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Published August 19, 2010, 09:37 AM

Peace Garden Projects

Workers have made progress on projects at the International Peace Garden despite a summer of rough weather

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

DUNSEITH, N.D. (AP) - Workers have made progress on projects at the International Peace Garden despite a summer of rough weather. A new conservatory is open, and officials have been doing finishing work on the 9/11 Memorial.

The conservatory has a large atrium, gift shop, cafe and greenhouse. The cafe has been featuring Sunday buffets with an international flavor, with Ukrainian, Mexican, Italian and Western foods.

The 2,300-acre park north of Dunseith straddles the U.S.-Canada border as a symbol of peace between the two countries. It has a memorial made of steel from the World Trade Center, which was destroyed by terrorists in 2001. Crews this summer have worked on new walkways and kiosks.

Park CEO Doug Hevenor says he hopes to get governments in both countries to help fund the next proposed project, a Conflict Resolution Center where people of the world could discuss solutions to problems.

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