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PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week ending Sept. 27

DCB welcomes new faculty

Bottineau, N.D. -- Dakota College at Bottineau has hired four new instructors and two new full time staff who began work on campus this fall.

The Nursing Program welcomes Richelle Johnson, MSN, RN as the new ADN clinical instructor at the Minot location.

Laurie Culbreth has been hired as an English instructor for DCB.

DCB’s new biology instructor, Janelle Green grew up on a small ranch outside of Arvilla, ND and graduated from Larimore High School, ND.

Linda Burbidge is instructing and advising students in the new Agriculture Management Program on the DCB campus.

All new faculty received training at DCB’s fall in-service and are fitting into their positions nicely, the college said in a press release.


Hensrud honored as a best-in-state next-generation wealth advisor by Forbes Magazine

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Paul D. Hensrud, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Grand Forks, was named to the list of “Forbes Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” published by Forbes Magazine. 

The list recognizes millennial financial advisors who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism and success in the business.

The rankings are based on data provided by over 29,000 of the nation’s most productive advisors.

Hensrud was chosen based on assets under management, industry experience, regulatory and compliance record and revenue produced over a three-year period.

Hensrud is part of TruStone Wealth Management a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.


NDGLC hires field representative and consultant

BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition has contracted with Trisha Feiring to serve as field representative/rangeland management specialist. 

As field representative, she will serve as the first point of contact for technical grazing questions, speak on behalf of NDGLC at workshops and tours, and help interested parties develop grazing management systems and problem solve on their ranches. Feiring will continue to work for her current employer, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), through March, while serving as the field representative for NDGLC, after which she will continue full time for the NDGLC.

Beckie Phillips will consult with the NDGLC to advance regenerative agriculture education and outreach with an emphasis on holistic grazing management. Phillips has published research in carbon and nitrogen cycles for wetland, forest, grassland, and cropland ecosystems in collaboration with local, national and international organizations. 

Phillips represents Ecological Insights, a North Dakota nonprofit research and education corporation, and is adjunct faculty at UND, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences and Landcare Research. Phillips will work with Feiring on technical program planning, development and monitoring protocols.

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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