News: On a changing Mississippi, tourism’s importance is growing

Rivers have long been the lifeblood of economic activity. They are both sources of natural resource and pathways to markets and customers. Nowhere is that more evident than along the Missippi River. But increasingly, tourism is carving out a bigger piece from the economic activity pie, and cities and towns are responding to that market pressure by catering and developing to the interests traveling adventurers.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Mining the magic: MN Industry leftovers reinvented by influx of silent sports

How do you take a once scarred¬†landscape filled abandoned ore mines and turn it into something positive? One method: by embracing silent sports like mountain biking, hiking, trout fishing, and kayaking. A two-hour drive from the twin cities, you’ll find the Cayuna State Recreation Area, home to a then-radical idea hatched 30-years ago that is paying big dividends for a once economically stricken¬†area.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: No time to slow down; Donny Schatz keeps one of the most demanding schedules in racing

Minot native Donny Schatz has established himself as the man to beat when it comes to sprint car racing, but that doesn’t he’s resting on his accomplishments. The driver will find himself behind the wheel about one out every three days this year; Wayne Nelson with Forum Communications has the feature story.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: Estevan Outdoor Rink to Include a Roof

An outdoor skating rink in Estevan is nearing completion. It’s only relevant to Minot as the Estevan approach also includes putting a cover over the rink. In Minot, we recently invested several hundred thousand dollars to build the Perkett outdoor rink; it was a replacement for the rink lost at Longfellow as a result of the flood and school expansion. But because of the lack of a roof...  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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Crowded Waters Require Courteous Boaters

Commentary: Crowded Waters Require Courteous Boaters

No matter where in North Dakota you call home, finding a place to wet a line or relax on a boating excursion is not too far away. It’s kind of an interesting thought, as the state has more waters than ever to use for all recreation, and we also have more people registering watercraft than ever before as well. In some way, you could say supply and demand...

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Sports: Wentz, Metz, Minot State hockey earn AP honors

Minot State’s Club Hockey team was honored as North Dakota’s top non-school team of the year by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association. MSU’s accolades included a 35-4-2 record, an undefeated 18-0 home record, a semi-final appearance, an ACHA Coach of the Year award for coach Wade Regier.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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