Business

New veterinarian at Core Animal Clinic

Veterinarian Audrey Raby joined Core Animal Clinic in Minot at the beginning of the new year. Raby is a member of the first graduating class from the Utah State University Veterinary Program. She completed her studies from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., where she received ...

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Jamey Backus, manager at the Leland Olds Station, talks about the history of Basin Electric Power Cooperative and the electrification of rural North Dakota.

Oldest large lignite-based plant among state’s cleanest

The Leland Olds Station can trace its roots back to the early 1960s when rural America was starving for electricity. Available electricity from dams on the Missouri River had been swallowed up by the farmers who found that power made their farm chores – such as milking cows and irrigating ...

Great River Energy becomes a certified Great Place to Work

Great River Energy was certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work. Great River Energy earned this credential based on anonymous employee surveys. This was the first year Great River Energy offered the survey, which revealed that 88 percent of Great River ...

First International Insurance named Advantage Agent

The Farmers Alliance Companies in McPherson, Kansas, have announced that First International Insurance in Minot has been named a Farmers Alliance Advantage Agent for 2017. To qualify as an Advantage Agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five ...

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Copper strikes a new high The copper market is red-hot, nearing a two-year high on Friday at $2.77 per pound. Prices are exploding on news that the world’s largest copper mine is shut down due to a labor strike. Workers at the Chilean Escondida mine are asking for higher wages and have ...

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Hight Construction hires Lysne as project manager

Braden Lysne has joined Hight Construction as a project manager. Lysne works under the Senior Project Manager and is assigned with assisting in the day-to-day construction operations for Hight’s building projects. Lysne holds and associate of applied science degree from Moorhead State ...

Hebron Brick Company announces sale to an ESOP

FARGO – Hebron Brick Company, a leading manufacturer of clay brick and concrete block has announced they are now a 100 percent employee-owned company. An ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) is an employee benefit plan which provides company stock as part of their retirement benefits. The ...

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Minot attorney recertified as civil trial advocate

The National Board of Trial Advocacy recently announced that Mark V. Larson of Larson Law Firm, PC in Minot has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate. Larson has been a NBTA member is good standing for 10 years. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that ...

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Donna Bye joins Houston Engineering

Donna Bye is joining Houston Engineering Inc. as a planner working out of the firm’s Minot office. She is expected to add even more depth to Houston Engineering’s urban and community planning department. Bye has 16-plus years of experience in the public planning sector and previously ...

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Lumber knocks higher The trade in wood has been good to the bulls recently, with lumber futures reaching a two-year high last week. Prices are exploding as the U.S. wrestles with a looming shortage of the building material and rising construction demand. Much of the lumber used in the ...

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Emmily Nelson with some of the homemade pastries she and her husband, Jeffery, serve up at The Bread Box.

Kitchen tested

When Emmily and Jeffery Nelson started baking bread at home to sell at a Minot flea market last May they didn’t imagine that just six months later they’d be running a cafe and bakery in downtowm Minot. The Bread Box opened in November and has been building a following ever ...

February Eagle Award recipients

February recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Rachel Brim, Eddie Bauer; Connie Burk, Medical Arts Clinic; Kathy Chadwell, A & B Tours; Julie Conklin, Dakota Kids Dentistry; Dr. Murray Greer, Greer Dental; Floyd Hanson, Absolute Comfort; Joe Walkup, ...

CTB Women’s Leadership Program participants chosen

Center for Technology & Business recently announced the selected participants of the fifth class of the CTB Women’s Leadership Program in Minot. Participants were chosen from a pool of applicants submitted by outstanding women in the community looking to connect, grow and pay it ...

Two promoted at Town and Country Credit Union

Laura Bryant has been promoted to Member Services Supervisor at Town and Country Credit Union. Bryant has been with the credit union since February 2015. She will be responsible for supervising day-to-day operational activities of the front-line staff while ensuring processes and procedures ...

First Western Bank & Trust makes personnel changes

Included in the new hires and promotions at First Western Bank & Trust in Minot were: Eric Mueller moved to Minot in 2012. He is originally from Seward, Neb., and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Mueller has worked in a ...

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Just about anything can be personalized by Larry Melton, owner of Focused Beam Engraving ­­— even a dog dish.

A personal touch

What once was just a hobby is now both a hobby and a full-time business for Larry Melton of Minot. Melton was in the construction and remodeling business, but about five years ago he became interested in laser engraving. He saw a demonstration of one of the machines at a Minot hotel ...

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National recognition for downtown book store

Main Street Books was recently recognized as the one place to visit in North Dakota for Book Lovers. A recent article posted on (aboutgreatbooks.com) which was titled “The Ultimate 50 State Road Trip for Book Lovers” Main Street Books, Downtown Minot, was listed as the ultimate destination ...