Minot’s 10 North Main restaurant resumes operation

Upscale dining based in downtown Minot received a boost last fall with the re-opening of 10 North Main. After a period of being closed during 2017, Bonny Kemper and her daughter, Ashlee Deschamp, and a partner, Brock Teets, assumed ownership and operation. Kemper, a retired teacher and massage therapist in Minot, says she and her daughter enjoyed 10 North Main prior to its closing, missed it, and decided to jump in and restore a dining offering they felt the community needed.


10 North Main features a fine steakhouse ambiance, with pork, chicken, seafood and lighter fare also available. The restaurant now features a Silhouette Room, a lounge overlooking the dining area. Seating for evening dining begins at 5 p.m., and lighter fare is available later in the evening. It is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Kemper says community support is their key to success with the re-opening of 10 North Main. “We rely on our local community, and have several regulars. We are very down-to-earth, and showcase as much locally, and from our region, as we can,” Kemper says. She says this even includes local artwork – available for purchase – on the restaurant walls.

Contact: Located at 10 Main St. N., Minot.

Phone: 701-837-1010.

Downtown Fargo satisfies many appetites

An abundance of food choices, varieties and ethnicities are helping feed the boom and buzz in downtown Fargo.

“If you are a foodie, this is definitely the place to be,” says Melissa Rademacher, president & CEO of Downtown Community Partnership in Fargo.

From ample, local ingredient salad bar fare, to Mexican tacos and tapas, to basic burgers and diners, to Cajun and Chinese, Rademacher says food variety – and high quality – are helping draw the continual stream of diners and shoppers to downtown Fargo.

She says a shopping, dining or socializing visit to downtown Fargo brings special satisfactions.

“People want the experience and the feeling of being local, and that’s why our downtown has picked up momentum. It’s exciting!” Rademacher says.

A whole lot of people – upwards of 150,000 – are anticipated for Fargo’s annual Downtown Street Fair July 19-21. Rademacher says this involves eight downtown blocks, where visitors can try a wide variety of foods from many vendors, and can shop for original pieces of art and crafts from scores of local artists and creators.

For more information on the downtown Fargo shopping, dining, business scene, go to: downtownfargo.com.

The Crossing celebrates local foods, milestones


In Dickinson, a tribute to the area ranching culture and a celebration space for life’s big moments have been combined in the opening of The Crossing, a new restaurant opened in 2016.

“We started this venture wanting to provide a different and additional fine dining experience in Dickinson, one that honored the ranching roots of this area,” says Kodee Gartner, The Crossing’s managing director.

As its tribute to area ranchers and cattlemen, steaks are the signature offering at The Crossing.

“We have partnered with the Certified Angus Beef brand, for its consistency and high quality,” Gartner says. She says the commitment to high quality means all the food offerings at The Crossing are creations from scratch. Chicken and pasta dishes, a variety of appetizers and a Chef's Whim offers items for many appetites.

Gartner says the ownership group designed the facility to be hospitable to the variety of clientele who want a memorable, delicious dining experience.

“We want to be a place for the rancher who has spent a day at the sale barn, or for folks who have flown in from Houston for an oil and gas meeting,” she says. 

“We are also fortunate to be a place where people have chosen to celebrate some of life’s biggest moments, including birthdays, anniversaries and retirements,” she adds.

Contact: Located at 1770 19th St. W., Dickinson; open 5-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday, until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone: 701-483-5252.