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A snow emergency was declared in Bismarck on Tuesday after more than 57 inches of snow accumulated in recent months.

Bismarck city commissioners transferred $508,800 from the city contingency fund to the city's roads and street budget Tuesday to cover snow-hauling costs.

The snow emergency declaration will make the city eligible for any state or federal funds, if they become available.

Flurry Fest

Flurry Fest, Bismarck Parks and Recreation's winter festival, will be held throughout February.

Events will include a wallyball tournament, photography contest, play dates, dance classes inspired by "Frozen" at the Hillside Aquatic Complex Community Room, a free walking week at the Capital Racquet and Fitness Center, a treasure hunt, tennis tournament, Ski and Glow cross-country ski event, Nishu Bowman shoot tournament, Theo Art School Valentines' Day Workshop, glowing snow ghosts using glow sticks for eyes at Hillside Aquatic Complex, a skate with the Bobcats event, youth golf clinics, free group fitness classes, cardboard sled races, s'mores walk and a Winter Jam Junior Tennis Tournament.

Also on the schedule are a pool party, open gym, BizeeMan Flurry Fling Disc Golf, Wibit Water Toys, Mini-Winter Junior Zookeeper Camp, adaptive bowling and Bobcats Hockey.

Visit www.bismarckparks.org or call Ethan Eberle, recreation specialist for the park district, for more information at 222-6628.

Livability Summit

The Bismarck Mayor's Livability Summit will be held 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 9 at the National Energy Center of Excellence at Bismarck State College, 1200 Schafer St., Bismarck.

Morning and afternoon sessions are scheduled to discuss education, art, humanities and recreation, commerce and development, business and innovation, community services and health care.

Speakers will include Monsignor James Shea, president of the University of Mary and Gov. Doug Burgum, who will talk about his Main Street Initiative.

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For more information, visit www.bismarcknd.gov.

Special assessment commission

Candidates are being sought for the Mandan Special Assessment Commission: one position for six years and a second position for four years, beginning in April. The special assessment commission is responsible for determining the amount of benefits from construction projects residents receive and assessing these costs to properties within the applicable district. The special assessment district is comprised of three members.

Letters of interest are encouraged from the local business community and residents, stating their background and reason for interest. They should be submitted by Feb. 28.

Send letters to Kim Fettig in the Mandan Engineering Department at 205 Second Ave. N.W., Mandan, N.D. 58554 or by email to kfettig@cityofmandan.com.

For more information, call 701-667-3225.

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(Reach LeAnn Eckroth at 701-250-8264 or leann.eckroth@bismarcktribune.com)

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