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Current and Former ND Democratic-NPL Chairs speak about Grace Link’s legacy

March 12, 2024

BISMARCK, ND – Former First Lady Grace Link has passed away at 105.

“North Dakota lost an icon today,” remarked Democratic-NPL Chair Adam Goldwyn, “Grace has been an inspiration to generations of Democratic-NPLers, especially women who were moved to get more involved because of her passion, and to whom Grace gave sage advice. She represented the best of our Dem-NPL to which she was so committed: integrity, respect, belief in democracy, and citizen activism.”

Bob and Marge Valeu, close friends of Grace and former Governor Link for over 50 years, commented, “Grace was a role model on what it takes to be a good and kind person. Grace embodied the spirit of North Dakota. An awesome lady, dedicated to community service. A North Dakota treasure who will be missed dearly.”

For many years, the Democratic-NPL has given the Art and Grace Link Lifetime Achievement Award, named for the political power couple, to North Dakotans who embody the same sense of service to their state and country. In November 2023, Link was named the Honorary Chair of Dem-NPL Century Club, a fundraising unit that supports the Democratic-NPL year-round work to build party infrastructure supporting candidate recruitment, local district and regional leadership, issue-based education, and tools for Dem-NPL success.

Link was also a phenomenal pie maker and keen fundraiser, her coveted lemon meringue pies would go for hundreds of dollars at local Democratic-NPL events.

Laura Dronen
Communications Director
(701) 566-0616
[email protected]

Tonight: Covid-19 Relief Small Business Town Hall, RSVP For Dial-in Information 

BISMARCK, ND — Small businesses and their employees are among the hardest hit by the economic fall-out from the covid-19 pandemic. The Dem-NPL is hosting a Small Business Virtual Town Hall tonight, Tuesday, April 21 at 6 p.m. (Central) to discuss the challenges they face as well as actions we can take at the state level.

The event will include legislative/candidate and business owner panels, an open question and comment period, and press availability.

Dem-NPL Legislative Panel

  • House Minority Leader Josh Boschee has represented District 44 in north Fargo since 2012. He is a realtor and serves on the House Budget Section and Legacy Fund Earnings committees. He is a liaison between caucus members, constituents, the governor’s administration, and Republican leadership.
  • Rep. Pam Anderson has represented District 41, in south Fargo, since 2014. She is a retired banker and serves on the House Industry, Business & Labor Committee. She has participated over the past several weeks on statewide and national calls for businesses and financial institutions.
  • Kyle Thorson is running for the state senate in District 18, downtown and north Grand Forks. He owns Archives Coffee House on the UND campus and has been organizing small businesses over the past few weeks to collaboratively advocate to policy makers.

Small Business Owner Panel

  • Sandi Luck is the owner of Bully Brew Coffee with locations in Fargo and Grand Forks.
  • Mary Richter owns the Rockford Cafe in New Rockford and is proprietor along with her daughter Tiffany Schaefer.
  • Chris Tello owns Terra Nomad, a cafe, concept store, and caterer in downtown Bismarck.

Press are Invited to Attend

The public and press are invited to attend. Please email [email protected] to RSVP, request log-in information, send questions in advance, or request a 1 on 1 interview with any panelists. Reporters are asked to hold their questions to the Q&A at the end.