Minot

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch the Recipient of a St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation Twice-Blessed Grant

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch the Recipient of a St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation Twice-Blessed Grant

St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation (SJCHF) distributed $20,670 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to create outdoor learning areas at Dakota Memorial School, Minot—the on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Through the SJCHF’s Twice Blessed program we were able to raise $16,170 in addition to the SJCHF match grant of $4,500 to underwrite the entire project.…

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The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation Provides Funds for Technology Updates at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation Provides Funds for Technology Updates at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation awarded $25,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to stabilize the IT network on the Ranch’s Fargo campus. The upgrade will support the increased load on the network created by COVID-related distance education and telehealth.…

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Otto Bremer Trust Awards Funds to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Otto Bremer Trust Awards Funds to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Otto Bremer Trust awarded a $100,000 matching grant to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to be used for a remodel and update of the Bremer building on its Minot, ND campus.…

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The School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province Grants $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

The School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province Grants $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

The School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province awarded $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to replace outdated appliances in Butt Cottage, which houses girls ages 10-14 on our Minot campus.…

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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church awards $267,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church awards $267,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Walnut Creek, California awarded $267,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. The generously granted funds will be used as part of a rejuvenation project on the Ranch’s Minot, ND campus, specifically making necessary improvements to the Bremer building, one of the original buildings on that campus.…

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The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Michigan District Grants $7,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Michigan District Grants $7,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will receive $7,000 from the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), Michigan District to purchase furniture for Seegers Cottage on the Minot, ND campus, which serves boys ages 14-18.…

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Anita Burns promoted to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Program Manager

Anita Burns promoted to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Program Manager

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch recently promoted Anita Burns to the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Program Manager on its Minot campus. In her new position, Burns will oversee the PRTF cottages, ensuring that all treatment plans and programming meet the specific needs of each child, and that the Ranch is a safe place for children to live, learn, and heal.…

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Real-World Skills at Work: Preparing Young Adults for Adulthood

Real-World Skills at Work: Preparing Young Adults for Adulthood

Vocational Education began at the Minot campus many years ago with livestock, a corn crop, and honeybees. It has changed over the years to become Career and Technical Education, and now students learn and practice technicals skills like small engine repair, welding, carpentry, plumbing, facilities maintenance, and more.…

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The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Iowa East District Grants $7,036 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Iowa East District Grants $7,036 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will receive $7,036 from the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Iowa East District during the 2020-2022 biennium. Funds will be used to underwrite the cost of purchasing steam tables for the nutrition center on our Minot, ND campus.…

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The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Oklahoma District Grants $5,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Oklahoma District Grants $5,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will receive $5,000 from the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Oklahoma District during the 2020-2022 biennium to support its Spiritual Life programming. Funds will be used specifically to renovate the bathrooms in the Chapel on our Minot, ND campus, which is part of an overall chapel renovation.…

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The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League South Dakota District Grants $3,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League South Dakota District Grants $3,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received $3,000 from the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, South Dakota District to support its Spiritual Life programming. Funds will be used specifically to purchase audio equipment for the Chapel on our Minot, ND campus, which is part of an overall chapel renovation.…

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Meaningful Memories at Medora

Meaningful Memories at Medora

Last summer, three Ranch residents, Courtney, Sierra, and Megan, traveled to Medora with Amber Benham, Horse Program Coordinator, to hike and look for wild horses. The idea for the trip started when the girls were at the horse barn, talking about how they'd love to see wild horses. Amber told them about the wild horses in Medora, and when she learned none of them had been there, she planned the trip. The special outing celebrated the progress the three girls had made at the Ranch, rewarded them for work they did around the horse barn over the summer, and served as a last hurrah for Courtney, who was discharging at the end of the week.…

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The Rupert Dunklau Foundation Supports the Spiritual Life Program at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

The Rupert Dunklau Foundation Supports the Spiritual Life Program at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will receive $15,000 in matching funds from the Rupert Dunklau Foundation to support the Spiritual Life Program on our campuses in Minot, Bismarck, and Fargo, ND…

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Verendrye Electric Awards $1,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Verendrye Electric Awards $1,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Verendrye Electric Cooperative awarded $1,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to replace cottage appliances on our Minot campus.…

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Receives Funding from Faith Community Lutheran Church

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Receives Funding from Faith Community Lutheran Church

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot, ND, was the recipient of a $3,000 grant from Faith Community Lutheran Church in Longmont, CO. The funds received will be used as part of an overall transformation and update of the Kruse Memorial Chapel on our Minot, ND campus. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase new audio equipment for the chapel.…

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch the Recipient of a St. Joseph's Community Health Foundation Twice-Blessed Grant

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch the Recipient of a St. Joseph's Community Health Foundation Twice-Blessed Grant

St. Joseph's Community Health Foundation (SJCHF) distributed $15,535 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to underwrite the costs of updating two Refocus Rooms in Dakota Memorial School, Minot—the on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Through the SJCHF's Twice Blessed program, we were able to raise $10,535 in addition to the SJCHF match grant of $5,000 to underwrite the entire project.…

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Enbridge donated $5,400 for a Minot DMS Transition to Life Program

Enbridge donated $5,400 for a Minot DMS Transition to Life Program

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot, ND, was the recipient of a $5,400 Community Investment Grant from local energy transportation company, Enbridge. Funds donated to the Ranch will support Transition to Life: Finding my Future Self, an ongoing program at Dakota Memorial School, Minot, the accredited on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.…

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Playing for a Purpose

Playing for a Purpose

Ranch Wellness Coordinators address each child’s needs and meet with them one-on-one to determine their wellness goals and help them stay on track.…

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Announces Date of 2018 NYPUM Motorcycle Fun Run

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Announces Date of 2018 NYPUM Motorcycle Fun Run

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will host its annual NYPUM Motorcycle Fun Run on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Event proceeds benefit the National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM), held each summer on the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Minot campus.…

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BLT Day at the Ranch

BLT Day at the Ranch

Purchase spring plants, planters, vegetable plants, herbs, and more! Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will welcome guests of all ages at its 13th Annual BLT Day, Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, 6301 19th Ave. N.W., Minot. The money raised through this family-friendly event purchase supplies/equipment (seeds, bulbs, soil, hand tools, pots, teaching materials, etc.), greenhouse utilities, maintenance/repairs and staff costs directly related to greenhouse program development and instruction.…

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Ranch Kids Rock!

Ranch Kids Rock!

As part of the #minotrocks Kindness Project, Ranch girls painted rocks and placed them in random spots throughout Oak Park.…

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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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