Meet the Board of Director candidates 2011

At March caucus meetings in three regions, Dakota Valley members chose candidates to be considered for election to the board of directors.   These candidates—along with others that may have submitted petitions after April 15 (the publications deadline), but before May 16 (the petition deadline) –will be running for re-election during the cooperative’s annual meeting at Milnor on June 9.   Continue reading


Hankinson’s Antique Depot: Restored for retail

printed in the May 2011 edition of the Dakota Valley News magazine.
photos and story by Kirsti Craig

David Paulson has many memorable qualities. For example, he’s patriotic. He started collecting photos, paintings and prints of American presidents early in life.

Paulson is a treasure hunter. His pursuit of presidential prints led him to become an antique collector, buying things at auctions and estate sales when he had the chance.

“For me it’s fun—going to estate sales, finding collectibles,” Paulson says. “I’ve had some really neat furniture pieces especially.”

The Hankinson, ND native is also sentimental. His love of vintage and antique items extends beyond household wares. When he learned that the historic Canadian Pacific (CP) train depot in Hankinson, erected in 1899 and used into the 1990s, was scheduled to be demolished, he and his wife Bev hated to see this piece of local history discarded. Continue reading