Business

Bickler awarded Medallion of Service

Mark Bickler of Brokers 12, Inc. has been inducted into the Omega Tau Rho Fraternity, by the North Dakota Association of REALTORS in recognition of his years of membership. Bickler was awarded a Medallion of Service as a token of the high esteem in which he is held by his fellow REALTORS, ...

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New trade deal – big fanfare, small gains Last Sunday, Canada joined the United States and Mexico in renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new deal, dubbed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), maintains much of the old NAFTA with some new provisions that the ...

Home affordability watch: The 10 fastest-growing metro areas

NerdWallet calculated home affordability for the 10 metro areas that had the most population growth from mid-2016 to mid-2017, the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau. Among them, Atlanta had the most affordable home prices this spring and Seattle had the least ...

New name, unified brand

United Blood Services has a 75-year history as being North Dakota’s sole blood provider to nearly 70 hospitals in the tri-state area. Now, they are rebranding to be unified with 127 nationwide donation centers and 30,000 mobile blood drives as Vitalant. “The transition to Vitalant is ...

What should I do if my identity is stolen?

Let’s say you’ve done everything right — or maybe you’ve done everything wrong — and your identity gets stolen. What do you do? Identity thieves are always changing their game, but a quality identity theft protection program can help keep you from becoming a victim. If you’ve ...

Grocers association honors members

Keith Johanneson was honored as 2018 “Grocer of the Year” by the ND Grocers Association at the group’s annual convention and trade show in Fargo in early September. Johanneson owns and operates over 25 businesses employing more than 1,800 people in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin, ...

Capital RV Centers of Bismarck, Minot now part of Campers Inn RV

Jacksonville, Fla. – Campers Inn RV, the nation’s largest chain of family-operated RV dealerships, recently announced that Capital RV Centers Inc. is now part of the Campers Inn RV family. With the addition of both Capital RV Centers, Campers Inn RV now has over 20 locations across the U.S. ...

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Silver shines on inflation prospects The silver market was shining Friday after a long dull period. Though gold, platinum, and copper futures closed higher on Friday too, only the “blue metal” blew over the highs of the past 30 days, drawing the attention of investors and near-panic ...

Business panel builds international connections

Private and public sector leaders from North Dakota and Norway will convene during Norsk Hostfest to build on business opportunities. Minot Area Development Corporation and Minot State University will host a business event following Tuesday’s noon Joint Service Club Luncheon at the Grand ...

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Soybeans swing on hope, fears Soybean prices sank near a 10-year low this week, trading on Tuesday for a mere $8.13 per bushel. A record-breaking soybean crop and low foreign demand due to ongoing trade disputes are stifling the market. However, when a market is severely depressed, it ...

Billionaires buying up media: Savior complex or civic duty?

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post. Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. Some are thriving. One died. On the rest, the jury's still out. Still, for beleaguered news organizations ...

Shh! Introverts share travel survival secrets

Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded — a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you're an introvert, it can drain your internal battery. Studies and experts suggest this personality type processes social stimuli differently from extroverts, who don't mind frequent ...

Kitchen Cash

Representatives of Gate City Bank present a check for $50,000 on Sept. 13 to representatives of Minot Housing Authority for the remodeling of the Milton Young Towers community kitchen. Opened in 1972, Milton Young Towers was built with a community kitchen on the ground floor. The kitchen is ...

Walk for wine, walk for downtown

Walk, shop, and drink wine at Downtown’s Annual Wine Walk on Thursday. Hosted by the Downtown Business and Professional Association, the 21 and up event helps raise funds to keep downtown decorated for events like Christmas with lights and the summer season with flourishing flowers. Tickets ...

KLJ hires Smith for Minot office

KLJ, an engineering firm in business since the 1930s, has hired Rebecca Smith to work out of KLJ’s Minot office. Smith, an engineering technician, will be working on permitting for special projects and will work closely with design and production staff.

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Florence chases hogs to higher levels As Hurricane Florence bore down on the Carolinas, millions were at risk from wind, storm surge, and flooding, causing many to seek higher ground. Meanwhile, North Carolina hog farmers faced a unique challenge: keeping nearly 9 million hogs safe. North ...

Marketing and support of women-owned businesses

Kristen Haverluck is a community member working hard to not only give back, but also to support small businesses and women-owned businesses through two different endevours: her business, Engaged Marketing, and WOWOB. Haverluck has lived in the Minot community for almost 10 years. She quickly ...

Market on 4th to open every weekend

As repurposed, secondhand and handmade stores become increasingly popular, area stores are doing all they can to accommodate the growing interest. The Market on 4th, located at 1900 4th Avenue NW, is making some changes to better serve the Minot area. Walking into the store, repurposed and ...