AREA NEWS: NDDOT seeks input ... Two Wild Card 2 winners
NDDOT seeks public input The North Dakota Department of Transportation is seeking comments on the amendment to the 2010-2013 State Transportation Improvement Program for inclusion of the Pembina Rendezvous Region Backway Tetrault Woods Overlook, ...
NDDOT seeks public input
The North Dakota Department of Transportation is seeking comments on the amendment to the 2010-2013 State Transportation Improvement Program for inclusion of the Pembina Rendezvous Region Backway Tetrault Woods Overlook, which is a mile west of Walhalla, N.D., on County Highway 55.
Grading, landscaping, constructing a gravel parking area, picnic shelter and interpretative panels will cost $73,805.
Comments should be sent no later than March 6, to Paul Benning at NDDOT, 608 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505-0700, or e-mailed to pbenning@nd .
gov with "Scenic Byways projects" in the subject line.
Two Wild Card 2 winners in night
Wednesday proved to be very lucky for two North Dakota winning Wild Card 2 ticket holders. Their tickets matched all five white balls and the Wild Card to win the jackpot, worth $384,884.
The prize is split between the two winners, making each ticket worth $192,442. Both tickets were claimed at lottery headquarters Thursday afternoon, according to a North Dakota Lottery release.
Joe Jongeward purchased his winning ticket at Brothers III Sports in Valley City, N.D. Jongeward said he'll pay some bills, buy a new set of golf clubs and would add a new car for his wife, Sandra.
The second winner, who purchased the ticket at Lakota Cenex in Lakota, N.D., chose to remain anonymous.
North Dakota Lottery players have won 11 Wild Card 2 jackpots worth $4,988,884.
N.D. tourism numbers finish up in 2009
The North Dakota Tourism Division said in a release Thursday that the state continues to buck national trends during the fourth quarter of 2009.
The division said the number of national park visitors was up 7 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2008. The figure was an increase of 5 percent for state park visitors and Canadian border crossings, and 3.4 percent in airline boardings.
Sara Otte Coleman, director of the tourism division, said taxable sales tied to tourism grew 4.3 percent in the fourth quarter, particularly in arts, recreation and entertainment.
For more information, log on to NDtourism.com or call (800) 435-5663.