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Have you ever had an idea that completely took over your thoughts, consumed your life, and came up in every conversation you have? Me too. My life-consuming idea actually has several parts, but this beautiful newly designed website you’re visiting is part one. This website has taken over my brain […]

Bismarck Alley Art

Downtown Bismarck is hopping. Whether it’s shopping, eating, or just hanging out with friends, there is always something happening downtown. And more is coming. The Dakota West Arts Council has teamed up with the 2016 Leadership Bismarck Mandan Project team to create an outdoor gallery of art. The exterior walls […]

 The Well Armed Woman

  By Marci Narum Josette Severson considers herself a ‘girly girl.’ Like many women, she enjoys slipping into high heels and a dress to look professional. She speaks with a sweet confidence. But fair warning: Severson knows how to handle herself. And her firearms. “I have felt threatened. A few […]