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14 GET SPOOKY FARGO! 16 22 26 28 30 32

The Truth About Trollwood What's Hiding in Weld Pumpkin Patch Tour Corn Maze Tour Halloween Event List Interview With the Experts: A Q&A with the Paranormal Investigators of North Dakota

36 Think Global; Act Local 38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 40 Spotlight Staff's Halloween Spooky Picks 44 What's in my Sketchbook? With Steve Knutson 50 HEALTH SPORTS & REC 52 Hans Solberg's German Experience

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58 HOME & DESIGN 60 Designingwomen2 Welcomes New Studio in Detroit Lakes 66 The Buck Stops Here 72 74 76 80

FOOD & DRINK (FIKA) Chef Spotlight: Cary Carr 5 Things To Eat & Drink What's Cookin' with SCHEELS

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PARENTS & KIDS Awesome Foundation Grant Award Winner A Look Inside: The Red River Zoo Falling for Sweets

100 BUSINESS 102 Meet the Maker: Wilds Soap Company 106 SHOPPING 108 This Year's Trendiest Halloween Costumes

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'm not sure if I can narrow down just one best thing about fall, and it shows in this month's magazine. From seasonal food and drinks to fall festivities and ghost stories, the season has it all. I will admit, I went a little out of my comfort zone for some of the spooky features, as I am usually more of a "Casper the Friendly Ghost" than a "Chucky" fan, but the adventure was well worth it. Besides the paranormal activity I discovered, I was pleasantly surprised to also discover the variety of fallcentric celebrations the community has to offer. From countless pumpkin patches to various Halloween events, appealing to both families and just adults, there really is something for everybody. I am partial as autumn is my favorite season, but there's

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quite a lot to do before we all buckle down for the winter, and I'd say we have some great opportunities to do it over the next month. And, of course, I wouldn't feel right if I didn't encourage everyone to admire the beautiful changing of leaves at least once in the coming weeks. There's really nothing like the reds, browns, oranges and greens along the Red River. Whether it's the colors, the crisp air, comfort in knowing the season always brings a steady shift in one way or another, or something else entirely, there's always a bit of nostalgia surrounding this time of year for me—and I've decided to embrace it. Maybe I'll bake a homemade pie, finally decorate my home with pumpkin decor or rake a pile of leaves and jump into it... or maybe I'll just

appreciate the season with loved ones. However it looks, I hope you can celebrate fall too. So, before we're crunching snow under our shoes, make sure to spend some time crunching fallen leaves too. Happy fall, and happy reading!

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There are many spots around the FM area rumored to be haunted… but rumors are rumors until you experience them for yourself. So we did just that. Throughout September, the Editorial Team explored two of the most supposedly haunted places in town. And what did we find? Well, you’ll just have to read and see!

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The Truth About

Trollwood In the late 1800s the Cass County Hospital and Poor Farm was built at the location of today’s park. According to multiple records, this operation housed the sick who couldn’t afford another hospitalization and a mental asylum, a large quality of its residents being children. The hospital eventually closed down in the 1960s, serving a few years as Golden Acres Haven nursing home before it officially closed and the land became the Fargo Park District’s property, leaving behind multiple cemeteries with many children and other residents buried in unmarked graves. In the years since the hospital building was torn down, due to natural erosion, there have been bones and coffins uprooted and washed into the park. In an effort to respect the remains of those buried there, the three cemeteries are marked and are still there today. When they began, we don’t know, but rumors began floating around about

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whispers from the farmland, of a woman in a blue dress dancing by the willow trees, or of children’s spirits roaming the park; so we checked it out.

Editor’s Experience A few members of our editorial team visited Trollwood Park for a few hours after sunset to see if we could spot anything paranormal. Now, we aren’t experts by any means, but we are a curious bunch. Upon arriving, we decided to take a walk throughout the park to get a feel for the land and to make our presence known to anything else that might be hanging around the park. The first hour or so was spent exploring the trail, the wooden bridge and, of course, the willow trees. We spent time around two areas, first the willow tree and blue bench along the northern edge of the trail and then at the group of willow trees and yellow bench at the


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northeast corner of the park, along the river. At that time, we didn’t see or hear any signs of paranormal activity, but I will note that the air was thick. Was it due to the anxiety and adrenaline of “ghost hunting,” or was it coming from some ancient history? At some point after spotting the rock marking the cemetery, we decided we would take a break and began walking back to the main park area. It was at this point that I saw something in the distance. A short, round-ish figure ran across the play equipment area, so quick that I thought there were kids playing at

the park. But it was nearing 10:30 pm, and we didn’t hear anything. Not wanting to admit that their may have been something from another plane than ours, I tried not to give it much thought. The rest of the night was spent walking through the willow trees and making an attempt to find something substantial for the story. Eventually, we made our way home. I didn’t think much of the shadows at the park until I met Kristen Nelson.

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Community Experience Kristin Nelson has always had an interest in the paranormal, and moreso history, but her interest never went beyond curiosity and into experience; until she visited Trollwood Park with a friend who claimed to be a medium. Note: A medium is someone who claims to have a connection with spirits, energies or whatever otherwise referenced. They often say that the spirit can communicate

through them by showing themselves or speaking to the medium! Kristin, a few friends, and her daughter, Alex, had spent some time at the park in the evening when her friend who was a medium told her that she could see two young children running around and playing with her daughter.


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“She was saying that Alex was playing with a little girl and a little boy, the little girl had pigtails and the little boy had a loose tooth,” Kristin explained. “I think she said [they were] six or seven. Knowing that there were kids buried here, we always try to be really respectful, nice and sweet. Obviously, we're encroaching on their space because they’ve been here for over one hundred years.” Alex was around two years old at the time, so she doesn’t remember “playing” with the children, but she does remember the park. And Kristin remembers seeing what she

thinks were the children as they were getting ready to go. “They were small and they were kind of like a little shadow-like blob running from those [willow] trees all the way over [to the park]. We had been told before that they like to hang out over [by the trees] and go to the playground to play,” Kristin explained. “So, we said goodbye to them [at the trees], they knew we were leaving, so they left ahead of us [to the park]. We left right after that.” When meeting with Kristin, there was no mention from me of the

small, dark shadow I saw at the park, but instead a story of the same small, dark shadows she saw when they were leaving. I had a gut feeling we had seen the same kids playing at the park. Kristin made sure to reiterate that this experience, while maybe a bit of a thrill, was not one that made her or her daughter feel unsafe or unwanted at the moment. Fueled by her passion for the history of the land and the people who spent time there, she said she made sure it was known that she respected the environment and those in it while visiting.

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This is not a scary place. This is not someplace where people can't be, just be here respectfully.” -Kristin Nelson

To Conclude After our experience at Trollwood and hearing Kristin’s explanation of hers, I personally found a lot of similarities. The feeling of anticipation and adrenaline may have come across as fear at the moment, but there was also a sense of innocent curiosity. Other than the general fear of being in a park, at night, with no lights around us, there wasn’t really a fear of safety from any “ghosts.” As far as the spirit that we may have seen in the form of a dark shadow at the park, yes, it could have been a squirrel, a shadow from a tree or even my own imagination running wild from the spooks; but after hearing about the eerily familiar description from Kirstin, I am leaning more towards the idea that we may not have been alone that night. And as far as if this convinced the editorial team that ghosts are real… well, let’s just say we had some more investigating to do.

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We decided to connect with Professor Kevin Zepper, an English professor of around 20 years at MSUM, and someone who has spent many years inside Weld Hall. We met inside Glasrud Auditorium where MSUM’s most haunted story was born, by a rumor of a death. “When you come to campus, this building is the odd one out, it just is. By default, there's something odd about this building, because it's turn-of-the-century architecture, right? It looks like a little castle, right? I think there's the expectation that because something is old, it has something else to it. I'm the same way, I see something old and I’m thinking, ‘Well, God, that place has stories to tell.’ And perhaps that's where we have to start,” Zepper said. “When we look at something old, it starts


to get a little bit of a patina to it, in terms of old things, like this building, we have to think, ‘did something happen there? Did somebody get murdered? Did a bad thing happen there?’ Not to get too philosophical with you, but that's the way I approached this building. There is almost the belief that we would want to have something happen here.”

There are multiple accounts of what might have happened inside the ancient walls of the auditorium. Some sources say someone fell from the scaffolding, ending in a tragic death. Similar to the scaffolding story, there was a rumor about the “secret staircase” being the spot of a life-ending fall. From the scaffolding or the stairwell tragedy, or from some other reminisce of energy, there have also been reports of bright “orbs” floating on and around the stage in the auditorium. The two winding staircases on either side of the back of the stage, are steep, and mostly out of service today, but hold a lot of history. One is completely closed off, and the other is locked. Fortunately for us, we were able to call on one more to add to our team of amateur ghost hunters. Campus Security Officer Brodigan Morton not only let us through the doors but let us in on his experiences at MSUM.

Officer Brodigan Morton was a theater student and a lighting tech, so he spent many hours in the auditorium, specifically on the scaffolding and working with the lighting. Those years, in addition to the seven he’s been with Public Safety, he has had his own fair share of unexplained experiences while doing building checks around Weld. “[I would experience] the typical stuff. I’m working at two o'clock in the morning as the only person in the building, and then I hear doors close in the hallway and there's nobody here and the lights are off. They're motion and sound-activated and the lights are completely off,” he said. “[I would hear] doors closing and conversations from down the hall, nothing decipherable, but definitely the distant sound of voices. Out of curiosity, I've gone back to see if anybody scanned in with a key fob, and no, door logs. All the offices are locked and the lights are off.” Professor Zepper, while not having experienced any of these exact encounters himself, believes that with such a long history, there is bound to be some truth behind the rumors that circulate the hall. As far as those rumors holding some paranormal grounding—he took this opportunity with our team to find out. 23


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We first visited the stage itself. We saw the infamous scaffolding hanging from the ceiling. The chains above a reminder of the violent rumors of the auditorium, the weathered floor a reminder of the many who performed here before us, and even the thick red curtain a reminder of the dramatics of the whole area. The entire auditorium, if not the entire building, holds a sense of mystery that draws out curiosity, be it for ghosts or just history.

On the right-hand side of the stage, in the back, there is a winding stairwell. Peering over the railing, it seems like the stairs go on forever, and looking up is like looking into the tallest tower in a castle. The ancient walls are covered with names, quotes and scribbles from the past 50 years. How they balanced themselves to reach up the brick walls on an already thin and tight staircase, we don’t know, but it adds to the mystery.

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The other staircase, mirroring the one we walked through, was indefinitely closed off. A ledge, about waist to shoulder height, was built so the door could only be opened about two inches; enough for us to barely see the untouched landing, but not enough for any human to squeeze through. No one had a clear answer as to why the door was blocked off, but we ventured to the basement of Weld to see what was waiting at the other end. We were greeted with an anticlimactic answer. The door at the bottom had been completely sealed over. Again, we’re left wondering, “why?”


TO CONCLUDE We asked Professor Zepper whether or not he believes in ghosts.

THE SCENE The last thing we wanted to try before we came to our conclusion was to try to communicate with anything that might have been there with us. Positioning ourselves in the middle of the auditorium, we shut the lights off and Professor Zepper began explaining why we were there. After a few minutes of just waiting, a few things happened: 1. It took us a while to notice between the camera flash and Officer Morton’s flashlight, but

there were light surges in the ceiling lights every so often. We caught the flashes a few times when we confirmed that it was not the camera flash or the flashlight. 2. After we noticed the light surges, we heard a thudding from back behind the stage. 3. The last thing we noticed, although it very well could have been brought on by our anticipation and adrenaline, was a series of chills and shivers as soon as we heard the noises from behind the curtain.

“That's a really interesting question. I think that there are… How do I put this diplomatically? I think that there are a lot of times that people think there are ghosts, and that can be debunked. There are times that, in so many different shows, so many different sightings, so many different things, they say, ‘I don't have an explanation for it.’ Well, if there’s no direct explanation for it, that it might be, it could very well be. I don't think we have enough things to measure it properly. I've watched all of these [shows], and the things that are most profound to me are the things where they cannot explain it, they can't debunk it. Is it something that we've yet to figure out that we can debunk? Or is it simply, there's something here? Or if a place has all of this energy, whether it's good or bad… Is there just enough of that to rub off, so to speak, to create these things? And then there's the power of belief that's really powerful, you can say whatever you want. So, I think the short answer is yes.” After our two adventures in the search for the paranormal, our editorial team could confidently say there was something spooky going on at these places; but we weren’t sure we could confidently say whether it was truly ghosts or not. There was one more piece of the puzzle, we had to talk to some experts. 25


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By Geneva Nodland As one of the most popular fall-tivities among children and adults of all ages, visiting the pumpkin patch is essential to complete your fun fall to-do list. Whether you’re taking the family out for the afternoon while the ground is still snow-free or making sure you capture the best “fall vibes” for your Instagram, there are plenty of patches to pop into and pumpkins to pluck in the FM area, check them out!

Geared towards Kids & Families

These pumpkin patches are especially perfect for family outings! Check out each patch’s activities and events to see how you can plan your family’s next day out.

Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch

A classic in the FM area, the Lil’ Bitz Pumpkin Patch is open until the end of October and has plenty of activities for the family to enjoy! Go on a horse-drawn carriage ride, play games like mini golf, farm animal croquet, and more, take home pumpkins to decorate your home for the fall, and snap lots of great photos at their many

Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch Heading a little further into Minnesota, check out the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch! Enjoy the patch’s petting zoo area, cheer at the duck races, take a barrel car ride, stroll through the enchanted forest and more. Kids can participate in Cowboy Camp where they try activities like roping a steer head or other rope tricks! Spend a

Thea’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze

Another wonderful pumpkin patch is Thea’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze! Find 7-10 acres of pumpkins to browse for the one you’ll take home, and check out the many kids games and attractions too. With the wide pumpkin varieties they offer, the pumpkins cost anywhere from $1-$10.

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photo opportunities throughout the patch. They even have bonfires for families to enjoy, as long as the weather cooperates of course. $9 general admission and $7 military admission. 7414 40th Ave N Fargo, ND Fridays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

perfect fall day out in the beautiful scenery through the end of October, $6 general admission, $3 horse-drawn carriage rides and $2 barrel car rides! 14447 Highway 10, Glyndon, MN Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

General admission to the patch is $10, kids under four are free! Learn more about Thea’s corn maze on the next page! 19982 Appaloosa Rd, Pelican Rapids, MN Monday-Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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For Anyone

Although these pumpkin patches are perfectly fine for the kiddos, they also have some fun events for adults! In addition, we’ve included a few farmer's markets and shops where you can find the perfect pumpkin, gourd and fall decor!

SheyWest Garden Center

This gem in West Fargo offers great finds for your home goods and gardening needs, and they don’t disappoint for the fall season either. Look through their pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin to pair with your other autumn decorations.

Farm in the Dell of the Red River Valley

Head across to the river to Farm in the Dell of the Red River Valley pumpkin patch for a self-serve pumpkin patch! Visit the farm, find your pumpkin and stop by the stand with the cashbox.

Lost in the Valley Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch The fall destination is back this year to offer even more fall fun at the Lost in the Valley Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch! Hop on a tractor ride to the pumpkin patch and venture through the rows of gourds to find the perfect

SheyWest, 225 40th Ave W, West Fargo Visit daily and find the stores hours at facebook.com/sheywestnd Learn more about SheyWest in their feature story at fargomonthly.com/ sheywest-more-than-just-a-gardencenter! From there, it’s up to you if your pumpkin will become a spooky jack-olantern or a perfect fall centerpiece in your living space! 7378 40th St. N. Moorhead Open daily

one to take home! Visit through the end of the month, and pick your pumpkin for $5! Red River Valley Fairgrounds, 1805 Main Avenue West, West Fargo Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Corn Maze Another crucial outing to complete your fall festivities is winding through a corn maze! These fields are bearers of laughs, determination and sometimes even spooks. Despite the Valley’s plentiful sugarbeet harvest, a few different corn mazes have been whipped up for this classic autumn event, check them out!

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Traditionally, corn mazes and Halloween go hand in hand… in a spooky way. But there are corn mazes around the community that vary in levels of spook! Find the right one for you!

Lost in the Valley Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Back again is the Lost on the Valley Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch! Venture through the winding, twisting corn maze by the Red River Fair Grounds through the end of the month. If the corn maze is a bit daunting, take the kiddos through the kid’s straw maze! Try out pumpkin bowling, snap a photo at their photo spot, grab some snacks from the local vendors and more. No matter how

Thea’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze

Make a stop at Thea’s Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze sometime now through the end of the month. Travel into Minnesota and you’ll find this 11-acre corn maze, along with other great activities like a petting zoo, hayrides, face painting, food and more! Open through the end of October, you Find more don’t want to miss the info about one-of-a-kind, annually the Pumpkin designed theme for the Patch on corn maze. Plan your the previous page!

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you plan it, you’ll want to spend some time at this maze! $10 + online fees, $15 + fees at the gate, and children 2-yearolds and under are free! Find tickets at redrivervalletfair.com Red River Valley Fairgrounds, 1805 Main Avenue West, West Fargo Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

visit this season! General admission to the patch is $10, kids under four are free! Learn more about Thea’s pumpkin patch on the previous page! 19982 Appaloosa Rd, Pelican Rapids, MN Monday-Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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For Anyone

Anyone can enjoy a good stroll through the corn stalks… but make sure you’re brave enough to visit these ones! Here are some of the spookier corn mazes around town, and you know, where there’s a spooky corn maze, there are bound to be some other hauntings going on!

Haunted Farm

Join in on the scare at the Haunted Farm just outside of Moorhead! Travel through spooky spots like the Dark Maze, Haunted Woods or the Insane Clown Room… and, of course, the Haunted House. There is no lack of scares at this destination, open through the end of the month… visit if you dare! General admission for a tour is $22 per person, head to their website for a coupon for $2 off! 1947 130th Ave South, Moorhead, MN Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. hauntedfarm.com

Acres of Terror Corn Maze

If you’re up for some scare, head to the Acres of Terror Corn Maze! This corn maze features creatures like Ziggyd Wolf the bus driver or Striker the mass murderer to help create a frightful night in the maze! Until the end of the month

visit for $30 per adult and $15 per youth (10 years and under), find coupons on their website! And if you need some fuel for your journey, load up on Wild One Food Truck treats! 108 ND-18 S, Leonard, ND Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm-midnight

The Crypt at Jacobs Manor

Spend another scary night at The Crypt at Jacobs Manor! Although the entertainment is spooky, many families have said it’s a great spot for families who enjoy the scare! Admission to The Crypt is a suggestion. Mark your calendars for the last two Fridays & Saturdays in October! As part of the Lost in the Valley Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, the Red River Valley Fair is also hosting Dazed in the Maze events this year! Make your way through the corn stalks and find local breweries, wineries, cideries and meaderies hidden throughout the maze! Catch the last night for this amazing event on Friday, October 21! This is a ticketed, 21+ (with valid ID) event, find ticket info at redrivervalleyfair.com!

307 1/2 Railroad North, Leonard, ND Oct 22, 23, 29, & 30 from 7–11 pm

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Halloween Event List

Trunk-A-Palooza

Enjoy this afternoon event, Trunk-APalooza, which will offer games, snacks, and of course, treats for the whole family. Trick-or-treaters can visit over 40 decorated trunks, swing by the food booths, take a ride on the train barrel and burn through the sugar rush inside the bouncy houses. Visit Bethel Church on October 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a spooktacular day! Bethel Church, 2702 30th Ave S, Fargo

Kids & Families Boo at the Zoo

The animals are celebrating Halloween this year too! Visit the Red River Zoo for the annual Boo at the Zoo event. This special event series will feature vendors and fun and educational activities for the family! Visit the zoo on October 15 from 4 p.m. 8 p.m. for great treats and say hi to a few animals! Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo

Pumpkin Party Pick-Up

Get crafty at the Pumpkin Party Pick-Up! Returning this year, this event offers the chance to get creative and involved in your community. On October 20, from 3 p.m. 6 p.m., along with an adult, kids can venture to Memorial Park to pick a pumpkin and painting kit, create their design, capture the moment (in costume of course) and send off the photo and submission form! All for the chance to win a prize—winners will be announced on Halloween. Memorial Park, 111 8th St N, Moorhead

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Spooky Ballets 2022

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Slow down on your busy Halloweekend and visit the Fargo Theater for the Spooky Ballets show! Come in costume (yes there will be prizes!) to watch the production of Halloween/fall-inspired dance performances, plus a Nightmare Before Christmas featured performance! Get your tickets to the October 29 (7:00 p.m.) or October 30 (2:00 p.m.) show. Fargo Theater, 314 Broadway N, Fargo Adults: $15 - $35 Seniors (65+) and Military: $12 - $30 Students / Children (ages 3+): $8 - $20


Trunk or Treat at Bonanzaville Take the family out to Bonanzaville for the afternoon to enjoy the Trunk or Treat festivities! Whether you’re taking a hayride, participating in an old-fashioned cake walk, playing old-time festival games or trick-ortreating, you’re bound to have a happy Halloween at Boo-nanzaville! Mark your calendars for October 30 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bonanzaville, 1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo

Square Scare!

Monster Mash Trunk or Treat

While there are a lot of spooky Halloween events out there this year, there are more than enough not-sospooky events for everyone too! Square Scare! brings just that. Join the costume parade, pumpkin painting, fall-themed photo spot, try cider from Cottonwood Cider House, community trick-ortreating and more! Head to Broadway Square on October 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for this afternoon celebration! Broadway Square, 201 Broadway N, Fargo

Head to Moorhead on Halloween night for the Monster Mash Trunk or Treat extravaganza! Trick-or-treat the night away, along with fun kids’ crafts and games. Although you probably won’t forget the date… save the date, October 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.! Moorhead Center Mall Parking Ramp, 500 Center Mall Ave, Moorhead

It's all a bunch of Hocus Pocus

Get your witch on with Tin•ker, a local artist hosting a Hocus Pocus workshop! In the class, you’ll make a magic potion, black flame and "Billy" zombie candles, and a cauldron bath bomb! Supplies are included, but BYOB! Meet at Icehouse Fit on October 20 at 7 p.m., get tickets by searching “It's all a bunch of Hocus Pocus” at eventbrite.com! Icehouse Fit, 1620 1st Avenue North, Fargo

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Join Zero Gravity at the Windbreak on Oct 22, from 6 p.m. 9 p.m., for its fifth year Halloween celebration! This spooky show features pole, silk, lyra performances and more! Find more information on tickets on the workshop and events page at zerogravityfargo. com! The Windbreak, 3150 39th St S Fargo General Admission $15 online, $25 at the door Reserved seating $25 Premium Reserved seating $30

2022 FM Halloween Run

Show off your costume and participate in the 2022 FM Halloween Run! The Fargo Civic Center will host the run over the course of two days. Check out the Friday Fright Night 5K on October 28, where you are strongly encouraged to bring out your costume to show off! Then, "Trick or Treat" and choose either the 5K, 10K or half marathon on October 29. Register at fmhalloweenhalf. com Fargo Civic Center, 207 4th St N 4817, Fargo

RAPPTOR + PROOF HALLOWEEN PARTY w/ DJ 1PrettyRicky

Kick off your Halloweekend and join DJ 1PrettyRicky and the crew at Proof Artisan Distillers for their Halloween party on October 28 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wear your costume for first and second place prizes, snack on spooky goodies, sip on scary good cocktails and enjoy the music from DJ 1PrettyRicky! Proof Artisan Distillers, 414 4th Ave N, Fargo

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Based out of Minot, these are just a handful of places the Paranormal Investigators of North Dakota have been! • James Memorial Art Center in Williston • Old Armory in Williston • Billings County Courthouse Museum in Medora • The old hospital in Sentinel Butte • The Little Missouri Bar and Saloon in Medora • The old Governor's mansion in Bismarck • Minot State University in Minot

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THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL

By Alexandre Cyusa Photo By Katherine Chan

Building a More Trustworthy World by Tending to our Democracy and Our Communities Shalom Alekhem

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Happy Homecoming!

There are so many ways in which Fargo-Moorhead feels both like a homecoming and a new adventure. I grew up in Kingman, AZ—a midsized, rural town that is situated along Route 66 and nestled among a cluster of granite-laced mountain ranges. Both sides of my family— one branch from Arkansas and the other from China—settled in this western town for different reasons. But ultimately they all stayed, raised families, and put down deep roots that abide to this very day.

In this spirit of welcoming people back to our community, I wanted to extend a warm welcome to a new member of the FM area whom I was fortunate to meet via a mentor of mine this summer: Dr. Michael Chan joined the Concordia College community in June 2022. Prior to that, he was associate professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. Dr. Chan joined Luther Seminary after completing his Ph.D. at Emory University and a year of research and teaching at the University of Helsinki. Dr. Chan is a graduate of Luther Seminary (M.A. in biblical theology) and Pacific Lutheran University (B.A. in elementary education). As the Executive Director for faith and learning, Dr. Chan directs the Lorentzsen and Dovre centers, guides Concordia’s interfaith relationships and oversees the work of Campus Ministry. Please help me extend to him and his family a warm welcome to the Red River Valley! Until we meet again: Skol! - Alexandre Cyusa

The town was steeped in the good, bad, and the ugly of western mythology—from saloons and rodeos to mineral mines and reservations. It was a moderately-populated watering hole in the punishing heat of the Mohave Desert. Not unlike Fargo-Moorhead, one could get from one end of town to the next in less than 25 minutes. Just a few minutes further, and one could be fully immersed in wild and open public lands. Kingman, like FargoMoorhead, was situated at the border between urban and rural realities. This young man went even further west in 2000, when I left AZ for

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college at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. The most important thing I found there was Katherine, now my wife of almost 19 years. The second most important thing I found there was a deep appreciation for an open-minded, rigorous liberal arts education. More on that later. Since then, we’ve moved well over 15 times, living variously in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Minnesota and Helsinki (Finland). We have resided in many places, but we have only ever felt truly settled in a small handful of places. Fargo-Moorhead is quickly becoming one of them.

Responsibilities Higher education has been my professional home for well over a decade. Most of that time was spent in the classrooms of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN where I taught Old Testament languages and literature to aspiring pastors and church leaders. Those were deeply meaningful experiences that continue to shape my life and leadership in fundamental ways. We moved to Fargo-Moorhead, however, after I was offered a position at Concordia College as Executive


Director of Faith and Learning. This offer resonated with an emergent hope to grow as an institutional leader and return to serving undergraduate students again. Among my responsibilities are the Dovre Center for Faith and Learning, the Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work, campus ministry and several interfaith initiatives. At first blush, these responsibilities seem disparate and unrelated. But all of them emerge in various ways out of the 500-year-old taproot of the Protestant Reformation, with its entwined commitments to love God and the neighbor.

Hopes My hopes for our life, our country, and our community are reflected in the Lorentzsen Center’s primary question for the year: How do we build a more trustworthy world? Through public lectures, conversations, and podcasts, we will examine democratic institutions and practices that are both critical and fragile at this moment in our nation’s history (e.g., journalism, economic opportunity, free speech, K-12 education). Animating this year’s programming is the conviction that democracy is not something that can be taken for granted. One of democracy’s greatest vulnerabilities is the fact that that it requires so much proactive energy and advocacy to make it resilient in the face of harsh headwinds. Democracy

is not a natural form of human organization. Unless each generation articulates afresh the need for democracy and its values, we run the risk of raising children who will look to more convenient—but in the long run more destructive—models of governance. In a 2020 book titled, A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream, Yuval Levin argues that we must recommit to building more trustworthy institutions across society—from schools to religious communities, corporations to congress. As my family gets to know the Fargo-Moorhead area, we are heartened by the resolve of its leaders to build this community into a place of opportunity, wellness and welcome. Like many other American communities, Fargo-Moorhead faces significant and compounding challenges. But as far as I can tell, it is facing those challenges with a vision to create a more trustworthy community.


ARTS,& ENTERTAINMENT The arts are the lifeblood of our community, here are a couple of things that will keep our city's heart pumping.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Want to help solve a murder mystery while also being served great food? Then head over to the Speedway Event Center in West Fargo for Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre featuring the play MURD-ARRR!!! PIRATES OF THE SALTY DOG by Toby Otero. Performances are October 13-15. You'll be able to enjoy a social hour, served dinner, cash bar and an interactive show, helping the cast with clues to solve the murder mystery. There's no experience like it! Tickets can be found at westfargoevents.com For more details, murdermysterydinnerfargo.com

"Sanctified" Film Premieres The North Dakota badlands-based western film has begun its premiere screening around North Dakota and will offer screenings in cities like Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and many more cities across the state. Medora will have an especially fun premiering, offering a special getaway package for those wanting to view the film where it took place. Tickets and screening info can be found at sanctifiedfilm. com

3rd Annual EPIC Group Art Show On October 27th, EPIC Events will be hosting its 3rd Annual Group Art Show at the SCHEELS arena from 6-10pm. Last year, over 200 pieces of art from 90 regional artists were featured. EPIC is adding print sales to this year's show, along with some other exciting surprises to make it their best art show yet. Admission to attend is free. 38 | OCTOBER 2022 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

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with Steve Knutson

By Josiah Kopp Photos by Josiah Kopp

A Look Inside the Unpublished Works of an Artist s an artist myself, I would argue that the only thing more fascinating than an artist's published works is their unpublished works. For an artist, a sketchbook is essentially a diary, an inspiration board and oftentimes simply just a place to jot down an idea. Unfortunately, artists are often their own worst critics, and

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for a variety of reasons, certain works remain tucked away in their sketchbooks, not allowed the chance to be properly appreciated for what they are—until now. Welcome to the first of many artist features, focused solely on sharing exclusive unpolished artworks by local artists.


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"I've been known to sketch on anything, even tape or glue things into my sketchbook because I liked them so much," said Knutson, who will make a canvas out of just about anything to draw out ideas. He doesn't necessarily have a fixed method for organizing his ideas and sketches. Rather, he has multiple sketchbooks and will begin drawing wherever he opens one up. For this reason, you'll find drawings in both the front and back of his sketchbooks; there's no specific order for where drawings are placed. One very interesting element is that each page of sketches evolves over time; Knutson adds new sketches to old ones and continues to build layers and elements. "A [single] sketchbook could last me years because I like to keep adding things to it and changing things," he said.

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"It's a good place to put all my thoughts—but thoughts, I think, come and go in waves and you might have a thought a year ago and then it'll come back to you again and you kind of tweak it. A sketchbook is a living, breathing kind of entity." Inside this particular sketchbook, Knutson created a variety of prints, experimenting with various techniques. He likes to print images from older TIME magazines and LIFE magazines from the 1950s to use as inspiration. He uses those prints to go back to, draw over and add to. "It's fun. Things change and evolve all the time and it helps me with my work to just to get ideas out there," he said. "Then I can kind of fine-tune it on the canvas or in a mural."

Knutson likes using toned gray sketch paper, especially to help highlights burst with white pencils. Wherever he goes, his sketchbook goes—and although he'll sit down and draw just about anywhere, he feels most creative and comfortable in his studio space. Funny and lighthearted shows like Rhett and Link's “Good Mythical Morning” also help Knutson stay inspired to create. Knutson's art style is influenced by a variety of genres, including Trompel'œil, graphic art, architectural and pop art—all of which become very apparent when browsing through his sketchbook.

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One prominent art technique Knutson enjoys is "gelli" or gelatin prints, which consists of having a plate of gelatin, then applying a really thin coat of anchor paint. Next, you'll place a really highcontrast photo or magazine print on top, apply pressure and evenly rub the print against the plate. When you peel it off, it'll make a transfer. Finally, you let it dry for just a few minutes and repeat the process with another color on top. Not all paper inks work the same and there's a lot of trial and error involved. Regardless, for Knutson, it's been one of his favorite artistic obsessions.

Recently, he has been reconnecting with his teenhood in the late 90s, finding inspiration from magazines he enjoyed as a kid, especially Transworld Skateboarding Magazine. Reconnecting with inspirations from childhood helps Knutson navigate where his art is leading today. "It's fun because these are the things that I love to do that really don't find the light of day in a gallery," he said. For Knutson, his sketchbook acts as a sort of "brain dump" to get ideas down that will later re-inspire him to continue to create. Call it an ecosystem of creativity, if you will.

To learn more visit steveknutsonart.com

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Whether you are a local sports fanatic or an everyday Joe looking for a little fun or fitness, here are a couple of the things happening in the community

Titletown! On September 22, the Fargo Moorhead RedHawks took home their first-ever American Association baseball championship, topping the Milwaukee Milkmen 9-8 in game 5 of the five-game series. The championship is the RedHawks 6th league championship with the previous five coming during their run in the now defunct Northern League. Congratulations to Fargo South's Landon Docken The Bruins' senior Kicker recently committed the University of North Dakota football team. Congratulations to Moorhead's Michael Haugo The Spuds' sprinter recently committed to run sprints for North Dakota State this next year. 50 | OCTOBER 2022 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Christian Watson scores his first touchdown in Week 4!

Don't forget to prep for winter!

The former Bison scampered in from 15 yards out for the first score of his pro career!

Get those skates sharpened and cross-country skis ready. Winter is coming.


Dr. Matthys Said:

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Hans Solberg's German Experience An Unlikely Professional Football Story Any football player not named Tom Brady knows time on the gridiron is limited. It, unlike golf or swimming, is not a "lifelong sport" due to its physical nature. Even if one survives the wear and tear of the bruises, nicks and injuries that pile up over a career, most are done after high school. A small percentage of high schoolers every year will go on to play collegiately. However, many will not finish their collegiate careers. And of those that do, only a fractional amount will go on to earn a paycheck playing the sport they love. Hans Solberg, a 2019 graduate, team captain and offensive lineman for the Concordia College Cobbers thought that his time battling in the trenches was done after he graduated. He would find out two years later that he was wrong. 52 | OCTOBER 2022 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


BY BRADY DRAKE

Hans Solberg stands here, in a Fursty Razorbacks sweatshirt, outside of Metroflex Gym where he stayed in shape during his two years off from playing football. Photo by Geneva Nodland

his spring and summer, Solberg suited up for the Fursty Razorbacks a professional football team located in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany that competes in the GFL2, the second tier of the German Football League. Again, two years after he played a collegiate snap. That, in and of itself is extremely impressive. The fact that he started every single game for a professional football team after two years off is even more impressive. But how the hell did he get there?

Pre Concordia Hans Solberg is a self-described "late bloomer" however, nobody can dispute the fact that he grew a full inch during his senior season in high school (he actually tacked on another full inch in college as well). Despite his late progression, Solberg had a strong football resume coming out of high school. As a freshman at Jordan High School in Jordan, Minnesota, Solberg was a captain and the MVP of the freshman team. In his sophomore season, Solberg was the MVP of his Junior Varsity team. In his junior season, Solberg started on a record-setting offensive line for the varsity team. And, as a senior, he was a captain and started on both offense and defense. However, despite his list of

accomplishments, Solberg was lightly recruited coming out of high school, receiving only walk-on offers to a handful of Division II programs. So, he ended up choosing Concordia College, the school where he felt most welcomed.

At Concordia During his freshman season, Solberg did not play much. However, he did travel with the team... and he grew another inch. In his second season with the program, Solberg started the second game of the season and the three subsequent games after that before suffering an injury. Once he returned from injury, he made an impact as a rotational player. Still, with untapped potential, it was during his third year with the Cobbers that Solberg really solidified himself within the program, starting every game in his junior year. Then, he went on to do the same thing in his senior season, earning All-Conference honors as team captain.

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Solberg did plenty of traveling during his football abroad experience. Photos provided by Hans Solberg

Pre Professional Football After graduating from Concordia, Solberg said he didn't really consider football as much of an option as a player. "I wanted to stay around the game, but I didn't really think about doing it as a player much," Solberg said. "My dad wanted me to give it a try. He wanted me to head to a couple of regional combines just to see if I could get an opportunity. I think he had more confidence in me than I did. I was just being realistic—I was coming from a Division III team where we ran the triple option. They throw it around even up in the Canadian Football League. I didn't think I had a chance so I didn't think about it much." So, wanting to stay around the game, Solberg began coaching as a volunteer at Concordia College, helping mold offensive linemen. But that wasn't the only thing he was doing over the past couple of years. He also began a major

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body transformation that included boxing, bodybuilding and a marathon run. All in all, the former road grader dropped to 240 lbs a major change from the 310 lb and 285 lb frame he sported as a junior and senior within the Cobber football program. Even though he didn't look like your traditional offensive lineman anymore, this collegiate coach began thinking about returning to the trenches after talking to a mix of people in the program that knew people playing overseas. "I learned that I had to go on this website called europlayers.com. I did that and just started promoting myself," Solberg said. "They told me I should look into getting an agent, but I kind of just bet on myself and the tape that I had put out my senior year of college. I messaged and messaged teams until finally, I had one respond. Then, I had a second team respond and before I knew it, I had like five teams interested in me. I chose the Fursty Razorbacks because they just felt like the right fit to me."

The Football Abroad Experience Solberg had just finished running his first marathon when he started to seriously consider the possibility of playing for the Razorbacks. After finishing, he rested for a week and then started working with a personal trainer at Power By Design Fitness who helped him get back up to 275 lbs before going over to Deutschland. In the home of brawts and beer was thrust into a fully padded practice on just his fourth day. "I had had a chance to look at the playbook and felt fairly confident about it," Solberg said. "But I get out to practice and everybody is speaking German. The only time English is being spoken is just to me. I felt like I was drinking from a fire hydrant." However, Solberg eventually knocked off the rust and assimilated himself into a schedule that included: an hour-long


Solberg (right) stands with football legend Larry Dixon (middle).

Solberg (#66) poses with a couple of his teammates. Photo by Daniel Müller virtual meeting on Tuesdays, a two-hour practice on Wednesdays, a two and a half hour practice on Fridays and a game on the weekend, earning a starting spot on the offensive line along the way. As part of his contract with the team, Solberg also had a number of off-field responsibilities that he had to fulfill, after all, we aren't talking about the glamorous life of someone playing in the National Football League where the minimum salary is $660,000 per season. These responsibilities included field maintenance and community outreach. The rest of the time, which Solberg claims he had plenty of, he was free to explore.

And I knew i had more experience playing football than these guys. A lot of them are really good players, but I've been playing for a really long time. Most of the guys in the league have only been playing for. a few years. I've been playing for 14. I knew I could outsmart a lot of them there. What was the level of play like over there in comparison to what you've experienced in America?

What were those first few padded practices like with your extended layoff from the game?

People always describe it as being similar to Texas high school football. At first, I disagreed but then, the more I thought about it, the more I agree because Texas is known for pretty dang good football and they do have some pretty dang good football in Germany as well but it's still like high school. What I mean by that is each team, like high school, has a few really dominant guys—a few really really good football players. Then, the rest of the guys are there for the love of the game and the love of their teammates— just like high school football.

At first I was like, 'okay, I still got it.' But then there would be some plays where I'm like, 'holy crap, I've lost a few steps here.' But I felt confident because I knew I was a good player.

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In this instagram post, shared shortly after his senior collegiate season, Solbeg bid the game farewell. Little did he know he would get another shot to play eventually.

I'm sure you just loved playing over there. I know you told me you even had a couple of chances to play defense. I felt like a kid out there. Football is an emotional game and through the good and the bad, I had a smile on my face the majority of the time I was out there. Can you tell me about some of the other responsibilities you had over there in addition to playing football? Part of our job was promoting the team so we were given times to hang up posters around town. Which was cool because I had a chance to become very familiar with the town because of driving around and hanging up these big cardboard posters. We were also responsible for cleaning up all the trash on the field. Occasionally, we'd do some other odd jobs on the field like seeding the field and making sure the sprinkler system was working correctly. Then, there were other times where we had to go out and promote the team. What did you do with your free time? Travel! I went all over the place. I made it to Italy. I made it to Budapest, Hungary. I made it to Vienna, Austria. I made it to Paris, France. I even made it to a small country called Liechtenstein one time and then a lot of places all over Germany so I got very familiar with Bavaria, the state in

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Germany I was staying in. I got to see King Henry's castle. I got to see the Coliseum. I got to see the Pantheon. I went on a lot of hikes. Where we were staying was right next to the Alps. Munich was about an hour train ride away. I made a lot of friends there and got to go to a lot of festivals. How was food? The food was delicious. It doesn't have a lot of color to it, but it does have a lot of taste. Its a lot of meat and potatoes. You eat a lot of sausages, a lot of pork. I had so many Bavarian pretzels. They're huge, they're soft, they're amazing. And I did drink a lot of beer, I'm not gonna lie. I'm surprised I didn't get fat off beer. But I think I was just so active that it never caught up to me. Are you going to try to keep playing? I for sure plan on playing another season, somewhere else or even back in Fursty. I'm back in Fargo now and you'll see me around Metroflex quite often if you go there. I'll be getting ready for another season. I know I can't do this forever, the money just isn't good enough, but I'm going to have fun with it while I can. Is there anything else you want to say for the article? I just want to talk about how great the

people were. The way they took me and the other imports in as family was one of the coolest things I've ever experienced. We did so many things because me and the other imports were just willing to say yes to everything because we wanted to have so many different experiences. We went to a hockey game. We went floating down a river. We'd go out to bars and go to festivals. We went to an FC Bayern Munich game, that was really cool to watch that type of crow and see how big soccer is there. So many of the players over there invited us over for meals and we really got to know their families. I also got to know a man named Larry Dixon pretty well. He coaches on the Razorback's junior team, but he's a college football legend. He has coached at places like Arkansas, the Dallas Cowboys and Notre Dame, and has worked in the Dallas Cowboys personnel department and as part of the NFL's player development program in Europe. I went out to dinner with Larry so many times and he showed us so much of Germany. Hans Solberg's story is truly incredible, playing professional football after taking two years off. Let it serve as a reminder to never give up on your dreams.


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ME H DESIGN & The Red River Valley is constantly blooming with new architecture, trend-setting designs and industry-leading artists to help bring your home and living spaces to life. From the hottest new design trends to the newest spaces in town, consider this your local beat for all things home and living.


Jasper Hotel Celebrates Big Award

Jasper Hotel has just been awarded a Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award Winner. The property has been named the #13 Best Hotel in the Midwest. Jasper is the only property in North Dakota to make the list.

Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library

The long-planned $100 million project is finally set to begin construction in the Spring of 2023. The presidential library will be built inside Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, ND, as is expected to be completed in 2026, with a grand opening on America's 250th birthday on July 4, 2026.

"This is Moorhead's Time to Be Bold"

The words above are from Moorhead's Mayor Shelly Carlson, speaking about the new community center and library concept that is beginning to take shape. Renderings released earlier this summer show plans to feature an indoor playground area, a walking track, a coffee bar and more. Also featured will be what is called the makerspace, a 45-55,000 square foot space that would include a podcast room, a 3-D printer and a gathering space for entrepreneurs to work.


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Welcomes New Studio in Detroit Lakåes Check out the design duo's brand new beautifully-furnished design studio by Josiah Kopp | Photos by Josiah Kopp

inda Birmingham and Kris Carlson, the duo that makeup Designingwomen2, have been designing beautiful interiors in the Red River Valley and blessing lives with their contagious personalities for many years—and that isn't about to stop anytime soon. In fact, they just opened their brand new studio in Detroit Lakes, providing a space for clients to experience even more of what dw2 has to offer. We sat down with Co-Owner Kris Carlson to tell us a little more about the new studio.

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Congrats on the new studio! Is the new studio a brand new building/location or is it remodeled? Our location used to be the fire station in Detroit Lakes. The building has been remodeled to accommodate several businesses. The structure is awesome, having good bones as well as a great aura! We are thrilled to be in a building that carries such an important piece of history within the community.

What can customers expect when first walking in? What did you want the experience to be like? We want people to feel like they are walking into a welcoming home when they enter our work home. Our goal was to create a space that feels so comfortable, inviting and aesthetically pleasing that people would not want to leave. We are told that seems to be the case! 61


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What was the main goal for the new studio? Simply to have a new retail space, or were there other factors? Our reason for opening the new studio is to better serve our clients in the Minnesota lakes area. We are fortunate and feel sincerely blessed to have such great people to work with in the Minnesota lakes area. The addition of our Detroit Lakes location makes the convenience such a bonus!

What logistical stats can you provide about the new space? How long it took to complete? Open hours, apt only? We have been working in the design studio for well over a year. We took our time (and Covid took its toll on the supply chain of goods) but we wanted our space to showcase the latest design trend options as well as timeless design components. Our goal is to display as many possibilities in order to touch the individual tastes of each client. We are open Tuesdays and Thursdays without appointment from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The other days are exclusive scheduled appointments. However, when our "Come on in" sign is displayed, come on in no matter the day!

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What are some of the showcase materials, brands, and specialty items customers can expect at the new studio? Custom. Custom. Custom. We want your home to be a reflection of you. Therefore, we carry mostly exclusive brands. For example, with our exclusive lines, we are able to make a best-selling chair or sofa (best-sellers are extremely well made and a haven of comfort!) have an infinite array of looks. We don’t want anyone to walk into a different home and see an identical look to theirs. We work to bring each unique personality the forefront of design in a home or business.


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What people and firms were involved in the whole process, from blueprints to building to interiors and finishes? List them all below and what firm they belong to. We share the space with Showcase Floors. Showcase installed all the flooring, backsplash and our fabulous wood fireplace wall!

In what other ways are you making this a great customer experience? Catalog browsing, ordering, etc. We are very hands-on with our products. We have hundreds of fabrics, leathers, rugs, metals, woods, countertops, tiles, wallpapers etc. Many samples to see and touch!

"We are here for you!" Designingwomen2's new location is located at 714 Lake Ave. Detroit Lakes, MN

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THE BUCK STOPS HERE GET AN EXCLUSIVE INSIDE-LOOK AT BUCKS MILL BREWING, UNIQUELY DESIGNED BY DESIGN 2 SELL AT THE LAKES

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THE JOURNEY OF OPENING A BREWERY The idea to open a brewery first took shape when longtime colleagues Chuck Fritz and Henry Van Offelen bonded over their mutual passion for home brewing. All of the home brewing in the early days was done in Van Offelen's garage near Detroit Lakes. Appropriately, the name for the brewery came from the road where Henry lives, Bucks Mill Road.

MEET THE OWNERS OF BUCKS MILL BREWING, CHUCK FRITZ AND HENRY VAN OFFELEN

After attending events and sharing some of his brews, Van Offelen knew it was time to seriously consider opening a brewery with Fritz. Why Detroit Lakes? Well, for one, there's no single true brewery in Detroit Lakes. Plus, breweries are a great community asset and all the communities around the region with breweries can attest to that. In the summer of 2022, Bucks Mill Brewing officially opened. "I think this is going to be a great community asset and is going to be a popular place," Van Offelen said. "Downtown (Detroit Lakes) will love it. I think we're full steam ahead now."

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"I'M MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO STANDING OVER THE BALCONY WITH A WHOLE BUNCH OF PEOPLE HERE JUST ENJOYING THIS SPACE AND THIS COMMUNITY." - HENRY VAN OFFELEN

A COMPLETE WALKTHROUGH For Fritz and Van Offelen, one of the best parts of working with the Design 2 Sell team was their ability to take control of the project and lead every aspect of the process. From mood board presentation to project completion, Skye and Roxanne's vision, leadership and execution took the burden off Fritz and Van Offelen so they could focus on what they love doing: brewing beer. One of the main goals for the design was to give the sense of bringing the outdoors inside. The lounge area evokes that exact feeling, binging in elements like the pergola and suspended lights, giving an outdoor patio vibe. One of the first elements of the design Skye and Roxanne knew they wanted to incorporate was the green subway tiles for the main bar paired with the beer hops pendant lights. The hallway is lined with black and white photographs capturing moments from the prohibition era, a nod to American heritage.

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ABOUT THE BEER When it comes to their beers, Bucks Mill Brewing is a full-service brewery that offers a wide range of beers that fit your palette. If you like a light beer, they'll have that for you. If you like a malty beer, they'll have that for you. If you want an IPA, they'll have a couple of those on tap. they'll have a seltzer as well as a range of sours. And no doubt they'll definitely have a group of flagship beers that are always on tap. Additionally, there will also be seasonal beers that rotate.


MEET SKYE FINGALSON AND ROXANNE KIRBY, INTERIOR DESIGNERS AT DESIGN 2 SELL AND THE CREATIVE GENIUSES BEHIND THIS PROJECT


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The eye-catching larger-than-life murals were done by local artist Hans Gilsdorf and his team. For owners Fritz and Van Offelen, the most fulfilling part of all of this is being able to watch people enjoy the space and enjoy the beer. "The best part is walking into something that you did and watching people enjoying themselves—that's what we want," Fritz said. "Everywhere you look, there's going to be eye candy," Fritz said. "Everywhere you look, there's going to be something unique and cool to look at—and that vision wouldn't have been possible without Skye and Roxanne and the team at Design 2 Sell—they were awesome and we can't thank them enough."

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THE PERFECT PLACE FOR EVENTS Bucks Mill Brewing is perfect for events and provides four distinct spaces that can be mixed and matched for your event. The brewery provides 7,000 square feet of space on the main level, plus the taproom and a back party room. Additionally, the second floor provides 2,500 more square feet that has a capacity for 30 people, as well as another space underneath the second floor. If you are interested in hosting a party or event, contact Bucks Mill Brewing through their site

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DRINK (FIKA) In Sweden, the word fika translates to a coffee and cake break, but in Swedish culture, some consider it to be more of an essential concept: a time to take a break and share a little something with friends. So take a break with us friends, and read up on all of the latest food and drink buzz in the Fargo-Moorhead area. You might just find a new favorite fika spot.

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS Opening Soon!

A New Place to Shop!

Thirsty? A new liquor store is projected to open on Nov 1 in Fargo! Visit Simy's Bottle Shop, right next to Simonson Station Store on Main Ave, for all of your favorite sips!

Love DoorDash? Get ready to love it even more with DoorDash DashMart coming to the area! Using your DoorDash app, customers can order groceries, household essentials and more for delivery and pickup. Watch for updates to see when this new way of shopping is coming to town.

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Goodbye Old Friend We're saying an unfortunate goodbye to a local favorite, Johnny Carino's. The beloved restaurant served the community for almost 20 years! Thank you for the great food and lots and lots of fresh bread, you'll be missed!



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Chef's Choice The pizza of the month for September was called the Funeral Crasher. It's a fan favorite for both Chef and customers.

Q: When did you start working at Punk Chef Pizza + Bar and how did you find this opportunity? A: In 2009, I met the then owner of Usher's House, Nancy at Maxwells in West Fargo, dining with her chef at the time. I started at Usher's House shortly after and stayed on with the change to Punk Chef Pizza + Bar. Q: Where are you from? A: Frazee, MN Q: What degree or certifications do you have, and when and where did you receive those? A: I have a Culinary Arts Degree from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Q: Do you have unique education, background or mentor experience that helped you to where you are now? A: Just the knowledge from working with all my previous chefs.

Q: What dishes/foods/cooking styles do you specialize in?

Q: Is there an at-home recipe you could share with our readers?

A: Blending flavors, making unique combos with foods that work well with each other.

A: Shrimp Fonduta was a popular chef's table item I had guests watch me make (at Usher's House). -Sauté chopped shrimp -Deglaze with a shot of white wine -Reduce by 3/4 add cream and basil -Reduce again by 1/2 and thicken with fontina cheese Serve with grilled toast points.

Q: In your opinion, what makes a great meal? How do you try to bring that to people? A: The little things. At some point, everything has been done before, so getting the little things right to make sure it’s as good as it can get. Q: Are you working on/Have you worked on any special dishes at your current restaurant that you are proud of? Please explain the dish.

Q: How did you learn to cook? A: An infomercial gave me the idea, school gave me the education and experience gave me the ability.

A: The pizzas of the month have been fun and bringing back some old Usher's House classics. Q: What would you say drives you as a chef? A: Competition from other local places, going out to eat and seeing how well some of these restaurants execute their menu—that’s what fuels me.

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Find all of your favorite seasonal treats elevated at Nichole's Fine Pastry! For the perfect taste of fall, try their mini apple pie. Love it so much? Order an entire pie for your next fall gettogether… or for yourself to enjoy! Learn more on their website. Nichole's Fine Pastry

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By Geneva Nodland

Our summer days have officially transitioned into the autumn season, and our local dishes follow suit. As the days cool down and the leaves change color in the valley, check out these five dishes and drinks from around town for a taste of the changing season, and a few new dishes as well. Happy fall dining!


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Favorite fall drinks

Take a short drive to Horace and visit The Grove Coffee and Wine to find all your favorite fall drinks. From the comforting sips of pumpkin spice to crisp and refreshing tastes of caramel apple, The Grove offers the area the taste of fall in a cup! Try any one of these delicious drinks featured, (top left to right) Caramel Apple Sparky, Hot Pumpkin Latte, White Chocolate Pumpkin Frappe, (below) Cold Brew with Pumpkin Sweet Cream. The grove coffee and wine

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The Conversation starter

Nothing says fall eating like a seasonal charcuterie board, and Milk Made Catering has your autumn get-togethers covered. Try The Conversation Starter, which features four cheeses, two dried cured meats, one paired condiment, and fresh and seasonal fruits. This platter feeds 8-10, but Milk Made offers a variety of sizes and combinations for orders. Make sure you pre-order your board online before the holiday season is in full swing!

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jollof rice

As a new restaurant in town, you’ve got a lot to offer when it comes to new dishes for the community. Stop over to SoeFoods and you’ll see just that, we recommend the Jollof Rice! In this dish, you’ll find parboiled jasmine rice cooked with light tomato sauce with fried chicken, shrimp and stew beef on the side. Packed with flavor and sure you leave you feeling full and satisfied, try this dish! SoeFoods

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The breakfast ball burger

Find a new take on a classic breakfastburger combo at Suite Shots. Turns out, you can enjoy some good sport and a good meal with the Breakfast Ball Burger! Starting with a two-patty smash burger with a sweet smoky maple aioli, you’ll then find black pepper candied bacon, thick-cut American cheese, and a fried egg layered on top. It’s served with housefried chips and homemade French onion dip, making this burger a great meal no matter what time of day it is! Suite Shots

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Q&A WITH THE MAN BEHIND WHAT'S COOKIN' Cameron Aakre • SCHEELS Creative Media Manager / Grilling Expert

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A: We post new episodes every other week! Check us out on Youtube or at SCHEELS.com/recipes to stay up to date on what we are cookin’!

Q: HOW DID IT START? A: As our grilling shops continue to expand, What’s Cookin’ is a great opportunity to connect with our customers, provide added value and entertainment, and showcase unique and trending recipes. Q: WHAT DOES THE PRODUCTION

WHAT'S COOKIN' BY THE NUMBERS • 52 videos • Over 360K views • Recipes cooked on 8 different grills!

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The big debate around Thanksgiving Turkey Cooking: smoked or fried? No matter which method you choose, it’ll be a Thanksgiving meal they will truly enjoy.

INSTRUCTIONS SMOKED 1. Brine overnight in a food safe container or bag. 2. Cook for three hours at 275°F. 3. Brush on the glaze mixture with 10-15 minutes left to go in your cook, this will give your turkey its final color. 4. After adding the glaze, turn up your grill to 350°F to finish it off. 5. Pull the turkey when the internal temperature reaches 160°F.

INGREDIENTS 1 Turkey (23 lbs) 1.5 gal hot water 4 cups apple juice 1.5 cups salt 1.5 cups bourbon 2 cups brown sugar 4 bay leaves 3 tbsp black peppercorn Traeger poultry rub Glaze: ½ cup butter and 1 tbsp sugar

FRIED 1. Brine overnight in a food-safe container or bag. 2. Start at 250°F and work your way up to 350°F for 45 minutes. 3. Brush on the glaze mixture with 10-15 minutes left to go in your cook, this will give your turkey its final color. 4. Pull the turkey when the internal temperature reaches 160°F.

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MISSISSIPPI POT ROAST W/ SMOKED MASH POTATOES INSTRUCTIONS 1. Prep your chuck roast by seasoning it lightly with Kosmos SPG. 2. Place the roast on the Traeger at 225°F super smoke 3. After 3 hours, place the roast in a cast iron dutch oven, top with butter, ranch packet, au jus packet and the pepperoncinis and juice. Cover with tin foil. 4. With about 1 hour left in the cook, add the bag of baby carrots and place the foil back over to steam the carrots. 5. Cook until 205°F or until the probe slides in like butter. Rest and pull the meat making sure to remove the gristle. 6. Mix the pulled meat back into the cast iron, soak up those juices, and enjoy with some fresh mashed potatoes.

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Total Time: 4.5 hrs. Prep Time: 30 mins. Cook Time: 4 hrs. Servings: 10 It is recommend to peel about 5 pounds of potatoes, chopping and quartering them for the best results when mashing. Boil the potatoes, adding a little bit of salt, until at a rolling boil. Turn the burner down to a simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the potatoes soften up. Add in a stick of butter, 1 cup of milk and a little more salt and pepper. Then, grab a masher and mash to your desired consistency.

INGREDIENTS 3 lb chuck roast Kosmos SPG or any beef seasoning 1 packet ranch 1 packet au jus gravy ½ jar whole pepperoncinis 5 lbs potatoes Salt and pepper 1 stick of butter

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INGREDIENTS 1 package of andouille sausage 1 lb thick cut bacon 1 cream cheese 1 can pickled jalapeños Meat Church Holy Voodoo seasoning Kosmos BBQ sauce Butter

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3. Apply Pit Happens rub liberally to all sides, this is where you will get a lot of your flavor! 4. Once the grill is up to temperature, place your steak on the grill. Also place the Grill grates on at this time so they have time to heat up.

INGREDIENTS Tri Tip Steak (2) Pit Happens Rub Olive Oil

5. Once the internal temp reads 125°F on your meat thermometer, pull the steaks and crank the grill to 500°F. 6. After 20 minutes the grill should have time to reach temp and the grill grates should be ready to sear. 7. Place your steaks onto the grates pushing down slightly to get a good sear. Rotate 90° after 90 seconds, flip after another 90 seconds and rotate one more time for the last 90 seconds. 8. Pull your steaks at 130°-135°F and let them rest for 10 minutes.

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INGREDIENTS 1 block 8 oz cream cheese 6-8 medium sized jalapeños 6 duck breasts Classic cut bacon Meat Church Holy Voodoo seasoning Beers Black Dog BBQ sauce

4. Cut the duck breasts in half, or slightly smaller depending on what fits best on your jalapeños, and cover all sides of the breast with Meat Church Holy Voodoo. 5. Place the breasts on top of the cream cheese and wrap with 2 slices of bacon trying not to overlap too much so the bacon can properly cook. 6. Place the finished product on a LEM jerky rack and get ready to prepare the grill. 7. Turn your Traeger to 225°F super smoke and place the poppers on for about 2 ½ hours or until the bacon is to the preferred doneness. 8. For a little added kick of flavor, coat the poppers with Beers Black Dog BBQ sauce with the Traeger basting brush and give them 10 more minutes on the grill for the BBQ sauce to set up.

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9. Once the grill is temp sear all sides, and pull off the meat when it hits 130° internal temperature. 10. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Slice and enjoy! INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup red wine 1/2 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons Soy sauce Pinch of Rosemary Traeger Blackened Saskatchewan Rub

TOOLS • Meat Thermometer • Mr. BBQ Tongs • Masterbuilt 1050 Charcoal Grill & Smoker

This is just a snippet of what can be found on the SCHEELS What’s Cookin' YouTube channel and at

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PARENTS We know at Fargo Monthly that raising a family is no easy task. That's why we keep our eyes peeled for useful information and resources to help you in your day to day.

Pumpkin Patch Palooza

It is officially pumpkin patch season, where is your family planning to visit? If you're unsure, we've got you covered. Head to page 26 to learn about everything "fall" in the FM area, including pumpkin patches, corn mazes, Halloween events and more!

Magical Milky Way

Any Harry Potter fans in the family? Head to the MSUM Planetarium to learn about the stars and constellations of the night sky, themed for Harry Potter fans! Learn more at mnstatetickets. universitytickets.com

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Sky High Plans

A great way to spend the day with your kids might just be getting better! With new ownership, keep an eye out for updates and more attractions coming to the Fargo SkyZone!



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AWESOME FOUNDATION GRANT AWARD WINNER

Pencils Plus Jayme Burlison stands in the middle of the Wahpeton Community Center. Organized groups of backpacks line the walls while the center of the room is filled with what appears to be a small mountain of cardboard. Jayme and her co-worker, Becky DeVries of the Three Rivers Crisis Center in Wahpeton, ND, have just finished filling the last backpack with supplies for the Pencils Plus: Richland-Wilkin School Supply Drive.

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The drive, which took place August 11, marks the second year that the Three Rivers Crisis Center has hosted Pencils Plus, and it is more than a little unusual to have a school supply drive run by an entity which provides services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and child sexual abuse. For years the school supply drive was run by the Richland Wilkin United Way, which dissolved in December 2019. The following year the Richland/Wilkin Community Foundation did a COVID version of the drive. When they realized the continued depth of the need for the program, the Foundation asked if any of the area nonprofits would be willing to take on the task for 2021. Three Rivers Crisis Center stepped up. “No one else volunteered and we knew it was a huge need, so we just jumped in,” Jayme said. “It was the end of June and we went in blind. It was just ‘this is what

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we’re doing now’ as we rushed to pull everything together by August.” “Collette Barton, who was the director of United Way here for many years, was so invested in this program and has just been invaluable. She didn’t want us to have to start from scratch, so she gave us all the information she had,” Becky said. “It was such a huge help last year when we knew nothing.” When United Way began the program, it provided around 200 backpacks. Over the years, the need has steadily increased, bringing this year’s total to 600. Three Rivers Crisis Center pulls the school supply lists from all eight school districts and makes an effort to obtain the most commonly requested items by grade, including glue, markers, notebooks and scissors, with special efforts to obtain the brands requested by teachers so that there is a consistency in both quality and inclusion in the classrooms. “Last year was a wild ride,” Jayme said. “This year was so different. We knew we were doing it so we were able to plan and ask for help. People have been amazingly supportive, either donating money or school supplies. We’ve gotten a lot of support from businesses; some collected from their employees. ABU Trailers donated a utility trailer for us to auction off. It’s been amazing.” “Bobcat went through our Amazon Wishlist and we kept getting package after package,” Becky said. “People

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have been so generous financially. And we’ve had so many volunteers who have contributed to helping pack the backpacks and to keep us organized and help promote. Three young men from the Valley Lake Boys Home offered to help set up tables and move backpacks for us after playing basketball during their summer school program. People have been so willing to jump in to make this happen.” While the Richland-Wilkin Backpack & Coats for Kids Distribution is a one-day event shared with the Optimist Club of Wahpeton, who collect winter gear for school students, Three Rivers maintains that financial resources must be collected all year round to make the program successful. Although the Three Rivers Crisis Center’s staff all volunteer their time, the Richland-Wilkin School Supply Drive does not fall within the Center’s scope of practice. Therefore, no funds from the non-profit can be used to purchase supplies for the initiative. This makes community donations, like the $1000 gift from the Cass Clay chapter of the Awesome Foundation who named Pencils Plus their August 2022 grantee, vital to the continuation of the program. “When we have financial contributions and know what we are getting we can take that money and search for deals. There are often big sales in December and January, and because they are off-season we can search for those and make a bulk order to store for the next year,” Becky said.


All these boxes you see were filled with school supplies. It's just crazy. You hear 600 backpacks and don’t realize how much it takes to fill them!”

“With costs going up we need to shop like that to make it work,” Jayme said. With so much community support Three Rivers Crisis Center is looking to make Pencils Plus a separate non-profit with a mission statement more in line with education in hopes of opening additional avenues of funding. “We’ve had so many volunteers express interest in being involved,” Becky said. “We’re just so thankful we live in the community we do.” Facebook: facebook. com/PencilsPlus Donations can be made via PayPal or items purchased off the Amazon Wishlist.

The Cass Clay chapter of the Awesome Foundation awards a $1,000 gift each month for awesome ideas of all sorts. Grant recipients do not need to be associated with a non-profit. Applications can be made at awesomefoundation.org/ en/chapters/cassclay.


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A Look Inside

The Red River Zoo The Red River Zoo is a staple in the FM community. Open year-round, the zoo is one of the best places for curiosity to bloom with educational and most importantly, fun activities for the family! Let’s learn a little bit more about the zoo and what it and its residents have to offer as the weather cools down. By Geneva Nodland Photo by Geneva Nodland

Rentals Did you know you can rent the zoo? There are opportunities to rent out different enclosed (and heated) areas at the zoo. Kids can have a sleepover while they hang out with the wolves or enjoy a corporate get-together right next to the bison! The Diederich Carousel Pavilion is another great spot for birthday parties and celebrations.

Food Head to the Diederich Carousel Pavilion for fresh popcorn, Dippin’ Dots ice cream, cotton candy, animal crackers and candy! During the summer visit the Dancing Crane Cafe for more.

The Zoo The zoo has been open since 1999 and has 22 acres for the community to explore! There are approximately 98 species from around the world at the zoo, with almost all 98 being cold climate species. The zoo follows a walking path to take you to meet all of the animals, but don’t worry—there is an enclosed building by each stop, to warm up from the cold.

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Carousel The Diederich Carousel Pavilion holds a historic spot at the zoo. The carousel is a rare Allan Herschell restored ride, built in 1928 and originally part of a traveling carnival! The carousel had been to Texas, Ohio and Iowa before being restored and donated to the zoo by the Diederich family. The carousel is a special reminder for the zoo, as its donor’s purpose was to give back to the children of the FM community. Rides are $3 and open daily from 10 am-5 pm.

Admission Rates Children Under 2: FREE Children Ages 2-14: $8.75 Adults: $11.25 Seniors (60+): $10.25 Carousel Rides: $3.00

Events and Education The Red River Zoo is engaged in the community. They host events like Boo At The Zoo annually and offer educational classes to all in the community! Learn more about the types of classes and other opportunities offered at redriverzoo.org

Red River Zoo

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n a CStores dy Some say the best thing about the fall season is the Halloween candy… while we might agree, why stop there? With fall, comes some of our sweet treats, including the start of holiday baking! Whether we’re talking about candy or baked goods, Fargo-Moorhead has a ton to offer for the sweet tooths out there. Check out these local businesses feeding the sugar cravings of the community.

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If you want to find some additional sweets to go along with your favorite Hersey’s chocolate bars and Tootsie Rolls for your fall candy haul, visit any of these spots around town for not just good candy but local favorites!

Yeobo Sweet Shop Located in the Unglued shop downtown, Yeobo Sweet Shop is filled floor to ceiling with sweets… really, their shop features a pick-mix candy wall full of candy for customers to explore! Created and operated by Kristina Lau, the shop offers over 60 different gummy candies, lollipops, jaw breakers and more; and in honor of the fall and Halloween season, they have spooky treats too! From sugared spiders to corn candy puffs and gummy teeth, eyeballs, brooms, witch hats, frogs and more, find all of your scary sweets at this shop. The shop also creates beautiful (and delicious) special order cupcakes and cakes, Did yo learn more on their website! uk 408 Broadway, Fargo, ND 701-388-1130 yeobo.co Facebook | Yeobo Sweet Shop Instagram | yeobosweetshop Photos courtesy of Yeobo Sweet Shop

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More Local Candy Stores Scoop N’Dough Candy Co. 4600 32nd Ave S, Suite 128, Fargo 701-639-7152 206 Roberts Alley, Fargo 701-639-0910 scoopndough.com Facebook & Instagram | scoopndoughcandyco

We all love Scoop N’Dough’s ice cream and cookie dough combo, but did you know they have a wide variety of candy and other goodies in their store? More than just ice cream toppings, but plenty of those too. Check it out! Carol Widman’s Candy Co. 4325 13th Ave S, Fargo 701-281-8664 carolwidmanscandy.com Facebook | Carol Widman's Candy Co.


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Bakeries

Don’t forget about your traditional candies like lollipops and sugared gummies, but these local bakeries and pastry shops are a must-try! Because what would a good autumn season look like without the sweet taste of your favorite pumpkin loaf? Some say nothing’s like grandma’s kitchen, but you’ll have to visit these shops to make that decision yourself!

Bon Bon Edulis Get your fix of chocolates, cookies, donuts, jellies and jams, and more at Bon Bon Edulis! The store, whose name means Good Good Eats according to owner Charlotte Viou, has been serving the community these sweets for just over a year professionally, but Charlotte said she’s been baking treats for friends and family for many years. Along with these years of training, she is also ServSafe Certified, a certification required in the restaurant industry. You can find seasonal treats for orders like “Day of the Dead Chocolate-Covered Oreos” or “Apple Cider Baked Donuts”! Make sure the kids are satisfied, both in sweet tooth cravings and entertainment, with edible, paintable cookies! Pre-order your treats before the holidays by emailing bonbonedulis@gmail.com! Located in the Fargo-Moorhead area through online ordering only 218-443-0961 bonbonedulis@gmail.com Facebook | Bon Bon Edulis Photos courtesy of Bon Bon Edulis

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Jen’s Bakery Another great bakery in town, offering cookies, baked goodies and grab-and-go lunch! The bakery has a ton of fall goodies for its visitors, including treats like frosted pumpkin and iced soft molasses cookies and pumpkin cream cheese chocolate chip bread. Plus, you and your family can get creative and have some fun on the holiday with Jen’s Bakery’s DIY Halloween Kits! What's better than decorating your own treat before you try it, plus it's a great activity for kids’ costume parties of any age! Located at 5050 Timber Pkwy, Suite 108, Fargo 701-532-1386 info@jensbakeryfargo.com Facebook | Jen's Bakery Photos courtesy of Jen's Bakery

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M&J’s Cookie Creations M&J’s Cookie Creations is a husband and wife part-time project, bringing big-time creations to the FM area! Marissa and Jeremy Truscinski tag team on the special order cookie process, Jeremy on baking and Marissa on decorating. They have been making these cookie creations for about a year and while they both have fulltime jobs, as well as three kids under the age of five at home, they say the baking process is therapeutic for them! When you have bakers with such a passion for their trade, it’s no surprise to find their creations bring as much joy to the customers as the process does. Visit mjscookiecreations.square.site to get a quote on your special orders! Located in the Fargo-Moorhead area 701-361-5605 mjscookiecreations.square.site Facebook | M & J's Cookie Creations Photos courtesy of M&J's Cookie Creations

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More Local Bakeries Bite Me Located in the Fargo-Moorhead area 701-880-6814 bitemecookiesbyyahyah@gmail.com Facebook | Bite Me Instagram | bitemecookiesbyyahyah

Cookie Krums

Enjoy Cookie Krums treats, as well as the seasonal cookie classes! Grab your spot in upcoming classes at cookiekrums.square.site!

300 Sheyenne St, Suite 140, West Fargo cookiekrums.square.site Facebook | Cookie Krums Instagram | cookie.krums

Crumbl Cookies 833 24th Ave E, Suite J, West Fargo 701-997-3879 crumblcookies.com/ndwestfargo Facebook | crumblwestfargond

Gigi’s Cupcakes 1650 45th St S, Suite 103, Fargo 701-364-2253 Gigiscupcakesusa.com Facebook | GigisCupcakesFargoNorthDakota

Mehl’s Gluten-Free Bakery 1404 33rd Street S, Suite H, Fargo 701-205-4174 mehlsglutenfreebakery.com Facebook & Instagram | MehlsGlutenFreeBakery

Nichole’s Fine Pastry 13 8th St S, Fargo 701-232-6430 orders@nicholesfinepastry.com nicholesfinepastry.com Facebook | Nichole's Fine Pastry & Café

Nothing Bundt Cakes 816 24th Ave E, Suite 120, West Fargo 701-404-1999 nothingbundtcakes.com Facebook | NothingBundtCakesWestFargoND

Sonder Bakehouse 3223 Oak Ridge Loop E, West Fargo 701-532-2082 sonderbakehouse.com Facebook | Sonder Bakehouse Instagram | sonder.bakehouse


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NESS Business is always booming in our region. Here are just a few of the happening that you should know about.

Local Entrepreneur to Compete on "TheBlox" Kelsey Rasco, Owner of Fargo's Dash & White, will be competing on "TheBlox", an intense televised competition. Filled with pitches, tests and more, Rasco will soon have to prove her entrepreneurial skill set that she's fine-tuned in the FargoMoorhead area!

Fueling Our Future Check out this month's Fargo INC! cover story, which highlights the joint

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venture between The Chamber and the GFMEDC known as Fueling Our Future. The organization provides a platform to bring leadership together to understand, discuss and identify actionable steps and outcomes for major issues with a broad regional impact.

A Symposium of Success On October 20 at the Microsoft Campus, the Secrets of Business Success Symposium aims to make a splash in the entrepreneurial community. The event will bring business owners together from

around the region to focus on marketing, finance, management and more.

The GFMEDC Annual Meeting is Back! Once a year, the GFMEDC celebrates the feats accomplished in the past year and highlights some of the exciting regional economic development successes within the past year. Attend the festivities and learn from several partners on Tuesday, November 15th at the Armory Event Center.



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DeVerne Augustus (left) and Dana Matthews (right)

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eVerne Augustus and Dana Mathews have a crazyinteresting maker story: originally from the salon world, they landed in soapmaking over time. We met them through one of the Drekker Craft Markets and fell hard for their gorgeous, natural soaps they create here in town! Be sure to find them at a local market this fall to check out their seasonal scents…

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Tell us a bit about yourself: We are just two guys who like new adventures and have a hard time sitting still. I (DeVerne) grew up in Perham, MN and moved west to Spokane, WA in 1991. Dana is a northwest native, growing up in and around the Spokane region most of his life. We met in 2001 and have been inseparable ever since. Our first business was our salon in Spokane which we operated, as stylists, for 15+ years. We even had a chocolate and wine shop in a part of the salon. As stylists, we always worked with our hands in a creative fashion. I have always found additional ways to be creative; I crafted the handmade chocolate truffles for the chocolate shop, made beaded jewelry and even dabbled in lapidary, cutting and polishing semi-precious gemstones from across the globe. In 2017, we moved to the Palm Springs, CA area. Living in such an incredible locale was great, but we found ourselves wanting something less hectic and missing some cooler weather. We definitely found that

here in the Fargo area when we moved here in 2021. Since retiring from the salon world, we have started careers in real estate. After moving back to the region and settling in West Fargo, we knew it was time for a new endeavor that helped us get out and meet new people since we essentially knew no one. Drawing on my (DeVerne) time in the beauty world, educating and focusing on healthy alternatives free of the chemicals found in so many personal care products, making natural chemical-free soap made perfect sense. That is how Wilds Soap Company was born. Describe what type of products you make as Wilds Soap Company? We create natural, hand made, vegan, palm-free soaps. Every color comes from plant powders or clays, every aroma comes from natural essential oils. The goal is to offer soap that is good for the body, soul and environment. We use


no palm because of conservation and sustainability concerns, no artificial pigments or fragrance for concerns of health and safety. Tell us how you got started with soapmaking. I have a history of working with personal care product lines and have always been concerned with the chemicals used along with how those chemicals interact with our bodies. After moving back to the Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo area, we wanted to start a business that didn’t require all the overhead a storefront requires and left time to build our careers as Realtors®. Dana’s excellent client service skills are perfect for engaging guests at shows. He has a genuine knack for turning strangers into fans and friends. Soapmaking seemed like a great fit to utilize our prior knowledge and experience while providing endless

opportunities to meet members of our new community while experiencing so many great venues and businesses at the same time. Being part of vendor shows at local breweries are starting to be our favorite. Where does your inspiration come from for new scents or products? Honestly, inspiration came from things I like. We made many citrus-based fragrances to honor our time living in Southern CA. In Palm Springs, when the citrus trees are blooming and fruiting, the air is heavy with their fragrance. Last fall as the long dark days of winter were looming, the idea was to give a bright energizing kick start to the day. We have several woodsy aromas that are reminiscent of walks in the pine forests of the Pacific Northwest. Every Thanksgiving we would visit family in Bellingham and go

on short hikes. The Old Growth Forest aroma is designed to smell like those hikes. Another aroma is based on stays on the Clark Fork River with my sister and her husband. Other aromas come from walks with our dogs when we smell wildflowers and the prairie in bloom. Still, others are classic aromas that are loved by many. Other aromas come from customer suggestions—our Fishing Soap is an example. We were at a show and someone asked if we had anything that helps remove the smell of fish from hands. Having never heard of such a thing, I went to the allpowerful Google and searched for info. I couldn’t find a recipe, but did find the information that turned into the anisebased aroma and it is a hit with our customers. Inspiration lives all around us, all we have to do is be open to experiencing it.

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What is your personal favorite creation/soap so far? I’ve made some pretty soaps that smell wonderful, but my favorite creation is my Vegan, Palm-free recipe. I love the soap because it has a dense creamy lather without sacrificing all the sudsing of the bar. It cleans great without stripping away all the natural protective oils our skin makes for us. What is something people might find surprising about working with soapmaking? Soapmaking is an incredibly precise process, and different oils react differently with lye. That can make developing recipes tricky. I use software to create and test a recipe so I am certain that all the lye will be reacted out of the batter, yet ensure enough moisturizing capability is left in the finished soap. When soap is made right, all the lye is gone and turns into other elements entirely. What is something you've enjoyed the most about doing this handcrafted business? Learning how to create color and design in soap has been a very fun trial and error process. Natural colorants are more muted than oxides and micas and can be tricky to work with. Some natural colorants change color when they are in the lye reaction process 104 | OCTOBER 2022 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

or cure into usable soap. Let’s take our woodgrain soaps as an example. We want them to look like cut pieces of wood (think the grain in hardwood floors or a two-by-four). Learning which plant powders will contrast enough yet still look like natural wood has been an enjoyable process. What is the most challenging thing? I’m going to sound like a broken record, but learning how to create color and design in our soaps. Natural colorants are somewhat limited in range and intensity. An example is rainbowinspired soaps for Fargo-Moorhead Pride. Getting really good red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet was pretty difficult. While clays are pretty stable, indigo powder (blue) and alkanet powder (violet) don’t always play nice in soap regarding their hues. And color proportions in soap are challenging. Learning how much white to contrast with the colors in swirl techniques and how little black it takes to overtake everything else is proving to be a long-term learning curve. What advice would you have given yourself 10 years ago? Don’t wait, just get to it. Stop secondguessing yourself, you know enough, and you will figure it out. I heard an adage a long time ago. “You don’t

need to see the whole staircase, you only need to see the next step to get started,” or something like that. It is 100% true. Where can people find your work? We love doing in-person shows, they get us out and about in front of people so they can personally experience the look, feel and smell of our soaps and of course our stellar personalities. Look for us at events at Wild Tera Cider, Fargo Brewing Company and Drekker. We’ve been part of Plants for Patients plant parties, Vintage Market, Mini Makers Market and Unglued Makers Market. We’ll be in the Red River Refillery in Brewhalla when that opens. We can always be reached at our Facebook page facebook.com/ wildssoap. Website/social to stay in touch: Facebook: @wildssoap Instagram: @wildssoap



Maybe you're looking to burn some cash or do some retail therapy. Either way, you're in the right spot to find new places to shop and news on what's going on in our local retail world. Know of a shop opening up or one we missed? Let us know @FargoMonthly on Facebook and Twitter!

Let's Get Cozy

5 Below... & We're Not Talking Temp!

The popular women's brand, Aerie, is coming to West Acres Mall! The subbrand from American Eagle Outfitters offers loungewear, activewear, sleepwear and more. Make sure you stop in for a visit when they open in the spring!

The newest discount store has hit the valley! Visit the new Five Below store on 13th Ave in Fargo for anything from beauty, to tech, to home goods, and even pet supplies! Let's go shopping!

Wearable Art... Literally! We know downtown has a ton to offer as far as uniqueness goes, and now, you can find that at Salt Hill Gallery! Combining jewelry with the feel of an art gallery, you can find that one-of-akind look in specially crafted pieces in the gallery. Head to the RDO building on Broadway to visit!

From LA to FM A California skateboarding cultureinspired skate shop is open in downtown Fargo! Feel like you're taking a trip out west when you enter Ninja Skate and find skateboarding, streetwear fashion and more! Visit at 413 Broadway.

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s e m u t s o C n e e w o Hall Maverick from Top Gun Everyone loves a good comeback story; and who wouldn’t want to dress up as one of the most recognizable stars of the 1980s? With Top Gun: Maverick crushing the box office this year, Maverick has once again become one of the most recognizable characters in pop culture. All that’s required is the classic bomber jacket and aviator shades, but make it your own by finding additional retro accessories!

“Maverick” from Top Gun Party City Website

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BY GRANT AYERS

‘Jules’ from Euphoria

Any Character from ‘Euphoria’ Euphoria quickly became one of the trendiest shows on television amongst teens and adults. Pursue the look of any of your favorite characters, whether it be Rue and her simple red hoodie or Maddy’s sparkling dresses. Just don’t forget the over-the-top eye glitter!

‘Rue’ from Euphoria

Chaotic Couples 2022 was the year of chaotic celebrity couples. Between Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly and the (recently-ended) Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson, there was no shortage of drama in the celebrity tabloids this year. For the majority of these couples costumes, all that’s needed is a dress or suit, a similar hairstyle and an absurd amount of temporary tattoos!

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Princesses Disney Princesses have always been a mainstay in the Halloween costume circuit. No matter the age, you can’t go wrong with picking your favorite Disney character! Sold at nearly every costume store and online, these are quick and easy to come up with for yourself or your children, especially if you’re short on time.

Cinderella Marvin Malmis Ponce

Snow White Spencer Selover

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Superheroes Following the princess trend that stays immensely popular, who doesn’t love a good superhero costume? While superheroes have been a wildly popular Halloween costume idea for quite some time now, they’re arguably bigger than ever with Marvel continuing to pump out multiple billion-dollar films per year. Kids (and adults) can take this opportunity to dress up as their favorite superhero, whether it be Batman, Superman or any other largerthan-life character!

Wonder Woman Roy Reyna

Spider-Man Ahmad Qime

Dig the Harry Styles Vibe Singer Harry Styles has taken the music scene by storm in recent years. Over the last year, he’s brought the 1970s fashion with him on his rise to the top. Most concertgoers of his have crafted 1970s-esque costumes for the shows, with many using them as their Halloween costumes as well. Don’t be afraid to blast to the past with an eye-popping retro costume!

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Relive the 80s with ‘Stranger Things’ After a multi-year gap, the hit Netflix television show came back and made a bigger splash than ever. Once again, the show revived audiences’ interests in the culture of the 1980s. Dress up as fan favorites Eleven or Eddie Munson, or do a duo costume with someone else as Robin and Steve! No matter your favorite character, you’re sure to have a stylish hit costume on your hands.

Eleven from Stranger Things Party City Website

Eddie Munson from Stranger Things Party City Website

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Check out these local places below to get started on your Halloween costume! • Spirit Halloween • Party City • Thrift Stores (Savers, Goodwill, Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch, etc) • Big-box Stores (Target, Walmart, etc) • Online Stores (Amazon, Facebook Marketplace, etc)

A Classic ‘Fargo’ Costume Last but not least, it’s tempting to recreate the outfits from our very own beloved movie, 1996’s ‘Fargo.’ The film became a nationwide icon for the Midwest’s portrayal and developed a cult following over the decades. For the costume, it’s easy enough to pick up a police officer uniform, a thick brown jacket and a bomber hat at any local clothing or costume store! ‘Marge Gunderson’ from Fargo PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Whether you follow one of our costume ideas or pursue an original idea, have a fun and spooky Halloween with family and friends. “You Betcha” we will!

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By Grant Ayers

The Advice That Helped Them Get There

Did you know ?

The Greater Fargo/Moorh ead Econom Developmen ic t Corporation been around has for over 75 ye ars. The organization was initially st arted to help create the in dustrial park s and spur developmen t, and over tim e evolved into an economic developmen t organizatio fostering prim n ary sector gr owth for Cas s and Clay Cou nties.

What it takes for success The path to success is hardly ever traveled alone, and rarely comes without a few bumps in the road. There's often a multitude of factors that play into one person's climb to the top of their ranks. We spoke with a handful of determined and successful people with ties to the Fargo-Moorhead area regarding what, and who, they believe helped them find success in the area we're proud to call home. Join us as we introduce these individuals over the coming months. John Machacek is the Chief Innovation Officer of Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC. The GFMEDC’s core purpose is to cultivate an economic environment where all people and organizations flourish in the area. With the goal of brightening the future of our area’s economy, Machacek is here to support all members of the local business community, no matter how big or small a person’s ambition is to make a difference in the FMWF area.

John Machacek

Chief Innovation Officer, Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC

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How did you get to the position you’re in today? I began working a mix of food and retail management for the most part throughout my early career. I was looking to reset my career path and had an interest in economic development. I wrote a good cover letter on why, as a current manager at my job, I was applying for an administrative assistant job at the EDC. I quickly worked my way up into new responsibilities and roles; left for a 6-year gap as I worked in banking and for a non-profit, then came back 10 years ago.

Within about a year into my second tenure, my role began to delve into entrepreneurial development and it became a larger function of my role about 7-8 years ago.

What is the GFMEDC’s primary focus? The primary focus of the GFMEDC (Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation) is on primary sector companies, which for the most part have a value-add product or service and most of their revenue is not derived from local customers. These are companies

that help bring new wealth into your region by having customers around the country and world. It is common for EDCs to focus on that and it's also common that economic programs are for those types of businesses. Throughout his journey to the position he’s in today, Machacek has gained a wealth of knowledge and lessons learned over his time with the Greater Fargo Moorhead Chamber EDC. He elaborated on some of the advice that he believes in and attributes to some of his successes.

plan a properly #1Always executed plan. Execution can be just as important as planning, because if you continue to plan without ever executing on the plan, then it will never go anywhere. Everybody has ideas, but there is little value in the idea if you never get the idea out of your head and take action on it.

be afraid to not know #2Don't the answers to some things. It's better to say you don't know the answer and look into/learn from it, as opposed to B.S.'ing your way through something, as that could lead to future issues and lost credibility. With that, don't be afraid to ask others when seeking out answers, as you could waste a lot of time researching it or attempting to do something yourself. I often see that with well-organized startups, as they know it's worth the financial cost of outsourcing a task or solution to a professional as that professional can do it much faster and accurately. The entrepreneur's time is much better spent on other parts of their business. 116 | OCTOBER 2022 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


welcome #3Always resources.

There are a lot of resources and people out there to help, so don't go into something totally alone. Grants themselves are somewhat of a myth or rarity, but organizations including SBDCs, SCORE, Women's Business Center and EDCs are there as free resources for practical knowledge, connections and more.

#4

Funding and credit can be a mix of science and art.

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You could say that the science is the numbers and ratios that come from financial statements, but the art can also include their faith in your character and vision, and those types of gut feelings can't be instantly developed. Don't wait until you desperately need funding to establish some relationships with banks and funders. Even if you've developed the relationships, don't wait until the bank account is nearly empty to have conversations about additional funding.

#5

Always read the fine print. In our world of primary sector economic development programs, many financing and tax programs will have particular steps and timelines, which we will tell you about in advance. With some of those timelines, if you don't complete certain tasks first, it can be too late. So my advice on if a resource provider is sharing this information with you: PLEASE pay attention to it and set reminders to do them. That way, you don't already add the jobs or buy the equipment or sign the lease, and then come to the provider saying, "Now what was that you said again about X program," as your transaction may have caused that window opportunity to close.

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Solicit input from others to look through and/or validate your plan. I find entrepreneurs often "can't see the forest for the trees" because they are so in the thick of all the business details. It could be that you've written and rewritten your plans a thousand times, to the point that you don't see particular things or think of them. One example is to have an SBDC work through your financial projections as they may alert you to fixed and variable costs you aren't thinking about, or internal projections that are highly unrealistic. Another example is having someone like me read through your business plan or pitch deck to view it as an outsider, who will bring up questions on things they don't understand—because if they are asking that question, then maybe your customers or investors will be confused as well.

Overcoming Struggles Machacek stated that some of his biggest struggles were figuring out who he was and what kind of work he enjoys doing. “It was a combination of trial and error on my career path, as well as the continual learning process,” Machacek said. To overcome the obstacles, he focused on being open to always learning and refraining from settling. “Even though I had very little self-confidence, I still pushed myself to try new jobs, meet new people and learn new things. Over time, due to gaining more confidence but also building my network, it got easier and easier,” Machacek said.

What have you learned that helped you become the professional that you are today? II've become very cognizant of the potential ripple effects of any of your actions. Sometimes I trace back impactful things to moments where if I didn't make that effort to talk to this person or participate in something, then these other things may not have happened in my life. The same goes with the help I give and the connections I make. Oftentimes, it only takes a brief moment of my time to do something, but the

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main thing is that if I do it and that person reciprocates by taking action themselves, that leads to their own ripples. In the big picture, it's a great reason to always be thoughtful and actually engage in your life, and not just let life happen to you.

Have you had any notable mentors? I've never had any particular mentors, but I've asked a lot of questions throughout my life and I pay attention to how people act, behave and make decisions. I'm more of a listener than a talker, which I think has

allowed me to absorb life lessons more easily. I've had good jobs and bad jobs, and good bosses and notso-good bosses, and have learned from all of them. In addition, something that sticks out to me from a past personality assessment is that job titles and statures don't really resonate well with me. With that, I never really put anyone on a pedestal, but there are a few people I admire for the way they treat people, the life they live and the positive impacts they have made.


“We manage a loan fund that was created in the early 90s to encourage primary sector companies to make capital investments to grow their businesses. We've taken that initial $7.5 million that created the fund, and have lent out and revolved nearly $18 million in loans that have fostered capital investment expenditures of over $600 million, added 6 million square feet of property, created 6,500 jobs and help trigger about $30 million in matching grants for those expanding companies. The ROI on that $7+ million couldn't be much better.”

• John Machacek

Who inspires you? In my life, that is easily the two children I helped bring into the world and raise. They are great kids (now adults) that I am very proud of. I feel very good about the father and husband I've been, as well as that I’m living a fulfilling life.

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46 North Pints

& Provisions 635 2nd Ave N, Fargo

Alibi Lounge and Casino 1340 21st Ave S, Fargo Applebee's

2350 45th St S, Fargo The Bismarck Tavern

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

Bomb Shelter 325 10th St. N, Fargo Borrowed Buck’s Roadhouse 1201 Westrac Drive, Fargo The Bowler 2630 University Drive S, Fargo The Box 1025 38th St. SW, Fargo (Inside the Fargo Inn & Suites)

Bulldog Tap 4265 45th St. S, Fargo

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm Half Price Appetizers Tall Beer For A Short Price $2 Off Glass Wine $1 Off Well Drinks 1/2 Off Bottles Of Wine 25% Off Our Reserve List All Day

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm Half Price Appetizers Tall Beer For A Short Price $2 Off Glass Wine $1 Off Well Drinks

Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm Half Price Appetizers Tall Beer For A Short Price $2 Off Glass Wine $1 Off Well Drinks

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm Half Price Appetizers Tall Beer For A Short Price $2 Off Glass Wine $1 Off Well Drinks

Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm Half Price Appetizers Tall Beer For A Short Price $2 Off Glass Wine $1 Off Well Drinks

$2.50 wells/calls/ domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

$2.50 wells/calls/ domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

$2.50 wells/calls/ domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

$2.50 wells/calls/ domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

$2.50 wells/calls/ domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

$2.50 wells/calls/ domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

$2.50 wells/calls/domestic bottles $3 22oz domestic and $3 Jack Fire. $3 22oz Select Craft Beers

Happy Hour: 3pm – 5pm / 9pm – Closing Daily Half Price Appetizers (Excluding – Breadsticks W/ Alfredo, Classic Combo Platter, Chips & Salsa)

Happy Hour: 3pm – 5pm / 9pm – Closing Daily Half Price Appetizers (Excluding – Breadsticks W/ Alfredo, Classic Combo Platter, Chips & Salsa)

Happy Hour: 3pm – 5pm / 9pm – Closing Daily Half Price Appetizers (Excluding – Breadsticks W/ Alfredo, Classic Combo Platter, Chips & Salsa)

Happy Hour: 3pm – 5pm / 9pm – Closing Daily Half Price Appetizers (Excluding – Breadsticks W/ Alfredo, Classic Combo Platter, Chips & Salsa)

Happy Hour: 3pm – 5pm / 9pm – Closing Daily Half Price Appetizers (Excluding – Breadsticks W/ Alfredo, Classic Combo Platter, Chips & Salsa)

Happy Hour: 3pm – 5pm / 9pm – Closing Daily Half Price Appetizers (Excluding – Breadsticks W/ Alfredo, Classic Combo Platter, Chips & Salsa)

Happy Hour: 3pm – 5pm / 9pm – Closing Daily Half Price Appetizers (Excluding – Breadsticks W/ Alfredo, Classic Combo Platter, Chips & Salsa)

$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

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2-4-1s 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

2-4-1s 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

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¢ teas, 9-11pm: $2.50 tall taps, teas, Morgans & bomb shots

$4.50 Morgans $4.50 Tito’s $5.00 Crowns $5.00 Jack Daniels

$4.50 Morgans $4.50 Tito’s $5.00 Crowns $5.00 Jack Daniels

$4.50 Morgans $4.50 Tito’s $5.00 Crowns $5.00 Jack Daniels

$4.50 Morgans $4.50 Tito’s $5.00 Crowns $5.00 Jack Daniels

$4.50 Morgans $4.50 Tito’s $5.00 Crowns $5.00 Jack Daniels

$4.50 Morgans $4.50 Tito’s $5.00 Crowns $5.00 Jack Daniels

$4.50 Morgans $4.50 Tito’s $5.00 Crowns $5.00 Jack Daniels

Pull Tab 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

$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


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Chili's 3902 13th Ave S Suite 4402, Fargo

Happy Hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Close: $3 Small Domestic Draft and Well drinks. $4 House wine, Classic Margarita, Small Premium Draft and Large Domestic Draft. $5 Presidente Margarita, Large Premium Draft and Long Island Tea

Happy Hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Close: $3 Small Domestic Draft and Well drinks. $4 House wine, Classic Margarita, Small Premium Draft and Large Domestic Draft. $5 Presidente Margarita, Large Premium Draft and Long Island Tea

Happy Hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Close: $3 Small Domestic Draft and Well drinks. $4 House wine, Classic Margarita, Small aPremium Draft and Large Domestic Draft. $5 Presidente Margarita, Large Premium Draft and Long Island Tea

Happy Hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Close: $3 Small Domestic Draft and Well drinks. $4 House wine, Classic Margarita, Small Premium Draft and Large Domestic Draft. $5 Presidente Margarita, Large Premium Draft and Long Island Tea

Happy Hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m.: $3 Small Domestic Draft and Well drinks. $4 House wine, Classic Margarita, Small Premium Draft and Large Domestic Draft. $5 Presidente Margarita, Large Premium Draftand Long Island Tea

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

Ladies Night: 7-10 p.m., ½ Priced Mixed Drinks, Chub’s Mugs: $5.95 New Mug, $3.95 Refills 7 p.m.-Close

Game Night, $1.00 Off Taps & Wells (Including Craft Beers), Free Pool & Darts 8 p.m.-Close

Chub’s Mugs Wednesday: $5.95 New Mug, $3.95 Refills, $1 Off Shots 8 p.m.-Close

Busch Light Tap Night, $1 Off Ice Hole & Fireball 8 p.m.-Close

Beer & A Bump Night, Beer and an Ice Hole for $7.00, $3.95 Chub’s Long Island Teas, $3.95 Stumplifers 8 p.m.-Close

$1 off Bloody Mary’s & Caesars, 8 a.m.-Noon, $1 off Crown Royal, Tito’s & Craft Taps 8 p.m.-Close

Sunday Funday: $1.00 Off All Drinks In Your Chub’s Gear 12 p.m.-Close

Cork ‘N Cleaver 3301 S University Dr, Fargo

2-4-1 bottles of house wine; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

2-4-1 glasses of our featured wine; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

½ price long island teas; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

Wine Club - $15/year, every Wednesday at 5:30pm; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

Weekly Patio Specials; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

2-4-1 bottles of house wine; Happy hours 4-6pm, 9-11pm: $1 off Tap beers, well drinks, glasses of house wine

Cowboy Jack's 506 Broadway N, Fargo

$2 Taps, Bottles & Well Drinks from 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-Midnight

$2 Taps, Bottles & Well Drinks from 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-Midnight

$2 Taps, Bottles & Well Drinks from 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-Midnight

$2 Taps, Bottles & Well Drinks from 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-Midnight

$2 Taps, Bottles & Well Drinks from 3-6 p.m. $3 Grape Apes, Chuck Norris & Sprees 10 p.m.-Midnight

$2 Taps, Bottles & Well Drinks from 3-6 p.m. $3 Grape Apes, Chuck Norris & Sprees 10 p.m.Midnight

$2 Taps, Bottles & Well Drinks from 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-Midnight

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

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

Doolittles Woodfire Grill 2112 25th St. S, Fargo

½ off all bottles of wine 4-11pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $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 9pm-close: $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 9pm-close: $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 noon-5pm

Drumconrath Brewing 630 1st Ave N, Ste 6

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m.

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m

$1 off pints 4-6 p.m

Empire 424 Broadway N, Fargo

Crown Royal $3.75

Bacardi $3.25, Tito’s $3.50

Windsor $3.25

$3.75 Jameson

Stoli $3.75, Jack $4.25

Imports $3.75, Captain Morgan $3.50

$2.75 Rail vodka, $3.25 Windsor

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. ½ price bottles of wine

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 (2-6pm). $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)

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

½ price burgers with purchase of a beverage. Service Industry Night: $1 off all drinks

½ price wine

$4.50 Tito Pours

$1 off bottle or can beer. $4 flavored teas

$4.50 Crown Royal and Grey Goose Pours

11am-4pm: Bloody Mary and mimosa bar

11am-4pm: Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. ½ price taps all day

Front Street Taproom

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off pints & snacks - 7-close Service Industry $1 off all Pints

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off pints & snacks 7-close $1 off all snacks

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off pints & snacks 7-close $2 Grain Belt Pounders

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off pints & snacks - 7-close $10 Select Pitchers

Happy Hour 2pm-6 p.m.: $1 off pints & snacks

Two-for-One’s on Taps and $1 Off Captain Morgan

$2.50 Domestic Bottles and $1 Off Tin Cup Whiskey

½ Off Wine and $3.50 Wells

$1 Off Tall Taps and $1 Off Titos

$8 Domestic Pitchers and $10 Premium Pitchers

Golf Addiction 4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

SUNDAY

Happy Hour All Day: $3 Small Domestic Draft and Well drinks. $4 House wine, Classic Margarita, Small Premium Draft and Large Domestic Draft. $5 Presidente Margarita, Large Premium Draft and Long Island Tea

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

2-4-1 Schell’s Beer

$1 Off Tall Taps

$12 Domestic Buckets and $4.50 Bloody Mary’s & Caesars

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

614 Main Ave., Fargo

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Well Drinks and GC pints. $5 select wines and $5 select apps from 3-6pm

Well Drinks and GC pints. $5 select wines and $5 select apps from 3-6pm

Well Drinks and GC pints. $5 select wines and $5 select apps from 3-6pm

Well Drinks and GC pints. $5 select wines and $5 select apps from 3-6pm

Well Drinks and GC pints. $5 select wines and $5 select apps from 3-6pm

Herd and Horns 1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo

All Day Happy Hour $1 off Drinks & $2 off Appetizers

7-Close: $3 Bud & Bud Light Pints

7-Close: Mug Night. $5.75 first fill $3.75 domestic refills. First fill free on the week of your birthday

7-Close: $3.50 Long Island Teas & $3 Well Drinks

Holiday Inn 3803 13th Ave S, Fargo

Happy Hour all day $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $4 crown all day, every day!

Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $4 crown all day, every day!

Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $1 off Prood Distillers & Far North spirits cocktails. $4 crown all day

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

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $3.50 wells, $1 off all pints, $1 off craft taps, $1 off wine. $1 off Morgan and all tap beers.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $3.50 wells, $1 off all pints, $1 off craft taps, $1 off wine.$3.50 teas and top-shelf all day. $1 off Tito's drinks and tequila 7 p.m.-Close.

Legends Sports Bar & Grill at Rose Creek 1500 East Rose Creek Pkwy S, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday.

Lucky’s 13 Pub 4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo Luna Fargo 1545 University Drive S, Fargo

Granite City 1636 42nd St. S, Fargo

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

Mexican Village 3155 45th St South, Fargo

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SUNDAY

Happy Hour 3-5

$3 Mimosas, $4 Bison Bombs, $5.50 Green Tea Cocktails

$11 for 5 Pounders. Add $2 more for premium

Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $2 off Tall Taps, ½ priced bottles of wine. $4 crown all day

Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $1 off signature and classic cocktails, $4 bomb shots 9-11 p.m. $4 crown all day

Happy Hour 11-4 p.m. $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $4 crown all day, every day!

Happy Hour all day $3 domestic talls, $1 off well drinks and wine by the glass. $4 bloody mary & mimosa bar 12–4 p.m. $4 crown all day, every day!

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $3.50 wells, $1 off all pints, $1 off craft taps, $1 off wine. $1 off all whiskey.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $3.50 wells, $1 off all pints, $1 off craft taps, $1 off wine. $2.95/$3.95 pounders.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $3.50 wells, $1 off all pints, $1 off craft taps, $1 off wine. $1 domestic bottles and wells 9 p.m.-close.

$3.95 Bloodys, Caesars, Screws and Mimosas 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $1 domestic bottles and wells 9 p.m.-close.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday. Free drink raffle for vikings and bison games and meat raffle on Thursdays.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday.

$5 bloodys and caesars and $3.50 Mimosas.

Happy Hour All Day. $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders $5 bloodys and caesars and $3.50 Mimosas.

Happy Hour 3-6pm & 9-Close $6.00 Moscow Mules

Happy Hour 3-6pm & 9-Close House made Margaritas $6 $4 Corona & Corona Light

Happy Hour 3-6pm & 9-Close $2.00/$4.00 Domestic Taps $3.00/$5.00 Lucky's Amber Brew

Happy Hour 3-6pm & 9-Close $3.50 Old School Pounders PBR & Busch Light

Happy Hour 3-6pm & 9-Close

$4 Mimosas 9am-1pm Try our Famous BLT Bloodys!

Happy Hour All Day! $4 Mimosas Our Famous BLT Bloodys 11am-2pm

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

$3 Mexican Bottled Beer

1/2 price Jumbo Margaritas

$2 off Patron

Unlimited Taco refills with the purchase of a taco plate & $2 off Long Islands.

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 The Northern 325 10th St. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., 2-4-1 appetizers

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., 2-4-1 Burgers

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., $9.75 8oz Steak Dinner

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., $6.50 Fried Chicken Dinner

Homestyle Lunch Buffet from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Happy Hour 5-7 p.m.

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m.

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 pm-Close

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


O’Kelly’s 3800 Main Ave., Fargo

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$6 Domestic Pitchers

$3 Long Island Teas and $3 Rum

$1 off Whiskeys

$3 Deep Eddy’s Vodka

BOGO domestic bottles

Happy Hour all day and $3 shot

Happy Hour all day

Pay the Day taps 7-9 p.m.: Pay the Day taps- whatever the date is, that’s your tap price! (Ex: Nov. 2nd=2 cents!). 9-11 p.m.: $2.75 beers, booze and bombs- select drinks on special

9-11 p.m.: $2.75 beers, booze and bombsselect drinks on special.

Wine Night 4-10 p.m.: ½ priced wine by the glass and bottleexcludes reserve wine list

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

$2.95 drink special 11 a.m.-2 p.m: $2.95 Bloody Marys, Bloody Caesars & Mimosas

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

Old Broadway City Club 22 Broadway N, Fargo Old Broadway Grill 22 Broadway N, Fargo

$2 select drinks, select taps and select bottles, $4 glasses of wine

$2 select drinks, select taps and select bottles, $4 glasses of wine *Extended Happy Hour 6-10 p.m. (same specials as 3-6pm)

$2 select drinks, select taps and select bottles, $4 glasses of wine

$2 select drinks, select taps and select bottles, $4 glasses of wine. 9-11 p.m.: $2.75 beers, booze and bombs- select drinks on special

9-11 p.m.: $2.75 beers, booze and bombsselect drinks on special

$11 Domestic Bucket 11 a.m.-close

Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

$3.50 Fireball & Ice Hole All Day

$3.50 Fireball & Ice Hole All Day

$3.50 Fireball & Ice Hole All Day

$3 Domestic Bottles, $3.50 Domestic Taps & Wells, $8 Well Jars

7 p.m.-12 a.m. $3.50 Domestic Bottles, $4 Crown Royal

7 p.m.-12 a.m. $3.50 Domestic Bottles, $4 Titos, $4 Chuck Norris

$3.50 Fireball & Ice Hole All Day

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

½ draft beer 3pmclose, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

½ bottles of wine 3pmclose, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

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

$2 off culinary cocktails 3pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pmclose: $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 4-6 p.m. 9-12 a.m. - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. 9-12 a.m. - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. 9-12 a.m. - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. 9-12 a.m. - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

10 p.m.-12 a.m. - $2 LilFfruitopias, $2 White Claws, $2 vodka, rum, whiskey, gin, $2 berry lemon drop shots

10 p.m.-12 a.m. - $2 LilFfruitopias, $2 White Claws, $2 vodka, rum, whiskey, gin, $2 berry lemon drop shots

All day Happy Hour - $3 Summer Teas, $3 Lil Fruitopias, $3 Spiked Capri Suns

Happy Hour 2-5 p.m.: $1 off draft & can beer, $1 House Wine by the Glass, $1 off single pour drinks. Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light. 12" Single Topping and either a pitcher of pop for $20, a pitcher of Iconic Blonde for $25, or a pitcher of Greenway for $30 9 p.m.-Midnight.

Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light. Specialty Bloody Marys and Build Your Own Mimosa Buckets 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 2-4-1 Well Drinks and $4 Draft Pints 9 p.m.-Close.

Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light. Specialty Bloody Marys and Build Your Own Mimosa Buckets 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $4 You-CallIts for Service Industry.

$3.95 Tall Taps All Day, $3.05 Well Drinks 4:30-Close

Rhombus Guys 606 Main Ave., Fargo

Happy Hour 2-5 p.m.: $1 off draft & can beer, $1 House Wine by the Glass, $1 off single pour drinks. Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light

Happy Hour 2-5 p.m.: $1 off draft & can beer, $1 House Wine by the Glass, $1 off single pour drinks. Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light

Happy Hour 2-5 p.m.: $1 off draft & can beer, $1 House Wine by the Glass, $1 off single pour drinks. Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light. 2-4-1 House Wine by the Glass 5-10 p.m.

Happy Hour 2-5 p.m.: $1 off draft & can beer, $1 House Wine by the Glass, $1 off single pour drinks. Pounder Special: $2 Hamms & High Life, $3 PBR & Busch Light. $4 Rhombus Brewing Company Pints 8-10 p.m.

Rick’s Bar 2721 Main Ave., Fargo

4:30-Close $3.95 Tall Taps, $3.35 Morgan and Bacardi

4:30-Close $4.05 Crown Royal, $4.25 Crown Black

4:30-Close $3.75 Tito’s Vodka

4:30-Close $4.05 Jack Daniel’s, $4.25 Long Island Teas, $4.25 34oz Taps

4:30-Close $3.50 Import Beers, $3.50 UV Vodka

$3.50 Pounders All Day, $3.50 Ice Hole 4:30-Close

Rooter’s Bar 107 Broadway N, Fargo

$2 12-ounce domestic draws all day

$2.50 domestic bottles all day; 9pm – 12a.m.: 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 Root beers 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

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

OB Sport Zone 22 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. and 9-close: $2 select drinks, select taps and select bottles, $4 glasses of wine, $5.95 pitchers. 6-10 p.m.: $5.95 select pitchers of beer


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The Round Up Saloon 4501 Urban Plains Drive, Fargo

Happy Hour all day

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

$3.30 Captain Morgan, $3.85 Crown Royal, Happy Hour open7pm: $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 open7pm: $1 off all drinks

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

Sickies Garage 3431 Fiechtner Drive S, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, $4 Red Bull Vodkas, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas

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

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 2-7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 mystery shots

$4.00 Jameson Irish Whiskey. Happy Hour 2pm-7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 mystery shots

Happy Hour 2pm-7pm: $.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

All Day Happy Hour: $1 off all beer and liquor. 9 p.m. to close: $2.50 domestic taps, $3 Fireball and Icehole.

$4 Moscow Mules all day. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off all beer and liquor. 9 p.m. to close: $2.50 domestic taps, $3 Fireball and Icehole

Half-price wine all day. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off all beer and liquor. 9 p.m. to close: $2.50 domestic taps, $3 Fireball and Icehole

$4 jumbo teas all day. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.: $1 off all beer and liquor. 9 p.m. to close: $2.50 domestic taps, $3 Fireball and Icehole

Midnight to close: $2.50 shots

Midnight to close: $2.50 shots. During Bison game: $1 off all beer and liquor

11 a.m.-noon: $2 you call its. Starting at noon: $3.50 Ceasera, bloodies and mimosas. $3.75 domestic taps

Speck’s Bar 2611 Main Ave., Fargo

$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

Spirits Lounge 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

All Day Happy Hour: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day.

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day. $2 off any Tequila cocktail/drink

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day. $2 off all Proof Distillers and Far North cocktails/drinks

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day. ½ priced bottle wines and $2 off all Jumbo Taps

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day. $2 off Signature and Classic Cocktails, $4 bomb shots 9-11 p.m.

Happy Hour 11-4 p.m.: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day

All Day Happy Hour: $1 off all single pour liquors and glasses of wine, $2 off all Jumbo Taps. $4 Crown all day every day

Twist 220 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

All whiskeys half-price from open to close. Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

$10 bottles of select wines and half off all other bottles of wine. Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. & 9-12 a.m.: $2 Domestic Beers & Cheap Shots, $3 Tap Beers & Rail Cocktails, $4 Wine of the Moment, Shots, & Premium Liquor, $5 Classic Cocktails, $6 Cocktail of the Moment, $8 Patron Margaritas all day.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. bottomless bloodies and mimosas

SouthTown Pourhouse 4281 45th St. S, Fargo

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


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Happy Hour 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Captain Morgan $3.25 & Miller High Life $2.50

Happy Hour 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. E&J Brandy $3.25 & PBR $2.50

Happy Hour 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Windsor $3.25 & Truly $4.00

Happy Hour 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Jim Beam/ Jack D. $3.75 & Heineken $4.25

Happy Hour 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Long Island Teas $3.25 & Angry Orchard $4.00

Happy Hour 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jose Cuervo $4.00 & Corona $4.00

Happy Hour Beer Buckets (6) for $18

$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 9pm-close

$1 Let’s Get It On Lemonades, $1 Sangria, $2 off Margaritas 9pm-close

Wild Terra Cider and Brewing 6 12th St N, Fargo

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off Ciders and starters, two glasses of wine $7

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off Ciders and starters, two glasses of wine $7

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off Ciders and starters, two glasses of wine $7

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off Ciders and starters, two glasses of wine $7

Happy Hour: 2-6pm: $1 off Ciders and starters, two glasses of wine $7

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

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 5:30-7pm

Buy one mug, get one half off tap beer

VFW: Downtown

202 Broadway N, Fargo Vinyl Taco 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

WEST FARGO

Barcode 835 23rd Ave. E, West Fargo

Bar Nine 1405 Prairie Pkwy., West Fargo

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

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Happy Hour 3pm6pm: $1 off all taps, bottles, pounders, wells and wines; $3 Captain Morgan, $1 off all domestic taps, Shot of the Day: $3 Rumpleminze

Happy Hour 3pm6pm: $1 off all taps, bottles, pounders, wells and wines; $3 Bacardi, $1 off all craft pounders, Shot of the Day: $3 Doctor McGuillicuddy's

Happy Hour 3pm-6pm: $1 off all taps, bottles, pounders, wells and wines; $1 off Crown, $1 off domestic bottles, Shot of the Day: $3 Fireball

Happy Hour 3pm6pm: $1 off all taps, bottles, pounders, wells and wines; $3 Tito's, $1 off craft taps, Shot of the Day: $3 Icehole

Happy Hour 3pm-6pm: $1 off all taps, bottles, pounders, wells and wines; $3 Deep Eddy's, $1 off craft/import bottles, Shot of the Day: $3 Jagermeister

$4 Mules, $1 off domestic pounders, Shot of the Day: $3 UV Bombs

$3.75 Bloody Mary's and Caesar's, $3 Mimosas, $1 off all taps, Shot of the Day: $5 Patron

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close - $3.00 Domestic Pounders & Wells

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close - $1.00 off All Taps, Bottles & Pounders

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close $4.00 Domestic Beer Mugs

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close $1.00 off Domestic Taps & $3.00 Wells

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close $3.50 Captain Morgan & Bacardi

Happy Hour from open to 8 p.m. - $1 off apps, taps, bottles, wells and wine. 8 p.m. to close - $4.00 Titos & $3.00 Well Vodka

All day- $8.00 Domestic Pitchers, $3.00 Fireball, Icehole, Wells & Domestic Pints

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

True North Bistro 5064 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Brunch 11AM-3PM, Bottomless Mimosas


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Blarney Stone 1910 9th St. E, West Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-Close: $1 off Draft Beers, $ 1 off House Wine, 2 for 1 Dublin Pours (Bar Pours)

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-Close: $1 off Draft Beers, $ 1 off House Wine, 2 for 1 Dublin Pours (Bar Pours)

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-Close: $1 off Draft Beers, $ 1 off House Wine, 2 for 1 Dublin Pours (Bar Pours). $4.50 Trash Cans 5 p.m.-close

Hooligans 509 32nd Ave W. West Fargo, ND 58078

Happy Hour 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $4 Mules & $4 Domestic Talls, 2-for-1s 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Happy Hour 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., $4 Teas & Titos

MacKenzie River Pizza 819 24th Ave W E, West Fargo

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

The Piggy BBQ 816 24th Ave E, West Fargo

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Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-Close: $1 off Draft Beers, $ 1 off House Wine, 2 for 1 Dublin Pours (Bar Pours)

5 p.m.-Close: $5 Clawritas

Happy Hour 9 p.m.Close: $1 off Draft Beers, $ 1 off House Wine, 2 for 1 Dublin Pours (Bar Pours). Free trip through Bloody Mary or Mimosa Bar with a Breakfast Entree Purchase. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Happy Hour 11 a.m.-Close: $1 off Draft Beers, $ 1 off House Wine, 2 for 1 Dublin Pours (Bar Pours). Free trip through Bloody Mary or Mimosa Bar with a Breakfast Entree Purchase. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Happy Hour 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., $4 Whiskeys, Bottomless Wine

Happy Hour 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., $4 Malibu, Captain Morgans & Bacardi

Happy Hour 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., $3 Wells, $3 Icehole shots

Happy Hour 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $4 Bloody Marys, Caesars & Mimosas, $5 Vodka Redbulls

Happy Hour 9 p.m. to Close., $4 Bloodys, Caesars & Mimosas

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

3pm- 6pm: $3 wells, $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints, $1 off wine glasses, 75 cent wings

Happy Hour All Day: $2 off glasses of wine and 1/2 off bottles of wine, $5 mixed drinks, $3 off all signature Piggy cocktails, $4 beers.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.: $2 off glasses of wine and 1/2 off bottles of wine, $5 mixed drinks, $3 off all signature Piggy cocktails, $4 beers.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.: $2 off glasses of wine and 1/2 off bottles of wine, $5 mixed drinks, $3 off all signature Piggy cocktails, $4

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.: $2 off glasses of wine and 1/2 off bottles of wine, $5 mixed drinks, $3 off all signature Piggy cocktails, $4 beers.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.: $2 off glasses of wine and 1/2 off bottles of wine, $5 mixed drinks, $3 off all signature Piggy cocktails, $4 beers.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.: $2 off glasses of wine and 1/2 off bottles of wine, $5 mixed drinks, $3 off all signature Piggy cocktails, $4 beers.

Happy Hour All Day: $2 off glasses of wine and 1/2 off bottles of wine, $5 mixed drinks, $3 off all signature Piggy cocktails, $4 beers.

$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 you-call-its

Rookies 715 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

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

Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pm-midnight: $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 noon6:30pm, 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

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

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

​JoJo's 915 19th Ave. E, West Fargo

All day Happy Hour

$5 Sangria ~ Red, White or Rose

$9.50 Wine Flight

$6 Aperol Spritzer

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

Happy Hour 4-7 p.m

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m Pitch & Large Pizza $14 Domestic $18 Premium

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m Burger & a Bump $12 Burger & Pint of domestic beer or well drink

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m

$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

Pub West 3140 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

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

Work Zone 701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

THURSDAY

$9 Pizza Bloody Mary & $5 Bellini ~ Peach, Strawberry or Watermelon

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

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


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JC Chumley’s 1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

Happy Hour: 4-6:30pm- $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks "Margarita-Monday" 6-10pm, $3 well or $5 premium

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

Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm- $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells. 8pm-Midnight: $4 Busch Light Mug Fills, $5 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: 4pm6:30pm- $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

Legends Bar and Grill 803 Belsly Blvd, Moorhead

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-7pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts.

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-7pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-7pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts. $3 wine night from 3 p.m.-12 a.m.

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-7pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm-7pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. $5 Bloody Mary's/Bloody Caesar’s, $3.50 Mimosas, $1 off Legendary Drinks

Service Industry Night: 10 percent off all beverages

Mick’s Office 10 8th St. S, Moorhead

$2.50 Captain Morgan, $4 domestic mug fills, $4 bomb shots 8pmmidnight

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

Ladies Night 8pmmidnight: $2.50 pounders and youcall-its

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

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

$5 endless Mimosas 11am-4pm, $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 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday.

$5 bloodys and caesars and $3.50 Mimosas.

Happy Hour all day. $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders $5 bloodys and caesars and $3.50 Mimosas.

$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

MOORHEAD

Rustica Tavern 315 Main Ave., Moorhead Happy Hour 3-7 p.m $1 off all drinks. $3.50 domestic pounders all day everyday. Free drink raffle for vikings and bison games.

Speak Easy 1001 30th Ave., S, Moorhead

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

2-for-1s 4-6pm

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

Vic’s Bar & Grill 427 Center Ave, Moorhead

$3.25 Morgan

2 for 1's 9-midnight

$1.00 off All Whiskey

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

Murphy's Pub 808 30th Ave. S, Moorhead


46 North Pints & Provisions 635 2nd Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102

Zachariah Cage 46th Boulevard

Ingredients 1.5 oz Basil Hayden 1 oz Carpano Antica 1 oz Campari 2 spoons of D.O.M Benedictine

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