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Be a Giving Heart! It's not too soon to participate.

Be a Giving Heart! It's not too soon to participate.

Enter Gate City Bank's Giving Hearts Day Giveaway TODAY. Gate City will give $2,500 to 38 Giving Hearts Day charities.…

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Minnesota Power Foundation Awards $3,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot

Minnesota Power Foundation Awards $3,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received a $3,500 grant from Minnesota Power Foundation. The Ranch will use the funds towards the renovation of a bathroom in one of the five children’s cottages on the Minot campus.…

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Farm Credit Services Awards $5,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce it has awarded the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation $5,000 as a recipient of the Pat-NOW Community Fund (PNCF). The grant funds will help fund the Ranch’s Minot campus greenhouse project.…

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D.J.'s Story

D.J.'s Story

As Vice President of Communications for the Ranch, part of my job is to bring the stories of Ranch children to the donors who support our work. I don’t work directly with the kids at the Ranch, but I see them every day. They look and sound like typical kids. As I see and hear them smile, talk, laugh, and listen to music on their iPods, it’s easy to forget the reality of what these kids have been through. But then, occasionally, I have the incredible honor of having one of these children trust me with their story. Like D.J.…

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Young Man Re-writes the Story of his Life

Dearest Ranch Friends, I was visiting our cottages during our annual Fall Festival. One of our older Ranch boys, who is now a Senior at Dakota Memorial School, was pretty dressed up for a school day. He had on a freshly pressed polo shirt and nice khaki slacks. He is a more reserved child, but he sidled up to me and just stood there expectantly. Amber, the Care Coordinator for the cottage, gently said, “I think he has something to tell you, Joy.”…

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Dakota Family Services Hires New Clinic Coordinator

Dakota Family Services, an outpatient counseling clinic founded by Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, recently promoted Kayla Falcon to DFS Clinic Coordinator. Her promotion was another step in the clinic’s expansion of services and clinicians to better meet the needs of children, adolescents, adults, and families in the Minot area.…

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Receives Grant from Great River Energy

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Receives Grant from Great River Energy

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch was recently awarded a $1,000 grant from Great River Energy to support the Ranch’s Greenhouse/Gardening Program in Bismarck. Grant dollars will be used to purchase seeds, bulbs, potting soil, and other supplies for the Ranch’s greenhouse/gardening program in Bismarck.…

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Dakota Family Services and Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Expand Clinical Team

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch and Dakota Family Services recently expanded their clinical teams to better meet the needs of children, adolescents, adults, and families in the Minot area. Joan Zander,…

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Thrivent Financial Supports the Ranch

Thrivent Financial Supports the Ranch

Thrivent Financial members directed over $35,000 in Thrivent Choice dollars to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch in 2016 alone.…

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Annual Meetings of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Held in Minot

The three corporations of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch (Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation, and Dakota Family Services) held their annual meetings last week in Minot,…

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