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Business briefs for Oct. 6, 2013

Bleser receives designation

BEMIDJI — Karl Bleser of Edward Jones in Bemidji has received the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist.

Bleser completed the completed the educational program through the Denver-based college for financial planning.

Steven Johnson earns doctorate

Steven Johnson recently earned his doctorate degree in business administration from Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis, Minn.

He is the son of Don and Colleen Haggstrom of Big Falls, Minn., and the grandson of Marjorie White of Northome, Minn., and Velma Johnson of Bemidji.

Johnson is a full-time faculty member in the accounting department at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Arvig to host open house for businesses

BEMIDJI — Arvig, a communications company, will host an open house for area businesses at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 1019 Paul Bunyan Dr. SE.

Businesses are invited to learn more about Arvig services and meet the sales team. Gary Allen, founder of Security Plus Alarms, will be the featured guest.

Register by Tuesday by calling 346-8653 or visit

Wilde ranked second in cattle registrations

SHEVLIN — Wayne Wilde of Shevlin ranked as the second-largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Minn.

During the fiscal year of 2013, Wilde recorded 244 head of Angus cattle with the American Angus Association.

Angus breeders across the nation registered 388,822 head of Angus cattle in 2013.

Katie Grossell honored by YPN

BEMIDJI — Bemidji’s Young Professionals Network, an organization within the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce, recently recognized Northwest Technical College nursing student Katie Grossell as the inaugural recipient of a $500 scholarship sponsored by the organization.

Grossell, a student from Bagley, Minn., in NTC’s registered nursing program from Bagley, was recognized during the group’s October membership meeting.

She works at GoldPine Home in Bemidji as a licensed practical nurse, having completed that program at Northwest Tech this spring.

She will complete her registered nurse program in 2014 and plans to continue her education in Bemidji State University’s four-year baccalaureate nursing program.