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Nyla Stromberg starts her magic on a cake in her home kitchen where Minot’s queen of cakes struck out on her own in January, opening Oh, Nyla Cake Designs.
“This little kitchen is a very busy place,” she said.

Oh, Nyla

There is a longtime cake decorator in Minot whose name is so synonymous with fancy cakes that it was the key ingredient for the name of her new business. Where did you get your cake? “Oh, Nyla.” As in, “Of course, it is a creation of Nyla Stromberg.” Nyla Stromberg has been in ...

Financial Preparedness in a Disaster

It is never the wrong time to prepare for an emergency. That is why the Independent Community Bankers of America offer tips to help consumers get their financial documents in order, in case a natural disaster were to occur. While the first priority is the safety of you and your family, ...

Hill and Allen new to First Western Bank & Trust

Brenna Hill joined First Western Bank & Trust in January as a part-time teller at First Western’s Dakota Square location. Hill is originally from Ray and is pursuing a degree in social work from Minot State University. Darla Allen joined First Western Bank in February in the role of ...

Three-peat for Minot’s Tschetter

For the third 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 16 years, ranked No. 4 in the ...

Futures File

Stormy outlook for USDA Under President Trump’s budget proposal for 2018, the USDA would see a sharp 21% decrease in funding. This news was initially met with trepidation by rural communities, but the plan is unlikely to have as severe an impact as the topline number might suggest. The ...

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Mike Heger, production manager for BNI Coal’s Center Mine.

Winters present challenges to BNI Coal’s Center Mine

CENTER – Extreme weather conditions are part of living in North Dakota. It is hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Those temperature extremes are also when electric customers use the most power, which means the power plants need a dependable source of fuel. For the Milton R. Young ...

Minot couple opens home care service

FirstLight Home Care, a leading and award-winning national provider of non-medical home care services is open for business for the first time in North Dakota. The home care provider has now expanded to 32 states in the U.S. and will continue to grow throughout 2017. “Our home health service ...

Oceaneering announces Rod Larson to become CEO

HOUSTON – Oceaneering International Inc. recently announced that Roderick Larson, who currently serves as Oceaneering’s president, has been designated to succeed M. Kevin McEvoy as CEO on May 5. Larson has served as president since February 2015 and is expected to continue in that role as ...

Helgeson becomes member of elite group

Curt Helgeson, Westlie Ford Lincoln sales manager, recently achieved the highest rank in the country, Level 4, in the 2016 Ford Employee Excellence Program. Being included in this select group is an extraordinary accomplishment and he will be recognized in the USA Today paper this month.

New designations for Sundsbak and Lovelace

Minot member services associates Ashley Sundsbak and Deanna Lovelace of Town & Country Credit Union have successfully passed the required exams and earned the designation of Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor. This designation and associated coursework allow Sundsbak and Lovelace ...

Futures File

USDA report crushes beans Soybeans tumbled last week after the USDA raised its expectations for Brazil’s bean crop. Brazil is the world’s second-largest soybean grower and is America’s primary rival for soy exports onto the global market. As Brazil’s crop grows and exports rise, U.S. ...

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Karma customer Debbie Dunn has a light hearted conversation with Shannon Michels, the manager of Karma Convenience Store located at 600 3rd St. NE, Minot.

Karma blends past with present

Minot-area residents are buzzing about Karma Convenience Store, the latest shop added to northeast Minot. Shannon Michels, the manager of Karma Convenience Store, formerly B & D Market, wants to blend old-fashioned service with present-day innovations. “I would like for Karma to become ...

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Westlie Ford Lincoln ranked #1 for superior customer satisfaction

Westlie Ford Lincoln ranks #1 for Customer Satisfaction, among the High Volume Ford Stores in the Twin Cities Region. Receiving over 350 Sales Surveys and over 500 Service surveys, earned Westlie a spot among the Elite Dealers in the country. Steve Blasing, owner, received a personal letter ...

Kramer

Kramer among Prairie Business Top 25 Women in Business

Odney General Manager Brekka Kramer was named to Prairie Business magazine’s Top 25 Women in Business list for 2017. The announcement was made in the regional magazine’s March issue. Kramer, who has been with Odney since 2001, is responsible for management and development of the ...

Zimmerman

New PA at Sanford Health

Beth Zimmerman, physician assistant, recently joined Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic, located within Sanford Health Highway 2 Clinic in Minot. Zimmerman received her nursing degree from Bismarck Hospital School of Nursing, now NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health, and received her ...

Burckhard

Burckhard a Million Dollar Roundtable member

Kevin Burckhard, a financial representative with Gores Group, of Northwestern Mutual Fargo, has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Roundtable, an international, independent association of nearly 19,000 leading life insurance producers. Burckhard has been associated with ...

Futures Files

Bio-fueled grain rally Corn and soybean prices exploded last Tuesday on rumors of a new deal to change regulations surrounding biofuels. The plan was submitted to the White House by the Renewable Fuels Association and Carl Icahn, a billionaire investor and Trump adviser. The deal would curb ...

Business Briefs

Minot UPS driver honored Six UPS drivers from North Dakota are among 1,575 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. Among the new members inducted was David Marsland of Minot. ...

SRT named Certified Gig-Capable Provider

ARLINGTON, Va. – SRT has been recognized by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America, as a Certified Gig-Capable Provider for ...

Rick Beall

Peoples State Bank has new CEO, announces promotions

Peoples State Bank announces the promotion of several employees, including the promotion of Rick Beall to CEO. Minot Promotions: Rick Beall has been promoted to CEO of Peoples State Bank. Originally from Velva, Beall started his career as a fourth generation banker at PSB when he was 14 ...