Sioux Awards 2018

UND Law Graduates Mary Maring and Lauris Molbert to Receive Sioux Award

The University of North Dakota Alumni Association & Foundation has named Mary Maring, '75 and Lauris Molbert, '83 as two of the five honorees for the 2018 Sioux Award.  They will receive the award at a special banquet set for September 20 during the 2018 Homecoming Week. See the Sioux Awards Banquet website for more details and to purchase tickets.


Mary Maring

Mary (Muehlen) Maring served 17 years on the North Dakota Supreme Court before retiring in 2013. For 20 years prior to joining the high court, Maring operated a private practice handling cases in many areas of civil litigation. She served in leadership positions in both the North Dakota and Minnesota Bar Associations. In 1996, she was appointed by Gov. Ed Schafer to fill a vacancy created by a State Supreme Court Justice retirement. She was elected to two 10-year terms in 1998 and 2008. Since stepping down from the court, she has served as a surrogate judge. Maring received a Juris Doctorate degree from UND in 1975.



Lauris Molbert

Lauris Molbert is the former CEO of TMI Hospitality, a developer, operator and owner of select-service and extended-stay hotels. The Fargo-based company manages nearly 200 hotel properties in 26 states and employs more than 4,000 people. Prior to his work at TMI, Molbert was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Otter Tail Corporation. Molbert received his bachelor's degree in banking, finance and accounting from UND in 1980 and a law degree in 1983.