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Zoos are opening for season

This weekend marks the official season opening for the Dakota Zoo in Bismarck.  When visiting, be sure to see the three new, rare Mexican Gray Wolves.  The Dakota Zoo also reports that the tigers have really grown and there is a new baby reindeer.

Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton, the Red River Zoo in Fargo and Roosevelt Zoo in Minot all open for their official season on May 1.  The Red River Zoo has spring hours – including free admission this weekend.  There you can see several new animals at home in Fargo, including a white-faced Saki, an armadillo and a two-toed sloth.

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Posted by on April 23, 2010 in Attractions, Family Fun


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North Dakota is open for business

High water near Colfax, photo by Jaclyn King

The mighty Red River, and some lesser-known North Dakota rivers, are making some national headlines right now due to the dreaded “f” word:  flooding.  We’ve been getting calls in our office from visitors wondering about the extent of the flooding and if they should change their travel plans.

The good news is that the flood-fight is going strong and North Dakota remains open for business.

The Grand Forks and Fargo visitor centers report that it is business as usual in their cities.  Shopping and restaurant districts in both cities are not normally affected by the Red River.  Likewise, other cities and towns continue to both stack sandbags and keep stores open.

There are some words of caution though.  Please do not sight-see around flooding waterways, nor impede the vital work of flood-fighters.  Also keep in mind that conditions are subject to change.  For up-to-date travel information call 1-866-696-3511 or visit the ND Dept. of Transportation website.


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