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A long-awaited children’s museum is well on track to soon breaking ground.

The Magic City Discovery center is set to open their doors in 2021. 

They launched their capital campaign less than a year ago. 

Since then they have received many donations from community members and organizations.

There most recent donation totaled out to 300-thousand dollars.

“There’s actually quite a bit to do of course we have to plan the building and get the exhibits installed and all of that. We need to do some more fundraising so there are few things that we need to do first but we are on track to open in 2021,” said Interim executive director Wendy Keller. 

The center will be built on North Hill just southwest of the Sertoma Softball Field. 

Down south in Bismarck… 

The City of Bismarck has sold the small strip mall near the Event Center to Bismarck Industries.

The committee approved the sale for 1.1 million dollars, Tuesday evening.

The shops were originally meant to be used for future needs of the Bismarck Event Center.

There are two stores still currently operating in the Block 67 property: Aerus Electrolux and Tobacco Row.

Mayor Steve Bakken and City Commissioner Steve Marquardt were hesitant on the sale, saying the city shouldn’t have to pay for the environmental study, including the inspection. 

There is no definite plan yet on what block 67 could become.

and also… 

Northwest Tire is expanding to a larger location. 

The company vice president tells us they’ve outgrown their current Bismarck Expressway location. 

The new storefront will be located off Yegan road and will be 50 percent larger.

They’ll continue providing the services they offer now, which includes: tires, alignments, brakes, DOT inspections and more.

Northwest Tire will open, July 1st.

The current location will be used as a warehouse.

If you know of a new business in your area, we want to hear about it!

Shoot us an email at ND first @ KX NET. COM.

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