to. You hear the best stories because people are traveling from all over the world. It’s exciting, and you get to talk to some pretty cool people."

Where do you normally get inspiration for new recipes?

"I would say that I’m more influenced by our kitchen staff and our chefs here. They’re very talented and I like watching them pair foods and flavors together. That translates so nicely into drinks. For example, a former baker had this awesome spread of cheesecakes with different flavors and I wanted to translate that into drinks, so we came up with an entire lineup of special ice cream cheesecake drinks."

What’s your specialty?

"I definitely like making more delicate drinks. I love making simple drinks perfectly. If you want a gin martini, I’ll make it for you spot-on. I like mastering those basics, and the fun stuff comes later. I pride myself in making a perfect martini, the best Manhattan you’ll ever have or a fresh, properly-made Old Fashioned, those kinds of things– being awesome at the basics and the thrills can come later."

Tell us about the drink you came up with.

"It kind of started out by playing around with the mojitos that we frequently serve here. I also got inspiration from a rose petal martini I had in Chicago that was so fresh and amazing. I became fascinated with pairing rose water. It’s not an easy thing to pair because it’s very fragrant, and not so much of a flavor. And then I got back to thinking about our strawberry mojitos but switched it to a Caprioska, which is similar, instead. So it’s a little take on that. With this, I decided to work the rose water into a simple syrup to add that aromatic feature into it."

“Strawberry Rose Petal Caprioska” • 1 ½ oz. Stoli Strawberry Vodka • 1 ½ oz. rose water simple syrup • Handful of mint • 3-4 rose petals • Half a lime • 2 strawberries (cut into quarters for easy muddling) • Soda Water

Why should customers order this drink?

"It’s different, but I think it’s a bold drink. It’s really refreshing and it’s a drink that either men or women can enjoy. It’s not a girly drink, which is something that people tend to think about mojitos or something similar. It looks great and tastes fresh. In the winter, a lot of people are making those rich, chocolate drinks but I’m providing a lighter palate."

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Rose Water Simple Syrup: Use one part rose water and one part sugar. Bring the rose water to a slow boil and slowly whisk in the sugar until it all melts down and becomes saturated into the water. Muddle the strawberries with the fresh-squeezed lime juice and rose water simple syrup. Fontaine’s tip is to not muddle the mixture into a mushy clump, but just a little bit to get the juices going. “Twist and slap” the mint into the mixture to break up the veins (no muddling). Add the rose petals for garnish inside the drink. Fill the glass with ice and add the vodka before topping the drink off with soda water. Use a martini spoon to mix the ingredients at the bottom and lift them toward the top of the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint leaves. 63


TOPJOBS

in our community

Technology

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IT OPPORTUNITIES

ASSISTANT SITE MANAGER

Thief River Falls, MN

Apply today to join Digi-Key’s innovative Information Technology (IT) team. From coding to project management, you will be tasked with keeping our internal systems running seamlessly by developing and improving systems to support our growing business needs. To apply, visit digikey.com/ careers.

Fargo, ND

Goldmark strives to make a positive impact on the lives of others. An opportunity is available to serve those looking for or living in apartment homes we manage. We’re accepting applications for caring and dedicated candidates for full and part-time positions with opportunities for advancement. To apply, visit goldmark.com/careers.

HR SYSTEM ANALYST II

B2B SALES MANAGER

Work as part of the IT digital applications team to enhance and support HR IT applications according to the company mission and culture and meeting the goals and objectives set forth by the board, Officers Council and executive committee.

Your role is to close sales of our business solutions with merchants throughout the area. You will work closely with a territory manager to set appointments with business owners over the phone, face-toface, through your network and via referral partnerships that you build.

Fargo, ND

SOFTWARE APPLICATION DEVELOPER - DYNAMICS CRM Fargo, ND

This position will focus on COTS products with primary emphasis on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 application development and integrations. Experience with Unified Service Desk CRM plug-in is a plus. Responsible for coding and testing major enhancements and small new applications. more info at SPOTLIGHTMEDIAFARGO.COM

Fargo, ND

PROJECT MANAGER Fargo, ND

Oversees and manages construction projects from conception to completion to ensure a highly efficient project is completed on time and within budget.

Marketing/Ad ver tising Digital Strategy Intern (Paid) Spotlight Media

PROJECT MANAGER

MARKETING MANAGER

Manage various productivity projects for the director of information technology from concept to delivery by driving completion, implementation and end-user consumption of deliverables for all entities supported by the IT department.

Assist the sales manager to sell on different platforms such as print, digital and social media. Responsible for researching trends in the marketplace and providing information to those who request it. Seeking a leader and self-starter to take our firm to the next level.

Fargo, ND

Fargo, ND


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Healthcare RESEARCH TECHNICIAN Fargo, ND

Perform clinical tasks including, but not limited to: venipuncture, performing vital signs, distributing meals and fluids, centrifuging samples, plasma, serum, and whole blood processing, biomedical sampling and processing, source document completion and sample storage.

Sales DIRECTOR OF MARKET SALES Fargo, ND

The director of market sales is responsible for planning and administering sales policies and programs to foster and promote hotel patronage for two or more properties in a single market area.

Human Resources DIRECTOR OF NURSING Fargo, ND

Administers the nursing program in a hospital, nursing home or other to maintain standards of patient care. Requires an advanced degree in nursing and is licensed as a RN. Responsible for the overall quality of care provided by the organization's nursing personnel.

Manufacturing BUSINESS ANALYST Fargo, ND

Analyze the sales, inventory and operations planning (SIOP) business process and needs and recommend and implement technology solutions, as well as support the back-end systems for the forecast process.

CORPORATE PAYROLL COORDINATOR Fargo, ND

Coordinate biweekly non-union and union payroll activities for American Crystal Sugar Company and Sidney Sugar Incorporated. Audit activities associated with non-union timesheets and maintenance to ensure timely and accurate payments to employees.

Accounting/Finance PROJECT MANAGER/ BUSINESS PROCESS ANALYST Fargo, ND

Duties: Work across departments to translate association strategies and objectives into streamlined processes and technology implementation, lead department and teams to meet project requirements, and contribute to team goals and objectives by sharing knowledge and information.

E-Commerce MANUFACTURING ENGINEER & OPERATIONS West Fargo, ND

The primary responsibility is to oversee production and manufacturing operations within the EPG division. Develop and implement new and/or improved methods and processes to ensure that safe, efficient and profitable manufacturing practices are being followed.

PROJECT MANAGER Fargo, ND

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, and control of specific projects, ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.


EVENT RECAP BY Andrew Jason PHOTOS BY Paul Flessland

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he Sanctuary Events Center was a full house last month with well over 200 in attendance for Emerging Prairie’s third annual 1 Million Thanks event, an evening dedicated to highlighting members of the community and the entrepreneurial ecosystem, along with their

unique success stories. The evening was filled with a lively social hour, great entertainment, keynote speakers, a special toast and of course, a thankfilled award ceremony.


Belief Award - Bethlehem "Betty" Gronneberg Betty Gronneberg, who grew up in Ethiopia and is now the founder and executive director at uCodeGirl, was given this award for her care and compassion for others. uCodeGirl is a nonprofit organization that empowers young girls through technology with programs such as computing skills and leadership.

Kick-Ass Award - Kirk Anton and Ashley Morken This award was narrowed down to two winners. Kirk Anton, founder and CEO of Heat Transfer warehouse–a leading wholesale supplier and distributor of heat transfer materials and equipment–is locally known as a “quiet giver.” Ashley Morken, owner of Unglued, also took home this award. Unglued is a Midwest handmade gift shop and local craft festival brand that supports a growing number of local and regional artists with locations in Fargo and Sioux Falls.

Startup of the Year Award National Day Calendar Founder Marlo Anderson accepted this award for National Day Calendar due to it’s rapid growth in the media. National Day Calendar is a go-to source for finding all sorts of national days, months and weeks from the normal to the strange, and is currently one of the top 2,500 websites by traffic in the entire world.

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Team Player Award - CoSchedule CoSchedule is a local startup that provides content marketing calendar solutions, and founders Justin Walsh and Garrett Moon invited their whole team on stage before accepting their award.

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Social Impact Award - folkways Founders Joe Burgum and Simone Wai accepted the award on behalf of Folkways, a community organization that nurtures Fargo’s culture. From pop-up parks and waffle shops to ice sculptures, a mobile sauna and the Red River Market–Folkways is at the forefront of many projects that make this community a great place to be.

Rookie Of the Year - TELLWELL Max Kringer, founder of Tellwell, took home this award on behalf of his local startup. A team united by their passion for social media, Tellwell is a creative content agency based in Fargo that helps organizations tell their community stories through social media strategy development and ongoing community management. 69


FEBRUARY EVENT

CALENDAR 1 MILLION CUPS

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

Join the vibrant entrepreneurial community of Fargo-Moorhead and Emerging Prairie by participating in an event filled with guest speakers, plenty of coffee, ideas and excellent networking opportunities.

JOSEF'S ANNUAL FASHION AWARDS 2017 Saturday, February 4 at 6 p.m.

Prepare to be inspired at Josef's School of Hair Design's 12th annual student competition, also known as JAFA. Over 250 models will take the runway starting at 7 p.m. with a show jam-packed with live entertainment, music and the best in hair and makeup in the area. This is an all ages shows, so come early when doors open at 6 p.m. to get a seat. VIP tickets with seating in the front two rows is also available for purchase. josefsschoolofhairdesign.com Ramada Plaza & Suites

1635 42nd St. S, Fargo

1millioncups.com/fargo The Stage at Island Park

CARRIE'S TWISTED ART

Every Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

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

1701 38th St. S, Fargo

FARGO MARATHON - CUPID'S CHASE 5K/10K Fargo Marathon's newest event, the Cupid's Chase 5K/10K, is sponsored by Essentia Health and is a way to spread the love. Since it's so cold outside, you'll have the option to run this race in the warmth of the Fargodome's concourse. An outdoor option is also available. Each pre-registered participant will get a tech fabric short-sleeve shirt for the 5K and a long-sleeve for the 10K, plus sweet chocolate at the finish line. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. fargodome.com Fargodome

EGGS & ISSUES: A BRIEFING ON NORTH DAKOTA'S BUDGET

TRANS MENTOR PROGRAM

Every Saturday from noon-4 p.m.

pridecollective.com Pride Collective and Community Center

1105 1st Ave. S, Fargo

GRIEF JOURNEYS FOR MEN SUPPORT GROUP

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

This is a free ongoing grief support group for men who have experienced a loss through death. This group is free and open to the public. For more information or questions,

FAMILY

hrrv.org Hospice of the Red River Valley

1800 University Drive N, Fargo

300 Main Ave., Suite 110, Fargo

SPORTS

call (800) 237-4629 and ask to speak to the bereavement department.

Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 a.m.

333 4th St. S, Fargo

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

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

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

COMMUNITY

Tuesday, February 7 from 7:30-9 a.m.

Join to hear a full update of the budget for the state of North Dakota from Pam Sharp, director of the Office of Management and Budget for the North Dakota Office of the Governor. North Dakota is facing interesting times as a state economy that is dependent on commodities. Sharp will share where we are currently, what she sees coming out of the legislative session and what she sees on the horizon. Please join for this informative and detailed presentation. Registration includes breakfast and cost varies based on Chamber membership. fmwfchamber.com Courtyard by Marriott

1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead

2017 NDSU CAREER EXPO

Tuesday, February 7 from 1-4 p.m. and Wednesday, February 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Career Expo is a two-day event, with

FOOD & DRINK

A&E

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AAF-ND'S TV TIMEOUT

Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m.

The Superbowl isn't just one of the biggest sporting events of the year, but also one of the most talked-about annual advertising events in the industry. Join the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of ND for a new winter social event that involves a play-by-play critique of the best and worst commercials showcased during football's biggest game of the year. While watching advertising's best 30-second touchdowns and fumbles, a team of local experts will discuss, critique and debate. Moderator: Kristi Larson (Local Television Personality) Panelists: Bill Lempe (Content Strategist at H2M), Jason Jacobson (Creative Strategist at Sundog), Jodi Duncan (President of Flint Group) A social will take place at 6:30 p.m. with the main event starting at 7 p.m. Advance cost is $10 for AAF-ND members, $15 for non-members and an additional $5 for each if purchased on the day of the event. A cash bar will be provided by Sidestreet Grille & Pub. This event is open to the public. aaf-nd.org/events/tv-timeout Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

day one being geared toward students majoring in agriculture, business and liberal arts, and day two focusing on students majoring in engineering, design, science and technology disciplines. The expo is an excellent opportunity to connect with students or interview for current and/or future career and internship opportunities. The fair is not open to the general public, but NDSU students and alumni and students from several area universities are welcome. career.ndsu.edu Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo

WINE ABOUT WINTER & SWEET TREAT STROLL Thursday, February 9 from 5-9 p.m.

Get a kick start on Valentine's day by taking a stroll through Downtown Fargo and enjoying wine and sweets at various participating businesses. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. This is for ages 21 and older. downtownfargo.com Downtown Fargo

FARGO FORCE VS. GREEN BAY

Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 at 7:05 p.m. fargoforce.com SCHEELS Arena

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

"A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD" (THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES PRODUCTION)

Saturday, February 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Arnold Robel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in this musical presented by the Theatre for Young Audiences in partnership with the MSUM Department of Theatre and Dance. Directed by Kody C. Jones and following the true spirit of the original book series, this production tells the story of two great friends, Frog and Toad, through four funfilled seasons.


fmct.org The Stage at Island park

333 4th St. S, Fargo

DATSIK NINJA JANTION 2017 TOUR Sunday, February 12 at 8 p.m.

Canadian producer, DJ and Firepower label star is on tour after the release of his most recent LP, "Let It Burn." He's released a series of successful singles and EPs, including works with Excision's Rottun Recordings and a U.S tour and collaboration with legendary band Korn on the "Path of Totality" album. His label, Firepower, formally contributes to the music scene with releases from artists such as Barron, Protohype, Rekoil Terravita, The Frim and more. Opening acts include Crizzly and Virtual Riot. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

ROMANCE UNDER THE STARS Tuesday, February 14 at 8 p.m.

Enjoy Valentine's Day with your sweetheart at the MSUM Planetarium for a special, romantic night under the stars. You'll have your breath taken away as you are transported to some of the most beautiful places in the universe. Tickets are available online and for adults only. $10 for adults, $7.50 for alumni.

2017 UNITED WAY LIVE UNITED AWARDS AND CAMPAIGN RESULTS Thursday, February 16 from 3:30-5 p.m.

Join United Way at this new event to honor and recognize the people and businesses who invested and volunteered in the community last year with United Way. Awards to be recognized include Outstanding Employee Engagement Award, Best New United Way Campaign, Youth Living United Award, Community Engagement Award and more. Deadline to register is February 10. There is no cost to attend. unitedwaycassclay.org Hilton Garden Inn Fargo

4351 17th Ave. S, Fargo

CANDLELIGHT YOGA

Friday, February 17 from 7-8:15 p.m.

This yoga class is all ages and done in the soothing glow of candle light. The cost is free for YMCA members and $5 for non-members. This class is for ages 15 and older. ymcacassclay.org/yoga Fercho YMCA

400 1st Ave. S, Fargo

MSUM BASKETBALL VS. ST. CLOUD STATE

Friday, February 17 (Men's 8 p.m., Women's 6 p.m.) msumdragon.com Alex Nemzek Stadium

1711 6th Ave. S, Moorhead

mnstate.edu/planetarium MSUM Planetarium (Bridges Hall Room 167)

FLEET HACKERS PUBLIC DEMO: PART II

KNDS PRESENTS: HIPPO CAMPUS WITH MAGIC CITY HIPPIES

Vacuum Doors is celebrating the release of the new version of Fleet Hackers, a tactical space simulation using VR. For more information, search Facebook for the event.

1104 7th Ave. S, Moorhead

Wednesday, February 15 at 8 p.m.

This indie rock quartet is based out of the Twin Cities, and can be described as "somewhere that falls between the collegiate "Afro-pop/ garage rock of Vampire Weekend and the postpunk nerviness of Bombay Bicycle Club." The band formed in 2013 and has wasted no time attracting the attention of a large following. The band has played at Texas' South By Southwest music festival, performed on "Conan" and in the last year, signed a deal with Universal and released their debut studio album, "The Halocline EPs." Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Friday, February 17 from 7-10 p.m.

facebook.com/fleethackers NDSU - Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

1320 Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo

2017 DERBY FOR THE VETS Saturday, February 18

This one-day event will be a fundraiser for the VA hostpital with local residents and businesses competing in an adult pinewood derby contest. Spend the day having racing fun, enjoying food and live entertainment, bidding in auctions and winning some great prizes. Register in advance to get started on your derby kit. VFW: Downtown

202 Broadway N, Fargo

NDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. DENVER

2017 STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

gobison.com SCHEELS Center at The SHAC

fargodome.com Fargodome

Wednesday, February 15 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 16 - Saturday, February 18

1600 University Drive N, Fargo

1800 University Drive N, Fargo


20TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN & THEIR MUSIC Saturday, February 18

Local and regional women musicians will be coming together to celebrate women and their music with various performances and celebrations taking place Saturday, February 18 and even Friday, February 17 at various locations in Downtown Fargo. A VIP party in the Loretta Building downtown will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. before the main concert event. The concert and award show will take place at the historic Fargo Theatre and will feature performances by 10 plus female

AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT & JOHN HIATT Sunday, February 26 at 8 p.m.

Lyle Lovett is a Grammy Award-winning singer, composer and actor who's career, since his debut in 1986, has spanned over 14 albums that fuse elements of country, jazz, swing, folk, gospel and blues. John Hiatt, forty years into his recording career, has recently released his 22nd album and his series of shows with Lyle Lovett bring out a different spin on their art. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

performers. For a complete schedule and listing of events, visit the website listed below. Various 21+ post-shows will also be taking place on Saturday at various locations in Downtown Fargo.

Q105.1 PRESENTS: SKILLET WITH SICK PUPPIES AND DEVOUR THE DAY

Fargo Theatre

Skillet has cemented themselves as one of the 21st century's most successful rock bands, selling over 11 million units worldwide and receiving two Grammy Award nominations and and winning a Billboard Music Award. Their double-platinum single, "Monster" is deemed as eighth most streamed rock song of 2015 with a total of 57 million plays and counting on Spotify. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a show time of 7:30 p.m.

debjenkins.com/celebrationofwomen.html

314 Broadway N, Fargo

NDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS Saturday, February 18 at 4 p.m. gobison.com

SCHEELS Center at The SHAC

1600 University Drive N, Fargo

CONCORDIA BASKETBALL VS. ST. THOMAS (MINN.)

Saturday, February 18 (Men's 3 p.m., Women's 1 p.m.)

Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.

jadepresents.com Fargo Civic Center

207 4th St. N, Fargo

gocobbers.com

Concordia College - Memorial Auditorium

901 8th St. S, Moorhead

PROF WITH WILLY WONKA, METASOTA, FINDING NOVYON AND KIPP G Tuesday, February 21 at 8 p.m.

Prof, the newest signee to Rhymesayers Entertainment, is already a legend on the south side of Minneapolis. With three self-released albums and three mixtapes of exclusive material already under his belt to compliment his impressive live shows, it's no surprised he has been hard at work in the last decade. His latest "Liability" album includes appearances from Tech N9ne, Waka Flocka Flame, Petey Pablo and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com

Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

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COOKING WITH ALCOHOL

Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Get a not-too-serious look at how to incorporate alcohol into recipes for fun and flare. Wine, beer and spirits can add extra flavor to common recipes while still being safe and tasty for everyone to eat. Shannon from Lush Lola's will prepare and serve several recipes including Champagne dill chicken, vodka potato soup and double chocolate rum brownies, so come hungry and ready to learn. This class is primarily demonstrative, and will include a complimentary glass of wine with the recipes. Register as soon as possible, spots fill up fast. squareonekitchens.com

Square One Rental Kitchen & Events

1407 1st Ave. N, Fargo


"ONE WOMAN SEX & THE CITY–A PARODY OF LOVE, FRIENDSHIPS & SHOES"

hunt for kids, 70 makers and much more.

This loving tribute takes audiences through a laughter-infused version of all six seasons of the beloved show "Sex & The City." TJ Dawe (director and co-creator of "One Man Star Wars Trilogy," "One Man Lord of the Rings" and "PostSecret: The Show") has Kerry Ipema bringing all your favorite characters to life as they brunch, banter, argue and swoon over men. "One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody on Love, Friendship & Shoes" will provide a great reminder of why this series and its characters have been planted in women’s hearts and minds. Doors are at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m.

704 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Friday, February 24 at 8 p.m.

jadepresents.com

Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

ADDY AWARDS CEREMONY

Friday, February 24 at 7 p.m. (Social, hors d’oeuvres and live music 6 p.m.)

ungluedmarket.com/fest Plains Art Museum

RED RIVER VALLEY HOME & GARDEN SHOW

Friday, February 24 from 3-9 p.m.; Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, February, 26 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The 56th Annual Home & Garden Show is celebrating its 25th year at the Fargodome. The typical show draws in 8,000-9,000 prospects from as far as Bismarck, the Twin Cities and northeastern Minnesota. This unique event showcases not only diverse products and services available in today’s building industry, but it puts consumers in contact with professionals in the field, a non-existent feature of online shopping. $10 tickets are available at the door on the days of event. Age 18 and under is free when accompanied by an adult. fargodome.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year in local AAF club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local ad club phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition.

YOUTH ICE FISHING DERBY

Holiday Inn Fargo

4802 Woodhaven Drive S, Fargo

AAAF-ND.org/Addy-Awards

Saturday, February 25 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Bring your fishing rod and try your luck at the annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby for ages 15 and under. The South Woodhaven Pond is full of various fish, and holes will be pre-drilled for participants. Free hot cocoa and shirts will be available awhile supplies last. Trophies will also be awarded. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. fargoparks.com

South Woodhaven Pond

3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

7TH ANNUAL UNGLUED: CRAFT FEST

Friday, February 24 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Get inspired with over 70 carefully curated modern handmade makers, artists, and crafters at the Plains Art Museum. Friday night from is the Craft Gala Night (a ticketed event), which is a shopping night with drinks, appetizers, desserts, live jazz and $5 in "Unglued cash" to spend at the booth of your choice. Free printmaking experiences are also available to the first 20 people at the printmaking studio. Saturday's free fest activities include the Craft Beer Garden, free workshops, demos, DIY classes, live local music, Young Maker's Market, pop art coloring lounge, scavenger

LUCERO WITH ESME PATTERSON Tuesday, February 28 at 8 p.m.

Lucero is an American country punk rock band based in Memphis, Tennessee. Their sound has been described as a mix of "soul, rock and country that is distinctly from Memphis." Over the course of their nearly 20-year career, the band has released 11 albums and one live DVD mostly through their own label, in addition to countless tours around North America. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com

Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo


DOWN THE ROAD DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS "DREAM BIG" March 9-12

fargodome.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo

LOUIE ANDERSON

Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

"PLAZA SUITE" March 17-26

Presented by the Tin Roof Theatre Company fmct.org The Stage at Island Park

333 4th St. S, Fargo

JOURNEY WITH SPECIAL GUEST ASIA Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m. fargodome.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo

GIVING HEARTS DAY Thursday, February 9 all day

Giving Hearts Day was launched in 2008 by the Dakota Medical Foundation and is a 24-hour online fundraiser for a handful of health-related nonprofits in the service area of the former Dakota Hospital. As momentum grew, the number of donors and the number of charities participating have grown hand-in-hand. The event now encompasses all of North Dakota and parts of northwest Minnesota. Last year, 326 nonprofits and charitable causes participated and in 2017, more than 350 charities and causes are on board. Last year, there were 37,139 donations to 326 charities and causes and $8.3 million raised. On February 9 this year, you have 24 hours to go online and choose which charity you would like to donate to or help raise awareness through events and social media. #GoMatchyMatchy for #GivingHearts17 Ask a friend to match your commitment to donate to a charity on Giving Hearts Day. You can each pick your own charity and dollar amount or you can #GoMatchyMatchy all the way. Post a fun "matchy-matchy" photo with your friend using hashtag #GoMatchyMatchy any time from now until February 9 to show your support and help raise awareness for Giving Hearts Day. givingheartsday.org impactgiveback.org

MANIC FOCUS

Friday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

Manic Focus is the beat-blasting project of Chicago-based electronic music star, John "JmaC" McCarten, who also hails from the Twin Cities. Manic Focus is a multi-dimensional project with no limits on any one genre. Over the last five years, JmaC has released four full-length albums and has completed remixes for artists such as GRiZ, Lettuce, Minnesota and Pretty Lights. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com

Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

BERNIE'S WINE & LIQUORS' BACON & BEER FESTIVAL Saturday, March 4 from 6-9 p.m.

The annual Bacon & Beer Festival by Bernie's Wine & Liquors, presented by InForum, brings together the region's top eaters, pork experts and specialty craft brews in a one-day event. Patrons are invited to sample more than 100 craft beers and indulge in hog heaven, all while watching the area's top 25 restaurants compete to take home the festival's Squealer Award. Tickets can be purchased for general admission and VIP, with VIP ticket holders getting a 90-minute early entry to the event at 4:30 p.m. jadepresents.com baconandbeer.com SCHEELS Arena

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

AGAINST ME!

Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

FM OPERA'S "THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE" Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. fmopera.org Reineke Festival Concert Hall

1511 12th Ave. N, Fargo

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. scheelsarena.com SCHEELS Arena

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

2017 ECO CHIC DESIGN CONFERENCE Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m.

iloveecochic.com/designconference SCHEELS Arena

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

THE BEACH BOYS WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE TEMPTATIONS (SURF AND SOUL TOUR) Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. jadepresents.com SCHEELS Arena

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

2017 DRONE FOCUS CONFERENCE May 31 to June 1

DroneFocusCon is a world class gathering of drone experts and enthusiasts to discuss how drones are impacting North Dakota and the world. emergingprairie.com/drone-focus-conference Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

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STAY ON THE SCENE WITH OUR GUIDE TO FARGO-MOORHEAD’S LOCAL MUSIC.

FEBRUARY 3RD - 4TH FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 Koo Koo Kangaroo (kid-friendly comedy band) and McNasty Brass Band (Early show) - The Aquarium Go Murphy with Wild Amphora and Polly The Panelist (Late show) - The Aquarium Heavy is the Head - Dempsey's Jacob Ingamar - Drekker Brewing Company Matty J - Front Street Taproom Tristan Larson - The Frothy Stache Matt Aakre - Junkyard Brewing Company The Cropdusters - Lucky's 13 Uptown Live - Pickled Parrot Celebration of Women and Their Music pre-show feat. Peggy Bartunek Trio - Proof Artisan Distillers Double Forte and 3-Legged Monster - Rick's Strange Daze - Shotgun Sally's The Coolers - Speck's Confusion - VFW: Downtown Blue English - VFW: West Fargo IV Play - The Windbreak SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Sovereign Sect's farewell show feat. The Human Element and more - The Aquarium The Blues Band - Dempsey's Warren Christensen - Drekker Brewing Company

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Nathan Pitcher - Front Street Taproom Alexis Michele - The Frothy Stache The Weeping Covenant - Junkyard Brewing Company Misadventures - Lucky's 13 Uptown Live - Pickled Parrot Double Forte and 3-Legged Monster - Rick's 24/7 - Shotgun Sally's The Coolers - Speck's Confusion - VFW: Downtown Blue English - VFW: West Fargo Even 5 - The Windbreak

FEBRUARY 5TH - 9TH

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Y94 Presents: TUE's EP album release party with C4, Coolie, DJ Lex and DJ Affilination - The Aquarium Jon Walters - Front Street Taproom The Willie Waldman Project - HoDo Tristan Larson - Junkyard Brewing Company Warren Christensen - Proof Artisan Distillers Slamabama - The Windbreak

FEBRUARY 10TH - 11TH

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 Matty J - Junkyard Brewing Company

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Headband Jam with Neon Giant Dempsey's Ciro - Drekker Brewing Company Frogleg Duo - Front Street Taproom Joci Heart - The Frothy Stache Dan Christianson - Junkyard Brewing Company The Cropdusters - Lucky's 13 Low Standards - Pickled Parrot Outa Sorts - Rick's Judd Hoos - Shotgun Sally's Dick Wrinkle - Speck's Jennifer Lynn Band - Spirits Lounge Quick 56 - VFW: Downtown Q5 - VFW: West Fargo Slamabama - The Windbreak

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Sub:Culture - The Aquarium The Cropdusters - Bar Nine Bobby of Low Standards - Junkyard Brewing Company

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Comedy, Punk & Hip-Hop Show (Rape and Abuse Crisis Center benefit) - The Aquarium San Haven Chuckle - Dempsey's

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Beer & Hymns feat. Ambience Junkyard Brewing Company Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Bob Marley birthday celebration with Taj Weekes and Adowa - The Aquarium Open Mic Night - Front Street Taproom Jon Walters - Junkyard Brewing Company


Brothers Bertrand with Kelsey Joy Front Street Taproom Ciro De La Garza - The Frothy Stache The Roosters - JC Chumley's Tom Peckskamp - Junkyard Brewing Company Acoustic Wood - Lucky's 13 Outa Sorts - Rick's Low Standards - Pickled Parrot Contention (50 Shades Darker Preparty) - Shotgun Sally's Rokken - Speck's Mick $ Rich - Spirits Lounge Quick 56 - VFW: Downtown Q5 - VFW: West Fargo Skyline - The Windbreak

FEBRUARY 12TH - 16TH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Trinity Lutheran's Beery & Hymns feat. The Skipjacks - Junkyard Brewing Company Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Open Mic Night - Front Street Taproom Zach Thomas - Junkyard Brewing Company TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 The Weeping Covenant - Junkyard Brewing Company The Johnny Vegas Dinner Show Shotgun Sally's WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 The Lil' Smokies and Dusty Heart The Aquarium Shaun Mitzel - Bar Nine Warren Christensen - Junkyard Brewing Company THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Frogleg with The Human Element The Aquarium The Terry Show - Flatland Brewery Zach Thomas - Front Street Taproom Celebration of Women and their Music: Pat Lenertz & Friends - HoDo Anthony Chaput - Junkyard Brewing Company The Cropdusters - Proof Artisan Distillers Dirty Word - The Windbreak


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Dead Man Winter with John Mark Nelson - The Aquarium Poitin - Dempsey's The Cropdusters - Front Street Taproom Windsor Diets - The Frothy Stache Celebration of Women and their Music: Hannah Christianson Band HoDo Gina Powers Duo - Junkyard Brewing Company Deadbeats - Lucky's 13 Save Me CJ - Pickled Parrot Pretty Tricky - Rick's 32 Below - Shotgun Sally's Someday Heros - VFW: Downtown The Woofers - VFW: West Fargo Good For Gary - The Windbreak SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 D Mills & The Thrills (Celebration of Women and Their Music post-show event) - The Aquarium Kind Country with Ginstrings Dempsey's Gina Powers Duo - Front Street Taproom Nick Wood - The Frothy Stache Lonesome Dan Kase - Junkyard Brewing Company Mick Klein - Lucky's 13 Save Me CJ - Pickled Parrot Pretty Tricky - Rick's Redline - Shotgun Sally's Someday Heros - VFW: Downtown The Woofers - VFW: West Fargo Good For Gary - The Windbreak

FEBRUARY 19TH - 23RD SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 Beer & Hymns feat. Good Shepherd Band - Junkyard Brewing Company Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Open Mic Night - Front Street Taproom Jan Severson - Junkyard Brewing Company TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Caribbean Night with Poco Fuego HoDo The Cropdusters - Junkyard Brewing Company

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Step Rockets with John Chuck & The Class and Sleep Mask - The Aquarium Lars and Joe Pony Show - Bar Nine Pat Lenertz - Junkyard Brewing Company THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Off With Their Heads (Acoustic Tour) with Remember Me, FUP and Windsor Diets - The Aquarium Patrick Hess - Flatland Brewery Jessica Vines and Conor Lee - Front Street Taproom Hope Country - HoDo The Lollygagers - Junkyard Brewing Company Anthony Chaput - Proof Artisan Distillers Rhyme or Reason - The Windbreak

FEBRUARY 24TH - 25TH FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 New Direction Fest 6 - The Aquarium The Human Element - Dempsey's Matt Aakre - Drekker Brewing Company Tom Peckscamp - Front Street Taproom Seth Bloom - The Frothy Stache The Shuttles - Junkyard Brewing Company Madd Hatter - Lucky's 13 FM All Stars - Pickled Parrot Tripwire - Shotgun Sally's Liquored Up - VFW: Downtown Thunder Ridge - VFW: West Fargo October Road - The Windbreak

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 New Direction Fest 6 - The Aquarium BOOTS - Dempsey's Zach Thomas - Drekker Brewing Company John and Sean - Front Street Taproom Lamb - The Frothy Stache DJ Morplay - Junkyard Brewing Company Madd Hatter - Lucky's 13 FM All Stars - Pickled Parrot Skyline - Shotgun Sally's Liquored Up - VFW: Downtown Thunder Ridge - VFW: West Fargo Ben Johnson and the Road Beers The Windbreak

FEBRUARY 26TH - 28TH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Beer & Hymns feat. Tristan Larson Junkyard Brewing Company Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 D Mills - Junkyard Brewing Company TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 Fat Tuesday Pancake Feast feat. The Cropdusters - Junkyard Brewing Company

LOCAL MUSIC VENUES THE AQUARIUM

LUCKY'S 13 PUB

BAR NINE

PICKLED PARROT

DEMPSEY’S

PROOF ARTISAN DISTILLERS

DREKKER BREWING COMPANY

RICK'S BAR

FLATLAND BREWERY

SHOTGUN SALLY’S

FRONT STREET TAPROOM

SPECK’S BAR

THE FROTHY STACHE

SPIRITS LOUNGE

THE HODO LOUNGE

VFW: DOWNTOWN

JC CHUMLEY’S

VFW: WEST FARGO

JUNKYARD BREWING COMPANY

THE WINDBREAK

226 Broadway N, Fargo (Above Dempsey's) 1405 Prairie Parkway, West Fargo 226 Broadway N, Fargo 630 1st Ave. N, Fargo

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

​​805 30th Ave. S, Moorhead 101 Broadway N, Fargo

1608 Main Ave., Moorhead 1416 1st Ave. N, Moorhead

4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo 414 4th Ave. N, Fargo

2721 Main Ave., Fargo 1515 42nd St. S, Fargo 2611 Main Ave., Fargo 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo (Holiday Inn) 202 Broadway N, Fargo 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo 3150 39th St. S, Fargo


TRIVIA

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

MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

Three Lyons Pub

Fargo Billiards and Gastropub

Drekker Brewing Company

Hennessy's Irish Pub

675 13th Ave. E., West Fargo

8 p.m.

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

8 p.m.

3234 43rd St. S., Fargo

7:30 p.m.

Work Zone

701 Main Ave. E., West Fargo

630 1st Ave. N., Fargo

8 p.m. 1st - "The Goonies" trivia 8th - "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" trivia 15th - "New Girl" trivia 22nd - "House of Cards" trivia

4323 45th St. S., Fargo

6 p.m.

OB Sports Zone

22 Broadway N., Fargo

8:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

Rhombus Guys Pizza 606 Main Ave., Fargo

8:30 p.m.

Town Hall Bar

103 Main Ave. W., West Fargo

9 p.m.

Herd & Horns

1414 12th Ave. N., Fargo

7 p.m.

Fargo Brewing Ale House 4445 17th Ave. S, Fargo

8 p.m. 7th - "Parks and Rec" trivia 14th - Disney trivia 21st - "Will & Grace" trivia 28th - "Westworld" trivia

Red Hen Taphouse

1710 Center Ave. E., Dilworth

7 p.m.

Pounds

612 1st Ave. N., Fargo

8 p.m. 7th - "Parks and Rec" trivia 14th - Disney trivia 21st - "Will & Grace" trivia 28th - "Westworld" trivia

FRIDAYS Vic's Lounge

420 Center Ave., Moorhead

7 p.m.

Tailgators Sports Cafe

1322 Main Ave., Fargo

6:30 p.m.

JC Chumley's

1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

8 p.m.

Pepper's Sports Cafe

Three Lyons Pub

675 13th Ave. E., West Fargo

8 p.m.

The Bowler

2630 University Dr. S, Fargo

8 p.m.

2510 University Dr. S, Fargo

8 p.m.

Dave's Southside Tap

Pickled Parrot West

1410 9th St. E, West Fargo

7 p.m.

803 Belsly Blvd., Moorhead

7 p.m.

The Silver Dollar Bar & The Flying Pig Grill

221 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

7 p.m.

Fargo Brewing Company 610 University Dr. N, Fargo

7 p.m.

Labby's Grill & Bar

1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo

Front Street Taproom

9 p.m.

614 Main Ave., Fargo

7 p.m.

VFW: Downtown Fargo 202 Broadway N, Fargo

7 p.m.

Flatland Brewery

3140 Bluestem Drive #105, West Fargo

7 p.m.

Pickled Parrot West

1410 9th St. E, West Fargo

7 p.m.

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Acapulco 1150 36th St. S, Fargo

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

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Domestic bottles $1.99, $2/25 Malibu, $2 select whiskey drinks, 99¢ tap beers 2-6pm

Import bottles $2.25, Bombay Sapphire and Hendrick’s Gin $2, select Rum $1.99, $.99 tap beers 2-6pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

522 Broadway N, Fargo

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

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

Happy Hour 4-8 pm: 50¢ off everything

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

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

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

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

The Boiler Room 210 Broadway N, Fargo

Half off all drinks and apps from 4-6pm and 10pmmidnight

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

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

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

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

Half off all drinks and apps from 10pmmidnight

Half off all drinks and apps from 4-6pm and 10pmmidnight

College ID Night: $7 cover with free taps and wells 9pm-midnight

Ink & Drink Night: $4 pitchers from 9pm-close

3-for-1 drinks 9pm-midnight

3-for-1 drinks 9pm-midnight

The Bismarck Tavern

Bomb Shelter 325 10th St. N, Fargo * This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

Borrowed Buck’s Roadhouse 1201 Westrac Drive, Fargo

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

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

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

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

$2 tall taps $2 Morgans $2 bomb shots 8-11pm

$2 tall taps $2 Morgans $2 bomb shots 8-11pm

The Bowler 2630 University Drive S, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Inside the Fargo Inn & Suites)

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

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

Happy Hour 4-7pm with drinks as low as 50 cents, Pull tab Happy Hour replay 9-11pm

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

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

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

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

Bulldog Tap 4265 45th St. S, Fargo

$3.50 tall domestic taps 6pm-close

$2.75 domestic bottles 8pm-midnight

$3.50 UV and Bacardi 8pm-midnight

$3.25 Morgan $3.75 Crown 8pm-midnight

$3.75 Stoli and Jack Daniels 8pm-midnight

$3.50 Smirnoff and Windsor 8pm-midnight

$3.50 tall domestic taps & import bottles all day

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

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

$1 off taps and wells 8pm-close

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

50 cent Busch Light taps 8pm-close

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

$2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Caesars 8amnoon, $3.25 Jack Daniel’s, $2.95 PBR pounders

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

Dempsey’s 226 Broadway N, Fargo

$2.75 Old Style, $3 well drinks, $4 Jameson, $4.50 import or specialty taps from 4pm-7pm

$2.75 Old Style, $3 well drinks, $4 Jameson, $4.50 import or specialty taps from 4pm-7pm

$2.75 Old Style, $3 well drinks, $4 Jameson, $4.50 import or specialty taps from 4pm-7pm

$2.75 Old Style, $3 well drinks, $4 Jameson, $4.50 import or specialty taps from 4pm-7pm

$2.75 Old Style, $3 well drinks, $4 Jameson, $4.50 import or specialty taps from 4pm-7pm

$2.75 Old Style, $3 well drinks, $4 Jameson, $4.50 import or specialty taps from 4pm-7pm

Happy Hour drink specials 4 pm-close

The Box 1025 38th St. SW, Fargo

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$2.75 domestic bottles $3 Bacardi

$2.75 domestic bottles $1 off martinis

$3.50 Stoli $3.50 domestic taps

$3.50 Crown Royal $3.50 taps

$3.75 teas $3 Windsor

$3 Smirnoff $3 Morgan

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

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

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

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

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

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

$1 off Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers noon5pm

$3.50 Crown Royal

$2.95 Bacardi

$2.75 Windsor

$2.95 Morgan, $3.95 Jack Daniels

$3.50 Stoli, $3.25 Jim Beam

$3.50 import and craft bottles, $3.95 Jagermeister

$2.75 vodkas and Windsor

$4 pints from 4-6pm

$4 pints from 4-6pm

$4 pints from 4-6pm

$4 pints from 4-6pm

Fort Noks Bar of Gold 52 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour 4-7pm $4.25 Margarita’s, Long Island Ice Teas & $15 buckets of beer

Happy Hour 4-7pm, $2.25 taps

Happy Hour 4-7 pm, $2.75 select whiskeys, import bottles and micro domestic beers

Happy Hour all day

Happy hour 4-7 pm, $3.25 Stolis, $3.25 Goldschlager and Icehole and $2 wells and bottles from 8-10pm

$3.50 Bloody Mary 2-6pm, $3.25 Bacardi, Morgan, Malibu, All Day: $3.25 Chuck Norris shots & $2 wells and domestic bottles from 8-10pm

Any special throughout the week is honored all day long

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Front Street Taproom 614 Main Ave., Fargo

Happy Hour 4-6pm with $1 off pints

Happy Hour 4-6pm with $1 off pints

Happy Hour 4-6pm with $1 off pints

Happy Hour 4-6pm with $1 off pints

Happy Hour noon-5pm with $1 off pints

Golf Addiction 4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Mulligan Monday: 2-for-1 on all taps

Twosday: $2 domestic bottles

Apple Winesday: ½ Priced appetizers & wine

Thirstday: $2 Green Cup Fills

$5 domestic pitchers

$2 Green Cup Fills

$1 PBR Pounders & $2 Green Cup fills (22oz of beer in a Green Golf Addiction Cup)

Granite City 1636 42nd St. S, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

Herd and Horns 1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo

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

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

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

Tea Night: $3.50 16oz. teas

Happy Hour 3-6pm with $1 off pints

Happy Hour 3-6pm with $1 off pints

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

Happy Hour 3-6pm with $1 off pints

$3.95 32oz mugs 8pm-close

F&F Poor Boy pounders $2.95/$3.25t

9pm-close $1 off all bottles and drinks

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

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

Doolittles Woodfire Grill 2112 25th St. S, Fargo

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

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

Kilstone Brewing 764 34th St. N, Fargo Labby’s Grill & Bar $12.50 buckets of beer all day 1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo

$3.50 jumbo teas, $5.25 top shelf all day

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SUNDAY

Bottomless mimosas from noon-5pm for $7.99

NFL Special: $15.50 bucket of pounders


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$2.25 short domestic beers

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

$3.50 tall domestic taps 3pm-close

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

Happy Hour 3-6pm

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

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

Luna Fargo ½ price tap beers, wine by the glass 1545 University & cheese plates Drive S, Fargo 5-pm and 9-10pm

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

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

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

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

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

Mezzaluna 309 Roberts St. N, Fargo

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

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

The Northern 325 10th St. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

NoBull Smokehouse 609 NP Ave, Fargo

$5 Mules 4pmclose

$3 teas 4pmclose

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

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

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

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

O’Kelly’s 3800 Main Ave., Fargo

Rum Monday: $3 Malibu and Captain Morgan

$3 Long Island Iced Teas and 23oz domestic taps

Whiskey Wednesday: $3 Bison Ridge and Windsor

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

$3 UV Vodka

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

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

$1 you-call-its 7-9pm

Old Broadway City Club 22 Broadway N, Fargo * This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

Old Broadway Grill 22 Broadway N, Fargo OB Sport Zone 22 Broadway N, Fargo

$2.95 Bloody Marys/ Mimosas/SkipN-Go Naked 11am-2pm

Wine Club Night from 4-10pm

$5.95 domestic pitchers 6-10pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm: 2-for-1 drinks

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

Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$1 off cocktails, beer and wine for Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pmclose

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

Pounds ​6 12 1st Ave. N, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Martini Monday: $2 off all martinis

Top Shelf Tuesday: $2 off all top shelf liquors

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

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

Rhombus Guys 606 Main Ave., Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

$4 craft beer pints and 2-for1 wells starting at 9pm

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Happy Hour all day

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

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


* 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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Rick’s Bar 2721 Main Ave., Fargo

$3.05 Morgans $3.45 tall domestic taps 4:30pm-close

$3.75 Crown Royal $3.95 Crown Black

$2.95 Bacardis/ domestic bottles 4:30 pm-close

Mug Club Night $3.75 Jack Daniels and teas

$3.25 UV Vodkas

$3.25 import and specialty bottles $3.25 Ice Hole shots

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

Rooter’s Bar 107 Broadway N, Fargo

$2 12oz domestic draws all day

$2.50 domestic bottles all day

$2.50 Morgans & Windsors all day

$2.50 teas $7.50 domestic pitchers

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

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

The Round Up Saloon 4501 Urban Plains Drive, Fargo

Happy Hour all day

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

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

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

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

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

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

$3 Jameson, Absolut and Deep Eddy drinks 4pmclose

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

Half price bottles of wine 4pm-close

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

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

$7 Bottomless Brunch Barrels 11am-2pm

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

Sickie's Garage 3431 Fiechtner Drive S, Fargo

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

Big 98.7 Happy Hour 4 - 6pm with $.98 domestic taps, Q105 $1.05 drink tickets 7 - 9pm, $2 Sailer Jerry and Absolut, $3 Jack Daniels and Redbull shots,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light Bottles

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles $3 white zin and merlot wines

$3.15 Coors Light and Mich Golden Light bottles

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles $3.40 Morgan

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

$2.80 all wells, $5.25 Busch Light pitchers

Speck’s Bar 2611 Main Ave., Fargo

$2.95 pounders

$3 Bacardi and Jim Beam

$2.95 Morgan $3.95 Jack Daniels

$2.95 whiskeys and Barefoot wines

$3.25 import and craft beers, $3.25 Smirnoff

$3.25 UV drinks

$2.75 wells, $3.35 20oz taps

Spirits Lounge 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

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

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

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

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

Happy Hour drink specials open-4pm

Happy Hour drink specials all day

Sports Bar 619 NP Ave. N, Fargo

$2.50 tap beer pints, $3.50 talls

$2.50 Stolis & $3.50 Stolis with energy drink

College Night: ½ price domestic pitchers

$2.95 Jack Daniels, Captain Morgan, Bombay Sapphire and Grey Goose

½ off pitchers 7 - 10 pm

½ off pitchers 7 - 10 pm

$3 pounders, $3.50 Bloody Marys

Tailgators Sports Cafe 1322 Main Ave, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

all drinks half price after 9pm

Twist 220 Broadway N, Fargo

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$3 Captain Morgan

$6 domestic pitchers

$3 Windsor

$3 domestic pounders and bottles

$3 teas

Happy Hour 11am-5pm

Happy Hour All Day

Vinyl Taco 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

$2 off jumbo 32oz Margaritas

$2 PBR pounders, $1 off Almond-Ritas

$1 off Padre’s Root Beer Float

$2 off all tequila shots

$1 off Cadillac Margaritas, $2 Margaritas 9pm-close

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

The Windbreak 3150 39th St. S, Fargo

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

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

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

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

$2 drinks 4-7pm and 9-11pm, $2 select bombs shots 9-1pm

Woody’s Bar 1550 32nd Ave. S, Fargo

Happy Hour All Day ($1 off all drinks)

$3.30 Captain Morgan, $3.30 Bacardi and Flavors

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

$3.85 Crown Royal, $3.85 Jack Daniels

$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

$3.50 tall domestics and Jameson

$3 Captain Morgan and Titos Vodka

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Hour all day, VIP Day: Mug club members get an extra $1 off discounted beer

Ladies Night: Half off bottles of wine 6pmmidnight, $2 wells, $3 calls, $4 talls 8pmmidnight, Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off talls, well drinks, Captain Morgan, Bacardi

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

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

$3.50 22oz. domestic beers

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

VFW: Downtown

202 Broadway N, Fargo

$1 off drinks 4-7pm, 2-for-1s from 9pm-midnight

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

Bar Nine 1405 Prairie Pkwy., West Fargo

$3.50 tall domestics, Stoli and Jack Daniels

$1 off all taps and bottled beers

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

Blarney Stone 1910 9th St. E, West Fargo

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

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

Juicy Ginger Wednesday: $2.25 Juicy Gingers from 8pm-11pm

Blvd Pub 3147 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

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

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

Hooligans 3330 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

$2.50 domestic bottles all day

Pickled Parrot West 1410 9th St. E, West Fargo

Pub West 3140 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

$3.50 tall domestic beer, $4.50 tall craft beer

Rookies 715 13th Ave. E, West Fargo Silver Dollar Flying Pig 221 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4-7 Speedway pm with $3 25oz. Steakhouse domestic beers; $2 16oz domestic 680 Main Ave. beers, rail drinks W, West Fargo and domestic bottles

$3 domestic talls all day

$3.50 well margaritas, $3 Corona and Dos Equis

$2.50 Morgans and Bacardi all day

$3 well drinks 7pm-close

$3 bomb shots 8pm-midnight

$5 Martinis, $3 Jack Daniel's, $5 domestic jars, open-close: $3 Fireball, Ice Hole and PBR pounders

Ladies Night open-close: 2-for-1 glasses of wine, $2 wells & domestic pints, $3 Crown Royal, $3 domestic bottles, $3 Fireball, Ice Hole and PBR pounders

2-for-1 rum drinks, $4 Parrot Punch, $7 craft jars, open-close: $3 Fireball, Ice Hole and PBR pounders

$4 Jameson and Water Moccasins, $6 domestic jars, open-close: $3 Fireball, Ice Hole and PBR pounders

$3 Tito's Vodka and Bacardi, $4 craft bottles and WuTangs, open-close: $3 Fireball, Ice Hole and PBR pounders

$3.50 Morgan and Bacardi

$3.50 Jack Daniels, Jim Beam and Jameson, $4.50 Crown Royal

$3.50 UV, Wave and Tito's Vodka

$3.50 Windsor, $3.00 Solo Cups: Bud Light Coors Light Miller Lite

$3.00 Solo Cups: Bud Light Coors Light Miller Lite

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

$3 Jag and Jack Daniels, $7.50 Miller Lite Pitchers

$3 Windsor, Canadian Club, Jack Daniels and $14 bucket of domestic beers

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi and domestic bottles

$3.50 bomb shots and Tito’s Vodka

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

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

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Spicy Pie 745 31st Ave. E. Ste. 110, West Fargo

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$1 off 20oz taps or $.75 off 16oz taps

$3 you-call-its

$6 domestic and $7 import pitchers

$2 whiskey drinks

$2 rum drinks

$2 vodka drinks

$3 Bloody Marys and Caesars

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

$5 teas and $6 Patron margaritas 8pm-close, $3.50 Bloody Marys, Caesars and Mimosas until 6pm

Happy Hour all day

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

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

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

Mug night

$3 off all pitchers 7 pmclose

Tall beers for the price of short 7pm-close

½ price bottles of wine, $5 classic and $8 top-shelf martinis 7pm-close

Town Hall Bar 103 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

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

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

Hump Day Happy Hour 3-7pm, Windsor $3, Wu Tang Shots $3 from 7-11pm

Rum Night $3 Cristal & Limon, Domestic Pitchers $6 from 7-11pm

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

$2.50 regular domestic beers and Windsor

12 inch pizza and a pitcher of beer for $11

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

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

Work Zone 701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

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

$3 Bacardi and Ice Hole

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

$3 Morgan, Malibu and Jag

$3 Jack and Jims

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

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

Dave’s Southside Tap 803 Belsly Blvd., Moorhead

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

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

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

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

Happy Hour from 3-6 pm, $3.50 Stolis and Bacardis from 8pm-close

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

$3.50 tall domestic taps and import bottles all day

JC Chumley’s 1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

Moorhead Mug Night: $4 domestic mug fills 8pm-midnight, Happy Hour 4-6:30pm $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells

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

Trivia & Mug Night: $4 domestic mug fills 8pm-midnight, Happy Hour 4-6:30pm $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells

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

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

$5 endless Mimosas 11am4pm

Sunday Funday: Specials all day

$2.50 Captain Morgan, Mick’s Office $3 import taps, 10 8th St. $4 domestic mug fills, $4 bomb S, Moorhead shots 8pmmidnight

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

$2.50 pounders, $2.50 youcall-its 8pm-midnight

$2.75 wells, $4 domestic mugs, $3 Busch Light and Old Style mugs, $2.50 panty shots

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

Bloody Marys and Caesars starting at $5.25, $6.50 domestic pitchers 11 am-4 pm, $4 domestic pitchers 4pmmidnight

Happy Hour all day, $.50 off all drinks, $4 Bloody Marys and Caesars, 2 for $5 Miller Lite Pounders

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 from 1-7pm $4 scratch teas

Happy Hour 1pm-midnight

Happy Hour from 1-7 pm, $5 all you can drink for ladies from 9pm-midnight, $3 pounders (all day) $2 Morgans and $3 bomb shots 9pm-midnight

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

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

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

$2.75 22oz grande beers, $4 Sam Adams, Red’s Apple and Bell's specials from 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)

$5 pitchers all day

Bloody Mary special

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

MOORHEAD

Rustica Tavern 315 Main Ave., Moorhead

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

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

Speak Easy 1001 30th Ave., S, Moorhead

2-for1 drink specials from 4-6 pm and $2 domestic bottles from 7pm-midnight

2-for-1 drinks from 4-6pm

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

Vic’s Bar & Grill 427 Center Ave, Moorhead

$2.75 Captain Morgan

2-for-1s 8-11pm

$2.75 whiskeys

Ladies night 8-10pm $5 pitchers

Late night Happy Hour 9pm-midnight

$4 Crown Royal all day; Happy Hour 3-6 pm with 2-for-1s on house wine, domestic short taps and rails plus half-priced appetizers

$4 Crown Royal all day; Happy Hour 3-6 pm with 2-for-1s on house wine, domestic short taps and rails plus half-priced appetizers

$4 Crown Royal all day; Happy Hour 3-6 pm with 2-for-1s on house wine, domestic short taps and rails plus half-priced appetizers

$4 Crown Royal all day; Happy Hour 3-6 pm with 2-for-1s on house wine, domestic short taps and rails plus half-priced appetizers

$4 Crown Royal all day; Happy Hour 3-6 pm with 2-for-1s on house wine, domestic short taps and rails plus half-priced appetizers

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

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

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