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Our Directors

Richard Schlosser - President

Richard Schlosser was elected to the board of directors began in 1994. He has served on the policy, labor, and the loan commRichard Schlosserittees of the cooperative. He currently serves on the cooperative's Policy and Labor Committees. 
In 1997, Schlosser was elected vice-president of North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU). He has served as the farmer representative on the North Dakota Seed Arbitration Board and a board member of the North Dakota SEED, a group promoting wind development in North Dakota.

His other activities include LaMoure County Farmers Union Board of Directors, delegate to the national Farmers Union convention, and the North Dakota Farmers Union policy and action committee.

Schlosser and his wife, Mary, farm northeast of Edgeley. The couple has six children - Kristi, Jackie, Michael, Ryan, Cindy and Emily.

Arden Fuher

Arden Fuher - Vice-President

Arden Fuher began his service to the cooperative in 1986. Currently, he is the cooperative's vice-president.

Elected to serve as Dakota Valley's representative on the Central Power Electric Cooperative board of directors, Fuher served as chairman of Central's board for 12 years. He is also active in many community organizations.

Fuher and his wife, Sharon, live on a farm southwest of Edgeley. The couple has two grown children and two granddaughters. 


Blaine Lundgren - Treasurer

Blaine LundgrenBlaine Lundgren has been a Dakota Valley Electric member for more than 30 years.

He has had a long history with co-ops, serving on the Allied Energy board for more than 24 years and the Lamoure County Farmers Union board for many years.

Blaine, and his wife Monica, live on their farm north of Kulm.

Blaine has farmed their third-generation farm since 1979.


Connie Bitz - Secretary

Connie Bitz was elected to the board of directors in 2008 and is secretary of the board of directors.  She currently serves on the by-law and rate committees at the cooperative. She was also elected to the NDAREC boardConnie Bitz of directors and serves as executive secretary, and is on the REPAC and RE&T subcommittees.

Bitz serves on the supervisory board of the LaMoure Credit Union and as a LaMoure County Farmers Unionn director. She serves as secretary for the 76ers Homemakers Club and the LaMoure Alumni Association.  She also is very active in the Holy Rosary Church and Altar Society and serves as a youth leader for Farmers Union and the Cloverleaf 4-H Club.

Connie and her husband, James Bitz, live on the family farm south of LaMoure where they raise livestock, small grains and row crops with some irrigation.

Connie and James Bitz have four children: Kimberly, Kelli, Kari and Kasey and five grandchildren.


Mike Hauschild

Mike Hauschild, Wahpeton, began his service to the cooperative in 2018. He currently serves on the loan  and  building,equipment and grounds committees.

Hauschild previously worked for Farmers Union of the Southern Valley for 5 1/2 years, and has been employed at RDO Equipment in Breckenridge since 2005 as an ag equipment sales representative.

Currently Mike serves on the Wahpeton Public School board and on the board of St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. He is active in the Wahpeton FFA Alumni Association.

Mike and his wife, Jenn, live four miles west of Wahpeton and have 3 daughters.


Kim RasmussenKim Rasmussen

Kim Rasmussen was elected to the board of directors in 2004. He previously served as treasurer of the Taylor township board.

Rasmussen has served on the Sargent County Farm Bureau board of directors and has held many committee appointments at the state level. He is a member of the Farmers Union and the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association.
Kim and his wife, Sandy, live on the family farm west of Havana. The Rasmussens have three grown children - Lisa, Laura and David.


Dick Johnson


Dick Johnson of Brampton was elected to the Dakota Valley Electric board of directors in 2012. He currently serves on the loan, policy and building, equipment and grounds committees.

Dick worked at the Bobcat Company in Gwinner, ND from 1995 to 2010.  Prior to his work at Bobcat, Johnson farmed and ranched near his home 22 miles southeast of Oakes. He lives there with his wife, Jill. The couple has three grown children and eight grandchildren


Dave Paulson

Dave PaulsonDave Paulson, Hankinson, owns and operates the Antique Depot, an antiques and collectibles business located on Lake Elsie along with his wife, Bev. The business was one of the first recipients of Dakota Valley Electric's economic development loans.

Prior to owning the depot, Paulson owned and operated the Lakeview Supper Club. A friend also employs Paulson to help on the farm.

When he’s not working, he volunteers his time at United Church of Christ, Richland County Wildlife Club, Hospice, Hankinson Community Development Corp., and Hankinson's Commercial Club. Paulson was also a member of Dakota Valley Electric’s advisory board.

He has two children and four grandchildren.


Neil Olerud

Neil Olerud was elected to the board of directors in June 2017.




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