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Commencement ceremonies today at Minot State University

The commencement speakers at the Minot State University graduation today will be senior Anthony Anderson and alumna Karen Krebsbach.

MSU graduate students will participate in a hooding ceremony at 8 a.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The commencement ceremony for graduate and undergraduate students will begin in the MSU Dome at 10 a.m.

Anderson, a Minot native who is graduating cum laude, completed a bachelor of science with a major in finance. Anderson was in the first group of Great Plains Exceptional Scholars. He is a member of the MSU Honors Program in Engagement in Scholarship and was listed in the 2011 edition of “Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities.” During his academic career, he participated in Student Government Association, Rotaract, and Red & Green.

Krebsbach graduated from Minot State in 1962 with a bachelor of arts in business administration. For 35 years, Krebsbach worked at Krebsbach’s Inc., a family-owned business. In 1988, Krebsbach was elected to the North Dakota State Senate. Krebsbach was chair of the Government and Veteran Affairs Committee from 1995 to 2005. In 2001, she served as president pro tempore of the senate. She chairs the Inaugural Planning Committee and serves on the Appropriations Committee and Interim Employee Benefits Programs Committee.

Kathleen Neset, president of Tioga’s Neset Consulting Service, Inc., is representing the State Board of Higher Education. Appointed to the board June 20, 2012, Neset’s term expires June 30, 2017.

Artspace to hold information session for Minot Lofts

An informational session for people interested in Minot Artspace Lofts will be held May 23 at 6 p.m. in Sevens Bar and Restaurant’s Monte Carlo Room. The restaurant is located in The Vegas Motel.

This is the third informational session being held. Applications for housing will be available online during the summer of 2013 at (, and acceptance of applications will begin in June. People should register on the website to receive notifications regarding applications.

Minot Artspace Lofts will provide 32 units of affordable housing. An applicant’s annual gross income cannot exceed 60 percent of the area median income for Ward County. Sixty percent of the area median income ranges from $27,240 for a single person to $45,120 for a family of six.

Applications will be processed by 1st Minot Management Co. Questions regarding the application and approval process should be directed to the company at 839-7505.

Minot Artspace Lofts will accept applications on a first come, first served basis. It is recommended that people turn in their applications to 1st Minot Management in person.