Cash Wise in Dickinson plays host to Special Olympics “Polar Plunge” event

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Despite cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-30’s on Saturday, more than 30 people in Dickinson braved some frigid waters to support Special Olympics North Dakota. The organization hosted its annual “Polar Plunge” fundraiser in our Cash Wise parking lot using a large plunge tank, which was set up with help from the Dickinson Rural Fire Department.

“Our Store Director Matt Sellers is a great leader and is very involved in the community,” said Ken Schafer, Assistant Manager at Cash Wise in Dickinson. “Our team was very proud to see this fun event take place right in front of our store.”

According to the Dickinson Press, the Polar Plunge is organized by community volunteers and is part of the year-round law enforcement Torch Run to raise awareness and funds to support physical fitness and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Organizers tell the newspaper they raised around $12,000 this year.

Congratulations to our team at Cash Wise in Dickinson for participating and playing host to this great community event!




Coborn’s cake decorators honored at UMBA Convention

A group of Coborn’s Cake Decorators took home some big honors for their creative confections at the Upper Midwest Bakery Association’s annual convention in St. Cloud last weekend. The event features a cake/baked good contest with many categories.

Cake decorators start planning at the beginning of February and work up until the day of the event, sometimes doing final adjustments after the cake is placed on the table at the event. Since many participants spend weeks working on their cake, they use Styrofoam. The outside decorations, however, must be edible and the judges do take into consideration whether they think the cake could be built from cake.

We are proud of our many talented employees who took part in the competition and excited for those who took home top honors! Check out their masterpieces below – how do they do that?!

Advanced Novelty/Specialty Cake

Marcia Moorman from Coborn’s in Glencoe

Tiered cake designed as a peacock inspired steampunk dress.

Gold Award

Student/Beginner Fondant Wedding Cake

Jonathon Mills from Coborn’s on Cooper Ave. in St. Cloud

4-tiered cake with rope borders, hammered copper finish, and marble gray diamond mosaic tiles.

Silver Award

Advanced Novelty/Specialty Cake

Monica Stumpf from Little Falls Coborn’s

Sculpted fortune teller bust complete with arms and a crystal ball.

Silver Award

Advanced Novelty/Specialty Cake

Monica Stumpf from Little Falls Coborn’s

Sculpted fortune teller bust complete with arms and a crystal ball.

Silver Award

Student/Beginner Novelty Cake

Tristin Dooley from Coborn’s Marketplace in Isanti

Castle cake with a mountain and a cave, complete with 2 dragons.

Silver Award

Advanced Novelty/Specialty Cake

Amanda Hansen from Coborn’s Support Center

Tiered cake with an old-fashioned carousel theme. The carousel section rotates and there is a button you push to play music. The horses are all mythical/folklore inspired.

Gold Award and Advanced Novelty Best in Show




Cash Wise Store Director Matt Sellers shares his story in Dickinson Press article

Matt Sellers, Store Director at Cash Wise in Dickinson, ND, opened up about his personal and professional life in a Dickinson Press article titled “The dream I’ve always wanted.”

In it, Matt recounts what it was like growing up in San Bernardino, CA in an area where hearing the sound of gunshots was the norm. He took a chance on the Bakken region and now calls Dickinson the safest and friendliest community he has been part of. Matt also explains why working in grocery has been an excellent career decision.

Read more about Matt’s story in the Dickinson press by clicking here.