Window World of Fargo

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If you were asked to describe a horrible room, what is the first word that would come to mind? “Windowless.” The importance of great windows begs no explanation. Without them you can’t enjoy the beautiful weather, yet plenty of horrible weather will get inside your house nonetheless.


Snowcrow, a new novel by Blake Alb, tells the story of Teddy, a precocious Minnesotan schoolboy dealing with the usual trials of growing up plus one more: evil snowmen. (Teddy’s suspicions that he was in for it ought to have been aroused the day he enrolled at Anomaly Academy.) Will Teddy discover the origin of the foreboding frozen golems popping up around town? Could all of it be in his head?


North Dakota is a land of musical extremes. On the one hand the state has produced Lawrence Welk. I defy you to play Welk’s “Bubbles in the Wine” and not get the urge to put on your dandiest Searsucker suit so you can take your sweetest gal on a stroll around the park. On the other hand we have Gorgatron. Play the Fargoan band’s song “Impostor Syndrome” and you’ll feel like beating rabid bears to death with your fists while lighting steel drums filled with Tannerite.

Carol Widman’s Candy Co.

William Widman’s great-great-grandchildren do not know whether he was born in America or immigrated to here from Germany. Either way the candyman learned his craft out east before setting up shop in Saint Paul during the mid-19th century. There he created the Seven Up, a once eminent chocolate bar with seven chambers for seven different fillings such as cherry cream, butterscotch fudge, and orange jelly.