Tag Archives: February

Shade Tree Players presents Rumpelstiltskin

Shade Tree Players in conjunc­tion with the Bismarck Public School SIP’s program is proud to present Rumpelstiltskin, the funny and fantastical fable, presented as a contemporary musical based on the classic tale. Starring a diverse and dynamic cast and directed by Anne Jorgenson Green, Rumpelstiltskin will surely be a delight for children of all ages.

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Northern Plains Dance goes for Baroque

By Breanna Manley

The last weekend in February Northern Plains Dance will present the sixth annual Cho­reographers’ Showcase, a tra­dition of innovation and dance that brings together the community and artists. The 2012 performance is sub­titled Going for Baroque and will fea­ture live music performed by the Mis­souri Valley Chamber Orchestra and visual art by members of the Bismarck Downtown Artist Cooperative.

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Online benefit for seven local nonprofits

Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation have se­lected the following Bismarck-area organizations to partici­pate in the 2012 Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event held Tuesday, Feb. 14: Continue reading

Political Valentines: Watching Republicans at Play

Betty Mills

By Betty Mills

Ah, yes, February, the month of those dreaded valentines. Or at least that was my view of that romantic event back in the days of my grade school childhood based on my mother’s insistence that valentines, nice valentines, must be giv­en even to boys you hated.

“He conned me into getting on the teeter totter and then he spit right in my face,” I protested, vintage 4th grade. Continue reading

Seven course meal means love in many ways

By Stacy Sturm

To coincide with Valentine’s Day, February is national Love Without Fear month. Love is a many splendid thing, but sometimes relationships could go wrong. In 2005, 1,181 women in the United States were murdered by an intimate partner (Bureau of Justice Statistics). That’s an average of three women every day. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, which includes crimes that were not reported to the police, 232,960 women in the U.S. were raped or sexually assaulted in 2006. That’s more than 600 women every day. Approximately 36 North Dakota women and men have died as a result of domestic violence. Continue reading

Continental comes to Bismarck Feb 7th

By Mike Swenson


Project Noise will be holding a fundraising event on February 7 at the Bismarck VFW, 1326 E. Broadway. They are raising money to open an all ages community venue in the future to support the growing local music scene.

Former lead singer of the punk/ska band Dropkick Murphys, Rick Barton, will be performing with his new band, Continental. Local rock favorites, The Vexed will also perform.

Tickets for Continental are just $8. The show starts at 8 p.m. It’s open to all ages.