Community Resources

Living in Fargo-Moorhead

Fargo-Moorhead is a family-friendly environment with excellent schools, safe neighborhoods and a low crime rate. An active arts and cultural scene allows residents to attend symphony, civic opera, art museums and community theatre events. The Fargo-Moorhead community offers a variety of places to shop and eat, including a lively downtown district.

North Dakota Resources

 For graduate students who live in North Dakota, here are community resources you can contact.


Childcare Resource and Referral

Childcare Assistance Program
(701) 241-5761


Housing Assistance (rent/utilities)

Presentation Partners in Housing
(701) 235-6861

Salvation Army 
(701) 232-5565

(701) 232-2452

St. Vincent de Paul
(701) 235-5944

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Marketplace

(701) 241-5761

Healthy Steps

ND Health Tracks
(701) 241-5761        

Medical Assistance
(701) 241-5761


Financial Assistance

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, TANF, SNAP
(701) 241-5761 

Minnesota Resources

For graduate students who live in Minnesota, here are community resources you can contact.


Child Care Assistance Program
(218) 299-5002

Childcare Resource and Referral
(218) 299-7026

Financial Assistance

General Cash Assistance
(218) 299-5002

Food Stamps
(218) 299-5002


Moorhead Public Housing Agency
(218) 299-5458

Presentation Partners in Housing
(701) 235-6861

Health Insurance


Medical Assistance and Medicaid
(218) 299-5002

Housing Assistance (rent/utilities)

Salvation Army
(701) 232-5565

Lakes and Prairies Community Action
(218) 512-1500

St. Vincent de Paul
(701) 235-5944

Community Events and Entertainment

Explore what Fargo-Moorhead has to offer and what makes it such a vibrant place to live.

Performing and Fine Arts

Fargo-Moorhead Ballet brings professional dance performances and creative educational opportunities to the FM area. Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre presents live theatre from September until June; offers something for everyone, including comedies, musicals, family shows and off-site theatre productions.

Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company (NDSU Festival Concert Hall, Fargo) provides quality opera performances, featuring local, regional and international artists; the only full-time organization providing opera for 38 years within a 250-mile radius

Fargo-Moorhead Symphony presents a full season of symphonic and chamber orchestra works. Fargo Theatre is an historic landmark built in 1926; a monument to the early days of vaudeville and silent movies; features the Might Wurlitzer Organ and renovated Art Modern interior.

Bluestem Amphitheater, located in Moorhead, is a unique outdoor performance space with seating for 3,000. In addition to theatrical performances, Bluestem has hosted performers such as the Avett Brothers, The Shins, Bonnie Raitt, and the Indigo Girls.

Indoor Entertainment

The FARGODOME has a track record of hosting some of the biggest and best concerts, the Gate City Bank Theater, and sporting events between Minneapolis and Seattle.  It is also the home field for the NDSU Bison football team. The Scheels Arena is the new 5,000 seat hockey arena in southwest Fargo and is home to the Fargo Force Hockey team.

Courtney's Comedy Club is the premier comedy club between Minneapolis and Seattle. Courtney's features nationally recognized comedians for five shows each week mid September through May.

Fargo Billiards & Gastropub is an upscale billiard parlor with the Gastropub - a full service restaurant/pub/coffee bar. Leagues and tournaments are available for players at all levels.

Cultural Attractions and Museums

Plains Art Museum is an unconventional museum of fine arts in downtown Fargo. The Rourke Art Gallery & Museum is leading cultural institution in our region providing private and public events, including temporary special art exhibitions of local, regional and national artists.

Bonanzaville USA is a reconstructed pioneer village portraying life when bonanza farming was at its peak in the late 1800s; home to the Cass County Historical Society and Museum. Hjemkomst Center in downtown Moorhead, features the replica Viking Ship Hjemkomst and traveling exhibits; home to the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and the Stavkirke Norwegian Church.

Recognized as one of the country's top 25 children's museums, The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm is a fun place where children and their families can play, learn, create and interact. Fargo Air Museum features vintage World War II one -of-a-kind aircraft, interactive children's exhibits, North Dakota WWII Flying Aces exhibit, Ag aviation, Fred Quam Research Library, and movie theatre.

Outdoor Recreation and Parks

With 10 courses between the two cities, there is golf galore in Fargo-Moorhead. Red River Zoo is 33-acre zoo, featuring 80 species of animals in natural habitats and a restored 1928 carousel. Rheault Farm is home to a variety of festivals, events and classes all year long; 15 acres including a house and barn built in 1918.

Thunder Road of Fargo is an amusement park featuring two 18-hole miniature golf courses, 38 go-karts, six batting cages and 40 arcade games.

State Parks

Five area state parks provide year-round outdoor recreation activities within a short driving distance of Fargo Moorhead. Most state parks provide camping, swimming, boating/canoeing, fishing and hiking/biking/snowmobile trails.

* Buffalo River State Park (15 miles east of F-M)
* Fort Ransom State Park (75 miles southwest of F-M)
* Itasca State Park (115 miles northeast of F-M)
* Maplewood State Park (55 miles southeast of F-M)
* Turtle River State Park (95 miles northwest of F-M)

Transportation and Traveling to and from Fargo-Moorhead

Located just north of the NDSU campus, Hector International Airport is served by Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, United Express, and American Airlines. There are daily flights to Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver and Salt Lake City. Allegiant Air operates flights to Las Vegas, Phoenix-Mesa, Los Angeles, and Orlando.

The Amtrak Empire Builder services the Midwest with a stop in Fargo. The Amtrak station is located in downtown Fargo. There is also a Jefferson Bus Lines station located in Fargo. Jefferson routes extend from Minneapolis to Dallas, serving eleven states in the heartland of America and the province of Manitoba, Canada.

Seasonal night parking restrictions are in place from November 1 through April 15 (city ordinance 8-1009) and restrict parking on the street between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. These restrictions allow city employees to remove snow and perform critical street maintenance. Street signs noting the restrictions are located in the affected areas.


Alerus Financial: 15 Broadway, (701) 280-5000
American Federal Bank: 215 N 5 St, (701) 235-4248
Bank of the West: 520 Main Ave, (701) 293-2200
Bremer Bank: 1204 19th Ave, (701) 239-5935
Gate City Bank: 500 2 Av N, (701) 293-2485
Northland Educators Credit Union: 1404 12th Ave
Bell State Bank and Trust: 51 Broadway, (701) 298-2240
US Bank: NDSU Memorial Union, (701) 293-2841
Wells Fargo: 406 Main Ave, (701) 293-4200

Grocery Stores

CashWise, Hornbacher’s and Family Fare are the three main supermarkets in Fargo-Moorhead. Northport Hornbacher’s and Family Fare on north University are closest to campus.

Fargo also has several international markets, organic/health food stores, and a food co-op, Prairie Roots – all near the NDSU campus.


Downtown Fargo is bursting with gift shops, clothing boutiques and more. Local favorites include Zandbroz, Stabo, and Kittsona. See more places to shop in Downtown Fargo. Local shopping events include: Unglued Craft Fest, Red River Market, and the Downtown Street Fair.

West Acres Mall, located southwest of downtown, is the largest shopping center in the region. West Acres has over 100 stores and restaurants, including JCPenny and Macy’s department stores and Best Buy.

Festivals and Events

Festivals take place throughout the year in Fargo-Moorhead.

Food and drink festivals and events include: Food Truck Festival, Fargo-Moorhead Restaurant Week, Fargo Taco Fest, and Fargo Craft Beer Week (Did you know Fargo-Moorhead has eight breweries and counting?) If you love the outdoors, check out: Yoga in the Park, Pride in the Park, Red River Canoe and Kayak Excursions, Redhawks Baseball games, or the Fargo Marathon.

We celebrate different cultures at a variety of events including: Pangea “Cultivate our Cultures” Festival, Native American Arts & Crafts Festival, and the Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Midwest Viking Festival. Seasonal events include: Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch, Boo at the Zoo, Frostival, and the Downtown Holiday Lights Parade.