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Audet new civil engineer at Ackerman-Estvold

Joe Audet has joined the Ackerman-Estvold Minot office as a full-time civil engineer. Audet recently earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of North Dakota. He has worked in the Minot office as a seasonal intern for the last two summers. Audet will be ...

Kuntz named United Community Bank President/CEO

United Community Bank announced Thursday that Bill Kuntz has been promoted to President/CEO and will be assuming responsibility for all four United Community Bank locations – Drake, Minot, Leeds and Burlington. Kuntz has been employed with UCB for 21 years with 20 of those years serving ...

Prather returns to KTGO in Tioga as GM

Flag Family Media (AM1090 KTGO - Tioga) recently announced the hiring of general manager Jim Prather. Prather is a 40-year radio veteran who returns to Tioga after a long career in sales and broadcasting. Flag Family Media President/Managing Partner Steve Hallstrom said, “We are thrilled ...

Trinity Hospital as a Level II Trauma Center with no deficiencies

The Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons has verified Trinity Hospital as a Level II Trauma Center following an onsite survey that found zero deficiencies. The hospital was visited for two days in June by an experienced team of site reviewers, who used the current American ...

Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoys

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii's highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions about the universe. But the site where they ...

Stocking up for school can be eco-friendly – and economical

Earth-friendly school supplies can be expensive, but going green doesn't mean asking your kid to open a lemonade stand to help pay. You can be gentle with the planet and respectful of your wallet. Start by widening your idea of what's "green." LOOK FOR FREEBIES FIRST Using what you ...

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Barry Bulls Up Oil Market As Tropical Storm Barry bears down on Louisiana, fears are rising that the storm would exacerbate heavy flooding in the region, causing the Mississippi River to back up and potentially overflow New Orleans’ protective levees. As residents flee the storm, so too ...

5 good times to shop for almost anything

There's a best time to buy just about anything , but knowing which product will go on sale at what time isn't always easy. So here's a list of general shopping rules that can apply to most things you'll buy. With these tips, you can figure out the best time — or at least a good time — to ...

Miller obtains CRPC designation

Financial Advisor Tom Miller of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Minot has achieved the professional designation of chartered retirement planning counselor. Miller successfully completed the chartered retirement planning counselor Professional Education Program from the ...

Physicians join Trinity Health

Trinity Health has added two physicians in the areas of vascular surgery and pediatrics, according to a press release from Trinity. Dr. Michael Gooden is a board-certified vascular and endovascular surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree at ...

Poll: 1 in 4 don’t plan to retire despite realities of aging

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals' retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving responsibilities often force ...

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U.S. job market booms On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly jobs report, which showed an economy that continues to rocket higher. 224,000 new jobs were added in June, far better than May’s dud of a report that showed only 72,000 new jobs. While this was good ...

Farm Credit Services and IRET to “Swap” Offices

In a joint statement, Farm Credit Services of North Dakota and Investors Real Estate and Trust have announced Farm Credit Services has purchased the IRET building located behind Dakota Square Mall and have sold their current office building on 10th Street SW to IRET. The deal was brokered by ...

Feakes top agent for ND

Patty Feakes of Fessenden has received the Professional Insurance Agents of ND 2019 Agent of the Year Award for dedicated service to her industry, association, and community. Feakes has worked in the Fessenden area since beginning her insurance career more than 25 years ago. She is in her ...

Berland Klein now with First International Insurance

First International Insurance has welcomed Lynn Berland Klein as an insurance manager and agent at 1600 S. Broadway in Minot. She brings more than 25 years of professional experience to the First International Insurance team, focusing on business, farm, and personal insurance.

Soltis now a broker associate with Brokers 12 Real Estate

Lori Soltis of Brokers 12 in Minot was issued a real estate broker license through the North Dakota Real Estate Commission. Soltis had completed the requirements needed including extensive education and passed the broker’s examination to obtain this upper level license. She began her career ...

International forum: Don’t expect cheap money to do it all

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Stocks have risen on expectation of more help from central banks, but an international financial forum warned Sunday that the global recovery can't just rely on support from the likes of the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank to get past its current ...

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USDA shocks markets On Friday morning, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its “Planted Acreage” report that shocked markets by showing far more corn acres and fewer soybean acres than anticipated. After a terribly wet spring and widespread reports of farmers unable to plant ...

States’ push to legalize sports betting differs by region

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast ...