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Who is Leif Erikson?

October 9, 2019

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Leif Erikson is a famous Norse explorer born in the year c. 970. He was likely born in Iceland and was a Viking as well as a traveler. Around the year 1000, Erikson and his team explored the northeast coast of present-day Canada. This voyage presented different climates and food than the Norse crew had […]

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Minot: A Sportsman’s Best Friend

September 27, 2019

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You may want to consider Minot, North Dakota when you plan your next hunting trip. Minot and the surrounding area has a reputation among outdoor adventurers that is legendary.  World-class walleye and perch fishing to the unbeatable upland game, waterfowl, and big game are all in the area. We are right along one of North […]

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Discover Downtown: What Makes Downtown Minot Special

September 13, 2019

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Downtown Minot has something for everyone, offering food, entertainment, shopping, and nightlife. These businesses bring a lot to the Minot community and it’s always important to shop local! Check out this guide to exploring Downtown Minot. Food Cookies For You This local bakery features over a dozen flavors of cookies, nine flavors of bars and […]

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What You Should Know About Norsk Høstfest

August 30, 2019

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The Norsk Høstfest is the largest Scandinavian Festival in North America and one of the largest events in North Dakota every year. In 2019, the festival will take place in Minot from September 25-28. General admission is $43 for an adult and $5 for ages 7-17. After 4 pm special pricing for general admission drops […]

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Sun’s Out, Hot Dog Buns Out: Fun On A Bun Hot Dog Stand

August 15, 2019

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When a lightbulb went off in entrepreneur Jon Lakoduk’s head in the summer of 2017, a unique new business flourished in Minot. Fun On A Bun takes the convenience of hot dogs and elevates them with special toppings and fun combinations. The stand only serves Cloverdale products, produced in Mandan, North Dakota. Fresh squeezed lemonade […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Gol Stave Church

August 5, 2019

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The Gol Stave Church is in the center of the Scandinavian Heritage Park which happens to be in the center of Minot. So, here are 10 things you didn’t know about the giant wooden building in the middle of town. 1. The church is over 100 years old. 2. It is a replica of the […]

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What’s at the NDSF

July 16, 2019

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FOOD The North Dakota State Fair has food for any craving. There are new food stands and favorite food stand from years before. The NDSF is known for the foot long corn dogs, the fresh squeezed lemonade, and anything and everything deep fried. You can be prepared and check out what food you want before […]

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Only The Best Come North

July 9, 2019

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During the Cold War, the United States Air Force was searching for new sites for air bases. The city of Minot convinced the Air Force that Minot was the right place for a new base. The new air base was constructed about 13 miles north of the city of Minot. The very first unit ever […]

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Community Spotlight: Megan Laudenschlager

July 2, 2019

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Megan Laudenschlager is all about improving the lives of the people and the communities in her home state of North Dakota while working with the organization Strengthen ND. We were able to have a Q&A with Megan to learn about her and her work. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. A: I grew […]

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Minot Travel Tips

June 28, 2019

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If you plan on coming to Minot, here are a few helpful tips to make your stay in Minot more enjoyable. Travel Guide You can download a copy of our Visitors Guide Digitally, or request a printed copy by filling out our Contact Form right here. Minot Visitor Center Minot’s Visitor Center is housed in a beautiful Norwegian-style […]

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