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Posted by heather_lemoine on July 28, 2011
This weekend is the 112th annual Deuce of August Icelandic celebration in Mountain, North Dakota.  If you aren't familiar with Mountain, it's a town of 130 people that more than quadruples in size with this celebration of Icelandic heritage and culture.  Always held the weekend before the first... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on July 11, 2011
If you're traveling North Dakota this summer, look for state tourism personnel in unlikely places - like rest areas and gas stations.  We'll be out-of-the-office Fridays in July, providing traveler assistance in terms of route and destination information as well as asking for brief travel... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on July 01, 2011
We've got some great ways to enjoy the Independence Day weekend in North Dakota!  Celebrate Americana with a big ol Yee-Haw at Mandan Rodeo Days or Dickinson Roughrider Days.  These legendary events are part of "Cowboy Christmas."  Or get thee to Medora where your celebration can include parade,... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on June 15, 2011
Originally published in June, 2011. Last week, some co-workers and I had the opportunity to spend two days in Devils Lake and in short: those two days went far too fast.  We had an exclusive aerial tour of the lake, visited Sullys Hill, the Fort Totten State Historic Site, Spirit Lake... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on May 31, 2011
Visiting by land, air and sea takes on another new meaning here in North Dakota.  There is a new passport program, created specifically for pilots exploring North Dakota by air (and the 89 public airports).  The "Create a Flying Legacy in North Dakota" passport program invites pilots to visit... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on May 25, 2011
There are a lot of websites out there "claiming" to be official.  And when you're looking for accurate information - you don't want to waste valuable time.  Our office (North Dakota Tourism) can be a portal for individuals seeking a variety of info on North Dakota.  Here's a brief list of some of... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on May 24, 2011
Sometimes when people travel, you'll hear them talk about immersing themselves in the culture.  Or that they might even be taking a cultural vacation.  In fact, one of the top travel trends in the U.S. is "history and culture" vacations.  But what does that mean?  And could you... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on May 12, 2011
The best coach in the National Basketball Association officially announced his retirement last night, and it's time for us to say "Congratulations Phil Jackson!"  That isn't just because his 1,155 wins and career .704 winning percentage is the best in NBA history, it's also because North Dakota is... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on May 11, 2011
The North Dakota Tourism staff - it was Halloween, but even then we were excited for baseball season. Go RedHawks! We've got a little baseball fever here in the North Dakota Tourism office.  We're following the 50th anniversary of Roger Maris' legendary 1961 season, tomorrow the F-M... Read More
Posted by heather_lemoine on May 06, 2011
Fifty years ago today, Roger Maris stood at the plate in Game 20 of the 1961 season and sent a pitch from Los Angeles pitcher Eli Grba into the bleachers.  Thus, notching homerun #3 of his legendary season of 61. It's a little known fact that the three-time World Series champion, two-time AL MVP... Read More
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