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Herman Stern to become 40th recipient of Rough Rider Award

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FARGO — Herman Stern was a driving force at Straus Clothing for decades, founded the Greater North Dakota Association and spearheaded the North Dakota Winter Show.


Stern, who emigrated from Germany to Casselton at the age of 16, was named posthumously Wednesday as the 40th recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award.

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Patrick Springer
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