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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.

My Favorite Fargo Monthly Interviews

My Favorite Fargo Monthly Interviews

Photos special to Fargo Monthly

Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I especially love writing features and profiles on interesting people. I’ve interviewed so many cool people both in and out of Fargo-Moorhead through freelance writing, previous jobs and here at Spotlight Media.

As part of my duties as Web Editor, I write exclusive stories for our publications’ websites, mainly Fargo Monthly, and recently I paired up with Jade Presents to interview some of the comedy and musical acts before their performances in our area.

Here are three of my favorite interviews I’ve done so far:

Brian Regan

Brian Regan

My husband introduced me to Brian Regan’s comedy a few years ago, and I’m so glad he did. We had front row seats when Regan last visited Fargo two years ago, so we were both so excited to hear he was coming back to the Fargo Theatre. Getting to interview him was so great because he was so kind and funny. I even made him laugh a few times (even if it was out of pity, I don’t care), so basically my life goals have been achieved. Plus, he performed on my birthday, so seeing him for a second time was the perfect way to wrap up my 28th birthday.

Halestorm

Halestorm

I’d heard of Halestorm for years because I have a few friends who are big fans, but I didn’t really listen to their music until they performed at the Civic Center a few years ago. I’m a huge fan of Dorothy, who was the opening act for the show, and Lita Ford finished out the night full of female empowerment and killer rock music that I’ll still remember for years to come. I became obsessed with their music after that show, and I decided I definitely wanted to see them whenever they came to Fargo next. Before they performed at Bluestem with Joan Jett in August, I got to interview Arejay Hale, the drummer and brother of lead singer Lzzy Hale. He was so friendly, humble and positive, and his passion for music and the band made me love them even more than I already did. They’re known as a live band because their performances are so electric and unparalleled, and this show was definitely no exception.

Nathaniel Rateliff

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

I’ve been a huge NRATNS fan since their first album came out a few years ago. Anyone who knows me knows how obsessed I am with “I Need Never Get Old” and “S.O.B.” (the later of which played during my wedding reception a few weeks ago). I was lucky enough to be part of the pre-sale for tickets, which was super exciting. I got to interview keyboardist Mark Shusterman before their show, and he was so gracious, friendly and just excited about playing music with his friends. Through some problem with my initial ticket order and the kindness of someone sitting near us at the show, my husband and I sat (well, stood and danced) in the second row. Finally seeing them perform live was basically my dream come true, and I’d highly recommend seeing them live, whether you have before or not.

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.

Meet Spotlight Media’s New Fargo Monthly Editor

Meet Spotlight Media’s New Fargo Monthly Editor

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 our new Fargo Monthly editor and learn what makes her a perfect fit for our company.

Alexandra Martin | Fargo Monthly Editor

Alexandra Martin

I graduated from Stephens College, a small, Midwestern women’s college, with a BFA in Fashion Communications. I was born and raised in Alabama, spend a brief time in New York City, finished off school in Missouri and I recently found myself relocated to Fargo. I’ve worked in many fields, including graphic design, fashion merchandising and digital lifestyle publication and I’m excited to be able to finally narrow down on my passion: print publications!

What drew you to Spotlight Media?
I relocated to Fargo thanks to my boyfriend’s new job. When we were first looking into the area and researching all it had to offer, a realtor sent us a few copies of Spotlight Media’s publications in the mail. As soon as I flipped through the magazines, I looked up and said, “I’m going to work for one of these.” And here I am! I’ve always loved the hole that local publications fill and I’m a huge proponent of supporting local business and culture.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I recently have found myself in the kitchen and really enjoying cooking. I follow a plant-based diet, which the Midwest isn’t 100% accommodating of all the time, so if I want a tasty dish on the go, I know I have to make it myself! I’ve started broadening my culinary horizons and cooking all sorts of vegetable combinations I never would have previously. (Pecan braised artichoke is a recent favorite!)

What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
My favorite piece of classic literature is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, I have so much respect for her as a groundbreaking, young woman.
Lately, I have been loving Mamma Mia! because ABBA is one of my favorite bands and I love a good sing-a-long.

Share something about yourself that would surprise us.
I am a debutante, yes like in She’s The Man. Any excuse to wear a gorgeous gown and go to a big party.

What’s the most useless talent you have?
My jaw is double-jointed, which means I can open it wider to fit more food into it (I eat fast). And on a similar note, I am also good at staging food photos for Instagram.

Grab Your Copies Of Our August Issues Now!

Grab Your Copies Of Our August Issues Now!

Our August 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 August 2018

Feel like you aren’t getting the most out of your Fargo experience? Not to worry, we have compiled a list of downtown Fargo treats, new and old, for you to explore and enjoy. Whether you’re new to the area or a seasoned veteran, you will be surprised by some of the special findings we have unearthed. From street art to treat-yo’-self ventures to historical tidbits, you can be sure you are using your last weeks of summer wisely by checking out these essential Fargo treasures.

Design & Living Magazine August 2018

Design & Living Magazine

These serene scenes will inspire you to make the most of the season, featuring lots of lovely landscaping, a recipe for a pretty poolside party, charming exteriors, a bright and airy three-season porch and a whimsical garden. Then,  come along with us as we tour a Perham home that is breathtakingly beautiful, inside and out.

Fargo INC! Magazine August 2018

Meet Adam Martin, a Fargo social entrepreneur who wants the community and business owners alike to look at felons in a different light, and, more importantly, see how their unique experiences and skill sets can actually be an asset.

Stay tuned for more information about the special alumni issue of Bison Illustrated, which will hit stands in late August!

Check Out Our New July Issues!

Check Out Our New July Issues!

Our July 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 July 2018

Are you a pet owner in the Fargo-Moorhead area? Well, we asked the city of Fargo, looked over the data, and came up with the things you need to know about owning a pet in Fargo. From adopting your pet to frequently asked questions, we have an all-encompassing list for you to peruse. If you want to give your pet the best life possible, you’ll need to check out this cover story.

Design & Living Magazine July 2018

Design & Living Magazine

It’s true; we love the Lakes. Each year, we travel to the heart of Lakes Country to find paradise amongst the lake homes, cabins and resorts. This month is no exception. We’ll show you three private homes with amazing indoor and outdoor spaces that we’d love to call our own.

Fargo INC! July 2018

The TEDxFargo team is crafting our community’s ninth TED event, which will be held at the end of this month on July 26 at the Fargo Civic Center. The day will be a chance for our community to share ideas and experiences as the team brings another world-class event to Fargo. There will be local, national, and global thought leaders who will be sharing their ideas on the main stage to help solve challenges and create possibilities. The idea is to empower people to be solutions-oriented, believing that ideas can change the way the world works. So come listen to new ideas, find a topic you’re passionate about and then take action to enable those ideas. And ask yourself a simple question, “How will I go forth?”

Bison Illustrated July 2018

Bison Illustrated

Considering we are all on an endless quest to attain the freshest Bison news, we decided it would be good to feature those who bring us that news. So, we gathered all of the local media figures who cover North Dakota State and we had them answer some interesting questions. We also had them step in front of a camera which is something they are used to doing.

Spotlight Media Team Took To The Streets For Distribution Day

Spotlight Media Team Took To The Streets For Distribution Day

On Friday, June 8, the Spotlight Media team delivered our new June magazines to more than 300 businesses throughout Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.

Spotlight Media employees visited area businesses to get the new issues out and be more involved in the community. This distribution day was part of a company-wide effort to be more efficient with all processes, including distribution.

Our employees paired off into teams and tackled a different part of the Fargo-Moorhead area. We all had a list of destinations to visit, and we grabbed several boxes each of Fargo Monthly, Fargo INC!, Design & Living Magazine and Bison Illustrated before hitting the streets.

After we finished our routes, we met back at our Spotlight Media office downtown to reconnect about the day and what we learned about our community while we were out and about.

The Spotlight Media team on Distribution Day

Here’s what some of the Spotlight Media team had to say about our distribution day:

  • Sales Executive Dan Helm: “It was a good way to end the week and get out and talk to people in the community that I wouldn’t have gotten to during a normal work day.”
  • Design & Living Magazine Associate Publisher Chantell Ramberg: “It was great to see how much of the community appreciates our mission and what we do as a company. I felt fortunate to have a day dedicated to connecting with our audience.”
  • Chief Operations Officer Steve Kruse: “It was a fun team building day and it was also fun to go into the different businesses and see how excited they were to see us when we walked in with their magazines! I also have a new found appreciation for what our distribution team does on a daily basis.”
  • Design & Living Magazine Editor Becca Opp: “I love team delivery day. This year, the associate publisher of Design & Living Magazine and I had a great time getting out there and meeting our readers!”
Take A Peek At Our June Issues Today!

Take A Peek At Our June Issues Today!

Our June 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 June 2018

We brought in the big guns to travel around Fargo-Moorhead and try a different food truck every day for a week. Rustica’s Eric Watson was able to go on a great food truck diet, trying seven different styles of food. From hot dogs to potato gnocchi, we had Eric try a little bit of everything and he certainly was not complaining about it in the end. So gear up for the great food truck diet. Are you hungry yet?

Design & Living Magazine June 2018

Design & Living Magazine

Join us as we visit local families who are sharing their kid-friendly spaces for the community to see. Then, learn how to make your home more functional for family members of all ages.

Fargo INC! Magazine June 2018

In hindsight, it was an ambitious – maybe crazy – goal: Build an e-commerce giant in the middle of North Dakota. RealTruck Founder Scott Bintz dishes on how his commitment to “reward, recognize, hire and fire” according to six basic principles helped him and his team build a $100 million company.

Bison Illustrated Magazine June 2018

Bison Illustrated

Recap all of the successes in North Dakota State athletics by paging through each individual sport and answering 10 challenging questions about each team and their respective seasons. Do you think you could pass this test? If so, you’ll be the latest Bison sports scholar.