- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says more than 38,000 shoppers participated in the four Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcases in November and December, setting a new record.

Goehring says the Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot showcases all posted record numbers, and Bismarck was again the largest event with more than 12,200 shoppers

The Pride of Dakota program provides member companies with cooperative marketing and promotional events, such as in-store demonstrations, Pride of Dakota Day and the holiday and harvest showcases.

The program administered by North Dakota Department of Agriculture Marketing and Information Division also provides educational opportunities and representation at regional, national and international marketing expositions.

The program has more than 500 members.

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