2022 Employee Retirements


As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. As we reach the end of the year, Dakota Central announces the retirement of Brad Skytland, Brenda Neumiller, Cody Stangeland, Joel Willey, and Lori Solberg. Dakota Central employees and previous retirees gathered recently to celebrate the 2022 retirements.

Dakota Central employees
Past and present Dakota Central employees

Brad Skytland began his career at Dakota Central as a combination technician. He moved into different roles throughout his 30 years with the company, retiring as a network technician. One of the things he learned about the telecommunications industry early in his career was how fast things change and how he was constantly learning new equipment and technology. “I’ve come a long way from being a young combination technician in rural Windsor, stuck in a snowbank waiting to be pulled out by a farmer,” Brad reminisced. Brad’s favorite part of his job over the years was customer interaction and working with fellow employees.

Cody Stangeland began her career at Dakota Central as an administrative assistant 26 years ago, later becoming a Customer Service Representative. She enjoyed customer interaction, but her favorite part of her job was the friendships developed with her co-workers. “I was fortunate to work with the best in the industry and am excited for the next chapter in my life,” Cody said.

Brenda Neumiller started at Dakota Central as the CDTV billing clerk 24 years ago, later moving into the payroll accounting role. “It was a pleasure to work with the Dakota Central family, and I’ll miss seeing everyone each day,” Brenda said. Brenda is excited to spend lots of time with her family and more time sewing in retirement.

Joel Willey joined Dakota Central 22 years ago as a technician. Joel said the constantly changing technology always kept the job interesting. He is excited to travel more and spend time at the lake during the summer in retirement!

Lori Solberg is also retiring after 22 years with Dakota Central, starting out as an Accounting Assistant and later becoming the business Account Executive and Customer Support Manager. Developing relationships with customers and fellow employees is what Lori especially enjoyed about her job. The social butterfly she is, Lori’s favorite part was getting to know customers while working with them and then seeing them around the community. “I’ve truly enjoyed my years at Dakota Central, but I’m ready for what lies ahead,” Lori said. Lori is looking forward to spending more time with family and traveling
more in retirement.

Recent Dakota Central retirees
Recent retirees of Dakota Central

From all good endings come a new beginning. On behalf of the Board of Directors and employees at Dakota Central, we thank Brad, Cody, Brenda, Joel, and Lori for their years of service. We wish them all good health, happiness, and the best of luck in retirement!