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Alexis Lee is shown with her booth at the Moose Lodge in Minot in May.

Minot woman brings a fun, fizzy twist to baths

The Minot area has always advertised to shop local. A Dash of Fizz is a new and upcoming business for those who loves baths. Alexis Lee was born in Bismarck and raised in Minot. As a huge fan of bath products like bath bombs, Lee decided to start her own business, A Dash of Fizz, in the ...

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

September has been proclaimed Life Insurance Awareness Month in Minot by Mayor Chuck Barney. The nonprofit LIFE Foundation and a coalition representing hundreds of life insurance companies and organizations also have designated the month with the goal of encouraging consumers to think about ...

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Lyle Kraft, Jim Simons and Paul Siebert, from left, discuss life insurance awareness efforts of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Sept. 12.

Advisers promote awareness of value of life insurance

Like many insurance advisers, Paul Siebert has heard plenty of stories from families who have benefitted from life insurance. It’s strengthened his belief in the importance of coverage. “The longer we do this, the more that deepens. You understand the impact,” said Siebert, vice ...

Westlie Truck Center celebrates 40 years with Freightliner

Westlie Truck Center in Minot is celebrating its 40th anniversary with Freightliner. Westlie Truck Center is based in Minot and represents Daimler Trucks of North America brands including Freightliner and Western Star in sales, parts and service. The Truck Center works with hundreds of ...

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Florida Oranges Decimated As Hurricane Irma swept through Florida, it brought high winds, tornadoes, drenching rain and flooding, damaging property across the Sunshine State. The loss of life and property were substantial, but damage was not as severe as feared before the storm made ...

Key positions filled at First Western

Ron Rauschenberger of Bismarck has joined the board of directors of First Western Bank & Trust. He and his wife, Laurie, previously owned Kenmare Clothing. Raus-chenberger served as chief of staff for former governors John Hoeven and Jack Dalrymple and most recently was special advisor ...

Pelton joins petroleum council as government affairs manager

The North Dakota Petroleum Council recently announced that Brady Pelton has joined the organization as government affairs manager. In this position, Pelton will advocate for the NDPC on key issues and their impact on the oil and gas industry on the state, county, local and tribal ...

Volk new provider at Sanford Health clinic

xSheryl Volk recently joined Sanford Health Highway 2 Clinic in Minot. As a walk-in clinic family medicine provider, Volk sees patients with acute illnesses and injuries. She received her bachelor of science in nursing at Minot State University and her master in science in nursing from the ...

Brokers 12 Realtor Lori Soltis, recognized

Lori Soltis of Brokers 12 was recently awarded the 2017 Minot Board of Realtors Rookie Realtor of the Year. This award is aimed at acknowledging an outstanding Realtor that received their license after Jan. 1, 2016. The award was announced at the Minot Board of Realtors Affiliate ...

ND State Fair welcomes new marketing director

The North Dakota State Fair has a new marketing director, Vince Azzarello. Renae Korslien, general manager of the fair, said in a statement, “We are very excited to introduce Vince Azzarello as our new Director of Marketing. The North Dakota State Fair continues to be the premier event in ...

Bullinger promoted at Alliance Real Estate

Jody Bullinger has been promoted to office manager at Alliance Real Estate in Minot. Bullinger is a full-time agent serving the Minot and surrounding markets. A North Dakota native, Bullinger grew up in Kramer and graduated from high school in Newburg. After college, she lived and worked ...

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Hurricane Markets Hurricanes hitting the southeast U.S. have typically caused extreme swings in commodity markets as they attempt to assess threats and damage to the natural resources that we depend on for our food, fuel, clothing, and shelter. Citrus Crops - The southern half of Florida is ...

Money management tips for teens

As summer comes to an end and area students begin to hit the books, it’s a great time for parents to encourage their teens to follow a path toward financial proficiency. Getting information and hands-on money management experience at the high school level helps students take better control ...

Tourism, ag businesses brace for Irma’s impact

After knocking down parts of the vital tourism industry in the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma spun toward Florida, another vacation haven. Tourism accounts for 1.4 million jobs in the Sunshine State, where more than 112 million people visited last year and spent $109 billion. Resorts and hotels ...

Allure Salon Studios opens

Allure Salon Studios is the newest addition to the Liberty Square Building at 1407 S. Broadway, between Conlin’s Furniture and Goodwill. Owner Willy Fielhaber said about the location: “Parking is directly in front of our salon and we are walking distance to Starbucks, Subway, Paradiso ...

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New Sanford helicopter to serve western ND

Sanford AirMed has purchased a new EC-145 helicopter, which will provide life-saving air ambulance services to critically ill or injured patients in central and western North Dakota, eastern Montana and northern South Dakota. This new helicopter replaces the existing helicopter which was in ...

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Ryan Honda of Minot Earn 4th Consecutive President’s Award

CHICAGO - Minot auto dealers Kathleen and Michael Gaddie were recently honored with the Honda President’s Award at Honda of America’s annual meeting in Chicago. This marks the 4th consecutive year Ryan Honda of Minot has earned the highest award Honda bestows on its national chain of ...

Sandvold named vice president and retail banking manager in Williston

American State Bank & Trust Co. President/CEO Dave Hanson recently announced that long-time employee Medrein Sandvold has been named vice president and retail banking manager. Sandvold has been employed at the bank in Williston for more than 40 years. She has worked in a variety of ...

Mattress Firm announces Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts

BISMARCK — Minot and other North Dakota franchises of mattress retailer Mattress Firm have answered the call after the devastating flooding in Southeast Texas in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey. A group of Mattress Firm franchises, collectively owned by Roberts Brothers Consulting Group, ...

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Harvey sends fuel flying As Hurricane Harvey drenched Texas and Louisiana, its destructive path crossed many of the nation’s major oil refineries. Flooding, power losses, and safety concerns forced refineries to close, including the United States’ largest refinery, located in Port Arthur, ...