BISMARCK -- Mandan businessman Terry Barnes said he’s entering the Bismarck mayor’s race at the urging of a number of citizens. “People told me, ‘Terry, it’s time,’" he said. Barnes, who works in Mandan but lives in Bismarck, said Bismarck needs a change. “I’m the change,” he said.
BISMARCK -- A traffic signal fell on a woman's truck at a downtown Bismarck intersection over the weekend, police reported Tuesday, Jan. 16. Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said a 30-year-old Mandan woman was driving her 2003 GMC Sierra when she saw the traffic signal pole begin to tilt. She reportedly slammed on her brakes but was unable to stop in time.
BISMARCK—Three speakers will be featured at the 2018 Main Street ND Summit, which will be Feb. 12-13 at the Bismarck Event Center. The Main Street ND Summit is intended to bring together local and national community development experts and advocates to share best practices and engage community leaders, entrepreneurs, students and interested citizens in envisioning North Dakota's future.
BISMARCK --Within a week, a Bismarck man garnered charges in three cases for threatening to decapitate his landlord, waving a machete at Walmart and trespassing. Darvens Holly Jean Mary, 25, is charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass, felony terrorizing with a dangerous weapon against an adult, felony terrorizing and misdemeanor harassment for the separate events that occurred from Jan. 3 to Jan. 10.
McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger has a clear court record, just in time for re-election. On Monday, South Central District Judge Sonna Anderson dismissed his two-year-old misdemeanor charge of misapplication of entrusted property, related to nearly $1,000 in expenses on a county credit card in March 2015 at a Las Vegas sheriffs’ convention. “It is time to put this issue to rest,” Anderson wrote.
United Airlines will add direct flights between Bismarck and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport starting June 7. “The new service will offer more options for travelers from across the region and continue to define Bismarck Airport as the premier airport and hub city for central and western North Dakota,” Mayor Mike Seminary said in a statement.
BISMARCK -- Police have released the name of a Bismarck man found dead in the snow Saturday morning near the Lewis and Clark Riverboat. Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said the man is 52-year-old Clinton Kaseman. A current address for Kaseman listed in the phone book is at a property owned by Enable Inc., an agency that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
BISMARCK—"Essence of Healing: Journey of American Indian Nurses," a documentary, received the 2017 Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Media Award at the group's 44th biennial convention in Indianapolis, Ind., in October and the Best Service Film Award from the 42nd American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco in November. The documentary captures the journeys of 14 American Indian nurses from the Northern Plains as they follow their calling into the nursing profession.
BISMARCK -- With the goal of changing the conversation around addiction across the state, the North Dakota Department of Human Services, in collaboration with Gov. Doug Burgum and first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, is launching a campaign aimed at reducing the stigma of addiction.