Mandan News

Year of events to celebrate state’s 125th

The state of North Dakota is kicking off a yearlong celebration of its 125th year of statehood.
Jody Link, a spokeswoman for Gov. Jack Dalrymple, said the goal is to get the public excited about what North Dakotans can expect during the year ahead.

“We’re looking to make this a yearlong celebration of our heritage and our statehood,” Link said.
North Dakota and South Dakota were granted statehood on Nov. 2, 1889.
A pair of “signature events” will serve as statewide celebrations of this year’s milestone. They are to be held at the state Capitol and are to include a number of musical acts and entertainment.

Two of the scheduled acts are the Hazen-based sister duo Tigirlily and singer-songwriter Chuck Suchy of Mandan.

A logo to be used for promotional purposes was chosen from submissions entered in a contest launched last summer.

Lt. Gov Drew Wrigley chaired the committee that organized the 125th anniversary celebration and judged the logo submissions.