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  • Timothy Halvorson, 66, BS ’71 agricultural economics, raised cattle on a family farm and later was a crop adjuster for Dawson Insurance, AgForce and NAU Country. He lived in rural Pekin, N.D.
  • Donald Weber, 62, BS ’73 mechanical engineering, had a 19-year career in the parts department of Smith Motors, Wahpeton, N.D. A member of the Campbell, Minn., Fire Department, he lived in rural Fergus Falls, Minn.
  • Roger Mickelson, 70, BS ’65 pharmacy, was a retired pharmacist at Park Nicollet Medical Center in St. Louis Park, Minn. He lived in Peoria, Ariz.
  • Paul Brostrom, 90, BS ’48 social science, MS ’56, education administration, was a teacher and coach at New Rockford and Mandan, N.D., before spending 30 years at the Vista Unified School District in Vista, Calif. An outstanding Bison player, he was inducted into the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994. He lived in Tacoma, Wash.
  • Hillis Hugelen, 83, BS ’52 pharmacy, was a longtime pharmacist and business owner in Velva, N.D. The owner of Velva Drug, he retired in 2001 after 50 years in his profession. A veteran of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he lived in Velva.
  • William Anderst, 73, BS ’63 physical education, was the recreation director for Beaver Dam, Wis., and later was parks and recreation director in Manitowoc, Wis. A former president of the Parks and Recreation Association of Wisconsin, he lived in Overland Park, Kan.
  • Margaret (Hall) Medd, 91, BS ’72 child development and family relations, received the North Dakota Outstanding Special Educator award, helping hundreds of children during her career in Oakes, Valley City and Bottineau, N.D. She lived in Grand Forks, N.D.
  • Erin Markestad, BS ’11 public relations, was appointed international marketing specialist in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. She plans and coordinates international trade marketing events with international, federal, state and local agencies; provides market development assistance to North Dakota companies; and conducts market research and coordinates development of markets for agriculture products.
  • Mark Watne, AD ’82 agricultural mechanization, was elected president of the North Dakota Farmers Union. He is a self-employed farmer in the Velva, N.D., area and lives in Jamestown, N.D.
  • Danny R. Hoffmann, BS ’74 animal science, was named the 2013 North Star Classic Livestock Honoree. A life-long farmer and livestock producer from Wheatland, N.D., he was honored for his commitment to the livestock industry in the state and a supporter of the North Star Classic since its beginning.



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