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VIDEO: Fargo Monthly’s March Issue Featured On North Dakota Today

VIDEO: Fargo Monthly’s March Issue Featured On North Dakota Today

This morning, Spotlight Media’s editorial director, Andrew Jason, was featured on North Dakota Today to introduce the March issue of Fargo Monthly, “Sheer Art Attack.” The magazine showcases a handful of visual artists and those deeply involved with local organizations and galleries to highlight their unique roles in the growing art scene, and to find out why the arts are so important to for community. You can read the March 2017 issue of Fargo Monthly here. Watch the videos below.

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Design and Living Magazine Becomes The Official Media Partner For A $500,000 Home Giveaway

Design and Living Magazine Becomes The Official Media Partner For A $500,000 Home Giveaway

Spotlight Media Publisher Mike Dragosavich joined Designer Homes President Robert Leslie on North Dakota Today to announce the official partnering of Design and Living Magazine with Designer Homes to help promote the Giveaway of a Lifetime contest.

Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead, for the second time, will be giving away a $500,000 home to one lucky family in the FM area. This extraordinary contest was first held in 2012 when Michele Gilbertson and her family won a custom dream home. This time around, Design and Living Magazine wanted to join in on the life-changing excitement as the contest’s promoter and administrator.

“We are very excited to be partnering up on this amazing event for our community,” Dragosavich said. “We look forward to being the media partner and to be able to bring the public all of the exciting Giveaway of a Lifetime news, stories and announcements.”

The contest will begin upon completion of the house and will run through October 16. The house is currently under construction at 4200 54th Ave. S. in the all-new district at The Pines development in South Fargo and scheduled to be finished in early July. The first open house is Saturday, July 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. Once the house is completed, people will be able to go and tour the home and enter their name to win the house. Open houses will be held every Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday/Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. At the first contest in 2012, more than 100,000 people passed through the Giveaway of a Lifetime home.

The winner of the home will be selected at an event on October 29 sponsored by Designer Homes and Design & Living Magazine. At the event, the contest will be narrowed down from 1,000 finalists to 30 individuals. 800 of these certificates will be selected from people visiting the home, 100 certificates will be selected via social media and 100 certificates will be given away at live events across the community. Those individuals will be brought on stage at the event. Each contestant will then draw a key and attempt to unlock a special door. One contestant will have the lucky key that will unlock the door on-stage and to their new home.

“This opportunity is made possible by a variety of sponsors, including Design & Living Magazine, which is the media sponsor for the event. This is an exciting partnership for Designer Homes and Design and Living as both of our businesses want to give back to the community that has given so much to us,” Leslie said.

“It’s an honor to be part of the excitement of the Giveaway of a Lifetime,” Dragosavich said. “We believe the community is deserving of such a monumental event and we can’t wait to see the look on the face of the person who wins the home.”

More information can be found at Designer Homes’ website. Get updates and read an exclusive Q&A with Leslie about the Giveaway of a Lifetime in Design and Living Magazine and at FargoMonthly.com.

Floor plans - $500,000 Home Giveaway

Floor plans - $500,000 Home Giveaway of a Lifetime

The Shopping Issue On North Dakota Today

The Shopping Issue On North Dakota Today

This morning, Editorial Director Andrew Jason made his monthly visit to North Dakota Today to talk about the November issue of Fargo Monthly, the annual Shopping Issue. Jason explores twelve of the coolest items that it features throughout the magazine.

Everything from coasters to kids clothes to men’s leather jackets are shown. Jason also discusses the upcoming Business Magazine called Fargo INC!. Check out the videos below.

Risk Takers Issue On North Dakota Today

Risk Takers Issue On North Dakota Today

This morning, Spotlight Media’s Editorial Director Andrew Jason made an appearance on North Dakota Today to talk about the August Issues of the magazine. Titled “Risk Takers” this special edition of Fargo Monthly centers mostly around the risk takers of the booming entrepreneurial scene in Fargo.

Jason describes the five business owners that take major risks in the area and gives a sneak peak at the amazing photography of them in the issue. The cover photo of August’s Fargo Monthly features the owners of the one of the newest additions to the downtown Fargo dining scene, Pounds.

Besides the cover story, North Dakota Today features Five Things To Eat And Drink In The Area and a special shoot with Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome. Be sure to watch the videos below to find out more about the photo shoots, and special behind the scenes info.

Video: North Dakota Today Takes A Look At The July Issue Of Fargo Monthly

Video: North Dakota Today Takes A Look At The July Issue Of Fargo Monthly

Editorial Director Andrew Jason made an appearance on North Dakota Today this morning to talk about the July Issue of Fargo Monthly that is being distributed everywhere this week. Jason delved into the different aspects of the community that were featured in the new neighborhoods issue of the magazine, which featured areas of Fargo-Moorhead that are not mentioned as much in local publications.

Areas such as: Soma, Osgood, North Fargo, Sheyenne, Dilworth, South Moorhead and Veterans Blvd were all discussed.

Jason also talked about some of the dining features of the July issue, which features local ice cream-related businesses, Prairie Rose Meadery and the renovation that has been done at Luna coffee to transition it to also include nightly fine dining options.

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The Burger Issue Of Fargo Monthly Featured On North Dakota Today

The Burger Issue Of Fargo Monthly Featured On North Dakota Today

Fargo Monthly’s Editorial Director, Andrew Jason was on North Dakota Today this morning to talk about the newest edition of Fargo Monthly Magazine, the Burger issue. The creators of the magazine went on an epic quest to find out what burger is Fargo-Moorhead’s favorite. After weeks of polling and thousands of results, the Fargo Monthly team has assembled a guide to the area’s best of the best.

Jason also goes on to talk all about the different breweries in town and how they were featured in the June issue of Fargo Monthly. Spotlight Media’s Burger, Bourbon and Beer festival, which is happening next thursday is also featured in the segment.

Check out the full videos below to get the inside scoop on the area’s best Burgers and Brews.

Fargo Monthly’s Family Issue Featured On North Dakota Today

Fargo Monthly’s Family Issue Featured On North Dakota Today

Each month, Fargo Monthly‘s Editorial Director Andrew Jason is featured on North Dakota Today to talk about the newest issue. The May Issue, which is the family issue, was featured on the morning television show this morning. It is all about things to do with your family this summer.

Jason talked about the multitude of activities contained in the newest edition of Fargo Monthly including, Medora, Skyzone, The Red River Valley Fair and one of Fargo’s hidden gems, the Northern Plains Botanical Garden.

He also revealed some exclusive information pertaining to the Spotlight Media Burger Bourbon and Beer Festival happening downtown on June 18th.

The video is embedded below.

Fargo Monthly Discusses Women’s Issue On North Dakota Today

Fargo Monthly Discusses Women’s Issue On North Dakota Today

Spotlight Media Editorial Director, Andrew Jason, and Editor of Fargo Monthly, Lisa Marchand appeared on North Dakota Today this morning to talk about the newest issue of Fargo Monthly Magazine. They discussed the yearly Wedding Issue which is inserted in this month’s edition.

March is the Women’s Issue, which celebrates the successful working women in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Marchand also discusses how fun it was for her to research the Fargo Theatre story, also included in the magazine. Watch Below.