German Folk Festival Celebrates Traditional Culture

There was music, food, and art

FARGO, N.D. — If you want to experience all things German without leaving town, then the German Folk Festival is the place for you. The festival featured everything from live music to food to art on display. The Bockfest Boys and Dale Dahmen and the Beats performed traditional polka music. People of all ages could also enjoy crafts like wood carving…

Scandinavian and Midwest Viking Festival Kicks Off at Hjemkomst Center

There are activities for people of all ages and all of their senses

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you want to get a taste of Scandinavian culture without crossing the Atlantic, all you have to do is go to the Hjemkomst Center. The Scandinavian and Midwest Viking Festival will run through Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. One thing Michael Baumgartner, a festival organizer, says people usually get wrong about Scandinavian culture…

Red Raven Expresso Parlor Raising Funds to Help With Maintenance

They will have a variety of benefit events

FARGO, N.D. — Red Raven Expresso Parlor on Main Street is raising money to help with the cost of maintaining their building. Red Raven is a multi–purpose space for artists and musicians, but they also have a café. With benefits like concerts and silent auctions happening coming up, they are hoping the community will lend a helping hand. The parlor has…

Third Graders Perform at One Million Cups

They sang about subjects they learned throughout the school year

FARGO, N.D. — Third graders from Clara Barton Elementary got to show off what they’ve learned this school year by singing songs for the community. The songs covered a variety of subjects, from literacy to geography to social studies. Kids in Cheryl Bombenger’s class researched each of the topics they sang about as they learned them throughout the school year. The…

Celebrating Norweigan Heritage at Bethany Retirement Living

Those working at the center say events like these give people a chance to explore a heritage that's a big part of Fargo's history

FARGO, N.D. — Bethany Retirement Living is celebrating Fargo’s Norwegian Heritage, which many people have in our area. People living at Bethany, their families and people from the community got to enjoy some classic music and food. They sang along to the music and learned about the history behind the traditional food. Those working at the center say events like…

They Did It! Congratulations to Concordia College’s Class of 2018

More than 400 students received their degree this year

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Erica Lindsey told herself at seven years old that she was going to eventually learn to play the flute. She finally did when she joined band in sixth grade and it was nothing short of the perfect fit. “I knew it was going to be an incredible journey. And what do you know? It has been,” Lindsey…

Discovery Students Show Off Their Art, Music At Annual Bluestem Ball

This was the second year Discovery Middle School held it at the Bluestem Center for the Arts

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s a music gig, exhibit and a ball all in one. Discovery Middle School’s Art and Music departments hosted their Bluestem Ball. Not only did it feature student jazz musicians, but students’ artwork was on display and a dance show. Discovery’s art and music instructors say they wanted to put on the ball to showcase the students’ talents…

Local Music Fans Celebrate Vinyl Records on “Record Store Day”

Local record stores have festivities featuring live music, discounted prices

FARGO, N.D. — Music fans celebrate their love for vinyl records at several stores across the metro. As part of Record Store Day, Vinyl Giant on 13th Avenue South held an all–day event to sell discounted vinyl records and merchandise. Live music featuring local musicians and DJ’s fills the air as people relive their favorite records from decades ago. Some…

Thousands Celebrate Cultural Heritage at Moorhead’s Celtic Festival

The fifteenth annual event featured live music, arts and crafts, and free Celtic food

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For the fifteenth year in a row, thousands embraced Celtric traditions with the Fargo Park District and their families at the 15th annual Celtic Festival in Moorhead. “You learn things about your own heritage, there’s some neat gifts here which keeps the wife happy, and the entertainers are great,” said Dean Nelson, an attendee of the Celtic Festival….

MSUM Art Exhibit Honors Those Who Struggled To Achieve Equality

The display focused on the music composed by those in the middle of the Civil Rights movement

MOORHEAD, Minn. — An exhibit celebrating the struggle for racial equality ends its run on MSUM’s campus. The Songs of Resistance and Civil Rights exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. The exhibit includes pictures of songs vital to the fight for civil rights and scanable codes for visitors to play on their smartphones. Faculty in…