RETIREMENT

Retiree Returns to NDSU For New Musical Career

Mark Preston first graduated from the architecture program at NDSU 42 years ago.

FARGO, N.D.  – Mark Preston’s career as an architect has taken him around the world. He’s helped build great big things, and design fantastic buildings, like the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Fall. After his retirement, a single concert would bring a spark of urgency to start a new career. “It was a sort of evolving process. I had…

Beloved Fargo Kindergarten Teacher Retires After 38 Years on the Job

Clara Barton Hawthorne Elementary is hosting its 2nd annual end of the year celebration and honoring a teacher for her work in the school

FARGO, N.D.– A Fargo kindergarten teacher is retiring after 38 years on the job. Clara Barton Hawthorne Elementary is hosting its 2nd annual end of the year celebration and honoring a teacher for her work in the school. Mrs. Pobst has taught at CBH for 30 years. For her, the choice to keep teaching all those years was an easy…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Holds Retirement Party for Paul Laney

He's retiring after over 30 years in law enforcment

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney is saying goodbye to the department he’s worked with for over a decade. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office held a retirement party in his honor. Laney has worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years and with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years. He says a key part of…

Seniors are Learning that After the Age of 55 There is Much More to Life Than Just Retirement

For the second year, the West Fargo Park District is hosting the Senior Lifestyle Expo to get seniors connected with local resources

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Seniors are learning that after the age of 55 there is much more to life than just retirement. For the second year, the West Fargo Park District is hosting the Senior Lifestyle Expo to get seniors connected with local resources. Living a happy and healthy life in your older years is far from impossible and many…

Fargo Cass Public Health Celebrates the Careers of Ruth Roman, Dr. John Baird

The two health officials retired after decades of service in public health

FARGO, N.D. — Two important figures involved with public health in the metro celebrate their retirements. Director of Public Health Ruth Roman and health officer Dr. John Baird were honored for the work they did in their careers. Baird worked for Fargo Cass Public Health since 2002. Roman, who became director in 2008, also received a plaque commemorating her nearly three…

Lynx Star Lindsay Whalen Announces Retirement

Whalen has been balancing a new job as coach of the Minnesota Gophers with playing point for the Lynx.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JULY 13: Lindsay Whalen #13 of the Minnesota Lynx handles the ball against the Las Vegas Aces on July 13, 2018 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement….

Fargo City Engineer Mark Bittner Retires After 42 Years

He led the city through some of the worst floods in 1997 and 2009

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo’s Director of Engineering is retiring after leaving a lasting impact on how the city handles flooding. The city of Fargo had a retirement party for Mark Bittner to celebrate the 42 years he’s served with them. “I can’t thank them enough for all the support they’ve shown me over the years,” Bittner said. Bittner, who has…

Bethany Retirement Living Holds Annual ‘Soup of the Day’

The fundraiser raises money to help retirement home residents

FARGO, N.D. — Senior citizens got to have some hearty soup during Bethany Retirement Living’s annual “Soup of the Day” event. Soups and bread were donated by the auxiliary, staff and community. Offerings were taken at the door, and proceeds go towards equipment and materials to help those people living in the home. Organizers say they’ve raised over a thousand dollars…

Bipartisan Committee Formed To Find Solution to Pension Crisis

Threatens 2,000 North Dakotans and 400,00 Retirees Across The Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A solution for the country’s pension crisis didn’t make it in the final budget, but a bipartisan committee has been set up as a compromise. The pension crisis is threatening 2,000 North Dakotans and 400,000 retirees across the country who paid into Central States Pension Fund and others. The committee will be required to hold at least…

Retiring Clay County Sheriff Says He’ll Stay in Community

He served as sheriff for 16 years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Bill Bergquist announced his retirement on Monday and will not seek a fifth term as Clay County sheriff. Bergquist has been elected to four four year terms as Clay County sheriff and has decided to hang up his handcuffs. He is happy and proud to have served his community. But he says the decision to run for…