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New Year, same concerns As traders, investors, and farmers look ahead to 2019, many of their concerns remain the same as they had been throughout 2018. Trade disputes with China, Mexico, and Canada still hang over all markets, especially major U.S. exports like grains, livestock, and ...

Hetzler certified by Hand Therapy Certification Commission

Amanda Hetzler, a hand therapist with Trinity Health, has achieved national certification from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Her achievement brings to three the number of nationally certified hand therapists practicing at Trinity Health. To become nationally certified, therapists ...

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Cheese prices melting The United States is overrun with cheese, a record-breaking 1.4 billion pounds of it in all. The primary cause for the glut has been this year’s trade disputes with China and Mexico, who reduced cheese imports in response to U.S. trade barriers. Meanwhile, U.S. dairy ...

Will stocks rise in 2019?

NEW YORK (AP) — No matter which way the stock market goes in 2019 — and Wall Street has ample arguments for either direction — expect it to be another gut-wrenching ride. The market is facing a long list of challenges this upcoming year, from expectations for slower economic growth ...

New records

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s oil and gas production plus number of producing wells continue to reach new all-time highs. The state released the newest production numbers on Friday. In October, 1.391 million barrels of oil a day was pumped out of the North Dakota oil patch. This is an ...

Otto Bremer Trust awards grants to Minot, area organizations

ST. PAUL Minn. – A number of Minot and area organizations have been awarded grants from the Otto Bremer Trust. “Being responsive to community needs has been a hallmark of OBT, and this round of investments exemplifies that commitment,” said Charlotte Johnson, co-CEO and trustee, Otto ...

Town and Country hires new executive mortgage officer

Jocelyn Walz recently joined the Town and Country team as an executive mortgage officer. Born and raised in Williston, Walz received her degree from Minot State University and recently moved back to Minot. She brings previous experience in mortgage lending in the Williston market to this ...

Nexstar Media Group Inc. announces new vice president and general manager

Tammy Blumhagen has been promoted to vice president and general manager of KXMB-TV, KXMC-TV, KXMD, KXMA-TV and associated digital services by owner Nexstar Media Group Inc. Prior to her promotion, she most recently served as director of sales at Nexstar’s central and western North Dakota ...

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Farmers Get a Boost U.S. farmers were relieved this past week to hear that the U.S. Congress passed a long-awaited, wide-ranging $867 billion farm bill that will expand farm subsidies, support farmers’ markets, and even legalize the growing of industrial hemp. Even better, trade talks ...

That ‘live check’ promises cash, but there’s a catch

Have you received a preapproved offer in the mail this holiday season that looks like a check, made out to you and ready to cash? Before you rush to the bank, visions of presents dancing in your head, know that it's not free cash. Rather, it's more likely an expensive loan. Such pre-screened ...

Bite Squad expanding delivery options in Minot

Snow flutters by your window on an icy winter day. You’re craving something from your favorite local restaurant but you don’t feel like braving the cold. Bite Squad, a new delivery service in Minot, is bringing food from local restaurants right your door. Bite Squad will deliver from over ...

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Chinese trade trap roils markets All eyes were on Argentina last week as President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the ongoing trade war between the two nations. The first reports signaled that the two nations declared a trade truce, with both sides holding off on ...

Two key positions filled at Anne Carlsen Center

Kristin Syverson has joined Anne Carlsen Center as chief financial officer. A native of Cando, Syverson now lives in Jamestown. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor of business administration degree and also has a master of business administration along with 14 ...

Trinity welcomes staff in new positions

Trinity Health has expanded primary care access at clinics in Minot, New Town and Kenmare. Sally Eberle, FNP-C, Renee Harju, FNP-C, and Kayla Thomas, FNP-C, have all joined Trinity’s family care team at Trinity Health East Ridge in Minot. Nicole “Niki” Robinson, FNP-C, has begun ...

North Dakota State Fair recognized for excellence

The North Dakota State Fair earned international and regional recognition at industry conferences. At the 128th annual International Association of Fairs and Expositions convention, fairs from around the world submit entries. This year NDSF received 11 IAFE Awards of Excellence. Each ...

Cyber Security and the Holidays

Megan Hiatt Financial Services Specialist United Community Bank Member FDIC The holiday season is here – time to enjoy delicious food, family and friends. As the hustle and bustle of the season is upon us, online shopping can play a major role. While this is certainly convenient, it ...

Vetter hired as business development officer

American Trust Center has hired Mike Vetter as business development officer. Vetter is most commonly known as owner and photographer of Michael J Photography, which he owned for 34 years, but most recently carries four years of experience as an independent insurance agent for Knights of ...

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All eyes on Argentina World leaders converged on Buenos Aires, Argentina this past weekend, transfixing politicians and markets worldwide. The Group of Twenty (G20) summit represents the world’s largest economies; the nations there will account for over 80% of the global economy. The ...