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2008-10-04 00:00:18

By KAREN HERZOG By KAREN HERZOG Two days of arts events - literature, music, art, interpretation and performance - are scheduled Thursday and Oct. 10 at Bismarck State College during the biennial North Dakota University System Arts and Humanities Summit. Four Bismarck State College alumni will be among faculty and students from the state's colleges and universities who will showcase their creative work at the event. More than 40 events open to the public are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3...

2008-09-21 21:00:26

Approximately 150 walkers gathered at Dakota Zoo on Sept. 14 for the seventh annual Footin' It For Fun Walkathon to benefit high- risk teens served by Charles Hall Youth Services. The event grossed an all-time high of more than $25,000. Gail Hovden was the grand-prize winner in the individual category, raising $1,000. Alex Gallagher took second place in the individual category, and Alicia Streyle earned third place. All individual winners received special gift cards to area businesses,...

2008-09-18 18:00:50

Five North Dakota health care facilities received the North Dakota Best Practices Award Sept. 17 during the Fall Professional Development and Best Practices Conference in Bismarck, sponsored by the North Dakota Long Term Care Association. Good Samaritan Society in Crosby, Prince of Peace Care Center in Ellendale, Bethany Homes in Fargo, Tri-County Health Center in Hatton and Medcenter One Living Centers received the awards at a luncheon. This award program started in 1998 and is...

2008-09-18 18:00:49

A run/walk for breast cancer sponsored by the Medcenter One Women's Health Center will be held Oct. 17. The event is at the Women's Health Center, 1100 College Drive, Bismarck. Registration begins at 6 p.m. An 8K competitive run/walk begins at 7 p.m. and a 4K non-competitive walk starts at 7:45 p.m. Awards will be given to the top three men's and women's finishers in each age group for the competitive run/walk. Advance registration is available at the Women's Health Center. The cost per...

2008-09-10 15:00:30

By SARA KINCAID Construction costs could determine the size of a new elementary school in Bismarck. The Bismarck School Board decided on plans to build a school that holds 400 to 480 students. The size depends on the cost of construction bids the district hopes to get in January. The district wants to keep the project within $12 million. The school, which will be built east of Centennial Road near the KOA Kampground, will have about 400 students. The board considered options to build a...

2008-09-05 18:00:16

Singer-songwriter Chuck Suchy of Mandan will mark the release of his new CD with "An Evening With Chuck Suchy and Peter Ostroushko In Concert." The CD is "Unraveling Heart." Suchy will hold concerts at: * 8 p.m. Sept. 24, Fargo, Askanase Auditorium, NorthDakota State University. $15 general admission ticket at the door or Zanbroz Variety, Fargo. * 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Minot, Alshire Theater, Hartnett Hall, Minot State University. $15 general admission...

2008-09-01 21:00:20

The North Dakota Highway Patrol this Labor Day holiday weekend is taking part in a nationwide crackdown on impaired driving. The stepped-up enforcement will continue through Monday. Troopers also will be focusing on traffic violations that contribute to crashes, and on safety restraint violations. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department also is stepping up patrolling efforts this weekend, on the Missouri River in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Enforcement Chief Bob Timian says officers...

2008-09-01 21:00:13

The public is invited to participate in a cross-raising on Sept. 11 at Circle C Ranch north of Bismarck. Trish Lenihan, owner of Circle C Ranch, said that the cross- raising will start at 7 p.m. Those wishing to help raise the cross, which will be done by hand via ropes, should bring gloves, she said. The evening will have a patriotic dimension, she said. Lenihan and Lloyd and Linda Hohn will also provide music; Lenihan will talk about Circle C Ministries, whose cross and logo symbolize...

2008-08-29 18:00:28

Bismarck State College Gannon Gallery opens with an exhibit of recent paintings and a series of miniatures by New Hampshire artist Elizabeth Austin. Opening reception is from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the BSC library. Austin grew up in Chicago and has lived in Italy and France. She has exhibited in several galleries in Paris and the U.S., and had a piece in a Christie's benefit for the New York City Opera. She also started a series of performance art pieces and toured the United States as a...

2008-08-29 18:00:23

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will enhance enforcement on the Missouri River this weekend by having more game wardens than usual in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Robert Timian, chief of enforcement, said wardens will be noticeable during the long Labor Day weekend. "We are going to have a lot of officers on the river," Timian said. "Our main focus is to ensure safety, and part of that effort includes looking for boating under the influence violations." - Brian Gehring (c) 2008...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.