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The Winter Dummy Race returns!

This Saturday, Feb. 11, Erickson Merkel Foundation’s North Dakota team will once again hold the Winter Dummy Race! Last year we were able to raise more than $500 from the day’s events and associated donation drive. We had 10 dummies slide, flail and glide down the slopes at Huff Hills, south of Mandan. Everyone had such […]

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Aug 0
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Wilhelm: Family and team work important for success

Angela Wilhelm knows a thing or two about hard work and planning for the future. “If you want something in life then you are going to have to work for it,” was a common refrain and grew to become what she said was her “steadfast philosophy,” instilled at an early age by her parents. “My […]

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Alberts: Discipline and compassion go hand-in-hand

Born and raised in Ohio by parents Charles and Kathy, Alexa “Lexi” Alberts was taught to value dependability, consistency and perseverance from a very young age. Alongside her brother, Andy, Lexi learned both compassion and discipline, which would stay with her to present day. Like many, family and friends were a strong support network. “I […]

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Nemitz: Ag, health care instilled drive from a young age

One of this awardees of the 2016 Workhorse Scholarships traces his drive to his roots on a Minnesota farm, where his dad taught him about hard work and his mother inspired his interest in medicine. Gunnar Nemitz, a graduate of Monticello High School originally hailing from Burnsville, said his family – parents Bruce and Lori, […]

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Jun 0
Jun 0

Four scholarships awarded

At its annual scholarship selection meeting, the Erickson Merkel Foundation Board of Directors recently picked its second round of Workhorse Scholars. Four candidates were selected after the review process ended this year, resulting in Angela Wilhelm, Lexi Alberts, Gunnar Nemitz and Sarah Kerr being named the 2016 Workhorse Scholars. All candidates were immediately notified. Profiles […]

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The inaugural EMF Workhorse 5K!

Sunday, May 22, 2016 Noon @ Lake Phalen in St. Paul Lake Phalen • 1600 Phalen Drive • Saint Paul, MN 55106 Join us for the inaugural EMF Workhorse 5K! This family-friendly 5K run/walk around Lake Phalen in St. Paul will be held Sunday, May 22, 2016. The race starts at 12 p.m. and is […]

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Erickson Merkel Foundation members Jeff Hare, Tyson Bittner and Mike Renner stand with the foundation's prototype dummy during a recent outing to the Tom O'Leary Sledding Hill.
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Erickson Merkel Foundation to hold Winter Dummy Race

BISMARCK, N.D. – A popular wintertime event could be coming to the area thanks to the efforts of a nonprofit organization with local ties. The Erickson Merkel Foundation is aiming to host a Winter Dummy Race later this month to raise money for local scholarships. The dummy race will pit homemade dummies on otherwise unmanned […]

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Aug 3
Aug 3

Heim: Strong commitment to work and studies

  Allissa Heim is a focused individual, and through that focus has begun marching forward toward her life goals. In doing that, she also earned this inaugural year’s top scholarship of $3,000 from the Erickson Merkel Foundation. Currently, Allissa is working toward her degree at Hamline University. There, she juggles her work with the Hamline […]

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