As the seasons change from the long, warm, sunny days of summer to the dark, bitterly-cold days of winter, breweries around the Fargo-Moorhead area must prepare to tailor their menus to suit the ever-freezing temperatures that are sure to come. To keep you warm during the cold months between November and February – and to celebrate the upcoming holiday season – seven local breweries are featuring festive beers. Nightman Cometh
A beautiful dusting of white layers itself on the ground, the tree is trimmed and presents are wrapped, all that is left to do is put together the treats that will lull your guests into their post-dinner food coma. But with all the delicious options out there, what will make the cut? Bust out your mixer and tie up your apron, because we have the top seven Christmas cookies in North Dakota and northern Minnesota laid out, with all the good and the bad, down to the last sprinkle.
FARGO — The end of the calendar year marks the beginning of "season's eatings" and the beginning of many people's guilty trips to the gym to work off those few extra pounds that seem to stick to them during this time each year. Here's some good news: when it comes to holiday weight gain, the amount really isn't as much as one would think. In fact, the average weight gain during the holiday season is only about one pound.
FARGO — The Medora Musical has hit the road for its third annual Magical Medora Christmas tour with a planned stop here Dec. 4 and 5 at Fargo South High School. "A Magical Medora Christmas" will feature five of the top performers to have graced the stage of the Burning Hills Amphitheater in a Christmas special that guarantees to put you in the holiday spirit. Justin Fisk, marketing and communications director for the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, says that this year will be different than past performances.
Winner: Big 98.7 Location: 98.7 on the FM dial, 2720 7th Ave. S., Fargo What's your reaction to winning?
Winner : Bethany Retirement Living Location : 201 S. University Dr., Fargo and 4255 30th Ave. S., Fargo What do residents like about living here? "When I ask residents, they comment on our staff. We hire good people who are excited to help and get to know the residents," said Grant Richardson, senior executive of development and community relations. "We wouldn't be where we are without the support of the community and it is an honor to be named the best again this year."
Winner: Jesse & Amanda with Pike in the Morning - Big 98.7 FM Location: 98.7 on the FM dial, 2720 7th Ave. S., Fargo What's your reaction to winning? "I felt great man! You know it was getting to that afternoon Monday feeling, and it just boosts ya right up! It is great!" said Jesse James, on-air personality and program director for Big 98.7. Do you hang out together in real life, or only on the show?
Winner: Grand Junction Grilled Subs Location: 1100 19th Ave. N., Fargo; 5050 13th Ave. S., Fargo and 435 Main Ave., Moorhead What is it that makes your business successful? "I think it's the whole design," said John Lester, owner of Grand Junction Grilled Subs. "The people working behind the grill as a team to create our food. I mean the food is probably the number one reason. But we have a base of loyal customers that keep us in business."
Winner : Crown Jewels Location : 4487 Calico Dr. S., Fargo What does it mean for your business to win? "I would say we are humbled by the honor and very thankful to all that voted and to our customers that voted. It is certainly something we are very proud of and we will continue to take care of people to earn that honor every day," said owner Greg Stephens. What sets you apart from other jewelry stores?
Winner: Burger Time Location: 1900 Main Ave., Fargo and 1620 1st Ave. N., Moorhead What makes your drive-thru successful? "It starts with the people and the dynamic and the team, driven by a veteran leader that has been in the market for some time," said Mark Petri, director of operations for Burger Time. "You can think of the product, market, and speed of service as all helping to make us successful." What's the best thing about your customers?