Kelly Hagen

Kelly Hagen

Kelly is the Director of Communications at North Dakota United. He has been with NDU since merger in 2013, and worked previously with the North Dakota Public Employees Association since 2011. Kelly is in charge of coordinating and distributing print and electronic communications between members and with the public, is the editor for United Voices magazine, administrates the website and social media properties, and works directly with local leaders to build their own communications infrastructure. Kelly is originally from Wilton, ND. He received an Associate of Arts degree in journalism from Bismarck State College and a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Prior to his employment with NDU, he worked for the N.D. Department of Health, the Fargo Forum and the Bismarck Tribune. He lives in Bismarck with his wife, Annette, and their two children.

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    My five year old is scared of the water

    +1 I am trying to teach my five-year-old child to swim, and he’s scared of the water. How do I help him through this to teach him an important skill? Oh, hi. Good question. I’m a 39-year-old who’s still scared of the water. So, yeah, this answer might prove a challenge for everyone involved. Let […]

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    How the fatherhood torch gets passed

    I’d say that I’m at least equally involved as my dad was. I have a very similar parenting style to my dad’s, too. As a dad, I do a lot for my kids, as did my dad. We just don’t do things for our kids nearly as quickly as moms might, and sometimes we will deny some of those requests.
    Let me explain.

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    On Mother’s Day, rest is the best gift you can give

    0 Q: What can I do for my wife on Mother’s Day to show her how much she means to me and our young children? Our seven-year-old daughter (let’s call her Unicornsparkle Spendsallmymoney) is already devising a plan for celebrating her mom on this upcoming Mother’s Day. She whispered part of that plan into my […]