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Encyclopedia > Fargo, North Dakota
City of Fargo
Downtown Fargo in 2007
Downtown Fargo in 2007
Official seal of City of Fargo
Seal
Motto: Gateway to the West
Location in North Dakota
Location in North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°52′38″N 96°47′22″W / 46.87722, -96.78944
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Cass
Founded 1871
Government
 - Mayor Dennis Walaker
Area
 - City 37.9 sq mi (98.3 km²)
 - Land 37.9 sq mi (98.3 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation 904 ft (274 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 90,599
 - Density 2,388.2/sq mi (922.0/km²)
 - Metro 174,367
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-25700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1028945[2]
Website: http://www.cityoffargo.com

Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat of Cass County, located in the Red River Valley region. The population was 90,599 at the 2000 census, but has since risen to around 100,000, making it the largest city in North Dakota. Along with West Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota, it forms the center of the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area. The metropolitan area, comprising all of Cass and Clay counties, has a population of 174,367[3] as of 2000 census, and estimated to have risen to 192,779 as of the 2007 Census Bureau estimate. It encompasses a large physical area of Cass County in southeastern North Dakota and Clay County in northwestern Minnesota. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 336 pixelsFull resolution (2856 × 1199 pixel, file size: 894 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links NDMap-doton-Fargo. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Dakotan Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th in the US  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Demonym North Dakotan Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th in the US  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... List of North Dakota counties: Adams County Barnes County Benson County Billings County Bottineau County Bowman County Burke County Burleigh County Cass County Cavalier County Dickey County Divide County Dunn County Eddy County Emmons County Foster County Golden Valley County Grand Forks County Grant County Griggs County Hettinger County Kidder... Cass County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Dennis Walaker is the current mayor of Fargo, North Dakota, United States. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... 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Moorhead is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, United States, and the largest city in northwest Minnesota. ... Fargo-Moorhead (F-M) is the name of the metropolitan area composed of Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead, Minnesota, and surrounding cities. ...


The city of Fargo is the crossroads and economic center of a large portion of eastern North Dakota and a portion of northwestern Minnesota. Fargo is a retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and educational hub for the region. Fargo is home to North Dakota State University. The local newspaper is The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. The city motto is "Gateway to the West". Fargo was founded in 1871. Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. It is the second largest school in the eleven campus North Dakota University System. ... The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, sometimes known as the Fargo Forum or most commonly, just The Forum, is a newspaper printed in Fargo, North Dakota owned by Forum Communications. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

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History

Early history

The area that is present-day Fargo was an early stopping point for steamboats floating down the Red River during the 1870s and 1880s. The city of Fargo was originally named "Centralia," but was later renamed to "Fargo" in honor of Northern Pacific Railway director and Wells Fargo Express Company founder William Fargo. Fargo was founded in 1871. The area started to flourish after the arrival of the railroad and the city became known as the "Gateway to the West". For other uses, see Steamboat (disambiguation). ... The Red River drainage basin, with the Red River highlighted The Red River in Greater Grand Forks, as viewed from the Grand Forks side of the river The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, as viewed from the Fargo side of the river For other things named Red River, see the... // The invention of the telephone (1876) by Alexander Graham Bell. ... // Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... The Northern Pacific Railway (AAR reporting marks NP) was a railway that operated in the north-central region of the United States. ... An older Wells Fargo branch, located in Berkeley, California Wells Fargos corporate headquarters and main branch Wells Fargo & Co. ... William George Fargo (May 20, 1818 - August 3, 1881), pioneer American expressman, was born in Pompey, New York. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


During the 1880s, Fargo became the "divorce capital" of the Midwest due to very lenient divorce laws.[4] // Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... Midwest redirects here. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ...


A major fire struck the city on June 7, 1893 when the proprietor of a grocery store accidentally started the blaze as she emptied ashes behind her store on a windy day. The fire destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses. However, Fargo was quickly rebuilt with new buildings made of brick, new streets, and a water system. The North Dakota State Agricultural College was founded in 1890 as North Dakota's land-grant university, becoming first accredited by the North Central Association in 1915. In 1960, NDAC became known as North Dakota State University. is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Dakotan Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th in the US  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education. ... North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. It is the second largest school in the eleven campus North Dakota University System. ...


The 20th Century

Early in the century, the automobile industry flourished, and in 1905, Fargo was home to Pence Automobile Company.[5] Automakers are companies that produce automobiles. ...


Fargo-Moorhead boomed after World War II and the city grew rapidly despite being hit by a violent tornado in 1957. The tornado destroyed a large portion of the north end of the city. The coming of the two interstates (I-29 and I-94) revolutionized travel in the region and pushed growth of Fargo to the south and west of the city limits. In 1972, the West Acres Shopping Center was constructed near the intersection of the two Interstates. This mall would become the catalyst for retail growth in the area. It would also spell the beginning of a time of decline for the downtown area of Fargo. Fargo-Moorhead (F-M) is the name of the metropolitan area composed of Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead, Minnesota, and surrounding cities. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Interstate 29 (abbreviated I-29) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. ... Interstate 94 (abbreviated I-94) is the northernmost east-west interstate highway, connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain regions of the United States. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... West Acres Shopping Center is a regional shopping center in the city of Fargo, North Dakota. ...


Recent history

Broadway in downtown Fargo in 2007
Broadway in downtown Fargo in 2007

In recent years, Fargo has seen relatively strong growth both in population and economic activity. Several businesses now have major operations in the community including Microsoft, Alien Technology, Navteq and PRACS Institute. The city's major retail districts on the southwest side have seen rapid expansion as has the downtown area due, at least in part, to investments made by the city and private developers in the Renaissance Zone. City leaders would like to see an addition of five-hundred new housing units in the downtown area within the next five years. Planning agencies have also been active in promoting housing rehabilitation in older sections of the city such as the Roosevelt neighborhood to stem blight and strengthen the core of the city. Indeed, during the 1990s most inner city neighborhoods such as Hawthorne, Jefferson, and Horace Mann actually lost population even as rapid growth occurred along the edges of the city in sprawling new developments. As Fargo has grown and matured, however, the city has placed a growing emphasis on long-range urban planning. Furthermore, several developers desiring to bring in additional "big box" retail stores on the far south end of Fargo have been rebuffed by planning officials and nearby residents alike arguing that the developments do not conform to new long-range planning guidelines. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 448 pixelsFull resolution (2693 × 1508 pixel, file size: 1 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 448 pixelsFull resolution (2693 × 1508 pixel, file size: 1 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Alien Technology is a manufacturer of RFID technology. ... NAVTEQ, founded in 1985 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is a provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data that is used in a wide-range of applications, including automotive navigation systems and web-based applications, such as Google Maps and MapQuest. ... PRACS Institute, Ltd. ...


Since the late 1990s, the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Statistical Area has consistently had one of the lowest unemployment rates among MSAs in the United States. This, coupled with Fargo's low crime rate and the decent supply of affordable housing in the community, has prompted Money magazine to rank the city near the top of its annual list of America's most livable cities throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s. Fargo was also awarded in 2006 for having some of the cleanest air in the United States, for a city of its size. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ... This article is about the decade of 2000-2009. ...


Nevertheless, Fargo in the early 21st century faces some challenges. Articles published in the summer of 2006 by The Forum, have noted that the supply of affordable housing in the city is shrinking due to area wages and incomes not rising as fast as housing costs in the city. Moreover, research conducted by the North Dakota State Data Center and the U.S. Census Bureau document that the city's population growth may be stalling after decades of steady growth. In fact, 2005 census estimates showed a decrease in the population of Fargo proper, albeit an increase in the metro area as a whole. These numbers, however, have been disputed by city officials as the Census Bureau in recent years has been faulted for significantly underestimating the population of some North Dakota cities. Be this as it may, Richard Rathge, the state demographer, has warned that Fargo may very well be losing its primary pool of new migrants as outlying areas of North Dakota, traditionally the geographic area upon which Fargo draws for new migrants, have been rapidly declining in population for decades. In fact, Fargo, for the last two decades, has relied upon international migration for a very large proportion of its new in-migration. Overall, the population of Fargo has been estimated at 90,934 (2006 estimate), but city officials believe the number is closer to 96,000 or 97,000 people.


Geography

Fargo is located at 46°52′17″N, 96°48′31″W (46.871414, -96.808658)[6]. Fargo is a core city of the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area which also includes Moorhead, West Fargo, and Dilworth as well as outlying communities. Fargo-Moorhead (F-M) is the name of the metropolitan area composed of Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead, Minnesota, and surrounding cities. ...


Fargo sits on the western bank of the Red River of the North in a very flat region known as the Red River Valley. The Red River Valley was once a part of glacial Lake Agassiz, which drained away about 9,300 years ago. The lake sediments deposited from Lake Agassiz made the land around Fargo some of the richest in the world for agricultural uses. Early settlers sometimes called the Red River Valley a new "Garden of Eden". The Red River drainage basin, with the Red River highlighted The Red River in Greater Grand Forks, as viewed from the Grand Forks side of the river The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, as viewed from the Fargo side of the river For other things named Red River, see the... The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by the Red River of the North. ... Perito Moreno Glacier Patagonia Argentina Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland Icebergs breaking off glaciers at Cape York, Greenland This article is about the geological formation. ... A map of the extent of Lake Agassiz Lake Agassiz was an immense lake—bigger than all of the present-day Great Lakes combined—in the center of North America, which was fed by glacial runoff at the end of the last ice age. ... For other uses, see Garden of Eden (disambiguation). ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 98.3 km² (37.9 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Climate

Due to its location in the Great Plains and its distance from both mountains and oceans, the city has an extreme continental climate. The city is known for its long, cold and snowy winters. In sharp contrast summers are warm to hot, and often quite humid with frequent thunderstorms. Spring and autumn are short and highly variable seasons. For other uses, see Great Plains (disambiguation). ...

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg high °F (°C) 16 (-9) 23 (-5) 35 (2) 54 (12) 69 (21) 77 (25) 82 (28) 81 (27) 70 (21) 56 (13) 35 (2) 21 (-6)
Avg low temperature °F (°C) -2 (-19) 5 (-15) 19 (-7) 32 (0) 45 (7) 54 (12) 59 (15) 57 (14) 46 (8) 34 (1) 19 (-7) 4 (-15)
Precip in (mm) 0.76 (19) 0.59 (15) 1.17 (28) 1.37 (35) 2.61 (66) 3.51 (89) 2.88 (73) 2.52 (64) 2.18 (55) 1.97 (50) 1.06 (27) 0.57 (14)
Source: MSN.com [1]

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 9,589
1910 14,331 49.5%
1920 21,961 53.2%
1930 28,619 30.3%
1940 32,580 13.8%
1950 38,256 17.4%
1960 46,662 22%
1970 53,365 14.4%
1980 61,383 15%
1990 74,111 20.7%
2000 90,599 22.2%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 90,599 people (2005 Census Bureau estimate: 90,934[7]), 39,268 households, and 20,733 families residing in the city. The population density was 922.0/km² (2,388.2/mi²). There were 41,200 housing units at an average density of 419.3/km² (1,086.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.17% White, 1.02% African American, 1.24% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population. 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are German (40.6%), Norwegian (35.9%), Irish (8.6%), Swedish (6.5%), English (5.2%), French (4.7%). For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


There were 39,268 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.2% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.91. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 19.2% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,510, and the median income for a family was $50,486. Males had a median income of $31,968 versus $22,264 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,101. About 6.6% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Law and government

Cass County Courthouse
Cass County Courthouse

Fargo uses the city commission style of local government. Four commissioners and a mayor are elected at large. The current mayor of Fargo is Dennis Walaker, who was elected on June 13, 2006. The Fargo City Commission meets every two weeks in its chambers above the Fargo Civic Center. The meetings are broadcast on a local cable channel. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 416 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1556 × 2242 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 416 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1556 × 2242 pixel, file size: 1. ... City Commission government is a form of municipal government that was once common in the United States, but has fallen out of favor, most cities formerly governed by Commission having switched to the Council-Manager form. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Dennis Walaker is the current mayor of Fargo, North Dakota, United States. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fargo Civic Center is an indoor arena located in Fargo, North Dakota. ...


Although diverse politically, Fargo is by and large a Republican-leaning area. Democrats tend to do well in state elections in the older and established areas of Fargo (Districts 11 and 21), but Republicans dominate throughout much of the newer areas of the city. George W. Bush carried Fargo as well as the rest of Cass County in the 2004 presidential election, with nearly 60 percent of the vote in both areas. Although less Democratic-leaning than Grand Forks, Fargo is considerably more moderate/liberal than Bismarck where Democrats hold not a single seat in the state legislature. In the 2006 elections, several Fargo-area Republican incumbents to the state legislature were defeated. Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City 27. ...

See also: List of mayors of Fargo, North Dakota

The following is a complete list of the Mayors of Fargo, North Dakota. ...

Economy

The economy of the Fargo area has historically been dependent on agriculture. That dominance has decreased substantially in recent decades. Now, the city of Fargo has a growing economy based on food processing, manufacturing, technology, retail trade, higher education, and healthcare. The largest non-governmental employers in the city include MeritCare Health System, Innovis Health, Alien Technology, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, US Bank, and Microsoft. North Dakota State University is the largest public sector employer in the city. MeritCare Health System is an American healthcare provider headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota. ... Innovis Health is an American healthcare provider headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota. ... Alien Technology is a manufacturer of RFID technology. ... For the UK animal charity, see The Blue Cross. ... The Blue Shield concept was developed at the beginning of the twentieth century by employers in lumber and mining camps of the Pacific Northwest to provide medical care by paying monthly fees to medical service bureaus composed of groups of physicians. ... It has been suggested that Firstar Corporation be merged into this article or section. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. It is the second largest school in the eleven campus North Dakota University System. ...


Notable local companies

  • ABC Seamless - seamless steel siding company headquartered in Fargo
  • Alien Technology - an RFID manufacturer
  • American Crystal Sugar Company
  • Bank of the West, Service Center
  • BBI International [2] - a leading biofuels firm whose IT Operations Center is based in Fargo
  • Cass-Clay Creamery - local creamery founded in 1934
  • CNH Global - manufacturer of agricultural equipment
  • Coffeehouse Translations, LLC [3] - international translation and interpretation services
  • Eide Bailly [4] - top 25[8] national CPA firm headquartered in Fargo
  • FBS Data Systems, Inc. [5] - Makers of the flexmls [6] MLS software used by real estate agents to list and track property, communicate with clients, and other tools specialized for the profession.
  • Forum Communications - owns many regional newspapers, radio stations, and television stations
  • Gate City Bank- Corporate headquarters for largest mutually owned bank in North Dakota
  • Global Electric Motorcars - manufacturer of neighborhood electric vehicles, and subsidiary of Chrysler
  • Hornbacher's - local chain of supermarkets
  • Innovis Health
  • Microsoft - one of the company's campuses is located in Fargo (formerly Great Plains Software)
  • Minnkota - window manufacturer
  • NAVTEQ - a provider of Geographic Information Systems
  • Noridian Mutual Insurance Company - insurance company, operator of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Phoenix International [7] - a John Deere Company, designs and manufactures electronics for on-road and off-road vehicles
  • PRACS Institute, Ltd. - provider of medical testing
  • Prairie St. John's
  • Publication Services of America, Inc.[8] - national magazine publisher of From House To Home®[9], Better Health & Living®[10], de casa y HOGAR®[11] and Wedding Vow®[12]
  • RDO Equipment Company - regional chain of agricultural stores
  • Scheels All Sports - regional chain of sporting goods stores
  • SEI Information Technologies [13] - call center, provides helpdesk support for food and service companies, operates remote drive-thrus for national chains including McDonald's, and provides contracted employees to the local Microsoft branch.
  • State Bank & Trust
  • Titan Machinery - Chain of agricultural and construction machinery stores throughout the midwest.
  • US Bank Service Center
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

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Education

K-12

The Fargo Public Schools system serves most of the city, operating fifteen elementary schools, three middle schools, two (soon to be three) high schools (Fargo North High School, Fargo South High School), Ronald Davies High School (to open 2011), and an alternative high school (Woodrow Wilson). South Fargo ninth graders are temporarily going to South Campus II (former Agassiz Middle School) until Ronald Davies High School is built in south Fargo. Fargo Public Schools (FPS) is a system of publicly-funded K-12 schools in Fargo, North Dakota. ... Fargo North High, as viewed from the south entrance Fargo North High School is an American high school located in Fargo, North Dakota. ... Fargo South High School is an American high school located in Fargo, North Dakota. ... Great Neck Village School, an alternative school in Great Neck, New York in the United States An alternative school, sometimes referred to as a minischool, or remedial school, is any public or private school having a special curriculum, especially an elementary or secondary school offering a more flexible program of...


The West Fargo Public Schools system serves most of the southwestern part of the city.


Fargo is also home to three private school districts. The Fargo Catholic Schools Network operates Holy Spirit Elementary (North), Nativity Elementary (South), Sullivan Middle School, and Shanley High School. The Oak Grove Lutheran School District serves grades K-12 in the area. Grace Lutheran School serves grades Pre-Kindergarten though 8th grade.


Higher education

Fargo is home to North Dakota State University (NDSU) which has over 12,500 students. NDSU was founded in 1890 primarily as an agricultural school, but has since branched out to cover many other fields of study. NDSU is also a major research institute. Together, NDSU and the University of North Dakota make up the Red River Valley Research Corridor. North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. It is the second largest school in the eleven campus North Dakota University System. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... Clifford Hall at UND The Red River Valley Research Corridor is the name that has been given to a region in the American state of North Dakota. ...


Fargo is also home to several private institutions, including Aakers Business College, a branch location of the University of Mary, and Masters Baptist College operated by Fargo Baptist Church. Until recently, Globe University/Minnesota School of Business maintained a Fargo Student Resource Center, now replaced by the college's Moorhead campus. Aakers Business College is a private two-year college in Fargo, North Dakota with a satellite campus in Bismarck, North Dakota. ... The University of Mary is a four-year Roman Catholic university in Bismarck, North Dakota founded in 1959 by the Sisters of St. ...


Culture

Marquee of the Fargo Theater in downtown Fargo
Marquee of the Fargo Theater in downtown Fargo

Fargo offers a wide variety of cultural opportunities for a city of its size. This is likely due, in part, to the presence of three universities in the metropolitan area. Most theatre and events are either promoted or produced by the universities, although there are several private theatre companies in the city including Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre (FMCT), Theatre 'B' in downtown Fargo, Ursa Major Theatre Company, Music Theatre Fargo Moorhead, Tin Roof Theatre Company, The Entertainment Company and others. Music organizations in the metropolitan area include the Fargo-Moorhead Opera, the Jazz Arts Group, the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, and the Fargo-Moorhead Youth Symphony. Fargo also boasts a dance company in the Fargo Moorhead Ballet. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 398 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (584 × 880 pixel, file size: 70 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 398 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (584 × 880 pixel, file size: 70 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra (FMSO) is a professional orchestra based out of Fargo, North Dakota. ...


The Fargo Theatre is a restored 1926 Art Deco movie house that features first-run movies, film festivals, and other community events. The Fargodome routinely hosts concerts, Broadway musicals, dance performances, sporting events, as well as fairs and other gatherings. The Fargo Theatre is an art deco movie theatre in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. ... Asheville City Hall. ... The Fargodome is an indoor stadium located in Fargo, North Dakota. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ...


The Plains Art Museum is the largest museum of art in the state. It is located in downtown Fargo and features regional and national exhibits. It also houses a large permanent collection of art. There are several other museums in Fargo including The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm [14], The Fargo Air Museum, The Courthouse Museum, The Roger Maris Museum in West Acres Shopping Center, the North Dakota State University Wall of Fame in the Scheels All Sports store and the historic Bonanzaville village (West Fargo). The Fargo Air Museum is an aviation related museum in Fargo, North Dakota. ... West Acres Shopping Center is a regional shopping center in the city of Fargo, North Dakota. ... North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. It is the second largest school in the eleven campus North Dakota University System. ... Scheels All Sports is a United States sporting goods store located in seven Midwest states. ...


The Fargo Public Library [15] was established in 1900 and for many years was housed in a Carnegie-funded building. In 1968, the library moved into a new facility as part of urban renewal efforts in the downtown area. In 2002, the Fargo Public Library established the first branch library in North Dakota with the opening of the Southpointe Branch. In 2004, voters passed an 18-month sales tax measure for new library facilities with 62% of voters in favor. The new Northport Branch opened in 2006 and serves the north side of Fargo. The Dr. James Carlson Library, which replaced the earlier Southpointe Branch, opened to the public on November 16, 2007 and serves the south side of Fargo. The new main library downtown, designed by Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, will open in early 2009. is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Recreation

The Fargo Park District operates many neighborhood parks throughout the city. The metropolitan area contains the following golf courses: Edgewood Golf Course (18-hole), Fargo Country Club (18-hole) Rose Creek Golf Course (18-hole), El Zagal (9-hole), Prairiewood Golf Course (9-hole), and the new Osgood Golf Course (9-hole). In the winter Edgewood serves as a warming house and rents skis out. Rose Creek has a restaurant called Seasons and also gives golfing lessons in the summer. The Edgewood Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course located in Fargo, North Dakota. ... The Fargo Country Club is an 18-hole golf course located at 509 26th Avenue South in Fargo, North Dakota. ... The Rose Creek Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course located at 1500 Rose Creek Parkway in Fargo, North Dakota. ... The Prairiewood Golf Course is a 9-hole golf course located at Prairiewood Drive and Westgate Circle in Fargo, North Dakota. ... The Osgood Golf Course is a 9-hole golf course located at 4400 Clubhouse Drive in Fargo, North Dakota. ...


Sports

North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. It is the second largest school in the eleven campus North Dakota University System. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... League affiliations Northern League North Division  Name Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (1996-present) Team Colors red, black, silver Ballpark Newman Outdoor Field Championships League titles: 3 (1998, 2003, 2006) Division titles: 8 (1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)  Owner(s)/Operated By: Fargo Baseball, LLC General Manager: Josh Buchholz... This article refers to the modern Northern League. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Dakotan Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th in the US  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article on a place of local interest appears to contain only a small amount of verifiable information. ... Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) is a four-year, public university and part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) located in Moorhead, Minnesota. ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ...

Sister cities

Fargo has two sister cities:

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Media

See also: Fargo-Moorhead media for a list of newspapers, radio, and television stations

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead is the city's major newspaper. The High Plains Reader, an independent weekly tabloid, also operates in the community. North Dakota State University's student paper, The Spectrum, is printed twice weekly during the academic year. The city is also served by other publications such as OPEN Magazine, Area Woman, From House To Home, Bison Illustrated and Valley Faith. The following is a list of media in Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota, often called Fargo-Moorhead. ... The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, sometimes known as the Fargo Forum or most commonly, just The Forum, is a newspaper printed in Fargo, North Dakota owned by Forum Communications. ... This article is in need of attention. ... The Spectrum is the student-run newspaper of North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. ...


Fargo is also home to several radio and television stations. Forum Communications, which also owns The Forum, owns WDAY-TV and WDAY radio. Local resident James Ingstad owns six radio stations under Radio Fargo-Moorhead, including KFGO. SMAHH Communications owns WZFN and KEGK. Cable television service is provided byCableOne and Midcontinent Communications. Forum Communications is a media firm based in Fargo, North Dakota. ... WDAY is a television station in Fargo, North Dakota, NTSC Channel 6, ATSC Channel 21. ... WDAY-AM is North Dakotas first and oldest radio station. ... James Ingstad is a Fargo, North Dakota resident who owns Radio Fargo-Moorhead, Inc. ... KFGO (790 AM kHz) is a news and talk radio station owned by James Ingstad (formerly Clear Channel) based in Fargo, North Dakota on 790 AM. The station is the production and broadcast home of The Ed Schultz Show. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... KEGK (Eagle 106. ... Cable TV redirects here. ... CableOne is a United States cable service provider and subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, functioning as it own self-contained corporation within its parent. ...


Transportation

Fargo is a major transportation hub for the surrounding region. It sits at the crossroads of two major interstate highways and is the home of a major airport.


Fargo is served by Hector International Airport. Hector has the longest public runway in the state and has scheduled passenger flights to Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Mesa and Salt Lake City. An Air National Guard unit is also located at Hector. Hector International Airport (IATA: FAR, ICAO: KFAR) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) northwest of the city of Fargo in Cass County, North Dakota, USA. Hector International has the longest public runway at 9,547 ft (2910 m) in North Dakota, and can receive Boeing 747s. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Government  - Mayor Keno Hawker (R) Area  - City  125. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... The Air National Guard (ANG) is part of the United States National Guard and a reserve component of the United States Air Force (USAF). ...


The BNSF Railway runs through the metropolitan area as successor to the Great Northern Railway and Northern Pacific Railroad. Amtrak service is provided via the Empire Builder passenger train at the Fargo Amtrak station. The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting marks BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is larger in size). ... A Great Northern train pauses for the photographer four miles west of Minot, North Dakota in 1914. ... Northern Pacific Railway Categories: Stub | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Idaho railroads | Minnesota railroads | Montana railroads | North Dakota railroads | Oregon railroads | Washington railroads | Wisconsin railroads ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Empire Builder is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northwestern United States. ... Parking Yes; free Baggage check Yes Other information Opened 1920 Accessible Code FAR Traffic Passengers (2006) 22,771 21% The Fargo Amtrak station is a train station in Fargo, North Dakota, served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ...


The city sits at the intersection of Interstate 29 and Interstate 94. U.S. Highway 81 and U.S. Highway 10 also run through the community. Some other major roadways in the city include 45th St., 13th Ave., Main Ave. and University Drive. Interstate 29 (abbreviated I-29) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. ... Interstate 94 (abbreviated I-94) is the northernmost east-west interstate highway, connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain regions of the United States. ... United States Highway 81 is a north-south United States highway. ... Categories: Stub | United States Highway system | U.S. highways in North Dakota ...


Inside the metropolitan area, a public bus service named Metro Area Transit (MAT) operates several routes. Greyhound Lines, Jefferson Lines and Rimrock Stages Trailways bus services also link Fargo to other communities. This article is about the US bus line. ... Jefferson Lines is an intercity bus transportation provider based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...


The street system of Fargo is structured in the classic grid pattern. Routes that run from north to south are called streets, and routes that run from east to west are called avenues.

See also: Major roads in Fargo, North Dakota

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Sites of interest

Arenas and auditoriums

  • Fargodome - (1800 North University Drive) An indoor arena located on the NDSU campus. It plays host to all NDSU home football games and is also used for concerts and trade shows. This is also where the high school wrestling national freestyle and greco-roman championships take place every year
  • Reineke Fine Arts Center [16] - (12th Avenue North and Bolley Drive) Located on the NDSU campus. The University uses the center for concerts, theatrical presentations, and other events.
  • Fargo Civic Center - (207 4th Street North) An indoor arena used to host trade shows, sporting events, meetings, community events, concerts, and disaster relief.
  • John E. Carlson Coliseum - (807 17th Avenue North) This arena is host to the Fargo North High School and Fargo South High School hockey teams as well as the FM Jets hockey team. The arena was built in 1968 and has previously been home to the Fargo Blazers and NDSU Club hockey teams. The arena is also for figure skating. The Coliseum hosts the largest squirt hockey tournament in the world, the Fargo Flyers Squirt International Hockey Tournament.
  • Urban Plains Center - On June 27, 2007, Fargo held a groundbreaking for the Urban Plains Center ice hockey arena. The arena will be located in south Fargo and will cost about $34 Million to construct. The arena will be used for a USHL team as well as local youth and high school hockey teams.

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Museums

  • Bonanzaville, USA - (1351 Main Avenue, West Fargo) A "village" made up of many historic buildings from the region. Includes a church, school building, and log cabins. It is named after the historic bonanza farms of the area. Open May-October.
  • The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm [17] - (1201 28th Avenue North) Provides many exhibits and "hands-on" participation for children. Open year-round.
  • Fargo Air Museum - (1609 19th Avenue North) Features aircraft from World War II and beyond. Also hosts traveling exhibits.
  • Plains Art Museum - (704 1st Avenue North) A large art museum located in a historic downtown building. Features regional and national exhibits.
  • The Roger Maris Museum - (West Acres Shopping Center) A small museum dedicated to Roger Maris located in a wing of the mall. Features memorabilia and a video presentation about the New York Yankees player who lived in Fargo for a portion of his life.
  • Hjemkomst Center - (Downtown at 202 1st Ave. N, Moorhead MN) Displays and interprets the Hjemkmost replica Viking ship that was sailed to Norway. Also home of the Clay County Historical Society museum and archives.

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Theatres

  • Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre [18] - (333 4th Street South) FMCT presents comedies, dramas, youth shows, and musicals in a theatre located in Island Park south of downtown.
  • Fargo Theatre - (314 Broadway) A 1926 Art Deco movie theatre. Presents films (classic and current), live productions, and other events.
  • Main Avenue Theatre - (716 Main Avenue) Hosts live productions by local independent theater companies Theatre B and the Tin Roof Theatre Company and other events.
  • Trollwood Performing Arts School [19] - Trollwood Performing Arts School is a summer theatre arts program for students of all ages. The school presents many different forms of performing arts every summer, the most prominent being a Broadway musical performed in front of up to 2,500 audience members per night at an outdoor amphitheatre. The school is noted for its numerous national arts awards.

The Fargo Theatre is an art deco movie theatre in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. ... Asheville City Hall. ...

Misc. attractions

  • Newman Outdoor Field - (1515 15th Avenue North) Home of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (an independent professional baseball team that is part of the Northern League).
  • North Dakota Horse Park [20] - (5100 19th Avenue North) Features live racing and betting.
  • Red River Zoo - (4220 21st Avenue Southwest) A 30-acre zoo that features 80 species of animals. Also includes a restored 1928 carousel.
  • Fargo Outdoor Skate Park [21] - (4th Street) Outdoor skate park located at the Dike West.

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Notable residents

Henry Luke Bolley (born February 1, 1865, near Lawrenceburg, Indiana; died November 10, 1956, North Dakota) was an American botanist and plant pathologist known for his work that led to the control or eradication of several major crop diseases. ... James F. Buchli (Colonel, USMC, Ret. ... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... This article is about the space vehicle. ... For other uses, see Astronaut (disambiguation). ... New Rockford is a city in Eddy County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Christopher Robert Coste is a catcher, infielder, and outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Shannon Curfman Shannon Curfman (b. ... Blues music redirects here. ... CariDee English (born May 22, 1985[2] in Fargo, North Dakota) is an American fashion model of Norwegian ancestry. ... ANTM redirects here. ... William H. Gass (born July 30, 1924) is an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic and former philosophy professor. ... Paul Michael Gaustad (born February 3, 1982 in Fargo, North Dakota, United States) is a professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. ... NHL redirects here. ... {{NHL Team | team_name = Buffalo Sabres | bg_color = #002D62 | text_color = #FDBB30 | logo_image = Sabres. ... Charles John Chuck Klosterman (born June 5, 1972, in Breckenridge, Minnesota) is an American pop-culture journalist, critic, humorist, and essayist. ... Spin is a music magazine that reports on all the music that rocks. Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. ... August 2005 issue of Esquire Esquire is a mens magazine by the Hearst Corporation. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Charles Randolph Korsmo (born July 20, 1978) is an American former child actor who starred in several major Hollywood films during the early-1990s. ... Jonny Lang (born Jon Gordon Langseth, Jr. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Gary Larsen (born March 13, 1942) was a defensive tackle in the NFL and played college football at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. ... The Purple People Eaters was the nickname of the Minnesota Vikings football teams defensive line of the late 1960s to the late 1970s, when the Vikings played in four Super Bowls. ... Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths single-season home run record in 1961, a record that would stand for 37 years. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Carey McWilliams, born on July 5, 1973 in Fargo, North Dakota, is a US-American author, marksman and skydiver. ... Aloisius Joseph Muench (February 18, 1889 - February 15, 1962) was made a U.S. cardinal on December 14, 1959 by Pope John XXIII.He was born in Milwaukee,Wisconsin and was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood on June 8, 1916 for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. ... Collin Clark Peterson (born June 29, 1944), is an American politician. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... Donny Schatz is a World of Outlaws sprint car driver. ... World of Outlaws sprint car World of Outlaws late model The World of Outlaws (often abbreviated WoO) is an American sanctioning body. ... Johann Peter Schickele (b. ... This article is about commentator Ed Schlutz. ... For other uses, see Progressivism (disambiguation). ... Modern liberalism in the United States is a form of liberalism that began in the United States in the last years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century. ... Jones Radio Networks is a radio programming company. ... Frank Scott (born June 21, 1921 - died October 1995) was an American musician and arranger that was a member of the Lawrence Welk orchestra. ... Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, hosting The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. ... Ari Shapiro is a reporter with National Public Radio reporting on Justice. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ... Burleigh F. Spalding Burleigh Folsom Spalding (December 3, 1853 - March 17, 1934) was a United States Representative from North Dakota. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Bobby Vee (born April 30, 1943) is an American pop music singer. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... Brenda Weiler is a singer/songwriter originally from Fargo, North Dakota. ...

Popular culture

The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, and Buddy Holly died in a plane crash while bound for Fargo on February 3, 1959. Known as "The Day the Music Died", the crash was made famous in the song "American Pie" by Don McLean. Jiles Perry (J.P.) Richardson, Jr. ... Ritchie Valens (born Ricardo Steven Valenzuela, May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959) was a pioneer of rock and roll and a forefather to the Latin Rock movement. ... For the Weezer song, see Buddy Holly (song). ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Monument at Crash Site, September 16, 2003. ... American Pie is an eight-and-a-half minute long classic rock song by singer-songwriter Don McLean, about the day the music died. Recorded in 1971 and released that year on the album of the same name, it was a number-one U.S. hit in 1972. ... For other people with similar names see Don MacLean. ...


Fargo is an Academy Award winning 1996 film staring Frances McDormand and William H. Macy and directed and produced by the Coen brothers. The film was named after Fargo though the city is only seen briefly at the film's start and not shot on location in Fargo, but actually in northeast Minneapolis as a substitute. The rest of the movie is actually set throughout Minnesota. Fargo is a 1996 American crime-comedy-drama film written, directed and produced by the Coen Brothers. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Frances Louise McDormand[1] (born June 23, 1957) is an Academy Award-winning American film, stage, and television actress. ... Not to be confused with Bill Macy. ... Joel and Ethan Coen at Cannes 2001 Joel and Ethan Coen, commonly known as The Coen Brothers have written and directed numerous successful films, such as comedies O Brother Where Art Thou, Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski, as well as darker film noir dramas such as Fargo, Millers... Minneapolis redirects here. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ...


See also

Hull CL-85 was to be named Fargo, but was converted to the light aircraft carrier Langley (CVL-27) during construction. ... USN redirects here. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fargo (Latin: Dioecesis Fargensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in North Dakota. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "2000 Fargo--Moorhead, ND--MN MSA". 
  4. ^ Riley, G (1991). Divorce: An American Tradition. Oxford University Press
  5. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.205.
  6. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
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