BISMARCK, North Dakota — Paleontologist John Hoganson with the North Dakota Geological Survey says the state is holding five public fossil digs this summer.
Hoganson came up with the idea for public digs more than a decade ago and pitched it to state tourism officials. He says the digs have become popular, drawing thousands of people from 26 states and several foreign countries.
This year's digs begin in late June at Pembina Gorge. Other digs are planned in the Bismarck area and in western North Dakota.
There is a fee to take part in the digs and cost varies depending on location.