Let the games begin
Jessica Hess of Cody, Wyo., and her partner, Jesse Black of Williston, prep a carnival game Wednesday afternoon in the Prairie Hills Mall parking lot in Dickinson. Hess is a "jointie" with the carnival. She said jointies run the games, ride jocks operate the rides and flossies are in charge of food wagons. She, Black and their 1-month-old son, Evan Rowdy-Loomis Black, travel together with North Star Amusements out of Billings, Mont. The carnival kicked off Wednesday and opens at 4 p.m. today and Friday, and is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, according to the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce calendar.