Business

90 years of family and growth

As the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer, many people in Minot have turned to Lowe’s Garden Center to help kick-start their gardening season. The garden center has been a locally owned and operated business in Minot for the past 90 years and will be celebrating their 90th ...

Mack promoted to VP at United Community – Drake

United Community Bank has announced that Marlene Mack has been promoted to vice president within the Drake location. Mack has been employed at UCB for nearly 30 years, originally starting as a customer service representative. “Marlene’s commitment to the Drake community and her ...

Third location coming for Town & County Credit Union

Town & Country Credit Union is set to open their third location in the Minot area this fall, next to Dakota Square Mall. The new location at 1525 24th Avenue SW will include lobby and drive-thru hours, as well as a 24-hour ATM to accommodate members’ needs. “The Minot community has ...

FUTURES FILES

Job market shakier The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its newest monthly estimates on the U.S. employment situation, showing a gloomier outlook. While unemployment remains at a 49-year low of 3.6%, very few new jobs are being created and wages are increasing tepidly. The newest ...

Tariffs: What are they? How do they work?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has once again turned to tariffs to try to get his way with a U.S. trading partner. This time, the target is Mexico: Trump plans to impose 5% tariffs on Mexican imports starting June 10 and to ratchet them up to 25% by Oct. 1 if the Mexicans don't do ...

JLG Architects named Design Firm of the Year

ENR Mountain States, one of the top publications for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, has named JLG Architects Design Firm of the Year. According to ENR, “Design Firms of the Year are chosen by a vote of the regional ENR editors across the country from a carefully ...

Millennial Money: Making ‘good enough’ choices can pay off

Sometimes good enough is good enough. In a world of information overload, it's common to feel angst when making choices. You never know whether you're making the best one. Call it optimizer guilt. And it can be especially prominent in choosing financial products, which can be opaque and ...

Futures Files

Drama at the border On Thursday night, President Trump announced that he was going to implement tariffs against Mexican goods “until Mexico substantially stops the illegal inflow of aliens.” The proposed tariff is expected to start as a 5% tax on June 10 and would escalate by 5% each ...

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award winners

The May recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Natasha Gavlulich, Badlands Restaurant & Bar; Joel Haman, State Farm Michael Braun Agency; Anne Boeckel, Gate City Bank; Keri Weick, Trinity Health; Kasey Ball, Trinity Health; Erica Hjelmstad, First Choice ...

Morey now with Legacy Financial Partners

Tina Morey has joined the Minot office of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. as a financial advisor. She is joining Legacy Financial Partners, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. Their office is located at 1111 31st Avenue SW, Suite 1, Minot. She has nine ...

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Cloudy outlook for grains U.S. farmers are stuck in quagmire as they face difficult decisions in the coming weeks. Muddy fields and rainy forecasts continue to slow spring planting of corn and soybeans, leaving farmers far behind schedule across much of the Midwest. Even if they can get ...

Harvey grand prize winner

First International Bank & Trust announced recently the winners of the Fifth Annual Live First Community Giving Campaign. A record 91 entries were submitted this year, which received more than 17,000 votes. Harvey Ambulance Service receives the grand prize grant of $10,000. The non-profit ...

Town & Country highly rated in study

Town & Country Credit Union was recently named one of the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America. DepositAccounts.com, a subsidiary of LendingTree, analyzes financial institutions nationwide and publishes the Top 200 list for healthy banks and credit unions. “While many other ...

Where US home affordability is the worst

WASHINGTON (AP) — Living by the beach is becoming even more cost prohibitive. While many Americans know about the sky-high costs of housing in New York City or Seattle, affordability is increasingly the worst in areas where the wealthy vacation and a large share of local workers cater to ...

Watch your credit card rewards pile up with these 5 tips

By ROBIN SAKS FRANKEL NerdWallet Just because summer's approaching doesn't mean your wallet gets a vacation. From graduation season and Father's Day to the Fourth of July and back-to-school spending, you'll likely drop some dollars. Rewards-earning credit cards can help you save on these ...

Minot welcomes That German Place

The dream of opening a German cafe has finally become a reality for Minot resident Stefanie Cassidy. She opened That German Place Friday in downtown Minot. “I wanted to (open the cafe) probably for the last 20 years,” Cassidy said. “I wanted to open it already in Germany before we came ...

Gunderson joins First Western as Ag lender

Logan Gunderson, a Berthold native, has joined First Western Bank & Trust as an Ag lender. Gunderson graduated from Berthold High School and from Minot State University with a bachelor’s degrees in both accounting and finance. He grew up working on the family farm and ranch and has ...

FUTURE SFILE

Corn pops over soggy fields Corn prices popped last week as markets grew increasingly concerned about severe planting delays across the Corn Belt. Nationwide, only 30% of the crop had been planted as of last week, compared to a recent average near 60%. Waterlogged fields are preventing ...

Tschetter named to Barron’s national list of top financial advisors

For the fifth consecutive year, Edward Jones financial advisor Greg Tschetter of Minot has been named to Barron’s magazine’s annual list of “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State.” Tschetter, who has served area investors for the past 18 years, ranked No. 3 in the ...

Marquardt cracks top five

North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance announced last week that Bob Marquardt of Minot was a top 5 producer of life insurance premiums for the month of March. North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance is based in Jamestown.