109th Annual State Meeting in Grand Forks, 2016

State Officer Installation Mass - July 9 in Devils Lake

Left to right: State Warden Kevin T. Boehm (wife Cynthia), State Treasurer Mike Steiner (wife Teresa), State Deputy Larry Lewandowski, State Chaplain Very Rev. Chad Wilhelm, Past State Deputy Brent Mikkelsen (wife Sandee), State Secretary Jake Werner (wife Deb), State Advocate Richard Niebauer (wife Judy)

56th Annual Knights of Columbus Field Mass

56 Field Mass - Bishop
Celebratory Bishop, David D. Kagan of the Bismarck Diocese
56 Field Mass Officers
State Officers of Manitoba and North Dakota and the 4th Degree Honor Guard.
56 Field Mass Knights

Support for Seminarians

In 2016, the North Dakota Knights of Columbus donated $88,200 to the RSVP program. Thank you to all the councils, assemblies, and Foundation. What a year!

Through the Knights of Columbus Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP), councils, assemblies and Squires circles “adopt” one or more seminarians or postulants and provide them with financial assistance and moral support.

RSVP money is used by seminarians and those in religious formation for tuition and books, car insurance and maintenance, travel during vacations, emergency expenditures and other living expenses.

Last year, financial help from 3,224 councils, assemblies and circles to future priests, sisters and brothers, exceeded $3.7 million. Since 1981, the Order has provided more than $60 million in aid through RSVP, helping more than 91,600 men and women follow their vocations.

Council 5855 Exemplification on April 17 in Belcourt


The new Third Degree Knights: Frank Decoteau, Brion Smith, Patrick Marcellais, Jeffrey Bruce, David Azure, Bryce Decoteau. Also included are The Trustee Aaron Vondal and Grand Knight Michael Decoteau, and the State Deputy Brent Mikkelson.

Worthy State Deputy Brent Mikkelson presents Multi Tool knifes to two Fraternal Leaders of the Belcourt Council 5855 for recruiting three members: Worthy Trustee Aaron Vondal and Worthy Grand Knight Michael Decoteau..

Cardinal Muench Assembly #788


Members of Cardinal Muench Assembly #788 Patriotic Committee presented their Assembly Patriotic Award to Scott Hennen of AM1100 The Flag and AM1090 The Flag for appropriately flying the flag for over 10 years.

They were fortunate to have some air time on the radio to promote The Knights of Columbus and the 4th Degree.


University of Mary Council Officer Installation

Left to right: District Deputy Al Prom, Council Trustee Steven Jacobs, State Deputy Brent Mikkelsen, State Chaplain Fr. Chad, Grand Knight Joseph McDonald, Associate State Chaplain Fr. Lucht, Supreme College Council Director Robert Rauch, and Clarence Fischer FSW.

Flaherty Family Selected Runner-up Family of the Year at Supreme Convention


Congratulations to the Mike and Melissa Flaherty family from Nativity Council 6570 in Fargo. The Flaherty Family was recently selected Runner-up Family of the Year at the 133rd Annual Supreme Convention held in Philadelphia, PA August 4 - 6, 2015.

Please congratulate the Flaherty Family on this wonderful recognition!


Lidgerwood Council 4778 Kickoff Banquet

4778 Star Council
State Deputy Brent Mikkelsen presented Grand Knight John Popp the Star Council Award on Sunday, September 27.
4778 Pumpkin
Lidgerwood Council 4778 Grand Knight John Popp presented the State Deputy Brent Mikkelsen with a hand painted pumpkin.

Chaplain's Mass in Mandan April 16

Chaplains mass

Memorial Mass in Mandan April 17

Memorial Mass

Mid-year Meeting in Bismarck Dec. 6-7

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Major Degree in Grafton August 17

We received four new Third Degree Knights into the North Dakota Knights of Columbus. Please welcome Third Degree Knights Alexander Furse, Ryan Sobolik, Richard Wild, and Robert McCartney. They are pictured with State Deputy Brent Mikkelsen, State Secretary Larry Lewandowski, District Deputy Daryle Kemple, Grand Knight Al Szklarski, Financial Secretary Roger Allmaras and other knights. Thanks to Grafton Council 3918, the District Deputy and Grand Forks Degree Team for setting up and coordinating the major degree.

Major Degree in Grand Forks September 21

We received four new Third Degree Knights into the North Dakota Knights of Columbus. Please welcome new Third Degree Knights Marcus Tanabe, Cody Seiner, Logan Ubel, and Nelson Collado. They are pictured with State Deputy Brent Mikkelsen and Grand Knight Matt Gerving, and other knights present at the degree. Thanks to UND Newman Council 10829, District Deputy Deacon Sam Pupino and the Grand Forks Degree Team for setting up and coordinating the major degree.

Major Degree in Valley City September 28

We have five new Third Degree Knights in Valley City, ND. Please welcome, with State Deputy Brent Mikkelsen, Lonney Scherr, Terry Olauson, Chris Holm, Larry Doyle, and Nathan Suther. District Deputy Dr. Fred Mitzle and Past State Deputy Jake Dosch did an excellent job executing the Major Degree at St Catherine's Parish. Thanks to the Fargo team for a beautiful job with the ceremony.

Major Degree Hosted by Fargo Council 6570

Fargo May 2014 degree

The Fargo degree hosted by the District Deputy Donald Lippert and the Nativity Council members on Thursday, May 15.

Please welcome new Third Degree members of the ND Knights of Columbus: Gerry Schumacher of Fargo Nativity Council 6570, Ramir Salvador of Fargo Nativity Council 6570, Eric Kasski of West Fargo Holy Cross Council 9642, Darin Bullinger of Fargo Sts. Anne & Joachim Council 11930, Michael Stenberg of Fargo Holy Spirit Council 10982, Phillip Swan of Fargo Holy Spirit Council 10982, and Steven Mott of Fargo Sts. Anne & Joachim Council 11930


Major Degree Hosted by Lidgerwood Council 4778

Council 4778

The Worthy Grand Knight Bo Frolek and his officers hosted a major degree in the Lidgerwood KC Hall. The members cooked and served a great meal. District Deputy Michael Matejcek of District 20 was in attendance assisting the council along with the State Deputy Glenn Wagner.

There were 12 candidates for Second and Third degree. They were: Brian Berg, Rick Berg, Jeff Meyer, Matt Schiltz, Mark Ward, Roy King, Keith Peterson, Eric Lunas, JT Homan, Gary Visto, John Gaukler, Brian Wettstein. Congratulations to those Third Degree Knights!


Council 3918 Grafton First Degree Initiation

family of the year

St Johns Council 3918 in Grafton, initiated two new First Degree Knights of Columbus: Mathew Houska and John O'Toole.


Special Olympics

knight of the year
Fargo Councils 10982 and 11930 serving dinner to the Special Olympics athletes at Davies High School in Fargo.
108th Annual State Meeting in Mandan, 2015
107th Annual State Meeting in Dickinson, 2014
106th Annual State Meeting in Jamestown, 2013
Other events in 2012
105th Annual State Meeting in Bismarck, 2012
North Dakota Special Olympics
104th Annual State Meeting in Dickinson, 2011