Fargo Monthly September 2015

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SEPTEMBER 2015

COMPLIMENTARY

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40 THINGS TO DO DOWNTOWN DIEHARDS

BEST LUNCHES IN TOWN // FARGO GOES GAMER // INTERVIEW WITH TOM GREEN




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18 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DOWNTOWN FARGO From advice from people who live, work and play downtown to 40 things you need to eat, drink and experience, we tell you what you need to know about Downtown Fargo. 46 THE FUTURE OF DOWNTOWN FARGO Mayor Tim Mahoney, City Commissioner Mike Williams and City Planner Joe Nigg tell us everything you should know about the future of the city center.

96 54 OUR AGENDA: INTERN EDITION 56 TOM GREEN Q&A 58 BREAKING BENJAMIN Q&A 61 T​ OP 10 THINGS TO DO IN FARGO UNDER 21 Attention new college students! FargoMoorhead has plenty of fun activities for you to do. Find them here. 65 FARGO ESCAPE ROOM 66 FIVE THINGS TO EAT AND DRINK THIS MONTH 70 A LOOK INSIDE PORTER CREEK HARDWOOD GRILL 79 THE LUNCH HOUR You work hard. Make the most of your lunch

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hour with these delicious meals. 82 INSIDE PROOF ARTISAN DISTILLERS 86 LEARN ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLAZA The International Market Plaza is bringing some much needed diversity to Fargo-Moorhead businesses. 96 BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE RED RIVER ZOO 102 F​ ARGO'S NO LONGER FOR N00BS ​Read about FM's burgeoning game developers scene. 110 DOWNTOWN FARGO'S YESTERYEARS

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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE Culinary Spotlight Mixologist Of The Month Around The Town New In Town Startup Spotlight Downtown Update Photo Recap: FM Pride Parade

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RESOURCES Event Calendar Live Music Calendar Drink Specials College ID Specials Monthly Finds: Fall Fashion


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EDITOR GO GO EDITOR

DOWNTOWN ROCKS! literally wore holes in my shoes this month walking around downtown in search of the best things the area has to offer. Looks like I’ll have to swing back over to Broadway Shoe Company in search of some new pumps. It never ceases to amaze me how much this tiny section of town has to offer. In the 165 acres of downtown, you can experience firstclass fine dining (Mezzaluna, HoDo, Monte’s), receive an entrepreneurial education befitting of a tycoon (Prairie Den, One Million Cups, Small Business Administration), relive your college days (Rooter’s, OB, Sports Bar) and so much more. HERE ARE MY

1 RUN THE RED RIVER As a runner, I cherish the trail along the river. Get in a 5K by running from the dike to Lindenwood Park while enjoying the peaceful and free running trail.

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FIVE FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IN DOWNTOWN FARGO.

2 ONE MILLION CUPS Apparently I’m a fan of the free stuff. The knowledge you can gain from the weekly entrepreneurial meetups is invaluable. Attend the next one (they’re every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Stage at Island Park).

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3 SCOTCH EGGS AT BOILER ROOM If you haven’t had the scotch eggs at the Boiler Room, stop reading this and go there immediately. Seriously, put this down and get there now.

4 LIVE MUSIC AT SIDESTREET While I’m a fan of all the live music venues downtown, I have a special fondness for Sidestreet. Make sure you get there ASAP before they move out of their current location.

5 LOUISIANA SATURDAY NIGHT Rhombus Guys has my favorite pizza ever. The Louisiana Saturday Night is loaded with shrimp, sausage, pepperoncini, red pepper, onion and mozzarella. If you’ll excuse me, I have to go there right now.







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rom the hidden (community gardens) to the obvious (the HoDo has delicious food, duh), Downtown Fargo has something for everyone. We hit the streets to find what you should know about the most eclectic area of town. Meet the downtown diehards who work, play and live downtown and see if you can find all 40 of the things we recommend experiencing. By Erica Rapp and Andrew Jason | Photos by Paul Flessland and Andrew Jason

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diehards Bruce and Robbie Quick have witnessed all of the dramatic changes of Downtown Fargo. The couple first met while Bruce was at NDSU and Robbie was at MSUM. She met Bruce because, according to Bruce, “She couldn’t find any cute boys over there (MSUM) so she came over here (NDSU).” Bruce has spent most of his professional life working downtown as a lawyer, working mainly at Vogel Law Firm while his wife Robbie works at Park Company Realtors. After moving downtown three and a half years ago, it’s safe to say these two are downtown diehards. 20 | SEPTEMBER 2015 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


WÜrst Bier Hall

where they

EAT

• MEZZALUNA • MONTE’S • TOSCANA • WÜRST BIER HALL • DEMPSEY’S • RADISSON “I like wine so I like to go to the wine places.”

R

“We eat out, how many nights a week? Four nights, five nights a week. We are very well known by just about every restaurant downtown. We’ve eaten everywhere.”

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O’Day Caché

where they hidden

GEMS

Few people realize that you can rent out the Fargo Theatre’s second screen. They offer a birthday special where you can rent it for $100. Go to fargotheatre.org for more info.

“One of our neighbors rented the small theatre and they invited people – 50, 60 people. They had us all vote on our favorite movie, and then we went to Kilbourne’s rooftop and had a social thing where he had a bar set up and he had food catered and then we walked to the Fargo Theatre.”

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SHOP

While not quite as versed in the shopping scene, the two definitely have some favorites.

• O’DAY CACHÉ • ZANDBROZ “I love O’day Caché. I’ve been buying things from Cindy since before she bought the shop.”

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the

RENAISSANCE It’s no secret that Downtown Fargo has gone through a renaissance over the last 30 years or so. “I’ve been working down here forever. It’s changed dramatically. Even in the last three or four years we’ve lived here, it’s changed dramatically. I can’t remember the number of restaurants that have opened in the last four years, but it’s a lot of restaurants and bars.”

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THINGS TO EAT, DRINK AND EXPERIENCE IN DOWNTOWN FARGO

There's so much to explore in Downtown Fargo, it can be overwhelming. We took the work out of it for you by highlighting 40 things to eat, drink and experience in Downtown Fargo and even found some facts that you might not know about.

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Beer Run

Looking for a fun run and a little carb loading? Fargo Running Company offers a group run on Tuesday nights that starts and ends at Fargo Brewing Company. Those who are of age can enjoy a free, refreshing pint afterward. fargorunningcompany. com/FargoRun.html 610 University Dr. N, Fargo

Super Fresh Coffee

Located in Roberts Alley is a quaint coffee shop called Stumbeano's Coffee Bar, where the owner, Greg Stumbo, roasts his own beans and makes all of the syrups in-house. stumbeanos.com 210 Broadway N, Fargo

2 The Ford Building Turns 100

In 1915, the Ford Motor Company constructed its 25th branch house in our city. Until 1956, the building served primarily as a Ford distribution center with a showroom area in what is currently the entrance. 100 years later, the building still stands on Broadway in Downtown Fargo, housing several local businesses and residential lofts. 505 Broadway N, Fargo 22 | SEPTEMBER 2015 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

Place for Thought

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Whether it's prayer, meditation or thought, the meaning of the Roberts Street Chapel is solely up to the visitors. It is a community space where participants can spend a few moments alone for whatever reason, and have the opportunity to enjoy beautiful artwork by local artist Marjorie Schlossman. Open Monday-Thursday from 1 - 4 p.m. Times subject to change; look for the open sign. fmchapel.com 333 Roberts St. N, Fargo


A New Co-working Space

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With an individual membership, you can become part of the Prairie Den. Great flexibility and limitless, 24/7 access allows you to work when it's best for you and your colleagues. Plus you have the option for lockable storage. Various memberships are offered for different types of individuals and organizations, and guest passes are also available with membership. emergingprairie.com/prairiedencoworking 122 1/2 Broadway N, Fargo

Photo courtesy of NDSU Archives

9 Our Oldest Park

Island Park is Fargo's oldest park, and was part of the original townsite of Fargo plotted out by the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Located in Downtown Fargo south of Main Avenue, it's got plenty of activities for all to enjoy including playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, outdoor amphitheater seating, a swimming pool, bike paths and more. fargoparks.com 302 7th St. S, Fargo


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diehard The Bison faithful probably recognize Chad Stark. He played for NDSU from 1983 to 1986 as a running back and played in four national championships, winning three. Stark was drafted by the New York Giants and drifted around the NFL before coming back to Fargo. Today, he works as a financial advisor at Wells Fargo in Downtown Fargo and lives only a couple of blocks away from his office at the 300 Broadway apartments.

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PERSPECTIVE Unglued

where he

SHOPS • UNGLUED

“I will be the one to say that my wife is the one who brings me out to Corks & Canvas. It’s what has gotten me introduced to a lot of these shops. Whenever you offer alcohol, the guys will come. We’ve gone to a couple. The one that I like visiting is, I believe it’s called Unglued. They throw a couple Bison things that intrigue me and get me interested.”

Island Park

With two pugs, it can be hard to find some green space for the dogs to do their business. Stark has found some of the best spots for your pets, though.

where he

• WEST: Barry, Richard Hall

811 2nd Ave. N, Fargo • EAST: River Trail Walk for several miles in either direction • SOUTH: Island Park 302 7th St. S, Fargo

EATS

• OLD BROADWAY

a downtown

FOR ALL

One of Stark’s favorite aspects is the diversity he gets to witness from a different viewpoint. “We have the luxury of a rooftop on our place so we get to overlook downtown at night. It is an incredible view to watch all the lights and all the activities. It’s something that a lot of people don’t get to do. We are blessed to be able to see that. It’s fun to see. You see businessmen, you see retirees, you see young kids going to bars – the Dempsey’s, the Pickled Parrot.”

“I told them four years ago after I had that, I had the Tuna Fusion and sweet potato fries, and said, ‘I will not quit ordering this until you screw it up.’ And they have yet to screw it up. Every time I’m in the Old Broadway, it is the same meal.”

Tuna Fusion @ Old Broadway

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Free Veggies

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There's a small area off of Roberts Street called Ole Tangen Park, also known as Triangle Park, and it grows various vegetables that are free to the public. We found a lot of tomatoes, small onions and some sort of leafy green, but there's a good chance you might get lucky and find something different. fargoparks.com 10 Roberts St. N, Fargo

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Fargo-Moorhead and North Dakota in general are significant contributors to the honey industry. That's why the cofounder of Wondermade, a marshmallow company, has crafted a specialty marshmallow called "Fargo Buzz" that's made with real North Dakota honey. You can currently find the marshmallows at Unglued Market. ungluedmarket.com 408 Broadway N, Fargo

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Laugh Out Loud

Head over to the Red Raven Espresso Parlor on Tuesday nights for open mic comedy. It's all ages, there's no cover and you're guaranteed to have some laughs. Signup is at 8:30 p.m. for those interested in performing, and the laughs ensue from 9-11 p.m. redravenespressoparlor.com 915 Main Ave, Fargo

Mixology Labs

Your Sundays just got a lot better. Every Sunday from Labor Day to Memorial Day at 7 p.m. at the Boiler Room, you can participate in a mixology lab to learn about different spirits and even try your own hand at creating one yourself. Two area award-winning mixologists host the class of 12, and registration includes four hand-crafted cocktails plus appetizers for $30. boilerroomfargo.com 210 Broadway N, Fargo 26 | SEPTEMBER 2015 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


Efficient Experienced Effective

Paula Kelly - Deposit Services Officer


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Ultimate Gaming Destination

Section9 Cyber Cafe has everything you need when it comes to LAN, gaming and computer services. Maybe you're into Xbox, or maybe you're feeling nostalgic and want to play your friends in MarioKart. The cafe has one of each modern system and nearly one of each legacy system. They've also got 15 computers and hold various gaming tournaments. section9cafe.com 14 Roberts St. N, Fargo

History Of The Old Broadway

Coffee On Tap

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At 20 Below Coffee, you can get a delicious cold brew on their nitrous tap unlike any other in town. Not only that, you can take home a howler full of it to enjoy an iced coffee whenever you'd like. Howlers are $9 to buy and $6 to refill. 20belowcoffee.com 14 Roberts St. N, Fargo

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Alex Stern & Co. was a clothing company born in 1881 that had a few homes destroyed by fires before it made its way into the second Edwards Building in 1903, where it remained for 51 years. Today, the Edwards Building is home to the Old Broadway, with the original brick and tin ceilings. It opened in 1975 and has since been expanded to 11,000 square feet. The OB Sports Zone used to be occupied by the Northern States Power Company around 1910, when they were the city's steam providers. theoldbroadway.com 22 Broadway N, Fargo

14 Legal Art Wall

Calling all local artists and graffiti wizards! In an alley behind the Fargo Forum building is a legal art wall that's open for the public to paint on. Check out some of the unique pieces or create your own before it fills up. 101 5th St. N, Fargo

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Free Donut With Lunch

That's right. If you get a lunch combo from Sandy's Donuts, you get a free donut to go with it. Sandy's serves up great cold and grilled sandwiches, along with hot soup and burgers. Not only do you get a tasty meal but a delicious treat to go with it. sandysdonunts.com 300 Broadway N, Fargo

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Acres in the Renaissance Zone of Downtown Fargo (Roughly University Drive to the Red River, 7th Avenue North to 8th Avenue South)

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Chicken Art

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Exclusive Bison Tees

Get your hands on some Bison wear that you won't find anywhere else in town. These shirts were customdesigned by the owners of Red Silo Studio and are perfect for football season. redsilostudio.com 12 Broadway N, Fargo

At the NoBull Country Club, there's a table that folds up after 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays to become a dance floor. Right above it is the DJ booth, also known as the "chicken coop", and it actually has a parts of a real chicken coop constructed into it. You'll be able to get a glimpse if you can see high enough over the giant rooster that was painted by local artist, Rando. nobullfargo.com 609 NP Ave, Fargo

19 Free Book Reading

Every second Saturday of the month, local boutiques Pastiche and Others host a book reading for small children where they give away a copy of the books that are read. It's a great event that encourages reading in young children and is open to anyone. pastichestores.com othersshop.com 18 8th St. S, Fargo 29


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Fresh Food

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We all wish downtown had a grocery store, but if you're looking to get some quick fixings for a fresh sandwich, you're in luck. Scratch Sandwich & Deli Co. sells slices of deli meat and cheese, along with $7 bread loaves and fresh salads by the pound. scratchdelico.com 68 Broadway N, Fargo

If your pooch is just as active as you, check out Outermost Layer's selection of specialty dog brands such as such as Ruffwear, Dog is Good and Aussie Dog. They've got everything from collapsible water dishes and leashes to cooling vests and harnesses. If you're set to go running or hiking, your dog can be, too. outermostlayer.com 518 Broadway N, Fargo

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Free Downtown Transportation

LinkFM is a fun, fast and free MATBUS route that connects the downtowns of Fargo and Moorhead. It arrives every 12 to 15 minutes at each stop, and it will keep moving to the next one if nobody is at a particular stop. It's a great way to avoid traffic and parking tickets for those who work downtown or just like to visit. matbus.com/linkfm.htm Operates from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday Friday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday

23 ​Essential Oils

Visit One World for a vast selection of hand-poured essential oils that will leave you smelling fantastic. oneworldboutique.net 614 Main Ave, Fargo

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diehard Brian Hayer is the President and CEO of Warner and Company Insurance, a business that has been in the heart of Downtown Fargo since 1911. Hayer’s father moved to town in 1964 and bought the business in the 70s. After starting work at the company in 1986, he now co-owns the business with his sister. According to Hayer, downtown used to be somewhat of a financial center where people would go to meet with an insurance company or do their banking, but now the vibe is completely different from the yesteryears and he's enjoyed being a part of downtown throughout its changes. 32 | SEPTEMBER 2015 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


what he likes

TO DO

• 1 MILLION CUPS “I go to 1 Million Cups every Wednesday. It’s so cool to see what the entrepreneurs are doing in town, and it gets you really excited about living here.”

Shannalee

where he

SHOPS

• HALBERSTADT’S • SHANNALEE “You wouldn’t think of SHANNALEE as having cool stuff for guys, but they have Ted Baker ties, which are super unique and funky so I like to get those there. I like to support the men’s stores downtown like Halberstadt’s as well, and I even get my hair cut at Nanette’s in the Gardner building.”

hidden

GEMS

• THE ALLEYS “I don’t know if a lot of people go down into the alleyways. Just walking down the alleys, especially Roberts Street, is kind of a hidden gem. You can see all of the beautiful lofts and cool spots from back there, too. There’s also the Alley Fair that has happened in the past. I think that’s kind of a hidden gem that people aren’t aware of.”

Roberts Street

where he

EATS

• MEZZALUNA “I like how they change their menu and keep it up to date. It seems like they’re always mixing a new concoction. Their Red Sangria… there’s just no sangria that is as awesome as theirs. I have friends from all over try it and love it.”

Bacon Wrapped Bison Meatloaf @ Mezzaluna

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Custom Jewelry And Classes

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At Beads On Broadway, you can schedule your own classes on-demand and learn anything you'd like to know about creating your own jewelry pieces. The shop also does plenty of custom pieces, especially for weddings and Bison fans. beadsonbroadway.com/classes.html 114 Broadway N, Fargo (Lower Level of the Black Building)

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Crafty Cards

Zandbroz Variety has been in Downtown Fargo for 25 years, and they've always had the most clever card selection. You'll find cards from regional and local companies for everything from weddings and birthdays to a simple "thank you" in the best way possible. Find them on Facebook 420 Broadway N, Fargo


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Acres Downtown Are Underutilized

This number relates to city blocks that are included in the Renaissance Zone. There are 49 blocks that were identified as being appropriate for Renaissance Zone Projects and those blocks encompass a total of about 165 acres. Sixty-eight acres of that is property that is vacant, surface parking or underutilized in some manner.

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T​ hat Famous Rooter's Root Beer

Did you know the famous root beer drink at Rooter's is not made with actual root beer? That's right. It's a mixture of Vodka, Galliano and Cola. Find them on Facebook 107 Broadway N, Fargo

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Handmade Sweets

Barbara Onsurez, co-owner of Babb's Coffee House, comes up with her own recipes and makes the desserts at the coffee house completely from scratch. If you're looking for some delicious baked goods, especially cheesecake, then this is your destination. babbscoffeehouse.com 604 Main Ave, Fargo

Antique Upholstering

McNeal & Friends carries a brand called Lee Industries that acquires beautiful antique rugs and upholsters them into things like rugs, ottomans, pillows and more. Find them on Facebook 506 Broadway N, Fargo

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hope & donny goldammer

diehards

Hope and Donny Goldammer are a couple that eat, sleep, play and work in Downtown Fargo. Hope is the owner of LOT 2029, a boutique on Main Avenue, with her husband Donny keeping up with construction and renovations. They’re also in the works of remodeling their home themselves on Main Avenue in what used to be the Mr. Print building attached to Theatre B. The street level of their home will soon be a new shop of theirs selling kitchen and housewares due to open this fall. In the midst of running their own businesses and constructing it all themselves, they always find the time to appreciate the culture of Downtown Fargo. 36 | SEPTEMBER 2015 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


Aendee

what’s in

where they

SHOP

THEIR FUTURE

Radisson

• VIOLET’S VINTAGE • AENDEE “I really like Violet’s Vintage. You always find one-of-a-kind pieces, and after talking to the owner I found out that she goes to a lot of estate sales. So, you know she’s getting the best of the best stuff that you’re not just finding at regular thrift stores and stuff like that. I’ve found some really great vintage purses there.”

where they grab

A DRINK

H

where they

EAT

• BLUE GOOSE CAFÉ • VIP ROOM “Blue Goose Café is one of our favorites. It’s so fresh, and we’ve gotten to know the chef there, too. He’s a fivestar chef who is the most humble person. You taste his food, and it will blow your mind.”

D

• RADISSON “We love going to the Radisson. The atmosphere is great, and I feel like many people don’t know that there’s a bar upstairs. It’s never overcrowded, and we always bring our friends there.”

H

“They also have an awesome Sunday brunch.”

D

The Goldammers plan to open a new kitchen and home boutique called Mint & Basil that will be located in the lower level of their home on Main Avenue. They hope to have the store up and running by late fall, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas. “Some of the gadgets that we’ve found at the trade shows are things you can’t find anywhere in town, so we’re excited to bring some new and exciting things here. It’s going to be a great range of really affordable to high-end products.”

H

“If you’re looking to get a gift for someone, you’re guaranteed to find it here. There’s going to be something for everyone.”

D

“We also really love the VIP Room, and I think that’s kind of like a little hidden gem. It’s in the basement of the Block 6 building. The menu changes every week so you’re always able to try something new.”

H

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Margaritas For A Steal

We don't joke around about awesome drinks. Vinyl Taco offers $2 margaritas on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to close. Pair that with a crispy fish taco and you're set for a great night. vinyltaco.com 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

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Exclusive Handmade Clothing

It's pretty much guaranteed that you won't find anything like the clothing at Art Bazaar in the Black Building. That's because it's all one-of-a-kind and handmade by the owner, Laura Concetta, who is known as a weavable art fashion designer. On top of creating beautiful clothing, she also constructs some pretty unique lamp shades and much more. etsy.com/shop/ lauraConcetta 118 Broadway N, Fargo

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Drekker Brewing Company has partnered with local coffee brewers to create a Roastmaster Series. So far they've collaborated with 20 Below Coffee and a few other regional roasters to create a carmely, subtle beer with their light roast coffee. drekkerbrewing.com 630 1st Ave. N, Fargo

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Cut Your Own Soap

For $1.50 an ounce, you can take the reigns on your own bar of fresh soap from the Zum Bar brand at Elouise Boutique. Take home a lot or a little; you'll be smelling fresh no matter what. Find them on Facebook 14 8th St. S, Fargo



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For a college student, Drew Spooner is a busy man. The NDSU senior is getting ready to graduate this fall, but is already making a name for himself by interning at Botlink, a drone software company, and, more notably, by starting the Hammock Initiative. This initiative has received international attention promoting hammocking and relaxation. However, like all college students, Spooner is looking for a good deal and knows where to find them.

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where he

EATS

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• SANDY'S DONUTS

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what he did

“I was a co-founder of the Sandy’s Donuts Club. They really latched onto the idea in helping support the community we’re building. … They also have really great lunch specials.”

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• SONS OF NORWAY

Serving lunch everyday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Sons of Norway offers a lunch off the grid. Be sure to check out their brunch on Tuesdays.

Sandy's Donuts

“One thing that many people don’t know about is the Sons of Norway, which is right across from Barry Hall. It has good lunch specials as well. One of my good friends, Al Winmill, said they have the best pancakes he’s ever had. That’s a unique spot that I was just introduced to. I think it’s a really cool, different side of Fargo.”

• STUDIO 222

“Studio 222 is another place. I’ve gone to a couple improv shows there. It’s fun to see some live comedy there. They also have some concerts there as well."

• TACO TRUCKS

Open for business for lunch and late at night, the taco trucks are a great spot for cheap dining. Taco Bros is located behind the Empire on Roberts Street and Luchadores Taqueria is in the parking lot of the Fargo Brewing Company.

“The taco trucks are a favorite of mine. Taco Bros and Luchadores are two classic favorites. … It’s fun to find. The Trust Your Bro platter at Taco Bros, you can’t go wrong with that. They know what they’re doing.”

It can be hard for people under 21 to find things to do in Fargo. Spooner has some recommendations.

• TEABERRY

“Teaberry is always a favorite, cool place to go to hang out with friends, play some board games and have some delicious Teaberry drinks."

Taco Bros

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34 Grey Goose On Tap

Everybody knows Mezzaluna for its delicious food, but it is also one of only three places in the country that has Grey Goose vodka on tap. It works just like a keg system for beer. They have a machine downstairs that hooks up to Grey Goose and the vodka comes out ice cold, every time. dinemezzaluna.com 309 Roberts St, Fargo

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35 Skywalk Exercise

During business hours, take a break and get a nice walk in. Every when it's chilly out, you still have the option for indoor exercise without the gym fees. We walked from Broadway to the Civic Center in the skyway and calculated that it's roughly 1/4 of a mile.

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Group Bike Rides

Tom Smith (pictured) and the Great Northern Bicycle hosts numerous group bike rides throughout the week, and they're all free. There's everything from family and fitness rides to night rides, off-road rides and more. gncycles.com 425 Broadway N, Fargo 42 | SEPTEMBER 2015 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

It's safe to say that most people enjoy a good late-night meal every now and then. Did you know that you can enjoy a decadent midnight brunch right here in downtown? The Radisson's lobby bar serves up a variety of breakfast and dinner foods for a tasty late-night meal. It's $13 plus tax, goes from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. and no reservations are required. radissonfargo.com 201 5th St. N, Fargo

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Get your friends together and enjoy a fresh brew in a boot from W端rst Bier Hall. Not a real boot, of course, it's just a giant glass that's shaped like one. And don't forget, there are special rules when it comes to drinking out of the boot. wurstfargo.com 630 1st Ave. N, Fargo


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Barry and Nicole Gruchow have planted their feet in Downtown Fargo. Barry Gruchow is a managing partner for Halberstadt’s Men’s Clothiers, and he and his wife, Nicole Gruchow, co-own Broadway Shoe Company and Your Day by nicole. Not only are they involved with staple businesses, they also live downtown with their dog and new daughter, Charlie. They wanted to live in a place that was something different than just the typical house in suburbia, and have really made themselves accustomed to the way of downtown. 44 | SEPTEMBER 2015 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


Island Park

what they like

TO DO

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• ISLAND PARK “Island Park is nice and close. Now that we have a baby, and we have a dog too, we like to go on walks and things like that.”

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“We really like the Hotel Donaldson.” “We also like to get lunch to-go there and bring it back to work with us. It’s really convenient.”

where they

SHOP

• O’DAY CACHE • PROPER & PRIM “I’m surrounded by women in the store that I’m in, 100 percent of the time. I see them all day long, and sometimes if we don’t have something we can send them to those stores and vice versa.”

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“Fargo’s getting bigger but it’s still a city that has a good hometown feel like a smaller city, especially when you’re working and living downtown. You get to experience that on your walk to work or when you’re out doing business.”

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What you need to know about

the future of

DOWNTOWN FARGO By Andrew Jason

Bear with us. This may get a bit complicated. We’re about to talk about tax incentives, politics and the science of running a city. Basically, what it all boils down to is that the city is putting more focus on planning for the future of the city and creating tax incentives that will get the city the most bang for their buck. All right, now that you know that, let’s dive in.

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Is Fa rg o Sp r ea d ing Itself To o Thin? According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Fargo is 48.82 square miles. With all the open space on the perimeter of the city, developers are going outward, which increases the cost of running a city. Just think, every time there’s a new development or street made, the city needs to run sewers out there and plow those streets. Check out how Fargo compares to much larger cities like San Francisco and Boston. ≈1,000 persons

first off,

WHY DOES A CITY NEED A STRONG DOWNTOWN CORE? After World War II, the suburbs took hold of American cities and people began to move outward, leaving downtown desolate. However, there have been countless studies that have proven why a city needs a strong downtown and there has been a recent interest in strengthening those downtowns. From a healthier population because of increased walkability to a stronger tax base because of mixed-use buildings, the reasons go on. Over the last 20 years, it’s no secret that Downtown Fargo has gone through a rebirth thanks in large part to the Renaissance Zone. In 1999, the

City of Fargo began offering incentives to return investment to downtown. With incentives like a five year, 100 percent property tax exemption on the value of the building for new construction, rehab projects and residential purchases, downtown property value has exploded, going from $197 million in 1999 to $583 million in 2014. “It (Downtown Fargo) was the core of the city that was deteriorating, and that was pretty common in American cities. The car kind of drove people out to the suburbs,” said City Commissioner Mike Williams. “… We realized 20 years ago that there has to be a reversal in that trend, or you’re going to rot from the inside out like a rotten apple.”

Fargo SQUARE MILEAGE: 48.82 PERSONS PER SQUARE MILEAGE: 2,162

San Francisco SQUARE MILEAGE: 46.87 PERSONS PER SQUARE MILEAGE: 17,179.1

Boston SQUARE MILEAGE: 48.28 PERSONS PER SQUARE MILEAGE: 12,792.7

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second off,

WHAT IS THE CITY DOING NOW TO ENCOURAGE GROWTH? The Renaissance Zone incentives are still active. Downtown Fargo has seen an influx of commercial and residential growth. However, the problem is that most of the new residential buildings have been for higher income individuals. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney believes this is something that the city needs to start addressing. “What Mike (Williams) and I are concerned about is getting affordable housing downtown as well,” said Mahoney. “Although you’re getting all this build out, things are happening. A lot of times what we see are upper end condos and upper end apartments going in. … We’re starting to come into a market where you have to have affordable housing.”

So the city is looking at potentially enacting policies to encourage lower-income housing. City Planner Joe Nigg also believes the city needs to truly understand what’s happening downtown. That’s why he is pushing for a City Comprehensive Plan. “How do we continue to build on the success of the previous 10-15 years?” Nigg said. “… I think the next phase is to figure out how we incentivize and encourage infill. And with that, how do we transition some of these underutilized properties that may be vacant or surface parking?” This project would bring in experts in various fields like parking, redevelopment, traffic engineering, socio-economic experts and many more to work together to give the city a detailed plan of where it needs to go in the future.

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Downtown Investment 2012 TOTAL BUILDING PERMIT VALUATION

2013 TOTAL BUILDING PERMIT VALUATION

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DOWNTOWN PERMIT VALUES

DOWNTOWN PERMIT VALUES

PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL FARGO PERMIT VALUE

PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL FARGO PERMIT VALUE

PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL FARGO PERMIT VALUE

DOWNTOWN PROJECTS IN EXCESS OF $1 MILLION

DOWNTOWN PROJECTS IN EXCESS OF $1 MILLION

DOWNTOWN PROJECTS IN EXCESS OF $1 MILLION

$289 million $19 million 6.5% 4

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$375 million $12 million 3.3 % 4

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Mayor Tim Mahoney

"We have a healthy downtown, but we still have a lot of space expanding. What Mike and I struggle with is we’re an urban city and how do you fill in the spots and how can we figure out a way to incentivize that to happen. If you have a healthy downtown, you can have a healthy city."

Multi-Use Vs. Single Use Buildings A good way of looking at how much more economically viable multi-use buildings are is to compare what the Radisson in Downtown Fargo pays per square foot of lot size compared to the Wal-Mart on 55th Avenue South. “When you look at the total acreage that a big box store takes and what

they pay on taxes on a per square foot basis per valuation, it’s much less bang for the buck than a multi-use type of structure in a core area where people live, work and play,” said Williams. Radisson: $157,078.61, $10.23 per square foot of lot size Wal-Mart: $341,202.55, $.34 per square foot of lot size

Sustainable Prosperity, a Canadian environmental think tank, gathered the following information. It shows the annual savings by having a strong urban core versus a sprawled out city.

CITY’S ANNUAL COST PER HOUSEHOLD $700

City Planner Joe Nigg

"Where Downtown Fargo is at right now and the amount of potential that exists, I don’t see why we couldn’t double or triple the number of people living in the core. I don’t see why we wouldn’t be able to take a lot of these surface parking lots, especially in that core bullseye area, and transition those into part of the built environment. ... out of 160 acres, all 49 of those blocks included, there’s 68 acres that are vacant, underutilized to some extent."

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Downtown Property Values 2000 VALUE $200 million

2005 VALUE $316,267,800

2012 VALUE $554,975,900

2014 VALUE $583,458,800

City Commissioner Mike Williams

"The art community, restaurants – the cost (downtown) is relatively low compared to the market rate but as it evolves and grows, they kind of grow into themselves and their customer base increases. We’re in the middle of that evolution right now. We’re only about halfway of where we can probably be with our potential." 49


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Urban Style Development Great for Fargo Properties with higher utilizationper-acre generates the highest property taxes for City of Fargo. The tallest peak downtown is from the Radisson. Source: Map derived from Cass County Assessment information (2014) and GIS data.

finally,

WHAT WILL THE FUTURE OF FARGO LOOK LIKE IN THE NEXT 30 YEARS? With projects like the floodwall, construction of a new city hall and possible construction of a new multiuse entertainment center, it is likely that Downtown Fargo will be dramatically different in 30 years. The Latest on the Flood Wall For the last six years, a massive 36-mile diversion has been in the works to prevent another mass flooding. Anyone who has been by the Dike has seen the work going on. That will continue through the winter in hopes of being done

by the middle of next summer. For more information on the diversion, go to fmdiversion. com. The Latest on City Hall The site of the new City Hall was selected to be the north end of the Civic Center parking lot. TL Stroh and HDR were selected to design it. In May, the City Hall Building Committee cut $3.4 million out of the proposed design for an estimated $27 million for the 96,000-square-foot building. In a best-case scenario, construction would start in 2016. To follow along with the project, go to facebook.com/ FargoCityHallProject.

The Latest on an Entertainment Center The City Commission recently received bids on creating a new 2,200 seat multi-use performing center. To renovate the Civic Center, it would be $52 million and to build a new one, it would cost $55 million. According to Williams, there is a demand for this size of center. Williams said the center would lose an estimated $100,000 to $140,000 a year, which, he said, is normal. There was a formal discussion at the end of August after our print date.

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Web Intern Shania Twain's "Rock This Country" Tour

Stride and Fargo Monthly Writer/Copy Editor Modest Mouse

September 21 at 7:30 p.m. I remember getting my first CD when I was in grade school: a shiny new copy of Shania's "Come On Over." Her songs "I Feel Like a Woman" and "That Don't Impress Me Much" were my favorites. Now she's on tour for the first time in 11 years, and it's a concert that a 90s baby like me can't miss.

September 15th at 5 p.m.

Guess what? Modest Mouse is coming to Moorhead, and I'm very excited for this show. It's going to be fantastic to see Modest Mouse's live performance and to get to witness them playing their music, bringing it to life and to have fun being a little star struck. JADEPRESENTS.COM

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INTERN EDITION We asked the wonderful team of interns at Spotlight Media, the parent company of Fargo Monthly, what they can't wait to attend this month.

PACE MAIER

Bison Illustrated Writer NDSU Bison vs. UND

September 19 at 2:30 p.m. Finally, the rivalry is back and with it being my senior year at NDSU, this game couldn’t have been scheduled at a better time. I’m excited for the tailgating and the festivities after the big game. And, of course, the game will be the best part. It’s almost like both universities knew it was my senior year and gave me an early graduation present. GOBISON.COM 54 | SEPTEMBER 2015 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

TAYLOR PALUCK

Social Media Intern Fargo Connect

September 15 at 8 a.m.

I am so excited for FargoConnect. First, because it's an excused absence in my classes to be able to grow and network with professionals. Second, because so often people don't believe in the amazing things to come out of a "small" community like Fargo. And I'm "fangirling" over the fact that I get to hear Daniel Lemin of Convince & Convert live. FARGOCONNECT.COM


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tom green ON TECHNOLOGY, WHAT HE’S UP TO NOW AND BREWING BEER

See Him For Yourself

Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. Fargo Theatre Get Your Tickets at jadepresents.com/tomgreen-fargo

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T

OM GREEN FIRST BURST INTO THE NATIONAL LIMELIGHT IN 1994 WITH “THE TOM GREEN SHOW." OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS, THE ACTOR HAS APPEARED IN HIT MOVIES, TRAVELED THE WORLD DOING STANDUP AND, MOST RECENTLY, CREATED A NEW INTERACTIVE SHOW CALLED “TOM GREEN’S WEBOVISION” ON TOMGREEN. COM. THE COMEDIAN IS BRINGING HIS ZANY ANTICS TO THE FARGO THEATRE ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 25. WE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM TO CHAT ABOUT LIFE. Have you ever been up to our neck of the woods?

“I have. I’ve been to Fargo, I’ve been to North Dakota. I love North Dakota. I’m excited to come back.”

As long as we’re on the topic of Fargo, not sure if you’re aware of this, but Fargo has been named the Drunkest City in America. I know that you are a brewer and have your own beer. How did you get into that and could you talk about your brew?

“I’ve got this beer that is available, unfortunately, only in Ontario and New York state right now. It’s a new beer; it’s called the Tom Green Beer. It’s a milk stout. It’s brewed by this great Canadian brewery that’s called Beau’s Brewery. It’s really awesome. Hopefully I can get it distributed in North Dakota soon. But I do love beer and I love working with this brewery and I’m having a blast so it’s cool.”

Now that you’ve been around for awhile, how have you had to reinvent yourself over the years? How do you stay relevant?

“I always try to keep trying new things. I always try to stay ahead of the curve a little bit. When it comes to technology. … I’ll look at where comedy is going. I do that not for any reason other than I just find it really interesting. Technology is really interesting to me. … The newest show I’m doing is on the Internet on tomgreen.com, watch it on my Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, everywhere. If you go to tomgreen.com you can watch the show. And it’s a lot of fun. “It’s my own independent studio that I built, and we do a live talk show every night at 5 o’clock from Los Angeles. And it’s an interactive show; people can call in on Skype and be on the air and actually be on talking. And it’s really cool. I’m having a blast doing that, and people should check that out.

What can people expect from your show?

“It’s a ridiculous show. If you’re a person who loves stand-up comedy, you’re going to love this show. It’s got a lot of elements of what you would associate with a traditional stand-up show. I’m definitely putting my personality into it, and my spin on the content is obviously coming from a place where I really have always really liked to speak truth to power and analyze some of the hypocrisy in the world and some of the ridiculousness in our world. So there is some social commentary in there.”

Anything you want to say to your fans that are eagerly awaiting your show up here?

“Everybody in North Dakota, we’re going to have a great night, we’re going to have a fun time. Go look at what I’m doing on tomgreen.com, get involved and then come out to the show and I’ll do a hilarious show and we’ll meet in person after the show. It’s going to be a great night.”

To read the full interview, and find out how Tom Green compares himself to Taylor Swift, go to fargomonthly.com


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Bluesteam Amphiteater 801 50th Ave. SW, Moorhead Gates at 5 p.m. Show at 7 p.m.

BREAKING BENJAMIN B

enjamin Burnley is the founder, lead singer and guitarist of the successful American rock band, Breaking Benjamin. The band is back in action and better than ever with headlining tours and a new album after a hiatus and almost a complete change in members. Burnley took a few moments to talk to us about the band’s new lineup, Fargo’s food and their upcoming show in town.

Have you ever been to Fargo before? What do you think of our city?

“Oh yeah. I don’t think there’s a place we haven’t been. I don’t think it was too long ago but I do remember, strangely enough, that Fargo had the best chicken chimichanga and my wife will remember where it’s from. I hope the place is still there so I can get it again. You wouldn’t think I would find that in Fargo, but I did.”

We’ve heard that there’s a story behind the band’s name. Can you tell us about it? “I was playing at night at open mic coffee shops by

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‘Benjamin’, just my first name. ... I used to do a little Nirvana tribute where I would do some Nirvana covers and then I would do like Kurt Cobain did and knock the microphone over with the head of my guitar. And I did that one night, and the screen on the microphone broke. So, at the end of the night the guy gets on the microphone and he’s thanking everybody on the list for coming up and playing, and he gets to my name and he says ‘Oh, and I’d like to thank Benjamin for breaking my f-ing microphone.’ So that’s where breaking Benjamin came from.”

Interview by Erica Rapp

Your band is back in action with a completely new lineup. Have things changed creatively or musically with all of the new members?

“Well, I’ve always been the primary writer for the band, so my process has never really changed because I’d always do it by myself anyway. ... So, there really isn’t much difference, and I think, I hope, that fans are putting it together that the sound of the band hasn’t really changed too much from past Breaking Benjamin albums to this one. That’s because the same person is responsible for why it sounds the way it sounds.


“The other musicians that I’ve played with are very good musicians. The ones I’m playing with now are some of the best people that I’ve played with personally. So, I really look forward to the future of the band and I’m kind of going to let them do a lot more of the writing, because I never really wanted to be the primary writer of the band. I was just the only one that’s ever really contributed whole songs that sounded the way Breaking Benjamin sounds.”

I’m sure that’s a lot of work, doing so much by yourself.

“Yeah, but I like it and I enjoy it. Sometimes it did get a little daunting and it did get a little stressful at times, but at the end of the day I enjoy writing music and I enjoy playing music and now I enjoy who I’m playing with.”

You’ve had a few songs featured in popular video games. Is there a different writing process that you go through to create songs specifically for gaming? “Well, I mean, I try to make it sort of more about what they want for the game. ‘Blow Me Away’ was one of our bigger songs that was written specifically for ‘Halo 2’ back in the day. I really tried to cater to what I thought would be appropriate for what they wanted. It was fun.”

Since the band has seen great success over the years, what would you say are some “wow” moments for you as a musician? "I could tell you a thousand stories, but they’d be stories that every other

band probably already told you a hundred times. ... We kind of joke about band stereotypes so much that it’s hard to say, although we do appreciate everything that has happened to us. “But, there is one thing in particular that has never happened to me. We were playing ‘Rock on the Range’ recently and we got locked inside our trailer. They were these old, rickety trailers and I shut the door and the latch broke so that when you turned the doorknob, it just kept turning and it wasn’t attached to anything. So we were locked inside and it was like, six feet off of the ground so we had to climb out of the window."

On a more personal note, your son turns one in November. What’s the dad life been like so far?

“Yeah, he turns one on November first actually. It’s great. I couldn’t ask for a better son and I love being a father and he’s the reason I get up in the morning. Whenever I go to bed I can’t wait to see him again the next day.”

Anything else you want to add for Fargo fans awaiting the show here?

“Well, first off, I want to go get a chicken chimichanga from that place. Secondly, we just wanted to express our gratitude to everybody that’s supported the band for all of these years and especially now with the band coming back out. ... So we’re just really stoked that fans support us and we love them and we can’t wait to come and play in Fargo.”

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10 Things To Do In Fargo Under 21 Let’s be honest, it can be slim pickings on what to do in Fargo-Moorhead when you’re under 21. As 20,000 plus students return to the area, we went back to our freshman year to find some of the best things to do in town. Have fun Cobbers, Bison and Dragons. By Taylor Markel and Andrew Jason

12 COURTNEY’S COMEDY CLUB

Fargo-Moorhead’s comedy club will start their season on September 18. Thursday nights are college nights, where students can get tickets for only $8 with an ID. 600 30th Ave. S, Moorhead courtneyscomedyclub.com

Big fan of music? Just because you're under 21 doesn't mean you can't enjoy some great local music. Go to fargomonthly. com/live-music-calendar to see all the live music in town.

Red Raven: The Red Raven is one of the most eclectic coffee shops in Fargo. With original art, comedy and live music plus great drinks and food, it's worth checking out. ​916 Main Ave. S, Fargo redravenespressoparlor.com The New Direction: This allages venue receives artists from across the country. With music ranging from rock to heavy metal, The New Direction offers variety and something new to the Fargo music scene. ​14 Roberts St. N, Fargo facebook.com/thenew direction

CATCH A FLICK

Who doesn't enjoy a good flick for cheap? Enjoy $5 movies every Tuesday at the Century 10 Movie Theatre and West Acres Movie Theatre and on Thursdays, students get $5 tickets with a valid college ID. College students also save $1 at the Fargo Theatre.

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The Fargo-Moorhead area offers many spooky options for those looking to get their heart racing this year.

Haunted Farm: Located 10 miles south of Moorhead on Highway 75, this farm opens early October and provides a 45-minute guided tour. 1947 130th Ave. S, Moorhead hauntedfarm.com Acres of Terror: About a 30 mile drive from Fargo, Acres of Terror is worth the trip just for the bus ride. This popular joint opens September 11. 108 N Dakota 18, Leonard, N.D. acresofterror.net

See our m enu onl i ne a t w w w .kobesfargo. com 4228 15th Ave S - Fa rgo Call (701) 232-5623 for reserva tions

FARGO FORCE TICKETS

Starting September 25, the Fargo’s USHL hockey team, the Force, will start their season. Watch their website for their college nights with discounted tickets. fargoforce.com

THUNDER ROAD

Can't decide on just one thing to do? Worry no more, for Thunder Road has mini golf (with a giant, water-spewing volcano in the middle of the course), go-karts, laser tag, batting cages and a huge indoor arcade. 2902 Thunder Rd. S, Fargo thunderroadfargo.com


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The Fargo Golf parks offer a discounted fall season pass to all five of their golf courses. You can get in some rounds of golf at Edgewood, Rose Creek, Osgood, Prairiewood and El Zagal before the season ends. fargogolf.net

COLLEGE SPECIALS!!

Make sure you see our full list of college specials on page 138.

GET AROUND TOWN

BIG TOP BINGO

All college students need some extra cash. Here’s your chance to pay for those textbooks. Located on 25th Street, Big Top Bingo is open late almost every night of the week. bigtopbingo.org

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Do you have what it takes to get out of Fargo’s newest entertainment destination?

Tucked away in a nondescript section of storage spaces and workshops in West Fargo lies the Fargo Escape Room. Editor Andrew Jason and myself (Web Editor Lydia Gilbertson) explored the new interactive game to find out what it’s all about.

What is an escape room?

An escape room is essentially a reallife version of an Role Playing Game/ action video game such as "Silent Hill" or "Fallout 3." For the less nerd-inclined, the main idea is that players try to escape an area, a locked room, and achieve a series of goals by finding clues, solving puzzles and completing tasks. This brilliant concept combines team building, gaming and theatre in order to bring a unique interactive experience that barely existed a few years ago.

What happens inside?

We only had one hour to complete a series of tasks that led up to us exiting the room. "Framed" is centered around the idea of being locked in an office with

Want to Try It Out?

a briefcase of money and trying to escape before the police come to arrest you. I’m not going to go into much more detail because it would ruin the experience for anyone wishing to try out The Fargo Escape room for themselves.

Here are five tips I picked up during our great escape that might help you out during yours:

1. Don’t be afraid to use the clues. They will help keep you on track when you’re stuck and guide you in the best direction if you get caught up in a less relevant task. 2. Cell phones are not allowed in the rooms. They are kept in a locked box that you can access once you exit. 3. There is a panic button in case of emergency, so you aren't actually trapped in the room, although it is much more fun if you pretend you are. If you’re worried about feeling claustrophobic, it's an average-sized room with 10-foot ceilings. 4. If you figure out the door code prior to finishing all of the tasks, you didn’t actually win. 5. The Fargo Escape Room crew will be watching and listening to you on their

If you are interested in trying out The Fargo Escape Room, be sure to book your session at least 24 hours in advance.

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monitoring system as you try to finish the tasks and cheer you on the whole time, even though you can’t hear them.

How did Escape Rooms make their way to Fargo?

The founders of the Fargo Escape Room, Darin Livdahl, Sarah Deutsch, Paul Borudeaux and Eric ‘Fish’ Ista, had initially tried out rooms in Denver and Minneapolis and knew they had to bring it to Fargo. They all have day jobs (and will continue to) together at Sundog Interactive. The team has a wide range of ideas for the future of The Fargo Escape Room, following its initial opening on September 3. “We would like to be able to expand into more rooms. We just have so many ideas that we need to get out of our heads,” Livdahl explained. “We have a lot of theme room ideas. Halloween came up, but we don’t think we’re going to hit it this year because we just opened.”

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2220 East Main Ave, West Fargo

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BLUEBERRY BBQ PULLED

Take your favorite summer recipe to a whole new level and enjoy it year-round. Slow-cooked pulled pork is coated with Frank's special blueberry BBQ sauce and served on a fresh deli bun with a hefty helping of fresh fries. FRANK'S LOUNGE

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LEMON MERINGUE PIE This pie is a little slice of heaven with the perfect amount of fluff and great flavor. The egg whites are perfectly whipped and toasted on top, the lemon filling is creamy and rich and the soft pie crust pulls it all together for a sweet treat.

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NICHOLE'S FINE PAST RY

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The Girl Upstairs at Rhombus Guys combines Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, Limoncello, fresh lemon juice, Bell's Two Hearted Ale and lemonade into a delicious cocktail. And yes, the drink is named after a girl who lives above the restaurant.

Rustica Tavern is known for their unique pizzas, but none is quite like The Decoy. This pizza combines savory duck confit, roasted garlic and basil with sweet roasted grapes, goat cheese and balsamic syrup. Stop in during happy hour for half-priced pizzas.

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606 Main Ave, Fargo rhombuspizza.com

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fresh figs:

"FRUIT OF THE GODS"

& never to be seen in fargo By Eric Watson | Photo by Andrew Jason

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eing a chef in Fargo comes with many challenges but none bigger than the severe lack of specialty produce. While cooking in other parts of the country, specialty produce just seemed to show up at the back door without any effort at all. It was almost as if we had too much product to utilize on any given day. Nowadays, I struggle to acquire a decent-looking fresh artichoke or flat of wild mushrooms. Eric Watson is the owner of Mezzaluna, Rustica and Mosaic Foods in Fargo. He is also the founder and president of the Fargo branch of the American Culinary Federation.

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I certainly do my best to utilize fresh local products when available. For a small portion of the year, I receive beautiful tomatoes, herbs, squash and several other standard vegetables. From time to time we receive something a bit more exotic, but regardless, I still miss the days that I could purchase fresh figs with confidence. I always knew that they’d show up at the kitchen door looking nicely ripened and ready to consume. Here in Fargo, however, they arrive as hard and bland as the cardboard they’re shipped in or just overripe. Yes, dried figs are great throughout the winter, but there’s simply no comparison between the two. I realize that the idea of only consuming fruits and vegetables that are raised locally is a huge trend right now, as it should be. Then again, how many times can you eat crookneck

squash, corn and kohlrabi before you get sick of it? I will always do my part to support local growers, but I will never lose my hunger for exotic and interesting fruits and vegetables. Fresh figs are amazing. They have a unique honey-like aroma and beautiful sweetness. They are very versatile and can easily be utilized in sweet or savory dishes. I always feel like a little kid on Christmas morning when the first shipment of fresh figs arrive in late summer. Fargo has difficulties when it comes to shipping fresh produce. First of all, Minneapolis seems to be the end of the line when it comes to food distribution. Fargo isn’t exactly “on the way” to anything else. By the time fresh “specialty” produce hits our region, it is typically anything but in ideal condition. Sure, things like bell peppers and onions look just fine, but the jicama and Belgian


endive look pretty weak. The other problem, of course, is that we simply don’t have the demand for specialty produce as a culinary community. When I first moved the Fargo, I couldn’t find interesting produce like persimmons, lychee, pommelo, blood oranges or meyer lemons in area grocery stores. Now, these items pop up far more frequently than ever before. Fresh figs are temperamental to say the least. Their shelf life is shorter than most and the window of opportunity is small, but the financial risk is worth the reward. The more residents of Fargo request specialty items from the produce manager at their neighborhood grocer, the more likely it may show up the following season. So, please do me a favor and start requesting figs from time to time.

recipe Caramelized Figs with Crispy Prosciutto, Mascarpone Cheese & Arugula Pesto Serves 4

• 4 ea. Fresh Black Mission Fig • 1/8 cup Granulated Sugar • 1 Tbsp. Whole Butter • 2 cups Arugula • ¼ cup Toasted Almonds • ½ cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese • 2 cloves Garlic • 2/3 cup Olive Oil • Salt & Pepper, To Taste • ½ cup Mascarpone Cheese • 2 ea. Pieces Pre-Sliced Prosciutto Cut fig in half from top to bottom. Place exposed side of fig in sugar to coat surface. Melt butter in a sauté pan and quickly sear sugared surface of fig. Remove from pan and set aside. In a food processor combine arugula, almonds, Parmesan cheese and garlic. Process until almost smooth in texture. Fold in olive oil, salt and pepper. Slice prosciutto into thin strips and fry in 365-degree oil until crispy. Assemble figs, mascarpone cheese, pesto and crispy prosciutto as desired and serve.


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By Erica Rapp | Photos by Paul Flessland

Inspirational SEE WHAT PORTER CREEK HARDWOOD GRILL HAS TO OFFER

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Fargo’s newest dining establishment, Porter Creek Hardwood Grill, draws on Californian and Mediterranean influences and captures the essence of wine country and craftsmanship. Owner John Sheehan gave us a tour of this unique restaurant to show us how much it has to offer.

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argo is home to the second Porter Creek restaurant; the first one opening in Burnsville, Minn., in 2010. The most important part about the restaurant is it’s versatility. Whether it’s private parties, business meetings, casual drinks or date night; there’s a little bit of something to do for everyone. “Our whole idea is that we are casual. We have a strong commitment to a quality dining experience and we

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welcome anybody to come and enjoy our restaurants,” said Sheehan. In the spirit of wine country, the restaurant is designed to have a rustic feel with contemporary furnishings. Upon entering, guests are immediately captured by the concept of the dining experience with its open-air feel, detailed lighting, custom-designed stone, metalwork by a Minnesotan blacksmith and much more.


Central Dining

This area of the restaurant has raised ceilings and lots of light to create an open, lively feel for guests. If you’re looking for a quality dinner with more of a festive atmosphere, the bar is the place to be. It offers crafted cocktails, 16 beers on tap, 65 different wines and more. In this area you’ll also see plenty of local and regional carpentry and metal work. Another part of the bar seating is more of a congregation area, where guests can be farther away from the bar itself but can still openly socialize within the area.

Outdoor Dining

Take your meal outside and relax next to the beautifully constructed Porter Creek. There’s even parking available in the back of the restaurant right next to the outdoor dining area, so guests can simply walk up and be seated without having to go all the way around to the front. A bonfire pit is also available on the outdoor patio for those looking to sit back and relax with a drink or two.

Four Seasons Porch

This area allows guests to get the experience of outdoor dining without actually being outside. It’s almost entirely surrounded by windows that are frequently opened up, when it’s not too humid, to allow a little breeze to come through. A four seasons porch means that it can be enjoyed all year long. The ceiling provides heat and air conditioning, and the floor has underground heating as well. The room is also available to private parties and can seat up to 50 people.


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The Eats

Get a taste of the quality dishes that Porter Creek has to offer. The food is affordable, made from scratch and the menu pushes close to 50 items.

Frenched Bone-in Pork Chop with Apricot Chutney 12-ounce smoked prime rib with an apricot ginger glaze and served with asparagus and mashed potatoes.

Salmon with Roasted Corn Sauce Salmon with bacon-scallion whipped potatoes, balsamic red onion marmalade and topped with crisp shoestring potatoes.

Barrel Room

This is a dining room for larger parties and it’s also available for reservations. Guests that reserve the room also have access to a front patio area with a gas fireplace. “Many of the wine rooms that you go into in California have the rounded ceilings and doors with the barn floor, aged brick and wine racks so we wanted to replicate that,” Sheehan said.

Fireplace Room

In the larger dining room, you’ll get the feel of wine country and vineyards of California or Italy. A beautiful mural created by an artist from Minneapolis lines the wall, along with various photos from Italy to pull together the entire theme. In this room, you’ll also find an impressive fireplace and flooring that was reclaimed from an old barn in Minnesota.

Southwest Chopped Salad Rotisserie chicken salad with jicama, red bell pepper, roasted corn, black beans, avocado, red onion, tortillas, arugula and topped with a chipotle lime vinaigrette.

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The outdoor bar is all sheltered with a special roof and doors so that the area can be enjoyed in the colder months. It may not totally allow for winter outdoor dining, but it certainly extends it with heated flooring and infrared heaters. “Being from the Midwest, our winters are long. We thoroughly enjoy outdoor

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dining and Porter Creek really celebrates that connection we all have, so providing a great outdoor dining experience is important to us,” said Sheehan. If you’re looking to get cozy and simply enjoy drinks and appetizers, you can get comfortable on the couches next to the wood fireplace. The restaurant even has blankets for the chillier nights.

portercreek.com

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By Andrew Jason

ROERS ANNUAL CHILI FEEDSTUFF

YOURSELF for a good cause

STUFF YOURSELF AND FEEL GOOD… AT LEAST FOR THE FACT YOU’RE HELPING A GOOD CAUSE. THE ROERS ANNUAL CHILI FEED IS BACK THIS MONTH. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

SEPTEMBER 29

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Annual Roers/Keller Williams Chili Feed

WHAT IT IS

For the third year, Roers is teaming up with United Way to present their annual chili feed. This event will bring 50 different kinds of chili under the roof at Roers. Last year, 600 people attended this event raising over $21,000. This year, they are aiming for the lofty goal of $31,000. It is a free-will donation event.

roers.com/chilifeed

WHERE THE MONEY GOES

United Way has a new campaign advertising where the money raised goes. Their new campaign is labeled “You Can Change The Story.” According to United Way Marketing and Brand Management Director, Kristina Hein, all money raised by United Way goes to 10 different focuses: 1. Men and women facing homelessness have homes. 2. Kids are not going to bed hungry. 3. New parents are prepared to support their children. 4. More children have quality child care. 5. Students are paired with caring mentors. 6. More children are ready for kindergarten. 7. Families are financially prepared for the future. 8. Local students are ready for the workforce. 9. Families have warm, stable homes. 10. Teachers aren’t teaching classrooms full of hungry students each day.

WHAT YOU’LL BE EATING

There is a competition for people’s choice and VIP awards. Last year, Phil Hayes of Discovery Benefits was the VIP winner and Betsy Denis of Berkshire Hathaway was the people’s choice winner. Check out some of last year’s entries. “Jailhouse Frito Pie Chili” from MBN Engineering “Beans, Beans, the Musical Fruit: A Symphony of Spices Vegetarian Chili” – FM Symphony “Chili, Chili, Bang, Bang” – Goldmark Property Management “Sweet Chocolate Chili” – All Terrain “ABChili” – Fargo Public Schools

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Visit Trisha Kreps at Sickies Garage for a refreshing twist on a classic Moscow Mule that’s perfect for the end of summer weather and easy to make at home. By Erica Rapp | Photos by Andrew Jason

• ½ Lime (fresh-squeezed) • 1 ½ oz. Absolut Pear Vodka • Ginger Beer

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$5.

Squeeze the fresh lime over ice in a copper mule mug. Add the vodka and top off with ginger beer. Add a lime wedge on top for extra garnish. There’s no need for stirring with this one.




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our stomach is growling and it’s finally time for a break after a long morning at the office. Where do you spend your limited time filling your stomach? We’d probably need quite a few pages to feature all of the great locallyowned places to snag a quick bite, but we picked five of our favorite lunches around town. BY ERICA RAPP PHOTOS BY ANDREW JASON AND PAUL FLESSLAND

This savory, earthbound salad will leave you more than satisfied and has a whole plethora of fresh ingredients: steamed organic brown rice, organic kale, house-made guacamole and hummus, radishes, cucumber, roasted tomatoes, scallion, microgreens, kalamata olives and toasted organic sunflower seeds. Plus, it’s topped with a salmon fillet and a helping of harissa with a lemon-herb vinaigrette.

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​​BACON CHICKEN SCRATCH WITH KETTLE CHIPS & HOUSE-MADE PICKLES

​ EEF B ENCHILADA ​​ This hearty enchilada is packed with beef and topped with a special gravy, cheese, lettuce, tomato, mild sauce, black olives and green onions. Stop by the Taco Shop on Tuesdays for their enchilada special with a side of beans for only $5.

TACO SHOP 420 University Dr. N, Fargo 4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo 1825 University Dr. S, Fargo

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This sandwich features chicken breast and double smoked bacon topped with harvati dill cheese, tomato, purple onion, romaine hearts, roasted red pepper hummus and a zesty house herb spread. If the sandwich wasn't enough​, pictured is a sweet, broccoli bacon salad and a decadent Italian Love Cake made of chocolate mousse and ricotta cheese.

SCRATCH SANDWICH & DELI CO. scratchdelico.com 68 Broadway N, Fargo


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CARAMEL ROLLS

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TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE tropicalsmoothie.com 2424 13th Ave. S, Fargo

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JOEL KATH AND HIS SON, JAMISON.

HOMEGROWN S P I R I T S

Booze isn’t just consumed in Downtown Fargo, it’s now produced. Joel Kath is the owner of Proof Artisan Distillers and is crafting his own whiskey, vodka and gin for your tasting pleasure. The microdistillery will be opening in September, and it’s definitely a special part of North Dakota history. By Erica Rapp | Photos by Paul Flessland 82 | SEPTEMBER 2015 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM


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The Booze

Many products are already available for purchase, and there are definitely more in the works. So far, gin and vodka are the only products that are ready to go. The whiskey is currently going through the barrelaging process. 2 Docks Vodka

Made from potatoes. Proof plans to release cream and coffee liqueurs under the same brand later this fall.

Minions Gin

More of a citrus blend. Named after the inside joke about Kath’s “former friends," or “minions” helping him move the bar to its location.

STEP 1 IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING WHISKEY

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ath will be running the distillery with the help of his brother Jay, who will be managing the distillery side; his son Jamison, who currently oversees the gin production; and a few other employees. With a huge background in engineering, Kath looked into distilling five or six years ago and saw that it was becoming a national trend. “I’ve never really been a beer person. Beer doesn’t really like me and I personally don’t like it. So, since my mid-20s I’ve always done vodka and gin in the summer and whiskey in the winter,” Kath said.

in North Dakota and Minnesota, with the potential for about 400. Even though a vast majority of the product is sold at liquor stores and bars through their distributor, it’s still available for purchase at the distillery itself. The distillery also has a full kitchen and plans to serve small plate tapas with things like meats, cheeses, crackers and appetizers but eventually plans to expand into more bar food. Along with that, Kath says he plans to do tastings and events to get the community involved and informed on what it’s all about.

The spirits are sold at over 100 locations

Glen Fargo

The single malt whiskey of North Dakota. It can't be called "Scotch," because it’s obviously not made in Scotland.

Crooked Row Corn Whiskey/ Bourbon.

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How It’s Done

Kath gave us a little lesson on what goes into making the delicious spirits. We got the stepby-step process for a single malt whiskey, and a little bit of info on the vodka and gin process. 1. It all starts similar to a brewery, where malted barley is loaded into a mash tun and steeped in hot water. After roughly 90 minutes, the hot water reacts with enzymes in the malt and turns it into a syrupy-sugary wort, which is the start to the beer. “We don’t, unlike the brewhouses, add all of the hops and other flavors, we just head for the straight malt. We just want straight, single malt,” explained Kath. 2. After that happens, the liquid is cooled down through a contraption called the heat exchanger. The hot wort is pumped through a pipe, along with cold water, and the product transfers through all of the pipes to be cooled down to a temperature that it can be fermented at. Then, it’s transferred into tanks where the yeast is added and it ferments into a beer and creates alcohol.

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3. During an approximate seven-day ferment, the wort becomes a 10 percent, single malt beer. This beer is then transferred to the still. During distillation, the beer is heated to boil off the alcohol. As the temperature gradually rises, the lowest boiling point alcohols boil off first. These “heads” contain nasty chemicals and are collected and discarded. Each column in the distiller has different levels of plate-like bubble compartments, where the vapors come up and hit the bubble cap and are forced back down through a layer of liquid alcohol. When that vapor hits the liquid, it condenses and immediately re-vaporizes and goes up into the next level. “Each time it moves up, it’s technically redistilling. But what it does is that it increases the alcohol content of the vapors as it goes up through the bubble caps,” said Kath. “That way we can control the alcohol content that comes out.” What comes out is about a 130 proof alcohol that is put into oak barrels, where all of the color and most of the flavor of the whiskey

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comes from. Don’t worry, their whiskey won’t be that strong, though. It’s diluted back down to a normal 80 proof.

need to make 'Everclear' strength, 192 proof alcohol. And then you dilute it back down," Kath explained.

Vodka

Gin

Proof uses potatoes as the base for their vodka to get a pure, neutral product. It's a much trickier process but similar to single malt whiskey. “In order to create the sugary wort from potatoes, we add natural enzymes and cook it at precise times and temperatures. This process converts the potato starch into the sugary wort, which ferments into a potato beer. Potato beer has no flavor to speak of. It is terribly bland as a beer, but this blandness is perfect to distill into a potato vodka," said Kath. The vodka is processed through the taller side of the distiller so that it can be distilled to a high enough proof, or it ends up tasting a little like whiskey. “In order to make Vodka, you

Proof’s gin starts with their vodka loaded into the smaller gin still. As this is brought to a boil, the vapor moves up through the pipes, and flows through a basket containing all of the ingredients. The vapors then condense and come out at about 160 proof. It is then diluted with filtered water to bring it back down to drinking level. Kath’s son has spent his summer college break running the gin still and says that up to 21 different ingredients are added to the top compartment for the gin’s flavor. It must be constantly monitored as it changes flavor throughout the run. The father and son say that the end result is different than a London dry gin with more of a citrus blend and less of a juniper "piney" taste.

GIN STILL USED FOR MAKING PROOF'S GIN

Proof Artisan Distillers 414 4th Ave. N, Fargo proofdistillers.com

THE BAR, MADE IN 1982, IS FROM THE OLD DOWN UNDER BAR IN GRAND FORKS, N.D.

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argo-Moorhead, get ready to take a trip around the world without ever leaving town. 1345 Main Avenue in Fargo is being turned into the International Market Plaza. This ambitious project is underway thanks to the Immigrant Development Center. Once completed, the plaza will hold businesses ranging from ethnic restaurants to international retail stores. We talked to IDC Executive Director, Fowzia Adde, about the three things you need to know about the International Market Plaza. By Andrew Jason

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GO COMMUNITY Once completed, the hope is to have bright, vibrant colors to draw people in and give it an international feel.

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About the Immigrant Development Center

The Immigrant Development Center is a non-profit dedicated to economic development for new Americans. The Center will hand out microloans to immigrants who are interested in starting their own business. They also will assist in developing a business plan, general business questions, entrepreneurial training and more. To learn more about the IDC, go to idcfm.org. 1. WHAT IT IS Expected to open in October, the International Market Plaza will act as a business incubator for new Americans. When all is said and done, the International Market Plaza will hold about 16 businesses. While they aren’t ready to announce the actual businesses just yet, there are two restaurants, a butcher and a grocery store slated to go into the plaza. The entrepreneurs will receive cheap rent and guidance as they start their businesses. 2. IT WILL BE COMMUNITY-RUN Once the plaza is functioning, the IDC hopes to make it an independent organization. Adde envisions a board that will run the dayto-day operations of the building. She also hopes to get the community involved by partnering with schools such as NDSU to bring business students in to understand how international businesses are run. “That’s our plan, to have an international feel to it like the global market,” Adde said. “People from Fargo sometimes go to Winnipeg and experience that (international markets). They go to Minneapolis and they go to global markets. If that’s what you experience, it’s something you want to see here.” 3. HOW IT CAME ABOUT The genesis of the project goes back to the beginning of the IDC. Using the Mercado Central in Minneapolis as an example, Adde and the team began fundraising to raise enough money to start the International Market Plaza. The IDC wrote several grants and received funding from groups like the Bush Foundation and the FM Area Foundation. “What we wanted when we started was to keep the money in our community,” Adde said. “What used to happen is people (who wanted to go to an international market) used to put gas in their car, drive 200 miles, go to Minneapolis, buy what they need. Plus, it’s the expenses of the trip.”

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New Americans in Business

The U.S. Census Bureau keeps track of a wide array of stats on foreign-born persons.

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POPULATION

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TOTAL NUMBER OF BUSINESS FIRMS

1.7%

ASIAN-OWNED FIRMS

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lmost six years ago when I visited Fargo for the first time, I touched down at the airport and was immediately impressed at how nice everything was. Not only was the service from the airline crew and airport staff good, but I was thrilled to see so many airlines with service to so many U.S. cities represented. It was a great start. After arrival, the first destination was downtown, where my hotel was. I drove in to a vibrant, proud, amazing community represented by its obviously strong downtown. Since then, many family and friends have visited, and I have watched the downtown grow and evolve. We at The Chamber are so proud to see downtown’s obvious booming growth. It is a huge part of the success of the Fargo-Moorhead-West-Fargo region. The continued and planned growth is a testimony to the importance of a strong downtown.

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From shops and boutiques with a strong locally-owned presence offering, antiques, books, clothing, crafts, arts, gifts, home décor, jewelry and more, to some of the best restaurants around, including fine dining, lunches, pizza, pubs, bakeries, coffee and tea, to entertainment opportunities such as events, fairs, parades, markets, parks and more. Some of our area cultural offerings are second to none, from the arts, museums, theaters, music and plenty of hidden gems along the streets. Add in a vibrant nightlife scene with a range of nightclubs and lounges and a presence catering to the area’s younger generation, it’s obvious why our downtown is such an appealing place to so many people. The cherry on top is how easy it is to walk the downtown, and all of these great amenities are easily accessible. As a Chamber, we also love how many businesses make their presence in downtown. Many of our member companies have offices right here

Craig Whitney is the President and CEO of the Fargo-MoorheadWest-Fargo Chamber of Commerce.

where the action is, and that only further solidifies that our downtown is a thriving, varied place to be. It also presents a host of opportunities to our younger generation. Entrepreneurs are well-represented in downtown and that creates a lot of worth for all. Promoting downtowns is a bit of an unusual practice in cities across the U.S. I really have to hand it to the city for doing such a spectacular job of showcasing all our great community has in the downtown space. Their efforts should be commended. I’m amazed at the growth and expansion that I’ve seen in these past six years and I’m invigorated at the future opportunities. I know that for our area, the downtown offering can only go up from here.



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​Metroflex Gym Step inside Fargo's newest hardcore training facility, Metroflex. Located off of Main Avenue in Fargo, this 10,000-square-foot space features the best in exercise equipment and fitness training. This is a gym for the beginner and elite athlete alike. metroflexfargo.com 4041 Main Ave, Fargo

Goodwill Retail Stores Easter Seals Goodwill of North Dakota has opened the state's fifth store in South Fargo. Revenue from the stores fund various programs that help adults, children and families all over the state. It also helps at-home care programs for people of all ages and those who are disadvantaged. Browse through the thrift store for a good cause. esgwnd.org 1525 32nd Ave. S, Fargo

Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies Get your hands on a fresh, warm fried pie and you'll be thanking yourself. The bakery, which is a franchise based out of Oklahoma, makes handheld pastries that are filled with fruit, cream or meat and folded in their famous fried pie crust. Get them warm, frozen or even by the dozen. Find them on Facebook 1404 33rd St. S, Fargo


Leave it to Fargo-Moorhead to be a constant breeding ground for new businesses. From restaurants to gyms, we caught up with six area establishments settling their roots in our beloved town. By Erica Rapp | Photos by Erica Rapp & J. Alan Paul Photography

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Located in the Petro Travel Center off of 45th Street, this New Orleans-style fast food franchise has made its way north. The restaurant is known for their authentic Louisiana spicy and mild fried chicken, but you can also enjoy plenty of other popular menu items such as Cajun fries, mashed potatoes with Cajun-style gravy, jambalaya and po'boy sandwiches. popeyes.com 4510 19th Ave. S, Fargo

Prairie Den Great flexibility and limitless, 24/7 access allows you to work when it's best for you and your colleagues at the Prairie Den. Various memberships are offered for different types of individuals and organizations, and guest passes are also available with membership. emergingprairie.com/ prairiedencoworking 122 1/2 Broadway N, Fargo

JW Kitchens With a brand new showroom located on Veterans Boulevard, owner Audrey Newman exhibits the latest in kitchen trends and appliances along with options for flooring, tile, lighting and much more. Endless options of countertops, knobs, cabinetry, lighting and appliances make this showroom room one-of-akind. jwkitchens.com 5675 26th Ave. S, West Fargo


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e know bullying is wrong. If someone gives me a hard time about my race, my sexuality or my religion, most people are aware that it is culturally unacceptable. Yet for some reason, people around the world seem to think it’s okay to give someone a hard time because of where they are from. As a North Dakota native, I've heard it my whole life. In high school, I remember a family trip to the Mall of America where I met another teenager, and told him I was from Fargo. They asked if I lived in a tepee or had heard of the Internet. Now, as an adult,

as I travel around the country for speaking opportunities, I hear subtle and not-so-subtle comments. On a flight back from Bozeman, Mont., the attendant at the airport asked where I was going. When I responded with a smile that I was headed home to Fargo, he asked, "Is there even anything to do there?” While giving a talk in the Boulder area, I had folks ask me if it was frozen yearround. But my favorite happened this May in the Twin Cities, when a Twin Cities Mayor (who I'll leave out of this) found out I was from Fargo and jokingly asked if the town had to shut down because one person was gone.

Greg Tehven is an entrepreneur advocate and one of the original founders of Emerging Prairie.


Sure, these comments can create a laugh and get a rise from folks standing nearby, but I'm convinced that we need to put an end to geographical bullying. We need to celebrate where we are from and learn about other places. We need to resist the urge to give someone a hard time because of where they call home. As North Dakotans and folks from the Midwest (or as Eric Dayton likes to say, the North), we've grown accustomed to this type of behavior. We need to check ourselves first and then challenge folks to think differently in a polite way when the jokes start. A few ways you can help: Get behind the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's efforts and support their North of Normal campaign. Social Media has a big impact. Consider hashtagging #ilovefargo whenever you can. Be an advocate. Tell positive stories of all the great things happening in our region. Fargo is not alone in this. Here are a few examples of startup communities that I've visited that are working to defend negative stereotypes.

Topeka, Kansas The folks in Topeka are up to some serious good. These folks have a downtown that is gaining energy and momentum. They've got a growing arts district and a group of young people that are creating and building a special community. Their challenge – they deal with the legacy of Wizard of Oz and often get asked, “Do you wear ruby red slippers?”

Longmont, Colorado Want to see a city that is ripe with potential and energy? Go visit Longmont. Its neighbor, Boulder, gets a lot of the credit for being a world class startup community. Yet, this is

a place that has a cross pollination of generations involved to create a Startup Week, is one of the top maker spaces in the world and seems to be on the edge of something great. Things are good on paper, yet, they get a bad rap for being a conservative community and are often called "LongTucky", which may be my least favorite term for any community as it is a double knock on location.

Bangalore, India A visit to one of Bangalore's startup districts is like stepping into the future. These streets are filled with talented engineers solving social problems and building top of the line software. The film "Slumdog Millionaire" sure didn't help its reputation though. Often times, folks visiting Bangalore assume that the life is like a Bollywood film.

Appleton, Wisconsin The Mile of Music festival is the showcase event of this thriving community of young talent partnering with city leaders. More and more techbased folks are partnering with artists to create meaningful experiences for their guests. Yet, when these folks travel and share where they are from, they quickly get called a Cheese Head. I guess, a successful football team can represent a state of 5.7 million people.

Dyersville, Iowa "Is this heaven? No, its Iowa." Kevin Costner's iconic response in the film "Field of Dreams" represents an entire state. Call me biased, but I'm jealous for this positive reaction to pop culture and a wonderful state. Together, we can work to stop geographical bullying. All it takes is a communal effort; a decision that rather than tear down, we’re going to build up.



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A Walk on the

Wild Side An inside look at the Red River Zoo

There's much more to the Red River Zoo than meets the eye. You may have wondered what goes into our zoo to bring animals to Fargo, or even what goes on behind the exhibits. We met with executive director Lisa Tate and she filled us in on the zoo’s operations, conservation practices and much more. By Erica Rapp Photos by Paul Flessland

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THE BASICS The Red River Zoo is actually one of the youngest zoos in the United States, being only 16 years old. It’s 100 percent nonprofit and does not receive any sort of funding other than donations and earned revenue. It’s actually quite rare for a zoo to have no anchor support from a municipal government, which is a real testimony to the zoo’s hard work and support from the community. According to Tate, there are about 2,000 zoos and aquariums in the United States and about 225 that are accredited. So, what does that mean? Since so little zoos are accredited through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Red River Zoo takes pride in the fact that they are.

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“It means that you set very high standards and that you meet those standards, and so we’re very proud to be accredited,” said Tate. Accreditation takes place every five years, where a whole team of experts will come and evaluate the zoo’s processes from animal care to guest services to financial health. CONSERVATION The zoo has a very unique collection of animals, specializing in cold climate species. It plays a very large role in the conservation of threatened and endangered species, especially with having the right climate and geological factors to trigger mating in certain species.

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Wolf Den Exhibit

The zoo participates in the American Species Survival Plan, which is a plan that is monitored by a team of scientists and geneticists that look at the captive population in North American zoos and zoos worldwide to determine which species we need to have more of. Breeding at the zoo is a very orchestrated process, especially with threatened or endangered species, and has proven to be quite successful here in Fargo.

Bald Eagle

“We are a cultural institution. Sometimes people think of zoos as entertainment, but we’re not. We’re a living museum,” explained Tate. “We have a very serious mission, and we do a lot of work for conservation that people don’t always know or hear about.”

zoology or animal management.

OPERATIONS The zoo operates with 20 full-time staff year-round with an additional group of staff that’s hired to work throughout the summer. Interested in becoming a zookeeper? The animal care staff goes through a special training as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation process, and many of them have degrees related to wildlife biology,

The most important thing that needs to happen on a daily basis at the zoo is animal care. The animal care department checks on animals, feeds them, cleans the exhibits and takes care of things throughout the day, every day. That includes Thanksgiving and Christmas. They even have someone that lives onsite in case there’s a problem overnight. Maintenance of the facilities to ensure

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Programs & Events The Red River Zoo is constantly rolling with activities and beneficial programs. Visit redriverzoo.org for a whole lot more.

ZOOlebration An Evening with Jack Hanna The zoo’s annual gala fundraiser is always exciting. Enjoy an adventurous evening learning about the Red River Zoo’s global conservation efforts, hear more about their future plans and meet American zookeeper Jack Hanna. Tickets: $100 October 1st from 6 – 10 p.m. Courtyard By Marriot 1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead

Share the Care You have the opportunity to sponsor your favorite Red River Zoo animal by purchasing packages that cover the expenses of providing for that animal every week. With your help and support, you’ll receive special thank-you packages from the zoo. Visit redriverzoo.org for pricing. NDSU Research Center North Dakota State University has birds and bats that they do research on in a special building at the zoo. The zoo partnered with them last year and built a new building to provide them with a place to do conservation research.

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There are 1,050 giant colored pencils in the zoo’s colorful fence.

Male peacock

Junior Zookeepers This is a leadership program in the summer for kids ages 11 to 17. The junior zookeepers help every morning get the zoo ready and they learn about the different animals at the zoo. They also learn how to report information to the public and how to educate people. It’s a tiered structure so they learn leadership skills as well. Membership Become a member and enjoy free admission to the zoo, discounts, special events and more with your membership purchase.

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cleanliness and functionality is also important, as well as the grounds work. Keeping up with the plant life is an extremely large task in itself. You may wonder how one is able to obtain such beautiful and interesting creatures. No, they’re not bought. The Red River Zoo communicates with other zoos and organizations to bring in new animals in order to do what’s best for animals in other locations. Most of the animals at the zoo were bred in captivity for conservation purposes. The zoo also houses a vet center with a full-time veterinarian at the zoo, Dr. Tom Colville. The public can come in and learn about animal care or even

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Boo at the Zoo The zoo welcomes anyone of all ages to come out on Halloween and participate in pumpkin carving and other holiday activities. Don’t forget to wear your costume for a chance to win their costume contest.

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To preserve a dying, Cottonwood tree, the zoo hired an award-winning artist from Minneapolis to carve the tree into a masterpiece.

watch a surgery. Through this, the zoo practices operant conditioning, a form of training the animals to accept voluntary medial care in the safest way possible. (You wouldn’t exactly want to walk up to something like a porcupine and surprise it with a blood draw.) THE EXCITING FUTURE The zoo is constantly striving for improvement with their exhibits. Operating expenses are covered through things like gift shop sales and admission tickets, but funding an exhibit is rather costly. Since the zoo is a nonprofit, it always takes more time and fundraising for new things to happen.

The River Otter exhibit is the newest addition to the zoo. It’s going to be very hands-on,” Tate explained.

Despite the difficulty, the zoo has some exciting things on the docket. Currently under construction is the plan for a brand new children’s zoo farm and nature playground. The farm animals will have better homes and it will also be an educational and enriching experience for zoo guests.

After the children’s farm exhibit is finished, the zoo will have the opportunity to be the home of the world’s rarest cats: Amur leopards and tigers. Since the Red River Zoo has seen tremendous success breeding rare species, the Species Survival Plan actually reached out to them to consider being a breeding center for these rare, Russian cats. It’s a $3 million project and although it will take time, the zoo is determined to raise the funds to bring these beautiful creatures to Fargo.

“The playground won’t just be a swing set or plastic, it will be natural logs to climb on, hills to run up and down, tunnels, and opportunities for kids to learn about things like healthy eating habits and where their food comes from.

So, the zoo has some pretty exciting things going on all day, every day, and it’s not stopping anytime soon. Next time you’re checking out the animals in their habitats, remember that it’s more than just something to look at.

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LARA CROFT, MARIO, PIKACHU, LINK, SOLID SNAKE, MASTER CHIEF AND PAC-MAN WOULD SURE BE PROUD OF FARGO-MOORHEAD. THE AREA IS QUICKLY BECOMING A HOTBED FOR GAME DEVELOPERS WHO ARE LIVING OUT THEIR DREAMS. READ ON TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE FM GAME DEVELOPERS SCENE.

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t all started with the Atari 2600 game “Warlords”. CJ Schnase was instantly hooked on video games and it was a passion that never let go.

ing on their game, “Cursed Gold." It's a 2D side-scrolling game where you play as pirates who land on an island searching for treasure. You must compete against rival pirates and indigenous people on the island to find the cursed treasure.

“I’ve been obsessed with video games all my life,” Schnase said. “Probably the typical story. I played so many hours of video games; why not make them?” That’s exactly what he did. After receiving his degree online from the University of Advancing Technology, Schnase began to dabble in video game design before being invited to a Fargo Game Makers Meetup from Sarah English, McCal Johnson and Kyle Weik, founders of Beach Interactive, a game development company out of Fargo. Once Schnase attended the event, he realized that there was a market for his company he started a few years ago, Wicked Soul Studios. “Our origins would be back in 2010,” Schnase said. “It was a friend of mine and I who started the company…

CJ Schnase is the founder of Wicked Soul Studios. Look for his game, "Cursed Gold", to launch on the Wii U next year.

For about three years we worked on random personal projects to learn the new Unity engine. It was in August or September last year that I applied for the Wii U license and in the first week of December, we got accepted.” For the last couple of years, Schnase and his team of freelancers have been work-

Wicked Soul Studio will launch a Kickstarter program in September when the first level will be available. He said the absolute earliest that the game will be available is Christmas. If it weren’t for the fellow game developers in the community, Schnase would not be where he’s at today. “Keep your eyes out for the video game industry because it’s happening here in Fargo,” Schnase said. “I always tell people that we’re not about farming and oil anymore. If there’s anything people think they want from a video game studio, I’m sure most of us would be willing to do contract work for any company, regardless if it’s video game or some sort of 3D application thing.”

OTHER GAME MAKERS You might be surprised by the amount of companies working on various video games in town.

Beach Interactive beachinteractive.com Search: BeachInteractive Startup game studio focusing on education, adventure, creativity and character. Games: On My Own and The Abettor’s Letters

Big 4 Productions big4production.com Search: Big4Production Startup company working on a virtual reality horror game. Games: Reshift, Raccoon Jump, Sweet Escape, Bad Christmas, Illusion of the Wind, Time Warp, Never Sleeping Always Waking, Temple of Romu, Stealth Bot

Close Studios closestudios.com Search: closestudios Focuses on mobile, PC, Linux and Mac platforms. Games: On My Own Raven Rock Digital Search: RavenRockDigital Startup currently working on “Infinite Tower” for PC. A game described as being a mix of “Dark Souls” and “Diablo." Games: Infinite Tower

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I think we’re going to see lots of young people acquiring game development skills early on via things like PODS Game Design classes. As game makers come together and dream big, we’ll probably see more studios, more conventions and some awesome projects.” – Sarah English, Beach Interactive



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ave Binkard’s family is going to get quite a reputation soon, although people won’t know it. Binkard has recently started PODS Game Design. The name derives from a combination of his family: his two kids Paxton, Oskar, Dave and his wife, Sammy. It all started with MSUM’s College For Kids program. Binkard pitched an idea for a class on video game design. MSUM loved the idea, and it took off. “When we started, we had two sessions of 20 kids each, so 40 kids total,” Binkard said. “The demand was so great that we ended up with 108 kids registered between three sessions instead of two. It just showed that there was a huge demand.” From there, Binkard has officially launched PODS Game Design. This month, he will start offering classes

“What we’re offering is that mentorship that really guides them through that,” Binkard said. “If they get frustrated with something, we’ll be there to guide them and help them out.”

Dave Binkard was inspired to start PODS Game Design after seeing the success of MSUM's College for Kids classes. His video game design courses began this month.

on Saturdays. There will be four sessions, a morning one for beginners and a more advanced class in the afternoon. Each class will focus on learning how to create a video game using a program called RPG Maker.

Demand has been high for the classes for kids ages 10-18. Binkard is hoping that he’ll be able to capitalize on the momentum and expand the business. He is quite surprised and happy with the support PODS has received, not just from the community as a whole, but the local game makers community as well. “Before we had the Fargo Game Makers meeting, we were all independent, floating on our own, but this is something that is drawing us together,” Binkard said. “I think we’re creating a pretty close-knit community. … We’re hopefully going to share the success with each other.”

The larger question is, since PODS Game Design will be educating younger children, if they want to continue their education in video game design, they have to go out of town to pursue a college degree. Binkard believes it is time the local universities begin seriously talking about adding a video game design degree. “I think that we need to make more noise about how this (college courses on game design) is something we want,” Binkard said. “I think video game design is still not taken as seriously as other studies. … Video games are a multi-billion dollar industry. They easily outdo any other form of entertainment. It’s really something that colleges and universities should start taking a good hard look at offering.”

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It’s still in the early stages, with most teams focusing on smaller games for mobile so far. Everyone is working towards taking it to that next level, and one breakout game from this area is gonna light up the scene.


RESOURCES Looking to get involved? Here’s how you can do it.

Tech Tailgate techtailgate.com/#meetups There are plenty of opportunities for people to meet up and collaborate. Go to techtailgate. com/#meetups for a full listing of all the tech meetups.

Fargo Game Makers Search: Fargo Game Makers fargogamemakers.com With monthly meetups, the Fargo Game Makers encourage collaboration and selflearning amongst its members. Watch the website for the next meetup.

Geek Meet FM meetup.com/Geek-Meet-FM Search: Geek Meet FM This group of self-appointed geeks, nerds and hackers meet the second Tuesday of the month at the Prairie Den to collaborate and create a community.

Gamers Unit Meetup produced by 702 Communications meetup.com/Fargo-Gaming-Meetup Another meeting of the gaming minds, the Gamers Unit Meetup hopes to connect gamers to launch large gaming tournaments and meetups.

Fargo Hackathon Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. emergingprairie.com/event/fargohackathon While not specifically a gaming event, the Fargo Hackathon brings together developers to create something from scratch in only a couple of hours.

We want to challenge people’s perceptions of what’s possible in this area, and I think the game dev community is on the right track.” – Kyle Weik




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Downtown Fargo’s

Yesteryears E Every city has a beginning, and Downtown Fargo has been at the center of our community since day one. We met with local historian Steve Stark to get a glimpse of the downtown’s past through its birth, survival through the years, how familiar landmarks came to be and more.

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Give Thanks to the Railroad Fargo is named after William George Fargo who was a businessman, former mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., and also an investor and director on the board of the Northern Pacific Railroad when it came to town. He and his partner, Henry Wells, were in the express business that delivered goods by wagon, stagecoach and railroad across the region and country. They also invested in banks; their first company being American Express (today’s credit card company) and the second was Wells Fargo & Co.

Front Street

Front Street looking west The first street alongside the tracks coming into town was called Front Street, which is known today as Main Avenue. The next major street was Broadway.

The Gate City

Roberts Street looking north

Roberts Street

This historic street is named after an early Fargo resident, businessman, lawyer and legislator, Samuel Roberts. Today, it’s the only street downtown that’s named after a person. Roberts was a huge influence on Downtown Fargo, and when he got into the state

legislature, he helped introduce the bill that would fund North Dakota Agricultural College, which we know as North Dakota State University. It might be a coincidence that NDSU’s first campus building in Downtown Fargo, Renaissance Hall, sits on the corner of Roberts Street and NP Avenue.

Because the Northern Pacific Railroad created a gateway to the northern tier of the West, it received its first nickname as “The Gate City.” Now, all of the Gate City Banks in town make a little more sense.

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Broadway's Movie Theatre

The first movie theatre was called The Bijou, and was located on the southern part of Broadway. The theatre had both a stage and screen, and advertised motion pictures and live stage performances with the offer to their patrons of “high class and refined vaudeville.”

Andrew McHench

The first public school in Fargo began in 1987 under Dakota Territory’s first school superintendent, Andrew McHench. He created Fargo School District #1 that year, and there were reportedly a total of 27 males and 36 females attending the first school on the corner of Second Avenue and Ninth Street South. McHench graduated from Antioch College, where the “father of education," Horace Mann, was president and taught McHench as a student. Coincidentally, one of

Fargo’s oldest elementary schools just on the edge of downtown is called Horace Mann.

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McHench was also highly involved in the community, owning what is known as the McHench Block on Eighth Street where Nichole’s Fine Pastry currently stands. He built the first formal theatre in Fargo in 1880 on the corner of Front Street (today’s Main Avenue) and Fifth Street South, where opera houses and other theatres were later added.

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3rd Avenue and Broadway looking southwest

It was a hot, windy day in June when someone supposedly threw out their hot coals into a trash pile by what is now Bank of The West​on Main Avenue and Broadway. A fire quickly erupted and was picked up by the winds, where the blaze jumped from building to building. The fire destroyed nearly ¾ of the town and most of the downtown area, but the buildings along Roberts Street were

some of the only that survived. The fire was a huge blow to the city, but residents did not bail. Luckily, most Fargoans had insurance and they were able to rebuild. In other words, many of the buildings that stand along Main Avenue and Broadway today are actually post-fire and not technically originals.

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The first newspaper in Fargo was The Fargo Express in 1874. William Fargo had challenged a publisher to launch the first Fargo newspaper in 1872, and the publishers of the newspaper in Glyndon, Minn. decided to give it a go. However, Mr. Fargo was very specific about the paper being printed in Fargo so the folks in Glyndon moved their entire operation downtown and received a reward from Fargo. After a variety of ownership and name changes, this would ultimately lead into the creation of the Fargo Forum.

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THE KINGSTON TRIO 11th at 7:30 p.m.

The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco’s north beach club scene to take the country by storm with their rich folk music. During the late 50s and early 60s, the trio experienced unprecedented record sales and worldwide fame. Over 50 years later, the trio is still touring nearly 30 weeks out of the year. jadepresents.com NDSU Festival Concert Hall 1511 12th Ave. N, Fargo

I SPY PHOTO CONTEST 11th at 5 p.m.

How many Moorhead buildings and landmarks can you identify based on photos of architectural detail? Clues, prizes and rules will be posted online at 5 p.m. and the first person to correctly identify all photos wins the grand prize for the Greater Moorhead Days event. moorheadparks.com Various locations

NDSU BISON FOOTBALL VS. WEBER STATE 12th at 2:30 p.m.

gobison.com FargoDome 1800 University Dr. N, Fargo

THE ROTARY RIDE OF FARGOMOORHEAD 12th from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Rotary Ride of FargoMoorhead is back for a third consecutive year. This event is a collaborative project by the five area Rotary clubs. The ride starts and ends at the Rotary shelter in Lindenwood Park and will include routes of various abilities. This is a flatlander ride with very little

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change in elevation. All routes will be fully supported and have rest stops including a post-ride picnic. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Miracle Field and other Rotary projects. fmrotaryride.com Lindenwood Park 1955 Roger Maris Dr, Fargo

PASTICHE & OTHERS BOOK READING 12th at 11:30 a.m.

Every second Saturday of the month, local boutiques Pastiche and Others host a book reading for small children where they give away a copy of the books that are read. It’s a great event that encourages reading in young children and is open to anyone. pastichestores.com Others 18 8th St. S, Fargo

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RIDE THE RED

12th at 9 a.m.

Flint Communications is once again excited to hold the 15th annual bike ride for charity, Ride the Red, in support of the Hospice of the Red River Valley. The ride is approximately 13 miles in length and children under 12 ride for free with a paid adult. Check-in and refreshments begin at 9 a.m., and the actual ride begins at 9:30 a.m. Register early to guarantee your free t-shirt. hrrv.org/event/ride-the-red-fargo Trefoil Park 1321 Elm St. N, Fargo

WINGS & WHEELS FLY-IN AND CAR SHOW 12th from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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MIDCONTINENT KIDS FEST 14th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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the public. Sign up in advance to reserve your spot at the table. communitytable.weebly.com Rabanus Park 4315 18th Ave. SW, Fargo

Moorhead Days event include a pancake feed from 8 a.m. to noon, aircrafts on display, youth airplane rides, a sky dive exhibition, Fargo Custom Car Show and much more. fargomoorhead.org Moorhead Municipal Airport 3309 70th St. S, Glyndon, Minn.

BROADWAY HISTORIC HOME TOUR

12th and 13th from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Join the tour and catch a glimpse of some of Fargo’s most beautiful and historic homes. The four homes on the tour are the 1894 Hector Home, 1908 Dewey Home, 1916 Tronnes Home and the 1926 Arvold Home. Proceeds will benefit the ministry of Dr. Jane Weaver of the San Lorenzo Clinic in Ecuador. Tickets should be purchased in advanced at eventbrite.org. downtownfargo.com Broadway, Downtown Fargo

COMMUNITY TABLE 13th at 11:30 a.m.

During the week of September 12-20, 2015, Welcoming America and its partners across the country will host National Welcoming Week, a nationwide event that will highlight the contributions of immigrants to American communities. Growing Together will host an evening of fun, music, food, conversation and celebration that is free to

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TODD SNIDER WITH ELIZABETH COOK

13th at 7 p.m.

Todd Snider is an American singer-songwriter with a musical style that combines Americana, alt-country and folk. Riding off of his new album “Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables”, Snider carries the mantle of “storyteller” with 10 new and touching songs. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway N, Fargo

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY AT THE ZOO 13th all day

Grab the whole family and take a trip through the zoo. Grandparents receive free admission. redriverzoo.org Red River Zoo 4255 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

MEDALLION HUNT 14th all day

Three medallions will be hidden within city limits. Decipher the clues to find them. Prizes include a $1,000 Hornbacher’s gift card, $500 cash and a local gift basket. Clue boards, rules and prizes will be posted at Hornbacher’s, the Moorhead Center Mall, the Heritage Hjemkomst Center and the Moorhead Library. Clues will be announced each morning of the week from September 14-17 on BIG 98.7, BOB 95.1 and 107.9. moorheadparks.com Various Moorhead locations

This Greater Moorhead Days event is free and is packed with kid-friendly fun with a performance by Penny & Pals. It will also have inflatable games, pony rides, a clown and more. fargomoorhead.org Gooseberry Park 100 22nd Ave. S, Moorhead

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FARGOCONNECT

15th from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

FargoConnect gathers our best and brightest to not only talk about what’s going on with communication and technology, but helps you lead the charge. Connect with experts, innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, marketers and more. Add dimension, shape and color to your brand. Every interaction — web, email, mobile and even traditional media — presents opportunities to be more relevant, more interesting and more real. In 2015, FargoConnect is about orchestrating every digital tool and tactic to stand out and represent who you really are. fargoconnect.com Avalon West 2525 9th Ave. S, Fargo

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MODEST MOUSE

15th at 5 p.m.

Modest Mouse is an musical sensation that, over the last decade, has become the indie rock standard and one of the few bands capable of treading the narrow path of massive popularity without sacrificing their longtime fans. With numerous album accolades under their belt, including two Grammy nominations, their breakthrough album “Good New For People Who Love Bad News” came through in 2004 with the hit single “Float On” and has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. jadepresents.com Bluestem Center for the Arts 801 50th Ave. SW, Moorhead

JOHN PRINE WITH KENDEL CARSON 16th at 7 p.m.

With his noteworthy guitar finger picking and unmistakable songwriting voice, John Prine continues to mesmerize diverse audiences with his humble poetry, describing often-overlooked crannies of everyday life. With immeasurable accolades, including two Grammys, and the distinction of being one of the few songwriters honored by the Library of Congress and US Poet Laureate, Prine is more than a musician, he is an American treasure. jadepresents.com Bluestem Center for the Arts 801 50th Ave. SW, Moorhead

OFF THE CLOCK

16th from 5:15 - 7:30 p.m.

The Chamber’s monthly Off the Clock professional happy hour event will be seeing what the buzz is all about at Fargo’s newest dining and bar establishment, Herd & Horns Sports Bar and Grill. Light appetizers will be provided and drinks are on your own. fmwfchambers.com Herds & Horns Sports Bar and Grill 1414 12th Ave. N, Fargo

WEST FARGO CRUISE NIGHT 17th from 4:30 - 9 p.m.

Sheyenne Street in West Fargo will once again be lined with classic cars and vendors for the monthly West Fargo Cruise Night. Come on down to see some great rides and have yourself some food and drinks. westfargond.gov Sheyenne Street, West Fargo

SNACKTIVIST MONTHLY MEETUP 17th from noon - 1 p.m.

Ever heard of a snacktivist? You might just be one if you have interest in transforming kids’ snacking environments. Come to

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the Snacktivist Monthly Meetup to get to know other members and learn what the Snacktivist Movment is all about. dakmed.org Dakota Medical Foundation 4141 28th Ave. S, Fargo

CONCORDIA COLLEGE FAMILY WEEKEND 18th - 20th all day

This year’s family weekend, “Ears to You,” will feature a variety of daily activities such as socials, chapel services, sporting games, expos, shows and much more. concordiacollege.edu Concordia College - Various campus locations

NDSU BISON FOOTBALL VS. UND 19th at 2:30 p.m.

gobison.com FargoDome 1800 University Dr. N, Fargo

MICROCHIP CLINIC 19th 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Have you ever worried about finding your beloved furry friend if they got loose one day without wearing their collar? Worry no further, and take your pet to get a microchip that can be scanned to help identify your lost pet. Quick and painless for the animals, helpful for you, come and get your pet microchipped. Cost is $35. homewardonline.org Homeward Animal Shelter 1201 28th Ave. N, Fargo

MSUM FOOTBALL VS. AUGUSTANA 19th at 1 p.m.

msumdragons.com Scheels Field at Nemzek Stadium 1104 7th Ave. S, Fargo

enjoy fun fall activities with free admission. Purchase a pumpkin from the patch, participate in arts and crafts, check out the carnival games, decorate cookies, find your way through the straw maze, take a train ride and much more. Wristbands for games and rides are $5.50 a pieces fargoparks.com Rheault Farm 2902 25th St. S, Fargo

GERMAN CULTURE DAY 19th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This event from the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is a fun-filled day for the whole family. The event will consist of a variety of performers, craftspeople, lots of food, arts, craft beer and kids’ activities revolving around German culture. Admission is $5 for adults and teens and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. downtownfargo.com Heritage Hjemkomst Center 202 1st Ave. N, Moorhead

CONCORDIA FOOTBALL VS. ST. JOHN’S 19th at 1 p.m.

gocobbers.com Concordia College 901 8th St. S, Moorhead

WEST FEST 19th all day

The morning starts out with a pancake feed, run and softball tournament and the rest of the day will consist of the annual parade, a performance by Penny and Pals, an Army Band concert and the notable Firefighter’s Ball. Visit the website for a full schedule of events. westfargond.gov Sheyenne Street, West Fargo

FALL FESTIVAL

THE PUMPKIN PATCH

Bring the whole family out to

Opening weekend of the area’s

19th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 20th from noon - 5 p.m.

19th from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and 20th from 1 -6 p.m.

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largest fall festival and pumpkin patch is only $7 and just five miles north of West Fargo. Take the family and enjoy more than 20 attractions such as a corn maze, horse drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo, mini golf, the pumpkin patch and more. The pumpkin patch will be open every Saturday and Sunday.

Country tour. This is her first North American tour in more than 11 years, and the tour comes in hot on the heels of her hit two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Fans get one last chance to see Shania perform her extensive catalog of iconic hits in a brand new production.

dakotacarriagecompany.com Dakota Carriage Company Farm 7414 40th Ave. N, Fargo

fargodome.com FargoDome 1800 University Dr. N, Fargo

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BILL MAHER

20th at 8 p.m.

For nearly two decades, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC) and for the last seven years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 21 EMMY nominations. jadepresents.com Fargo Civic Center 207 4th St. N, Fargo

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SHANIA TWAIN

21st at 7:30 p.m.

See one of the world’s bestselling female artists in history, Shania Twain, on her Rock This

FAITH, REASON & WORLD AFFAIRS SYMPOSIUM

22nd, all day

This year’s symposium will explore the political, environmental, cultural, economic and security implications of China’s rise. Various questions will be addressed in regards to China’s cultural traditions and its impact on global order. A staged reading of “Chinglish” by David Henry Hwang will take place in conjunction with the symposium and is directed by Dr. David Wintersteen at 7 p.m. on the 22nd in the Comstock Theatre. concordiacollege.edu/academics/events/ symposium Concordia College - Memorial Auditorium 901 8th St. S, Moorhead



GO EVENTS WOMEN CONNECT: LEADING FOR THE LONG RUN 22nd from 3 - 6 p.m.

This monthly event will focus on taking a long-term perspective on career and leadership development. Dr. Anne Blackhurst, president of Minnesota State University Moorhead, will share the insights she wishes she had known early on in her own career and how she incorporates those lessons to increase her longevity and effectiveness. Pre-registration is required.

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fmwfchamber.com Avalon Events Center West 2525 9th Ave. S, Fargo

HOME OPENER: FARGO FORCE VS. SIOUX CITY 25th at 7:05 p.m.

fargoforce.com Scheels Arena 5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo

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TOM GREEN

25th at 7 p.m.

You know Tom Green from his crazy run as the funniest, most unpredictable personality on MTV and his unforgettable, loony roles in uproarious film comedies including “Road Trip” and “Freddy Got Fingered.” Tom wrapped his third season of “Tom Green Live” on Marc Cuban’s AXS TV at the end of 2014. Experience one of the great comic minds in the field of entertainment, live and in person, when Tom Green takes the stage and provides non-stop laughter. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway N, Fargo

RADISSON LEVEL TWO COMEDY CLUB 25th and 26th at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Level Two at the Radisson will be starting their comedy club and kicking it off with comedians Al Jackson and Adam Quesnell. Two nights and two shows each will leave you laughing and having a good time in a great atmosphere. radissonfargo.com Radisson 201 5th St. N, Fargo

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FARGO OKTOBERFEST

MUSIC ON FIRE

Kick-off the event at the Old Broadway for the official “Tapping of the Keg” and check out various beer and brat sampling, live music and drink specials. Day two begins with a pub crawl and throughout the day there will be a hotdog eating contest, games for kids, food vendors, beer sampling and the popular Running of the Wieners.

Come out to support the FM Symphony as they put on a dazzling performance of music from the likes of Igor Stravinsky, Manuel de Falla and more.

25th at 4:30 p.m. and 26th at 11 a.m.

fargooktoberfest.com Downtown Fargo

40TH ANNIVERSARY HERITAGE EDUCATION COMMISSION FAMILY HISTORY WORKSHOP 26th from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The 2015 Family History Workshop features John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. Knowledgeable, experienced and entertaining, he resides in Washington, D.C. The workshop schedule includes 20 classes for all skill level. Workshop cost is $40, which includes four classes of your choice, the workshop syllabus with all handouts, morning and afternoon coffee breaks and the noon luncheon with preregistration. heritageed.com Horizon Middle School 3501 12th Ave. S, Moorhead

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26th at 7:30 p.m. and 27th at 2 p.m.

tickets.fmsymphony.org NDSU Festival Concert Hall 1515 12th Ave. N, Fargo

ROERS' ANNUAL CHILI FEED 29th from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Roers is teaming up with United Way to present their annual chili feed with a goal of raising $31,00. This event will bring 50 different kinds of chili, complete with a contest for the best recipe. rores.com/chilifeed Roers 200 45th St. S, Fargo

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BREAKING BENJAMIN

29th at 5 p.m.

Breaking Benjamin is a rock band founded by guitarist/ singer/songwriter Benjamin Burnley. The band has released five studio albums to date, which have harnessed a string of rock radio hits including “So Cold”, “Sooner or Later” “Breath”, “Diary of Jane”, “I Will Not Bow” and more, earning the band platinum and gold status plus selling over seven million units in the United States alone. Gates at 5 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m.

jadepresents.com Bluestem Center for the Arts 801 50th Ave. SW, Moorhead

GRIEVE ON! GRIEVING IN A LIFE-GOES-ON WORLD 29th from 7 - 9 p.m.

Hospice of the Red River Valley is pleased to bring nationallyknown grief expert Robert Zucker to Fargo. This compassionate program will help anyone who has experienced grief in their lives, and there will be opportunities to quietly reflect on losses and grief journeys. This event is free and open to the community. No registration is required. hrrv.org/journeyinghome Hilton Garden Inn 4351 17th Ave S, Fargo

HARLEM AMBASSADORS COMEDY BASKETBALL GAME AND SHOW 29th from 7 - 9 p.m.

Good luck finding many people in the FM area as good at handling basketballs as these guys. The Harlem Ambassadors will showcase their unique Harlemstyle basketball skills that include things like amazing ball-handling tricks, comedy routines, dancing, high-flying slam dunks- you might just have to come check it out. Tickets are $8 - $10. brownpapertickets.com/event/1887924 Moorhead High School 2300 4th Ave. S, Moorhead

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RED RIVER ZOOLEBRATION! WITH JACK HANNA October 1st from 6 - 10 p.m.

Enjoy an adventurous evening where you will learn about the Red River Zoo’s global conservation efforts, hear their plans for the future and meet animal expert Jack Hanna. Tickets are $100. redriverzoo.org Courtyard by Marriott 1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead

JUNK MARKET

October 2nd from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and 3rd from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Eco Chic Boutique is presenting the region’s largest event for lovers of repurposed furniture, antiques, vintage and salvaged goods. Early bird tickets are $20 for the weekend and general admission is $5 at the door or $25 for the weekend. iloveecochic.com Red River Valley Fairgrounds 1805 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

PINUP ON THE PLAINS October 2nd at 7 p.m.

Yvonne Denault Photography invites you to a wonderful evening that celebrates women and beauty. The event will be offering a pinup photo booth, fabulous door prizes, a fashion show and a live band. The night will be hosted by Robbie Daniels from The Fox Morning Show at 107.9 and all proceeds will be donated to the YWCA of Cass Clay. pinupontheplains.com Avalon Events Center West 2525 9th Ave. S, Fargo

FM STUDIO CRAWL

October 3rd and 4th from noon - 6 p.m.

Artist throughout the FargoMoorhead area will be opening their doors to the public to

demonstrate their craft and talk about studio life. Established artists, emerging artists and arts educators will be representing a wide range of artistic processes including ceramic, fabric, wood, glass, oils, watercolor and much more. This event is free and presented by the FM Visual Arts. Visit the website for a complete list of artists and studio locations. fmva.org Various locations

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October 3rd at 7 p.m.

Known as the king of the rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to rip apart anything and anyone that gets under his skin. Receiving critical acclaim as a stand-up comedian, actor and author, Lewis Black has performed for audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. jadepresents.com Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway N, Fargo

SONIA BALLIET-HEIDENREICH 5K RUN/WALK October 3rd from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sonia Balliet-Heindrich was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at only five months old. After her death at age 32, this annual fundraiser was born and dedicated to her efforts to help better the lives of those living with CF. All funds raised will be donated to the CFA of North Dakota. All participants will receive a t-shirt and a $3 Happy Joe’s buffet after the race. eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-soniaballiet-heidenreich-5k-runwalk-registration-12192154061 Brunsdale Park 1702 27th Ave. S, Fargo


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​ ATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH S Battle of the Hamms - The Aquarium OB Juan and the Amigos - Dempsey's ​Ciro & Topher - Pickled Parrot Broke & Thirsty - Speck's Bar ​Highway 5 - Shotgun Sally's Pitcher and Duster Duo - Spirits Lounge (Holiday Inn) Groovetones - VFW: Downtown The Woofer Band - VFW: West Fargo Pop Rocks - The Windbreak

SEPTEMBER 6TH - 10TH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH Pre-party for Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson (Local band performing with free shuttle to Bluestem) O'Leary's Pop Rocks - The Windbreak F*ck the Facts, Swing Low,

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH Free Comedy Showcase - The New Direction TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH Vitamin Z (Patio Party) - Shotgun Sally's WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH Mike Holtz & Loy Larson - Bar Nine San Haven Chuckle Trio - Dempsey's The Johnny Vegas Dinner Show Shotgun Sally's THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH Pat Lenertz Band - The HoDo The Vinegar Strokes - JC Chumley's Old Time Jam - Red Raven ​8th Hour - Shotgun Sally's Slamabama - The Windbreak

3402 Interstate Blvd S Fargo, ND

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH '80s/'90s Dance Party - The Aquarium Poitin - Dempsey's Lynch Mob (80s Rockers) with local support Ginger-N-Metal and Phoenix Rising - Garage Bar Pre-party for Hairball (Local band performing with free shuttle to Bluestem) - O'Leary's Van Ruins - Pickled Parrot Under The Covers - Rick's Bar Confusion - Speck's Bar

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH ​Boots - Dempsey's Life Won't Wait, Lost Cause, Seeing Red, Swing Low - The New Direction Van Ruins - Pickled Parrot Phoenix Rises - Rick's Bar Confusion - Speck's Bar ​Unleashed - Shotgun Sally's ​Pat Lenertz Band - VFW: Downtown Billy D and the Crystals - VFW: West Fargo ​Rock Godz - The Windbreak

SEPTEMBER 13TH - 17TH

SEPTEMBER 11TH - 12TH

BUY 1 GET 1 PITCHER (BUSCH LIGHT)

The Devon Worley Band - Shotgun Sally's Acoustic Addiction - Spirits Lounge (Holiday Inn) Urho - VFW: Downtown Billy D and the Crystals - VFW: West Fargo Slamabama - The Windbreak

3402 Interstate Blvd S Fargo, ND

(701) 235-4437

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH Rising Appalachia - The Aquarium Dirty Word - The Windbreak TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH Cold Blue Mountain, Artifice, Support Unit, Pretty Girl Problems - The New Direction Pre-party for Modest Mouse (Local band performing with free shuttle to Bluestem) - O'Leary's Lars and Joe Pony Show (Patio Party) - Shotgun Sally's

BUY 2 GET 2

GAMES 3402 Interstate Blvd S Fargo, ND

(701) 235-4437

Expires 10/1/15

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH Guggenz - The Aquarium Vistas - Dempsey's Ciro & Topher - Pickled Parrot Broke & Thirsty - Speck's Bar Songwriters Night - Red Raven Q5 Band - Shotgun Sally's Pitcher and Duster Duo - Spirits Lounge (Holiday Inn) Groovetones - VFW: Downtown The Woofer Band - VFW: West Fargo 8th Hour - The Windbreak

Monowolf - The New Direction

Expires 10/1/15

SEPTEMBER 4TH - 5TH

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3402 Interstate Blvd S Fargo, ND

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GO MUSIC WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH Lars and Joe Pony Show - Bar Nine Brothers Burn Mountain - Dempsey's Pre-party for John Prine with Kendel Carson (Local band performing with free shuttle to Bluestem) - O'Leary's THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH Pookie and the Poodles - The Aquarium The Lowest Pair - The HoDo Ciro & Topher - JC Chumley's Boomtown - VFW: West Fargo The Roosters - Shotgun Sally's Highway 55 - The Windbreak

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH Alex Rossi and Root City - Dempsey's Tune in Tokyo - Pickled Parrot Go Steve Jones - Rick's Bar Flashback - Speck's Bar The Roosters - Shotgun Sally's Urho - Spirits Lounge (Holiday Inn) Babylon - VFW: Downtown Boomtown (Cruise Night, West Fest) VFW: West Fargo Good for Gary - The Windbreak SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH C.O.D - Dempsey's Silverado - JC Chumley's Alistair Hennessy, Earth Groans, Sorry No Sympathy, As Above, So Below - The New Direction Tune in Tokyo - Pickled Parrot International Reggae All Stars Radisson (Level Two) Go Steve Jones - Rick's Bar Flashback - Speck's Bar Some Sh*tty Cover Band - Shotgun Sally's Urho - Spirits Lounge (Holiday Inn) Babylon - VFW: Downtown Boomtown (Cruise Night, West Fest) VFW: West Fargo Good for Gary - The Windbreak

SEPTEMBER 20TH - 24TH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH FM All-Stars - The Windbreak TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND Michael Shynes (Patio Party) Shotgun Sally's WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD Pete Sampris - Bar Nine Mike Holtz and Loy Larson Dempsey's Bells Roar, Shannon Murray, Cripple Hues, Sad Giants, Remember Me The New Direction

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH Crooks on Tape - The Aquarium Frogleg - The HoDo Zach & Terry - JC Chumley's Rhyme or Reason - The Windbreak Slamabama - Shotgun Sally's Celtic Jam - Red Raven

SEPTEMBER 25TH - 26TH FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH The Quarterly - The Aquarium Church of Cash Happy Hour - Bar Nine Church of Cash (Johnny Cash Tribute) - Dempsey's Mourning After - Pickled Parrot Liquored Up - Rick's Bar Grease Monkeys - Speck's Bar Tripwire - Shotgun Sally's Q5 Band - Spirits Lounge (Holiday Inn) Road Trip Radio - VFW: Downtown The Coolers - VFW: West Fargo Lost Highway - The Windbreak SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH Turbo Suit - The Aquarium Save Me CJ - Dempsey's Mourning After - Pickled Parrot Liquored Up - Rick's Bar Grease Monkeys - Speck's Bar Pop Rocks - Shotgun Sally's Q5 Band - Spirits Lounge (Holiday Inn) Road Trip Radio - VFW: Downtown The Coolers - VFW: West Fargo 32 Below - The Windbreak

LOCAL MUSIC VENUES NEED TO FIND THE HOTSPOT? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THIS HELPFUL GUIDE.

THE AQUARIUM

226 Broadway, Fargo (Above Dempsey’s) facebook.com/pages/The-Aquarium

BAR NINE

1405 Prairie Pkwy #301, West Fargo barninefargo.com

DEMPSEY’S

226 Broadway, Fargo

dempseyspublichouse.com

GARAGE BAR

3108 9th St. S, Moorhead

​GIO'S GRILL & BAR

3​1 23 21st St. S, Moorhead

HODO

101 Broadway, Fargo hoteldonaldson.com

JC CHUMLEY'S

1608 Main Ave, Moorhead

THE NEW DIRECTION

14 Roberts St. N, Fargo facebook.com/thenewdirection

O’LEARY’S - MOORHEAD 808 30th Ave. S, Moorhead olearysmoorhead.com

SEPTEMBER 27TH - 30TH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH Viet Cong - The Aquarium Dead Soft, Supercruiser, The Contraceptives, Free Truman - The New Direction Maiden Dixie - Spirits Lounge (Holiday Inn) 8th Hour - The Windbreak TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH Jak Kerley (DIY Punk Filmmaker), Remember Me - The New Direction WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH Whores - The Aquarium The Vinegar Strokes - Bar Nine Aquarium Night - Dempsey's The Plot in You, Baltic to Boardwalk, Sequences, Artifice - Gio's Grill & Bar Survay Says, The Promise Hero, Crab Legs, No Thumbs Up - The New Direction

PICKLED PARROT

505 3rd Ave N, Fargo thepickledparrotbar.com

RADISSON (LEVEL TWO) 201 5th St. N, Fargo

RED RAVEN

916 Main Avenue, Fargo redravenespressoparlor.com

RICK’S BAR

2721 Main Ave, Fargo ricks-bar.com

SHOTGUN SALLY’S 1515 42nd St. S, Fargo shotgunsallys.com

SPECK’S BAR

2611 Main Ave, Fargo

SPIRIT’S LOUNGE (HOLIDAY INN) 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo fargohi.com/spirits-lounge

VFW: DOWNTOWN 202 Broadway, Fargo

VFW: WEST FARGO

308 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

THE WINDBREAK

3150 39th St. S, Fargo thewindbreak.com

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Acapulco 1150 36th St. S, Fargo

Domestic bottles $1.99, Malibu $2.25, Select Whiskey drinks $2, $.99 tap beers 2 - 6 p.m.

Import bottles $2.25, Bombay Sapphire and Hendrick’s Gin $2, Select Rum $1.99, $.99 tap beers 2 - 6 p.m.

Select wine by the glass $2.50, Absolut Vodka $2.50, Homemade Sangria $4, $.99 tap beers 2 - 6 p.m.

Happy hour 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., Margaritas $5, Domestic beer $1.99, select Tequilas $4.50

Happy hour 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., Margaritas $5, Import beer $2.25, select Tequilas $4.50

Happy hour 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., Margaritas $5, $1 off specialty drinks, select tequilas $4.50

All day $1.50 off cocktails and beers, Bloody Mary Special $2.50

Alibi Lounge & Casino 1340 21st Ave. S, Fargo

2 for 1 everyday Noon - 7 pm

2 for 1 everyday Noon - 7 pm

2 for 1 everyday Noon - 7 pm

2 for 1 everyday Noon - 7 pm

2 for 1 everyday Noon - 7 pm

2 for 1 everyday Noon - 7 pm

2 for 1 everyday Noon - 7 pm

Applebees 4 area locations

Happy Hour from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm - close and $5.99 domestic pitchers

Happy Hour from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm - close and $2 UV Vodka Drinks

Happy Hour from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm - close and 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine, $3 Bud Light Ritas

Happy Hour from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm - close and $2 Longs Island Teas, $3 Perfect Choice Teas

Happy Hour from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm - close and $5 Mucho Drinks

Happy Hour from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm - close and $5 Sangrias

Happy Hour from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm - close and $5.99 domestic pitchers

$2.75 Windsors, Morgans, Bacardis, Smirnoffs, Jim Beams and domestic bottles

$3.50 Bloody Mary/ Caesars 11 am - 4 pm, Mug Night, $3.50 Jack Daniels and $3.75 premium pints

$3 wells and $3.75 32oz domestic draws

Happy Hour 4-6 pm, 10 pm to midnight, Service Industry Night: 50% off all drinks 8 pm to close

Bison Turf 1211 University Dr. N, Fargo

Happy Hour drink specials All Day

Mini Mug Night

Mug Night

$3.75 Stoli’s $5.75 domestic pitchers

$2 PBR Pounders 3 - 6 pm

$2 PBR Pounders 3 - 6 pm

$2 PBR Pounders 3 - 6 pm

Happy Hour 4-6 pm, 10 pm-midnight, Service Industry Night: 50% off all drinks 8 pm to close

Happy Hour 4-6 pm and 10 pm to midnight

Happy Hour 4-6 pm and 10 pm to midnight

Happy Hour 4-6 pm and 10 pm to midnight

Happy Hour 4-6 pm and 10 pm to midnight

Happy Hour 4-6 pm and 10 pm to midnight

Bomb Shelter 2 for 1 appetizers 325 10th St. N, Texas Hold ‘Em Fargo tourney 7:30 pm

College ID Night $5 Cover Free taps and wells 9 pm - Midnight

Ladies Night All you can drink wells for $5 9 pm-12:30 am

3 for 1s 9 pmMidnight

College ID Night $7 cover free taps and wells from 9 pm Midnight

2 for 1 appetizers until 9 pm

Blackbird Woodfire 206 Broadway N, Fargo The Boiler Room 210 Broadway N, Fargo

$3 Captain $3 Captain $3 Captain $3 Captain $3 Captain $3 Captain Morgan/ Morgan/ Morgan/ Morgan/ Morgan/ Morgan/ Barcardi/Chuck Barcardi/Chuck Barcardi/Chuck Barcardi/Chuck Barcardi/Chuck Barcardi/Chuck Norris & Ninja Norris & Ninja Norris & Ninja Norris & Ninja Norris & Ninja The Bowler Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, Turtle Shots, Turtle Shots, Turtle Shots, Turtle Shots, Turtle Shots, 2630 University $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $3.50 Tito’s Dr. S, Fargo $4 Jack Daniels $4 Jack Daniels $4 Jack Daniels $4 Jack Daniels $4 Jack Daniels Vodka, $4 Jack & Crown Royal, & Crown Royal, & Crown Royal, & Crown Royal, & Crown Royal, Daniels & Crown Happy Hour: $1 Happy Hour: $1 Happy Hour: $1 Happy Hour: $1 Happy Hour: $1 Royal off all drinks off all drinks off all drinks off all drinks off all drinks

$3 Captain Morgan/Barcardi/ Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniels & Crown Royal

Borrowed Buck’s Roadhouse 1201 Westrac Dr, Fargo

Birthday Buckets

Mug Night

$.50 taps $1 Morgans $1 Teas 8 pm - Midnight

2-4-1 domestic bottles, Jack and Jack Honey 8 pm - Midnight

$2 tall taps $2 Morgans $2 bomb shots 8 - 11 pm

$2 tall taps $2 Morgans $2 bomb shots 8 - 11 pm

Buffalo Wild Wings 3 area locations

Happy Hour All Day $1 off well drinks 9 pm - Midnight

$2 Jeremiah Weeds $3.50 energy blasters 9 pm - Midnight

$2.99 tall domestic taps All Day 2 for 1 well drinks 9 pm - Midnight

$3 teas All Day 2 for 1 Morgans 9 pm - Midnight

$3.50 Mexican bottles/pints $3.50 jumbo margaritas All Day

$3.75 Bloody Marys/Caesars 11 am - 5 pm

$2.50 You-call-its 9 pm - Midnight

Bulldog Tap 4265 45th St. S. Ste. 161, Fargo

$3.50 tall domestic taps 6 pm - Close

$2.75 domestic bottles 8 pm Midnight

$3.50 UVs and Bacardis 8 pm - Midnight

$3.25 Morgans $3.75 Crowns 8 pm - Midnight

$3.75 Stolis and Jack Daniels 8 pm - Midnight

$3.50 Smirnoffs and Windsors 8 pm - Midnight

$3.50 tall domestic taps & import bottles All Day

$3 tall domestic drafts, wine and margaritas 5 for $10 buckets of beer 3 - 6 pm

$3 tall domestic drafts, wine and margaritas 5 for $10 buckets of beer 3 - 6 pm

$3 tall domestic drafts, wine and margaritas 5 for $10 buckets of beer 3 - 6 pm

$3 tall domestic drafts, wine and margaritas 5 for $10 buckets of beer 3 - 6 pm

$3 tall domestic drafts, wine and margaritas 5 for $10 buckets of beer 3 - 6 pm

Chili’s Grill and Bar 3902 13th Ave. S, Fargo

$3 tall domestic drafts, wine and margaritas 5 for $10 buckets of beer All Day


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

Big Mug Monday: $4.95 New Mug, $3.95 Refills

$2.50 You Call It, “Top Shelf Excluded”

Happy Hour 4 pm – close, $2.95 Domestic Taps, Bottles and Wells, $2.95 Iceholes

$1 Taps, $2.95 Icehole and Fireball

Domestic Beer & A Shot For $7, Old School Teas & Stumplifters $2.95

$2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Caesars 8 am – Noon, $3.25 Jack Daniel’s, $2.95 PBR Tall Boy’s

Sunday Funday, $1 Off Drinks In Your Chub’s Sweatshirt

Dempsey’s 226 Broadway N, Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Hour drink specials 4 pm close

The District Waterhouse and Kitchen 3179 Bluestem Dr, West Fargo

$1.50 off signature drinks

$1.50 off wine and beer taps

Half price bottles of wine and featured taps

ABC at the D: $3.50 Absolute, Bombay and Crown Royal

$1.50 off rum and vodka drinks

$1.50 off Sangrias and whiskeys

$1 off all drinks all day

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

$2.75 domestic bottles $3 Bacardis

$2.75 domestic bottles $1 off martinis

$3.50 Stolis $3.50 domestic taps

$3.50 Crown Royals $3.50 taps

$3.75 teas $3 Windsors

$3 Smirnoffs $3 Morgans

Empire 424 Broadway N, Fargo

$3.25 Crown Royals

$2.75 Bacardis

$2.50 Windsors

$2.95 Morgans $3.75 Jack Daniels

$3.25 import bottles $2.95 Jim Beams

$3.25 import bottles $3.75 Jagermeisters

$2.50 rail vodkas $2.50 Windsors

$4 pints from 4 - 6 pm

$4 pints from 4 - 6 pm

$4 pints from 4 - 6 pm

$4 pints from 4 - 6 pm

Fort Noks Bar of Gold 52 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour 4-7 pm $4.25 Margarita’s, Long Island Ice Tea’s & $15 buckets of beer

Happy Hour 4-7 pm $2.25 taps

Happy Hour 4-7 pm,$2.75 select whiskeys $2.75 import bottles, $2.75 Micro Domestic Beers

Happy Hour All Day

Happy Hour 4-7 pm, $3.25 Stolis All Day, $3.25 Goldschlager & Icehole 8 pm - 1 am & $2 wells & bottles from 8 - 10 pm

$3.50 Bloody Mary 2 - 6 pm, $3.25 Bacardis, Morgans, Malibus, All Day, $3.25 Chuck Norris shots & $2 wells and domestic bottles from 8 - 10 pm

Any special throughout the week is honored all day long

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

$1 off all drinks, beer and wine 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.

$1 off all drinks, beer and wine 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.

$1 off all drinks, beer and wine 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.

$1 off all drinks, beer and wine 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.

Golf Addiction 4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Mulligan Monday – Twofers on All Taps

Twosday $2 Domestic Bottles

Appie Winesday – 1/2 Priced Appetizers & Wine

Thirstday - $2 Green Cup Fills

$5 Domestic Pitchers

$2 Green Cup Fills

$1 PBR Pounders & $2 Green Cup Fills (22oz of beer in a Green Golf Addiction Cup)

Granite City 1636 42nd St. S, Fargo

$5 cocktails from 3 to 6 pm and 9 pm to close

$5 cocktails from 3 to 6 pm and 9 pm to close

$5 cocktails from 3 to 6 pm and 9 pm to close

$5 cocktails from 3 to 6 pm and 9 pm to close

$5 cocktails from 3 to 6 pm and 9 pm to close

$5 cocktails from noon to 5 pm and 9 pm to close

$5 cocktails from noon to 5 pm and 9 pm to close

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

$2.95 Domestic Pints, Bacardi and Fireball 3 7 p.m. $2.95 Morgan and $3.95 Margaritas 8-close

$2.95 Domestic Pints, Bacardi and Fireball 3 7 p.m. $4.25 32oz. Domestic mug refills 8-close

$2.95 Domestic Pints, Bacardi and Fireball 3 7 p.m. $3.50 jumbo teas 8-close

$2.95 Domestic Pints, Bacardi and Fireball 3 7 p.m. $2.95 Old School Pounders 8-close

$2.95 Domestic Pints, Bacardi and Fireball 3 7 p.m. $1 off all bottled beer and well drinks 9-close

$2.95 Domestic Pints, Bacardi and Fireball 3 7 p.m. $3.95 Bloody Marys 9 a.m. noon

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

$2.25 short domestic beers

Half off Margaritas and $2.50 Coronas

$3 tall domestic taps 3 pm - Close

1/2 price bottles of wine $2 PBR bottles 3 pm - Close

Happy Hour 3 6 pm

9 am to 2 pm $2.50 Mimosas and Bloody Marys

​Monte’s 220 Broadway N, Fargo

$5 martinis and signature cocktails from 4 - 6 pm

$5 martinis and signature cocktails from 4 - 6 pm

$5 martinis and signature cocktails from 4 - 6 pm

$5 martinis and signature cocktails from 4 - 6 pm

$5 martinis and signature cocktails from 4 - 6 pm

Happy Hour 5 - 7 pm

Happy Hour 5 - 7 pm

Happy Hour 5 - 7 pm

Happy Hour 5 - 7 pm

Happy Hour 5 - 7 pm

​Fargo Brewing Company 610 University Dr. N, Fargo

The Northern 325 10th St. N, Fargo

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$1 off all drinks, beer and wine 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.

Happy Hour 5 - 7 pm

Happy Hour all day – $1.25 off all drinks & $2.50 mimosas 12 - 4 pm


HAPPY HOUR SUN - THUR 11am-5pm and 9pm-11pm

2640 52nd Ave South Fargo, North Dakota

$1 off any Beer wine or liquor

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NoBull Country Club 609 NP Ave, Fargo

2-for-1’s Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.

2-for-1’s Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.

2-for-1’s Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.

2-for-1’s Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.

2-for-1’s Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.

2-for-1’s Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.

2-for-1’s Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.

O’Kelly’s 3800 Main Ave, Fargo

Rum Monday: $3 Malibu and Captain Morgan

$3 Long Island Iced Teas and 23oz. domestic taps

Whiskey Wednesday: $3 Bison Ridge and Windsor

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

$3 UV Vodka

$3 Bloody Marys and Caesars with UV Vodka until 4 p.m.

Happy Hour all day

Wine Club 4 - 9 pm

Pay The Day Taps 8 - 10 pm College Night $2.50 select drink 9 - 11 pm

$.99 teas and select bottle beer. College Night $2.50 select drinks 9 - 11 pm

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

Bourbon Sampling for $10 5 - 10 pm

Wine Club Night from 4 - 10 pm

$2.95 Bloody Marys/mimosas/Skip-N-Go Naked 11 am-2 pm

$2.95 Bloody Marys/mimosas/ Skip-N-Go Naked 11 am-2 pm

$2.95 Bloody Marys/mimosas & select drinks 11 am - 2 pm, College Night $2.50 select drinks 9-11 pm

$2.95 Bloody Marys/mimosas/ Skip-N-Go Naked 12 pm - 2 pm

Ticket Tuesday, $3.50 Mugs 6 - 10 pm Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm with 2-4-1 Drinks.

$2.95 Domestic Pints 6-close & 2-4-1’s drinks from 3-6 pm

2-4-1’s drinks from 3-6 pm

College Night $2.50 select drinks 9 - 11 pm, 2-4-1 drinks from 3 - 6 pm

Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

Happy Hour from 4 to 9 pm and $2 pounders, $2.50 domestic bottles, $4 Fireball and select parrot jars

Happy Hour from 4 to 9 pm and $3 Ice Hole and Captain Morgan, $4 select parrot jars and $4.50 shots

Happy Hour from 4 to 9 pm and $4 Water Moccasins, $7 craft tap parrot jars and $8 well drink parrot jars

Happy Hour from 4 to 9 pm and $3 Ice Hole, $4 Crown Royal and $5 Patron

Happy Hour from 4 to 9 pm and $3 Malibu, Windsor and Chuck Norris

Pounds ​6 12 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Happy Hour from 4 to 6 pm and 9 pm to close, $1 off local beers

Happy Hour from 4 to 6 pm and 9 pm to close, $​ 5 Midwest Martinis

Happy Hour from 4 to 6 pm and 9 pm to close, $​ 1 off craft pounders

Happy Hour from 4 to 6 pm and 9 pm to close, $4 Bulleit

Happy Hour from 4 to 6 pm and 9 pm to close, $5 cucumber Bloody Marys

$2 off martinis $1 off beer Wells & wine by the glass

$2 off top shelf liquor & $1 off beer Wells & wine by the glass

$2 off all glasses of wine & $1 off beer Wells & wine by the glass

$2.50 16 oz. taps $2 domestic $3 premium $5 long island teas

Rhombus Guys Pizza 606 Main Ave, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6 pm

Happy Hour 3-6 pm 1/2 off wine 6 pm - Midnight

Happy Hour 3-6 pm $2 off original cocktails from 6 to close

Happy Hour 3-6 pm $5 domestic pitchers 9 pm to close

Happy Hour 3-6 pm $2 off all canned/bottled beers and 2 for 1 rail drinks from 9 to close

2 for 1 rail drinks $4 craft pints 9 pm - Close

$4 Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar from 12 to 5, $3 You Call It’s for service industry all day

Rick’s Bar 2721 Main Ave, Fargo

$3.05 Morgans $3.45 tall domestic taps 4:30 pm - close

$3.75 Crown Royals $3.95 Crown Blacks

$2.95 Bacardis/ domestic bottles 4:30 pm - close

Mug Club Night $3.75 Jack Daniels/teas

$3.25 UV vodkas

$3.25 import and specialty bottles $3.25 Ice Hole shots

$3.35 tall domestic taps All Day $2.75 well drinks 4:30 pm - Close

$2 12oz domestic draws All Day

$2.50 domestic bottles All Day

$2.50 Morgans & Windsors All Day

$2.50 teas $7.50 domestic pitchers

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

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

$1 off drinks from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm - Midnight

$1 off drinks from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm - Midnight

$1 off drinks from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm - Midnight and half price bottles of wine

$1 off drinks from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm Midnight and $1 wells, $2 domestic bottles and $3 domestic beers/premium wells

$1 off drinks from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm - Midnight

$7 bottomless mimosas/bloody marys/domestic taps from 10 am - 2 pm

$3 Bloody Marys and $7 bottomless mimosas from noon - 6 pm

$3.75 Jamesons $.75 off craft bottles

College night with ID All Day Happy Hour

$3 Windsors $2.50 domestic pints $3 Leinenkugels and Nordeast pints

$3 rums $.75 off domestic bottles and micro craft pints $5 perfect storms

$3.50 Stolis $3.75 Summit pints

$3.75 Jack Daniels, Jack Honeys & Jim Beams $3.75 New Belgium bottles

$2 off All pitchers $3 rail vodkas $1 off u-call-its Service Industry Night

OB Sport Zone 22 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.

Radisson 201 5th St. N. Fargo

Rooter’s Bar 107 Broadway N, Fargo

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

Sidestreet Grille & Pub 301 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

$5.95 Pitchers ($8.95 Craft and Import) all day & 2-4-1’s drinks from 3-6 pm

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$3.15 Miller High Life bottles $3.40 Bacardi Limon and Sailor Jerrys

$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 Morgans

$3.75 Bloody Marys and Caesars All Day well specials $2.75

$2.80 All wells $5.25 Busch Light pitchers

Speck’s Bar 2611 Main Ave, Fargo

$2.95 pounders

$3 Bacardis & Jim Beams

$2.95 Morgans $3.95 Jack Daniels

$2.95 whiskeys & Barefoot wines

$3.25 import and craft beers $3.25 Smirnoffs

$3.25 UV drinks

$2.75 wells $3.35 20oz taps

Spirits Lounge 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

$2.75 Captain Morgan, $4 Crown Royal, Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. with $1 off Bar Pours and $3 Domestic Jumbo Beers

2-for-1 liquor drinks all day, $4 Crown Royal, Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. with $1 off Bar Pours and $3 Domestic Jumbo Beers

$3 Crown Royal, Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. with $1 off Bar Pours and $3 Domestic Jumbo Beers

$1 keg beers and $1 shots, $4 Crown Royal, Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. with $1 off Bar Pours and $3 Domestic Jumbo Beers

$4 Crown Royal, Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. with $1 off Bar Pours and $3 Domestic Jumbo Beers

$3 Domestic Jumbo Beers until 4 p.m.

$3 Domestic Jumbo Beers all day

$2.50 tap beer pints $3.50 talls

$2.50 Stolis & $3.50 Stolis with energy drink

College night 1/2 price any beer

$2.95 select well drinks

1/2 off pitchers 7 - 10 pm

1/2 off pitchers 7 - 10 pm

$3 pounders $3.50 Bloody Marys

Tailgators Sports Cafe 1322 Main Ave, Fargo

$3.50 Crown Royals $3 UVs

$3 domestic bottles and $3 Morgans

$7.25 domestic pitchers $2.50 Schnapps $2.75 well drinks

$3.50 import bottles $3.50 gator teas $2.50 Schnapps

$3 Bacardis $3 Chucks/Jag Bombs $2.75 Windsors

$3.75 Bloody Marys $1 off whiskeys $2.90 domestic pints and bottles

$3.75 Bloody Marys $1 off whiskeys $3 domestic pints and bottles

TGI Fridays 4100 13th Ave. S, Fargo

All Day Happy Hour, $3 select cocktails

All Day Happy Hour, $5 select cocktails

All Day Happy Hour; $3 select cocktails

All Day Happy Hour, $3 select cocktails

All Day Happy Hour

All Day Happy Hour

All Day Happy Hour

VFW: Downtown 202 Broadway N, Fargo

$2.75 Morgans

$6 domestic pitchers

$3 bar pours

$2.75 domestic pounders

$3 domestic bottles $3 long island teas

Happy Hour 11 am - 5 pm $3 Long Island teas

Happy Hour All Day

$1 off Margaritas

$2 PBR Pounders 8 pm to close

$1 off Mexico Mule

$1 off Bourbons

$1 off Moonshine and $2 margaritas from 9 pm to close

$1 off Sangria from 11 am - 4 pm and $2 margaritas from 9 pm - close

$1 u-call-its 9 - 10 pm $2 u-call-its 10 - 11 pm $2 bomb shots from 9 - 11 pm

$1 u-call-its 9 - 10 pm $2 u-call-its 10 - 11 pm $2 bomb shots from 9 - 11 pm

2-4-1s from 9 pm to midnight

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

Sports Bar 619 NP Ave. N, Fargo

Vinyl Taco 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

The Windbreak 3150 39th St. S, Fargo

$1 off drinks from 3 - 6 pm and 9 - 11 pm

$1 off drinks from 3 - 6 pm and 9 - 11 pm

$1 off drinks from 3 - 6 pm and 9 - 11 pm

$2 drinks and bomb shots from 9 - 11 pm Ladies get free taps and wells from 9 pm to midnight

Woody’s Bar 1550 32nd Ave. S, Fargo

Happy Hour All Day. $1 off drinks

Domestic bottles & Morgans for $2.95

$2.75 Windsors $2.85 Jack Daniels

$3.50 Long Island teas $3.95 Crown Royals

$3.30 Smirnoffs $3.85 Malibus

$5.95 domestic pitchers and $3.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars until 5 pm

$5.95 domestic pitchers and $3.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars until 5 pm

Dave’s Southside Tap 803 Belsly Blvd, Moorhead

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

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

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

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

Happy Hour from 3 - 6 pm, $3.50 Stolis & Bacardis from 8 pm - close

$3.50 Long Island Teas & Crown Royals 8 pm - close

$3.50 tall domestic taps and import bottles all day

JC Chumley’s 1608 Main Ave, Moorhead

Service Industry Night: $2.50 you-call-its with server ID and Morgans from 8 pm - close

$2 domestics and wells from 5 pm - midnight

$​ 2.75 domestic pints, $3.50 import pints and $.50 off whiskey drinks from 8 pm - close

​$ 3.50 import taps and bottles, $2.75 Smirnoffs and $4 Chucks and Wonder Womans from 8 pm - close

$3.50 Fireballs from 5 pm to midnight and $2.50 domestic bottles and Morgans from 8 - 10 pm

​$ 6.75 domestic pitchers and $2.50 mimosas from open - 4 pm

Mick’s Office 10 8th St. S, Moorhead

Happy Hour 4:30 - 7 pm, $1 wells 9pm-close

Happy Hour 4:30 - 7 pm, $6 pitchers 9pmclose

Happy Hour from 4:30 - 7 p.m, ladies night from 9 pm midnight

Happy Hour from 4:30 - 7 pm, Mug Night ($5 mugs, $2.75 refills, $2.50 wells)

Happy Hour from 4:30 - 7 pm

Mug Day ($5 mugs, $3 refills) $2.50 Long Island Teas

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Speak Easy 1001 30th Ave. S, Moorhead

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

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2-4-1 drinks from 4 - 6 pm

$5.25 pitches of Budweiser, Mich, Amber Boch, Bud Light, Miller Light and Foster and 2-4-1 drink specials from 4-6 pm

$2.75 22oz grande beers, $4 Sam Adams, Red’s Apple and Bells and 2-4-1 drink specials from 4-6 p.m

$6 pitchers of Bud Light, Shock Top, Miller Light, Coors Light and Nordeast. 2-4-1 drink special 4-6 pm

Bloody Mary specials. $6 pitchers of Bud Light, Shock Top, Miller Lite, Coors Light and Nordeast 9 pm - 2 am

Grand beers $2.75 (all day)

Happy Hour from 1 - 7 pm, $3 perfect pint of Guinness and Irish car bombs (9 pm - 12 am)

Happy Hour from 1 - 7 pm, $10 all you can drink (11 am - 2 pm) Mimosas, Bloodys and domestic taps

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

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

Happy Hour from 1 - 7 pm and $5 domestic mugs, $6 import mugs (8 pm - 12 am)

Happy Hour from 1 - 7 pm and $4 scratch teas

Happy Hour from 1 pm Midnight

Happy Hour from 1 - 7 pm, $5 all you can drink for ladies from 9 pm - midnight, $3 pounders (all day) $2 Morgans and $3 bomb shots (9 pm midnight)

Vic’s Bar & Grill 427 Center Ave, Moorhead

$2.75 Morgans

2 for 1 8 - 11 pm

$2.75 whiskeys

Ladies night 8 - 10 pm $5 pitchers

Late night Happy Hour 9 pm - Midnight

$5 pitchers All Day

Bloody Mary special

Bar Nine 1405 Prairie Pkwy, West Fargo

$3 tall domestics, $3 Stolis & $3 Jack Daniels 8 pm

$2 domestic pints & wells 8 pm -

Mug night 8 pm $5 mugs

$2.50 domestic bottles, $3 well specials 8 pm

$2.50 Morgans and Bacardis 8 pm

$3 teas & bomb shots 8 pm

$6 domestic pitchers & $2.50 Icehole All Day

Hooligans 3330 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

$2.50 domestic bottles All Day

$3 domestic talls All Day

$3.50 well margaritas, $3 Corona & Dos Equis

$2.50 Morgans & Bacardis All Day

$3 well drinks 7 pm - close

$3 bomb shots 8 pm - Midnight

Pub West 3140 Bluestem Dr, West Fargo

$3.50 tall Domestic Beer/$4.50 Tall Craft beer

$3.50 Morgan and Bacardi

$3.50 Jack Daniels, Jim Beam And Jameson/$4.50 Crown Royal

$3.50 UV, Wave and Titos

$3.50 Windsor/$3.00 Solo Cups: Bud Light Coors Light Miller Lite

$3.00 Solo Cups: Bud Light Coors Light Miller Lite

$3 Jag and Jack Daniels, $7.50 Miller Lite Pitchers

$3 Windsor, Canadian Club, Jack Daniels and $14 bucket of domestic beers

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi and domestic bottles

$3.50 bomb shots and Tito’s Vodka

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

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

WEST FARGO

Rookies 715 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

Happy Hour All Day/ Service Industry Night:$3.50 youcall-its

Silver Dollar Flying Pig 221 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

Happy Hour from 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Happy Hour from 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Happy Hour from 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Happy Hour from 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Happy Hour from 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Happy Hour from 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Happy Hour from 4:30 - 6:30 pm

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

$1 off 20oz taps or $.75 off 16oz taps

$3 you-call-its

$6 domestic & $7 import pitchers

$2 whiskey drinks

$2 rum drinks

$2 vodka drinks

$3 Bloody Mary’s and/or Caesars

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

Mug night

Mug night

Tall beers for the price of short 7 pm - close

$1 off Long Island teas & $5 martinis 7 pm close

$2.75 Windsors $1 off bottled beer 8 pm close

$3.50 Bloody Marys, Caesars & domestic pints until 6 pm

Happy Hour All Day

Town Hall Bar 103 Main Ave. W, West Fargo

$3 Captain Morgan, $3.50 Crown Royal, $3.50 Washington Apples from 7 to 11 pm

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

Hump Day Happy Hour 3-7 pm, Windsor $3, Wu Tang Shots $3 from 7 - 11 pm

Rum Night $3 Cristal & Limon, Domestic Pitchers $6 from 7 - 11 pm

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

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

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

​V FW: West Fargo 308 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

$2.50 regular domestic beers and Windsor

12 inch pizza and a pitcher of beer for $11

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

$3.50 25 oz. tap beers, $3 25 oz. amber tap beers and import/ premium bottles

Work Zone 701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

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

$3 Bacardi and Ice Hole

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

$3 Morgan, Malibu and Jag

$3 Jack and Jims

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

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

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SAVE SOME

MONEY

FARGO AIR MUSEUM

By Linda Norland

With Your College ID

Almost 30,000 college students will be flocking back to the local universities this month. We remember college and the penny pinching. We present to you our guide of college discounts so you can save a pretty penny on your next night out.

f o o d Arby’s 10 percent off your meal with ID. 1117 38th St. NW, Fargo 1415 42nd St, Fargo 3185 25th St. S, Fargo 3108 Highway 10 E, Moorhead Babb’s Coffee House 15 percent off with ID. 604 Main Ave, Fargo Bomb Shelter $5 all you can drink taps and wells from 9 p.m. – midnight on Tuesdays with college ID. 325 10th St. N, Fargo Buffalo Wild Wings 10 percent off your meal with ID. Sundays are half-off your meal with ID. 1515 19th Ave. N, Fargo 1501 42nd St. SW, Fargo 2201 1st Ave. N, Moorhead Cherry Berry 20 percent off on Thursdays with ID. 1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo 4265 45th St. S, Fargo Extreme Pita Free combo with purchase of pita. 5050 13th Ave. S. #6, Fargo 4265 45th St. S. #113, Fargo

King House 10 percent off your meal with ID. 122 Broadway N, Fargo Pancheros Mexican Grill Free beverage with ID and purchase of entree. 4761 13th Ave. S, Fargo 803 Belsly Blvd, Moorhead

o t h e r Courtney’s Comedy Club 1/2 off a ticket with ID. courtneyscomedyclub.com 600 30 Ave. S, Moorhead Doyle’s Cab 1/2 price cab rides with ID. 701-235-5535 ecce art + yoga $8 student drop-in rate for yoga classes. ecce216.com 216 Broadway N, Fargo FMCT $8 tickets on Thursdays. fmct.org 701-235-1901 FM Derby Girls $10 with ID fmderbygirls.com Fargo Civic Center: 207 4th St. N, Fargo

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FM DERBY GIRLS

ROURKE MUSEUM

Fargo Air Museum $7 student tickets. fargoairmuseum.org 1609 19th Ave. N, Fargo Fargo Force Advance ticket for $9.95 or $12.95 the day of the show. fargoforce.com Scheels Arena: 5225 31st Ave. S, Fargo Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County $7 discounted tickets. hcscconline.org Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Register at joann.com/ student-program.html to get 10 percent off purchases. joann.com 4340 13th Ave. S. #101, Fargo The Limited 15 percent off in-store purchases with ID, can’t be combined with any other instore promotion. thelimited.com 3902 13th Ave. S, Fargo (West Acres Mall) Marcus Theaters $5 movie tickets + a free small popcorn on Thursday nights with ID. marcustheatres.com 4101 17th Ave. SW, Fargo 3931 9th Ave. S, Fargo

MATBUS Unlimited free rides to students from NDSU, MSUM, Concordia and M State with ID. matbus.com Plains Art Museum Free admission with ID. plainsart.org 704 1st Ave. N, Fargo Rourke Museum Free student admission for free. therourke.org 521 Main Ave, Moorhead Sam’s Club College students get a discount on membership and savings on school supplies. samsclub.com 4831 13th Ave. S, Fargo 2800 27th Ave. S, Moorhead Spirit Room Student discount for classes offered at the Spirit Room. spiritroom.net 111 Broadway N, Fargo Sunset Lanes Bowling from 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. on Thursdays for $6.45. bowlingsunset.com 620 U.S. 75, Moorhead Theatre B Student tickets for $5 on Thursdays and $10 all other days. theatreb.org 716 Main Ave, Fargo YMCA Student/youth rate of $30 per month if you’re 8-24 years of age. ymcacassclay.org 4243 19th Ave. S, Fargo 4225 38th St. SW, Fargo 400 1st Ave. S, Fargo


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FALLIN’ HARD FALL FASHION

Since a majority of the fashion you’ll discover in Downtown Fargo is found in the form of boutiques, the pieces you will find are special gems you'll want to incorporate into your autumn wardrobe. Here are some sneak peeks of the killer fashion you’ll encounter in downtown's shopping district.

By Taylor Markel | Photos by Paul Flessland

SHADES

Insistent and Rise are the names of some sweet shades that promise to block your eyes from the harsh UV rays of the sun. You can find these styles and many others. Insistent Shades (right) $15 Rise Shades (left) $16 Proper & Prim 317 Broadway N, Fargo properprim.com

BOOTS

Fall time is the perfect time and the favorite time for cute boots. Go for the edgy combat boot style or the classic riding boot style and each step you take will be ultra chic. $58 Kittsona 610 Main Ave, Fargo kittsona.com

SPARKLE TOP

Shimmer brighter than ever in this pretty and playful top. Pair with cropped denim or shorts and you are set to go. $53 Proper & Prim 317 Broadway N, Fargo properprim.com

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NECKLACE, PLAID SHIRT AND JACKET It's no secret that 70s fashion is making a comeback. You can find a perfect flare fit such as these and enjoy a little blast to the past. $58

Can you say cute fall ensemble? Military green and plaid are going to be some of your best fashion friends this fall. While you're at it, add some bling. Necklace $16.15 Jacket $42 Plaid Shirt $34

Lot 2029 612 Main Ave, Fargo lot2029.com

Lot 2029 612 Main Ave, Fargo lot2029.com

FLARE LEG JEANS

ACCESSORIES

Let's bring on the glam with statement accessories like adorable bags and beautiful earrings that are sure to set the standard high for style this fall. Purse $68 Earrings $12 Stud Earrings with Clamp $12 Kittsona 610 Main Ave, Fargo kittsona.com

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