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

August 22, 2018

AP-North Dakota stories for August 25 and August 27. 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, August 25, and thereafter.


MEDORA, N.D. — About 650 people are volunteering at Medora this summer, ushering at the musical, staffing the mini golf course and getting tables ready for pitchfork fondue. The volunteers, mostly retirees, spend a little over a week in Medora working at 16 venues. Volunteers pay their own way to Medora, but the Medora Foundation provides housing at the Spirit of Work Lodge and meals. The volunteers also get to see the Medora Musical, the shows at the theater and visit other Medora attractions for free. By Amy Dalrymple, Bismarck Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 535 words.

For use Monday, August 27, and thereafter.


MINOT, N.D. —World-renowned Egyptologist Mark Lehner’s journey to the Giza Plateau started in North Dakota. Lehner, director and president of Ancient Egypt Research Associated Inc., a nonprofit organization he co-founded and based in Boston, visited Minot this month for his 50th reunion of his Minot High School class of 1968. As a result of his extensive work at the Giza Plateau, Lehner is acclaimed as knowing more about the Giza Plateau than anyone else alive. By Eloise Ogden, Minot Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 920 words.

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