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Fargo from many angles: What's with all of the attention?

The well-known 1996 film by the Coen brothers, "Fargo," has had people chucking for almost twenty years, whether from remembering seeing the movie, or hearing others imitate the famous, over-done accent. Here in the actual, physical Fargo, North Dakota, everything is going along as it always has. Accents are still similar to what they were twenty years ago (minus the exaggeration) and the flooding and cold winters happen with unrelenting regularity.

However, with the new TV series “Fargo” premiering and becoming popular, the comedic perspective toward and around the city has become one focus of the media’s attention for the Red River Valley area, until recently.

An article published in Star Tribune by Jennifer Brooks was published a couple of days ago and deserves a revisit. The headline, “Fargo reinvents itself as a magnet for creative types and entrepreneurs,” gives a different vibe than the feel from the screen, and the article doesn’t disappoint. It covers topics from eclectic and growing businesses, to many available jobs and low unemployment, and colleges with young people contributing to the community in various ways. Overall, the area is blossoming across the board and people are excited about Fargo’s future, not just the next episode to air.

Brooks includes pieces from interviews with some prominent but down-to-earth people in the area, most of whom have become well-known through their work, start-up businesses, or community involvement. They’re excited about the place and the people, noting that the metro area is growing as newcomers flood the cities.

Not only are people and businesses loving the growth and character of Downtown Fargo, Classic cars, vehicles, roadsters, and trucks are celebrating the season and their town with an event tonight called Cruisin' Broadway. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and people will be driving around until 9 p.m.

Find out more events and exciting new businesses at DowntownFargo.com. You don’t want to miss out on anything.