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FARGO—In a few days we'll be ringing in the New Year, in 2018, style trends will be changing. You can expect to see more velvet, chokers, and fanny packs. Shirts with bell sleeves sleeves and fringe is still in. In 2017, millennial pink was the "it" color. In 2018, you'll see plenty of lilac, charcoal, and other muted dusty tones. Sarah Henning from Kittsona in Downtown Fargo says if you feel like you're having deja vu while looking at 2018 fashion, you're not alone.
FARGO—You can escape the cold and complete your New Year's goals by doing a fitness challenge. MPX Fitness and Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park, are teaming up to put on "The Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge" it starts on January 9th. The cost is a $50 fee and you can try two classes from each business, get encouraging emails and receive nutrition and fitness tips. You will also get weighed-in four times during the eight week challenge.
FARGO—If you plan to get fit in the new year, you're in luck. CrossFit Icehouse in Fargo is giving you a chance to start on your goals a little early with free Flux classes. Wednesday night's class starts at 5:35 at the gym. Flux is a 50-minute workout that combines yoga, strength training and conditioning. Instructors say this workout is unique because it focuses on an element many fitness enthusiasts forget; stretching. You can take free Flux classes until the first week of January.
FARGO—A registered dietitian says balancing your diet can help you feel better this holiday season. You can still munch on your favorite treats as long as you do so in moderation. If you want to try healthier recipes, or get your kids into the kitchen, try making these grinch kabobs, or feta skewers. The dietitian also encourages you to watch what you drink—many are full of sugar and calories.
FARGO—Senator Heidi Heitkamp spoke to North Dakotans in Fargo on Monday about her concerns with the new tax reform bill. Heitkamp says farmers, small businesses, middle class families and senior citizens would be negatively affected. She also says the national debt would increase by nearly $1.5 trillion-dollars. In September, Heitkamp spoke to small business leaders in Fargo, who hoped the tax reform would provide simplicity, she says this plan is even more complex and she would have proposed something different.
FARGO—Christmas is just one week away. If you're feeling overwhelmed, you should try working out. Yoga classes can help you relax, gain strength and improve balance. Dani Thompson opened a studio, Dani-Lynn-Yoga, just three weeks ago in Downtown Fargo. Thompson says you can take the techniques you learn in yoga classes and use them in your daily life.
FARGO—You can buy unique gifts at a "Holiday Block Party" and give back to people in need Friday night. 12-local businesses south of Main Avenue in downtown Fargo are celebrating 9:00 p.m. The event costs $25 and all of the proceeds will go to the YWCA. Boutiques are offering special prices and restaurants are offering free drinks during the party. The owner of 'Make Room says this event is perfect for people who want to give out custom presents.
FARGO—The Downtown Community Partnership in Fargo gave the public the chance to finish their shopping list at a new event. The Downtown Spectacular went until 9 p.m. Thursday night. Shoppers bought unique gifts, made crafts and rode in a horse drawn carriage. The event featured a free trolley ride, which delivered shoppers to downtown businesses. Organizers say the holiday extravaganza gave people a chance to see downtown in a new light while supporting local businesses.
FARGO—The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels will be soaring through the Fargo sky this summer. The U.S. Navy SEAL's "Leap Frog" parachute team will also be a headliner. They will all perform on July 28th and 29th next year during the 2018 Fargo Airsho at Hector International. The show's committee announced the slate of performers Thursday morning. The last Fargo Airsho was in 2015, the Blue Angels also performed then as well. But the committee promises there's a lot of new things to experience as well.
FARGO—A new business in Fargo is making history in an old horse stable. Wild Terra, the first ever cidery in the state of North Dakota transformed a stable from the 1900's into this quirky bar. It opened about a week ago. Right now you can find 18-ciders and two beers on tap plus a variety of food. The owner of the bar hopes to host a movie night in the coming week, he also plans to add a shuffle board table, and in about a month you'll be able to try Wild Terra's kombucha. "It's a tea beverage for people that don't like alcohol, or just like to change it up, maybe hydrate.