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Review: Taco truck serves up impressive empanadas

FARGO – Summer is settling in on Fargo, and with it comes the return food trucks – perfect spots for a relatively quick lunch without suffering fast food guilt and gut.

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Taking it to the max: Lounge offers fine dining experience at fraction of the cost

WEST FARGO - West Fargo may have lost a karaoke lounge, but it has something new to sing about.

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Taste of Minnesota: Red Hen Taphouse a slice of lakes country in an urban setting

DILWORTH - The Red Hen Taphouse may be located on the border between Dilworth and Moorhead (technically the address is in Dilworth), but the tavern is a slice of lakes country in an urban area.

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Fargo filmmakers to premiere new movie at Cannes

FARGO – Jeff Schlossman hopes his third time at the Cannes Film Festival is a charm.

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Optical Illusions: Fargo artists look to light up Plains Art Museum’s Spring Gala

FARGO - When Dave Hanson heard that the theme to this year’s Plains Art Museum’s Spring Gala would be “optical illusions,” a light bulb went off in his head.

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Turning the page: Honored with recent Minnesota Book Award, Vinz moves ahead on new projects

MOORHEAD - Seven years after retiring from Minnesota State University Moorhead, Mark Vinz has two book projects in the works.

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Making wishes come true: A cancer survivor herself, Make-A-Wish CEO dedicated to organization’s mission

FARGO - When Billi Jo Zielinski surprised Jade McGough at Scheels All Sports to tell him his wish was granted, it was a little hard to tell who was more excited.

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Looking for a lake place? Realtors offer tips for buying

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – With hundreds of lakes less than an hour away, having a place of your own is a popular dream for many in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

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Cast our ‘Fargo’: Who would portray our city’s characters on the big screen?

FARGO - The rest of the country will get a look at how the national media sees our part of the world when the new TV series “Fargo” airs Tuesday night on FX. This got us thinking. How would we cast our movie of “Fargo”? That is, who would portray the very real characters who are so identifiable in our community?

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Plains rolls up its sleeves for ceramics

FARGO – Museums aren’t often big on letting visitors touch the art, but the Plains Art Museum is making a concession.

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Lamb: Hey, the home opener could have been worse

Fargo - OK, so maybe it wasn’t the prettiest game. And it won’t make visiting teams fear coming to town. And it didn’t instill a whole lot of confidence for the hometown crowd. But the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks home opener, as we say here in the upper Midwest, it could’ve been worse.

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Lamb: Hey, Old Man Winter, get off my lawn!

Hey, Old Man Winter, we need to talk.
This will be short and sweet, which I wish I could say about our relationship.
We’re done. Finished.

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Lamb: ’Tis the tweed season

Any day now the Rourke Art Museum will name a new director to replace founder James O’Rourke, who died in March.

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Lamb: 85-year-old Dempsey's bartender tapping into youth

Dempsey’s Public House has a reputation for attracting a diverse clientele.

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Lamb: Tuning in to ‘ah-one, an-ah-two’

The verdict is in on the new TV season and it’s a split decision for the latest female-fronted shows.

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Lamb: Lovett ‘don’t Tolerate’

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band’s Wednesday concert at Bluestem Center for the Arts was a nearly flawless two and a half hours of vibrant music – and 15 seconds of dread, for me.

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Lamb: A new part for Dorgan?

Rightfully so, the media’s focus this past week was on the Republicans’ major gains in the midterm elections.

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Lamb: ‘Prairie Home’ horror

Looking for a late-summer read and wanting something more substantial than the latest “Twilight” knock-off but more fun than Jonathan Franzen’s latest greatest, most American-est novel?

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Lamb: Fargo’s future found in the roll of the dice

With city elections coming on June 8, there’s been a lot of talk about the future of Fargo and who will take it in which direction. But if you’re interested in getting a glimpse a little further into the future, say 1,040 years, the man you want isn’t on the ballot.

Lamb: More than meets eye to metal legend Dio

You know how you’ll always remember where you were when you heard some bit of horrible news, like John F. Kennedy had been shot or the Minnesota Vikings had traded for Herschel Walker or someone was making a movie of the “Saturday Night Live” MacGruber sketch? I was chopping cilantro in my mother’s kitchen on Sunday when a National Public Radio newscaster announced Ronnie James Dio had succumbed to stomach cancer at age 67.