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Take A Peek At Our December Issues Now!

Take A Peek At Our December Issues Now!

Our December Spotlight Media 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 and Design & Living Magazine to get the magazine delivered right to your door every month.

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

Fargo Monthly December 2018

Fargo-Moorhead is growing and so is our team here at Fargo Monthly and our parent company, Spotlight. To get to know those included in our expansion, celebrate all the 2018 offered and look forward to the year to come, we asked our newest team members to share notable bits from their year. From date-night spots to Fargo hidden treasures to charitable organizations, we reminisced on all that we loved in our community this calendar year.

Design & Living Magazine December 2018

Within these pages, you’ll find plenty of pattern and texture in neutral tones that you can leave our all winter long. These pieces may represent the worldly design trend, but they have actually been sourced locally from your favorite shops and boutiques in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.

Fargo INC December 2018

We are pleased to present our second annual “Faces of Fargo Business” coffee table book. In the following pages, we celebrate members of the Fargo metro area who were featured in Fargo INC! over the past year. Aspiring entrepreneurs, CEOs, artists and countless others share one last note with us as we head into 2019.

Bison Illustrated December 2018

Bison Illustrated

Winter is here, Bison Nation. The most chilling time of year is redeemed thanks to North Dakota State winter athletics. Whether you enjoy football, basketball, track and field or wrestling, these Bison sports are sure to keep you warm this winter. As for the athletes? They are ready to go to war with their nemesis on a daily basis.

Spotlight Recap: Check Out All Of Our Covers From 2018

Spotlight Recap: Check Out All Of Our Covers From 2018

Cover designs by Sarah Geiger, Sarah Stauner and Matt Anderson

We’ve covered a wide array of topics, events and more throughout all of Spotlight Media’s publications in 2018. Here’s a recap of our year, including some of our staff’s favorites!

January

Bison Illustrated: Pride of the Prairie

January 2018 Bison Illustrated

Design & Living Magazine: Faces, Spaces & Places

January 2018 Design & Living Magazine

Fargo INC!: Do Well By Doing Good?

January 2018 Fargo INC!

Fargo Monthly: New In Town

January 2018 Fargo Monthly

Fighting Hawks Magazine: Say What?

January 2018 Fighting Hawks Magazine

February

Bison Illustrated: Sixth Championship Edition

February 2018 Bison Illustrated

Design & Living Magazine: Minimalism

February 2018 Design & Living Magazine

Fargo INC!: Appareo: The Next Generation

February 2018 Fargo INC!

Fargo Monthly: Is This The Future Of Downtown Fargo?

February 2018 Fargo Monthly

Fargo By Fargo

2018 Fargo By Fargo

March

Bison Illustrated: Titletown

March 2018 Bison Illustrated

Design & Living Magazine: Renovation Inspiration

March 2018 Design & Living Magazine

Fargo INC!: 35 Under 35

Fargo INC! March 2018

Fargo Monthly: Live From Fargo-Moorhead

Fargo Monthly March 2018

Fighting Hawks Magazine: Meet Your New A.D.

Fighting Hawks Magazine March 2018

The Wedding Issue

Fargo Monthly Wedding Issue 2018

April

Bison Illustrated: Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Bison Illustrated April 2018

Design & Living Magazine: All Things Spring

Design & Living Magazine April 2018

Fargo INC!: YEA! Right

Fargo INC! April 2018

Fargo Monthly: Beer, Wine & Spirits Tour

* This was one of Art Director Sarah Geiger’s favorite cover stories of the year

Fargo Monthly April 2018

May

Bison Illustrated: Welcome To Fargo

Bison Illustrated May 2018

Design & Living Magazine: Safe & Sound

Design & Living Magazine May 2018

Fargo INC!: M.I.T. Hyperloop. Fargo.

Fargo INC! May 2018

Fargo Monthly: An A to Z Adventure

Fargo Monthly May 2018

Fighting Hawks Magazine: Spittin’ Chiclets

Fighting Hawks Magazine May 2018

June

Bison Illustrated: Bison Final Exam

Bison Illustrated June 2018

Design & Living Magazine: Room To Grow

* This was one of Design & Living Magazine‘s Editor Becca Opp’s favorite cover stories of the year

Design & Living Magazine June 2018

Fargo INC!: Be Honest. You Want To Work For This Guy.

* This was one of Associate Sales Director Neil Keltgen’s favorite cover stories of the year:

Really enjoyed to Scott Bintz article on culture in June 2018. The question and answer portion really helped as a guide with fresh ideas that can help any company.  If you missed it, go check it out.

Fargo INC! June 2018

Fargo Monthly: The Great Food Truck Diet

Fargo Monthly June 2018

July

Bison Illustrated: Bison Media Guide

Bison Illustrated July 2018

Design & Living Magazine: We Love The Lakes

Design & Living Magazine July 2018

Fargo INC!: What Microsoft President Brad Smith Thinks About The Future Of Work In North Dakota

Fargo INC! July 2018

Fargo Monthly: Let’s Talk About Pets

Fargo Monthly July 2018

August

Bison Illustrated: Past & Present

Bison Illustrated August 2018

Design & Living Magazine: Serene Scenes

Design & Living Magazine August 2018

Fargo INC!: I Got A Second Chance. Help Me Give Other Felons One Too

Fargo INC! August 2018

Fargo Monthly: 50 Hidden Treasures To Discover Downtown

Fargo Monthly August 2018

September

Bison Illustrated: Humbled By The Hype

Bison Illustrated September 2018

Design & Living Magazine: High Contrast Homes

* This was one of Design & Living Magazine‘s Editor Becca Opp’s favorite covers of the year

Design & Living Magazine September 2018

Fargo INC!: Succeed: Meet The Fresh Faces Of Leadership In Our Community

Fargo INC! September 2018

Fargo Monthly: Who What Wear

* This was Fargo Monthly Editor Alexandra Martin’s favorite cover story of the year:

I’d have to say that the “Who What Wear” cover story from September’s Fargo Monthly will always be special to me and a favorite of mine. It was the first issue where I was editor of the magazine, so it was my first time researching out to the community and making connections with all sorts of local makers and fashionistas. In this piece, we went into the closets of five Fargo-based individuals and asked them to share stories about special pieces of clothing and what style and personal expression through dress meant to them. My background is in fashion communications, so doing a story on what makes Fargo fashion special was a great way to kick off my role as editor. I’d like to think it was a fun way to showcase the different styles and tastes that this area holds.

Fargo Monthly September 2018

Fighting Hawks Magazine: Time To Rise

Fighting Hawks Magazine September 2018

October

Bison Illustrated: The Ultimate Fan Guide

Bison Illustrated October 2018

Design & Living Magazine: Kitchen & Bath Design

Design & Living Magazine October 2018

Fargo INC!: What This Election Means For Your Business

Fargo INC October 2018

Fargo Monthly: Behind The Apron

Fargo Monthly October 2018

November

Bison Illustrated: Iron Men

* This was one of  Bison Illustrated Editor Nolan Schmidt’s favorite cover stories of the year:

We worked closely with the Bison wrestling program and showcased just how dedicated these guys are to the sports. For me, it goes beyond that though, all of the wrestlers and head coach Roger Kish were very appreciative and nice to myself and our photographer Hillary. They are not only special athletes, but they are special people too, that’s why I had so much fun working with them for November’s issue.

* This was also one of Photographer Hillary Ehlen’s favorite cover stories of the year

Bison Illustrated November 2018

Design & Living Magazine: Come Together

* This was one of Designer Sarah Stauner’s favorite covers of the year

Design & Living Magazine November 2018

Fargo INC!: 25 Business Lessons With Gary Tharaldson

* This was one of Fargo INC!‘s Associate Publisher Jennifer Gades’ favorite cover stories of the year

Fargo INC! November 2018

Fargo Monthly: Flip Your Routine

Fargo Monthly November 2018

Fighting Hawks Magazine: Cold Blooded

Fighting Hawks Magazine October 2018

December

Bison Illustrated: Herd Of The North

* One of Bison Illustrated Editor Nolan Schmidt’s favorite stories of the year was Shep’s Strength:

The best story this year was from December’s issue, in my view. I did a piece with Bison wide receiver Darrius Shepherd, who lost his father to cancer in the offseason. It hit home for me because I lost my father around the same age as Darrius, so talking with him about that subject was very special to me. I was also grateful that he was able to open up to someone he barely knew about a topic so sensitive. I think it turned out to be a wonderful story, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out.

Bison Illustrated December 2018

Design & Living Magazine: Joy To The World

* This was one of Designer Sarah Stauner’s favorite covers of the year

Design & Living Magazine December 2018

Fargo INC!: Faces Of Fargo Business 2018

Fargo INC December 2018

Fargo Monthly: Fargo’s 2018 Yearbook

Fargo Monthly December 2018

Fighting Hawks Magazine: Senior Standouts

Fighting Hawks Magazine December 2018

Preview of Upcoming Spotlight Media Issues

Preview of Upcoming Spotlight Media Issues

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to look forward to 2019! Here are some of the great issues you can expect to see from Spotlight Media’s publications: Bison Illustrated, Design & Living Magazine, Fargo INC! and Fargo Monthly.

*Editorial calendars are subject to change throughout the year.

Bison Illustrated

Bison Illustrated Magazine

January – Women In NDSU Athletics

February – Commemorative Football Issue

March – Pride On The Prairie

April – Foreign Athletes At NDSU

May – Student Within The Athlete

August – Alumni Issue

September – Football Preview

October – Foundations of Tradition And Success

November – Train Like A Bison

December – The Coaches Issue

Design & Living Magazine

Design & Living Magazine

January – A look back at 2018 and a look forward with mood boards

February – Commercial Issue with home offices

March- Match the Person to the House

April- Spring Shopping Guide

May – Flip Issue

June – Rural Issue

July – Lake Issue

August – Outdoor Entertaining

September – Curb Appeal Issue

October – Historic Home Issue

November – Artist Issue

December – Shopping Guide

Fargo INC!

Fargo INC! Magazine

January – State-Wide Fargo INC

February – My First Job

March – Women’s Issue

April – Rebirth

May – Automation

June – Culture

July – Marketing

August – Work-Life Balance

September – Fargo Goes Global

October – The Story of a Startup

November – Veteran’s Issue

December – Why I Chose Fargo

Fargo Monthly

Fargo Monthly Magazine

January – Nonprofits Issue

February – Music Issue

March – Family Issue

April – Brunch Attack

May – Play!

June – Weekend Travel

July – Pets

August – Farm to Table

September – Collegiate Spotlight

October – Fashion/Style

November – Fargo Born: Where Are They Now?

December – Year in Review

Check Out Our November Issues Today!

Check Out Our November Issues Today!

Our November Spotlight Media 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 always read Fargo Monthly, Design and Living Magazine and Fargo INC! online and subscribe to Bison Illustrated and Design & Living Magazine to get the magazine delivered right to your door every month.

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

Fargo Monthly Magazine November 2018

Fargo Monthly

Just because the weather is sickening, doesn’t mean your body should take a hit as well. Why not get out there and have fun with it! Staying fit doesn’t always mean having to spend an hour on the stair stepper. We had our editor test out a few fun, alternative workouts throughout town that will make you look forward to breaking a sweat this upcoming winter.

Design & Living Magazine November 2018

Design & Living Magazine

When the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall, we retreat indoors. This is not only where we go to relax and unwind, but also where we come together to host family and friends during the holiday season. Let us be your local guide for everything entertaining this month.

Fargo INC! Magazine November 2018

Gary Tharaldson is one of North Dakota’s most prominent business leaders. We talked with Gary and some of his employees to find out the secrets behind his success.

Bison Illustrated Magazine November 2018

Bison Illustrated

The NDSU wrestling program is often overlooked. However, it is one of the most storied programs in NDSU’s long history of athletic success. Bison Illustrated profiles how this tradition began and how it is carried on today through coach Roger Kish and his 2018-19 wrestlers.

Get A Sneak Preview Into Our Winter Issues!

Get A Sneak Preview Into Our Winter Issues!

Ready to start embracing fall and winter? We’ve got a special preview of some great upcoming content for Fargo Monthly, Fargo INC!, Design & Living Magazine and Bison Illustrated. More information will be coming soon for each of our magazines, so be on the look out for that. Check out the following and other great content coming soon!

Fargo Monthly

  • The November cover story will be about fitness in the winter! Just because the weather is sickening doesn’t mean your body should take a hit as well. We had our editor test out a few fun, alternative workouts throughout town that will make you look forward to breaking a sweat this upcoming winter.
    • Fargo Monthly got an exclusive interview with Old Dominion’s lead vocalist Matthew Ramsey before their show at the Scheels Arena on Dec. 14.
    • Other stories this month include a visual guide of our area’s gyms and fitness facilities, tips for winter wellness, an interview with the husband-wife team behind Power Plate Meals and a feature on a microsanctuary in Minnesota that’s currently home to 18 chickens, six ducks and three cows.
  • The December issue is a staff takeover! Be on the lookout for our staff members’ favorites of the year.
  • The January issue will be a special Giving Hearts Day Charity Issue! It will be entirely dedicated to promoting giving back to nonprofits in our community.

Fargo INC!

  • The November cover story is all about entrepreneur Gary Tharaldson, including what he and his employees have learned with 25 years in business.
    • Other features this month include Coffee With Kara: Orangetheory Fitness, 10 Tips for Dealing with Sexual Harassment at Work and 10 Things to Think About When Building a Website.
  • The December issue will be a recap of the amazing people we’ve profiled in our Faces of Business features over the past year.
  • The January issue will be our first state-wide issue, and it will focus on workforce development in North Dakota.

Design & Living Magazine

  • The November issue is called “Come Together: A Local Guide for Entertaining,” and it will feature transitional tablescapes, furniture rentals, cookware essentials and a fall foliage tutorial.
  • The December issue will be a Global-Inspired, Local Shopping Guide to prepare you for the holidays.
  • The January issue will feature a look back at 2018 and experts predicting the trends of 2019.

Bison Illustrated

  • In November we uncover 61 years of brilliance on the mat with NDSU wrestling. We take a look at how their rich tradition was created and how the 2018-19 team looks to continue that tradition for the Bison. In that way, the Bison wrestlers are true “Iron Men.”
  • The December issue is entitled “Winter Is Coming.” We go inside Bison winter athletics, profiling athletes from Wrestling, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Football, Women’s Indoor Track & Field and Men’s Indoor Track & Field.
  • The January issue will be about Women in NDSU Athletics. With National Women In Sport Day in early February, we honor the fantastic women athletes, coaches and administration that make NDSU athletics so successful.
Take A Peek At Our October Issues Today!

Take A Peek At Our October Issues Today!

Our October Spotlight Media 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 and Design & Living Magazine to get the magazine delivered right to your door every month.

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

Fargo Monthly Magazine October 2018

Fargo Monthly

When it comes to dining, many of us don’t quite understand all that goes on behind the scenes of how delicious dishes get from Point A to Point Belly. We talked with a variety of chefs throughout the area and let them give us a peek into a day in their lives. Join us in exploring what it really takes to be able to don a chef’s apron.

Design & Living Magazine October 2018

Design & Living Magazine

October is National Kitchen & Bath Month, so of course, we here at Design & Living Magazine have decided to honor two of the most important rooms in the home within the issue. Join us a we visit three different homes that have just undergone extensive kitchen and bath renovations. Along ehe way, we’ll see a classic clawfoot tub, timeless tile and so much more. Then, meet the local interior decorators, designers and homeowners behind it all.

Fargo INC! Magazine October 2018

North Dakota is under the political spotlight as we enter this election season. We sat down with Senatorial candidates Kevin Cramer and Heidi Heitkamp to discuss what this election will mean for your business.

Bison Illustrated Magazine October 2018

Bison Illustrated

Are you a diehard Bison fan? Stumped on what to wear on game day or in the tailgate lot and where to get it? Can’t find the right accent for your home? Looking to prove your extreme fandom for North Dakota State to your fiends and family? Well, you’re in luck, Bison Nation. We found all the gear, products, home accents and opportunities for you to live your best Bison life.

 

Don’t forget that you can always subscribe to Bison Illustrated! For a limited time, $5 of every subscription will go to Carson Wentz’ AO1 Foundation.

Bison Illustrated Will Be On Seats For 10/20 Game

Bison Illustrated Will Be On Seats For 10/20 Game

This is for you, Bison Nation! Spotlight Media just reached a huge new milestone, and we’re so excited to tell you about it.

The October issue of Bison Illustrated will be on all 18,000 seats at the FargoDome for North Dakota State’s game against Illinois State on Saturday, Oct. 20. Cheer on the Bison while reading our ultimate fan guide! We found all the gear, products, home accents and opportunities for you to live your best Bison life.

Here’s what Publisher Mike Dragosavich said about this in the latest Bison Illustrated:

“In the 8 years that I have been involved with this publication, I always wanted to put an issue on each seat at a Bison football game. Now that we did it, we had to make sure we made the magazine something you not only enjoy reading but would want to take home. So we thought we would make this issue more about resources and a complete guide to being an NDSU super fan! We tried to put promo codes to help you save money, a calendar to help you keep track of everything going on and a bunch of great resourceful information to keep you connected!”

Bison Illustrated
Bison Illustrated Editor Nolan Schmidt is also excited about this special moment:

“We are afforded some tremendous opportunities at Bison Illustrated. We get to converse with amazing student-athletes and work hand-in-hand with a first class athletic department. However, this opportunity almost seems to be a once in a lifetime sort of thing. The fact that everyone will receive a copy of the October issue via their seat at the Fargodome is special and rare.”

Come celebrate this achievement with us and cheer for the Bison this Saturday!

Check Out Our September Issues Today!

Check Out Our September Issues Today!

Our September Spotlight Media 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 and Design & Living Magazine to get the magazine delivered right to your door every month.

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

Fargo Monthly Magazine September 2018

Fargo Monthly

There are many ways to tell a story, but clothing can often speak a world of stories and experiences without uttering a word. A ring can capture the memory of a loved one, a torn pair of jeans can memorialize a thrilling misadventure or a t-shirt can make a fun-filled vacation. We entered the closets of some of Fargo’s most stylish and let them give their clothes a platform to share their own unique stories.

Design & Living Magazine September 2018

Design & Living Magazine

We’ll introduce you to FM area homeowners who have used dark, moody hues and pops of color to bring drama to their bright, white spaces. Then, join us as we take exclusive tours of their jaw-droppingly beautiful homes.

Fargo INC! Magazine September 2018

Our community is changing before our eyes and a large part of that is thanks to new leadership. From new superintendents to the new president of the Economic Development Corporation, we meet with the fresh faces of leadership in our community who will be charting FM’s future.

Bison Illustrated Magazine September 2018

Bison Illustrated

It’s football season, Bison Nation. 2018 will see the North Dakota State Bison go for their seventh FCS National Championship in eight years. While past teams have had plenty of attention and expectations attached to them, this year seems different. This year’s team is shaping up to be one of the most dominant in the program’s history. Is the hype surrounding this team for real? Is it warranted? It’s safe to say you should believe the hype because this Bison team is ready to dominate the standard.

Special Bison Illustrated Alumni Issue Is Out Now

Special Bison Illustrated Alumni Issue Is Out Now

The annual Where Are They Now? issue of Bison Illustrated is out now! It features an all-encompassing look at the scope of Bison athletics through the eyes of former players and coaches from different decades. Whether you live in the Fargo area or want to move back, check out what different Bison athletes have to say about what the area has to offer.

This issue was mailed out to more than 40,000 alumni and fans across the country, and it’s also available in select locations in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Keep an eye out for it today! It also features a special 16-page insert with information about North Dakota State’s Foundation and Alumni Association and people who have made NDSU what it is today.

Spotlight Media has started donating a portion of the proceeds from Bison Illustrated subscriptions to charitable programs. Right now, $5 of every $29.99 subscription will go towards the AO1 Foundation, founded by Carson Wentz.

Check out some of the great content from the issue here:

Bison Illustrated special alumni issue

Bison Illustrated special alumni issue

Bison Illustrated special alumni issue

Bison Illustrated special alumni issue

Bison Illustrated special alumni issue

Bison Illustrated special alumni issue

Bison Illustrated special alumni issue

Check Out The Special Alumni Issue Of Bison Illustrated

Check Out The Special Alumni Issue Of Bison Illustrated

For the annual Where Are They Now? issue of Bison Illustrated, we pulled names from all eras of Bison athletics. We focus on former players who still live in Fargo, alumni currently working in the non-profit sector and some of the most familiar faces in recent years of NDSU athletics, too. It’s an all-encompassing look at the vast scope of Bison athletics through the eyes of former players and coaches.

“For this issue, we took a big leap of faith financially and decided to mail this alumni issue out to over 40,000 alumni and fans across the country for free,” publisher Mike Dragosavich said. “When I think about how this magazine can best serve the athletic department, it has to be to help reach fans outside of the Fargo marketplace because the local media outlets only reach so far.”

The issue will also feature a special 16-page insert with information about North Dakota State’s Foundation and Alumni Association and people who have made NDSU what it is today.

“We were so privileged to tell the stories of former athletes,” Bison Illustrated Editor Nolan Schmidt said. “My main goal as Editor was to not only tell the story of their athletic careers, but what occurred after they competed. NDSU has the tradition and history of athletic success, but it is so much more than that. These former athletes were groomed for success after graduation. That is the true testament to NDSU’s ever-growing, rich tradition.”

Spotlight Media has started donating a portion of the proceeds from Bison Illustrated subscriptions to charitable programs. Right now, $5 of every $29.99 subscription will go towards the AO1 Foundation, founded by Carson Wentz.

This special issue is just about to go to print, so be on the lookout for it in your mailboxes and on stands in the Fargo-Moorhead area in about two weeks!