North Dakota

The Ranch Receives Grant for Fargo Youth Home Appliances

The Ranch Receives Grant for Fargo Youth Home Appliances

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received $5,000 from the Cass County Electric Cooperative Foundation. The grant funds will be used to purchase appliances for the Fargo Youth Home, as a part of a renovation project with the Home Builders Association of Fargo Moorhead (HBA-FM). The HBA-FM, with the help of the Home Builders Care Fund, is donating time and materials for the rest of the kitchen remodeling project.…

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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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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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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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Ranch Meets Fiscal Year-End Fundraising Goal

Through matching gifts and the increased generosity of our many donors, we were able to meet our fiscal year-end fundraising goal. Thank you so much for giving our kids a place to sleep, learn, heal, and find hope. Your donations to our year-end campaign allow us to end the year on solid footing.…

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Why Early Bedtimes Don't Work at the Ranch

Why Early Bedtimes Don't Work at the Ranch

At Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, we have learned that early bedtimes are not effective. The reasons for this are both simple and complex. The simple reason is there is no natural consequence or connection between most misbehaviors and going to bed early, nor do early bedtimes teach a new skill.…

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