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July 19, 2021 The Star Page Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award recipients Monique Lamoureux-Morando (left) and Jo- celyne Lamoureux-Davidson pose with Gov. Doug Burgum next to the official portrait of the twins that will hang in the Rough Rider Hall of Fame at the Capitol in Bismarck, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND. Burg§Um presents Rough Rider Award I to Olympic gold medal-winning twins Gov. Doug Burgum recently pre- sented North Dakota’s highest citizen honor to the state’s first Olympic gold medal winners, officially in- ducting twin sisters and hockey stars Monique Lamoureux—Morando and locelyne Lamoureux—Davidson into the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Hall of Fame. Burgum presented the award and helped unveil the official portrait that will hang in the Hall of Fame at the Capitol in Bismarck during a public ceremony attended by over 150 fam- ily members, friends, state and local officials, and supporters at Ralph En- gelstad Arena in Grand Forks, where the twins played for the University of North Dakota women’s hockey team. Burgum noted that Lamoureux- Morando and Lamoureux—Davidson are the first siblings inducted into the Hall of Fame and, at 32 years old, are also the second- and third-youngest individuals to receive the Rough Rider Award only Roger Maris was younger. “Throughout their careers, they the power of val- fies that many North Dakotans hold dear an incredible work ethic, a love of family and community, a dedication to continuous improve— ment and a focus on success,” Bur- gum said during the ceremony. “When they took their hard-won and well-deserved place on top of the podium at the Olympics, the eyes of the world were fixed upon them, and all of North Dakota stood in awe of their accom- plishment. Two athletes from North Dakota, from Grand Forks, from right here, realizing the dream they had been working so hard to achieve since childhood. “They turned that dream into a platform for sharing their guiding principle, which is ‘cheering for the one behind.’ And they’ve used that platform in an increasingly impact- ful way, advocating for equity for all — in both sports and life Burgum announced the Lam- To place a classified ad, send ad and payment to: TURTLE MOUNTAIN STAR Attn: Classified P.O. Box 849 Rolla, ND 58367 $6 minimum for 20 words or less in the first insertion; 15¢ for each additional word. Second and following insertions have a $4 minimum with 10¢ for each additional Word. Add $1 service fee for -all classifieds not paid for in ad- vance. 2018 Winter ‘ oureux twins as the 45th and 46th re- cipients of the Rough Rider Award on J rule 11, 2020. A formal presenta— tion of the award in 2020 was post~ poned because of obstacles related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lamoureux—Morando and Lam- oureux-Davidson rose to national and international prominence as members of the gold medal-winning 2018 US. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team. Each contributed game-changing moments in the gold medal game, with Lamoureux— Morando tying the game near the end of regulation and Lamoureux-David- son scoring the game—winning goal in the shootout. Lamoureux- Morando and Lamoureux-Davidsbn have further used their platform as gold medalists to promote gender eq- uity and increased access for disad- vantaged youth, forming the Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux Foundation in July 2019. Lamoureux-Morando said the sis- ters have always appreciated the sup— port they, have received from Grand Forks and the state of North Dakota. “We have always understood that one day our hockey careers would be over and we would have to move on ~ to other things,” she said. “While al— ways being singularly focused dur- ing our hockey careers, we never lost sight of the bigger picture. Being good at hockey and winning gold medals and championships is great, but it’s how you treat others along that journey that truly matters.” “If there is one thing that I have learned throughout our career, it is that there is no way to accomplish the things we have alone,” Lam- oureux-Davidson said. .“We have coaches, teachers, trainers, team— mates, family and friends here today along with community members who have supported us throughout the years. We have traveled the world, accomplished sports’ most coveted prize, achieved our childhood ' dreams and, after all of it — the wins and losses, the plane and bus rides — Aim/ma 'FACFBQOK: TRADING POST TURTLE MOUNTAIN BAND or CHIPPEWA ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER FARMER’S MARKET and CRAFT'SALE TMCC ANISHINABE CAMPUS 1 1/2 MILES N BIA 7, BELCOURT we have always come back home to North Dakota.” Guest speakers praised Lam- oureux-Morando and Lamoureux- Davidson for their work ethic, commitment to eXcellence and pas- sion for ensuring equity for all. “Whether it’s on the ice as ath- _ letes leading hockey teams to victory at the very highest levels of competi— tion, in the classroom excelling as students, or championing the cause of gender equity in sports and in so- ciety, their example has enabled girls and women to pursue their dreams,” UND President Andrew Armacost said. Other speakers included Coach Gordon Stafford, director of girls’ hockey and head coach at Shattuck- St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minn., where the Lamoureux twins played high school hockey; Dr. ‘Colleen Hacker, mental skills coach for USA Hockey during the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, ’South VKgrea, in, which the Lamoureux twins played; and David Cohen, senior advisor to the CEO at Comcast, who has worked closely with the Lamoureux twins in their advocacy efforts. North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger and State Historical Soci— 1 ety Director Bill Peterson; who con- curred with the selection of the Rough Rider Award recipients, as- sisted in unveiling the officialpor- trait of the Lamoureux twins. The , portrait was painted by Minot-based artist Vern Skaug, who since 1970 has painted many of the portraits hanging in the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Hall Of Fame at the North Dakota Capitol. The Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award recognizes present and former North Dakotans who have been influenced by the state in achieving national recognition in their fields of endeavor, thereby re- ‘ fleeting credit and honor upon North Dakota and its citizens. .SAT—lULY 315T- 11:00 AM—Zzoo 9' **¥ALL VENDORS MUST PREPliEGISTER *** CANNERS AND BAKERS MUST COMPLETE FOOD SAFETY E im-‘znembsnumywwu‘vsswmwwukwtmkmmmmwmmwnmtmm:r: WFOR’ MORE INFORMATION OR‘TO REGISTER CALL 477-3101 OR 278-2262 Department of EnvironmentalQuality urges caution. during smoky conditions The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) advises residents, especially those with respiratory conditions, to con— sider limiting prolonged outdoor ac- tivities while smoky conditions remain across the state. Wildfires in northern Canada, Wyoming and Western Montana. are sending smoke across North-Dakota. Extremely small particles of ash ' and soot, or particulate matter, have been increasing over the last few hours across eastern North Dakota. Particulate matter can irri- tate the respiratory system, espe- cially for those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary dis- ease (COPD) or conditions such as asthma and allergies. The NDDEQ . advises people with respiratory con- ditions, the elderly and young chil— dren to avoid prolonged outdoor ex— posure. High particulate numbers, coui pled with higher temperatures over the next few days, could heighten the complications. People reacting to smoke to the extent that it is af- feéting breathing should seek im- mediate help from a medical provider. . _. The NDDEQ’S Division of Air Quality is closely monitoring its air sampling network across the state. The NDDEQ’s Division of Air Quality is closely monitOring its air sampling network across the state. At this time most of the smoke impact seems to be concentrated in the eastern part-of the state. At this time most of the smoke im-f pact seems to be concentrated in the: eastern part of the state. If condi-l tions in western North Dakota be- come unfavorable, the department will follow up with additional infor» mation. For up-to-date information ‘on‘ the region’s current air quality and tips on respiratory protection during a ' smoke event, vis—‘ ithttps://airnow.gov/index.cfm?ac1 tion=topics.smoke_wildfires . ’ Annual Indian Education Summit to be biggest ever: “All of our North Dakota students should know the history-of the Native people who .came before‘us, and how'they contribute to our state today. We continue to work to pro- mote this awareness, and to provide our teachers with the materials they need to do State ‘ SchOol Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said educators will re- view the progress of North Dakota’s Native American Essential Under- standings school instructional project at the state’s annual Indian Education Summit this week. i ‘ The summit is taking place Thurs— day and Friday at the state Capitol and the neighboring North Dakota Heritage Center. Lucy Fredericks, the Depart- ment of Public Instruction’s director of American Indian and multicultural ed- ucation, said that 169 people have reg— istered to attend the event in person, the summit’s largest expected attendance ever. v .It will include 27 group breakout sessions, about subjects ranging from literaCy instruction, strategies for school improvement, encouraging use of the Lakota language, using Native cultural teachings in the classroom, and promoting good mental health among Native youth. ' Fredericks said more than 10 per- cent of North Dakota’s K—l2 enroll- ment is Native American. “Including curriculum in our classrooms that . speaks to the culture of our Native American students is essential to help— ing them learn,” she said. this.” The summit will feature speeches by a representative of the North Dakota Indian Youth Eeadership Academy and by state Rep. Ruth Buf— falo, D—Fargo, a member of the Man- dan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, who will speak on “Native American Edu- cation for All.” Earlier this year, the North Dakota Legislature approved a bill that re- quires North Dakota studies instruction in elementary school to include an em- phasis on the state’s federally recog- nized Indian tribes: the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation; the Stand— ing Rock Sioux; the Spirit Lake Na- tion; the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa; and the Sisseton Wahpeton "r I’FI- "H'H‘! zen! : Kirsten Baesler ‘ Oyate Nation. ; . Breakout sessions will explore the progress of the North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings initiative, which Baesler began in 2015. It provides information about the history, culture and traditions of North Dakota’s tribes, including a resource document for classrooms and a web- site with interviews of tribal elders. “All of our North Dakota students should know the history of the Native people who came before us, and how' they contribute to our state today,” Baesler said. “we continue to work to" promote this awareness, and to provide our teachers with the materials they need to do this.” (,r Luna; :.:::;5 1" :.. .. The Furniture Connection 701 -477-5048 We have moved to 804 Main Ave West Rolla Just‘3 buildings west of the former Shopko building. Now on display... 0 Signature Design by Ashley FurnitUre GE appliances - Lots of Beautiful Home Decor - Twin, Full, ' and King bed sets Queen l O a o a I l I o v I l a 3 I O a a v i I a 1 a 4 v I “a