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RDFC LOANS HELP IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE IN NEW TOWN
NEW TOWN, N.D. — The City of New Town has broken ground on two projects that will help improve the quality of life of its residents, thanks in part to two $250,000 community capital loans provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). Loan dollars will be used to build a new volunteer fire station and a water park for children.


NORTH DAKOTA'S ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES SPONSOR HIGH CALIBER OF STUDENTS ON 2018 ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE YOUTH TOUR
MANDAN, N.D. — Sixteen North Dakota high school students will fly to Washington, D.C. on June 9 for the 53rd annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, joining more than 1,800 students from around the nation for seven days of touring historic sites, visiting with their state’s congressional delegation and learning about American government and the cooperative business model. While on the tour, they’ll develop leadership skills and a national network of peers. North Dakota’s electric distribution cooperatives sponsor the students’ trips.


NDAREC HIRES OHMAN AS FINANCE MANAGER
MANDAN, N.D. — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to welcome Brenna Ohman as the newest addition to its staff. Ohman will serve as a finance manager, helping to fulfill the financial responsibilities for NDAREC, the Rural Development Finance Corporation and the ND REC Benefit Trust.


COBANK SUPPORTS RURAL GROCER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN NORTH DAKOTA
MANDAN, N.D. – An economic development project targeting rural grocery and retail food distribution in northeast North Dakota is receiving significant support from CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America.


COMMUNITY CAPITAL LOAN HELPS FUND NEW FIRE HALL
LISBON, N.D. – Construction is underway on a new fire hall in Lisbon, N.D., thanks in part to a $250,000 community capital loan provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). Founded in 1994 by North Dakota’s rural electric and telecommunications cooperatives, RDFC helps rural communities grow by offering low-interest financing.


JACOBS RECOGNIZED FOR COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Terryl Jacobs with the 2017 Cooperative Leadership Award at its annual meeting in January. For more than two decades, Jacobs served as a member and officer for several electric cooperative boards at local, state, regional and national levels, proving to be an influential leader for North Dakota’s electric cooperatives.


SHATTUCK RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Cindy Shattuck, credit manager at Verendrye Electric Cooperative, with the 2017 Community Service Award at its annual meeting in January. Now in her 38th year with Verendrye Electric Cooperative, Shattuck is an experienced cooperative employee and a leader in her community.


TETRAULT RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) recognized Marty Tetrault, assistant operations manager at Cavalier Rural Electric Cooperative (CREC), with the 2017 Community Service Award at its annual meeting in January.
 


HEITKAMP RECOGNIZED BY NORTH DAKOTA’S ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
MANDAN, N.D. – The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) presented Sen. Heidi Heitkamp with the 2017 Helping Hand Award at its annual meeting in January. The award recognizes faithful friends and strong supporters of North Dakota’s electric cooperatives.
 


LOAN HELPS EXPAND DENTAL PRACTICE IN RURAL NORTH DAKOTA
BOWMAN, ND – Prairie Dental, the office of Dr. Pat Kelly and Dr. Jennifer Sarsland, is now welcoming customers at its new location, 12 Sixth Ave. SW, thanks in part to a $27,000 loan provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). The loan provided a portion of the community funds needed to secure an interest buy-down from the Bank of North Dakota (BND). Founded in 1994 by North Dakota’s rural electric and telecommunications cooperatives, RDFC helps rural communities grow by offering low-interest financing.


COMMUNITY CAPITAL LOAN HELPS FINANCE CITY HALL IMPROVEMENTS
LANGDON, ND – Langdon City Hall will soon be more welcoming to residents, thanks in part to a $75,000 community capital loan provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). Founded in 1994 by North Dakota’s rural electric and telecommunications cooperatives, RDFC helps rural communities and businesses grow by offering low-interest financing.


LOAN PROPELS SAWYER WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FORWARD
HAZEN, ND – The Mercer County Ambulance Service is adding living quarters to its existing building, thanks in part to a $46,928 community capital loan provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). Founded in 1994 by North Dakota’s rural electric and telecommunications cooperatives, RDFC helps rural communities grow by offering low-interest financing.


SMALL TOWN GROCERS WORK TOGETHER TO STAY IN BUSINESS
FARGO, ND – The North Dakota Rural Grocery Initiative (NDRGI) will welcome grocers and resource providers from across the state to the North Dakota Rural Grocer Summit on Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Delta by Marriott in Fargo. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the event begins at 10 a.m. The annual summit provides rural grocers with opportunities to learn best practices and network with fellow grocers and industry professionals. NDRGI is an example of how cooperatives demonstrate the cooperative principle of concern for community, which promotes the future vitality of rural North Dakota.


LOAN HELPS IMPROVE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIMES IN RURAL COMMUNITY
HOOPLE, ND – An expansion to the Hoople Rural Fire Department’s building and water supply will result in faster response times for emergency calls and lower insurance rates for those residing in the Hoople Rural Fire District. Financing for the project, which is estimated at more than $300,000, includes a $150,000 community capital loan provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). Founded in 1994 by North Dakota’s rural electric and telecommunications cooperatives, RDFC helps rural communities grow by offering low-interest financing.


LOAN PROPELS SAWYER WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FORWARD
SAWYER, ND – Residents in Sawyer, North Dakota will soon have access to better drinking water, thanks in part to a $125,000 community capital loan provided by the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). Founded in 1994 by North Dakota’s rural electric and telecommunications cooperatives, RDFC helps rural communities grow by offering low-interest financing


NDAREC HOLDS ANNUAL HOTLINE SCHOOL
Mandan, N.D. — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) will welcome nearly 80 line workers and apprentice line workers to Hotline School during the week of July 10 to 14. Held at the Bismarck State College line worker program facility in Mandan, the annual field training teaches line workers how to safely work on energized lines through hands-on instruction and demonstrations from experienced line workers.

 

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