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Fargo Native Says F-M Not ‘Normal’ Community

Posted on August 02, 2016

Fargo native Jennifer Jones shares her love of the Fargo-Moorhead community in a recent letter to the editor of the INFORUM. Though she now lives in Anderson, S.C., Jones says she will never think of anywhere but Fargo-Moorhead as her home—a true testament to the kind, caring community we are lucky to be a part of.  Read the rest of this entry →

Learn about biking in the FM area

Posted on September 03, 2013

The FM Metro Council of Governments has created a website which strives to provide all information needed to help students, citizens, and visitors bike around the FM area. The website can be found at the following link:

The website provides maps, closures, rules of the rode, bike shops, events and more.

One more day to register for the Buffalo River Trail Run

Posted on May 29, 2013

Only one more day to register online for the 3rd annual Buffalo River Trail Run will be held on Saturday, June 1.
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Regional Science Center and Buffalo River State Park will host this 5K/10K run starting at 8 a.m.

Registration closes at midnight tonight: Read the rest of this entry →

Invisible Women and the Flood of 2009

Posted on April 09, 2013

Kathryn Kottenbrock to present flood research at SAC April 16

By Emily Farwell

Casselton, N.D., native Kathryn Kottenbrock is an advocate for homeless women in the Fargo-Moorhead area

Kottenbrock, a women’s and gender studies major, was inspired to learn about the invisible women who were negatively affected by the Red River Valley flood of 2009 through her internship with the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. She engaged in advocacy work for people who were homeless and was asked if she wanted to be involved in a research project about how the flood of 2009 affected women. Read the rest of this entry →

Upsilon Sigma inducted seven members

Posted on January 29, 2013

The Upsilon Sigma chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society at MSUM inducted seven new members on Jan. 24: Luke Worthington, Kaitlin McNary, Alexis Vollmer, Rebecca Spanier and Rigo Castillon. These students were recognized for their devotion and commitment to Spanish language learning and the culture of Spanish speaking cultures, but particularly for their academic success at MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →

Konrad Czynski led discussion at Philosophy for All

Posted on November 19, 2012

Konrad Czynski, on Nov. 15 at the Plains Art Museum, under the auspices of “Philosophy For All” organized by Professor Emeritus Mark Chekola, led a discussion with several MSUM colleagues and students, as well as with Fargo-Moorhead community-members, titled “A Dialogue across the Centuries with Marcus Aurelius.” The focus of the philosophical gathering was his Stoicism-imbued reflections traditionally called “Meditations.”

MSUM’s Fuego Tropical to perform at Area Elementary Schools

Posted on October 23, 2012

Fuego Tropical, the MSUM World Music and Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Kenyon Williams, will present three educational performances for over 1,500 elementary school students across the Fargo-Moorhead region this Thursday and Friday. The ensemble annually presents their educational presentation “Carnival Jump Up!” each fall for area schools, to great acclaim from the students, faculty, and staff at each campus. This year’s program will focus on the steel drum music of Trinidad and the hot samba drumming of Brazil.

Holding Eagle encourages community to grow

Posted on July 06, 2012

Jamie Holding Eagle poses for a picture in front of one of the gardens on the Lutheran Social Services plot, East of Rasumssen college in Fargo. Holding Eagle volunteers at many gardens in the Fargo-Moorhead area, she enjoys being outdoors in a low tech environment, June 26, 2012 Jesse Trelstad / The Forum

MSUM alum encourages community to plant gardens.

By: Janelle Brandon, SheSays Contributor, INFORUM

FARGO – Dil Maya Khadka stands over a collection of 5-gallon buckets with a hose, filling them with water to nourish the newly planted Growing Together Lutheran Social Services Garden in south Fargo.

Maya Khadka, 23, of Fargo, is just one of the 40 New American families receiving food she helped plant and is now tending.

“My baby,” says Maya Khadka pointing to her swollen middle. “July 27.” Born in Bhutan, Maya Khadka speaks very little English. When asked what her favorite vegetable is to grow and eat, she answers simply, “Tomatoes.” Read the rest of this entry →

Celebrate the 4th of July at MSUM

Posted on July 03, 2012

Join MSUM in celebrating the Fourth of July!

This year marks Minnesota State University Moorhead’s 40th annual Fourth of July celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. at and around Nemzek Stadium on 17th St. between 6th and 9th Ave. S.

Kids’ activities include inflatable games offered by Games Galore and a bike parade that forms at the Nemzek flagpole. The first 75 kids will receive a treat bag.

The Lake Agassiz Concert Band and the Front Fenders will provide the evening’s musical entertainment. Concessions are offered by the MSUM Athletics Department.

The fireworks display begins at 10:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in all regular spaces on campus property.

For more information, visit

Kevin Zepper reads from his poetry book “Sugartown”

Posted on March 22, 2012

DK Custom Framing @ Gallery 14 is delighted to announce a book publication of new poetry, “Sugartown” by author Kevin Zepper. “Sugartown” is about Kevin’s experience living in the Fargo-Moorhead region.

Today from 7 to 9 p.m. join us in celebration; hear Kevin’s story and listen to him read from “Sugartown.”

14 Roberts St., Fargo

MTFM concludes [TITLE OF SHOW] run this week

Posted on March 09, 2011

Music Theatre Fargo-Moorhead (MTFM) concludes its fifth season with the regional premiere of [TITLE OF SHOW] by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell. MTFM’s production of this recent Off-Broadway and Broadway sensation will perform March 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and March 13 at 2 p.m. at the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre. Read the rest of this entry →

Michael Stromenger’s Curtain Call premiers online March 9

Posted on March 07, 2011

Curtain Call, a murder-mystery web series written and directed by MSUM Film Studies AV technician Michael Stromenger and shot entirely in the F-M area, premiers online Wednesday, March 9. (

The series follows two detectives as they investigate the circumstances surrounding the public, on-stage murder of a talented local actress by a fellow actor. The series is told in 17 parts, a new part being posted online each week.

Curtain Call was shot over 10 consecutive weekends last summer on a shoestring budget of only $2,500.

Stromenger (an alum of the MSUM Film Studies program) utilized local talent and resources for this production, casting many well-known local actors and college students and hiring several MSUM Film Department students and alumni as crew members. Read the rest of this entry →

Music Theatre Fargo-Moorhead presents [TITLE OF SHOW]

Posted on February 28, 2011

Music Theatre Fargo-Moorhead (MTFM)* concludes their fifth season with the regional premiere of [TITLE OF SHOW] by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell. MTFM’s production of this recent Off-Broadway and Broadway sensation will perform March 10, 11 and 12th at 7:30pm and March 13 at 2:00pm at the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre. Read the rest of this entry →

Join Streets Alive! Sept. 19

Posted on September 10, 2010

Come on out to Streets Alive! on Sunday, September 19. Streets Alive! is an event that will close off roads between Fargo and Moorhead to motorized traffic and open them up for people to walk, bike, rollerblade, skateboard, run, etc. Along the route there are fun and interactive places to stop: Eat and Greet Street features festival type foods with a healthy twist; Activity Alley features exercise classes from Fargo Moorhead’s fitness centers; Participation Parkway features opportunities from healthy living exhibitors.

The mission of Streets Alive! is to bring the FM community together for a fun, interactive physical activity festival. Please visit our website for the route and more specifics about the event

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