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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 ...

Don’t be your own worst enemy when investing

Looking for someone to blame for the not-so-stellar performance of your investment portfolio? Try checking the mirror. Decisions about money aren't always rational, even when we think we're acting logically. Common tendencies that make us our own worst enemies when investing include: selling ...

The Bank of Tioga donates $5,000 to Tioga group home

TIOGA – The Bank of Tioga recently donated $5,000 to Opportunity Foundation to assist with facility updates in the Tioga group home. “Opportunity Foundation is very grateful for The Bank of Tioga’s generosity. The group home in Tioga is in need of updating and this donation will go ...

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Abundance of Grains U.S. corn and soybean farmers are giving thanks this week as their record-breaking harvest nears completion. Nationwide, over 90% of this year’s corn and soybean crops have been brought in from the fields, a welcome relief as snow and poor weather conditions had slowed ...

Drago joins Legacy Financial Partners in Minot

Stephanie Drago has joined the Minot practice of Legacy Financial Partners, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., as an administrative assistant. As an administrative assistant, Drago will support the practice with tasks that tie directly to their business plan, ...

Hayhurst requalifies for Raymond James Executive Council

Kelly Hayhurst has requalifed for the fifth consecutive year for membership in the Raymond James Financial Services Executive Council. Membership is based on prior year fiscal production. Hayhurst, who is branch manager, joined Raymond James in 2006 and has more than 29 years of experience ...

Ackerman-Estvold’s Samson earns professional certification

Patrick Samson of Ackerman-Estvold recently earned his Certified Floodplain Manager certification from the Association of State Floodplain Managers. The CFM certification is a national program which started in 1999 and is overseen by the ASFPM. CFM’s serve as trusted local advisors who ...

Zaback named member in Raymond James Financial Services Executive Council

Shane D. Zaback, Branch Manager, located at 1408 20th Ave SW Ste 2. Minot, was recently named a member of the 2019 Executive Council. This marks the first year that Zaback has qualified for this important recognition. Securities are offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member ...

Do these 5 things by Dec. 31 to cut your tax bill

By Nerd Wallet Associated Press It may seem too early to start thinking about your tax return, but procrastination could cost you thousands of dollars. Here are a few simple maneuvers that could save you a bundle on your taxes — if you make them by Dec. 31. 1. MOVE MONEY INTO A ...

Moving upward

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s oil and gas production along with the number of producing wells again reached new all-time highs, according to the most recent report from the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources. The Mineral Resources Department released the figures on Friday. The ...

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Volatility Rocks Natural Gas After last week’s flare-up in prices, natural gas continued exploding and reached a four-year high on Wednesday. Fears of cold weather and smaller supplies sparked the rally, but panic buying drove the market to its top near $4.93 per million British thermal ...

Smart ways to rein in holiday spending

The holidays are a huge deal in the Weston household — and every year, the expenses threatened to gallop out of control. Keeping the holiday joyous and less stressful means keeping a firm rein on our spending. Here's what we do, as well as smart frugal tips from others: BUDGET FOR EVERY ...

Dr. Sierra Unruh achieves Fellowship at the American Academy of Optometry

Dr. Sierra Unruh attended Academy 2018 San Antonio on Nov. 7-10, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, which included nearly 250 hours of continuing education courses, scientific presentations and an exhibit hall with more than 150 companies exhibiting. More than 7,900 optometrists, vision care ...