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Prairie Business announces 2020’s Leaders & Legacies recipients

Prairie Business is pleased to announce this year’s Leaders & Legacies award recipients.

The magazine’s Leaders & Legacies award recognizes executives “for the great things they have done in business, whether in recent years (Leaders) or over a lifetime (Legacies),” said Prairie Business Publisher Korrie Wenzel.

Colleagues from across the region nominated individuals for the award based on their exemplary leadership and accomplishments while serving as an executive. Prairie Business also nominated a few regional executives. While each of this year’s nominees achieved impressive results as a business leader, the 10 selected for this year’s awards are exemplary.

This year’s recipients include:

Dean F. Anagnost
President and CEO, KLJ Solutions, Bismarck, N.D.

Ben Carlsrud
President, Network Center Inc., Fargo, N.D.

Vern Dosch
Former president and CEO, National Information Solutions Cooperative, Mandan, N.D.

David Doxtad
President, ISG, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Tom Erickson
Director, State Energy Research Center and director of Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization at the Energy and Environmental Research Center
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.

Brenda Foster

Chairwoman, president and CEO, First Western Bank & Trust, North Dakota and Minnesota

John M. Kutch
President and CEO, Trinity Health, Minot, N.D.

Kristi Magnuson Nelson
President and CEO, Hugo’s Family Marketplace, Grand Forks, N.D.

Randy L. Newman
CEO, president and chairman of the board, Alerus Financial N.A. and Alerus Financial Corp., Grand Forks, N.D.

Gary Petersen
Chairman of the board, Cornerstone Bank and Cornerstone Holding Co., Bismarck, N.D.

Prairie Business is proud to salute each of this year’s Leaders & Legacies recipients. To one and all, congratulations.

“There are many standout professionals in the upper Midwest as we see year after year,” said Prairie Business Editor Andrew Weeks. “This award is a chance to recognize some of the very best. The 10 selected this year truly stand out in the region, in their businesses and in their industries, and Prairie Business is pleased to honor them with the Leaders & Legacies award.”

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