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About The Site

BisManCafe.com was launched (as BismarckPride.com) in 2007 by Randy Hoffman. Since then, it has established itself as the region’s premiere online destination. No other local website offers such content depth and variety as BisManCafe.

Through its unique user-centered approach and diverse content offerings, BisManCafe distinguishes itself by bridging hyperlocal news, free classifieds, a comprehensive database, enormous image gallery, business directory, and a locally targeted social network community like no other local destination.

Copyright & Use

All original content on BisManCafe is available for personal, non-profit use only. BisManCafe’s content may only be printed, published, or otherwise reproduced if proper credit is given to BisManCafe.com. If you wish to use any content for any other purposes, please contact for permission.

About Randy

I have been developing and managing websites since 1998. My background also includes more than seven professional years in the news industry, as well as additional experience in marketing, management, and real estate.

My passion for Bismarck – especially its rich history – stems from my family residing here since 1893… when Bismarck was barely twenty years old. My Great-Great Grandfather, Nils H. Lovin, owned a successful contracting business that was responsible for constructing many of the buildings – commercial and residential alike – between the 1890s and 1940s. Nils also served terms in the City Commission and in the Planning Commission.

Some of Lovin’s most notable projects included Saint Mary’s Church, the Wards Building, most regional Standard Oil stations, and many buildings at Fort Lincoln (now UTTC).

It is these strong historical roots that serve the underpinning of my passion.

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