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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 1:05 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 6:07 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 7:58 AM
Lodging For Cancer Patients in Duluth
There are several places that provide lodging for cancer patients or others going through treatments in Duluth. The Radisson has a $59.00 per night, plus free transporation to your appointments. The H...
4/19/11 at 5:20 PM
Rhombus Guys targets late spring for Fargo expansion
Grand Forks has been smitten with Rhombus Guys pizza ever since the restaurant opened in 2007. Now, owners Matt Winjum and Arron Hendricks are closing in on an expansion in Fargo, set for late spring ...
2/11/11 at 4:00 PM Red Raven Espresso Parlor in new Fargo location 1/26/11 at 1:50 PM
US Bank Plaza designs on display 12/6/10 at 10:03 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 10:00 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 1:35 AM Do you know what a GROWLER is and what it has to do with beer? 9/20/10 at 1:13 AM
Can Downtown Bemidji Survive Another Blow? 9/4/10 at 9:58 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 4:59 PM OMG. It's a Thai restaurant! 4/26/10 at 5:58 PM
Downtown window displays scrutinized 11/30/09 at 4:26 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 10:39 AM
Live Downtown: The ghosts of Pioneers past
Live Downtown seems to have gotten its new signage at some point between last Friday night and today. I spent just under half of my nonwaking, nonsleeping recreational hours in this space on West 1s...
4/15/09 at 9:52 AM