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Student creates, completes local beer tour
After a failed romance, one can easily sink into a spell of sadness and sluggishness. Not so for Andrew Thomason he chose to drink a lot of beer. Thomason, a special education major at MSUM, is th...
2/29/12 at 10:10 AM MSUM art on display at HoDo 2/16/12 at 10:15 AM
Snow or not, the Bash is back!
Exactly one year ago today, organizers of the first-ever New Year's Eve event for Fargo high school students,called "Snow Bash," were forced to call off the event in the face of a nasty winter storm t...
12/29/11 at 12:10 PM
Have you heard of staycations? They are a great way of discovering your local community and seeing it through the eyes of an outsider. Today is "Small Business Saturday" and I celebrate what can be ...
11/26/11 at 12:05 PM
In which I start off with a bad pun.
If you were to say, "Hey Liz, how's your week been?" Iwould probablysay "Oh, it's been 'fair'". And then I'd giggle. First the Red River Valley Fair, and then the Downtown Street Fair...it's enough t...
7/14/11 at 5:07 PM
Know anyone with a spare $177,000?
Someone who shopped at a downtown Mitchell convenience store had a very nice bit of news recently. Casey's General Store sold a ticket worth more than $177,000. It claimed the top prize in the Dakota...
5/20/11 at 6:58 AM
Holly Jolly Adventure 2010
I tried to instigate a round of caroling Saturday afternoon on the light rail train in the Twin Cities, but my fellow passengers just werent in a singing mood. Being stuck for two hours in extremely ...
12/16/10 at 9:00 AM
Thursday's Reason Why Bemidji Should Allow the OPTION of a 2am bar closing.
A public hearing will be held at Bemidji City Hall this Monday Evening at 7 pm to discuss changing the city ordinance to allow the OPTION of bars closing at 2 am. Hopefully it will be well attended. I...
11/18/10 at 12:35 AM Do you know what a GROWLER is and what it has to do with beer? 9/20/10 at 12:13 AM
Can Downtown Bemidji Survive Another Blow? 9/4/10 at 8:58 PM
A few long-term issues to watch for
Having skipped blogging for a week, the City Beat has had a chance to think in the long-term as I'm not reacting to any immediate events. Here are a few things that City Hall watchers might like to k...
8/10/10 at 3:59 PM OMG. It's a Thai restaurant! 4/26/10 at 4:58 PM
Downtown window displays scrutinized 11/30/09 at 3:26 PM
Nothing beats the sights and sounds of Detroit muscle hitting the streets of downtown Fargo during the monthly Cruisin' Broadway event. Rick Goble of Nisswa, Minn., rides with the top down on his 196...
6/5/10 at 9:39 AM