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FARGO - If you know a joke about "Fargo" and wood chippers, Bear Bowles has probably heard it. Bowles, the 28-year-old owner of Bear's Tree Service of Fargo, recently talked about being a young entrepreneur and how he got into the business of tree trimming and removal. Q. How did you get into the business? During my freshman year of college I decided to buy a stump grinder and try it out. I really liked doing the stumps a lot, and I eventually bought enough equipment where I can pretty much tackle any tree job. ...
CHEERS TO THE VOLUNTEERS: The following volunteers were recently honored by the Jeremiah Program for assisting with the organization's life skills course: Hope Adam, Amanda Volmer, Martha Olsen, Carolyn Baana, Kristin Roers, Megan Ness, Rebecca Woods, Lisa Forthum, Kari Larson, Dani Fergen, Kim Brandt, Kelsey Kava, Paula Fode, Sarah Whitney, Jillian Henning, Mary Lou Dahms, Lindsey Leker and Nicole Harriger.
FARGO - Just in time for the holiday season, Frontier Airlines has announced that, starting Nov. 16, it will resume nonstop service between Fargo's Hector International Airport and Denver. Frontier's arrival should mean a greater availability of flights, and travelers will also likely benefit from lower fares, said Shawn Dobberstein, Hector's executive director.
FARGO - The new Corwin Honda location at 201 40th St. S. reflects the carmakers' latest in showroom design and technology. The lot was previously home to Corwin's Toyota dealership, which moved to a new location across the street in 2009. Corwin Automotive Group previously sold Hondas on its Dodge Chrysler lot. The new location allows for 300 vehicles, around twice what was allowed at Dodge Chrysler.
MAKING THE GRADE: The following area students were named to the dean's list at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa: Samuel Christianson, Nicholas Dodd, David Karaz, McKenzie Leier, William McCullough and Timothy Roach, Fargo; and Carly Kinzler, Monango, N.D. Naveena Lall and William Restemayer, both Fargo, were named to the dean's list at Washington University, St. Louis. SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS: Western State Bank has awarded West Fargo students Delaney Faiman and Kayla Haaland $250 Western Pays for A's savings scholarships.
MOORHEAD - Case Muscatell of Muscatell Subaru in Moorhead has been working in the automobile industry since he was 13 years old. He started out cleaning used cars at Muscatell Burns Ford in Hawley, and eventually began selling cars during the summers while attending North Dakota State University. He recently talked about the auto industry and offered some tips for buyers. Q: Does weather affect car sales? A: Yes. Extreme conditions one way or the other are usually bad for us.
MSCTC NEWS: Logan Weber, Jamestown, N.D., was named to the president's list at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead. MSUM NEWS: The following area North Dakota students were named to the spring semester dean's list at Minnesota State University Moorhead: Rebecca Gussiaas, Erin Mattson, Jana Peterson, Carrington; Alexandra Gebeke, Jordan Spooner, Casselton; Katherine Jensen, Chaffee; Tyler McAllister, Meghan McCarthy, Brianne McMullen, Devils Lake; Brittney Bunn, Jacob Clauson, Timmi Lueck, Enderlin; Brea Aamoth, Akinyemi Adegbenle, Omar Adow, Narjes Al-Bakshy, Alexa Ander
NDSU NEWS: North Dakota State University has awarded scholarships to the following area students: Austin Althoff, son of Scott and Lori Althoff, West Fargo, $2,000 Honor Award Scholarship, $500 Freshman Academic Scholarship and $1,000 Textbook Scholarship; Brandon Beyer, son of Ron and Teri Beyer, Fargo, $10,000 Presidential Honor Scholarship and $1,000 Textbook Scholarship; Megan Boe, daughter of David and Nanette Boe, Fargo, $2,000 Henry and Em Eggert Honors Scholarship and $2,000 Honor Award Scholarship; Melissa Halvorson, daughter of David and Diane Halvorson, Fargo, $2,500 Freshman Academ
MOORHEAD - At a time when online companies like Amazon are making self-publishing easier for writers and when readers are often more apt to download an e-book than visit a bookstore, Meredith Lynn of Rust Belt Bindery is working to cultivate readers who appreciate the artistic, visual and physical experience offered only by the print editions. Lynn began publishing small books in her home when she moved to Moorhead in 2011.
Sanford Fargo Medical Center has been ranked No. 1 in North Dakota in U.S. News and World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" edition. Sanford in Fargo was also listed as "high performing" in seven medical specialties: cancer, gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, ear, nose and throat, geriatrics and pulmonology. Nineteen Sanford doctors in Fargo made U.S News' Top Doctors list. The doctors and their area of practice are: Robert M. Arusell and Dennis E. Bier, radiation oncologists; David J.