Fargo Monthly July 2018

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Are you a pet owner in the FargoMoorhead area? Well, we asked the city of Fargo, looked over the data, and came up with the things you need to know about owning a pet in Fargo. From adopting your pet to frequently asked vet questions, we have an all-encompassing list for you to peruse. If you want to give your pet the best life possible, you'll need to check out this cover story.





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grew up wishing I would have a dog of my own one day. When I was in grade school, my family had a Springer Spaniel named Dylan. We then had a Cocker Spaniel named Buster after we had to put Dylan down after his great 13-year life. We had Buster up until my junior year of high school before his tremendous lifespan came to an end. By the time Buster was gone, I knew I wanted to own a dog eventually. My goal was to achieve what my parents had done with our family dogs. I wanted to give them the best possible life because that is what animals deserve. However, I never would have expected to be sitting here telling you stories about two cats. Believe it or not, since Buster left my family, I have only had cats as pets. While I still have a specific affinity for dogs, I have grown to love the feline quite a bit. This is thanks to two fantastic specimens that have come into my life over the past few years. Not only have I enjoyed their company, but they have taught me the importance of treating your pets properly and with as much respect as you would a human. The first tale is the one of Furby, who belonged to one

of my former roommates. Furby was a Spynx cat who was bought off of Facebook almost a year ago. When he was purchased, my roommate was told by the previous owners that he was only five or six-years-old. However, after taking him to the vet, we learned that Furby was actually closer to 11 or 12-years-old. So, your first lesson is that people do exploit animals in online marketplaces. Much like Furby was exploited for a few extra dollars. Furby's bizarre tale does not end there though. My roommate was told by the previous owners that they got him from a random patron of Costco in West Fargo. Per my roommate, the former owners said a man walked up to them in the store and asked, "Do you want a hairless cat?" Whether or not that story is true will never be known, but it only adds to the rather unbelievable history of this hairless cat. On top of that, the previous owners told my roommate that they were selling Furby because he was "too loud". He apparently meowed too much. After taking him to the vet, we found out why Furby was "too loud." He came to our home with an ear infection in both ears, as well as a serious


infection in EVERY SINGLE one of his teeth. Therefore, Furby had to have all of his teeth pulled, leaving him with only gums. Not only that, but the vet said he was only recently declawed, which could be seen by the holes in where his claws used to be. For those who do not know, declawing an older cat can be harmful considering the longer recovery time. So, your second lesson is that people mistreat and neglect their animals. Besides all of that adversity, Furby was one of the most personable and loving cats I have ever encountered. He was always the first to come and snuggle up in a warm blanket and he was not shy about wanting to rub up against my beard at 3 a.m. While I hated it sometimes, I knew Furby just wanted love. Love that he was denied for so long, so I always obliged him. My girlfriend and I recently moved out of that apartment, leaving Furby with his owner. And I can honestly say I think about and miss him every single day. He was that amazing of an animal. So, your third lesson is that pets want to be loved and can reciprocate that love. Luckily, we have a cat of our own to try and fill the void left behind by Furby. After having

Furby in our lives, we knew we wanted to adopt a cat who needed a home. Thankfully, Homeward Animal Shelter's process of adopting an animal is extremely easy and efficient. Due to that, we were able to get a cat shortly after we moved to our new place in Downtown Fargo. Mylo is the name of our new feline buddy. He's still just a little kitten, but he already wants attention and love. According to Homeward, Mylo and his brothers and sisters were found alone without their mother. While it is incredibly sad to hear that, we cannot wait to give Mylo a good, full life. We're both extremely excited to have him. If you are thinking about getting your own fur-ever friend, please visit the various animal shelters in this area first! Our animals deserve the best, much like we humans do. To deny them of that is unfair and inhumane and no animal is deserving of that. So, be sure to give your dog an extra belly scratch or your cat a nice itch behind the ear when you get home. Show them that you love them that much more. All The Best,

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dog barks Between Moorhead and Fargo, there are five parks to let your dog run free. Just remember while you're at these parks, you are responsible for your own dog. Oh, and make sure you clean up after your puppers. Nobody wants to deal with that.

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45th St S

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1 Brandt Crossing 5009 33rd Ave. S, Fargo Fenced-in area for large and small dogs

2 Village West Park with Dog Park 4415 9th Ave. Circle S, Fargo Fenced in areas for large and small dogs to exercise and socialize. There is seating for dog owners, water fountains for the pets and a dog shelter.


3 Dike East 100 2nd St. S, Fargo Fenced-in area for large and small dogs

4 Yunker Farm Park & Dog Park 1257 28th Ave. N, Fargo Fenced in areas for large and small dogs.


5 Centennial Dog Park 2600 15th Ave. N, Moorhead Fenced in areas for large and small dogs.



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The biggest thing to look for in a new animal is one that will fit your lifestyle.

"The biggest thing is that they’re looking at an animal that’s appropriate for their lifestyle. Some people see a picture and go, ‘That dog is so cute. I want it.’ Yeah, but it’s not a good fit for your lifestyle because you either don’t have enough time for it or it has too much energy." - Clyde

Prepare to be surprised.

While you need to keep in mind your lifestyle, you might fall in love with a dog you'd never expect. "Be open-minded that you might come in looking for a border collie but you might walk out with the small poodle mix." Klefstad

Take your time introducing a new animal into a household.

"People need to always be careful anytime they’re bringing in any new animal, regardless of where they get it from. These are animals that you are bringing into your home and you do need to assume that there’s always a potential that they may not do well with your children so keep a close eye on your kids whenever you bring home a new cat or dog and the same with other animals." - Clyde

Make sure you can afford a new pet.

It is $109 to adopt a cat and $169 to adopt a dog but the costs go far beyond that. "If you’re looking at getting a puppy or kitten, the adoption fee will only cover the start of their costs. They’ll need a lot of boosters, spay and neuter. Sometimes, the unexpected happens and there’s an emergency so making sure that you have an emergency fund in case something happens to your animal so you’re not in the position of, ‘I got this animal and I can’t afford treatment so now I need to return it to the shelter.’" - Clyde

Heather Klefstad, Public Relations and Marketing Manager, and Heather Clyde, Shelter Manager. 18 | JULY 2018 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

option With Homeward Animal Shelter

Heather Clyde, Shelter Manager and Heather Klefstad, Public Relations and Marketing Manager, with the Homeward Animal Shelter take us through some things to know before adopting.

Many of the adoptable dogs are coming from the nearby reservations.

"There’s a lot of poverty on the reservations and there are no vet clinics on any of the reservations, to my knowledge. They just don’t have the resources to spay or neuter their animals. A lot of the animals are housed outdoors, which means if you have animals that aren’t spayed or neutered and they’re housed outdoors with other animals, you end up with a lot litters of puppies that are being born and then those puppies procreate and you have hundreds of dogs that are homeless and they’re exposed to disease because of the number of dogs that are there and they’re not vaccinated." - Clyde

local shelters The shelters fill a vital need in the community. "The first year I was here full-time, which was 2007, 775 cats and 120 dogs were euthanized in the pound. Last year it was 45 cats and 10 dogs. It’s a huge drop in euthanasia rates in the pounds and the animals that were euthanized either had extreme injuries or illnesses." - Clyde

Just because the animal comes to a shelter, they're not necessarily damaged or a mutt.

"People need to not assume that every dog or cat in the shelter is either broken or damaged in someway and that they’re not mutts. We get in quite a few purebred dogs or dogs that they may be mixed breeds but they may be mixed breeds that people pay hundreds of dollars for at the pet store. For example, right now, we have a purebred standard poodle and we have a half basset/half dotson. ... We also get tons of puppies, especially from the reservation. They are mixed breed dogs but if people are looking for puppies, we generally have puppies. With cats, we do get some purebred cats, not extremely often, but we get pretty much every color. Some of them are declawed if they prefer that." - Clyde

by the numbers

In 2017, the Homeward Animal Shelter adopted out 864 animals and transferred an additional 42 to other rescues.

To date, in 2018, they have adopted out 362 animals.

4 LUV OF DOG RESCUE 4luvofdog.org ADOPT-A-PET OF FARGOMOORHEAD adoptapetfm.org C.A.A.R.E. (Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue, and Education) caare.net 2202 2nd Ave. E, West Fargo CATS CRADLE SHELTER catscradleshelter.org 9 9th St. S, Fargo DIAMOND IN THE RUFF PET RESCUE diamondpetrescue.org HOMEWARD ANIMAL SHELTER homewardonline.org 1201 28th Ave. N, Fargo Minn-Kota PAAWS Project (Offers spay and neuter services for pets from limited income households) paawsproject.org 2125 1st Ave. S, Fargo

Last year, Homeward took in 51 percent of the unclaimed strays from the three local pounds (the remaining 49% were rescued by the other 4 rescues/ shelters in town). 19

fargo pet law




A leash must not be longer than feet long.



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The city of Fargo requires that all pets must be licensed.


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The maximum number of cats and dogs, combined, someone can own in Fargo city limits is... A B

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Which of the following animals are illegal to own in the city of Fargo?

Horses Pigs Monkeys Raccoons

did you know that Fargo has an exotic pet expo?

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Fargo-Moorhead has a variety of laws governing pets in town. Put your test to see how many of these you know.

Skunks Squirrels Foxes Tarantulas


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In the city of Moorhead, you can keep pigeons as a pet.

On Saturday, October 6, exotic pet enthusiasts will gather at the Hartl Ag Building in the Red River Valley Fairgrounds for the annual Fargo Exotic Pets Expo. Started in 2013, the event has grown into the leading vendor based show for exotic reef, reptile and exotic pet hobbies. This year will feature speakers and vendors from all around the country. redriverreefandreptileexpo.com Saturday, October 6 • Red River Valley Fairgrounds

Answers: 1. B. 2. A, 3. True (A license costs $5 per year. You can purchase a license at select Fargo veterinary hospitals, the Fargo City Animal Pound or Fargo City Hall (Auditor's Office)., 4. Trick question. They're all illegal to own. City law prohibits keeping any farm animals or wild and exotic animals as pets., 5. True (Kind of. It is illegal to keep pigeons as a pet except if they're fancy or homing pigeons.) 20 | JULY 2018 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

pet event

friendly calen Every Saturday until October 27 Red River Market

The farmers market in Downtown Fargo that happens every Saturday allows dogs and features a variety of local and regional vendors. redriver.market Broadway and Fourth Ave. N

Tuesday, July 17 from 6-8 p.m. Meet the Dogs

This is your chance to meet the dogs from 4 Luv of Dog at PetSmart in West Fargo. 4luvofdog.org PetSmart 1630 13th Ave E, West Fargo

Tuesday, July 24, 6-8 p.m. 28TH Annual Paws Walk

This half-mile fun walk and pet party is to support the shelter pets of Homeward Animal Shelter. It will feature music, games, food and more. homewardonline.org Rheault Farm 2902 25th St S in Fargo

Tuesday, August 7 from 6-8 p.m. Meet the Dogs

This is your chance to meet the dogs from 4 Luv of Dog at PetSmart in West Fargo. 4luvofdog.org PetSmart 1630 13th Ave E, West Fargo


Saturday, August 11 from 6-10 p.m.

Annual Silent Auction, Raffle and Dinner Support Diamond in the Ruff at their annual silent auction, raffle and dinner. There will be door prizes, wine pulls, a bake sale, music and more. Tickets are $15 and a cash bar will be available. diamondpetrescue.org FM Curling Club 4300 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Monday, August 13 Doggy Dip

Bring your dog out for lots of water fun and swimming. Admission is $3.50 per dog and proceeds benefit the Moorhead Dog Park. Dogs should have a collar, ID tags, be properly licensed, vaccinated, and in good health to swim. cityofmoorhead.com/departments/parksrecreation South Park Wading Pool 2101 14 St. S, Moorhead

s dar Thursday, July 19, 2018 Read to a Dog

6:30-7:30 p.m. Spend some time practicing reading with friendly dogs. The event will have trainers that will remain with dogs at all times. Several dogs will be at the library during this time. Registration is required. Call the library at 701-433-5460 or stop by to schedule a time. westfargolibrary.org West Fargo Public Library 109 3rd St. E, West Fargo

Tuesday, July 24

Food Services Annual Company Golf Tournament

Tuesday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.

During Food Services of America's annual company golf tournament, Diamond in the Ruff Pet Rescue will have games set up at each of the par 5s with adoptable pets. Fifty percent of all proceeds from all the games will go to to the pet rescue. Maple River Golf Course 3666 163rd Ave. SE, Mapleton, ND

Get a workout in and support Cats Cradle when you workout at Cyclebar on July 25 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to Cats Cradle. Cyclebar 3163 Bluestem Dr. #106 West Fargo, ND

Cats Cradle Fundraiser

Tuesday, August 14 Registration: 5:30 p.m., Walk: 6 p.m. Adopt-A-Pet fundraiser

Photo by Shawn Coulter Photography

Join Courts Plus for the annual Adopt-A-Pet fundraiser. The 1.5 miles walk, with or without your pet, will benefit Adopt-A-Pet of Fargo-Moorhead. Their primary goal is placing rescued pets in loving and responsible homes. Donation includes t-shirt, gift bag, walk, door prizes, picnic and Pepsi products. Courtsplus.org Courts Plus 3491 S University Dr, Fargo

The Impact

therapy Terms to know

PETS make

There are a couple of terms about therapy pets you should (and one that every pet owner should know about.) Pet Partners: National organization that certifies therapy pets. petpartners.org Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley: The local chapter of Pet Partners. memberplanet.com/tprrv Canine Good Citizen Test: A test you have to pass before becoming a therapy dog. In this test, the dog must pass a number of tests, including you leaving the room and the dog staying put. American Kennel Club: The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. They advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership. They put on the Canine Good Citizen Test. akc.org READ Dog: This stands for Reading Education Assistant Dogs. Norman volunteers at local schools and libraries where he acts as a READ dog. Kids will pick out a book and read to the dogs. Pup cup at Dairy Queen: A small cup of ice cream at Dairy Queen in Moorhead that Norman LOVES. (He prefers to eat it with a spoon though.)

We talked with Tina Erickson and Norman, her five-year old Yorkshire Terrier, about some of the stories she's experienced while volunteering as a service dog. For the last four years, Norman has worked in local schools and hospitals making other people feel better. In her words... "There was one boy named John. John called Norman his best friend. Norman loved to go in there and they played and played. I had to learn with John that we had to go in there last because Norman would do his thing and then he’d want to go back and visit John. John passed away a couple weeks ago but this was Norman’s first best friend. They had little iPads so they’d do little pictures and if John’s mom wasn’t there, Norman and John would play and play. It was a good experience for Norman. He had so much fun. Now, the room that we saw John in, Norman keeps wanting to go in that room but John has passed away. Dogs grieve just like people do so he doesn’t understand that John is gone. "There was another child that had some sort of wound and he had to learn to walk again.

They like to take Norman for walks in the hallway so we started out in a wagon and then the child would scoot on the scooter, as long as Norman was with. Pretty soon, they said that he had to walk. If Norman was there, the child would walk. That was pretty fun to have Norman there to help the child walk again." About Therapy Dogs Norman had to go through a strict training program to become a certified therapy dog. The certification came through Pet Partners, a national organization dedicated to training and certifying therapy animals. Erickson and Norman did their basic obedience training at Lucky Dog in Detroit Lakes before passing her canine good citizen test and finally passing the test to become a therapy animal when Norman was 1.


Doggy Depot Co-Owner Becky Black

a day in the life of



I've often heard it said that Disney World is the happiest place on Earth. Well, I have some issues with that. I actually think it might be Doggy Depot in Moorhead. I say that based off my dog's reaction every time I drop him off and how well he sleeps after an eventful day at doggy daycare. So, I decided to get to the bottom of this to see if it truly is the happiest place on Earth or, at the very least, in Fargo-Moorhead. That's why I present to you this totally made up diary from my dog Fitz with real-life thoughts from Doggy Depot co-owner Becky Black.

Dear dad, I played so much yesterday! It was great hanging out with all of my new friends. I really like that everything thing is so clean, despite all the mess that we make. – Fitz "When a dog comes in, it settles down for a couple of minutes," said Black. "Usually, the regulars are able to quiet down right away. We just don’t want them to get smothered right away. There’s always a staff with the big and little dogs. At 11:30, they start going down for nap time until 1 and then they come back out and play. Then the owners start coming from 3:30-6:30. "We have staff that’s always cleaning. We have a cleaner every other day and we pressure wash that whole area outside. They spray the cleaner and pressure wash it every other day. The opposite day, we still hose it down. We’re pretty big on cleaning. You have to have a clean place to have dogs."

Dear dad, I sure missed you last weekend but the kennel was really comfortable and I enjoyed having my own space. – Fitz

Dear dad, Some of these dogs are real loud. I'm not sure what their deal is but the staff handles it really well and makes sure that everybody plays nice. – Fitz

"The only difference in boarding and daycare is that they’re spending the night," said Black. "They’re still interacting with the dogs. They still go down to eat. They have separate kennels. They eat at about 5:30 and after resting their stomachs for 30 minutes, they’re so tired from being here all day and from all the interaction, they usually go right to sleep. I have staff who come back every night of the week between 8-10 so the last time they get taken out is usually a quarter to 10. During the week, I’m usually here around 5:45 a.m."

"We do have dogs who are vocal and we work on barking," said Black. "If they don’t listen verbally, we do spray them with a spray bottle. If they’re being naughty or too crazy, they’ll get a timeout. They’ll go in a kennel for 20 or 30 minutes if they did anything too bad."

About Doggy Depot Doggy Depot has been open for 13 years. They offer dog daycare and boarding and are open seven days a week. "It’s a fun and different experience for the dogs," said Co-owner Becky Black. "It’s fun seeing the improvement in the dogs. It makes me really happy when a customer walks in and says, ‘He’s been whining since two miles down the road.’

Doggy Depot

doggydepot.com 3224 8th St. S, Moorhead * Note: There are several services in town that offer similar services to Doggy Daycare. Dear dad, I had the most incredible day at doggy daycare. I've made so many new friends. I just love meeting new dogs. It's fun to interact with all the different sizes and breeds of pups that come to Doggy Depot. – Fitz "Daycare is good socialization, especially when dogs are young. They’re around different people, noises and dogs. It makes a difference when they’re a puppy," said Co-owner Becky Black. "When we introduce a dog, we bring them into an area by him or herself. We let them sniff through the fence and let them get used to the dogs. If they seem OK after about 15-20 minutes, we’ll bring one dog in and see how it goes and introduce them. Then we bring another dog in. After four or five dogs, if the dog is fine, we’ll introduce them. There’s always two people in when introducing dogs. "Some dogs are great and happy and excited to come. Then there are some that are a little bit shy that takes them a few times. We know who will be fine and who we need to spend extra time with."

South Bark southbarkfargo.com Rovers Playhouse roversplayhouse.com Prairie Dog prairiedogfargo.com Home Away From Home hafhfacility.com Eddie and Barkus eddieandbarkus.com Sheyenne River Kennels sheyenneriverkennels.com Yuppy Puppy yuppypuppydoghotel.com Fargo Boarding and Grooming Services fargoboarding.com Aunt Gail's Pet Sitting auntgailspetsitting.com Wags Stay N' Play wagsstaynplay.com 27

Downtown Wurst Bier Hall wurstfargo.com 630 1st Ave. N, Fargo

pet friendly patios If you're like us, you want to take your puppers everywhere with you. Well, we lined up a full listing of all the pet-friendly patios in town so now you don't have to choose between your doggo and a night out.

Vinyl Taco vinyltaco.com 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo Pounds poundsfargo.com 612 1st Ave. N, Fargo JL Beers jlbeers.com 518 1st Ave. N, Fargo Rosey’s Bistro & Bar roseysfargo.com 212 Broadway N, Fargo Fargo Brewing Company fargobrewing.com 610 N University Dr, Fargo *Allows dogs inside The Empire facebook.com/Empiredowntown 424 Broadway N, Fargo

Fort Noks Bar of Gold fortnoks.com 52 Broadway N, Fargo

Fargo Cork ‘N Cleaver fargocork.com 3301 S University Dr, Fargo

Toasted Frog toastedfrog.com 305 Broadway N, Fargo

Prairie Brothers Brewing Company prairiebrothersbrewing.com 4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo *Allows dogs indoors

Red Raven Espresso Parlor redravenfargo.com 916 Main Ave., Fargo Front Street Taproom frontstreettaproom.com 614 Main Ave, Fargo Tailgators Sports Cafe tailgatorsfargond.com 1322 Main Ave, Fargo Wild Terra Cider and Brewing wildterraciderandbrewing.com 6 12th St. N, Fargo

South Fargo/West Acres Lucky’s 13 Pub luckys13pub.com 4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo

Sweet Rings Donuts & Deli facebook.com/SweetRingsDonuts 3001 13th Ave. S, Fargo Tru Blu Social Club trublusocialclub.com 915 19th Ave. E, West Fargo

North Fargo Herd & Horns herdandhorns.com 1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo Cherry Berry cherryberryyogurtbar.com 1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo Kilstone Brewing 764 34th St. N. Unit R, Fargo

West Fargo Spicy Pie pizzagrindersbeer.com 745 31st Ave. E #110, West Fargo JL Beers jlbeers.com 810 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

Moorhead Dave’s Southside Tap southsidetap.com 803 Belsly Blvd, Moorhead Junkyard Brewing Company junkyardbeer.com 1416 1st Ave. N, Moorhead Dairy Queen moorheaddairyqueen.com 24 S. 8th St., Moorhead


your vet


d e r e answ Amy Anderson DVM Practice Owner

When it comes to our pets, we all have pretty similar questions. Well, we went to Dr. Amy Anderson at West Fargo Animal Hospital to answer all your burning questions. West Fargo Animal Hospital westfargoanimalhospital.com 816 Meyer Dr., West Fargo

This summer is shaping out to be really hot. What's a safe temperature to go running with my dog? - Sincerely, Me and Rover are getting swole this summer

Good job for wanting to get fit! I, myself, use the heat as an excuse to lay on the couch and watch a movie! There are many dogs who should do the same, such as bulldogs, pugs and other short-nosed breeds. There really is no specific temperature that is too high, although the 90s is a bit risky. What’s more important is the amount of humidity. This makes it much harder to cool down. On a really hot and humid day, I would recommend going for a run after the sun goes down and the temperatures start to drop a bit. If your dog is already fit, they will be more able to handle higher temperatures and longer runs, but the less-fit Rovers should take it easy.

I just got a new kitty and his claws are crazy sharp. Do people still declaw cats? - Sincerely, Tired of being a pin cushion Declawing cats is going out of style. It is purely a cosmetic procedure for our own comfort. Luckily, there are a lot of other ways to prevent yourself from turning into a pin cushion. You can purchase rubber nail caps that glue onto the nail – this protects your furniture AND your skin! They are easy to apply and come in many fun and sparkly colors. Cat claws are also very easy to trim and, if you start them out young, you should be able to do it solo.


Me and my puppers want to go hiking this summer. How can I make sure those pesky ticks and mosquitoes stay away from him? - Sincerely, Going off the grid

Use good quality flea/tick and heartworm preventatives! Products purchased from your veterinarian are guaranteed to be safe and effective. There are an unbelievable amount of counterfeit products out there right now that can be extremely harmful to your pet and their packaging looks so similar to the real product, it’s scary. If you don’t purchase it from your vet, there is a good chance it is counterfeit and a 100 percent chance the manufacturer will not stand by their product if there is a problem. Trust your veterinarian – they know and recommend what’s best for your pet.

I'm allergic to cats but I love them so! What can I do to help out my allergies? - Sincerely, I'm so conflicted

Well you could bathe them every day in a dander-reducing shampoo, but that doesn’t sound fun, healthy or feasible, does it?! Depending on how bad your allergies are and what symptoms you experience, there are many over-the-counter products that can help with itchy eyes, runny noses or rashes. If you are more sensitive, visiting an allergist for hyposensitization is a good idea. Most cat allergies are to the skin dander or saliva. Bathing frequently, if the cat tolerates it, can be helpful. It is also wise to vacuum often, wash sheets and blankets frequently and wash your hands immediately after interacting with the cat. Having a cat allergy of moderate severity myself, I also find that I am more sensitive to certain breeds, and even colors, of cats. You may want to visit friends’ homes that have cats and spend some time with different ones to see which ones you tolerate best.

My dog is 12-years old and has really been slowing down. How do I know when it's finally time to put her down? - Sincerely, My heart is broken

This is such a difficult question, but one we veterinarians get asked on almost a daily basis. The short answer is this…you WILL know when it is time. The number of clients who have asked this question of me, and I gave that answer to, is immeasurable. They didn’t know how they would know, and it was not something I could fully explain (although I try my best), but they woke up that day and they knew. You will make the right decision if you are keeping your pet’s needs above your own. It is very hard for us emotionally to let our beloved companions go, but at that stage in their life, it should not be about our hearts and emotions, it should be about the animal’s comfort and peace. If your dog is in pain and you’ve tried every medication offered; if she’s so confused she can’t find her way to the food bowl; or if he won’t even eat his very favorite non-vet-approved snack, then you have to give serious consideration to what their quality of life is like at that time. When your best canine friend loses interest in your relationship and prefers to sleep rather than greet you after work, or come running when he hears the treat jar open, then it is time to start thinking about the good days versus the bad days. Keep track of this for a week or two. If the bad days outnumber the good days, it is time to consider euthanasia. Remember, this decision must always be made for the benefit of the pet, NOT the humans.

I have a six-month-old and a two-year-old. Any suggestions on breaking my new pet into my household?

I want a dog so bad but I enjoy my free lifestyle. What are some other things I should consider before getting a doggo?

Coming from a mom of 2 children that are 2 years and 4 months apart in age, I would have told you to WAIT on the new pet! Now there are a few supermoms who can do this successfully, but if you are like me, it can become a hot mess and unfortunately, the non-human is usually the one that suffers. Pets require a lot of time and attention, especially when they are babies. So many things can go wrong when you are not paying attention, but since you have already jumped in, I would recommend developing a strict schedule for the pet as far as meal time, outdoor play and housetraining. Crate training is also extremely helpful. The crate is a safe place where pets can be separated from children so no unfortunate accidents occur. Under absolutely NO circumstances should pets ever be left alone with children. Even the nicest, most loveable, and reliable pet can react to pain or fear with a bite. Introducing kids and pets in a supervised and calm setting for short periods of time usually works best.

Getting a dog is not the same as buying a trampoline or the latest gaming console. When you are done playing, it still needs your time and attention to become wellsocialized and a good citizen. It also needs you to provide food, water and shelter EVERY SINGLE DAY to keep it alive. Are you willing to give up happy hour after work to go home and let your dog out, feed him and play with him? Do you have friends who are willing to babysit when you have to travel for work, or do you have the funds to board your pet? Are you willing to keep your house clean so your dog can’t chew up items that could be harmful? Can you afford the basic wellness care? Do you have an emergency fund ($500-$1,000 minimum) to provide the necessary care in the event of a sudden illness or accident? Owning a dog is a BIG responsibility, but it can be incredibly rewarding if you are all in! Being prepared up front leads to more fun and less stress in the future.

- Sincerely, A concerned mom

- Sincerely, Wild and free



instafamous @adventures.of.archer.and.kari

Animals taking over Instagram has taken over the FM community too. That's why we asked you for your favorite local pet Instagram accounts. Here's what you had to say. And remember, keep doing it for the 'Gram.







fun fact The 10 most popular pet Instagram accounts have more than 28 million followers across all their accounts.




local pet

Custom pet illustrations

Looking for a truly unique pet present? Local illustrator McCal Joy will do custom illustrations of your pet. This is also a great present for a friend or a good way to memorialize a pet that has passed away. Pet sketches start at $70 and includes free shipping. mccaljoy.com


Brew Chewz

Riley Rogers and his wife Mary all hand roll, cut and bake each one of their Brew Chewz, a fun and unique dog treat. They use spent grains from local breweries and add organic ingredients to ensure a healthy and fun snack for your pup. brewchewz.com

We spoil our pup way too much and if you're like us, you're always looking for a unique gift. Well, here are a couple of local options that will definitely keep your dog's tail wagging.


Local e-commerce company DogIDs has been featured on "Good Morning America," NPR and other media outlets and carries hundreds of different products.

Waterproof TangleFree Double Dog Leash

$44 If you have more than one dog, you know how tough going for a walk can be. Well, with this dual dog leash that's guaranteed not to tangle will make walking a breeze.

Off leash collars

Kaydi Grunhovd, the founder of Off Leash collar, business motto is “life’s too short to wear a boring collar.” She proves this with her unique handmade collars that are made of fabric/nylon and have the option of personalized embroidery and bow tie or flower accessories that add flare. She will also have a booth at the Fargo Street Fair. offleashcollars.com

Newman the Painting Dog

Newman is a 5 year old rescue dog with a unique talent. He loves to paint. Kaydi Grunhovd, the founder of Off Leash collar, taught him to paint with specially adapted paint brushes that he holds in his mouth. Like any artist, he has favorite brushes and his mood determines what his painting will look like. You can find him on Etsy and follow him on instagram at #newmansoriginals and you can see him in person at the Fargo Street Fair at the Off Leash Collars booth. etsy.com/shop/Newmansoriginals 34 | JULY 2018 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


It's an age old debate. Should offices allow pets? Well, we went to one local company to find out their thoughts on puppers in the workplace.


TO WORK IN A dog friendly

Well hey there! My name is Hannah and I am the marketing manager at dogIDs.com. We are an online shop that sells personalized pet products, aka I get to market to puppies each and every day. Even more amazing than that is having office dogs to make the work grind so much better. Here are some of the reason you need to talk with your boss about having dogs in your office.



You might think your coworkers are happy to see you, but my coworkers are always ECSTATIC to see me. There is nothing better than being greeted by the pups each morning.




Stressful day? Research has proven that petting a pet reduces stress, so simply pet a dog until your day becomes significantly better!

You will end up laughing each and every day. From stealing your comfy chair to playing with squeaky toys, you are guaranteed to chuckle at the doggy antics.


Miss your morning coffee? Puppy kisses and barking can wake you up instead!




We get to involve them in our ridiculously cute marketing. Check out @ emmafromdogids, she was so famous on our Facebook page that we HAD to make her Instagram famous. We are 100 percent certain we have the cutest coworkers.

Did I mention we get to pet puppies? Having office doggos is perfect for anyone that has puppy fever, but is unable to commit to a dog just yet. You can have the full dog parent experience at work when you help watch the dogs, accidents and all.

Fetch breaks. We all get those moments where we need a few minutes to refocus or just take a break. So why not do that while playing fetch with a dog or taking one of the puppers on a walk?




You never eat lunch alone. It’s pretty hard to say no to their adorable faces, but eating lunch with three to five dogs surrounding you makes every meal the best one you’ve ever had.

You get to bring your dog to work! We are so lucky that we can bring our pets with us to work. We get to spend more time with them, tire them out and snuggle with them at any hour of the day. It’s safe to say we are very lucky (and so are our dogs).

You always know when you have office visitors. The dogs give a tail wagging welcome to every mail man and guest.

Still not sure about how amazing it is to have office dogs at work? Stop by and visit us any time, the pups would love to meet you. Stay pawesome!


EAT & DRINK If the summer heat is too much for you to handle, head inside and have a taste of these excellent food and drinks.

matcha red bean crepe

Need a sweet treat after dinner? Check out this crepe with matcha green tea ice cream, strawberries and a chocolate drizzle and almonds on top. Tea and Crepe

72 Broadway N, Fargo facebook.com/teacrepecafe 38 | JULY 2018 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Hillary Ehlen

poison berry

chicken gyro plate

Beautifully house-seasoned chicken accompanied with seasoned rice and tomato roses. If you are looking for an explosion of flavor, this is your dish. Cafe Aladdin

530 6th Ave N, Fargo cafealaddinfargomoorhead.com

This fruity cocktail packs quite a bit of punch, literally. It features Stoli Razberi vodka as well as blvd's homemade lemonade. Enjoy it with some of their delicious Asian chicken wraps. blvd Pub

3147 Bluestem Dr, West Fargo blvdpub.com

double spicy bacon burger

scottish thistle

This massive slab of beef is accompanied by pepperjack cheese, grilled onions, jalapeĂąos, banana peppers and bacon, of course. Crave Burger Company

2501 8th St S, Moorhead craveburgercompany.com

An Irish version of a margarita. This tequila based drink includes cranberry juice, Grand Marnier liqueur and Chambord liqueur. Very refreshing on the Blarney Stone patio. The Blarney Stone Pub

1910 9th St E, West Fargo blarneyirishpub.com 39



time for an

eye exam! A Positive & Clearer Focus on a Life-Changing Fashion Accessory

BY Taylor Markel PHOTOS BY Hillary Ehlen

A significant portion of the world’s population wears glasses, and I got my first pair (red wire frames) in 2nd grade. Being the bookworm and huge Harry Potter fan I was (and still am), I was thrilled to get glasses because I’d have better vision and be like Harry Potter! Present day, I see the whole concept of wearing glasses so differently. I fortunately didn’t have problems with getting bullied or teased as a kid for wearing glasses. However, two good friends of mine, Josh Legg and his girlfriend Amanda Egenes, both got glasses in elementary school and 40 | JULY 2018 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

were teased for their specs. Josh said he couldn’t read the board from the first row in class, and he told me, “I was skeptical about wearing glasses at first, but when I could see more clearly, I was hooked. Over the years I was teased all the way through school and I didn’t let that bother me.” Amanda, initially not excited about getting glasses and afraid of being teased, said, “The nervousness went away when I saw all the different frames there were to choose from, but I did have to watch

how hard I played during gym and recess because I couldn’t break them. Since then, my glasses have been a part of me. I currently wear a pair with deep purple frames because that’s my favorite color. So I use them almost as an accessory that I just wear every day.” Local photographer, Kristina Coyle, also provided input, saying, “Just like you wouldn’t make fun of someone for any other medical reason, glasses are necessary. But they can look cool while serving a purpose.” Kristina said that her 7-year-old son got his first pair of glasses recently and that he was scared of getting made fun of. When the day came for her son to pick out his first glasses, Kristina and her husband stayed positive and encouraged their son. He chose a pair of Nerf glasses that his mom says looks so handsome on him. These days, I have black Giorgio Armani glasses and recently got a pair of Coach glasses. I love them and they’re two of my favorite accessories! Like the jewelry you polish off your outfits with, glasses are also super accessories that can elevate and sharpen your personal style. For many years, I’ve gone to LensCrafters in the West Acres Mall for my glasses, and I’ve had many positive experiences finding stylish frames and working with the friendly, helpful staff.

frames for kids 14 and under. Also, kids 6 years and younger get 50 percent off both lenses and frames plus a free Blue IQ upgrade. Laura said their staff members are trained with up-to-date material and to help recommend glasses for customers based on things like a customer’s eye shape, face shape and lifestyle. "It’s a really emotional purchase, glasses, so you really want them to be something that the person connects with on a different level,” she said. LensCrafters supports OneSight, a nonprofit that has enabled over 9 million people in 46 countries to see clearly. LensCrafters employees and eye doctors partake in missions across the United States. Locally, in each store they work with homeless shelters, schools and various countries around the world, providing eye exams and glasses for people that can’t afford them. For some, thanks to these missions, they can now see clearly for the first time in their lives. These missions are something LensCrafters employees can apply to go on after a year of working at LensCrafters. Laura’s headed to China this October for her very first mission, adding, “It’s pretty fortunate to be part of a company that gives back so much.” Interested in donating to OneSight? You can bring old (even broken) glasses into a LensCrafters store and donate to OneSight in-store at LensCrafters or online at onesight.org.

The Store Market Manager of this location, the very kind Laura Brahos, calls glasses, “jewelry for your face." I couldn’t agree To all of my fellow glasses wearers out more. They have many fantastic there, wear your “jewelry for your glasses that suit a lot of different face” with pride. Perhaps it’s the fashion tastes for women, people who bully and tease men and children. Right those with glasses who are now, you can get 40 the ones that truly need For more personal percent off lenses when their vision checked – they style, fashion and you buy the frames at can’t seem to see how life inspiration, LensCrafters and 50 fun and wonderful glasses check out my blog! percent off lenses and really are! lifewritesfashion.com

Rescue H Matters BY C.J. English PHOTOS BY Hillary Ehlen and C.J. English

C.J. English is a Fargo native and an Amazon Kindle bestselling author. To be notified of her next release Rescue Matters, sign up at cjenglishauthor.com/mailing-list


er demons come out at night. I don’t know what she’s seen or been through but I know the night time scares her. When the shadows creep across our back lawn and the swings gently rattle, the tail that whacks me during the day out of pure joy falls somber and still at dusk. When she looks out the window and watches the tree branches come alive at night, Bella raises her hackles and a deep rumble emanates from her

throat. I tell her it’s okay, that she doesn’t have to sleep outside in the cold ever again. She looks at me and smiles, walks over and sits down asking for comfort only I can give. I’m her person. And she’s my dog. In the morning when the world is safe her tail thumps softly against the bed and the corners of her mouth curl up when I open one eye. If I open two eyes, she’ll come over and greet me with a morning tongue bath. She loves me—A LOT. Well, maybe some of it is just separation anxiety but I don’t care, it feels like love. She keeps the driver’s seat warm for me until I get back and makes sure I’m never lonely while I pee. My life is so much happier with Bella in it each day, each night I’m reminded that she is still adjusting to life as a family dog. Bella is a rescue dog from Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue, the organization in North Dakota I have had the privilege to be a part of for going on three years. I wasn’t looking for another dog when something in me spoke up and wanted Bella. I’d been on a team that has moved nearly two thousand dogs in the last few years before her, so why her? We already have a big dog, two little kids and a teenager, I didn’t have a deep rooted desire to own a beefcake pit bull-ish looking canine either.

with joy as she runs and rolls through the yard and learning about her as an individual rather than a stereotyped breed has brought me a profound sense of happiness I never expected. Someone asked me recently if I have regrets about taking her in, the hungry pit bull that tried to eat a porcupine and lived to tell about it. I thought about how our life has changed now that there are seven of us, and I couldn’t come up with one regret. Bella has not been a burden or a troublemaker. She’s a lover who is gentle with our little kids, mellow and unobtrusive then playful like a puppy. She’s a good dog. A great dog. A perfect fit for us. Although she was definitely not what I was looking for, it seems she’s just what I need. For me as much as her, rescue matters. Because of Keith Benning at Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue, Bella is alive and part of my family today. Now it’s my turn to give back. I was going to spend 2018 writing slutty romance novels, but there is a project that needs me more. Rescue Matters, the story of how a small team in North Dakota saved more than four thousand dogs in four years. My book is a work in progress; I plan to have it out in late 2018 and will donate 50 percent of all the profits back to Keith at Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue.

So I guess The Dog Whisperer is right when he says, “You don’t get the dog you want, you get the dog you need.” Being a part of her growth and recovery, seeing her spirit fill


culinary spotlight

the midwest I vegan

feel an overwhelming obligation to start this column by stating that “I EAT MEAT!”

A Growing Population By Eric Watson Photos by Hillary Ehlen and Nolan Schmidt


With that said, I love to cook for vegans. Unfortunately, that’s not always the wisest way for me to spend my time in the kitchen, considering that most folks in our region are far from being vegan. As a business owner in the FM area, I realize that the vast majority of our clientele would prefer to eat meat based items rather than plant-based. Regardless, I believe that the vegan consumer is one

Serves 4 that is not only growing in population, but will not be slowing down anytime in the near future. So, as a business owner, I see a long term financial gain in incorporating a plant based concept into my business model. This topic has a way of becoming political very quickly. I prefer not to go down the road of whether or not a plant-based diet will save the world. Instead, I prefer to have a discussion of physical and mental well-being that can come from a reduction of meat consumption. I believe that a middle of the road compromise of meat and plant consumption (AKA moderation) is key. There are so many creative ways to prepare vegetables and grains and many natural approaches and techniques. I would prefer not to cater to the vegan patron who, for some reason, always wants their plant-based foods to resemble meat. If this can be done in a natural way, great. If not, I’d rather not cook it. Cauliflower is a great example of a vegetable that is being used in place of meat items. It has the proper texture that allows it to stand in for dishes such as fried chicken. A country style flour dredging with a buttermilk substitute (coconut milk, cashew cream, thickened soy milk, etc.) can give cauliflower a look and mouth feel that gives your palate a textured dining experience that can rival a carnivorous meal. I will always enjoy meat-based dishes. Classic cooking is part of who I am and always will be. Moving forward however, I cannot ignore the growing mass of “would be” vegan patrons who are begging restaurants to accommodate them. It may take some time but eventually more restaurants, like mine, will be offering up a wider selection of plant based options. This is American capitalism. Therefore, it’s a matter of ensuring that restaurant owners ultimately see some financial prospect in doing so.

Country Fried Cauliflower with Sweet Corn & Pepper Chowchow Chowchow Ingredients • • • • • • • • • • • •

½ cup Fresh Corn Kernals 1 ea. Red Bell Pepper, medium diced ½ ea. Red Onion, medium diced 2 ea. Celery Ribs, medium diced ½ cup Green Cabbage, thinly sliced 1 cup Granulated Sugar 1 ¾ cup Cider Vinegar 1 tsp. Dry Mustard ½ tsp. Tumeric ½ tsp. Fresh Ginger, minced ¼ tsp. Ground Cinnamon ¼ tsp. Chili Flakes

Preparation • In a large mixing bowl combine corn, bell peppers, onions, celery and cabbage. Sprinkle mixture with ¼ cup kosher salt. Mix well and refrigerate mixture overnight. The next day remove vegetable mixture from refrigerator and drain excess water. Place mixture in a medium to large sized sauce pan and add remaining ingredients. Cook on medium heat. Simmer until liquid is thickened, approx. 30 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Spread mixture on a baking sheet and allow to cool. Refrigerate until needed.

For the Cauliflower Ingredients

• 8 ea. Cauliflower Florets, medium sized • ½ cup Flour, all purpose • 1 can Coconut Milk

Preparation • Heat a deep fryer to 365 degrees. Place florets in the flour and roll around to completely cover the cauliflower. Place the flour dredged florets in the coconut milk and roll around until completely covered. Remove florets from coconut milk and place in flour again. Very gently roll the florets around until completely covered in flour. The florets should look a little gloppy. Place the florets immediately into the deep fryer and fry until golden brown. • Season with salt and pepper and serve while hot with chowchow and any other desired accompaniments.

Eric Watson is the owner of Rustica Eatery and Tavern in Moorhead and Mosaic Foods in Fargo. He is also the founder and president of the Fargo branch of the American Culinary Federation. 45


recruiting through my



glass I In Africa there is proverb that says: "If you educate a man: you educate an Individual. But if you educate a woman: you Educate a Nation," Nisa Rajput epitomizes the latter sentence.

She has a stellar personality, she is globally minded yet shares all her wisdom locally with anyone lucky enough to cross her humble paths. She was once recruited to North Dakota and now is recruiting talent to the FM area. I am fortunate to call her a friend and the Red River Valley is fortunate to have Nisa call the FM area...her home away from her motherland Zimbabwe. - Alex Cyusa By Nisa Raiput Photo by Hillary Ehlen


was born and raised in the sunshine city, also known as Harare in Zimbabwe. Built on attractive landscapes and lush mountains all surrounded by ever so joyous and kind folk, the people whom have suffered hardship through political and economic ruins continued to have faith and hope to one day rise from the battlefield. Growing up in a community with the utmost potential for growth and opportunity, it was tough to calculate what the journey to success would look like. Long nights turned into early mornings as I dawn upon the choices I had to make on where I wanted to be and where I wanted to further my education. It was then that I decided on the United States, the land of opportunity, would help me get to where I want to be. The opportunity to study in the United States was a dream come true when I made the decision to accept the offer at Mayville State University. The only problem was that I had to live in North

Dakota! People kept saying it was cold, but I didn’t pay much attention to that. Alas, after a 38-hour journey and 8,873 miles later, I finally made it to Fargo, ND. It was January 7, 2012 and it was a cold and windy night. I recall the temperature being in the mid 30s and I thought to myself, “Ahh this isn’t too bad, it can only get better, right?” Fast forward three years and now, it only got worse as the winters slowly drained the life out of me. This only made schooling so much harder. However, the people of this area had some sort of magic, which was really intoxicating, but in a good way. They emitted this warm feeling that made me find my home away from home. After graduating with my bachelor’s degree, I had to find the bigger and the better. I kept telling myself I had to move to either of the coasts to be successful. It was only after visiting with mentors that I made the decision to give Fargo a chance. Turns out Fargo recruited me for my first job, but the ultimate challenge would be living in a new city, alone! When life gives you lemons, one would naturally make lemonade, but in this case, I would probably be attempting to make lemonade in a new area for quite a while because I thought there was a sugar shortage in Fargo. Boy, was I wrong! Living here in Fargo has given me

the opportunity to discover true independence with new and exciting challenges that brought out a strength I never knew I had. This move got me to be comfortable with myself. If I’m not comfortable hanging with myself, how could I expect anyone else to? There was no room to be picky about meeting people and making new friends. Rule of thumb, people always lead you to other people and from the connections I made through work, I was exposed to a network of people who have only shown kindness and love in a manner I do not think I would have received living elsewhere. Now being a recruiter for the Fargo area on the professional side, it gives me much joy in hiring talent to our humble abode. We appreciate the culture, the flat landscapes and evening sunsets that help us Fargoans rediscover the distinction between expectation and hope and that there is truly more than meets the eye. For those who are still not convinced, I can only share how we can make you feel safe, loved and genuinely make the impossible, possible. There is always an opportunity to do something great at every corner in Fargo. Just give it a shot! Where would we be if we didn't take the risks for a lifetime of adventure. I can safely say, it most certainly worked out for me!

BeerFish FIRST OF A KIND Local restaurateurs begin laying plans to open a fish and chips restaurant in the reinvigorated Roberts Alley.


f it's one thing the Meyers family knows, it's how to stand apart from the competition. That can be seen in both of their current ventures, Dempsey's Public House and Würst Bier Hall in Downtown Fargo. However, they will now turn their attention to something even more adventurous than their two present establishments. The Meyers will embark on a mission to open up Downtown Fargo's first fish and chips restaurant, BeerFish. Current plans have it going in the newly enlivened Roberts Alley. Husband and wife team Bert and Lisa Meyers along with brother Klaus are looking to fill the gaps in the Fargo dining scene with BeerFish. While it will feature fine dining quality food, the Meyers plan to have the restaurant be more of a casual environment. The fried fish that will certainly be the staple menu item comes from an old family recipe. “Our beer-battered and fried fish is the legendary recipe of our mother, Rosa Bischoff, who for years served up the best fried fish the Iron


Range of Minnesota had ever seen at her own family restaurant,” says Bert Meyers. Along with that, patrons will choose their own type of tartar sauce to dip the fish. Finally, happy diners can select either fish or classic chips as a side accompanied by a French Onion Dip. Classic fish and chips are not the only items on the menu though. The Meyers plan to have oysters, lobster mac and cheese, clam chowder and seafood appetizers. Not only that, but BeerFish will have vegetarian and vegan options and they will have one fryer solely dedicated to gluten-free foods. Polish all of this delicious food off with a cool beverage too. BeerFish will feature a wide tap list, wine selections and Fargo's first Tiki drink menu. To this point, BeerFish is a restaurant of firsts. The first fish and chips restaurant Downtown, the first Tiki drink menu. However, the innovation does not end. Beerfish will be located across Roberts Alley from Dempsey's (also owned by the Meyers). It will only be accessible by the

alleyway and will not feature an entryway on Roberts Street. "We are only going to be in the alley," Bert Meyers said. "I think we will be the first restaurant to solely be in the alley." With an open-air dining room planned, the restaurant will also have a patio for the warm weather seasons. Diners will be able to sit and enjoy their chosen fish, chips and beer in Roberts Alley. There will not be a dining experience like it in Fargo and that is what the Meyers want. The family has proven wildly successful in the Fargo restaurant business by creating new and fresh ideas. In this process, they have also successfully woven Fargo's culture and history into their specific restaurants. Whether they know this or not, the Meyers have added to that rich culture and history Fargo is known for. With this new trailblazing venture, they will continue to create a friendly and fun atmosphere in Downtown Fargo. They will continue to own and operate Dempsey's and Würst along with BeerFish too.

BY Nolan Schmidt RENDERINGS COURTESY OF Kilbourne Group and Bert, Lisa and Klaus Meyers

“We want to create a place for people who want to have great conversation with their favorite food and drink,” says Meyers. “It’s all the things we love.” The Meyers plan to have BeerFish open in the Fall of 2019. While Bert and Lisa do not have a specific month nailed down yet, they are hoping for a September opening. Kilbourne Group, developer of the mixed-use project that will be home to BeerFish, is excited to be working with the local group to bring another restaurant into Roberts Alley. Since the opening of the alley-facing businesses in the Roberts Commons project, Roberts Alley has been consistently full of people of all ages. It is this current Roberts Alley rejuvenation that has continued to build a vibrant culture in Downtown Fargo. With new businesses and restaurants coming into the Alley, it has made for a fresh new slice of Fargo for people to enjoy. As BeerFish looks towards its opening, it will only continue to make Fargo a one of a kind place. Much like BeerFish is a one of a kind restaurant in our community.


person behind the

politico with Senator Heidi Heitkamp

BY Nolan Schmidt PHOTOS BY Hillary Ehlen

Behind every politician is a life that often gets overshadowed by their career and constant news coverage. So, we are starting a series to learn more about the lives of politicians outside of the Capitol. We sat down with North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp at Fargo Brewing Company for the first installment. So, tell us a little bit about yourself outside of politics. I know you grew up with six siblings, what was that like? You know what's amazing about my family isn't so much that we had all these siblings, but we have so many extended family members. The girl who lived down the street spent most of her time at our house, our house was literally Grand Central Station for all the kids of Mantador. So we were never without a full contingent of almost a baseball team. Speaking of your hometown, I read that they use the VFW as the bar and the post office. What was the population of Mantador when you were growing up? When I was growing up, it was a town of about 90 people. So I tell everybody when I was growing up that my mother had four kids when I was born, there were no 51

twins and the oldest was two. My brother (Dennis) was two going to be three, my sister (Thomasine) was two, Julie was already one and I was an infant. You know, you think about that and looking at a child who is just going to turn three and then think of having three other kids that small. The fact the my mother persevered and made it is really pretty remarkable. So I tell people my family was a tenth of the population of Mantador, North Dakota. In your mind, what are the benefits and drawbacks of living and growing up in a small town? I really never felt any drawbacks. In part because growing up in both Mantador and Hankinson put such an emphasis on quality education. We had great teachers so when you showed up in college, you didn't feel any disadvantage or that feeling of being unprepared for college curriculum. You grow up with that comfort of knowing someone for 12 years. I have friends I went to school with that have been my friends and will be for the rest of my life. But we also have extended family, people who were important to us and the community growing up and you really have a chance to reflect the values of a small town. Whether it be the patriotism or the faith-based aspect, each one of these institutions played a big role in growing up.

Behind that meal would have been roast beef and mashed potatoes, for sure.

Look out for our conversation with Congressman Kevin Cramer in September's edition of Fargo Monthly.

What motivates you? Whether that be professionally or otherwise, what keeps you getting out of bed every morning? I think the first thing that I do and one of the dynamics I have brought to the Senate, especially being in a minority caucus, is the dynamic of rural America. I get up every morning wondering how I am going to make rural America stronger, more vibrant and more viable into the future. Because not a lot of people are thinking about them and that means quality rural hospitals, quality rural schools, a farm program that works for our farmers, reducing poverty in rural communities. A lot of what I focus on and a lot of what I bring to this is that rural perspective, which is consistent with how I grew up. You are the first elected woman Senator in North Dakota. What does that feel like?

Everyone has their favorite home-cooked meal. Growing up and after you left home, what was the meal you missed the most?

It's always interesting because I have been around so long. This is my seventh statewide race, think about that. I ran in '84 for State Auditor, in '88 for Tax Commissioner, in '92 for Attorney General, in '96 for Attorney General, in 2000 for Governor and then this will be my second race for the Senate. So I don't think about myself in that context. I don't think about, "Oh, I'm a woman Senator from North Dakota."

Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, her chicken gravy and blanched green beans or corn, the best. All homemade, she probably even butchered the chicken that morning. No one could fry chicken like my mom, all those Southern women who think they know how to do it, no way.

In fact, I tell this story about winning a race when no one thought you would win, you're busy getting your office ready and busy getting ready to take over this responsibility and when I presided over the Senate for the first time, I turned to say the Pledge of Allegiance and I got

really emotional. Because now all of the sudden I realized that the daughter of a school cook and a seasonal construction worker from a town of 90 people can be standing in the United States Senate, leading them in the Pledge of Allegiance. So when I think about what's remarkable, I don't think about how I am the first woman, I think about where I came from, my family struggling financially. The opportunities we have been given to get an education, which is the great equalizer for families like ours. People always want to say I did it on my own, no one ever does it on their own, I did it with community. For me, the thing that's remarkable is where I came from to then serve in the United States Senate. That is not only a great story about North Dakota, but it is a great story about America. Now, you are always bouncing around from D.C. to Bismarck to Fargo to all-around North Dakota. When you come through FargoMoorhead where is your favorite place to eat? Okay, I have to confess it's a little unfair because it is the same answer in Grand Forks as it is in Fargo. It's Red Pepper. It makes me feel young again, it takes me back to college, I think the food is terrific and it's unique. It's not production line and it's still a small, family-run business. For me, it's a tradition, it's part of the comfort you have of not just good food, but of remembering a place. I get the same thing every single time, a double ham, double cheese half grinder, taco meat, NOT HEATED and a hard shell taco. I'm really boring because it's never been anything different.

at a glance Heidi Heitkamp's Path to the Senate


Served as an Intern for the United State Congress.



Earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Dakota.


Served as an Intern for the North Dakota State Legislature.


Earned a JD from the Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.


Worked as an attorney for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Ran for North Dakota State Auditor, but was defeated.

senator heidi heitkamp will be vying for a second united states senate term in november. What is you favorite thing about Fargo? What do you love the most about this area? How dynamic it is. Prairie Den? What a great concept. Fargo Brewing? There are just so many more choices in Fargo and it has become younger and I like that about Fargo. The university has become very dynamic with lots of very interesting research going on, world-class research, so I like that there are things happening in Fargo that the rest of the country doesn't realize and they are very exciting. And people say, "Oh, you're from North Dakota, what about Fargo?" and they harken back to the movie or the TV show and I always remind them that the movie Fargo is not about Fargo, North Dakota. It's about Brainerd, Minnesota. I think that Fargo was always the big place we came to growing up, it was always a treat. I remember the first K-Mart, the

1986-1992 Served as North Dakota State Tax Commissioner.


Won the North Dakota Attorney General seat in the general election.

first McDonalds, that's how old I am. And Fargo today has a level dynamic energy that is really exciting. But North Dakota has a lot of that too, you see that in Bismarck. But Fargo being the largest city, it has attracted people from all over the country. It's really easy to pitch Fargo because when you bring people here, they go "wow" so if we can get people here, they are amazed. What is one thing that we don’t know about you that would surprise us? I would say that I am a licensed SCUBA diver. I got it probably around 2010, but I decided that when I turned 50, I wanted to do something every year that challenged myself, that took me out of my comfort zone. I've slowed down a little bit on those things because of how busy I am, but I really do miss SCUBA diving. The first place I ever SCUBA dived was in Belize.


Was re-elected to the Attorney General seat by winning 64 percent of the vote.


Ran for North Dakota Governor, but was defeated by John Hoeven, her current partner in the United States Senate.

What has been the most rewarding thing about being a United States Senator to this point? We've done some big things. We have opened up oil exports, we have passed a farm bill. These are really big public policy things that effect North Dakota and our region. But my proudest moment was a story when I was able to present a Purple Heart to a Korean War veteran who was injured in Korea and served in a POW camp. He waited over 60 years for the medal, and we were able to get him that medal. We were able to do it because of the hard work of our staff and the commitment we have to veterans. If you said the moment where I felt the proudest of being a United States Senator, it was when I was able to get him his Purple Heart.


Served as Director of the Dakota Gasification Company's Great Plains Synfuels Plant.


Ran for United State Senate and won, defeating Republican Rick Berg.


Currently running for her second term in the Senate against current Congressman Kevin Cramer. 53


GO NATURAL FOR YOUR DOG Like many others, our dog is our fur baby. He rules the roost and always gets his way, I literally cannot say “no” to his sweet, pouty, husky eyes. So just like all my loved ones, when it comes to healing or health, he gets natural options too.

Did you know that just like us, using essential oils on dogs is a great option for pain, emotional support, energy, and so much more. While dogs respond well to most oils, there are a few things to keep in mind. • Dog sizes vary and because of this, so

should the amount oil we use on them. It’s important to dilute more for smaller dogs and puppies.

• Using just any oil off the market shelves

won’t do. Many oils are composed of synthetics and just as we wouldn’t put these knowingly on our body, the same applies with our fur babies. To ensure you get the highest quality oils, be sure to get CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) Oils that have been third party tested for purity.

I cannot stress enough that you must have a high quality oil, free of synthetics, when you are using them on yourself or your animals. Essential oils are a natural aromatic compound which are safe and effective to use even on our furry friends. They are so powerful that they can penetrate a cell membrane to kill bacteria and viruses. Even better, because they are a natural compound, they do not build up resistance in the body like drugs and therefore, do not allow for a tolerance to be built up.

• Puppies under 10 weeks should not use

essential oils.

BY Kylee Seifert PHOTOS BY Lemon Drops Photography


• Always be careful to avoid genitals,

eyes, and wet, happy noses.

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.


Let’s talk about how to use them with your pups! Below is an inconclusive list of different ways to use the most commonly found oils.

• Frankincense: anxiety,

inflammation, infections, scarring, tumors, snake bites, warts, healthy brain, cellular regeneration.

• Lavender: allergies, burns, vertigo,

abscesses, inflammation

• Lemon: electrolyte balance,

immune boost, claw strength

• Peppermint: energy, asthma,

heatstroke, muscle pain, ulcers, fresh breath

• Terrashield: bug repellent • Digestzen: gut health • Lemongrass: repels bugs, thyroid


Tick & Flea Repellent:

• 20 drops of terrashield

• 4 oz. glass bottle

• Top bottle with distilled water

• 20 drops of lemongrass

• Spray into hands and pat

• 20 drops of eucalyptus

your furry friend down

• Reapply as needed

*If your dog has sensitive skin, you can make a smaller dose and put it on the collar.

Have more questions on oils and their purity. Feel free to reach out to me!






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megan ward @ Vinyl Taco

520 1st Ave N, Fargo vinyltaco.com

It's no secret that we all crave the perfect summer beverage. Not only that, but why would we strive for just a great drink? Why not great food too? Vinyl Taco in Downtown Fargo has become wildly successful thanks to their perfect blending of food and drink. Have a specific taco you love? Chances are Vinyl Taco has a drink to complement it. We had one of their great mixologists, Megan Ward, introduce us to one of their newest beverages.

Q&A NOW THAT IT'S SUMMER AND PATIO SEASON, ARE THE MARGARITAS FLYING OUT OF THE BAR HERE AT VINYL TACO? Oh, absolutely. Especially the jumbo margs, you got your groups of friends coming out and they want to share one (or have one for themselves). I would say our classic lime would be the most popular, it's like a normal margarita that people seem to like the most. However, I think the strawberry is really good too.


Well, it's actually a lot like our Cadillac margarita that we already have on the menu. The only difference with this one is that it does not have Triple Sec in it. Rather than putting that in there, we put in avocado salsa. It still has lime juice, the tequila and some syrup, but the avocado replaces the Triple Sec.


It's just like guacamole, I think. I don't think people get turned off by it, I actually think people will love to come in and have this drink. It's one of those things where if you try it once, you may never look back because it's that good. If you like guacamole, salsa and really good Mexican food this is going to be perfect for you.


I would have to say the fish taco because you already have the avocado salsa on it. Maybe the cilantro lime chicken taco too. The drink kind of cools down the jalapeño ranch that's on that one.



It's something new, mixed with something traditional. I really like to get out and try new things, that's just the way I am. I do things that are outside of the box, but I don't veer too far away from the norm. This is still a margarita, it's just a little different is all.

AVOCADO MARGARITA • Leyenda del Milagro Tequila • Lime Juice • Avocado Salsa • Salt (For rim of glass)


Hello, Dolly!

July 12-14, 18-21, & 24-28 Bluestem Amphitheater Buy tickets at trollwood.org

Director Michael Walling on the crew that builds the stage... “None of us are from around here, believe it or not. We’re all from New York or from somewhere else in the country. Our Scenic and Lighting Designer Jack Mehler is from New York. Everyone here will show up, build the stage and once opening night hits, they’re gone. We just hire them as contractors. I think we only have two local carpenters, but everyone else is from somewhere else. We have someone from Wisconsin, our Scenic Change Artist Terea is from Atlanta too. We’ll house them here and all that, but they’ll only be here until the stage is built.”

A view of the incomplete stage. Director Michael Walling on how Trollwood's mainstage musical is mapped out each year... "It's a yearlong process. We'll be talking about what musical we'll do next summer very soon here. These kids show up on June 1, but we are preparing long before all of them show up. In the past, we've done a lot of Disney musicals that just become available to perform. However, we want to give the students a chance to perform some classic theater too. Hello, Dolly! has been around since 1964 and it's still being performed on Broadway. Along with those Disney musicals, we want to give our kids a chance to perform classic musicals too."

Scenic Change Artist Terea Abernathy paints a stage staircase. 58 | JULY 2018 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Underneath the stage is a workshop where portions of the stage are built.

Director Michael Walling’s mock-up of the final stage.

Hillary Ehlen

Hello, Dolly!

We talked with some of the key figures in Trollwood's 40th Mainstage Musical, Hello, Dolly! We also got a behind-the-scenes look into the preparation.

Costume Designer Jason Resler on his decision to make the costume colors so vibrant...

Completed costume design for Dolly, the main character in the musical.

Preliminary mock-ups of costume designs.

“Michael (Walling) came to me and said he wanted something summery. When I heard that I thought of those bright green, purple and blue colors. Plus, all of the promotional material has that teal color to it, so I wanted to make it bright. We also wanted to definitely incorporate some red into Dolly’s costume, because it’s very Dolly, the character. If you see other productions of the musical, you’ll see that they choose to make the costumes more modern. The original script actually has the story taking place in 1890 or so and we wanted to adhere to that. Our inspiration was kind of the painted ladies, those old Victorian-style houses. We just wanted to make these costumes different from other productions of this show.”

Dresses worn during the performance of "Put On Your Sunday Clothes."

Executive Director Kathy Anderson on why students come to Trollwood... "I think a lot of these kids come to Trollwood because they have a passion for theater. I don't think it matters what kind of musical we are putting on each year, kids just want to perform. They come from their high school theater productions where they audition and rehearse. This is a far more intense process compared to high school productions. I mean, they are setting a lot of things aside to just perform in the summer. Compared to high school, where you are not constantly working on a production, this is very different. And when we go out and see these kids in their high school production the next year, we can see their growth."




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 701-5408712 to register, seating is limited. carriestwistedart.com Carrie's Twisted Art Studios

300 Main Ave. Suite 110, Fargo

Trans Mentor Program

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

1701 38th St. S, Fargo

Downtown Dogs Fargo

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. (Weather Permitting)

Downtown Dogs Fargo is a club that was created to bring likeminded local dogs and their humans together. These weekly gatherings and events are an opportunity for dog people to get together and socialize while


the pups play. All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines and medications. All breeds and sizes are welcome. facebook.com/DowntownDogsFargo Dike East Dog Park

600 3rd St. S, Fargo

Friday Night Salsa at the Radisson Every Friday at 8 p.m.

Free Admission! Complimentary one hour Lesson in either Salsa or Bachata at 8 p.m. Dance social 9-11:30 p.m. (Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Kizomba). There will be drinks available at the bar (21+). The event is 18+. Come dance, hang out, meet cool people or just drink and watch others dancing! Don't miss out! Radisson Hotel

201 N 5th St, Fargo


Sunday Brunch at Prairie Roots Food Co-op

Wednesday, July 4

Sunday, July 1 at 10 a.m.

Prairie Roots Brunch features their oatmeal bar, with LOCAL oatmeal from Doubting Thomas Farms, yogurt and granola bar, frittata, hash brown casserole, muffins, scones and more! They’ll have soups and their salad bar too. And their deli features Equal Exchange Coffee and House-made Chai every day. Brunch from 10-2 and salad bar and soups from 10 – 5 p.m..

Celebrate Independence Day with Bonanzaville! The day starts off at 7:30am with the Vietnam Veterans 5k/10k run/walk. Village activities will run from 10am to 5pm and will kick off with a historic shooting of the anvil. These activities include train rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, bouncy houses, kid’s crafts, historical children’s games, face painting, a parade at 2pm, and an assortment of live demonstrations. Fireworks show will start at 10:30 pm sharp!

prairieroots.coop/ Prairie Roots Food Co-op

1213 NP Ave, Fargo

WOW (Women on Wheels) Dirt Ride Monday, July 2 at 6:30 p.m.

This ride’s focus is to gather a group of women who want to trail ride together in a group setting. We will alternate riding between the trails we have in the Fargo/ Moorhead area. The trail, which we will be riding at that evening will be posted each Monday morning. Meet at GNBC at 6 p.m. and then will gather in a group at the trail destination at 6:30pm to take off shortly thereafter. facebook.com/events/492255751191846/ Great Northern Bicycle Company

bonanzaville.org Bonanzaville

1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo

be available; though it’s recommended that students bring their own water bottle. Comstock House

506 8th St S, Moorhead

425 Broadway N, Fargo

Yoga on the Lawn

John Butler Trio with Special Guest Mama Kin Spender

Once again most Monday nights this summer you’ll have the opportunity to join a yoga class on the Comstock House lawn. Classes are taught by certified instructor Amanda Nordick Yoga and designed for all levels of ability. A limited number of yoga mats will

The contradictions in John Butler are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours) his is a troubled soul. One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced and a musician

Monday, July 2 at 6 p.m.



Tuesday, July 3 at 8 p.m.



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whose reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America, Butler is nevertheless a man on the edge, poised like a beautiful suicide. Where will he go next? Up or down? Despite the tensions within the man and his music the new album makes his future trajectory abundantly clear. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

Moorhead Farmer's Market Tuesday, July 3 at 8 a.m.

Get Fresh. Go Local. Items for sale include fresh vegetables, fruit, baked goods, honey, jams, jellies, pet products, hand crafted items, food trucks, music and so much more! moorheadparks.com/ Moorhead Center Mall

510 Center Ave, Moorhead

Party in the Park at Lewis and Clark Tuesday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Join us at a different park on Tuesday nights for an evening of family fun. Sing your favorite karaoke song, play in the bounce house, create a craft project, get your face painted and take home a balloon animal. Enjoy free hot dogs while supplies last! fargoparks.com Lewis and Clark Park

1807 16th St S, Fargo

5656 Ooh & Ahh

Wednesday, July 4

The Moorhead Business Association hosts this annual fireworks display at Scheels Field on the Minnesota State University Moorhead Campus. mhdmba.org Minnesota State University Moorhead

1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead

Yoga in the Park

Wednesday, July 4 at 6 p.m.

The annual ‘Yoga in the Park’ is a series of FOGA events hosted by the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties, Fargo Park District and Courts Plus. FOGA (Fargo Organization Giving through Asana) is a movement to create unity, bring awareness, and raise dollars for local causes in the FMWF community by hosting donation-based yoga classes. It’s a grassroots social movement, channeling Fargo’s passion for yoga into fundraising efforts. FOGA’s mission is to make yoga community-minded, accessible and fun! FOGA is dedicated to creating peace and goodwill in our community. For more information on FOGA contact Caleb Johnson at 356-1447 or caleb.johnson@ymcacassclay. org. fargoparks.com/ Island Park

302 7th Street S, Fargo

FM RedHawks Fourth of July Celebration Wednesday, July 4 at 7 p.m.

Fourth of July Post-Game fireworkssponsored by High Point Networks. Inflatables in the playground brought to you by Games Galore. fmredhawks.com/ Newman Outdoor Field

1515 15th Ave N, Fargo

DAVID CROSS "OH, COME ON" Tuesday, July 10 at 8 p.m.

Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

Prairie Roots First Birthday Celebration Thursday, July 5-Sunday, July 8

Four days of sales, fun, prizes, samples and great deals! prairieroots.coop/ Prairie Roots Food Co-Op

1213 NP Ave. Suite 100, Fargo

Cars & Coffee Fargo

Sunday, July 8 at 9 a.m.

Join us for Cars and Coffee in Downtown Fargo! Cars can begin showing up at 9 a.m.. Parking areas will be separated from public parking, with the Downtown Community Partnership helping park vehicles. We’ll be in the city lot just east of United Automotive Tech Center! Bring your favorite car, a smile on your face, and help us make this the best automotive season in Fargo/Moorhead ever! facebook.com/groups/924837720861228/about/ United Automotive Tech Center

308 1st Ave N, Fargo

Farmers Market and Beyond Monday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m.

The Farmers’ Market & Beyond was established in 2007 by the West Fargo Park District. The market provides local growers and food, art and craft artisans an opportunity to display and sell items to the public. The focus of the market is to provide local growers with the opportunity to bring fresh produce, flowers, bulbs, jams, jellies, dairy products, meats, herbs and berries directly to the public. The Farmer’s Market & Beyond provides an opportunity to sell these unique, local goods. wfparks.org/ Rustad Recreation Center

601 26th Ave E, West Fargo


Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Join us at our region’s largest farmers’ market. Shop from more than 40 weekly vendors including produce, hot food, baked goods, pantry, household, art coffee, wine and beer while enjoying live music, kids activities, and more. The Red River Market strives to support small farms and emerging food businesses, to increase access to fresh, locally grown produce, to be a good steward of the planet, and to create a sense of place where all are welcome to gather. redriver.market Broadway Garage

409 Broadway, Fargo

Movie Night at Island Park Monday, July 9 at 8 p.m.

Bring the whole family to enjoy an outdoor movie. Watch a family movie on an inflatable screen in the middle of the park. Don’t forget your blanket! for movie titles and more details, visitfargoparks.com. Movies start at dusk. fargoparks.com Island Park

302 7th Street S, Fargo

Red River Valley Fair

Tuesday, July 10-Sunday, July 15

Exhibits, rides, livestock, entertainment, midway shows and food. redrivervalleyfair.com Red River Valley Fairgrounds

1805 Main Ave W, Fargo

Moorhead RiverArts

Tuesday, July 10 at 5 p.m.

There’s always something to enjoy at Moorhead RiverArts! Each night features free horse-drawn carriage rides, inflatable games, art and craft vendors, food, hands-on activities, and more! All concerts begin at 6 p.m.. Activities subject to change. moorheadparks.com Memorial Park

210 8th St N, Moorhead

Fargo Brewing Company Presents: St. Paul & The Broken Bones with Hiss Golden Messenger Tuesday, July 10 at 8 p.m.

Sea of Noise, the second full-length album by St. Paul and the Broken Bones, marks a quantum leap in sound and style for the highvoltage Birmingham, Alabama-based band. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave N, Fargo

Clay Country Fair

Thursday, July 12-Sunday, July 15

Midway shows, entertainment, exhibits, livestock and food in Barnesville, MN. mnclaycountyfair.com Clay County Fairgrounds

620 Main Ave E, Barnesville

Lawn Games and Local Beer Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Take advantage of the summer weather and come relax on the sprawling lawns of the Comstock House! Every other Thursday from June 14 to August 23 this summer, there will be lawn games and local beer nights at the Comstock House. The Pico food truck will swing on by the Comstock House on the first day of lawn activities on June 14! The events will be sponsored by Rustica Eatery & Tavern in Moorhead. Each week, we will be serving a different local beer. Admission is free and the beer costs just $5. Please come and join us. facebook.com/comstockhouse Comstock House

506 8th St S, Moorhead

Brewing Up Laughs

Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Fargo Brewing Company’s finest bi-weekly open mic has been a great time with local comics ranging from seasoned to beginners trying out there material. This is a great environment to watch comedy open mic or to even give it a try yourself and it’s totally free to attend! facebook.com/fargocomedy Fargo Brewing Company

610 University Dr N, Fargo

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 beverage will be sold for $1/plate. wfparks.org Rendezvous Park

1055 32nd Ave E, West Fargo

Gooseberry Park Players, "Big Fish" Tuesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.

801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

Join Gooseberry Park Players as they share a WHOPPER of a story this summer. “Big Fish” is a story of an ordinary man and extraordinary father who tells his son tall tales filled with beauty, love and imagination. But when his son confronts him about what is truth and what is fiction, they go on a lifeaffirming journey that will change them both forever. Big Fish is overflowing with heart, humor and humanity and will leave you with a theatrical experience that is richer, funnier and bigger than life itself!

Steve Gillespie

1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead

Trollwood Mainstage Musical

Thursday, July 12-Saturday, July 14, Wednesday, July 18-Saturday July, 21 and Tuesday, July 24-Saturday, July 28

Join us for our 40th annual Mainstage Musical production attracting thousands of audience members each summer to the beautiful Bluestem Amphitheater for an evening of entertainment under the stars. trollwood.org Bluestem Ampitheater

Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m.

gooseberryparkplayers.org Minnesota State University Moorhead

Gillespie's act is a slaphappy balance of aggression and absurdity, coupled with a delightfully pushy persona and coarse yet effective word choice. Opening for Gillespie is Robert Baril. He majored in philosophy and political science major in college, and now talks through political and hot-button issues of the day.

Community Play Day

Wednesday, July 18 at 9 a.m.

Free play for all ages! Play yard games, do a take-home craft, climb on the playground and move to music outside in the sunshine! Daycares are welcome. Adult supervision is required.

Bar Nine

fargoparks.com Rheault Farm

1405 Prairie Parkway, West Fargo

2902 25th St S, Fargo

USA Wrestling

Fargo's Downtown Street Fair

World’s largest Greco-Roman and Free-style wrestling tournament at the FARGODOME.

Hit the streets of downtown Fargo for fine art, unique finds, quality crafts, and tasty food. There is something for everyone!

Friday, July 13-Saturday, July 21 themat.com FARGODOME

1800 N University Dr, Fargo

Agriculture Adventure Day

Saturday, July 14-15 at 10 a.m.

Where does your food come from? How does a pizza grow? What does a combine do? Find out the answer to these questions and much more at Agriculture Adventure Day at the Red River Zoo! Farmers, scientists, and zookeepers will be on hand to create a fun filled day dedicated to the rich diversity of agriculture in North Dakota. redriverzoo.org Red River Zoo

4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo

Horse Racing

Saturdayand Sunday, July 14 at 1 p.m.

The North Dakota Horse Park offers some of the finest thoroughbred and quarter horse racing in the Upper Midwest! hrnd.org/ North Dakota Horse Park

5180 19th Ave N, Fargo

Hawaiian Beach Blast

Tuesday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Come out and say Aloha to your neighbors and friends during a fun filled evening at Rendezvous Park! Participate in a Karaoke Contest and dance to your favorite hits with


Thursday, July 19-Sunday, July 21

downtownfargo.com Downtown Fargo

210 Broadway N, Fargo

West Fargo Cruise Night Thursday, July 19 at 5 p.m.

Classic cars and bikes cruise Sheyenne Street in West Fargo. topperscarclub.com Sheyenne Street

Main Ave to 7th Ave, West Fargo

Zoo Brew

Thursday, July 19

Grab your friends and tap into your wild side at Zoo Brew at the Red River Zoo on Thursday, July 19th! Starting at 7 p.m., raise your cup and sample beers from an array of local breweries. redriverzoo.org Red River Zoo

4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo

Fourth Annual Summer Art Sale Friday, July 20-Saturday, July 21

Stop by Plains Art Museum and support local art and artists at our 4th Annual Summer Art Sale! The Summer Art Sale features unique works of art in ceramic and printmaking by regional professional and emerging area artists, including studio members and instructors at the Center for Creativity.


Saturday, July 21 at 4 p.m. The Rare Beer Picnic is a beer festival focused on sampling the best of this area’s aged, soured, and infused beer. A smaller festival giving the breweries and the guests a more intimate experience. To see participating breweries, go to our website! rarebeerpicnic.com W.H. Davy Memorial Park

210 8th St N, Moorhead

Proceeds support the participating artists and the Robert Kurkowski Ceramic Studio in the Center for Creativity. We’re only two blocks off Broadway on First Avenue North. Complete your Fargo Street Fair experience with a visit to Plains Art Museum! plainsart.org Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity

704 1st Ave N, Fargo

Horse Racing

Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22 at 1 p.m.

The North Dakota Horse Park offers some of the finest thoroughbred and quarter horse racing in the Upper Midwest! hrnd.org North Dakota Horse Park

5180 19th Ave N, Fargo

28th Annual PAWS Walk Tuesday, July 24 at 6 p.m.

Join us for a 1/2 mile fun walk and pet party to support the shelter animals of Homeward! homewardonline.org Rheault Farm

2902 25th St S, Fargo


Thursday, July 26

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. tedxfargo.com/ Fargo Civic Center

207 4th Street N, Fargo

104.7 Duke FM Presents: Jamey Johnson with Kelsey Waldon Thursday, July 26 at 8 p.m.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson has been showered with plaques, trophies and award statuettes, but they aren’t the answer to his dreams. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo


Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29

The Melvins return with the new album Pinkus Abortion Technician (April 20, Ipecac Recordings), featuring both ongoing Melvins’ bass player Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Butthole Surfers’, and occasional Melvins’, bottom ender Jeff Pinkus on bass. jadepresents.com The Aquarium

Guster with Van William Thursday, July 26 at 8 p.m.

Guster sought out Shins keyboardist/Black Keys bassist Richard Swift based on his work with Damien Jurado and Foxygen, giving themselves over to the full experience of recording at Swift’s Cottage Grove, Oregon studio for three weeks in January 2014. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave N, Fargo

North Dakota Senior Games

Thursday, July 26-Saturday, July 28

The largest multi-sport event for ages 50 and better is back in Fargo! This year is a qualifying year for the National Senior Games, so register now to join us and compete for your chance to move on and compete on the national stage. The North Dakota Senior Games offers a variety of events ranging from pickleball to swimming to golf – so there’s an event for every interest. ndseniorgames.com Fargo

Gen X Summer with Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit & Alien Ant Farm Friday, August 3 at 6 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Ampitheater

801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats with Israel Nash Tuesday, August 7 at 7 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Ampitheater

Main Ave and Broadway N, Fargo

801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

Horse Racing

CKY/SLAVES with Royal Thunder and Awaken I Am

Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28 at 1 p.m.

The North Dakota Horse Park offers some of the finest thoroughbred and quarter horse racing in the Upper Midwest! hrnd.org North Dakota Horse Park

Tuesday, August 7 at 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave N, Fargo

5180 19th Ave N, Fargo

Robert Irvine Live

Fargo Airsho

jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

Saturday, July 28-Sunday, July 29

The Fargo AirSho is a non-profit organization of 70 volunteer members that have been producing award winning shows for more than 25 years. The event has become a million dollar production that brings over 30,000 fans from all over the US and Canada to the show at Hector International Airport. The success of the show has allowed the committee to make more than $500,000 in contributions to area organizations, including over $250,000 to the Fargo Air Museum. fargoairsho.com/ Hector International Airport

2801 32nd Ave N, Fargo

Def Leppard & Journey

Saturday, July 28 at 7 p.m.

Promising to be the Tour of the Year, two of the world’s greatest rock bands – DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY – are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts, half the shows being closed by Journey and half by Def Leppard. FARGODOME

1800 N University Dr, Fargo

Thursday, August 9 at 8 p.m. 314 Broadway N, Fargo

LeAnn Rimes LovE is LovE Acoustic Tour with Tigirlily Sunday, August 19 at 8 p.m. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

Roots On The Red: Trampled By Turtles & Michael Franti plus more Friday, August 24 at 5 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Ampitheater

801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

GOOD VIBES with Jason Mraz & Brett Dennen Wednesday, August 29 at 7 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Ampitheater

801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

Cheap Trick with The Romantics Thursday, August 30 at 7 p.m. jadepresents.com Bluestem Ampitheater

801 50th Ave S, Moorhead




JULY 1ST - 7TH SUNDAY, JULY 1 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak MONDAY, JULY 2 Dose Amigos - Junkyard TUESDAY, JULY 3 The Cropdusters - Junkyard WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 Hot Lunch - Junkyard THURSDAY, JULY 5 October Road - The Windbreak Matty J - Front Street Taproom Stovepipes - HoDo Lounge Dylan Boehmer - Junkyard


FRIDAY, JULY 6 Candy Shop - Shotgun Sally's Video DL - Dempsey's Frost Fire - Pickled Parrot Skyline - The Windbreak Matt Johnson - Drekker Red Monk and Wolf Girl - Front Street Taproom Skipjacks - Junkyard SATURDAY, JULY 7 Ultrasound - Shotgun Sally's Someday Heroes - Dempsey's Frost Fire - Pickled Parrot Jessica Vines - Urban 42 Slamabama - The Windbreak Jon Walters - Front Street Taproom

JULY 8TH - 14TH SUNDAY, JULY 8 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak TBD - Lucky's 13 Onward, etc. - The Aquarium Dariann Leigh - Junkyard MONDAY, JULY 9 GC & The Kruse - Junkyard TUESDAY, JULY 10 The Lars & Joe Pony Show (Patio Party) - Shotgun Sally's The Cropdusters - Junkyard WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 Russ & John Pederson Quartet Dempsey's Dan Christianson - Bar Nine Pat Lenertz - Junkyard

THURSDAY, JULY 12 Steele River Band - The Windbreak CropDusters - Chumley's K/O - Lucky's 13 JT Kennelly Band - blvd Pub Juan M. Soria - Front Street Taproom Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank - HoDo Lounge Lonesome Dan Kase - Junkyard FRIDAY, JULY 13 The Issue - Shotgun Sally's Jaedyn James and the Hunger Dempsey's Ditching Delmer - Pickled Parrot Uptown Live - The Windbreak Kari Marie - Drekker Dan Christianson - Front Street Taproom Rivers of Nihil - The Garage Bar Presents Asking for a Friend - Speck's Pretty Tricky - Rick's Matthew Griswold - Junkyard SATURDAY, JULY 14 Toggo Ultrarock - Shotgun Sally's Video DJ - Dempsey's Ditching Delmer - Pickled Parrot Dan Christianson Trio - Urban 42 Hard Drive - The Windbreak Pretty Tricky - Rick's Jesse Eugene - Junkyard

JULY 15TH - 21ST SUNDAY, JULY 15 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak John Janousek - Lucky's 13 Beer & Hymns with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Junkyard

Front Street Taproom MONDAY, JULY 16 Matty J - Junkyard TUESDAY, JULY 17 The Cropdusters - Junkyard WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 Rachel Ianiro - Bar Nine Dan Christianson - Junkyard THURSDAY, JULY 19 Downtown Sound - The Windbreak Time Warp - Chumley's Raw Sugar - Lucky's 13 Matthew Dauner - blvd Pub Gina Powers - Junkyard FRIDAY, JULY 20 Them Pesky Kids - Shotgun Sally's Ginstrings - Dempsey's Uptown Live - Pickled Parrot The Special Blend Band - Urban 42

Def Leggend w/ Face For Radio - The Windbreak Guys and Dahls - Drekker Rubber Monkeys - Rick's Tobias Jansen - Junkyard SATURDAY, JULY 21 24 Seven - Shotgun Sally's Gina Powers Band - Dempsey's Face For Radio - The Windbreak Tobias Jansen - Drekker Jessica Vines & Connor Lee Junkyard

JULY 22ND - 28TH SUNDAY, JULY 22 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak


Dariann Leigh - Lucky's 13 Tristan Larson - Junkyard MONDAY, JULY 23 Tucker'd Out Duo - Junkyard TUESDAY, JULY 24 Shaun Mitzel (Patio Party) - Shotgun Sally's The Cropdusters - Junkyard WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 Lars and Joe Pony Show - Bar Nine Bike Night featuring Asking for a Friend - Speck's Ciro - Junkyard THURSDAY, JULY 26 Slamabama - The Windbreak Terry Mackner - Chumley's The Solos - Lucky's 13 The Lollygaggers - Junkyard

FRIDAY, JULY 27 Contention - Shotgun Sally's Poitin - Dempsey's KD Productions - Pickled Parrot Brat Pack Radio - The Windbreak Blue English - Alibi Lounge Craig Schaulty Band - Speck's Dan Miller - Junkyard SATURDAY, JULY 28 Kissing Company - Shotgun Sally's Heart and Soul - Dempsey's KD Productions - Pickled Parrot Dead beats - Urban 42 Jacked Up - The Windbreak Luke Votava - Drekker The Melvins - The Aquarium Winnie Brave - Junkyard

JULY 29TH - 31ST SUNDAY, JULY 29 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak John Janousek - Lucky's 13 Fancy That - Junkyard MONDAY, JULY 30 Charlie Young - Junkyard TUESDAY, JULY 31 Travis Naegle - Junkyard



















1340 21st Ave. S, Fargo

226 Broadway N, 2nd Floor, Fargo 1405 Prairie Pkwy, West Fargo 3147 Bluestem Dr, West Fargo 1635 42nd St S, Fargo

226 Broadway N, Fargo



614 Main Ave., Fargo

3108 9th St S, Moorhead, MN 101 Broadway N, Fargo

1608 Main Ave, Moorhead 1416 1st Ave. N, Moorhead 4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo

505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

2721 Main Ave, Fargo 212 Broadway N, Fargo 1515 42nd St. S, Fargo 2611 Main Ave, Fargo 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

THE WINDBREAK 3150 39th St. S, Fargo










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 11am2pm 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

Alibi Lounge and Casino 1340 21st Ave S, Fargo

11 am-7 pm 2.25 calls $3 22oz Taps. 11 pm-close, $3 Taps and Jack

11 am-7 pm 2.25 calls $3 22oz Taps. 11 pm-close, $3 Taps and Jack

11 am-7 pm 2.25 calls $3 22oz Taps. 11 pm-close, $3 Taps and Jack

11 am-7 pm 2.25 calls $3 22oz Taps. 11 pm-close, $3 Taps and Jack

11 am-7 pm 2.25 calls $3 22oz Taps. 11 pm-close, $3 Taps and Jack

11 am-7 pm 2.25 calls $3 22oz Taps. 11 pm-close, $3 Taps and Jack

11 am-7 pm 2.25 calls $3 22oz Taps. 11 pm-close, $3 Taps and Jack

The Bismarck Tavern

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

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, 8-11pm: $2 domestic bottles for everyone

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

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

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

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

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

The Bowler 2630 University Drive S, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bulldog Tap 4265 45th St. S, Fargo

$3.50 tall domestic taps 6pm-close

$2.75 domestic bottles 8pm-midnight

$3.50 UV and Bacardi 8pm-midnight

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

$3.75 Stoli and Jack Daniels 8pm-midnight

$3.50 Smirnoff and Windsor 8pm-midnight

$3.50 tall domestic taps and import bottles all day

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

Big Mug Monday 8pmclose: $5.95 new mug, $3.95 refills

8pm-close: $1 off taps & wells (including craft beers)

Big Mug Wednesday 8pm-close: $5.95 new mug, $3.95 refills, $1 off Captain Morgan

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

Beer & A Bump Night 8pmclose: domestic beer & a shot for $7, $2.95 Old School Long Island Teas & Stumplifters

8am-noon: $2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Caesars, 8pm-close: $3.95 Crown Royal, $2.95 PBR & Busch Light pounders

Sunday Funday 12pm-2am: $1 Off all drinks in your Chub's gear

Bomb Shelter 325 10th St. N, Fargo

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

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









Dempsey’s 226 Broadway N, Fargo

$3.50 Bacardi, Malibu and Morgan starting at 9pm

$2.50 domestic taps and well drinks starting at 9pm

Old School Night starting at 9pm: $3 Old Style, High Life and Hamms

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

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

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

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

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 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

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

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

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

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

$5 build-your-own Bloody Mary or Mimosa bar 11am4pm

$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

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

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

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $1 off all Taps, Wells & Domestic Bottles. $3 Select Whiskeys and $3 Import and Domestic Microbrew bottles all day. 1/2 price bottles of wine

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

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

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

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pmmidnight: $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

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Happy Hour noon-5pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Mulligan Monday: 2-for-1 taps

Twosday: $2 domestic bottles

Apple Winesday: Half price appetizers and wine

Thirstday: $2 Green Cup Fills

$5 domestic pitchers

Granite City 1636 42nd St. S, Fargo

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

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

Hennessy's Irish Pub 4323 45th St. S, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Front Street Taproom 614 Main Ave., Fargo

Golf Addiction 4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo


Half off select wine all day

$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

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks





Herd and Horns 1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo

All day happy hour- $2 off Apps & $1 off drinks.

$2 Busch Light, High Life, & PBR Pounders; $3 Bud & Bud Lt pints 7-close.

Mug Night- $3.75 32 oz domestic fills; $5.75 craft & import fills

Thirs-Tea Thursday; $3.50 Long Islands & $3 Wells 7-close.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$2.50 short domestic beers

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

$3.50 tall domestic taps 3pm-close

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

Happy Hour 3-6pm

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

Luna Fargo 1545 University Drive S, Fargo

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & 1/2 price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & 1/2 price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & 1/2 price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & 1/2 price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & 1/2 price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & 1/2 price cheese plates

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

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

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

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

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

Mezzaluna 309 Roberts St. N, Fargo




$3.00 Mimosas all day

$11 bucket of 5 Pounders

* 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

$3 Any Bourbon 4 pm -Close

$2.50 Tap Beers 4 pm-Close

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

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

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

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

O’Kelly’s 3800 Main Ave., Fargo

Rum Monday: $3 Malibu and Captain Morgan

$3 Long Island Iced Teas and 23oz domestic taps

Whiskey Wednesday: $3 Bison Ridge and Windsor

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

$3 UV Vodka

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

U-Pay-The-Day tap beer 8-10pm, 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

1-U-Call-It on tap beer, bottles and drinks 7-9pm, 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

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

Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo


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

Happy Hour all day

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

Wine Night from 4-9pm Happy Hour 3-6pm: $2 rail & call drinks, select tap & bottled beer, $4 house wines, 6-10pm $5.95 domestic pitchers

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

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $2 rail & call drinks, select tap & bottled beer, $4 house wines. Extended Happy Hour from 6-10pm

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

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $2 rail & call drinks, select tap & bottled beer, $4 house wines, 9-11pm $2.75 beers, booze & bombs

11am-2pm $2.95 Bloody Marys & mimosas, 9-11pm $2.75 beers, booze & bombs

$5 Domestic Jars, $3 Captain Morgan & Tootsie Pops

$2 Domestic Taps (7-10pm), $3 Domestic Bottles & Ice Hole, $8 Well Jars

$5 Domestic Jars, $3.50 Fireball, $4 Crown Royal until 10pm

$5 Domestic Jars, $4 Jack Daniels, Long Island Teas & Chuck Norris until 10pm

11am-2pm $2.95 Bloody Marys & mimosas








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

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

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

Pounds ​6 12 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $4 signature Mules, $5 40oz bottle beers and $6 32oz Fruitopias

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $4 signature Mules, $5 40oz bottle beers and $6 32oz Fruitopias

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $4 signature Mules, $5 40oz bottle beers and $6 32oz Fruitopias

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $4 signature Mules, $5 40oz bottle beers and $6 32oz Fruitopias

Happy Hour Specials, 3-6pm & 9-Close; $4 Moscow Mules, $5 40oz beers, $6 32oz Frutopias

Fargo's Best Build Your Own Bloody Mary & Mimosa bar! $9

Fargo's Best Build Your Own Bloody Mary & Mimosa bar! $9

Radisson 201 5th St. N. Fargo

$2 off Margaritas

$2 off all top shelf liquors

$2 off all glasses of wine and half price bottles

$3 craft and import beers, $2 domestics and $1 off taps

$2 off Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Caesars

$2 off Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Caesars

Rhombus Guys 606 Main Ave., Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pmclose: $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 10pmclose

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

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

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

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

Rick’s Bar 2721 Main Ave., Fargo

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

$3.75 Crown Royal, $3.95 Crown Black

$2.95 Bacardi and domestic bottles 4:30pmclose

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 10 am-4 pm

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

3pm-close: $3 Jameson, Absolut and Deep Eddy

3-6pm-$3.50 Bacardi & Smirnoff, $4 Jack Daniels & $4 Dubliner, 6pmmidnight: $3 tall domestics & $5 tall crafts, 9pm-close: $2 off Patron

3-6pm-$3.50 Bacardi & Smirnoff, $4 Jack Daniels & $4 Dubliner, Ladies Night: $5 at the door/Free Well drinks for ladies from 9pm-midnight

3-6pm-$3.50 Bacardi & Smirnoff, $4 Jack Daniels & $4 Dubliner, 9pmmidnight: $5 mug at the door with $2 wells & domestic taps refills

3-6pm-$3.50 Bacardi & Smirnoff, $4 Jack Daniels & $4 Dubliner, 9-11pm: $2 wells & domestic bottles

11am-2pm: $10 bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys & domestic taps, 9-11pm: $2 wells & domestic bottles

11am-2pm: $10 bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys & domestic taps, Industry Night 9pmmidnight: $3 top shelf, $2 calls & $1 wells

Sickie's Garage 3431 Fiechtner Drive S, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6 pm and 9-close. $3 Sailor Jerry Drinks. $3 Svedka Vodka Drinks. $3 Liquid Ice Svedka Vodkas. $4 Jack Daniel’s Drinks. $5 El Jimador Margaritas

Happy Hour 3-6 pm and 9-close. $3 Sailor Jerry Drinks. $3 Svedka Vodka Drinks. $3 Liquid Ice Svedka Vodkas. $4 Jack Daniel’s Drinks. $5 El Jimador Margaritas

Happy Hour 3-6 pm and 9-close. $3 Sailor Jerry Drinks. $3 Svedka Vodka Drinks. $3 Liquid Ice Svedka Vodkas. $4 Jack Daniel’s Drinks. $5 El Jimador Margaritas

Happy Hour 3-6 pm and 9-close. $3 Sailor Jerry Drinks. $3 Svedka Vodka Drinks. $3 Liquid Ice Svedka Vodkas. $4 Jack Daniel’s Drinks. $5 El Jimador Margaritas

Happy Hour 3-6 pm and 9-close. $3 Sailor Jerry Drinks. $3 Svedka Vodka Drinks. $3 Liquid Ice Svedka Vodkas. $4 Jack Daniel’s Drinks. $5 El Jimador Margaritas

Happy Hour 9-close. $3 Svedka Vodka Drinks. $3 Liquid Ice Svedka Vodkas. $4 Jack Daniel’s Drinks. $5 El Jimador Margaritas

Happy Hour 3-6 pm and 9-close. $3 Sailor Jerry Drinks. $3 Svedka Vodka Drinks. $3 Liquid Ice Svedka Vodkas. $4 Jack Daniel’s Drinks. $5 El Jimador Margaritas

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

The Round Up Saloon 4501 Urban Plains Drive, 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: $3.25 Happy Hour bottles, $3 Captain Morga

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

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

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

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

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

$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

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

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

$3 Captain Morgan

$6 domestic pitchers

$3 Windsor

$3 domestic pounders and bottles

$3 teas

Happy Hour 11am-5pm

$2 off jumbo 32oz. Margaritas

$2 off PBR pounders, $1 off Mojitos

$1 off Proud Mary Pina Colada

$2 off all tequila shots

$1 off Cadillac Margaritas, $2 Margaritas 9pmclose

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

9-10pm: everybody drinks free, 1011pm: $2 drinks, 9-11 pm: $2 bomb shots

9-11pm: $2 drinks and bomb shots

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

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

Twist 220 Broadway N, Fargo

VFW: Downtown

202 Broadway N, Fargo

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

Vinyl Taco 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Happy Hour all day

The Windbreak 3150 39th St. S, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

$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, Stoli and Jack Daniel's

$1 off all taps and bottled beers

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

$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









Blarney Stone 1910 9th St. E, West Fargo

Happy Hour 3- 6pm: $1.00 off Drafts, $2.50 Bar Pour, $1.00 off House Wine. Late Night Happy Hour 9pm until close: $2.00 off Drafts, $2.50 Bar Pours, $1.00 off House Wine.

Happy Hour 3- 6pm: $1.00 off Drafts, $2.50 Bar Pour, $1.00 off House Wine. Late Night Happy Hour 9pm until close: $2.00 off Drafts, $2.50 Bar Pours, $1.00 off House Wine.

Happy Hour 3- 6pm: $1.00 off Drafts, $2.50 Bar Pour, $1.00 off House Wine. Late Night Happy Hour 9pm until close: $2.00 off Drafts, $2.50 Bar Pours, $1.00 off House Wine. $4.50 Irish Trash Cans

Happy Hour 3- 6pm: $1.00 off Drafts, $2.50 Bar Pour, $1.00 off House Wine. Late Night Happy Hour 9pm until close: $2.00 off Drafts, $2.50 Bar Pours, $1.00 off House Wine.

Happy Hour 3- 6pm: $1.00 off Drafts, $2.50 Bar Pour, $1.00 off House Wine. Late Night Happy Hour 9pm until close: $2.00 off Drafts, $2.50 Bar Pours, $1.00 off House Wine.

Late Happy Hour from 9-close: $2.00 off drafts, $2.50 Bar Pours, $1.00 House Wine.

All Day: $1.00 off Drafts, $2.50 Bar Pours, $1.00 off House Wine.

Blvd Pub 3147 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off talls, wells, and glasses of wine, 6-close: talls for the price of shorts, $3.50 Bacardi and Bacardi flavors

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off talls, wells, and glasses of wine, 6-close: $3.25 all Long Island Teas

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off talls, wells, and glasses of wine, 6-close: 2 for 1's on domestic pints and well drink

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off talls, wells, and glasses of wine, 6-close: half off bottles of wine. $1 off all Moscow Mules

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $1 off talls, wells, and glasses of wine, 6-close: 7 pm $1 off Captain Morgan

8am-noon: Bloody Bar, $4 Bloodys, $3.50 mimosas, 7-close: $3.50 shots of Fireball and Icehole including flavors

Happy Hour all day: $1 off talls, wells, and glasses of wine, Server Industry Day: $1 off all drinks with Server Training card, blvd Apparel Day: $1 off all drinks while wearing blvd Gear (max of $2 off)

Hooligans 3330 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

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

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

$2.50 domestic bottles

Tea Night: $5 colossal teas

$3.50 well drinks all day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Silver Dollar Flying Pig 221 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

Happy Hour 4-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4-6:30pm

Happy Hour 4-6:30pm

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

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

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

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

$3 you-call-its on domestic pints and wells 7pm-close

Tall beers for the price of short 7pm-close

$3 glasses of house wine, all Martinis $5 7pm-close

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

$4 Milagro Margaritas 8pm-close, $3.50 Bloody Marys, Caesars and Mimosas until 6pm

Happy Hour All Day

Town Hall Bar 103 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$3 off all Martinis, 3-6pm and 10pm-1am: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

Half price bottles of wine, 3-6pm and 10pm-1am: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

$2.75 16oz. domestic taps, 3-6pm and 10pm-1am: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

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

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

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

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.


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








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

$2.50 regular domestic beers and Windsor

12 inch pizza and a pitcher of beer for $11

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

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

Work Zone 701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

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

$3 Bacardi and Ice Hole

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

$3 Captain Morgan, Malibu and Jag

$3 Jack and Jims

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

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

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

Happy Hour 4-6:30pm: $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells, 8-10pm: strawberry or lime margaritas, $3 well or $5 premium, 8pmmidnight: $4 Busch mugs, $5 all other domestic mugs

Happy Hour all day, 11ammidnight: $2.50 domestic bottles, taps & wells

Happy Hour 4-6:30pm: $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells, 8pm-midnight: $4 Busch mugs, $5 all other domestic mugs, $5 premium long island teas

Happy Hour 4-6:30pm: $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells, 8pm-midnight: $3.50 taps of Bud & Bud Light, $1 off import pints

Happy Hour 4-6:30pm: $2.50 domestic taps, bottles & wells, Fireball Friday 5 p.m.-midnight: $3.50 Fireballs, 8-10 pm: $3 domestic bottles & Morgan

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

Game Day! $5 Bloody Mary's & Caesars

Jerry's Original Music Club 1500 11th St. N, Moorhead

7pm-midnight: $3 Captain Morgan, $4 Jack Fire shots, $3 Fireball shots, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $3.25 16oz taps, $3.25 single-shot rails

7pm-midnight: $1 12 oz domestic taps, $4 Jack Fire shots, $3 Fireball shots, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $3.25 16oz taps, $3.25 single-shot rails

7pm-midnight: $4 Jack Fire shots, $3 Fireball shots, ladies get free domestic taps and wells with $10 cover, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $3.25 16oz taps, $3.25 single-shot rails

7pm-midnight: $5 domestic pitchers, $4 Jack Fire shots, $3 Fireball shots, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $3.25 16oz taps, $3.25 single-shot rails

7pm-midnight: $3.50 pounders, $4 Jack Fire shots, $3 Fireball shots, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $3.25 16oz taps, $3.25 single-shot rails

7pm-midnight: $3.50 pounders, $4 Jack Fire shots, $3 Fireball shots, Happy Hour 4pm-7pm: $3.25 16oz taps, $3.25 single-shot rails

Mick’s Office 10 8th St. S, Moorhead

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

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

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

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

$2.75 pounders, $3 Ice Hole 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-can-drink for ladies 9pmmidnight, $3 pounders (all day) $2 Captain Morgan & $3 bomb shots 9pm-midnight

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grand beers $2.75 (all day)

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

Late night Happy Hour 9pm-midnight

$8.50 pitchers all day

Bloody Mary special


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

Speak Easy 1001 30th Ave., S, Moorhead

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

2-for-1s 4-6pm

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

$3.25 Morgan

2 for 1's 9-midnight

$1.00 off All Whiskey

Vic’s Bar & Grill 427 Center Ave, Moorhead

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


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