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March 9th, 2015

NDWS Critter Corral Popular

March 9, 2015

Dozens of children got an up-close look Friday at the animals on display in the no-charge North Dakota Winter Show Critter Corral, organized and operated by Barnes County 4-H youths.

On display in cages and pens were animals including a miniature horse, calves, rabbits, hens, ducks, pigs and sheep.

More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

Get Away and Play at the NDWS

March 9, 2015

A box full of corn kernels provided a playground for kids at the North Dakota Winter Show's Home, Play and Get-A-Way in the South Exhibit Building this weekend.

More photos in Monday's Times-Record.

Rodney Atkins Performs at Winter Show

March 9, 2015

Country music star Rodney Atkins didn't let a little snow storm stop him from performing for his North Dakota fans Friday at the North Dakota Winter Show. The singer started his trip here with a snow storm preventing his tour bus from getting on the road.

He eventually took a flight to Jamestown to make it to Valley City to perform hits like "Take a Back Road" and "If You're Going Through Hell" to a packed crowd at the North Dakota Winter Show Main Arena.

More photos in Monday's Times-Record.

March 6th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Tips For Delicious Burgers

March 6, 2015

Ridin' and Ropin' Ranch Rodeo Highlights Real-Life Ranching Skills

March 6, 2015

For the first time, a ranch rodeo was held at the North Dakota Winter Show. The rodeo featured 10 teams of cowboys and cowgirls competing in events that mimicked skills used in everyday ranch life including pasture rustling, team branding, a horse relay, pasture doctoring, team sorting and chute doctoring.

Here, a big crowd cheered on the 3-Amigos team which has separated a pair of calves from the herd and put them in a chute as they would to give medical care to the calves on the farm.

25 Sing in Karaoke Contest

March 6, 2015

Twenty-five singers performed to a large crowd Wednesday night at the North Dakota Winter Show karaoke contest in the main arena. Singers competed for cash prizes and a chance to sing on stage before next year's Winter Show concert.

Lissa Meyer of Fargo was the first-place winner, receiving $1,000, said Katie Oakes, commercial exhibit coordinator for the Winter Show. Anita Adams-Smith of Amenia, N.D. placed second, and Jessica Benson of Fargo placed third.

More in Friday's Times-Record.

Draft Horse Fans Fill Arena

March 6, 2015

An estimated 1,000 people nearly filled the North Dakota Winter Show Main Arena Thursday for the Open Draft Horse Pull. The arena was filled with a wide variety of fans, from senior citizens to parents and their children.

More in Friday's Times-Record.

Muellers Named BC Farm-of-the-Year

March 6, 2015

The 2014 Barnes County Conservation Award winners were announced on Tuesday, with the Brandon and Nancy Mueller farm being named Barnes County farm of the year.

More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

March 5th

Pulling for a Cause

March 5, 2015

Linda Sorenson of Pillsbury made the first pull at the North Dakota Winter Show truck pull Tuesday in the breast cancer awareness truck.

Mark Compson and his crew readied the truck for his friend, a five-year breast cancer survivor, to help bring awareness to the disease; his sister Brenda is currently battling stage-four breast cancer. Mark will make the truck available to drivers that want to increase breast cancer awareness throughout the truck-pull season.

More photos in Thursday's Times-Record.

Plenty of Sweet Treats at Tasting Bee

March 5, 2015

Several area organizations, clubs and businesses, including Thunderbird Ranch Gourmet Foods pictured here, served samples of some of their favorite recipes for 50 cents a piece at Wednesday's tasting bee, a part of the North Dakota Winter Show's Timeless Traditions.

Thunderbird Ranch, a Pride of Dakota company owned by the Open Door Center, served wine slushes sans wine at the bee. The slush mixes start with real fruit powders and are complete after adding a bottle of dry white wine, a bottle of water and the slush mix and freezing.

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