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Pet lovers and owners of all types, rejoice for our first ever pet-themed cover story. We know how important these special companions are to many. That's why we took readers' frequently asked questions to local shelters, veterinarians, trainers, groomers and more so that residents can be the best parents for their fur-ever friends and also help area animals in need. Additionally, you'll find an extensive guide of local businesses and places for all of your pet-related needs.


FEATURES 56 INSIDE LOOK: THE WOODROW APARTMENTS The former Woodrow Wilson school in Downtown Fargo has been transformed into brand new lifestyle apartments with a build-to-suit retail building on the southwest corner of the block. Kilbourne Group gave us an inside look at the spaces' historic and modern features, incredible details, top-notch amenities and more. You may just find your next living situation just by flipping through the pages. 64 EVENT PREVIEW: TEDXFARGO 2017 Thursday, July 27 at the Fargo Civic Center TEDxFargo has continued to impress and inspire people of all kinds, and you won't want to miss it. We got the inside scoop on the importance of the event to the community and what attendees can expect. We also had the chance to chat with two of this year’s scheduled speakers about their upcoming talks and captivating ideas.


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arfield, Fang, Scooby-Doo, Snoopy, Shiloh, Duchess, Pongo, Simba & Nala, Felix, Old Yeller, Marmaduke, Balto, Shiloh, Lassie, Skip, Air Bud­–I could really go on for ages here, but I assume that most of these animal names ring a bell for you, as they are some of the most well known fictional characters in recent history. Why is it that animals and pets play such an important role in society, in real life or in fictional works? Why is it that not a single person can hear the song “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan without thinking about sad dog and cat eyes staring back at you from the TV screen? And why is it that the deaths of Marley, Mufasa or Bambi’s mother make it impossible to keep dry eyes? It’s because pets are the loyal friends that will never betray you even if you betray them. They will see you for all of your good, and never the bad. They will be there to cheer you up when you’re sad, help with your anxieties, watch over you when you’re sick or be the ultimate sidekick during the good times. Though the presence of some animals is silent, their love is always there. Pets bring certain innocence in the world that we as humans sometimes don’t deserve. Whatever type of pet person you are, there is no doubt that our lives without pets wouldn’t be near as good.


I myself have been under the spell of pet love for most of my life. When I was 7 years old, my parents brought home two kittens, a brother and sister, who lived with me until they were 15 and 17 years old. My family also had a Chihuahua who lived for 11 years while I was growing up, and two years ago my dad brought a spunky beagle-corgi mix into our family. However, once my oldest cat companion of 17 years passed away just over two years ago, nothing could fill the void of my loss. I went just short of a year being miserable without the love and companionship of my own pet. On New Year’s Day 2016, I welcomed a baby Sphynx kitten (yes, a hairless cat) into my life and it will never be the same. Unlike most cats, Sphynx cats are known for being outward about affection, having high energy and craving human attention and love. I mean, cuddling for heat is a given, but I’ve never seen a cat so addicted to being loved by humans. Her name is Wednesday, and her dog-like personality is incredibly unique and no lingering cat hair in my house is a huge plus. Even though she looks mad 80 percent of the time, puts up an occasional fight during bath time and has me up early on the weekends to play, this little feline has me wrapped around her little fingerlike paws (said like every “crazy” cat lady, I suppose).

I can only hope that everyone on this planet has the chance to feel the love that I feel from Wednesday and all of the affection and companionship that is possible with any sort of animal. Animals are life changing, and that is why putting together a pet issue of Fargo Monthly (finally) was so important to me, and we plan to have this be a recurring issue. Plus, are you really going to complain about looking at pictures of adorable cats and dogs? The biggest takeaway from this issue, in my eyes, is 1) adopt, don’t shop and 2) foster! There are so many cats and dogs in our community alone who are waiting to be rescued, are ready to be loved and to give love back. Adoption is easy, and if you’re not totally ready for the commitment, fostering and volunteering are great options as well. And fostering is totally free! I hope that this issue gives you great advice when it comes to being a top-notch pet parent, and the motivation to help the struggling animals in our community. Cheers to you and your furever friends,

Erica Rapp Editor

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Keep your friends close, and your (non)furry friends closer. Whether you're a long-time animal owner, a recent pet parent or in the market for a critter companion, there's plenty of important information out there for you to be aware of in order to keep your best friends safe and healthy. We took readers' frequently asked questions to various animal experts in Fargo-Moorhead so that residents can be the best parents for their fur-ever friends and also help area animals in need. By Erica Rapp

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shelter & rescue 101 With 4 Luv of Dog Rescue and CATS Cradle Shelter


Luv of Dog Rescue is a local communitybased and volunteerrun organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming dogs. The dogs stay with the rescue until there is an appropriate home, and there is never a time limit on a dog’s stay. The shelter provides all aspects of physical and mental health needs for the animals, and also offers free classes for fosters to take part in. President 4 Luv of Dog Rescue President and and founder founder Kish Hilmert with Gretta. Kish Hilmert filled us in on the importance of the rescue and why you should consider adoption or fostering.


What are the benefits of adopting instead of buying?

“A lot of people are not aware of the huge animal overpopulation problem in our nation, so there are thousands of dogs waiting in shelters to be adopted. The benefit of adopting is that you’re saving a life, and the money that you are giving for an adoption fee helps the rescues continue to save more dogs. As opposed to buying, if you haven’t done your research and you don’t know 150 percent that you’re buying from a ‘reputable breeder,’ you could be putting money back into the pocket of somebody who has hundreds of animals caged just so they can pump out cute puppies that are sold to pet stores. Many times those dogs are living in deplorable conditions–dogs who never feel grass under their feet, never feel human affection, never get a proper grooming, severe infections and are bred literally until it’s incredibly dangerous. That cute puppy may come from a terrible place of animal torture and neglect. The money that you are giving that pet store or that ‘breeder’ is going right back into their pockets and it’s not benefiting the animals. It’s just continuing their cycle of neglect. “Adopting also helps spread positive attitudes about rescue dogs. You might meet somebody

and they might like your dogs and you’ll say, ‘Oh, I adopted and it was a great experience. My dog is beautiful and has all these wonderful traits,’ so it helps promote the positive aspects of adoption to others.”

Myth: “Rescue dogs always have behavioral issues.”

“I think the biggest myth is that people somehow think that rescue animals are broken or have behavioral problems, but the majority of them don’t. Any animal needs an adjustment period whether you get it from a pet store or adopt it, and they just need time to adapt to their new surroundings along with love and care. They are wonderful, loving and caring dogs.”

Myth: “I want a specific breed of dog or a puppy, but they're never available at the shelter.” “Not true, just do a little research. So many people say that they want a specific breed of dog. I understand that and I can guarantee that there is a rescue for every specific breed because people buy animals and then realize that they can’t keep them, so you have these ‘purebreds’ and mixed breeds that come

through the shelters all the time. Petfinder.com is also a great search engine. “Another popular myth is people want puppies but think they can’t find them in shelters. That’s not true at all. There are many litters born into rescue or puppies surrendered to rescue, so you can rescue any age or breed of dog with a little bit of time and research.”

Myth: “The adoption process can be too hectic.”

“Sometimes I think people can get turned off by the adoption process, but every clause in our adoption process is there for a reason. Specific life events have happened that cause us to be so thorough. 4 Luv of Dog considers these dogs our responsibility for probably the rest of their lives, so we want to make sure 100 percent that they’re going to safe environments–places that can continue to care for them for the rest of their lives and provide proper medical care, shelter, and will treat them as a family pet as opposed to putting them on a family chain in the backyard and seeing them once a week. The adoption process is not hectic when you understand the importance of the steps.”

I want to foster dogs. What is required of me? “Fostering is free. We pay for absolutely

everything. The rescue pays for the food, all the medical expenses, the crates, veterinary expensive, boarding and anything else the animal might need while in your care. We are in constant communication with the fosters. Your biggest responsibility is the emotional one, because we want them to have a safe and loving home. If you’re fostering then you’re mostly approved for adoption, but people fostering have to understand that you can’t just decide you want to keep a dog. You have to let the rescue know early on that you may be interested in adopting so you don’t pull the rug out from another potential adopter who’s waiting for an animal and we have to tell them ‘never mind.’ You can absolutely foster to adopt, you just have to let us know. “We’re always in need of fostering and you’re never trapped into your foster dog. That means we do our best to provide you with the best foster placement, but if for some reason you can’t continue fostering that dog, you are not strapped to that dog. We can take the dog back and find an appropriate foster home.”

How can I properly acquaint new pets with other animals or new situations?

“As far as introducing dogs to new situations, a new home or other pets, you want to do very slow introductions. Dogs are very similar to people in the fact that we don’t like everybody, and some people think that dogs are some magical Disney creatures and they all love each other, but they have emotions that are

very similar to us. Some dogs hit it right off the bat, but don’t anticipate that. Expect at least a two-to-three-week adjustment period where you’re making sure that that dog has a quiet area, they’re not constantly in the mix of things, you’re taking them off your property for walks and doing short training sessions to build that trust with them. Training really is about positive reinforcement and trust with an animal, not about dominating them.”

Do you have any tips when it comes to breaking bad habits in dogs?

“As far as breaking bad habits, I like to get away from the term ‘breaking.’ It’s focusing on the good. I think the biggest disconnect in people working with their dogs is the misconception of how dogs think and how they want to be worked with. Focus on the positives and ask them to do something that’s appropriate instead and pay them for their good behavior. Use positive reinforcement, give them a treat or affection and let them know what you like as opposed to telling them what you don’t like all the time. Show them what you want and set them up to succeed as opposed to setting them up to fail.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 4luvofdog.org 701-205-0190


shelter & rescue 101


ATS Cradle is a no-kill shelter for rescued cats and kittens, where animals are cared for by a core group of shelter volunteers. The shelter rescues cats from the Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead pounds as well as abandoned animals brought in by the public, so that they can protect cats and find loving, lifelong homes for them. They also work to prevent abuse, neglect and cruelty of animals. Executive director and co-founder Gail Ventzke stressed the importance of adoption and the shelter’s role in the community.

CATS Cradle executive director and co-founder Gail Ventzke with the famous Corky.

What are the benefits of adopting cats versus buying from a pet store?

“When you adopt, not only are you saving one cat, you’re saving two because the cat that you adopt opens up another spot for another one that can be rescued. So by adopting, you’re actually saving more lives and stopping animals from being euthanized at the pounds. When we started the shelter in 2012 there was somewhere between 400-600 adoptable cats being euthanized a year in the three pounds. For some reason, cats are disposable and have a low reclaim rate when they get to the pound. The reason we focus on cats is because we feel they need the biggest voice because so many were being euthanized. Throughout the years, that number virtually went to zero and only two adoptable cats were euthanized in the Fargo pound, but none otherwise since our opening. Two cats in five-and-a-half years. We feel that we have made a big contribution to the cat community and we couldn’t do it without the help of the local pound staff and our relationship with Homeward Animal Shelter. “If you’re getting a cat from a backyard breeder or pet store, you’re looking at spending a lot of extra money medically. The animals from those


places won’t get the same type of medical attention that ours do. Some clinic rates are higher than others, so you have to do your homework. You could pay $85-100 for a kitten that has had absolutely nothing and you’re responsible for all of the rest when it comes to getting neutered, testing or chipped. At CATS Cradle you’ll pay $109.77 plus tax and you’ll get a fully vetted cat. You’re getting a pretty good deal when you rescue.”

Is the adoption process difficult?

“Adopting a cat or an animal is not as hard as people think it is. Our goal is to find forever homes and finding great matches. You have to make sure you are committed, because this is a living, breathing thing. It’s not a toy. So if you’re looking at kittens because they’re cute, fluffy and adorable, realize that this is going to be a 10-pound cat when it grows up and it’s not going to have the same personality. Kittens can be challenging because they’re like children and you have to teach them. It’s important to us to make sure that clients have really thought it through and are ready to make a commitment. “Another challenge is apartments, so make sure you know the regulations. I call every single landlord, because I don’t want to send a cat

home and have a client be at risk for eviction because they didn’t go through the proper channels. We also have a no-declaw policy at CATS Cradle. We will not allow anybody to declaw our cats because it causes behavioral and health issues. We don’t want to set our cats up to fail, so something we ask as well is if a housing unit requires declawing. If for some reason they do, many will allow cats to have little nail caps (softpaws) so they can’t damage anything.”

Myth: “Shelter and rescue cats aren’t the healthiest.”

“If you look at the statistics with puppy mills or backyard breeders, they don’t get the vetting care that our animals do. Most puppy mills will do a de-wormer and send them off to their new home and leave it up to the owner. To be honest, that can be a crapshoot because you don’t know if the owner is going to follow through. At CATS Cradle, we provide all the supportive care and every cat that comes in gest tested for feline Leukemia and feline AIDS. We have a veterinarian from Sheldon, North Dakota, who comes in on a regular basis to do check-ups and treatments. We vaccinate for distemper and rabies, we do multiple deworming treatments, micro-chipping, spaying and neutering. Everybody is fully vetted when they go out and anything that comes up during our time of fostering or their time at the shelter gets taken care of as well. They get quarantined for the first seven to 14 days depending on what’s going on with them and they do get a lot of medical attention and diagnostics. You’re not going to get any of that in a backyard breeder or a pet store. With those you would maybe get the bare minimum or even nothing. Our cats also live community style, meaning they don’t live in cages beyond their quarantine period.”

I’m worried about a new cat clawing my furniture. What are some tips to prevent that?

“Providing enough of the right type of scratching apparatus. I had a call one time and a guy said his cat was scratching the carpet, but he also had a cat tree. The first question I

asked him was what the cat tree made out of, and he said it was carpet. So the cat thought it was okay to scratch the carpet on the cat tree but didn’t differentiate the other carpet he’s not supposed to scratch. Getting the right tools to start with is probably the most important. We also have a ton of information on our website when it comes to training cats not to claw things.”

What are my other options if I’m unsure about committing to adoption?

“Aside from fostering, you have the option to visit with the cats during our social hours. Cats are great therapy pets, so there are times that we allow people to come in and visit. Maybe you’re allergic to cats and can’t have one but you still want your kids to be exposed to them, or maybe you’re a college student who misses their pet back home and really wants a kitten fix. Those are the types of things the social hours are great for. We offer that on Tuesdays from 7-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 5-5:30 p.m., but you can always call ahead and see if you’re able to come in earlier.”

If I want to foster a cat, what is required?

“We always need new fosters. Fostering is absolutely free and the shelter takes care of anything the animal may need while it is in your care. All we ask is that you provide love and a roof over their head. It’s a pretty easy thing to do and you are not committed to a certain amount of time with a foster animal. “For adoption, we don’t require a separate room in your house, but for fosters we require that you have a separate room in your house to put them in. We ask that you do not integrate them with other cats until they are through their quarantine period, and we want your current animals to be up to date on their vaccinations.

You can foster to adopt, but it’s not something we encourage unless it’s a very special situation.”

If I want a kitten, what is the youngest I can adopt or foster?

“Some places adopt kittens out at 8 weeks but we do not. We do make some exceptions if it’s the right situation. Between 8 and 12 weeks old is a crucial time for development. We feel it’s really important to keep them with their mom and siblings until 12 weeks because there’s a lot of behavioral development and discipline that’s learned.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 9 9th St. S, Fargo catscradleshelter.org 701-356-7877


vet talk With West Fargo Animal Hospital


r. Melissa Schlader at the West Fargo Animal Hospital has been a veterinarian for 11 years and has spent most of her professional career catering to animals in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The West Fargo Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility that seeks to provide the best possible care for cats and dogs all over the region, and strives to promote responsible pet ownership and preventative health care for clients. Dr. Schlader was able to answer popular questions when it comes to common health issues in pets.

Dr. Melissa Schlader of West Fargo Animal Hospital


I’m curious about making my own pet food. Is there anything I should look out for?

“I’m a little bit cautious with that just because in general, you have to make sure they’re getting their complete nutrition. If they have a special consideration, working with a vet or nutritionist is a good idea. There are board-certified nutritionists that can help you get the complete nutrition they need. Check with someone like that. I would be a little nervous about just going online and making your own without having some consultation. There are definitely times that a homemade diet, with things like allergies or certain diseases, would be a consideration, but for most animals there’s something overthe-counter or prescription that works well.”

Aside from chocolate being one of the most obvious things my pet shouldn’t eat, is there anything else they should avoid eating?

“Foods that can be toxic to pets definitely includes chocolate but also alcohol, avocados,

caffeine, fruit pits, grapes, raisins, hops (and beer), macadamia nuts, milk, raw or undercooked meat and bones, eggs, onions, garlic, chives, yeast dough and salt. Another thing is a sweetener called Xylitol, which is found in many items, but I feel like one thing we commonly see it being a problem with is sugar-free gum.”

Allergy medication can sometimes be expensive. Are there any holistic methods for my pet to get relief?

“If it’s something seasonal–this time of year we see a lot of allergy flare–something as easy as wiping their paws off with a baby wipe every time they go outside to get rid of those allergens and pollens can help a lot. It’s hard to say. Again, I would consult with someone before you try holistic methods. Sometimes there are over-the-counter antihistamines and products that are okay, but I hate to say that certain things work for every dog because they're all different.”

What are some good ways to help my pet combat ticks and fleas?

“I definitely recommend having a system on board. We generally recommend using a product year-round. Most of the products are applied monthly but some can be spread out every three months. A product given monthly, especially for ticks this time of year, is a good idea because we see a lot of tickborne illnesses that can be serious. Getting a prescription from your vet instead of over-thecounter is a good idea because there are a lot of counterfeit or knock-off products that you can get through online sources and pet stores,


and those can cause more toxicity to the dog. Just be sure it’s vet recommended.”

Do you have any tips for keeping my pet safe during different seasons?

“In the summer, we’ll see dogs that can get overheated pretty easily, especially the shortfaced dogs like pugs, who are especially at risk because they can’t pant as efficiently and regulate their temperature. Just make sure you don’t overdo it, provide fresh water, and make sure they’re not burning their footpads on hot asphalt. Of course, don’t leave them in a hot car. With the start of lake season, also people forget that they haven’t been exercising their dog at all during the winter, then all of a sudden they just go out and go crazy for the day, or they run more than they’ve run in months, then their dogs get stiff and sore and they’re

very tired. Realize that our dogs can get out of shape, too. Some people can overdo it and get in a panic about what’s wrong, but the dog is just really tired. It’s also common sense that Fargo is pretty brutal in the winter. Make sure your pet has short times outside, and keep watch on their paw pads because they can be affected by the salts and chemicals used to put on the sidewalk in the winter.”

What should I know about caring for animals with anxiety or my mental health in regards to how it affects my pet? “I think pets can feed off of your emotions, but it doesn’t mean your pet is going to act like you. We do see a lot of anxiety, especially after a big move, a new baby in the house or other big life changes. You can definitely see changes in anxieties and behavior with pets and it differs

with each animal. Usually it’s always an anxiety that has always been there but it can escalate in different situations. There are prescription medications to help with it, or you can also buy ThunderShirts (animal anxiety vest), pheromone products, special collars or sprays that have a naturally calming feel to them. Those alone can make a big difference.”

If I plan to travel with my pet, what’s the best way to make sure they’re comfortable in the car?

“Try to get your pet acclimated to cars, especially cats, because the only time they’re in a car is to come to the vet, and then they’re completely stressed out when they do have to do it. Have them acclimated, but I’m not saying to just take them in the car every time you go somewhere. Have the kennel out, try using pheromone sprays before you go to calm them, have them accustomed to being in the kennel and then you can start on rides around the block. That way they can get more adjusted before you’re going multiple hours away at a time.”

done as well. It’s not just a one-time visit and you’re good for years. We have to continue seeing them multiple times while they’re young. Microchipping is also a great idea and we do that here. I recommend it, because it’s an extra way to identify your animal, especially if their collar gets lost, and it’s permanent identification just under the skin between the shoulder blades that’s read with a microchip reader. “My advice is to try and prepare yourself in all ways for everything that is involved for having a pet, including finances. Some people don’t calculate in the costs that come with maintaining the health of your animal, especially when they’re young. When it comes to animals outside of cats and dogs, definitely do your research. When it comes to animals such as rabbits, turtles, ferrets, hamsters or things like that, it seems like a lot of times people get pets for their children in those situations. Just know that it’s not always going to be the children taking care of them. Do your homework as far as what’s needed for care, feeding, accommodation and making sure what you’re getting yourself into.”

If I’m a new pet owner or looking into getting an animal, what’s the next step once I actually have my animal?

“There’s always that initial examination to make sure they’re healthy and to answer any questions for the owner. We’ll set up a vaccination and deworming schedule. From there, we talk about training and puppy school is always recommended. Getting that initial visit to make sure things are going well is probably the biggest thing. There are usually three to four visits when they’re a puppy or kitty, then there’s spaying and neutering that has to be

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 816 Meyer Drive, West Fargo westfargoanimalhospital.com 701-282-2898

With Red River North Dog Obedience Club


ed River North Dog Obedience Club has been working with animals in the community for over 20 years. This club is volunteer-led and licensed by the AKC (American Kennel Club) with a goal to help dogs of any breed be good fits for the community and good companions at home. With a progressive class system, dogs of all ages and types are always welcome no matter what level of training they’re at. Trainer Lavonne Marubbio has spent much of her lifetime working with dogs, and has heaps of advice when it comes to the importance of getting your pup enrolled in proper training. How early can I start my puppy in training classes?

“They can come in at 8 weeks old and we can take them up to 4 to 6 months. We find that with the toy breeds and other dogs that are extremely shy, you have to let them into Puppy Kindergarten up until about a year. We’ve got a progressive system where Puppy Kindergarten feeds into a class called Jump Start, which is a transitional class for the pups that are too


young for the basic obedience class but they’re done with the puppy class. “Most of the time, 8 to 9 weeks is a good time to adopt a puppy. It’s also a good time to bond and change their allegiance from their littermates and their mother to a family. Eight weeks to 3 months old is a good time period. Even though they’re young and you know that you might not be able to train them with everything in the beginning, it’s important to get them used to being in different situations. You need to get them used to meeting different people and socializing with different dogs early on.”

What’s the most important training method for pet owners to take away from the classes? “You’ll find that what you do with a puppy may be very different than the way you’d start training with an adult dog.

The puppy class is very gentle–no prong collars, no harsh corrections and we use positive training methods. The positive methods are when you see the dog doing something you don’t want it to do, you try to distract it or redirect it to something that it should be doing. “Instead of saying ‘no’ to your dog all the time you say something different. If they’re biting you, let them know that it hurts and give them something else they can chew. Recognize that with puppies, biting and chewing drives us crazy the first six months but stops when they get their adult teeth. All of these problems are geared toward their developmental stage and we recognize those in each level of classes. “The more positive you are with reinforcement and introducing those things to the puppy, they’re less likely to become

fearful or develop problems with behavior. Patience is probably the most important characteristic that you as the owner need, and to remember not to overreact. Be respectful of your animal, because just like humans, there are times when they don’t want interaction.”

What does the average Puppy Kindergarten class entail?

“In the course of an evening’s class, we’ll get them out on the floor for some exercise. We want them to come out of the seven-week session knowing how to sit, go down, to stay, to wait at a door or gate and not barge through and to come when they’re called. Those are the very basic things that we teach them. The first few minutes of each class is devoted to that kind of educational training. We also encourage families to participate in the class so that training is consistent with all family members throughout the pup’s development. “We try to emphasize that it's not just a playtime for the puppies and we want to make sure that people know what they’re doing with their puppy. We try to help the people who come in and perhaps have the wrong dog for their family, and help them find a way to integrate this dog or puppy into their household, into their family and into their circle of friends. It boils down to basic training and being respectful of the dog at all stages in its life.”

What’s the best way to integrate a new dog into my household, especially if I have already another animal? “Don’t assume that they’re going to be friendly at the beginning. Do it gradually. Usually it’s best to introduce the dogs on neutral ground, not in your own house.

Bring the existing dog out to meet the puppy some place like park or out on the lawn, a place that’s not the older dog’s territory, and let them interact a little bit. “Giving the dog a place of it’s own, like a room or crate, is one of the best tools that has been developed as far as getting dogs integrated into households. It’s a place of their own. Let them be protective of that and respect their privacy. They all need that until they can learn to trust you.”

How does my emotional health affect the development of my pet?

“Dogs and cats pick up on our anxiety. If we’re stressed or feeling troubled, they know it right away. It either throws them for a loop or they become very caring and can try to be your nurse. If you’re extremely nervous as a person, or your behavior is really erratic, that can be really frightening to pets. If they’re introduced to you from an abusive situation, you may have a long hard time getting that dog willing to accept you and trust you. “If you have stressful times in your family like divorce, moving or death, animals will pick up on that. They will either stay away from you because of the aromas and oras you give off during hard times, or they’ll feel they have to take care of you. Our behavior and our attitude toward our animals really does affect the way they develop. That’s one of the reasons why much of the dog training world has now gone to very positive methods of training, and not using harsh methods of correction like shock collars.”

Do you have any advice on selecting the right breed for my lifestyle?

“We find that one of the problems in every

class is the impulse buy. Don’t just get a dog because it looks cute, because it might not be the best fit for your family. "If it were an elderly couple, you wouldn’t want a high-activity border collie, for instance. If there are frail members of the family, you don’t want a big dog that will take down grandma and break her hip. If there are children, you’ll want a dog that’s more quiet and calm that can maybe be a nana for the kids, but maybe not a pitbull. There are lots of breeds that are very protective–German shepherds are very good with children and good family dogs, but they tend to be protective to one family. The dogs that are herders, the shelties or the collies, will sometimes try to chase and herd, so if kids are running they could get in there and do what they would do with sheep or cattle and that’s nip at the ankles to get them to move. “You need to do some basic research before they make the commitment, because it is a huge commitment. The AKC (American Kennel Club) has a great directory of information on all the breeds. We tell everyone that this is a commitment for the life of the dog, and it’s your responsibility to take care of this dog, to make sure it’s healthy, well fed, well socialized and can enjoy life.” FOR MORE INFORMATION: 2202 3rd Ave. N, Fargo rrndoc.org 701-232-3597


grooming scoop


owntown Fargo’s Hotdog! Pet Salon will have your pup feeling like a star and even looking forward to coming back for their next hair cut or nail trim. This salon is a full-service grooming shop that offers standard breed cuts and treatments, creative styling (in case your pooch wants a colorful coat), uses all-natural grooming products and sells unique, handmade pet wares and products. Owner and operator Cristen Voeltz has been grooming for 11 years and opened the salon Cristen Voeltz, owner five years ago, and operator of Hotdog! Pet Salon so she gave us a few tips for making sure your pet stays healthy while looking and feeling its best.


With Hotdog! Pet Salon

How does grooming differ with the seasons?

“This time of year, it surprises people, but we book almost two months out. In the summer you really have to plan ahead because dogs do get hot, and then there are lake dogs that can need extra grooming. Shorter hair this time of year can also help with ticks too. When it comes to fleas and ticks, we’re seeing some spot-on treatments that aren’t working as much as they used to so oral treatments from your vet are probably best. "In the winter, a lot of people do think that dogs need their coat length to stay warm, but matting can occur, especially with snow if their coat is wet. They are prone to matting and mattes do not keep them warm because there is no airflow under the skin, so it’s just as important to have them regularly groomed during the winter months.”

What do you recommend for new dog or puppy owners when it comes to grooming?

“A lot of people are getting new puppies this time of year and the sooner you can start them on a grooming regimen, the better. Start them young at 8 weeks and up. It’s really good to get them used to the grooming processes even if they’re not getting full haircuts all the time.”

How can I help reduce my pet's shedding?

“Spring and early summer is when we probably do the most of our low-shed package because dogs are blowing their coat and such. We use a special de-shed shampoo, then there’s a solution that goes on the coat that sits on for a few minutes and it helps pull out dead hair and it strengthens the hair follicles. For keeping shedding at bay, I’d recommend something like that every four to six weeks. We also use a few different types of brushes and do a lot of extra brushing for them.”

Brushing my pets’ teeth can be a real pain. Is there anything to make the process easier?

“Most people don’t realize that they have to do it in the first place, but it should be done a few times a week because it’s so important. There are nice things out there such as water additives and actually, a lot of toothpastes for dogs and cats are enzymatic, so as long as it gets in the mouth it works with their saliva and you don’t have to brush like you would our teeth.”

What do you recommend when it comes to finding the right place for my dog?

“I certainly recommend visiting a groomer first and finding a place that smells and looks clean. I know that we have dogs here all day and we have a lot of dog hair, but it really should be clean. Feel free to watch and see how they handle and interact with pets. There are a lot of good groomers, but there are some that can rush through things and if the dog is nervous, they wouldn’t benefit much from it. “Talk with your groomer to get options for

your dog. For example, if they like a fluffier coat, that takes a lot more maintenance and they need to come in more, and then there’s a lot of brushing at home and we can show them how. If they’re okay with a shorter cut, that’s usually a lot less maintenance but people tend to learn the hard way that if they want a fluffy dog, they can be a lot of work.”

Do you ever hear any misconceptions about groomers?

“Most people think we ‘play with puppies all day,’ but our jobs are very physically and mentally demanding. Grooming requires copious amounts of patience, knowledge of standard breed cuts and skills with managing various coat types. Plus, you have to really know how to read animals. Do we try to squeeze in some fun cuddle time with each pet? You bet! We definitely feel lucky to work with animals every day, even if it isn’t always easy.”

What sets Hotdog! Pet Salon apart from other groomers?

“We really focus on one-on-one interactions with the dogs, so we groom the dogs all the way through rather than

having them sitting for hours waiting to get groomed and seen. A lot of places are different where they’ll take multiple dogs in at once and then get to them as they get to them, but we’re about treating animals with respect and know that they can be nervous coming in, so we try to make it as stress-free as possible. We’re full service and we do a lot of deshedding baths this time of year as well as treatments for nails, teeth brushing and all types of breed cuts.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 629 1st Ave. N, Fargo hotdogpetsalon.com facebook.com/hotdogpetsalon

With dogIDs & More

dogIDs Product Peek 1. Embroidered Nylon Collars

2. Leather Designer Collars - Made by artisan partners with name plates made by dogIDs.

What is dogIDs?

dogIDs is a Fargo-based e-commerce company that focuses on personalized products for dogs such as tags, collars, leashes, pet beds, bowls and other various accessories. All of the products are made right in their Downtown Fargo location and they specialize in using U.S.A.-made materials and laser-engraved plates, giving the products a lifetime guarantee. The company has an international clientele with a strong market in the U.S. and Canada alone. CEO and founder Clint Howitz started the company in 2005 online, but it wasn’t until 2010 when he began hiring staff and finally took the company out of his basement to make it even more of a reality. The collar that really started it all is Howtiz’s invention of the ScruffTag collar, a collar with a tag that sits on the back of the dog’s neck right on their scruff. It makes the tag easy to read and if a dog is lost but someone is scared to come up to the dog, they can stand back and still easily read the tag for the owner’s information rather than trying to reach under the dog’s neck for tags. Plus, there’s no jingling.

Why is dogIDs important?

As an active supporter of the local

3. ScruffTag Collars - Waterproof, odor resistant, soft-grip material, laser-engraved. Also comes in reflective, camo, leather and glow-in-the-dark.


entrepreneurial community with a strong love of animal welfare, this company goes beyond just making specialized pup products. “We put a strong emphasis on supporting the do-gooders in the industry. Rescues and other dog organizations out there–we do whatever we can do support them. That’s really our driving force, is that we really want to make an impact and make changes happen for dogs everywhere,” said Howitz. Marketing manager Hannah Savoy explained their Sponsor.Dog program through their website, which allows anyone to send products to shelter dogs in need with a percentage of the purchase proceeds going back to the rescue. At checkout on the dogIDs website, you can also donate to dog-related nonprofits through their Paw It Forward program. The company selects an organization each quarter and matches part of the donations made up to $1,000 each month for the selected partner. By supporting dogIDs, you’re helping the lives of dogs everywhere. “The motto is that we’re here to improve the lives of dogs, so it’s our goal that we’re always making the best for our best friends. A big statistic that we kind of run by is that one in every three lost dogs isn’t 4. Martingale Collar - Fleece-lined embroidered collar. Great for dogs who tend to pull.

returned home, so our goal is to make that number obsolete and make sure every pet gets home with the proper identification,” said Savoy.

Anchor Chew Toy $14 Kittsona 610 Main Ave., Fargo

Second Wag

Howitz also stated that he’s working on another company called Second Wag, a nonprofit organization that will be “part foundation, part crowd funding and part nonprofit marketplace.” One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to dog organizations, and Howitz said he plans to have everything live before Christmas. “Say that a dog has been diagnosed with cancer and the family doesn’t really have the money for it. There are a lot of vets that will do things at a discount rate or set up payment plans and stuff like that, and they have little networks around them that help pay for costs,” said Howitz. “There are all these little pockets around the country that do this stuff, but not one central place where everybody can go to get stuff done. Second Wag will be a place for families and dogs in need to go and connect with people who want to help them. The main thing will be the connecting part of it and the network behind everything, to connect those people and dogs who need help with the people who want to help.”

More Local Pet Wares Bowser Beer For Dogs A non-alcoholic beer for dogs. $3.99 per bottle, $20.99 per six-pack Hotdog! Pet Salon 629 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Portable Water Dish $30 Outermost Layer 518 Broadway N, Fargo

Pet Waste Bag Dispenser $16 Kittsona 610 Main Ave., Fargo

Collar Made in Fargo by Hello Luna. $15 Unglued 408 Broadway N, Fargo

Dog Bowties Made in Fargo by AENDEE. $15 Unglued 408 Broadway N, Fargo

Hover Craft Flying Disc Long-distance frisbee. $24.95 Outermost Layer 518 Broadway N, Fargo

Polar Trex Dog Boots $100 Outermost Layer 518 Broadway N, Fargo

Gulp Pet Dish $16 Kittsona 610 Main Ave., Fargo

FOR MORE INFORMATION: dogIDs.com 800-720-8247 Products are purchased through the website, but the company welcomes anyone to their office to view samples and have questions answered.

5. Embroidered Nylon Leash (bottom) Soft-Grip Leash (top) - Same soft-grip material as the ScruffTag Collars, waterproof, odor resistant.


turtle mountain animal rescue An Ongoing Rescue Story

CJ English





hat do you want to be when you grow up?" This is the question no kid has immunity from. My answers varied from a marine biologist to a mermaid. All I really knew was that I loved animals and wanted to help them, but growing up in Fargo didn’t lend itself to deep sea, salt water explorations. I had to re-think my childhood aspirations.

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?" English's breakout memoir "AFFAIRYTALE," debuted at No. 1 on Amazon Kindle in Diaries and Journals in 2015. She can be found locally at Rejuv Medical Aesthetic Clinic, where she offers private coaching for weight loss and wellness. She devotes the rest of her time to writing.

I’ve since had a successful career in fields unrelated to animal rescue, but my starry-eyed dreams of helping animals has never faded. Although I have been involved in numerous ways through the years, it wasn’t until recently when I found a cause I could whole-heartedly get behind.

Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue (TMAR)

They are small, but mighty. This rescue organization is a husband-and-wife duo who have rescued 1,600 animals out of their own home just in the last few years. I stumbled upon them one deadly cold Saturday last January when I tagged along with a friend to a “surrender event.” Not knowing what it was or what to expect, I found myself mind blown, in a world four hours from my doorstep in Fargo that I never knew existed. One long afternoon and 100 rescued dogs later, I had helped get 400 paws off of the frozen ground. A team of volunteers assisted in their transport to shelters near and far where they would get veterinary care and eventually be adopted. On the ride home, with more than a dozen dogs in blanketed kennels behind my seat, most of them severely dehydrated and some near starvation, all I kept thinking was, “Houston, we have a problem. A big, BIG problem.” If we could rescue 100 dogs in three hours, how many more were out there in the fields, hiding under abandoned homes, curled up on the frozen tundra trying to stay alive? And why didn’t someone tell me? Then I realized that if I didn’t know this was happening, maybe other people didn’t know either. But now that I knew, I was going to let everyone else know. For an extrovert who actually likes public speaking, this was a mission I could tackle, I just didn’t quite know how. I asked how I could help. After the obvious, and a bit of pondering, the answer became clear: I can write their stories. I can write their stories

to help raise awareness of the massive problem no one seems to know about and help raise funds so we can build a much-needed shelter.

Earlier this winter I wrote about the hundreds of dogs that die from exposure each year on that small patch of land four hours from my door.

What I learned after posting that story confirmed what I’d expected all along: If the citizens of North Dakota knew the problem existed, like me, they would help. They did. People from all over North Dakota donated money and supplies toward the existing operations and a future shelter. North Dakotans from everywhere became part of the solution. But the problem still exists, and that little bit of awareness was just that, a little bit of help. The overpopulation problem on a tiny patch of land 31 miles by 31 miles has been ignored far too long and now is out of control. Since last January, all of the animals left in the reproductive cycle are breeding. Right now, unwanted litters are being born and the population boom is happening again. TMAR is actively working toward a solution each day. Its founder’s efforts are tireless, and a small group of volunteers remain dedicated to the cause. 352 dogs were rescued in the last five months alone. The magnitude of effort, dog food, supplies, gas and time off work to take these animals into their homes, cars, garages and hearts is a feat of gigantic proportions. These animals are not your neighbor's Golden Retriever–they are often covered from ear to tail in ticks and mange, starving, thirsty and scared. Most survive, but some are too sick to make it to a shelter.

TMAR does not have an actual shelter.

There is no payroll, stream of funds or state grant money to support their efforts. Right now, TMAR is one home with an attached garage and a handful of volunteers that support them by driving dogs to safe homes all over the country. The resources required to take in and transport 352 starving or sick dogs is staggering. We are closer now to having a shelter than we were last January, but we’re not there yet. That's why I will keep writing until the concrete is poured and the volunteers have a place to volunteer. Our goal is to build a shelter before the 2018 freeze when hundreds of dogs will again die of exposure.

#ProudToBePartOfTheSolution #ThisIsOnUSNorthDakota Thank you to founders Kim and Keith Benning– without you there would be nothing and a bigger problem would exist today. Thank you also to volunteers Jennie Belanus, Aliah Chappell, Trista Zacharias, Amanda Longie, Tanley Ravnaas and Candice Sunshine for your support of TMAR. Thank you also to Brenda Olson Wray for showing me the ropes, and for your dedication to the rescue community all over North Dakota.

TO DONATE TO TURTLE MOUNTAIN ANIMAL RESCUE AND BE PART OF THE SOLUTION: facebook.com/TurtleMountainAnimalRescueNetwork gofundme.com/24fxa8c


guide to pets in Fargo-Moorhead

It's time to treat your critter companions to the best of the best in town when it comes to, well, pretty much everything. Get involved with the animal side of the community and check out what it has to offer for local grooming, shelters, adoption, housing, parks and even spoiling the heck out of your pet.

Veterinary & Animal Hospitals

Boarding/ Sitting



Dog Parks

Shelters, Rescues & Adoption Agencies

Products, Supplies, Misc.


By Erica Rapp & Ethan Mickelson | Photos by Paul Flessland

Veterinary & Animal Hospitals Airport Animal Hospital

2401 University Drive N, Fargo 701-293-8888

Animal Health Clinic

ahcfargo.com 1441 University Drive S, Fargo 701-237-9310

Cassleton Veterinary Service cassvetservice.com 910 Governor’s Drive, Casselton, N.D. 701-347-5496

Diamond Q Animal Hospital diamondqanimalhospital. com 4265 45th St. S, Fargo 701-364-9228

F-M Animal Hospital

3803 8th St. S, Moorhead 218-236-9059

North Dakota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

vdl.ndsu.edu NDSU - Van Es Hall 1523 Centennial Blvd., Fargo 701-231-7527 or 701-231-8307

Prairie Winds Vet Center prairiewindsvet.com 5370 51st Ave. S, Fargo 701-356-5600

Red River Animal Emergency Clinic rraec.com 1401 Oak Manor Ave. S. Suite B, Fargo 701-478-9299

Southgate Veterinary Hospital

sgvet.com 1415 32nd Ave. S, Fargo 701-298-9455

Stockmen's Supply Veterinary Clinic

stockmens.com 802 Main Ave. W, West Fargo 701-282-3255

Did You Know? Fargo: Fargo city ordinances prohibit owning farm animals as pets within city limits, which include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and goats. City law also prohibits keeping wild and exotic animals as pets (which can normally be found in the wild) such as monkeys, raccoons, skunks, wolves, squirrels, foxes, leopards, panthers, tigers, lions, lynx or any other warmblooded animal, poisonous snakes, tarantulas or members of the crocodile family. Ferrets, non-poisonous snakes, rabbits and lab rats that have been bred in captivity are allowed. (cityoffargo.com)


Doggy Depot

doggydepot.com 3224 8th St. S, Moorhead 218-236-3647

Eddie and Barkus

Did You Know? Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo: Your pet must remain on a leash when it is not on your property, with city-designated dog parks typically being the exception. When you walk your pet, you must carry along supplies that will allow you to clean up any solid waste deposited by your animal. (cityoffargo. com, cityofmoorhead. com, westfargond.gov)

Two Rivers Veterinary Hospital

tworiversveterinaryhospital.com 3306 Sheyenne St. Suite 200, West Fargo 701-356-5588

Valley Veterinary Hospital valleyveterinary.net 3210 Main Ave., Fargo 701-232-3391

West Fargo Animal Hospital

westfargoanimalhospital.vetsuite. com 730 13th Ave. E, West Fargo 701-282-2898

Boarding & Sitting Animal Acres Pet Boarding & Grooming animalacrespetboarding.webs. com 4306 76th Ave. S, Fargo 701-282-8235

Aunt Gail's Pet Sitting auntgailspetsitting.com 701-799-4711


Yuppy Puppy Dog Hotel and Daycare yuppypuppydoghotel.com 305 70th Ave. S, Moorhead 218-443-3185

eddieandbarkus.com 3060 Thunder Road S, Fargo 701-492-9364


Fargo Boarding and Grooming Services

Down Dog Studio

fargoboarding.com 4108 3rd Ave. N, Fargo 701-282-0197

Happy at Home Pet Sitting

fmdowndog.com 701-367-8217

Fargo-Moorhead Kennel Club

happyathome-fm.com 701-793-2411

fmkennelclub.com 1401 5th Ave. N, Fargo 701-232-7693

Pet Nannies Plus

FM Dog Obedience School

3212 16th Ave. SW, Fargo 701-232-1055

Pioner Pet Services

pioneerpetservices.com 802 19th Ave. S, Fargo 701-541-1660

Prairie Dog

prairiedogfargo.com 5370 51st Ave. S. Suite B, Fargo 701-356-5353

Rovers Playhouse

roversplayhouse.com 3405 Main Ave., Fargo 701-232-7529

Sheyenne River Kennels

sheyenneriverkennels.com 1149 Center St., West Fargo 701-356-0990

South Bark

southbarkfargo.com 4035 40th Ave. S, Fargo 701-281-3895

fmdogobedience.com 1214 Main Ave., Moorhead 218-236-9935

Pawsitive Vybe

fargo.pvybe.com 501 1st St. N, Fargo 701-866-5585

Red River North Dog Obedience Club

rrndoc.org 2202 3rd Ave. N, Fargo 701-232-3597

Rovers Playhouse Puppy Training Program roversplayhouse.com 3405 Main Ave., Fargo 701-232-7529

Pets R Inn

petsrinn.net 3902 13th Ave. SW, Fargo (West Acres Mall) 701-282-3088

Did You Know? Fargo: You can call the Fargo Police Department at 701-235-4493 to report a problem with stray or nuisance dogs or cats in your neighborhood. (cityoffargo.com)

Hairy D/Tails

2111 Main Ave. E, West Fargo 701-235-5599

Hotdog! Pet Salon

hotdogpetsalon.com 623 1st Ave. N, Fargo 701-478-8009

Brandt Crossing

The Mutt Hutt

Dike East

mutthuttgrooming.com 1214 Main Ave., Moorhead 218-236-9935

Rovers Playhouse

roversplayhouse.com 3405 Main Ave., Fargo 701-232-7529

Stockmen's Supply

stockmens.com 802 Main Ave. W, West Fargo 701-282-3255

Did You Know? Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo: If your pet is missing, you should call the pound immediately at 701-232-7312 (Fargo), 701-232-2898 (West Fargo) or 218-236-9059 (Moorhead). The Fargo pound holds animals for three business days before turning them over to animal adoption agencies. The Moorhead pound will hold animals for five businesses days before the city has discretion to remove unclaimed animals as needed. In Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo, impound fees and costs for failure of licensing vary. (cityoffargo.com, cityofmoorhead.com, westfargond.gov)


Dog Parks

Natural Pet Center

naturalpetcenter-nd.com 3037 13th Ave. S, Fargo 702-239-0110

Prairie Dog

prairiedogfargo.com 5370 51st Ave. S. Suite B, Fargo 701-356-5353

5009 33rd Ave. S, Fargo 100 2nd St. S, Fargo

Moorhead Dog Park

2600 15th Ave. N, Moorhead

Village West Park

4415 9th Ave. Circle S, Fargo

Yunker Farm Park

1201 28th Ave. N, Fargo

Rovers Playhouse Grooming

roversplayhouse.com 3405 Main Ave., Fargo 701-232-7529

Shelters, Rescues & Adoption Agencies

Carrie's Grooming

Shaggy's Dog Wash & Grooming

4 Luv of Dog Rescue

South Bark

Adopt-A-Pet of FargoMoorhead

1336 25th Ave. S, Fargo 701-232-0550

Dogs By Design

fmdogsbydesign.com 2901 Frontage Road S. Suite 8, Moorhead 218-233-3647

Eddie and Barkus

eddieandbarkus.com 3060 Thunder Road S, Fargo 701-492-9364

Fargo Boarding and Grooming Service

fargoboarding.com 4108 3rd Ave. N, Fargo 701-282-0197

Gentle Groomers

Search “Gentle Groomers� on Facebook 1402 25th St. SW, Fargo 701-280-1964

shaggysdogwash.com 2812 Broadway N, Fargo 701-356-4373 3120 25th St. S, Fargo 701-232-4367

4luvofdog.org 701-205-0190 *Volunteer opportunities available.

southbarkfargo.com 4035 40th Ave. S, Fargo 701-281-3895

adoptapetfm.org 701-232-5856

VIP Groom Room

(Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue, and Education) caare.net 2202 2nd Ave. E, West Fargo 701-293-3833 *Volunteer opportunities available.

Search "Vip Groom Room" on Facebook 514 3rd Ave. NW, West Fargo 701-478-8890

Wags 'N Whiskers

wagsnwhiskersmhd.com 201 21st St. S, Moorhead 218-233-3149


CATS Cradle Shelter

catscradleshelter.org 9 9th St. S, Fargo 701-356-7877 *Volunteer opportunities available.

Did You Know?

Diamond in the Ruff Pet Rescue

diamondpetrescue.org info@diamondpetrescue.org *Volunteer opportunities available.

Did You Know? Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo: City ordinances require that all cats and dogs be licensed, even those who remain indoors at all times. A Fargo license costs $5 per year and can be purchased at select Fargo veterinary hospitals, the Fargo City Animal Pound or Fargo City Hall (Auditor's Office) or on cityoffargo.com with proof of updated rabies vaccinations. You can also be subject to fines and penalties for failure to license your dog or cat should they ever be taken to the pound or picked up by a community services officer. Licensing can also make it easier for your pet to be returned to you if they go missing. In Moorhead, all dogs and cats over 6 months of age must be licensed annually by no later than February 15 of each year. In West Fargo, all dogs and cats over 12 weeks as well as restricted nonvenomous constricting snakes should be licensed and registered. (cityoffargo.com, cityofmoorhead.com, westfargond.gov)

Homeward Animal Shelter

homewardonline.org 1201 28th Ave. N, Fargo 701-239-0077 *Volunteer opportunities available.

The Marshmallow Foundation

Minn-Kota PAAWS Project

(Offers spay and neuter services for pets from limited income households) paawsproject.org 2125 1st Ave. S, Fargo 701-356-0523

Products, Supplies, Misc.

facebook.com/ themarshmallowfoundation 1478 Mallard St., Detroit Lakes, Minn. 218-847-9040


Natural Pet Center

Hotdog! Pet Salon

(In support of CATS Cradle Shelter) naturalpetcenter-nd.com 3037 13th Ave. S, Fargo 702-239-0110

West Fargo: All restricted non-venomous constricting snakes kept or maintained in the city shall require a permit and be registered. Snake permits shall be issued by the West Fargo Police Department upon payment of an annual permit fee. (westfargond.gov)

dogids.com 503 7th St. N, #001, Fargo (Office) 800-720-8247 hotdogpetsalon.com 623 1st Ave. N, Fargo 701-478-8009


Did You Know? KFGO AM will announce lost animals. Call 701237-5346 or go to kfgo. com


kittsona.com 610 Main Ave., Fargo 701-936-0608

Natural Pet Center

naturalpetcenter-nd.com 3037 13th Ave. S, Fargo 702-239-0110

Midwest Aquarium Services midwestaquariumservices.com 745 45th St. S, Fargo 701-356-4230

The Tropical Shoppe

2220 Main Ave. E, West Fargo 701-277-8727

Tuffy's Pet Foods

tuffyspetfoods.com 145 1st Ave. N, Perham, Minn. 218-346-750

Pets R Inn

petsrinn.net 3902 13th Ave. SW, Fargo (West Acres Mall) 701-282-3088

Events Wooftop Happy Hour

Friday, July 14 from 5-8 p.m. Kilbourne Group will be collaborating with dogIDs, Hotdog! Pet Salon, Vinyl Giant and Santuary Events Center to host the very first Wooftop Happy Hour. This dog-friendly event will take place on the grass rooftop above Halberstadt's, where guests can enjoy drinks, music and the company of their dogs. Water bowls, pools, treats, Bowser Beer and shade will be provided for the pups. Rooftop above Halberstadt's 102 Broadway N, Fargo

27th Annual Paws Walk


Tuesday, July 18 and August 8 from 6-8 p.m. 4luvofdog.org/wp/eventscalendar PetSmart 1630 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

Courts Plus Furry Friends Pet Walk

Outermost Layer

outermostlayer.com 518 Broadway N, Fargo 701-232-2977

Meet the Dogs of 4 Luv of Dog Rescue

Tuesday, July 25 from 6-8 p.m. A fundraising event where all proceeds benefit the homeless cats and dogs of the Homeward Animal Shelter. Registration at 6 p.m. and walk begins at 7 p.m. homewardonline.org Rheault Farm 2902 25th St. S, Fargo

Tuesday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m. Join this one-and-a-half-mile walk with or without your pet to support Adopt-A-Pet with finding homes for rescued pets. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. and the walk begins at 6 p.m. Cost is donation-based. fargoparks.com Rheault Farm 202 25th St. S, Fargo

Doggy Dip

Monday, August 14 from 3:307:30 p.m. Cost is $2.50 per dog with all proceeds benefiting the Moorhead Dog Park. Dogs should have a collar, ID tags, be properly licensed, vaccinated and in good health to swim. cityofmoorhead.com South Park Wading Pool 2102 14th St. S, Moorhead

Did You Know? Fargo: You may not keep, harbor, own, or in any way possess four or more dogs or four or more cats over 6 months of age at premises of any dwelling/unit within the corporate limits of the City of Moorhead. In Fargo, the household maximum number of dogs and cats combined may not exceed six. (cityoffargo.com, cityofmoorhead.com)

Burgers, BBQ & Beer Festival


ast month, more than one thousand people joined us at the Moorhead Center Mall parking ramp for our fourth annual Burgers, BBQ & Beer Festival. Ten area restaurants grilled up tasty burger sliders, plus there were beer samples courtesy of DS Beverages and Drekker Brewing Company, barbecue lessons from NDSU's BBQ Bootcamp and Big Green Egg, a stellar live performance by local funk legends Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome and plenty of outdoor games to top it all off. Congrats to the restaurants who took home burger awards: Fargo Billiards & Gastropub (Judge's Choice) and Brew Ales & Eats in Perham, Minnesota (People's Choice). We hope you can join us next year for even more fun!


PHOTOS BY J. Alan Paul Photography

fargo monthly's


EAT & DRINK patio edition

shrimp tacos

You might find yourself wanting more than just two of these scrumptious tacos. The fresh tortillas are layered with battered Redhood Ale shrimp, coleslaw, tomato and avocado sauce. To complete the meal, coleslaw and fresh housemade chips with French onion dip are served on the side. Frank's Lounge

2640 52nd Ave. S, Fargo franksloungefargo.com


BY Erica Rapp | PHOTOS BY Paul Flessland


One of the best parts about our limited time with beautiful summer weather is being able to enjoy food and drinks at one of FargoMoorhead's beloved patio establishments. Our recommendations this month all come from places where you can kick back, relax and enjoy your meal or beverage out in the sun on a welcoming patio.

Not-So-Skinny Vinny

Pepperoni, sausage and heaping helpings of fresh mozzarella cheese have never tasted as good as they do on this slice of pie. Pair it with Spicy Pie's new garlic knots and a cold beverage in a 22-ounce mug (of the adult nature) and you've got one heck of a meal that you'll want to come back for. Not to mention you can enjoy all of it out on the spacious patio and if it's in the evening, next to the beautiful fire pit. Spicy Pie West Fargo

pizzagrindersbeer.com 745 31st Ave E. #110, West Fargo

shaved steak sandwich

Move over Philly Cheesesteaks, because this shaved steak sandwich is on a whole new level of deliciousness. Adorned with pickled onion, spinach and dijon mayo in the middle of a perfectly soft bun, you won't be able to put this delectable sandwich down. Blvd Pub

3147 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo blvdpub.com


strawberry banana fruitopia Unwind outdoors with a fresh fruit beverage from Pounds' "Fruitopia" drink series, which come in a variety of refreshing flavors. This hefty cocktail, served ice cold in a mason jar, is filled to the brim with rum, sour, strawberry purĂŠe and banana purĂŠe over ice. You can't go wrong with fresh fruit flavors in a summer cocktail. Pounds

612 1st Ave. N, Fargo poundsfargo.com

boom boom pork burger This burger starts with a beef patty, which comes straight from North Dakota State University's campus right across the street, placed on a bed of coleslaw on the bottom bun. The patty is then showered with a kick of boom boom sauce before having Havarti cheese melted over it for that perfect gooey layer. The burger is then topped off with pulled pork that's slow-cooked for up for 12 hours. The overall flavor combinations will send you straight into a savory barbecue heaven. Herd & Horns

1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo herdandhorns.com 51


remembering Dr. David wells Lessons From A Champion For Innovation


t was a late morning on a Saturday when Miguel Danielson and I went to visit NDSU professor and entrepreneur champion Dr. David Wells in the hospital. He was recovering, or so we thought, from challenging health concerns. His breath was limited and his thoughts somewhat scattered, yet we had one of the most fascinating conversations of my life. During the conversation, Dr. Wells pointed out that our community was ripe with innovation. He beamed with pride as he thought of his students. He

By Greg Tehven Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography

commended the effort of our economic development corporation for their efforts to support startups. He smiled as he thought about the participation of the private sector. And for a moment, he marveled at all the people that are committed to our startup ecosystem. And then the challenge that I’ll never forget was posed. He took a deep breath, collected his thoughts and said in

a childlike manner with a grin, “Why are we not more aggressive? Why doesn’t our community bet bigger on innovation and problem solving? I know we can do more to improve people’s lives.” It was my last conversation in person with Dr. Wells. Two weeks later, while in Europe giving a talk about the "Fargo Thesis," I got emails from friends and family stating that Dr. Wells' health had deteriorated. I quickly called him and he shared with me that he would be getting better soon and there was much work left to do. As the conversation closed, he shared that he was looking forward to having more energy to contribute to new ideas.

Greg Tehven is an entrepreneur advocate and one of the original founders of Emerging Prairie. 52 | JULY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

“Why are we not more aggressive? Why doesn’t our community bet bigger on innovation and problem solving? I know we can do more to improve people’s lives.”

And then I got the note shortly after 1 Million Cups on a Wednesday morning that Dr. Wells had passed away. A few days later, I attended his funeral and was amazed at the showing and support of his past students that attended and told stories of his belief in them. There is no doubt that it was a challenging week for me, NDSU’s campus and all of those that knew Dr. Wells. As Emerging Prairie was getting started, Dr. Wells was one of the champions that brought the organization to life. He had regular attendance at Startup Drinks (usually with a healthy pour of red wine), spoke at Health Pitch, galvanized folks to attend TEDxFargo and became locally

famous for asking the first question at 1 Million Cups each week. He did little things to support our efforts such as buying a camera to share the stories and recruiting folks to attend our events. He invited entrepreneurs to his classes and he became the champion for innovation in our community.

wonderful details about the students and encouragement me to help them. It seemed he was on a constant mission to help them network and find partners for their ideas. His commitment to helping bridge campus to the community is unprecedented, and one we can all work toward continuing.

The man was a teacher. Not just because of his lectures or his classroom stories, but because of the way he approached life, participated in the community and challenged all of us to be better. I believe he left us a bit of homework on the way out of life, with three lessons we all need to learn:

3. Technology to improve lives. It is my belief that Dr. Wells loved technology because of the impact it could have in people’s lives. Never did I hear him talk about how much money a founder could make or the potential power one could yield. His conversations were focused on the impact an idea or innovation could have on ordinary folks. He had a pure heart, focused on solving problems, and he challenged all of us to have a relentless pursuit of our ideas in hopes of making the world just a little bit better.

1. Look for the good in ideas. Dr. Wells attended 1 Million Cups nearly every week he was in town and didn’t have class. He would always ask raise his hand to ask the first question. Yet, before asking a question, he took a moment to congratulate the speaker on their “tremendous idea” and appreciate their work. In a world filled with folks who pride themselves on punching holes in ideas, Dr. Wells perfected the art of appreciation and support of the courage it takes to share an idea with the world. 2. Celebrate students. Each event I saw Dr. Wells at, he would always bring over a small group of students and introduce me. He had a fantastic knack for sharing

At Dr. Wells' funeral, there is no doubt I was sad. Saying goodbye to a friend and mentor is always painful. And yet, when the tears dried and I was alone, I let out a chuckle. I realized that his time on Earth may have passed, but his impact lives on in me, his students and hopefully all of you. It’s up to me, and hopefully up to you, to take his last exam. Let us apply his lessons and continue to push ourselves to build technology that can improve the lives of folks around the world.






the Month

Würst Bier Hall 630 1st Ave. N, Fargo

wurstfargo.com facebook.com/WurstBierHall Twitter: @WurstBierHall

Beer + cocktails = beertails. That’s one of the new additions to Würst Bier Hall’s beverage menu that you shouldn’t let pass under your radar. General manager Jason Cossette has 10 years of experience in the bar industry under his belt, and his featured beertail recipe is one that’s approachable, dynamic and even easy for you to try at home yourself. Trust us, beer adds a whole new flavorful twist to your favorite drinks.

BY Erica Rapp PHOTOS BY Paul Flessland 54 | JULY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Q&A What do you like most about working at Würst?

“The atmosphere is great. The owners are great people to work for. I love beer, and beer is our forte here.”

With the recent addition of spirits to Würst, what has been the response with clientele?

“It's been mostly word of mouth and people are catching on. One of the main things that we’ve done with it is come up with the beer cocktails, or beertails, because we wanted to stick with the beer theme. We came up with about four different beer cocktails that we’ve been pushing. People are slowly catching on to them, but I think we need to put it out there a little more that we have them.”

Do you have a certain spirit that you enjoy working with the most?

“I don’t have one specific favorite. Going into this, I looked at a lot of classic cocktails and we use those both in our house cocktails and with our beer cocktails. For example, we have the Maker’s Manhattan, a rocks Martini and then on the beer cocktails, one of the first things I went with is a take on the traditional Tom Collins. We call it a Hop Collins, because we add beer to it. So, I like playing with everything, and the classic cocktails are really where it’s at for me.”

Can you tell us about your beertail recipe?

“One of my favorite things is a bourbon sour, so I took our Hop Collins recipe and changed it up a little bit. It basically becomes a hoppy bourbon sour beer cocktail.”

Some might be hesitant about mixing beer and spirits. What would you say to the beertail skeptics? “Just try it, because you’ll love it. Going into it, even I was a little skeptical. I came up with some recipes and I brought my crew in to help. They looked good on paper, so I whipped some stuff up and we tried them and they were delicious. Beer just adds a whole new element into a cocktail and there are so many different flavor profiles.”

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

“Always stay calm. That’s major anywhere throughout the bar industry. It’s an industry that can drive you crazy if you let it.”

“Hoppy Bourbon Sour” • 1 oz. Maker's Mark Bourbon Whisky • ½ oz. simple syrup • 1 oz. lemon juice • Fargo Brewing Company’s Iron Horse Pale Ale Fill a tall glass with ice and add whiskey, simple syrup and lemon juice. Top off the rest of the glass with the beer and mix lightly.


Woodrow Apartments


Old School meets

new School


ll it takes is one walk through either side of the Woodrow Apartments in Downtown Fargo for you to fall in love with the character and unique features of these living spaces. Transformed from the former Woodrow Wilson School, the Woodrow Apartments offer amenity-filled historic and new construction apartment homes with everything you need and more when it comes to convenience and comfort. With so much to offer right in the heart of the city, not to mention the stunning beauty behind the history alone, there really isn’t much more one could ask for in a place to call home.

BY Erica Rapp PHOTOS BY Paul Flessland | HISTORIC PHOTOS COURTESY OF Kilbourne Group 56 | JULY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Quick Amenity Hits

• Midco internet, cable, water, central air and heat are included in rent. • Each unit has a washer, dryer and dishwasher. • Cats and dogs are welcome. • Heated underground parking • Indoor multi-purpose gym with basketball hoops, event space, fitness equipment, storage and more. • Outdoor courtyard with fire pits and grills. • Resident lounge • 10-minute walk to Downtown Fargo. • Free MATBUS connection at the property for NDSU, MSUM and Concordia students.

Next to the lobby lounge is a bike room with a tire pump and maintenance station.

A Historic Walk-Through

Kilbourne Group acquired the property, located off of University Drive in between Third and Fourth Avenue North, in 2014 and has since been at the forefront of the property’s transformation into two different areas of lifestyle apartments. Woodrow Wilson School, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1917 and was the second-oldest remaining school building in Fargo next to Horace Mann. It served the community as a school for 95 years, and pieces of it live on with each apartment unit on the historic side. “I would say early on, it wasn’t a given that it was going to be residential. We look at every building and every site from the beginning with wide, open eyes. There could have easily been a different use that would have surfaced,” said Mark Johnson, facility manager from Kilbourne Group. “It’s a very large building, so finding uses that fill up this much area are few and far between.” But Kilbourne Group saw much more potential in the entire property than just a

To keep the school theme alive, the numbers of each unit feature historic photos from the old school’s yesteryears and there’s wallpaper along the hallways adorned with letters and numbers. The floor plans and styles of the units are all named after former Woodrow Wilson teachers.

historic renovation of the old school. “The way the school is situated toward the west side of the block left an entire open back area of the former parking lot. That gave us lots of room for more development,” said Johnson. “We studied the site in-depth over the course of probably a year before we came up with the current concept of having the historic school as it is with no additions, and then the new building next to it with kind of a more modern apartment building with underground parking and many modern amenities. There are many places for residents to go to enjoy a different setting.” “When we acquired the building it was vacant, but now there are going to be at least 90 plus people or families living in here,” said Adrienne Olson, Kilbourne Group’s communications manager. “It's an opportunity to express both types of development we are committed to at Kilbourne Group: historic renovation and urban infill. The new addition is the infill project on the former parking lot, and then the other side is the historic renovation.” 57


The new four-story building has been open for occupancy since February, and has studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom apartments and one three-bedroom unit in the building for a total of 63 units. This side of the building also houses the underground parking complex. Connecting this addition with the historic side is a resident lounge, a multi-purpose gymnasium,


a courtyard and more when it comes to amenities. You’ll also find all local art in the building, which was primarily curated by Mark Weiler at Ecce Art Gallery. “The new building is completely modern and has a number of unique layouts, so you can pick what floor you want to be on because there's something of everything on each floor,” said Johnson.

Units in the new addition feature built-in working spaces with chalkboard paint, which is perfect for anyone who works from home.


You won’t find two units that look the same on the beautifully renovated historic side between all 34 of them. Throughout the three floors, this side offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments most with the school’s original hardwood floor and all historically accurate windows. You’ll see original classroom walls with changes in the bricks and plaster that maintain the historic feel of the old school. “These floors do have a little bit of creaking to them because they’re original, so when people are coming home at night we didn’t want people going down hardwood floors along the hallways. We salvaged all of the wood floors from the hallways to supplement the rooms where gaps occurred when we moved walls around,” said Johnson. “We also used some of the extra flooring in the gymnasium. Historically, the gym had a wood floor but over the years they had taken it out and put concrete and tile in there and we had to remove that. The wood that we salvaged


from the large hallways will go back into that to kind of restore it to its original state.” A unique option on this side of the property is the Mezzanine units, where part of the unit is on the hallway/main level, but then there are steps that will lead down to the rest of the space. It adds a whole new level of depth, layers and character to a studio apartment. “Where the old boiler room was, we’ve converted that into the Mezzanine units Much of the volume is what used to be the school’s boiler room, and the lower areas are where they stored the coal for the boiler,” said Johnson. “We had talked about turning the boiler room into an amenities space but in the end, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up to have such a unique living space.” There are also two apartments on the historic side that have large, open doorways to the outdoors. Residents in these units essentially have their own exit and entrance with room for their own semiprivate patio space.


3. 4. 1. This particular unit is on the third floor with what used to be that attic at the tops of the rooms, so there’s more feeling of volume in the units on the third floor. At the top of the windows where we opened things up, you can see the difference where the ceiling had been suspended before and the masonry changes to where the attic space was above.



For more information: leasing@woodrowapartments.com 701-347-2412 woodrowapartments.com kilbournegroup.com Grand Opening/100-Year Celebration July 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Open to the public

2. In this photo, you can see a better view of the change in brick patterns where the attic used to be. “Many of the walls are plaster, and the masonry up there is called clay tile. That’s something that was always exposed because it was in the attic and nobody cared what it looked like up there because it wasn’t seen. Once we took the whole ceiling down it was kind of a no-brainer to just get it cleaned up and leave it exposed,” said Johnson. 3. An interesting story also comes with the hanging door over the island, which is seen in nearly every unit on the historic side. These doors come from the coat closets that were in each of the old classrooms. “What they would do is pull the door down and it would stop about a foot-and-a-half off the floor. The kids would hang their coats up, and the closets were connected to the building’s air handling system. It was heated, so the blowers would blow the heat through there,” said Johnson. “All the kids walked to school and if it was raining or snowing, they would hang their coats up, pull the closet door down and the air would draw through there and dry everything off. We were told by somebody who was familiar with the school that back in those days they didn’t have school lunch, so the kids would have to walk back home again if they didn’t bring their own. So sometimes they were leaving twice a day and would get wet all over again.” 4. There are many studio apartments available, and this one in particular is at the end of a hallway where the old bathrooms used to be. There was a big thick wall that all of the toilets back up to with the sinks on the opposite side, and you can see in the wall masonry where the plumbing chase used to be.



wonder woman

BY Kylee Seifert | PHOTO BY Paul Flessland

Kylee Seifert is a certified personal trainer, certified primal nutrition coach, certified transformational coach and a health and wellness coach. She has been in the health and fitness industry for eight years and has become an established expert in the field. Her holistic business is centered around balancing fitness, nutrition and mindset mastery. 62 | JULY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Calling all women in the FM and surrounding areas! Your tribe awaits you‌

WHAT? Fargo Wonder Woman (FW2) is a female empowerment group open to all women in Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding areas. The purpose is to unite like-minded women through fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and overall wellness.

WHEN? Recently kicked off in May, FW2 will host all women events multiple times per year with a health and wellness twist. Most eventd will be free and range from sample fitness classes from local fitness facilities, healthy cooking classes, coffee and discussions, and grocery store tours, just to name a few. The day and time of events will vary depending on availability of the facility, activity, etc. Most events will have a complimentary healthy treat of some sort and we will always wrap it up with a discussion about the real, raw things that women need to talk about with a close-knit tribe of women. Our first event was held at CrossFit Fargo last month on June 17. Jessica Grondahl took us through a CrossFit-style workout that was modifiable for women at any fitness level. We then closed out the event with a tabletop discussion around conserving our energy and how to fill up our tank so that we can show up filled with energy for the people we love and the things we love to do. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a little caffeine from Sumbeano's Coffee Bar and post-workout protein, which was provided for us by the wonderful Power Plates Meal protein cookie donation.

WHO? This group is for any woman in the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding areas who is looking for a tribe of like-minded women who have an interest in health, fitness, nutrition and overall wellness. All fitness levels are welcome. Ages 18 and up is suggested but not required, depending on the event.

WHY? No matter where you’re at on your health journey, it’s not always simple. It’s easy to fall off track, give into old, unhealthy habits and feel like you’re going at it alone. As a personal trainer and health coach, I found that my clients were looking for day-to-day accountability to stay on track and to keep them motivated. As much as I wish I could check in at all moments on their compliance and progress, I just can’t. But, by creating an amazing group of women who all want to better themselves mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, we’re able to create a really special bond right here in our very own community that provides that desired accountability! The more we promote health and wellness in this area, the stronger we’ll make our community, and that’s important beyond measure.

HOW? If you’d like to join the tribe, find us on Facebook by searching "Fargo Wonder Woman" or email me directly at kylee@kyleeseifert.com for details.

TEDxFargo 2017

event preview


BY Erica Rapp EVENT PHOTOS BY J. Alan Paul Photography


july 27

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fargo Civic Center 207 4th St. N, Fargo

Get your tickets today at tedxfargo.com or visit facebook.com/TEDxFargo for more information on surrounding events and activities.


ince 1984, TED has been sweeping the nation and bringing people together to share ideas worth spreading. For those unfamiliar, TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas and inspiring. Aside from the popular TED Talks videos, it is most well known for TEDx events–local, self-organized events that bring people together to talk about a variety of topics, problems and passions. In 2012, Greg Tehven, cofounder of Emerging Prairie, brought the first TEDx event to Fargo with a total attendance of 100 people. Co-organizer and Emerging Prairie’s director of community programs Annie Wood stated that this year, they’re planning to have about 2,000 people in the Civic Center for the event. “Last year we had right around that same number so we’re starting to think that’s just about the right size for that event. There will also be 150 people who are volunteering the day of, so TEDxFargo continues to be an event where a lot of people in our community pitch in to make sure it happens. That’s something that we continue to be grateful for,” said Wood. For This year’s theme focuses on

the word “for” and asking the question, “What are you for?” Wood said, “In a world where so many people are against this or anti-that, we want to try and be solutions-oriented, so we’re asking that question and thought about speakers who could bring a new possibility to our community and who can help solve a challenge or problem in the region.” At this year’s event, there will be 20 to 25 speakers ranging with 75 percent coming from all over the country and the rest coming from right here in the community. But these aren’t just any speakers– they’re all individuals who were chosen based on this year’s theme and what the event is trying to accomplish in the community. “There’s a group I like to call the brain trust, and they really came together and said, “Hey, what are some of those things that we want to see in our community? What are some of the challenges that we want to try and help solve?” said Wood. “Something that we really worked toward this year was thinking about diversity– finding leaders and experts in their fields who are also people of diverse backgrounds.” An Inspirational Experience “We will also have some fun surprises in the Civic Center. We’ll continue to focus on that

attendee experience," said Wood. It’s safe to say that TEDxFargo has become known for it’s incredible production quality (thanks to Livewire Entertainment) with almost a festival-like vibe inside the transformed Civic Center. In addition to the annual outdoor local lunch, a new feature that will be taking place this year is a pop-up bookstore hosted by Zandbroz Variety. TEDxFargo has partnered with the local business to go through every single past and current speaker of the event to curate a collection of books or pieces tied to each speaker. Putting Ideas Into Action Another unique aspect of this event is that it goes beyond a day’s worth of inspirational speakers. Wood explained that there will be numerous community events, workshops and adventures happening the week of the event to help the community discover. Viewing parties of the talks post-event are also being organized in order to hopefully keep the momentum going with activating certain ideas. Wood also explained that they will be holding a regional workshop after the event to help other communities build and grow their own TEDx events. “Each of our speakers will likely do one or two events

in the community during the week of TEDxFargo,” said Wood. “A lot of our speakers are really willing to give their time to push their idea forward and further into the community and by doing those events, we really hope to create champions in the community who can be those people that step up to the plate to take action. “TEDxFargo has a goal of being the TEDx event in the world that is best known for activating the ideas in our community. We’re really trying to be intentional about the ‘and then what?’ part by giving people some pathways and opportunities to help put ideas into action,” said Wood. “Between the events happening the week of and then building these tribes around these ideas afterward, we can do more in that arena.” Wood stated that Fargo falls into the “community lovers” category of TED events. That means that this event is put on in order to help drive the community forward, and that they think about what is right for it. The number of ways for attendees to be involved with this theme is truly extensive, and one can only discover the impactful possibilities that TEDxFargo holds simply by attending.



chef gavin kaysen TEDxFargo Speaker Preview


Chef Gavin Kaysen gravitates most toward traditional Heartland dishes—the kind he grew up eating and cooking. After graduating in 2001 from the New England Culinary Institute, Kaysen worked at Domaine Chandon in Yountville, California; L’Auberge de Lavaux in Lausanne, Switzerland; and L’Escargot in London, before becoming executive chef at El Bizcocho in San Diego, where he was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs. In late 2007, he joined Chef Daniel Boulud as chef de cuisine of Café Boulud in New York City, where he later earned the James Beard Rising Star Chef award and a coveted Michelin star. Kaysen returned home to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to open the acclaimed Spoon and Stable restaurant in the North Loop in the fall of 2014. Today, Kaysen helps the next generation of young culinarians improve their skills in the kitchen. He is one of the founding mentors of the nonprofit ment’or BKB Foundation and currently serves as Team USA’s head coach in preparing for the famed biennial culinary competition. Kaysen lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.



Have you ever been to Fargo before or spoken at a TEDx event?

“No to both of those, but I’m excited for both of them.”

What can people expect from your TED Talk?

“We’re going to kind of dive into the idea of creativity. Not in the sense of food, per say, but more in the sense of, how do you create and what does that creation look like when it comes to building restaurants? As an example, how can you be creative with hospitality? We’re going to go through a lot of the statistics with restaurants, what they go through and the realities such as–the national restaurant average is that five to eight cents is made per one dollar, so how do

you get creative to make money? We’re going to touch on a lot of those types of topics.”

What made you decide to come back to the Midwest after living and working all over the world?

“I grew up here so it was really kind of happened more organically. It’s not that I necessarily set out to say that I’m going to move back to Minneapolis and when, but it was more–we found this really great space that was an office building and it wasn’t an restaurant. We felt that it would be a great opportunity for us to open up a restaurant here and everything just kind of fell into place and it made sense. And I think for me and my job and what I do for a living is that so often I’m kind of told what it is that I’m going to do next,

especially when you’re a young chef, so this was an opportunity for me to pick and choose what I wanted to do.”

What’s a piece of advice that has stuck by you throughout your career that has aided in your success?

“I think it’s hard to define what success is because I feel like I’m still climbing that incredibly tall mountain, but I think humility is a really important part of our business and at the end of the day, we’re hospitalitarians. I cook food every single night. As my five year old would tell you, ‘Daddy you cook food for people at night, you have fun.’ There’s just no more reality to it than that.”

What’s something you think is important for aspiring chefs or restaurateurs to keep in mind when it comes to succeeding in the hospitality industry? “I think the reality is that you have to have patiennce. What I find kind of interesting and very inspiring is that I’ve been fortunate enough to be around a lot of the best of the business for quite some time, and they truly are what make up our industry. What I think is kind of fascinating about that is the two things I always see out of the people who are even more successful and higher up than I am is that they’re still patient and more than that, they’re still curious. I think those two things, curiosity and patience, is what keeps you there. It seems like when I moved back from New York I became successful in Minneapolis but to be honest, I’ve been cooking for 21 years. So for me, this has been a 21-year journey, not a two-year journey

which is what people tend to think it is sometimes.”

The theme of TEDxFargo this year is “for” and really finding ways implement ideas into the community. Do you have any advice on implementing the ideas from your talk into our community?

“I mean, I think what I’ll be talking about is pretty abstract in the respect that it’s not just for restaurants because creativity can be used all around us and hospitality can be used all around you. I’ll give you an example. I was buying a newspaper one day and I said ‘Good morning’ to the cashier and he didn’t look up or say anything to me. I went to give him my money but I pulled it away from him like I was playing with him like a little kid would. He looked up at me like he wanted to punch me, but I was like, ‘I just wanted to see if you’d give me eye contact. Good morning,’ and then I gave him the money. You know? You’ve got to be creative and it’s about hospitality at the end of the day in so many aspects.”

Will you be hosting any adventures or activities outside of your talk at TEDxFargo?

“It looks like I’m doing a round table discussion at a local restaurant, but I’m not sure where or which one yet.”

What do hope for Fargoans to take away from your talk? “I hope more than anything that they walk away inspired and motivated by the conversation. That’s the goal. I really look forward to the talk.”

TEDxFargo Speaker Preview


After 13 years of constant moving, Melody Warnick managed to fall madly in love with her adopted hometown of Blacksburg, Virginia, then wrote a book about how other people could do the same. "This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are" (Viking, 2016) aims to help movers and stayers alike rethink the value of their community. A freelance journalist for more than a decade, Warnick has written for The Guardian, Reader’s Digest, O: The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Better Homes and Gardens and many other publications. She still lives in Blacksburg with her husband and two daughters. Find out more at her website, melodywarnick.com. 68 | JULY 2017 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


Have you been to Fargo before?

“I have and I include Fargo in my book. I came to Fargo because I had heard that all of this cool stuff was happening there. Fargo is a place that gets underestimated a lot. I had heard about (Emerging Prairie’s) Greg Tehven and other people who were working really hard to make Fargo a cooler city and the kind of place that people wanted to come to and stay. During my research I came to Fargo and I talked to a lot of people, and I really saw up close that a lot of people who live in Fargo are incredibly passionate about it and are really dedicating themselves to improving it and making it cooler. I actually talk about Fargo all of the time when I do presentations in other cities because I think it’s a great example of


Melody Warnick

a smaller city that has totally turned around its identity because of this, because people have decided to love and embrace where they live and make it better.”

Based on the theme of your book, “This Is Where You Belong,” when did you first realize the importance of loving where you live? “I came to the realization that loving where you live mattered when I moved to my current town of Blacksburg, Virginia. It was our (husband and family) sixth move and our fifth state in 13 years. I got here thinking that everything was going to be amazing and you know, this would be our own personal Mayberry in this small college town in southwest Virginia. We got here and I realized really quickly that I didn’t like it. It was a little too small

for me, it rained all the time and it was very southern. I had been in the habit of when that happens, I would just move again and start plotting the next place we were going to go to. I realized this time that maybe part of the problem was me, and that maybe I needed to do things to actively change my behavior and my thought patterns about my town so that I could love it more. “I started doing research and came across the idea of place attachment, which is the scientific term for loving where you live and feeling an emotional bond with your place. I began doing ‘love where you live’ experiments that were actions designed to make me feel more attached to my town, and doing those things really did just change how I felt. I fell in love with my town and because of that, I am still really happy here and I feel part of the community. We’ve been here for five years now and we are not planning to move anytime soon. So really, you can change the way you feel not only about where you live but your whole life.”

What are some of those things you did that people can easily implement themselves in their own towns?

“The things that I did in my town were all fairly simple. There’s a lot of research that shows knowing and connecting with your neighbors and trusting them builds up your sense of well-being and your sense of connection in your place. So, I invited neighbors to dinner and took them muffins and things like that. I volunteered. I tried to get politically involved and I joined my town’s citizen’s institute. I tried to become a regular at a restaurant. I went hiking a lot around here, because one of the ways we can feel more connected with our place is to get out in its nature.”

What can guests expect from the TEDx adventure you’ll be hosting that’s separate from your TED Talk?

“On the morning of TEDx, I was asked to do some easy and cool placemaking projects. Placemaking, to me at least, is this idea of doing little things to make your place more livable and more enjoyable. I haven’t nailed down what we’re going to be doing, but it may be something like putting Googly eyes on mailboxes, writing jokes and posting them on buildings or making sidewalk chalk art, things that are totally easy and fun. The idea is to give you a sense of ownership over your place. You’re making something interesting happen there and you’re making it a little bit more delightful for other people as well.”

What is the main idea you hope that Fargoans will take away from your talk?

“One of the things I talk about in my book that really resonates with a lot of people is the concept of the geographic cure, which is this magical thinking that a lot of us are prone to that says, ‘The next time is going to be better and my life will be perfect if I move to this other city.’ It’s kind of that ‘grass is greener’ restlessness sense that can apply to a lot of facets of our lives even in jobs and relationships. Every time we get the slightest bit unhappy, we think we should switch everything up and it will be better. That works sometimes, or it works temporarily. My talk will explore why we feel that way, some of the physiological and biological underpinnings of that restlessness and how we can learn to control those urges toward switching things up all the time. The idea is to give people some tools for seeing their lives and their surroundings/ situations in new ways rather than always tending to quit the job, move to the new city and blow up your life. It’s about being happy with where you are right now.”





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

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

333 4th St. S, Fargo

Carrie's Twisted Art

Every Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

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

speak to the bereavement department. hrrv.org Hospice of the Red River Valley

1701 38th St. S, Fargo

Shamanic Journey Circle

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

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

111 Broadway N, Fargo

FM RedHawks vs. St. Paul

Thursday and Friday, July 6-7 at 7:02 p.m.; Saturday, July 8 at 6 p.m. fmredhawks.com Newman Outdoor Field 1515 15th Ave. N, Fargo

carriestwistedart.com Carrie's Twisted Art Studios

West Fargo Farmers Market & Beyond

Trans Mentor Program


300 Main Ave. Suite 110, Fargo 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. pridecollective.com Pride Collective and Community Center

1105 1st Ave. S, Fargo

Grief Journeys For Men Support Group

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

This is a free ongoing grief support group for men who have experienced a loss through death. This group is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, call (800) 237-4629 and ask to


July 6-October 5 on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. South Elmwood Parking Lot

500 13th Ave. W, West Fargo

Detroit Lakes Water Carnival July 7-16

The Detroit Lakes Water Carnival is multiple days of fun for all ages. Activities include night disc golf, parades, family picnics and activities, fishing extravaganza, various contests, pancake breakfasts, bike tours, a demolition derby, live music, a magician, pageants, sand soccer, a farmers market, a golf tournament, a cruise night with classic cars, pet parades and plenty of live music and dances. The daily event list is truly extensive and there's something for everybody to do. Visit the website below for a full event listing for each day. dljaycees.com/events.html Detroit Lakes, Minn. - Various Locations





Brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed bring a genuine Everly Brothers Experience to the stage and celebrate the genetic intimacy present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil. When the guitar became electric, The Everly Brothers bridged the gap between country and R&B and created rock and roll that had never been heard before. With countless hits and classics, The Everly Brothers inspired artists such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel, The Kinks and many others that utilize the blend of two-part harmony. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo




Red River Market

July 8-October 28 on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Downtown Fargo Broadway and Fourth Avenue North

Movie Night In The Park

Monday, June 10 and 31 at dusk

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

302 7th St. S, Fargo

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Tuesday, July 11 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

With theatrical hits such as “Close Every Door,” “Go Go Joseph” and “Any Dream Will Do,” "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber is one of the most enduring musicals of all time. Gooseberry Park Players will tell this timeless story in a modern light. gooseberryparkplayers.org Minnesota State University Moorhead

1104 7th Ave. S, Moorhead

FM RedHawks vs. Kansas City

Tuesday and Wednesday, July 11-12 at 7:02 p.m.; Thursday, July 13 at 12:30 p.m. fmredhawks.com Newman Outdoor Field

1515 15th Ave. N, Fargo

Red River Valley Fair July 11-16

Turn it up at this year's annual Red River Valley Fair with tons of exhibits, livestory, auto racing, foot stands and plenty of exciting carnival rides and shows. There will be national and local acts performing each night at the Beer Gardens and the Grandstand everyday, and you have to be sure to catch some of the competitive exhibits. All Grandstand entertainment is free with your paid gate admission. redrivervalleyfair.com Red River Valley Fairgrounds

1805 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

Moorhead Farmers Market

July 11-August 20 on Tuesdays from 2-7 p.m. cityofmoorhead.com Moorhead Center Mall (Parking Lot)

Corner of Center Avenue and Fourth Street North

Art & Business Breakfast

Tuesday, July 11 from 7:30-9 a.m.

Join the Plains Art Museum for their next gathering in the Art & Business Breakfast series. This innovative program brings together Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo

artists with business and cultural leaders. Through presentations, conversations and activities, you'll explore the connections art and business share and find the potential for discovering and expanding mutually beneficial relationships. Reservations requested to this free event. Coffee, juice, bagels and pastries will be available. plainsart.org Plains Art Museum

704 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Concert In The Park

Wednesday, July 12 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Local bands will entertain families with their musical acts. Kids will also be able to get their faces painted, jump in a bouncy castle and take home a craft project. This is a free event and there will be limited concessions for sale. fargoparks.com Roosevelt Park

120 9th St. N, Fargo

Clay County Fair July 13-16

The exciting four-day event offers wholesome, family entertainment and something for everyone to enjoy. Grandstand events this year include a demolition derby, live music acts, Ranch Rodeo and more to be announced. There will be plenty of exhibitors, kids' activities, livestock shows and more. mnclaycountyfair.com Clay County Fairgrounds

620 Main Ave. E, Barnesville, Minn.

Downtown Fargo Street Fair July 13-15

The streets of Downtown Fargo will be filled with entertainment, booths and vendors selling tasty food, crafts, art and everything in between. Enjoy the beauty of downtown and celebrate the world of handmade at this great annual event. downtownfargo.com Downtown Fargo

Tig Notaro

Thursday, July 13 at 8 p.m.

Named by Rolling Stone as one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time, Tig Notaro is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Mississippi. Tig writes, produces and stars in the semi-autobiographical Amazon series "One Mississippi" which yielded several awards nominations in its first season. Tig was also nominated for an Emmy as well as a Grammy for her 2016 HBO special "Boyish Girl Interrupted" and a GLAAD Award nomination for the Netflix Original Documentary "Tig." Her memoir "I’m Just a Person" is a New York Times Bestseller. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

Women Connect: Women Creating a New World Through Fearless and Passionate Leadership Tuesday, July 18 from 3:30-5 p.m.

THEORY OF A DEADMAN Tuesday, July 11 at 8 p.m.

Theory of a Deadman is on tour in support of their latest album,"Cold Water." The Road Runner Records four-piece band hails from Vancouver, British Columbia. The group is most known for 2008’s platinum-certified breakthrough, "Scars & Souvenirs," which yielded the No. 1 Mainstream Rock Radio. Most recently, 2011's "The Truth Is..." landed in the Top 10 of Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart upon its debut and it spawned the No. 1 radio hit "Lowlife," which ruled rock radio for three weeks straight. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Trollwood Performing Art School's Mainstage Musical: "Beauty & The Beast" July 14, 15, 18-22, 25-29

Trollwood Performing Arts School is bringing Disney's "Beauty & The Beast" to the stage for their annual Mainstage Musical production. For the second time in Trollwood history, but the first time on the Bluestem stage, you're invited to “Be Our Guest” for this enchanted love story. Trollwood's 2005 version of Disney’s "Beauty & the Beast" was one for the history books, as it held the record for the largestattended Mainstage Musical in Trollwood history, until last summer when "The Little Mermaid" shattered that record. The classic story tells the tale of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. trollwood.org Bluestem Center for the Arts

801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

Fargo Invaders vs. Pioneers

Whether you are a woman who has been in a leadership role for some time, an emerging leader or a woman thinking about stepping into a leadership role, this session is for you. How, as women, do we step into our leadership role, lead fearlessly and powerfully, create lasting impact and sustain it when we also want to have a personal life that is fulfilling and satisfying? At this presentation, you will learn how to inspire, motivate and model what is possible for others and more. You'll have the opportunity to discover how to redefine and reframe your leadership so that leading powerfully and authentically becomes natural. Cost for Chamber members is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Cost for non-members is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. fmwfchamber.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

July Off The Clock: A Tee Party

Wednesday, July 19 from 5:15-7:30 p.m.

No need to be Tiger Woods to join in on this kind of fun, and golf experience is not required. This month's Young Professionals Network (YPN) Off the Clock event will be held at the Moorhead Country Club where we will be also hosting a putting contest. Come for networking, putting or both. This event is free, but registration is required. fmwfchamber.com Moorhead Country Club

Saturday, July 15 at 6 p.m.

2101 River Drive N, Moorhead

5600 25th St. S, Fargo

Wednesday, July 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

fargoinvaders.org Shanley High School - Sid Cichy Stadium

USA Wrestling July 15-22

usawevents.sportngin.com/fargo Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo

Rare Beer Picnic 2017

Saturday, July 15 from 4-8 p.m.

Hosted by Junkyard Brewing Company and Usher's House, the focus of the Rare Beer Picnic is aged, soured and infused beers with Minnesota craft breweries as well as surrounding area breweries. It is a smaller festival, which gives you and the participating breweries a more intimate experience. Enjoy local music, a picnic lunch provided by Usher’s House and the best craft beer samples. Each ticket includes entry, the picnic lunch, unlimited beer samples, and a branded souvenir glass to take home. junkyardbeer.com W.H. Davy Park (Beside Usher's House)

700 1st Ave. N, Moorhead

Hawaiian Beach Blast

Come out and say "Aloha!" to your neighbors and friends during a fun-filled evening. Participate in karaoke contest and dance to your favorite hits with Platinum Plus DJ. Other free activities will include a limbo contest, face painting, kite flying, barrel car rides and giant lawn games. Inflatable games will be available for $2. Hotdog, chips and a beverage will be sold for $1 per plate. wfparks.org Rendezvouz Park

1055 32nd Ave. E, West Fargo

Glow-In-The-Dark Golf Tournament Wednesday, June 21 at dusk

Give your golf game a new challenge by playing in the dark. Glow balls are provided and all tournaments start just after dusk. Space is limited so register in advance. Cost is $940 per team for a two-person A/Y scramble. fargoparks.com El Zagel Public Golf Course

1400 Elm St. N, Fargo



Saturday, July 22 at 8 p.m. Art of Anarchy has collectively sold tens of millions of albums worldwide and have a rock pedigree that most artists would be content to call their own. Lead guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal hails formerly from Guns N’ Roses, while bassist John Moyer first rose to fame as a member of Disturbed. The most recent addition to the group is Grammy Award-winner Scott Stapp, the founder and lead singer of Creed, who has recently replaced the late Scott Weiland (of Stone Temple Pilots) as AOA’s lead singer. The addition of Stapp and the electrifying new musical direction he brings ushers in a new era for the group, especially with their new album "The Madness" which was released in March. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Goo Goo Dolls “Long Way Home Summer Tour” with Phillip Phillips Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.

American rock band The Goo Goo Dolls formed in 1985 in Buffalo, New York, and is well known for their commercially successful 1998 single "Iris", along with several other notable hits such as "Name," "Black Balloon," "Slide," "Better Days" and "Broadway." In October 2012, "Iris" was ranked No. 1 on Billboard's Top 100 Pop Songs 1992-2012 chart, which also featured the band's singles "Slide" at No. 9 and "Name" at No. 24. The Goo Goo Dolls have had 19 top ten singles on various charts and have sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a show time of 7:30 p.m.

closer to the event at downtownfargo.com. downtownfargo.com Downtown Fargo - Various Locations

Summer Splash

Thursday, July 20 from 2-4 p.m.

Jump into the water for an afternoon of fun in the sun with free inflatable games, diving contents and more to help you beat the summer heat. cityofmoorhead.com Moorhead Municipal Pool

800 19 St. S, Moorhead

West Fargo Cruise Night

Thursday, July 20 from 5-9 p.m.

5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

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

Corks & Canvas

Main Avenue to 7th Avenue

jadepresents.com SCHEELS Arena

Thursday, July 20 from 5-9 p.m.

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

topperscarclub.com Sheyenne Street, West Fargo

Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, July 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Gather a team and check in at the Veterans Memorial Arena at 5:30 p.m., although pre-registration is recommended. Enjoy a free hotdog, chips and beverage before the hunt begins. Each team will be given a list of clues and sent out to explore the parks. At

each location, team members will need to capture their visit on camera to show judges when they return to the Veterans Memorial Arena by 8:15 p.m. All teams who complete these tasks and return on time will be entered in a drawing for the grand prize. wfparks.org Veterans Memorial Arena

1201 7th Ave. E, West Fargo


Thursday, July 27 at 9 a.m.

This popular summer event that stems out of the famous TED talks is back. With an extensive list of inspirational speakers from all over the country, plenty of surrounding activities and lots of opportunities to get involved in the community, this year's TEDxFargo is sure to inspire and impress. This year's incredible festival-like event will focus on the theme of "for" and the question, "What are you for?" and how ideas can help solve challenges in the community. tedxfargo.com Fargo Civic Center

207 4th St. N, Fargo

The City 94.5 Presents: An Evening with Dawes Saturday, July 29 at 8 p.m.

Dawes is an American folk-rock band that hails from Los Angeles, California, and has been described as having a "Laurel Canyon" sound derived from artists such as Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joni Mitchell or Neil Young. The band has currently released five full studio albums and have appeared on numerous television shows such as "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Parenthood." Doors open at 7 p.m. with a show time of 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

German Folk Festival

Saturday, July 29 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Come explore German culture at Rheault Farm in Fargo as the park district hosts the annual German Folk Festival. You can dance and socialize with German music and an additional German-American stage performance will be held throughout the day. Browse through German displays, presentations and crafts. German/American foods will be available for purchase. fargoparks.com Rheault Farm

2902 25th St. S, Fargo


Friday, July 28 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, July 29 at noon Celebrating 22 years this year, the Fargo Blues Festival will be hosting multiple world-class bands and you'll be able to enjoy great tunes, food and beverages. This year's lineup includes Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Walter Trout, Lurrie Bell & His Chicago Blues Band, Albert Cummings, Ray Fuller & The Bluesrockers, Liz Mandeville Band, The Bizness, Norman Jackson Band, Tweed Funk and many more notable acts. fargobluesfest.com Newman Outdoor Field

1515 15th Ave. N, Fargo

Q105.1 Presents: In This Moment with Motionless in White, VIMIC & Little Miss Nasty Sunday, July 30 at 7 p.m.

American metalcore band In This Moment was formed in Los Angeles, California, by singer Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth in 2005. Their debut album "Beautiful Tragedy" was released in 2007 and followed by the album "The Dream" the next year and debuted at No. 73 on the Billboard 200. The band's third album, "A Star-Crossed Wasteland" was released in 2010, and their fourth album titled "Blood" was released in August 2012 and debuted at No. 15. In November 2014, their album "Black Widow" debuted at No. 8 as their highest position on the charts yet. The band is known for their elaborate and impressive live performances and has performed at


redrivervalleyfair.com Red River Valley Fairgrounds

1805 Main Ave. W, West Fargo


Sunday, August 6 at 7 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Center for the Arts

801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

several notable tours and festivals such as Ozzfest, Warped Tour, Mayhem Festival, Rock on the Range, Knotfest and more. Opening acts will be popular metalcore band Motionless in White, VIMIC and Little Miss Nasty. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a show time of 7 p.m. jadepresents.com Fargo Civic Center

207 4th St. N, Fargo

NoMo Farmers Market

July 11-August 20 on Tuesdays from 2-7 p.m. junkyardbeer.com Junkyard Brewing Co.

1416 1st Ave. N, Moorhead

School Supply Dance-A-Thon For United Way Monday, July 31 from 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Courts Plus is having a dance-a-thon to help collect school supplies for local elementary schools as a part of the United Way of Cass-Clay's annual Back-to-School drive. To participate, bring school supplies for donation to students in need. fargoparks.com Courts Plus

3491 University Drive S, Fargo

WE Fest

August 3-5

FM PRIDE WEEK August 10-14

Events will take place at various locations.


Saturday, August 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. fargoparks.com Rheault Farm

2902 25th St. S, Fargo

7TH ANNUAL SYMPHONY ROCKS: "LEGENDS OF ROCK" Thursday, August 17 at 8 p.m. fmsymphony.org Bluestem Center for the Arts

801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

HAPPY HARRY'S FIELD OF BEERS Thursday, August 17 from 4:30-9 p.m. fieldofbeers.com Newman Outdoor Field

1515 15th Ave. N, Fargo


facebook.com/FargoFoodTruckFestival North Dakota Horse Park

5180 19th Ave. N, Fargo

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


25526 County Highway 22, Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Island Park

wefest.com Soo Pass Ranch

Bruno Mars "24K Magic World Tour" Friday, August 4 at 8 p.m.

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

1800 University Drive S, Fargo

Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m. fargodome.com Fargodome

1800 University Drive N, Fargo



307 7th Ave. S, Fargo

FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS Tuesday, August 29 at 7 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Center for the Arts

801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead

KENNY ROGERS' FINAL WORLD TOUR: "THE GAMBLER'S LAST DEAL" WITH SPECIAL GUEST LINDA DAVIS Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Center for the Arts

801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead






SATURDAY, JULY 1 '90s-'00s Hip Hop Party with Shawn Who - The Aquarium Downtown Sound - Dempsey's Nathan Pitcher of BOOTS - Front Street Taproom Lonesome Dan Kase - Junkyard Brewing Co. Dirty Word - Shotgun Sally's Someday Heroes - VFW: Downtown Some Sh*tty Cover Band - The Windbreak Stone Shifter, Brutalar, High Gear Rick's Bar SUNDAY, JULY 2 Kwaician - Junkyard Brewing Co. Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, JULY 3 Kristoff Krane + Kill The Vultures Kairos Tour - The Aquarium Dan Christianson - Junkyard Brewing Co. WEDNESDAY, JULY 5 Stephanie Nilles - Dempsey's Pat Lenertz - Junkyard Brewing Co. THURSDAY, JULY 6 Zach Thomas - Flatland Brewery Janson - Front Street Taproom Mary Marshall Trio - HoDo Lounge Matt Aakre - Junkyard Brewing Co. Contention - The Windbreak


FRIDAY, JULY 7 Hazing, High Hopes, Baltic to Boardwalk, The Knotties, Cascades The Aquarium Fattening Frogs - Dempsey's Bondy with special guest Solvei Stenslie - Front Street Taproom Grindflicks '90s Part with vintage music videos - Junkyard Brewing Co. Zach Thomas - Lucky's 13 Summer Nights American Party Pickled Parrot Sidewinder - Speck's Bar Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome Shotgun Sally's Redd Molly - VFW: Downtown Contention - The Windbreak Broke & Thirsty - Rick's Bar

SATURDAY, JULY 8 DJ Shawn Who - Dempsey's Plan B Duo - Front Street Taproom Anthony Chaput - Junkyard Brewing Co. Acoustic Wood - Lucky's 13 Summer Nights American Party Pickled Parrot Phobophilic demo release show - Red Raven The Woofers - Shotgun Sally's Redd Molly - VFW: Downtown Skyline - The Windbreak Broke & Thirsty - Rick's Bar

JULY 9TH - 15TH SUNDAY, JULY 9 Jessica Vines & Conor Lee - Junkyard Brewing Co. Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, JULY 10 Big Thief with Twain - The Aquarium Open Mic Night with CMPTRDSTR Front Street Taproom You Knew Me When - Junkyard Brewing Co. TUESDAY, JULY 11 Friends & Neighbors Bluegrass Band - Junkyard Brewing Co. Lars and Joe Pony Show acoustic night - Shotgun Sally's WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 Sub:Culture and Jade Presents: PRXZM (Late Show) - The Aquarium D Minor Duo - Bar Nine DJ Shawn Who Hip Hop Night Dempsey's YKMW - Flatland Brewery Gina Powers - Junkyard Brewing Co. THURSDAY, JULY 13 Cold Sweat - The Aquarium Matt Aakre (Parking Lot Party) - Bar Nine The Front Fenders - Fort Noks Jon Walters - Front Street Taproom The Deb Jenkins Band - HoDo Lounge The Lollygagers - Junkyard Brewing Co. Rhyme or Reason - The Windbreak FRIDAY, JULY 14 Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band, The Chinchees, SuperCruiser The Aquarium Helena Handbasket - Dempsey's Paul Christian - Fort Noks Tucker'd Out - Front Street Taproom Kwaician - Junkyard Brewing Co. Todd's Acoustic Blues - Lucky's 13 Summer Nights Beach Party - Pickled Parrot Twice as Hard - Speck's Bar 24 Seven - Shotgun Sally's Blue Grit - VFW: Downtown Rhyme or Reason - The Windbreak SATURDAY, JULY 15 DJ Shawn Who - Dempsey's Eric Jacobson - Front Street Taproom Stovepipes - Junkyard Brewing Co. Mick Klein - Lucky's 13

Summer Nights Beach Party - Pickled Parrot Salt Creek, Unturned, Inconsistent, Too Fast For Frank, Gneil - Red Raven Twice as Hard - Speck's Bar Tripwire - Shotgun Sally's Blue Grit - VFW: Downtown Candy Shop - The Windbreak

JULY 16TH - 20TH SUNDAY, JULY 16 Warren Christensen - Junkyard Brewing Co. Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, JULY 17 Open Mic Night with CMPTRDSTR Front Street Taproom Steve Stine - Junkyard Brewing Co. TUESDAY, JULY 18 The Cropdusters - Junkyard Brewing Co. Mick Klein acoustic night - Shotgun Sally's WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 Tiny Moving Parts, Jeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson - The Aquarium The Vinegar Strokes - Bar Nine Tucker'd Out - Junkyard Brewing Co. At The Emporium, Go Murphy, Chaos in Question - Shotgun Sally's THURSDAY, JULY 20 Snailmate, Gneil, Sangha, StickFigure Biography - The Aquarium Matty J - Front Street Taproom The Gina Powers Band - HoDo Lounge Cookie - Junkyard Brewing Co. October Road - The Windbreak FRIDAY, JULY 21 The Melvins with Spotlights (Dempsey's Upstairs) - The Aquarium Poitin - Dempsey's Fancy That - Front Street Taproom Matty J - Junkyard Brewing Co. Todd & Mo Acoustic - Lucky's 13 Uptown Live - Pickled Parrot Mad Man’s Illusion - Speck's Bar 2Manchu - Shotgun Sally's Thunder Ridge - VFW: Downtown The Roosters - The Windbreak Liquored Up - Rick's Bar

SATURDAY, JULY 22 El Dub with Mike Devaney - The Aquarium Max Johnk Septet - Dempsey's Tanner Yocom - Front Street Taproom DJ Morplay - Junkyard Brewing Co. Guys & Dahls - Lucky's 13 Uptown Live - Pickled Parrot 32 Below - Shotgun Sally's Thunder Ridge - VFW: Downtown Liquored Up - Rick's Bar

JULY 23RD - 31ST SUNDAY, JULY 23 Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak Beer & Hymns feat. The Skipjacks Junkyard Brewing Co. MONDAY, JULY 24 Open Mic Night with CMPTRDSTR Front Street Taproom D Mills - Junkyard Brewing Co. TUESDAY, JULY 25 The Cropdusters - Junkyard Brewing Co. Zach Thomas acoustic night Shotgun Sally's WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 Shaun Mitzel - Bar Nine Jan Severson - Junkyard Brewing Co.

Jessica Vines and Conor Lee - Front Street Taproom Joey Capoccia and Derek McSwain HoDo Lounge Zach Thomas - Junkyard Brewing Co. FRIDAY, JULY 28 Gina Powers Band - Dempsey's Tristan Larson - Front Street Taproom Nathan Pitcher - Junkyard Brewing Co. The Misadventures - Lucky's 13 Downtown Sound - Pickled Parrot Raw Sugar - Speck's Bar October Road - Shotgun Sally's Frost Fire - VFW: Downtown Broseph E. Lee - The Windbreak SATURDAY, JULY 29 Scarlet Canary, Insidious, Anomic The Aquarium iPod DJ Night - Dempsey's Ali Rood - Front Street Taproom Tristan Larson - Junkyard Brewing Co. Acoustic Wood - Lucky's 13 Downtown Sound - Pickled Parrot Raw Sugar - Speck's Bar Boomtown - Shotgun Sally's Frost Fire - VFW: Downtown SUNDAY, JULY 30 Beer & Hymns feat. Good Shepherd Band - Junkyard Brewing Co. Open Mic Night with Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, JULY 31 Open Mic Night with CMPTRDSTR Front Street Taproom Jon Walters - Junkyard Brewing Co.

THURSDAY, JULY 27 Guys & Dahls - Blvd Pub Broseph E. Lee - The Windbreak




















226 Broadway N, Fargo (Above Dempsey's) 1405 Prairie Parkway, West Fargo 3147 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo 226 Broadway N, Fargo 3140 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

52 Broadway N, Fargo 614 Main Ave., Fargo

101 Broadway N, Fargo

1416 1st Ave. N, Moorhead 4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

916 Main Ave., Fargo 2721 Main Ave., Fargo 2611 Main Ave., Fargo 1515 42nd St. S, Fargo

202 Broadway N, Fargo 3150 39th St. S, Fargo







Three Lyons Pub

Fargo Billiards and Gastropub

Drekker Brewing Company

Hennessy's Irish Pub

8 p.m.

6 p.m.

675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

8 p.m.

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

8 p.m.

3234 43rd St. S, Fargo

7:30 p.m.

Work Zone

701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

7 p.m.

Rhombus Guys Pizza 606 Main Ave., Fargo

8:30 p.m.

Town Hall Bar

103 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

2nd - "The Office" trivia 9th - "Labyrinth" trivia 16th - Baseball trivia 23rd - "Dumb & Dumber" trivia 30th - Disney trivia 9 p.m.

630 1st Ave. N, Fargo

JC Chumley's

1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

8 p.m.

Bomb Shelter

Dave's Southside Tap

1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo

803 Belsly Blvd., Moorhead

Fargo Brewing Ale House

The Silver Dollar Bar & The Flying Pig Grill

7 p.m.

4445 17th Ave. S, Fargo

8 p.m. 11th - "Grey's Anatomy" trivia 18th - "New Girl" trivia 25th - "Pitch Perfect" trivia

7 p.m.

Town Hall Bar

8 p.m. 11th - "Grey's Anatomy" trivia 18th - "New Girl" trivia 25th - "Pitch Perfect" trivia

Red Hen Taphouse 7 p.m.


612 1st Ave. N, Fargo

8 p.m.

Front Street Taproom 614 Main Ave., Fargo

7 p.m.

7 p.m.

Tailgators Sports Cafe

1322 Main Ave., Fargo

6:30 p.m.

Three Lyons Pub

675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

8 p.m.

The Bowler

2630 University Drive S, Fargo

8 p.m.

7 p.m.

Fargo Brewing Company 610 University Drive N, Fargo

7 p.m.

1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo

9 p.m.

VFW: Downtown Fargo 202 Broadway N, Fargo

7 p.m.

Flatland Brewery

3140 Bluestem Drive #105, West Fargo 1710 Center Ave. E, Dilworth

8:30 p.m.

Vic's Lounge

420 Center Ave., Moorhead

221 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

Labby's Grill & Bar

103 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

OB Sports Zone

22 Broadway N, Fargo

325 10th St. N, Fargo

7 p.m.

Herd & Horns

4323 45th St. S, Fargo


7 p.m.

SUNDAYS Urban 42 Kitchen & Bar

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

8 p.m. 2nd - "Bob's Burgers" trivia 9th - "Mighty Ducks" trivia 16th - "Harry Potter" trivia 23rd - "The Room" trivia 30th - "Friends" trivia

Hooligan's Bar & Grill

3330 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

8:30 p.m. 5th - Boy bands trivia 12th - "Scrubs" trivia 19th - Cartoons trivia 26th - "The Office" trivia

Pepper's Sports Cafe

2510 University Drive S, Fargo

8 p.m.



Acapulco 1150 36th St. S, Fargo









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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

522 Broadway N, Fargo

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

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

Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

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

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

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

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

The Boiler Room 210 Broadway N, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

Half off all drinks and apps 10pm-midnight

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

Bomb Shelter 325 10th St. N, Fargo

2-for-1s all day

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

2-for-1s all day

3-for-1s 9pmmidnight

2-for-1s all day

2-for-1s all day

Borrowed Buck’s Roadhouse 1201 Westrac Drive, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Bowler 2630 University Drive S, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Inside the Fargo Inn & Suites)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bulldog Tap 4265 45th St. S, Fargo

$3.50 tall domestic taps 6pm-close

$2.75 domestic bottles 8pm-midnight

$3.50 UV and Bacardi 8pm-midnight

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

$3.75 Stoli and Jack Daniels 8pm-midnight

$3.50 Smirnoff and Windsor 8pm-midnight

$3.50 tall domestic taps and import bottles all day

The Bismarck Tavern

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

The Box 1025 38th St. SW, Fargo









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

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

$1 off taps and wells 8pm-close

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

50 cent Busch Light taps 8pm-close

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

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

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

Dempsey’s 226 Broadway N, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Hour drink specials 4pm-close

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

$2.75 domestic bottles, $3 Bacardi

$2.75 domestic bottles, $1 off Martinis

$3.50 Stoli and domestic taps

$3.50 Crown Royal and taps

$3.75 teas, $3 Windsor

$3 Smirnoff and Captain Morgan

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

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

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

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

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

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

$1 off Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers noon5pm

$3.50 Crown Royal

$2.95 Bacardi

$2.75 Windsor

$2.95 Captain Morgan, $3.95 Jack Daniel's

$3.50 Stoli, $3.25 Jim Beam

$3.50 import and craft bottles, $3.95 Jagermeister

$2.75 vodka and Windsor

$4 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doolittles Woodfire Grill 2112 25th St. S, Fargo

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

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

Fort Noks Bar of Gold 52 Broadway N, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

614 Main Ave., Fargo

Happy Hour noon-5pm: $1 off pints

Happy Hour noon-5pm: $1 off pints

Happy Hour noon-5pm: $1 off pints

Happy Hour noon-5pm: $1 off pints

Happy Hour noon-5pm: $1 off pints

Golf Addiction 4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Mulligan Monday: 2-for-1 taps

Twosday: $2 domestic bottles

Apple Winesday: Half price appetizers and wine

Thirstday: $2 Green Cup Fills

$5 domestic pitchers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Front Street Taproom

Granite City 1636 42nd St. S, Fargo


All day Happy Hour

$2 Green Cup Fills

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

Herd and Horns 1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo





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

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

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

Tea Night: $3.50 16oz. teas

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off pints

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off pints

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

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off pints

Kilstone Brewing 764 34th St. N, Fargo



NFL Special: $15.50 bucket of pounders

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

$3.50 jumbo teas, $5.25 top shelf all day

$3.95 32oz. mugs 8pm-close

F&F Poor Boy pounders $2.95/$3.25

$1 off all bottles and drinks 9pmclose

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

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

$2.25 short domestic beers

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

$3.50 tall domestic taps 3pm-close

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

Happy Hour 3-6pm

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

Luna Fargo 1545 University Drive S, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mezzaluna 309 Roberts St. N, Fargo

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

The Northern 325 10th St. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

NoBull Smokehouse 609 NP Ave, Fargo

$5 mules 4pmmidnight

$3 teas 4pmmidnight

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

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

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

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

Rum Monday: $3 Malibu and Captain Morgan

$3 Long Island Iced Teas and 23oz domestic taps

Whiskey Wednesday: $3 Bison Ridge and Windsor

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

$3 UV Vodka

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

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

$1 you-call-its 7-9pm

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

Happy Hour all day



Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo





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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Pounds ​6 12 1st Ave. N, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Martini Monday: $2 off all martinis

Top Shelf Tuesday: $2 off all top shelf liquors

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

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

Rhombus Guys 606 Main Ave., Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rick’s Bar 2721 Main Ave., Fargo

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

$3.75 Crown Royal, $3.95 Crown Black

$2.95 Bacardi and domestic bottles 4:30pmclose

Mug Club Night $3.75 Jack Daniel's and teas

$3.25 UV Vodka

$3.25 import and specialty bottles $3.25 Ice Hole shots

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

Rooter’s Bar 107 Broadway N, Fargo

$2 12oz. domestic draws all day

$2.50 domestic bottles all day

$2.50 Captain Morgan and Windsor all day

$2.50 teas, $7.50 domestic pitchers

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

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

The Round Up Saloon 4501 Urban Plains Drive, Fargo

Happy Hour all day

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

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

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

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

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

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

$3 Jameson, Absolut and Deep Eddy drinks 4pmclose

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

Half price bottles of wine 4pm-close

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

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

$7 Bottomless Brunch Barrels 11am-2pm

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

Sickie's Garage 3431 Fiechtner Drive S, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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








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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles

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

$3.15 Coors Light and Mich Golden Light bottles

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

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

$2.80 all wells, $5.25 Busch Light pitchers

Speck’s Bar 2611 Main Ave., Fargo

$2.95 pounders

$3 Bacardi and Jim Beam

$2.95 Morgan $3.95 Jack Daniel's

$2.95 whiskeys and Barefoot wines

$3.25 import and craft beers, $3.25 Smirnoff

$3.25 UV Vodka

$2.75 wells, $3.35 20oz. taps

Spirits Lounge 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

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

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

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

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

Happy Hour drink specials open-4pm

Happy Hour drink specials all day

Sports Bar 619 NP Ave. N, Fargo

$2.50 tap beer pints, $3.50 talls

$2.50 Stoli and $3.50 Stoli with energy drink

College Night: Half price domestic pitchers

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

½ off pitchers 7-10 pm

½ off pitchers 7-10 pm

$3 pounders, $3.50 Bloody Marys

Tailgators Sports Cafe 1322 Main Ave, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All drinks half price after 9pm

$3 Captain Morgan

$6 domestic pitchers

$3 Windsor

$3 domestic pounders and bottles

$3 teas

Happy Hour 11am-5pm

Vinyl Taco 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

$2 off jumbo 32oz. Margaritas

$2 PBR pounders, $1 off Almond-Ritas

$1 off Padre’s Root Beer Float

$2 off all tequila shots

$1 off Cadillac Margaritas, $2 Margaritas 9pmclose

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

The Windbreak 3150 39th St. S, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

Woody’s Bar 1550 32nd Ave. S, Fargo

Happy Hour All Day ($1 off all drinks)

$3.30 Captain Morgan, $3.30 Bacardi and Flavors

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

$3.85 Crown Royal, $3.85 Jack Daniel's

$3.30 Captain Morgan, $3.50 Long Island Iced Tea

Twist 220 Broadway N, Fargo

VFW: Downtown

202 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour all day

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

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









$3.50 tall domestics and Jameson

$3 Captain Morgan and Titos Vodka

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

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

WEST FARGO Bar Nine 1405 Prairie Pkwy., West Fargo

$3.50 tall domestics, Stoli and Jack Daniel's

$1 off all taps and bottled beers

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

Blarney Stone 1910 9th St. E, West Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blvd Pub 3147 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

$3.50 22oz. domestic beers

Hooligans 3330 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

$2.50 domestic bottles all day

$3 domestic talls all day

$3.50 well Margaritas, $3 Corona and Dos Equis

$2.50 Morgans and Bacardi all day

$3 well drinks 7pm-close

$3 bomb shots 8pm-midnight

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

Pub West 3140 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

$3.50 tall domestic beer, $4.50 tall craft beer

$3.50 Captain Morgan and Bacardi

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

$3.50 UV, Wave and Tito's Vodka

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

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

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

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

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

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi and domestic bottles

$3.50 bomb shots and Tito’s Vodka

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

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

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

$3 shots (excluding top shelf pour)

75¢ off all whiskeys

$1 off Margaritas (to go with Taco Thursday)

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

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

$4 Bloody Marys and Caesars

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

$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 and 7-11pm

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

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

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

Silver Dollar Flying Pig 221 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

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

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

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

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

$3 off all pitchers 7pmclose

Tall beers for the price of short 7pm-close

Half 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 & Washington Apples 7-11pm

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

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

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









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

$2.50 regular domestic beers and Windsor

12 inch pizza and a pitcher of beer for $11

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

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

Work Zone 701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

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

$3 Bacardi and Ice Hole

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

$3 Captain Morgan, Malibu and Jag

$3 Jack and Jims

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

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

Dave’s Southside Tap 803 Belsly Blvd., Moorhead

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

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

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

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

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

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

$3.50 tall domestic taps and import bottles all day

JC Chumley’s 1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

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

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

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

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

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

$5 endless Mimosas 11am4pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Hour 1-7pm, $4 scratch teas

Happy Hour 1pm-midnight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grand beers $2.75 (all day)


Rustica Tavern 315 Main Ave., Moorhead

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

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

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

Speak Easy 1001 30th Ave., S, Moorhead

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

2-for-1s 4-6pm

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

Vic’s Bar & Grill 427 Center Ave, Moorhead

$2.75 Captain Morgan

2-for-1s 8-11pm

$2.75 whiskeys

Ladies night 8-10pm $5 pitchers

Late night Happy Hour 9pm-midnight

$5 pitchers all day

Bloody Mary special

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

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

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

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

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

$4.50 Bloody Marys and Mimosas all day

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

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


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