Assistant Basketball Coach

Rochester Fire

American Basketball Association

Rochester, MN, 2007

Art Teacher/Established

Commercial Art Program

B Team Basketball Coach

John Marshall High School

Rochester, MN, 1976-80

Instructor/Graphic Design

St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN, Summer 1978

Teaching Assistantship

Taught first-year graphic design

Indiana University, 1973

Art Teacher/Chairman

Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach

1969 MN State Basketball Champs

John Marshall High School

Rochester, MN, 1967-72

Also taught painting in evening at

Rochester Community College

Art Teacher

B Team Basketball Coach

Foothill High School,

Bakersfield, CA, 1965

Art Teacher

Faribault Senior High School,

Faribault, MN 1964

Teaching Assistant during

sophomore year of college

Basic Design under Professor Flaten

St. Olaf College,

Northfield, MN 1959


Painter/Graphic Designer

Zumbrota, MN


Commissioned by MN Vikings

to make three paintings for the

U.S. Bank Stadium’s

permanent art collection



Graphic Designer/Photographer

Grimsrud Publishing, Inc.

(News-Record, Zumbro Shopper

and commercial printing),

Zumbrota, MN, 1981-2007

Minneapolis Star-Tribune article on

Dave’s newspaper retirement.pdf

Art Director/Graphic Designer

Dayton’s, Minneapolis, MN, 1975

Graphic Designer

Indiana Alumni Magazine, Bloomington and The Saturday Evening Post, Indianapolis,

(Part-time while earning MFA

at Indiana University), 1974

Staff Designer

Sacred Design Associates

Minneapolis, MN,1966 – plus free-lance design for SDA into the 1970s

Letterpress printer

The Zumbrota News, (Part-time

and summers during high school

and college), 1955-63


808 Jefferson Drive

Zumbrota, MN 55992







David Arlen Grimsrud was born on June 9, 1940 in the Cumberland, Wisconsin hospital to Alton and Janice Grimsrud. They owned and operated the Turtle Lake Times weekly newspaper nearby. The family then moved to Zumbrota, Minnesota where Dave worked in his fatherʼs newspaper/print shop during his high school years and during the summers while earning a BA degree at St. Olaf College, majoring in art. He received an MA in painting from  Minnesota State University – Mankato and an MFA in graphic design at Indiana University – Bloomington. He went on to teach art at the high school level. He also served on design staffs at Indiana Alumni Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Sacred Design Associates, and Daytonʼs department store. Grimsrud was owner/publisher of the News-Record/Zumbro Shopper newspapers from 1981-2007. Currently, he paints at his home studio in Zumbrota. 


MFA in Graphic Design, 1974

Indiana University,

Bloomington, IN

Studied under:

Thomas Coleman,

graphic design

Rudy Pozzatti, printmaking

Henry Holmes Smith, photography

Will Counts, photo-journalism

MA in Painting, 1970

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Studied under:

Don Matting, painting

Paul Hapke, printmaking

BA in Art, 1962

Earned certification to teach K-12 art in Minnesota public schools

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Studied under:

John Maakestad, painting

Dorothy Divers, drawing, ceramics

Arnold Flaten, basic design, Christian symbolism, sculpture

Graduate, 1958

Zumbrota High School,

Zumbrota, MN