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Business digest (June 7)

RDO event to benefit youth mentor program

The RDO Caters Taters for Charity event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Doublewood Inn, Fargo.

Big Brothers Big Sisters will be the benefitting charity for the companies’ 15th annual potato luncheon charity event.

In the Fargo-Moorhead area, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been a program of The Village Family Service Center since 1973. School-based mentoring was added in 1998.

Olsen again operating consulting service

Michael J. Olsen is once again operating as Michael J. Olsen Communications, offering corporate communications and related services.

Olsen specializes in public relations, crisis communications planning, key message development, communications coaching for executives and media relations, and also offers services including speech writing, video production, corporate events and corporate philanthropy.

Olsen was most recently senior vice president of corporate communications and public affairs for Otter Tail Corp. In addition to previously consulting as Michael J. Olsen Communications, he served as senior vice president of corporate communications for Great Plains Software, vice president of corporate communications for National Car Rental, deputy assistant secretary of transportation for public affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., press secretary to former U.S. Sen. Mark Andrews (R-N.D.), and senior producer at Prairie Public Broadcasting.

He can be reached at