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RECREATION

Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge is located about 31 miles north of Jamestown.
One cyclist was killed in North Dakota on a state highway near Jamestown, another on Interstate 29 in South Dakota.
With the full extent of damage still unknown, Sholly said it’s unclear when the park may reopen.
Project organizers expect a decision regarding the receipt of the grant for a feasibility study in late-March.

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After retirement from teaching at Robert Asp School in Moorhead, Ralph Fiskness has found a unique way to stay fit and engaged and learn more about small town history in the tri-state region.
In this business, one rarely hears from readers unless they’re mad about something — in my experience, at least — but the column I wrote about the refurbished Coleman camp stove and my long-lost Coleman camping gear definitely seemed to strike a chord.
Tony and Kathy Mommsen launched their 18½-foot Wenonah Odyssey canoe loaded with two Trek 520 touring bicycles, a small makeshift canoe trailer and various camping gear into the St. Croix River at St. Croix Falls, Wis., on Aug. 2. Since then, they’ve pedaled or paddled across southern Minnesota on an east-west route that eventually took them to the Red River and north to Kittson County near the Manitoba border in far northwest Minnesota.
Despite the uncertainty of when the contractor will get the artificial turf to install, Powell anticipates the turf will arrive for crews to complete the roughly $410,000 project by the spring.
“Initially, the focus was on lighting trails around the lake, but I wanted to focus on the inner-city areas and trails since it’s in the middle of Mitchell and connects to main thoroughfares,” said Thomas Gulledge, fitness director at the Mitchell Recreation Center.
The car culture that led kids to cruise main thoroughfares like Grand Forks' Washington Street has mainly died. But some cruisers remain.

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“This is what it’s all about,” said Parks and Recreation Director Nathan Powell, as he watched a local skateboarder grind down a rail in a section of the new 2,800-square-foot addition.
The features of the park include a rocking raft and see-saw, along with a musical activity area and swinging bench, which are all accessible for individuals with disabilities.
With the pledged donations that would make up for just under 50% of the project costs, Parks and Recreation Director Nathan Powell is requesting the City Council to approve $391,816 in contingency funds to get artificial turf installed as soon as possible.

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