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ND University System names vice chancellor of strategy and strategic engagement BISMARCK, N.D. – A new vice chancellor of strategy and strategic engagement has been named at the North Dakota University System. James “Phil” Wisecup is a retired Navy vice-admiral, was president of the U.S. Naval War College and has deep experience in strategic planning and innovation.
Three new providers join Essentia Health FARGO, N.D. – An anesthesiologist, an elder-care physician and an oral surgeon have joined Essentia Health in the Fargo region.
Editor’s note: These days, more and more STEM undergraduates are conducting research. One of them is Kate Volk, a North Dakota State University senior. Thanks to a Frank J. Cassel Undergraduate Research Award, Volk is studying how prairie smoke – a wildflower found in Minnesota, the Dakotas and elsewhere across northern North America – varies depending on its surrounding environment.
DULUTH, Minn. – Three clinics, two hospitals and a rehab center, stairstepping five blocks down a steep hill, meaning that the complex’s lowest street entrance sits about 100 feet below the street entrance at the top. …
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – When you’re talking about hospital architecture, there are a few words you don’t expect to hear. One of them is “Disney.”
Makers GRAND FORKS – Manufacturing is like the fuel injector of the engine of the region’s economy. It’s a comparatively small part that plays a very powerful role. Manufacturing accounts for only about 9 percent of North Dakota and South Dakota’s gross state products. In Minnesota, the number’s a little higher, about 14 percent.
Editor’s note: Paul Kennedy is the new CEO of Dakota Supply Group, a Fargo, N.D.-based distributor of products and services serving the plumbing, HVAC, electrical, utility, communications, waterworks and automation trades. In this interview, Prairie Business talks to Kennedy about DSG, his career, and the impact technology and the Internet are having on even age-old industries such as plumbing. *****************
In Minot, N.D., construction already has begun on Trinity Health’s new $275 million hospital, as noted in this issue of Prairie Business. Other stories describe how medical products flow from the 3M plant in Brookings, S.D., to hospitals around the world, and how in 2011, the economic impact of the area’s sugar industry totaled $4.9 billion. As such indicators suggest, the region is enjoying exceptional prosperity and growth.
UND Vice President Brekke to retire GRAND FORKS – Alice Brekke, vice president for finance & operations at the University of North Dakota, will retire Aug. 10 after working at UND for 39 years.
UND president names marketing and communications VP GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy has appointed Meloney Golombiecki Linder to serve as vice president for marketing and communications. Linder will begin her new duties Sept. 4.