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Published October 27 2012

Honors and Officers (October 27, 2012)

Six Vogel attorneys named Super Lawyers

Six Vogel Law Firm attorneys have been named to the 2012 Great Plains Super Lawyers list as top attorneys in North Dakota.

The attorneys are: Angie Lord, health care; Tami Norgard, energy and natural resources; Bruce Quick, criminal defense; Robert Udland, personal injury defense: medical; C. Nicholas Vogel, estate planning and probate; and M. Daniel Vogel, personal injury defense: products.

New officers elected for Fraser Ltd. board

Mark Brodshaug has been elected president of the Fraser, Ltd. board of directors, Fargo. Brodshaug is a retired grain farmer. Others elected to the board include:

Michael Kirk, a judge for the Seventh Congressional District, Minnesota Court of Appeals, vice-president; David A. Laske, Laske Financial Services, treasurer; Jim Gibb, retired from Robert Gibb & Sons, secretary; and Sheila Carney, president of Stop-N-Go stores, new member of the board. Sandra Leyland continues to serve as executive director.

Anderson, Lunski earn HBA F-M awards

The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead has named Dave Anderson of Dave Anderson Construction as the Builder of the Year and Sylvia Lunski of Design Direction as the Associate of the Year.

The awards are presented each year to recognize one outstanding builder and associate member for their effort and work in the interest of his or her fellow members, association and community.

Anderson and Lunski will now be included in a statewide competition judged by the North Dakota Association of Builders.

Anderson became involved with the HBA of F-M after volunteering for its first handicap accessibility ramp build in 1997. He served as HBA president in 2005 and was involved in the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat that was completed in September.

Lunski has been a member since 2006 and has been involved with HBA for more than 15 years through other employers. She serves on the HBA board of directors, has been involved with the Remodelers Council for six years and regularly helps with community service projects. She is also involved in the home builders groups legislative efforts and is a Century Club contributor to the NDAB political action committee.

L.B. Hartz achievement award recipients named

Tammy Miller, chief executive officer of Border States Electric and a Minnesota State University Moorhead alum, is the 2012 L.B. Hartz Professional Achievement Award recipient.

The 2012 student L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Award recipients are Nancy Iverson and Nathan Hollatz. The scholarships are given to reward academic accomplishments, service to the university and community, and work experience, and are administered through the L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarship Committee of the School of Business.

Miller earned a bachelors degree in accounting and a masters degree in business administration from MSUM. She has received two distinguished alumni awards and led MSUMs Major Gifts Initiative to fund scholarships and the new wellness center on campus.

Iverson is pursuing a degree in finance with a minor in accounting. She is the daughter of Gale and Becky Iverson, Parkers Prairie, Minn.

Hollatz is pursuing a major in business administration with a minor in communication studies. He is the son of Kevin and Angela Hollatz, Bismarck.

NDPC members earn national awards

The 2012 National Federation of Press Women has recognized winners it its annual communications contest.

Members earned awards for work in print media, photography, advertising, writing for and development of the web, promotion, public relations, marketing, speeches and books.

Winners from the North Dakota Professional Communicators group included:

- Ellen Crawford, Fargo, second, news reporting for publication/magazine, supplement for general or specialized circulation.

- Amy Holstad, Fargo, first, website development/creation for corporate or for-profit organization sites; second, newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or website print or electronic institutional or image;

- Merrie Sue Holtan, Perham, Minn., second, specialty articles sports; third, specialty articles home.

- Becky Koch, Fargo, first, website development/creation for not-for-profit, government or educational; first, audiovisuals PowerPoint; first, magapaper/tabloid four-color; first, manuals and handbooks electronic.

- Jeanine Larson, Fargo, third, writing for the web website edited by entrant.

- Carol Renner, Fargo, second, news or feature release, single release feature release; honorable mention, news or feature release, single release news release.

- Sadie Rudolph, Fargo, first, website development/creation corporate or for-profit organization sites.

- Linda Sailer, Dickinson, first, section infrequently edited by entrant; second, specialty articles hobby or craft; second, single page lifestyle/entertainment daily newspaper; third, single page regularly edited by entrant other than lifestyle; third, section frequently edited by entrant; third, photography in daily newspaper news photo.

- Roxane Salonen, Fargo, first, specialty articles social issues; second, feature story daily newspaper; third, feature story pub/magazine/supplement for general or specialized circulation; third, specialty articles technology/Internet.

- Liz Stabenow, Fargo, first, website development/creation corporate or for-profit organization sites; second, newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or website print or electronic institutional or image.

- Karen Stensrud, Fargo, first, TV campaign; second, newspaper single ad, color retail product or service; second, poster, billboard or banner billboard; second, marketing campaign.

- Kathy Tofflemire, Fargo, honorable mention, columns general.

- Jo Ann Winistorfer, Hazen, N.D., honorable mention, magazine four-color.

Drs. Strinden, Nammour elected to NDMA posts

The North Dakota Medical Association has elected Dr. Steven M. Strinden as vice president and board chairman and Dr. Fadel E. Nammour speaker of the House.

Strinden practices urology and urologic surgery and Nammour practices gastroenterology and internal medicine, both at Essentia Health, Fargo.

Other officers elected are: Dr. A. Michael Booth, Bismarck, president; Dr. Debra A. Geier, Jamestown, secretary-treasurer; Dr. Robert W. Beattie, Grand Forks, AMA delegate; Dr. Shari L. Orser, Bismarck, AMA alternate delegate; and Dr. Kimberly T. Krohn, Minot, immediate past president.

Zakariah, Reiser named to diabetes board

Majeed Zakariah and Dana Read Reiser have been named to the American Diabetes Association community leadership board serving North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

Zakariah lives in Fargo, where he is a project manager with Anthelio Healthcare Solutions of Texas. A graduate of Concordia College, he is studying advanced project management at Stanford University. His wife has two brothers with type 1 diabetes and his father-in-law has type 1 diabetes and is on dialysis.

Reiser earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Miami University and a masters degree in counseling at the University of Mary, Bismarck. She recently moved to Washburn, N.D., where she operates her own counseling practice. She was diagnosed in 2009 with type 1 diabetes.

Fargo Allstate Peterbilt named dealer of year

Allstate Peterbilt of Fargo has been named the 2011 North American Parts and Service Dealer of the Year.

The annual award was presented in recognition of the Fargo dealerships customer support in its parts and service operations.

Allstate Peterbilt of Fargo has operated in Fargo-Moorhead and the tri-state area since 1974.

Special Olympics names ND award recipients

Special Olympics North Dakota has recognized several individuals, organizations and businesses throughout North Dakota for their commitment and support. The recipients include:

- The Patty Hellerud family, Family of the Year.

- Flint Communications, Outstanding State Organization.

- Sally McCravey, Arbys and the University of North Dakota ROTC, Grand Forks, Continuous Service awards.

- North Dakota Highway Patrol, Law Enforcement Torch Run Flame of Hope Award.

- Vel Schneeweis, Fargo, Daryl Bjelde Memorial Award.

- Kelly Klein, Valley City, Female Athlete of the Year.

- Thomas Mikkelson, Grand Forks, Male Athlete of the Year.

- Diana Billick, Mandan, Coach of the Year.

- Sarah Sand, Grand Forks, Youth Service.

- Will Kusler, Grand Forks, Outstanding Area Volunteer.

- Dustin Schneider, Grand Forks, Outstanding State Volunteer.

- Dickinson Eagles Club, Outstanding Area Organization.

- Jamestown College, Outstanding School.

- DJ Guererro, Fargo, Jerry Dolecheck, Dickinson, and Hal Jordet, Grand Forks, were inducted into the SOND Hall of Fame.

Sanford centers earn consumer choice award

The Sanford Medical Centers in Fargo and Sioux Falls, S.D., have won the National Research Corp. Consumer Choice Award for the seventh consecutive year.

The list was published in the print edition of Modern Healthcare Magazine on Oct. 22.

The award identifies hospitals that health care consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in more than 300 markets throughout the U.S.

Winners are determined by consumer quality and image ratings collected by surveys.

Small business group recognizes Langseth

The National Federation of Independent Business has awarded Sen. Keith Langseth of Glyndon, Minn., the Guardian of Small Business Award.

The award is given to legislators who demonstrated a pro-small-business voting record during the 87th session of the Minnesota Legislature. Langseth retired after the last session.

Kim E. Brust named to Super Lawyers 2012 list

Kim E. Brust of Conmy Feste Ltd., Fargo, has been named to the Great Plains Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in North Dakota for 2012 in the area of personal injury, business litigation and construction litigation.

Brust has practiced in the Fargo area since 1979.

Emergency management group installs new board

The North Dakota Emergency Management Association has elected new members to serve on its board of directors. Those elected include:

Mary Senger, Burleigh County, president; Brett Lambrecht, Richland County, vice president: Karen Kempert, Cavalier County, second vice president; Michele Marthaller, Adams County, member at large: and Bill Fahlsing, Stark County, secretary/treasurer.