Is your vehicle ready for a frigid North Dakota winter? Owners of Joe's Auto Service Joe Miller and Ryan Praus offer tips on how to winterize your vehicle and care for it during the season. While it's a good idea to keep up the maintenance on your vehicle, it's especially important in winter. In particular, check your battery, alternator and tires.
No decisions were made during Thursday's fourth workshop for the new Dickinson High School project, but a new option was added. "We want to take one last-second look at whether or not it would be beneficial to keep any of the old facility, like the gym space," said Shon Hocker, superintendent of Dickinson Public Schools.
Did you know that the fourth smokestack on the Titanic was just for decoration? Kathryn Mavity's fourth-grade students at Jefferson Elementary School do. The kids dressed up in suits and dresses to present their group projects on the Titanic to family and community members in the classroom they decorated in the same theme. Afterward, they served the crowd lunch.
Dickinson State University's fall commencement will be Friday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. in the Dorothy Stickney Auditorium in May Hall and will feature Seth Moerkerke as the student speaker. "It's an incredible honor," said Moerkerke of his selection as speaker. "It's kind of been a goal of mine for the past couple of years. ... I think it's an incredible honor to be able to ... represent and just speak about my time at DSU and truly honor DSU and everything it's done for me."
Lincoln Elementary School's fourth-grade students are now published authors with their own hardcover books, which arrived just in time for Christmas. The students and their teachers celebrated the project's completion with a read-aloud and ice cream social. One of the teachers, Robin Swenson, said she got the idea from a flyer she had received in her school mail.
North Dakota's eight Regional Human Services Centers must attain national accreditation by July 31, 2021 to be licensed and continue providing services, per Senate Bill 2039, which amends section 50-06-05.2 of the North Dakota Century Code. These centers--located in Dickinson, Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Devil's Lake, Jamestown, Grand Forks and Fargo--provide a variety of behavioral health services including therapy, addition and psychiatric services.
Dickinson High School doesn't have a stove in its kitchen, but that doesn't stop head cook Chantal Crandell from cooking. She finds work-arounds, steaming vegetables in a steamer and boiling water for oatmeal on a small hot plate. "We make do with what we have," she said. Crandell said when Principal Hoherz first started, she jokingly asked him about getting a stove, which he would have done had she not decided that she would rather spend the money where they might need it elsewhere. She doesn't have a good place to put one, either, she added.
Moments after winning Magnificent Mustache, Amir Falsafi said goodbye to his award-winning facial hair. It had taken him less than a month to grow it; it took less than seven minutes to shave it off. "You're going to get carded now!" joked one of the observers during the Beards and Borscht adoption benefit at Lady J's. Falsafi and Davin Moe let barbers Paul Ellerkamp and Dave Baker cut off their prize-winning facial hair to help raise money for Marie and Jered Moe's adoption of twin teenage Ukrainian boys whom they hosted last summer.
Dickinson High School Senior Mara Ballard has known what she wanted to do in life since Kindergarten — be a veterinarian. "Unlike most teenagers or kids, I never really changed my career path," she said. "I kind of always stayed the same. I remember even being a veterinarian with stuffed animals. I think I would have like little cages set up, and I would take them out an examine them. I tried to give them shots and all that stuff." She got her first pet when she was 4 or 5 years old, a Shih Tzu named Daisy.
Badlands Human Service Center is looking to better its mental health crisis services by potentially hiring a call center and designated night-time, on-call crisis reaction team members. Last winter, officials for the North Dakota Department of Health Services attended a National Governor's Association conference in Arizona in which officials from other states detailed their crisis services. Brad Brown, regional director for Badlands, said that's where the interest in one of the pieces--a call center for crisis--was generated.