Published with permission from Jim Morin, Miami Herald.
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Charlie Barber, Mandan
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By Charlie Barber
Amillion people spread out over this state [North Dakota] is not going to seem very populated.”
– Harold Hamm, Chairman and CEO of Continental Resources
“We kind of feel like we’re drinking out of a fire hose right now.”
– Ward Koeser, Mayor, Williston, ND
“The genuine man of action is not intent on renovating the world, but on possessing it.”
– Eric Hoffer
“Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some.”
– Eric Hoffer
“History is made by juveniles.”
– Frederick Gentles
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Models Emma, Grace and Carolyne wearing Stella Thomas designs for the benefit show at OSU. Photo by Maggie McKenney Photography.
By Katy Kassian
Recently a group of North Dakota businesses pulled together to make a difference in women’s lives.
The Oklahoma State University Chapter of the American Association of University Women hosted an “Evening of Arts and Entertainment” at the Conoco Phillips Alumni Center. The women of this chapter are focused on “breaking through barriers for women and girls in all aspects of life.”
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By Katy Kassian
Many people are already familiar with the blue and gold Pride of Dakota logos on products, but it is unlikely that they may know the diversity of this program.
After seeing how other states used “branding” programs to promote local business, Former Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Jones helped found Pride of Dakota in 1985. The first year saw about 20 companies join the program. Today, there are over 500 members. Continue reading