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The Power of One

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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North Dakota has Pride

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