North Dakota’s public fossil dig program remains popular.
State geologist Ed Murphy said the 2019 digs were held in four locations – Medora, Dickinson, Bismarck and the Pembina Gorge. Murphy said 637 dig spots were offered.
"We had a real nightmare trying to get people registered," Murphy said. "But we went to an on-line registration system, and it works smoothly."
Murphy said the Bismarck dig was the most popular dig -- it filled up in 8 minutes.
A total of 407 people from 21 different states.