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Merkel Misses the Mark German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a major electoral setback this week, muddying the outlook for her rule and the future of the European Union. Germany’s two mainstream parties, the Christian Democratic Union and the Social Democrats both lost substantial ...

All of that and more

Minot’s newest store for home decor isn’t an antique store, a crafts store, a “junk” shop or a market for repurposed goods. It’s actually all of that and more. The Foundry, 1407 S. Broadway, Suite C, was opened by Rachael Walz at the end of August and just finished its third weekend ...

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Manager Dave Reynolds, left, and Jonah “Bones” Lundeen, outside the new restaurant Bones BBQ Smokehouse & Grill, which opened Sept. 18 at 1412 2nd Avenue SW.

Bones BBQ Smokehouse & Grill now open

People are coming to Bones BBQ Smokehouse & Grill, the new restaurant located at 1412 2nd Avenue SW, north of Classic Rock Coffee. That much is for sure. But are they coming for the signature sauce, the ribs, the brisket, the burgers, soups or desserts? If you ask manager Dave Reynolds ...

Two promoted at Alliance Real Estate

Alliance Real Estate has promoted Becky Bertsch to the position of Minot Business Develop ment Manager. Bert-sch grew up in New Town and has lived in the Minot area for more than 20 years. She earned her real estate license in April 2015. Also promoted was Jody Bullinger who was named ...

NDMA award for Dr. Krohn of Trinity Health

The North Dakota Medical Association has presented Kimberly Krohn, MD, a Family Medicine specialist with Trinity Health, its Physician Community and Professional Services Award for 2017. The award is presented annually to a physician who demonstrates “outstanding leadership and services to ...

Uhrich named to Lutheran Social Services board

Rev. Desiree Uhrich has been named to the board of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. Uhrich is a senior pastor at Christ Lutheran Church, Minot, N.D. She is a “second career” pastor, having worked for much of her life in the area of domestic violence and sexual assault – both ...

Kalix recipient of Rural Community Grant Fund

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota announced it has awarded Kalix $25,000 as a recipient of the Rural Community Grant Fund. The grant money will help them purchase a vehicle as part of a program that supports people with disabilities. Blaine DesLauriers, board chairman, and Borgi Beeler, ...

New retail center opening in New Town today

United Quality Cooperative will host a ribbon cutting for their new Ag/Retail Center in New Town today at 10 a.m. The Ag/Retail Center is located at 99 Coop Street, just north of New Town on Highway 1804. The new Ag/Retail Center is said to be the only center of its kind in the area with a ...

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Alexis Lee is shown with her booth at the Moose Lodge in Minot in May.

Minot woman brings a fun, fizzy twist to baths

The Minot area has always advertised to shop local. A Dash of Fizz is a new and upcoming business for those who loves baths. Alexis Lee was born in Bismarck and raised in Minot. As a huge fan of bath products like bath bombs, Lee decided to start her own business, A Dash of Fizz, in the ...

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

September has been proclaimed Life Insurance Awareness Month in Minot by Mayor Chuck Barney. The nonprofit LIFE Foundation and a coalition representing hundreds of life insurance companies and organizations also have designated the month with the goal of encouraging consumers to think about ...

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Lyle Kraft, Jim Simons and Paul Siebert, from left, discuss life insurance awareness efforts of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Sept. 12.

Advisers promote awareness of value of life insurance

Like many insurance advisers, Paul Siebert has heard plenty of stories from families who have benefitted from life insurance. It’s strengthened his belief in the importance of coverage. “The longer we do this, the more that deepens. You understand the impact,” said Siebert, vice ...

Westlie Truck Center celebrates 40 years with Freightliner

Westlie Truck Center in Minot is celebrating its 40th anniversary with Freightliner. Westlie Truck Center is based in Minot and represents Daimler Trucks of North America brands including Freightliner and Western Star in sales, parts and service. The Truck Center works with hundreds of ...

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Florida Oranges Decimated As Hurricane Irma swept through Florida, it brought high winds, tornadoes, drenching rain and flooding, damaging property across the Sunshine State. The loss of life and property were substantial, but damage was not as severe as feared before the storm made ...

Key positions filled at First Western

Ron Rauschenberger of Bismarck has joined the board of directors of First Western Bank & Trust. He and his wife, Laurie, previously owned Kenmare Clothing. Raus-chenberger served as chief of staff for former governors John Hoeven and Jack Dalrymple and most recently was special advisor ...

Pelton joins petroleum council as government affairs manager

The North Dakota Petroleum Council recently announced that Brady Pelton has joined the organization as government affairs manager. In this position, Pelton will advocate for the NDPC on key issues and their impact on the oil and gas industry on the state, county, local and tribal ...

Volk new provider at Sanford Health clinic

xSheryl Volk recently joined Sanford Health Highway 2 Clinic in Minot. As a walk-in clinic family medicine provider, Volk sees patients with acute illnesses and injuries. She received her bachelor of science in nursing at Minot State University and her master in science in nursing from the ...

Brokers 12 Realtor Lori Soltis, recognized

Lori Soltis of Brokers 12 was recently awarded the 2017 Minot Board of Realtors Rookie Realtor of the Year. This award is aimed at acknowledging an outstanding Realtor that received their license after Jan. 1, 2016. The award was announced at the Minot Board of Realtors Affiliate ...

ND State Fair welcomes new marketing director

The North Dakota State Fair has a new marketing director, Vince Azzarello. Renae Korslien, general manager of the fair, said in a statement, “We are very excited to introduce Vince Azzarello as our new Director of Marketing. The North Dakota State Fair continues to be the premier event in ...