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On Jan. 1, Pat Bailey and his wife, Wendy, became the new owners of Muus Lumber & Hardware. Pat Bailey worked his way up the ranks to achieve such success. Muus Lumber initially started as the Great Northern Lumber Co., founded by Einer Muus in 1904. In its 116-year existence, the deeply ...

LSSND Board names Monson as interim CEO

FARGO – The Board of Directors at Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota has chosen Eric Monson as the agency’s interim chief executive officer, effective Jan. 15. Monson will serve in this role during the period from CEO Jessica Thomasson’s departure Jan. 31 until a new CEO steps ...

Bills aside, your 2020 budget can be a little F-U-N

Reporting for jury duty. Standing in line at the DMV. Going to the dentist. Making a budget. What do all of these have in common? They're activities you'd probably like to skip. And while budgeting certainly isn't exciting, breaking down your spending can give you the ability to do things ...

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Iran: All Smoke, No Fire On Tuesday night, Iran retaliated against the United States with a series of missile strikes against Iraqi military bases that housed U.S. troops. The attack was in response to the U.S. assassination of the Iranian military leader, Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by ...

Rustic but elegant

BURLINGTON – The owners of a new regional events center hit the ground running when doors opened last October. Booked with weddings before construction was completed, the facility has kept its staff busy. The Barn at 52 Pines is, foremost, a wedding and reception venue, but owners Delton ...

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Drone strike rocks markets Late Thursday night, a U.S. drone attacked a convoy near the Baghdad Airport, killing one of Iran’s top military leaders, General Qasem Soleimani. He led Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, and his power has been likened to a member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of ...

New agent Holly Bartsch joins Preferred Partners

Holly Bartsch has joined Preferred Partners Real Estate as a real estate agent. For the past nine years, she has worked in the business office of a real estate agency, when she decided to obtain her real estate license.

Williston Economic Development reports strong 2019

The City of Williston awarded nearly $1.2 million in STAR Fund incentives to 43 projects in 2019. These efforts leveraged almost $1.7 million in Bank of North Dakota matching dollars and $11.3 million in private investment. “STAR Fund activity in 2019 indicates that economic interest in ...

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Wheat Catches Fire Wheat exploded to a 16-month month high on Friday, with prices for the Chicago wheat contract topping $5.60 per bushel. The market is being bolstered by potential Chinese demand. Following the trade deal, market watchers are expecting China to announce a new plan to ...

Spending down your FSA starts with the right payment card

If you have money left on your FSA debit card, now is a good time to put it in your wallet alongside your regular bank debit card. The end of the year is the annual deadline to spend your FSA funds. You probably have an FSA card if you have a flexible spending account, an employee benefit ...

Ideal Option offers treatment in Minot for substance abuse disorder

An out-patient clinic that opened last year to offer treatment for substance abuse disorder is making a difference for a number of Minot-area residents. Ideal Option provides medication-assisted treatment through prescriptions for buprenorphine, often sold as Suboxone. “It has been ...

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce announces December Eagle Awards

December recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Loretta Duchsherer, Trinity NICU; Alexander Albright, Sherwin Williams; Bryan Korgel, Superior Auto Repair; Tiffany Brewer, Ryan Honda of Minot; Murray Greer, Ness Family Dentistry; Jenna Routledge, Thrifty ...

Quiz: How well did you keep up with business news in 2019?

NEW YORK (AP) — 2019 wound up being another big year for news from the business world. There was a leadership transition at Google's parent company, a huge IPO by Saudi Aramco, and more scrutiny for Facebook as the social media company alarmed users and regulators with plans to create a ...

Financial advisor at Edward Jones receives accreditation designation

Financial Advisor Tom Miller of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Minot has achieved the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist (SM). Miller successfully completed the Accredited Asset Management Specialist, or AAMS, Professional Education Program from ...

Minot Valvoline Instant Oil Change crowned King of Cars 2019

Minot’s Valvoline Instant Oil Change, owned by Jarid Lundeen, has been recognized nationally for a record-breaking 2019 by winning four awards for outstanding oil change volume and sales. Every year, the King of Cars award is presented to the Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchise location ...

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U.S. Mexico Canada trade deal closer with House passage Just a day after a raucous and divisive impeachment vote, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan vote to approve the updated NAFTA deal. Dubbed the “USMCA,” the new trade agreement is being hailed as a ...

Two staff members new to Ackerman-Estvold

Carrie Fraser has joined the Ackerman-Estvold Minot office as a full-time civil engineer. Fraser earned a master of science in civil engineering-transportation from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla. Fraser also holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from University of ...

Four new employees at First Western

First Western Bank & Trust has announced the hiring of four people in key roles. Marilou Strand has joined First Western Bank & Trust as a trust administrator. She has been involved in volunteering for Back Pack Buddies and The Great Plains Food Bank. Strand grew up in Rolette and ...

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Brits bolster Boris In their third vote in five years, British citizens came out in force on Thursday in favor of the Conservative Party, resoundingly keeping Prime Minister Boris Johnson in power. Johnson has been a staunch Brexiteer and his large majority in the British Parliament should ...