Photos by Andrea Johnson/MDN
Minot State University athletic teams and clubs, public and private school marching bands, homecoming royalty, local businesses and political candidates all turned out for the Minot State University Homecoming Parade on Saturday morning. This year’s theme was “The Greatest Show on Turf.” Among the colorful floats was that of the Minot State University Campus Players, who wore medieval costumes. History Club and Native American club members also turned out in costumes. Marching bands from Minot State University, Minot High School, Jim Hill Middle School, Erik Ramstad Middle School, Memorial Middle School, and Bishop Ryan Catholic School filled the air with drumbeats and band music. Members of the Dance Company danced on their float. The crowds lining the street seemed to enjoy the parade, too, as kids scrambled to collect the candy or small toys that were handed out by people walking in the parade. The parade traveled from downtown Minot to the MSU Dome parking lot, where a tailgate party was held prior to the football game against the University of Sioux Falls.