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Business

Silverthorn promoted to assistant vice president

Stephanie Silverthorn has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Human Resources at Town & Country Credit Union. Originally from Minot, Silverthorn is a graduate of Minot State University. She joined Town & Country Credit Union in 2014 as Executive Admin and HR Coordinator. In 2017, ...

Anderson joins Town & Country as internal auditor

Lindsey Anderson recently joined the Town & Country team as the Director of Internal Audit. A Minot native, Anderson holds a degree in finance from the University of North Dakota and is a Certified Community Bank Internal Auditor. She brings five years of experience as an internal ...

Minot’s Kmart store scheduled to close July 17

One of Minot’s long-time businesses will be calling it quits soon. Kmart, which opened in the early 1970’s, is set to close its doors July 17. The business is located in a 108,110-square-foot building on 20th Avenue Southeast. Last November the Kmart building was listed for lease by SRS ...

Local woman awarded ND Direct Support Professional of the Year award

Sammie Haider of REM North Dakota, a part of The MENTOR Network, was named North Dakota Direct Support Professional of the Year. The award, recognizing one frontline professional in each state for his or her outstanding contributions to the individuals they support, is given by the American ...

How to pay rent when you can’t afford it

After Megan Pearson’s job as a restaurant server was put on hold because of COVID-19 -related stay-at-home orders, the single mom had to figure out how to come up with the rent for her apartment in Brooklyn, New York. “I posted my frustration on Facebook with trying to get through to ...

Turnage awarded professional designation

Ryan Turnage with RE/MAX Bakken Realty has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors. Turnage joins more than 25,000 real estate professionals around the world who have earned the ...

4R Home Thrift moving to new location

Greg Rousey, the owner of 4R Home Thrift, announced on May 20 that his local business will be moving up to North Hill. The current address is 412 3rd St. NE and Rousey said the goal date for a grand opening at 2031 N. Broadway is June 1. The new location is located near the El Azteca Mexican ...

Trinity Health announces administrative internship

Trinity Health has established a Summer Internship Program for graduate students seeking a career in healthcare administration. President and CEO John Kutch says the program will serve as an introduction to the real world of healthcare management and provide an intensive learning experience ...

Futures Files

Coffee crash Coffee prices dripped to a three-month low on Friday, trading under $1.03 per pound. The commodity has been extremely wild during the COVID-19 pandemic, with five moves of 20%+ so far this year. Demand and prices surged as Americans hoarded groceries, including their daily ...

Florists keep busy during pandemic

Kathey Medlin Keller of Perfect Petals in Harvey had just filled her big cooler with flowers when the COVID-19 pandemic hit North Dakota in March. “We’re talking several thousand dollars worth of flowers, during a global shutdown. Connected next door to my floral shop is the antique, ...

Spring cleaning your finances

Spring has finally sprung! We are beginning to come out of quarantine and find a routine once again. During this “stay at home” time, I heard from many who dug into their closets and garages. Some of which have not been cleaned or organized in years. I found things I didn’t know I had! ...

New Children’s Librarian at Minot Public Library

Randi Monley has been promoted to Children’s Libarian at the Minot Public Library. She is a Minot native who graduated from Minot State University with a BA in English Literature in 2010. She began working at the Minot Public Library in 2013 and has been a strong advocate for library ...

Local financial advisor honored for performance

Greg Tschetter, who has been an Edward Jones financial advisor in Minot since 2000, was recently invited to attend the Edward Jones Managing Partner’s Conference in April in Scottsdale, Ariz. The annual event honors the top 400 of the firm’s more than 18,000 financial advisors. The ...

ASB’s Hanson appointed to Federal Reserve Bank Advisory Council

Five new community bank experts have been appointed to the Community Depository Institution Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. American State Bank & Trust Company of Williston President/CEO David Hanson was one of those recently appointed. The Advisory Council ...

FUTURES FILE

Massive rush to silver Precious metals markets are heating up, with silver leading the way higher. The metal topped $17 per ounce on Friday for the first time in over two months, a sign that investors see silver as a safe-haven asset. Silver fell under $12 per ounce during the worst of the ...

Shutdown of tribal casinos deals blow to Indian Country

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When the Kalispel Tribe of Indians closed its casino as the coronavirus took hold in Washington state, it essentially shut down its economy. That difficult choice has played out nationwide as some 500 Native American casinos have voluntarily closed during the pandemic, ...

In midst of pandemic, resorts prepare for summer guests

RICHMOND, Minn. (AP) — Families are waiting to see what their summer vacations will look like in the midst of a pandemic, but some of the places preparing to host them are still making plans. At Riverside Resort on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes, May 1 would have marked the first day of a ...

What is a good reason for a personal loan?

Unsecured personal loans can pay for almost anything. Their flexibility makes them easy to turn to when you want to consolidate your debts or put in that kitchen island. But first assessing all your financing options can save you money. As the economy shifts, so will the way a personal loan ...

Deadwood casinos seeing visitors after reopening

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Casinos in Deadwood, South Dakota, are seeing customers after reopening last week during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Deadwood City Commission voted last Monday to allow businesses to reopen if they follow federal, state and local rules for preventing the spread of ...