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Our March Magazines Are Here!

Our March Magazines Are Here!

Our March magazines are here! You can read the current and past issues of our magazines at issuu.com/FMSpotlight.

Each magazine is available by stand distribution throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area and select locations around the state. You can read Fargo Monthly, Design and Living Magazine and Fargo INC! online and subscribe to Bison Illustrated to get the magazine delivered right to your door every month.

For more information about Spotlight Media’s publications, visit SpotlightMediaFargo.com/Magazines.

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North Dakota State’s success is built from the ground up. Student-athletes and coaches thrive when a solid foundation is installed before their arrival so they can grow from a nutritious base. We pounded the pavement on-campus to find that foundation and we found it with NDSU Athletics’ facilities.

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Live from Fargo-Moorhead, there are entertainment options for almost every night of the week! Our community has many opportunities for people to attend or get involved with local performing arts. Join us as we discover more from some of the organizations offered in our area, inspiring you to catch a show or maybe even audition. Either way, your involvement is always welcome.

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Design & Living Magazine

This month, we’ll introduce you to homeowners and renters who open up about the joys they experienced when updating their homes. Then they’ll share the stunning results that will speak to your soul.

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Join us as we celebrate a decade of the United Way’s 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program and introduce the 2018 class.

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We set out to tell the story of Fargo-Moorhead from the people who make it great. Eight individuals talk about what the community means to them. With topics ranging from civic responsibility to dining and nightlife, what can you learn from them?

Check Your Mailbox For Fargo By Fargo This Week

Check Your Mailbox For Fargo By Fargo This Week

Fargo By Fargo just hit our mailbox, this means it’s on its way to you. This week, make sure to check your mailbox for your copy. Remember to let us know when you got it, too! Take a picture of your issue and share it on Facebook with the hashtag #FargoByFargo and tag @SpotlightMediaFargo.

We hope you love the magazine as much as we do!

The magazine was mailed out to 100,000 residential mailboxes in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo community. It may take longer for Fargo By Fargo to reach some homes.

About Fargo By Fargo

Fargo By Fargo tells the story of the FM area. To do this, the entire narrative of the publication is told through the words of the citizens that make up our great community. We asked locals, “What does Fargo mean to you?” With their answers, Fargo By Fargo was created. The identity of the FM community is shaped by nearly 230,000 citizens, so why not let them tell the story?

Fargo By Fargo was created to be something unique,” Fargo By Fargo Editor Andrew Jason said. “It’s not just a magazine, it’s a conversation. We, as much as possible, tried to step back. We believe the story of the community is your story and we want to share it. This is what you told us. This is what we talked about. We hope you love Fargo By Fargo as much as we love the community.”

Fargo By Fargo is an insider’s guide chalk full of individuals from the community talking about their favorite places, people and things to do. Printed on high-quality paper, the magazine is also meant to be a collector’s item with relevant content people can reference any time of the year. Readers will learn more about what the community has to offer, and (hopefully) fall in love with it all over again.

Fargo By Fargo To Be Mailed Out To 100,000 Homes

Fargo By Fargo To Be Mailed Out To 100,000 Homes

For the second year, Spotlight Media is proud to announce it’s printing and mailing out 100,000 copies of Fargo By Fargo to every residential mailbox in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo community.

Fargo By Fargo tells the story of the FM area. To do this, the entire narrative of the publication is told through the words of the citizens that make up our great community. We asked locals, “What does Fargo mean to you?” With their answers, Fargo By Fargo was created. The identity of the FM community is shaped by nearly 230,000 citizens, so why not let them tell the story?

Fargo By Fargo was created to be something unique,” Fargo By Fargo Editor Andrew Jason said. “It’s not just a magazine, it’s a conversation. We, as much as possible, tried to step back. We believe the story of the community is your story and we want to share it. This is what you told us. This is what we talked about. We hope you love Fargo By Fargo as much as we love the community.”

Fargo By Fargo is an insider’s guide chalk full of individuals from the community talking about their favorite places, people and things to do. Printed on high-quality paper, the magazine is also meant to be a collector’s item with relevant content people can reference any time of the year. Readers will learn more about what the community has to offer, and (hopefully) fall in love with it all over again.

Expect to see Fargo By Fargo in your mailbox by mid-February. 

For more information about Fargo By Fargo, visit SpotlightMediaFargo.com/Fargo-By-Fargo. If you’re interested in advertising in Fargo By Fargo, email sales@spotlightmediafargo.com for more information on how to get your business in front of everybody in town.

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FAQ ABOUT FARGO BY FARGO

What is Fargo By Fargo?
Fargo By Fargo is a special annual magazine published by Spotlight Media. Each year, 100,000 copies are printed and mailed to every residential mailbox in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.

What type of information will be included in this year’s Fargo By Fargo?

Fargo By Fargo is meant to be an insider’s guide. It will be chalk full of individuals from the community talking about their favorite places, people and things to do.

Some of the people to have been featured in the past are prominent citizens like Mayor Tim Mahoney, Steve D. Scheel, Doug Restemayer, David Batcheller and more. However, we won’t be just talking with just the people making the news. We will also be talking to the everyday citizens who make our community special.

Who will receive Fargo By Fargo?
Fargo By Fargo is mailed out to every residential mailbox in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. It’s expected to have a total readership of 250,000 people.

How many copies of the magazine will be printed and mailed out?
100,000 copies

My business is interested in advertising in Fargo By Fargo. Who can I get in contact with to discuss advertising?
This annual magazine is a perfect opportunity for you to maximize your marketing budget and reach everyone in the community. If you’re interested in advertising in Fargo By Fargo, email sales@spotlightmediafargo.com for more information on how to get your business in front of everybody in town.

Spotlight Media Wins 6 Minnesota Publishing Excellence Awards

Spotlight Media Wins 6 Minnesota Publishing Excellence Awards

Photos by Hillary Ehlen

Spotlight Media is extremely excited to announce that our team brought home six awards from the 21st Annual Minnesota Publishing Excellence Awards.

Hosted by the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association, the Excellence Awards competition recognizes and fosters outstanding publishing achievements. It includes dozens of categories in the areas of editorial, design, marketing, digital publishing and overall excellence.

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Bison Illustrated’s editor Joe Kerlin and Fargo INC!’s Editor Nate Mickelberg holding Spotlight Media’s six awards.

Our entire team at Spotlight Media can’t express enough how honored we are to receive such recognition.

Bison Illustrated, Design & Living Magazine, Fargo INC!, Fargo Monthly and Fargo By Fargo were acknowledged for the following awards listed below. You can view other winners and nominees at MMPA.net.

Bison Illustrated

Bronze Award | TYPOGRAPHY [SPECIAL INTEREST, UNDER 60,000/ISSUE]

The Rise (April 2017): Look up! The April Issue of Bison Illustrated is all about rising champions from NDSU’s stacked athletic programs. Get to know the next shining stars of Bison men’s and women’s track, men’s basketball, wrestling and soccer. In addition, “The Rise” issue includes moments from the Bison baseball victory at US Bank Stadium and revisits the first women’s basketball championship in 1991 through the eyes of former Bison Jill DeVries who is now head coach at Valley City State University.

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Bronze Award | PRINT/ONLINE PROFILE ARTICLE [SPECIAL INTEREST]

Where Are They Now? (July 2016): Mike Favor, Snuffy Byers and Isreal Moses have been away from the football field for over 20 years. But these former Bison bruisers are still honoring the Bison Pride attitude they had at NDSU. The only difference is today they’re reflecting their Bison Pride at District 281.

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“These awards are a culmination of teamwork and grit. Our entire staff does a phenomenal job month after month pumping out the best magazines in Fargo. These awards are a testament to the staff’s commitment to celebrating what makes this area special.” – Bison Illustrated Editor Joe Kerlin

About Bison Illustrated
Bison Illustrated is a monthly publication that showcases the latest in North Dakota State University’s Bison athletics. The magazine gives the true Bison fan a comprehensive glance behind the scenes of what makes Bison Pride special through creative and in-depth coverage of teams, student-athletes, coaches, administrators and alumni.

Design & Living Magazine

Gold Award | COVER DESIGN [SPECIAL INTEREST, UNDER 60,000/ISSUE]

The Project Issue (April 2017): If you dream of making someone else’s trash your repurposed treasure or spend your days pining over Pinterest, this issue is for you. We’ve gathered a collection of local DIY experts to share the tricks of their trade that might even inspire you to start a project of your very own.

Design and Living Magazine

“Our team puts a lot of thought into our covers, so it’s gratifying to be recognized by the MMPA. I would also like to express my appreciation for the photographer, Jesse Hoorelbeke of J. Alan Paul Photography; the graphic designer, Sarah Geiger of Spotlight Media; and Katie Schiltz, Samantha Klinkhammer and Amanda Rydell of The White House Co. who provided the products and staging.” – Design & Living Magazine Editor Becca Opp

About Design & Living Magazine
Design & Living Magazine is a free, monthly publication that strives to be Red River Valley’s best resource on quality products and services in our community, including interior design, architecture, landscape design, art and those at the forefront of innovative ideas that enhance our everyday environment.

Fargo INC!

Silver Award | SINGLE PAGE OR SPREAD DESIGN [BUSINESS/TRADE]

Contrast & Collaboration (July 2016): For more than 30 years, polar opposites and business partners Randy Thorson and Warren Ackley have been thriving in one of the most difficult industries to thrive in. How exactly do they do it?

Fargo INC

Fargo INC! winning its first MMPA award was probably more humbling than anything else. To see firsthand the quality of magazines being produced across Minnesota really puts into perspective how special the recognition is.” – Fargo INC! Editor Nate Mickelberg

About Fargo INC!
Fargo INC! is a monthly business magazine published by Spotlight Media in Fargo, North Dakota. Each month, Fargo INC! illuminates what is out there in the Fargo-Moorhead business world—from culture to community to advice to events. It’s an essential source of information and ideas for local business professionals.

Fargo Monthly

Bronze Award | PRINT/ONLINE PROFILE ARTICLE [GENERAL INTEREST, UNDER 60,000/ISSUE]

The A-Taco-Lypse (June 2017): People loyally waited in line for over an hour to get their Taco Bros. fix on opening day this season. Octavio Gomez keeps his customers coming back each and every summer for his delicious Mexican food–find out where the beautiful madness all began.

Fargo Monthly

“‘The Atacolypse: Taco Bros. Food Truck’ article is a personal favorite of mine in Fargo Monthly. I think it reflects how the people of Fargo-Moorhead share excitement for local businesses and love supporting their own. We are honored to receive this award and bring recognition to not only to our publication and company but also to our community and those who pour into it.” – Fargo Monthly Editor Kara Jeffers

About Fargo Monthly
Fargo Monthly is a free, monthly publication that focuses on what makes the Fargo-Moorhead community unique. It strives to enhance the quality of life for the people of the Red River Valley by getting them excited about their community and all it has to offer. Fargo Monthly’s concentration is on everything local: theater, business, culture, art, music, nightlife, dining, events and more. We have fallen in love with the area and want you to do the same.

Fargo By Fargo

Silver Award | SINGLE-TOPIC ISSUE, SPECIAL SECTION, OR SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT [ GENERAL INTEREST, OVER 60,000/ISSUE]

Fargo By Fargo (2017): In the first ever issue of Fargo By Fargo, we went directly to the people of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo to ask them about their favorite restaurants, what nonprofits they respect, where they like to shop and much more. In here, you’ll find information about volunteering, hot restaurants, family activities, how to get in shape in Fargo-Moorhead and much more. Tell us what’s your story, Fargo-Moorhead.

Fargo By Fargo

“Receiving this award for Fargo By Fargo means so much to the entire Spotlight Media team because everyone had a part in the production. By printing and mailing 100,000 copies, everyone on the team had to give it their all to create such a high-quality magazine. It’s also an honor because this magazine went against many of the big dogs in the publishing industry due to the large circulation. This is a testament to our team and our community.” – Fargo By Fargo Editor Andrew Jason

About Fargo By Fargo
Fargo By Fargo is mailed directly to every residential mailbox in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo yearly. That’s 93,000 mailboxes! Packed full of interviews and information, Fargo By Fargo is an insider’s guide to the area and features locals talking about their favorite things to do and experience in the community. The magazine is mailed out at the beginning of each year.