Winners of ND State Parade announced

Eloise Ogden/MDN Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot was selected for the Roughrider Award for its unit in the North Dakota State Parade held in Minot on Saturday. The zoo’s unit included the zoo train and golf carts painted in colors of certain animals at the zoo.

The Minot High School Class of ’69 unit in the North Dakota State Parade won the Grand Marshal Overall award.

Winners of the parade were announced on Monday.

They are as follows:

– Grand Marshal Overall Winner: Minot High School Class of “69

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Submitted Photo The Minot High School Class of ‘69 won the Grand Marshal Overall award for its entry in the North Dakota State Parade held honoring The Beatles in Minot on Saturday.

– Roughrider Award: Roosevelt Park Zoo

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– Flickertail Award: Burdick Job Corps

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– Chairman’s Award: Farstad/Superpumper

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– Governor’s Award: Delta Vacations

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– Youth Sweepstakes Award: Keller Williams Inspire Realty

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– Parade Committee Award: Afton Country Kids 4H Club

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– Heritage Award: Kalix

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Pioneer Award: Bremer Bank

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– Lewis and Clark Award: Eagles Wings Community Fellowship

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– North Dakota State Fair Award: Hydro Dog

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– Dakota Proud Award: Advanced Business Methods

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Themed “Salute to Agriculture,” the event was held on Saturday. Individuals, businesses and organizations with units in the parade request to be judged. A $5 fee is paid to judge a unit.

This year’s judges were Wally Holter, Brenda Conejo, Tim Stiel, Shelbi Waters and Arlen Gartner.

Jim Clifford, parade chairman, said, “It was a great parade. In the 10 years I’ve done the parade this is the smoothest operating one I’ve ever had.”

This year 220 units were in the parade with Bill Gross, founder and president of Farm Rescue, serving as grand marshal.

Fair statistics

97,868 people attend 1st three days

Sunday’s attendance figures show 30,953 people attended the North Dakota State Fair that day.

From Friday, opening day of the nine-day event, through Sunday, a total of 97,868 people were at the fair.

Each days attendance so far are as follows:

– Friday, opening day: 25,616.

– Saturday, 41,299.

– Sunday, 30,953.