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Trinity’s Lenertz promoted to HR vice president

Trinity Health announced that Renae Lenertz has been promoted to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer/VP of Human Resources. Lenertz has served as Trinity’s Director of Human Resources for the past 21 years. As CHRO/VP, she’ll play an expanded role in developing HR strategies ...

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Electricity shockingly cheap Prices for power are dropping across the United States as electricity generation costs plummet. In many markets, the wholesale price for electricity has been cut nearly in half over the last two years. Costs are dropping as natural gas sank this week to nearly a ...

New Mexico utility looks toward future as it leaves coal

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is approaching the wire for when it must issue a ruling on Public Service Company of New Mexico's application to end operations at the San Juan Generating Station. PNM Vice President of Generation Tom Fallgren said he ...

What to know before laying down money for a mattress

Here comes Presidents Day, a time to celebrate Lincoln and Roosevelt — and blowout mattress sales. These holiday-weekend bargains can be a smart opportunity to shop for a mattress if you need a new one. But choosing the right bed in your budget can be tricky if you go into the decision ...

Taco franchise opens its doors to the public

Issac Gutierrez and his staff are bringing the heat to Minot with the newly opened Taco Feliz Mexican restaurant. The establishment, owned by Gutierrez and some partners, opened its doors to the public on Jan. 20, at 1535 S. Broadway. And so far customers can’t get enough, he says. The ...

Nature’s Nook encourages play for all children

A locally owned toy and book store not only encourages kids to play and stay active, but they also encourage kids and adults to embrace their creative sides. Dave and Deb Peery are the owners of Nature’s Nook Children’s Toys and Books, located on North Hill. Their store has a wide variety ...

Gillund promoted to sales director at SRT

Paul Gillund has been promoted to sales director at SRT. In his new role Gillund will oversee the business sales department, communication systems technicians, and product management. He will be responsible for all business related sales and services. Gillund previously served as SRT’s ...

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Commodities selloff stops The ongoing Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has been wreaking havoc on commodities markets, as the epidemic has created trade disruptions and massive uncertainty. Raw materials that are heavily dependent on Chinese demand, like copper, hogs, and soybeans, had been in a ...

Should your student loans and your spouse’s get hitched?

Multiple studies have shown that student debt can cause borrowers to delay getting married. For some borrowers, though, marriage could actually be a gateway to paying less. You can save money by refinancing student loans, but not everyone qualifies. If your better half has a better financial ...

ND coal production reaches 27.2 million tons in 2019

North Dakota’s five lignite coal mines produced 27.2 million tons of lignite coal in 2019, which was an 8 percent drop from the 29.7 million tons mined in 2018 and the 29.1 million tons mined in 2017. The reduction was largely the result of major outages that occurred at various power plants ...

Agencies co-host public meetings Feb. 18 in multiple locations

BISMARCK – Public input is sought on a proposed strategy for meeting North Dakota’s workforce needs. Job Service North Dakota, North Dakota’s Department of Commerce, Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Human Services’ Vocational Rehabilitation Division have drafted ...

Flagstad promoted at United Community

United Community Bank has announced that Molly Flagstad has been promoted to financial services specialist. Flagstad began her employment with United Community Bank in 2018 as a customer service representative. In her new position, Flagstad is responsible for developing relationships with new ...

Zaback named to 2020 Executive Council

Shane Zaback, Raymond James branch manager at 1408 20th Ave. NW, was recently named a member of the 2020 Executive Council. This marks the second consecutive year that Zaback has qualified for the recognition. Zaback, who joined Raymond James in 2017, has more than 22 years experience in the ...

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Virus spreads, markets volatile The World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a global health emergency after the outbreak expanded significantly this week, reaching 20 countries and sickening nearly 10,000 people, with over 200 deaths. The designation by the WHO will ...

In fight to survive, US dairy farmers look for any tech edge

PICKETT, Wis. (AP) — At Rosendale Dairy, each of the 9,000 cows has a microchip implanted in an ear that workers can scan with smartphones for up-to-the-minute information on how the animal is doing — everything from their nutrition to their health history to their productivity. Feed is ...

Snow removal businesses turn to other winter projects

North Dakota, this time of year, is known for its frigid temperatures and snow. But where’s all the snow? The lack of snowfall has been an issue across the city in recent months, leaving the services of snow removal companies like Busy Times Construction and Jessen Roofing Inc. with limited ...

Rugby CBD processing facility plans move forward

RUGBY – A local businessman is moving forward with plans to bring a CBD processing facility to Rugby. The Pierce County Tribune in Rugby reported Craig Wollenburg spoke to the City of Rugby Planning and Zoning Commission earlier this month to seek a variance for a facility that would ...

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce January Eagle Awards

January recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Mary Krueger, Scheels; Sue Abernathy, Hobby Lobby; Kyler Just, Karl’s TV, Appliance & Furniture; Joe Aberle, Minot Sash and Door; Kade Gilstad, Aspire Credit Union; Dr. Tyson Williams, Trinity Health; Kim ...

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Coronavirus infects markets A deadly coronavirus continues to spread in China, with a death toll of 25 people and over 800 infected so far, according the Friday’s update from the Chinese National Health Commission. Chinese officials are trying to contain the disease and have locked down ...