Business

July Eagle Award recipients

July recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are Devin Drakeford, AT&T; Rebecca Ruzicka, All American Trophies & Screen Printing; Mitch Hamilton, BeMobile; Rod Loken, Gooseneck Implement - Velva; Ruth Stavros, TJ Maxx; Jodi Wright Burtch, Target; Audrey ...

Nodak Insurance Company named one of nation’s top insurers by Wards 50

For the fifth consecutive year, Nodak Insurance Company has been named to the 2017 Ward’s Top 50 Property/Casualty Insurance Companies. Ward’s annually recognizes the top 50 performing insurance companies out of more than 3,000 doing business in the United States. Nodak Insurance is now a ...

Minot hotel earns Above and Beyond Award

The Grand Hotel is being recognized for their Shuttle Series, a project they have taken upon themselves to market Minot. They have selected various points of interest to share with their guests but more importantly, on their social media which is also viewed locally. The Grand highlighted ...

Futures Files

Lumber market on fire The lumber market roared near a three-month high last week as wildfires threatened forests and sawmills in British Columbia. There are nearly 400 wildfires ablaze in the Canadian province, which is one of the world’s largest exporters of softwood lumber. Lumber ...

McDonald’s makes effort to turn fading popularity

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's is hoping to make a difference in its future seven seconds at a time. The company that helped define fast food is making supersized efforts to reverse its fading popularity and catch up to a landscape that has evolved around it. That includes expanding ...

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For the past two weeks, grain markets had been exploding higher on fears of hot and dry weather in the forecast, which could threaten this year’s crop yields. But on Wednesday, the USDA stunned markets lower with a revised outlook for this year’s corn, wheat, and soybean crops, raising ...

5 ways to avoid overpaying on your car loan

When people go car shopping, they usually focus on the vehicle they want — not the loan that will pay for it. But good financing is the bedrock of a solid car deal, and missteps could cost you thousands. "Once you shake hands with the car salesman, you are not done," says Oren Weintraub, ...

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The Danish Windmill is one of several attractions that contributed to the Scandinavian Heritage Park, earning  the USA TODAY 10Best Rest Choice Award for best attraction in North Dakota.

USA TODAY awards Scandinavian Heritage Park

America has spoken, the Scandinavian Heritage Park in Minot, was voted North Dakota’s best attraction by USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award, Friday. According to USA TODAY, voters across the country were mesmerized by the Dala Horse, which towers over trees and landmarks at a ...

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North Korea sends rocket sky high As Americans celebrated the Fourth of July with rockets glaring red, so too did Kim Jong-un’s regime in North Korea. On Tuesday, North Korea test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that experts believe could reach Hawaii or Alaska, putting ...

Antelope Valley Station: A model of affordable and reliable generation

Antelope Valley Station, north of Beulah, stands out among Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s fleet of electric generation resources for several reasons – size, dependability and location. The plant is located next to the largest lignite mine in the United States and the nation’s only ...

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Pork market smoking Lean hog futures shot over 90 cents per pound for the first time since 2014, a move that could hit backyard grillers in the gut. Prices have more than doubled over the last eight months as pork exports to foreign buyers have soared, especially to major buyers Mexico and ...

Grigsby awarded fellowship status

Shar Grigsby, physician recruiter at Trinity Health, has been named a fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. Grigs-by was awarded fellowship status after successfully completing three national certification courses and corresponding exams covering such topics as ...

Silverthorn earns CP designation

Stephanie Silverthorn, Human Resources Generalist, at Town & Country Credit Union has earned the designation of Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resource Management. The Certified Professional credential recognizes recipients as experts and leaders in the field of human ...

Two new providers join Trinity Health

Two new providers have joined Trinity Health’s staff in the specialties of Family Medicine and Psychology. Priy-anka Sharma, MD, is a Family Medicine specialist who practices at Health Center - Medical Arts. A graduate of Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University in ...

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Storm Cindy Dumps Rain As Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall in Louisiana this week, citizens and market watchers braced for its impact. One big concern was that the storm could flood rice-growing areas of Louisiana, which sent prices to a one-year high at 11.5 cents per pound on Monday as ...

On June 6, Katie Knowles of Minot won first place at the IDDBA Competition at Anaheim, Calif. Three women in the United States were chosen as finalists in the cake decorating competition. They spent three eight hour days decorating cakes.
On Day one they each decorated 20 novelty cakes.  Day two they decorated a car cake for Pixar Disney Co., which sponsors CARS 3, a new movie just coming out. On Day three they decorated wedding cakes.
Knowles graduated from Anamoose High School in 2003.  She is the cake manager at the Marketplace Foods Main on Broadway. She has been decorating cakes for 17 years.

Knowles wins national cake decorating competition

On June 6, Katie Knowles of Minot won first place at the IDDBA Competition at Anaheim, Calif. Three women in the United States were chosen as finalists in the cake decorating competition. They spent three eight hour days decorating cakes. On Day one they each decorated 20 novelty cakes. Day ...

Two from Lowe’s bring home awards

Kathy Woodall and Paul Beck, both of Lowe’s Garden Center,were recognized by the North Dakota Nursery, Greenhouse, and Landscape Association. Woodall took home the top honors in the Plant Materials Division of the Marketing/Display Contest. Beck received an Award of Merit for his landscape ...

June Eagle Award winners announced

June recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Ron Moon, Menards; Lana Sem, Minot Housing Authority; Bryon Schmidt, NAPA Auto Parts; Rhonda Johnson, US Bank; Brad Nelson, Safelite Autoglass; Branon Dyke, Safelite Autoglass; Jenny Gardner, Lularoe Jenny & ...

Futures Files

Wheat springs higher Hard red spring wheat futures have leapt to the highest price since 2014 as farmers are grappling with exceptionally dry conditions in the northern United States. A drought in North Dakota and nearby states has sapped growing plants of moisture, leaving the crop in the ...

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A burglar broke a front window on a downtown Minot barber shop and carried away a safe containing $4,000.

Tom’s Barber Shop burglarized in Minot

A burglar broke into Tom’s Barber Shop on Central Avenue in downtown Minot early Sunday morning and stole a safe from the business containing $4,000, said the barber shop’s owner. The owner said the burglar or burglars entered the business by breaking out the front window. He said he is ...