Business

Kalix receives industry accreditation

Kalix announced its recent accreditation in Person-Centered Excellence through 2022 received from the Council on Quality and Leadership. Kalix has been accredited by CQL and its predecessor organizations since 1986. As a leader in the industry, Kalix has had the opportunity to work with CQL ...

What you need to know about beneficial ownership

Effective May 11, 2018, all banks were subject to new rules under the Bank Secrecy Act that will aid the government in the fight against crimes to evade financial measures to combat terrorism and other national security threats. This new rule requires covered financial institutions to identify ...

Stober, Keller hired at Gate City Bank

Cole Stober was hired at Gate City Bank as a mortgage loan officer. In his role, Stober will help customers that are purchasing or refinancing a home. A native of Alberta, Canada, Stober graduated from Minot State University in 2013. Also hired as a mortgage loan officer was Heather ...

New hires, promotions at Town and Country Credit Union

Town and Country Credit Union has hired two new staff members in Minot and promoted two existing employees in Kenmare and Stanley. Meli-ssa Hubble joined Town and Country Credit Union as a plastics specialist in the Minot Main location. Hubble began her career in banking as a teller at Town ...

CDC certifies Trinity’s diabetes prevention program

Trinity Health’s Center for Education has received certification from the Center for Disease Control for its diabetes prevention program, Weigh 2 Change, according to a press release from Trinity. Weigh 2 Change is a yearlong lifestyle intervention program that helps people, especially ...

Party City to open at Dakota Square Mall

Party City is set to open at Dakota Square Mall in late summer. The store fills an 8,300 square foot space located in an exterior space, near Ulta and Carters/OshKosh B’gosh. Party City not only sells party supplies but also provides costumes, holiday decorations, and more. “We are very ...

Sanford Health names senior director of primary care and regional medicine

Jake Mellmer has been named senior director of primary care and regional medicine for the Bismarck Region of Sanford Health. In his new role, he will oversee operations for many services, including family medicine, internal medicine, dermatology, diabetes center and walk-in clinics. He will ...

US employers keep on hiring despite growing trade concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying fears of a global trade war, U.S. businesses have made it abundantly clear that they see no reason to stop hiring. Employers added a robust 233,000 jobs in May, up from 159,000 in April, the government said Friday, and helped drive the nation's unemployment rate to ...

Futures Files

Trade Winds Shift, Markets Hold Steady Markets showed a steely resolve in the face of looming trade disputes with our greatest trading partners. This week, President Trump announced that he was going to reinstate tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European ...

China warns US trade deals are off if tariffs go ahead

BEIJING (AP) — China said Sunday it wouldn't step up its purchases of American products if President Donald Trump goes ahead with his threat to tax billions of dollars' worth of Chinese imports. White House advisers insisted on fundamental changes in ties between the world's two biggest ...

Save money by thinking like a college student

Remember that one time you spent four years living with roommates, studying around the clock and eating microwaved ramen? While pinching pennies as a 20- or 30-something, maybe it hit you: You could save a lot by returning to that frugal student lifestyle. When you look at old bank statements ...

Gunderson is new trauma program manager at Trinity

Rhonda Gunderson, a registered nurse and assistant nurse manager in the Trinity Emergency/ Trauma Center, has been named trauma program manager for Trinity Health. Gunderson works closely with the program’s medical director and other members of the healthcare team to support quality care ...

Perrin promoted to chief financial officer

United Community Bank has announced that Kelly Perrin has been promoted to chief financial officer. Perrin was hired in 2013 as credit risk manager and has since grown his role to oversee the ALCO committee, manage UCB’s investment portfolio and holds a spot on UCB’s executive management ...

Futures Files

Wheat’s getting baked Wheat spiked Thursday to the highest level seen in nearly a year as the drought centered in Oklahoma continued to worsen while dry conditions in Canada, Russia, and Australia added to concerns about world supplies. Kansas and Oklahoma winter wheat crop condition ...

Visa woes have summer businesses looking to Puerto Ricans

PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — Frustrated by red tape and visa limits on foreign workers, tourism businesses from Maine to Missouri are turning to Puerto Ricans who are fleeing a shattered economy and devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Bob Smith, owner of Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, ...

For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

NEW YORK (AP) — Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs is often hundreds of times higher than typical workers. The pay increase matches the ...

Fresh ways to save some green at the farmers market

The difference between the produce at farmers markets and supermarkets is more than "tomayto" versus "tomahto." And buying fresh fruit and vegetables at farmers markets offers opportunities to save money in ways you might not find at a grocery store. The produce sold at most supermarkets is ...

Credit card payments evolve beyond the mobile wallet

Mobile wallets can make paying by credit or debit card seamless: Tap your phone at checkout and you're on your way. But mobile wallets are just the beginning. Payment networks and manufacturers are building payment functions into more devices — expanding your options as well as freeing up ...

Futures Files

Global corn shortage looms Corn prices for this fall’s harvest continue to trade for $4.20 per bushel, near a two-year high. Prices are being supported by drought and crop shortfalls in China, Brazil, and Argentina. While the United States is the king of corn production, these countries are ...