KUDOS

KUDOS

Noun 

Praise and honor received for an achievement. Compliments or congratulations.

We’ve created a way to recognize the good works women do. Women we know who’ve quietly, joyfully or creatively influenced our lives. Neighbors, teachers, colleagues, friends or others who’ve been an inspiration and deserve to be noticed for their efforts and impact.

Keep scrolling down to see who they are.

Email us stories of your Nominee with the Nominate form at the bottom of the page. We’ll review them and start sharing Kudos!

 

Shelley Flaget | Selfless Service

Shelley Flaget | Selfless Service

“Leave something good in every day.” - Dolly Parton If you have spent a lifetime in selfless service, you are in the company of a rare few and standing alongside Shelley Flaget. An EMT for 45 years, Board Director at Able Inc. for 18 years, Lay Minister of the ELCA...

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Laurae Dykema | loving music-honoring culture

Laurae Dykema | loving music-honoring culture

“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.” -Edward Bulwer-Lytton The love of music moved Laurae Dykema at an early age. An influential teacher in her hometown in Saskatchewan, Canada, inspired something special in her. Soon...

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Erica Martinez-Meza | A Passionate Impact

Erica Martinez-Meza | A Passionate Impact

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Thankfulness, courage, and desire to help others have led former Student Nurse...

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Lisa Wipperling | Inspiring Dedication

Lisa Wipperling | Inspiring Dedication

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson We each get to choose how we approach our jobs. We can merely “do” the tasks assigned or we can embrace opportunities to do more. Lisa Wipperling does...

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Magdalene | “A New Friend”

Magdalene | “A New Friend”

“Art is everything. Everything is Art” Raven Macabre Magdalene Hanel has been drawing ever since she can remember. Her journey with art started with getting her first drawing tablet when she was about 11. Inspired by colorful things and backgrounds she took a few...

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Sara Rhode  |  Empowering the Next Generation

Sara Rhode | Empowering the Next Generation

“Be who you were created to be and you will set the world on fire.” -St. Catherine of Siena When Sara and her husband moved to North Dakota, it was supposed to be temporary. But ten years and two career changes later, Dickinson has become home. The change in plans has...

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Natashia Cushman  |  Empowering Personal Worth & Strength

Natashia Cushman | Empowering Personal Worth & Strength

"Amazing grace how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I'm found Was blind but now I see. How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed." ~John Newton "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, but the...

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Dickinson Pink Ladies | No One Fights Alone

Dickinson Pink Ladies | No One Fights Alone

“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it,” C.C. Scott The Dickinson Pink Ladies is a nonprofit group of women who get together, play darts, build community, and raise money to help men, women, and children fight cancer. When Vice President...

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Ninetta Wandler  |  Giving Back

Ninetta Wandler | Giving Back

Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much. – Helen Keller Ninetta Wandler is a name synonymous with excellence in the Southwestern North Dakota real estate market. For over three decades, Ninetta has worked hard to help her clients achieve their dream of...

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Rebecca Zent | Not Forgotten

Rebecca Zent | Not Forgotten

“What the heart has once known, it shall never forget.” -Unknown “You took the sourest lemon that life has to offer and turned it into something resembling lemonade.” -Dr. K, This is Us When Rebecca Zent lost her son Bennett shortly after birth 9 years ago, she knew...

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  1. Fill out the Form.
  2. Tell us in a paragraph or two what is it about this person, or what they have done or are doing that stands out and inspires you to nominate them? 
  3. We’ll review the information and get back to you.
  4. If we approve your nominee we’ll request a photo of her for our publication.