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PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week ending Sept. 13

Rufer earns Lake Manager certification

Moriya Rufer earned her Lake Manager Certification from the North American Lake Management Society, Houston Engineering, Inc. announced in a press release.

This certification recognizes individuals with special training and experience in the management of ponds, lakes, reservoirs, and other bodies of water, including watersheds. Rufer joined HEI as a Scientist III earlier this year and works remotely from Detroit Lakes, Minn., providing water and environmental solutions to clients across the region.

She has more than 15 years of experience serving the water resources community, specifically working with lakes, watershed planning, and water quality issues.

Sydney Mook

Sydney Mook has been covering higher education at the Grand Forks Herald since May 2018. She previously served as the multimedia editor and cops, courts and health reporter at the Dickinson Press from January 2016 to May 2018.  She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!

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