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New health coverage enrollment options for small businesses

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a plan May 15 to change the way that small businesses enroll in insurance coverage through the federal exchanges, offering employers help in finding affordable insurance for their employees. The Federally-Facilitated ...

Trinity Health promotes Tripodina

Karim Tripodina has been named Director of Marketing and Community Relations at Trinity Health. She succeeds Randy Schwan, who continues to serve as Vice President of Mission Integration. Tripodina joined Trinity Health last year as Patient Experience Coordinator and subsequently earned ...

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Dollar drops on Trump scandal The U.S. dollar and stock markets plunged last week as political scandals swirled in Washington, threatening to derail the Trump administration’s agenda. After President Trump’s election in November, the stock market and U.S. dollar have largely been climbing ...

May recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are:

May recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Deb Haman, Minot Health and Rehab; Nikki Tabor, Kohl’s; Milton Hall, Marketplace Foods North; Krista Leedy, Staples; Lori Johnson, Marketplace Foods North; Mike Lee, Westlie Motor Co.; Bailey Bosley, Gate City Bank; ...

Development Fund grants requests totaling $850,000

The North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program within the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding for three projects totaling $850,000 at its monthly board meeting held in May. The North Dakota Development Fund was created in 1991 as an economic development tool. It provides ...

Conquer fear of credit cards now, reap benefits later

Young adults who are afraid of credit cards in the long shadow of the recession usually think only of the risks, rather than the role they play in establishing credit, consumer credit experts say. That can hold them back from building the credit history they'll need later on if they want to ...

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Captain Debbie Stahl of the Salvation Army, left, Jane Mayer, Lisa Olson and Dorothy Martwick, all with Century 21 Action Realtors, Renata Buen, Jill Lohnes and Lisa Thuner, employees of Town & Country Credit Union, gather at a check presentation.

Town & Country Credit Union partners with area businesses for food drive

After hearing that the Minot Salvation Army food pantry was running low, Town & Country Credit Union’s mortgage department challenged area real estate businesses to a food drive collecting kid-friendly food items. The six businesses that took part in the challenge included Brokers 12, ...

Do a digital spring cleaning and clear out cyber clutter

Community bankers are encouraging consumers to get their online lives in good order by conducting a thorough cleanse of their cyber clutter. With identity theft becoming a rising concern, start making “digital spring cleaning” an annual ritual to help protect valuable personal data. ...

NERD WALLET: Why you need three savings accounts

Some of us hoard cash while paying 18% interest on a credit card balance. Others blow through a tax refund as if it were free money when it's actually a return of our own hard-earned dollars. This brain quirk has a name: mental accounting. We treat money differently depending on where it ...

Gault, Halland new agents at Brokers 12

Two new agents have joined the team at Brokers 12, Inc. Real Estate. Donovan Gault is a Minot native and has lived most of his life in Minot. He is a member of the Minot Multiple Listing Services, the North Dakota REALTORS Association and the National Realtors Association. Brandy Halland is ...

Huber now with Hight Construction

Scott Huber has joined Hight Construction as staff architect and lead of the Design Build Department. Huber is a licensed architect in North Dakota and Indiana and is a member of the North Dakota Institute of Architects. Huber earned his bachelor of architecture degree from North Dakota ...

Dacotah Insurance recognized for exceptional performance

Dacotah Insurance, a service of Dacotah Bank, was recently named the recipient of North Star Mutual Insurance Company’s New Business Leader Award for 2016. According to Cody Fruin, assistant manager of North Star’s agency support services, the agency received the award for being a leader ...

Development Review Team praised by developers

Area developers are appreciating a new service offered by the city, according to the following news release from the public information office: The City of Minot has launched a new resource that enables developers to meet with key city staff members at the same time, creating an effective ...

Futures Files

Wheat storms higher after snow The last weekend in April, a massive snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on western Kansas and nearby states. This late-season storm devastated wheat fields as snow smashed emerging plants and below-freezing temperatures threatened to damage plant ...

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The Falkirk Mine, located near Underwood, North Dakota, supplies 7 to 8 million tons of coal annually to Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station, which is adjacent to the mine, and to Spiritwood Station near Jamestown, North Dakota.

Falkirk Mine focuses on safety, environmental stewardship and costs

All of the electricity from the 1100-megawatt Coal Creek Station near Underwood, is sold in Minnesota and all of the coal that is sold to the station comes from one coal mine – Falkirk, which is adjacent to the plant. The relationship between the mine and plant began in 1974 and continues ...

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Wintry weather threatens corn, wheat Much of the Corn and Wheat Belts received a blast of heavy rains or even snow last week, leaving planting equipment idle in the shed. The unusually wet weather makes fields too muddy to enter and could drown corn seeds even if the fields could get ...

Ask Brianna: How do I deal with a mooching friend?

"Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to ...

Savelkoul and Berg licensed as brokers

Andrea Savelkoul and Alecia Berg of Signal Realtors recently earned their real estate broker licenses through the North Dakota Real Estate Commission. They completed several requirements including additional education, state approval of real estate record and background check and passed the ...

Minot’s Comfort Inn now Northern Plains Inn

Northern Plains Hospitality LLC announced last week that effective today, it will convert its Minot Comfort Inn at 1515 22nd Avenue SW to an independent property operating under the name of the Northern Plains Inn. “With the expiration of our franchise agreement with Choice Hotels, we have ...