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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Arvig hires fiber network industry standout PERHAM, Minn. -- Arvig announced the hire of Bob Hurtgen as Fiber Network Account Manager. In this role, Hurtgen is responsible for building new, and enhancing current, relationships with fiber network wholesale customers and will be focused on expanding the Arvig network into states surrounding Minnesota.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Over the past year and a half, Baker Boy has invested about $11 million into donut automation, according to CEO Guy Moos. The company began by installing donut-injection technology to become the first North American company to make filled ring donuts in July 2018, he said.
As tech school enrollment dips across the country, one state is seeing gains. Enrollment at tech schools in South Dakota, in particular, is on the rise. A recent news release from the South Dakota Board of Technical Education notes a 4.3 percent enrollment increase over fall 2018.
EMC Bismarck branch promotes team members, welcomes a new hire, and recognizes achievement BISMARCK, N.D. -- EMC Insurance Companies announces several promotions, a new hire, and recognizes achievement in the Bismarck Branch in North Dakota.
Microsoft Partners with Grand Farm Fargo N.D. — Emerging Prairie is excited to announce a partnership with Microsoft as our community works towards making Grand Farm a reality. This creates a one of a kind partnership between farmers, businesses, government, and entrepreneurs. Microsoft is investing $1.5 million in the project and we will be bringing the talent of the company’s technologists and data scientists to help realize the vision and ambition of the Grand Farm to be the first fully autonomous farm.
Leah Gustafson Ista, MD, MSPH Joins Altru Health System Grand Forks, N.D. – Leah Gustafson Ista, MD, MSPH has joined Altru Health System as an emergency medicine physician. Her special practices and procedures include ultrasound imaging, trauma care, procedural sedation, disaster preparedness and response, laceration repairs and wound care, intubation and airway management. Dr. Ista earned her Master of Science in Public Health, Doctor of Medicine and completed her Emergency Medicine Residency from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
It’s a project that will likely change the energy landscape in North Dakota in the years to come.
Editor’s note: Brookings, S.D.-based Query.AI is making waves in South Dakota. The company won the Company of the Year Award from the Brookings innovation Center in 2018 and placed second in the 2019 Governor’s Giant Vision Competition. An important part of the company? Founder and CEO Dhiraj Sharan says it’s the relationship with area universities, where it builds on local talent and also works across the globe in India.
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.
Paul Hegland named executive director of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Paul Hegland, who most recently served as President’s Chief of Staff at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. and as Development Officer of Chicago’s famed Ravinia Festival, was named executive director of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra by its Board of Trustees.