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James Mercer The Shins

Q&A: Folk-Indie Band The Shins Talks New Album, ‘Garden State’ And World Tour

by Andrew Jasonon May 5, 2017
In preparation for their show at Bluestem Amphitheater on Sunday, May 21, at 7 p.m., we caught up with James Mercer of The Shins to see how their new album is going and why we should go see their show.

Steve D. Scheel

Business Advice From SCHEELS Chair Of The Board Steve D. Scheel

by Andrew Jasonon Feb 17, 2017
Started in 1902 as a small hardware and general merchandise store in Sabin, Minnesota by Steve Scheel’s great grandfather, SCHEELS is now a 26-store operation with stores in 11 states. SCHEELS is known for being an employee-owned, privately-held business.

Mitch Goldstein

Local Surgeon Builds 100 Percent Self-Sufficient Nonprofit, The JTG Foundation

by Andrew Jasonon Nov 22, 2016
Not settled with just giving to charities, Mitch Goldstein knew there had to be a better way of helping those in need. This surgeon by day, philanthropist by night is now working to build a nonprofit that is 100 percent self-sufficient. And he’s not just stopping in fargo. He has much larger ambitions.

FM Opera David Hamilton

LIVE! FM Opera: Not What You Expect

by Andrew Jasonon Oct 26, 2016
David Hamilton, general director of the FM Opera, is astutely aware that opera can be a hard sell in 2016. However, with a push for a younger audience and a steam punk—yes, you read that right—version of “The Magic Flute” this season, you might be surprised to find that opera might be for you.

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Soja Harasim, FM Symphony concertmaster

LIVE! FM Symphony: Still Relevant After 85 Years

by Andrew Jasonon Oct 17, 2016
It’s easy for an old organization that’s been around for almost 90 years to slow down and become stale. However, as the FM Symphony celebrates its 85th birthday, that’s not the case for this organization that is firmly rooted in Fargo history.

MSUM Anne Blackhurst - State of Universities

State Of The Universities: MSUM President Anne Blackhurst

by Andrew Jasonon Sep 12, 2016
With more than $200 million a year in direct economic impact on the community and 20,000 alumni in the FM area, Minnesota State University Moorhead President Anne Blackhurst hopes that her university can help solve some of Fargo-Moorhead's largest problems.

State Of The Universities: NDSU President Dean Bresciani

by Andrew Jasonon Sep 8, 2016
Turn on ESPN and you won't be surprised to see coverage of North Dakota State University's five-time national championship football team. But talk to President Dean Bresciani and he'll dive a little bit deeper and show you that the success extends far beyond athletics.

Weird Al Yankovic

Q&A: Let’s Get Weird With ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

by Andrew Jasonon Aug 11, 2016
With more than 30 years of entertaining his fans, "Weird Al" Yankovic has been making us laugh with his catchy parodies of popular songs. We caught up with him to talk about his upcoming show on Friday, August 12 at the Bluestem Center for the Arts. So, is he as weird as his name implies? You tell us.

herd and horns pool table

Fresh Look: Herd And Horns Offers New Space For Bison Fans

by Andrew Jasonon Jul 28, 2016
Herd and Horns has some new activities for its patrons. With the expansion of a new game room, the Bison-themed bar and restaurant has expanded into the space next door that used to be an old coffee shop.

The Tallest Man on Earth at the Sanctuary Events Center

The Tallest Man On Earth And The Sanctuary Events Center Were Showing Off Last Night

by Andrew Jasonon Jul 20, 2016
Last night, The Tallest Man On Earth and the Sanctuary Events Center were on display. Several hundred people packed into the newly finished events center downtown to hear the Swedish-born singer-songwriter. Drawing comparisons to the 21st-century Bob Dylan, lead singer Kristian Matsson showed that he is worthy of this lofty praise.