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Bismarck sees swap in finance positions

Bismarck sees swap in finance positions


Staff changes

Bismarck city government has seen a few staffing changes in recent weeks.

Kathy Feist has moved from being special assessment analyst for the Bismarck City Finance Department to new finance director for the Bismarck Park District.

Augie Ternes, previous park finance director, has retired after eight years with the park district.

Filling Feist’s position in the city finance department is Cora Bauer, who was hired in-house. Bauer has been with the city finance department for two years, said Sheila Hillman, city finance director.


Bismarck will soon have some new decorations to hang from its downtown light poles. The Bismarck City Commission on June 10 approved spending $6,000 to purchase banners during the non-holiday season months.

Kate Herzog, assistant director of the Bismarck Downtowners, said members of the Downtown Plan Implementation Task Force are still selecting the designs. She said the banners will be hung on the same downtown lights as the seasonal decorations where there is already hardware to keep them. “It will generally be Chancellor Square and some parts of Main Avenue,” Herzog said. The banners will be seen on Main Avenue, Broadway, Fifth Street, Fourth Street and Thayer Avenue.

The holiday decorations are generally hung from November through March, she said. She added that this is another way to welcome people to Bismarck. “It’s unattractive to have the poles empty with the hardware in place. We’ve had year-round banners in the past, but they are not in good shape. We need new banners.”

Herzog hopes the banners can still be hung sometime this summer.

Board candidates

Burleigh County Auditor/Treasurer Kevin Glatt said the county is still seeking candidates to fill an unexpired term for the Burleigh County Board of Health and for the Burleigh County School District Reorganizational Committee.

For more information, call 222-6718.


More volunteers are wanted to cover eight or more routes for Mandan’s Litter Clean-up Day on Saturday. Fifty to 100 more people are needed to help. Volunteers will gatherat 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, 801 First Street SE in the activity center to receive refreshments, supplies, route maps and directions. Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register for planning purposes at In case of poor weather, the alternate date is 1 p.m. Sunday at the same location.

More information about the litter clean-up event and other efforts to keep Mandan clean is posted at

Road restriction

This morning, South Washington Street was restricted to one lane going southbound for work on the storm water control structure.

The restriction will be in place until further notice.

No detour will be in place.

Traffic is asked to seek other routes.

For updates on this and other road projects, visit

Reach LeAnn Eckroth at 701-250-8264 or


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