Society news and notes

State Fair Parade winners announced

Winners of entries in the North Dakota State Fair Parade were announced Tuesday.

Jim Clifford, parade chairman, said about 100 of the 223 entries in the parade held Saturday were judged. Entrants pay $5 to be judged.

The winners, trophies and supporters of the plaques are as follows:

Roosevelt Park/Minot Zoo Crew electric train, Grand Marshal Award, overall winner, sponsored by Statoil Co.

Ackerman-Estvold, Chairman’s Award, best commercial theme, sponsored by Marketplace Foods.

Dakota Hope Clinic, Governor’s Award, best non-commercial theme, sponsored by Grand Hotel.

Dakota Blend Quartet, Flickertail Award, best marching musical group, sponsored by Verendrye Electric Cooperative.

Goldie Braaten, Pioneer Award, best antique vehicle, sponsored by Meiers Oil and Towing.

Cub Scouts, Youth Sweepstakes, best youth entry, sponsored by GEM Federal Credit Union.

White Shield Spirit Riders, Heritage Award, depicting N.D. heritage, sponsored by Gooseneck Implement.

MS Awareness, Roughrider Award, best equestrian award, sponsored by First Western Bank.

Dizzy, Cloudy and Friends, Parade Committee, most humorous, sponsored by Leader Bar & Grill in Stanley.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 753 and Auxiliary, Lewis and Clark Award, best military unit, sponsored by 5-Spot Bar in Stanley.

Judges were Dee Johnson Ballentine, Tom Kempf, Scott Hopwood, Renee Escherich and Mary Bauer.

Knife River Historic Site meetings set

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site will hold public meetings to gather input to guide managers in preserving the park’s nationally significant archeological resources. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, two meetings will be held at the Three Affiliated Tribes Museum in New Town. Prior to the general public meeting, a special meeting for tribal elders is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. The general public meeting will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the same museum location. A general public meeting will be held in Stanton from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site visitor center. The park visitor center is located at 564 Mercer County Road 37, Stanton. Light refreshments will be provided. A short presentation will be followed by discussion.

Several threats to archeological resources are currently affecting archeological sites in the park. Park maintenance facilities are located on archeological deposits and flooding has threatened access on both County Roads 18 and 37. These threats have taken a measurable toll on the park’s primary resources. An Archeological Resource Management Plan will give managers a proactive strategy to protect park resources while resolving long-standing infrastructure issues.

Park managers welcome public comment about archeological protection methods. There are several ways to comment on the Archeological Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement besides attendance at the meetings. Comments can be entered on the website ( Mail your comments to: Superintendent, Knife River Indian Villages NHS, P.O. Box 9, Stanton, ND 58571. Call the park and add your information to our contact list or email comments to For more information, contact the park at 745-3300.