A triumph for the "I'm Coming Back" recovery campaign in Minot took place today at the unveiling of the new entrance building for the Roosevelt Park Zoo.
Construction on the new entrance building was underway one year ago, before the Mouse River filled the new walls with more than six feet of flood water.
The interior of the building was re-done, and today zoo staff --- and a few residents of the zoo - welcomed the first visitors to the new building.
The entrance, gift shop, and a multi-purpose area will be housed in the new building and the staff are happy to once again be under the same roof in the new office space.
(David Merritt, Roosevelt Park Zoo Director) "There is still a fair amount of work that has to happen on the interior and exterior, but we've officially moved back onto the zoo property and if for no other reason, psychologically, that feels really good."
Zoo staff are located at the zoo now, but varied construction projects and hours mean that the building is not always accessible to the public.
If you need anything from the zoo office please contact them at 857-4116.