Business

Schoenrock re-joins State Fair

The North Dakota State Fair Association welcomes Stephanie Schoenrock to a new position as the director of Development and Communication. Schoenrock will be responsible for overseeing the marketing department, community relations, and working with management to develop and implement the ...

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Political impasse at home and abroad The U.S. government shutdown continued last week, deepening concerns about the long-term economic impacts of the impasse in Washington. In addition to the lost economic activity from the 800,000 federal employees and up to 4 million government contractors ...

Millennial Money: Quick ways to boost your savings in 2019

Cheers, friends! It's a new year. Time to set some well-intentioned — but typically doomed — resolutions. Lose 20 pounds. Read 50 books. Save $5,000. Those big resolutions are sexy. They sound impressive when you tell friends. They're also unlikely to last past Groundhog Day. This ...

Minot Staples store closing Feb. 8

The Minot Staples store in will be closing on Feb. 8. A company official in Framingham, Mass., confirmed the closing and date of closure to the Minot Daily News on Tuesday. “We continually evaluate our store performance to ensure we’re operating the business in the best way. As customers ...

ND oil & gas production drops slightly

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s oil and natural gas production made a slight decline according to the newest numbers released by the state on Tuesday. The state produced 1.375 million barrels of oil a day in November. In October, 1.392 million barrels of oil were produced. Natural gas ...

Builder awards announced

The Minot Association of Builders celebrated the building industry and presented yearly awards on Dec. 5 at its 2018 Builders’ Bash. Over 100 people gathered together to observe the installation of the 2019 board of directors as well as the installation of the 2019 president, Pat Bailey of ...

Knowles tradition to continue under new owners

Knowles Jewelry will soon be under the new ownership of Jo Bahl and her son, Landon Bahl, but the tradition of high quality hometown service will remain the same. “It’s an icon in Minot,” said Landon Bahl, who said they are committed to maintaining the tradition of Knowles Jewelry, which ...

Sanford Health names new Bismarck region president

Dr. Michael LeBeau, vice president of clinics at Sanford in Bismarck, has been named as the new president of Sanford Bismarck. LeBeau has been with Sanford for more than 10 years specializing in kidney care as a nephrologist. The New Town native has been instrumental in the organization’s ...

SCORE and NDSU Extension host a new workshop on generations

Minot SCORE chapter, the NDSU Extension and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be holding a workshop on the different generations in the workplace on Jan. 22 in Room 108 of the Ward County Administration Building. “Generations in the Workplace: More Alike than Different” will ...

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Beef Grinds Higher Cattle prices are continuing to climb, reaching an 11-month high on Friday above $1.25 per pound. Beef demand has been strong as the U.S. economy continues its steady expansion, giving consumers more confidence that they can splurge on steaks. Cattle prices jumped up ...

What the government shutdown means for your mortgage

The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe weather at a major airport: You can expect minor delays or worse. And if you're among the 800,000 federal employees going ...

Multiple businesses shutting their doors heading into 2019

Another day, another new businesses announces it’s closing in Minot, or at least that is what it has felt like in the first week of the new year. 2019 has been greeted by the announcement of a handful of businesses deciding to close their doors or move on to new ventures. Just before ...

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Chinese pain, U.S. gain? China’s economy is showing signs of trouble, eliciting mixed reactions from Americans. Typically, Chinese economic woes are a bad sign for U.S. companies, as China is a major buyer of U.S. goods like airplanes, cars, electronics, medical supplies and agricultural ...

No money to travel? Find places to stay for next to nothing

Credit card rewards can be your ticket — literally your plane ticket — to a dream destination. But even if you've earned what you need to get to where you're going, the accommodations could be a different story. What do you do if you don't have enough points or miles left for ...

Startup uses tech to help farmers compare seed prices

HOPE (AP) — A company with roots in Silicon Valley is trying to shake up the farm economy — and hundreds of farmers in Minnesota and the Dakotas are dipping their toes in the waters. The Farmers Business Network was born of farmers frustrated with opaque seed and chemical pricing, and ...

New cardiologist joins Trinity Health

Cardiologist Ahmad Daraghmeh, MD, FACC, has joined Trinity Health as a member of its cardiovascular team at Health Center – Medical Arts. He provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment to patients with the full range of cardiovascular conditions. An invasive cardiologist, Daraghmeh has ...

Cooking and grocery tour series starts Jan. 8

Trinity Health is offering a series of food events in 2019 to make the coming year a little more healthful. The series, led by Trinity Health registered dietitian nutritionists, features cooking classes and grocery store tours designed to make mealtime both tasty and healthful and to help ...

Bank of Tioga donates money

The Bank of Tioga is a proud supporter of the Tri-County Ministerial Helping Hands to help local families in need and awarded the organization a recent gift of $2,500. The organization has provided winter clothes and supplies, emergency utility assistance, and aided with medical costs for ...