North Dakota State Fairgrounds (Minot, ND)
By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
The State of North Dakota Game and Fish Department operate two small pounds on the ND State Fair site. These little pounds are well stocked with fish each year and are open for catch and release as long as the ponds are not frozen. Sorry, no ice fishing on these little ponds. It's fun to see families with small children come and use the site. I don't know for sure but I believe that even though it is catch and release you still need to have a fishing license to fish in these ponds. How cool is it to have this available right inside the city.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
The entertainment line-up for North America's largest Scandinavian festival, The Norsk Hostfest, has been announced. This four day festival is a great party even if you are like me (no Scandinavian blood in me that I know of).Many of the people who attend also camp at the ND State Fairgrounds where the event is held.This is a huge event that draws people from all over the world including Scandinavian Royalty.Besides the entertainers to the left there are several free stages with top notch entertainers preforming daily.As you can see the event is still several months away so you have plenty of time to plan a trip to Minot ND and attend the largest Scandinavian Festival in North America and the good news is we rarely have snow at that time (we usually don't have snow until November) and i...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
The North Dakota State Fair has set it's line up for this summers BIG event. I LOVE the fact that the North Dakota State Fair is held every year less then a mile away from my home. I love the excitement it brings. Here are the 2019 headliners.I live close enough I don't have to pay to hear these acts but of course seeing them is another story. There is a fair chance I'll go see Rick Springfiedls, Eddie Money, & Greg Kihn. Heck! I didn't even know Rick and Eddie were still alive.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
My old friend Vince Azzarello left KHRT Radio to become The North Dakota State Fair Marketing Director. Vince did not have to convince me to get excited about the upcoming North Dakota State Fair as I love to go every year but it was still a blast to visit with him about it. This episode will be broadcast over the air on KHRT-FM 106.9 at 12:15 (noonish) and on KHRT-AM 1320 at 4:45 PM or you can listen to the recorded podcast right now right here!When I started this Radio Show, Minot Real Estate Today, Vince was my "Director" and made sure the show went smoothly despite the hosts lack of experience in radio so it was really fun to have Vince as my guest this time around.
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Ticket sales for the 2018 North Dakota State Fair start this Friday, 03/16/2018.Even though the temps are in the 30's you can get that warm feeling of Summer by purchasing your North Dakota State Fair tickets this weekend.There is always something for everyone and every family at the North Dakota State Fair. Personally I'm looking forward to Cheap Trick as they are one band I did not see back in the day. Most of all I just love walking around the fair grounds looking at the commercial and Ag displays. There are also many "free stages" with up and coming acts I enjoy, not to mention the races!To get your tickets this Friday you can go to the North Dakota State Fair office or get more information at their website. 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
I had a great day at the North Dakota State Fair on Tuesday. I've had a little trouble posting about it but hopefully the 300th try is the charm.Hands down the best free stage act was Carrie  Cunningham who plays 3 or 4 sets a day. She and her band were very good and I think we will all be hearing more of Carrie Cunningham in the future.I enjoyed looking at the rides (there was a time when I would have had to ride on every one of them... several times) and the kids and young adults enjoying them. I took several pictures of my son on "The Himalayan" but my trigger finger was actually to fast on every one of them (I got a lot of nice pictures of the couple in the seat ahead of him).And then there is the food. My diner was this Indian Taco, which is also a bit of a tradition for for me. I ...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Another sign of Spring is here, The Minot Association of Builders Home & Garden Show.I am really looking forward to some of this events which include:Succulent Garden Workshop String Art WorkshopMudpaint Workshop Sign Making WorkshopI have fond memories of the home builders shows as a kid, it was one of the few thing my dad and I did together.Back in that day the home shows included entertainment and I remember seeing both The Jackson 5 and The Osmunds on stage. Gosh, to think that was about 50 years ago and I still remember. Keep that in mind you dads reading this!
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