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As Dickinson's Herberger's store continues its slow closure, aisles festooned with colorful discount signs, the store's associates continue to mingle with customers, making sales and swapping smiles. Brightly grinning, Vicky Zander checks out items for a pair of women, encouraging them to come back next week for even deeper discounts. They share some lively banter and familiar conversation. Another customer asks her assistance, and Zander gets to know her with some small talk, discovering she's here from out of state, visiting family.
The first-ever Cannonball Mud Run challenged participants to a lengthy obstacle course of slick mud pits, precipitous plunges into river waters and hillside encampments well guarded by aquatic artillery.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church has stood for 116 years, providing spiritual nourishment to its parish and honoring an immigrant past. “This church began when the Diocese of Bismarck was non-existent. In 1902, this church was established,” Pastor Keith Streifel, head priest at St. Joseph’s, said. “We were a long ways away, we were Germans talking to an Irish bishop.”
First on First, the local weekly summertime event, brings all manner of interesting folks to Dickinson's downtown to check out live music and sample food truck delicacies—but these days, it isn't just the meals that are going mobile. "It's a dream come true," Brittani Dennis said inside her clothing boutique called Tumbleweed Boutique. It's an apt name, because despite the brick-like wall designs or the wooden floorboards, this wasn't a typical downtown clothing store—it was on wheels.
July's Minute with Mitzel Connecting the community with campus happenings: Dickinson State University President Dr. Tomas Mitzel provides a brief overview of current events and campus highlights.
Dickinson State University enjoyed its best year to date at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, where eight students participated and many earned high marks on the national stage, showcasing leadership, business and improvisation skills.
The Dickinson Public School Board re-elected Brent Seaks as president of the Dickinson Public School Board among other orders of business at this month's meeting Monday, the first meeting for new superintendent Shon Hocker. "It's been a pleasure to have been here for a week; it's been a great first week," Hocker said in his superintendent's report at the outset of the meeting.
Folk tend to pass through Dickinson on all manner of adventure, and Leo Hauser is no exception—he and 25 others took a day to rest and recuperate in North Dakota's Western Edge on their 62-day journey across the United States, from Seattle to Boston, on bicycles. They're almost halfway there.
The Westerfield family has an interesting hobby. Every year, around the start of the new year, Bob and Jen Westerfield produce a map of the United States, a dart and a blindfold. They throw, and when the dart lands—where the dart lands—that's when they know where they'll be going for their next vacation. These "dart vacations" have seen the family of five travel south, east, west and now north as they strive toward a goal of visiting every single U.S. state. This year, their dart has brought them to Dickinson and North Dakota.
Dickinson State University showcased its alumni last weekend from across the generations as the university continues its year-long centennial celebration, an event which has brought the city, community and student body together.