MDU Resources Foundation Makes Big Investment in Magic City Discovery Center

The Magic City Discovery Center Board of Directors is proud to announce a $100,000 donation to the Magic City Discovery Center (MCDC) from the MDU Resources Foundation for the MCDC capital campaign to build a children’s discovery center on north hill in Minot. Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU) has chosen to sponsor the entrance canopy on the new 22,000-square-foot building overlooking Minot and the Souris River Valley, on Minot Park District property.

“The Magic City Discovery Center is an exciting, innovative concept for our entire region,” said MDU District Manager Curt Olson. “We are committed to providing children with new and exciting STEAM education opportunities and quality-of-life enhancements for everyone. Over the years, MDU has adopted the slogan ‘In the Community to Serve,’ and we believe in those words.”

“MDU has been a part of our community for many years and their level of commitment to the children of our region is refreshing and much appreciated,” said Mark Lyman, President of the MCDC Board of Directors. “We want to thank Curt, the MDU Resources Foundation, and the entire MDU staff and administration for their support and their service to our community.”

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. distributes natural gas and generates, transmits and distributes electricity and provides related services in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Montana-Dakota is a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc., which is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and is Building a Strong America® by providing essential products and services through its regulated energy delivery and construction materials and services businesses. For more information about MDU Resources, visit the company’s website at For more information about Montana-Dakota, visit

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Children's Museum of Minot, Inc. 

PO Box 751

Minot, North Dakota 58702-0751

Administrative Office 

615 S. Broadway, Suite L2

Minot, North Dakota 58701

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