Just a quick update on hotels for the symposium in Fargo: NDSU has recommended the Radisson Hotel Fargo: http://www.radisson.com/fargo-hotel-nd-58102/fargo Danielle recommends this hotel because the banquet will be downtown and hotel is walking distance from there. It is about a 10 minute drive to campus from there. There is the opportunity to get a lower rate on hotels.com, or expedia.com. She thinks it'll be around $133/night.
There is also Days Inn: http://www.daysinn.ca/hotels/north-dakota/fargo/days-inn-and-suites-fargo-19... It is closer to campus, but is not within walking distance to the banquet. It's cheaper, Danielle says around 103/night.
Rates may be different from what Danielle has told me.
That's all I have for now.
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