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MSUM NEWS: Nathaniel Sand, son of Michael and Linda Sand, has been awarded an $8,000 President's Honor Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Recipients must rank in the top 5 percent of their high school class and score 28 or above on the ACT exam. The 31st annual L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award banquet was recently held at MSUM. The 2012 L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award was presented to Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Electric. Miller earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in business administration at MSUM.
FARGO - The 13th annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity to benefit Special Olympics North Dakota is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Doublewood Inn. For $6, attendees will receive a one-pound baked potato, or "pound-tato," with the choice of toppings such as chili, broccoli and cheese, salsa, bacon bits and sour cream. A beverage and dessert are also included. Tickets will be available at the door for both dine-in and takeout meals. The fundraiser was established in 2000 after R.D. Offutt Co.
FARGO - Shoppers have until Oct. 31 to pick up pumpkins and other fall produce at the Veggie Barn on South University Drive before the business closes for the season. Co-owner Amanda Schlenker of Fargo recently talked about organic farming and what she enjoys about operating a summer produce stand. How long has Veggie Barn been in business? This is the fourth year that we've been doing the stand. The actual location is called Veggie Barn, but the business name is Lady Bug Acres because we use lady bugs as our pest control method.
Voters in North Dakota Districts 20 and 24 will elect a number of new legislators on Nov.
Voters in rural Clay County will decide only a few contested races on Nov. 6. Those races along with candidates' names, ages, hometowns and occupations are as follows (* denotes an incumbent): • Hawley City Council (two seats): *Stacy Riedberger, 54, Hawley, dairy frozen manager for Sunmart Foods in Fargo; *C.J. Holl, 53, Hawley, business owner; Benjamin Gunkelman, 32, Hawley, high school science teacher. • Glyndon City Council (one seat) : *Kimberly S.
NDSU NEWS: The North Dakota Women's Club has awarded $1,000 scholarships to Taylor Headlee, Nisswa, Minn., Breanne Steffan, Fargo, and Amanda Weber, St. Paul. Calli Doggett and Sara Huguelet, Fargo, were named to the summer dean's list at NDSU. Jenna Berg, daughter of Karl and Carol Berg, Fargo, has been admitted to North Dakota State University "with distinction." Distinction means that NDSU is acknowledging Berg as an honor student. Breanne Steffan, Fargo, has been awarded the Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society of Microbiology.
OUTSTANDING! Abby Dahl, daughter of Brian and Chanyce Dahl, Felton, Minn., and Morgan Okke, daughter of Matt and Melody Okke, Hawley, Minn., were recently honored at the county and state level for their pottery accomplishments. Dahl and Okke are home schooled and study pottery under the direction of Ren Fugelstad of Glyndon, Minn. The girls have entered their pottery in the open and 4-H classes at the Clay County Fair for the past three years, and won blue, purple and grand champion ribbons for their wheel-thrown and hand-built pieces.
FARGO - An agreement signed by Orbitz to help American Express cardholders redeem reward points for travel has led to 120 new jobs at a Serco Group call center here. Orbitz provides the website and technology necessary to make the travel arrangements, but it contracts with Serco to provide customer service for travelers. The Fargo call center opened at 1001 28th St. S.
FARGO - After nearly 45 years of teaching piano, Karen Okerlund often knows if her students have practiced before they even sit down to play. She takes into consideration that kids are very busy these days, but she does what she can to reward dedication. Okerlund, of Fargo, recently talked about what led her to teach and her love for her students. Q. How did you start teaching lessons from your home? A. I was from a very musical family. My mother was a graduate of Concordia College. At one time, she was the organist for WDAY and First Lutheran Church.
FARGO - Unless you need their help, the important job Michael L. Miller and his co-workers do for the community goes mostly unnoticed. Staff Sgt. Miller is one of the firefighters for the North Dakota Air National Guard's 119th Wing stationed near Hector International Airport. It is their job to respond to all military and civilian aircraft emergencies at the airport. Aircraft fires are unique because of the extreme heat associated with burning jet fuel.