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Hjelmstad, Shaft named to North Dakota higher ed board

BISMARCK - Gov. Jack Dalrymple has appointed Terry Hjelmstad of Minot and Grant Shaft of Grand Forks to serve on the state Board of Higher Education.

BISMARCK - Gov. Jack Dalrymple has appointed Terry Hjelmstad of Minot and Grant Shaft of Grand Forks to serve on the state Board of Higher Education.

Hjelmstad will serve his first term, replacing board President Jon Backes of Minot, who did not seek a second term.

Hjelmstad retired last year from a career in education, serving in the Minot and Stanley public school systems for most of his 40 years in education. He was a classroom teacher, assistant principal, activities director and athletic director.

Shaft, an attorney and former state legislator, was appointed to serve a second term.

The four-year terms begin July 1.

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The board consists of seven citizen members, one student appointed by the governor for a one-year term and one faculty adviser selected by the Council of College Faculties.

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