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CEO of Mayville's Sanford retires

MAYVILLE, N.D.—Sanford Mayville CEO Roger Baier recently retired after 42 years of service at the Mayville hospital.

He started at the facility as an intern in 1976 when it still was known as Union Hospital.

"It's been very interesting," Baier recently told The Traill County Tribune. "Every day is a little bit different. You don't ever know what to expect. It's been fun to see all the changes through the years. I've really enjoyed coming to work each day."

Dan Olson, Sanford Network executive director, said Baier was a strong leader who contributed a lot to the community, the report said.

"Roger's leadership has positively impacted Mayville and the surrounding region for decades, and the course he has set for the future will greatly benefit future generations."

LAKOTA, N.D.—A 2003 graduate of Lakota High School and elementary school teacher in Mapleton, N.D., has been selected for the first PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program.

Kayla Delzer will work with students, families and educators next school year to increase their learning through media literacy skills, according to a report in the Lakota American.

Delzer, who earned her master's degree in elementary education at UND, has taught for 10 years. She also has given many keynote addresses nationwide, the report said.

Her work with classroom redesign has set a worldwide standard, and she recently was awarded the Global Hundred Award, recognizing her as one of the top innovative educators.

GRAFTON, N.D.—The Grafton Parks and Recreation Department recently settled rental rates for the lobby of Centennial Center.

The Walsh County Record reported the board considered similar pricing and spaces in the area before it decided to set the daily rental at $275. The lobby space seats up to 152 people.

The full-day rental increases to $325 with the use of the kitchen, the Record said. The lobby also will be available to rent by the hour or by half-day, with or without tables and chairs, and with the option of an alcohol permit.

The report said the full range of prices can be found on the Parks and Recreation website.

CROOKSTON—The Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority is now reviewing a draft plan for a business incentive package.

The Crookston Daily Times recently reported the "Building Better Business" plan could be approved as early as this summer.

The report said goals would include encouraging entrepreneurship, enhancing job opportunities for local residents, increasing the commercial tax base in Crookston and filling vacant buildings.

CHEDA Executive Director Craig Hoiseth said the program could help with startup, improvement or expansion costs.