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Brighter outlook for farmers U.S. farmers finally got some good news last week, lifting their spirits and prices after months of dismal news. On Tuesday, President Trump announced that he was invoking a Depression-era program to help bail out farmers hurt by the trade disputes with buyers ...

Mountrail County Abstract Co. sold

North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co. announced it has completed the acquisition of Mountrail County Abstract Co. With the close of this acquisition, NDGT will provide a full range of title insurance, closing and escrow services, 1031 exchange services, tax and lien searches and title reports ...

A creative space

­By ASHTON GERARD Staff Writer agerard@minotdailynews.com Shabby chic styles and reclaimed pieces are a staple in homes throughout the state. The Foundry has been a place to find the perfect rustic addition to the home. With the addition of The Makery, they are encouraging people to make ...

July recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program

July recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Lyle Opland (posthumously), Opland Insurance; Russ Gust, Trinity Health Exercise Physiology; Tanya Gillen, YMCA; Zack Doherty, McDonald’s Restaurants of Minot; Darl Enga, Pinkerton Animal Hospital; Blaize ...

Fourth generation of Tollefsons featured

The fourth-generation owners of Tollefson’s Retail Group are featured in the current issue of Family Business magazine as a “NextGen to Watch.” Brandon Tollefson, Brent Tollefson, Emily (Tollefson) Mackner and husband John Mackner have taken over the 93-year-old family business. ...

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Hog market under the knife Hog prices have been falling sharply in recent months, feeling intense pressure from escalating trade disputes between the U.S. and pork-buying trade partners. In the current dispute, China has imposed tariffs against U.S. pork sales. These tariffs are likely to ...

Minot association selected as Association of the Year

The North Dakota Association of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors held its state convention in Bismarck where the Minot association was selected as the Association of the Year. Local agents attending, from left to right, were Kimberly Lee, James Simons, Stacy ...

Signal Realtors welcomes new agent

Karlee Zablotney, a recent high school graduate, has been hired as a real estate agent at Signal Realtors in Minot. Zablotney obtained her real estate license during her senior year and now joins her mother, Kerri Zablotney, who also works at Signal.

Changing the way Minot does coffee

New inhabitants have moved into the Brick Studio building at 400 East Central Avenue, bringing with them delicious coffee, specialty drinks, treats and plants. With Room Coffee, co-owned by Becca Alvarez and Emily Vilandre, celebrated the grand opening of their permanent location Saturday. ...

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Trade War Begins, Traders Buy Beans After months of posturing, the first cannonballs in the trade war between the U.S. and China were fired on Friday morning, as each nation officially imposed $34 billion in tariffs on one another’s exports. President Trump indicated that he will ...

TSA-approved ways to shorten airport screening lines

The summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy lines at U.S. airport security checkpoints. But you can use the faster lanes if you belong to an expedited screening program, which could essentially be free to join with the right credit card. The ...

Minot Chamber hires new staff member

The Minot Area Chamber of Commerce has hired at Finance/Membership director to it staff. Sara Lynn-Shubra was hired effective June 18 and will replace longtime Chamber employee Cheryl Wallen who retired. Lynn-Shubra comes from a small town in Pennsylvania; she will be in charge of ...

Staff changes at The Village

The Village Family Service Center has hired Chasity Davidson as an in-home family therapist in Minot, and promoted Mallary Schaefer to Minot regional program supervisor. As an in-home family therapist, Davidson provides therapy to children and families in their homes using a variety of ...

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Oil market on fire Petroleum prices exploded to a three-year high over $74 per barrel Friday morning on supply fears spanning the globe. Political unrest in Libya and Venezuela are restricting exports from those nations, while a major Canadian production facility is offline as well. More ...

NERDWALLET: 5 ways your friendships can blossom on a budget

You do not have to spend your Saturday nights alone as penance for racking up debt or having paltry savings. You have one life, and you don't know how long it will be. Seeking joy should be a priority on par with eliminating debt or buying a house. Research has shown that putting energy into ...

Trump delaying NAFTA deal until after midterm elections

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to delay signing a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement until after the fall midterm elections, a move aimed at reaching a better deal with Canada and Mexico. Trump said in an interview that aired Sunday that ...

Ackerman-Estvold’s McElwain earns professional registration

Ackerman-Estvold announced that Jeff McElwain recently earned his North Dakota Professional Engineer registration from the North Dakota State Board of Registration. McElwain is a founding partner of Ackerman-Estvold serving as vice president. He has led the construction group since the ...

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Platinum Market Tarnished Metals markets fell this past week as global fears continued about trade disputes, economic slowdowns, and rising interest rates, all of which could hurt demand, but the platinum market was especially hard-hit, with prices tumbling to a two-year low near $850 per ...