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Karen Ehrens, of Bismarck, has been named the 2018 Woman of the Year by the North Dakota Women’s Network for her long-time advocacy in the fight to end hunger.

A banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 1400 Interchange Ave., Bismarck. 

Ehrens is a health and nutrition consultant, registered dietitian and policy advocate. She connects groups working to provide food and end hunger in North Dakota. Karen is a long-time North Dakota Women’s Network member and is vice chair of the Bismarck-Mandan League of Women Voters.

Ehrens was an endorsed candidate for the North Dakota House of Representatives in District 32 in 2016. She has provided testimony to the city commission, the state legislature and Congress on proposed legislation impacting health and nutrition. Ehrens was nominated by Waylon Hedegaard and Ellie Shockley.

The Woman of the Year Banquet will kick off the NDWN's annual meeting. In addition to the banquet, the meeting will include a variety of education sessions on issues facing women. 

Tickets for the event will go on sale Aug. 10. For more information, visit www.ndwomen.org

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