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Dockter and Samuelson-Brown Join KLJ BISMARCK, N.D. – David Dockter and Randi Samuelson-Brown have joined engineering firm KLJ. Both will serve as project control specialists. Dockter, who will work from the company’s Bismarck office, joins KLJ with a background in project management, planning, budgeting and scheduling. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Minnesota State University-Moorhead.
David Ahlers of Graco will lead Minnesota Chamber board ST. PAUL – David Ahlers will lead the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce board as its 2018-19 chair, the Minnesota Chamber announced. Ahlers is executive vice president of human resources and corporate communications at Graco in Minneapolis.
Sanford Health hires two new providers FARGO, N.D. – Two new providers recently joined the Sanford Health Fargo region team.
Editor’s note: Mark Schill is vice president for research at Praxis Strategy Group in Grand Forks, N.D., a consulting firm that specializes in economic development. He’s also co-founder and managing editor of NewGeography.com, a population and economic analysis site.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – In 1913, Edward W. Davis – a newly hired professor at the University of Minnesota School of the Mines – took a rock sample into the Mines Experiment Station “and did a little work on it,” he later wrote. “It was a hard rock, mottled in appearance, with a few narrow bands of darker material passing through it. “After breaking the sample into small pieces, I found that most of them could be picked up readily with a hand magnet.”
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Buy tech stocks. Granted, that’s a strange way to begin a column on a health care topic. And it’s not even good investment advice, given that lots of people have lost lots of money in the tech sector. But once you’ve seen the latest generation of medical robots, you’ll know that the field – already astounding – has exceptional potential.
According to a 2016 nationwide employee-benefits survey, only 26 percent of employers offer paid maternity leave, 21 percent offer paid paternity leave and 20 percent offer paid adoption leave. The bad news is these numbers are low; the good news is, they’re rising each year.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - “Ever wonder who sits behind the wheel of those BIG RIGS?” That’s a slogan from my youth; I remember it as a line from a commercial for a truck-driving school. But it has come to mind again and again in recent years, as I’ve been driving down the interstate and have met or passed a truck hauling one of those long, long wind-tower blades. “Ever wonder who sits behind the wheel of those BIG RIGS?”
There’s some great content in this month’s issue of Prairie Business. Nevertheless, my suggestion is that you pass it all by for the moment, and start reading the issue from the back. That’s where you’ll find our monthly feature called “By the Numbers.”
Krebs named Helmsley rural healthcare program director SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has named Mitchell Krebs as its new director of the Rural Healthcare Program.