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NDCA American Rescue Plan

One aspect of the American Rescue Plan, which has helped the country weather the pandemic, is to provide funding for the arts. How has that played out in North Dakota?

Main Street contributor Brandi Malarkey visits with recipients of the arts grants, facilitated by the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

  • Brandi Malarkey visits with Ellen Knudsen Duffey, who’s embarking on an ambitious plan to create a stained-glass greenhouse.
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