North Dakota and Minnesota Regional Studies

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North Dakota and Minnesota Regional Studies collection offers resources on the people, places, events, and fascinating history of North Dakota and Minnesota for teachers, students, and lifelong learners.

  • One Shining Moment | The Essence of the B, Hillsboro vs Epping, 1977 - Part II

    Listen as Joe Henn and Paul Eisenbeis, Hillsboro Forward and Guard 1977, reminisce about the memorable game and its aftermath. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

    Grades: 5-12
  • One Shining Moment | The Essence of the B, Hillsboro vs Epping, 1977 - Part I

    Learn about the teams and the players who participated in one of the premier television sports events in North Dakota, a David and Goliath meeting, and the lead-up to the game. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

    Grades: 5-12
  • One Shining Moment | Great Teams and Dynasties - Part II

    Watch clips of the Hillsboro, New Town, Linton, Newburg, Munich, Watford City, Mayville-Portland, Casselton, Hettinger, Minot Ryan basketball teams from great games over the years. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

    Grades: 5-12
  • One Shining Moment | Great Teams and Dynasties | Part I

    Watch clips of the Minot Model, Mott, Kenmare, Ellendale, Oak Grove, and Wyndmere basketball teams from great games over the years. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

    Grades: 5-12
  • One Shining Moment | State Standouts

    Listen to the recollections of the all-time State B starting five: Henry Milkey, David “Butch” Lince, Jerry Pyle, John Rygg, and Scott Guldseth; and learn about some of the other statistical leaders. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

    Grades: 5-12
  • One Shining Moment | A Part of One's Life and Honor Roll of State 'B' Champions

    Learn how Class 'B' tournament basketball is a highlight of the lives of each athlete, coach, referee, and sportscaster, and participation has led to lifetime friendships; view images and lists of championship teams from 1933 through 2000. List of championship teams from 1933 through 2000;The rich history of North Dakota's premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

    Grades: 5-12
  • One Shining Moment | Best Teams Ever - LaMoure, 1976

    Listen to members of the LaMoure High School and learn how their size, quickness, and scoring ability made LaMoure the most dominant state championship team in B tournament history. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

    Grades: 5-12
  • One Shining Moment | Best Teams Ever: Mayville-Portland-Clifford-Galesburg, 1996 and 1997

    Watch game clips that show why great ball handling, depth, balance, and size were the hallmark of the 1996 and 1997 Mayville, Portland, Clifford, and Galesburg teams. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches, and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

    Grades: 5-12
  • One Shining Moment | Best Teams Ever: Casselton Central Cass, 1968

    Learn how great ball handling, depth, balance and size were the hallmarks of Central Cass High School. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

    Grades: 5-12
  • One Shining Moment | Introduction and What Makes the 'B' Special

    Learn about the history of the North Dakota State 'B.' First played in 1933, the 'B' basketball tournament is the “crown jewel," the “Super Bowl,” of North Dakota sports, uniting small towns together. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

    Grades: 5-12
  • Polaris Experience Center: Roseau, MN

    The Polaris Experience Center tells the story of a company that's been an integral part of life in Roseau, Minnesota for more than 50 years. From the second snowmobile ever made, to historic photos, interactive video and product displays this self-guided tour through the company's history is quite a ride.

    Grades: 6-12

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