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Putting it in perspective

Data, context and “compared to what?”

“You know, a dredge ditch…” I was explaining the Minnesota farm I grew up on and I was met with blank stares from some of my South Dakota State University classmates. “…where you drain water off the field,” I continued. They looked dumbfounded, and I was equally as puzzled. Then one spoke up, asking why […]

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Keeping after it

“You’re a great mom!” When people say that, I hope it’s true. But sometimes the remark comes as I’ve just luckily (somehow) managed to get through church with relatively quiet, happy children for an entire service. Sometimes strangers say that when we’re at a restaurant. They’re impressed we have six little people at the table, […]

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Think about it

“Where will you put another one?” It was a genuine question we got from family and friends—after rounds of congratulations and surprise—when they learned we were adding to our family of seven. Those closest to us know we bought somewhat of a “fixer-upper” when we moved to Nebraska. It’s a traditional old farmhouse that we […]

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Our fifth blogiversary

This time five years ago, former Black Ink teammate Laura Nelson was finalizing plans to launch the supply development department’s blog — the one you’re reading now. She wondered, What would we talk about? Who would write it? But most importantly… who would READ it?! We’ve come a long way in the last half-decade, and […]

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Lunch with the prez

If you follow us on Facebook, you likely know how we spent our lunch hour on Presidents’ Day — hosting a live chat between John Stika, CAB’s own commander-in-chief and you, the brand’s suppliers. But just in case you missed the conversation, we thought a little recap was in order. Here are a few of […]

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