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Make-A-Wish North Dakota

Amanda Godfread, regional director at Make-A-Wish® North Dakota, knows that ‘Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.’ Since 1985, Make-A-Wish North Dakota has been helping grant wishes across the state. From year to year, illness to illness, and child to child, the amount and degree of wishes varies, but roughly 50 children…

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Hebron FFA

Future Farmers of America, better known as FFA, is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares their student members for leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. The goal is to develop student’s potential and help them to discover their own talent(s) through hands-on experiences. Hebron High School’s Ag Teacher and…

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City of New Leipzig

In a town of about 220, Mayor Scott Ostenson’s goal is to keep the town of New Leipzig running smoothly ensuring a high quality of life for its citizens. Being fairly new to the city of New Leipzig, from about five years prior, this goal, he quickly found, wasn’t always easy when it comes to…

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Mandan Public Schools

As a social worker at Mandan Public Schools, Laura Just found herself at the helm of organizing various organizations in the Mandan community for a number of resources available around Christmas time – one of them being the angel tree program. Most people, especially children, look forward to receiving gifts over the holidays, but sometimes…

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Marian Manor Estates

Marian Manor HealthCare Center started back in 1969 as a skilled nursing care facility with 80 beds. Located in Glen Ullin, ND, the facility is currently active at a 72 bed system running at about 93% capacity at the current time with services including long term care or rehabilitative care. About 20 years ago, there…

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Bismarck Public Schools

Looking at the current facilities available with an ever growing city and school system, Bismarck Public Schools (BPS) knew there was a need to add another facility outside of the Bismarck Community Bowl that could be used by everybody within the BPS school district. What was started as a football, soccer, and track stadium has…

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Paddling Against Human Trafficking

Started in late June 2010 with the hopes of sharing North Dakota’s beautiful river valley sites and gorgeous lake views with many others across the state as well as visitors, Sandy McKay created Missouri River Kayak Rentals. Initially asking her sister-in-law to join the venture, they were able to share their love for sun, family…

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Pictures with Santa

Ryanna Turbiville received her photography degree from the University of Hawaii and Northwest College. After that, she started a small business out of her home in December of 2009 focusing on families, children and weddings. In February of 2011, Turbiville built a full studio for her ever-growing client base. Ever since, her portfolio is now…

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United Way of Dickinson

In its more than 50 years of existence, the United Way of Dickinson has brought the local community together to focus on the most important needs such as building partnerships, forging consensus, and leveraging resources to make a measurable difference. The organization in Dickinson was originated in 1961 under the name United Fund of Dickinson. The United…

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Mandan Girl’s Soccer Booster Club

The Mandan Braves officially launched their soccer program in 1992. Previously playing as a club, the decision was made to formally enter the NDHSAA and play as part of the WDA conference to officially compete against other local high school teams. The Mandan Girls Soccer Booster Club’s (MGSBC) goal has been the fundraising and support…