High Plains Cultural Center, Killdeer, North Dakota

In late 2014, the newly constructed High Plains Cultural Center opened in downtown Killdeer on Highway 22.  The facility was constructed to serve many different functions for Killdeer and Dunn County.

The facility can hold events with up to 500 people:  business conferences, company meetings, community meetings, music concerts, dances, dinners, weddings, family reunions.  There are kitchen facilities, bar facilities, sound system, and 12’x22′ video screen.  There is a covered entrance for vehicles dropping off or picking people up.  There is a large outer lobby that is separate from the event area. There are large restrooms at each end of the event area.

During the week, the High Plains Culture Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  There is a gym and exercise equipment on the second floor, the event area is set up for basketball or volleyball, and there is a separate Pioneer Museum adjacent to the lobby.

I like the High Plains Culture Center, and I think that this has got to be the best thing that ever happened in Killdeer or Dunn County.  I would not change a thing about the facility, it could not have turned out better, and it is not lacking anything.

I would have thought that everybody would have been proud and joyful about the High Plains Cultural Center, it is so clean, and nice, and modern.  Now, especially in the Winter, kids can play in the basketball area, moms and dads can walk the upper level track and use the exercise equipment, older people can sit and have coffee in the lobby.  They can have concerts, watch sporting events on the large screen, host charity events and dinners, have dances.  Some people in Killdeer didn’t want the event center and don’t like it.  As time passes, and people get used to the event center being there, I think that everyone will eventually appreciate it.

I have been to a couple of events at the High Plains Cultural Center, one of the events was a large wedding reception.  Dunn County is a completely rural county, with many large farms and ranches.  People are very spread out, the county is sparsely populated.  A wedding I believe is one of the few times that everybody comes to town and gets together.

Women and housewives in Dickinson hide.  Women in Dunn County hide.  There are just a few things that make them come out of hiding.  There were many attractive women at the wedding reception that I went to in Killdeer.  I was surprised.  I guess that the women in Dunn County might go to the grocery store once a week, other than that, they are just out in the middle of nowhere at the end of a dirt road.  They get married, get pregnant, have kids, raise kids, cook, clean, do laundry, and stay home.  They are attractive and healthy, but they stay home, out in the middle of nowhere.  I have never seen anything like this before, and I don’t understand it.

Everywhere that I have lived, attractive women had to be out going places and doing things, they couldn’t stand being stuck at home.  When they were out, the more that people noticed them and admired them, the more attention that they got, the better they felt about themselves.  At the wedding reception that I went to in Killdeer, I was surprised at how many women were nearly model-like in every way, their nearly perfect body proportions, clear flawless complexions, healthy shiny hair, beautiful everything, yet they did not want any attention, so much so that many of them changed out of their party dresses as soon as possible and into jeans and sweatshirts.

Maybe I can answer my own questions.  Maybe they married the guy they married, and it really was for ever, for better or worse.  If it really was forever, there should be no reason for any one else to be looking at them, or for them to want attention from any one else.  Once they were married, they knew what that meant, getting pregnant, having kids, raising kids, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, and staying home.  Staying home out in the middle of no where.  These women are different.  I don’t know if I would want one of these women or not.  I got the impression that they don’t want me.

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