Mandan in the running for most patriotic
Mandan is once again in the running to be named the Most Patriotic Small Town in America this year, as part of the annual Rand McNally and USA Today Best of the Road contest.
The contest receives nominations from residents who live in small cities for several categories, including most beautiful, friendliest, best food and most fun, among others. Mandan is currently in first place in the most patriotic category. As of Wednesday, July 31, Mandan led the category with 529 votes, ahead of second place Gallup, N.M., which had 511 votes.
Mandan was previously named a finalist for the Most Patriotic Small Town in America in 2012 in Best of the Road contest.
Voters can vote once a day online at bestoftheroad.com to help name Mandan the most patriotic small town in America.
-Brian L. Gray