Business

Fridley new VP of Operations at Sanford Health

Fred Fridley, previously interim vice president of operations at Sanford Health in Bismarck, has accepted the permanent position of vice president of operations for the Bismarck Region of Sanford Health. A native of Watford City, Fridley started at Sanford in 2012 as the public affairs ...

Minot business wins customer service award

Minot’s Valvoline Instant Oil was awarded “Rookie of the Year” with Valvoline Instant Oil Franchise network. This award is especially unique because a franchisee only has one opportunity to earn the award. The “Rookie of the Year” is awarded to the organization that has passion for ...

Perkins refreshed

Driving down 20th Avenue SW, some residents may have noticed that Perkins looks a little different. From April 22 to the 26, Perkins went through a remodel to freshen up the space inside and out to remain current and fresh. Getting the remodel done in roughly three and a half days was no ...

Walters elected to North Dakota Community Foundation board

The North Dakota Community Foundation announced the election of Troy Walters of Grenora and Patrick Kelly of Bowman to three-year terms on the NDCF Board. Walters is the Superintendent and High School Principal at Grenora Public School. He has served on many local and regional boards ...

McLean recognized as Agent of the Year

Bruce McLean of Heritage Insurance Services in Minot was named the 2018 Agent of the Year at the Professional Insurance Agents of North Dakota convention in Bismarck. The award is presented by the 1752 Club, an association of insurance company personnel, and is given to an agent who exhibits ...

May recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are:

Devin Billings, Minot resident; Cody McManigal, Trinity Health Foundation; Al Evon, Trinity Health Foundation; Julie Conklin, Dakota Kids Dentistry; Judy Gullickson, Trinity Health Foundation; Debra Fjeld, Walmart Supercenter; Dwana Seratte, Innovative Office Solutions; Dr. Michael Templer, ...

Kevin Ploof earns asbestos certifications

Ackerman-Estvold team member Kevin Ploof recently earned his Asbestos Inspector and Asbestos Management Planner Certifications through the University of North Dakota’s Environmental Training Institute. Through Ploof’s certifications, Ackerman-Estvold is now licensed to perform public and ...

Futures Files

No deal with Iran - energy markets explode President Trump announced last Tuesday that the U.S. was withdrawing from the multilateral nuclear accord between the U.S., Iran, Russia, China, and European allies, maintaining a campaign promise. He also announced that his administration would ...

Green Thumb and Lowe’s back with extended hours

Warmer and longer days have people itching to get outside. Local garden centers are mimicking the longer days by extending their hours in the months of May and June to maximize time with their customers to help them craft the best gardens, flower beds and planter pots. Lowe’s Floral and ...

Adams named new clinic director for Sanford Health clinics in Minot

Kelsey Adams has been named clinic director for Sanford Health clinics in Minot, according to a press release. As clinic director, Adams will oversee clinic operations at both Sanford Health Highway 2 Clinic and Sanford Health Northwest Clinic. “I am excited for this opportunity that will ...

Futures Files

Kansas wheat withers, prices explode Kansas, the number one wheat growing state, is likely facing the smallest harvest in almost 30 years. According to the Wheat Quality Council’s annual crop tour, ongoing drought across the U.S. Southern Plains is likely to knock crop yields to 37 bushels ...

VW board eyes damage claims against former CEO Winterkorn

BERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn may never see the inside of a courtroom in the United States in connection with the company's diesel emissions scandal. But his legal troubles are far from over. A VW spokesman says the German automaker's supervisory board is checking ...

Open up more than the books with your financial adviser

You found a good financial planner to help you manage money and achieve your goals. Congratulations, that's a big step. Now comes a leap — opening up about money. There's a reason it's called "personal" finance. Almost everything about your life can influence your financial decisions, so ...

Secure Online Practices

There’s no question that online applications have made great strides in providing convenient resources to our society. Email, research tools and social media provide great opportunities to information sources and the ability to better connect with loved ones. It has also changed the way we ...

Futures Files

Wages Climbing, Interest Rates to Follow On Friday, the federal government announced that employee compensation in the U.S. is rising at the fastest pace since 2008. Wages and salaries are up 2.7 percent over the last year, a sign that low unemployment is finally forcing employers to pay ...

Gillihan wins First International’s Odin Award

First International Bank & Trust announced last week that Heather Gillihan of the bank’s Broadway location was the recipient of the 2017 Odin Award, from First International Bank & Trust. She was nominated by her colleagues for her loyalty, commitment to excellence and dedication to ...

Peskey promoted at American Trust Center

American Trust Center has announced that Jarrett Peskey has been promoted to trust administrator. Peskey has been employed with the American Trust Department since 2012 previously serving as a teller, personal banker and trust associate. Jarrett was raised in Minot and graduated from Minot ...

Futures files

Coffee and sugar swirl lower Your morning fix of java and sweetener just got cheaper, thanks to rising production around the world. Coffee and sugar prices fell near 2 ¢ year lows last week as the markets adjust to oversupply. Hefty coffee harvests are expected this year in Brazil, the ...

China auto show highlights industry’s electric ambitions

BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, ...

When to ignore credit card advice

Conventional wisdom about credit cards is often black and white, from whether you should use cards at all to which types deserve a slot in your wallet. But personal finance is just that — personal, experts say. "Financial advice is best when it is not one-size-fits-all," said Bruce ...