Latest Bismarck-Mandan Stories

2008-08-01 18:00:22

SLEEPYHOLLOW: Ashley Schrenk, centerm, portrays Madam Thenardier, one of the more colorful characters in the Sleepy Hollow Summer Theatre performance of "Les Miserables." The outdoor musical production continues tonight and concludes Saturday. Show times for both nights are 8:30. Sleepy Hollow Arts Park is located at 26th Street and Divide Avenue in Bismarck. (c) 2008 Bismarck Tribune. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-23 15:01:09

By SARA KINCAID Lunch prices will go up in Mandan for the upcoming school year. The food service program costs more to run than it makes, and the increase will help offset part of the deficit. The remainder will come out of the budget carryover. "Transportation costs have increased the cost of supplies and food," Superintendent Wilfred Volesky said. He explained the reasons for the rate increase at the Mandan School Board meeting Monday. The transportation costs are causing vendors for...

2008-07-23 15:00:57

Shade Tree Players will present "Disco Knights," a musical written by Rachel Davidson, with music and lyrics by Bill Francoer. "Disco Knights" is directed by Nicole Cook, Randi Roerick, and Shireen Ghorbani. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Performances are held at the High Prairie Arts & Science Complex, 1810 Schafer St., Bismarck. All tickets are general admission and will be available at the door: $10 for adults and $6 for...

2008-07-18 15:00:30

By Lauren Donovan, The Bismarck Tribune, N.D. Jul. 18--MEDORA -- Billings County wants to span some rough tough country on the Little Missouri River north of Medora and is looking at three places to do it. The county's engineer, KLJ Engineers, explained the alternatives at a public meeting in Medora on Thursday night and heard stiff objections to the general location of all three. Two roads to the river crossing would go right through the newly public Eberts Ranch, and a third...

2008-07-15 18:00:36

By Sara Kincaid, The Bismarck Tribune, N.D. Jul. 15--Stricter guidelines could be considered for the Bismarck School District school transfer policy. The policy allows students to transfer schools within the district. Students use the policy because of transportation, friends or extracurricular activities, according to school officials. The Bismarck School Board could refine the policy so that requests are in by the deadline. It discussed the policy at its meeting Monday....

2008-07-02 21:00:11

By JONATHANRIVOLI Morton County landowners who live along the abandoned Burlington Northern Mandan South Line will now get first rights to buy the rail land at a set price of $100 an acre. The Morton County Commission decided to offer this deal Tuesday after landowner John Jochim asked the commission to help him solve a common problem in abandoned rail areas: He has a strip of land he doesn't own running right through the middle of his property. Tuesday's offer applies to property...

2008-06-25 18:02:34

As Fourth of July weekend approaches, North Dakota Game and Fish Department officials are urging water recreationists to make sure life jackets are of appropriate size and in good condition. Nancy Boldt, boat and water safety coordinator, said the Independence Day celebration is a longstanding tradition for families to get together at a favorite lake. "In some instances, it is the only time people get out to a lake, and year after year it tends to be the same life jacket pulled out of...

2008-06-20 18:00:37

A benefit fund has been set up for a girl who was hospitalized after almost drowning in a swimming pool. Six-year-old Trinity Dickerson is at St. Alexius Medical Center, where she is in the intensive care unit. The hospital could not release any information, said Jamie Olson, marketing specialist at St. Alexius. The hospital could not release information because of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, she said. A flier for the benefit fund said Trinity is coming...

2008-06-18 12:00:29

By Jonathan Rivoli, The Bismarck Tribune, N.D. Jun. 17--The Burleigh County Commission continued the process of selling off the Missouri Valley Complex Monday night, agreeing to improve the relinquished areas with sewers and water service in exchange for tacking those improvement costs onto the sale price. Commissioners agreed to sell one portion of the land for about $306,000 to Hay Creek, LLP, a company in the materials business. They offered to sell a second lot for $358,400 to...

2008-06-13 18:00:34

The exhibit Dakota: A mummified dinosaur is THE Best Bet this weekend as the grand opening will be held at the North Dakota Heritage Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Several activities and presentations will be held throughout the day, focused on hadrosaur body mass, locomotion, geology and paleontology. Kids should especially be interested in children's activities from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the lower level hall of honors, and a 2:30-3 p.m. children's book reading of "Dinomummy:...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.