2019 North Dakota State Parade

MINOT, N.D. - All that the Peace Garden State has to offer took to the streets of Minot Saturday morning for the 2019 North Dakota State Parade.

From state organizations, to volunteer groups, to universities, and Miss North Dakota, the floats walked the route all the way to the State Fairgrounds.

Members of Your News Leader participated in the parade, and shared candy and beach balls with those in attendance.

This year's theme was ‘Salute to Agriculture,’ and Bill Gross, the founder of Farm Rescue, served as parade grand marshal.

The group comes to the aid of farmers in times of crisis, such as illnesses, injuries, or natural disasters.

Gross says the group has already helped more than 100 farmers this year.

“I think it's a great honor to be selected as the grand marshal of the parade, and the State Fair and the parade is a good representation. It embodies the spirit of North Dakotans, I feel,” said Gross.

Farm Rescue will be holding its annual banquet in Minot this November.