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ND native Duhamel talks up home state in promoting 2016 tourism campaign

ND native Duhamel talks up home state in promoting 2016 tourism campaign

NEW YORK -- You'll be seeing quite a bit more of actor and North Dakota native Josh Duhamel, thanks to a new campaign North Dakota Tourism officials launched Thursday starring Duhamel promoting travel to the state he calls the nation's best-kept secret.

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North Dakota Travel Guide features Minot native Josh Duhamel

North Dakota Travel Guide features Minot native Josh Duhamel

BISMARCK -- North Dakota’s latest tourism campaign hopes to cash in on some native star power.

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Duluth B&B in elite company

Duluth B&B in elite company

Tim and Angie Allen like to greet their guests in the driveway of their Congdon Park bed-and-breakfast inn to add a personal touch to the visit.

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Minnesota State Fair’s Machinery Hill to get a needed makeover

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- After a year of record revenue, the Minnesota State Fair is looking to build its first new neighborhood in decades.

Mitchell (S.D.) mayor announces choice for Corn Palace director

Mitchell (S.D.) mayor announces choice for Corn Palace director

MITCHELL, S.D. -- Mitchell may have found its next Corn Palace director.

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Head of San Francisco conservation group chosen to lead Minnesota Zoo

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. -- The next leader of the Minnesota Zoo will likely be a state native who was once a zookeeper at the Apple Valley facility.

Minnesota state parks mark 125 years

ST. PAUL -- State officials on Friday invited Minnesotans to take part in special events throughout the coming year as part of the 125th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and trails.

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

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

NEW YORK -- The New York Times’ travel editors have named Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota as one of its “52 Places To Go in 2016.”

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Winter's warm start has some businesses sweating

Winter's warm start has some businesses sweating

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. -- Temperatures are expected to dip this week during what's been an exceptionally warm December for the region, but the forecast is doing little to comfort Ryan Draeger, owner of Barky's Resort on Otter Tail Lake.

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For the first time in a long time, Bob the triceratops is set to leave N.D.

VALLEY CITY, N.D. -- Bob the triceratops is about to leave North Dakota for the first time in 65 million years. And despite efforts to keep him in the state, he probably won't be coming back.

Great Lakes Aquarium seeks city aid for exhibit

Great Lakes Aquarium seeks city aid for exhibit

DULUTH, Minn. -- Representatives of the Great Lakes Aquarium hope to insert a straw into surplus tourism taxes collected by the city of Duluth in 2015.

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Thumper Pond plans for replacing water park being reviewed

Thumper Pond plans for replacing water park being reviewed

OTTERTAIL, Minn. -- Debris is gone from this spring's collapse of the roof over the water park and spa at Thumper Pond in Ottertail near the shores of Ottertail Lake.

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Northland Arboretum hires new executive director

Northland Arboretum hires new executive director

BRAINERD, Minn. - The Northland Arboretum has a new executive director.

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As crews wrap up work this month, Corn Palace back to full force for first time in years

As crews wrap up work this month, Corn Palace back to full force for first time in years

MITCHELL, S.D. -- The Corn Palace is back at full force, and officials say it's better than ever.

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In wake of oil drop, Oil Patch hotel owners look for tourism to fill rooms

In wake of oil drop, Oil Patch hotel owners look for tourism to fill rooms

GLENDIVE, Mont. — For decades, the Riverside Inn on the northern edge of this Badlands town has survived on regular truck drivers, business travelers and drivers passing through Eastern Montana.

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