Hettinger: New self-guided driving tour explores last great buffalo hunts

Francis Berg has been documenting the Hettinger’s history for decades, but recently she compiled the era of the last great buffalo hunts into a self-guided driving tour designed to pull people off the Interstate and invite them to explore the areas unique history. Is there an idea for Minot somewhere inside of this story?

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National Music Museum in S. Dakota is a world-class trove of rare instruments

Just a day away in Vermillion, South Dakota, the National Music Museum set on the campus of the University of South Dakota houses an incredible collection of rare, one-of-a-kind instruments. Check out this article from the Star Tribune for more on what you’ll find if you make the trip. National Music Museum in Vermillion, S.D.,

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Listen: Blue Rodeo is coming to Estevan

One of Canada’s most famous bands will be stopping in to play a show in Estevan this January. Blue Rodeo has been touring for more than 30 years and sold over four million albums. Have a listen below before buying tickets.

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A cure for politics? Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

This election cycle got you down? Maybe you just need an escape. A New York Times travel writer got away from it all to Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area and wrote an impressive how to do it yourself guide as well. If you’re looking for an adventure yet this fall or next summer, check it

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ND Humanities Council Taking Self Reflection & Philosophy to the Badlands

The ND Humanities Council inaugural ‘Think Outside’ Event is set for next weekend. The event will combine daytime hiking and mountain biking with night-time philosophical discussions on the importance of place. Jenny Schlect with the Bismarck Tribune has more.

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11 North Dakota Attractions You Can Visit for Free

North Dakota requires you off the beaten path to find the hidden gems. Troy Larson has been taking pictures of the prairie for years, and this article features a few of the natural wonders and historic landmarks you can see for free.

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park makes N.Y. Times’ travel list

Theodore Roosevelt National Park rang in at number 5 on the New York Times list of 52 places to see in 2016. The park is just a three-hour drive from Minot into the scenic western part of the state and is worth a trip any time of year.

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This Weekend: Sky Fest & Kite Festival at Fort Stevenson State Park

If you’re looking to get outside and have a little fun, a 45-minute drive to Garrison and Fort Stevenson State Park might be just what you need. If you go, take your kite and your camera — because both will come in handy at this weekend’s annual Sky Fest. For those new to the area,

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Paddle Fishing Season: The Details & History on a True North Dakota Experience

The art of paddlefishing is found in few places around the country, and for a few days each spring North Dakotans get the chance to try their luck at snagging the giant river fish. Get the details on the annual occasion from Doug Leier.

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Introducing ‘A Day Away’: It Starts with a Journey to Journey

A Day Away is set to be a semi-regular column (more often if you choose to contribute) telling you about activities, events, and quick-trip getaways. The standard to which we’ll hold to on our suggested activities — can you get there reasonably in a day? Or can you get there and back again in a day

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