November 6, 2014 North Dakota Tourism E-Newsletter
Keep up on the latest tourism industry news impacting North Dakota
November 6, 2014 Newsletter
Sixteen North Dakota tourism entities are able to expand their marketing efforts thanks to two grant programs from the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Tourism Division. The Events Marketing Grant Program and Marketing Grant Program each provide a maximum of $5,000 in matching funds for the promotion of regional events and for specific tourism marketing plans. A total of $67,275 was awarded between the two programs. Click here for a list of grant recipients.
The Northern Plains Heritage Foundation announces a request for proposals for the Northern Plains National Heritage Area. The Northern Plains National Heritage Area is one of 49 areas in the United States, and it carries forward a legacy started by President Ronald Reagan when he signed the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Act into existence on August 24, 1984.
The Northern Plains National Heritage Area is composed of sites and locations in the North Dakota counties of Burleigh, McLean, Mercer, Morton and Oliver that are associated with the homeland of the Mandan and Hidatsa; Lewis and Clark, Sakakawea and the Corps of Discovery; and General George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry.
Eligible proposals must speak to the grant guidelines and applicants must submit all materials in hard copy to the Northern Plains Heritage Foundation by December 1, 2014, by 5 p.m. CST. Click here to download the grant application and learn about the grant process. Or contact the Northern Plains Heritage Foundation at 701-663-4758.
The Department of Commerce is looking for real stories from new North Dakotans and the Tourism Division is asking its partners to pass the word about a survey for new North Dakotans to anyone they are aware of in their communities. We hope to share the survey results with residents and those looking at North Dakota as a potential home, to show the welcoming spirit of our state. The surveys would also serve as a resource for potential media requests or marketing efforts if permission is given.
The National Park Service is proposing a fee rate increase for Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Comments about the proposed changes are being accepted until November 30. Click here to learn more.
Nov. 11, 2014 is Free Fee Day in all national parks. TRNP Winter hours can be found at http://www.nps.gov/thro/planyourvisit/hours.htm
Gigi’s Cupcakes which is popular for its cupcakes, cheesecakes and stuffed cookies opened in Fargo. http://www.inforum.com/content/give-it-swirl-gigis-cupcakes-opens-fargo
The Magic City Discovery Center children’s museum is now open at the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot. http://blog.visitminot.org/2014/11/04/magic-city-discovery-center/
For more information about road conditions, visit http://www.dot.nd.gov/travel-info-v2/
Tailrace Road, the west road at Garrison Dam, has reopened for public use.
Second phase of the Highway 85 four-lane project is complete (between Watford City and Alexander).
Watford City N.D. Highway 23 Southeast truck bypass and U.S. 85 Southwest truck bypass are now open.
Williston U.S. 2 East and 18th Street intersection is one lane each direction. Expect delays.
New Town intersection work at the junction ND 23 and ND 1804. Expect delays.
To find holiday events across the state, click here