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Posted by heather_lemoine on March 14, 2011
Mathematicians rejoice!  We're celebrating Pi Day! Okay ... I admit, maybe I'm not really celebrating Pi as much as using the excuse to talk about pie.  But the two are a bit related.  After all Pi (Π) has everything to do with the round shape of pie.  (It's the ratio of the circumference of a... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on March 08, 2011
March is Women's History Month and today is International Women's Day.  Arguably one of the most inspiring and influential women in North Dakota's history is none other than the interpreter and guide Sakakawea who accompanied Lewis & Clark on the Corps of Discovery to the Pacific Ocean.... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on March 07, 2011
Photo by Duane Strand You likely already know that a vacation has a lot of great health benefits.  People who participate in leisure activities have been found to have lower blood pressure, lower stress hormones and smaller waistlines.  Today, Gallup reported the states with the highest... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on March 04, 2011
You know that saying, "March comes in like a lion"?  I'm curious if there's a connection to the roar of crowds during playoffs and tournaments?  It's March Madness month and that certainly doesn't leave out North Dakota.  There's still time to catch some slam-dunk fever court-side at a Dakota... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on February 28, 2011
It's the start of baseball season and the close of Black History Month, and you might be reading that and wondering, "What does that have to do with North Dakota?"  Truly, there's a fascinating bit of history here. According to the most recent census report, only 1.2% of North Dakota's population... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on February 11, 2011
Sakakawea statue at the entrance to the North Dakota Heritage Center. Photo by Sharon Silengo On the North Dakota State Capitol grounds in Bismarck, a 12-foot high bronze statue of Sakakawea and her baby son, Baptiste, stands at the entrance to the Heritage Center - the state's largest museum. ... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on February 04, 2011
If you follow sports in Minnesota, you're probably familiar with Fox Sports North host Marney Gellner.  Back in 2010, Marney was in her home state of North Dakota covering the University of North Dakota vs. University of Minnesota men's hockey series in Grand Forks.  In... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on January 31, 2011
You've probably heard of snow castle and ice sculpture contests ... here in North Dakota you might expect those things.  But we enjoy things that are unexpected and this Friday, February 4 enjoy a Jell-O-bration at the historic Fargo Theater.  This self-proclaimed culinary showdown will award... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on January 28, 2011
This weekend one member of the North Dakota Tourism staff is trying out a yurt at Cross Ranch State Park.  So you're asking yourself - what's a yurt?  This unique type of camping is a cross between tenting it and renting a cabin.  Two yurts are now available at Cross Ranch State Park.  Comfortably... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on January 25, 2011
This Saturday, Jan. 29 a new series debuts on the Planet Green Discovery Channel.  The series, called "Boomtown," is set in Parshall, North Dakota, a town of 981 people on the Fort Berthold Reservation - near Lake Sakakawea.  The series follows the lives of some Parshall residents following the... Read More
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