Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

UPDATE 10/28/2021: We have decided to use a committee of judges to determine the winners of the pumpkin contest. Thank you to everyone who submitted! Winners will still be announced on November 1st!

Enter to win one of three great prizes by submitting a photo of your decorated pumpkin by commenting a photo on the designated Facebook post or messaging a photo to our Facebook page before October 24th, 2021.

Vote for the best decorated pumpkins on our Facebook page from October 25th-31st, 2021. The winner will be determined based on number of likes and comments their pumpkin photo has.

  • 1st Place: Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee & Espresso Machine
  • 2nd Place: Bella Pro Series 4-Qt Air Fryer
  • 3rd Place: $25 Visa Gift Card

Winners will be announced November 1st via an update on the original Facebook post. All winners will be contacted individually about claiming prizes.


No purchase is necessary to enter. Your chances do not increase with a purchase.


All Prairie Property Management residents are eligible to enter. One entry per person.


Prairie Property Management

U3280 Veterans Blvd, Suite 100

Fargo, ND 58104

Agreement to Rules

By entering this contest, you agree to abide by the Sponsor’s official rules and decisions. The Sponsor reserves the right to refuse, withdraw, or disqualify entries at their sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right to change the rules at any point during the contest.

Entry Period

Entrants may enter the contest October 1st, 2021 through October 24th, 2021 at 11:59pm.

How to Enter, Selection and Notification of Winner

Send a photo of your decorated pumpkin to Prairie Property Management by either commenting on the Facebook post or by messaging the Prairie Property Management Facebook page. On October 25th, all entries that qualify will be posted to the Prairie Property Management Facebook page. Voting will go through October 31st.  Entries will be voted on by individuals liking or commenting on the individual photos. The winner will be chosen based on the number of likes and comments the photo has. Winners will be notified by Prairie Property Management on November 1st. The Facebook post will be updated with results on November 1st.

Rights Granted by Entrant

By entering this contest, you grant the Sponsor permission to share your photo to social media along with your first and last name. Entries must be one’s original work and may not violate anyone’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. You shall defend or settle against such claims at your sole expense.

Social Media Platform Rules

This contest is hosted by Prairie Property Management and is in no way affiliated with Facebook.

The 10 Best Community Amenities at Northern Lights

The 10 Best Community Amenities at Northern Lights

At Northern Lights in West Fargo, ND you can live a lifestyle that shines! From the outdoor courtyard to the on-site yoga and cardio studio, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Not only does this community offer stunning studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments, but it also features best in class amenities that are available to residents free of charge. While Northern Lights has a lot to offer, we put together a list of our favorite 10 amenities.

Community Courtyard

Enjoy the outdoors? Us too! The large community Courtyard features two fire pits, sun loungers, an outdoor kitchen, games, and seating for family and friends.


Meet up with friends and neighbors at the Clubroom for a fun time indoors. The Clubroom offers a pool table, foosball, seating nooks, couches, televisions and a kitchen. The perfect spot to hang out!

Rooftop Terrace

Enjoy an evening with a close friend while overlooking Sheyenne Street on the Rooftop Terrace. The Rooftop Terrace offers comfortable and private seating areas along with bistro tables. The perfect place to soak in the sunshine!


Yoga & Weights Studio 

Ditch your yoga pass and get your zen on in our on site yoga studio. The yoga studio is located on the second floor and has complimentary mats for you to use in the studio so you never have to worry about bringing your own. Not only is the studio great for yoga, but it also offers excellent weight equipment along with free weights, medicine balls, and kettlebells.

Cardio Room 

Shorten your commute to the gym by heading to our onsite Cardio Room. The Cardio Room is stocked with treadmills, spin bikes, ellipticals, and TVs.

Conference Room 

Still working from home but need a change of scenery? The 7-person Conference Room has a television, conference chairs, and large conference table so you can feel like you are at the office without having to leave the building. Step outside the conference room, and there is ample seating for co-working or just having coffee with a friend.

Co-Working Spaces

In addition to the conference room, Northern Lights features a bright and vibrant co-working space in the main lobby and mail area. The space is adorned with a moss wall, offers a variety of comfortable seating solutions, and free coffee is available to residents.


Are you someone who loves a late night snack or is regularly on the go with little time to make a meal? The Marketplace is available 24/7 and is stocked with excellent snacks and beverages available for purchase. Talk about convenience!

Bike Storage 

No matter the season, we will help you store your bike with peace of mind. Our bike storage is secure so you never have to worry about your bike going missing.


Heading to the Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights for an event? Use the connected skyway! Not only does the skyway connect to The Lights, but it also connects to the parking ramp, where residents can utilize covered parking on 3rd floor with a designated parking pass.

Interested in learning more about what Northern Lights has to offer? Visit www.northernlightswf.com or call 701-532-1234.

10 House Plants for your Apartment and How to Care for Them

10 House Plants for your Apartment and How to Care for Them

House plants are all the rage right now, so we have put together a list of our favorite house plants that will help you bring the outside in, while also creating a fresh and vibrant oasis in your apartment or townhome.


A Hoya loves bright light but also indirect sunlight. These fabulous plants also enjoy humidity, so to care for this plant, consider misting once a week and let the soil dry between waterings.

Rubber Plant

A rubber plant is cousin to the famous fiddle-leaf fig, but way less work! These plants do best with bright and indirect light. Rubber plants like more moisture during the summer months but need less water during the winter months. Aim to keep the soil moist during the growing months (summer) and switch to about once a week during the winter.


Oh, oh, pilea! Okay, so it’s not like the song Ophelia from The Lumineers, but this plant loves its humidity, so an excellent place for this one would be a bathroom. This plant also does well in areas with bright and indirect light. Like the other plants we have listed, let the soil dry between watering, so aim for about once a week.

Spider Plant 

If you don’t have a green thumb, this plant is for you. A Spider plant might be the easiest going of all the house plants out there. These plants enjoy bright and indirect light and can be watered when the soil is no longer moist.

Prayer Plant 

If you are looking to add a little color to your plant collection, a red prayer plant might be for you. Like all the others, these plants enjoy their light, like to be watered regularly and misted about once a week. They can also tolerate low light every now and then but prefer to be in their desired bright light.

Fiddle- Leaf Fig 

Vaulted ceiling and big windows? The fiddle-leaf fig might be the right plant for you. This plant requires medium light and really only needs to be watered when the soil is dry and no longer moist.


Okay, okay, this might be the easiest plant on the market! Also, not to mention, with just one look at a cactus, it will have you feeling like you are in the desert. To best care for a cactus, water during the growing season about once a week and during cooler months (hello winter!). Cacti love sunshine, so place in an area that gets lots of light.

Snake Plant 

If you don’t have a lot of light in your living space, another great option for a house plant is a snake plant. A snake plant can tolerate low light more than other house plants even though they still enjoy their sunshine just as much as the average joe. For the best care for the snake plant, water occasionally and allow the soil to dry before watering again. They also like temperatures between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Aloe Vera 

Even though the sun shines the most during the summer months, you won’t need store-bought aloe vera with an Aloe plant. Aloe Vera is low maintenance compared to other plants. This plant enjoys a window with sunshine but only needs to be watered about every two weeks.


A pothos is a plant all about versatility! These plants enjoy hanging pots and being near a window, and not to mention these plants even thrive in different lighting environments. Fun fact, this plant is known for its air-purification methods and can help your living space feel more clean and pure.

Finding a Home with a Short Commute

Finding a Home with a Short Commute

Commuting to and from work on average adds up to about 9 days per year. The national average one-way commute time is 30 minutes, but here in the Fargo-Moorhead area, that time is almost cut in half at around 16.9 minutes. This commute time is so short that Fargo makes the list for the top ten shortest commute times in the nation!

Even though those of us who live in this area can feel good about our short commute time, it is still something to consider when selecting where you want to live. In our cold climate, biking or walking to work is not always possible, but if walking to work in the summertime is something you value, you will want to consider this when looking for a place to live. Finding an apartment that is practical for your lifestyle and fits your needs will help ensure that you are happy in your home throughout your entire lease period.

When viewing properties that you may want to call home, take an extra couple minutes at the beginning or end of your appointment to time how long it takes you to get to work. If you want to simulate real time conditions that will be most like your regular drive, try timing the commute at the time when you normally go to work. It is important to remember that in our area your commute may be slightly longer in the wintertime due to icy weather conditions.

Our agents at Prairie Property Management are familiar with the FM area and many of the surrounding businesses, so if you are moving from out of state or are just looking for a new place to call home, feel free to give us a call and we can discuss different properties that might work for you.

5 public parks near our Fargo & West Fargo communities

5 public parks near our Fargo & West Fargo communities

Summer is the season where lots of us want to be outside enjoying the sunshine and the summer breeze. Families often enjoy letting their kids let off a little steam by playing at neighborhood parks. These are just some of the properties we have to offer where public parks are a short walk away!

The Grand off 45th

These 3 series apartment buildings are located 0.2 miles away from Osgood Park featuring a playground and soccer fields.

Shadow Crest Townhomes and The Cedars at Brandt

Shadow Crest Townhomes and The Cedars at Brandt are located approximately 0.4 miles away from the Brandt Crossing Dog Park, so you and your furry friends can enjoy the outdoors! This park is also connected to miles of walking and biking trails, along with gazebos, playgrounds, and a basketball court.

Shadow Wood, Maple Grove, & Maple Ridge

Shadow Wood, Maple Grove, & Maple Ridge are all under half a mile away from the Shadow Wood Park where there is a playground, splash pad and basketball court.

Diamond Creek Townhomes

Diamond Creek Townhomes are located in West Fargo and are only 0.15 miles away from Eaglewood Park and 0.6 miles away from Cottagewood Park.