Have you spoken with the neighbors at all about it? Sometimes it may not be so hard, the promise of sharing some fresh eggs with them may get them on board.
In the Fargo area I believe the only place that carries chicks is TSC over on the Moorhead side. Though maybe Menards does too, I've always heard people say they do but have never seen them myself? Other than that, maybe someone over in that area could hook you up with some. I myself go that way a couple times a year, if you aren't able to find what you're looking for. I think for ordering chicks you need a 3 minimum and the shipping is outrageous for so few.
If eggs is your goal I would go with a heavy breed for in town, like Orpingtons, Brahmas, Rocks, Wyandottes, easter eggers, marans. Both for no flying and that they are all winter hardy....with the Fargo area being borderline arctic tundra . For pets you could go with silkies, which will also give some small eggs eventually. Though all the other breeds I listed can get to be just as tame with lots of attention.
As far as first time chick owner, there are lots of topics on the learning center. Also take a look at the breeds section and play around with the options to see what requirements you are looking for.
Edited by LeviS - 10/29/15 at 8:54am