Fargo Monthly January 2017

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s n o ti u l o s Re Author CJ English and others prepare us for 2017




From losing weight and eating healthier to spending more time with family and saving money, we took some of the more common types of New Year's resolutions and gave local suggestions for making them happen in 2017.


ADDITIONAL FEATURES 56 SQUARE ONE RENTAL KITCHEN & EVENTS Although this local shared kitchen space and event center has faced a bit of adversity this year, business has done anything but slow down. Find out how the space came to be and read a first-hand account from our editor after taking one of Square One's cooking classes.



62 ESCAPE JR. Until recently, escape rooms have typically catered to adults, but Fargo's first escape room for kids has recently hit the scene and is now ready for booking. We got a look behind the scenes at Escape Jr.'s setting and storyline during their beta testing. 74 EVENT PREVIEW: FROSTIVAL 2017 Since we can’t do anything about the weather conditions we’re handed, community partners came up with a way to embrace the frost and beat the winter doldrums: the Frostival. Get an advanced look at this month's second annual Frostival and some of the new activities that are taking place this year.


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C.J. English is a local author, Fargo native and has been in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years. Her most recent work is an Amazon Kindle best-selling weight loss book, “WTF Am I Supposed To Eat?� You can find her contributed expertise on eating healthier in the cover story on page 26. A special thank-you goes out to Minnesota State University Moorhead for letting us use a classroom in Weld Hall for the photoshoot. Photo by J. Alan Paul Photography


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IN 2017

’m as bad as it gets when it comes to doing the whole New Year’s resolutions thing. I’ll have fleeting thoughts of things I’d like to accomplish or bad habits I’d like to get rid of in the new year, but not once have I come up with a plan to actually make changes and hold myself accountable.

However, I’ve come up with a resolution that’s rather easy and only takes a simple change of thought to accomplish: Keep it local. When you spend your money locally and rally behind local events, more comes back to the community as a whole. Here are three ways I plan to keep it local in 2017, and you can too.


Try a local restaurant each month, and one that you haven’t been to yet. Our head graphic designer Sarah Geiger made this her New Year’s resolution for 2016 and she’s still going strong at it. I’m stealing it because I love the idea of supporting one of our great, locally-owned dining establishments over a corporate chain or franchise. While we do get to try out new restaurants frequently at Fargo Monthly, my goal is to make a local restaurant– somewhere that I haven’t been before– my first dining choice when I’m trying to decide where to spend my money on a meal. Dedicating one time a month to a new restaurant (don’t worry, you can still have your Buffalo Wild Wings and all those other times you go out to eat) is really easy, especially with our booming restaurant and bar scene. 16 | JANUARY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


By doing this, you’re not only keeping your dollars local, but you might even discover something you never thought you’d like or grossed you out beforehand. Even if you’re planning to diet this year, you can still make this work with what you choose to eat or, dare I say it, allowing yourself a cheat day once a month.


Shop local, especially with gifts. I get that some have unique styles that can only be found in certain places when it comes to fashion and décor, but a great way to start shopping locally is with gifts since you’re shopping for someone else. It doesn’t matter what or who you’re shopping for, because there’s a very good chance you’ll be able to find it at a locally owned and operated business–even down to the wrapping paper or gift bag. And who knows, you might discover a boutique that fits your exact style. Again, shopping locally is important for keeping your bucks circling back into the community versus into a major corporation, not to mention you’re supporting small businesses owners or artists who dedicate their entire life to their craft.


Think a little smaller. Going to local events might seem like a major “duh,” but try to think of it in the same way

that you would with local restaurants and boutiques. There are countless local startups, small businesses and organizations that put a lot of effort into hosting unique events for our community. I can list a few examples right off the top of my head: Fargo Park District’s concerts or arts and crafts in the parks, this month’s Frostival (see page 74), the FMWF Chamber’s networking events such as Business After Hours, Emerging Prairie’s 1 Million Cups, Unglued Market’s craft workshops, plays and performances by our local theatre organizations or the FM Ballet, Yoga on Tap at Fargo Brewing Company, Downtown Fargo’s Corks & Canvas … you should catch my drift by now. Sure, buying a ticket to a see a nationwide touring act is great too, but buying a ticket to something Fargo-specific is even better. Our event calendar on page 77 lists plenty of these events and more. On that note, I hope this month’s cover story on tackling your New Year’s resolutions in Fargo-Moorhead gives you a little motivation and guidance to get started. Good luck!



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Will you let yourself be a part of this statistic? With so much motivation to improve ourselves at the change of a calendar year, it's no surprise that many people have similar New Year's resolutions. So, we took some of the more common types of resolutions and gave some local suggestions for making them happen in 2017. While these pages might not cover every single option out there, it's a pretty hefty load of information to help you get started on your goals for the new year. Good luck, and remember not to give up after January.



e know that losing weight isn't the easiest thing in the world, especially if you lead a busy lifestyle. You might ask yourself things like, "How the heck do I get started?" "What should I be doing or not doing when I'm trying to lose weight?" "What if I want to give up once February rolls around?" Lucky for you, there are plenty of resources in Fargo-Moorhead that can help you with your weight-loss goals this year.

EXPERT ADVICE We met with Randy Martin at the Sanford POWER Center to provide some of his important insight and tips when it comes to getting started with weight loss.

in. Just like anything else you would invest your time and money in, you want to shop around to find a good fit and make sure they have the right resources to help you achieve your goals as well.”


Skipping meals is a big mistake. About Randy Martin

Randy Martin is the manager of exercise physiology at Sanford POWER Center in Fargo. In addition to his bachelor’s degree in fitness and sports science and a master’s degree in exercise physiology-human performance, Martin is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a health fitness specialist (HFS) through the American College of Sports Medicine, a level I club coach through USA Weightlifting and holds a FMS (Functional Movement Screen) certification.

Sanford POWER Center 2990 Seter Parkway, Fargo sanfordpower.com


Take time to find the right fit and resources for you. “Getting started is probably the hardest because you have to admit that you need to have something done. It’s easy to admit you need to make changes but it’s even harder to implement it and get it going. Like anything, shop around. Where is a convenient gym location to your home or work? Take some time to meet the staff at a place you’re interested 22 | JANUARY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

“Probably the biggest mistake I see people make is not eating and skipping meals, especially breakfast. They think they’re reducing their calories by not eating, but skipping meals is one of the worst things someone can do when they’re trying to lose weight. They need to get on to a consistent meal plan, whether that’s working with a dietitian or doing something like cutting out sugars and eating more fruit and vegetables. It’s really important to get those consistent meals in and get breakfast in, actually eating and not starving yourself like most people think they need to do.”


Have a well-rounded workout routine. Sticking to just the treadmill doesn’t cut it. “People also tend to focus a lot of their time doing cardiovascular work, such as nonstop walking on the treadmill or a little bit of running, using an elliptical or other rhythmic exercises. You usually need to pick things that aren’t fun to do. If you don’t like to do it, typically you’re not

By Erica Rapp • Photos by Paul Flessland and J. Alan Paul Photography


very good at it. You’ll actually end up burning more calories because you’re not as efficient at doing that exercise and you don’t like doing it. You also want to make sure you’re doing some strength training as well. You’ll want to get into a wellrounded routine that involves both cardiovascular and weight training. Once you get in shape, you can start doing circuit, interval or high-intensity training so that you can burn more calories throughout your sessions.”


Don’t get discouraged so quickly. Weight loss takes time. “Another thing we see a lot of is people getting discouraged because they’ve been working out for weeks and they’re not seeing any changes, or they maybe even see an increase on the scale because they’re starting to eat more and their body hasn’t made the changes yet. They haven’t started building the muscle that they need, their cardiovascular system hasn’t started improving like it needs to and their metabolism hasn’t totally changed yet. They get discouraged after working out hard, or what they think is hard, for only a week or two. Then they quit. With weight loss, be consistent and patient because it’s going to take time. You didn’t put that weight on overnight, so it’s not going to come off overnight. Set realistic goals, maybe a pound or pound-anda-half of weight loss per week, and go from there.”


Make a detailed plan so that you can stick to it all year. “You need to get on a program and one that fits into your day, at a location somewhere that’s close to your home or job and a plan that has realistic expectations but incorporates the cardiovascular training, strength training and proper nutrition. It should be a plan that you can follow, and we can help with that. We can write a plan so that a person knows what they’re going to be doing on a Monday, Tuesday or whatever day it is. Get a detailed plan and follow that plan. Be consistent, be patient and make it a part of your day just like anything else.

6. Interested in the Sanford POWER Center?

“First, the POWER Center is for anybody. Everybody is an athlete to us. Most people think of the POWER as a place for junior high, high school or collegiate athletes and that’s not the case at all. We have a large number of adults who work out here.” For more information, contact 701-234-8999.


While there's an incredible amount of gyms, facilities and trainers in the area, we picked out a few that have great features to help you get started, such as group classes, personal training, 24-hour access, child care, free trails and more. *For yoga studios and other workout options, see page 37

Family Wellness Fargo


2960 Seter Parkway, Fargo familywellnessfargo.com

400 1st Ave. S, Fargo (Downtown Fargo) 4243 19th Ave. S, Fargo ymcacassclay.org


5258 51st Ave. S. Suite 101, Fargo fargofitlife.com

Fitness 52 GX ME PT CC

Group X Classes Membership Exclusive Personal Training Child Care

North Fargo Anytime Fitness GX PT 24 FT

2614 Broadway N. Suite B, Fargo anytimefitness.com

Body Shop Training

24 WS FT

24-Hour Access Workout Specific Free Trial

Health Pros


Core Fitness

CrossFit Icehouse


3163 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo fargo.cyclebar.com


Fitness 4 Life


4201 38th St. S. Unit F, Fargo joefitness.com

Metroflex Gym - Fargo GX ME PT CC 24 WS FT

4041 Main Ave., Fargo metroflexfargo.com


*For military training - open 24 hours, military discount available 4207 12th Ave. N, Fargo fargobodyshop.com


2553 Kirsten Lane S, Fargo 9round.com

1800 21st Ave. S, Fargo healthprosfargo.com

Anytime Fitness 1801 45th St. S, Fargo 5050 Timber Parkway, Fargo anytimefitness.com


ME PT 24

2600 52nd Ave. S, Fargo fitness52fargo.com


South Fargo & Downtown Fargo



MPX Fitness Training & MMA


1420 9th St. E. Suite 405, West Fargo fmfitness4life.net

West Fargo Fitness Center GX PT 24 FT

215 Main Ave. E, West Fargo wffitnesscenter.com

GX 24 FT


2424 13th Ave. S, Fargo corefitnessnd.com

3955 40th Ave. S. Suite. C, Fargo mpxfitness.com

Courts Plus

Orangetheory Fitness

508 Oak St. N, Fargo crossfiticehouse.com



3491 University Drive S, Fargo courtsplus.org

4501 15th Ave. S, Fargo fargo.orangetheoryfitness.com

935 37th Ave. S, Moorhead 1710 Center Ave. W, Dilworth, Minn. anytimefitness.com

Revolution Personal Training Studio

CrossFit Fargo

Planet Fitness



Edge Fitness

5292 51st Ave. S, Fargo crossfitfargo.com

4325 13th Ave. S. Suite 9, Fargo planetfitness.com

3501 8th St. S, Moorhead facebook.com/edgefitnessmoorhead

CrossFit 701

PowerTurn Fitness Studios



Max Training

3309 Fiechtner Drive S, Suite 4, Fargo crossfit701.com

4410 18th Ave. S, Fargo powerturnfit.com

1518 29th Ave. S, Moorhead maxtrain.net

Sanford POWER Center

MSUM Wellness Center



3105 Broadway N. Suite 13, Fargo revolutiontrainers.com

Total Balance Fitness GX PT FT

1461 Broadway N, Fargo Search "Total Balance Fitness" on Facebook.

Wallman Wellness Center (NDSU) ME

1707 Centennial Blvd., Fargo ndsu.edu/wellness

Dynasty Performance Training


Moorhead & Dilworth Anytime Fitness GX PT 24 FT

PT 24 FT




2990 Seter Parkway, Fargo sanfordpower.com

5475 51st Ave. S, Fargo dynastyperformancetraining.com

805 14th St. S, Moorhead mnstate.edu

SNAP Fitness

Plant Fitness

PT 24 FT

Edge Fitness


PT 24 FT

4265 45th St. S, Fargo snapfitness.com/fargo1

6207 53rd Ave. S, Fargo edgefitnessfargo.com

800 Holiday Drive, Moorhead planetfitness.com

Welcyon Fitness After 50

SNAP Fitness


2603 Kirsten Lane S, Fargo welcyon.com


PT 24 FT

814 30th Ave. S, Moorhead snapfitness.com/moorhead


et's be real, sticking to a healthier eating schedule is hard when we're surrounded by a booming restaurant and bar scene, not to mention all of the great events in town that give you the opportunity to indulge in your cravings. Even if you aren't looking to lose weight, maintaining a healthy diet is still important for many reasons. See what local author and nutrition coach C.J. English has to say about eating healthier this year, because it might not be as hard as you think.

Photo by Two Hearts Photography (Courtesy of C.J. English)

Parts 1 & 2 by C.J. English, Part 3 by Erica Rapp *Note: Parts 1 and 2 reflect the opinions and expertise of C.J. English and not that of Fargo Monthly.

About C.J. English

C.J. English is a Fargo native and the author of the Amazon Kindle best-selling weight loss book, “WTF Am I Supposed To Eat?” She can be found locally at Rejuv Medical Aesthetic Clinic consulting with clients in private and spends the rest of her time devoted to writing. Her breakout memoir “AFFAIRYTALE,” debuted at No. 1 on Amazon Kindle in “Diaries and Journals.” 26 | JANUARY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Part 1



Low blood sugar = hungry. The key to never having cravings is to keep your blood sugar levels steady all day. When your blood sugar level drops, you get the signal that you’re hungry. If you wait too long and your blood sugar drops even lower, you’ll have very little willpower to fend off your cravings, and even less willpower to make as sensible choices for dinner since your body will be demanding a lot of calories immediately. To prevent eating the Oreos on top of the microwave while you’re preparing dinner, have a snack on your way home. Keep food in your car, your purse or at work and have a quick snack of almonds or cashews and a piece of fruit on your way home from work. This way you won’t cave into something unhealthy before dinner and you won’t binge when dinner is done, setting you up for a crash later in the evening.

Women: eat no more than 24 grams of sugar per day. Men: eat no more than 36 grams of sugar per day.

Photos by Paul Flessland and J. Alan Paul Photography

EatHEALTHIER These are the recommendations from the American Heart Association for added sugars. Keep in mind that four grams of sugar are in one sugar cube. So if you eat yogurt that has 24 grams of sugar, think of it as having six sugar cubes, or the total allotment of added sugar per day recommended for women. Read all labels because sugar is lurking everywhere. Decreasing the amount of added sugar in your diet will help tremendously with weight loss and overall health in addition to keeping your blood sugar more steady and thus preventing cravings.


Eat plants. Plants have fiber. Fiber slows down the absorption of sugar into your blood stream, allowing you a slow steady supply of glucose throughout the day so that you never feel too hungry. Estimate that one handful of fruits or vegetables are four grams of fiber. Aim for four fruits and four vegetables each day. Try a smoothie for breakfast with two or three servings of fruit and a handful of spinach. Have one big green salad each day and you’ll hit that goal without a problem.

Part 2




1. 2. 3. Alcoholic drinks with the lowest calorie content are the best choice for weight loss.

In order to eat what you like and still lose weight, you have to prioritize what you don’t want to give up.

Every calorie of alcohol going in will need to be burned off. If not, it will be stored as body fat, thus the least amount of calories consumed, the better your chances are of burning it off. Check out getdrunknotfat. com and compare alcohol calories. Remember to include the calories from anything you’re mixing in your drinks, too.

If you must have your favorite highcalorie craft beer with sweet potato fries, then all you have to do is plan for it. Make a mental note of the things you don’t want to or just plain don’t have the willpower to give up. Keep those things a part of your food lifestyle and enjoy them, just make a trade-off somewhere else.

Consider trying a shot of top shelf tequila. It’ll only set you back about 65 calories and will get you exponentially drunk in comparison to one drink of something else. But if you can’t stomach watered-down tequila, try an original lime margarita. Tequila, orange liquor, lime juice–go ahead and have a blended margarita the way you like it. Just plan for it.


Pick and choose when and where you know you can’t resist having a highcalorie binge. If you want to drink all day and eat without restriction while tailgating, then you must be on your best behavior the five days prior. Have fun with food, drinks and friends without guilt or weight gain, just plan for it. If a situation comes up earlier in the week then ask yourself, “Would I rather have pizza and beer today or tailgate on Saturday?” because you can’t do both and still lose weight. You will have to pick when and where you want to be bad, then you’ll have to be good everywhere else. Choose ahead of time where you are going to use your cheat days/meals.

The best exercise for weight loss might be no exercise at all. Working at a high heart rate in a cycling class four days a week will certainly burn calories and help with weight loss, but it will also increase your appetite. If you don’t have the skills or time to plan and prepare healthy meals, or you can’t keep your cravings under control, you might actually gain weight when temptations are abound while trying so hard to lose it. Get your diet under control before you go crazy in the gym. The best exercise for weight loss might just be walking through the grocery store, then in the kitchen preparing food that will keep you disease-free and at a healthy weight. What you eat is exponentially more important for weight loss and overall health than exercise will ever be. But if you must know what type of exercise is best for weight loss, the answer is anything that builds muscle. Having additional muscle mass will increase your resting metabolic rate, which will increase the amount of calories you burn 24 hours a day, forever, rather than just the time you devote to the gym.

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No time to prepare healthy meals? No problem.

If your lifestyle prevents you from having time to plan or prepare healthy meals that will support weight loss, then you’ll need to get out your wallet and have it done for you. Luckily, there are good and affordable options to have healthy meals made for you. Locally, you can try the affordable and fresh meals from Power Plate Meals (see part three), which average $7.50 per meal and can be picked up on the fly or ordered in advance. Nationally, you can sign up to get meals delivered right to your door from Blue Apron. Blue Apron will send you all the fresh ingredients and instructions to prepare the meal you’ve ordered. Both are worth checking out. Don’t forget that most of our local grocery stores will deliver right to your door (also see part three). You can order all your food online from your laptop while you’re sitting in bed and have it dropped off at your front step the next afternoon just in time for you to get home and cook dinner. Pick up two meals from Power Plate Meals, order two from Blue Apron, then plan the other two and have the grocery store drop off the ingredients at your door. Viola­­– almost a whole week of healthy meals done in very little time and planning.


The benefits of adequate sleep for weight loss cannot be underestimated. If you are struggling to lose weight and truly are “eating healthy,” you might consider changing nothing except getting enough quality sleep (seven to nine hours for adults). When you get enough quality sleep, your body releases a hormone called Leptin. Leptin suppresses your appetite. If you don’t get enough quality sleep, your body releases a hormone called Ghrelin. Ghrelin increases your appetite. Also important for quality sleep and the release of Leptin is for you to turn off your electronics and sleep in the darkest room possible. Light will inhibit deep sleep and melatonin production. Remember, if you are trying to lose weight, “permanent lifestyle changes will never happen quickly. Change works best when it goes almost unnoticed. So that once you have become the new you, going back to the old you will be just as difficult as it was becoming the new you.” – Quote from “WTF Am I Supposed To Eat?” by C.J. English *See page 32 for tips on how to get better sleep.

Part 3


Power Plate Meals As English mentioned earlier, Power Plate Meals is a great option if you don't have time to prepare meals or need to pick up a healthy dish on-the-go. Power Plate Meals has a menu with a large variety of meal options made with the highest quality ingredients available. You can sign up to pick up a week's worth of meals or you can stop in to the shop to pick up meals in bulk or treat yourself to a balanced lunch. 1380 9th St. E, West Fargo powerplatemeals.com

Cold Fusion There are plenty of Herbalife shake shops around town, but Cold Fusion in Downtown Fargo has been shaking up healthy meal replacement combos since 2008. For breakfast or lunch, grab yourself a delicious smoothie that comes with a shot of aloe and a glass of hot or cold tea. You can also sign up for a daily membership and take advantage of the complimentary wellness coaching by appointment. 114 Broadway N, Fargo (The Black Building) Search "Cold Fusion" on Facebook. 30 | JANUARY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Green House Café Not only does this Downtown Fargo restaurant cater to vegans and vegetarians, but it's also great for those looking for healthier meal options. You can get items to-go during the lunch hour that really is "healthy fast food," such as their brown rice bowls. Having a vegan diet is generally a healthier option, so there's plenty of ways you can indulge at Green House Café without messing up your eating plan. 68 Broadway N, Fargo facebook.com/greenhousecafefargo

Natural Grocers There's plenty of options for healthy and organic snacks at Natural Grocers in Fargo, but every now and then you'll be able to find salads and microwaveable dishes that you can pick up for a quick and healthier meal fix. Not to mention that they've also got a great selection of USDA-certified organic produce. 4517 13th Ave. S, Fargo naturalgrocers.com/store-location/fargo

Grocery Store Delivery English also mentioned local grocery store delivery so that you can spend more time cooking up healthier meals–or maybe food prepping for the week–instead of grocery shopping at the store in the midst of your busy lifestyle. Hornbacher's and Cash Wise Foods offer home delivery and all you have to do is go online and put your list together. Hornbacher's also has an app so that you can order groceries right from your phone. cashwisedelivers.com hornbachers.freshopsites.com


leep is necessary to allow the brain and other vital organs to restore to normal function, which is something you probably already knew. But that's an even better reason to make sure you're getting not just the right amount of sleep but also top-notch quality sleep, so that you can perform your best this year. By Erica Rapp Photos by Paul Flessland and Laura Cramer

STEP UP YOUR MATTRESS GAME If you're looking to get better sleep

this year, it's a good idea to start with where sleep happens: your mattress. Beds by Design is a local mattress factory that can build you a custom bed that fits your needs when it comes to getting restful sleep. In a previous Fargo Monthly story ran last year, mattress expert Paul Talley at Beds By Design talked about the importance of having a good mattress and how their company uses the science of sleep to make sure each mattress is the best fit for clients. "Never mistake your eyes closed for eight hours to be good sleep. Sleep and rest are different. The quality of

your rest affects the quality of your life," said Talley. "We spend one-third of our lives in bed, meaning if you live to 75, that's 25 years spent in bed." According to Talley, here are the three things that are making you toss and turn at night: 1. Temperature 2. Pressure 3. Support Beds by Design addresses all of these issues in the beds and sleep products they design, giving active bodies the pressure and support they need and using the right materials to control body temperature while at rest. In other words, their mattresses go above and beyond any ordinary item you'd find at a department store. Beds by Design

4505 13th Ave. S, Fargo bedsbydesign.net


SUPPLEMENTS Here's what local personal trainer

and fitness guru Ashley Sornsin had to say about a few products she learned about this year that can increase restful sleep. ZMA (Nature's Purest) "An important blend of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B-6 that is a nighttime anabolic formula developed specifically to enhance recovery by improving sleep efficiency." Natural Calm (Natural Vitality) "A relaxing magnesium/calcium anti-stress drink that helps to restore levels which are critical to fully experience good health. This blend allows the body to work effectively, allowing muscle relaxation and plays a key role in the body's response to stress." These products can be found at H&I Nutrition - 1801 45th St. S, Suite R, Fargo

WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY Glacial Peak Cryotherapy in West

Fargo offers whole body cryotherapy in a cryosauna, a full-body chamber where an individual is exposed to temperatures (with the help of liquid nitrogen vapors) reaching as low as -250 degrees Fahrenheit for a recommended three minutes. Believe it or not, this chilling therapy can help with your sleep routine among other health ailments. "With as much skin exposure as you have, it's tricking the body to go into that fight-or-flight mode really fast. While it's on that mode, you are cleansing your blood through your organs and core, and oxygenating the blood. When that blood cycles back through the body, it can handle any inflammation that's in the body, whether you're aware of it or not," said owner Pam Bradow. "After a whole body session, you'll notice that you sleep much better and you won't be as sore and achy. You'll have much more energy for daily activities." Glacial Peak Cryotherapy

3139 Bluestem Dr, Suite 116, West Fargo glacialpeakcryotherapy.com

Spend WITH FAMILY More Time


ife can get stressful, and sometimes it's hard to find time amidst the fast-paced flow of everyday life to stop and enjoy the people that matter most to you. Here are some things you can do with the whole family.

FARGO AIR MUSEUM 1609 19th Ave. N, Fargo fargoairmuseum.org • Aircraft and military memorabilia and exhibits, aviation library, educational day camps, seminars, shops, events • Adult (12+): $8 • Student/Military/Veteran/Senior: $7 • Children ages 5-11: $5 • Children under age 5: Free

By Erica Rapp Photos by Paul Flessland and Tiffany Swanson

BOWLING Hours and fees vary • West Acres Bowl 3402 Interstate Blvd. S, Fargo • The Bowler 2630 University Drive S, Fargo • Sunset Lanes 620 U.S. Highway 75, Moorhead • Red River Lanes 707 28th Ave. N, Fargo • Stars & Strikes 434 Sheyenne St., West Fargo • All-Star Bowl 309 17th St. N, Moorhead

RED RIVER ZOO 4255 23rd Ave. S, Fargo redriverzoo.org Open weekends during the winter (end of October through April) and daily the rest of the year • Zoo members and children under age 2: Free • Ages 2-14: $7.75 • Adults: $9.75 • Seniors (60+): $8.75 • Carousel Rides: $2 THUNDER ROAD 2902 Thunder Rd. S, Fargo thunderroadfargo.com • Mini golf, go karts, batting cages, laser tag, arcade games, bumper cars (prices vary depending on attraction) 34 | JANUARY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK 940 40th St. S, Fargo skyzone.com/fargo • $10-23 depending on time (30-120 minutes, party/group events rental available with different rates)

BONANZAVILLE 1351 Main Ave. W, West Fargo bonanzaville.org Pioneer Village Tour: 43 historic buildings with 400,000 artifacts, open May through October) • Adults: $12 • Seniors/Military: $10 • Students ages 6-16: $6 • Ages 5 and under: Free

LINDENWOOD PARK 1905 Roger Maris Dr. S, Fargo fargoparks.com • Playgrounds, baseball diamonds, shelter rental, grills, river trails, green space, bike and pedal car rental (prices vary depending on activity)

HERITAGE HJEMKOMST CENTER 202 1st Ave. N, Moorhead hcscconline.org • Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County, Hjemkomst Viking Ship, Hopperstad Stave Church replica, events, programming, exhibits • Adults: $10 • Seniors/College Students: $9 • Ages 5-17: $8 • Members/Ages 4 and under: Free

SKATE CITY 3302 Interstate Blvd. S, Fargo skatecitynd.com • Open skate times, adult night, teen night, morning skates (various times and days of the week, prices per session vary) • General admission (two-hour session): $5, $2 each additional • Roller skate rental: $1.50 • Inline skate rental: $3

ROURKE ART MUSEUM 521 Main Ave., Moorhead therourke.org • Adults: $5 • Seniors: $3 • Students/Ages 18 and under: Free

MSUM PLANETARIUM Minnesota State University - Moorhead mnstate.edu/planetarium • Simulates the night sky, planets and the universe (shows, events, educational programs, prices and schedules vary)

PLAINS ART MUSEUM 704 1st Ave. N, Fargo plainsart.org • Members, youth and students with ID: Free • Educators with ID: $5 • Seniors: $5 • Adults: $7.50 • Free admission to galleries every second and fourth Thursday of the month • Free for everyone starting summer 2017

FARGO FORCE SCHEELS Arena | 5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo fargoforce.com Fargo-Moorhead's USHL Junior Hockey Team • Single game tickets, group tickets, suite rental, kids club and family packaging available (prices vary) • Sunday, March 12: Friends and Family Night with Princesses Belle, Ariel and Rapunzel

Kids' Dining Specials BUFFALO RIVER STATE PARK 565 155th St. S, Glyndon, Minn. dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/buffalo_river/ index.html • Swimming beach, picnic areas, camping, fishing, native prairie land, river trails (rustic camping will reopen March 31, prices vary for parking and camping passes) DOWNTOWN ON ICE 501 Main Ave., Fargo fargoparks.com • Free ice skating rink in Downtown Fargo • Weekdays 5 - 9 p.m., weekends 1 - 9 p.m. (December through February, weather permitting)

FM REDHAWKS Newman Outdoor Field | 1515 15th Ave. N, Fargo fmredhawks.com Fargo-Moorhead's Minor League Baseball Team • Reserved: $7-9 advance/$9-11 day-of • Adult general admission: $5 advance/$7 day-of • Youth general admission (ages 3-17): $4 advance/$6 day-of • Children age 2 and under: Free • Flex packs, season tickets, group tickets, party decks, suite rentals, birthday parties available (prices vary) FARGO THEATRE 314 Broadway N, fargo fargotheatre.org • Classic Film Series/All seats $5: Alfred Hitchcock's "Dial M For Murder" January 12 at 7:30 p.m., "Groundhog Day" February 2 at 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY Shotgun Sally's: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. 12 and under eat free. Limit one per adult. Mexican Village (2 area locations): 10 and under eat free off the kids menu all day Paradiso Mexican Restaurant: 8 and under eat free all day Pepper's Sports Café: 10 and under eat free all day Saturdays and Sundays with the purchase of an adult meal Mango's Mexican & American Grill: kids eat free all day Buffalo Wild Wings (3 area locations): meals are $1.99 all day for kids 12 and under Divots at Edgewood: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. brunch is free for kids 8 and under and $4.95 for ages 9-12 Kobe's Japanese Cuisine: $3.99 kids meal with the purchase of one adult meal all day Acapulco Mexican Restaurant: 10 and under eat free all day Moe's Southwest Grill: 15 percent off select kids meals (comes with a drink) all day, 11 and under MONDAY Village Inn (3 area locations): 10 and under eat free all day Mondays and Tuesdays TUESDAY Green Mill Restaurant & Bar: 4 - 8 p.m. 12 and under eat free HuHot Mongolian Grill: 10 and under eat free all day Perkins Restaurant & Bakery (2 area locations): 4 - 10 p.m. 12 and under eat free Pizza Ranch (2 area locations): 3 p.m. close 9 and under eat free Space Aliens Grill & Bar: kids 10 and under get 99¢ pizzas and a $2.50 token card for the arcade all day, up to three kids deals per one adult entrée Applebee's (4 area locations): kids eat for 99¢-$1.99 all day, one per adult entrée THURSDAY Fryn' Pan Family Restaurant (2 area locations): 5 - 9 p.m. 12 and under eat free FRIDAY Mom's Diner: 6 - 10 p.m. 10 and under eat free SATURDAY Marlin's Family Restaurant: 12 and under eat free, one per parent

Make RELAXATION Time for


ake some time every now and then to treat yourself. 2017 can be the year that you relax more and not let the stress of everyday life get you down. Here are some easy ways to kick back, destress and let all your steam out. By Erica Rapp Photos by Paul Flessland and J. Alan Paul Photography


Not sure what yoga can do for your body? Local fitness and yoga instructor Krystle Kvidt at Haute Yogis provided some tips and advice when it comes to consistent yoga practice and getting started. Haute Yogis Hot yoga, barre and spin studio, Aloha Fresh Smoothie bar located within studio 5257 27th St. S, Fargo haute-yogis.com

Major Benefits of a Consistent Yoga Practice (Just To Name A Few) • Detoxification • Strength • Flexibility • Mindfulness • Weight loss • Increase daily energy • Relieves stress • Improves sleep • Increases spinal health • Releases anxiety • Meditation • A deeper level of appreciation for yourself • A healthy relationship with your body and mind • More mindful and healthy options in other areas of your life


How will yoga help your health? With consistent daily practice, yoga can not only change your body, but it can change your mind and how you move through your daily tasks. Some tend to have a perception that yoga asana practice is simply stretching. This is far from the truth. It contains several components which makes this practice challenging whether you are just beginning or you have been practicing for a decade. Overall Day-to-Day Wellness Component Practicing hot yoga daily will not only give you a toned and trimmed physique, it will make you feel great from the inside out. This discipline is based on a mindfulness component. Studies have shown practicing yoga can lead to decreased anxiety, stress, sadness, depression, blood pressure, cholesterol and injuries. It can alleviate symptoms with asthma, arthritis, fibromyalgia, spinal issues, diabetes, inflammation and injuries.

About Krystle Kvidt

You can expect to find an increase in weight loss, energy, strength, flexibility, stamina, endurance, sleep and having a positive outlook on life. Different Style of Yoga Practices There are numerous styles, formats and branches of physical yoga practices now available. Just like anything, the more popular something becomes, the more forms you will see. The form I have had personally change my life, as well as those who come to Haute Yogis, is hot yoga. Hot yoga has become more trendy over the past decade and has evolved into much more than the discipline was once designed. How does one get started? What to expect at your first class: A welcoming and inviting instructor. If this is not what you experience, this might not be the best fit for you. It’s important to feel comfortable while starting something new, that

Krystle Kvidt is the owner of Haute Yogis in Fargo and East Grand Forks, North Dakota. She is E-RYT 500hr certified through Cloud Nine Yoga in Hilo, Hawaii. She has a dance background and has been a part of the fitness industry for 17 years. She is a graduate from University of North Dakota and Arizona State University holding degrees in kinesiology, anthropology and nutrition. Haute Yogis is a certified yoga school through Yoga Alliance and certifies instructors to become a 200Hr RYT.

Other yoga studios around town: Mojo Fit Studios Multiple types of classes for all ages and levels including Baby Boomers, prenatal, kids, family, sculpting and barre 1650 45th St. S, Fargo mojofitstudios.com

Five Element Studio Yoga, meditation, Thai bodywork, Ayurveda practices, herbal medicine 910 Main Ave., Fargo fiveelementstudio.com

Ecce Yoga Yoga, chakras, meditation, Ying & Yang, self-care 216 Broadway N, Fargo ecceyoga.com

is the true essence and beauty of yoga. A fun, judgement free, yet challenging class with amazing people is what you should expect at class. I like to say, “Get comfortable being uncomfortable!” What I mean by this statement is that being uncomfortable in a hot, humid class with a bunch of people is the best therapy to a positive, clear and happy life outside of the yoga room. Don't forget: • Make sure to let the instructor know you’re new, they will be able to assist you better. • Bring a mat, water bottle, towel and an open mind. • The first step is showing up, the rest will just happen the more you continue to go to class. • Know that the benefits continue to happen over time, and the more you practice, the more benefits you will receive. • You may feel lost, confused and overwhelmed during the first few classes. Know this is okay and everyone has been there at some point. Continuing to show up on your mat is how to overcome any negative internal feelings. • For more information on how to get started, visit haute-yogis.com. We would love to help you begin or continue your path on your yoga journey.

Zero Gravity Alternative Fitness Yoga, aerial, barre, XaBeat dance fitness 3350 35th Ave. S, Fargo zerogravityfargo.com

Spirit Room Various schools of yoga for different age groups, levels and styles 111 Broadway N, Fargo spiritroom.net

FIT Hot Yoga Hot yoga studio with options for various experience levels 4650 38th Ave. S, Fargo ndfit.com

Haute Yogis Hot yoga, barre and spin studio, Aloha Fresh Smoothie bar located within studio 5257 27th St. S, Fargo haute-yogis.com

Courts Plus Community Fitness Yoga barre, strength/sculpt, 3491 University Dr. S, Fargo courtsplus.org/yoga

BodySava Welcomes all levels and abilities, personal training yoga available 725 Center Ave., Moorhead bodysava.com


This might not be your first idea when it comes to relaxing, but boxing allows you to let your stress out on a punching bag and get fit at the same time. Think about adding a round or two in to your weekly routine. Barbot Boxing 764 34th St. N, Suite Q, Fargo

Search "Barbot Boxing & Fitness" on Facebook.

9Round 2553 Kirsten Ln. S, Fargo 9round.com

Academy of Combat Arts 3332 4th Ave. S. Suite D, Fargo fmaca.com/boxing

Golden Eagle Boxing 11 9th St. S, Moorhead



Get those knots out and let your muscles relax. There's nothing wrong with treating yourself to a day of pampering.


If you're looking for a more natural way to wind down, visit Steep Me A Cup Of Tea in West Fargo. You can buy hot or cold tea drinks but it's also a fully-stocked tea store with plenty of brands and equipment to choose from. The store makes their own blends of loose leaf tea for various ailments, and they have a few delicious relaxation options to choose from. Starry Night - herbal tea with chamomile, lemon myrtle, spearmint and lavender flowers (no caffeine) De-Stressor (Stress Reliever) - herbal tea with chamomile, lemon myrtle, spearmint, black cohosh, sage, St. John's wort, red clover rhodiola, yohimbe and lavender flowers (no caffeine)


Revive Professional Massage Therapy Clinic 3611 Lincoln St. S, Fargo reviveprofessionalmassage.com

Elite Therapeutic Massage 1121 Westrac Dr. S, Fargo elitemassage.biz

Tranquility Spa & Massage 3535 Main Ave, Fargo tranquilityfargo.com

Sweet Banana Spa 1402 25th St. S, Fargo sweetbananaspa.com

B Relaxed Massage 624 Main Ave. Suite 9A, Fargo brelaxedmassage.com

Massage Revolution 1323 23rd St. S. Suite I, Fargo massagerevolutionfargo.com

Relief Therapeutic Massage 112 University Dr. N, Suite 316, Fargo reliefmassage.abmp.com

Five Element Studio 910 Main Ave., Fargo fiveelementstudio.com

Body Zensations 705 18th St. S, Fargo bodyzensations.com

Inner Focus Massage 763 Royal Oaks Dr. N, Fargo innerfocusmassage.com

Sei Bella Day Spa & Massage 3402 13th Ave. S, Fargo seibellafargo.com

Hair Success Salon & Spa 1638 32nd Ave. S, Fargo hairsuccesssalons.com

BodySava 725 Center Ave., Moorhead bodysava.com


aving money is always easier said than done, especially when FargoMoorhead is filled with such great eats and shopping. Save some dough this year by checking out a list of free activities this month or scouting out food and drink specials at local bars and restaurants.

By Samantha Stark Photos by Paul Flessland

FREE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Frolfing Have some fun with frisbee golf by visiting Woodlawn Park in Moorhead for an 18-hole round. This relaxing course has flat elevation and is laid out among large, mature trees with alternate pins. Fifth and Fourth Avenue South, Moorhead • Other courses: Trollwood Park 3664 Elm St. N, Fargo Oak Grove Park 170 Maple St., Fargo Rendevous Park 1055 32nd Ave. W, West Fargo

Cruise Nights Take a stroll down Sheyenne Street in West Fargo or Broadway in Downtown Fargo on various days throughout the month during the summer to see a variety of classic cars that belong to our very own residents. • Broadway, Downtown Fargo Every first Thursday of the month • Sheyenne Street, West Fargo Every third Thursday of the month

Ice Rinks Sliding around and skating on the ice is a great free activity, so long as you have your own pair of skates or a slick pair of shoes. Browse through the list of ice rinks and warming houses at fargoparks.com.

Beyond Running Running Club Instead of paying for a gym membership, join a running club for free. This year-round running group welcomes all levels. They leave from the Beyond Running store on Broadway and provide a variety of routes and runners can stop at anytime when needed. No need to sign up, just show up on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. 516 Broadway, Fargo

gobeyondrunning.com An Awesome Afternoon Of Art Don't spend tons on arts and crafts to keep your kids busy during the winter. Bring them to this interactive art program for some free fun. All creative materials will be provided. Adult supervision is required. January 14, February 11, March 18 and April 22 from 1 - 3 p.m. Robert D. Johnson Recreation Center 1104 2nd Ave. S, Fargo


Free Language Classes The New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment will be offering free Swahili classes on Tuesdays from 6:30–7:45 p.m. at the WE Center. 15 21st St. S, Fargo

newamericanconsortium.org 1 Million Cups After a short month-ish break, Emerging Prairie's 1 Million Cups is back every Wednesday morning from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. starting January 4. Join the vibrant

entrepreneurial community of FargoMoorhead by participating in this free event that's filled with guest speakers, tons of coffee, ideas and plenty of networking opportunities each week at The Stage at Island Park. 333 4th St. S, Fargo

1millioncups.com/fargo Free Classes At The Public Libraries

* Additional programs are listed on the events calendar at cityoffargo.com and larl.org.

• Beginner Yoga at Carlson Continues: For those who haven't tried yoga before or who want a refresher, these classes provide a relaxing environment to focus on the basics of yoga. Every Thursday in the month of January, bring a yoga mat to the Dr. James Carlson Library at 6:30 p.m. for some free stress relief. • Unraveled Crafters Club: Calling all crafters! Learn how to knit and crochet at this learn-all crafting class on Sunday, January 8 and 22 at the Dr. James Carlson Library from 1 - 3 p.m. • Winter Coloring Club: On Monday, January 23, join other coloring enthusiasts for adult coloring at the Dr. James Carlson Library at 6:30 p.m. Supplies are provided but you're welcome to bring your own. No registration is required. • Chess Classes: Join chess players of every skill level on Tuesdays at the Moorhead Public Library from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for a chess skill share. Chess boards and books will be provided. • Learn Origami: All ages and abilities are welcome to come practice the skill of paper folding with fellow origami enthusiasts at the Moorhead Public Library from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Monday, January 23. Basic materials are provided.

Blizzard Bash On Monday, January 16 from 1 - 5 p.m. at the SCHEELS Arena, bring your skates and enjoy a free open skate along with carnival games, crafts and a movie. Pepsi products and popcorn are provided while supplies last. fargoparks.com Frostival Fargo’s second annual Frostival can bring out the love for winter in all of us. From January 27 - 28, there will be several free activities people of any age can enjoy—from yoga in the snow and cardboard sled races to an outdoor kickball competition and a hot cocoa contest. Check out frostival.com for more information or see page 74.

Live Music Junkyard Brewing Company hosts live music with local musicians and bands every night of the week, free of a cover charge. Your beer might not be free, but listening to some great tunes while enjoying said beer is a great bonus. For more places that host live music, see our complete monthly calendar on page 82. junkyardbeer.com Plains Art Museum Browse the exhibitions and galleries at the Plains Art Museum every second and fourth Thursday of the month when admission is free. The museum also plans to become a free art museum starting in summer 2017 with their PlainsArt4All Campaign.

An app-solutely amazing money-saving app SaveCoin

Looking for some of the best deals in town? SaveCoin offers coupons and deals all over FargoMoorhead for things such as restaurants and car services to window treatments and guitar lessons. You never know what you might come across. savecoin.com/fargo-moorhead 41

DAILY FOOD & DRINK DEALS *Also see page 35 for places that offer free meals and special deals for kids, as well as page 87 for a more complete listing of local drink specials.

THREE LYONS PUB 675 13th Ave. E., West Fargo Mug night: Buy the 32 oz. mug for $2 and fill it for the price of a pint from 7 p.m. - close.


RHOMBUS GUYS 606 Main Ave., Fargo Get half off any large pizza of your choice from 8:30 p.m. – midnight at Rhombus Guys every Monday night.


THE OLD BROADWAY SPORTS ZONE 22 Broadway N, Fargo Every Tuesday night from 6 - 10 p.m., you can get $.25 traditional wings.

THE BOILER ROOM 210 Broadway N, Fargo Half off all drinks and apps from 4 - 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. - midnight.

MICK'S OFFICE 10 8th St. S, Moorhead Every Wednesday from 5 - 8 p.m., you can get a tasty burger for $1 and add on your favorite toppings such as cheese for $.50 extra, veggies for $.25 each and bacon for $1. You can also add on sides such as chips, fries and more for $1.75.

RADISSON Lobby Bar, 201 5th St. N, Fargo Wine Wednesday: $2 off all glasses of wine and half price bottles.




Saturday and Sunday

DEMPSEY'S PUBLIC HOUSE 226 Broadway N, Fargo On Thursdays starting at 4 p.m. until supplies last, get a free hot dog (your choice from a handful of Chicago-style options) with the purchase of a beverage.

THE WINDBREAK 3150 39th St. S., Fargo Ladies Night: Ladies drink free from 9 p.m. – midnight, guys $2.50 from 9 – 11 p.m., $2 select bomb shots 9 – 11 p.m.

RICK'S BAR 2721 Main Ave., Fargo If you’re looking for the comfort of a homecooked meal at an extremely reasonable price, Rick’s Bar offers hearty lunch meals for $7.50 that change every weekday. The special starts at 11 a.m. every weekday and runs throughout the day until supplies last.

SPORTS BAR 619 NP Ave. N., Fargo Half off pitchers 7 - 10 p.m. and half off Chuck Norris and Jägerbombs.

SHOTGUN SALLY'S 1515 42nd St. S., Fargo From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, you can get this delicious omelette for $11.99 or choose from other items on the brunch menu (prices vary). You can also pair your brunch choice with their Bottomless Brunch Barrels (Bloody Marys, Mimosas or tap beer) for $7 at the same time and days.

TAILGATORS SPORTS CAFE 1322 Main Ave., Fargo From noon - 10 p.m., get $3.25 domestic pints and bottles, $3.25 Wonder Woman shots, $3.99 Bloody Marys and $1 off whiskey. 43


e've all been there. You have a busy week at the office and you're not home enough to keep things from piling up in all aspects of your life. Before you know it, some of your spaces look like a tropical storm swept through. Take 2017 to declutter and reorganize your home or office. By Sam Stark Photos by Paul Flessland and J. Alan Paul Photography

Part 1


Closet 1 Starting from the bottom of your closet and working your way up, sort through all your clothes, shoes and accessories into three bins labeled "keep," "get rid of it" and "storage." 2 Place your seasonal clothes in a storage bin and organize it in your basement, attic or a storage unit. Since it's winter, you'd put shorts, tanks and swimming suits in a box labeled "Summer Clothes."

Donate, toss or sell clothes that are damaged, don't fit or you haven't worn in the past year. 3

4 For those unwanted items that are in good condition, you can sell at local consignment stores to make some quick cash. Here's a few consignment stores in the FM area: Clothes Mentor

2551 45th St. S, Ste. 113, Fargo clothesmentor.com

My Best Friend's Closet 1615 38th St. S, Fargo mybestfriendscloset.biz

Plato's Closet

2551 45th St. S, Ste. 137, Fargo platoscloset.com

Tickled Pink Boutique

2108 University Dr. S, Fargo tickledpinkfargo.com

Once Upon A Child

2551 45th St. S, Fargo onceuponachildfargo.com 44 | JANUARY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Family Room 1 Write down every activity that takes place in the family room and the equipment required to do that activity. Get rid of the things you don’t use 80 percent of the time. This goes for items such as video games, computer parts, books, DVDs or toys. 2 Before buying any organizing equipment, start by removing items that can be stored in other rooms or thrown away. Try pruning back the pillows, hanging pictures and adding floating shelves to the walls to remove pictures or collectables that are crowding your table tops. 3 Splurge on additional storage such as baskets, shelves, cable organizers and furniture with storage for blankets, toys, electronics and other items you want to keep organized in the room. Make sure to have toy boxes in the family room for quick cleaning after play sessions that are labeled with pictures and words.

Pictured Above: Melissa Schmalenberger of MS. Simplicity, professional organizer (mssimplicity.com)

Basement or Attic 1 Try to finish decluttering your storage areas in a day or weekend. It's easy to leave half-done projects in areas that are "out of sight, out of mind." Start in one area of your attic or basement at a time to prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed. Tackle the area much like you would your closet by sorting items between "keep" and "get rid of it." Before you start putting away kept items, toss items you're throwing away and put the remaining items you're donating or selling in a vehicle. This will prevent you from undoing all your hard work or forgetting to get rid of items. 2

Post items you want to sell on FM Facebook "buy-and-sell" groups as you're cleaning. If they don't sell, then try donating items at local second-hand stores. Here are some of the most popular and active FM groups for you to join. *Search for the following groups by name on Facebook.

FARGO MOORHEAD BUY/SELL MANIA!: Items sold on the group vary from houses to

jewelry. Anything you have lying around your home can be posted and earn you cash within days. Number of members: > 39,000

FARGO-MOORHEAD ANTIQUES AND VINTAGE ITEMS: For your older items with no real sentimental meaning, you can sell to antique collectors and lovers. Number of members: > 5,200


large boxes of kids items, you can sell them in a small group to parents looking for cheap products. Number of Members: > 6,000

MN / ND ELECTRONICS & TECH: Members of the group can buy, sell or swap working technology and electronics—anything from video games to smartphones. Number of members: > 1,900

3 As you're putting your kept items into bins, group like items together and be sure to clearly label the contents. Tape a paper list to each bin of what’s inside so you have a visible inventory. Stack bins carrying similar content together or on the same shelves.

Part 2


About Amy Kobrinsky

Amy Kobrinsky is a professional organizer and the owner of Everything Has A Home, a company that offers professional and personal organizational services in Fargo. amy@everythinghasahome.com

Amy Kobrinsky shared a few tips to stick to when it comes to having a more organized and functional system in place for your lifestyle. 1 With the holidays coming to an end, this is the perfect time to revisit what comes in and what can go out. For every new gift received, try to donate one to three items around the house that you don't need. This is especially true for kids. For each new toy, they should be able to part with a few items that they do not play with anymore and they would be happy to know another child will get a lot of use out of it. 2 Take the time to put decorations away neatly. When January 1 rolls around, most of us are ready to toss everything into a tote until next year. However, that just leaves a mess for what is supposed to be the fun part: decorating next year. Keep your ornaments, lights and holiday décor organized and packed up in labeled totes. You will thank yourself at the end of the year. 3 Everyone loves getting holiday cards. This provides the perfect opportunity to update your address book. Before tossing out the cards and envelopes, set them aside and make it a point to update all name changes and addresses.

4 After updating your address book, make a plan for your paperwork in 2017. What will be your paper "catchall?" Run out and purchase an inbox, binder or mail sorter to collect all the paperwork that makes its way into your home. Once you have a home for all the mail and paperwork coming in, the next step is devoting an hour or two of time per week to deal with it. While you're at it, it's a good idea to start setting aside the paperwork you'll need for taxes so you're ahead of the game. 5 New Year = New Calendar = New You. Reserve a time for a goal planning session. Be realistic when setting weekly, monthly and yearly goals. When working with my clients, I encourage them to set a “maintaining the organization” time allowance. Whether it is two hours per week or 20 minutes per day, plan for it. That way you can hold yourself accountable.

Part 3


6 Revisit your cold weather items. About three times a year, I like to revisit our jackets, hats and mittens and blanket stock. There are lots of people in our community that need these items and they are not doing anyone any good by sitting in a chest in your basement. I suggest donating what you can every fall, revisiting the stock after the first of the year and then again in the spring.

Whether she's working on a home or a business, Kobrinsky says she sticks to her proven, five-step organizational system. 1. SORT: Zone and categorize. 2. PURGE: Let go of unnecessary clutter. 3. ASSIGN: Decide and plan. 4. COMPARTMENTALIZE: Everything has a home. 5. EQUALIZE: Maintain the organization.

For those who may not have the time or energy for organizing but want a clean home for the new year, Smart Spaces is a home organization business in Fargo with a passion for “peace of mind.” With the ability to transform any room of the house or office, they provide order, tranquility and style unique to each client’s home and lifestyle. For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit their website at smartspacesorg.com. Smart Spaces 5226 51st Ave. S, Fargo facebook.com/SmartSpacesOrg smartspacesorg.com



hile many New Year's resolutions tend to revolve around bettering ourselves, it's also said that our happiness can increase when we help others. FargoMoorhead has plenty to offer when it comes to ways you can give back to the community.

City of Moorhead Help out the Moorhead Parks and Recreation department with activities such as park and river cleanup, flowerbed adoptions, youth coaching and special events. You can also volunteer to greet guests and assist with tour guides at places such as the Heritage Hjemkomst Center or the Comstock House. cityofmoorhead.com Farm in the Dell of the Red River Valley Farm in the Dell provides a rural lifestyle to those with disabilities by allowing them to live and work in a farm setting. The organization is always looking for volunteers to help out with upkeep at the farmstead or work in the local community garden east of the Catalyst Medical Center. farminthedellrrv.org

The Arc Attic Treasures The Arc is a thrift store and organization that funds programs for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Volunteers can help with sorting and cleaning donations, organizing on the sales floor, dusting merchandise and keeping the store looking tidy. The thrift store is also looking for volunteers with technology skills to help prepare donated computers to be put on the sales floor. arccassnd.com Contact Arielle Mickelberg at arcadmin@arccassnd.org.

Homeward Animal Shelter Do a deed for our furry friends by aiding the animal shelter with pet socialization, helping with fundraising events and assisting with adoptions. By committing to a two-hour time slot each week for at least three months, you can walk the dogs, give the cats some valuable play time, help customers and so much more. homewardonline.org/volunteer Fargo Public Libraries Assist the libraries in our community by being a volunteer that can help keep shelves in good order and make it easier for staff and patrons to find and use materials. You can also be an outreach volunteer, which involves providing library materials and services to those who are homebound, in nursing homes or are unable to come to the library themselves. cityoffargo.com Applications can be sent to Pam Strait at pstrait@cityoffargo.com.

By Erica Rapp • Photos by Paul Flessland and Jenny Johnson


GiGi's Playhouse As a Down Syndrome achievement center and a volunteer-run organization, GiGi's Playhouse is always looking for help and dedication from all kinds of volunteers. Lend your time and skills at playhouse programs, events, administrative services and even on the Board of Members to help keep the programs at GiGi's vibrant, fun and free. Attend their monthly volunteer orientation meeting to learn more on how you can be a part of it. gigisplayhouse.org/fargo/volunteer FM Dorothy Day Food Pantry The Dorothy Day Food Pantry is open for food distribution Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 1 - 2:45 p.m. and needs volunteers to help families shop for their food. Volunteers are asked to arrive 30 minutes beforehand and to stay 30 minutes after close. You can choose whatever day works for you, just be sure to call in advance so the pantry can plan the schedule. The pantry also needs help with stocking shelves, cleaning, organizing and other various tasks throughout the week if there is another day or time that works best for you. fmddh.org

Hospice of the Red River Valley Volunteers are needed for care of patients and their families. Tasks can include running errands, housekeeping, fixing meals, providing companionship and company so a caregiver or family member can take a break, visiting with patients, helping at special events or assisting at the Heirlooms store in South Fargo. hrrv.org/volunteer

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley There are plenty of volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups and kids. You can help with preparing meals, projects around the house and other various activities throughout your time commitment. You can also join the Share-A-Meal program, where volunteers are invited to plan and prepare lunch, dinner or baked goods for the families in need. rmhcfargo.org/volunteer Contact Kelly at kelly@rmhcfargo.org to arrange a time to volunteer.

Emergency Food Pantry If you are unable to donate items or make a monetary donation, donate your time as a volunteer at the Emergency Food Pantry. Volunteers are needed for various tasks such as sorting food, organizing a food or fund drive, administrative work and more. emergencyfoodpantry.com Email contact@emergencyfoodpantry. com for more information.

YWCA The YWCA, an emergency shelter for women and children, has various opportunities and service projects for individuals, groups and youth. Depending on how you're looking to volunteer your time, you can do a wide variety of activities such as preparing dinners for families at the shelter, yard work, landscaping, painting, games for kids, working at events, organizing donations, instructing classes, being a study buddy or child care assistant and much more. ywcacassclay.org/volunteer Contact volunteer@ywcacassclay.org for more information and to submit volunteer applications found on the website. Big Brothers Big Sisters Become a Big Brother or Big Sister through The Village Family Services. You'll be paired with a child in the community that needs a mentor and a friend, and together you can share all sorts of experiences two to three times a month on your own schedule. You must be 18 years or older and live in the Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo or Dilworth areas. Both communitybased and school-based volunteers require a one-year commitment. All volunteers must complete an application process that includes three references, a background check, child abuse/neglect check, driver's license check, an interview and volunteer training. thevillagefamily.org/bbbs/beabig

Impact Giveback

If you're looking to do some volunteer work that suites your skills and talents, the Impact Foundation can help you find the perfect place to fit in as a volunteer. You can search online based on your skill sets and soon you'll be lending a helping hand to your favorite organization or nonprofit. impactgiveback.org/volunteer 49



Take the new year to find your new favorite dish or to treat your taste buds to something different. Here's a few of our recommendations to get you started.

BY Erica Rapp PHOTOS BY Paul Flessland & J. Alan Paul Photography

Carne Asada Tacos + Traditional Margarita If fresh, authentic Mexican fare is something you crave, then Perla's is calling your name. The ingredients in the carne asada tacos–sliced carne asada, salsa naranja, shredded cabbage, pickled onion, cotija cheese and cilantro–create the perfect flavor palate, and are made fresh from scratch and prepared in-house. The traditional margarita is nothing short of classic and refreshing, especially with the use of fresh-squeezed lime juice. You can get traditional margaritas for $3 all day, every day, for a limited time. Perla's Fresh Mexican

2635 45th St. S, Fargo perlasfreshmex.com


brewery board A charcuterie board is a great snack to go with a fresh brew, and you really can't disagree. At Fargo Brewing's Ale House, you'll get the chef's selection of cured meats, cheeses, pickles and various accompaniments on this plate of goodness. Make sure you bring your friends for sharing, because you shouldn't keep this one a secret. Fargo Brewing Ale House

4445 17th Ave. S, Fargo facebook.com/fargobrewingalehouse

Bacon-Wrapped shrimp Bacon is incorporated with just about anything these days, but this bacon-seafood combo will knock your socks right off of your meat-loving feet. The shrimp is seasoned with a pepper blend and wrapped in a special jalapeĂąo bacon for the perfect kick. The chef describes the shrimp sauce, which adds the perfect amount of sweetness to balance out the spice, as something similar to a sweet chili Asian sauce. Shotgun Sally's

1515 42nd St. S, Fargo shotgunsallys.com

roasted chickpea sandwich In the middle of a fresh piece of bread, you'll find the perfect combination of seasoned and roasted chickpeas, grilled kale, marinaded carrots, red cabbage and a garlic aioli spread. To make the meal even better, the sandwich is served with a side of the restaurant's delectable cajun fries. And, it's all vegan. Green House CafĂŠ

68 Broadway N, Fargo facebook.com/GreenHouseCafeFargo

mocha This isn't just your ordinary mocha. Young Blood Coffee Co. makes their mocha with espresso from Four Barrel Coffee in San Francisco, California, and ground chocolate from Nathan Miller Chocolate out of Pennsylvania. It's topped off with steamed milk and poured to absolute perfection. Young Blood Coffee Co.

623 NP Ave. N, Fargo facebook.com/youngbloodcoffee 53


the year of



t was a difficult time for me, filled with a packed schedule and not a lot of space in my life. I was easily irritated, annoyed and unavailable for anything new. It was during the middle of Startup Weekend Fargo when I confided in our facilitator, Shane Reiser, about my frustration with being overwhelmed and he stopped me in my tracks and asked, "What is essential in your life?" Shane encouraged me to take a stack of sticky notes and write down everything I did in the course of a month. Boards, committees, personal projects, etc. When I was done, he asked me to go through them quickly and decide with my gut, was the task essential in my life or non-essential? After I compiled my list of non-essential activities, I was challenged to begin taking steps to remove the non-essential activities as soon as possible. The process was certainly painful. It

By Greg Tehven Photo by Paul Flessland

interjection and Greg’s book has lead me on a path to generating more resources, having more fun and being able to make a bigger impact. I had no idea having less activity in my life would lead to greater output.

was uncomfortable to step away from boards, to say goodbye to activities I had once enjoyed in order to make space for things that were important to me. The process was both cleansing and healing, as I was reclaiming time and resources for my life that I desperately needed.

Do you want to have a life focused on essential things? Do you want more time for those you love? Projects you want to start? Space to feel more alive? Here are a few ideas that might be able to guide your process.

Next, I read one of Greg Mckeown’s books, "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursue of Less." The book crystalized my need for focus, less activity and a dedication to pursuing people, activities and experiences that were life-giving and essential in my life. The realization that I was overwhelmed paired with Shane’s

In Bec Heinrich’s talk at TEDxFargo in 2016, she defined the rest revolution. She made a case for how prioritizing rest in one’s life was a strategic move that positively impacts leadership capacity and personal relationships. Her research indicated

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1. Rest.

organizations and associations, professional groups and learning circles, want engaged and dedicated members more than those that are involved out of obligation and guilt. Maybe it's time for you to step away from certain groups to create space for others to thrive. Could you be more effective for a few causes versus being slightly affective for many? What groups and activities could you step away from to focus on the essential ones?

3. Being Proactive.

that creating space to rest, recover, and prepare can lead to more fruitful activities. Can you create a lifestyle where you wake up rested? Ready for the day? Ready to tackle difficult challenges? Rest may be your answer to getting more done, even if you do less.

2. Shutting Doors.

At dinner with longtime friend Maneesh Apte, he shared that his challenge wasn’t creating opportunities for himself, it was shutting doors and moving out of organizations that he had lost interest in. He had prided himself on being busy, yet it created less opportunity for meaningful relationships. His encouragement to me was that it is okay to move on and close chapters. My gut says that our service

Boulder couple, Sam and Emily, meet weekly for family planning. They discuss their consulting business, their kids' schedules and their hopes and dreams as a couple. One area they focus on is thinking intentionally about the people they want to spend time with. Their approach is to be proactive, living their life rather than filling up their social schedules with requests from others. What does it look like for you to have a life where you are actively building out your social schedule and making sure to spend time with those you find essential for your life? Who do you want to get to know better this year? How can you create a schedule where you get more time with those you care about?

4. Philanthropy.

Shortly after I married Christy, we met with Dakota Medial Foundation leader Pat Traynor to explore our philanthropy. His encouragement for us was to have a strategic plan for giving

where we prioritized an initiative or cause we really cared about, that we thought was essential for the world, and work to make a big impact in one area. If your family makes giving part of your life, how could you focus your time and resources to move the needle versus spreading around your impact? How can you take fewer bigger bets to spur change?

5. Minimalism.

Joshua and Ryan, the Minimalists, encourage people to think about their stuff. They talk about removing the physical clutter in your life to create room for the most important moments. Their work has challenged me to think about ways to let go of old belongings, buy clothing items that are high quality but less of them, and how to position my life to essential experiences versus a lot of stuff around the house. What in your home can you let go of? What spaces are filled with things that are not used? What can you part ways with, give away, or trash all together to create an environment in your home that only has the essential materials you want in your life? For all of us, we are filled with opportunities and competing requests for our time and resources. In 2017, I’m betting on being focused, on doing more with less and spending my time on essential activities that contribute to a better world for all.


Square One Rental Kitchen & Events A Story of Taking Leaps of Faith and Growing Your Passion fter graduating from college with an architecture degree, Casey Steele found herself working at the YWCA in Fargo but knew it wasn’t something she wanted to pursue long-term. She had always admired the idea of having her own business after growing up with parents who owned their own businesses, so she started thinking about her hobbies and what she really likes to do all the time. “I realized the one thing I did all the time was baking, constantly, for no good reason. I was always baking for people and I baked all the time once I had my own apartment and oven in college,” said Steele. “I decided to rent the kitchen at the Y after hours and ended up growing Love in the Oven on the side.” Love in the Oven Bakery was born, but Steele eventually began working part time hours and ultimately left her job to pursue it full time in 2012. “I found that 56 | JANUARY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

once I quit my job, it grew a lot more because I had more time to focus on it. It was scary, and it took two years before I felt comfortable enough quitting my job to do it, but it worked out in the end,” she said.

Sharing is Caring

But then Steele didn’t have a commercial kitchen to bake at anymore. She had briefly looked into a shared kitchen concept, but didn’t take it seriously until she needed a new place to bake. That’s when Steele and her husband began working on Square One Rental Kitchen & Events in the summer of 2012. It officially launched in December that year with about six renters, including Steele’s Love in the Oven. Square One is a commercial kitchen rental space that is available for those in the food business such as caterers and business owners who want to start their food dream without dealing with a full retail space. It's also good for food truck operators or even someone who wants to cook mass amounts for their own

personal event. Renters can work on their own time at all hours and the space is also used for events and cooking classes each month. There really isn’t anything else like it in town. “I thought of it because I had used someone else’s kitchen to grow my business and I wasn’t that comfortable right away with jumping into a retail space,” said Steele. “I will say that starting this business was not easy. It took awhile to catch on and I think people had a hard time figuring out what it was. The first two years were a little uncomfortable and stressful, just like starting any other business. By the third year, it was much better.”

A Business Owner’s Nightmare

On February 8, 2016, Steele and her husband had learned late one night that a small fire had broke out at Square One, potentially from the perfect storm of an oily rag in a garbage can. But upon arrival, Steele realized that the fire was definitely not small and that the home of her and her husband’s business was

Casey Steele, owner and operator of Square One Rental Kitchen & Events and Love in the Oven Bakery.

Keep On Keepin’ On

almost completely destroyed. “There were three fire trucks outside and smoke billowing out the front. We had spent so much time renovating and I just felt like that crushed absolutely everything we had done. It was hard to accept, because I had just been there a few hours beforehand,” said Steele. “It took me awhile to gather myself and decide what to do next. Do we keep going or not? I thought that was maybe the end.” Steele realized that the hardest part about her decision was the businesses that depend on Square One to operate, so they decided to move forward with a complete renovation to bring the building back to life. Fortunately, the community, area restaurants, friends and family were extremely supportive during the four months it took to completely take apart the building and put it back together. And with the help of great contractors, Square One was back in action by June.

Currently, Square One has anywhere from 25 to 30 businesses working out of the space. Its primary focus is to help people start their food business dream and also be an aid to the community and local charities. For the future, Steele is interested in hiring help for Love in the Oven so that she can dedicate even more time to Square One just like she did with growing her personal bakery. “Essentially, people should be using it to start up and then kind of graduate to their own thing. We make sure they have all the tools and everything they need to really grow their business. We have really great businesses here, but for some it’s always going to be just a hobby. If they want to hang out with me forever, that’s fine too. I really enjoy the cooking classes as well, but it will always be about the incubator part of the kitchen,” said Steele. Steele claims that she’d easily be a serial business starter if it weren’t for Square One. But now, she can live vicariously through the success and ideas of her tenants and to her, that makes it a lot more manageable.


Square One Rental Kitchen & Events 1407 1st Ave. N, Fargo squareonekitchens.com Love in the Oven Bakery loveintheovenbakery.com

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cooking class experience To get a taste (pun intended) of the other activities Square One has to offer, we took one of their popular cooking classes. The class we took just happened to be a “date night” class, so thankfully I had my coworker Luke Albers with me to act as my “date.” For this class, we learned how to make kung pao chicken with fried rice and cream cheese and crab “puffs,” aka wontons. The session was taught by Chef Randall Toenges, an instructor in the culinary program at M-State in Moorhead. For time and equipment purposes, some elements of the meal were demonstrated and prepared by Chef Randall, but the couples did create a majority of the dish. Guests were also offered beer or wine to enjoy throughout the class. And don’t be fooled by the “date night” title–this particular class was for couples of all sorts whether it’s for friends, significant others or parents with their kids. For this class, there were seven couples including us, with each couple sharing a station together.


The class first started with each couple dicing and preparing their chicken with a sauce made beforehand so that it could cool until it was ready to hit the stove.


Chef Randall then demonstrated how to make the sweet and sour sauce that would later be used for dipping the wontons in.


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to achieve different wonton shapes, before setting us loose to fold our own. We learned quickly that too much filling sounded like a good idea until one of our pastry sheets burst at the seam.


Then, we chopped. The couples helped chop vegetables for the group batch of fried rice and some that would later be cooked with the kung pao chicken. Chef Randall taught us various ways to mince garlic and ginger, as well as proper knife techniques

for chopping the vegetables. For the record, a Star Trek reference was definitely used when demonstrating how to chop the celery. Chef Randall cooked up a large batch of fried rice in the wok, complete with veggies, sprouts and eggs.


And then we got to enjoy the meal, which was definitely one of the best parts. We did a pretty good job, I’d say.


And finally, the kung pao chicken. Chef Randall demonstrated the different steps with adding in the chicken and vegetables into the wok before letting us tackle it ourselves. There were a couple different steps to the process when it came to adding, removing and readding ingredients. During this step, we were also taught how to deep-fry the wontons so that couples could finish that part of the meal while waiting to use the stove and vice versa.

Reflecting on the class,

I would definitely say that it’s not only a great place for a date, but it’s fantastic for anyone that’s looking to gain a little more overall cooking knowledge. Chef Randall did a great job interacting with the group and talking about the science behind certain aspects of cooking and it was all very captivating. The other couples in the class were enjoyable to be around and everyone had their hand at helping out the chef. I didn’t find anything rather challenging about any part of the class but I definitely feel like I learned new things. The mix of hands-on activities to demonstration was spot-on for the setting, and the three-hour class completely flew by. If you visit Square One’s website, you’ll can find a variety of class topics each month so you can get experience making a bunch of different food items and meals.






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ixologist Davin Henrik has a special knack for experimental bartending and being challenged by his customers to find out their taste in cocktails. His mule creation, named after one of Downtown Fargo’s most thriving walkways, is built like an Old-fashioned but made to be an approachable, wellthought-out cocktail that anyone can enjoy. His 10 years of experience in the industry and dedication to customer service shines through in his thoughtful style of cocktail making. BY Erica Rapp PHOTOS BY Paul Flessland 60 | JANUARY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Q &A How would you describe your style of making cocktails?

“I really enjoy using spirits that most people don’t think about. I like to take good-tasting rail liquors and medium-level liquors and I like to play with that. I also like to take and incorporate the culinary arts into it. I’ll go into the kitchen and cook syrups or purées on my own, or smoke things. I love to do experimental bartending. When people come in, I like to have them challenge me. If they come in and they don’t know what they want, I can try to profile them and then I have to try to get them to tell me how they’re feeling.”

What’s a piece of advice you always stick to as a mixologist?

“Customer service comes first. Always. If you’re feeling really confident about your bartending or mixology skills, you can ride that ego but let yourself get cut down all the time. If I’m ever feeling like I have an ego or that I’m getting a lot of praise, I’ll go to our newest bartenders and ask them to have a little fruity cocktail competition or something. I guarantee they’ll beat me every time because my head can get so far into the clouds over here that they’re actually using a basic and small number of ingredients and it tastes better. Humble yourself and let people humble you, but also listen to customers."

Can you talk about your cocktail creation?

“I’m calling this one a Roberts Alley Mule. I thought, ‘What’s a cocktail that would represent Roberts Alley?’ So I just started thinking about the people that walk down there on weekend nights. It’s basically the walkway of partying–the shortcut. The Evan Williams reminds me of all my friends with beards and denim coats. And then I was adding in some agave and lemon, but also the big cocktail that we probably sell the most of are the mules. I’m thinking whiskey and mules, so I kind of based it all around that. With ginger beer, it’s easy to hide any flavor, and I wanted something to balance it out so I used strong flavors like blackberries, basil, the bitters liqueur and the regular Fee Brothers bitters. There’s a little bit of lemon juice, just enough to taste it and enough to cut everything down so it blends together. Ginger beer is aggressive, the bitters get aggressive, but I kind of just smoothed it out enough so that’s it’s easy to drink.”

“Roberts Alley Mule” • 1 ½ oz. Evan Williams Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey • ½ oz. Breckenridge Bitters Liqueur • ½ oz. agave • ¼ oz. lemon juice • 4 dashes Fee Brothers Bitters • Splash of ginger beer • 1 blackberry • 1 basil leaf

Why do you think customers would enjoy this drink?

“I get lots of people that come in that want something new, but they don’t know what to order, and they’re scared to death of prohibition cocktails. They don’t want to get trashed on the first drink but they don’t want to be judged for getting something fruity. So I thought this was a good middle ground, because it has some spice flavors and it’s pretty smooth to drink. It tastes like an actual adult beverage, and it has some flavor profiling to it with some thought behind it.”

This cocktail is built similar to an Old-Fashioned but topped with ginger beer. Muddle blackberry and basil with agave, lemon juice, bitters and a splash of ginger beer at the bottom of a tumbler glass. Add whiskey and liqueur, fill the glass with chipped ice, top off with ginger beer and then give it a light stir.


Great Escape The


Escape Jr. beta tests Fargo's first escape room for kids

opping up in almost every major city in the country, escape rooms are a craze that have puzzled and enthralled a growing following with their endless array of themes, sets and configurations. If you're one of the remaining few who have never heard of escape rooms, they are defined as physical adventure games in which players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles. The key to escape lies in the props of the set, however, not all elements of the room are necessarily clues. PHOTOS AND WORDS BY Ethan Mickelson


These real-life adventure games combine theatre and problemsolving to produce a one-of-a-kind collaborative challenge. Until recently, this unique pastime typically catered to adults, excluding a large population of the most imaginative people: kids. The idea for Escape Jr., Fargo's first escape room for kids, was born when Ashley Boswell saw how much fun her daughter, Ella, had at one for adults. "She loved it but couldn't engage as much as the adults. We thought, 'Why isn't there something like this for kids?"' said Boswell. "Entertainment is always welcome in this area and indoor activities are a necessity for adults and kids. Escape rooms are exciting and bring good clean fun, as well as competition." With her co-founder, Tyler Baumen, Boswell researched and brainstormed ideas for their groundbreaking endeavor. We got a front-row seat to the beta test of Escape Jr.'s first of three sets, titled "School's Out," a 45-minute puzzle set within a classroom. In this story, the students must race against the clock before school is let out for the summer to find the device every kid covets: a cellphone.

distant world of locks, clues, riddles and puzzles. To make sure the stage was set perfectly, Boswell and Baumen pondered over the finest details, ensuring it captured reality and was appropriate for each age.

Breaking the Code The mock class consisted of eight pupils, including the inspiration behind it all, Ella, and seven of her peers. Once they were permitted to enter the room, each member of the team went to work combing over every prop like crime scene detectives in search of any clue that might help them solve the puzzle. At first it was difficult for the team to distinguish between the parts of the room that were clues and just background noise. In a dizzying frenzy, the team unscrambled clues, cracked locks and collected hidden numbers throughout the room. The excitement was like a zealous game of iSpy, only in real life, with numbers carved into books and locked behind cork boards. There was no way anything would stand in the way of this determined bunch and well before the time was up they heard the sweet clunk of the safe door opening. At long last, they collected the phone with cheers. Riddle Chamber The best escape rooms are more than just four walls and a door, they're a portal that can transport participants to a

For future games, Boswell intends on challenging players by making the puzzle even more complex. "We were too easy on them. What I expected was not at all what I got. This was a really good, true test, and the kids were receptive and gave us lots of great feedback," explained Boswell. "We're adding six clues from the original four, and we're making it harder. We spent a lot of time engaging the kids after our beta-test." Two other sets are planned for Escape Jr. with a "Laboratory" theme and "Ariana Grande's Dressing Room" with electric pink walls.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK YOUR ESCAPE JR. EXPERIENCE: escapejr.net 623 Main Ave. E. Suite 208, West Fargo • The ideal range for Escape Jr. players is grades four through eight. • Escape Jr. offers single-person rates and party packages for up to eight players, including snacks.


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ince we can’t do anything about the weather conditions we’re handed, a collaboration of community organizations came up with a way to embrace the frost and beat the winter doldrums: Frostival. It’s back this month for year two and if you missed out last year, you definitely don’t want to make that two years in a row. BY Erica Rapp PHOTOS COURTESY OF the FargoMoorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Fargo-Moorhead) 74 | JANUARY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


“Often, we give in to the myths by our apologetic natures when it comes to our weather. We do this even though many of us do not mind the few extremely cold weeks that tend to happen a couple times during the winter in light of all the wonderful weather and wholesome community we have year-round,” said FMCVB Sports and Events Manager, Stephanie Broughton. The community will be able to participate in winter wonderland activities and competitions over the course of two days, and the events range from 21+ to family-friendly and kid-focused. Last year’s inaugural event was a success, but there will be some changes and more events added this year to keep things exciting.


“Since last year was our first time doing

this, there has been a lot of figuring out what worked and what didn’t. We were really overjoyed with the participation at the opening kickoff and the competitions. It was really exciting to see things like kickball hit maximum capacity and it was fun to see, with that particular event, people show up to the park with tailgating equipment and grills and really make a whole day out of the tournament and embrace it,” said FMCVB Marketing Director Nicole Holden. This year will see the addition of what the FMCVB calls Base Camp and Kids Winter Boot Camp. Base Camp in Downtown Fargo is somewhat of the headquarters for Frostival, especially 21+ events. Opening Kick-Off is familyfriendly and it will be open for 21+ activities throughout the competitions on Saturday so that you can come back for beer and fun with your friends after or in between competitions. Kids Winter Boot Camp is the official Frostival location for kids activities and will be hosted at the new Rustad Recreation Center in West Fargo this year and will rotate between the park districts each year. Other new activities include a volleyball tournament, an obstacle course and various activities that are still in the works. This event is a great way to show love for where you live just by participating in a weekend full of outdoor fun, and plenty of events will be happening so that you can embrace the Frostival vibe all weekend. So get your winter gear ready, because the cold shouldn’t bother you anyway.



Frostival events are divided into a few different ways: Base Camp, Competitions, Kids Winter Boot Camp/ West Fargo, Fargo and Moorhead. Competitions will take place all day Saturday, in addition to the three park districts hosting various events in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo, with the West Fargo activities being the headquarters for Kids Winter Boot Camp. FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 Base Camp Opening Kick-Off 6 - 9 p.m. • Indoors and outdoor heated tent area, carriage rides by Dakota Carriage Company, s’more stations, hot cocoa cook-off, beer garden with local breweries, food trucks, live music by local band Tripwire SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 Base Camp (21+ events) • Activities include a beer garden with local breweries, BrrrrBQ Competition, frozen bags tournament, evening ticketed concert by Jade Presents Competitions All will take place outdoors in the snow. Be sure to register in advance before the spots fill up! • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Disc golf ($30/ person), Woodlawn Park • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Kickball tournament ($150/team, register by 1/11), MB Johnson Park • 8:30 a.m. – noon - Cardboard Sled Race, Mickelson Park Hill • 9 a.m. – Golf ($40/team, register by 1/26), Elmwood Park • 9 a.m. – noon - Cross-Country Ski Race ($15/adult, $10/youth, $2 additional day-off, register by 1/20), Edgewood Golf Course • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Volleyball

tournament ($100/team, register by 1/23), Fargo Billiards & Gastropub • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. - END NORSE Challenge (“North of Routine Snow Experience” will feature a 5K run, firewood toss and weighted sled pull, fee TBA), Riverwood Park • 10 a.m. - finish – Softball ($150/team, register by 1/14), Mickelson Park Kids Winter Boot Camp – West Fargo Park District • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Inflatables, face painting, arts and crafts, snowman toss, sleigh rides, snow dig for prizes, cookie decorating, DJ/Karaoke, Rustad Rec Center • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Sledding, ice skating, Rivers Bend Fargo Events - Fargo Park District • 11 a.m. – Snowga (snow yoga with Andrew Paradis), Island Park • Noon – 2 p.m. – Winter Bird Festival, Forest River • 2 – 4 p.m. – Winter Rocks skating event, Downtown Ice Rink • 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. - Frozen Fantasy Family Dance ($5/person, ages 2 and under free), Avalon Events Center Moorhead Events - Moorhead Parks & Recreation All activities will take place at the Heritage Hjemkomst Center • 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Chili feed ($8/ adult, $5/student, 12 and under free with donation of a non-perishable food item) • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – snow dig for prizes, snowshoe races for prizes (registration 10 a.m., 11 a.m., start time), outdoor fire pits, snow sculptures, fort making, bean bag toss, turkey bowling, geocaching with River Keepers, museum activities, • 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – cross-country skiing and snowshoe rentals • 2 p.m. – sled parade

• Base Camp Downtown Fargo/Former Schumacher Goodyear building (aka The Broadway Theatre Garage) 409 Broadway N, Fargo

• Kids Winter Boot Camp Rustad Recreation Center

601 26th Ave. E, West Fargo • Rivers Bend (At The Preserve) 2548 1st St. E, West Fargo

• Island Park

302 7th St. S, Fargo

• Forest River Park

500 Forest River Drive, Fargo

• Downtown Ice Rink

Corner of Main Avenue and Broadway

• Avalon Events Center 2525 9th Ave. S, Fargo

• Heritage Hjemkomst Center 202 1st Ave. N, Moorhead

• Woodlawn Park

400 Woodlawn Park Drive, Moorhead

• MB Johnson Park

3601 11th St. N, Moorhead

• Elmwood Park

500 13th Ave. W, West Fargo

• Mickelson Park

901 Oak St. N, Fargo

• Riverwood Park

4707 County Road 31, Fargo

• Edgewood Golf Course

19 Golf Course Road, Fargo

• Fargo Billiards & Gastropub 3234 43rd St. S, Fargo


Frostival.com Event Partners: FMCVB, Fargo Park District, West Fargo Park District, Moorhead Parks & Recreation, Downtown Community Partnership, FargoMoorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce 75




New York-born, San Francisco-based Aesop Rock is a critically-acclaimed hip-hop artist and producer. Between 1997 and 2007 he has released five solo albums, three EPs and a 45-minute piece of music designed for runners that was commissioned by Nike. He is also the co-founder of 900bats.com, a creative resource for arts, information and oddities. Since the release of his last solo album "None Shall Pass" in 2007, Aesop Rock has toured the U.S. extensively as well as Australia, the U.K. and Europe in addition to putting together an eclectic mix of collaborations both behind the board and in front of the mic. He has recorded with various groups and artists as well as written short scores and music for various short films. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo


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

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


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


Every Saturday from noon-4 p.m.

This is a group through the Pride Collective and Community Center that is led by Faye Seidler and offers advice and support for individuals within the trans community or who have questions about it. There is also a free clothing drive during this time as well where anyone can come by and pick out clothes, and try them on in a gender neutral environment, as they would like. 1105 1st Ave. S, Fargo

CASEY DONAHEW WITH LEXI WYMAN Texas native Casey Donahew has carved out a niche for himself in the country music scene and built a solid group of loyal fans, with the help of his wife, over the past decade. He's performed on countless stages, topped the Texas music charts, released four critically-



670 4th Ave. N, Fargo


Get ready for some drinks and laughs at the upper-level bar of the Radisson hotel in Downtown Fargo. Comedians Emily Galati and Mat Alano-Martin will be performing two shows per night at the Level 2 Comedy Club. Get your tickets in advance for good seats. facebook.com/level2comedy Radisson

201 5th St. N, Fargo

"SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: THE MUSICAL" Saturday, January 8 at 3 p.m.

300 Main Ave. Suite 110, Fargo

pridecollective.com Pride Collective and Community Center


jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

Friday and Saturday January 6-7 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

333 4th St. S, Fargo

Wednesday, January 4 at 8 p.m.

acclaimed independent albums and created a career all on his own. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m.

The iconic story of Tony, the kid from Brooklyn who wants to dance his way to a better life, is back in an all-new production. Backed by the vintage hits of the Bee Gees, this retelling of the classic story captures the energy and passion that has thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Now, a new generation of dancers meets a new generation of playgoers to explore the sounds and rhythms of this Disco fantasy. fargodome.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES BRIDAL EXPO 2017 Sunday, January 8 from 1-5 p.m.

The Avalon Events Center is hosting its first ever Bridal Expo complete with free appetizers, dinner selections and drinks. All guests that attend will receive a free Mimosa or Bloody Mary, as well as free tastings from the executive chef's top choices. This premiere wedding expo at one of the region's popular wedding venues will feature over 100 vendors, live entertainment throughout the day, a fashion show with stunning bridal styles and a grand prize valued at $10,000. General admission






Saturday, January 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 15 at 2 p.m.

Monster Jam is an incredible familyfriendly experience starring the Monster Jam monster trucks. These 12-foot tall, 10,000-pound machines will keep you on the edge of your seat as they race and rip around the custom-designed track of obstacles. The action-packed live events feature recognizable trucks such as Grave DiggerÂŽ and Max-DÂŽ. There will be a Pit Party on Saturday, January 14 from 4:30-6 p.m. and Sunday, January 15 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. which will give fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with the trucks and drivers. All ticket prices will increase $2 on the day of the event. fargodome.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo


gocobbers.com Concordia College - Memorial Auditorium

901 8th St. S, Moorhead

NDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. OMAHA Wednesday, January 18 at 7 p.m. gobison.com SCHEELS Center at the SHAC

1600 University Drive N, Fargo


Thursday, January 19 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Celebrate the entrepreneurial community with Emerging Prairie at their annual 1 Million Thanks award event. There will be delicious food, the signature champagne toast and live music. The community is invited to come together to celebrate a fantastic year, so dress it up and get ready to pop some champagne. Cost is $25 per ticket. emergingprairie.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo


Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 at 7:05 p.m. fargoforce.com SCHEELS Arena

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo


Friday and Saturday January 20-21 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Get ready for some drinks and laughs at the upper-level bar of the Radisson hotel in Downtown Fargo. Comedians Chris Barnes and Wayne Burfeind will be performing two shows per night at the Level 2 Comedy Club. Get your tickets in advance for good seats. facebook.com/level2comedy Radisson

201 5th St. N, Fargo


Friday, January 27 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, January 28 from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

The 2nd annual Frostival is returning with new activities packed into two days full of winter fun. All-ages and 21+ events (some free and some not) such as outdoor concerts, hot cocoa competitions, snow yoga, a kickball competition, cardboard sled races, volleyball, a Kids Winter Bootcamp, beer gardens, obstacle courses and so much more will be taking place all over town so that you can embrace the cold of our area instead of wallow in it. A full schedule of events, pricing, tournament registrations and details are listed on page 74. The event is put together by a collaboration of the FMCVB, Fargo Park District, West Fargo Park District, Moorhead Parks & Recreation, Downtown Community Partnership and the FMWF Chamber of Commerce. frostival.com Various locations


The Lake Agassiz Concert Band will be holding their upcoming winter concert, "Gershwin, Berstein, and More!" with a lineup of pieces by Paval Tschesnokoff, Leonard Berstein, Mark Camphouse, Johan Halvorsen, Thom Ritter George, George Gershwin and Thomas Allen. This performance is free and open to the public. The Lake Agassiz Concert Band serves the Fargo-Moorhead community by providing free, quality concerts for the public while also creating an artistic outlet for serious wind and percussion performers in the area. lakeagassizconcertband.org West Fargo High School

801 9th St. E, West Fargo

FARGO FORCE VS. DES MOINES BUCCANEERS Tuesday, January 24 at 7:05 p.m. fargoforce.com SCHEELS Arena

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

NDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. ORAL ROBERTS Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m. gobison.com SCHEELS Center at the SHAC

1600 University Drive N, Fargo


Friday, January 27 from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

If you love lake life, don't miss out on this expo. And it's not just another boat show, it will


showcase lake life and what the area has to offer when it comes to lake country. A group of exclusive vendors in the field and industry will meet with all visitors to share their passion for lake life. Many local businesses and services will also be exhibiting in the show such as Lake Shirts, Seaberg Powersports, Spanky's, DL Pro Bike Shop, AT EASE Dock & Lift, Grain Designs and more, as well as a children's program. Tickets are available at the SCHEELS Arena office on the day of the event.

Saturday, February 11 and 18, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. fmct.org The Stage at Island park

333 4th St. S, Fargo

PROF WITH WILLIE WONKA, METASOTA, FINDING NOVYON AND KIPP G Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

jadepresents.com SCHEELS Arena


5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

25TH ANNUAL 2017 RED RIVER VALLEY BOAT SHOW Friday, January 27 from noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, January 29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. North Dakota's largest boat and marine products show will have the latest in fishing boats, pontoons, wakeboard boats, personal water crafts and much more, all at boat show pricing. You'll also be able to see the latest in electronics and take part in fishing and fishing electronics seminars each day. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event only. Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo


Friday and Saturday, January 27-28 and Thursday-Saturday, February 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 29 at 2 p.m. By Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Sally Story, this Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre production tells the story of a young woman in Palm Springs, California, who returns home to write a memoir that painfully resurfaces the memories of her brother's suicide. fmct.org The Stage at Island Park

333 4th St. S, Fargo


Saturday, February 4 from 1-5 p.m. Take a break from the cold at the Fargo South indoor swimming pool, aka "Anchor Island." Spend an afternoon at the Caribbean with music, water games, tropical treats and prizes. You won't need sunscreen for this one. Cost is $2 per swimmer. fargoparks.com Fargo South High

1840 15th Ave. S, 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 healthrelated 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

Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. jadepresents.com Fargo Civic Center

207 4th St. N, Fargo


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. hbafm.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo

BERNIE'S WINE & LIQUORS' BACON & BEER FESTIVAL (PRESENTED BY INFORUM) Saturday, March 4 from 4:30-9 p.m. jadepresents.com SCHEELS Arena

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo


fargodome.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo


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

314 Broadway N, Fargo

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

1800 University Drive N, Fargo


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

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo







THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 Todd Sisson - Flatland Brewery Nick Wood - Front Streep Taproom The Max Johnk Group - The HoDo Dan Christianson - Junkyard Brewing Company The Cropdusters - Proof Artisan Distillers Matt Aakre - Shotgun Sally's Redline - The Windbreak FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 Communist Daughter, Lowland Lakers, Kids with Beards - The Aquarium Deb Jenkins Band - Dempsey's Michael Pink Acoustic - Drekker Kwaician Traylor - Front Street Taproom Matty J - Junkyard Brewing Company The Groovetones - Lucky's 13 Contention - Pickled Parrot Broke & Thirsty - Rick's Bar Bolder Shade of Blue - Speck's Bar Phoenix Rising - Shotgun Sally's Frostfire - VFW: Downtown Some Sh*tty Cover Band - The Windbreak SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 Godheadsilo, Corey J. Brewer, FUP The Aquarium Pat Lenertz Band - Dempsey's Matt Aakre Acoustic - Drekker


Matty J - Front Street Taproom Anthony Chaput - Junkyard Brewing Company Acoustic Wood - Lucky's 13 Contention - Pickled Parrot Wicked Drive - Rick's Bar Bolder Shade of Blue - Speck's Bar Ultrasound - Shotgun Sally's Frostfire - VFW: Downtown Skyline - The Windbreak

JANUARY 8TH - 12TH SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 Beer & Hymns with Tristan Larson Junkyard Brewing Company Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, JANUARY 9 Noah Derksen - Junkyard Brewing Company TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 Jan Severson - Junkyard Brewing Company WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 The Cropdusters - Junkyard Brewing Company

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 The Pines and Ryan Holweger - The Aquarium The Tell - Drekker Jake Ingamar - Flatland Brewery Tristan Larson - Front Street Taproom The Blues Band - The HoDo Jeremiah James - Junkyard Brewing Company Warren Christensen - Proof Artisan Distillers Old Time Jam - The Red Raven October Road - Shotgun Sally's Rhyme or Reason - The Windbreak

JANUARY 13TH - 14TH FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 Rage Against The Machine tribute with D Mills and Circle of Heat - The Aquarium High Five - Dempsey's Jake Ingamar Acoustic - Drekker Brewing Company The Weeping Covenant - Front Street Taproom Remember Me - The Frothy Stache Matty J - Junkyard Brewing Company Retrolution - Lucky's 13 FM All-Stars - Pickled Parrot Social Disorder - Speck's Bar Someday Heros - VFW: Downtown Junk FM - The Windbreak

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 Brutalur, Swing Low and Demified The Aquarium Black River Revue - Dempsey's The Weeping Covenant Acoustic Drekker The Cropdusters - Front Street Taproom Silverado - JC Chumley's David Holweger - Junkyard Brewing Company Guys & Dahls - Lucky's 13 FM All-Stars - Pickled Parrot Social Disorder - Speck's Bar Downtown Sound - Shotgun Sally's Someday Heroes - VFW: Downtown Pop Rocks - The Windbreak

JANUARY 15TH - 19TH SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 Standing Rock Benefit - The Aquarium Trinity Lutheran's Beer & Hymns with The Skipjacks - Junkyard Brewing Company Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, JANUARY 16 Brothers Bertrand - Junkyard Brewing Company TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 D Mills - Junkyard Brewing Company WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 Kashy and Dakota Poitra with Shawn Who - Dempsey's The Cropdusters - Junkyard Brewing Company THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 Lacey Guck & Friends Live EP Recording - Drekker Brewing Company Tucker'd Out - Front Street Taproom Jeremiah James & the Prairie Drifters - The HoDo The Lollygagers - Junkyard Brewing Company 8th Hour - Shotgun Sally's Two Way Crossing - The Windbreak

JANUARY 20TH - 21ST FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 Enemy Planes, Gals - The Aquarium Church of Cash - Dempsey's

Ciro Acoustic - Drekker Eric Jacobson - Front Street Taproom Dan Christianson - The Frothy Stache Tom Peckskamp - Junkyard Brewing Company Madd Hatter - Lucky's 13 Downtown Sound - Pickled Parrot Pretty Tricky - Rick's Bar 8th Hour - Shotgun Sally's Mix Theory - VFW: Downtown Two Way Crossing - The Windbreak SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 That 1 Guy - The Aquarium davis? - Dempsey's Zach Thomas Acoustic - Drekker Brewing Company Professor Bill Snyder - Front Street Taproom Warren Christensen - Junkyard Brewing Company Madd Hatter - Lucky's 13 Downtown Sound - Pickled Parrot Pretty Tricky - Rick's Bar The Roosters - Shotgun Sally's Mix Theory - VFW: Downtown Tripwire - The Windbreak

JANUARY 22ND - 26TH SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 Beer & Hymns with Good Shepherd Lutheran - Junkyard Brewing Company Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak

MONDAY, JANUARY 23 Dan Christianson - Junkyard Brewing Company TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 D Mills - Junkyard Brewing Company WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 Matthew Griswold - Junkyard Brewing Company THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 Young Therobreds - The Aquarium John and Sean - Front Street Taproom Erik Koskinen - The HoDo Jeremiah James - Junkyard Brewing Company John Bondy - Proof Artisan Distillers Celtic Jam - The Red Raven Slamabama - Shotgun Sally's The Roosters - The Windbreak

JANUARY 27TH - 28TH FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 Ana Sia - The Aquarium Poitin - Dempsey's Bondy - Front Street Taproom Lonesome Dan Kase - Junkyard Brewing Company The Deadbeats - Lucky's 13 Skyline - Pickled Parrot Twice as Hard - Rick's Bar Smoking Gun - Speck's Bar Steele River Band - Shotgun Sally's Road Trip Radio - VFW: Downtown The Roosters - The Windbreak

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 Pretty Hardly CD release - The Aquarium Space Monster - Dempsey's Twelve Strings - Front Streep Taproom Lonesome Dan Kase - Junkyard Brewing Company The Cropdusters - Lucky's 13 Skyline - Pickled Parrot Twice as Hard - Rick's Bar Smoking Gun - Speck's Bar Steele River Band - Shotgun Sally's Road Trip Radio - VFW: Downtown Dirty Word - The Windbreak

JANUARY 29TH - 31ST SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 Beer & Hymns with Fargo United Methodist - Junkyard Brewing Company Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, JANUARY 30 Amanda Standalone - Junkyard Brewing Company TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 Matty J - Junkyard Brewing Company


226 Broadway N, Fargo (Above Dempsey's)


226 Broadway N, Fargo



3140 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo



​​805 30th Ave. S, Moorhead

THE HODO LOUNGE 101 Broadway N, Fargo


1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

JUNKYARD BREWING COMPANY 1416 1st Ave. N, Moorhead


4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo

PICKLED PARROT 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo



916 Main Ave., Fargo



2721 Main Ave., Fargo

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


2611 Main Ave., Fargo


3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo (Holiday Inn)


202 Broadway N, Fargo


3150 39th St. S, Fargo


Acapulco 1150 36th St. S, Fargo









Domestic bottles $1.99, Malibu $2.25, select Whiskey drinks $2, $.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 Blackbird Woodfire

206 Broadway N, Fargo

$2 pounders 3-6pm

$2 pounders 3-6pm

$2 pounders 3-6pm

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

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

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

Bomb Shelter 325 10th St. N, Fargo

2-for-1 appetizers Texas Hold ‘Em tourney 7:30pm

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

2-or-1 appetizers until midnight

Birthday Buckets

Mug Night

$.50 taps $1 Morgans $1 Teas 8pm-midnight

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

$3 Captain Morgan/ Bacardi/Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniels and Crown Royal, Happy Hour: $1 off all drinks

$3 Captain Morgan/ Bacardi/Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniels and Crown Royal, Happy Hour: $1 off all drinks

$3 Captain Morgan/ Bacardi/Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniels and Crown Royal, Happy Hour: $1 off all drinks

$3 Captain Morgan/ Bacardi/Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniels and Crown Royal, Happy Hour: $1 off all drinks

$3 Captain Morgan/ Bacardi/Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniels and Crown Royal, Happy Hour: $1 off all drinks

$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

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 Vodka 9-11pm

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

$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

Chili’s Grill and Bar 3902 13th Ave. S, Fargo

$3 tall domestic drafts, wine and margaritas 5 for $10 buckets of beer 3-6pm

$3 tall domestic drafts, wine and margaritas 5 for $10 buckets of beer 3-6pm

$3 tall domestic drafts, wine and margaritas 5 for $10 buckets of beer 3-6pm

$3 tall domestic drafts, wine and margaritas 5 for $10 buckets of beer 3-6pm

$3 tall domestic drafts, wine and margaritas 5 for $10 buckets of beer 3-6pm

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 4 pm-7 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Hour drink specials 4 pm-close

Borrowed Buck’s Roadhouse 1201 Westrac Drive, Fargo

The Bowler 2630 University Drive S, Fargo

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

Bulldog Tap 4265 45th St. S, Fargo

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

$3 tall domestic drafts, wine and margaritas 5 for $10 buckets of beer all Day








$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

Tap Wednesday: $1 off all tap beers all day

Thirsty Thursday: $3 Long Islands all day

Happy Hour 3pm-6pm and 9pm-close with $3 Long Islands and $1 off tap beers

Happy Hour 3pm-6pm and 9pm-close with $3 margaritas and Long Islands

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 Kitchen Gremlin 402 Broadway N, Fargo

Margarita Monday: $3 margaritas all day

Wine Tuesday: Half price on all bottles of wine all day



Bottomless mimosas from noon-5pm for $7.99

NFL Special: $15.50 bucket of pounders

Pitchers starting at $5 during the game







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

$3.50 jumbo teas, $5.25 top shelf all day

$3.95 32oz mugs 8pm-close

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

9pm-close $1 off all bottles and drinks

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

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

Half off margaritas and $2.50 Coronas

$3.50 tall domestic taps 3pm-close

½ price bottles of wine $2 PBR bottles 3pm-close

Happy Hour 3-6pm

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

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass & cheese plates Luna Fargo 5-pm and 9-10pm 1545 University Service industry Drive S, Fargo night: 1st glass of wine or tap beer on the house

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

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

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

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

½ price tap beers, wine by the glass and cheese plates from 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

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 10pm-close with 2-for-1 drinks

Happy Hour 10pm-close with 2-for-1 drinks

$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

$3.50 pitchers 8-10pm, College Night $2.75 select drinks 9-11pm

The Northern 325 10th St. N, Fargo

$2.25 short domestic beers

Happy Hour 5-7pm

NoBull Country Club 609 NP Ave, Fargo O’Kelly’s 3800 Main Ave., Fargo

Rum Monday: $3 Malibu and Captain Morgan

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

$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

Old Broadway City Club 22 Broadway N, Fargo Old Broadway Grill 22 Broadway N, Fargo Happy Hour 3-6pm with 2-for-1 drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm with 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

$2.50 domestic bottles and wells, $4 domestic jars and WuTangs

$3 Captain Morgan, Tootsie Pops and Dr. McGillicuddy, $4 domestic jars

$4 Water Moccasins, $7 craft jars, $8 well jars

$3.50 Fireball and Kinky, $4 Crown Royal and $5 domestic jars from 4-10pm

4-10pm $4 Jack Daniels, Chuck Norris and Long Island Teas; $5 domestic jars

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

$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

Mondays Suck Burger Day: Burger, fries and Pounds beer for $10 Happy ​6 12 1st Ave. N, Hour 4-6pm and Fargo 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 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

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

$5.95 Pitchers ($8.95 craft and import) all day and 2-for-1 drinks from 3-6pm

Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

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

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

Martini Monday: $2 off all martinis


Happy Hour all day: $1.25 off all drinks & $2.50 mimosas noon-4pm

Happy Hour all day

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

Wine Club Night from 4-10pm Ticket Tuesday - $3.50 Mugs 6-10pm Happy Hour 3-6pm with 2-for-1 drinks

OB Sport Zone 22 Broadway N, Fargo


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


Rhombus Guys 606 Main Ave., Fargo







Free pint of Rhombus Beer with a Rhombus Growler fill from 6pm-close

Half off glasses and bottles of wine starting at 6pm

$4 pints of Rhombus beer starting at 9pm

Late Night Happy Hour from 10pm-close

$4 craft beer pints starting at 9pm

Bloody Mary Bar from 11am-4 pm, $5 well vodka, $6 premium vodka,$3 youcall-its for service industry all day $3.35 tall domestic taps all day $2.75 well drinks 4:30pm-close

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

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

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

Ladies Night: $5 all-you-can-drink on wells and domestic taps 9pm-midnight

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

Rock 701 $1.07 drink tickets 5-7pm, $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

$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









$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

VFW: Downtown

202 Broadway N, Fargo

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


* 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

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

Blvd Pub 3147 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

Tall tap beers for the price of shorts from 8pm-close, Happy Hour 4-6pm with $1 off all tall domestic and local taps and well drinks

Tea Night: $4.50 teas 8pm-close, Happy Hour 4-6pm with $1 off all tall domestic and local taps and well drinks

Wine night: discounted bottles of wine 8pmclose, Happy Hour 4-6pm with $1 off all tall domestic and local taps and well drinks

Happy Hour all night with $1 off domestic and local tall taps, $1 off Captain Morgan and well drinks, $3.50 pounders

$7 Beer and a Bump: domestic or local pint and a shot of Fireball or Icehole 8pmclose, Happy Hour 4-6pm with $1 off all tall domestic and local taps and well drinks

Various Bison gameday specials that run 30 minutes before and after games

Domestic or local tall tap with a bowl of fire-roasted pepper chili $7

Hooligans 3330 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

$2.50 domestic bottles all day

$3 domestic talls all day

$3.50 well margaritas, $3 Corona and Dos Equis

$2.50 Morgans and Bacardi all day

$3 well drinks 7pm-close

$3 bomb shots 8pm-midnight

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

Happy Hour 4-8pm, $3 Jack Daniels, $5 domestic jars and martinis

$3 Crown Royal and domestic bottles, Happy Hour 4-8pm with $3 domestic bottles and wells, $5 domestic jars, $2 off martinis, $3 Ice Hole and $5 off bottles of wine

Happy Hour 4-8pm, $2.50 Captain Morgan, $4 Parrot Punch, $7 craft jars; $3 Ice Hole

Happy Hour 4-8pm; $4 Fireball, Jameson and Water Moccasins; $6 domestic jars; $3 Ice Hole

Happy Hour 4-8pm; $3 Tito's Vodka and Bacardi, $4 craft bottles and WuTangs; $3 Ice Hole

Happy Hour 4-8pm; $2 SKYY Vodka, Windsor, Captain Morgan, Bacardi

$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

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


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








$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


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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