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Dr. Mark Hildahl, right, is inducted as a Fellow of the International College of dentists.

Hildahl receives national honor at Georgia ceremony

Minot dentist Dr. Mark Hildahl was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its 88th Annual Convocation in Atlanta, Ga., on Oct. 19. An honorary organization for the recognition of outstanding and meritorious service to the profession and community, the College ...

State Fair brings home big awards

The North Dakota State Fair earned international recognition at the 127th annual International Association of Fairs and Expositions convention, receiving one first-place award and nine other Awards of Excellence. Multiple honors were received in the agriculture, communications, and ...

The Bank of Tioga gives $10,000 to three local businesses

The Bank of Tioga announced that $10,000 was distributed to three local businesses on Nov. 17 as the result of their REV event. The Bank of Tioga hosted REV - a small business pitch competition as a way to reinvest in local businesses and entrepreneurs. With $10,000 at stake, applicants to ...

Horn of Plenty turkey exceeds goal

A drive to put turkeys on the tables of needy families this holiday season has raised a record sum, according to a press release. Trinity Health Foundation launched its 6th annual turkey drive in late October in partnership with KHRT’s Horn of Plenty campaign. The goal was to raise $6,750 ...

Flom and Nord hired at First Western

Matt Flom, a 2015 Minot High School graduate who is currently a student at Minot State University majoring in accounting and finance, joined First Western Bank & Trust in Minot as part-time Teller as of July. Also hired in July as part-time teller was Tyler Nord. He is a Minot native ...

Pederson of Rolette named to National Biodiesel Board

Recently, the National Biodiesel Board held a membership meeting in Washington, D.C., that was attended by numerous soybean grower leaders and state soybean association staff. Keynote speakers at the meeting included Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, both ...

SBDC Small Business of the Year

The Minot Small Business Development Center has recognized JL beers Minot as the regional 2017 Small Business of the Year. The award is given in recognition of outstanding small business leaders who help their communities create jobs, drive innovation and spur the economy. ZZ Food Group ...

Futures Files

Cattle drive lower Beef prices ground to a new low last week as investors bailed out of the cattle market. Last month, buyers had been making bets on rising prices on hopes of rising demand, but they have largely been disappointed by large supplies and falling prices, which have lost almost ...

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce preparing for the new, updated map of the area

The Minot Area Chamber of Commerce is once again offering an opportunity for business owners to market their businesses by working with the Minot Daily News, a chamber member, to publish 10,000 copies of the up-to-date street map of the area. This is the official and only map endorsed by the ...

Wyman promoted to vice president at United Community

Audra Wyman has been promoted to vice president at United Community Bank. Wyman has been employed at United Community for 11 years and has previous work experience in retail banking, mortgage lending, loan administration, and bank financial management. “Audra’s diverse background, ...

New certification for Hoewt

Chanda Hoewt has earned the certification of Accredited ACH Professional upon passing a nationally administered exam. AAPs are a group of highly-skilled payments professionals nationally recognized for their electronic payments expertise, particularly within the field of Automated Clearing ...

Ryan Chevrolet donates to cancer cause

Ryan Chevrolet presented the Minot Y’s Men a check for $3,502 from its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising efforts held throughout the month of October. Fundraising activities included a free-will pancake and sausage breakfast and donations from Ryan Chevrolet employees. The ...

Futures Files

Washington woes weigh on stocks After reaching all-time highs on Thursday, stock market futures plunged on Friday morning on fears of problems in Washington, D.C. On Thursday night, the Republican tax overhaul plan was put into limbo as projections for higher budget deficits and wavering ...

CVS expands into insurance with $69 billion Aetna bid

CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69 billion deal that will help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client, the companies announced late Sunday. CVS Health Corp. will pay about $207 in cash and stock for each share of Aetna Inc. That ...

Be smart to avoid holiday debt

The holiday season is supposed to be about joy, giving and spending time with our favorite people. But just as you might pack on a few extra pounds over the holidays, you might pack on some extra debt, too. On average, Americans plan to spend more than $550 on gifts for friends and loved ones ...

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Gate City celebrates 1 millionth “blue bag” with contest

Gate City Bank is celebrating the powerful and positive impact of their reusable blue bags. With over one million reusable blue bags donated since 2007, they are committed to creating cleaner, greener communities, and believe that it is their responsibility to make a difference in the ...

Bank of North Dakota’s S&P credit ratings affirmed

Standard & Poor’s affirmed Bank of North Dakota’s credit rating as “A+” and “A-1” for long-term and short-term credit respectively in its annual review released Nov. 7, according to a press release. “This is good news for North Dakotans. The S&P report recognizes ...

Flygare named 2017 Outstanding City Elected Official

Kenmare Mayor Dwight Flygare was named 2017 Outstanding City Elected Official by the North Dakota League of Cities during the League’s 2017 annual conference Sept. 30 in Fargo. Flygare was elected in 2016.