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MEDORA—Astronomers, rangers and historians are inviting the public to join them for three days of stargazing as the fourth annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival gets underway at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Medora. The festival is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23-25, with presentations by nationally recognized speakers, rocket building, solar system hikes and much more. Most activities are included in the park entry fee, unless otherwise noted.
Daniel Martin said even if you've seen one of his shows before, it's unlikely to be the same as he'll give this week in Dickinson. "It's all organic and interactive," said Martin, a comedian and illusionist. "I can make people disappear from the stage and have amazing card games. Every night is different—no show is a cookie cutter because every audience is different." Martin is coming to Dickinson State University as part of the events associated with the inauguration for Thomas M. Mitzel as the 12th president of DSU.
Three-year-old Beckett Carlson used a large roller attached to his wheelchair to paint on a floor canvas during an adaptive art experience Friday at Dickinson High School. While that was fun, he started laughing when he watched the colorful whirling fans and a bubble machine create a cloud of bubbles while being pushed across the room. Beckett, the son of Sarah and Grant Carlson of Dickinson, was among the children and adults who participated in Zot Artz workshop hosted by the Anne Carlsen Center at Dickinson High School.
Cowboy Up Journey for a Cure, a 16-day, 373-mile trail ride across North Dakota, started on Sept. 9 at the border of Minnesota and will conclude at the Montana border...
The 18th annual Heritage Day in Watford City will be celebrated Saturday at the McKenzie County Heritage Park, 950 Second Ave. SW. The day is an opportunity to visit the...
Dickinson resident and Haiti native Lamise Oyugi has launched a monthly cooking class that will showcase Haitian, Caribbean and African cuisine. "Let's get cooking, guys," she said, as the dozen students sat around the rented kitchen for the first class in Dickinson. "I'll be making two dishes using step-by-step directions, and then we will have a little taste once it's done." Her first class on Sept. 3 featured a Curry Chicken served with Rice and Peas—Haitian style.
The AMEN Food Pantry shelves were filled with cans of food and paper products on Thursday, thanks to a food drive conducted by Sax Motor Co. of Dickinson. The food drive was part of the Million Meal Food Drive initiated by the Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota and the Great Plains Food Bank. Relying on the generosity of its employees and the community, the drive started in June and ended Aug. 30. Twenty-three boxes of food were delivered to the pantry in July, and the final 16 boxes came in Thursday, for a total of 2,976 pounds of food.
Tim and Tara Chase helped their four children find their desks at Hope Christian Academy on Tuesday. The surroundings were relatively new to the four Chase children and their parents as the school held its first day of classes following the completion of a building project to include all grades under one roof. "It's exciting," Tara Chase said. "The two older girls have been coming since kindergarten, and at that time, we were told the high school was going to be built, and now it is. All four kids are here now."
Marvin Runge of Dickinson has a scrapbook filled with historic trivia unlike any other. It's a snapshot of North Dakota history as seen through the eyes of a seventh-grader, when he made it as a school assignment. "I went through magazines and newspapers, and I wrote letters to the State Capitol for information," said Runge as he showed his yellowed and tattered 23-page book. Runge, who will turn age 90 in October, finished the project while he was attending Rainy Butte School, a country school near New England. His teacher at the time was Emma Brude.
It's that time of year again when the United Way of Dickinson launches its 2016-17 campaign. The kickoff luncheon for volunteers is noon Friday at Dunn Bros. Coffee. "It will be a quick training for the volunteers and distribution of packets," United Way Executive Director Nichole De Leon said. The 2016-17 goal is $300,000 for distribution to 17 agencies, which must be non-profits and serve the Stark County area, De Leon said.