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Silver shines on inflation prospects The silver market was shining Friday after a long dull period. Though gold, platinum, and copper futures closed higher on Friday too, only the “blue metal” blew over the highs of the past 30 days, drawing the attention of investors and near-panic ...

Business panel builds international connections

Private and public sector leaders from North Dakota and Norway will convene during Norsk Hostfest to build on business opportunities. Minot Area Development Corporation and Minot State University will host a business event following Tuesday’s noon Joint Service Club Luncheon at the Grand ...

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Soybeans swing on hope, fears Soybean prices sank near a 10-year low this week, trading on Tuesday for a mere $8.13 per bushel. A record-breaking soybean crop and low foreign demand due to ongoing trade disputes are stifling the market. However, when a market is severely depressed, it ...

Billionaires buying up media: Savior complex or civic duty?

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post. Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. Some are thriving. One died. On the rest, the jury's still out. Still, for beleaguered news organizations ...

Shh! Introverts share travel survival secrets

Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded — a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you're an introvert, it can drain your internal battery. Studies and experts suggest this personality type processes social stimuli differently from extroverts, who don't mind frequent ...

Kitchen Cash

Representatives of Gate City Bank present a check for $50,000 on Sept. 13 to representatives of Minot Housing Authority for the remodeling of the Milton Young Towers community kitchen. Opened in 1972, Milton Young Towers was built with a community kitchen on the ground floor. The kitchen is ...

Walk for wine, walk for downtown

Walk, shop, and drink wine at Downtown’s Annual Wine Walk on Thursday. Hosted by the Downtown Business and Professional Association, the 21 and up event helps raise funds to keep downtown decorated for events like Christmas with lights and the summer season with flourishing flowers. Tickets ...

KLJ hires Smith for Minot office

KLJ, an engineering firm in business since the 1930s, has hired Rebecca Smith to work out of KLJ’s Minot office. Smith, an engineering technician, will be working on permitting for special projects and will work closely with design and production staff.

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Florence chases hogs to higher levels As Hurricane Florence bore down on the Carolinas, millions were at risk from wind, storm surge, and flooding, causing many to seek higher ground. Meanwhile, North Carolina hog farmers faced a unique challenge: keeping nearly 9 million hogs safe. North ...

Marketing and support of women-owned businesses

Kristen Haverluck is a community member working hard to not only give back, but also to support small businesses and women-owned businesses through two different endevours: her business, Engaged Marketing, and WOWOB. Haverluck has lived in the Minot community for almost 10 years. She quickly ...

Market on 4th to open every weekend

As repurposed, secondhand and handmade stores become increasingly popular, area stores are doing all they can to accommodate the growing interest. The Market on 4th, located at 1900 4th Avenue NW, is making some changes to better serve the Minot area. Walking into the store, repurposed and ...

Xcel Energy gives back

More than 800 Xcel Energy employees, retirees, family and friends fanned out over four states last week to volunteer their time and give back to their communities during Xcel Energy’s seventh annual Day of Service. “We live and work in the communities we serve and as part of our ...

Johnson joins STAR Fund Board

The Williston STAR Fund Advisory Board has elected a new member and chairman. Williston native Dana Johnson was selected as the new member at its Aug. 7 meeting. Johnson is the owner of Little Muddy Gifts in Downtown Williston. She replaces Leah Johnson Ellis, who completed her two three-year ...

Northrop Grumman executive to speak at Chamber’s annual meeting

Jim Kowalski, Government Relations vice president and the corporate lead executive in Bossier City, Louisiana, for Northrop Grumman, will be the featured speaker at the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting next month. The meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 11:30 a.m. at the ...

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Swine fever heats up hog market Hog prices exploded to a two-month high on Friday as markets assessed a new threat: an outbreak of African Swine Fever in China. The highly contagious and fatal disease has been found on 18 farms across six provinces in China, the world’s largest hog producer ...

AutoZone opens two stores in Minot

Driving around Minot, residents may have noticed new additions to North Hill and South Broadway in the past week. AutoZone has arrived and opened locations in Minot. Their only other locations in North Dakota appear in Fargo with two and Grand Forks with one. Monday, Aug. 20, was the official ...

Landmark building in Minot receives facelift

Those who have been downtown recently may have noticed one of Minot’s landmark buildings receiving a facelift. During the past several weeks, the Thomas Family Funeral Home received a fresh coat of paint as well as some minor repairs. Additionally, a new sign will be installed and windows ...

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HALF-TA Deal Cut On Aug. 27, President Trump announced that the United States and Mexico had reached an agreement on renegotiating NAFTA, the three-way deal signed in 1992 between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. This deal would reopen agricultural exports to Mexico, especially helping U.S. hog ...

4 ways to get a sale price when it isn’t on sale

If you don't see a sale sign, it doesn't mean you can't get a deal. Here are four ways you could save money the next time you shop online or in person. 1. SIGN UP If you're willing to supply a retailer with some of your personal information — such as your name, address or birth date — ...

August recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program

August recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Doris Holen, J.C. Penney; Liz Entwistle, Subway; Nick Jesz, Circle Sanitation; Rory Rice, Circle Sanitation; Annette Nelson, First International Insurance; Brandon Leidig, CVS Pharmacy; Jeff Feller, Bitz ...