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Don Kinzler, Published May 27 2012

Air Museum event raises $101,000 for addition

FARGO – The Fargo Air Museum’s fifth annual Celebrity Dinner & Auction raised $101,000 for the new Beck Education Wing addition.

The event was held April 12, hosted by Joel Heitkamp and Sandy Buttweiler of KFGO.

Celebrities included North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, North Dakota State University Athletic Director Gene Taylor, KVRR’s Austen Schauer, KVLY’s Mike Morken, WDAY’s Kevin Wallevand, and more.

About $250,000 has been raised for the expansion, and $1 million is needed before work begins.

Auction items included airplane tickets, plane rides, original Hector Airport artifacts and tickets and airfare to a Green Bay Packers game.