Business

Millennial money: Minimalism can declutter finances, too

Christian Matney, 22, and his wife, Aubry, 23, haven't let their youth hinder them from big financial goals. The Austin, Texas-based couple — content creators at YouTube channel The Matneys — are travelers, entrepreneurs and homeowners, thanks in part to their commitment to financial ...

First Western Bank & Trust promotes five

First Western Bank & Trust announced several promotions last week. Tim Mihalick has been promoted to senior vice president of business development and facilities. He will lead business development, oversee facilities & maintenance and leasing space in First Western’s buildings. ...

Williston Star Fund: 22 projects to receive Community Enhancement Grants

WILLISTON – The Williston City Commission has approved the 2019 round of Community Enhancement grants. The commission approved $50,000 for 22 projects at its Feb. 12 meeting. The Community Enhancement (CE) program supports activities and projects that improve the quality of life in the ...

Ackerman-Estvold hires project architect Scott Huber

Scott Huber has joined the Ackerman-Estvold Minot office in its architecture group. Huber earned a bachelor of science degree in environmental design and bachelor of architecture degrees from North Dakota State University. Huber has more than 25 years of experience working in the architecture ...

Peterson now senior loan administrator at United Community

United Community Bank has promoted Shelly Peterson to senior loan administrator. Peterson has 10 years of experience as a loan administrator and has been employed with United Community Bank since 2016. “Shelly’s primary role has grown to provide oversight and review of the loan ...

First International Bank and Trust donates $140,000 for MSU Dome renovations

First International Bank & Trust recently announced the donation of $140,000 to aid in the renovation of the Minot State University Dome. Built in 1981, the Minot State Dome has hosted countless sporting and community events. First International Bank & Trust said in a news release ...

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Gasoline gears higher Gas prices are starting to climb again, hitting drivers at the pump. After dropping to a three-year low recently, prices rebounded by over 30 cents per gallon. Oil prices have been climbing as well, pulled higher by concerns that U.S. sanctions on Venezuela are ...

Classic Rock Coffee becomes exclusive retail location for Prairie Sky Breads

Breads and baked goods homemade with love, what more could you ask for? Taking things another step further, Prairie Sky Breads will now be available at Classic Rock Coffee in Minot in addition to their bread subscription service. Classic Rock, located at 1408 2nd Avenue SW, is the exclusive ...

Dr. Jeffrey Sather earns additional degree

Trinity Health Chief of Medical Staff Jeffrey Sather, MD, recently earned a master of business administration degree from Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He participated in Haslam’s healthcare-based Physician Executive MBA program as part of a class of ...

Schoenhals a new hire at Hight Construction

Carmen Schoenhals has been hired at Hight Construction in Minot as a project designer and manager. Schoenhals’ education includes a certificate in construction management from San Diego State University and a bachelors’ degree in commercial and residential design from the International ...

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Building materials on the rise Construction commodities like copper and lumber are climbing, showing renewed faith in the U.S. housing market and Chinese economy. Both copper and lumber are near a six-month high after bottoming out with stock markets in late December. As the U.S. and China ...

Change your screen habits from time-wasting to money-saving

Apple's Screen Time feature can tell you more about your iPhone usage than you may care to know. Like how many text notifications you receive, the number of hours you spend on social networking and how your total usage on any given day stacks up against your average. The numbers don't lie, ...

Dakota Hope Clinic brings list of new people

Dakota Hope Clinic has been providing care, support and education to women and men related to sexual health, pregnancy, and childbirth as a non-profit since 2013. They work hard to provide the care and support they can, which starts with the employees. The year 2018 was filled with new faces ...

Tips for 2019 Farm Management

With 2018 behind us, now is the time to evaluate your current situation and provide financial security for your farm or ranch in the coming year. The tight conditions faced in 2018, will likely continue to feel familiar while planning in 2019. However, if you spend time preparing, you will help ...

Cerkowniak named supervisor of AASK staff

Cerkowniak named supervisor of AASK staff Dianne Nechiporenko, executive director of Catholic Charities North Dakota, announced the promotion of Doreen Cerkowniak as an Adults Adopting Special Kids supervisor. In 2014 Cerkowniak began working as an AASK adoption specialist with PATH ND INC. ...

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Chinese trade deal on horizon Soybean prices leapt to a six-week high on Friday after President Trump met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, and they made progress toward a deal to settle the ongoing trade war with China. Both countries’ leaders now appear optimistic that they can strike a ...

Buying a home by age 35 is worth it now – and later

Nicole Christianson, a 26-year-old sales rep, was tired of writing big checks for tiny apartments. And she wanted to do more with her cash than stash it in a savings account. One night, she and her husband Thure, 28, took a look at their newly combined finances and uncovered a pleasant ...

Independence Inc. hosts 4th Annual Chili Bowl Fundraiser

Independence Inc ., a local non-profit committed to empowering North Dakotans with disabilities, invites community members to attend the 4th Annual Chili Bowl Fundraiser Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sleep Inn and Suites. Local restaurants and chefs will compete to be named the 2019 Chili ...

Recipients for Minot Chamber’s Eagle Award

January recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Paige Vad, Gate City Bank; Kausha Bakk, Brokers 12; Paige Melom, Gate City Bank; Tom Carraher, The Computer Store. The Eagle program is sponsored by the Chamber to recognize workers in Minot who exhibit superior ...

Ackerman-Estvold expands services to Idaho

Ackerman-Estvold recently announced it has opened a new office in Idaho. The Boise branch is the third location for the company. Steven Eberle, Vice President/COO said “the Ackerman-Estvold team is excited to expand our services into Idaho. Boise provides us with a great opportunity to ...