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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Organizers have chosen Norway- and New York-based architectural firm Snohetta to design the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library near Medora.

The library’s board of trustees considered three architects who presented design concepts last month. The board’s vote for Snohetta was unanimous.

Snohetta founding partner Craig Dykers told the Bismarck Tribune that the firm’s vision is to emphasize the area’s Badlands landscape.

Library CEO Ed O’Keefe said the three architectural finalists each was given a $50,000 honorarium for their work. He said Snohetta’s contract is “to be negotiated.”

The Legislature has authorized a $50 million operations endowment for the library, but $100 million in private donations would need to be raised first.

Gov. Doug Burgum has promoted the library as an anchor for North Dakota tourism and a tribute to Roosevelt, who ranched and hunted in the 1880s in the Medora area before becoming president.

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John Fogerty fans won’t get the chance to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer this week.

The Bay Area singer-songwriter-guitarist, who came to fame as the leader of El Cerrito’s Creedence Clearwater Revival in the 1960s, has canceled three upcoming dates in the area– Aug. 18 at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Aug. 19 at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln and Aug. 20 at the Nugget Event Center in Reno.

“Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty has canceled his upcoming concerts scheduled for this weekend August 18, 19 and 20 due to an unanticipated eye surgery per his doctor’s orders,” according to a news statement. “Unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts, these shows could not be rescheduled. All tickets will be refunded. Tour dates beginning September 3 in Indianapolis, IN are on as scheduled.”

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Fogerty last performed at the Mountain Winery in 2021, delivering a well-received set built mostly of Creedence Clearwater Revival classics like “Suzie Q,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” “Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” “Lodi” and “Run Through the Jungle.”

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