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A Very Fargo Yearbook: Meet Our New Art Department

To celebrate 2018, we asked our new art team members about their year, including Sarah Geiger, Patrick Thompson and Simon Andrys.

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Photos by Andrew Jason, J. Alan Paul Photography, Paul Flessland and special to Fargo Monthly

To celebrate all that 2018 offered and to look forward to the year to come, we asked our newest team members to share notable parts of their year. Get to know those who joined our team in 2018 by learning their favorite parts of the culture here in town.

Sarah Stauner

Sarah Stauner

Graphic Designer

Favorite spot in town

Mojo Fit Studios – I always feel refreshed and energized after a good heated yoga session.

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What’s an ideal date night for you?

The Fargo Theatre! My boyfriend and I love a good movie, and the Fargo Theatre always has such a good variety.

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Give us your hottest Fargo tip

One of my favorite things about Fargo is all of the options for community gardening. I have a plot downtown, and it’s the perfect activity for the summer months (plus veggies!!).

Favorite local food

This is such a hard one because Fargo has so many great restaurants! One of my new favorites is the Himalayan Yak. The Tikka Masala is SO good.

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What’s a fun weekend getaway you love?

Duluth, Minn., will always have a piece of my heart! Lake Superior is gorgeous and there are so many nice breweries in that area. Great weekend getaway to hike and enjoy nature!

Patrick Thompson

Patrick Thompson

Videographer

What’s an ideal date night for you?

My choice is technically two spots, but they share an alley, so it should count as one: Mezzaluna and the Fargo Theatre. The atmosphere at Mezzaluna is such a perfect place to share a drink and a meal with your sweetie; it feels so romantic and personal. Part two of date night is only steps away at the best place in town to see a movie: the Fargo Theatre. It’s the kind of place that distracts you from the movie you came to see because of how unique and beautiful the theatre itself is.

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Favorite Fargo hidden treasure

My favorite local hidden treasure is without a doubt Fargo Pinball. Growing up, I had a huge love for arcade games, but pinball in particular held a special place in my heart. There just is something about the tangibility they have as opposed to traditional video games. For that reason, Fargo Pinball is simply heaven to me. They have everything from the classics to brand new units to play or purchase for your own home. Plus, their membership model makes you feel like you’re part of a special club just being there, which, frankly, you are!

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My perfect 24 hours in Fargo

I’d start my day at the The Shack on Broadway with a hearty, delicious breakfast to prepare for the day. After that, it’s off to Thunder Road for mini golf, laser tag and a few laps around the go-kart track. All that action can work up an appetite, so best to head to The Bowler for some pizza and bowling. While I’m in the area, why not head to Fargo Pinball to rack up some high scores? Once my pockets are a little lighter after dropping some quarters, I’d head downtown to the Fargo Theatre for a matinee. Salty popcorn tends to bring on a mighty thirst, so best to quench it during a tour of Proof Artisan Distillers. Now that I’m no longer parched, might as well grab a bite in Proof’s Tasting Room before heading back out for some Fargo nightlife. To cap off the evening, nothing beats some aimless wandering through downtown, hitting up whatever catches my eye.

Favorite event of the year

After living in North Dakota almost all my life and hearing how great it is from everyone who has visited, I’d have to say the Medora Musical. This season marked 60 years since the Burning Hill Amphitheater was built, and it is a truly breathtaking location to see a show. Even in 108 degree weather, the cast didn’t miss a beat. A must see for anyone who loves the Old West and wants to know more about North Dakota’s history.

Simon Andrys

Simon Andrys

Creative Director

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Favorite Fargo hidden treasure

Oak Grove Park will always be one of my favorite place to kick it in Fargo. It’s quiet, lush and a perfect place to walk your pets in the shade during the summer!

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My perfect 24 hours in Fargo

I’d wake up to an Atomic Bomb from Atomic Coffee, and head to Sandy’s Donuts for a maple and bacon bar. Then, slide on down to JL Beers for a Humpty burger, add bacon and special sauce. Now, I need to recover at a park before I go to Red Pepper for an Everything Grinder — grab the white sauce bottle. Phew. Okay, now it’s time to meet my friends downtown for some drink specials while reminiscing about the glory days. Finally before the clock runs out, I have to hit up Taco Bros Food Truck for a Trust You Bro Platter and Mexicorn. Did my entire day almost entirely revolve around food? Yes, yes it did. No regrets.

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What did you learn about Fargo this year?

After spending the last five years in Seattle, I hardly recognize the Fargo area. There are so many new things for my family to explore — but, I think we’re going to start with the Red River Market when the next season rolls around!

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What’s a fun weekend local-ish getaway you love?

A 20 minute drive to Buffalo River State Park in Glyndon, Minn., is a perfect way to spend your day outside and watch the seasons change. There’s swimming, picnicking, camping and 12 miles of hiking trails.

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