Here comes fall, but don’t despair

With Labor Day coming, one might think that summer is just about over. Well, it is. But there is plenty to do in Minot this September.

And what a fall it looks to be. For many sportsmen, that means hunting.

As pointed out in today’s edition, four of the state’s hunting seasons open this Friday and the ever-popular upland bird season opens Sept. 9.

For people who like being outdoors but are not hunters, two classic threshing show are just around the corner.

The 59th Annual North Dakota Steam Thresher’s Reunion will be held Sept. 15-17 at the fairgrounds at New Rockford.

In addition to threshing and other demonstrations, the event features a parade, craft show, flea market, live music, food and the historic Pioneer Village.

And, billed as North Dakota’s largest threshing exhibition, the 57th annual Makoti Threshing Show will be held Sept. 23-24 at the threshing show grounds on the south end of Makoti.

A tractor trek from Makoti to Ryder and back on Friday, Sept. 22, kicks off the weekend.

More on these two events later.

Finally, for people who prefer their entertainment held inside, the 40th Annual Norsk Hostfest Sept. 27-30 will be one to remember. The newsroom has been buzzing for weeks in anticipation of covering the 40th anniversary of the event.