Taking Steps to Inspire Change By Kylie Blanchard It is easy to think of change in monumental terms and to find inspiration in the leaps and bounds others make in their lives. But sometimes the most defining moments are those when a person simply puts one foot in front of […]
Northern Plains Dance
by Deb Seminary Northern Plains Dance has come full circle. Formed as a dance school in 1998, Northern Plains Dance took a leap in 2001 and became a professional company. “In the summer of 2007, the board decided to turn the focus back to the school,” said Hollis Mackintosh, Director. […]
Bismarck Cancer Center
by Deb Seminary Up until about twelve years ago, the Radiation Therapy Center was housed in Medcenter One. Patients from Medcenter One, St. Alexius and the surrounding area were treated there. The machines were in need of upgrading and the cost was tremendous, over 2.5 million dollars. The two hospitals […]
A Few Minutes with Dr. Kristina Johnson, U.S. Under Secretary of Energy
by Deb Seminary Dr. Johnson was in Bismarck June 14th as a speaker for the Renewable Energy Action Summit at Bismarck State College. IW What do you like most about your job? KJ I love my job because it is so diverse and so important. I had set a goal […]
Bismarck Mandan Young Professionals Network
by Kayla Schafer What drives us to be involved in our community to make it a better place? A common theme for volunteering relates to wanting to make a difference, or being impacted by an event, disease or crisis. Ask the 100 plus women that are members of the Bismarck-Mandan […]
by Megan Nitschke As the case manager for Welcome House, Inc., a non-profit, faith-based organization that provides shelter for those experiencing homelessness, Kriedeman has provided the way to many open doors.
by Beth Nodland Roxane Romanick brings a heart full of hope and head full of information to families facing the diagnosis of a child with a disability. In situations where the diagnosis is Down syndrome, she arrives with a warm smile and personal experience—her daughter Elizabeth has DS—her arms loaded […]
by Maxine Herr Andrea Polk is talking trash these days. But it’s actually doing some good. Egg shells, shredded paper and table scraps are delicacies to her new roommates. Polk has a worm farm adjacent to her kitchen, and the little red wigglers have been an exciting addition to her […]
One step at a time
The manageable way to make a difference By Amanda Mack I was recently struck by the words of Susan Power, a speaker and best selling author who spoke at a North Dakota Humanities Council event in Bismarck during the Young Professionals Summit. Her topic was on personal and global transformation […]
S.A.Y. Yes Save America’s Youth
by Deb Seminary DeEtta Phelps was in education for over 30 years. Like most retirees, she is almost busier now than when she was working.