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SBA offers disaster assistance to small businesses impacted by virus

DENVER – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to North Dakota small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced. SBA acted under ...

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Oil Plunges Deeper Oil prices continued to crash this week, reaching an 18-year low on Wednesday near $20 per barrel. Prices are being eviscerated as Saudi Arabia and Russia continue to pump at a record pace in an attempt to bankrupt one another and U.S. shale oil producers. Meanwhile, ...

Whiplash: All at once, a steady US economy screeches to halt

By PAUL WISEMAN, ALEXANDRA OLSON and JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — Three weeks ago, EmpireCLS was heading toward a second straight year of record business. A car service company in New Jersey, Empire couldn't even find enough chauffeurs and office workers to ...

When market drops, play long game with retirement savings

The stock market has been on a punishing roller coaster ride this week, suffering its largest one-day drop in more than 30 years Thursday, on concerns that the spread of COVID-19 will hit the global economy hard. While stocks made gains during Friday trading, it's safe to say that volatility ...

Financial advisor Brenda Cook chosen to attend women’s conference

Brenda Cook, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Minot, was selected to attend the Edward Jones fifth annual Women’s Conference in St. Louis. The conference recognizes top female Edward Jones financial advisors and provides attendees with the opportunity to network, hear from ...

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Meat prices downright rotten Market anxiety spilled into beef and pork prices this week, sending futures contracts sharply lower. Meat demand is reactive to overall economic concerns; when people have extra money, they’re more likely to buy steaks, but in hard times, they’re more likely ...

New board member at United Community

On Feb. 27, the United Community Bank board of directors announced the appointment of their newest board member, Kelly Perrin, who operates within UCB as chief financial officer. Perrin has been employed with United Community Bank for seven years. “I admire Kelly’s driven attitude, ...

Two new providers at Trinity Health

Trinity Health has added two providers to its medical staff in the specialties of pediatrics and behavioral health. Kayla Bubach, FNP-C, is a family nurse practitioner and a member of Trinity’s pediatric team at Health Center – Medical Arts. A North Dakota native, she earned her bachelor ...

Crosby bank announces new consumer lender

The Bank of Tioga, a community bank located in Tioga and Crosby has announced Krista Verlinde as consumer relationship manager. Verlinde will office out of the Crosby location at 11 Central Ave. E. Verlinde brings over four years of banking knowledge along with six years lending experience to ...

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Interest rates plummet as virus cases rise Interest rates collapsed last week as markets continued to absorb the impact of the spread of COVID-19. On Tuesday, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced an emergency 0.5% rate cut in an attempt to get ahead of economic slowdowns caused by the virus. ...

Anxiety grips companies across the world as virus spreads

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since breaking out of China, the coronavirus has breached the walls of the Vatican. It's struck the Iranian holy city of Qom and contaminated a nursing home in Seattle. And around the world, it's carrying not just sickness and death but also the anxiety and paralysis that ...

Magic City Tattoo

A Minot tattoo artist opened her own shop on Saturday under the name Magic City Tattoo. For the last three years, Ahnie Peeples had been thinking about opening her own tattoo business, and she really began putting things in motion last October. She had to go through First District Health Unit ...

Trinity Health honors associates for years of service

Trinity Health honored 88 of its long-term employees at its annual Employee Service Awards Banquet held Feb. 25 at the Grand Hotel. Those honored were staff members who celebrated milestone anniversaries with Trinity Health last year. Sandy Getzlaff, a CNA at Trinity Homes, Judith ...

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Markets feverish over coronavirus Commodities and stock markets worldwide are feeling the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, leaving many investors feeling ill. Last week saw a significant expansion in cases of COVID-19 outside of China, increasing concerns that the disease will have a ...

Town & Country Insurance Agency, LLC welcomes Becky Braaten to their team

Becky Braaten was born and raised on a family farm near Westhope. After college, her interest in insurance sparked while working as an inquiry insurance specialist for the ND Insurance Commissioner. She and her husband moved back to Westhope in 1998 to take over their family farm and Becky ...

Halland now a licensed real estate broker

Brandy Halland, a real estate agent at Brokers 12 Real Estate, in Minot was issued a real estate broker license through the North Dakota Real Estate Commission. Halland had completed the requirements needed including extensive education and passed the Broker’s examination to obtain this ...

Trinity Heatlh welcomes Dr. Anand

Dr. Chandni Anand, an internist with nearly 30 years of primary care experience, has joined Trinity Health’s team of providers at Health Center – Town & Country Anand earned her medical degree from the University College of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. She completed her ...

Ongoing commitment to service earns agents 2019 Quality Service Pinnacle Award

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized the following sales affiliates with the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award. The annual award is based on results from the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Survey which is e-mailed to consumers immediately after the purchase or sale of a ...

New eatery in Sawyer

A new restaurant opened in Sawyer, named Gramma Jo’s Eatery. The owners, Mike Popham and Desi Jai, opened the doors to their new establishment with the help of TJ Nielson, the manager, and Ta’teanna Lockhart, the bartender. Gramma Jo’s Eatery was opened in what used to be known as ...