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June 3, 2024

'Mandan Market Nights' is new to downtown this summer

A farmers and makers market is coming to Dykshoorn Park on Tuesdays Nights beginning June 4 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Mandan Market Nights will provide a platform for local farmers, artisans, and entrepreneurs to showcase their products and talents while fostering connections among neighbors. Organizers envision a lively gathering where families, friends and individuals from all walks of life come together to celebrate the bounty of our region and the spirit of the community. 

Mandan Market Nights will run through Oct. 22.  Vendors may apply online at visitmandan.com/Mandan-market-nights

Vote on June 11


The following candidates are running for office in the Tuesday, June 11 election:

James (Jim) Froelich is running unopposed for mayor, and Thomas Jackson is running unopposed for municipal court judge.

City Commission. Two seats are up for election.

  • Herb Kringen
  • Joseph (Joe) Camisa, Jr. (incumbent)
  • Michael Braun (incumbent)
  • Ryan Heinsohn
  • Craig Sjoberg

Park Board. Two seats are up for election. Incumbents Jennifer Froehlich and Wade Meschke are running unopposed.

School Board. Four seats are up for election.

At-Large (1 seat, 1-year term)

  • Tim Rector (incumbent, filling vacancy)
  • Jake Schmidt
  • Julie Cronin Skaret
  • Victoria Vayda-Hammond

At-Large (2 seats, 3-year terms)

  • Rick Horn (incumbent)
  • Caroline Kozojed (incumbent)
  • Amy Schanandore
  • Maureen Wanner

Rural (1 seat, 3-year term)

  • Sheldon Wolf (incumbent)

County Commissioner. Three seats are up for election. Candidates for county seats will advance to the Nov. 6 election.

  • Nathan Boehm (incumbent)
  • Raymond Morrell (incumbent)

Mandan will also have two measures included on the ballot regarding a citizen-initiated half-cent sales tax increase and the publishing of City Commission meeting minutes in the Mandan News for the next four years.

The League of Women Voters held debates with candidates in contested races (City Commission and School Board). The debates will be replayed on Government Access cable channels 2 and 602 HD and can be viewed on freetv.org leading up to the election.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information on the June 11 election, visit cityofmandan.com/elections.

Early Vote Precinct June 5-10

Any qualified elector of Morton County, with a valid ID, can utilize the Early Vote precinct at the Morton Mandan Public Library, 609 W Main St. The early vote precinct hours are:

  • Wednesday, June 5, Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Summer Concert Series begins June 3

Many bands will play in Dykshoorn Park this summer. Beginning June 3, performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. every Monday through Thursday until Aug. 17. The Dakota Lions will serve hamburgers and brats on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Business roundtable to focus on Job Service programs

The City of Mandan Business Development & Communications Department is teaming up with the Bismarck Workforce Center at Job Service North Dakota for a Business Roundtable Discussion on Monday, June 17 in the Parkside Room at Morton Mandan Public Library, 609 W Main St, from 2-4 p.m.


The primary focus of the discussion is to showcase the programs offered by Job Service, designed to address workforce needs within our community.


The roundtable discussion is geared towards small, local business owners and human resource professionals, however attendance is open to all interested parties. Registration is requested by noon on Friday, June 14. Additional information is available at cityofmandan.com/news.

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Take the Community Calendar survey

The Mandan Tomorrow Leadership Pride and Image (LPI) Committee is seeking community feedback on the annual community calendar. Please complete the survey at surveymonkey.com/r/24communitycalendar by June 9. 


The seven question survey will take less than three minutes to complete.

Volunteers help pick up litter from routes in Mandan

Mandan’s Litter Clean-Up Month took place in May with over 200 volunteers picking up litter in ditches along major roadways. Thank you to all those who cleaned up routes:

  • Deb Hopfauf & Family
  • American Family Insurance
  • Sara Hertz & Family
  • Dennis Friesz & Family
  • David Leingang & Family
  • Justin Belohavek & Family
  • Annette Kary
  • Sharon Johnson
  • Delphine Marshall
  • John Brashears & Family
  • HDR Inc.
  • Dave Berger & Family
  • Kaylee Barbie & Friends
  • ABRA Mandan
  • Gate City Bank
  • Brian Dehnert & Family
  • Moore Engineering
  •  AE2S
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Mandan Walmart
  • Mandan High School Staff
  • Cub Scout Pack 153
  • Willing Workers 4-H Club
  • North Dakota GeoCaching Association
  • Easter Seals Goodwill North Dakota
  • Centre Inc.
  • Martina Dvorak & Family
  • Savannah Boltz & Family
  • Amy Schmidt & Family

Clean ditches wouldn’t be possible without all our volunteers, supporters and organizers, as well as the City of Mandan Grounds Maintenance crew. Thank you! Our community looks better because of your efforts. Door prize winners will be announced this week.

LED Street Light replacement project to be completed

The City of Mandan will soon complete a replacement of old streetlight fixtures with new LED lights throughout the community. The LED lights are energy efficient and provide cost savings for the city.

Since 2015 the City has replaced old streetlight fixtures with new LED Lights at a cost of about $50-$60,000 a year, and that has replaced about half of the entire network of lights. This project will replace 1,000 fixtures, completing the LED street light replacement project.

Total cost for the final replacement piece of the project is about $600,000 paid for by the street light utility fund. The changeover to LED lights is anticipated to result in power draw reductions, saving the City an estimated $60,000 per year. Savings are expected to increase over time as electricity rates rise. The return on investment for this project is about 10 years. 

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Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons to be installed

The City of Mandan recently entered into an agreement with Moore Engineering for the design phase of a project that will install four Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) with ADA improvements in the areas through an approved Highway Safety Improvement Program. The RRFB is a traffic control device that flashes when a pedestrian presses a button to cross an intersection, and are not new to our community but will be installed in four new locations: 

  • Mary Stark Elementary
  • Custer Elementary
  • Lewis & Clark Elementary
  • 46th Ave SE near Raging Rivers Waterpark

The Engineering Department applied for funding in November 2019 and was awarded a 90% grant for the project. Approximately $198,000 is being provided by the North Dakota Department of Transportation, and the City will cover $80,250 through the sales tax fund.

The project will go to bid in October 2024, with installation in 2025. 

Building Blocks Technical Assistance grant to focus on Third Street area

The City of Mandan is participating in the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Technical Assistance program, focusing on approximately two miles of the Third Street corridor in southeast and southwest Mandan. The specific area to be studied extends from the intersection of Third Street and Memorial Highway to the west past Highway 6/10th Ave SW to the Heart River.

This technical assistance includes collaborating with residents and stakeholders to address issues such as affordable housing, employment opportunities, walkability, transportation, environmentally sound and healthy communities, and the promotion of local culture and other amenities.

“This area has been identified due to significant funding recently applied to the Sixth Ave corridor and slated for the levee and Memorial Highway, which may trigger redevelopment,” says City Planner Andrew Stromme. This will be the first time for this area of Mandan to be the focus of a small area study.

A two-day workshop is being planned this fall to engage with citizens and stakeholders in the area for additional recommendations in the subarea plan, culminating with the adoption of an action plan at the completion of the study.

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Please mow grass & control weeds

This notice is to all property owners, residents, and caretakers of property within the city limits of Mandan. All noxious weeds and/or overgrown vegetation must be maintained under the 6-inch maximum height and cut or sprayed by May 1, June 1, July 1, August 1, September 1, October 1. Any failure to comply with this notification will result in the property being cut and/or sprayed by the city with the cost being added to your special assessments.  If you are planning to spray your property instead of cutting it, you must notify the code enforcement officer at (701) 667-3264 or your property will be cut with the cost being added to your special assessments.

Where do grass clippings go?

Grass and leaves should be disposed of at one of the five grass collections sites provided by Mandan Public Works. Please do not place grass, leaves, lawn clippings or branches in residential garbage collection totes or commercial dumpsters.

The collections sites are located at:

  1. Old Red Trail & Hillside Rd NW (grass only)
  2. Mandan Brave Center, 901 Division Street NW (grass only)
  3. 8th Avenue SE & Hwy 1806 South (grass & branches under 4 inches in diameter)
  4. 24th Avenue SE & Longspur Drive (grass only)
  5. McKenzie Dr SE & 34th Ave SE (grass only)

As a reminder, grass collection sites are for residents only. Contractors may dump at the landfill at no charge in the compost pile as long as the load is only grass, leaves or garden waste. Residents may also take grass clippings and branches to the landfill free of charge.

Find a list of grass collection sites do’s & don’ts at cityofmandan.com/grasscollection. Please contact the Public Works Department at 701-667-3240 with questions.

Buggies N Blues, June 8-9

Buggies-n-Blues, Mandan’s annual classic car show and music festival will be held June 8-9. Find the full schedule of events at visitmandan.com.

A section of Main St. will be closed starting Friday, June 7 for set up, the event itself and tear down. Here are the details:

  • Beginning at 2 a.m. on Friday, June 7 through 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, Main St. from Third Ave NW to just west of Fourth Ave NW will be closed. Fourth Ave NW from Main St. to the alley will also be closed.

  • Beginning at 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, Main St. will be closed from Third Ave NE to Sixth Ave NW until 5 p.m. Second Ave NE will be closed from Main St. to First St. The other avenues along the Main St. closure will be closed to traffic from Main St. to the alley. Temporary four-way stops will be activated at the First St. intersections of Third Ave NE and Third Ave NW.

West Main Street access will remain open for Runnings and Morton Mandan Public Library. Motorists are encouraged to use First Street as a detour. Truck drivers may wish to take an alternate route.

Planes & Pancakes is June 9

Before heading over to Buggies-n-Blues on Sunday, June 9, be sure to stop by Mandan Regional Airport Lawler Field for Planes & Pancakes. This annual event, hosted by EAA Chapter 1008, includes breakfast and fun for all ages and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A free will donation is suggested but not required. 

Discover Exoplanets at the library this summer

Morton Mandan Public Library (MMPL) was selected as one of nine libraries across the nation to display Discover Exoplanets! MMPL is the host site from June 6 through Aug. 31.

The national traveling exhibit explores space and astronomy, while hitting on topics such as how NASA scientists are investigating the possibility of other habitable worlds beyond Earth. This exhibit features hands-on, multimedia activities for visitors to interact with as they gain insight into the most recent NASA discoveries.

For more information contact MMPL at 701-667-5365.


Fireworks permitted July 3 & 4 only


Typically, the possession, use, discharge and explosion of fireworks is only permitted from noon to 11:59 p.m. on July 3 and 4. In the past, dry conditions have led to fireworks bans. Conditions will be evaluated as the July 4 holiday approaches, and updates will be posted at cityofmandan.com/news.

No sky lanterns, bottle rockets. The possession, manufacture, storage, sale and use of sky lanterns and bottle rockets is prohibited within city limits.

Fireworks off limits in parks. Fireworks are prohibited at all city parks, with the exception of Mandan Rodeo Days’ annual display at Dacotah Centennial Park.

It’s important to note that this reflects a 2020 ordinance change and is different from previous years. The fee for violations is $150. Please stay tuned to the cityofmandan.com website for updates.

New & Expanding Mandan Businesses



Aviators Bar, 202 W Main St

The Bead Ranch, 103 3rd Ave NW

The Poppy Creative, 410 W Main St


Black Lions, 412 W Main St

Mandan Sporting Goods, 206 4th Ave NW

The Studio: Wellness Community of Mandan, 104 3rd Ave NW, Ste 200


Daily Perks, 2701 Memorial Hwy SE

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June Meetings

City Commission

June 4 & 18 at 5:30 p.m., City Hall

School Board

June 24 at 4:30 p.m., City Hall

Park Board

June 10 at 5:30 p.m., City Hall

County Commission

June 13 & 25 at 5:30 p.m.,

Morton County Courthouse

City Planning & Zoning

June 24 at 5:30 p.m., City Hall

Please check with each entity to see about virtual options for these meetings.

Community Events

June 5 & 19 SPARK at the Library, 10:15 a.m. & 4:15 p.m.

June 6 Breakaway & Tie-down Jackpot, Dale Pahlke Rodeo Arena

June 7-9 Border Battle, Veteran's Memorial Ballpark

June 7-9 Halloween in June, FALSP

June 7 LegeNDary Tour, 7 p.m., Dacotah Speedway

June 8 Truck Pull, Dacotah Centennial Park

June 14, Dirt Series, Dacotah Speedway, 7 p.m.

June 15 Cardio & Coffee, 7:30-9 a.m., FALSP

June 16 Father's Day Hike, 1 p.m. FALSP

June 21 Hall of Fame Night, 7 p.m., Dacotah Speedway

June 22 NBHA District 3 and BisMan RC at Dacotah Centennial Park

June 28 Night of Legends, 7 p.m., Dacotah Speedway

June 28-30 McQuades Charity Softball Tournament

The Summer Concert Series is taking place Monday-Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. in Dykshoorn Park through Aug. 17.

Mandan Farmers Market, Saturdays 9 a.m. - Noon, Heritage Park through Oct. 12

Mandan Market Nights Tuesday's from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in Dykshoorn Park through Oct. 22.

Find more things to do at mylocalevents.org

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