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We are who we choose to be. And so often we choose to be cruel. It is understandable. Of course, I know why this is so—for we fear, deeply, the world which enshrouds us. The sun which heats our fields produces cancers in our skin. The insects which pollinate our flowers send shivers up our spine. Strangers have come from distant lands and their ways are different from ours. We know in this era that beyond the realm of sight squirm ten billion unseen dangers, microbial and horrible, infectious and deadly.
Katie Schlosser has been serving the Dickinson community as a pediatric physical therapist, a specialist in the field, and hopes to provide a voice for kids with special needs should she win a seat on the Dickinson Public School board in June.
Sarah Carlson hopes to bring positivity, creativity and a voice for children with disabilities to the Dickinson Public School Board. She is running for one of the three open seats up for grabs in the June 12 election. "I feel like I'm a pretty positive person, I like to think creatively and I do have goals for this community in the education system," Carlson said. "(Like) making sure all kids feel included in the classroom, feel safe and enjoy their learning experience."
Beware of success—it is a killer both slow and unseen. Failure motivates you—if you are hunting for your meal, and you fail to catch a hare, the void in your belly motivates you to keep trying.
Hettinger's beauty was improved by the hands of many Sunday, as townsfolk young and old gathered paint cans and garden tools to participate in an unprecedented day of community engagement. Make Hettinger Beautiful was an all-day event that saw more than 150 volunteers, adults and children gather in the town's center and participate in numerous beautification events, including planting trees, potting plants, restoring bridges and picking up trash.
A 30-year member the nursing department at Dickinson State University and a major proponent of the department's former exchange program with Russia is preparing to retire at the end of June. Dr. Mary Anne Marsh recalls receiving a phone call unexpectedly sometime in the late 90's from a colleague at DSU. "How would you like to go to Siberia?" he asked her.
There will be no Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Dickinson after a decision by the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation Board to build the library near the Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora. Monday morning's meeting opened with words from Gov. Doug Burgum, who is not a member of the board.
This past weekend at Dickinson State University was a time full of tears, cheers, speeches and celebrations, as the spring commencement once again saw diplomas delivered into the hands of proud graduates. "Class of 2018, today is your day," DSU President Thomas Mitzel said addressing a packed house in the Scott Gymnasium, where more than 200 students and their friend and families gathered for the spring commencement ceremony. "Thank you very much and congratulations."
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church is more than the measure of its masonry. "I think it's pretty Lutheran to recognize that ... the building is not the church. The church is something alive in the world, because that's where the Holy Spirit works," Pastor Lisa Lewton said. "We try to be clear with people that ... faith is really lived everywhere they go, in their home and in their work and in their neighborhood."
Heather Bird will be graduating from Dickinson State University this year with a degree in nursing, going to Rochester, Minn., to work in the solid organ transplant floor of the Mayo Clinic there. It won't be her first visit. "This was the unit I was on approximately nine years ago when I myself had a liver transplant at Mayo Clinic," Bird said. "I have a rare blood disorder ... I was diagnosed with a form of porphyria when I was 15. Throughout the course of illness ... we realized I was misdiagnosed and I ended up with stage four cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 23."