Petroleum council announces awards

The North Dakota Petroleum Council honored businesses and individuals in conjunction with its recent annual meeting.

Member Achievement Awards went to Crestwood Equity Partners, Targa Resources and Enerplus Corp.

Brent Eslinger, senior district manager for Halliburton’s Williston District, received the Distinguished Service Award.

Rep. Al Carlson, R-Fargo, was the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award.

Craig Smith, a partner at the Crowley Fleck law firm, was inducted into the NDPC Hall of Fame.

Credit unions receive state awards

Credit unions throughout North Dakota have received awards sponsored by the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas and the Credit Union National Association.

Top award winners advance to national competitions.

Area recipients include:

• Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award, Capital Credit Union, Bismarck, first place in the category of $250 million to $1 billion in assets.

• Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, Town & Country Credit Union, Minot, first, $250 million to $1 billion in assets; Capital Credit Union, second.

• Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Awards, Capital Credit Union, first; North Star Community Credit Union, Maddock, first, $50 million to $250 million in assets; Railway Credit Union, Mandan, second, $50 million to $250 million in assets.

• Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action, Capital Credit Union, first; North Star Community Credit Union, Maddock, first; Railway Credit Union, Mandan, second.

Dakota Zoo awarded accreditation

Dakota Zoo in Bismarck has received accreditation from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.

The accreditation follows a detailed application and an on-site inspection. AZA members must complete the accreditation process every five years.

Less than 10 percent of animal exhibitors registered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture have AZA accreditation, according to a statement from the organization.

KLJ partners with South Dakota firm

KLJ, headquartered in Bismarck, has formalized a longtime partnership maintained with Goldsmith Heck Engineers Inc., which has offices in Sioux Falls and Mobridge, S.D.

The two firms have collaborated on projects for more than 10 years, most recently on the Sioux Falls Airport.