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State Fair receives 10 awards

The North Dakota State Fair earned recognition at the 127th annual International Association of Fairs and Expositions convention, receiving one first-place award and nine other Awards of Excellence.

The fair received one second-place and two third-place awards in the agricultural contest categories. In the Hall of Honor Communications contest, the fair took one second and four thirds. In competitive exhibits, the fair secured one-place finish and one third.

Communities benefit from Midco grants

Organizations in several communities have received Midco Foundation grants.

Among the recipients are Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons; Abused Adult Resource Center, Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri Valley Family YMCA and Welcome House Inc., all in Bismarck; Best Friends Mentoring Program, Dickinson; city of Golden Valley; Harvey Police Department; Dreams in Motion Inc., Mandan; American Red Cross Dakotas Region, Children’s Museum of Minot and Dakota Hope Clinic, all in Minot; and Pick City park project.

YMCA labeled ‘infant friendly’ worksite

The Missouri Valley Family YMCA has been recognized as “Infant Friendly” by the North Dakota Department of Health for instituting certain worksite policies.

In partnership with Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health, the YMCA has implemented four dedicated breastfeeding spaces among its three locations.

Feed business in Medina is sold

Diamond W Feeds, Medina, has been purchased by Dakotaland Feeds LLC, based in Huron, S.D.

Kenny Hoffer, who has managed Diamond W Feeds, will continue to lead the Medina operation, according to a statement from Dakotaland Feeds.

Terry Wanzek, president and family member owner of Diamond W, said the sale will bring a broader range of products and services to the area.