Business

Credit union has new board member, re-elected officers

Jeff Stremick of Minot has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Town and Country Credit Union board of directors. As a credit union, Town and Country is owned by its members and governed by a committed group of volunteers who serve on the board of directors. Stremick is new to the ...

Futures Files

Drumbeats of war send oil higher Crude oil prices exploded to the highest price since 2014, gushing to $67.76 per barrel on Friday morning. The primary fuel for this rally was the rising tension in the Middle East as President Trump considered military intervention in Syria. Trump had ...

Fly now, pay later: Are travel loans a good deal?

Dreaming of a spring getaway with white-sand beaches and a cool drink in your hand? A search for airline tickets can bring your dream down to earth, if the steep fares charged by many airlines outstrip your savings. What if you could book your trip today and pay for it later — without ...

Ackerman-Estvold welcomes project architect Paul Breiner

Paul Breiner, AIA, has joined the Ackerman-Estvold Minot office of the architecture group. Breiner earned Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota. He has worked in the architecture industry ...

VanderLinden now at Legacy Financial Partners

John VanderLinden has joined Legacy Financial Partners, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., as a business development director. He will be responsible for developing new qualified plan business, which includes leading Legacy Financial Partners’ workplace ...

Futures Files

Trade War Looms, Battle Lines Harden The ongoing trade dispute with China intensified as President Trump and China repeatedly ratcheted threats higher. On Tuesday, President Trump announced another $50 billion in tariffs against Chinese products, which the Chinese matched that night with ...

Good driver, poor credit

Car owners with poor credit can pay hundreds — if not thousands — more to drive than those with good credit. This plays out in two important ways: higher rates on car loans and, in most states, higher insurance premiums. In fact, having bad credit can raise your insurance quote even higher ...

Futures Files

Grain Acres Slashed U.S. farmers are cutting back on corn and soybean acreage this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual Prospective Plantings report. Disappointed by low prices, farmers are projected to reduce corn acreage by almost 2 million acres and soybeans ...

Williston STAR Fund allocates $118,500 to 7 projects

WILLISTON – The City of Williston has awarded up to $118,500 in STAR Fund grants to seven projects in Williston. The Williston City Commission and city administrator approved the allocations on Tuesday, March 27. The approved grants will help fund projects with an estimated private ...

Business People

March recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Travis Anderson, Boy Scouts of America; Kevin Melby, Trinity Sports Medicine; Sherri Fine, Denny’s Restaurant; Alice Giese, US Postal Service; Ryan Romine, FedEx Office; Jessie Zubiran, FedEx Office; Jeff Froseth, ...

Tops in travel

A strong economy, a reliable airline reputation and new travel destinations have meant recent growth for Delta Vacations. However, some of that growth might be credited, too, to Delta Vacations’ “secret sauce.” “We are known as the ‘secret sauce’ of Delta Vacations,” Shelley ...

Futures Files

Trade wars: China strikes back On Thursday, President Trump announced a slew of potential actions against China, including tariffs on $60 billion in Chinese imports. The White House is hoping to use these threats to bolster negotiations surrounding trade, U.S. businesses in China, and ...

Leadership named at Minot Health & Rehab

Ashley Tanner is the new executive director at Minot Health & Rehab. A native of Greenwood, Miss., she joined the Minot Health & Rehab team in May 2017. She began her career in long term care in 2012 while pursuing her master’s degree in public health from the University of Memphis in ...

Braaten hired as DCB Farm & Ranch Business Management Instructor

Dakota College at Bottineau announced that Sheila Braaten has accepted the Farm and Ranch Business Management instructor position with DCB in Rugby. She began work in the Rugby office, located at Rugby High School on March 19. Braaten brings over 20 years of solid experience in agriculture ...

New faces and titles at First Western Bank & Trust

Cara Miller was hired in January as a customer service representative at First Western Bank & Trust. She was raised in Bottineau, and is a Bottineau High School graduate. Miller graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2011 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She has more ...

Signal Realtors welcomes 2 new agents

Signal Realtors has hired two new agents, Anastasia Meyer and Lucas Knight. Meyer is a native of Russia and got her first experience in selling real estate there. She now lives in Minot and considers the Magic City home. Knight is a native of the Minot area. He grew up in Minot, graduated ...

Cypress Development hires VP of marketing, communications

Cypress Development has hired Janine Carnel as vice president of marketing and communications. Carnel’s responsibilities include managing all employees in the Minot office as well as overseeing the development of an updated brand for Cypress Development. Prior to joining Cypress ...

Tschetter named to Barron’s National List of Top Financial Advisors

For the fourth consecutive year, Edward Jones financial advisor Greg Tschetter of Minot has been named to Barron’s magazine’s annual list of “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State.” Tschetter, who has served area investors for the past 17 years, ranked No. 5 in the ...