Fargo Monthly November 2018

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YOUR ROUTINE Experience something different in the Fargo fitness scene this winter






Just because the weather is sickening, doesn't mean your body should take a hit as well. Why not get out there and have fun with it! Staying fit doesn't always mean having to spend an hour on the stair stepper. We had our editor test out a few fun, alternative workouts throughout town that will make you look forward to breaking a sweat this upcoming winter.

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Top 5 Favorites of the Month 1 NDDOT Driver's License Office I'm finally an official North Dakota resident! I had been putting this task off since DMV's are known for being a nightmare, but my experience at the NDDOT Driver's License Office was pleasant and quick.

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he fitness issue is here and if you've ever met me before, you'll know how daunting of a task this was for me. I knew it was going to be an interesting month for me, but when it was pitched that I should try out some fitness classes myself, my "daunting" feelings moved towards "how am I going to pull this off?" territory. Once upon a time, I played volleyball pretty competitively. I played since I was in second grade all the way through a season of college volleyball and after all that time, my body was done with the sport. My back pains and shin splints caught up to me and I was ready to put physical activity on hold until "I was better." Over time, I've learned that there will never be a perfect time to get back into fitness. There will always be excuses. Sometimes your back hurts. Maybe you haven't factored new sneakers into your budget. Or maybe your work schedule is too hectic. Pretty soon, the excuse that is

too cold outside to workout will be coming up too. However, while creating this issue I was forced to dive into fitness. And you know what? I enjoyed it! I (somewhat selfishly) decided to focus on workouts around town that were fun and innovative. Ones that would be so unique that they wouldn't feel like a workout, but rather a cool activity that just happened to make my muscles ache the next morning. It may never be the "right time" to get back into a wellness routine, but I hope that looking through these pages you'll become inspired and will consider adapting these tips into your lifestyle. Just because the weather is looking bleak doesn't mean your physical health has to take a back seat. If I can do it, so can you. Until next month,

Alexandra Martin Editor

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2 Fargo-Moorhead Symphony My fiancĂŠ and I went on a date night to the Chee-Yun and Sergey Opening Concert held by the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and were blown away by the experience. We took advantage of their Urban Overture program, which allows $10 tickets for individuals in their 20s and 30s.

3 FM Raise Your Spirits Our team here at Spotlight had the opportunity to attend FM Raise your Spirits benefiting CHARISM this month and it was a blast! Getting to mingle with those in our community while benefiting a fantastic charity is a win-win to me.

4 New Boots In preparation for my first Fargo winter, I splurged and got some winter boots. After extensive research, I found a pair that is both stylish and practical, a combination that is essential.

5 Late Night Fall Craft Market Two things I love are local goods and local drinks. Unglued's Late Night Fall Craft Market at Drekker's Brewhalla combined both of those loves and provided for a funfilled night. I smelled a lot of soaps and got to touch a lot of pretty jewelry, so I can't complain.


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Fargo Monthly Editor, Alexandra Martin, beats the urge to be lazy this winter and tries some of Fargo's most fun fitness classes



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s the name implies, Zero Gravity Alternative Fitness is anything but your average gym experience. I gave their Aerial Silk Fitness class a try, a class their website describes as: "An expressive and playful workout using 'silk' hammocks. Elevate your heart rate and deepen your body connection through dynamic movement, tricks and conditioning. Develop arm and core strength, coordination and grace. All fitness levels are welcome, there is no prerequisite for this class." I've been to a Cirque du Soleil show before, so I wasn't completely buying the idea that this class was for "all fitness levels." Flipping upside down with only a bright pink silky hammock keeping me from smashing into the concrete floor was a bit intimidating. Before the class began, I spoke with co-owner Gina Bushey. I expressed to her that I was nervous and she must have picked up on my feelings of awkwardness as she said, "There’s always so much awkwardness when you first start because everyone is really selfconscious. It takes a little bit of time before you realize that nobody’s looking at you or watching you. Everyone is worried about themselves and there’s a lot of camaraderie in that. There’s a lot of support that comes along with starting

Editor Meets at the bottom and growing together." And starting at the bottom I was. I was fully ready for everyone in the class to be watching my every, baby-giraffe-level-ofawkward move. But Gina was right. The class is capped at a maximum capacity of seven students, so no one participating feels lost in a sea. The class instructor, co-owner Misty Tomchuk, came over and corrected my posture and even helped lift me into positions the right way throughout the class. My fear was that everyone would be gracefully in an in-air pretzel and I would still be struggling to get on the hammock correctly, but we were all in this together. The class began with some simple stretching so that our muscles were warm and ready to go. After we got loose, we began with some stretching that incorporated the silk hammocks. After the stretching, we began to get more ambitious. Soon, I found myself floating in the air in a plank position with only the hammock supporting my pelvis. After I hit this milestone, we moved onto more formidable poses,

including an inverted butterfly and one-legged king pigeon pose. The progression of events felt natural and we were eased into each step. By the time we got to the part where we would be dangling upside down, I was already feeling confident. The idea of doing such a thing no longer felt like an impossible task, but rather a fun challenge that I knew I could overcome. It was like a dare that I was excited to execute. The more we did, the more daring I felt. When it was announced that it was time to wrap up with a floating savasana cool-down, I wasn't ready to quit just yet. I was ready for more! In closing, Gina noted, "You really need to come in and experience it. A lot of people have misconceptions about what we do here, but we are very fitness based. Our goal when we opened the studio was to take some of the things that were important to us, pole fitness, aerial fitness and yoga, and make them more mainstream and accessible so that people didn’t feel like they had to be intimidated or have unanswered questions."

What to Wear I made the mistake of wearing a loose crop-top to this class. While I felt confident and cute when walking into the class, I ended up feeling exposed when I flipped upside down and suddenly the hem of the shirt was up to my nose. Tighter fitting garments work best here.

What You'll Feel the Next Day I was surprised by my inner thighs hurting the next day. The muscles that were aching were ones that I had never felt hurting before! In addition to the inner thigh pain, I also felt a bit in my abs and core.

Other Class Offerings Pole Fundamentals I, II, III Aerial Pole I, II, III Advanced Pole I, II, III Elite Pole XaBeat Dance Cardio Aerial Yoga ZG Stretch, ZG Strength Barre Various Supplemental Pole Classes



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What to Wear This is a no-shoe zone, but you are required to wear socks. What works best is barre socks with non-slip grip soles. I learned the hard way that slipping feet distracts from a good workout. Luckily, they sell barre socks (and other various workout wears) right in the shop. Leggings or capris (not shorts!) are also a good idea so that you have some modesty while doing the exercises on the floor.

What You'll Feel the Next Day Your seat and your core will be burning. The following day, I felt every single one of my abs aching and standing up from my desk chair was a struggle. Also expect to get the muscle shakes, which is completely natural and nothing to be scared of.

Side Bar(re): Terms to Learn Before Class Tuck A movement that involves contracting the abs back causing the hips to rotate forward to elongate the spine. Hold A movement held in its deepest, tightest, lowest position to achieve isometric contraction. Pulse A downward movement from the lowest point of the stretch/ pose, usually done to the tempo of the music playing. Bendstretch A tiny quiver in the joint followed immediately by an extension and contraction of the muscle being worked. Pressback Typically refers to a movement of the knees backward while keeping a heavy tailbone position. The two motions create the opposing forces at work to lean and tone the muscles.


recise. Proud. Balanced. Passionate. These are words used to describe Downtown Fargo's newest gym, Pure Barre. Pure Barre opened its first North Dakota location October 1 and already has had an outpouring of community affection. The first day of business, classes were full and sold out and customers were already signing up on a waiting list. In the wake of this newness and popularity, be ready for a full class. The Pure Barre chain is the original barre fitness class. I had heard so much about this gym and was excited to know that a location was now here in Fargo. As someone who is scared of heavy weightlifting, the appeal of a barre class was calling to me. Instead of heavy lifting, the class combines elegant ballet movements with fitness, using holds with small, controlled movements. The company website describes this class as: Pure Barre is a collection of 45-50 minute total body workouts. At the core of our technique, we use a thoughtful series of low impact, isometric movements that are designed to produce results. You'll use the ballet Barre and other light equipment as you move through class, focusing on different areas of your body. This class will be fastpaced, energetic and full of individuals who love pushing their bodies to the max. Pure Barre provides a new way to think about group

fitness. While you are in a group setting, the classes are structured and focused, providing a tunnel vision on your own actions. Precision is key with Pure Barre. This is not a workout about big, sweeping movements and hefty weights. Co-owner Nichole Allmendinger said, "Our workout is all low impact, small repetitive deep muscle movements. We don’t use the large muscle groups so much as the smaller, connecting muscles. And a lot of repetitions." At first research, I thought, "Hey this can't be too bad. It's just using my body weight and tiny motions!" But looks can be deceiving. I was exhausted within the first 10 minutes and I knew I wouldn't be able to walk straight the rest of the week (in the best way possible). Each class has a set structure, but with variations so that your day-to-day classes will always be a bit different. The class began with a warmup and then went straight into floor work. There, we warmed up our core, which included a 90-second plank, something each class includes. This plank was a struggle for me but served as a good benchmark of something I could achieve someday if I stuck with it. Next, we worked on our arms and shoulders with the small weights, I chose the two pound ones, but three and five pound ones were also available. Three different thigh muscle exercises came next and naturally progressed into "seat," or backside, techniques. The class closed out its workouts with what

we began with, more core and back workouts. The following stretching section was much needed and appreciated. I found this class challenging and fast-paced. This is one of those classes where you want to come back soon and master the techniques and movements. I know it's a "no-no," but I must admit that I was looking around the room a lot to make sure I was doing everything correctly. There's certain terminology used that might not be clear to a newbie, but not to fear, we have provided a guide of terms to study up on before your first class.


This class is a fantastic workout and an upbeat experience (who can resist the fun techno tunes?) and established focus and coordination are key. "The classes go so fast because your mind is engaged the whole time. It's great because once you get into the rhythm, the music just moves you and you can kind of tune out sometimes and just have a good time while you’re working out," said Nichole. I appreciated the pace of the class and how it didn't allow me the time to feel like I was struggling. It moved fast and by the time the lights dimmed for our warmdown, I was surprised that it was done. The feeling of accomplishment and the rush of endorphins you feel after doing such a wellrounded full-body workout is incomparable. I now get why this is class is a nationwide success for all types, seasoned athletes and newbies alike.





ow does a nurse go from manning hospitals to teaching pole fitness classes? Pam Thorson came about alternative fitness upon getting tired of boring, traditional fitness classes that were painful for her knees. Clocking in at over the age of 60, Pam owns Total Woman and is an expert on alternative fitness and wants to bring new, innovative ways to get fit to Fargo. She knows from experience that each individual has their own personal health problems. This, plus her nursing background, allows her to run the studio with a focus on overall wellness, rather than just dropping pounds and firming muscles. Pam's vision of a studio was one where classes could intentionally be kept small. The smaller class sizes allow for personal attention to each person and the instructors are able to give students adjustments based on their individual needs. As someone who has had her own journey with various injuries and ailments, this mission was comforting to me. Yes, the classes would push me, but Pam assured me that they would not make me do anything that was going to be a detriment to my ongoing move to a healthier lifestyle. Maybe someday I'll feel bold enough to try a pole fitness class that the studio is so known for, but for this trial run I was intrigued by "POUND Fit." Total Woman describes

Editor Meets this class as: Using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. The class is designed for all levels of fitness and each move throughout the class can be adapted to fit your own abilities and stamina. Before the class, Pam warned me that I wouldn't get out of the class dry...it was going to be a sweaty time. While deep down I was nervous to put myself out there, those fears were blocked by how warm and welcoming the whole environment was. I didn't know any of the nine women enrolled in the class with me, but I felt like we were all in this together. You could tell no one was ashamed to take a breather, grab some water or do a step in a modified way. Before we began, the instructor said to us, "Don't be afraid to mess up. There are no mistakes, only drum solos." This statement really set the pace of what the feel of the class would be like. We all laughed along with each other as we tried to get the hang of it. In addition to this camaraderie, the class is done in low lighting, creating a veil of privacy. The darkness allows you

to focus on yourself rather than watching your neighbor, which goes both ways. You can feel confident knowing no one is watching you too carefully. All this being said, this was not an easy class. The 45 minutes were jam packed with continuous movements and focuses on various muscle groups. The class uses bright green drumsticks and echoes drumming motions. Clacking the sticks together in rhythm and beating them onto the ground is invigorating, as well as a great stress reliever. "Sometimes if I have a frustrating day, I like to step into a [POUND] class and just let it all out," said Pam. What really helped this class move along was the music. Pam noted that the studio has music licenses so they are always playing the most current, hot hits, not just stock music or covers. The songs in combination with the aura of positive energy provided the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting pumped, toning up and generally just rocking out and having a great time. I've never finished a fitness class feeling so fulfilled. I was feeling the burn from the very start, but the upbeat music and the dance-like movements kept things fresh and I never felt bored or too focused on the muscle burns I was feeling. In the end I was sweating and walking in a stiff waddle, but I felt refreshed and like I really accomplished something.

What to Wear This class is done barefoot, so no need to worry about purchasing new workout shoes. Everyone in my class was wearing a variation on leggings and a tank top, so no specialty gear is needed whatsoever.

What You'll Feel the Next Day Before I even left the studio, my legs were shaking and sore. The flight upstairs up to my townhouse was a struggle, but it was a good type of sore. I could feel that my muscles got a good, deep burn out of this class.

Other Class Offerings Intro to Pole Beginner Pole Series Progressive Pole Series Body and Band Full Figured and Fabulous Private Parties!


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What to Wear Come in knowing that you'll be sweating and getting into some deep stretches. Anything you'd feel comfortable working out in while getting a full range of motion will be just right for this class.

What You'll Feel the Next Day FLUX alternates workouts daily. Sometimes you'll have a leg day focus and other days you might have an arm workout. Attending multiple days a week will allow for a full-body workout and therefore some full-body soreness. On my arm day, I felt the pain in my shoulders, the front of my chest and in my core.

Other Class Offerings CrossFit Icehouse Challenge Nutrition Coaching Olympic Lifting Yoga for Athletes


tarting your fitness journey is never easy. If you want to land somewhere in-between the intensity of CrossFit and the relaxation of yoga, CrossFit Icehouse's FLUX course is for you. While Icehouse is based on its CrossFit classes, their FLUX classes have picked up steam and offer something for everyone. In more official terms: FLUX combines three proven fitness disciplines yoga, strength training and conditioning in the most unexpected and refreshing way. We focus on gaining lean muscle and burning body fat. Our group class begins with a yoga-inspired warmup, a 5-15 min workout and it ends with a yoga flow to cool down and re-center. I have to admit that I arrived to this class late and had the embarrassing task of popping in as everyone was already acquainted and set up. Luckily, co-owner Courtney Shoemaker was in the class with me and helped fill me in on what I missed. She told me, "We try to make it super personal in the beginning. We go through everyone's names and try and make it a little bit more of a back and forth versus just not talking and being super quiet the whole time." While I missed out on the initial introductions, I still felt the warmth of the environment. "You feel comfortable enough to ask questions if you have questions and the instructors try and approach and help you move well the whole time," said Courtney.


Icehouse is all about the community. Gyms oftentimes have the reputation of being intense clubs only for the big and buff...or at least that's what I envision in my mind. Courtney disproved this thought of mine, "The community piece is really what we love about the CrossFit side [of the gym] and that's something we try to pull into this FLUX space as well." When I stumbled into class, scrawny arms and all, I was greeted with smiles. I was still nervous to be doing anything associated with the name "CrossFit," but my fears started to be eased. Let's break the class down some. We started with our teacher, Emily Monson, giving us an overview of what we would be working on that night. Terms like "thruster" and "pistol" mean nothing to me in the context of fitness, but Emily gave us a walkthrough of the movements that would be used in the class. Part of my fear of going into fitness classes is that I know that I'm clueless and I hate not knowing what to do. The quick rundown at the beginning resolved this. After an intro, we began with a warmup of yoga to get us limber and start our hearts going. Next we transitioned to our HIIT portion where, on this night, we focused on arms. During this Emily came to me and helped my form on a medicine ball clean, a move I never had much experience with. Before I reached my point of "Oh gosh when will this be done?" the HITT portion wrapped up and it was time for yoga. I was breathing heavy and my muscles were starting to let me down, but it didn't push

me further than what I was capable of. "This can really be a kick-your-butt class, cause it’s not easy, but if you want to take the workout, you can take it at your own pace and slow it down," said Courtney. The last 20 minutes of the class was dedicated to an upbeat and energy-infused yoga session. Panic! At The Disco was still playing over the speakers and the poses felt energetic and empowering, in contrast to the stereotype that yoga is sleepy and slow. I learned that FLUX is a meet-in-the-middle type of class. By blending yoga with HIIT (high-intensity interval training) you get a good workout with a built-in stretch session. If you're not sold yet, here's what won me over: the CrossFit workout portion of the class is only 5-15 minutes long. I think we all are capable of dedicating about 10 minutes to a high intensity, killer workout. "The idea is that wherever you're at in your fitness journey, it's a good fit. It's great to be able to get in and get in a quick 50-minute workout and check all the boxes and feel great and refreshed," said Courtney. I can't think of a better way to summarize my experience with this class than a sentence I overheard one of my classmates say to the teacher at the end of the class, "that wasn't that bad!" She was right. It was hard work and I felt the burn, but the moves were all modifiable and I completed it feeling empowered.




1801 45th St. S. anytimefitness.com

Anytime Fitness

4501 15th Ave S orangetheoryfitness.com

Orangetheory Fitness

4300 23rd Ave. S. fmcurling.org

FM Curling

4243 19th Ave. S. ymcacassclay.org


4303 17th Ave. S. isaakstudios.com

Isaak Studios

1650 45th St. S. mojofitstudios.com

Mojo Fit Studios

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

Planet Fitness

Mapping Out




3309 Fiechtner Dr., Unit #4 crossfit701.com

CrossFit 701

3332 4th Ave. S., Suite D fmaca.com

The Academy of Combat Arts

2800 Main Ave. tntkidsfitness.org

TNT Kid's Fitness & Gymnastics

1800 21st Ave. S. healthprosfargo.com

Health Pros Personal Training Center

2001 17 Ave. S. americangoldgymnastics.com

American Gold Gymnastics

Core Fitness

2424 13th Ave. S. corefitnessnd.com



400 1st Ave. S. ymcacassclay.org

Choosing a gym that is right for you can rely heavily on its proximity to your home or work. Here's a map of our area's gyms and fitness facilities to help you in your search for the best workout for you and your schedule.


25H ST S

Jazzercise Fargo

5475 51st Ave. S. dynastyperformancetraining.com



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

MPX Fitness

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

5257 27th St. S. haute-yogis.com

Haute Yogis

Anytime Fitness


2600 52nd Ave. fitness52fargo.com

Fitness 52

5050 Timber Pkwy S., Suite 116 anytimefitness.com

3350 35th Ave. S. zerogravityfargo.com

Zero Gravity Alternative Fitness




Fit Elements

3120 25th St. S. fitelementsfargo.com

25H ST S

Dynasty Performance Training

5292 51st Ave. S. crossfitfargo.com

CrossFit Fargo

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

Fargo Fitlife

4265 45th St. S. snapfitness.com

Snap Fitness

4674 40th Ave. S. f3fargo.com

F3 Fitness

4650 38th Ave. S. ndfit.com


FIT Hot Yoga

4837 Amber Valley Pkwy jazzercise.com

3491 S. University Dr. courtsplus.org

Courts Plus Community Fitness






4041 Main Ave. metroflexfargo.com




764 34th St. N. Suite Q facebook.com/barbotboxing

Barbot Boxing & Fitness


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CrossFit Icehouse

1620 1st Ave. N. crossfiticehouse.com

1335 2nd Ave. N. fargobjj.com

Fargo BJJ & MMA

1707 Centennial Blvd. ndsu.edu/wellness

Wallman Wellness Center



Downtown Yoga

615 2nd Ave N. 216 Broadway N, #203 purebarre.com/nd-fargo downtownyogafargo.com

Ecce Yoga

111 Broadway N. G Fitness ecceyoga.com 524 7th St. N. gaspersschoolofdance.com

Total Woman

508 Oak Street North, Unit A totalwomanfargo.com

Spirit Room

111 Broadway N. spiritroom.net

Total Balance

1461 N. Broadway totalbalancefargo.com

Anytime Fitness

2614 Broadway N., Ste B anytimefitness.com

3105 N. Broadway, Suite #13 revolutiontrainers.com

Revolution - Personal Training Studio






Edge Fitness

6207 53rd Ave S. edgefitnessfargo.com

465 32nd Ave E. mpfitness.net

3163 Bluestem Dr., #106 fargo.cyclebar.com


Maximum Performance and Fitness



215 Main Ave. E. wffitnesscenter.com

West Fargo Fitness Center





3985 56th St. S. solidcore.co

Family Wellness

2960 Seter Parkway familywellnessfargo.com

619 10th St NE Suite 6 sheyennerivercrossfit.com

Sheyenne River CrossFit

Edge Fitness

Anytime Fitness


Planet Fitness

800 Holiday Dr. planetfitness.com

Max Training

1518 29th Ave. S. maxtrain.net


805 14th St. S. mnstate.ed/wellness

MSUM Wellness Center


935 37th Ave S. anytimefitness.com

3501 8th St S edgemoorhead.com






EHP CrossFit

1400 25th St S ehpcrossfit.com


When it's chilly out, all you're ready to think about is where your mittens are. In freezing temperatures, it's hard to prioritize overall wellness. We've put together a list of health and wellness tips to keep your body and mind in optimal performance this upcoming winter. Some of these may seem obvious and others might be new to you. Regardless, it's always nice to have a reminder to keep these tips in the front of your mind. We hope you'll incorporate all of them into your daily practices. Stay healthy, readers!





Catch Extra ZZZs

Sleep is your body's time to recuperate and get ready for the activities of your day ahead. The lack of light outside interrupts our natural, internal circadian rhythms and our bodies produce more melatonin, thus making us feel more tired. The distinction between day and night can get blurred in some of the cloudy, cold weather. Because of this, it is natural and important to tuck into bed a bit earlier than you might at other times of the year. Going to sleep earlier and making sure you have a consistent sleep schedule will help you feel less tired and sluggish throughout the day. To get the most out of your sleep, cozy up with the Azara Platform Bed from SCAN Design. While in bed, diffuse some relaxing essential oil blends like "Sleep" from Everyone Essential Oils, found at Swanson Health. 30 | NOVEMBER 2018 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


Take Your Vitamins

It's good to aim for a well balanced diet, but the off-season for many nutritious produce items makes it more difficult to keep loyal to this plan. Especially important to include in your life this winter is Vitamin D. With the days being shorter and the weather being colder, it's unlikely that you'll get much time in the sun. To make up for the loss of nutrients the sun naturally provides, you might consider taking a Vitamin D supplement. Swanson Health carries a variety of Vitamin D supplements, from high potency capsules to a liquid dropper version.


Get Chatty

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder that is characterized by feelings of depression that are related to the changing season. The switch from sun kissed cheeks to wind burnt faces takes a toll on us. While it is tempting to want to stay inside and hibernate, it'll greatly help your overall mood to stay social. Social interaction with friends and family will greatly help in keeping your spirits high. There are so many fun ways to get social. Check out our events and live music calendars on page 59 for the latest happenings to attend with pals. If the elements are too rough, invite your friends over for some quality time. Welcome them in with a fun Tag door mat from SCAN Design.

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Soak It In

Our skin is our largest organ and does so much for us on a daily basis. But when the wind is blowing, your skin takes a hit and our natural sebum production can't keep up. To counteract the dryness of the air and the sting of the wind, make sure you are moisturizing properly. Your skin is your barrier to the toxins of the world and thus should be treated royally. Onyx + Pearl's Love Thyself Bod Oil from Fat and The Moon has all the good parts of a nourishing oil, but without the thick, heaviness that many others come with.


Walk It Out

Full exercise routines are not always for everyone. However, it is important to keep your body moving. Bundle up and try to incorporate short walks into your daily schedule to keep your heart-rate up and supply some much-needed sunlight. Doing this will help you acclimate to the temperatures. Make sure to be smart and not to over-do it though. If the weather is too extreme and the sidewalks are too icy, don't risk it! Don't go out without dressing properly! These Merrell boots from Beyond Running are available in both men's and women's styles. Pair them with Darn Tough's fun, Merino wool socks from Outermost Layer to help your feet stay safe and warm.


Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

It may seem obvious to some, but please eat your fruits and vegetables this winter! Just because the farmer's markets are down for the year doesn't mean you should give up on fresh produce. A great way to get your fruits and vegetables in this season is with smoothies and blended treats. Power Plate Meals always has new blends of juices available. Blends include Mellow Mojito, Berry Beat and Optic Orange. With how yummy they are, you won't even notice how healthy you're being.



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Limber Up

We all know the feeling of shivering and having your shoulders tense up to your ears. When it's cold out, your muscles tend to tighten, making you more prone to achy muscles or even injury. Try some simple stretching each morning or even a few yoga classes a week to keep your muscles from feeling too stiff. No vulnerable muscles here. For at-home stretching, keep a LuLu Lemon yoga mat from Beyond Running at home to remind you to use frequently. A matching foam roller is also a good item to keep on hand for some deeper muscle work.



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Flex Your Brain

On days where it's too cold to workout your body, take time to workout your mind. Chilly weather is the perfect time to cozy up at home and settle in with some good reads. Keeping your mind active is arguably just as important as keeping your body active. Reading books or doing mind puzzles such as crosswords or sudoku can be a fun way to spend a night in. Head over to Zandbroz to pick up some local literature. If you're into novels, we suggest reading the "Whispering Pines" series from North Dakota's own Kimberly Diede. If non-fiction is more your speed, "Pacing Dakota" by Thomas D. Isern is a collection of essays outlining the history and culture of the region. Also, don't forget that with a valid North Dakota ID/proof of Fargo address, you can qualify for a free Fargo Public Library card for even more options!



Look Good, Feel Good

Stop! Hobby Time

Outermost Layer keeps you warm with this cozy, plaid piece. For the ladies, Kindred People has a plethora of matching hats and mittens that come in such a a variety of colors and weights that you are guaranteed find something to go with your outfit.

Unglued hosts a variety of workshops to help you hone in on new skills. Available classes include ceramic ornaments with instructor Jenny Sue, inked tumblers, string art, glass etching and so, so many more.

Don't give up your personal sense of style and fashion just because it's cold out. To ensure that you're always feeling yourself, make sure that your winter gear is both practical and fashionable. A $500 coat is nice, but you can start small with cute hats, gloves and scarves that you can stock up on to keep things fresh day-to-day.

Consider picking up a new hobby this time of year. Have you been envying beautiful embroidery hoops you see on Instagram? Or do you have words spinning around your head you'd love to turn into poetry? What about a desire to get your hands dirty with some pottery creations? Now is a great time of year to dive into new hobbies to keep yourself busy with as you sit by the fire.


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The Power Houses Behind

Power Plates Husband-wife team Seth and Haylee Houkom are the forces behind Power Plate Meals, a local meal service focusing on accessible, healthy meals.


ou're hungry

Seth and Haylee Houkom in their new downtown location on 2nd Ave N

and have two choices. One: find a recipe, go out and purchase ingredients, prepare said ingredients, cook everything together just right and then enjoy the healthy, hearty meal. Two: pick up something from the drive-thru.

After a long day at work, you're cold and the idea of all the steps it would take to prepare a meal for yourself is just too much. So fast food again it is...or not.

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Power Plate Meals is a Fargobased company that provides healthy, pre-made meals. The company strives to provide the ease and attainability of quick 35

eats, but with all the nutrients and health benefits of a wellresearched meal plan. West Fargo born and raised, the husband-wife team of Seth and Haylee Houkom are the powerhouses behind Power Plate Meals. With Seth being a 4th generation farmer with an exercise science and premed background and Haylee having a nursing background, these two have a special interest in health and wellness. According to Haylee, "three years ago, before we started Power Plates, Seth and I did bodybuilding shows. When we did that we had our own DOWNTOWN FARGO 621 2nd Ave N, Fargo

fitness apparel line which was run through social media, so we started with that." She said that when they had the apparel business going, Seth always pushed the idea of doing something with food and creating healthy meals, something she noted that he was always good at. "If there's something you wanted to eat, [Seth] could turn it healthy. If you want a burger and fries, he could make it in a healthy way," said Haylee. During their bodybuilding show days, they noticed that there were many big meal prep companies, but SOUTH FARGO 2603 Kirsten Ln S #102, Fargo


Fargo didn't have anything of the sort. Upon seeing a need they wanted in the market, Seth said "We should do something like that. I feel we could do it," to which Haylee met with skepticism, more specifically with the phrase, "you're literally absolutely crazy!" Three years later their idea has turned out to be anything but crazy. The business has created a loyal following of customers and has expanded over time. You can find Power Plate Meals in 3 different Fargo-area locations as well as in Bismarck, Grand Forks and Eagan. The business has grown an impressive amount in the small amount of time it has been cooking up dishes. In June Haylee and Seth opened a downtown location WEST FARGO 1380 9th St E #605, West Fargo

on 2nd Avenue, introducing their business to a whole new range of clients in the heart of the city. Beyond their new Eagan, MN location, three more Minneapolis locations will be opening in early 2019. Their successes and growth prove that there is plenty of local demand to eat clean and watch what we digest, but many of us want a little extra help to get there. Not everyone has the time or expertise to research nutrition and the steps necessary to eat a well-balanced diet. With Power Plate Meals the work is done for you, so all that’s required is to choose from one of the dozen or so menu items. Seth works with their head chef Tom Olson to ensure that each dish meets their nutritional BISMARCK, GRAND FORKS AND EAGAN

standards while also tasting (and looking) good. The whole team works to look for what types of dishes are trending at the time and transforms them into something that appeals to customers in the Fargo-Moorhead area. "Tom and Seth work together. Tom creates the original recipe and Seth's expertise is on making sure the meal follows our nutritional guidelines. They kind of tag team in that way," said Haylee. Haylee noted, "We're always trying to expand our products to make it interesting for customers. That's the biggest thing with us, that our menu does change every two weeks." As a testament of their desire to continue expanding options, juices and salads were introduced this

summer and this winter/fall season they will be introducing soups to the menu. There are always new dishes to enjoy... without the guilty conscience. With most dishes under 400 calories, options ranging from Chicken Pesto Pasta to Mongolian Beef Fried Rice to Tater Tot Hot Dish have never been so healthy. "My favorite part of it has been to see it grow, but also to see our team grow too. The people that really live and breathe Power Plates, just like us, and the people that help us no matter what," said Haylee. "It's been really fun to build our team, but also just to build our communities in the locations that we've opened, too. Through it all, it's just fun to see where we started, where we're at now."

Power Plates Meals ships to 12 states including: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan.



This time of year brings about a plethora of favorite flavors. From cinnamon to pumpkin to cranberry, we love them all. However, one of the most versatile of these seasonal flavors is apple. This month we are bringing to you five applethemed things to eat and drink.

caramel apples

It's hard to beat an old-fashioned candied apple on a stick. Carol Widman's Candy Co brings back nostalgic tastes with their varieties of sweet apples. Go for a traditional caramel or add some extra crunch to it with pecan or cashew crumbles. Carol Widmans Candy Co

4325 13th Ave. S., Fargo carolwidmanscandyco.com


dry, crisp cider

There are very few things that are more synonymous with fall than cider. Fargo's very own cidery, Wild Terra, has an ever changing array of ciders on tap, including this Anxo Cidre Blanc. Available in their tap room, this dry hard cider helps transition from summer crisp flavors to robust fall ones. Wild Terra

6 12th St N, Fargo wildterraciderandbrewing.com

apple cluster donut

Included in Bloomberg's "The 16 Very Best Dishes I Ate in 2017," this apple cluster still lives up in 2018. Large in size and coated in a glossy layer of sugary glaze, this treat demands to be enjoyed with a warm cup of coffee in the morning. When it's served with coffee, it doesn't count as dessert, right? Sandy's Donuts & Coffee Shop

300 Broadway North, Fargo 301 Main Avenue West, West Fargo sandysdonuts.com


sausage apple pizza If Blackbird Woodfire's own description of "BĂŠchamel cream sauce, house made sausage, Granny Smith apple, fresh sage, parmesan cheese and micro greens" doesn't sell you on this pizza, we don't know what will. If an apple a day keeps the doctor way, might as well include your daily apple dose on a delicious woodfired pizza. Blackbird Woodfire

206 Broadway N, Fargo blackbirdwoodfire.com

apple caramel galette Nichole's offers a rustic caramel apple pastry baked in a flaky cornmeal crust. This decadent piece of heaven is a perfectly petite version of a traditional apple pie. In a sea of fall pies, this galette provides a new take on an old favorite and we just can't resist it. Nichole's Fine Pastry

13 South 8th Street, Fargo nicholesfinepastry.com



Have You Found Your


If you’re a Midwesterner, it’s likely that you know the warning signs. Kissing your favorite summer attire goodbye (for now), you begin seriously contemplating buying a one-way plane ticket to somewhere like Costa Rica and you start having flashbacks of that year your car’s auto start stopped working. Ten months out of the year (okay, maybe more like five months) Mother Nature unleashes upon us a treacherous, cold-hearted beast – no, no, no, not Godzilla – winter.


on’t get salty (well... icy, in this case) about having to stash away your cutoff denim, sunscreensmooched and sunshinereminiscent aesthetic. If the look of summer is your absolute favorite and is something that brings you happiness, even though it is gone for now, fret not, because finding your Fall & Winter (F&W) aesthetic can make you JUST as happy... in more ways than one! Aesthetic. A definition for the term goes like this, “noun: a particular individual’s set of ideas about style and taste, along with its expression.” For finding your F&W aesthetic, it’s important to consider the following: - Discover what you’re naturally drawn to (24/7 sweatpants and a hoodie or a grey jeans, flannel shirt, black snow boots and a fuzzy scarf ensemble?) - What makes you feel happy when you wear it (fitted sweaters or flowy, over-sized sweaters?) - What do you enjoy visually (vibrantly colored sweaters or cozy, oatmealcolored sweaters?) - What do you simply enjoy (luxurious, faux-fur winter coats or a warm, camel peacoat with a plaid scarf?) By knowing your answers to these


types of questions, you can more easily discover your F&W aesthetic, which, in turn, can help you bring more of what makes you happy (like how your summer aesthetic does) into your life. Your aesthetic is part of you and who you are as an individual. It’s your look, your taste, your style. Remember, “look good, feel good." That doesn’t change just because F&W rolls around. You can use your aesthetic to make YOU look and feel good, but also your environment (for example, your home décor) can look good and make you feel good when you’re in it. Your aesthetic is a personal representation and expression of you and what makes you happy! It’s good to keep in mind that your aesthetic will likely grow and change as you do – and that’s okay! At my current point in life, I’d describe my own aesthetic as natural, earthy tones, outdoorsy-inspired, warm, neutral colors with a soft simplicity and slight urban hint. Every piece of clothing and décor in the accompanied photo of this story are from my own room, and the correlation between them is quite noticeable. Knowing my aesthetic, seeing it around me, wearing it and even embodying it (I love being immersed in nature) truly brings me a

BY Taylor Markel | PHOTO BY Hillary Ehlen

special joy. My fun challenge for you? Find your aesthetic if you don't already know it! Not quite sure where to begin? No problem. Head to lifewritesfashion. com for a guide I made for you titled: "What’s YOUR Aesthetic? Let’s Find Out!" In the spirit of Thanksgiving (though I encourage us all to be thankful and grateful every day of the year), I’d like to tell you that I’m thankful for you, and I wish you happiness, health, safety and the discovery of your aesthetic this holiday season! See you in next month’s issue!



...Save One!

Anna Lake Animal Sanctuary transforms one Underwood, MN farm into a forever home for farm animals in need.

" BY Alexandra Martin


t’s really hard and I spend all day working. My hands are bloody and I don’t get to wear pretty nails anymore, but it’s worth it." Dini Pederson-Opsahl and her husband Mark Opsahl hosted the grand opening of Anna Lake Animal Sanctuary on October 20. Located deep in the farm country of Underwood, Minnesota is this microsanctuary with a mission. A micro-what? According to Anna Lake, a microsanctuary is the idea of rescuing animals on a smaller scale than larger sanctuaries.


"Usually microsanctuaries rescue farmed animals, like cows, chickens or ducks. We rescue animals that people would normally think of in a farmed setting or for food," said Dini. "That's where the microsanctuary movement came in, just to teach people that these animals are very similar to the cats or dogs that you can have as a companion." Animal shelters rescuing cats and dogs are common to find in just about any American city, but it's easy to forget about the farm animals in need. Unlike animal shelters, sanctuaries do not have the goal of rehoming animals, but rather they care

for these animals until their natural death. Anna Lake Animal Sanctuary is currently home to 19 chickens, five ducks and three cows, most of which were rescued from unsavory situations. Dini, like many of us, grew up loving animals. Growing up in the Twin Cities, being a farm girl was never in her blood, but loving animals was, "My grandmother was an animal control officer, she was actually the first woman in the United States in this position and she took in a lot of rescues, just because she just couldn’t put them down."

facts about the farmed animal industry, relating them back to the experience of this specific farm.

doing vegan food and getting that word out there. I want more of that around here." A favorite animal of hers had always been chickens. So when she and her husband Mark had the opportunity to move to his family farm in Underwood, this seemed the perfect time to get one as a pet for the farm. Once they had this seemingly obscure pet, she said, "As soon as I had them, it just felt kind of weird to eat chicken with how much I loved them. Just with how smart they are, they all know their names and they are just such an intelligent bird. So we went vegan and we started looking at the microsanctuary movement." After more time and research, Dini quit her full-time job and dedicated all her time to the hard work that goes into running the animal sanctuary. "I don’t get paid to do it, but it’s just the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done," she said. Many animals that come into a sanctuary environment are ill or not socialized. On a daily basis, Dini works to rehabilitate ailing animals and repair the broken bonds between them and humans, teaching them how to trust again. In August, the sanctuary

acquired three cows who were surrendered to them after being rescued from a slaughter truck. These cows, Hazel, Dani and Daisy, previously lived as dairy cows and are recovering from a chronic disease that required special attention. These “Moo Girls,” as Dani calls them, were previously used as dairy cows on an industrial farm, but no longer were considered profitable due to age and health conditions, so they were going to be sold for slaughter. After establishing their goals and a good base for what they want to become, Dini and Mark were ready to show the community what they'd been working towards. October 20th's "Anna Lake Animal Sanctuary Grand Opening" aptly took place over the Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) conference weekend. To Dini, a big part of growing Anna Lake Animal Sanctuary was to create an awareness about farm animals. She said, "I wanted to plan this event to just tell people in the community that we are here. We also really want to support local businesses, especially ones that are willing to look at


The event involved three time slots for tours of the farm, local food and goods vendors and interactive events, such as pumpkin carving, for the whole family. Amongst the number of vendors, attendees could buy an apple pie from Morris, MN based Prairie Vegan Pies or some cruelty-free home and beauty products from Kelska Blu. Everything for sale at the opening was ensured to meet the vegan or crueltyfree standards that Anna Lake Animal Sanctuary stands for. The tours of the property involved introductions to the resident animals and some background information on their pasts and what kind of lives they get to live now. On the tour, Dini spoke with an educated tongue and shared


Sponsor an animal! Monthly donations greatly help keep things up and running patreon.com/ annalakeanimalsanctuary Shop the store! All the proceeds support the sanctuary and vegan small businesses annalakeanimalsanctuary. com/shop

One of the additional purposes for this grand opening event was to raise funds for the further development of the farm itself. During the tours, attendees could see the parts of the property that needed renovation, including an old barn. The more they can renovate and expand, the more they can help. Dani and Mark hope that with renovations, they will be able to rescue more animals and give them more space to live freely and happily. With more and more restaurants and food suppliers in the area providing vegan options, this movement towards an alternative thinking regarding animals is growing in our region. In Fargo alone, we've seen Würst Bier Hall, Twist and Granite City Food & Brewery among the many establishments around town who have recently added fully-vegan options to their daily menus. Businesses are realizing that the midwest vegan is a growing demographic and have been adapting to accommodate them. Local educational resources like Anna Lake Animal Sanctuary help bring this growing message closer to home. Because you cannot make an informed decision without the information part, resources such as this within the community are essential, no matter where you land on the dietary preference meter.

26329 County Highway 35, Underwood, MN 45

Have you been downtown lately? It might surprise you. There are places to grab an early morning breakfast, businesses and services that keep the city buzzing all day long and fun to be had late into the night. The energy of downtown Fargo is hard to describe, but you’ll know it when you feel it.

As part of The Black Building's largest renovation in its history, updates include painting of the ironwork on its façade.

There's something new



owntown is in a constant state of change. There are the obvious signs of evolution: cranes, roads closed, pedestrian tunnels protecting you from construction work overhead. And then there are the not-so-obvious signs: people hard at work, implementing the changes thousands of citizens asked for in the Fargo InFocus Comprehensive Downtown Plan, development of public art programs to add local color in places you'd least expect it and creation of the right policies and programs to make it all happen. Did you know you can help shape the future of Downtown Fargo? One of the beautiful things about a city of our size is that if you want a seat at the table, there is room for you. The City of Fargo regularly calls for people to get involved in commissions, task forces and work groups. Community building organizations are always in need of volunteers. You are always invited to give your feedback and share your vision for the future.

BY Mike Allmendinger, President, Kilbourne Group PHOTOS COURTESY OF Kilbourne Group


Black Building The Black Building is currently undergoing its largest renovation in its nearly 90year history. It’s getting a new roof, new mechanical systems, an exterior cleaning and fresh paint on its elegant, Art Deco detailing. The first phase of reconstruction includes four office floors. They’ve been opened up, allowing a flood of natural light in, and are ready for their next chapter.

Dillard Dillard is a mixed-use project being constructed directly north of Roberts Commons. Anchoring Dillard will be a new local restaurant, BeerFish, which is bordered by Roberts Alley on the east and a new alley, full of possibilities, on the north. At seven-stories in height, Dillard will add 84 brand new apartment units to the growing downtown Fargo neighborhood.

The 100 Block of Broadway

Bostad apartments will be taking up the upper levels of 117 and 115 Broadway. "Bostad" is a Swedish noun meaning "a person's home; the place where someone lives."

Block 9 Block 9 is almost two months into a 24-month construction plan. The basement excavation for the tower is now complete and next there will be 367 foundational pilings sunk into the site. Truck traffic on Second Avenue North was heavy through October and has since moved to Third Avenue North. We’re capturing the construction on time-lapse camera and you can view the progress at Block9Fargo.com.

The 100 Block of Broadway is our third project and includes the former Metro Drug building, built in 1893, on its corner. After splitting this space into three storefronts, we’ve welcomed The Silver Lining Creamery, Wasabi, Poke Bowl and soon, Black Coffee and Waffle Bar. After life safety systems such as fire suppression sprinklers and new electrical and plumbing are installed, new apartments will be constructed on the upper levels of 117 and 115 Broadway.

You can be assured that after a summer of construction, all streets are open and your first two hours of parking in Roberts Garage are always free, in addition to nights and weekends. There are quite a few other projects happening as well. It’s an exciting time to come and check things out! The Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade on November 20 is a great time to see downtown lit up for the season. Lots of business owners are planning special events for you that day and night, including a Holiday Market at the Black Building. Small Business Saturday on November 24 is a great reason shop downtown Fargo. Also, Christkindlmarkt runs November 28 through December 1 in the Stone Building at 613 First Avenue North, across the street from Wurst Bier Hall. If all that doesn’t grab you, we’ve also welcomed dozens of new businesses to downtown Fargo in the last couple of years. There are new places to shop, new restaurants, new cookies, cookie dough and even ice cream. There are so many people in our community that have taken the leap and opened new places for us all to enjoy. Downtown Fargo overflows with unique and new experiences. Let’s accept their invitation. 47


BY Sky Purdin


Hillary Ehlen


Beloved Readers: It was exactly three years ago that I was fortunate to meet Sky for a community project we collaborated on together. For those of us fortunate to have met her in person, you know that Sky has mastered the art of active listening: listening to someone so attentively while suspending any forming thoughts or answer in your brain or interrupting with comments/advice, so that the person speaking can fully open up and say what's on their mind. This is one thing I have always struggled when engaging with people, but Sky has showed me by her own habits that active listening is effective. Sky is a wonder woman that has impacted so many lives in this Fargo-Moorhead community without needing any praise for what she does. That shows how noble her values are. She has championed so many community projects with new Americans and constantly is looking at ways of making the residents of the FM area more connected across demographics and a myriad of backgrounds.


Third Culture Kid is someone who spent a significant portion of their developmental years in a country other than their passport country. In my case, I have two passports (USA and Finland), but I spent 17 years of my childhood in Southeast Asia in the countries of Thailand and Laos. My family is bi-lingual and is a mix of two cultures. I was just three months

Also, she speaks Thai, Lao, English, and Finnish! She has lived in Asia, Europe, and the United States, amazing right? Usually, I feel special when I say places I have lived in and languages I speak, but around a global citizen and polyglot like Sky, I no longer feel so exotic! Dr. Maya Angelou once said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Sky epitomizes this quote for those of us that are blessed to count her as a friend. She truly knows how to make you feel understood, heard, cared for and foremost, feel connected and know that you belong to this community. Until our humble paths cross again, Namaste! Alexa Cyusa

old when I moved to Thailand with my parents and I came to the US for college at age 18. Who I am is very much shaped by the experiences I had growing up. I interacted with several Southeast Asian cultures and can speak Thai and Lao like a native speaker. The climate was tropical. We ate spicy food and rice daily. I did a part of my education in Finnish and the other part in English. We visited between the home countries every couple years, which kept me


connected with my roots, but also left me with an understanding that I wasn’t really American or Finnish. The question “where are you from?” is not simple. I can’t say I am from Asia because my home culture was more western. In Finland and America I often feel out of place, even if I appear to blend in. I have come to learn what it means to embrace the different sides to my identity and to be a global citizen. The answer to “where are you from?” can at times be confusing to navigate. Each time I am asked this question, I have to decide what to answer. Do I have time to go into a long story about my past? Will they care? What will come of this interaction? Most people expect the place you are from to define you to some degree. To be honest, I cannot fully claim any of these countries to be my true home. I am a part of all of them. My worldview is shaped by the places and people I have interacted with throughout my life. I find myself at the crossroads of these places. I never fully felt at home anywhere because I am not a product of just one culture. Over time, I have learned to define my home by the people I choose to surround myself with. When people say “where are you from?” they are typically looking to find some kind of connection or common ground.

THE ANSWER TO “WHERE ARE YOU FROM?” CAN AT TIMES BE CONFUSING TO NAVIGATE. EACH TIME I AM ASKED THIS QUESTION, I HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT TO ANSWER. But when I hear this question, I am hearing “who are you?” instead. Why is this? It probably has something to do with the fact that where I come from is a much more complicated question for me. At times “where I’m from” has left me feeling like I have no real home...a basic that seems to connect you and give you common ground to identify with those around you. When people look at me, they usually see another North Dakotan with blue eyes, blond hair and a German heritage from a family that has lived here for generations. While my father is from North Dakota, my mother is from Finland, and I didn’t grow up here. My identity is tied in with this simple question “where are you from?” because of where I grew up. I returned to Fargo after graduate school in Finland and entered into the professional work force here. Here, I got reconnected with the Fargo-Moorhead community that I had glimpsed into years before while sandbagging with strangers during the 2009 Red River flood. I saw how engaged this

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

community was in including everyone. No one treated me as an outsider because of where I grew up. Here, I was just myself. I look around and see that there are people from all different walks of life in the world here. In Fargo, we can all be ourselves and be accepted, whether we have lived in North Dakota for generations or have moved from across the world to call this place our home. In Fargo, the culture is open and finds joy in mutual learning. It is a place where strangers share life’s joys and challenges and the sight of mixed ages and backgrounds laughing together impresses those watching. This strong sense of community brings me joy and tells me that I, a "TCK," or Third Culture Kid, am now home. Some people feel at home when they are comfortable, stable and have a good future. I came to realize I was home after

being soaking wet from sweat, freezing and covered with mud. It was 2009 and I was a freshman at Minnesota State University Moorhead when the flood stopped everything and the community came together to save dozens of homes by sandbagging. We were shoveling sand into bags, passing them in an assembly line and stacking them around houses. During these long hours of witnessing strangers helping each other, I learned the true atmosphere of this community and was inspired. If there was a place I wanted to call home, it would be a place like FargoMoorhead...a place where strangers become family. If we want to be a community where strangers become family, we all have a part to play. Be mindful of how you treat people you encounter and let's work to keep Fargo-Moorhead a place that people are proud to call "home."


Old Dominion takes on their Happy Endings World Tour with a country meets rock ‘n’ roll spirit



atthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung and Whit Sellers make up the hit modern country group Old Dominion. Currently living in Nashville, these men have Southern charm and the smooth vocals to match. Providing listeners with clever lyrics and witty music videos, Old Dominion undoubtedly knows how to entertain and have a good time. While on break between studio sessions, we spoke to lead singer Matt Ramsey in preparation for their Happy Endings World Tour stop here in Fargo on December 14 at Scheels Arena. BY Alexandra Martin PHOTOS PROVIDED BY Donovan Public Relations





We are excited to have you in Fargo! Have you ever been to Fargo before? Yes, we’ve played shows there in the past. I remember that it’s cold- haha I heard that some of you started in music by playing in high-school drumlines in Virginia. What’s it been like going from that atmosphere to playing arenas? We are still just kids goofing off, but on a much bigger stage. We’ve always had this goal and this dream, we are so grateful to have it. We really try and soak up every moment.






You all seem to have a heavy hand with the writing and production of your albums, what inspires you in your songwriting? Just trying to be open to ideas for songs. We look for anything different that sparks our mind a little bit. Any turn of a phrase or anything that we find interesting, we bring up. We try and keep our listeners engaged and try to tell the same old stories in a different way. That’s really what songwriting is about, talking about the same thing over and over again but just in new ways that help people relate. The songwriting process inspires us the most. With everyone in the band being their own talents, what’s the collaborative process like? It’s great, that’s why we have the success that we do – it’s because we work so well together. Most of the time, we are on the same page and we are after the best song we can get and the best performance we can give. We have some spirited debates sometimes, but it’s always for the better of the band. We have a really great situation. Do you have any musical mentors who have helped you along the way? I think with the writing, just being in Nashville and immersing ourselves in the songwriting community there. You meet a lot of people. You meet people at the top and you meet people at the bottom and you sort of gravitate towards the people you work well with and hopefully, you can work together and rise to the top. All of the songwriters in Nashville are so supportive, even the ones at the very top are supportive of the ones at the very bottom because they were there too once. It’s a big town full of support and mentors.

Scheels Arena

December 14 7:30 p.m.






I know Nashville has quite the tight-knit community of talented musicians. What’s it like being able to get out and perform and travel throughout the country? It’s definitely different–going out into the world and playing your music, but you really get a good sense in what you believe. Like you said, Nashville is so tightknit and it’s like you’re in a bubble. But you go out to different parts of the country and you get a sense of where music is and where your music is within that. It’s really helpful and it’s a great experience as a songwriter to get out and see how people are connecting to the songs you’re putting out. What song is the most fun to perform? What song has a particularly special meaning to you? I really love performing “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” it just has a really great message and also is a dance song. It’s fun to dance to and it feels good to hear a crowd of people singing those words. It’s also fun to play our very first song we ever had a hit on, "Break Up With Him." It’s a fun song for us all because it’s so light and funny and it’s how people were introduced to us. Is there a moment that you guys thought you’d made it, or has it all been a bit of a roller coaster





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and that moment has not come yet? Yea it’s been a roller coaster, sure. But I think when we won the ACM [Academy of Country Music] award for Group of the Year this year it really forced us to be like, “oh okay, we are up here now. We are in the big leagues now.” That was the moment for me that was really defining. I guess a big award like that would make you realize that people really do know who you are. But here in Fargo we have lots of inspiring musicians. Obviously, everyone has to start somewhere, so what would you say to those artists trying to gain steam in this area? I would say to keep going. It’s such a simple statement, but it’s a hard thing to do. You just can’t stop. You have to keep writing and writing and playing wherever you possibly can. You have to keep pushing for the next thing, that’s all you can do. When you feel like you’re at the end, you have to figure out what the next things is. It’s definitely the long road, but you have to just not stop. I know you won’t be stopping soon then! So what’s next for you? We’ve been in the studio all week and we will be later this week too. I’m really excited about the new music we are recording. We are always coming up with stuff, so I’m excited to get it out there.





f you’ve reached the point where you’re wondering why anyone would go through the trouble of making homemade pasta dough instead of going to the grocery store and buying a box of already made stuff, now is the time to get familiar with fresh pasta. The more tender, rich and silky big brother to dried pasta. Pasta, to me, used to be intimidating. Now after studying and practicing my skills in pasta, it’s as easy as getting dressed in the morning.

There’s something satisfying about making your own pasta. Whether it’s the feeling of making something so delicious from as little as two ingredients or the gratification of executing something that has been in the works for thousands of years. With there being so many different theories and opinions on pasta recipes, it's hard

By Joe Brunner Photos by Hillary Ehlen 54 | NOVEMBER 2018 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

to decide on what is the right or wrong recipe. When making your pasta dough, there is a base ratio to follow to turn out a solid dough. The ratio is three parts flour to two parts whole egg. With this recipe, you can turn out a delicious dough without having to even open a recipe book. Starting with that ratio, you can add a plethora of ingredients to make it your own (i.e. chopped spinach, beet juice, squid ink, etc.) Begin with adding salt to the dough. Some people will ask, “Should you salt your dough?” or, “Should you salt your water?” I say both. Salting your pot of water will bring your water to a boil faster, as well as ensure that your pasta will be seasoned correctly. Salting the dough will

bring out the flavor of the eggs and flour, as well adding some flexibility with the taste of the final product. After you have gathered the ingredients, now what? You mix them together. Is it as easy as just throwing everything together to create pasta? Yes. Just toss and mix your dry ingredients together in a bowl, then add the wet ingredients and mix until the pasta dough is formed. Many people will tell you that the correct way is making a well on your table at home and slowly whisk the egg yolks into the dough to create a wet dough, and a mess that will take months to finally clean up. It doesn’t need to be as difficult and messy as that, all you need is a bowl and your hands or spatula. I’d rather dirty a bowl and utensil than make a huge mess on the counter (and even on the floor.) The key steps to a tender and delicious pasta are: 1. Incorporate your ingredients 2. Knead the dough until it’s a smoother cohesive dough 3. Rest the dough completely until pliable 4. Roll the dough out to the proper thickness. What is pasta without a proper sauce? Many home cooks think of pasta as two different things: pasta and sauce. However, the two must be thought of together, like a good marriage, with two items becoming one. There’s nothing more sad than a pile of over-cooked noodles on the plate with a scoop of any old sauce on top. When cooking fresh pasta, the pasta will cook fast, so you must be quick as to not overcook it. But once the noodle is just al dente, it should be transferred to the sauce, so it can finish cooking. Cooking the pasta in the sauce will ensure that the noodle soaks up all the flavor of the sauce. With an additional ladle of the starchy cooking water, it will ensure the sauce will stick to the noodle. In the Midwest, fresh pasta isn’t always a regular dinner item for families. Across the pond in Italy, that’s a whole other story. There are so many ways to make pasta your own with making changes to some recipes. With still respecting the traditions, you can be open to take the dish somewhere new that it has never been before.

Serves 4

Chitarra alla Carbonara Pasta Dough




• 18 oz (2 1/4 cup) all purpose flour • 12 oz whole eggs (about 6 large eggs) • 1oz (2 tbsp) salt


• Combine the flour, salt and egg in a bowl. Mix together with hands until combined • When the dough has come together, knead it on a floured table, pressing it with the heel of your hand, folding it over, kneading again, repeating until the dough is smooth. It will take around 10 minutes • Form the dough into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rest on the table for around 15-30 minutes until it's pliable. • Cut dough into quarters, flatten and roll down to desired thickness (using a pasta rolling machine or rolling pin) • I suggest using a Chitarra Board to cut the pasta, but a knife will do the trick just as well

• 6 large egg yolks • 3 oz (6 tbsp) fresh grated parmesan, plus more to garnish • ½ oz (1 tbsp) fresh cracked black pepper • 10-12 oz (1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cup) pancetta • 2 cloves garlic • Extra Virgin Olive Oil


• Put the eggs into a bowl, mix in parmesan and black pepper. Mix well with a fork and set aside. • Trim off any hard pieces of the pancetta, cut into 1/4 dice • Put the oil into a sauté pan at medium-high heat, add pancetta and slowly render until crisp. • While pancetta is rendering, cook your pasta to al dente in salted boiling water. • Once the pancetta is rendered, reserve some of the starchy pasta water and set aside. Strain pasta and add to the pan with pancetta. Toss pasta over heat to soak up the fat, then remove pan from the heat. • Add a splash of the pasta water to the pan and mix thoroughly, pour in egg mixture. The warm pan will help cook the eggs gently (careful not to scramble the eggs). Toss it well and add more pasta water until the sauce is creamy and glossy. Season with more black pepper. • Serve on a platter with the remaining parmesan. 55




of the Month

max parker @ Mezzaluna

309 Roberts St N, Fargo dinemezzaluna.com

Elegance feels right at home at Mezzaluna in downtown Fargo. Everything served is mindfully crafted and intentionally produced, marrying local products with a feel of big-city tastebuds. We talked to bar manager Max Parker about a timeless favorite of his.

BY Alexandra Martin PHOTOS BY Nicole Midwest Photography



I started out in the restaurant industry when I used to work in a diner in the Twin Cities, it didn't even have a name. We just sold fried chicken and, like, 3 different sides. Once I moved up here and I started at Toasted Frog hosting and bar-backing and then I worked my way up to the bar a bit, part-time. Then I moved over here to Mezzaluna full-time and I am the bar manager here now. I've been here at Mezzaluna a year and three months now.


As far as drinks go here, customers are very open to trying new things and getting out of their comfort zone. We definitely have a lot more fun with different flavors and the stuff we get to work with is really, really

cool. Like, right now we have six or seven different Vermouths, which you don't see a lot of. You get to mess around with those things and have a good time with it. We also have a lot of regulars here, we have 60 or 70 regulars that are in at least once a week, which is nice.


Definitely the Ralphattan. Ralph is one of our most notorious regulars, a retired doctor. He comes here and hangs out he's just a cool guy.


This is an older drink of mine that I've just been a big fan of since I made it, which was about 3 years ago now. It's our Irish Boxer and it's kind of a big, bold cocktail with a lot of flavor and a lot of different nuance.

IRISH BOXER • Jameson Irish Whiskey • Antica Sweet Vermouth • Green Chartreuse

• Campari • Bitters • Housemade Cinnamon Syrup



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

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

333 4th St. S, Fargo

Carrie's Twisted Art

Every Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

These public classes are a great place to learn painting techniques of all different types while working with a variety of materials. With a fun learning atmosphere, you can create many things your heart desires at the cost of just $30 per person each class. Call 701-5408712 to register, seating is limited. carriestwistedart.com Carrie's Twisted Art Studios

300 Main Ave. Suite 110, Fargo


Trans Mentor Program

Saturday, Nov 3 & 10 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Every Saturday from noon-4 p.m.

Come to the first-ever Fall Tap Fest at West Acres! Enjoy sips from Wild Terra Cider while you shop or take in the atmosphere and listen to music by local groups and artists. westacres.com West Acres

3902 13th Ave S, Fargo

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

1105 1st Ave. S, Fargo







Grief Journeys For Men Support Group

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

This is a free ongoing grief support group for men who have experienced a loss through death. This group is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, call 800-237-4629 and ask to speak to the bereavement department. hrrv.org Hospice of the Red River Valley

1701 38th St. S, Fargo

Downtown Dogs Fargo

Every Wednesday at 6:30 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

Sunday Brunch at Prairie Roots Food Co-Op Every Sunday at 10 a.m.

Prairie Roots Brunch features their oatmeal bar, with LOCAL oatmeal from Doubting Thomas Farms, yogurt and granola bar, frittata, hash brown casserole, muffins, scones and more! They'll have soups and their salad bar too. And their deli features Equal Exchange coffee and house-made chai every day. Brunch from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and salad bar and soups from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. prairieroots.coop Prairie Roots Food Co-op

1213 NP Avenue, Fargo

History On Tap: "Local Prohibition Rum Runners" at Junkyard Monday, Nov 5 at 6 p.m.

History On Tap is a collaboration between Junkyard Brewing Co. and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County that aims to provide fun and entertaining presentations on prohibition and the culture of booze in this area. Whether you're a history buff or found yourself snoozing through History 101, you'll enjoy Markus Krueger's entertaining and informative talks. Plus, History 101 didn't



Thursday, Nov 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Her Potential, Our Collective Future. Join for an exciting evening of celebration and empowerment. This event is an evening of toasting to uCodeGirl's 2nd anniversary. It's a great opportunity to network with your peers, a chance to support a great cause and a forum for building long-lasting relationships. When you choose to support uCodeGirl, leaders are incubated, potentials unlocked and communities thrive. uCanFuel Her Future! ucodegirl.org Fargo Country Club

509 26th Avenue South, Fargo

serve cold pints of craft beer! hcscconline.org Junkyard Brewing Company

1416 1st Ave N, Moorhead

What's Up?! A Monthly Night Sky Tour Tuesday, Nov 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Want to know what you can see in the sky this month? Don’t want to miss out on celestial events like meteor showers? This is the show for you! Each month MSUM will take a tour of what you can find in our sky for that month and what to look for. This show is held on the first Tuesday of the month. mnstate.edu/planetarium MSUM Planetarium

700 11th St S., Moorhead

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience Wednesday, Nov 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Theresa Caputo, from TLC’s hit show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live here in Fargo at the Scheels Arena! Theresa will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works to the audience. This show is very interactive and you can be expecting lots of personal stories. scheelsarena.com Scheels Arena

5225 31st Ave S, Fargo

Art & Business Breakfast

Thursday, Nov 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Peter Remes, Founder & CEO First & First, Minneapolis/St. Paul will be the guest speaker at this month's Art & Business Breakfast series, hosted by the Plains Art Museum. This innovative program brings Fargo-MoorheadWest Fargo artists together with business and cultural leaders. Through presentations, conversations and activities, they explore the connections art and business share. plainsart.org Plains Art Museum

704 1st Ave N, Fargo

Women's Empowerment Event

Thursday, Nov 8 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

RDO CATERS TATERS FOR CHARITY Tuesday, Nov 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

R.D. Offutt Company's Caters Taters for Charity is a potato luncheon held each fall that donates all proceeds to a local charity. For a nominal donation, guests enjoy a delicious lunch featuring a ‘pound-tato’ - a one-pound baked potato - with choice of a variety of tasty toppings, a beverage and dessert.

4 Luv of Dog Silent Auction & Social

1635 42nd St SW, Fargo

Saturday, Nov 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Art of Daily Practice with Nichole Rae

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens and jubilant Nesting Dolls – Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages.

Artist Nichole Rae is here to begin a daily practice with you to bring inspiration, healing and guidance into your life. Using journaling and affirmation practices you will practice creating space within to cultivate your vision, inspire your creative spirit + connect with your present self. In each workshop you will have the opportunity to use creative supplies to create a collection of tools to carry with you to continue your practice at home.

nutcracker.com The Fargo Theatre

314 Broadway N, Fargo

elevatehumanpotential.com EHP CrossFit - Elevate Human Potential

1400 25th St S, Moorhead

rdocaterstaters.com Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo

Wednesday, Nov 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For the 2018 Women's Empowerment Event EHP CrossFit has teamed up with Scheels, Rachel & Michelle, GNC, Lululemon, Nutridyn and more to bring you a fun filled day celebrating women! The event aids their Empowerment Scholarship that allows women who are survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, family violence and/or those who have experienced the adverse effects of addiction and emotional harm to have a chance at being empowered at EHP.

Thursday, Nov 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

artofdailypractice.com Prairie Roots Food Co-op

1213 NP Avenue, Fargo

4 Luv of Dog Rescue's biggest fundraiser of the year! This event includes hundreds of Silent Auction items, music, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, 50/50 auction - everything good, all in one room! Use this as a great opportunity to Christmas shop or find something fun for yourself. All ages welcome. 4luvofdog.org Holiday Inn Fargo

3803 13th Ave S, Fargo

War, Flu & Fear: World War I and Clay County Sunday, Nov 11 from noon to 5 p.m.

In observation of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, The Historical and Cultural Society of Cass County is offering free admission from noon to 5 p.m. At 2 p.m., HCSCC Programming Director Markus


Krueger will discuss the local effects of both the war and the armistice. Visitors are encouraged to explore the current exhibition either before or after the lecture. hcscconline.org Hjemkomst Center

202 1st Ave N, Moorhead

Plant’s For Patients Fall Fundraiser Kick Off Event Wednesday, Nov 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Plant's for Patients is hosting a kick-off to their Fall Fundraiser with games, food, prizes and more! Plants for Patients is made possible by the helping hands and compassionate hearts of our community. Join in to help this movement continue to grow. plantsforpatients.org Front Street Taproom

614 Main Ave, Fargo

FM Wine & Dine 2018

Friday, Nov 16 from 5 p.m. to midnight

Wine & Dine is a collaborative culinary experience featuring the perfect marriage of food and wine. This exquisite evening raises funds to support The Village Family Service Center, an organization that strengthens individuals, children and families through counseling and other services. Specially selected wines complement each course of a gourmet menu. Silent and live auctions, games, music by 8th Hour and dancing add to night's enjoyment. This event sells out, so reserve your table today!

XCEL ENERGY HOLIDAY LIGHTS PARADE Tuesday, Nov 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Presented by the Downtown Community Partnership and sponsored by Xcel Energy, the parade includes hundreds of participants that decorate their entries with lights. This magical evening will feature spectacular parade floats, marching units, equestrian entries as well as our Mayors, City Council and Commission members. The parade leaves Downtown Moorhead and continues through Downtown Fargo. This year's theme is "Let Your Light Shine!". downtownfargo.com Downtown Fargo

fmwineanddine.com Holiday Inn Fargo

3803 13th Ave S, Fargo

5th Annual Ice Fest

Pangea: Cultivate Our Cultures

Beautiful Wholeness

It's time for the 5th annual ICE FEST, the region's premiere ice fishing event presented by Clam Outdoors and hosted by BrewerAgre Outdoors. Score early-season savings and visit with reps from the best brands in Ice Fishing. Plus, register to win over $9,000 in prizes and gift cards, including a fishing trip to Ballard's Resort given by media partner, Radio FM Media.

Pangea: Cultivate Our Cultures is the largest free, family-friendly celebration of cultural diversity in the community. In fact, one of the few festivals of its size and kind in the Midwest, Pangea marks its 24th year of highlighting the global roots of the local Fargo-Moorhead community and continues to offer visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the region’s vibrant diversity through food, music, arts, crafts, stories, and children’s activities.

Join for a full-day event where you’ll have fun, gain a ton of clarity, make new friends and leave with a step-by-step action plan to rise up and live beautifully whole in every area of your life! It’s real-world, easy-to-apply tools that powerfully change relationships, careers and lives. It all begins at Beautiful Wholeness!

Friday and Saturday, Nov 16 and 17

Search "Ice Fest" on Facebook Scheels

1551 45th St S, Fargo

Saturday, Nov 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

hcscconline.org Hjemkomst Center

202 1st Ave N, Moorhead


Saturday, Nov 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

bigbluecouchcoaching.com Courtyard by Marriott

1080 28th Ave S, Moorhead

Cirque Musica Holiday Presents Wonderland Saturday, Nov 24 at 7 p.m.

Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland in an all-new concert experience featuring the cast of Cirque Musica together with your favorite holiday songs performed by a live symphony orchestra. Cirque Musica Holiday will bring audiences on a journey into a world of "Wonderland" with unforgettable visuals and amazing acrobats,aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. scheelsarena.com Scheels Arena

5225 31st Ave S, Fargo

Cheesin' for a Reason

Friday, Nov 30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Kick off the holiday season with the FM area's most exciting new event, with proceeds benefiting Great Plains Food Bank. Eight incredibly rare specialty cheeses will be paired with a variety of wines, beers and cocktails to perfectly compliment one another. Yum!


chefstablefargo.com Chef's Table Catering

Friday, Nov 30 - Saturday, Dec 1

670 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Previously called "A Vintage Christmas" and held at the fairgrounds, this event is now called Christmas Market at The Pines. Enjoy a beautifully curated shopping and social event at the hottest new wedding venue in the FM area. iloveecochic.com The Pines Venue

4487 165th Ave SE, Davenport

It's A Wonderful Night

FM Holiday Maker's Market

West Acres Mall is hosting its 20th anniversary It's a Wonderful Night shopping extravaganza! Kick off your holiday gift-buying with exclusive savings from West Acres merchants. Tickets run at $5/person (6 and under, free) and are available at West Acres or participating organizations. These ticket sales benefit local fundraising organizations.

Come celebrate Small Business Saturday in Fargo and spend the day shopping downtown to support your favorite local businesses! The Holiday Maker's Market will be set up at 216 Broadway for a one day pop-up holiday shopping event on Small Business Saturday. When shopping for gifts, you might as well shop local!

Sunday, Nov 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

westacres.com/iwn West Acres Mall

3902 13th Ave S, Fargo

Saturday, Nov 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Y94 Presents: Peppa Pig Live! Friday, Nov 30 at 6 p.m.

Peppa Pig is hitting the road and coming to Fargo for her all new theatrical tour, Peppa Pig’s Surprise! The brand new production features Peppa, George, and all their friends in an all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises. jadepresents.com Fargo Civic Center

207 4th St N, Fargo

Search "FM Holiday Maker's Market" on Facebook

216 Broadway N, Fargo






THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 CropDusters Acoustic - JC Chumley's Kathie Brekke and the 42nd Street Jazz Band - Delta Rick Adams - blvd Pub Some Shitty Cover Band - The Windbreak FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Uptown Live - Pickled Parrot Sidewinder - Shotgun Sally's Some Shitty Cover Band - The Windbreak Sub:Culture - The Aquarium Richard Freeman - Alibi Lounge Common Ground Company Dempsey's Public House


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 Uptown Live - Pickled Parrot Tripwire - Shotgun Sally's Q5 Band - JC Chumley's Steele River Band - The Windbreak Knowledj w/ DJ Donny Dahl and KC Vine - The Aquarium Heart and Soul - Dempsey's Public House SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak That 1 Guy - The Aquarium


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Girls Night Out- The Windbreak Sub:Culture - The Aquarium THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Whiskey Sam Acoustic - JC Chumley's The David Ferreira Trio - Delta Rhyme or Reason - The Windbreak KRFF Benefit Show - The Aquarium FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Low Standards - Pickled Parrot Brat Pack Radio - Shotgun Sally's Rhyme or Reason - The Windbreak Heatbox w/ The Dank & TRebellion The Aquarium The Brave - Alibi Lounge Poitin - Dempsey's Public House

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10 Redline - Pickled Parrot Brat Pack Radio - Shotgun Sally's Pop Rocks - The Windbreak Super Happy Funtime Burlesque - The Aquarium Someday Heroes - Dempsey's Public House SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak

NOVEMBER 12TH - 18TH TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 The Shaky Calls w/ Windsor Diets, Stovepipes and Gadzooks - The Aquarium WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Sub:Culture: The Widdler + Pushloop w/ New Reign and Kid-O - The Aquarium Bathtub Cig w/ GALS, The Electric Blankets and Polly the Panelist Dempsey's Public House THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Mike Morse Acoustic- JC Chumley's Kathie Brekke and the 42nd Street Jazz Band - Delta October Road - The Windbreak Cold Sweat: LIVE! w/ Jantzonia, Ceesaw and Dane Huotari - The Aquarium FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Helena Handbasket - Pickled Parrot Judd Hoos - Shotgun Sally's Kathie Brekke Duo - Rosey’s Bistro October Road - The Windbreak

Front Street Taproom Victor Shores w/ Go Murphy, SuperCruiser and Free Truman - The Aquarium Shaun Mitzel "Mitzelpalooza"- Alibi Lounge Mae Simpson Band - Dempsey's Public House SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17 Helena Handbasket - Pickled Parrot 24 Seven - Shotgun Sally's Downtown Sound - JC Chumley's Good For Gary - The Windbreak The Human Element - The Aquarium Stovepipes - Dempsey's Public House SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak

NOVEMBER 19TH - 25TH WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Face For Radio - Shotgun Sally's Tripwire - The Windbreak Sub:Culture - The Aquarium BOOTS - Dempsey's Public House THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 Rick Adams Acoustic- JC Chumley's Slamabama - The Windbreak FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 Frost Fire - Pickled Parrot Boomtown- Shotgun Sally's Slamabama - The Windbreak Brutalur CD Release w/ Gorgatron, Towering Abomination and Pisstory The Aquarium The Shuttles - Dempsey's Public House


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24 Frost Fire - Pickled Parrot Skyline - Shotgun Sally's 32 Below - The Windbreak Chastity w/ Baltic to Boardwalk, Wild Amphora - The Aquarium Lucy Luxe w/ Kid-O, Lick Narson - The Aquarium The Deadbeats- Dempsey's Public House SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 Jake The Snake - The Windbreak Look Vibrant w/ Many Months Left, SuperCruiser, Parliament Lite - The Aquarium

NOVEMBER 26TH - 30TH WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Sub:Culture - The Aquarium THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Terry Mackner Acoustic - JC Chumley's Kathie Brekke and the 42nd Street Jazz Band - Delta Nick Hickman - The Windbreak Bad Bad Hats - The Aquarium FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 Downtown Sound - Pickled Parrot IV Play- Shotgun Sally's Nick Hickman - The Windbreak Blue English- Alibi Lounge Poitin - Dempsey's Public House













226 Broadway N, 2nd Floor, Fargo 1405 Prairie Pkwy, West Fargo 3147 Bluestem Dr, West Fargo 226 Broadway N, Fargo



3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo 101 Broadway N, Fargo

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

4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo 2721 Main Ave, Fargo 1515 42nd St. S, Fargo 2611 Main Ave, Fargo

THE WINDBREAK 3150 39th St. S, Fargo


7 p.m.

52 Broadway N, Fargo

Fort Noks Bar of Gold

7:30 p.m.

1340 21st Ave. S, Fargo

The Alibi Lounge

8:30 p.m.

606 Main Ave., Fargo

Rhombus Guys Pizza

8 p.m.

404 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Sidestreet Grille & Pub

8 p.m.

675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

Three Lyons Pub


7 p.m.

1405 Prairie Parkway, West Fargo

Bar Nine

7 p.m.

614 Main Ave., Fargo

Front Street Taproom

8 p.m.

612 1st Ave. N, Fargo


7 p.m.

1710 Center Ave. E, Dilworth

Red Hen Taphouse

7 p.m.

4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Prairie Brothers Brewing Co.

8 p.m.

103 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

Town Hall Bar

8 p.m.

4445 17th Ave. S, Fargo

Fargo Brewing Ale House

7 p.m.

1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo

Herd & Horns

7 p.m.

701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

Work Zone

7:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

221 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

The Silver Dollar Bar & The Flying Pig Grill

8 p.m.

Pepper's Sports Cafe

2510 University Drive S, Fargo

8:30 p.m.

Hooligan's Bar & Grill

3330 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

7 p.m.

3140 Bluestem Drive #105, West Fargo

Flatland Brewery

7 p.m.

202 Broadway N, Fargo

VFW: Downtown Fargo

9 p.m.

Labby's Grill & Bar

1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo

7 p.m.

610 University Drive N, Fargo

Fargo Brewing Company

7 p.m.

Dave's Southside Tap

803 Belsly Blvd., Moorhead

7 p.m.

325 10th St. N, Fargo

Bomb Shelter

8 p.m.

1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

JC Chumley's

8 p.m.

630 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Drekker Brewing Company

Fargo Billiards and Gastropub 3234 43rd St. S, Fargo




7:30 p.m.

Rosey's Bistro

212 Broadway N, Fargo

8:30 p.m.

OB Sports Zone

22 Broadway N, Fargo

8 p.m.

6-8 p.m.


226 Broadway N, Fargo

8 p.m.

The Bowler

2630 University Drive S, Fargo

7:30 p.m.

420 Center Ave., Moorhead

Vic's Bar & Grill

Three Lyons Pub

675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo













Acapulco 1150 36th St. S, Fargo

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

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

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

Happy Hour 11am2pm and 6-9pm, $5 Margaritas, $1.99 domestic beer, $4.50 select tequila

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

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

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

Alibi Lounge and Casino 1340 21st Ave S, Fargo

12pm-7pm Happy Hour $2.25 Calls Wells $3 Domestic Taps $3 Jack Fire and $4 Craft Pints, 9-CL $4 Craft Pints $3 Wells $3 Jack Fire

12pm-7pm Happy Hour $2.25 Calls Wells $3 Domestic Taps $3 Jack Fire and $4 Craft Pints, 9-CL $4 Craft Pints $3 Wells $3 Jack Fire

12pm-7pm Happy Hour $2.25 Calls Wells $3 Domestic Taps $3 Jack Fire and $4 Craft Pints, 9-CL $4 Craft Pints $3 Wells $3 Jack Fire

12pm-7pm Happy Hour $2.25 Calls Wells $3 Domestic Taps $3 Jack Fire and $4 Craft Pints, 9-CL $4 Craft Pints $3 Wells $3 Jack Fire

12pm-7pm Happy Hour $2.25 Calls Wells $3 Domestic Taps $3 Jack Fire and $4 Craft Pints, 9-CL $4 Craft Pints $3 Wells $3 Jack Fire

12pm-7pm Happy Hour $2.25 Calls Wells $3 Domestic Taps $3 Jack Fire and $4 Craft Pints, 9-CL $4 Craft Pints $3 Wells $3 Jack Fire

12pm-7pm Happy Hour $2.25 Calls Wells $3 Domestic Taps $3 Jack Fire and $4 Craft Pints, 9-CL $4 Craft Pints $3 Wells $3 Jack Fire

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, Tito's 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 (8pm-Close): $5.95 New Mug, $3.95 Refills

8pm-Close: $1.00 Off Taps & Wells (Including Craft Beers), Free Pool & Darts

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

8pm-Close: Beer & A Bump Night: Beer and an Ice Hole for $6.00, $2.95 Old School Long Island Teas, $2.95 Stumplifers

8am-Noon: $1 off Bloody Mary’s & Caesars, 8pm-Close: $1 off Crown Royal & Tito’s

Sunday Funday (12pm2am): $1.00 Off All Drinks In Your Chub's Gear

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$2.50 short domestic beers

3pm-close: 1/2 Price Margaritas & $3.00 Coronas & DosEquis Ambar

$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

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

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

The Northern 325 10th St. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

NoBull Smokehouse 609 NP Ave, Fargo

$3 Any Bourbon 4 pm -Close

$2.50 Tap Beers 4 pm-Close

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

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

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

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

O’Kelly’s 3800 Main Ave., Fargo

Rum Monday: $3 Malibu and Captain Morgan

$3 Long Island Iced Teas and 23oz domestic taps

Whiskey Wednesday: $3 Bison Ridge and Windsor

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

$3 UV Vodka

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

7-9pm: Pay The Day Tap Beer & 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

7-9pm: $1 You Call It’s & 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

4-10pm: Half Price Glass Or Bottle Of Wine

9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

11am-2pm: $2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas & 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

11am-2pm: $2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas

6-10pm: $2 rail and call drinks, $2 select tap & bottled beer and $4 house wines

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

3-6pm: $2 rail and call drinks, $2 select tap &bottled beer and $4 house wines $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs, 9-11pm

$2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas 11am-2pm & $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs 9-11pm

$2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas 11am-2pm

$3 Fireball & Icehole, $3 Captain Morgan, $4 Domestic Tap Jar, $5 Kona Big Wave (Jar $8), $7 Well Jar

$2 Domestic Tap (until 10pm), $2 Wells (until 10pm), $3 Domestic Bottles, $3 Fireball & Icehole, $5 Kona Big Wave (Jar $8), $8 Well Jars

$2 Domestic Tap (until 10pm), $2 Wells (until 10pm), $3 Fireball & Icehole, $4 Crown Royal (until 10pm), $5 Kona Big Wave (Jar $8)

$2 Domestic Tap (until 10pm), $2 Wells (until 10pm), $3 Fireball & Icehole, $4 Jack Daniels (until 10pm), $4 Chuck Norris (until 10pm), $5 Kona Big Wave (Jar $8)

Old Broadway City Club 22 Broadway N, Fargo Old Broadway Grill 22 Broadway N, Fargo 3-6pm: $2 rail and call drinks, $2

OB Sport Zone select tap & bottled 22 Broadway N, beer and $4 house wines & $5.95 Fargo Domestic Pitchers, 6-10pm

$2 rail and call drinks, $2 select tap & bottled beer and $4 house wines

Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo


Happy Hour all day








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

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

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

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

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

Pounds ​6 12 1st Ave. N, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Radisson 201 5th St. N. Fargo

Half price appetizers 4-6pm and 9-11pm; $1 off beer, well and wine drinks

Half price appetizers 4-6pm and 9-11pm; $1 off beer, well and wine drinks

Half price appetizers 4-6pm and 9-11pm; $1 off beer, well and wine drinks and half price select bottles of wine and $2 off glass of wine

Half price appetizers 4-6pm and 9-11pm; $1 off beer, well and wine drinks

Rhombus Guys 606 Main Ave., Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rick’s Bar 2721 Main Ave., Fargo

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

$3.75 Crown Royal, $3.95 Crown Black

$2.95 Bacardi and domestic bottles 4:30pm-close

Mug Club Night $3.75 Jack Daniel's and teas

$3.25 UV Vodka

$3.25 import and specialty bottles $3.25 Ice Hole shots

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

Rooter’s Bar 107 Broadway N, Fargo

$2 12oz. domestic draws all day

$2.50 Domestic Bottles all day; 9pm – 1am Late Night Happy Hour 2-for-1 Drinks

$2.50 Captain Morgan and Windsor all day; 9 pm – 1 am $3 PBR Pounders

$3 Rooter’s Rootbeers and $7.50 Domestic Pitchers all day

9 pm—1 am $2.50 12 oz Domestic Draw Beers

11 am – 4 pm $2.50 Homemade Bloody Mary w/ Beer Chaser; 9pm-1am $2.50 12 oz Domestic Draw Beers

Rosey's Bistro 212 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm 1/2 priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm 1/2 priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm 1/2 priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm 1/2 priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm 1/2 priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm 1/2 priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

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

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours.

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours.

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours.

The Round Up Saloon 4501 Urban Plains Drive, Fargo


Half price appetizers 4-6pm and 9-11pm; $1 off beer, well and wine drinks








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

$4 All Irish Whiskeys, $.75 off Craft & Import Beers, $6 Sidestreet Teas Happy Hour 2pm-7pm $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 MYSTERY SHOTS

All Day Happy Hour 11am - Midnight: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all beer pitchers. Happy Hour 2pm-7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 MYSTERY SHOTS

$4.00 Jameson Irish Whiskey. Happy Hour 2pm7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 MYSTERY SHOTS

Happy Hour 2pm7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 MYSTERY SHOTS

$4 Stoli, $4 Summit pints. Happy Hour 2pm.-7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 MYSTERY SHOTS

$4 Jack Daniels and Jim Beam, $1 off ALL local beers and spirits

Service Industry Sunday Funday! (With valid server ID): $1 off "You Call Its" for all of our Service Industry Family, $2 off All Pitchers

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

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

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles

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

$3.15 Coors Light and Mich Golden Light bottles

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

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

$2.80 all wells, $5.25 Busch Light pitchers

$3.25 Beer pounders, free pool and darts

$3.25 Windsor and Black Velvet, free pool and darts

$3.25 Captain Morgan, $4 Jack Daniels

$3.25 domestic can beers, $3.25 Bacardi

$3.50 Import and craft beer

$3.50 UV Vodka and Dr Mc

$3.85 22oz taps, $3 well drinks, free pool and darts

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 Morgan

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

Best Brews and BBQ: Two free tap pints and free apps from 530-7pm

Buy one mug, get one half off tap beer

$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

Speck’s Bar 2611 Main Ave., Fargo Spirits Lounge 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

True North Bistro 5064 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Server industry night (one free half pint of beer with proof of server training card.)

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

$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

$3 Captain Morgan

$6 domestic pitchers

$3 Windsor

$3 domestic pounders and bottles

$3 teas

Happy Hour 11am-5pm

Vinyl Taco 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

$2 off jumbo 32oz. Margaritas

$2 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

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

9-10pm: $1 drinks, 10-11pm: $2 drinks

9-11pm: $2 drinks and bomb shots

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

Twist 220 Broadway N, Fargo VFW: Downtown

202 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour all day









Bar Nine 1405 Prairie Pkwy., West Fargo

4-6pm: $1 off taps, apps, wells, & domestic bottles & 9pm-12am: $1 off Domestic Mugs & Stoli

4-6pm: $1 off taps, apps, wells, & domestic bottles & 9-12am: $1 off All Taps, Bottles & Pounders

4-6pm: $1 off taps, apps, wells, & domestic bottles & 9pm-12am: $1.50 off all Beer Mugs

4-6pm: $1 off taps, apps, wells, & domestic bottles & 9pm-12am: $1 off Domestic Mugs & Jameson

4-6pm: $1 off taps, apps, wells, & domestic bottles & 9pm-12am: $1 off Captain Morgan & Bacardi

9pm-12am: $1 off Tito's & Deep Eddy

All day: $8 Domestic Pitchers & $1 off Fireball & Iceholes

Blarney Stone 1910 9th St. E, West Fargo

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

All Day $1 off Drafts, $1 off house Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

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

Gameday specials: free chili bar, $3 PBR and Busch Lite pounders, happy hour 1 hr before game time

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

Rookies 715 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

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

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

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

$3 PBR pounders and $2.50 glass of moscato, merlot or chardonnay, 5-close

$3 PBR pounders and $1 off tap pints, 8pm-close

$3 PBR pounders and $2.50 Lord Calvert, Windsor and Black Velvet, 8pm-close

$3 pounders, $4.50 Patron, $4 Crown Royal, 8pm-close

$3 PBR pounders and $3.50 Captain Morgan and $2.75 Fireball shots

$3 PBR pounders and $4.25 Bloody Marys and Casesars and $2.75 Fireball shots 8pm-close

$3 PBR pounders and $2 off all beer pitchers and $4.25 Bloody Marys and Caesar’s all day

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! 7pm to close $2 buys the 32oz mug. Fills for pint price.

All day: $4 classic long islands and $5 specialty teas. $3 Icehole and Fireball shots

All day: $1 off pounders and $5 bomb shots

All day: $6 martinis, $3 glasses of wine, $3 McGillicuddy shots

8pm-close: $3.50 Jameson. All day: $1 off all canned and bottled beers

11am - 6pm: $3.50 Bloodys and Mimosas. All day: $3 Captain Morgan and Titos

New Happy Hour specials all day long


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









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 10pm1am: $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 10pm1am: $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

​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: 4pm-6:30pm$2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks "MargaritaMonday" 6pm10pm: strawberry or lime margaritas, $3 well or $5 premium; 8pm-Midnight: $4 Busch Light Mugs, $5 (All Other) Domestic Mugs

Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm$2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks. "Happy Hour All Day", 11amMidnight: $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells

Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm$2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks. 8pm-Midnight: $4 Busch Light Mug Fills, $5 (All Other) Domestic Mug Fills, $5 Kettle One Long Island Teas

Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm$2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks. 8pm-Midnight: $1 OFF Import Pints

Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm$2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks. 5pm-12am: $3.50 Fireball; 8pm-10pm: $3 Domestic Bottles, $3 Captain Morgan

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

$5 Bloody Mary's & Bloody Caesars All Day

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

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



Creative Mornings:

Get Up and Get Inspired


he last Friday of each month holds something special here in Fargo. The national movement, CreativeMornings, has its own chapter here in town and brings the community together under two important things: breakfast and creative inspiration. Creativity is the bond that CreativeMornings strives to unite the community with. While some might not think of themselves as "creative" there are actually many ways to define that word. In CreativeMornings Fargo's own terms, "a creative life requires bravery

and action, honesty and hard work." This group sets out to encourage, celebrate and support those in our community who are going out there and doing that they love by hosting free get-togethers with engaging, local speakers. CreativeMornings Fargo's mastermind is Cereal Founder and former Concordia College professor Jeff Knight. Knight said, "The original idea for bringing CreativeMornings to Fargo started as a conversation between myself and Dayna Del Val from The Arts Partnership over three years ago when we wanted to provide the local arts community a platform to speak and discuss creative successes in our area." Knight had discovered CreativeMornings talks online

and thought they were good way to bring the business and arts community together. However, CreativeMornings is a national organization and only grants chapters to cities of more than 500,000 people. Knight and Del Val decided to submit an application, anyway. After a lot of research, a submitted a video application and an interview with the national organization, they were immediately granted a chapter in Fargo the day they interviewed, an impressive feat. Community connections are strong and the connection between to people, face-to-face, person-to-person, cannot be replaced or replicated. Past speakers have included comedian and personality, J.J. Gordon, Unglued's Ashley Morken and Appareo's Dave Batcheller. November's speaker will be professional baseball player turned photographer, Jesse Hoorelbeke, speaking about starting over in a new field. Be sure to follow their social media platforms to stay up to date on who each month's speaker will be and how to get tickets. But be warned, ticket registration goes fast! Knight noted, "Our first talk sold out in less than an hour and we've sold out of our free tickets each speaker breakfast after that." If this sounds up your alley and you need a boost of inspiration, or just want to be around some movers and shakers, maybe even get a high-five or two, CreativeMornings is where it's at.

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