Fargo-Moorhead is growing. Rapidly. Its reputation hasn’t quite kept up.

A report by The Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments (Metro COG) stated that the Fargo-Moorhead metro is projected to grow from a population of over 250,000 to about 357,000 people by 2050. This follows the continued growth the area has been experiencing for over a decade, with a reported 18% increase in the population since 2010.

Despite this population boom, Alicia Underlee Nelson, an author, freelance writer and photographer, thinks Fargo flies “under the radar” and is worthy of more attention.