No More Horses in Teddy Roosevelt National Park?

Removal of at least some of the horses and other non-natural livestock in Teddy Roosevelt National Park is a likely outcome of a pending action from the National Park Service. Jackie Jahfetson with the Bismarck Tribune has the full story linked below, but it boils down to this: The Park Service sees its mission as

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All aboard for winter adventure in Voss, Norway

With Minot home to the Norsk Hostfest, we’re pretty much obligated to bring you stories about Scandinavia. And in case, in the heart of winter, you’re dreaming of getting away to another winter wonderland, it’s a ski trip to Norway that you need to know about. It’s the country that’s said to have invented skiing

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Tournaments & Events Helping Pull Minot Out of Pandemic

What does it take to drive new events (and the people that come with them) into the Magic City for a weekend away? Recently, the answer is regional sports and competition. Coming out of the COVID pandemic Visit Minot proposed a Tourism Recovery & Resilience project. City Council supported it to the tune of $477,000.

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North Portal border crossing selected as one of five for Alaska-bound travellers

Travelers looking to transit through Canada on their way between the U.S. mainland and Alaska have few border crossings to choose from, but the North Portal crossing NW of Minot is one of them. The Estevan Mercury has the full story on what’s required if you plan on driving to Alaska anytime soon.

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Airline magazine puts eyes in the skies on North Dakota

North Dakota will be getting some significant exposure in the American Airline’s in-flight magazine, American Way. The airline will move nearly 16 million passengers in May, and the good things happening in our state will have an inside track to captive eyes. Robin Huebner with Inforum has the story.

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Skein roles out red carpet for MSU Choral group

A group of Minot State music students had the privilege of traveling to Minot’s sister city Skein, Norway recently, and they hospitality they experienced beyond special. Eloise Ogden with the Minot Daily News has the recap story.

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The marauding Vikings were also expert traders, craftsmen and farmers

If you’re a fan of vikings — our Scandinavian ancestors, not the football team — you might appreciate a trip to Minneapolis this summer to check out the traveling exhibit on display at the American Swedish Institute. “The Vikings Begin” is on display until the end of October, you’ll find artifacts and emerging theories on

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Little Missouri kayak trip attracts attention of wild horses

The Little Missouri River cuts a wandering path through the badlands, and when the water is running, it makes for a stunning kayak or canoe trip. But the sight of a kayak is rare enough that it recently caught the attention of more typical badlands residents — a herd of wild horses. Catch the full

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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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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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The story of creating North Dakota’s first National Park

Prairie Public’s Dakota Datebook has the story on the creation of North Dakota’s first national park. And here’s a hint — it’s not the one you think it is. Follow the link at the bottom for the full story, but here’s a teaser. “Conservation and rural life policies are really two sides to the same

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Hitchhiking to Egypt and ancient life on the Giza Plateau

This week’s second hour of #GoodTalk Minot featured Minot-native Dr. Mark Lehner, world renown authority on what life was really like at the time the Great Sphinx and pyramids were built. As interesting as the ancient Egypt side of the conversation is, you may appreciate the story of how Dr. Lehner found himself there in

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Street art proving to be travel-worthy in India

On the other side of the world, people in India are traveling to see street art after Delhi’s Lodhi Colony laid claim to being the country’s first public art district. Get the story from Quartz, and consider whether Minot’s emerging street art movement and reputation as a regional arts center is an overlooked opportunity to

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ND Travel Industry Convenes in Minot,

Professionals from North Dakota’s travel and tourism industry were in Minot this week to talk shop and figure out how to best sell our towns, cities, and state. Among their formal business: recognizing the extraordinary achievers in their midst. ShyAnne Belzer has the story including details on a Minot winner.

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Push-Mowing to Preserve the Maah Daah Hey Trail

Are you one who dreads mowing your lawn? If so, what would you think about mowing a 150 miles of rugged wilderness trail while carrying your gasoline with you? Tim Olson has the story on a man who’s makes a big annual commitment to keeping the Maah Daah Hey Trail along the Little Missouri River

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On a changing Mississippi, tourism’s importance is growing

Rivers have long been the lifeblood of economic activity. They are both sources of natural resource and pathways to markets and customers. Nowhere is that more evident than along the Missippi River. But increasingly, tourism is carving out a bigger piece from the economic activity pie, and cities and towns are responding to that market

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