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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Dickinson Parks and Recreation Director James Kramer stands near the West River Community Center on Wednesday where Mortenson Construction workers are in the process of adding four new basketball courts to the facility.

$23M of Dickinson recreation improvements set to be completed next summer


What will $23 million buy these days? In the case of Dickinson Parks and Recreation, it means a major facelift.

From expanded weight training and cardio exercise space at the West River Community Center to a new ice arena and an outdoor pool and water park, Dickinson's decade-old Community Center -- as motorists traveling along State Avenue can easily see these days -- is undergoing a large-scale expansion project expected to be completed by next summer.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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