Surrender Salmon

Few places are quite so remote as Bristol Bay is. It is the easternmost arm of the Bering Sea that juts into Alaska, a state we picked up only after the Russians had deemed it too inhospitable to live in. The bay’s high tides, shallow depths, and countless shoals and narrows make navigating it by ship about as simple as leash training a frantic puppy on a minefield. What could possibly draw someone to so severe a place? For Grant Niver of Minneapolis, the answer is salmon.

Something Rotten!

Something Rotten! is coming to Bismarck! Conceived by the Kirkpatrick brothers in the 1990s and ripened in development until its Broadway premiere in 2015, the musical comedy tells the story of theatricians Nick and Nigel Bottom and their quest to get a leg up on some obscure literary figure named William Shakespeare. Something Rotten! plays with classical themes and pays homage to beloved productions like Les Misérables (a timeless epic about two innkeepers on a quest to recover their adopted daughter after she’d been absconded with by an ex-convict) and West Side Story (which teaches audiences that jazz tap provides a solid foundation for knife fighting techniques), but also reinvigorates them with modern twists and humor. The original production was nominated for ten Tony Awards, more than enough to merit its ongoing national tour.

Executive Air Taxi

Executive Air Taxi Corporation, headquartered in Bismarck, ND, began operations in 1973 filling a niche in private air transportation. The company has grown from a modest one airplane service to what now includes the largest charter aircraft and fleet available in the upper Midwest that meets the needs of a wide variety of clients. Whether on a day business trip or an extended excursion to a vacation destination, Executive Air has you covered. Today’s business travelers need and demand the reliability and flexibility that private air charter provides, whether meeting with clients face to face, visiting a job site or closing a deal, to medical personnel visits to patients at a remote clinic, Executive Air can accommodate your schedule and be back in time for dinner with family.

Perham Lakeside Tap

They say that a bad day of golf beats the best day at work, and as an expert on playing golf very badly I can wholly agree. No matter how well or poorly you play, a day of golf is just too rare an occasion to enjoy anywhere but at the finest course. Perham Lakeside is just such a course, and at only an hour and 15 minutes east of Fargo makes for the ideal summer outing. Perham Lakeside offers 27 holes, the only course in its 90 mile radius to do so, and names each nine according to the trees which beautify them: Oak, Maple, and Pine. These are challenging holes, each masterfully designed to offer their own unique nuances and test the entirety of players’ skill, and landscaped just as lovingly. Summertime demands that you make the trip at least once to this golfer’s paradise.