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Weather worries farmers This spring was one of the wettest on record, drenching Midwestern fields and slowing down spring planting. At this point, corn and soybean planting is still nearing complete, but is a bit behind schedule. Even as the final acres are planted, some producers are ...

Airline credit card can soothe baggage headaches

Traveling with a suitcase has become an expensive headache for airline flyers. First, airlines started charging travelers for checking a bag. Now, some big airlines won't even let passengers use the overhead bin if they booked the cheapest fares. You can't change airline rules, but you can ...

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Besides making synthetic natural gas, the Great Plains Synfuels Plant also makes and sells several other products including fertilizers that are used by farmers in the Upper Great Plains.  Photo courtesy of Lignite Engergy Council.

Great Plains Synfuels Plant: The other 20 percent of the lignite industry

BEULAH – Coal mines and power plants are what most people identify with North Dakota’s lignite industry, but no two are the same. The most unique facility in the North Dakota lignite fleet is the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, owned and operated by Dakota Gasification Company, a wholly owned ...

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New hires at Century 21 Action Realtors

Century 21 Action Realtors has added Shanel Effertz and Ashleigh Collins to their staff. Team2 Real Estate has been successfully serving the Minot area as top producers for more than 10 years. Century 21 Action Realtors also announced the return of Shay Romich-Petron. Shay has 10-plus years ...

Kalix CEO elected NCSE Northwest Regional Representative

Borgi Beeler, President/CEO of Kalix and MVW Services, Inc. was announced as the new Northwest Regional Representative of the National Council of SourceAmerica Employers at the SourceAmerica National Training and Achievement Conference in New Orleans on May 1. The NCSE Executive Committee ...

Trinity Health appoints revenue management director

Priscilla Frost has rejoined Trinity Health’s leadership team as Director of Revenue Management, previously called the Department of Revenue Integrity. Frost established the Revenue Integrity Department in 2010 and then left Trinity Health in 2015 to devote her time and energy to family ...

DesLondes hired at Dakota Hope

Brenna DesLondes has been hired as administrative assistant at Dakota Hope Clinic. DesLondes graduated from Battle Mountain High School at Vail Valley, Colorado. She attended college in California and at Fort Collins, Boulder and Edwards, all in Colorado. Her primary studies included psychology ...

First International Bank & Trust building in Grand Forks

WATFORD CITY — First International Bank & Trust announced that it is adding a location in Grand Forks. This will be the bank’s 21st location in North Dakota and will secure a branch presence in the state’s most populated cities. Stephen Stenehjem, CEO/Chairman said, “While this is ...

Futures Files

Budget cut takes aim at agriculture The White House’s proposed federal budget includes a $38 billion cut for farm support, the bulk of which rests on a $29.5 billion cut of the federal crop insurance program. Many farmers showed their distaste for Trump’s new budget including the ...

Parshall FFA Chapter receives donation

Red Brand’s Home Grown program and United Quality Cooperative have partnered and given $771 to the Parshall FFA Chapter in 2017. Home Grown is a grass roots funding program that connects ag dealers with local FFA chapters. Red Brand donates up to $1 to a dealer-designated chapter for every ...

Liccini promoted at MSU

The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University announced that Hilory Liccini has been appointed assistant director. She will take the position of Mary Mercer who is retiring in July. Liccini holds a bachelor’s degree in communication science disorders from ...

New health coverage enrollment options for small businesses

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a plan May 15 to change the way that small businesses enroll in insurance coverage through the federal exchanges, offering employers help in finding affordable insurance for their employees. The Federally-Facilitated ...

Trinity Health promotes Tripodina

Karim Tripodina has been named Director of Marketing and Community Relations at Trinity Health. She succeeds Randy Schwan, who continues to serve as Vice President of Mission Integration. Tripodina joined Trinity Health last year as Patient Experience Coordinator and subsequently earned ...

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Dollar drops on Trump scandal The U.S. dollar and stock markets plunged last week as political scandals swirled in Washington, threatening to derail the Trump administration’s agenda. After President Trump’s election in November, the stock market and U.S. dollar have largely been climbing ...

May recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are:

May recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Deb Haman, Minot Health and Rehab; Nikki Tabor, Kohl’s; Milton Hall, Marketplace Foods North; Krista Leedy, Staples; Lori Johnson, Marketplace Foods North; Mike Lee, Westlie Motor Co.; Bailey Bosley, Gate City Bank; ...

Development Fund grants requests totaling $850,000

The North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program within the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding for three projects totaling $850,000 at its monthly board meeting held in May. The North Dakota Development Fund was created in 1991 as an economic development tool. It provides ...

Conquer fear of credit cards now, reap benefits later

Young adults who are afraid of credit cards in the long shadow of the recession usually think only of the risks, rather than the role they play in establishing credit, consumer credit experts say. That can hold them back from building the credit history they'll need later on if they want to ...

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Captain Debbie Stahl of the Salvation Army, left, Jane Mayer, Lisa Olson and Dorothy Martwick, all with Century 21 Action Realtors, Renata Buen, Jill Lohnes and Lisa Thuner, employees of Town & Country Credit Union, gather at a check presentation.

Town & Country Credit Union partners with area businesses for food drive

After hearing that the Minot Salvation Army food pantry was running low, Town & Country Credit Union’s mortgage department challenged area real estate businesses to a food drive collecting kid-friendly food items. The six businesses that took part in the challenge included Brokers 12, ...

Do a digital spring cleaning and clear out cyber clutter

Community bankers are encouraging consumers to get their online lives in good order by conducting a thorough cleanse of their cyber clutter. With identity theft becoming a rising concern, start making “digital spring cleaning” an annual ritual to help protect valuable personal data. ...

NERD WALLET: Why you need three savings accounts

Some of us hoard cash while paying 18% interest on a credit card balance. Others blow through a tax refund as if it were free money when it's actually a return of our own hard-earned dollars. This brain quirk has a name: mental accounting. We treat money differently depending on where it ...