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Check Out Our May Issues Now!

Check Out Our May Issues Now!

Our May 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 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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Do you need to get out of Fargo-Moorhead for a few days? Is your 9 to 5 wearing you down? Then take a look at our A to Z list of weekend getaways that are within driving distance of our area. We take you to different parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and even Canada to give you plenty of options if you are in need of a vacation!

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Join us as we consult with local experts to discuss the thriving home-technology industry. Then, see how real homeowners have seamlessly integrated these seemingly futuristic functions into their everyday lives without sacrificing aesthetically pleasing design.

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As the local entrepreneurial ecosystem continues to grow, so do the number of success stories that it breeds. From a “smart” walker company founded by a guy from MIT to a drone company that moved to town from Grand Forks, the 13 companies in this month’s cover story have recently opened up shop in the metro. Learn a little more about all of them, and find out their answers to the question, “Why Fargo?”

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Go inside the world of recruiting with eight Bison football players and their stories of how they landed in Fargo. Incoming freshman Trey Lance, defensive line coach Nick Goeser and wide receivers coach Atif Austin also teach us a thing or two about the recruiting process.

Ready For Summer? Dive Into This Special Preview

Ready For Summer? Dive Into This Special Preview

Are you ready to dive into summer? Check out this special summer preview of 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 this summer!

Fargo Monthly

  • The June cover story will be about all the different food trucks in Fargo. Chef Eric Watson from Rustica in Moorhead visited several food trucks in the area to give his culinary take on their food. The story will also include a full list of all the food trucks registered with the City of Fargo, so you definitely don’t want to miss that.
    • Fargo Monthly got two exclusive interviews, one with musician Jonny Lang ahead of his show at the Fargo Theatre June 28 and one with local band Someday Heroes.
    • The Burgers, Brews & BBQ Festival will be June 21, so check out a preview of the event so you know exactly what awesomeness to expect.
  • The July cover story will all about pets! Whether you’re interested in dogs, cats or more exotic animals, you’ll definitely want to check this out.
    • There will also be a preview of the Trollwood Mainstage Musical, Hello, Dolly! and a story about Dakota Montessori School, a new non-denominational and non-profit school.
    • Fargo Monthly scored another exclusive interview, this time with Senator Heidi Heitkamp.
  • The August cover story will focus on downtown Fargo.

Fargo INC!

  • In June, Fargo INC! will be sitting down with RealTruck Founder Scott Bintz to talk about how he built a nine-figure e-commerce company in North Dakota and to preview his recently released book, “Principles to Fortune.”
  • In July, as part of a partnership with TEDxFargo, Fargo INC! will feature two exclusive interviews,  one with Microsoft President Brad Smith and one with Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard.

Design & Living Magazine

  • The June cover story will be called “Room to Grow.” It’ll feature a nursery, kids’ rooms and more family-friendly spaces.
  • The July cover story will be all about lake living with beautiful, luxurious cabins and homes.
  • The August cover story will focus on the exterior of homes from outdoor living spaces to landscaping.

Bison Illustrated

  • The summer issues will mainly focus on season recaps for all NDSU sports. More information will be coming soon!
Design & Living Magazine To Be Delivered In Lakes Country

Design & Living Magazine To Be Delivered In Lakes Country

Design & Living Magazine will be mailed to the lakes area for June, July and August for special summer distribution like in previous years. Spotlight Media will use the USPS Every Door Direct Mail program to help deliver several thousand copies around Detroit Lakes, MN.

That’s not all; your favorite lakes country shops and boutiques will also carry Design & Living Magazine this summer.

Get ready for exclusive summer content, which includes:

    • Touring stunning lake homes
    • Visiting unique boutiques in lakes country
    • Meeting undiscovered lakes artists

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July 2017 issue. Keep an eye out for this summer’s lake homes cover!

Here’s what Becca Opp, Editor for Design & Living Magazine, said about the special summer distribution:

“We here in the FM area love visiting Lakes Country, so it’s no surprise that Design & Living Magazine is expanding our distribution for the summer!”

Don’t miss this exciting content, and be sure to pick up the June, July and August issues of Design & Living Magazine in lakes country soon!

Design & Living Magazine Wins Gold ADDY Award

Design & Living Magazine Wins Gold ADDY Award

Spotlight Media’s publication Design & Living Magazine took home an ADDY Award at the American Advertising Federation-North Dakota’s annual ADDY Awards held at the Holiday Inn in Fargo on Friday, February 23. The magazine won a gold award for cover/editorial spread or feature – series for the April, September and December 2017 issues.

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Here’s what Becca Opp, Editor of Design & Living Magazine, said about winning the award:

The Project Issue was the first cover of my career. I had just started working at Spotlight Media when I pitched an idea for the cover and reached out to the owners of The White House Co., who helped us stage the scene, which was then photographed by Jesse Hoorelbeke of J. Alan Paul Photography and edited by our graphic designer, Sarah Geiger.

“It was so meaningful to be recognized by the AAF of North Dakota because it just goes to show that we’re all using our talents to the best of our abilities. The September cover was our first cover to be shot by staff photographer, Hillary Ehlen, while the December cover featured styling by Gathered. Boutique Rentals & Events. Each of our covers truly are the result of a group effort, and I’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the creation of these three.”

ABOUT THE ADDY AWARDS

The ADDY Awards is hosted by the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota. The only national design award that’s judged and reviewed by other designers, the ADDYs are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, with more than 60,000 entries across the country each year. Whether copy writing or full-on, multidimensional campaigns, AAF-ND members submit their best work to be judged at the local level and eventually districts and nationals if they continue to win.

Get To Know Design & Living Magazine’s New Associate Publisher

Get To Know Design & Living Magazine’s New Associate Publisher

Photo by Hillary Ehlen

Spotlight Media is constantly growing and changing. As we’re sad to see team members leave, we’re always excited to announce our newest hires. Since all our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, each member offers unique skills that help the Spotlight Media team become even stronger and more well-rounded.

Meet Design & Living Magazine‘s new associate publisher Chantell Ramberg, and learn what makes her a perfect fit for our company.

Chantell Ramberg | Associate Publisher

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“I was born and raised in Fargo, ND. I went to UND for two years and spent the other two at NDSU finishing out my Bachelor’s degree in English. I spent the past six years in communications, marketing and public relations, and I’m happy to be a part of the Spotlight team!”

What originally drew you to Spotlight Media?
“The positivity. The company and our publications focus on everything that makes the Fargo-Moorhead area great.”

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I have a 4-year-old that keeps me busy with the many different sports and activities she is interested in. If I get a second to myself you’d probably find me working out or doing something semi-athletic.”

What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
“Favorite book: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Favorite movie: Troy or Goodfellas”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us.
“I played hockey and finished one season with over 44 penalty minutes.”

What’s the most useless talent you have?
“Kermit the frog impression”

Our April Magazines Are Here!

Our April Magazines Are Here!

Our April 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 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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The Beer, Wine, and Spirits tour is a comprehensive guide to all the places that create the drinks you love! Whether it is a cocktail, craft beer, or even mead we have all the local establishments right here. We’ll tell you about their most popular products and what kind of neat events they put on each day. By the end of it all, you will want to take the same tour we did!

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This month, we visited local furniture and home decor stores in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo to take inventory of their new arrivals. What we found at these stores were handmade, on-trend and high-end products. Within these pages, you’ll find exactly what you need to revitalize your state of mind and satisfy the desire to update your spaces for the season.

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The kids are the future, and there’s no better proof of that than the FMWF Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Join us as we profile YEA! — the first and only program of its kind in North Dakota — and meet the local middle and high school students who will become the founders of tomorrow.

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Bison Illustrated

Dr. Seuss penned his famous last book before any current NDSU student-athletes were alive. But his messages have resonated through generations. “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” was Dr. Seuss’ swan song and for Bison athletes, his final book sums up the commitment they made to play NDSU.

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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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?

Our Team Had A Blast At The 2018 Home & Garden Show

Our Team Had A Blast At The 2018 Home & Garden Show

The Spotlight Media team had so much fun at the 2018 Red River Valley Home & Garden Show in the Fargodome this weekend. We’d like to thank all who visited us at our booth in the main entrance. We enjoyed talking with our readers of Design & Living Magazine and learning about current products and trends in the building and design industry. Can’t wait until next year’s show!

Check out some of our photos below from the event.

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Home & Garden Show 2018
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Our First-Ever Monthly Magazine Release Party

Our First-Ever Monthly Magazine Release Party

The Spotlight Media team had a blast at our first-ever magazine release party last night at ABOVO in Fargo. The event was organized to celebrate everyone who helped make our February issues of Fargo INC!, Fargo Monthly, Design & Living Magazine and Bison Illustrated possible.

“Our team doesn’t just put ink on paper, we bring people together,” Spotlight Media Publisher Mike Dragosavich said. “This event was a way to help connect people who are doing amazing things for this community.”

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In each magazine, we shine a spotlight on locals who are making an impact in our community in one way or another. The release party brought them all together under one roof for an evening of sipping wine, posing in front of a media screen and listening to a performance by students of Fargo North High School’s jazz band.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better evening,” Dragosavich said.

Thank you to all the wonderful people who came out to celebrate with us. Our team is planning to continue hosting monthly magazine release parties going forward.

*The events are exclusive to our team and all those featured in each magazine. 

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Spotlight Media Magazine Release Party

Spotlight Media Magazine Release Party

February Magazines

Take a peek at our February issues and see which one sparks your interest. You can also read 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 also read Fargo Monthly, Design and Living Magazine and Fargo INC! online here. 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.

Fargo Monthly

Fargo Monthly Is this the future of downtown fargo?

Block 9 has been discussed for years. Once complete with 18 stories, it will be Fargo’s tallest building. From a surface parking lot to multi-purpose use, it’ll include office space, retail, residential condos, an attached parking garage and a hotel, in addition to a new public plaza. Is this the future of Downtown Fargo?

Visit FargoMonthly.com to read more about the magazine.

Bison Illustrated

Six Pack sixth championship edition

North Dakota State is an FCS Champion yet again. For the sixth time in seven years, we recap another historic run to the title. Hear from the administrators, coaches and players who made the return to Frisco a triumphant experience.

Visit BisonIllustrated.com to read more about the magazine.

Fargo INC!

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When David Batcheller took over for his father, Barry, as Appareo’s president and CEO last fall, it represented a changing of the guard at the electronics-and-software company not just in name but in philosophy. In this installation of “CEO Conversations,” we sat down with the Batchellers to talk about the company’s new business model, recruiting and economic development, and what it’s been like for father and son to work alongside one another for the past 15 years.

Visit FargoINC.com to read more about the magazine.

Design & Living Magazine

Design & Living Magazine Minimalism

Minimalism is not about getting rid of the things you love; it’s about loving the things you own. This month, we met with Fargo minimalists to see how they have made the most of living with less.

Visit DesignAndLivingMagazine.com to read more about the magazine.

Grab Your Copies Of The January Magazines Today

Grab Your Copies Of The January Magazines Today

The new magazines are here! If you haven’t already, take a peek at our January issues and see which one sparks your interest. You can also read 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 also read Fargo Monthly, Design and Living Magazine and Fargo INC! online here. 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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Join us as we discover and experience many of the new businesses the Fargo-Moorhead area has to offer. Whether it’s a fitness class, new food and drink options, a spa treatment or you’re looking for something new to do with friends, follow your curiosity and pursue all the newness our community has to offer. You’ll never know until you try.

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Honor five years of elegance with Design & Living Magazine. This month, we went through our style files to reminisce about the many remarkable people and places that have graced our pages. Also in this issue, we’ve curated our best content from 2017.

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Businesses with a give-back culture have higher morale in the workplace, have more than 20 percent higher profitability and are 70 percent more likely to be viewed favorably by the community. We sat down with five local business and nonprofit leaders to talk about why giving is not only good for employees and the community, it’s good for the bottom line.

Bison Illustrated January 18 Cover

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North Dakota has continually turned out high school talent to help North Dakota State flourish in Division I. We go to all four corners of the state to highlight the Bison student-athletes representing towns big and small on the Northern Prairie.