Noise is nothing new to the ears of downtown
residents. But when summer rolls around, higher temperatures may also
bring higher volumes.
"I think that you will see more activity
downtown and more venues that will be outdoors," said Steve Pine, downtown owner."I do think that it's appropriate that the time
frame that they are allowed to have excessively loud music or something
that's going to interfere with a residential area, that has to be
watched out for."
The owner of Lucky Ducks Deli started a petition calling for an
increase in the decibel level allowed in downtown Bismarck for live
music and outdoor events. He's expanding his outdoor patio and stage to
accommodate larger crowds. But he declined to talk about the issue
"We've had complaints before," said Mike Frohlich, owner of
Laughing Sun Brewery. "Especially in the summer when our garage door is
open, the sound projects out there a little bit, but I wouldn't say it's
louder than any of the motorcycles or the train going by or any of that
Frohlich says that the Laughing Sun does its best to be good neighbors, and stops playing live music by 11 p.m.
can see other places that want to have it increased, I can see their
point as well, it might affect us and benefit us too," said Frohlich.
Pine says that as an owner of a new building with 17 luxury condos
and a bar and grill, he believes businesses should respect residents.
you have residences in the Patterson building, and stuff like that,
there's elderly folks that live there. If it's very loud and later at
night, it could be an inconvenience to those folks who are trying to
sleep, I can understand that," says Pine.
Pine also says that as Bismarck continues to grow, residents and businesses are going to have to compromise.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:57:59 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:54:06 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:50:18 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:48:30 GMT
Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them. Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday. As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.