Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Receives U.S. Department of Energy Award

The Audubon National Wildlife Refuge has received a 2012 Federal Energy and Water Management Award recognizing the central North Dakota building’s outstanding performance in energy efficiency and use of renewable energy. The building was certified LEED(r) Gold in 2011. Widseth Smith Nolting, Grand Forks, led the design team as the architect for the project and… [More…]

International prints fill BSC’s Gannon Gallery

An exhibit of prints made with a process dating to the 1600s is on display at the Bismarck State College Gannon Gallery. The International Mezzotint Exchange Exhibition contains the works of 24 artists from eight nations, including Linda Whitney of Valley City, N.D. She will present a gallery talk at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30,… [More…]

BSC offers new smart grid course through DOE grant

As part of a $2.5-million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE), in partnership with the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE), has developed the fourth and final course in a series on the smart grid. The new course, “Impact of the Smart Grid,”… [More…]

BSC Agriculture department honored for excellence

The Bismarck State College Department of Agriculture received the Director’s Award of Excellence from the ND Department of Career and Technical Education during the Annual Department of Career and Technical Education Professional Development Conference held in Bismarck this week. The award acknowledges superior career and technical education programs in North Dakota. BSC’s program was called… [More…]

Area adults 50+ invited to August 9 open house for OLLI@UND

Bismarck- and Mandan-area learners over 50 are invited to attend an open house and course preview for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of North Dakota (OLLI@UND) Thursday, August 9, at Bismarck State College. BSC, in partnership with UND, hosts the open house from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 101 of the National… [More…]

Gov. Jack Dalrymple proclaims August 6-12 “Lifelong Learning Week”

“Lifelong Learning Week” is part of a national movement created by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes located on university and college campuses throughout the United States. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and on the Bismarck State College campus, serves more than a thousand adults age 50… [More…]

Dakota Carrier Network hosts grand opening event at new Network Operations Center facility

(Bismarck, N.D.) – JULY 30, 2012 – Dakota Carrier Network (DCN) held a grand opening event today at its new Network Operations Center (NOC) in Bismarck, N.D. The 42,000-square-foot, highly secure facility accommodates the company’s expanding network and growing customer needs as well as provides even greater assurance of business survivability. Today’s grand opening events… [More…]

TMI Hospitality opens new Residence Inn by Marriott in Bismarck

New extended-stay property is first Residence Inn in North Dakota FARGO, N.D. (July 30, 2012) — TMI Hospitality, a leading hospitality management company based in Fargo, N.D., has opened North Dakota’s first Residence Inn by Marriott, located at 3421 N. 14th St. in Bismarck. The 92-room Residence Inn offers guests convenient access to a multitude… [More…]

Lund to chair state advisory committee

Keith Lund, Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation vice president, has been appointed chair of the North Dakota Public Finance Authority (PFA) Advisory Committee. He was appointed to the committee in 2011. “Strong, viable communities are critical as we continue to grow and diversify our state’s economy.,” said Lund. “The Public Finance Authority is instrumental… [More…]

Real Builders and Dora Hospitality Tops Out and Appoints a General Manager of a Brand New Hotel in Williston, North Dakota

$10 million MainStay Suites will feature the feeling of being on vacation. Williston (July 2, 2012) – Dora Hospitality, LLC today announced construction is already well underway for an 89 room extended stay hotel, the MainStay Suites in Williston, North Dakota. The MainStay Suites – Williston is expected to open in the Fall of 2012.… [More…]