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Published September 14 2013

Five North High School graduates to be inducted into Hall of Fame

FARGO – Five North High School graduates will be inducted into the school’s 2013 Hall of Fame on Oct 5 at a luncheon and ceremony at the North Dakota State University Alumni Center.

Kristin Rudrud, Keith Ternes, John Runsvold, Darrell “Bud” McCroskey and Marsha Dahl will also visit the school Oct. 4, attend a pep rally, and be introduced at halftime of a football game that evening.

Among their accomplishments:

- Rudrud, a 1973 graduate, is a renowned professional actress with extensive credits in theater, radio (“Prairie Home Companion”), television (“Chicago Hope” and “Psychic Mom”) and film (“Pleasantville,” “Drop Dead Gorgeous”

and “Fargo”).

At North, Rudrud was a winner at the state and regional levels in forensics, dramatic and comedic interpretation. In theater, she won best actress honors at the state level.

The 1977 graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead is now a macrobiotic cook for cancer patients and does local coaching and acting. She is a founding member of the Fargo Film Festival.

- Ternes, a 1983 graduate, pursued a career in law enforcement and is now Fargo’s police chief.

He was a Morton County, N.D., deputy sheriff from 1985 to 1987 before joining the Fargo Police Department and rising through the ranks. He was named chief in 2006.

He has a bachelor’s degree in management and organizational behavior from the University of Mary-Fargo and is a 1997 graduate of the FBI National Academy. In 2012, he completed the FBI’s law enforcement executive program.

- McCroskey, a 1958 Fargo Central High School graduate, taught English at North and directed nearly 50 theatrical productions from 1968 to 1982.

He received a bachelor’s degree from MSUM in

English and theater in 1963. He also has a master’s degree from Goddard College.

He taught in New Jersey, New York and Minnesota before arriving at North. During his tenure, he earned a Fargo Public Schools Outstanding Teacher Award. He has been in the real estate and financial services fields since 1982.

- Runsvold, a 1971 graduate, has owned and operated Fargo’s Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home with his wife, Cyd, since 1982.

As a senior, he and his Spartan golf teammates won a state championship.

He attended NDSU for two years, and then transferred to the University of Minnesota, earning a mortuary science degree in 1975.

He has been a leader in several community organizations, and is past president of the North Dakota Funeral Directors Association.

- Dahl, a 1975 graduate, has been head swimming coach at West Fargo High School since 1991.

Her girls’ teams earned two Eastern Dakota Conference titles, while the boys’ teams earned nine EDC titles and two state titles.

She has been EDC coach of the year four times for girls’ programs and 10 times for boys’ programs; state coach of the year twice for girls’ programs and five times for boys’ programs, and was nominated for national coach of the year in 2009 and 2012.

At North, she was a member of two state championship relay swim teams and in her senior year won the state shot put title. She has a degree in health, physical education and coaching from NDSU.

The Hall of Fame luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5. Tickets are available in the North High office, or can be purchased by calling (701) 446-2405. Tickets are $15.