COMMUNITY NEWS: Optimist contest winner; Grand Forks employee receives award
Optimist contest winner Ryan Beich, 11, a student at Holy Family-St. Mary's School in Grand Forks is this year's winner of the Optimist's Club essay contest. The topic this year was "How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value?" Beich's essay h...
Optimist contest winner
Ryan Beich, 11, a student at Holy Family-St. Mary's School in Grand Forks is this year's winner of the Optimist's Club essay contest. The topic this year was "How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value?" Beich's essay has been sent onto the district level. His parents are Terry and Sandra Beich of East Grand Forks. Pictured with Beich is Kelsey Svoboda, co-chairman of the essay contest.
Grand Forks employee receives award
Pete Haga, government relations officer for the city of Grand Forks, received the Visionary Award at the Municipal Government Academy awards ceremony during the North Dakota League of Cities' 10th annual workshop held recently in Bismarck.
The Municipal Government Academy's Leadership Training Program recognizes city lead-ers for their dedication, time and commitment in making their communities better places to live. Award winners receive credits in the Leadership Training Program by attending con-ferences and training events sponsored by the North Dakota League of Cities.
GFPD officer completes training
Capt. Mark Nelson of the Grand Forks Police Department recently graduated from the 252nd session of the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Va. Included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from 49 states, the District of Columbia, 27 inter-national countries, four military organizations and five federal civilian organizations. A total of 269 graduated from the program.
The National Academy Program is 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies.
Nelson joins four other GFPD officers as graduates of the program -- Chief John Packett, Capt. Michael Kirby, Lt. Grant Schiller and Lt. James Remer.
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