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A sidewalk sign calls attention to some of the services available at Nickel & Dodge, 14 West Central Ave.

Jazzy facials, perfect brows

Dreams are being made in newly reconstructed downtown Minot. Among the shop owners enjoying the new look of downtown is Miranda Nichols, who opened Nickel & Dodge in June. “I love it, honestly,” Nichols said of being downtown. “I am a destination location so the construction ...

Bradfield completes leadership training

Training completed by Head Start executive Kelly Bradfield will ultimately benefit children and their families from Three Affiliated Tribes Head Start in New Town, ND. Kelly is one of 37 graduates of the 2017 UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program held from July 24-Aug. 4. The Fellows ...

Curtis hired as VP at Williston bank

Brad Curtis has joined the staff of American State Bank & Trust Company of Williston as vice president and commercial loan manager. He was born and raised on a ranch in central South Dakota. He earned a business degree from York College in Nebraska. After college, he became a partner in ...

Anderson earns professional licenses

Ryan Anderson of Ackerman-Estvold recently earned his Montana and Minnesota architecture licenses from their respective Boards of Registration. Anderson has more than 13 years of architecture industry experience and has been with Ackerman-Estvold for nearly two years, serving as senior ...

July Eagle Award recipients

August recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Mayur Patel, Dakota Inn; Martha Johnson, Trinity Health; Gabbie Rennolds, Scheels; Brittany Peery, Longhorn Steakhouse; Tracy Dachs, Century 21 Action Realtors; Sharon Hagelund, Trinity Homes; Jackie Schneider, ...

Thompson-Larson Funeral Home reorganizes administrative staff

Officials of Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, a privately-owned, Minot-based business since 1935, have announced a restructuring of its administration that was effective Aug. 1. Wes Burkart and Bruce Kramer, senior partners at Thompson-Larson, have been joined in ownership of the firm by ...

North Dakota’s Freedom Mine: The largest lignite mine in the United States

Half of the 27.7 million tons of lignite coal mined in North Dakota in 2016 came from The Coteau Properties Company’s Freedom Mine north of Beulah. That’s not unusual. The Freedom Mine has a history that dates back to the mid-1980s of being the state’s biggest lignite mine. In fact, it is ...

Futures Files

Corn Can’t Pop Corn prices continued lower this week, dropping underneath $3.50 per bushel for the first time this year after the USDA showed improving corn crop quality on Monday. The USDA was already projecting an ample 14.2 billion bushel crop, and improving quality could boost the ...

US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history. The first round of NAFTA renegotiations talks were wrapped up ...

How to tackle credit card debt

Claire TsosieAfter Emilie Burke, 24, graduated from Princeton University in 2015 and moved to Baltimore, her expenses began piling up. "I had to put a down payment and security deposit on an apartment. I had to move. I still had to pay my cellphone bill," says Burke, who now lives in ...

New physician at Trinity CancerCare Center

Trinity Health has announced that Dr. Madhu Unnikrishnan, a medical oncologist and hematologist, has joined its physician team at the Trinity CancerCare Center. Unnikrishnan provides care for cancer patients utilizing cancer-fighting therapies such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and ...

New family nurse practitioner at Sanford

Brittany Haugtvedt recently joined Sanford Health Highway 2 Clinic in Minot as a family nurse practitioner. She will be seeing patients by appointment for common illnesses and injuries, preventative health and chronic disease management. Haugtvedt graduated from the University of North ...

New general manager at Quality Inn and Suites

Brooke Madison has been appointed general manager of Quality Inn and Suites, Minot. Her experience includes hospitality, and sales and marketing, as well as management experience. She has held positions including restaurant and bar manager, beverage manager and operational director. Madison ...

Nordquist promoted at Brady Martz

Brady Martz and Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of Tina Nord-quist to shareholder, effective Oct. 1. Nord-quist began her career as an accountant at age 10, when she started helping with inventory counts and bookkeeping at her parents’ business. After graduating from the ...

Town & Country Credit Union staff earn CCUFC designation

Four Town & Country Credit Union employees have successfully passed the required exams and earned the designation of Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor. They are Lisa Lysne, financial services officer; Claudie Selzler, financial services officer; Laura Bryant, member services ...

Managing finances on the go

LISA HIATT Financial Services Manager United Community Bank Member FDIC As the use of one’s time becomes more and more precious, community banks are committed to providing opportunities for customers to maintain their finances on the go. While online and mobile banking have helped ...

Futures Files

‘Fire and Fury’ unleashed on gold & stocks A war of words between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un spooked global investors last week. On Tuesday, President Trump warned that the United States would unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it made further ...

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“It’s a true North Dakota product,” Mark Stutrud, founder and president of Summit Brewing Co., said of his pilsner style beer, which is brewed with barley raised by his own family in the Rugby area.

Home brew

BARTON – Having a cold beer at the end of a long day of combining isn’t unheard of in North Dakota, long known for growing outstanding barley crops. Having the founder of a brewery waiting at the other end of the field with a cold one for you, well, that just doesn’t happen. Except it ...

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Graham Construction Services recently moved to new offices at 917 20th Avenue SE, having been in business in the Minot area for 10 year.

New location after 10 years

A construction management firm with a 10-year presence in Minot has been operating out of a new location in Minot since July 1. Graham Construction Services recently held an open house at its new facilities at 917 20th Avenue SE. Graham, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, employs 1,300 people ...

Futures Files

Weedkiller Causes War Farmers are facing a superweed and a super problem dealing with it. The terror, known as pigweed, grows rapidly and produces over 100,000 seeds, allowing it to spread like wildfire, sapping crops of much-needed sunlight, water, and nutrients. Worse yet, pigweed has grown ...