Mandan Mural Fight Hearing Delayed

Bismarck – There are new developments in the case regarding a mural on a Mandan business.

Wednesday, a federal judge was expected to hear arguments for and against keeping a western-themed mural on the side of the Lonesome Dove bar In Mandan.

However, Wednesday’s hearing was postponed to July 30th because the City of Mandan requested additional time to put their case together.

Last month. the owners of the bar requested and were granted a temporary restraining order, allowing them to keep the mural up without penalty until next months hearing.

The Mandan City Commission ordered the bar to remove it because the business doesn’t have a permit for the outdoor artwork.

The Mandan Architectural Review Commission later denied their permit application, because city guidelines state that no mural may be placed on the front of the building.

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