Commemorating Peggy Lee ~ Jodi Smith, Commissioner of University and School Lands.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - A commemorative event for famous North Dakota vocalist Peggy Lee is scheduled Friday, Sept. 10, at the Eagles Club in Valley City. It features the Myron Sommerfeld Orchestra with vocalist Bonnie Sommerfeld. Myron and daughter Bonnie join us to discuss Peggy Lee and their own musical histories. (Proceeds of the event benefit the Barnes County Historical Society.) ~~~ Jodi Smith is the North Dakota Commissioner of the board of University & School Lands. For many people, it’s a board they’re not too familiar with. Jodi joins us to explain the important work the board does in the management and stewardship of educational trusts, mineral acres, and other assets that are purposed for the benefit of public schools and other institutions in the state. The board administers nearly $6 billion of financial assets, and oversees more than 2.5 million mineral acres, and 700,000 surface acres.