DL News Staff
Feb. 12, 1947-Feb. 19, 2006 Duane "Dewey" Ramstad, 59, of Fargo, died peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2006, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, with his family by his side. Duane John Ramstad was born on Feb. 12, 1947, at St. John's Hospital in Fargo. He was the son of Julius and Myrtle (Holm) Ramstad. He grew up in Halstad, Minn., and graduated from Halstad High School in 1965. During his time in Halstad, Dewey played baseball, football, basketball, and ran track.
Sept. 16, 1929-Feb. 21, 2006 Audubon native James B. Herfindahl, 77, of Barnesville, Minn., died in his home on Tuesday, February 21, 2006, with his family and hospice by his side. His long battle with heart disease ended his life. James Bernard Herfindahl, son of Alfred Bernard and Clara (Hanson) Herfindahl, was born Sept. 16, 1929 in Audubon, where he attended school and grew to manhood. He farmed with his father before enlisting in the U.S. Army, where he served for two years as a chef. He married Della Anna Erickson on Jan. 19, 1957 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids.
Aug. 11, 1930-Feb. 21, 2006 Ed Lorenson, 75, of Warroad, passed away at the Roseau Area Hospital on Tuesday, February 21, 2006. Ed, the son of Ed and Laura (Woyach) Lorenson, was born on Aug. 11, 1930 in Greenbush, Minn. He was the third born of six children, and had two older sisters as well as three younger brothers. All of his siblings had polio, and one brother died from polio at a very young age. Ed attended the Grass Lake country school through the 8th grade, and later served in the U.S. Army.
Dec. 13, 1903-Feb. 23, 2006 Gertrude A. Malotky, 102, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, February 23, 2006 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Gertrude Amanda Augusta Schulz was born to Gustave and Wilhelmina (Graper) Schulz on Dec. 13, 1903 in Clintonville, Wis. As a young woman she worked for the Clintonville Tribune as a linotype operator. She met and married the Rev. Herbert J. Malotky on Aug. 19, 1925 in Clintonville. Herbert was later assigned to Grace Lutheran Church in McGrath, Minn., and Trinity Lutheran Church in Isle, Minn.
Several members of North Dakota State University's equestrian team won awards at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association's Western competition in Crookston Feb. 11-12. "I am very proud of the NDSU IHSA team," says coach Bobbi Bingeman.
What makes a workplace great for employees and makes them want to come in everyday? How do you create genuine enthusiasm and excitement about your product or service? As unemployment rates drop, particularly in the high tech arena and the gap between skilled workers and open positions increases, leaders are struggling to keep their best employees from leaving for bigger paychecks or more perks. Finding and retaining motivated workers is becoming more difficult. A compilation of studies about successful companies whether small or large, share these six elements.
Detroit Lakes lawyer David Stowman has received the Minnesota State Bar Association 2005 Author's Award for his contributions to the publication Bench & Bar of Minnesota. The Wiblis-hauser Author's Award is presented annually by the MSBA to the individual member judged to have contributed the best article to Bench & Bar in the preceding year. In the past, the award has been presented to the author of a single article. Stowman however, won for his monthly President's Page columns. "The topics David addressed were consistently timely, important and potentially controversial," said Mark F.
First Security Bank in Detroit Lakes recently announced the promotion of Deb Disse and Cara Frank. Disse was promoted to teller supervisor. An October Super Service Award recipient, Disse has worked for the local Summit Avenue bank for the past five years and said she is looking forward to the additional responsibilities of her new position. Frank was promoted to assistant vice president for First Security, working in the area of consumer and commercial lending.
BROWN -- a boy, Logan Francis; born February 10, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 3 oz. to Francine Brown.
GULLARD -- a girl, Paige Marie; born February 9, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz. to Melissa and Kevin Gullard.