Progress

Progress 2018

Check out this year's full publications each week online below: Education & Sports: Healthcare: Energy & Technology: Economic Development: Arts & Culture: Construction: Agriculture: Tourism:

Helpful hosts at ND State Parks

They are a great help. No arguing that. Just ask a member of the staff at any of North Dakota’s State Parks. You’ll quickly learn that campground hosts are a wonderful addition to every camping season. “We really like them,” said Chad Trautman, manager, Fort Stevenson State Park. ...

Park improvements create more county recreational opportunities

Recreational opportunities have been increasing in the Minot area with recent improvements to the Ward County Parks system. Even more improvements are planned this year. Visitors who have taken advantage of Old Settlers Park in Burlington will have noticed the new walking bridge over the ...

Cleaning up Powers Lake

POWERS LAKE – It is a long process, a very long process, but progress continues to be made on one of the most innovative clean-up endeavors in the state. As soon as practicable after ice is off the water, a dredge will again be removing silt from the bottom of Powers Lake. The dredging is ...

Minot’s recreational trail system

Minot’s recreational trail system has not been forgotten in the midst of extensive flood protection construction. Interrupted a bit, but not enough to significantly disrupt usage by hikers and bikers. And, looking down the path, there are some pretty nifty improvements in the works too. The ...

A center of activity and learning

Hands-on learning with a lot of fun is what the Magic City Discovery Center is all about. The children’s museum has been temporarily operating out of the Dakota Territory Air Museum for the past four winters, with a growing amount of attendees every year. Unfortunately, the museum will not ...

Hub of local history: Prairie Village Museum important asset to the area

RUGBY — A leisurely trip back in time might be something to consider when in the Rugby area. The Prairie Village Museum was organized in 1959 and opened in 1965 to the public and is currently a summer destination for fun and history. The museum was constantly growing throughout the 1970s ...

Northwest North Dakota is home to interesting statues

Bottineau’s Tommy the Turtle is a big tourism draw for the community in the Turtle Mountains, said Brian Knudson, director of the Bottineau Park District. The 30-foot-tall statue of a turtle riding a 34-foot-long snowmobile has been on display in the city for 40 years. The statue is one of ...

Street dance celebration in Towner

While street dances might not be as popular in bigger cities, you can count on a small town like Towner to keep the fun, music, and dancing going each year. On July 3 every year, Towner hosts its annual street dance alongside its rodeo for those of the community, surrounding area, and any ...

Good Sam, great fun

It’s all about fun and fellowship. What else could be expected from an organization named Good Sam? Good Sam Clubs can be found throughout North Dakota and all across the United States. In a nutshell, Good Sam Club consists of campers of all types. Some have motorhomes. Others mini-homes, ...

Project based learning at Dakota Memorial School

My classroom is a barnyard ... literally. There is hay, pine chips, heat lamps, chickens, our version of a barn & of course chicken poop. My name is Cher Baggett, I work for Minot Public School, and I teach Title I at Dakota Memorial School located on the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch ...

Farm Rescue helps farmers & ranchers in need

Bill Gross, a native of North Dakota and full-time pilot for UPS Airlines, decided he wanted to help farm families in need. Like so many farm boys before him, his heart had never left his family’s farm and ranch at Cleveland, N.D. And like so many other farm families, his parents encouraged ...

Powering the Farm of the Future: Efficient, Clean Diesel

Diesel engines play a key role in the agricultural sector, powering over 75 percent of all large agricultural machines and equipment, transporting 90 percent of agricultural products and pumping one-fifth of irrigation water in the United States. When the World Ag Expo convened in Tulare, ...

Weather Data for over 111 years and counting

Knowing how weather has changed or stayed the same throughout the years is extremely important for a variety of reasons. It can help predict possible weather changes that may occur at regular intervals over time, such as dry seasons or wet seasons. Weather data can also help those who study it ...

Intercropping – the future of farming?

CROSBY – It’s not an entirely new idea, two crops in one field, but recent studies and advancements are well on the way toward promoting and expanding the practice. Lana Shaw, research manager, Southeast Research Farm in Redvers, Saskatchewan, recently conducted a seminar on ...

Local produce and vendors meet outdoor shopping at Farmer’s Market

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farmer’s markets have been around since 1730 in Lancaster, Penn. While Minot’s Farmer’s Market hasn’t been around that long, it has still been a part of Minot for likely well over 30 years. The Minot Farmer’s Market has moved around ...

The International Music Camp: Our Summer Regional Arts Hub

Editor’s Note: The International Music Camp is located north of Dunseith at the International Peace Garden on the North Dakota -Manitoba border. For the past 63 years, the International Music Camp has been proud to serve the people, families, schools, and communities of North Dakota by ...

Artspace gallery director works hard in the arts

Artspace Suite 1 Gallery first opened its doors in 2017 on Nov. 24. Those who were a part of the gallery were thrilled to be sharing their art with the community. Wendy Kimble is a local woman who has worked hard in the arts and has been the director of the gallery since the very first ...

International Peace Garden: Dedicated to the celebration of peace

The International Peace Garden exists as testimony to the promise that peace between countries and people is an achievable dream, and that peace on earth, one of the most enduring aspirations of our world, is possible. The International Peace Garden represents the best ideals of humankind. ...