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	The Microtel Inn & Suites at 414 37th Avenue SW announced that it has been awarded the BEST OF THE BEST by Wyndham Hotel Group Worldwide, which recognizes the hotels Commitment to Excellence, Guest Reviews and Satisfaction, Hotel Quality Assurance, and Wyndham Rewards Enrollments.
	“This is a great honor for our hotel and a direct result of hard work of our wonderful staff,” said Karen New, the hotel’s General Manager. 
	This year is Minot Microtel’s 3rd year in a row receiving the “BEST OF THE BEST” award. Earlier this year the hotel was also recognized by Booking.com for a 9.1 out of 10 review score and received a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.

Minot hotel ‘Best of the Best’ again

Submitted Photo The Microtel Inn & Suites at 414 37th Avenue SW announced that it has been awarded the BEST OF THE BEST by Wyndham Hotel Group Worldwide, which recognizes the hotels Commitment to Excellence, Guest Reviews and Satisfaction, Hotel Quality Assurance, and Wyndham Rewards ...

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Hoeven honors Crosby native Bruce Gjovig at his retirement

Sen. John Hoeven joined the Grand Forks community in honoring Bruce Gjovig, director of the University of North Dakota’s Center for Innovation last week. Gjovig, who founded the Center for Innovation in 1984, is retiring in May. Hoeven said of the Crosby native, “Bruce has served UND ...

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Schwan appointed AARP North Dakota State President

Kathi Schwan of West Fargo has been named the new state president of AARP in North Dakota – the highest state-level volunteer position within the organization. The volunteer state president chairs the state executive council and works in partnership with the state director to provide vision ...

KX News names Jim Olson station manager

Nexstar Media Group Inc. announced last week that former KX News news director Jim Olson has been appointed station manager of CBS affiliate KXMC and KXMD serving Minot and Williston. Olson started his broadcast career in radio in Minnesota. He was hired as the sports director at KXMC in ...

Futures Files

Beef slices higher Cattle futures charged over $1.30 per pound last week, reaching a 12-month high. Cattle are rallying as steer weights decline and beef export sales continue to boom. Alongside rising beef prices, cattle producers received more great news this week as corn prices fell near ...

Futures Files

Commodities get Trumped up Virtually all commodity and currency markets shot upward last week as President Trump stated on Wednesday that the US dollar was “getting too strong.” Gold and silver rallied to new five-month highs as the president stated he would prefer the Federal Reserve ...

Vetter achieves new designation

Mike Vetter, a Knights of Columbus Insurance Agent, has attained the Fraternal Insurance Counselor designation. The FIC title is an educational designation that can be earned by career life insurance representatives associated with fraternal insurance societies. Representatives devote more than ...

Healthy Living Festival to be held in Minot

Local businesses Fast Positivity and Just Be have teamed up to host the first annual Healthy Living Festival in Minot. The event will focus on various aspects of health and wellness. “Living healthy is about caring for our mind, body, and spirit,” said Sarah Fast, Executive Director of ...

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Gold soars on Syrian strike Gold and silver exploded on the news of Thursday night’s massive missile attack on a Syrian air base. Speculators and investors, recently enamored and enriched by precious metals, scrambled to buy more of the asset group which typically outperforms during ...

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Two Upham men have played important roles in the history of the Milton R. Young Station. The late Andy Freeman conceived the idea for the plant while Gerry Pfau (this photo) currently manages the 250-megawatt power plant located near Center. Story and photos courtesy of the Lignite Energy Council

Young Station: From dream to reality

CENTER – This history of Milton R. Young Station is closely tied to one of the founders of Minnkota Power Cooperative – Andy Freeman – an electrical engineer originally from the small town of Upham. Freeman helped to found MPC in 1940 in Grand Forks. A dreamer and inventor, Freeman ...

Workshop in Minot focuses on aspiring older entrepreneurs

AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration will present a workshop in Minot to help individuals ages 50 and older prepare to open their own business. The 90-minute workshop begins at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Town and Country Credit Union, 615 S. Broadway. Lunch will be ...

Futures File

Record soybeans to be planted Soybeans plummeted on Friday following new USDA projections expecting U.S. farmers to plant a record 89.5 million acres of soybeans this year. This news was coupled with relatively high stockpiles of beans, another factor that undercut prices. In the aftermath ...

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March Eagle Award recipients

March recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Jeff Feller, bitzpc; Kirby Kleingartner, KLS Rooter and Sprinkler Services; Lindsey Olson, Verizon Wireless; Rick Williams, Wheeler Contracting Inc.; Jessica Donamaria, Preferred Travel Inc.; Kat Burgardt, Trinity ...

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Knutson is director of development at Dakota Hope

Tim Knutson, a longtime Minot businessman and founding member of Dakota Hope Clinic, has joined the clinic staff as rirector of Development. Knutson brings a wealth of business experience and a firm understanding of the clinic’s mission into the newly created position. Knutson also ...

Futures files

Searing Brazilian scandal sends steaks higher April cattle futures exploded last week to the highest level in over a year, nearing $1.23 per pound. The price rally is a welcome relief for ranchers who have seen prices rise over 25 percent from bankruptcy-inducing levels under $1.00 per pound ...

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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, ...