Star of the North

For four decades, the Star of the North state newsletter has been an integral communication tool of the ACDA-MN state organization. From the first issue in 1972, which was written, typed, mimeographed, stamped and mailed by Wayne Kivell who served the dual roles of state president and editor, to our new 21st century exclusive on-line issues, the purpose of the newsletter has remained the same...to inform, to enlighten, and to inspire its readers. We thank the following ACDA-MN members have served as leaders in developing the Star of the North (names listed in order of service from 1972 to present):

Editors - Wayne Kivell, George Berglund, Randi Von Elefson, Paul Rusterholz, Martin Dicke, Ken Hodgson, Mark Howarth, David Scholz, Ryan Connolly, Kari Douma, Mark Potvin, Bret Amundson

Advertising Chairs - Don Bulfer, Curtis Hansen, Murrae Freng, Lin Warren, Randy Schafer, Mike Kovic, Jody McCormick, John Kleinwolterink, Bruce W. Becker

Circulation Chairs - Steven Boehlke, David Docter, Jesse Knight

For their years of service, click on the HISTORY drop down menu and open up BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Over the years, the Star of the North has received ten ACDA national awards for excellence in content and design. The citations were awarded to the following editors as follows:

1991 - Ken Hodgson; 1997 - Mark Howarth; 1999 - Mark Howarth; 2003 - David Scholz; 2005 - Ryan Connolly; 2007 - Kari Douma; 2009 - Kari Douma; 2011 - Mark Potvin; 2013 - Bret Amundson

Included below we are pleased to present twelve sample covers of the design changes that have accompanied the Star of the North over these many years, including a sample cover for each issue that was submitted as an application to receive the ACDA national newsletter award.
Enjoy scrolling down memory lane!
 

Star of the North State Newsletter
Volume XXXIX • Number 1 • Fall, 2010
Brian Stubbs, State President
Mark Potvin, Editor
(first exclusive on-line edition)

2011 ACDA National Award For Excellence
     Outstanding Newsletter - Large Budget
     Outstanding Newsletter with Professional Layout

 

 

 

   
Star of the North State Newsletter
Volume XXXVI • Number III • Spring, 2008
Judy Sagen, State President
Kari Douma, Editor
2009 ACDA National Award for Excellence

 
   
Star of the North State Newsletter
Volume XXXV • Number I • Fall, 2006
Mary Kay Geston, State President
Kari Douma, Editor
2007 ACDA National Award for Excellence

 
   
Star of the North State Newsletter
Volume XXXIII • Number I • Fall, 2004
Kathryn Larson, State President
Ryan Connolly, Editor
2005 ACDA National Award for Excellence

 
   
Star of the North State Newsletter
Volume XXXI • Number 1 • Fall, 2002
Ken Hodgson, State President
David Scholz, Editor
2003 ACDA National Award for Excellence

 
   
Star of the North State Newsletter
Volume XXVII • Number 1 • Fall, 1998
David Dickau, State President
Mark E. Howarth, Editor
1999 ACDA National Award for Excellence

 
   
Star of the North State Newsletter
Volume XXV • Number III • Winter, 1997
Allan Hawkins, State President
Mark E. Howarth, Editor
1997 ACDA National Award for Excellence

 
   
Star of the North State Newsletter
Volume XIX • Number III • February, 1991
Bruce W. Becker, State President
Ken Hodgson, Editor
1991 ACDA National Award for Excellence

 
   
Star of the North State Newsletter
Volume XVII • Number I • September, 1988
Robert Peterson, State President
Martin Dicke, Editor

 
   
Star of the North State Newsletter
Volume VIII • Number II • December, 1979
Diana J. Leland, State President
George Berglund, Editor
   
Star of the North State Newsletter
Volume IV • Number I • October, 1975
Jon C. Romer, State President
George Berglund, Editor
   
Star of the North State Newsletter
Volume I • Number II • December, 1972
Wayne Kivell, State President and Editor