Sports, Tourism & Visitation 2017

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Note the price of attending a baseball game in this undated photograph. Also, the Keg restaurant in the background, which was located in the northwest corner of the Corbett Field parking lot, was removed many years ago.

Corbett Field: A remarkable history

At times the exterior has shown the wear of an aging facility counting down the days to the inevitable wrecking ball. But inside the aging walls the luscious green grass and beautifully groomed diamond, complete with gleaming white bases, projects a completely different perspective. It is a ...

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Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot is the oldest public zoo in North Dakota.

Roosevelt Park Zoo: A gathering place for everyone

Whether it s the playful river otters and red pandas, the stately African lion, the regal bald eagle or the swimming penguins, there’s many animals and birds for visitors to see at Minot’s Roosevelt Park Zoo. Pathways wind through the zoo area with the Souris River also winding its way ...

Preparations being made for 2017 Threshing Shows

While we are just in the early stages of spring, organizers are busy at work getting ready for the various threshing shows to be held later this year in locations around the region. Threshing shows will be held in Makoti, Lansford, Crosby and Drake. The following is a plan of what organizers ...

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The Pepsi Center at Maysa Arena opened to the public for the first time on Nov. 10, 2016, when the Minot Minotauros hosted Bismarck.

Maysa Arena attracking national attention

Maysa Arena is a facility everyone in the community can be proud of. And for good reason. Earlier this month, Maysa Arena was selected as a top 10 finalist for Kraft Hockeyville USA, which is a contest to determine the country’s most passionate hockey community. Kraft Heinz, in ...

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A hotel sign welcomes Canadians. Visit Minot has targeted Canada with its marketing efforts.

Tourists urged to rediscover Minot

Visit Minot wants Canadians and conference planners to know that Minot has more to offer than they might think. Phyllis Burckhard, executive director at Visit Minot, said the tourism bureau is looking to bring back Canadian traffic and conventions that haven’t been in the city for a while ...

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The annual Governor’s Cup Walleye Derby headquarters out of Fort Stevenson State Park each July. Fishing is a major attraction for visitors to all State Parks located on Lake Sakakawea.

State Parks lead Lake Sakakawea development

GARRISON – A succession of impressive improvements at North Dakota State Parks has greatly aided development along Lake Sakakawea. Although there are several developments on the sprawling reservoir, among them cabins and homes at Wolf Creek, Garrison Bay, Van Hook and Douglas Bay, it is ...

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Visitors stop year round to take photos at the stone cairn marking the Geographical Center of North America in Rugby. Credit: Goodstorysarah.wordpress.com

Small towns market their uniqueness to visitors

The silver anniversary and finale run of the biking tour, CANDISC, will pull out of Garrison this August as it has for the previous 24 summers. Yet another tourist attraction, the 20-year-old Lewis & Clark Interpretative Center near Washburn, is opening its doors for free to students all ...