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Retirement party set for Goehring

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Doug Goehring, Mitchell, will celebrate his retirement after 42 1/2 years with the Coca-Cola Company at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, at County Fair Banquet Hall, Mitchell.

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After career busting conmen, Grand Forks detective retires

June 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When Det. Mike Flannery started with the Grand Forks Police Department, the department still had an officer devoted around the clock to a downtown foot-patrol shift, many of which he walked himself. Continue Reading

Fourth-year cornerback abruptly retires from Vikings

May 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Asher Allen has retired from football. Coach Leslie Frazier announced on Wednesday that the fourth-year cornerback came into his office last week and told Frazier of his decision. Frazier says he was surprised, but did not get into the specifics of their discussion. Continue Reading

East Grand Forks fire chief to retire; plans to seek spot on county board

May 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

East Grand Forks Fire Chief Randy Gust is seeking another job in the public eye. Gust, 55, has worked 29 years for fire and police departments. Now, he’s filed for the District 5 position on the Polk County Board of Commissioners. Continue Reading

Minnesota sex offender treatment program head retires

May 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The executive director of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program is retiring.
Dennis Benson will retire June 5. He joined the Minnesota Department of Human Services as executive director of the sex offender treatment program in 2008. Continue Reading

Tears flow at legislative retirements

May 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Torrey Westrom recalled the last time he saw the Minnesota House chamber when he was in sixth grade, a few years before he was blinded and several years before becoming a state representative. Bill Hilty said many of his colleagues will be back next year and “carrying on, which makes my decision easier.” And John Kriesel called his time in the House “crazy.” The three and 20 other Minnesota House representatives are leaving after this session, along with 13 senators. Continue Reading

University of St. Thomas president to retire next year

May 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The longtime president of the University of St. Thomas says he will retire next year. The Rev. Dennis Dease (dees) said Thursday he will retire on June 30, 2013, after he completes his 22nd year in office. Continue Reading

Legislative retirees different, but proud of work

May 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Keith Langseth has spent half of his nearly 75 years as a Minnesota legislator. Mark Murdock has been in the House less than four years. Langseth is a Democrat. Murdock is a Republican. Langseth is a dairy farmer. Murdock is a long-time hardware store owner. Despite differences, the two Minnesota legislators, among more than two dozen retiring this year, well illustrate the attitude of many lawmakers. Both talk about being involved in democracy and say they are in awe every time they enter the Capitol building. Continue Reading

UND’s Sandra Donaldson, feminist and ‘love poetry’ scholar, calling it a career

April 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In the 35 years that Sandy Donaldson has taught in UND’s English Department, she earned a reputation for gentle discourse and old-world graciousness. Donaldson, 68, will retire at the end of the semester, leaving Grand Forks for a new home in Maine with her husband, Rep. Lonny Winrich, D-Grand Forks, who will not seek another term in November. Continue Reading

UND police chief retiring after 31 years on campus

April 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Duane Czapiewski will retire at the end of MayAfter spending 31 years of dealing with constant change, UND Police Chief Duane Czapiewski is about to make a change of his own. Czapiewski, 63, will retire at the end of May after serving with the department since 1981, 27 of those years as chief.
He said a new influx of students every year and the hustle and bustle of working on campus has kept the job fresh. Continue Reading

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