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A Zap reveler reacts to a prod in the rear by a North Dakota Guardsman in 1969. Colburn Hvidston III / Special to The Forum

Zipping back to Zap: Tiny ND town to celebrate event's 40th anniversary

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You'd think the annual reminder of an event that supposedly scarred a small town would call for reverence, silent reflection or even complete avoidance.

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Instead, the 40th anniversary of the "Zip to Zap" gets the old North Dakota small-town treatment on May 16: a motorcycle ride, plastic duck races down a river, a pig roast as well as a polka/country band and a classic rock band.

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