Warehousing subject of new study

Expanding on its efforts to improve rural food access, the North Dakota Rural Electric Cooperative Foundation is leading a feasibility study to explore the benefits of a nonprofit warehousing system.

“North Dakota is lacking in warehouse capacity, especially in rural areas. Warehouses tend to be one of the most ignored elements of infrastructure and logistics, but they are fundamentally important,” says Lori Capouch, rural development director, North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives.

Mark Fox

Dirt Roads to Downtown

From Adams County to Williams County and the 51 in-between, Mark Fox sought to photograph every county in North Dakota. What started as a labor of love and homage to his home state slowly evolved into his photo book, “Dirt Roads to Downtown,” showcasing each county in North Dakota.

Fox was born and raised on a farm outside of Cando. He grew up as a typical farm kid, loved the outdoors and, as far back as he can recall, enjoyed taking photos of people and nature.

treasure hunt

Highway 21 Treasure Hunt June 16-17

Discover some treasures and have some fun during North Dakota’s 100-mile rummage sale, the Highway 21 Treasure Hunt, June 16-17.

The Highway 21 Treasure Hunt will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Friday and Saturday, June 16-17.

“With approximately 100 rummage sales along the 100-mile route, this is the most unique rummage sale event in North Dakota,” says Luann Dart, who coordinates the event.

Black Paws Brewing Co.

Black Paws Brewing Co. fills niche in Devils Lake

As the only craft brewery in Devils Lake, the Black Paws Brewing Co. pays homage to the massive, mellow Newfoundland dog. The brewery’s entrance is guarded by a statue of owner Jeb Oehlke’s Newfoundland dog, Riggley, who inspired the brewery’s name and logo.

Black Paws pays tribute to all the Newfoundland dogs the Oehlke family has owned since the early 1990s, when the family acquired their first Newfoundland to use for search-and-rescue missions.

Bois de Sioux Golf Course

Swing through two states at Bois de Sioux Golf Course

Swing a club at the Bois de Sioux Golf Course and you’ll golf in two different states on one course.

Spread across two ZIP codes, the 18-hole Bois de Sioux Golf Course is the only course in the United States to feature holes in two states, with the front nine holes in Wahpeton in North Dakota and the back nine holes in Breckenridge in Minnesota.

The stately par 71 course offers 6,378 yards of golf from the most popular gold tees.

Black Leg Brewery

Black Leg Brewery pays tribute to ranch roots

Nestled on the prairie 25 miles southeast of Bismarck, the historic Black Leg Ranch’s gem is the Copper Jewell Barn, where Black Leg Brewery crafts microbrews.

Home to six generations of the Doan family, Black Leg Ranch is a working ranch, raising both cattle and bison, since 1882 near McKenzie.

“We are a cattle ranch first and foremost, but we also have over 700 head of bison on our ranch,” Jay Doan says.

As of 2018, the back of the barn is home to Black Leg Brewery, with 14 microbrews made with many local ingredients.

Bully Pulpit Golf Course

Golf atop Bully’s breathtaking buttes

Stand at the No. 15 tee at Bully Pulpit Golf Course near Medora and you may forget about the game for a moment, as a backswing atop the butte feels like it may scrape the sky.

Golfers will immerse themselves into the Badlands, golfing from atop the buttes along the Little Missouri River on a challenging, but entertaining, course.

An 18-hole course, Bully Pulpit Golf Course opened in 2004. It’s a par 72 layout, with renovations continually improving the grounds.

Fox Hills Golf Course

Play 18 scenic holes at Fox Hills Golf Course

This is not prairie golf. That becomes obvious with the first hole of Watford City’s Fox Hills Golf Course, which hugs the rugged western North Dakota landscape like a well-worn golf glove.

The par 72 course, with 6,980 yards from the back tees, recently expanded to an 18-hole municipal course and is served by McKenzie Electric Cooperative.

Expect to use every club in your bag on this course, which dates back to 1930.