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Longtime employee Berg hired as director of ND Historical Society

BISMARCK – Claudia Berg, a 33-year employee of the State Historical Society and coordinator of the nearly completed $51.7 million expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center, was picked Wednesday to lead the agency after current Director Merl Paaverud retires Nov. 14.

ND Historical Board member 'concerned' with results of search for new director

BISMARCK – A member of the State Historical Board said she’s “challenged to reconcile” how a search committee that was directed to forward three finalists for interviews for director of the State Historical Society ended up advancing only two finalists – both internal candidates – despite more than 40 applicants for the position.

Gov. Daugaard commits to action on pheasant habitat

Gov. Daugaard commits to action on pheasant habitat

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Presented with a set of recommendations, Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday committed to taking action to improve the pheasant population in South Dakota.

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International tourists visit popular sites in ND

International tourists visit popular sites in ND

RICHARDTON - It's no New York City, but North Dakota, along with its upper midwest neighbors, is slowly gaining prominence as a popular international tourist destination.

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2 internal candidates to be interviewed for Historical Society director

BISMARCK — A search committee reviewing applicants for the director’s job at the North Dakota Historical Society voted Tuesday to forward two internal finalists for interviews, after removing an outside finalist from the running because they didn’t think she’d get the job.

REA a finalist to host major hockey championship

REA a finalist to host major hockey championship

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Ralph Engelstad Arena is a finalist to host the 2016 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.

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Fargo allows Vinyl Taco to set up on-street stage downtown as pilot project

Fargo allows Vinyl Taco to set up on-street stage downtown as pilot project

FARGO, N.D. – A small, on-street performance stage will soon be coming to downtown, for a limited time only.

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ND ranch expands into agritourism

ND ranch expands into agritourism

MCKENZIE, N.D. — Jerry Doan always figured his oldest son would return to the family farm and make agriculture his lifelong career. But the elder Doan was a bit surprised when his three other children said they wanted to come back, too.

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Minn. World's Fair backers press for dollars, help

ST. PAUL - Twin Cities business and political leaders are trying to drum up support — and cash — to bring a World's Fair to Minnesota in 2023.

Local nonprofit pushes back opening for new boathouse on Red River in GF

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Ground Up Adventures, a local nonprofit that promotes outdoor activities for youth, is pushing back the opening date to rent watercraft from the new boathouse on the Red River in Grand Forks.

New Leaf Hospitality opens New Town hotel

New Leaf Hospitality has opened the Little Missouri Inn & Suites in New Town, N.D.

SD pheasant numbers up 76 percent from last year

SD pheasant numbers up 76 percent from last year

MITCHELL, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department reported Tuesday the number of pheasants seen during its annual brood count increased 76 percent this year after the significant drop in last year's count.

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42nd Street art supporters present progress to GF City Council

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Supporters of the 42nd Street Arts Corridor revealed more details on the project Monday — including a request for more city funding — to a Grand Forks City Council committee.

Fargo city leaders look for inspiration in Sioux Falls, Lincoln

Fargo city leaders look for inspiration in Sioux Falls, Lincoln

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – What do a warthog, a walrus and a zebra have in common?These are all animals Mike Williams believes could one day be in downtown Fargo, N.D. – at least in sculpture form.

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Historic museums taking new approaches to drawing more visitors

Historic museums taking new approaches to drawing more visitors

MOORHEAD, Minn. - Historic houses, the most common kind of museum in the country and once a cornerstone of family summer road trips, are in the midst of a renaissance.

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