Ellie Potter started working for The Dickinson Press in September of 2016 as a news reporter. She graduated from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va. in December of 2015 with a degree in journalism. She is originally from Columbus, Ohio and has worked for publications in Prague, Czech Republic; Washington, DC and Richmond, Va.
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Rose Klym fell and shattered her left hip at age 96 this past December at St. Benedict's Health Center in Dickinson. One of her certified nursing assistants (CNA), Shari Schwindt, comforted her until the ambulance arrived. But the next day, Schwindt came to the hospital with a fleece blanket decorated in polar bears and penguins, a plush teddy bear and card to check in on her resident.
After the previous threat of steep budget cuts, most Dickinson legislators are pleased with the outcome of a funding bill for Dickinson State University. "I think the cloud surrounding Dickinson State University is going to start fading away and the sunshine is going to start shining in," said House Majority Caucus Leader Mike Lefor, R-District 37, who was the primary advocate for DSU at the Capitol this session.
The battle between the east and west over hub city dollars concluded in a compromise Dickinson area lawmakers could handle. Most Dickinson area legislators said Senate Bill 2013, relating to hub city funding, would adequately fund the needs of the hub cities — Dickinson, Williston and Minot. The bill contains $5 million for the Dickinson airport and $35 million for a new airport being built in Williston.
Dalton James went out his very first night after moving to Dickinson, eventually ending up playing his guitar and singing with several newfound friends at 8 a.m. in Stephanie Perkins' garage. He was unsure about moving to North Dakota from his hometown in Oregon, so he decided to set his mind to meeting people and finding a reason to stay.
This weekend the Belfield Theater is teaming up with the University of Mary for a screening of two North Dakota films. On April 28 and 29, the theater will play the movies at 7 p.m. at 113 1st Ave. NW in Belfield. The University of Mary has worked with professionals in the film industry to produce "The Good Father" and "You Beautiful, Crazy, Blind Cripple," which were filmed in Bismarck the summer of 2015 and New Salem the summer of 2016, respectively.
Dickinson saw an overall decrease in city value for the first time since 2011 this year, something that may be attributed to the decrease in oil production in the area the last few years. “That’s the first time that’s occurred since I’ve been the assessor,” said City Assessor Joe Hirschfeld at last week’s city commission meeting.
Dickinson saw an overall decrease in city value for the first time since 2011 this year, something that may be attributed to the decrease in oil production in the area the last few years. "That's the first time that's occurred since I've been the assessor," said City Assessor Joe Hirschfeld at last week's city commission meeting.
After more than three decades, the Stark County Fairground is ready for rodeo season. The keys to the grounds were officially handed over to the county fair board on Wednesday, concluding the $5 million project. "As far as a rodeo, you could have the rodeo tomorrow," said Lee Ann Karsky, fair board president. "Now it's just the little details, you know, cleaning and touchup paint here and caulking this, things like that."
The Dickinson Fire Department will be putting on the annual Spring Clean Up April 28 through May 13, a week after Earth Day, to benefit the community. There has been a constant increase in volunteers participating the past few years, especially with the increase in oil activity bringing people from all over the nation to the Dickinson area.
NEW ENGLAND—The family of New England eighth-grader Dennis Stangle loves to sing together, usually in the car where all five of them sing at the top of their lungs, belting out some of their favorites. One of their family mottos comes from Bob Marley's song "Three Little Birds" — every little thing is gonna be all right. That motto is now helping the Stangles through a difficult period. Dennis, the family's middle child, is undergoing surgery Friday morning to remove a mass from the left side of his head just above his temple.