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As the Fargo-Moorhead continues to grow at an astonishing rate of a dozen residents a day, our identity is being shaped by the nearly 230,000 citizens. We went to you, the people who are molding and shaping our culture, to ask you about what makes our community special.
We sat down with Anna Larson, a Corporate Writer at Eide Bailly LLP who’s lived in Fargo her entire life, to talk about her favorite things to do in the Fargo-Moorhead community.
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A little about Anna…
I’m a Fargo native who’s liked tater tot hotdish since before it was cool (corn, no cheese). I’m still not sure what I want to be when I grow up so for now, I’m a writer. I know my purpose is to better the world however I can. I live downtown with my kitty, Eva, and you could say I’m a cat lady. I like to share my life and all #happythings on Instagram as @msannagrace.
Favorite things to do during free time…
In my free time, I try to slow down as much as possible so I love long coffee dates with friends. So much community happens because of coffee. My favorite places right now are Stumbeano’s and Young Blood because, obviously, the coffee is amazing, but more than that, the owners and staff are warm and inviting. You feel like you’re home.
I also love to shop downtown and at West Acres. It’s a luxury to have time to browse and chat. I say chat because I’ve gotten to know so many people who work at the places I shop. That is what I love about Fargo-Moorhead — you make new friends all the time!
Favorite hidden things to do in Fargo-Moorhead…
1. Incredible food, awesome service, cheese. Luna is tucked away on University Drive in a strip mall — but it’s a top-notch dining experience. (Cool fact: If you like a wine or bubbly on their list, you can pop over to Bernie’s next door and buy a bottle before you head home.)
2. When I want to wander and shop, I head to the Moorhead Antique Mall. It’s huge and full of vintage and upcycled items. I love knowing there’s a story behind every single thing. (Cool fact: They host events and sales throughout the year, like a summer flea market.)
3. When you stroll Downtown Fargo, you’re bound to have an, “Oh I didn’t know that was here!” moment. It’s not “hidden” but there’s always something new to see, do, buy or eat! (Cool fact: Alpacas and reindeer have given Downtown Fargo a thumbs-up (thanks Unglued and Red River Market!))
One fun thing to know about Anna…
I’m an NDSU graduate but I’ve only been to two Bison football games (or any sporting event) ever.
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*This article originally appeared in Fargo By Fargo.