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Volunteers making a difference

The whole idea is to keep it looking good. “First impressions mean a lot when you come into a city. We enjoy having the city look good,” explained Kevin Bohl, First Western Bank. Bohl and fellow volunteers from First Western Bank have taken over the task of mowing the grass and pulling ...

CHS SunPrairie invests in agriculture

KENMARE — CHS SunPrairie board members presented Kenmare Public Schools with a $10,000 check recently to help with the construction of a new greenhouse for students. The greenhouse will be utilized by the Vo-Ag classes from 8th grade through 12th grade. “At CHS SunPrairie it is ...

Rural Community Grant Fund awards $6,000 grant

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce that it has awarded the Minot Commission on Aging $6,000 as a recipient of the Rural Community Grant Fund. The grant funds will help with their technology upgrades as well as some office business machines. Farm Credit strongly ...

Feist-Erickson reappointed to state advisory board

Gov. Doug Burgum reappointed Missy Feist-Erickson to serve on the advisory board for the Commission on Status of Wo- men. Her reappointment will extend to June 2023. She was originally appointed to this board by Governor Jack Dalrymple in 2016. Feist-Erickson, who is vice president for ...

Select Inn open under new management

Previously known as the Select Inn, now under new management Economy Hotel Minot has officially opened their doors for business after passing the City of Minot’s health inspection. “The health department really worked with us on opening up the rooms as they reinspected them,” said ...

FUTURE SFILE

Copper red hot on China talk Copper prices are heating up, hitting a six-week high on Friday at $2.68 per pound. The rally was sparked by news that China and the United States have agreed to hold off on proposed tariff increases, a measure of goodwill ahead of trade talks next ...

Tips for becoming an ethical shopper

Sustainability, labor conditions, politics and other issues prevalent in the news have left many consumers wondering how to be socially responsible. For some, this seems like an impossible task. "Trying to create a perfect world or be a perfect consumer is not at all realistic," says Dr. ...

First International Bank and Trust congratulates Amanda Geinert

First International Bank & Trust congratulates Amanda Geinert on her recent award from the Minot Board of Realtors. Geinert is the board’s 2019 Realtor Affiliate of the Year. Geinert is well known in her profession as someone who goes above and beyond to ensure her clients and business ...

FUTURES FILE

Hi ho silver! Metals traders got a wild ride last week as silver prices first exploded nearly $1.50 per ounce in two days, then crashed even lower by Friday morning. Overall, silver has gained over $5.00 per ounce since late May; such a massive upward rise is typically accompanied by ...

Trump order on China will hurt us, small businesses say

NEW YORK (AP) — Although President Donald Trump has told U.S. companies to stop dealing with China, small business owners say complying would hurt, even devastate them. If Vanessa Topper can't work with a manufacturer in China, "I'm going to have to fold a quarter of my business," she ...

NERDWALLET: How a credit card loan’s fast and easy cash can cost you

Credit card companies want to turn your unused credit line into cash that you can borrow for things like home improvements or unexpected expenses. But accepting this loan offer may not be the best choice for your wallet or your credit score. In recent months, two of the largest credit card ...

Buen new agent at Town and Country Insurance

David Buen was recently hired as an agent at Town and Country Insurance Agency in Minot. Originally from Velva, Buen earned his business management degree from Minot State University. He brings more than 15 years of insurance experience in the Minot area to his new role with Town and Country ...

Wagner earns professinal engineer license, relocates

Blake Wagner, a mechanical engineer with Prairie Engineering, P.C., has earned his professional engineer license in the State of North Dakota. Wagner, who recently moved to Bismarck, has been with Prairie Engineering, P.C., since 2013. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and ...

Entrepreneurship conference in Garrison Oct. 1-2

Energizing Entrepreneurs in Rural for Rural is taking place in Garrison Oct. 1-2. The conference is targeted at rural entrepreneurs or anyone else with an idea and passion to make their opportunites right where they are. For more information, visit www.bit.ly.ENERGIZEGARRISON19 or contact ...

Kalix buys new van with grant money

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce that it has awarded $35,000 to Kalix as a recipient of the Rural Community Grant Fund. The grant funds were used to purchase a mobility van for their Human Connection Program. Borgi Beeler, President and CEO of Kalix, is pleased to ...

FUTURES FILES

O.J. jumps on hurricane threat Orange juice prices exploded toward week’s end as meteorologists predicted a major hit to Florida’s citrus growing region. The strong winds and saturated soil can cause long-term damage to orange trees and cut yields dramatically. On Wednesday, Gov. ...

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Awards

August recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Dr. Amy Wall, West Oaks Animal Hospital; Margie Zietz, City of Minot; Krista Talley, Trinity Hospital; Dr. Joel Woodruff, Trinity Hospital; Kyara Brown, Nail Glamor; Gloria Glasgow, Ward County Social ...

Why streaming services are the new credit card rewards binge

When it comes to credit card rewards, it's not all about gas, groceries and restaurants anymore. Issuers are moving beyond suburban staples to include millennial-friendly categories such as transit and streaming subscriptions. The trend toward streaming rewards, in particular, is hard to ...

Sawinski joins Prairie Engineering

Piotr Sawinski has joined Prairie Engineering as staff structural engineer and lead of the firms new Structural Department. Sawinski is a licensed engineer in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and New York. He has more than 15 years of global experience in structural design and ...

Directors elected at Farm Credit Services

Stockholders of Farm Credit Services of North Dakota, ACA elected two directors and five nominating committee members during the recent election period ending Aug. 5. Bryan Ankenbauer, Bowbells, was re-elected to the Board of Directors for a four-year term and Tim Dwyer, Sidney, Mont., was ...