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Futures Files

Milk market frothy U.S. milk futures are nearing a nine-month high, with prices approaching 17 cents per pound. For U.S. dairy farmers, low-cost corn and soybeans, along with high-value milk, present a golden opportunity, but trouble may be lurking around the corner. Global dairy prices ...

Dry weekend draws shoppers even as online sales boom

CHICAGO (AP) — The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. But some shoppers just took notes in the hopes of finding an even better deal online. That's a consequence of Amazon continuing to squeeze prices, ...

When good money advice is bad for you

Discussing economic class is tricky in America, but the working and middle classes face vastly different financial challenges than upper-income families, and the gaps are growing wider. Good money advice for high earners could be lousy for low earners, and vice versa. For example, certified ...

New reporter at Pierce County Tribune

Bonnie Remmick has been hired as a reporter at the Pierce County Tribune. Born in Rugby, Remmick lived there until she was 11 when her family moved to Idaho. Recently she has moved back, purchasing the house her parents once owned, to continue pursuing her love of writing back where it ...

Wharton reaches milestone in continuing education

Steve Wharton attended the Green Industry Expo in October where he received his one-thousandth continuing education unit in horticulture, turfgrass management, business and management, and greenhouse management. He is a 33-year member of the Professional Grounds Management Society, one of the ...

Futures Files

Record Oil Production in U.S. U.S. oil production reached an all-time record last week, with drillers pumping over 9.6 million barrels per day. Domestic oil drilling has boomed during the last decade as new technologies have allowed for a sharp increase in production at lower cost. Oil fields ...

Trump’s cheeseburger in Japan still drawing lines

TOKYO (AP) — Haruyuki Sano traveled 1 ½ hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger U.S. President Donald Trump ate with Japan's prime minister during his visit last week. "It tasted great, like steak," the pastry-maker said after savoring the 100 percent U.S. Angus beef Colby Jack ...

Are holiday credit card promotions right for you?

Budgets and holidays don't always go hand in hand. Putting gifts on a credit card can be tempting, but interest charges might sour your spirit and you might be drawn to credit card promotions with enticing offers such as "no interest if paid in full in 12 months" or "0 percent intro APR for 12 ...

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Big change coming for Food Services of America in Minot next year

Big changes are coming to a longtime Minot company in January. Food Services of America will no longer operate a warehouse in Minot, putting numerous employees out of work. According to Dan Blank, president of the Dakota Group of FSA in Fargo, customers’ orders will be picked at the Fargo ...

Safe online shopping habits

As the holiday season approaches, it is tempting to take advantage of the conveniences that online shopping provides. From the comfort of your own home, you can search for items from multiple vendors, compare prices with a few mouse clicks, and make purchases without waiting in line. However, ...

Futures Files

Saudi shakeup unnerves oil market Saudi Arabia was a hotbed of activity last week, which spooked the oil market to a two-year high near $58 per barrel. The Middle Eastern Kingdom is undergoing internal turmoil after the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, fired numerous ...

Rosencrans named OR manager at Trinity

Trinity Health has named registered nurse Kim Rosencrans operating room manager for the surgery department, succeeding longtime manager Jane Nelson. Rosencrans will oversee the daily operation of eight busy surgical suites and supervise a staff of about 40 circulating nurses, scrub techs and ...

Waller becomes ISA Certified Arborist

Lowe’s Garden Center recently announced that Doria Waller has successfully completed extensive course work from the International Society of Arboriculture and is now an ISA Certified Arborist. Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a high level of knowledge in the art and ...

Falcon promoted at Boys and Girls Ranch

Dakota Family Services, an outpatient counseling clinic founded by Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, recently promoted Kayla Falcon to DFS Clinic Coordinator. Her promotion was another step in the clinic’s expansion of services and clinicians to better meet the needs of children, adolescents, ...

Korslien honored by NDSU

Epsilon Sigma Phi, the North Dakota State University Extension Service honorary organization, presented awards during the NDSU Extension Service/Research Extension Center fall conference held Oct. 24-27 in Fargo. Among the honored was Renae Korslien, general manager of the North Dakota State ...

Hayhurst of Raymond James Financial Services makes Executive Council

Kelly Hayhurst, branch manager, located at 1111 31st Ave. SW., Suite D, was recently named a member of the 2018 Executive Council. Membership is based on prior year fiscal production. Requalification is required annually. This is the fourth consecutive year Hayhurst has qualified for the ...

NDFU opens sixth Founding Farmers restaurant

The North Dakota Farmers Union, in partnership with Agraria LLC members and the Farmers Restaurant Group, opened the doors Wednesday to a sixth Founding Farmers restaurant at King of Prussia, Pa. This is the organization’s first location outside of the Beltway, since opening its first ...

Futures Files

Bitcoin futures on the way The Chicago Mercantile Exchange made a surprise announcement last week that it would begin listing a contract on bitcoin futures, giving more credibility to the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin, which is not controlled by any singular government, has seen increasing interest ...

Why would anyone rent to own?

People who use rent-to-own stores often end up paying twice the retail price — or more — for anything they buy. So why do millions of people rent to own? Researchers say people who patronize rent-to-own outlets aren't being stupid, necessarily. Instead, they're falling prey to the kinds ...