Answering why I chose to stay here in the FM area after I graduated in December 2014 is when it gets interesting. I find myself constantly explaining these reasons to friends and family living in different areas of the United States or even those overseas that can barely put Fargo on the map. This is why I have decided to share with you my top five reasons why I whole-heartedly decided to stay in this emerging “Silicon Prairie.”
Until recently, escape rooms have typically catered to adults, but Fargo's first escape room for kids has recently hit the scene and is now ready for booking. We got a look behind the scenes at Escape Jr.'s setting and storyline during their beta testing.
Recovery advocate William C. Moyers will headline Fargo Recovery Month event sponsored by First Step Recovery, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center at 3201 Fiechtner Drive South in Fargo. Moyers, a “New York Times” best-selling author, will deliver a community keynote address at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 28, at the Avalon Events Center, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. He’s an advocate for reducing the stigma of addiction and promotes embracing those around us working toward long-lasting recovery. He will speak on addiction in this timely event for the Fargo-Moorhead community. Tickets are available at Firststep-Recovery.com for only $8.
Recent studies show that there is a workforce shortage in our community and that there will be roughly 30,000 more jobs created in the next five years. Even though a workforce shortage isn’t necessarily a bad problem to have, how can Fargo-Moorhead fill all these jobs? President of the North Dakota State College of Science John Richman states that the college’s mission is clear: to educate and train the workforce. This is especially important when it comes to NDSCS’s Fargo location and helping the local workforce issue.
M State has been hitting the road hard in the last five years to offer their programs to everyone in ways that many might not realize. President Peggy Kennedy knows exactly what needs to be done for M State to fulfill the needs of the community and the region and give students the best experience possible, and they’re doing exactly that.
Fargo-Moorhead’s national residential liberal arts college of the Lutheran church, Concordia College, has had standing strengths in many programs over its years and the numbers are there to prove it. President William Craft is nothing short of passionate when it comes to how far this college has come and why the community should take note of the Cobbers in their 125th year.
Throughout the week of September 16-25, Fargo-Moorhead will join together to host events and activities as a part of National Welcoming Week.
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.
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.
Get ready to be inspired, Fargo, because one of the biggest TEDx events in the country is happening again in Fargo this summer. This year's TEDxFargo event is going to be one for the books, and you're going to want to be there. We talked to event co-organizer mark staples about this year's plans and also got the chance to talk with a few of this year's inspirational speakers.