by Jody Kerzman | Submitted Photos As a teenager, Geremy Olson had two dreams: to play football for North Dakota State University and to get a degree in fisheries biology. Neither came true. “I blew out both of my knees playing football as a high school sophomore,” recalls Geremy. “My […]
Oh Man: Mike Porter
By Marci Narum ⼁ Submitted Photos The sun has barely breached the horizon when about 30 students from Bismarck’s Solheim Elementary School have already laced up their shoes for a run around the building. Physical Education teacher, Mike Porter, meets the kids outside the school each weekday morning before the bell […]
Oh Boy: Because Guys Inspire too— Parker Hintz: Chef Parker
By Lizzy Kerzman | Photography: Photos by Jacy Eleven year old Parker Hintz loves sports, school, and cooking. But we’re not just talking about cooking a frozen pizza or a box of macaroni and cheese. Parker likes to study cookbooks and try new recipes from scratch. When I went to Parker’s […]
VIDEO: Walking Tour of the Bill Bicknell Memorial Pollinator Garden
Sue Bicknell takes Marci Narum on a walking tour of the Bill Bicknell Memorial Pollinator Garden. Excuse the wind noise… but it is North Dakota!
Oh Man: Bill Bicknell, A Legacy of Nature & Nurture
By Marci Narum A man cannot predict his own legacy, nor whether it will be physical or intangible. Bill Bicknell’s is both. Bill was all about nature and nurture. As a biologist for more than 30 years, he kept diligent notes about everything he saw in the field—birds, insects, animals—whether […]
Oh Man, Because Guys Inspire Too: Tyler Auck
By Marci Narum The right message can make you look at life in the moment differently. Tyler Auck of Bismarck, North Dakota began to see life in a new way after making a fresh start on January 5, 2011. Today he shares this message with individuals by text, email, LinkedIn, […]
Oh Man: Because Guys Inspire Too – Ben Berg: Live Like Ben
by Jody Kerzman | Submitted Photos Ben Berg was the kid every parent dreamed of having. “Ben graduated with above a 4.0 grade point average. He had taken so many advanced placement and dual credit classes that when he graduated high school he already had a semester’s worth of college […]
Oh Man: Because Guys Inspire Too! Cory Ellison: Guardian Angel & Nurse
By Marci Narum Some people don’t mind a North Dakota blizzard if it means not having to go to work or school. Cory Ellison is not one of those people. Instead of sleeping in on a storm day, Cory plows ahead. He is the guy who doesn’t let blocked roads […]
Oh Man: Marlo Anderson: Celebrate Every Day!
By Marci Narum We all know what happened to the cat who wanted to learn more. As the proverb tells us: curiosity killed it. For Marlo Anderson, curiosity has been much kinder. Five years ago the Mandan man wanted to learn more about National Popcorn Day. “I’m a popcorn nut […]
Oh Man: Because Guys Inspire Too!
Mark Unteseher: Life in a New Lane By Ann McKenzie Mark Unteseher had just finished building a giant 38 x 44 foot shop with 16 foot sidewalls for his father-in-law. He had been up and down a ladder all day long putting up rafters, so climbing it one more time […]