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Diversion Ground Breaking
Under a sunny sky, officials praise the work done to get this far, and look ahead to the construction of the 30-mile Diversion channel
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  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - The North Dakota Department of Commerce is inviting communities to apply for the “Artists on Main Street” program, which offers technical assistance and funding for local art projects. Each year a different community is selected. The first of the 5 planned grants went to Bowman last year. Special contributor Brandi Malarkey went to Bowman to gather interviews about the project for a feature we first aired earlier this summer. Since other communities are now being invited to apply, we thought this would be a good time to rebroadcast that story. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled “Big History.” ~~~ Prairie Public music host Scott Prebys joins us to preview this year’s “Night of Great Jazz” coming up on Wednesday at the Sleepy Hollow Theatre and Arts Park in Bismarck. This year, it’s a guitar summit, with three of the region’s finest guitarists joining Scott’s jazz collective. ~~~ Speaking of music, we have a Tell Tale story from Germans-From-Russia folk singers Joe Gross of Bismarck and John Gross of Napoleon, who recount a family story bearing witness to the power of faith, song and Bravery.
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    Monday, August 8, 2022 - We begin with comments from the public about former Main Street host Doug Hamilton, who passed away last Friday. Then Carrie Wintersteen, the executive director of Theatre B shares a heart-felt essay about Doug, an exceptional actor and an exceptional person. ~~~ We also talk about Doug with Bill Thomas, Prairie Public director of radio. ~~~ Minnesota author Brian Freeman took over the Bourne franchise, but that’s just one of his many writing projects. A new thriller released tomorrow is “I Remember You,” a gripping psychological thriller about a woman haunted by terrifying memories – of someone else's life. ~~~ Chuck Lura shares a Natural North Dakota essay about pocket gophers.
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Today's Dakota Datebook
  • Born in Springfield, Ohio in 1818, Charles Cavalier moved to Carmel, Illinois at the age of seventeen. After a few years he pulled up stakes and headed west. He settled in Red Rock, Minnesota, six miles south of St. Paul, but soon relocated to St. Paul where he opened a shop in 1845. He sold out in 1847 to start the town’s first drugstore in partnership with a doctor. However, he was a restless soul. In order to move on to other adventures, he sold his share of the drugstore to the doctor.