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Local foundation and businesses team up to build sensory garden

After three years of planning, fundraising, and construction, the Kalix Sensory Garden is complete and being used on a daily basis. The outdoor space and sensory area was created to improve the quality of life for people who are aging and/or have a diagnosis of dementia along with a ...

Immigrants contribute to ND economy

North Dakota has a small but growing community of immigrants, with many hailing from the Philippines, according to the American Immigration Council. Immigrants comprised 6% of the state’s workforce in 2018, particularly in health care and social services, where they account for 8% of the ...

Neurosurgeon added at Trinity Health

Trinity Health announces the addition of Maria Li, MDCM, MSc, FAANS, a board-certified neurosurgeon to its neurosurgery team. With over 20 years of experience, Li has an abundance of expertise to help patients with brain, spine, and peripheral nerve disorders. She completed her medical degree ...

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Corn in the dirt Corn prices tumbled to new contract lows last week, trading down to $3.20 per bushel. Values are dropping as the crop looks increasingly healthy and is poised to produce over 180 bushels per acre, a new record yield. As the crop size grows, demand is falling behind, ...

Millennial Money: How to move safely during a pandemic

Moving is stressful enough without throwing a pandemic into the mix. Many Americans may be forced to consider moving as federal foreclosure and eviction moratoriums expire. In the first week of July, 32% of Americans did not make a full, on-time housing payment, according to a nationally ...

Ophthalmologist joins Trinity Health

Dr. Darren Hill has joined Trinity Health’s team of ophthalmologists at Trinity Regional Eyecare – Minot Center. Hill provides comprehensive medical and surgical eye care, including cataract removal, laser and injection treatment for retinal pathology, laser and surgical glaucoma ...

Two attorneys join Olson & Burns P.C.

Olson & Burns P.C. announces the addition of two attorneys to its statewide practice representing banks and both large and small businesses. Attorney Nici Meyer is a lifelong resident of North Dakota who grew up farming and ranching throughout western and central North Dakota. Meyer ...

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Fuel Sinks as Travel Plans Stall Crude oil, gasoline, and diesel fuel prices fell to a one-month low this week as demand dropped from both the automotive and airline sectors. Renewed coronavirus concerns from Florida to California are slowing plans for vacations and business travel, sapping ...

With loan money gone, restaurants are at mercy of coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — The check has arrived and beleaguered restaurant owners across America are looking down on their empty wallets. Government covronavirus loans in the spring helped eating establishments rehire laid-off employees and ride out the pandemic's initial surge and wave of shutdown ...

New hire and a promotion at Town & Country

Town & Country Credit Union welcomed Jessica Henderson recently and promoted Rhea Feist in their Minot Main office. Henderson joined the credit union as the Accounting Manager. A Burlington native, Henderson graduated from Minot State University with a degree in accounting. She brings 19 ...

Nursing homes eye more private rooms in post-pandemic future

By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer U.S. nursing homes have remained mostly locked down since COVID-19 swept through earlier this year, and it may be a while before that changes. Nursing homes house a tiny share of the U.S. population, yet they have accounted for more than 20% of the country's ...

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Silver streaks higher Silver’s meteoric rise continued this week, exploding over $23 per ounce for the first time since 2013. The metal’s value has more than doubled since mid-March when investment assets collapsed amid the initial coronavirus-driven market panic. Since then, as ...

Why you might not want to zero out every credit card

In general, using as little of your credit card limits as possible is better for your score. So logic would suggest that paying off your credit cards early so that a zero balance is reported to the credit bureaus would produce the highest scores, right? Turns out, having 1% of your credit ...

ND oil, gas production drops considerably

BISMARCK – North Dakota oil production numbers have plummeted below a million barrels of oil per day. In May, the state’s oil production dropped to 858,395 barrels of oil per day, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources announced on Friday. The previous month the state produced ...

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Awards

July recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Dustin Eslinger, Northwest Tire; Jerome Kramer, Northwest Tire; Shane Moe, Marketplace Foods; Levi Bjertness, Birdy’s Hydromulching; Larry Hoff, Lyle’s Moving & Delivery; Mike Thomason, Lyle’s Moving ...

CHS Sunprairie donates almost $44,000 to local food pantries

CHS Sunprairie has donated almost $44,000 to local food pantries as part of its annual Harvest for Hunger campaign that was held March 1-20, according to information provided by CHS Sunprairie. A silent auction and dinner was held in Bowbells to raise funds. The Naked Moose in Loraine held a ...

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China clamors for commodities Unlike the U.S. economy, which continues to suffer from unemployment, political uncertainties, and a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the southern and western states, China’s economy is roaring back beyond pre-pandemic levels. China’s energy, agricultural, ...

LL Bean inks first wholesaler partnerships in US

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean is expanding from its original model of direct-to-customer catalog sales and in-stores sales with an agreement to sell products in Nordstrom, Staples and sporting goods chain SCHEELS. The company's first wholesale agreements in the U.S. represent a push to ...

BLM signs documents on federal coal acres near Beulah

BEULAH – The Bureau of Land Management has signed a Finding of No Significant Impact and Decision Record on an environmental assessment that analyzes potential impacts from leasing 320-acres of federal coal to the Coyote Creek Mining Company. The comment period on the environmental ...

How to organize important documents simply and safely

(AP) — Tax filing deadlines inspire many of us to vow that we’re finally going to organize our papers. Start with understanding what should be kept, in what format and for how long. Then, set up a system to organize your records. It doesn’t have to be all-encompassing or perfect — ...