AFL-CIO’s National President Says Union Escalating Campaign Against American Crystal Sugar

By PI Staff

We pledge to coordi­nate and support the efforts to highlight American Crystal Sugar’s total disregard for its employees and to make them a poster child for cor­porate greed and profit over employees.”

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History Alive! Features Yellowstone Vic Smith

Arch Ellwein entertains a crowd with his stories as Buffalo Hunter Yellowstone Vic Smith.

By the State Historical Society of North Dakota

Buffalo hunter Yel­lowstone Vic Smith will appear at the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site in Medora on August 11 and 12, 2012.

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Lambert to “Fire Up” the Civic Center

By PI Staff

Recently crowned ACM Fe­male Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert, will be “On Fire” when she hits the stage on Friday, August 10 plus a spe­cial appearance by the Pistol Annies at the Bismarck Civic Center.

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Free Farm Food Safety Audit Field Trip

By Sue Balcom

Farmers, school food service directors, health department officials and the general public are invited to be a part of a farm food safety audit 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Eden McLeod’s Farm,, 84 11th St NW McClusky ND. This field tour is FREE and open to the public.

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Boston in Bismarck

BOSTON is coming to Bismarck on August 6 at the Bismarck Civic Center. They will treat fans to a combination of familiar music to new tunes as well. It promises to be a night of great music for fans of all ages.

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Letter: Testing My Faith

Dear Editor,

Our newly ordained Catholic Bishop David Kagen has been on board with the Bismarck Diocese now for six months. In this short period Bishop Kagen has done irreparable damage to the diocese. He has adapted the top down Vatican, do as I say management style. This is hardly what Jesus had in mind for our church.

As a lifelong Catholic I am not jumping ship because I am encouraged by some very brave priests, religious women, and other lay Catholics.

We will not sit still and let many U.S. Catholic Bishops hijack the wonderful reforms of Vatican II initiated by the beloved Pope John the Twenty Third. We shall overcome!

John Maddock

Ramping-up Curbside Recycling Efforts

Kids get crafty with recycled items
at Urban Harvest.

The Bismarck-Mandan chapter of Dakota Resource Council is ramping up local efforts to get curbside recycling in the region.

The local group, Missouri Valley Resource Council, held two recycled art contests for children at Urban Harvest to raise awareness about recycling, as well as to show the demand for curbside recycling in Bismarck. Missouri Valley Resource Council plans to host another recycled art contest at Capitol A’Fair on August 5.

For more information please contact Dakota Resource Council at 224-8587 or Also, like Dakota Resource Council’s facebook page.

Shade Tree Players Wrap-up Season with Three Great Shows

By PI Staff

Dakota Stage Theater and Shade Tree Players are proud to present their final three plays that will run during August 2012. They are as follows

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Kids With Beards

By Amber Rae

Once upon a time I found myself in beautiful Jackson Hole for 14 hours and decid­ed to take a 2 a.m. stroll through the warm, moonlit woods in my bathrobe, like you do.

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By Todd Ford

Eva (Tilda Swinton) is working late at the travel agency when a coworker rushes into her of­fice panicked. It seems that her son Kevin’s high school is on the news. Someone is on a rampage, killing stu­dents and faculty and the police have the school surrounded.

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