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Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Bridget McManamon

Emerging Prairie is happy to announce that Bridget McManamon has joined the team! Bridget joins the Emerging Prairie team as a TEDxFargo Intern. She is currently attending Creighton University where she’s studying Political Science on the Pre Law track. Get to know Bridget a little more below!   Tell us a little bit about you.…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Trevor Schmidt

Emerging Prairie is happy to announce that Trevor Schmidt has joined the team! Trevor comes aboard the Emerging Prairie team as a Grand Farm Intern. He has just finished his first year at North Dakota State University, where he plans on majoring in Finance and Computer Science! Get to know Trevor a little more below!…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Malachi Petersen

Meet our newest teammate, Malachi. He’s joining the team as the Government & Community Relations Coordinator. Malachi will be working on building strategies focused around the entrepreneurial ecosystem and be our point person for government affairs. Be sure to welcome Malachi at 1 Million Cups, at the Prairie Den, or at any Emerging Prairie event!…

Revitalizing, Activating, and Partnering for a Greater Downtown Fargo

For over 15 years, the Kilbourne Group has been a huge proponent of the revitalization of downtown Fargo, North Dakota. Whether Kilbourne revitalizes existing buildings, activates unused spaces, or partners with businesses and non-profits, downtown Fargo is becoming a vibrant city center. “Ultimately, the story of downtown Fargo is the story of family businesses, entrepreneurs,…

Non-Profit Created in North Dakota to Support Native Americans

In 2009, Lorraine Davis arrived on the campus of United Tribes Technical College with her son, one bag and a hope for a better future outside of poverty. Before that moment, Lorraine explained that she was “running from herself, running from addiction, and not taking ownership of her life.” Childhood adversity, alcohol, drugs, and other…

The Story of Fargo’s own Start-Up Professional Theatre

In 1998, Carrie Winterstein arrived in Fargo alongside her husband David who was a newly hired Professor of Theatre at Concordia College. With her acting experience and Masters Degree in Acting from the University of Pittsburgh, it wasn’t long after their arrival that Carrie wondered where she could participate in theater locally. The Fargo metro…

Gaming for Good. Games on the Plains raising money for sick kids.

Twenty-four hours of gaming isn’t enough, so Games on the Plains is leveling up. The next daylong gameathon hits November 5-6. So does Daylight Saving Time. The result, a 25-hour event. Talk about bonus time! GOTP aims to build connections within the gaming community. Jake Kohl and Evan Balko founded GOTP for nostalgic reasons. “We…

Divorce inspires cross-country tour of co-working spaces.

“When life changes, change your life and your situation.” That motto is one of the first things you see when Robert Kropp writes about himself. The web developer turned blogger is vagabonding it across the country on the heels of an unraveled marriage. He’s got a Saturn Ion, a Nikon D3100, a meager amount of possessions,…

Ultimate guide to the week of TEDxFargo 2016

TEDxFargo is next week. July 21, 2016 will be a day to remember — but so will the days around it! The world class event has an incredible speaker lineup, from the first paralyzed man to conquer Mt. Ranier to a celebrity actress from Law & Order (check it out here!). Tickets are flyin’ fast — snag yours right here! Part of…

Pokémon spotted throughout Fargo: Pokémon GO takeover has begun

A Rattata sighting in CoSchedule’s office and a Pidgey making its home in a cup of 20 Below coffee can only mean one thing: Pokémon GO has been released and the world is forever changed.               With the much anticipated release of Pokémon GO for iOS and Android, Fargo and cities around the…