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Robyn Gust, left, Trinity Health Sports Medicine Manager, received the “Patriot Award” from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves. Gust was nominated by Ashley King, right, an athletic trainer with Trinity Health and member of the North Dakota National Guard.

Gust receives “Patriot Award”

Submitted Photo Robyn Gust, left, Trinity Health Sports Medicine Manager, received the “Patriot Award” from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves. Gust was nominated by Ashley King, right, an athletic trainer with Trinity Health and member of the North Dakota National Guard.

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Cognizant recently presented a check to Patricia Smith and Danielle Rued from the Souris Valley United Way at their Minot location.  Employees and vendors raised $15,223.00 which Corporate Cognizant matched for a total donation of $30,446.

Fundraising events were held all year with the biggest push during October’s Employee Giving Campaign. Heidi Llewellyn and Cara Olson co-chaired the campaign. Events held included: Pay to Dress Down, loose coin drive, silent auction that included reserved parking spaces, taco in a bag, bake sales, soup & chili cook off and sale, donut sale, purse drive and sale, 50/50 raffle, Pie in the Eye event, and Halloween costume contests. Many of these events included a friendly team competition. In addition, local vendors involved with the clothing sale and the book fair made donations on behalf of Cognizant.

Cognizant donates to United Way

Submitted Photo Cognizant recently presented a check to Patricia Smith and Danielle Rued from the Souris Valley United Way at their Minot location.  Employees and vendors raised $15,223.00 which Corporate Cognizant matched for a total donation of $30,446. Fundraising events were held ...

Positioning your farm & ranch in 2017

As 2017 begins, it is important to consider that it may be another challenging financial year. However, a little preparation will be time well spent and can help your operation thrive into future years. In light of this, here are tips to help you plan. 1) Establish profitability and cash flow ...

Key hires and promotions announced by First Western

Numerous promotions and new hires at First Western Bank and Trust and First Western Insurance in Minot have been announced. Mike Humphreys has been promoted to vice president of insurance at First Western Insurance. Humphreys is a Minot High graduate and has over 25 years of retail, wholesale ...

Schaeffer now an agent at First International Insurance

Eric Schaeffer has joined First International Insurance at 1600 S. Broadway, Minot, as an agent. A graduate of Minot State University with a master’s degree in management, Schaeffer has more than 20 years of professional and business management experience. Most recently, he was a community ...

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Beans explode The USDA updated its estimate of last year’s soybean crop on Thursday morning, revising the crop size downward by 1.1% to 4.307 billion bushels. This news was especially jarring to the market, which expected this estimate to show an even larger harvest. While the 2016 ...

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U-Haul rentals at R&J Towing

U-Haul Company of North Dakota announced in late December that R&J Towing has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Minot community. R&J Towing at 101 128th Ave. NW will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for ...

Six promoted at Brady Martz

Six promoted at Brady Martz Brady Martz & Associates recently announced the promotion of six employees. In announcing the promotions, Kevin Sanders, shareholder, congratulated the six on their hard work and dedication to the firm and more importantly to the clients they serve. The six ...

Dacotah Bank announces management changes

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Joe Senger, Dacotah Bank’s president and chief executive officer, announced several changes to the company’s management team effective with the New Year. The company’s four geographical regions have been condensed to three and a new management position, chief ...

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Platinum & palladium white hot Platinum and palladium had a searing start to 2017, each gaining over $70 per ounce in the first four days. The two metals are tied closely to the auto market, as they are predominantly used in catalytic convertors to reduce pollution from trucks and ...

A shopper at the Brea Mall in Brea, Calif., carries bags full of packages. Amid the holiday decorations and cheerful ads, splurging is not an option for many Americans struggling to get by. (Michael Goulding/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

Holiday splurging not an option for many workers scraping by

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — At the brightly lit mall, clothing stores highlight holiday sweaters and big signs tout the sales, while Duquan Allen keeps his expectations in check. Allen, who works full-time cleaning planes at Newark Airport, says his mother doesn't expect anything big, and he ...

Koppy joins KLJ in Minot office

Koppy joins KLJ in Minot office KLJ, an engineering, surveying and planning firm, hired Lee Koppy in its Minot office. Koppy serves as a senior engineer, and will lead various municipal projects. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of Minnesota. Koppy ...

Westlie employees celebrate 45 and 55 years of service

Westlie Motor Company has served the area for over 95 years, and more amazing is the longevity of their employees. Steve Blasing, owner, summed it up: “It’s not the bricks and mortar that makes a company successful; it’s the people. How many businesses can say 43 members of their staff ...

Humphreys Insurance now part of First Western

Mike Humphreys, president and owner of Humphreys Insurance & Surety Inc., and his staff have joined First Western Insurance as of Dec. 1. This results in a staff of 25 licensed insurance agents with more than 400 combined years of insurance experience. First Western Insurance is ...

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2017: The Year of Rising Rates? On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates in a move that was widely expected, taking the short-term Federal Funds rate up to 0.75%. More surprisingly, the Fed raised its long-term expectations for interest rates, indicating that they ...

Linster now at Optical Outlook

Dr. Carolyn Linster has joined Dr. Jessica Ahmann at Optical Outlook in Minot. Linster earned her doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University in 2011. She has been providing comprehensive eyecare in Minot at Vision Source since graduation. Linster has a passion for contact lenses, ...

Hess helps deliver holiday cheer to Minot’s children in need

Hess Corporation, in association with United Way, will donate 288 of its 2016 Hess Toy Truck and Dragster to children in the Minot area. The Hess Toy Trucks have been delivered to the local Souris Valley United Way, where they plan to distribute them through Salvation Army, Community Action, ...

Farm Credit makes grants to support western North Dakota communities

Farm Credit organizations in western North Dakota once again announce grants to programs that will improve lives in local communities through the Rural Community Grant Fund. The fund was established as a partnership between Farm Credit Services of Mandan and Farm Credit Services of North ...

HealthCare.gov open enrollment ends Thursday

Thousands of North Dakotans stand to gain financial help buying 2017 health coverage, but may not know it. Already, about 8.8 million Americans, and 17,630 North Dakotans, who buy health insurance through HealthCare.gov receive tax credits that help make coverage more affordable. But about 12 ...