- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Six tourism and recreational facilities in North Dakota have been awarded state grants to help them start operating or expand their services.

The state’s Tourism Division announced the matching grants Thursday. The state awarded a total of $100,000 and individual grants ranged between $5,000 and $24,000.

The grants require that the sponsor provide $1 for every $1 of grant money being requested. The attractions must have the ability to retain a visitor for at least three hours in order to qualify for a grant.

The recipients are:

- Crooked Lane Farm Folk School in Colfax

- Eastbay Campground in Devils Lake

- Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts in New Rockford

- Bowbells Hotel in Bowbells

- gardendwellersFARM in Esmond

- Northeast North Dakota Heritage Foundation in Cavalier



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