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APRIL 2012

FARGO

FITNESS A-Z

THERE ARE SO MANY FITNESS OPPORTUNITIES IN FARGO-MOORHEAD. WE FOUND ENOUGH TO FILL THE ENTIRE ALPHABET. SAMMI EXPLAINS ON PAGE 6.

FITNESS

NUTRITION

We found 3 tough workouts from 3 tough people. p. 40

Ever wonder what it’s like to eat like an NDSU football player? p. 38

LIVING

You will not believe what one company is actually giving away! p. 66

LISTS Going Mean Green! We list 10 ways to go green in FargoMoorhead. p. 72


BEFORE Contents... 18

WE BEGIN

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his month I traveled to Florida for a much needed vacation. By the end of the trip I was ready to come back to Fargo. It wasn’t just because my skin felt like leather and moths were flying out of my wallet. I began to wonder why I was ready to leave the land of sun and fun for Fargo. I soon began to realize that it’s because I actually began to care for this community. The people, the city, the Moorhead Dairy Queen finally being open — I missed it all. As you can see, our little magazine has grown up. With the new size comes the potential for much better content. Our

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articles will be more in-depth, extensive and will help you realize your true health potential. Spring is in the air. You can finally smell the flowers in the air and feel the sun on your skin. However, do you feel that little sense of dread in your stomach? That’s the knowledge that the world is going to see you in your swimsuit shortly. Well we have packed plenty into the issue so you can look your best in your summer suit. Go through the alphabet with our Fargo A-Z of fitness, find out who can beat you up with “Three People Who Can Kick Your Ass,” or learn how to stay in shape without a gym membership from Sarah Haeder.

I once had a journalism professor who told me that people will go as far with you as take them. I promise if you stay with us, we’ll take you far. Stick with us and see what we have planned for the future.

ANDREW JASON


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y dog, Dickens, is way ahead of the game for Earth Day. For the past month or so, whenever I take him for a walk he makes it a point to pick up EVERY PIECE OF GARBAGE he can find. In fact, Dickens hunts garbage so often that I’ve grown accustomed to his body language and can now translate dogspeak to English. Discoveries range from, “Hooray I found a Trident wrapper!” to “Yum, a greasy napkin with blobs of BBQ sauce!” to most recently, “Oh look what I found!… a half decomposed KFC chicken wing!” [Insert me screaming.]

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So what do I think about my seven month old Cocker Spaniel’s garbage obsession? I usually react in one of two ways: 1)I yell “NO!”, Dickens drops the object and we continue another three feet to the next piece of garbage OR 2)I yank whatever it is out of his mouth, throw it onto the ground, feel an overwhelming sense of guilt because I just littered with someone else’s litter, pick up the piece of garbage, swear under my breath and carry it off to the nearest dumpster (which is usually located around every corner in the ghet—oh, I mean South Fargo). If you’re struggling to find

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something to do on Earth Day pick up some garbage. Plain, simple, maybe even cliché for Earth Day, but hey, at least you’re doing something. Oh, and don’t worry about Dickens…he might be disappointed to find that the hunt for a wrapper is harder than before, but he’ll keep plenty busy chasing mosquitoes when they get in to town.

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FM Stride Magazine is published 12 times a year and free. Copies are available at over 1000 Fargo-Moorhead locations along with ditital versions at www.fmstride.com

April 2012 Publisher SPOTLIGHT LLC Founder MIKE DRAGOSAVICH Associate Editors SAMMI JONES, ANDREW JASON Design Director MIKE DRAGOSAVICH Graphic Designer DUSTIN MOSBECK Marketing/Sales BRENT TEHVEN, TRACY NICHOLSON Research/Contributors BRITTANY THOMPSON, KAYLEE OSWOSKI Printing KNIGHT PRINTING

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502 1st Ave N First Floor Fargo,ND 58102 701-478-7768 drago@fmspotlight.com Stride Magazine is published by Spotlight LLC. Copyright 2012 Stride Magazine & FMSpotlight.com. All Rights Reserved. No parts of this periodical may be reproduced without written permission of Stride Magazine & FMStride. com. Stride Magazine & FMStride.com will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions found in the magazine or on FMStride.com. Spotlight LLC. accepts no liability for the accuracy of statements made by the advertisers.


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ASK THE EXPERT with Misty

Training Advice Misty Lamppa:

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registered national trainer for Body Training Systems, a 200 hour registered Yoga teacher and a Venice Nutrition . She is also a licensed through the International Board of Nutrition and Fitness Coaching.

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Should I train my abdominal muscles every day?

Misty: No. Abdominal muscles can take a lot more

than most muscles, but the goal (if you’d like to make

stronger than before. Ideally you will train your abthe next couple days. When they are no longer sore it is appropriate to train them again. If you train them

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I’m looking to gain more flexibility. Will Yoga truly help me to bend easier?

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Yes, when done consistently it will help you bend easier. the same effect. I personally enjoy Hot Yoga; not only does the heat ter the class, but it is challenging and helps me to sweat and feel like I’m getting a workout within the hour.

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ASK THE EXPERT with Misty

Nutrition Advice

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I’m told that when training for a marathon I’m supposed to eat more food. How do I do that without gaining weight -since my ultimate reason for training and running a marathon is to LOSE weight?

It’s best to eat balanced meals throughout the day to keep your blood sugar stable. For long runs cut up a balanced protein bar into little pieces and bring it with you on the run. This will help your body refuel and keep you from binging afterwards when your carbohydrates. It’s NOT necessary to eat a huge meal thon. THIS IS A MYTH. The idea was that your body would store the extra carbs and use them during the time of the run/race for the energy needed. This isn’t exactly how it works and you’re better off eating regular balanced meals or balanced protein bars during your long runs or races. Eating this way will also help you to lose stored body fat. When you eat regularly and feed your body well, it no longer needs the excess stored body fat so it will burn off in time.

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Does consuming too many fat free/sugar free products have a negative effect on my metabolism?

neered” food it is harder for your body to digest and can take a toll on your metabolism. Typineered foods are either higher in fat and/or use an unhealthy sugar substitute like aspartame. In a perfect world you would eat natural foods, organic and pure though that’s not always realistic.

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SUSH CALORIES Sushi can be a healthy option for those not wanting to go overboard on calories. A typical Avocado Roll averages roughly 140 calories while a Spicy Tuna Roll tends to average 290 calories. And if you’re really looking to keep the calorie count low, avoid the fried rolls and creamy condiments. 26

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PROTEIN Looking to add some protein to your diet? Try an Eel and Cucumber Roll (20 grams of protein) or a Spicy Tuna Roll (24 grams of protein). The sushi bar is a great place to find a protein rich meal.


HI O M E G A - 3 FAT T Y ACIDS Tuna, shrimp and scallops all contain omega-3 fatty acids. A diet rich in omega-3 has been linked to everything from lower blood pressue levels to improved cholesterol levels to healthier skin and hair. Opt for a roll with salmon.

FM Stride gets the wrap on the some of the tastiest rolls in Fargo-Moorhead.

VEGETABLES Whether it’s vegetarian sushi or mixed with fish, the fresh uncooked veggies found in sushi are packed with vitamins and nutrients to keep your body happy and healthy. 27


WASABI SUSHI & ASIAN GRILL 623 NP Ave. With fresh fish flown in from places like Hawaii, you can’t go wrong with sushi from Wasabi. For a little heat try the Dynamite roll – a California roll topped with crab stick, baby lobster, mushroom, onion and mayo finished with flaming 151. Or, if you’re craving some crunch try the Crunch Munch roll – spicy crab, asparagus and crunch topped with shrimp and spicy mayo.

701.232.3380 www.wasabifargo.com

OSAKA SUSHI & HIBACHI 1111 38th St S Osaka offers a fun dining experience. Located in the old Timberlodge Steak House, this sushi and hibachi restaurant offers some nice ambiance with a great sushi bar. Check out the Sashimi dinner box for a filling meal.

701.282.3888 www.osakausa.com

YUKI HANA GRILL & SUSHI 1450 25th St. S Chef Derek Kinoshita brings 30 years of experience to Yuki Hana and is all about bold flavors and delicate sauces. A few special rolls are the Dakota Roll (spicy tuna, cucumber, radish sprouts, and crab stick, with spicy mayo and masago), The 25th Street Roll / Fargo Roll (shrimp tempura, cucumber, and spicy shredded crab stick / shredded crab stick) and the Heart Attack Roll (spicy tuna, cream cheese, and jalapeño, deep fried).

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SAMURAI ASIAN FUSION CUISINE & SUSHI BAR

1775 45th St. S Suite B

Samurai has a huge variety of special sushi rolls that are sure to light up your taste buds. The Burning Man Roll is spicy tuna inside topped with avocado and pepper tuna. Or try the Volcano Roll that’s errupting with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, king crab, avocado, asparagus tempura and tobiko with soybean paper.

701.356.8882 www.samuraifargo.com

KOBE’S JAPANESE CUISINE 4228 15th Ave. SW

Kobe’s offers some of the most unique sushi rolls in town. The Green Peace Roll combines asparagus cucumber, mango and sweet potato inside topped with avocado served with BBQ sushi sauce and mango puree. The Crazy Roll mixes sea bass, asparagus, avocado, and crab wrapped in nori then deep fried, and topped with tobiko, scallion, spicy mayo, and more. And it gets better. Kobe’s offers great lunch specials (11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon-Fri) including a 2 rolls and miso soup combination for only $8.95.

701.232.5623 www.kobescuisine.com

101 SUSHI BAR & KOREAN BBQ 4480 23rd Ave. S. Try an Orange Blossom Roll (tuna, crab meat and avocado inside with salmon and salmon roe on top) or, if you’re looking for a little more kick, try the Yummy Roll (tempura red snapper and cucumber inside and yellowtail and avocado chili sauce on top).

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A CONVERSATION WITH

Ryan Botner

At only 27 years old, Ryan Botner is shaking up the world of financial planning in the FM area. Stride sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Botner to discuss business and the road to success. PHOTOS: REPOR PHTOGRAPHY

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RYAN BOTNER Age: 27 College Degree: Education Career Title: Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

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THE CONVERSATION

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o u have a college degree in cial representative. Seems like a complete 180, right?

Well the biggest thing was that I got a job offer in the financial field in Jamestown when I was done with school in 2005. During college I really enjoyed teaching seventh and eighth grades but I just felt I couldn’t reach my full potential in a teaching career. So during school I applied at quite a few different financial firms and was lucky that Northwestern Mutual was willing to take a chance on a young kid straight out of school with no experience. You’re only 27, how’d you become so successful so quickly? I started in this business when I was 22. I had to act old and found out a $99 business suit goes a long way. I also found out real quick that if I wanted to be successful I needed to move up as fast as I possibly could. I needed to have a good sphere of people around me and sought out business owners to accountants to mortgage people. With my clients in mind I wanted to make sure that I was surrounded by the best of the best. Do you like managing your own business? I always wanted to be a business owner so I could run things the way I saw fit. I have a total of five representatives that I coach and mentor. What’s great

is that, in a sense, I’m still able to do some of that coaching and educating that I have a background in. So you basically went into the cial world not knowing much about it? I had no network and no experience, just a few friends and family friends in the Fargo area. I went through the training and got the licenses in the areas I needed. To help me grow my own business I really leaned on my family, close friends and the network I had built through school. I also joined the Kiwanis group and Business Networking International to try to expand my knowledge and meet as many people in Fargo as possible. Where do you see yourself in ten years? My main goal is to hopefully be viewed in the professional market as a valued resource when it comes to financial security planning. The more I can specialize in my field the more of a valuable resource I can be. How do you alleviate the stresses of the work world? Well, [laughs] when I’m doing it consistently, I’m a big believer in diet, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. I hit up the gym and go to the wellness center. The biggest challenge for me is finding time and being disciplined. I enjoy traveling whenever time allows and also like to kick back at various events around

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Whether you’re coming out of school or looking to change careers, I got into this business to impact

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Follow Your Dreams... Home Agency of America’s Next Top Model Winner, Cari Dee

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EAT SMART. PLAY HAR TOGETHER SNACK SMART! Are you tempted at work by bowls

Julie Garden-Robinson Ph.D., R.D., L.R.D is an associate professor and food and nutrition specialist with the North Dakota State University Extension Service.

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NO to secondhand sweets and think twice about the food you enjoy as snacks. the U.S. Department of Agriculture, chips, cookies, candy and cake are among the most frequently chosen snack foods. We can do better than that!


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VEGETABLE GROUP

Baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower and broccoli florets, celery sticks

String cheese Low-fat or fat-free yogurt

GRAIN GROUP

Whole-grain mini-muffins Whole-grain crackers or pretzels Air-popped popcorn Baked tortilla chips

PROTEIN FOODS GROUP

Bean dip (Mix equal parts of black beans and your favorite salsa for a quick, protein-rich dip) Lightly salted or unsalted nuts

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VISIT

www.ndsu.edu/eatsmart

for recipes, menus and activities for singles, couples, families and children. Find us on Facebook by searching “Eat Smart. Play Hard.”

Here’s a tasty energy bar featuring whole grain oats, peanuts and dried fruit – plus a little chocolate for a treat.

Peanut Energy Bars 1/4 c. dry roasted peanuts 1/4 c. roasted sunflower seeds or other chopped nuts 1 c. raisins or other chopped dried fruit 1 c. rolled or quick-cooking oats 1 c. toasted rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 c. creamy or crunchy peanut butter 1/4 c. packed brown sugar 1/2 c. honey 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

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Coat an 8-inch by 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Combine peanuts, sunflower seeds (or other nuts), raisins (or other dried fruit), oats, choco late chips and rice cereal in a large bowl. Combine peanut butter, brown sugar and honey in a small microw aveable bowl. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minute s or until bubbling around the edges occurs. Add vanilla and stir until blended. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until coated . Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. Press down firmly. (It helps to coat your fingers with cooking spray.) Let stand for about one hour to harden. Cut into bars.


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Jon Offutt

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on Offutt is a glass blower whose studio, House of Mulciber, is located in Fargo. “I primarily make what I want to make and hope people buy it,” Offutt says. Not only does he create his own work, but Offutt also makes commissioned creations and travels to various towns and cities with his glass studio on wheels to educate indi-

viduals seeking artistic knowledge. Offutt also provides education to FM residents by opening his studio to high school art classes and other groups. Each year, during the first weekend in October, Offutt participates in Fargo-Moorhead’s Studio Crawl, an event that allows the public to visit the studios of local artists. Currently, Offutt is working on a series of work titled “Dakota Horizons” to be displayed at the Plains Art Museum. His work – from vases to light fixtures – can be found at the Art Connection in downtown Fargo. For more information contact: 701.298.3936 or mulciberglass@hotmail.com. 59


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hawna Davidson doesn’t need much space to create her art – her kitchen or basement, depending on her mood – serves as her studio. She makes jewelry pendants by placing sayings and photographs between glass and soldering a sterling silver frame around them. For some creations she recycles vintage buttons and rhinestones. Originally a painter, Davidson taught herself how to solder. “If I see something I want to figure out how to do, I just do it,” Davidson said. Davidson sells her creations at arts and crafts

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shows. In the summer, she sells locally at the Fargo Street Fair and the Island Park Show and travels to other arts and crafts shows in North Dakota as well as in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and South Dakota. “I do shows because I like the direct contact (with costumers),” says Davidson. Her creations are also available on artfire.com under Live Out Loud Designs.


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or Rheault, using a plasma cutter is “like drawing with fire.” Rheault creates metal sculptures at her Snowfire Studio (located in a shed next to her horse barn) on her country lot north of Moorhead. “I’ve been making stuff my entire life … I’ve dabbled in all different mediums,” Rheault said. A painter for 15 years until she took a “quick how to” welding class from a local artist, Rheault now creates wall sculptures, mirror and fireplace surrounds and other home decorations. She travels around the U.S. selling not only her sculptures, but also her jewelry, which she makes in collaboration with local artist Tara Argall. Her work, along with many other local artists’ creations can be found at Gallery 4, Ltd., on Broadway in Fargo. For more information visit www.snowfirestudio.com 61


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FargoStuff.com

Shirts, photography, books – everything Fargo! FargoStuff.com

Just for You Jewelry and Beads Necklaces, earrings, rings, classes and workshops galore! www.justforyoujewelryandbeads.com

www.bowwowzerz.com

Fargonecrafting

Handmade items for babies, toddlers and children. www.fargonecrafting.blogspot.com

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An art co-op focused on connecting local artists with their community.

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Live Out Loud Designs Original designs of recycled soldered jewelry made from vintage and discovered objects, collage art and funky sayings.

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BowWowzerz

Unique and fun items for your furry friend including handcrafted and high quality nylon and fabric designer dog and cat collars and leashes.

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Sibelle-Chic Jewelry A stainless steel jewelry line co-created by Tara Argall and Karman Rheault. www.sibellechic.com


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DIRT Y WORD

DENNIS WAL AKER

This band has been playing gigs in FM for 14 years.

Dennis sits down to talk about the Fargo leisure scene.

FM

SCHOOL OF ROCK

BAR TENDER!

FM now has a school for kids to learn how to Rock n’ Roll!

Grab some refreshing advice from Hillary, our Bartender of the Month

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W E F OUND S IX OF FARGO-MOORHEAD’S JU ICIEST BURGERS.

PILED HIGH! The Bacon Cheesburger at Five Guys Burgers and Fries made our list and makes us extremely hungry!

EVENT CALENDAR

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t Last! It’s spring. There is golf and sun and ton’s of events! I don’t know about you but my favorite smell is that Armor All tire shine stuff, oh and patio furniture! Don’t know if that has a smell but it should, and it should be delightful! Well, this month was an amazing month for our two magazines. We had a chance to sit down with Mayor Dennis 2

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Walaker to talk about Fargo entertainment. We also put together the first ever FM Burger Battle, which made for a fun photo shoot and interview process that turned into more of a carb-loading, diet crushing process. If you’re familiar with our sister publication, FM Stride, we made a big improvement to the size. We increased its height to make it more of a feature article

publication. FM Spotlight will be the same size as usual but will now start taking more of a resourceful role. Each month moving forward we are going to start incorporating more resource content. This month’s addition is the section called “Hot List.” It is a list of our picks each month for dining, nightlife, shopping and fun. In the following months we are going to add a Deals


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Section, Dining Section and more articles with the finest chefs, bartenders, servers and much more. I hope this positive time of the year and great weather can help you open up to getting off the couch and enjoying what Fargo-Moorhead has to offer. Challenge yourself to use FM Spotlight Magazine throughout the month, and try out some of our suggestions. Send me

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feedback and even ideas for future issues. Remember, the entire mission of this magazine is to help you find happiness through leisure in this town. So let’s do it together. Cheers! -

MIKE DRAGOSAVICH

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YOUR MONTHLY RESOURCE FOR THE BEST EVENTS IN FARGO-MOORHEAD

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Avalon

The Spirit Room

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Blue Man Group 3rd, 4th at 6:30 p.m. Spring Craft Event 6th at 10 a.m.

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Andy Wagner 5th at 8 p.m. HoDo

Easter Eggstravaganza 6th, 7th at 10 a.m. Yunker Farm

Feast or famine 5th at 7 p.m. Red River Zoo

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Yelawolf 6th at 8 p.m. The Venue


Jonny the Unit 18+ Dance Party 6th at 10:30 p.m.

10th at 9:30 p.m. Red Raven

The Venue

The Windbreak Saloon

Fidelio 13th at 8 p.m. and 15th at 2p.m. Festival Concert Hall NDSU

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MSUM Juried Student Art Show 10th - 25th

Dille Center for the Arts Gallery

HFargo Force vs. Sioux Falls 7th at 7:05 p.m. Scheels Arena

HFargo Force vs. Sioux HFargo Force vs. Sioux Falls 6th at 7:35 p.m. Scheels Arena

Falls 8th at 7:05 p.m. Scheels Arena

Manufacture Sneak Peek 9th at 4 p.m. Fargodome

Makers Market 7th at 5 p.m. Red Raven

Mentalist Mindreader Illusionist Chris Carter 11th at 8 p.m.

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Saxophone Quartet 12th at 7:30 p.m.

Beckwith Recital Hall NDSU Free event. e

MSUM Symphonic Band 12th at 8 p.m.

Camino Real 13th-15th

Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre Concordia

Glasrud Auditorium

HBison Classic

Track and Field 13th – 14th NDSU

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Matt Sansberry 13th at 7 p.m.

MSUM (UCO Jazz Lab)

HFargo Force vs. Lincoln

3rd annual Adult Prom 13th at 9:30 p.m.

MET – La Traviata LIVE 14th at 11:30am Century 10 Theater

The Hub -

13th at 7:30 p.m. Scheels Arena

Cold Hard Cash 13th at 8:00 p.m.

HNorth Fargo REVOLUTION

Charlie Daniels Band 13th at 8 p.m.

RALLY – Ditch the Diet & Boot Camp 14th at 10 a.m.

Shooting Star Casino

Body Shop

Cadillac Ranch (The Hub)

Farmers Insurance Run For Babies 14th at 8 a.m. Bluestem

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For the Birds 14th at 2 p.m.

Red River Zoo


Leon Russell

11th at 8 p.m. Fargo Theatre


FM Derby Girls: 14th at 7 p.m. Civic Center

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Treefall 19 - 22 at 7 p.m.

Fargo Theatre

NDSU’s Walsh Studio Theatre

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37th Annual Red River Valley Woodcarvers Show and Competition 14th -15th at 12:30 p.m.

Midwest Starz Dance Competition 20 - 21st All Day

Doublewood Inn

Fargo Civic Center

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Bison Showcase 20th at 5:30pm

Studio 222

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Urban Overture 18th at 5:30 p.m.

Sweet Miracles 19th at 6 p.m.

Courtyard by Marriott Moorhead

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Courtney’s Comedy Club

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Cadillac Ranch (The Hub)

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Sarah Vowell 14th at 8 p.m.


Gigantic Rummage Sale 21st at 7 a.m.

Veterans Memorial Arena

The Merry Wives of Wahpeton 20 - 22nd at 7:30 p.m. (Fri - Sat) 2 p.m. (Sun) The Stage at Island Park – Home of the FMCT

Party for the Planet 21st at 11 a.m. Red River Zoo

Business After Hours 26th at 4:30 p.m.

Ramada Plaza and Suites and Convention Center

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American Heart Association Red River Valley Heart Walk 21st at 9 a.m. Scheels Arena

Casting Crowns 22nd at 7 p.m. Under Armour Marathon Training Series 26th at 5:30 p.m. Scheels

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NDSU Spring Game 21st All Day Fargodome

Walk this Way 26th at 7 p.m.

Elmwood Park

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The Venue Check out this Grammy award winner whose debut album “Here for the Party� has sold more than 5 million copies. Tickets available at jadepresents.com

EVENTS

Gretchen Wilson w/ Rocket Club 20th at 8 p.m.


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Hellyeah & Clutch 27th at 7:30 p.m. The Venue

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Chester Bay 27th at 6 p.m.

NDSU Memorial Union

Week of the Young Child Event 28th at 10 a.m. West Acres Mall

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Dizzy Reed of Guns N’ Roses 28th at 8 p.m.

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Portland Cello Project 30th at 8 p.m. The Aquarium

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The Shop

Valley Vintage Car Club Show 28th and 29th at 10am.

hMSUM Sketch comedy

Fargo Civic Center

27th at 6 p.m.

MSUM Gaede Stage

Spring parade of homes 28th - 5/6

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Martin Zellar and the Hardways 27th at 9 p.m.

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Cadillac Ranch

Big Boy Toys Expo 28th at 10 a.m. Fargodome

Elevate: Rock School annual student showcase concert 29th at noon The Venue

For event information visit: fmspotlight.com To submit your own event e-mail sam@fmstride.com.


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EAT “Taste of Thai Tuesday and Wisconsin on Wednesday” at Noodle Bowls at Noodles & Company

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Entertainment in Fargo is hot. Check out these hotspots around town to make sure you’re always on top of the coolest happenings.

Lucky’s 13 Breakfast

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Beef galore at Bertrosa’s Chicago Style Sandwiches

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Shakey Mondays at Krolls

Homecooked Meal at 1st and Deli

Eat til you drop Wednesdays at Paradiso -

DRINK U-pay-the-day at Old Broadway

College night at Bomb Shelter

LADIES night at The Hub

TAPS at Rhombus Guys

Cheap chugging at Chumleys


Free beer Fridays at Big D’s

Happy hour Bison Turf:

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PLAY Fargo Billiards and Gastropub:

Two for four Tuesdays at Dempseys:

Disc Golf at the Park Sex Toy Bingo at the Bowler:

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Military or college ID night at Courtney’s


Glik’s

SHOP

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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Apricot Lane:

M.I.S.S. Boutique: Austad’s Golf Apparel

Free Face Mapping Skin Analysis at ULTA Beauty

3 Chicks Boutique: Outdoor Furnishings at Scheels Home and Hardware

Forever 21 for Men

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Mezzaluna Restaurant

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Hairscape Gallery

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13th - Rachel Brooke with Viva Le Vox 20th - High On Stress 28th - Blimp

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13th, 14th - Blues Tonic 20th, 21st - Smoking Gun 27th, 28th - Pucker Up

JT CIGARRO 6th, 7th - Feedback 13th, 14th - Fuse 15th - Bryan and Joey 20th 21st - 7 PM 25th - Dirty Word 27th - Cal Ecker 28th - Burn Halo 29th - Bryan and Joey

MAXWELLS THE AQUARIUM

6th - The Boys N’ The Barrels & Gypsy Lumberjacks 7th - Trevor Hall 9th - Guitar Wolf with The Transistors & Birthday Suits 10th - The Dreaming 12th - Roster McCabe 20th - Poor Man 21st - Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons 25th - The Infamous Stringdusters 28th - Frankie Rose with Dive

Every Thursday - Dave Ferreria Trio

LUCKY’s 13 6th - Rob Morris 7th - John Janousek 13th - Ciro & Topher Show 14 - Q5 20th, 21st - Maddhatter 27th - Blues Tonic Band 28th - DJ Dino

DEMPSEY’S HODO

5th - Andy Wagner 12th - The Blue Wailers 19th - Heavy is the Head April 2012

6th - Poitin 7th - Boys of Summer 13th - Rock Bottom 14th - Lee El Dub Walsh 20th - Fire Water Burn 21st - GC and the Sideways 27th - Poitin 28th - The Fillers


THE HUB

RICKS

SPIRITS LOUNGE

6th, 7th - The Fat Cats 13th, 14th - Wicked Drive 20th - Beggers Cut 21st - Anthem 27th, 28th - Double Forte

6th, 7th - Carmen the Cactus 13th, 14th - Face For Radio 20th, 21st - The Fillers 27th, 28th - 24 Seven

O’LEARY’S

RED RAVEN

M&J SALOON

6th - Rapper Yelawolf 20th - Gretchen Wilson 27th - Martin Zeller (Cadillac Ranch) 27th - Hellyeah and Clutch

27th, 28th - October Road

Big D’s

6th - Face For Radio 7th - Odd Man Out & Skooba 13th - Big Reno 14th - Betty Does 20th - Skyline 21st - Skyline 27th - Tune in Tokyo 28th - Skitzofrenic

13th - Izzy Marcil, Shape the Shift & Pavlov’s Daughter

THE NEW DIRECTION

7th - Reflections 28th - Sleepy Head & Andrew Johnathan

VFW (Downtown)

RADISSON

6th - Ciro and Topher 13th, 14th - Dirty White 20th - Ciro and Topher 27th, 28th - Helena Handbasket

NESTOR

VFW (West Fargo)

20th - DJ Nola 21st - Carmen the Cactus

6th - Versus the Nothing 7th - Dirty Rotten Liars 16th - Sole, Ceschi, & Bleubird 27th - Riven

6th, 7th - The Roosters 13th, 14th - Carmen the Catus 20th, 21st - The Shakers 27th, 28th - Fat Daddies

6th, 7th - Jeez Loueez

STUDIO 222

25th - Concordia Jazz Ensemble

WINDBREAK

5th - Skyline 6th - Tripwire 7th - Tim Mahoney 8th - 24Seven 12th - Novus Folium 13th - Pop Rocks 14th - GB Leighton 15th - Dirty Word 19th - 8th Hour 20th - Hitchville 21st - Tripwire 22nd -Tripwire & Modern Condition 26th, 27th - CherryGun 28th - Lost Highway 29th - Face for Radio 25


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OF FARGO-MOORHEAD Are you in the mood for a burger? No, are you REALLY in the MOOD for a BURGER? We’re talking the biggest, best, bodacious, beltbusting, beefiest burger you’ve ever bought sort of burger. Well, you’ve turned to the right magazine! FM Spotlight went on the hunt to find the latest and greatest burgers being served up in the FM area. Here’s the skinny on everything beef.


S Y U G e v i F PRICE: $6.19

What’s “all the way?” It’s all the fixings! From grilled mushrooms to pickles, this bacon cheeseburger is packed with a bit of everything. And there’s more – customers can also choose from extras like jalapenos and BBQ sauce. With so many options, there’s no way to go wrong. This burger is sure to satisfy your hunger ALL THE WAY.

JUICY SCALE

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WHERE’S THE BEEF? FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES. 2877 45th St. S. #100, Fargo 701.356.5489

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BWW’s

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TOPPINGS

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PRICE: $9.29

It’s a burger? It’s a pulled-pork sandwich? No, it’s both! Order a Big Jack Daddy burger at Buffalo Wind Wings and you’ll get a hamburger piled skyhigh with hickory-smoked pulled pork, cheddar jack cheese and fried onion rings all smothered in their famous Honey BBQ sauce.

WHERE’S THE BEEF? BUFFALO WILD WINGS Fargo – 1501 42nd St. S. or 1515 19th Ave. N. Moorhead – 2201 2nd Ave. N. www.buffalowildwings.com

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JL BEERS BUN

PRICE: $5.28

What do you get when you combine cheese, fried egg and a hamburger patty in between a fresh baked bun? One magnificent masterpiece of a burger! And if you’re really looking to throw in more breakfast add some bacon. Two meals in one…genius!

JUICY SCALE

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WHERE’S THE BEEF? JL BEERS 518 1st Ave. N., Fargo; 810 13th Ave. E., West Fargo; 2902 Hwy 10 E., Moorhead www.jlbeers.com

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HUMPTY DUMPTY BURGER


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H S A M S BURGER BUN SAUCE TOPPINGS

PRICE: Smash $5.99, Big Smash $6.99 One hundred percent Angus beef, two types of melted cheese … um, is your mouth watering yet? Try North Dakota’s very own burger at Smashburger. Topped with spicy grilled onions, lettuce, tomato and mayo this is one burger no other state can boast about.

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WHERE’S THE BEEF?

EXTRAS

SMASH BURGER 1801 45th St. SW, Fargo 701.478.2111 www.smashburger.com

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3 1 ’S Y K C U L PRICE: $10.99 (plus choice of one side) Unleash your inner kid with an adult version of your mom’s gooey grilled cheese sandwich. The Grilled Cheeseburger at Lucky’s 13 consists of not one, but TWO grilled cheese sandwiches that serve as buns to hold together an eight ounce patty, lettuce and mayo. Pick your side — they won’t tell your mom you picked fries over fruit — and wash it all down with and adult beverage.

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WHERE’S THE BEEF? LUCKY’s 13 PUB 4301 17th Ave. S., Fargo 701.551.0013 www.luckys13pub.com

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BUN

PRICE: $9.50

PUB

Strawberries on a burger? Sounds disgusting, but tastes amazing! The sweet, fresh strawberries and the salty bacon make for a strange — yet delightful — combination that will send your taste buds on a roller coaster ride.

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MEAT EXTRAS

WHERE’S THE BEEF? FARGO BILLIARDS AND GASTRO PUB 3234 43rd St. S., Fargo 701.282.4168 www.fargobilliards.com

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FARGODOME || APRIL 28 || 10 a.m-10 p.m

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his year’s super-manly expo will have even the Old Spice guy jealous he’s not going to be there.

The Big Boys Toys Expo turns three years old this year and has been one of FM’s biggest successes

and more. We feel like this event is something you would see in an episode of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor’s show Tool Time. Get over to the Fargodome on April 28 and experience what it’s really like to be a man you pansy!

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FA R G O ’ S ENTERTAINMENT WITH

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WALAKER THIS IS ONE MAYOR WHO KNOWS HOW TO TAKE FARGO TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

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ennis Walaker is a household name in Fargo. He led Fargo to victory

as a board member of the Plains Art Museum and Red River Zoo and

partake in the entertainment of Fargo. Mayor Walaker has been an integral part of Fargo’s development and was gracious enough to stop by FM Spotlight to talk about future of Fargo.


EXCLUSIVE

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yI keep telling ever one that the main reason I ran for e mayor was becaus nt my wife didn’t wa me at home.

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I keep telling my gran dsons, the day you quit lear ning and think yo u know ever ything ther e’s a big problem. FMSPOTLIGHT: How long have you been mayor of Fargo? MAYOR WALAKER: Six years now. I’ve got two more years of this term. A mayor can run for up to three terms. FMSPOTLIGHT: Did you always see yourself as being mayor? MAYOR WALAKER: [Laughing] I keep telling everyone that the main reason I ran for mayor was because my wife didn’t want me at home. No, I didn’t always see myself as being mayor. When Furness decided he didn’t want to continue, there was some controversy over who was going to be the next mayor. There was nobody who fully understood the city as well as I thought I did, so two weeks after I retired I ran for mayor. FMSPOTLIGHT: Reading any good books?

MAYOR WALAKER: Right now I’m reading Chris Matthews’s book on JFK — “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.” FMSPOTLIGHT: Favorite area restaurants? MAYOR WALAKER: Well, there are a few. I like Maxwells in West Fargo, Sarello’s, the Hodo — best Bison Burger I’ve ever had in my life. There are a lot of good chains around the area but some of these locally owned are really very good. Today, there’s enough competition in Fargo that if you’re not good at what you do you’re not going to survive. FMSPOTLIGHT: Over the years, what has changed most about Fargo? MAYOR WALAKER: The renaissance of downtown is probably the most visible change. When you go in to most towns our size you usually see something other than a vibrant downtown. The housing in downtown didn’t used to be anything exciting…just marginal. Some people also forget there used to be the sound of the railroad – coal trains and lots of oil being shipped out. When the city went through the process of eliminating the train horns


that really changed things. One of the exciting parts about downtown Fargo is that we went from a 10 to 12 million dollar area 12 years ago to a well over 100 million dollar downtown today.

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FMSPOTLIGHT: What does Fargo’s future look like?

our youth is the most important thing we can do for kids … k-12 levels and college. We have to provide these people with opportunities. FMSPOTLIGHT: There’s no are you doing with all your spare time?

MAYOR WALAKER: The art scene is expanding and “Educatrecently the Plains Art Muing our seum raised funds to build a new expansion that will be youth is devoted to kids and their the most art. What’s unique about important this is that it’s going to start a whole new avenue for thing we kids and their art. It’ll be an can do.” experience for everyone to grow. This town is really becoming well rounded. Right now Fargo has a school system MAYOR WALAKER: [Laughing] Well, I that’ll last for the next 10 to 15 years. usually spend a lot of my time in long Education is big around here. I strive for meetings. The other week I was in DC Fargo to be a place that provides opat the Pentagon and in the Executive portunities for college graduates and Office Building right next to the White that’s always been one of my biggest House discussing plans for the diversion. promotions. Both of my children had an If we don’t get federal aid for the diveropportunity to be here and that wasn’t sion it won’t happen. the case 10 or 15 years ago. Educating

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RYAN NITSCHKE AT

THE HODO Employed with the HoDo since May of 2007. Recommended meal: Bison Burger at the HoDo. Claim to Fame: Winner of the Emmi Roth Award.

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CHEF OF THE

Ryan Nitschke has been cooking up a storm in the kitchen since high school. Now, with an Emmi Roth Award under that big white hat, Nitsche is one top-notch Fargo chef who knows how to slice, dice and add a touch of spice to the menu at the HoDo.

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How did you decide to become a chef?

Cooking was something I liked to do throughout high school so I decided to try culinary school at Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Moorhead. I worked my way through school and learned just as much working at the HoDo as I did during all of my schooling. HoDo is a great place to work. What’s the best part about being a chef? Getting to play with knives and fire all day long. You get to create

things and create experiences for different people. You get to see the smiles on people’s faces and make their evening. Creating food is kind of an art form; you have the ability to create something that wasn’t there before.

Any crazy cooking stories? It was very cool winning the Emmi Roth Award for our Black Sambuca and Buttermilk Blue Cake – which is now on our menu, so everyone can come try it. That experience, all together, was amazing.

Did you get your cooking skills from your mother? Haha, no! She is more of the Hamburger Helper box type cook. I would say I got my cooking skills from my grandmother. She was an amazing cook and she liked to cook the heart, the liver and all of those nasty parts … just like me

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be? Oh, wow, I don’t know. This is really hard. I guess something simple, like my mom’s cooking. Anything she cooks is good..


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WINE OF MONTH Apothic White PAT I O D R I N K Raspberry Lime Rickey

DRINK OF MONTH Minty Peach Martini

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Joke: Why are all ‘dumb blond’ jokes one-liners? So that guys can understand them!


E B BARTENDER

OF THE MONTH Hillar y is FM Spotlight’s Bar tender o f the month and she deser ves it . She doesn’t have as much experience as other BOM’s but she seriously rocks as a bar tender! Check her out at For t Noks soon and see what we are talking about! Pick up Line

What’s Fort Noks like? Toast

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