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Dr. Weisner, Minot Dental Partners donate to Ward County 4-H

Submitted Photo Minot Dental Partner’s Dr. Michael Weisner, right, presents a check to the Ward County 4-H, represented by Emily Goff, at the MDP office Tuesday.

Each year, Dr. Michael Weisner and Minot Dental Partners choose an organization in the community to give money. In the past they have donated to Gymagic Gymnastics and Bishop Ryan. This year, Minot Dental Partners has decided to donate $1,000 to Ward County 4-H. Weisner, originally from the Boston area, hadn’t really been to a state fair before coming to North Dakota.

“We went one year and saw the farm kids working with their animals and it was kind of cool,” Weisner said.

After some women around the office brought up how the judges decide who wins best chicken and different ribbons, they also shared their personal stories from being involved in 4-H.

“I looked it up online and they’re actually pretty involved in STEM programs — science, technology, engineering and math — which is something I’m a huge proponent of,” Weisner explained. “That’s how I decided to give the money this year to 4-H.”

Weisner was also impressed by the independence and hard work of different 4-H kids. He believes in working on something from the ground up, betterment of the self and building different skills — all of which he sees in the Ward County 4-H program.

“The other reason was that we have a lot of farmers who we see at the office and their kids are normally involved in FFA or 4-H,” Weisner said. “Farmers are our favorite patients…They’re really relatable, nice people.”

— Ashton Gerard

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