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Chamberlain woman anticipating results from national floral design contest

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHAMBERLAIN — In September, Chamberlain native Patience Pickner found out she was selected to compete in a national floral competition.

Pickner, the owner of The Picket Fence, a Chamberlain-based floral shop, learned she was going to compete…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Cultivating his vision

August 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Dustin John doesn’t know anything about pursuing a patent, but he thinks it might be time to learn after he designed and built from scratch a trench filler that attaches to the front end of a skid loader.

John, 16, and a soon-to-…continue reading on dglobe.com

Dream boat

August 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — It’s what you can’t see that shows the boat making experience of Marcel LaFond. The owner of the Symphony Boat Co. has spent most of his life studying how boats are made — from actual design to business models. He’s been a careful …continue reading on dglobe.com

The Press claims top awards at ND Newspaper Association convention

April 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Dickinson Press was honored as the top daily newspaper in its category on Friday at the North Dakota Newspaper Association 2013 awards held in Rapid City, S.D., as part of a combined convention with the South Dakota Newspaper Association. Continue Reading

Students given chance to design tower

November 18, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

SIBLEY, Iowa With a new water tower constructed on the south end of town, Water Superintendent Cory Dykstra came up with a rather unique idea:
Give middle and high school students the opportunity to create the design. Continue Reading

Brookings firm to create master plan for downtown Mitchell

August 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Mitchell Main Street & Beyond has hired a Brookings firm, designArc Architecture + Design LLC, to design a downtown master plan for Mitchell’s Historic Commercial District. Continue Reading

Brookings firm to create master plan for downtown Mitchell

August 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Mitchell Main Street & Beyond has hired a Brookings firm, designArc Architecture + Design LLC, to design a downtown master plan for Mitchell’s Historic Commercial District. Continue Reading

King of the hill

July 15, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Soap Box Derby a fun contest of design, weight and skill
EDGERTON Six years ago, Chad Lubben competed in his first-ever Soap Box Derby down Mill Hill in Edgerton on a toilet attached to a platform on wheels and, though he didn’t win, he sure had fun. Continue Reading

Elliott Johnson, Boston, column: For North Dakota, a new and evocative flag

June 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

We need a flag that distinguishes us from all other states and countries in the world even when it hangs limp on a windless day. Continue Reading

The new school: A glimpse inside the design

May 3, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Natural elements that promote flexible learning environments are being incorporated into the design of Alexandria’s new high school.
During a special school board meeting Tuesday, architect John Pfluger presented preliminary plans for the school’s layout and said reflecting the lakes area landscape will be prevalent throughout the school’s design. Continue Reading