Should Minot be like West Virginia? How an “Arts and Culture Economy” Rebuilt a Former Coal Town

What does Minot have in common with a West Virginia former coal town? Like all towns, we’re all struggling to create a unique identity and make ourselves attractive to both those in migration and our rising youth. In other words, our fight to survive is the point in common. Few places have felt the urgency

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Watch & Listen – Minot State Choir making friends and music in Skein

Minot State Choir is in Minot’s sister city Skein, Norway this week as a part of a cultural exchange. Watch and listen to a few of their performances below.

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Site picked for proposed performing arts venue in downtown Fargo

Fargo is moving forward with a big investment in the arts. In order to make it happen, it’s out with the old and in with the new. The site selected is currently home to the City’s Civic Center. To make way for the 2,500 seat performing arts center, the existing building will be demolished. Check

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Previewing the 2019 Medora Musical with the Burning Hills Singers

Rehearsals are underway for one of North Dakota’s great traditions of summer — the Medora Musical. Check out the article from KX News and Tim Olson that includes a video interview with cast members and teases some of the changes in this years show.

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From natural disaster to piece of art

For one Red River Valley artist, the remnants of floodwaters are scattered across the shores of opportunity. Weathered, fallen, and set afloat, each flood season deposits a new supply driftwood grist for the imagination mill. Tyler Ziegler with Inforum has the story on making the most of what nature leaves behind.

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‘The Biggest Little Farm’: How One Couple Gave Up Everything to Live the Entrepreneurial Dream

How much land does it take to develop a multi-source revenue self-sustaining farming operation in which the outputs from one side of the operation provide inputs to the other? In Southern California — 200 acres. While many aspects of this story won’t translate perfectly — or perhaps not at all — to farming and ranching

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Fargo’s West Acres Mall embraces arts to attract shoppers

Have you noticed the trends shaping our shopping malls? Across the country, they’re losing their big anchor retailers. North Dakota is not immune to this trend. What’s the solution? In Fargo, West Acres mall has chosen to embrace the arts. Get the full story from John Lamb writing for InForum, and then ask the question

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2019 ND Governor’s Photo Contest open for entries

North Dakota can be a tough subject to capture on camera, but if you think you’ve got what it takes to compose a take-your-breath-away moment, the Governor and the North Dakota Department of Tourism want to see it. Check out the article linked below from InForum on the details on for entering the Governor’s photo

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