BUSINESS BRIEFS: Heath, Rud join Herald newsroom
Mary Heath has joined the Herald as news editor. Having served in several different newsroom roles, Heath brings diverse experience to the Herald. In addition to copy editing, coordinating news coverage and helping manage the newsroom at the Esca...
Mary Heath has joined the Herald as news editor. Having served in several different newsroom roles, Heath brings diverse experience to the Herald. In addition to copy editing, coordinating news coverage and helping manage the newsroom at the Escanaba Daily Press in Escanaba, Mich., Heath has also worked as design editor. Most recently, she has been the editor and regional account representative for the Upper Peninsula Business Today, also based in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
In her role as Herald news editor, Heath will assist in copyediting, developing news coverage and newsroom management.
Madison Rud has been hired as an editorial clerk in the Herald newsroom. Originally from Grand Rapids, Minn., Rud is a first-year UND student and also has an associate degree from Itasca Community College.
JLG wins awards
The North Dakota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has awarded three of the five total annual design awards to projects by JLG Architects, including a Merit Award for Williston Area Recreation Center in Williston, a Merit Award for Loretta Building in Fargo and a Juror’s Choice Award for the North Dakota State University Beef Research Facility in Fargo.
Alerus Financial announces acquisition
Alerus Financial acquired Retirement Alliance Inc. and its affiliate Fiduciary Consulting Group. Located in Manchester, N.H., Retirement Alliance provides recordkeeping, consulting and administration for 700 retirement plans, 42,000 participants and $2.1 billion in plan assets.
This acquisition increases retirement plan assets for Alerus Retirement Solutions, a division of Alerus Financial, to $16.1 billion, according to a news release. With this acquisition, Alerus now services 4,870 retirement plans with 262,000 plan participants in 49 states.
Britton wins safety award
Britton Transport of Grand Forks has won the Volvo Truck Safety Award.
The awards recognize motor carriers for accident frequency rates and accident prevention training programs, among other factors. Britton has 97 trucks and an accident frequency of 0.32 in more than 9.2 million miles, according to a press release from Volvo.
NDMA recognizes doctors
The North Dakota Medical Association has elected Dr. Robert W. Beattie of Grand Forks as a delegate to the American Medical Association. NDMA also gave its Physician Community and Professional Services Award to Dr. Roger Schauer, also of Grand Forks, and its Friend of Medicine Award to Dave Molmen, CEO of Altru Health System.