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Grand Forks Herald, Published February 20 2010

ND missile site offers Cold War film contest

The Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site near Cooperstown, N.D. is being opened to independent film crews as part of a contest.

Site manager Mark Sundlov says selected film crews will be allowed special access from mid-September through next February. The short-length films they produce will be judged and winners will receive prizes.

Sundlov says one goal of the contest is to bring attention to North Dakota’s Cold War history. Another is to help area students develop a deeper interest in that history and in film projects.

The underground nuclear missile control center once was used by military officials to monitor 10 nearby Minuteman III nuclear missiles.

It’s now been turned into a historic site commemorating North Dakota’s contribution to the Cold War.

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