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PHOTO RECAP: Fargo Monthly’s Favorite Photos Of 2017

Photos by Hillary Ehlen, Jack Stenerson, Jesse Hoorelbeke and Paul Flessland

At Fargo Monthly, we pride ourselves on great photography. Take a trip down memory lane with us as we explore 2017 in photos.


Square One Kitchen

We took a Square One cooking class where we learned how to make kung pao chicken with fried rice and cream cheese and crab wontons.

Technology Fargo Monthly

Designed for the cover story’s opening spread, this photo represents technology on the rise. Locally developed sectors of the technology industry are making an impact all over the nation. How cool is that?


Punchgut fargo

We visited local artist Punchgut at his home studio where we received an inside look at his unique style.


local figurative and abstract artist Tyler Evin

Featured on the cover of our March issue, this piece is an oil and mixed media painting by local figurative and abstract artist Tyler Evin. We were pleased to feature his work.

a night to shine fargo

Hundreds of kids and adults participated in A Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. This annual event provides a prom experience for individuals with special needs. Taking place in 375 churches across 28 denominations in the U.S. and beyond, Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo is the only host in North Dakota.


bacon and beer festival 2017 fargo

Bernie’s Wine & Liquors’ 2017 Bacon and Beer Festival was a hit, and our photographer captured some fun photos in the process, including this one of the winning moment during the bacon-eating contest.

Dynasty Performance Training

Christian Dudzik encourages Cole Jirik as he lifts weights at Dynasty Performance Training. The two own and operate the free-weight gym and training facility, specializing in customized workouts for all types of athletes, teams and adults.


Junkyard Brewing Company

Junkyard Brewing’s Peanut Butter Bandit wins the “Best Local Beer” category.

Nichole's Fine Pastry

The Chocolate Feuilletine Tower from Nichole’s Fine Pastry won “Best Dessert” in the past two Flavor Awards.


Octavio Gomez, owner and operator of the Taco Bros. food truck

Octavio Gomez, the owner and operator of Taco Bros., imitates the image of himself on the front of his food truck for our feature of his business in our June issue. We’re missing food truck season already


Hotdog! Pet Salon

CATS Cradle fargo

July was our first ever issue devoted to pets, and we loved filling the magazine’s pages with adorable photos of our furry companions. These two are from Hotdog! Pet Salon and Cat’s Cradle Shelter, both located in Fargo.


downtown fargo onyx + pearl

Women’s clothing store ONYX + Pearl opens on Eighth Street, hoping to offer a place for people in their late 20s and on to shop and find business-appropriate attire.


Spicy Pie

Gruber Guitars

No Coast Tattoo

Thank you to Jack Stenerson, one of our downtown diehards, for exploring and capturing the everyday moments of Downtown Fargo for our “Do It All Downtown” issue.


Metal artist Brock Davis

Metal artist Brock Davis showing off his welding skills in our “Made in Fargo” cover story.


NDSU students Austin Braham, Nathaniel Thoreson and Mukai Selekwa

Three NDSU students created a mobile app to help FargoMoorhead residents find local events that pertain to specific interests. From left, Austin Braham, Mukai Selekwa and Nathaniel Thoreson show us what their app looks like.

Park District's main office building

A new landmark was unveiled at the Fargo Park District’s office building located on Main Avenue. If you haven’t yet, head over to see the art piece created by artist Steve Knutson.

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