Prairie Business Wire Report
BISMARCK, ND — Dr. John Warford, dean of the University of Mary’s Gary Tharaldson School of Business, has announced his retirement. After a long career of public service and active engagement in the civic and educational life of the Bismarck-Mandan community, he is seeking more time to devote to family, his interests as a rancher, and to assist in the flourishing family business, Warford Orthodontics.
Sioux Falls, S.D. - Today, Mayor Mike Huether announced that Sioux Falls has been selected as one of five new cities to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative, one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector. Sioux Falls’ selection, along with that of Arlington, Texas; Charleston, South Carolina; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Memphis, Tennessee, was announced today by What Works Cities.
North Dakota State Athletics is heading to a town near you as part of a new sponsorship with DuPont Pioneer to celebrate NDSU’s close ties with agriculture. The NDSU Tailgate Tour, featuring NDSU Director of Athletics Matt Larsen and select Bison coaches and former players, will be held in conjunction with a series of Pioneer® GrowingPoint® agronomy plot events in eastern North Dakota.
BISMARCK – The Economic Development Association of North Dakota (EDND) invites nominations from the community for five state economic development awards: Project of the Year (two awards given to one urban and one rural community), Economic Developer of the Year (two awards given to one urban and one rural community), and the Community Development Award.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced six interns in her Washington, D.C. and North Dakota offices.
ST. PAUL - Today, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources announced two additional resources for landowners working to come into compliance with the state’s buffer law. The law, which was passed with bipartisan support in 2015 and signed into law by Governor Dayton, requires the implementation of a buffer strip on public waters by November 1, 2017 and a buffer on public drainage ditches by November 1, 2018.
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources requests water quality data by Sept. 1 as part of its process to complete a biennial assessment of South Dakota’s lakes and streams. The 2018 Integrated Report must be completed and submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by April 1, 2018. The report provides an assessment of the quality of South Dakota’s surface water resources and identifies the impaired waters that require a total maximum daily load (TMDL).
BISMARCK, N.D. – The 3rd Annual Bakken Conference & Expo will begin Monday, July 17th at the Bismarck Events Center in Bismarck, North Dakota.
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved his request to allow emergency haying of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres beginning July 16. Hoeven worked to secure support to begin emergency haying in the state by mid-July.