Duhamel to be grand marshal of State Fair Parade

Actor Josh Duhamel will be the grand marshal of this year’s State Fair Parade on July 20, announced Jim Clifford, parade chairman.

Duhamel was raised in Minot and attended Minot State University. He is married to Stacy Ferguson, who is better known as Fergie and is part of the music group The Black Eyed Peas.

The theme of this year’s parade is “Transforming North Dakota.”

The parade already has 70 entries, Clifford said. He said people should get their entries in as soon as possible. For an application, people can go to the North Dakota State Fair website at (, then to Entertainment and then Special Events, or leave a message at 838-0104.

The parade will start at 9:15 a.m.

Clifford said they are always looking for people to join the Parade Committee.