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Chairman's Award
2018 Recipient

Dennis Ming

Ming grew up on a small grain farm SW of New England ND, and graduated from high school in 1971. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany. He then attended NDSU, earning B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural economics. From 1981-86, Ming worked as a research associate at UGPTI. He then took a grain marketing position with Soo Line/Canadian Pacific RR, and worked in various marketing positions for 10 years. Dennis joined the Dakota Missouri Valley and Western Railroad in 1996 as VP of Marketing and became part owner. Under his guidance DMVW expanded operations and realized tremendous growth and profitability. He retired in 2017, and continues to serve on DMVW’s executive board and is an owner. He also serves on the board of the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission. He previously served on the Minot and Bismarck community development boards and on the Midwest Interstate Rail Commission Board. Dennis and his wife, Maureen, live in Bismarck.

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