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Ren Fuglestad has spent most of his adult life creating and teaching pottery. In 2007, he started using it as a way to serve as a witness of his Christian faith. Fuglestad, of Glyndon, Minn., teaches pottery through Moorhead Adult Education. He recently talked about his love for teaching and about the analogies he sees between the potter and the clay and between God and his people. Q: How did you get interested in pottery? A: I graduated from Concordia College with degrees in art and biology, but I had never taken ceramics at Concordia.
MAKING THE GRADE: Paul Johnson, Fargo, was named to the honor roll at the University of Dallas, Irving, Texas. CONGRATULATIONS!: The following students were named to the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals 2012 Academic All-State Teams. Class A: Gold Team: Teagan Lende, Fargo Davies; Carter Aus, Fargo South. Silver Team: Farah Attia and Katrina Rudisel, Fargo North; Brett Johnson, Fargo Shanley; Yihang Chu, Fargo South; Andrea Meyer and Theresa Schlangen, West Fargo. Bronze Team: Shayla Gustafson, Fargo Davies; Malena Mastel, Kelsey Rodgers, Fargo North; Maxwe
KINDRED, N.D. - The bagpipes have been a companion to Dan Aird throughout his life from his teen years in Montana, to college in Bottineau, N.D., to his service in the military, a teaching stint in Scotland, a career in archeology and eventually to Kindred, his current home. Aird spends his days substitute teaching for Fargo Public Schools and his evenings as bagpipe instructor and director for Fargo-Moorhead bagpipe band Heather & Thistle. He recently sat down to talk about the band and his own interest in learning the bagpipes.
What Chad Dullum does is a far cry from the movie "Driving Miss Daisy," but he is considered a chauffeur nonetheless. Dullum is one eight main drivers for All Occasions Limousine and Coach, which has followed an area trend by moving away from traditional limousines in favor of limo coaches, trolleys, Hummers and SUVs. Dullum recently talked about what it's like to work as a chauffeur. How did you start driving limousine? The first limo job I had was in the early 1990s as a part-time job. I was single and working for extra money.
Business profile What: Altony’s Italian Café and Wine Bar Location: 3102 Highway 10, Moorhead Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Business profile What: Country Greenery Locations: 17 S. 5th St., Moorhead, (218) 236-0000; 2901 13th Ave. S., Fargo, (701) 239-0000 Website: www.countrygreenery.com MOORHEAD - Consider this your wake-up call, gentlemen.
FARGO - Two State Bank & Trust leaders have been named 2012 Bankers of the Year by NorthWestern Financial Review. Richard Solberg, chairman and CEO, and Michael Solberg, president and COO, are the first father and son to have shared the honor, which is intended to feature a bank president or chairman who has positively shaped the banking industry during the previous year. "Both Michael and I are humbled by the recognition," Richard Solberg said.
MAKING THE GRADE: The following area students were named to the 2005 spring semester dean's list at University of Minnesota, Crookston: Shelley R. Heitman, Ada, Minn.; Ted J. Torgerson, Callaway, Minn.; Debra Ann Altepeter, Jamie L. Bozyk, Joseph M. Bozyk, Matthew C. Hiller, Juli K. Maurice, Kenneth D. Myers, Tiffany G. Myers, Hector H. Santellanes, Travis M. Scheving, Lynn M. Sisson and Tara R. Sylvester, all Crookston; Jessica E. Holicky, Dalton, Minn.; Ryan F. Haspel and Shannon M. Schoenberger, both Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Naomi I. Schulstad, Erskine, Minn.; Andrew W.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The Forum will now run acceptable photos with submissions for Namedroppers. MAKING THE GRADE: Stuart Illing, son of Isabel Marvin and Steve Illing, Fargo, was named to the fall semester dean's list at Si Tanka-Huron University, Huron, S.D. ... James Hanzel II, Fargo, was named to the dean's list at Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji, Minn. Olivia Dahl, Melissa Haberstroh and James McKinney, Fargo, and Jeremiah Joyce and Traci Nichols, Moorhead, were named to the dean's list at Northland Community & Technical College in East Grand Forks, Minn. ...