Fargo Monthly May 2018

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AtoZ The Ultimate Guide to your summer weekend getaways

MAY 2018




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Do you need to get out of Fargo-Moorhead for a few days? Is your 9 to 5 wearing you down? Then take a look at our A to Z list of weekend getaways that are within driving distance of our area. We take you to different parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and even Canada to give you plenty of options if you are in need of a vacation!


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The cover photo was taken in collaboration with Nature of the North, a Fargo company started by Jon Walters. Nature of the North aims to unplug and recharge, break down barriers and create experiences through the outdoors. This is done through various outdoors based workshops around town. More than anything, they want to showcase that there are fantastic outdoor adventures to be had in our area. For the photo, Nature of the North provided the people, the vehicle and all the outdoor trimmings (canoe, backpack, etc.). All we had to do was show up and snap the pictures. Find out more about Nature of the North on their Facebook page or on their website natureofthenorth.co.



Honor Thy Mother


id you know that Mother's Day is May 13? If you did not, then consider this your informal reminder to get your mother something special this year. Whether that is a card, call or text, I am sure your mom will appreciate it. Why we need to have one day to remind us to honor our mothers seems odd to me. I believe that mothers should be recognized every single day. Not to be crass, but you would not be reading this sentence if it wasn't for your mother birthing you in the first place! I have a special connection to my mother. I'm sure that seems like a clichĂŠ statement, as all of us have some sort of special bond with our mothers. However, I cannot overstate how amazing my mom is. Her influence in my life really knows no bounds and it continues to grow each day. There is no doubt that my mother and I have forged a strong bond over the course of my 24 years. However, our

relationship became iron-clad in the wake of a tragedy. My father passed away when I was 20, he was only 56. This forced me to grow up a lot faster than what was perhaps intended. It comes as no surprise that my mother was shaken, as was I, but I felt it was my duty to show strength and do anything for my mother's sake. It was built upon one of the final things I told my dad. I promised him I would do everything in my power to protect my mom. Through this, we have grown closer and together, we are able to honor my father and her husband. We no longer cry over his passing, we just laugh at the memories we had with him. Truthfully, when we can sit down and reminisce, that is when we are at our strongest as a family. For me, growing up as an only child, my mother is now the only person I can go to for those anecdotes. I would give anything to have my father back, as any son would. However, I know

that him leaving drew my mother and me closer in a multitude of ways. It also showed me how much I have relied on her my entire life. So, thank you to all the mothers out there! I hope each of you is properly appreciated by your sons or daughters on May 13. More than anything, I want to say thank you to the strongest, kindest, most caring, silliest, most stubborn, brilliant mother of them all, my mother, Lisa Schmidt. I am beyond lucky to have had you raise me the way you did and it has made me who I am today. Love you Ma!

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Be Sure to Pack Your Weekend Getaway Essentials Sunglasses

A Map or Atlas

Your Camera

Don't Forget Your Driver's License (Because you will need a drink at some point.)

A Compass for when you get lost and you don't have cell service.

A reliable pair of shoes or boots for long hikes.

Swim gear for your day on the lake.



Adventure Take a break from your 9 to 5 and escape on your own weekend getaway Do you need to get out of Fargo for a few days? If so, there are several places within driving distance of the FargoMoorhead area you can go. Whether it is North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota or even Canada, there is a place or event for everyone to escape to for a weekend. Jump out of the rat race and journey across state (or country) lines as we profile the best weekend getaway spots from A to Z! Well, what are you waiting for?

Your trusty companion for outdoor fun (dog).

BY Nolan Schmidt

A pen and paper to write. Creative inspiration will be all around you!

Special thanks to North Dakota Tourism, South Dakota Tourism, Explore Minnesota and Tourism Winnipeg for the photos featured within.


Alexandria, MN Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 108 miles Why visit Alexandria? It is the perfect place if you are looking for an outdoor excursion. That could mean running or biking the vast amounts of trails that surround Alexandria or taking advantage of the 350 lakes in the area. If you run out of things to do on the lake (which is highly unlikely) you can also enjoy their public beaches. After a long day, sit back and enjoy a meal at one of their many restaurants or a drink at their hometown winery, brewery or distillery. Walk, Bike or Run the Central Lakes Trail

The most famous landmark in Alexandria is the 28-foot Viking that stands tall in Big Ole Central Park. Big Ole also serves as the trailhead for the Central Lakes Trail, a 55-mile long trail going through three Minnesota counties. If you are in Alexandria at the right time, the Viking also welcomes guests to the Alexandria Farmer's Market.


Enjoy Alexandria's nightlife at Zorbaz or Bugaboo

Located on the Southwest side of Lake Le Homme Dieu are two of Alexandria's biggest nightlife hotspots. Zorbaz, a staple restaurant and bar in Minnesota lakes country is home to a mix of Mexican food and delicious pizzas. Right across the street from Zorbaz is Bugaboo, another lake staple with live music and an atmosphere unlike any other.

Spend an afternoon on the lake

Alexandria and the surrounding area is home to 350 lakes, so there is plenty to choose from. Whether it is Lake Agnes or Lake Victoria, you will be able to rent either a pontoon or jetskis to use on the lake. If you are not feeling so adventurous, there are plenty of open beaches to occupy as well.

Crazy Horse

Over 1 million


Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis, MN

Quite possibly the Mecca of Minnesota breweries, Surly offers a taste for everyone who comes through the door. You can tour their brewery on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Castle Danger Brewing Two Harbors, MN

An underrated brewery up in the Northeast corner of Minnesota. Castle Danger has some of the most consistently tasty beers in the state. Tour their brewery on Friday or Saturdays. It was also voted the Best Minnesota Brewery by Minneapolis Star Tribune readers.

Laughing Sun Brewing Company Bismarck, ND

Though you can grab a Fernson six-pack at your local liquor store here, nothing beats a freshly tapped brew. If you find yourself traveling on I-29 near Sioux Falls, you better check out their tap list!

6,532 feet

was a warrior of the Oglala Lakota tribe who fought at Battle of the Little Bighorn.

visitors per year which makes it one of the biggest tourist destinations in South Dakota.

5 Breweries to visit on your weekend getaway

Fernson Brewing Company Sioux Falls, SD

Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 530 miles


Brewery Tours

If you are traveling down I-94 en route to somewhere special, make sure you stop by Laughing Sons. Their diverse group of beverages is unmatched in the BismarckMandan area.

Crazy Horse Memorial

The year the mountain carving construction began.


Height of the monument.

16 years

The time it took to sculpt Crazy Horse's face.

Half Pints Brewing Company Winnipeg, MB

Although they lie North of the border, these Canadians really know their beer. This brewery has built itself into one of the best in the entire country. Be sure to take a tour on Saturdays!


Deadwood, SD Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 485 miles The True History of Deadwood. Though popular culture has somewhat bent Deadwood's history to its own liking, the foundation of debauchery is very much accurate. Originally a literal gold mine, Deadwood was soon infested with outlaws and gunmen. Perhaps a few of the most famous characters who inhabited Deadwood were Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok and Wyatt Earp. In fact, the legendary Wild Bill met his end in a gunfight in Deadwood. While some of this may sound too wild to believe, it is this nostalgia for the Wild West that keeps Deadwood alive to this day. Why Travel to Deadwood?

The first major attraction in Deadwood is the history swirling around the area. There are several museums and places to learn about the town's scandalous past. Along with that, you can go on guided walking tours led by the "original" townspeople.


If tours are not your thing, there are plenty of outdoor activities to take part in too.

Deadwood is near Custer State Park and there is also off-road vehicle and horse rentals to take you through the unexplored portions of the town. There are also several shops to pick up souvenirs or you can even have your Wild West picture taken. As they say, "You'll always find something to do in Deadwood."

Entertain Yourself!

First Avenue in Downtown Minneapolis

Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis

Belle Mehus Auditorium in Bismarck

Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud

The Center in Rapid City


Festivals The Top Five Festivals to Plan a Getaway Around

WE Fest, August Moondance Jam, Soundset, May 27 2-4 July 19-21 St. Paul, MN The Twin Cities are Detroit Lakes, MN Walker, MN The biggest party in Minnesota commences on Detroit Lakes the first week of August. This year's festival includes Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and country legend Vince Gill.

An annual gathering of rock and classic rock enthusiasts. Late July will find rock staples Kid Rock, Poison's Bret Michaels, Def Leppard and former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley performing.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival, August one of the premier 18-September 30 areas for great (weekends only) hip-hop. They Shakopee, MN

project this legacy with their annual Soundset festival on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. This one-day festival will feature rap powerhouses Migos, Logic and Tyler, the Creator. They will also welcome hip-hop icons Erykah Badu, Ice-T and the Wu-Tang Clan.

North Dakota State Fair, July 20-28 Minot, ND

North Dakota's biggest summer get together A Minnesota summer staple, the brought in nearly Renaissance festival 300,000 people in 2017. This brings in roughly 320,000 people per year will yet again year. That number feature the classic deep-fried foods is massive given we all love. The that the festival is Grandstand will only open on the showcase the weekends in late musical stylings summer. Never of Florida Georgia the less, you can Line, Dierks feast like royalty Bentley and while knights joust rock virtuosos as you take in this Nickelback. spectacle of a festival.

Gooseberry Falls Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 282 miles Why Should You Visit? Minnesota's North Shore is one the most scenic and peaceful areas in the entire state. Those two qualities are married together to create Gooseberry Falls, one of Minnesota's must-sees. The state park has five waterfalls along the Gooseberry River, which eventually empties into Lake Superior. There is no shortage of things to do while at Gooseberry. There are several areas to camp with one even requiring you to kayak down the river. Hiking and mountain biking are also very much encouraged with 20 miles of hiking trails and nearly 11 miles for mountain biking. If you love to fish, you can do so right along the shores of the river. However, you will need a Minnesota fishing license and a trout stamp.


Historic Tour Down I-94 3 Places to Visit While Traveling down Interstate 94

Enchanted Highway near Gladstone

Heritage Center in Bismarck

Although you need to take a slight diversion from I-94, the Enchanted Highway is certainly worth it. Beginning at exit 72 and ending 32 miles South in Regent, along the county highway, you will see spectacular metal sculptures of grasshoppers, geese and even pheasants.

Badlands Dinosaur Museum in Dickinson Within its walls, you will find the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the state of North Dakota. This includes a complete Triceratops skull along with six full dinosaur skeletons.


The newly renovated center takes you through the various ages of North Dakota history. From the Ice Age to the present day, you will learn about everything that lives or once lived in the state. You will find its beautiful campus on the grounds of the State Capitol.

Itasca State Park Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 100 miles Why visit Itasca? Located at the headwaters of the Mississippi River, Itasca State Park allows you to experience a getaway that is not terribly far from the FargoMoorhead area. It is this convenience that makes it one of the most popular state parks in Minnesota. Roughly 500,000 people visit the park each year, but that is not to say it lacks exclusivity. Outside of the various camping sites throughout the park, there are 38 indoor lodging units so you can relax in style. There is no shortage of things to do at Itasca either. Whether it's visiting the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center, hiking the 49 miles worth of trails or visiting the 2,000-acre Wilderness Sanctuary, there is something for everyone. With over 32,000 acres in the whole park, you can find your own secluded portion of Itasca for your weekend getaway.

Jazzfest 2018 What is Sioux Falls Jazzfest? We're sure South Dakota is one of the last places you would think of when you hear jazz music. Never the less, Sioux Falls plays home to some of the biggest jazz and blues acts in America. The free two-day event welcomes roughly 130,000 people per year. That makes it one of the biggest free music festivals in the country. Since its inception in 1988, Jazzfest has recorded consistent success both with the number of people and the artists they welcome. Who is headlining Jazzfest 2018? Jimmie Vaughan

Though he is known as the older brother of blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan has carved out his own place in blues lore. He has opened for Jimi Hendrix and has also shared the stage with Eric Clapton and B.B. King.

Taj Mahal

Having been around since 1964, Taj Mahal (real name Henry Fredericks) has become one of the more well-known figures in the genre. The self-taught musician plays the guitar, banjo, piano and harmonica. His rendition of the song "Statesboro Blues" has become one the hallmarks of blues music. 27

Keystone, SD Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: 514 miles

Mount Rushmore

One of the most famous symbols and attractions in America is the Mount Rushmore National Monument. Coincidentally, the monument lies three miles away from Downtown Keystone. It is that attraction alone that has made Keystone such a densely visited area in South Dakota. Originally, it was to depict American West figures like Lewis and Clark, but it was ultimately decided that four presidents would be featured on the monument. Now, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln keep a watchful eye over the city of Keystone. Their presence has also turned that city into a massive tourist destination.

Big Thunder Gold Mine

The National Presidential Wax Museum

Another major attraction to those visiting Keystone is the Big Thunder Gold Mine. Taking place in an original gold mine, a tour is designed to give you the most accurate and comprehensive mining experience in the Black Hills. You will get a hands-on look at the Gold Rush that took place in the Black Hills from 1876 to 1914. Along with this, you will do your own gold panning which will result in you taking home some gold of your own.

Would you ever want to see Franklin D. Roosevelt or George W. Bush in the flesh? At the National Presidential Wax Museum, you have that opportunity, kind of. The museum features every President, as well as several other wax figures. In total, the museum features 96 wax figures and with a self-guided tour, you can see them all.

Lake Metigoshe Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 281 miles

The Perfect 12 hours at Lake Metigoshe

8-11 a.m. Canoe Trail

You can rent a canoe while at Lake Metigoshe. Then you can canoe throughout the entire park, going in somewhat of a circle. You will be able to canoe around School Section Lake, Eramosh Lake and Rost Lake in the process.

11-1 p.m. Hike the Old Oak Trail

This trail is North Dakota's first National Recreation Trail. This interpretive trek has many stops along the way despite it being only about three miles long. Be sure to devote enough time to see all the plants and animals the trail has to offer.



4:30-8 p.m. Visit the International Peace Gardens

1-4 p.m. Hike or Mountain Bike the park's other trails

Located 20 miles East of Lake Metigoshe State Park is one of the more visited sectors of North Dakota. The International Peace Gardens serve as a sign of peace between the United States and Canada. It welcomes roughly 100,000 people each year.

There are several other trails to explore inside the park as well. There are four loops that make up these various trails, which end up totaling close to nine miles. While you're at it, you can do a bird checklist, which is available at the park's office.


Medora Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 327 miles The History Behind Medora Much like Deadwood, SD, Medora has been billed as a Wild West town. In fact, that is relatively inaccurate. It was founded by French nobleman Marquis de Mores in 1883. He planned to ship meat to Chicago via the Northern Pacific Railway from Medora. So, originally, Medora was a meatpacking town. Later, Theodore Roosevelt would visit the area and fall in love with it. Since Roosevelt's time in the Medora area, the town has become a total tourist destination thanks to the history behind it. However, the idea that it was once an Old West town like Deadwood is not true.

Top Ten Things to Do in Medora Medora Musical

The one tradition that will never die in Medora is the nightly musical that runs from June 1 through September 8. A show taking place at a spectacular outdoor amphitheater has been Medora's long-lasting legacy. It is a professionally produced and performed Western show dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt's legacy.

Pitchfork Steak Fondue

With Medora's acclaimed chefs loading steaks onto pitchforks, you know you are in for a good meal. The most popular dining experience in the town goes unmatched by any other. Along with your steak, you will receive vegetables, fruit, coleslaw, baked potatoes, garlic toast, baked beans, salad, brownies, cinnamon-sugar donuts and a drink of your choice. Talk about a feast.

Chateau de Mores

Take a step back in time as you peruse this 26 room Chateau built by Medora's founder Marquis de Mores. He built the fantastic premises for his wife, Medora (for which the town is named). The home features its original furnishings and has been restored to what it looked like in 1885.

Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross Cabin

This historic cabin once lied seven miles from Medora, but has since been moved into Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The 26th President lived there when he first came to the Dakota Territory. There are still several original items which belonged to Roosevelt in the cabin too.

Tour the Downtown Shops

There is no shortage of places to shop in Downtown Medora. Throughout this area, you will find several souvenir shops to remember your time in Medora by. You will also find several homemade items like honey and bars of soap.

Get Your Old Time Photo Taken

As with any tourist town, you will be able to dress like they did in the Old West and get your photo taken. You can grab a friend or family member and collect a photo to remember your trip by.

Enjoy a Sweet Treat

Depending on what you like, there are several places to satisfy your sugar craving in Medora. There is homemade saltwater taffy at Rushmore Mountain Taffy, assorted candies at Cowboy Lyle's and some of the best ice cream around at Marquis de Mores ice cream parlor.

Elkhorn Ranch

The most notable of Theodore Roosevelt's cattle ranches is the Elkhorn. It lies roughly 35 miles North of Medora but provides an incredible amount of history with it. Roosevelt built the ranch after moving back to the Dakota Territory following the death of his wife and mother, on the same day. It has since remained one of the seminal locations for those interested in Roosevelt's life.

Bully Pulpit Golf Course

Outside of an incredibly challenging golf course, Bully Pulpit is one of the most scenic in the region. Surrounded by the Badlands, players will be climbing through meadows along the Little Missouri River. It also features a few butte-top tee boxes overlooking the Badlands.

Medora Riding Stables

There is no greater way to explore Medora and the surrounding landscape than on horseback. You will see the buttes and canyons that the Badlands have to offer while on the back of your trusty steed.

Otter Tail Lake


With 21 square miles of lake, Otter Tail is the largest in the county, which should provide you some space from others enjoying what the lake offers. It is a great place to fish for walleye and northern pike specifically. There are also several beaches, which will allow you to hit the shoreline and enjoy some food and drinks.

Otter Tail County, MN

Shooting Star Casino

For those up for spending a little money and enjoying some nightlife, Shooting Star is the place. The closest casino in proximity to FargoMoorhead is only 70 miles Northeast in Mahnomen. Outside of the gambling, Shooting Star consistently brings high-end musical acts to its stage. Those two put together make for a night out unlike any other in Otter Tail County.

National Parks South Dakota Badlands National Park

Roughly 500 miles to the Southwest of Fargo-Moorhead lies one of South Dakota's two National Parks. The eroded buttes and grassland make it a premier spot for camping and hiking. You may even see a buffalo or two along the way.

Maplewood State Park

Wind Cave National Park

If you are looking for a perfect place to enjoy the lakes of Otter Tail County, as well as adventure through Minnesota's forests, Maplewood is your spot. The park is surrounded by eight lakes, as well as many other ponds, which should provide you with open water. Back on land, there are 9,500 acres of forest for you to hike and explore.

This national park is located South of Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Wind Cave was the first cave in American history to be designated as a National Park site. The eroded calcite that created the cave itself stretches close to 141 miles, which makes Wind Cave the sixthlongest cave in the world.

North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The lone National Park in North Dakota is one of the most pristine areas in the entire state. Split into three units, the park is tied together by the legendary Maah Daah Hey trail, which stretches a total of 144 miles. For an experience unlike any other, you can hike or mountain bike that trail or one of the many throughout the park.

Minnesota Voyageurs National Park

In the far Northeast corner of Minnesota lies one of the state's crown jewels. Voyageurs National Park provides a serene getaway for any outdoor enthusiast. The surrounding waters are perfect for the fisherman or canoeist in all of us. There are also several wilderness trails to peruse at Voyageurs.



Pembina Gorge Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 180 miles

12,500 acres

The region is one of the largest areas of untouched woodlands.

Ideal Conoeing

61 Rare plants and animals

call Pembina Gorge home and are considered to be "rare" in North Dakota.

The Pembina Gorge area is a fertile river valley, perfect for this water sport.

Unaltered River Valley

The largest stretch in the state going into Canada too.


Rugby, ND

Quiet Places

Minnesota Boundary Waters

With portions of the Boundary Waters connected to Voyageurs National Park, as well as some Canadian parks, it serves as a vast landscape of peacefulness. Serving as the literal boundary between Minnesota and Canada, it provides a harmonious exit or entrance into either location. It is the ideal place in Minnesota to set up a tent and spend the night looking at the stars or even the Aurora Borealis.

The Geographical Center of North America

North Dakota Coteau des Prairies Lodge

Nestled on a prairie hill in small Havana, North Dakota is the Coteau des Prairies Lodge. Overlooking the sweeping Great Plains skyline, you can enjoy an escape from everything. Though it lies close to the South Dakota border, it provides its inhabitants a slice of North Dakota beauty with little chatter involved.

South Dakota Sylvan Lake

Within Custer State Park in Southwest South Dakota is a lake as tranquil as any in America. Sylvan Lake provides you with a calm environment with a sweeping view of the Badlands around you. It truly is one of South Dakota's most hidden gems.

If you are heading for the Canadian border, be sure to take a pit stop in Rugby. This small town is roughly 225 miles Northwest of Fargo-Moorhead. However, despite how small it is, it's known for one very significant landmark. Rugby has long been considered the Geographical Center of North America, meaning where the continent reaches its halfway point. There are American, Canadian and Mexican flags representing this point in geographic lore. Since it gained that title, geographers have been in long discussion as to if Rugby actually is the center of the continent. Some argue that it is 15 miles Southwest of the town. Yet, it still remains a point of pride for the citizens of Rugby and is worth visiting along with your weekend getaway trek.

Spirit Tour

Vikre Distillery in Duluth, MN

7 Distilleries to Visit on your Getaway Far North Spirits in Hallock, MN

If you are on your way up towards Canada for a weekend getaway, consider diverting to Hallock and Far North Spirits. Their small town sensibility certainly plays into their distilling.

Badlands Distillery in Kadoka, SD

A family tradition of making spirits has spilled over to fullscale operations at Badlands Distillery. Distilling since the prohibition days, this family uses locally sourced ingredients in their liquor.

Glacial Lakes Distillery in Watertown, SD

This Eastern South Dakota distillery relies heavily on the glacial water produced after winter to make their spirits. From that, they use South Dakota made products to round it all out.

Duluth's only distillery is located just a few feet from Duluth's iconic Aerial Lift Bridge. Aside from that, they feature all sorts of spirits.

Panther Distillery in Osakis, MN

Panther was the first legal whiskey distillery in the state of Minnesota. Opening in 2011, this small distillery has become one of the most popular in Western Minnesota.

Skaalvenn Distillery in Brooklyn Park, MN

If habanero rum seems like an intriguing combination, it can be found at Skaalvenn. They produce small batches of that plus vodka, regular rum and aquavit.

11 Wells in St. Paul, MN

Located in what was formerly a Hamm's Brewery is 11 Wells, a name which stems from, you guessed it, the number of wells they have on site. The distillery currently produces two types of whiskey and rum. Find their products at various places around the Twin Cities.



Twin Cities 12 Hours in the Twin Cities

Hours 3 and 4 Visit Paisley Park

From Bloomington, you can travel 17 or so miles West to Chanhassen where Paisley Park lies. For those who are unaware, Paisley Park was the recording studio and living residence of Minnesota music legend Prince. He lived there from 1988 onward until his death in 2016. Prince's actual intention was to turn Paisley Park into a Graceland type venue for people to come and visit. Currently, the space is available for tours to see where Prince lived and recorded his iconic songs. It is the all-encompassing experience in learning more about Prince and the state he loved.

Hours 1 and 2 Mall of America

Head over to Bloomington and take in the world's sixth biggest mall at the Mall of America. Be prepared to spend some of your hard-earned money at one or more of the mall's 520 stores. If shopping is not your thing, you can also take in the Nickelodeon Universe. That massive indoor amusement park has over 27 rides, including five roller coasters.

Hours 5 and 6 Visit the Walker Art Center

As you leave Chanhassen, you travel back into the city of Minneapolis to get a view of the city's most famous sculptures. At the Walker Art Center, you will be able to see the Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture along with many others in the Sculpture Garden. Then, you can travel inside the actual museum to gander at cutting edge, contemporary artwork.

Hours 7, 8 and 9 Cheer on the Twins at Target Field

Hours 10, 11 and 12 Peruse Downtown Minneapolis

Not only is it the foremost area for nightlife in the Twin Cities area, but Downtown Minneapolis is a cultural mecca of the Midwest. From a nightlife perspective, there are several options for you to look into. You could take in a concert at the famous First Avenue or you can go bar-hop. Might I suggest starting at the Shout! House with dueling pianos and then making your way down the street to Cowboy Jacks. Beyond that, I'm sure the night will sweep you away to all the Minneapolis hotspots.

Right in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis is where you will find the home of the Minnesota Twins. Regardless of the number of people in attendance, Target Field is one of the newest and most exciting stadiums in Major League Baseball. This will give you a fantastic experience outside of watching a baseball game. There are gourmet foods and drinks that can be enjoyed too. Even if you hate baseball, you will love going to Target Field.

Upstream (or downstream) Canoeing Top Canoeing Destinations while on your getaway Missouri River

The biggest and longest body of water in the state of North Dakota is also a prime space for canoeing. A common practice by canoeing aficionados is beginning your journey in Bismarck then canoeing upstream to nearby Washburn which is roughly 40 miles away. From there you can canoe back downstream to Bismarck.


Lake Superior Water Trail

An incredibly scenic tour of Northeastern Minnesota awaits you on the Lake Superior Water Trail. Starting near Duluth, the trail takes you all the way to Minnesota's Northeast point. You will pass through Two Harbors and Grand Marais along the way. Angostura Sakakawea


This lake lies only about 50 miles Area from Bismarck and is the largest With some the most scenic views, man-made lake in the state. It is the Angostura Recreation Area is also the third largest lake of its kind a hotspot for canoeists. It features in the nation. Thanks to its easygoing roughly 36 miles of shoreline with current, most people can canoe beaches scattered throughout. So if around the lake all day long while you get tired of canoeing on the taking in the fabulous scenery water, hit the shore and enjoy around them. some time in the sun. White River An offshoot of the Missouri River, the White River stretches roughly 584 miles. This takes it into most of Central and Southwest South Dakota before ending in Northwest Nebraska. Although you may not canoe the entire length of the river, you will get a look at some of the untouched forest South Dakota has to offer.

Valleyfair Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 245 miles Though it features eight roller coasters and 75 total rides, there are some attractions at Valleyfair that cannot be passed up. Steel Venom

This roller coaster is not meant to be trifled with nor is it for the faint of heart. With your legs dangling below, you are immediately thrust up the inverted coaster. You can get as high as 185 feet in the air and if you are in the front of the coaster, you find yourself staring straight down at the concrete below. As you come back down, the coaster can reach a maximum speed of 68 miles per hour as you go up the other side. It may not be for everyone, but if you are a thrill seeker, you can ride this one all day.

Wild Thing

The Wild Thing is probably the most well-known on Valleyfair's campus. While it has a full mile of track, it is certainly not like riding on the highway. You initially climb 207 feet into the Shakopee air. There are only moments to enjoy the view until you are dropped at a 60-degree angle, hitting speeds near 74 miles per hour. The remainder of the ride sees you taking copious amounts of twists and turns and even entering a dark room for awhile. Don't worry though, screaming is allowed.

Power Tower

The perfect remedy to overcome your fear of heights is the Power Tower. You begin by being slowing guided 275 feet up into the air until you reach the top. From there, the premise is quite simple, you are dropped, and as you fall you reach a top speed of 50 miles per hour. Obviously, you do not have to worry about hitting the ground as you are abruptly stopped at times during the ride. Once you are stopped, you are then brought back up to the top. So simple, yet so thrilling.



Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 222 miles

10 Things to do in Winnipeg

The Forks

It has been around for decades and follows a theme of unity. Not only is it where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet, but it also serves as a gathering place for Americans and Canadians alike. The Forks feature a central market, dining accommodations and even a skate park. The meeting of the two rivers has become a sign of peace and inclusion in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Though it looks spectacular from the outside within the walls of the Winnipeg Art Gallery is some of the most stunning art Canada has to offer. Most of the pieces are Canadian or Manitoba centric, but it also features the largest collection of Inuit art. In total, the gallery has roughly 24,000 different pieces.

Exchange District

One of the trendiest spaces in all of Winnipeg is the Exchange District. It features turn of the century buildings while boasting some the cities hippest eateries and antique shops. The Exchange District aims to preserve the 20th Century buildings in Winnipeg.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

One of Winnipeg's newest attractions is this museum meant to promote discussion and change in the world. The architectural gem features 11 awe-inspiring exhibits with the final one taking place on the top floor of the museum. This provides the visitor with a view of the city that cannot be matched.

FortWhyte Alive

A vast prairie lies within Winnipeg's city limits. Here you can find various places to canoe, roam and sail. You can even see packs of bison roaming around the prairie. There is also the opportunity to sit and dine and drink at the restaurant patio.

Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Museum is one of the most all-encompassing museums around. It features artifacts from almost every era of history in nine permanent galleries. The museum also features a planetarium on one of the most advanced projection systems. For anyone intrigued with Canadian and human history, the Manitoba Museum is the place to be.

Royal Canadian Mint

A stunning architectural sight, the Royal Canadian Mint produces all of Canada's circulation coins. Tours are available for those interested in the mint process. The Royal Canadian Mint was also tasked with making the medals for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Those are on display at the Mint as well.

ThermĂŤa Spa

If you need a relaxing getaway, Winnipeg has a state of the art spa for you to consider. ThermĂŤa offers thermal pools, Finnish saunas, massage treatment and even dining options. If you feel like being pampered, this is the place for you.

Hermetic Code Tour

Canada's finest legislative building is filled with hieroglyphics, Masonic symbols and numeric codes on its walls. During the Hermetic Code Tour, you will learn what all of these symbols mean and how they relate to Canadian history.

Discover Downtown Winnipeg

As is customary with any large city, Winnipeg has a bustling Downtown area. There are plenty of trendy spots to eat, drink and play as well as museums and historical items to take in. Beyond that, the architecture will stun you as you gaze at the Winnipeg skyline.


Yummy Food Stops 5 Dishes Worth Stopping For

Xtreme Sports What is Extreme North Dakota Racing? North Dakota is becoming an extreme sports hotspot thanks to a combination of the rugged terrain and weather. Due to that, Extreme North Dakota Racing was spawned to provide the most extreme races for North Dakotans and others around the Tri-state area. For example, their most recent races involved Fatbike only races on a 15 to 20 mile stretch of snowy terrain. That race even had participants riding over the icy Red River. Another recent race had contestants running throughout the Sheyenne National Grasslands. There was a multitude of lengths with the lowest being a 25K and the longest being a 100K race. Still, Extreme North Dakota Racing considered that a warmup. Extreme North Dakota Racing has cultivated a culture of extreme sports that has stretched into Minnesota and South Dakota as well.

Zoo Visits

Butter Queen Coffee Ice Cream Minnesota State Fair

The Famous Juicy Lucy Nook in St. Paul, MN

For the animal lover in all of us, here are some tremendous zoos to check out on your getaway:

Lola Pizza Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm Waseca, MN Como Zoo in St. Paul

Not only is Como a zoo but it is also a conservatory for various plants. That conservatory is also available for private events as well. Animals you can see at Como Zoo include gorillas, giraffes and snow leopards.

Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, MN

The diversity in species at Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley is almost incomparable to any other zoo in the Tri-state area. Animals that inhabit this zoo are Amur tigers, Komodo dragons and pumas.

The "Spicy G" Burger Phillips Avenue Diner in Sioux Falls, SD

Dakota Zoo in Bismarck, ND

Though it was recently renovated, the Dakota Zoo in Bismarck is still a great attraction thanks to the animals brought in. They are famous for their peacocks, bobcats and Bengal tigers.

Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg

Many native Canadian animals among other arctic animals make up the vast animal population at Assiniboine Park Zoo. Some of these species include polar bears, caribou and even yaks.

Pasta Carbonara Cru Restaurant and Bar in Nisswa, MN 37


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It's May! Check out these fresh eats and drinks as you dig your shorts and tank tops out from the bottom of your drawer.

White Chocolate Chip Waffle

A homemade waffle batter mixed with white chocolate chips. It is cooked to perfection before it is topped with strawberries, blackberries, candied pecans and a raspberry sauce. Served with three cheese tater tots too! The Boiler Room

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steak frites

Perfectly cooked and marinated steak with a side of fries seasoned with garlic and bacon bits too. It's on their lunch and dinner menus! The Toasted Frog

305 Broadway N. toastedfrog.com

pushing daisies chamomile witbier

A Belgian Witbier brewed with chamomile flowers, bitter orange peel and Indian coriander. That is what gives this brew its floral and citrus character. A perfect beer for the warmer weather. Drekker Brewing Company

630 1st Ave N. Suite 6 drekkerbrewing.com

blackberry lavender white chocolate mocha With house-made whipped creme on top, this hot beverage is packed with blackberry, lavender and white chocolate flavor. Babb's Coffee House

604 Main Ave. babbscoffeehouse.com

spicy pickle pizza

One of the many delicious new items on Rhombus Guys menu. A jalapeno cream cheese sauce makes up the base. On top of that are Canadian bacon, bacon, pickles with a parmesan, provolone, cheddar and mozzarella cheese blend topping it off. Rhombus Guys

606 Main Ave. rhombuspizza.com

A Downtown Riverfront Home City Centre Lofts Condominium project to provide a unique living experience for downtown residents



s part of the ever-growing downtown region, Mike Kelly and Kevin Hall of FMI teamed up many years ago and planned the City Centre Lofts condominiums. The lofts will be located at 200 4th Avenue North, which is just North of the new Fargo City Hall. It lies where the former Howard Johnson Hotel once stood. "The pursuit of perfect balance between nature and contemporary urban lifestyle is at the center of this project," said Kelly, a partner in the City Centre Lofts project. In fact, when the new City Hall was in need of additional parking, team FMI decided to develop the property in two phases. During Phase One, FMI construction is building a separate underground parking lot structure. This lot will

support a portion of City Hall's parking needs. That lot is expected to be completed by late summer 2018. In Phase Two, we will see the building of the condominiums. Team FMI will construct four floors of flood protected riverfront condos. The initial framing will commence in June. Kelly, who is the salesman for team FMI, has been preselling units since the beginning of the year. "My partner, Kevin Hall, and his team will handle the build, all of the management and accounting and financials of the project," Kelly said. The building is split into four floors with each receiving its own name. The ground floor, known as the Plaza Vue, will feature a lobby and a community room. Residents on this level will be able to view the river and green space that was formerly 3rd Avenue. As you climb

be collected from this property," Kelly said. Kelly believes this has been a selling point for people who are on the fence about buying rather than renting.

floors, your view becomes more and more scenic. The second floor River Vue units will have an exercise facility that will support the whole building. A guest suite on the Grand Vue (third floor) can be rented out by owners from the home owner's association. Finally, the Penthouse Vue sees residents enjoying a spectacular view of the river with a loft and a 20-foot vaulted ceiling. Each penthouse also has its own private rooftop deck. All floors have unique floor plans named after gemstones. There are Ruby, Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire, Pearl and Opal plans. This allows potential residents to tailor their wants and needs


more minutely. However, the price does vary from level to level. "While all of the units on the top floor are sold, we do have several one, two and three bedroom units with price points to fit most everyone's budget," Kelly said. "We hope the one bedroom units on the first floor will attract young professionals who work downtown or people just looking to downsize." The project also falls inside the Renaissance Zone. This affords buyers some property and North Dakota state income tax incentives. "The RZ incentives are not only a great deal for the buyer, but once the project is complete, it will help generate five times the amount of property taxes for the city that used to



It is Kelly's belief that potential residents are receiving the best that the urban downtown and rural riverfront has to offer at a very attractive price. "Our features and benefits are the best in all of downtown," Kelly said. "Couple these together and it actually makes a lot of sense to buy rather than rent, simply because of the money you are saving in the long run." Kelly says they plan to start framing the project in June of this year. Then, by October they will be building the exterior of the building with individual unit fit-ups to commence in March of 2019. It is Kelly's hope that buyers will be able to move in by late Summer or early Fall of 2019. As Downtown Fargo continues to grow more and more people will flock to live in and around the area. City Centre Lofts not only provides an affordable option for those interested, but it also provides a spectacular view along with all the big city amenities. This is done while still maintaining the hip, Downtown sensibility.

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Something Sweet in Downtown

Funfetti edible cookie dough

Scoop N' Dough Candy Co. set to open this month in RoCo retail space. BY Nolan Schmidt PHOTO BY Hillary Ehlen

For his inspiration, Josh Ulrich remembered his childhood. "It's something that everyone from their childhood recalls," he said. "Candy stores, getting big scoops of ice cream is something that we all can remember. I thought Downtown Fargo needed something like that. Scoop N' Dough will complement the many great restaurants in the area, but also welcome more families into Downtown. " That is where Ulrich formulated the idea for Scoop N' Dough Candy Co. This sweet treat palace, located in the new RoCo retail space, is set to open up on May 17 after its long-awaited arrival. Ulrich says that they plan to offer other things besides ice cream on their decadent menu. "We are making our homemade caramel corn in house. That's a family recipe," he said. "That will be made on site along with our edible cookie dough. The cookie dough is 100 percent safe, we don't use eggs or anything like that. This stuff is for eating." As far as the cookie dough goes, Ulrich says they will have eight different flavors. This will be used to complement any 44 | MAY 2018 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

other sweet treat the customer wants, whether that be a cookie dough shake or having some dough and picking up a bag of caramel, cheddar or their signature RoCo mix on the way out. It could not get much sweeter, could it? However, it does as Scoop N' Dough will have various types of old-fashioned candy that can be purchased as well. Not only that, but you will be able to watch all of the products being made as the equipment is in plain sight of the customer. Obviously, the mainstay at Scoop N' Dough is the ice cream. Though it is

Big Muddy (Dark chocolate ice cream with a caramel swirl and brownie pieces)


Jamocha Joe (Coffee flavored ice cream with diced almonds and a chocolate fudge swirl)

S'Mores edible cookie dough

Shipwreck (Vanilla ice cream with a sea salt caramel ribbon and candied almond pieces)

not made on sight, Ulrich says they are buying from a premium, local ice cream maker. They did this for a multitude of reasons. "When we envisioned what our shop would be like, we wanted to focus on giving big, generous scoops of ice cream," he said. "Not only that, we wanted to hit on all of those flavors you loved as a kid. We'll have Superman ice cream, bubblegum, coffee and double chocolate. That is why we went with a small batch ice cream maker, to get the products we envisioned for our store." When searching for space, Ulrich says they always wanted to be Downtown, it was just a matter of where. "We wanted to do something new," he said. "We looked on Broadway, but decided to take a closer look at the RoCo development. With all of the great restaurants, new businesses

and parking in the area, we thought RoCo would be great fit." More than anything, Scoop N' Dough is local. "I live Downtown on Roberts Street myself and love the idea of investing in this great city I've called my home for many years now," Ulrich said. Judging by their Facebook page, which has accrued over 5,300 likes, Fargoans are excited about Scoop N' Dough's impending opening too. "We just want to be a place for everyone," Ulrich said. "We want to be a place that everyone can come and get their favorite treat. Ice Cream, Candy, Cookie Dough and popcorn, we will have it all."


NoDak World Class Hospitality

Mugire Amahoro* faithful readers! *Peace be with you in Kinyarwanda

I hope this article finds you enjoying the sight of the melting snow. The weather has been too Midwestern nice and has became a classic long Midwestern goodbye, like you see during parties. The "light coat" weather (aka Spring) has finally arrived, forgive me for not using the adequate seasonal jargon but I do not want to jinx the weather’s timid seasonal transition towards the “no coat” weather (aka Summer). By Alex Cyusa Photo by Hillary Ehlen 46 | MAY 2018 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

The sun smiling at us means a lot of things for many people: outdoor activities, biking to work, going to the lakes, people in better moods and self-motivation for a spring cleaning as well. Soon enough, the Tri-College community will have their summer long break. This leaves the FM area feeling the absence and lower traffic of the 50,000 students who travel elsewhere or go back to their respective hometowns.

What are the attributes we have to pitch to our prospective visitors, students, professional transplants and even longtime residents that don’t feel as connected?

Where do they all go? Where are the fun destinations people usually go? How can we make them opt for a staycation in the Red River Valley?

The hospitality industry is one that is known for creating loyal customers because of their ability to personalize each customer experience with their services.

Folkways takes pride in providing world class and memorable experiences to whoever comes to our events. This is not a tangible value added to "memorable experiences," but it is the best kept Fargo secret.

I have three propositions to ensure a world class NoDak hospitality to anyone who engages with the FM area: 1 The FRIENDER App or WELCOMINDER App (not too picky on the name) The Convention and Visitors Bureau should, in partnership with the city, make an app for two specific audiences: Transplant workers and young professionals recruited by the major employers of the area in an attempt to pair them with long-time workers of the area The Tri-Colleges paired with high schoolers because usually high schoolers have a better feel of the area than the average incoming freshmen or transfer student. This app would be called FRIENDER/WELCOMINDER (where peeps with mutual interests can connect meaningfully with the sole purpose of getting more involved in the FM area). 2 Adopt a newcomer program The Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation does an amazing job with welcome parties during the year. However, when there is a group of newly hired employees moving to the area, I would love to see an "adopt a newcomer" program to follow up new Fargoans.

Our area and our state have such low unemployment rates, companies cannot afford such high turnovers and attrition rates. We should invite long-time residents to take quarterly turns on “adopting a newcomer� by getting them

involved. They would do this with intentional invitations to the numerous public and private events the area has to offer. The adopters would be trained Fargo Ambassadors and would have extensive knowledge on the ins and outs of Fargo. However, it would be nice to see people who have lived here less than three years to be adopters too. This is due to the fact that they would more closely relate to being a Fargo newcomer. Branding Fargo as the "Mecca of Hospitality" Think of some of your most memorable moments you have had in the last few weeks or months. Was it a smell? A pleasant company? An exquisite meal while jamming to some folklore? Or just a feeling of being present in the moment causing a sentiment of belonging? Any of these could be continuously reproduced again here, and now it just takes the efforts of you and you alone to make this happen! 3

Whenever people engage with our community they should look forward to the next time they engage with us and maybe they will eventually think of moving here permanently! I think we have all of the ingredients to be one of the most hospitable towns in the United States because of our blazing warm community balancing out the glacial cold weather! Until our humble paths cross in the community, Murabeho!*

*Goodbye in Kinyarwanda



argo is surrounded by weekend getaway opportunities. Just hours from the Twin Cities, the cultural center of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sioux Falls, lakes country… we have it pretty good here in our North of Normal home base. Nichole and I take our family on our fair share of weekend road trips to explore the world around us. But sometimes, when life gets crowded, we want the getaway without the gas guzzling. Downtown Fargo delivers on experience when we choose a weekend staycation. I’m excited to share with you some of the ways we’ve taken advantage of getting away to the vibrant downtown in our backyard. When we are creating our weekend experience in downtown Fargo, we like to fill it with exercise, entertainment and friends.

BY Mike Allmendinger PHOTOS BY J. Alan Paul Photography and Hillary Ehlen




We love to wrap some fresh air and exercise into our weekend plans. We often start our afternoon with a run or bike ride from downtown to Lindenwood Park, enjoying the historic Hawthorne neighborhood and the river trail that connects the river to downtown Fargo. Fargo has some incredibly well taken care of bike trails that wrap through the trees in Lindenwood and over river bridges. BikeShare makes it easy. Just across the river, Viking Ship Park is a picture-perfect backdrop for cross-country skiing, walking the path or even dropping a canoe in the Red for an adventure.


After that, we like to meet friends for a nice dinner, and downtown delivers. With more than 40 restaurants to choose from, I won’t go with a list. But I will say that you can likely find what you crave downtown, and if not, let us know so we can work on it. Next, we’ll catch a show at The Stage at Island Park or the historic Fargo Theatre. Or take in local art and culture at the Plains Art Museum or the APT art incubator. There are so many wonderful places for art and shows in downtown Fargo.

Hotel Donaldson


When the evening comes to an end, there are plenty of great places to stay inside the walkable downtown neighborhood for those looking to make a staycation of it. The Hotel Donaldson and the Radisson are both right in the heart of the action and both offer a unique place to call it a night. The HoDo is a world-renowned boutique hotel that is Fargo down to the bones of the historic building. Originally constructed in 1893, its 17 unique rooms, renovated in 2003, feature the work of local visual artists and musicians, and are filled with character and history. I’m a particularly big fan of the rooftop garden and lounge on a warm summer night.

We keep a close eye on the live music schedule from Jade Presents, which books shows at the Sanctuary Events Center, the Fargo Theatre and The Aquarium. Fargo Underground is another great calendar of downtown events. Whatever you choose, Downtown Fargo is a great night out with friends.

The Radisson is the tallest building in downtown Fargo (second tallest in North Dakota after the state capitol) and has unbeatable views of the neighborhood. We love to grab a table by the window in Zest for their amazing Sunday brunch. Airbnb options have grown downtown as well, with many of the hosts adding quirky touches to make sure your stay is memorable, like a plate of Freddy’s Lefse or treats from Yeobo.


Staying Healthy on a

Weekend Getaway! BY Kylee Seifert PHOTO BY Hillary Ehlen

Weekend getaways are great for the body, mind and soul! Plus, they are a quick commitment, both timewise and financially, and can really improve your health… as long as you don’t over indulge during the entire getaway. Let’s chat about quick and easy tips to keep in mind to ensure you avoid gut rot, exhaustion and end up feeling like you need a vacation from your mini-getaway.

Prioritize Movement

Research the area you’re heading to and look for something active to do. Maybe some hiking, swimming, biking or kayaking. Make it a priority to schedule this into your weekend. Even just a walk in nature can do wonders for your body. If you’re going somewhere that doesn’t provide some of these opportunities, find a way to pack fitness into your bag. Try packing a resistance band, a couple small weights or even a yoga mat. Then you can get some movement in at least one of the days you are away.

Rise & Shine with Exercise

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This will ensure it doesn’t get missed and you’ll be more apt to make better choices throughout your day.

Look for a Kitchen & Grill

When you are planning where to stay during your getaway, try to find a spot with a kitchen and a grill. Not only will this save your pocketbook, but it will also save your waistline too. When you have a kitchen and grill, you’ll be able to buy your own groceries and cook the meals yourself. You’ll then be less likely to splurge or eat something that you’ll end up paying for physically, mentally, and financially.

Pack the Cooler

If you’re driving to your getaway, pack a cooler and stuff it full of healthy meals and snacks. This will take a little pre-prepping and planning but you’ll be glad you did when you feel great and have the energy for enjoy your trip.

Go Overboard on Water

Drink water like it’s your weekend job. Even if you’re driving, your body will thank you if you chug-a-lug the whole way. Plus, you’ll probably be spending more time outside so it’ll be worth keeping yourself hydrated so you feel amazing during your getaway. Bring a water bottle everywhere with you and if you’re enjoying some

adult beverages, have a glass of water alongside.

Avoid the Sweets

You’ll have a sweet enough time getting away, you shouldn’t need to add any sugar on top. Try to keep the sugar to a minimum. Think of all your getaway meals as if you are eating at home. Of course you can allow yourself to splurge a tad bit here and there. But keep it mindful and avoid letting it roll from breakfast over to lunch and into dinner.

Bring the Remedies

Pack a bag of natural remedies for things like cuts, burns and germs. A natural salve, a non-toxic hand sanitizer and essential oils like lavender and oregano are must haves when you’re on a weekend getaway.

Go with the Flow & Unplug

Let the weekend unfold and don’t stress the little details. Allow yourself to be present and enjoy each moment and whatever it brings. Focus on what brings you pleasure and you’ll find the weekend to be rejuvenating and satisfying. Allow yourself to unplug while you’re away. Leave your phone behind and your computer at home. It’s only a weekend and the world will survive without you.




of the Month

mauro ramirez @ Crooked Pint Ale House

3340 13th Ave S, Fargo crookedpint.com/fargo

Crooked Pint is one the newer restaurants to hit the Fargo-Moorhead area. Taking the space that once belonged to the Green Mill, the restaurant has locations in Minnesota, South Dakota and Grand Forks as well. While it is a smaller scale franchise in the Midwest, the food and drink is far from franchise style. A hand-crafted menu of food and drinks set this new restaurant apart from other new locales in the region.

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I actually didn't start as a bartender. I was a bouncer, I did security for the Pickled Parrot, but then I worked my way up into bartending there. I decided to then branch out here because of the selection available. The wide tap selection we have here, especially the scotches and whiskeys because I love whiskey. So I'm just not as limited on the things I can use in drinks.

My spin on it is instead of using a lemon-lime sour mix, mine is just lime sour. From that, I add a little bit of strawberry puree, which isn't common. I combine all of that with a little bit of soda water. You get more of the sour with just the lime which kind of sets mine apart from other ones. It's a nice refreshing drink.



It's actually kind of funny because we are a new place, but the space isn't new. As a matter of fact, a lot of our regulars were regulars when this was still the Green Mill, so that's kind of interesting. As for the most popular drinks, it's actually just a simple scotch neat. I think that is because of how many scotch selections we have compared to other places.


I'm trying to experiment with whiskey and tequila a lot. It goes well with lime flavors because lime compliments both of those so well already. So whenever I am making a whiskey drink (or tequila drink), I always wonder how it'll taste with a little bit of tequila (or whiskey) added in. That is kind of what I have been tinkering with a bit.

• 1.5 oz of Templeton Rye Whiskey • 2 oz of Lime Sour • 0.5 oz of Strawberry Syrup



Kim Hegvik

Mark Hendrickson

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BY Nolan Schmidt PHOTOS BY Hillary Ehlen


icole Burkhartsmeier recalls a participant's parent approaching her. "I run into a mom of a drug court participant who unfortunately did not finish our program from time to time," she said. "And every time I see her, she is so grateful for the work that we are doing. Even to this day, she gets emotional because she says, 'If you guys would not have come along, we do not think he would still be with us.' That was always really nice to hear." May is National Drug Court Month. Now, as you read that, you may be wondering what Drug Court even is. Believe it or not, it is exactly what its moniker infers, but you may not be aware that the Drug Court program has been in Fargo since May of 2000.

Nicole Burkhartsmeier

our community of drug offenses.

"We are considered to be a specialty treatment court," said Burkhartsmeier, who is a probation officer in Fargo's Juvenile Drug Court. "We bring in adolescents 18 years or younger who are having addiction issues and ongoing delinquency issues and we try to give them some structure and supervision to help them get back on track." Burkhartsmeier says drug court is an "alternative to incarceration" program. People who are unable to enter drug court are often incarcerated in the juvenile or adult system. Mark Hendrickson, who is one of the probation officers in the Adult Drug Court, says they differ slightly from the juvenile side. "A lot of the people we see are obviously those with addictions, but they are usually repeat offenders as well," he said. "It is the most intense program we have outside the walls of the prison. Three things happen when they go through our program: They are provided with a structure, they are held accountable and we press upon them that this needs to be a life-changing event." 55

10 quick facts


Since Juvenile Court’s inception in 2000, the State of North Dakota has seen 677 juveniles come through the program. As of 2017, Fargo leads the state with 88 juveniles completing the Juvenile Drug Court Program since May of 2000.

Every case is different for both Hendrickson and Burkhartsmeier. The adult program sees a variety of different factors when they are working with a participant. These factors can include if they have anger issues, whether they have trouble holding a job or even if they have child support to pay. On the juvenile side, Burkhartsmeier looks at how the adolescent is acting and performing in school, as well as what their home environment is. It is these factors that aid the Drug Court program in attempting to eradicate these addictions. Participants meet once a week in actual court in front of a judge. Outside of those meetings, the participants are in treatment as well as being supervised by their probation officer. As they progress throughout the program, the goal is to consistently scale back the amount of supervision or treatment. The one thing that stays the same is random drug or alcohol testing. Both Hendrickson and Burkhartsmeier say this is due to the program being built upon structure and accountability. Kim Hegvik is a prosecutor for the State's Attorney's office and she functions as a "gatekeeper" in the adult drug court program. "All of the applications have to be processed through us," she said. "They have to be approved by us before they are brought into the adult program." In the juvenile system, there is an objective set of criteria that is needed before an adolescent is recommended to drug court. Hegvik, Hendrickson and Burkhartsmeier say that the participants who do not seem fit for the program are the ones that end up graduating. "We've actually found that participants who have this perception 56 | MAY 2018 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

There are currently 5 Adult Drug Court Programs in the State, Fargo has 2, Minot, Bismarck, and Grand Forks being the other cities offering the program. The Adult Drug Court Program in Fargo has successfully graduated 323 participants since its inception in 2003. In 2017, 31% of participants were employed at entry into the program and 62% of participants were employed when exiting the Adult Drug Court Program in Fargo. There are currently 52 participants in the Adult Drug Court Program in Fargo. It costs approximately $40,000 to incarcerate one individual per year in the State Penitentiary System. In 2017, 22 participants in the Adult Drug Court Program in Fargo paid $53,618 in fines, court fees and restitution. In 2017, 46 of 52 participants in the Adult Drug Court Program in Fargo were not criminally arrested while in the program. To place a juvenile participant in drug court, it costs the tax payer roughly $15-20 a day.Compare that to $200 a day to incarcerate the participant (depending on the facility).

of being difficult are the participants graduating the program," Burkhartsmeier said. "Those are our most successful participants because they just thrive in that structured environment." All three agree that drug court is an appropriate alternative to imprisoning individuals. "They are not going to get this type of treatment in a prison," Hendrickson said. "They may get some treatment in a locked facility, but then they get let out, then what happens?" Hegvik added. "We can get them to change their friends, improve family life, get a job, contribute to society, do all of those things long term. If you put them in the sterile environment of a prison, they are going to come right back to that exact environment before they went to prison and nothing's changed," said Burkhartsmeier. The rewards of the job are what keep Hegvik, Hendrickson and Burkhartsmeier hungry for more. "There is not one shining example, but, it can be the small things," Hegvik said. "Like, the first time they buy toilet paper, some people have never done that before. Or when someone gets custody of their kids back, that's huge. There is not one specific reward just because of the small rewards that lead up to the ultimate reward for us, which is a participant graduating." Hendrickson says his most rewarding times are those graduations. "We get these people when they are at rock bottom," he said. "We as a drug court team walk with them every day and by the time they graduate, to know they have a secure job, that they have their own place and that a family reunification process has begun because kids were taken away because of their addictions is amazing. To see their kids in that courtroom, smiling, while their mom or dad graduates, saying they love them and that they are proud of them, that's what gets us every time. There is nothing more rewarding than that situation. At the end of the day, without this program, that reunification process never happens." Whether or not the participant completes the program, there is progress made in one way or another. However, the lives that have been changed since the program's inception in 2000 is astronomical. It will continue to make an impact on those battling addictions and will hopefully help to eliminate substance abuse dependencies entirely.



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

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

333 4th St. S, Fargo

Trans Mentor Program

Carrie's Twisted Art

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.

Every Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

These public classes are a great place to learn painting techniques of all different types

Every Saturday from noon-4 p.m.

pridecollective.com Pride Collective and Community Center

314 Broadway N, Fargo

226 Broadway N, Fargo

FirstLink's 10th Annual Breakfast Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 a.m.

Join us for a great breakfast to learn how FirstLink is working to end the stigma of mental illness and suicide through community education. myfirstlink.org Hilton Garden Inn

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Murder at the Banquet

1701 38th St. S, Fargo

jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre

jadepresents.com The Aquarium

Grief Journeys For Men Support Group

hrrv.org Hospice of the Red River Valley

In support of their 3rd Public Television special, “Rockin’ Round the Clock,” Under the Streetlamp goes back to the music that has captivated audiences around the country. With their tight harmonies and smooth dance moves, Under the Streetlamp performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook. Featuring former leading cast members of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys,” Under the Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American radio songbook from the 1950s–1970s.

The internet tells a legend of a kid named Froggy Fresh who fought a great white shark and mastered Youtube. These are but a few of his vast accomplishments, which include being endorsed by John Cena and featured on Tosh.0 but also being a good best friend and recovering neighborhood kids' stolen bikes.

4351 17th Ave S, Fargo

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.

May 3 & 4 at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m.

1105 1st Ave. S, Fargo

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


Froggy Fresh

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. This 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 1hr 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.

Wednesday, May 2 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a night of intrigue, deception and delicious food at Santa Lucia Restaurant. The International Association of Mystery Solvers is hosting an awards banquet for the ’world’s greatest detectives.’ As Foster Holmes, Sherlock’s descendant, steps up beside the host to speak, Jenny Watson bursts in. She is protesting her ancestor’s role as Sherlock’s sidekick. When the lights go out, a murder takes place. It’s time for Foster and Jenny to team up with an aging British sleuth, a forgetful gumshoe and a hillbilly sheriff to solve this crime. Santa Lucia Restaurant

1109 38th St S, Fargo

Seek and You Shall Find: Spiritual Retreat May 4 & 5 at 7 p.m.

Joann Nesser, founder and retired director of Christos Center for Spiritual Direction, retreat leader, spiritual formation teacher and author will lead us through short presentations, guided meditations, followed by time for personal prayer and reflection. If you have questions, contact Judy jsiegle@fargohope. org or at 701-235-6629. fargohope.org Hope Lutheran Church

3636 25th St S, Fargo

Radisson Hotel

201 N 5th St, Fargo






A&E 59

Wish Fast 5: Superhero 3, 5 & 10K Walk/Run Saturday, May 5 at 8 a.m.

Assemble with other heroes. Come dressed as your favorite hero as we save the day from dastardly villains scattered throughout Urban Plains Park right next to Scheels Arena. Beat all the villains and help us grant more wishes FASTER for Make-A-Wish ND. Tons of great prizes. Stay tuned to the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for more information. Mark your calendars. northdakota.wish.org Urban Plains Park

5050 30th Ave S, Fargo

Mother's Day Art Market Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m.

The Arts Partnership is hosting another art market at APT, a Creative Incubator just in time for Mother's Day. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, come shop from local artists and enjoy ‘mom’osas while the kids enjoy an art activity called “Mosses to Magnolias: The Evolution of Flowering Plants” with NDSU Geosciences. theartspartnership.net APT, a Creative Incubator

225 4th Ave N, Fargo

"I Am, He Said" A Celebration of Neil Diamond Saturday, May 5 at 7 p.m.

“I Am, He Said” A Celebration of the Music of Neil Diamond Starring Matt Vee showcases the songbook from a musical legend. Matt Vee is the nephew of 60’s pop star and Fargo’s own, the late Bobby Vee. With songs like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue” and “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond has sold over 100 million records worldwide and produced musical hits spanning five decades. jadepresents.com The Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

Rising Above

Saturday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Dance recital of the McDonald School of Irish and International Dance. Featuring traditional dances of Ireland, creative Irish dance, dance from Eastern Europe, and special performance by CastleIsland musicians. fargocc.com Fargo Country Club

509 26th Ave S, Fargo

Brewing Up Laughs

Thursday, May 10 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. fargobrewing.com Fargo Brewing Company

610 University Dr. N, Fargo

Jazz Nickel Combo

Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m.

Enjoy classic and contemporary jazz standards featuring vocals, tenor sax, trombone, guitar, bass and drums. Free for all ages. urban42fargo.com Urban 42

1635 42nd St S, Fargo


Saturday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. The all-vocal country sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits back to Fargo. The band returns on the heels of their most recent full-length album release, Timeless, bringing with them new music, new jokes and new production. jadepresents.com Fargo Civic Center

207 4th St N, Fargo

Bootcamp on Tap

Friday, May 11 at 6 p.m.

Jenny with Fargo FITLIFE will be on location at Fargo Brewing Company hosting a 30-minute bodyweight boot camp. No previous fitness experience needed. Get your sweat on and enjoy a local brew, all for only $10. Please bring a mat. fargofitlife.com Fargo Brewing Company

610 University Dr. N, Fargo

Fabulously Female

Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m.

It's time to treat those fabulous ladies in your life to a day of pampering. Fabulously Female is a day of fashion, fun and all-around fabulousness. Enjoy shopping, food & wine, free makeup applications, free hair styling, free massages and so much more. Avalon Events Center

2525 9th Ave S, Fargo

MDA Muscle Walk

Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is bringing strength to life for kids and adults in the North Dakota/Northern Minnesota community with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases at the 2018 MDA Muscle Walk of FargoMoorhead. mda.org Moorhead Center Mall

510 Center Ave, Moorhead


Saturday, May 12 at 9 p.m.

Cofresi pushes the boundaries of modern performance and production with a hybrid style and refreshingly versatile live dj/digital drum setup. In the studio he creates a unique sound that is provocative, melodic & rhythmic

at its core. Live, his sets are full of energy as he showcases a unique ability to incorporate multidimensional digital and acoustic percussion into modern electronic music.

of motorcyclists from the Midwest and beyond. Activities include fun runs, motorcycle games, free street dances and more.

226 Broadway N, Fargo

The World in Fargo-Moorhead Monthly Meeting

aquariumfargo.com The Aquarium

Fargo Birding Festival

Saturday, May 12 at 7 a.m

See a variety of birds in a beautiful setting in South Fargo. Forest River is county owned land that birders can use. This festival is for all skill levels. If you are a beginner and plan on coming, consider taking Birding 101. fargoparks.com Forest River Property

76th Ave S & Red River, Fargo

Junk Market

May 12 & 13 at 10 a.m.

A fun event that offers the best in repurposed furniture and vintage pieces—a wonderfully unique shopping opportunity that sparks creativity. fargojunkmarket.com Scheels Arena

5225 31st Ave S, Fargo

Great Strides Fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m.

For 30 years, Great Strides, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event has supported the Foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis and raise awareness for this rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe and shortens lives. Great Strides Fargo-Moorhead provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students and colleagues to come together and make a difference in the lives of people with CF. The event harnesses the power of people with a shared vision and encourages collaboration, team building and leadership, as we collectively take steps to find a cure. cff.org Oak Grove Park

170 Maple St Fargo

Arc West Central Dances

Monday, May 14th at 7:15 p.m.

Join your friends for twice-monthly dances with a DJ. All are welcome. Sponsored by Arc West Central. arcwestcentral.org Ellen Hopkins Elementary

2020 11th St S, Moorhead

Caroline Smith with Eric Mayson Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

After spending the last couple years living in Los Angeles, steeping in the history of Laurel Canyon and moving through the city that’s been immortalized by artists like Tom Petty and Sheryl Crow, Caroline Smith has concocted her own sound bringing together “The Minneapolis Sound” of her roots and the classic songwriting of Los Angeles artists like Eagles and Carole King. aquariumfargo.com The Aquarium

226 Broadway N, Fargo

The Cavalier Motorcycle Ride-In Tuesday, May 15 & 16 at 8 a.m.

The Cavalier Motorcycle Ride-In is a two-day event occurring every year. It attracts thousands

cavaliermotorcycleridein.com Cavalier, North Dakota

Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m.

Current and new volunteers are invited to come together to discuss ways to get more stories for our social media. Photographers, story lovers and anyone who enjoys meeting community members are welcome to talk about ways that we can all share more stories and connect with a diverse community in FM. Fargo Public Library

102 3rd Street N, Fargo

Nerd Nite Fargo

Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m.

Nerd Nite is a monthly lecture event that strives for a humorous, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe. It’s often about science or technology, but by no means is it limited to such topics. And it’s definitely entertaining. fargo.nerdnite.com Fargo Billiards & Gastropub

3234 43rd St S, Fargo

River Paddling Excursion with Red River Trivia Wednesday, May 16 at 6 p.m.

If you like to canoe or kayak and would like to learn more about the Red River, join us this summer as Moorhead Parks and Recreation and River Keepers host Red River Paddling Excursions from 6-8 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Landing. With Red River Trivia present, put a team together and play River related trivia. The team with the most correct answers will win a prize. People can also play individually. Hjemkomst Landing

202 1st Ave N, Moorhead

The Used with Red Sun Rising Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

If you had told The Used back at the turn of the millennium that we’d still be talking about their self-titled debut 15 years later, there’s no way they would have believed it. The scrappy foursome from Orem, Utah, recorded this album as bored teenagers living in an oppressive environment who had no idea that songs like “The Taste Of Ink” and “A Box Full Of Sharp Objects” would become the unexpected face of a new generation of youth culture. However what’s maybe more impressive is the way The Used have been able to prevail for a decade-and-a-half. Their upcoming reimagined acoustic album recorded live with a full orchestra is a perfect example of the everlasting nature of the band’s music. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave N. Fargo

Outlet: Open Mic Poetry Night Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Open Mic Slam Poetry night is the Third Thursday of Every Month at Fargo Brewing Company. This is a free event for the public. We are an inclusive and supportive group, so everyone is welcome, and after the lineup, there’s an open mic. fargobrewing.com Fargo Brewing Company

610 University Dr. N, Fargo


Friday, May 18 at 8 p.m.

The year 2015 marked the 45th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song "A Horse With No Name.” jadepresents.com The Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

FM Kicks Band Spring Concert Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.

FM Kicks Band presents classic and contemporary big band charts of Bill Potts, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones, Allen Carter and more. Performing at the Stage in Island Park (FMCT). Tickets at the door $15 adults, $5 students, 10 and under free. fmct.org The Stage at Island Park

333 4th St S, Fargo

FARGO MARATHON Saturday, May 19

Run fast, run friendly, run Fargo at this exciting annual Boston Marathon qualifier event. fargomarathon.com FARGODOME

1800 N University Dr, Fargo

Nature Adventure

Saturday, May 19 at 12 p.m.

Bring the family out for National Kids to Parks Day for some outdoor fun. There will be food, crafts, games and nature activities. Rabanus Park

4315 18th Ave SW, Fargo

Corb Lund with David Allen Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m.

Corb Lund is an alt-country singer-songwriter from Alberta, Canada. He grew up in a ranching and rodeo family in the foothills of Southern Alberta, then spent the early years of his career writing songs and playing bass for the indie rock band The Smalls. Lund’s music reflects his Western heritage and rock and roll roots. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave N, Fargo

The Black Dahlia Murder with Homewrecker Sunday, May 20 at 9 p.m.

Any band that has earned an army of devout followers through dropping seven killer fulllengths could perhaps be forgiven for thinking they could take it easy as they wade into their eighth release. But that’s just not The Black Dahlia Murder’s style, and Nightbringers is testament to that. jadepresents.com The Aquarium

226 Broadway, Fargo

PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero Sunday, May 20 at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room are proud to announce that ‘PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,’ the hit musical production, will head back to the stage, touring across North America starting in April 2018. The live show is based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, and immersive interactivity. jadepresents.com Scheels Arena

5225 31st Ave S, Fargo

FM Welcome Party

Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m.

We want to be the first ones to welcome you to Fargo-Moorhead. We’re so glad you moved here. So we’re throwing you a party. The GFMEDC is hosting a night where you can meet new friends and see what makes Fargo-Moorhead a great place to live. Grab a drink, sample some food and ask other new residents -and locals- why they like living here. Moved here 6 days ago? Perfect. More like 6 years? We’d love to see you there. gfmedc.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave N Fargo

Fargo Brewing and Jade Presents: Nikki Lane with Carl Anderson Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m.

Nikki Lane’s stunning third album Highway Queen, out February 17th, 2017, sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Co-produced by Lane and fellow singersongwriter, Jonathan Tyler, this emotional tour-de-force was recorded at Matt Pence’s Echo Lab studio in Denton, Texas as well as at Club Roar with Collin Dupuis in Nashville, Tennessee. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane’s new music will resonate as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty. jadepresents.com Fargo Brewing Company

610 N University Fargo

Anthrax & Testament

Wednesday, May 23 at 7:15 p.m.

It's rare that a career gets a second shot, let alone a whole second act, but then Anthrax isn't your average band. Formed in New York in 1981, the group that would go on to sell over ten million records and become the living embodiment of America's hi-top wearing, riff-spitting, ear-thrashing answer

to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal has undergone not one, but two complete eras. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave N, Fargo

Fargo CoreCon May 24-27

The very first CoreCon in 2009 began with a super theme: Heroes vs. Villains. As we approach our tenth anniversary, it seemed appropriate to bring that theme back with CoreCon X: Return of the Heroes, Revenge of the Villains. That’s right. We’re doing the same theme twice, but now we’re doing it better. Ten years of running conventions have taught us so much about what we did wrong in the first nine years. It’s also taught us just how much we did right. The area that we have always succeeded in is making CoreCon a convention by the fans, for the fans. We will continue to do that for the next ten years and on. fargocorecon.org Holiday Inn

3803 13th Ave S, Fargo

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks vs Lincoln Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

2018 opening night. Magnetic schedule giveaway and Post-Game fireworks brought to you by Shooting Star Casino. Inflatables in the playground brought to you by Games Galore. Series with Lincoln continues on May 26 & 27. fmredhawks.com Newman Outdoor Field

1515 15th Ave N, Fargo

Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome performs "Soul Train" Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m.

Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome, Jade Presents and Sanctuary Events Center Present “Soul Train” – a tribute to the popular 1970s dance show, “Soul Train,” featuring selections from the bands that performed live on the show including: Earth Wind and Fire, War, Sly and the Family Stone, The Ohio Players, Commodores and more. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

DOWN THE ROAD Daniel O' Donnell: Back Home Again Tour Saturday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. jadepresents.com The Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

"Weird Al" Yankovoic at The Fargo Theatre Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. jadepresents.com The Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

Book Fest

Thursday, June 7 at 5 p.m. North Elmwood Park

500 13th Ave W, Fargo

Bark in the Park

Tuesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. wfparks.org North Elmwood Park

500 13th Ave W, Fargo

670 4th Ave N, Fargo

Big Screen Movie Matinee

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks vs Sioux Falls

wfparks.org Veterans Memorial Arena

Monday, May 28 at 6 p.m.

El Zagal Shriners Night. Special 6 pm start time for Memorial Day. $1 Cloverdale hot dog night. Series with Sioux Falls continues on May 29 & 30. fmredhawks.com Newman Outdoor Field

1515 15th Ave N, Fargo


Thursday, May 31 at 9 p.m.

Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is one of the most dynamic forces in music today. He is as much an international brand as he is a musician/DJ/producer. He's proven himself to be a ubiquitous cultural figure, consistently bridging high and low, mainstream and underground, with remarkable tact and reverence. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center

670 4th Ave N, Fargo

Thursday, June 13 at 1 p.m. 1201 7th Ave E, West Fargo

Burgers, Brews & BBQ Festival Thursday, June 21 at 5 p.m.

burgerfestfargo.com Moorhead Center Mall Parking Ramp

510 Center Ave, Moorhead

The Everly Brothers Experience Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. jadepresents.com The Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

Brian Regan

Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. jadepresents.com The Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

Jonny Lang

Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m. jadepresents.com The Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo




MAY 1ST - 5TH TUESDAY, MAY 1 Froggy Fresh - The Aquarium The Cropdusters - Junkyard WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 Escape From the Zoo - The Aquarium Jan Severson - Junkyard THURSDAY, MAY 3 Chameleon Moonflower - HoDo Dylan Boehmer - Front Street Taproom Kathie Brekke and 42nd Street Band Delta by Marriott October Road - The Windbreak Rob Black Band - Junkyard FRIDAY, MAY 4 Portland Junction - Spirits Lounge Poitin - Dempsey's Deadbeats - Lucky's 13


Brothers Bertrand - Front Street Taproom Blue English - Alibi Lounger Downtown Sound - Pickled Parrot Some Shitty Cover Band - The Windbreak GC & The Kruse - Junkyard 24 Seven - Shotgun Sally's Pretty Tricky - Rick's Confusion - Speck's Jon Walters - Drekker SATURDAY, MAY 5 Portland Junction - Spirits Lounge The Fattening Frogs - Dempsey's Rage Against The Machine Tribute The Aquarium Blue Tonic - Lucky's 13 DJ AP - Front Street Taproom Downtown Sound - Pickled Parrot The Front Fenders - Delta by Marriott 32 Below - The Windbreak Redline - J.C. Chumley's Jesse Eugene - Junkyard

Judd Hoos - Shotgun Sally's Pretty Tricky - Rick's Confusion - Speck's Bobby Peterson - Drekker

MAY 6TH - 12TH SUNDAY, MAY 6 Phobophillic, Brutalur and Triple Deke - The Aquarium Open Mic Night w/ Jam band - The Windbreak Sixth Annual Acoustic Fest - Bar Nine Hot Lunch - Junkyard MONDAY, MAY 7 Pleasures, Electric Blankets - The Aquarium Jessica Vines & Connor Lee - Junkyard TUESDAY, MAY 8 The Dead South - The Aquarium Charlie Young - Junkyard

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 Sub:Culture - The Aquarium Fargo-Moorhead Jazz Orchestra Dempsey's Bolder Shades of Blue - Junkyard Step Rockets with special guest Face for Radio - Shotgun Sally's

Electric Eye “ Judas Priest Tribute” with Rokken - The Garage Bar Presents Matt Johnson - Drekker

THURSDAY, MAY 10 Wayne McArthur - blvd Pub Raspberry Jam: A Tribute to Carole King - HoDo Afroman - The Aquarium Jack and Kitty - Front Street Taproom The Jazz Nickel - Delta by Marriott Tripwire - The Windbreak Rick Adams - J.C. Chumley's Tristan Larson - Junkyard

SUNDAY, MAY 13 By the Thousands - The Aquarium Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak Beer & Hymns w/ Olivet Lutheran Church - Junkyard

FRIDAY, MAY 11 Uptown - Dempsey's Secret Recipie - The Aquarium John Janousek - Lucky's 13 Treo'Soul - Front Street Taproom Quick 56 - Alibi Lounge Contention - Pickled Parrot Kathie Brekke - Rosey's Tripwire w/ Special Guest At The Emporium - The Windbreak Tate McClane - Junkyard Redline - Shotgun Sally's Liquored Up - Speck's Ali Rood - Drekker SATURDAY, MAY 12 The Low Standards - Dempsey's Confresi - The Aquarium Cropdusters - Lucky's 13 Charlie Young - Front Street Taproom Quick 56 - Alibi Lounge Contention - Pickled Parrot The Dead Beats - Delta by Marriott Rock Godz - The Windbreak Nathan Pitcher - Junkyard Wicked Garden - Shotgun Sally's Liquored Up - Speck's

MAY 13TH - 19TH

MONDAY, MAY 14 Amanda Standalone - Junkyard TUESDAY, MAY 15 Caroline Smith - The Aquarium The Cropdusters - Junkyard WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 Sub:Culture - The Aquarium Dose Amigos - Junkyard THURSDAY, MAY 17 The Blue Wailers - HoDo Sons of Mars - The Aquarium Dose Amigos - Front Street Taproom Kathie Brekke and 42nd Street Band Delta by Marriott Two Way Crossing - The Windbreak Sista Otis - Junkyard FRIDAY, MAY 18 Dakota Dirt - Spirits Lounge Kapeesh - Dempsey's Big Wu - The Aquarium Paul Seeba - Lucky's 13 Sista Otis - Front Street Taproom Someday Heroes - Alibi Lounge FM Allstars - Pickled Parrot Two Way Crossing - The Windbreak Anthony Chaput - Junkyard October Road - Shotgun Sally's

Brutalar - Rick's Social Disorder - Speck's Dearly Departed with Know Signal, Barnaby Jones & Grime - The Garage Bar Presents Ciro de la Garza - Drekker SATURDAY, MAY 19 Dakota Dirt - Spirits Lounge Confusion - Dempsey's Dead Larry - The Aquarium Cropdusters - Lucky's 13 Lacey Guck - Front Street Taproom Mick $ Rich - Alibi Lounge FM Allstars - Pickled Parrot The Front Fenders - Delta by Marriott Slamabama - The Windbreak Robert Hunter - Junkyard The Roosters - Shotgun Sally's StoneShifter & High Gear (2 Bands) Rick's Social Disorder - Speck's Fixated with License To Kill, Sons Of Mars & Ashes From Stone - The Garage Bar Presents

MAY 20TH - 26TH SUNDAY, MAY 20 The Black Dahlia Murder - The Aquarium Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak Beer & Hymns w/ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Junkyard MONDAY, MAY 21 Senses Fail - The Aquarium Matty J - Junkyard TUESDAY, MAY 22 Al Scorch - The Aquarium The Cropdusters - Junkyard


WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 Sub:Culture - The Aquarium Pat Lenertz Duo - Junkyard THURSDAY, MAY 24 The Human Element - HoDo Todd Sisson - Front Street Taproom Harley Sommerfeld Quintet - Delta by Marriott Rhyme or Reason - The Windbreak Patrick Murphy - J.C. Chumley's Megan Johnson - Junkyard FRIDAY, MAY 25 DJ Shawn Who - Dempsey's Sub:Culture Two-year Anniversary - The Aquarium Big and Hungry - Lucky's 13 John and Sean - Front Street Taproom Joe Dretsch - Alibi Lounge Dance Party - Pickled Parrot Rhyme or Reason - The Windbreak Tucker'd Out Duo - Junkyard Dirty Word - Shotgun Sally's Sidewinder - Speck's

Future Leaders Of The World with VIA, Gravity Zero, JAG & The Everyday Losers - The Garage Bar Presents Jacob Ingamar - Drekker SATURDAY, MAY 26 DJ Duster - Dempsey's John Janousek - Lucky's 13 Falcon's Flight - Front Street Taproom Dance Party - Pickled Parrot The Dead Beats - Delta by Marriott Roosters - The Windbreak Dan Christianson - Junkyard Brat Pack Radio - Shotgun Sally's Sidewinder - Speck's Ditching Delmer - Drekker

MAY 27TH - 31ST

MONDAY, MAY 28 Jackie Rae Daniels - Junkyard TUESDAY, MAY 29 Rockin' Johnny Burgin - Junkyard WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 Sub:Culture - The Aquarium Kwaician - Junkyard THURSDAY, MAY 31 Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome - HoDo A Tribute to John Prine w/Matty J and Pat Lenertz - Front Street Taproom Kathie Brekke and 42nd Street Band Delta by Marriott Tyler Hammond - The Windbreak Gina Powers - Junkyard Blacklite District - The Garage Bar Presents

SUNDAY, MAY 27 Open Mic Night w/ Jame Band - The Windbreak Beer & Hymns w/ Trinity Lutheran Church - 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, ND 1515 42nd St. S, Fargo 2611 Main Ave, Fargo 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

THE WINDBREAK 3150 39th St. S, Fargo










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

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

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

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

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

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

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

522 Broadway N, Fargo

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

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

Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

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

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

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

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

The Boiler Room 210 Broadway N, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

Half off all drinks and apps 10pm-midnight

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

Bomb Shelter 325 10th St. N, Fargo

2-for-1s all day

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

2-for-1s all day

3-for-1s 9pmmidnight

2-for-1s all day

2-for-1s all day

Borrowed Buck’s Roadhouse 1201 Westrac Drive, Fargo

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

Acapulco 1150 36th St. S, Fargo

The Bismarck Tavern

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

The Box 1025 38th St. SW, Fargo (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

3pm-close: $2.95 U-Call Its, 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

8pm-close: 32oz mugs $3.95, 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

$5 mules 4pmmidnight

$3 teas 4pmmidnight

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

Bucket Special 4-10pm: buy 3 bottles get two free

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

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

Rum Monday: $3 Malibu and Captain Morgan

$3 Long Island Iced Teas and 23oz domestic taps

Whiskey Wednesday: $3 Bison Ridge and Windsor

Barcardi Party: $3 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

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

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

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

$2 off Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Caesars

$2 off Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Caesars

$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

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

Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm3-6pm and 9pm3-6pm and 9pmPounds 3-6pm and 9pmclose: $4 signature close: $4 signature close: $4 signature close: $4 signature ​6 12 1st Ave. N, Mules, $5 40oz Mules, $5 40oz Mules, $5 40oz Mules, $5 40oz Fargo bottle beers and $6 bottle beers and $6 bottle beers and $6 bottle beers and $6 32oz Fruitopias 32oz Fruitopias 32oz Fruitopias 32oz Fruitopias $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

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

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

Rooter’s Bar 107 Broadway N, Fargo

$2 12oz. domestic draws all day

$2.50 domestic bottles all day

$2.50 Captain Morgan and Windsor all day

$2.50 teas, $7.50 domestic pitchers

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

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

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: $1 off domestic pints, wells, and wine, $2 off domestic talls, $2 off featured craft brews.

$2 Long Island Ice Teas, Happy Hour 3-6 pm and 9-close: $1 off domestic pints, wells, and wine, $2 off domestic talls, $2 off featured craft brews.

Happy Hour 3-6 pm and 9-close: $1 off domestic pints, wells, and wine, $2 off domestic talls, $2 off featured craft brews.

Happy Hour 3-6 pm and 9-close: $1 off domestic pints, wells, and wine, $2 off domestic talls, $2 off featured craft brews.

Happy Hour 3-6 pm and 9-close: $1 off domestic pints, wells, and wine, $2 off domestic talls, $2 off featured craft brews.

Happy Hour 9-close: $1 off domestic pints, wells, and wine, $2 off domestic talls, $2 off featured craft brews.

Happy Hour 3-6 pm and 9-close: $1 off domestic pints, wells, and wine, $2 off domestic talls, $2 off featured craft brews.

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

Radisson 201 5th St. N. Fargo

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



Awake! Jazz & Poetry Lounge


itchell Aboah was dying for a slice of East coast culture when she moved to Fargo. She recalled the vibrant music and nightlife she had once experienced and noticed there was a problem. Not only did Fargo lack a creative space for people to showcase their work, but there was no place to listen to live jazz. That was when she realized that Fargo needed a jazz and poetry club. Now, a building has been found in West Fargo and it has a name, “Awake! Jazz and Poetry Lounge.” Aboah says she surveyed several students on the campus of NDSU, gauging their interest in a space of this sort. The results were surprising, “People were saying how great of an idea this was and how they would totally come to a place like this,” Aboah said. “I never thought many people my age were interested in this kind of environment. I always thought they enjoyed the music of our generation, not classical jazz and poetry.” The younger generation is the demographic Aboah is trying to reach. “My target market is young adults and

“I want musicians, artists and anyone who is fascinated by this idea to contact me and join me on this journey.” urban youth," she said. Aboah's plan is to have the club be a cafe during the day with a coffee bar. It would turn into a nightclub in the evenings as the space already has a full service bar (from the previous tenants) which Aboah says she would hate to waste. Other amenities will include a fireplace, a private room and possibly a full kitchen. However, Aboah has not made a decision regarding the kitchen, but the building does have space set aside for it.




You can find the club at 1410 9th St West in West Fargo which is where the Pickled Parrot West used to be. Although renovations and updates need to occur, Aboah foresees a June opening for the club. If not June, expect to see the blue fluorescent lights out front to be turned on sometime this summer. Regardless, there will soon be a live jazz club opening in a budding corner of West Fargo.



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