GRAND FORKS, N.D. • Prairie Business is pleased to announce this year’s Leaders & Legacies award recipients.

The magazine’s Leaders & Legacies recognizes executives in the Dakotas and western Minnesota for achievements either recently or over a lifetime of work.

Colleagues from across the region nominated individuals for the award based on their leadership and accomplishments while serving as an executive. Prairie Business also nominated some regional executives.

While each of this year’s nominees achieved impressive results as a business leader, the nine selected for this year’s awards are exemplary. They include:

Bill Hinks: Founder & Chairman of the Board, Furniture Mart USA, Sioux Falls, S.D.

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Charlie Vein: Recently retired, President of AE2S, Grand Forks, N.D.

Craig Larson: CEO of Starion Bank, Bismarck, N.D.

Dave Molmen: CEO of Altru Health System, Grand Forks, N.D.

Eric Hardmeyer: Retiring, President of Bank of North Dakota, Bismarck, N.D.

Kathy Meagher: Recently retired, President and CEO of Special Olympics North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.

Kevin Donnay: President of Widseth, Baxter, Minn.

Pete Fullerton: Recently retired, CEO of Cornerstone Bank, Fargo, N.D.

Richard Vetter: Chief Medical Officer of Essentia Health, Fargo, N.D.

Prairie Business is pleased to salute each of this year’s award recipients.

“Every year we see notable achievements from many of the region’s business leaders,” said Prairie Business Editor Andrew Weeks. “This award is a chance to recognize some of the very best. We couldn’t be more pleased with this year’s recipients. Thank you to one and all – and congratulations!”

Read more about the recipients here, in the July issue of Prairie Business.