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August Kersten

August “Augie” Kersten is a co-owner of the Lonesome Dove saloon in Mandan, North Dakota. He started the Lonesome Dove 28 years ago with Brian Berube.

  • May 21, 2019    |   First Amendment

    Mandan, ND Mural

    Mandan's "mural police" goes after art the city does not like

    The First Amendment does not let government officials play art critic. But that’s what officials in Mandan, North Dakota, have been doing. The city mandates that anyone who wants to display a mural first secure its permission. And to get that permission, Mandan requires applicants to change their mural’s design, color and content. The city…

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