RETIREMENT

Fargo city administrator to retire in June

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo City Administrator Bruce Grubb is retiring.  His last day on the job is June 24. Grubb began his career in 1989 as a civil engineer. In 2016, he was promoted to city administrator after the retirement of Pat Zavoral. “I want to express my sincere appreciation to the City Commission, The City of Fargo and the…

House Speaker Koppelman won’t seek reelection

Kim KoppelmanWEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota House Speaker Kim Koppelman, who lost the GOP endorsement during his district’s convention Tuesday, says he will retire at the end of his current term. Koppelman fell 19 votes short of challenger Jim Jonas for the second endorsed spot in West Fargo’s District 13 Republican convention. “Having served for many years and…

Tom Brady retires

Tom Brady (Twitter)TAMPA, Fla. – Tom Brady has retired after winning seven Super Bowls and setting numerous passing records in an unprecedented 22-year-career. Brady made the announcement in a long post on Instagram. Brady has long stated his desire to spend more time with his family. The 44-year-old Brady goes out after leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super…

Richland County Sheriff announces retirement

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR) – After 42 years in law enforcement, Richland County Sheriff Larry Leshovsky says he will not run for another term. Leshovsky announced Monday that he will retire at the end of his current term in December. “I am privileged to have been able to serve this long and very honored that the citizens of Richland County placed…

North Dakota House leader Pollert announces retirement

BISMARCK, N.D. – Republican House Majority Leader Chet Pollert says he is retiring from politics and will not run for re-election. Pollert has served as the House majority leader for two legislative sessions and in the Legislature for 24 years. He says he wants to spend more time with his family and travel. The 66-year-old Pollert has represented a district…

Craft to retire as Concordia College president in 2023

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Concordia College President Dr. William Craft says he plans to retire, effective June 30, 2023. Craft was appointed in 2011.  During his tenure, several changes were made, including renovation and new construction of the Grant Center for the Offutt School of Business, the Integrated Science Center, the Jake Christiansen Athletic Complex, and the Center for Student…

Minneapolis police chief to retire

Police Chief Medaria ArradondoMINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced Monday that he is stepping down. The 54-year-old Arradondo said it was time for new leadership at the department. He’ll step down in January, with Mayor Jacob Frey appointing a replacement. Arradondo led the department when four police officers were charged in George Floyd’s death. Arradondo was promoted in…

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…