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Dave Olson, Published July 05 2013

Trade Talk: Photo exhibit launches artist series at TMI Hospitality

Fargo - Photographer Dan Francis is the first participant in a new resident artist series sponsored by TMI Hospitality, which will feature works by Francis at its Fargo headquarters.

The exhibition will be on display this summer, with an opening reception date to be announced.

Francis’ “Past and Present” series, which will be on display at TMI Hospitality, blends old and new images and invites viewers to contrast and compare how the community looked way back when with how it looks now.

The Arts Partnership is assisting with the program by bringing together artists and local independent curators.

TMI CEO Lauris Molbert stressed the importance of art in helping a community to thrive.

“We believe we should support where we live and work, and we think the expression of art makes Fargo-Moorhead a better place for us all to live and work in,” Molbert said.

Papa Murphy’s shift

A Papa Murphy’s that had operated out of a store at 2434 University Drive South in Fargo has moved to a new location in the strip mall at 1617 32nd Ave. S.

Rick Brandvold, general manager for several Papa Murphy’s stores in the Fargo-Moorhead area, said the latest location offers a drive-thru for call-in orders.

The new store has been open for a little more than a week.

For more information, call the take-out pizzeria at (701) 232-7200.

Closet moving

In a similar shift, a Moorhead consignment boutique will soon be moving its business to the same strip mall Papa Murphy’s just moved to.

Glenda Haugen, owner of My Best Friend’s Closet, says the store will be opening at 1617 32nd Ave. S. on July 18.

The store, which has operated at 11 9th St. S. in Moorhead for more than nine years, will see its last business day in Moorhead on June 13.

Haugen said the move is necessary because it will provide the store with the space it needs and she said it will make it easier for customers to reach them.

For more information, visit the store’s website at www.mybestfriendscloset.biz.

‘Joes for GIs’

U.S. Bank will host its annual “Joes for GIs” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the U.S. Bank Plaza in downtown Fargo.

Bank employees will serve sloppy Joes, chips, sodas and cookies for $5. The event raises funds for the bank’s Operation Salute to Our Service Members program, which provides funding for organizations that support military families throughout North Dakota.

The event will also feature a color guard presentation, the national anthem and Missing Man ceremony.

Pre-orders are being accepted through Aug. 7 and can be placed by calling (701) 280-3500.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Dave Olson at (701) 241-5555