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BC-ND--North Dakota Weekend Exchange Digest, ND

November 20, 2018

AP-North Dakota stories for Nov. 24 and Nov. 26. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 701-223-8450.

For use Saturday, Nov. 24, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-MANDAN MUSIC LANE

MANDAN, N.D. — Before she painted a portrait of Peggy Lee, Melissa Gordon didn’t know much about the celebrated singer born in Jamestown. Gordon was appointed to paint portraits of Lee and other North Dakota-born music artists inducted into the state’s Music Hall of Fame — now standing in signage as North Dakota Music Lane at Dykshoorn Park in Mandan. The panels of portraits highlight the lives of Lee, Strasburg-born bandleader Lawrence Welk, singer Bobby Vee from Fargo and Grand Forks-born singer Lynn Anderson. By Jack Dura, Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 485 words.

For use Monday, Nov. 26, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-BARS FOR CHARITY

MINOT, N.D. — When the former Blind Duck lounge re-opens under new ownership soon, it will be the second local bar to be operated for the benefit of a nonprofit charity. A Minot Hockey Boosters subsidiary, Ice Time, holds the license to operate Aces, which will be a sports bar located in the Blind Duck building on Minot’s South Broadway. Hockey Boosters President Kevin Nelson said purchasing a bar to support a charitable operation is far from new in North Dakota. By Jill Schramm, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 846 words.

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