Business

Philip and Swanson new at Brokers 12

Brokers 12 Real Estate has two new REALTORS on staff in Karla Philip and Alec Swanson. Philip has taught school for more than 20 years including with Minot Public Schools. She attended Minot State University and has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in ...

Ackerman-Estvold employs Dylan Weber as civil engineer

Dylan Weber has joined the Ackerman-Estvold Minot office as a full-time civil engineer. He earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering from North Dakota State University and has worked in the Minot office as a seasonal intern since 2013. Weber joined the water resources team and will ...

Kohlman qualifies for Edward Jones’ Financial Advisor Leaders Conference

Mark Kohlman qualified to attend the Edward Jones Financial Advisor Leaders Conference, which recognizes financial advisors who are among the leaders in the financial services firm. The conference also provides additional training to help them serve more individual investors in their ...

Dakota College at Bottineau hires TRiO director

A new director has been hired to oversee the TRiO at DCB program that started in the fall of 2015. The program is the result of a five-year federal Department of Education grant. The new director, Nathan Bigerstaff, is a Southern Illinois native, attending Southern Illinois ...

Neurosurgeon brings new skills to the region

Thomas Frimpong, DO, a neurological and spine surgeon, has joined Trinity Health in the specialty of Neurosurgery. He brings a unique set of skills to the region, having the added qualification of being fellowship-trained in minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery. He also has a focus on ...

Rugby native named director of Economic Development & Finance

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Commerce has named Rugby native John Schneider as Economic Development & Finance Division director. Schneider will lead the state’s economic development strategy and assist in coordinating the state’s economic development resources to ...

Nativeways Travel & Tour Company opens for business

BISMARCK – Nativeways Travel & Tours is now open for business. The new non-profit organization exists to provide tourists and other guests with an authentic exposure to American Indian language, art, food, history and nature. Nativeways is offering several guided tours through ...

Boesl joins Catholic Charities North Dakota

Patience Boesl has been hired as a Guardianship Worker in the Minot office of Catholic Charities North Dakota. She will provide guardianship services for adults with intellectual disabilities in the Minot, Carrington, New Rockford and Harvey areas. Boesl received her bachelor of arts degree ...

Trinity Health adds three to medical staff

Trinity Health recently welcomed three new providers to its medical staff. Shubneet Grewal, MD, specializes in Family Medicine and will be part of Trinity’s team of hospitalists. A graduate of Windsor University School of Medicine, St. Kitts, West Indies, she completed her Family Medicine ...

Lautt opens new law office

The Law Office of Diane K. Lautt, PLLC opened July 3 in Minot. The firm offers legal services in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, real estate, business formation and succession (including farm/ranch planning) and special needs planning. The firm is owned by Diane ...

Key promotions announced by Town and Country Credit Union

Keney promoted to senior vice president, chief retail officer Trevor Keney joined Town and Country Credit Union in 2015 as vice president of business development. He has 15 years of experience in the financial industry with eight years of management experience. A native of Bismarck, Keney is ...

Futures File

Bacon mania Nowadays, it seems that bacon is everywhere: on sandwiches, on sticks, and even at festivals devoted to the fatty delight. Americans’ love for bacon has hit a new extreme, and is now cutting into supplies and shooting prices higher. Bacon is made from a cut of meat known as ...

Do you know what’s hiding in your ETF?

Exchange-traded funds have swept the stock market over the past decade and been a blessing for many investors. But while large index-based funds, such as those that track the Standard & Poor's 500, may fairly represent the index's stocks, smaller niche ETFs don't always deliver strictly ...

July Eagle Award recipients

July recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are Devin Drakeford, AT&T; Rebecca Ruzicka, All American Trophies & Screen Printing; Mitch Hamilton, BeMobile; Rod Loken, Gooseneck Implement - Velva; Ruth Stavros, TJ Maxx; Jodi Wright Burtch, Target; Audrey ...

Nodak Insurance Company named one of nation’s top insurers by Wards 50

For the fifth consecutive year, Nodak Insurance Company has been named to the 2017 Ward’s Top 50 Property/Casualty Insurance Companies. Ward’s annually recognizes the top 50 performing insurance companies out of more than 3,000 doing business in the United States. Nodak Insurance is now a ...

Minot hotel earns Above and Beyond Award

The Grand Hotel is being recognized for their Shuttle Series, a project they have taken upon themselves to market Minot. They have selected various points of interest to share with their guests but more importantly, on their social media which is also viewed locally. The Grand highlighted ...

Futures Files

Lumber market on fire The lumber market roared near a three-month high last week as wildfires threatened forests and sawmills in British Columbia. There are nearly 400 wildfires ablaze in the Canadian province, which is one of the world’s largest exporters of softwood lumber. Lumber ...

McDonald’s makes effort to turn fading popularity

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's is hoping to make a difference in its future seven seconds at a time. The company that helped define fast food is making supersized efforts to reverse its fading popularity and catch up to a landscape that has evolved around it. That includes expanding ...

FUTURES FILES

For the past two weeks, grain markets had been exploding higher on fears of hot and dry weather in the forecast, which could threaten this year’s crop yields. But on Wednesday, the USDA stunned markets lower with a revised outlook for this year’s corn, wheat, and soybean crops, raising ...

5 ways to avoid overpaying on your car loan

When people go car shopping, they usually focus on the vehicle they want — not the loan that will pay for it. But good financing is the bedrock of a solid car deal, and missteps could cost you thousands. "Once you shake hands with the car salesman, you are not done," says Oren Weintraub, ...