The Dakota Dry Bean family is saddened by the loss of its founder and dear friend, David Polries who passed away peacefully yesterday, following his brief battle with cancer.  David’s entrepreneurial spirit, vision, integrity, and seemingly limitless energy were the driving forces behind the success of this business that he led for almost 20 years.  David and his wife Kim sold control of Dakota Dry Bean to Peninsula Capital Partners in 2011 with David remaining as the CEO for the business after the sale.  Over the past three years David had successfully transitioned the day-to-day management of Dakota Dry Bean to his handpicked successors, managers, and staff.  As David’s passing drew near, he took great solace in knowing that all of you, his long term customers and friends, were going to be able to continue your relationship with Dakota Dry Bean for many years to come.  Today, we take great solace in knowing that David is at peace and no longer in pain.  We ask for your prayers for David’s wife of 32 years, Kim, his children Eric (Rachel) & Andrea (Andy), his five grandchildren, Jackson & Jayna Polries, and Chasya, Neorah, & Moriah Sivanich, as well as his brothers, sisters, and parents, all of which survive him.    Please join us in celebrating David’s life and legacy.  May he rest in peace.

Arrangements are being made at Amundson Funeral Home.

The entire family at Dakota Dry Bean, Inc.
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Business Office

P.O. Box 5874
Grand Forks, ND 58206
Physical Address:
2534 17th Avenue S

Suite 2D

Grand Forks, ND 58201

General Info:


For Yellow Pea Pricing please contact
Bill DesCamps 701-746-7493 or Renae at 701-398-3112

For Barley Pricing please contact
Bill DesCamps 701-746-7493

About Dakota Dry Bean

After managing dry bean processing plants for 12 years, David Polries founded Dakota Dry Bean, Inc. in 1998 as a dry bean marketing company for local Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN dry bean growers. 

In March 1999, Dakota Dry Bean began marketing dry peas for Washburn, ND area growers.  By August 1999, cleaning equipment was purchased, and Dakota Dry Bean, Inc. began cleaning peas in Washburn and East Grand Forks.  In October 1999, splitting equipment was developed, and by December of that year, a warehouse was purchased in East Grand Forks, MN.

Dakota Dry Bean continued to expand with the purchase of a facility in Crary, ND in 2002, Devils Lake in 2004, a new barley pearling line in East Grand Forks in 2007, and the building of a new receiving facility in Lansford, ND in 2008. 

We finished building a new processing facility March 2011 in rural Devils Lake to produce pea starch, pea flour, and pea protein.

Dakota Dry Bean produces the following products: Yellow Split Peas, Whole Yellow Peas, Pea Fiber, Pea Flour, Pea Protein, Pea Starch and Pearled Barley. 

Dakota Dry Bean, Inc. is a member of the US Dry Pea and Lentil Trade Association, the Northern Pulse Growers Association, and the North Central Bean Dealers Association.

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