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Red River Valley Development Association Celebrates 79th Annual Honor Banquet

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Monday, March 13, 2017

The Red River Valley Development Association’s 79th Annual Honor Banquet will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, beginning at noon in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center, University of Minnesota, Crookston.  Tickets for the noon banquet are available for $18.00 from the Extension Regional Office, Crookston, and can be reserved by calling 1-888-241-0781 by March 17.  Payment can be made at the door.

Those honored at the March 25th banquet were selected for the good example they have set through volunteering, community service, farming or agricultural operations, and their commitment to conserving natural resources.  Funding for the Red River Valley Development Association is provided by 14 counties in northwest Minnesota.

The Northwest Minnesota Youth Leadership Awards will be presented to three youth between the ages of 17 and 21 who submitted applications and essays describing their leadership contributions in their communities.  

The Red River Valley Development Association includes Directors from 14 counties in northwest Minnesota appointment by the county boards of commissioners.  The 2017 Directors and honorees are:

County

Director

Honorees

Town

Becker

Bruce Hein

Russell and Carol Okeson

Detroit Lakes

Clay

Clarice Schmidt

Mark and Barb Askegaard

Moorhead

Clearwater

Allen Paulson

Jim and Marilyn Sundquist

Gonvick

Kittson

Gary Johnson

Vern and Judy Bahr

Humboldt

Lake of the Woods

Ken Horntvedt

 

 

Mahnomen

Jean Nelson

Mike and Connie Gunderson

Bejou

Marshall

Curt Haugen

Curtis and Donna Carlson

Alvarado

Norman

Erik Rockstad

Peter and Colleen Kappes

Ada

East Otter Tail

Roger Fremming

Steven and Jodi Misegades

Henning

West Otter Tail

Don Bradow

Gary and Janel Haugrud

Pelican Rapids

Pennington

Glenice Johnson

Cecil and Maryel Anderson

Thief River Falls

East Polk

Jerry Erickson

Steve and Jennie Svendsen

Trail

West Polk

Curt Knutson

Jim and Genevee Nelson

Oslo

Red Lake

Larry Johnson

Larry and Candy Schafer

Red Lake Falls

Roseau

Richard Magnusson

Mike and Karen Hagen

Roseau

Wilkin

Milan Drewlow

Jeff and Rebekah Christensen

Campbell

For more information, contact Deborah M. Zak, Regional Director, Northwest, Extension Regional Office, Crookston.  Phone:  218-281-8684 or 1-888-241-0781.  E-mail:  dzak@umn.edu.

 

Contact

Deb Zak

Extension Regional Office 

218-281-8684

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