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Bauer named interim head of NDSU Animal Sciences FARGO, N.D. – Marc Bauer will serve as interim head of North Dakota State University's Animal Sciences Department. Bauer, an associate professor in the department, became interim head Sept. 16.
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Petrik joins KLJ BISMARCK, N.D. – Engineering firm KLJ has hired Scott Petrik to work in the company’s Grand Forks, N.D., office. Petrik, an engineer, earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Montana State University. He is registered as an engineer-in-training in North Carolina and joins KLJ with two years of experience. ––––––––––- Reisdorfer appointed Sioux Falls’ director of innovation and technology
KLJ hires Smith and Freije BISMARCK, N.D. – Engineering firm KLJ has hired Rebecca Smith and Anna Freije. Smith is located in KLJ’s Minot, N.D., office, and Freije works in Bismarck. Smith, an engineering technician, will be working on permitting for special projects and will work closely with design and production staff.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The September issue of Prairie Business names and honors the 50 Best Places to Work in the northern Plains. Earlier this year, employees nominated the organizations by submitting anonymous employee-satisfaction surveys, and Prairie Business used the survey results in selecting the 50 Best.
Automation is transforming the workplace by making many existing jobs obsolete, as it creates jobs that have not existed previously. Those already in the workforce need onramps to learn new skills to remain relevant as these new workplaces evolve. Those entering the workforce need both professional skills for fast-paced technologically-savvy decision making, and cutting edge technical skills.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A company owned by a husband and wife, both of whom were getting on in years. An assortment of children and other relatives. An uncertain inheritance-tax and business environment. And then, a catalyst: a retreat on transition planning, organized by the Prairie Family Business Association, an outreach program of the University of South Dakota.
Editor's note: In this Q&A, chief executive and chief operating officers from around the Prairie Business region talk about their college majors, their college experiences and how they draw on those experiences when they talk with college students today. Our thanks to the executives for answering our questions and offering such useful and honest observations! Tom Dennis Editor, Prairie Business email@example.com ************** Dave Goodin
Editor’s note: Earlier this summer, Bemidji City Councilor Ron Johnson was elected to serve as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.The nonprofit, nonpartisan Coalition represents more than 90 cities outside of the Twin Cities metro area. It has long been considered one of the most active and highest-profile organizations to represent rural communities in St. Paul.
Gephart hired at Bell Bank FARGO, N.D. – Shannon Gephart has been hired as VP/wealth advisor at Bell Bank, located at 15 Broadway in downtown Fargo. In her new position with Bell's wealth management division, Gephart will provide financial planning and relationship management for high net-worth households as well as nonprofit and institutional clientele.