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Associated Press, Published October 13 2012

Minot group seeking donations to build B-52 model

MINOT, N.D. — The city of Minot is trying to raise money for a model of the B-52 airplane.

The model is meant as a gift to the Minot Air Force Base, which is home to the 5th Bomb Wing. Cost of the project is $75,000.

A spokesman in charge of the fund-raising group says about $11,000 has been donated so far.

The B-52 model would be built at a one-eighth scale model, with 32- to 36-foot wingspans.

The last B-52 Bomber to come off the assembly 50 years ago is assigned to the Minot Air Force Base.