Business

Andrist becomes market manager at American Trust

Pam Andrist has been named the Minot market manager at American Trust Center. Pam began her employment with American Trust Center in 2007 as a personal trust associate. In 2011 she advanced as a personal trust administrator and was later promoted to trust officer in 2013. “Pam’s ...

MADC hires marketing director, Terri Philion

Terri Philion has been named marketing director for the Minot Area Development Corporation. Philion brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales, fundraising and recruiting. She previously served as the executive director of the American Red Cross, serving western North ...

New faces, designations at Elite Real Estate

Elite Real Estate in Minot has welcomed new agents and congratulated others for new designations earned. Elite’s new agents are Michael Buseth, Tiffanie Finstrom and Jessica Morey. Experienced agents who joined the Elite Real Estate family are Angela Olson and Stephanie Edwards. Two ...

Chamber Eagle Awards for 10

September recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Sandra Davis, Jo-Ann Fabrics; Dr. Jason Bradley, Century Eyewear; Sylvia Rodgers, Staples; CJ Rogers, Walmart Supercenter; Lazandria Singleton, Sterling Optical; Beth Marschner, Trinity Health Center West; Chad ...

Larson and Taylor join Lutheran Social Services board

Two more North Dakotans have been named to the board of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. Anna Larson, Fargo, is a former journalist who has 10 years of experience as a writer/editor who now works as a creative content writer for Eide Bailly LLP, Fargo. Ryan Taylor, Towner, is a ...

Futures Files

Oil Drops as Nate Advances Crude oil prices fell sharply this week amidst ongoing concerns about a glut of U.S. crude oil that could get worse if refineries are affected by Tropical Storm Nate. The storm is projected to travel northward through the Gulf of Mexico and hit Louisiana, ...

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Xcel Energy crews work on a electrical line in Minot.

Xcel Energy proposes creating separate ND company

Xcel Energy is proposing to gradually split its North Dakota and Minnesota electric utility operations into separate companies because of disagreements over regulatory and policy priorities. North Dakota’s largest utility, Xcel Energy has filed documents with the North Dakota Public Service ...

Three join First Western Bank & Trust staff

First Western Bank & Trust hired Tim Mihalick as Business Development Officer, effective Sept. 1. Mihalick graduated from Minot State University with a degree in business administration. With more than 30 years prior experience at Odell-Wentz & Associates and IRET, Mihalick joins ...

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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 ...