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Courtesy Abby Weight 

First Day of School

School is back in session! Share your children’s first day of school photos for a chance to see them here. Pictured, Hunter Weight on his first day of kindergarten at Zimmerman Elementary in Wahpeton. Parents are Seth and Abby Weight, and Brian and Kelsey Loewen.

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Courtesy Carol Anderson 

Dale and Carol Anderson, Breckenridge, Minn., visited the 9/11 Never Forget mobile exhibit in July, when it was at the county fair in Herman, Minn. The exhibit features artifacts from the World Trade Center and pieces from the fire trucks that responded to the Sept. 11, 2001 attack. New York City firemen were at the exhibit to answer questions. Information from all three 9/11 sites was included, as were personal stories from those who were there. Dale Anderson said he’s noticed more flags painted on fire trucks since then. For more information on the traveling exhibit, visit https://tunnel2towers.org/organizer/911-never-forget-mobile-exhibit/.


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SBA invites America’s small businesses to share their story

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year.

For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has celebrated the inspiring achievements of America’s small businesses and the countless contributions they make to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy.

“We are proud to recognize the small business owners that have made it their mission to support their communities and drive the entrepreneurial spirit forward,” SBA Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton said. “A National Small Business Week award is one of the nation’s highest honors for small business achievement. Please take a moment to visitsba.gov/nsbw to nominate a deserving small business owner in your area. I wish all of our nation’s small businesses the best of luck and look forward to their nomination.”

SBA Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week from May 3-9, 2020 include the following: Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Exporter of the Year and more.

All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 7, 2020. All nomination packages must be hand delivered or mailed to the nearest SBA Office. Email submissions of SBA Awards forms will not be accepted as they contain personally identifiable information (PII).

North Dakota submissions may be hand delivered or mailed to the SBA at the following locations:

Sheri Weston

U.S. Small Business Administration

657 Second Ave. N., Rm. 360

Fargo, N.D. 58102

Hetti Cekalla

U.S. Small Business Administration

1200 Memorial Highway

Bismarck, N.D. 58504

Eric Giltner

U.S. Small Business Administration

102 N. Fourth St., Suite 104

Grand Forks, N.D. 58203

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality.

As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.