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ND oil & gas production declined slightly

North Dakota’s oil and gas production declined slightly compared to records set a month earlier. The state produced 1.44 million barrels of oil a day in September, according to the most recent information released on Tuesday. In August the state produced a record-setting 1.48 million barrels ...

Packulak hired as commercial loan officer at United Community Bank

United Community Bank has hired Stephen Packulak to join their team as a commercial loan officer at the Minot location. A native of Burlington, Packulak graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He brings with him a combined ...

Lee named store manager at Tires Plus

Tires Plus Total Car Care of Minot and Jarid Lundeen announced that David Lee has been promoted to Tires Plus Store Manager. As of Oct. 14, David has assumed management responsibilities of the Minot Tires Plus located at 1301 20th Avenue SW. Lee began working as assistant manager for Tire Plus ...

Attorney named to Superlawyers List

Randall Bakke of Bakke Grinolds Wiederholt of Bismarck has been named as a “Super Lawyer” in 2019 by the rating service Super Lawyers. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer every year since 2007. Bakke is board certified as a civil trial specialist and civil pretrial advocacy specialist ...

First UAS company joins ND Aviation Council

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Aviation Council welcomed SkySkopes as its first Unmanned Aircraft Systems company member. SkySkopes joins the council as an organizational member. Members include pilots, airport directors, fixed-base operations, aviation mechanics, educators and air ...

Sizing up the 2019 holiday shopping season for retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — With two weeks until the official start of the holiday shopping season, the nation’s retailers are gearing up for what should be another brutally competitive shopping period. The good news? Many retail CEOs say the U.S. consumer is financially healthy given the economy ...

Milennial Money: You lost your job. Now what?

It doesn't matter if you were fired or laid off, whether you saw it coming or were completely blindsided: Losing your job is disorienting. You'll feel like you're in a fog. And yet, in that fog you still need to answer some important questions: How will you pay rent? Put gas in your car? What ...

Blasing attends Ford Motor Company seminar

Derek Blasing of Westlie Ford in Minot participated in an intensive, four-day seminar for automotive dealers in Dearborn, Michigan, sponsored by Ford Motor Company. The seminar discussed ways to meet or exceed customer expectations every time they visit the dealership for parts, service or to ...

Drago now office manager at Legacy Financial Partners

Stephanie Drago was promoted to office manager with the practice of Legacy Financial Partners, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. As office manager, Drago will be responsible for managing and organizing office work flow and daily business operations. ...

Emergency Physicians Join Trinity Health

Scrimshaw, both board-certified physicians, have joined Trinity Health in the specialty of emergency medicine. Dr. Lovita Scrimshaw graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University and earned her Doctor of Osteopathy from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, ...

Physicians join Trinity Health

Trinity Health has added two physicians in the areas of vascular surgery and pediatrics. 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 the University of Arizona. Following general ...

Prairie Federal Credit Union to rebrand as Aspire Credit Union

Prairie Federal Credit Union, an established credit union with an 85-year history of serving Minot and the surrounding area, will open their doors as Aspire Credit Union on Feb. 4. Since 1934, Prairie Federal Credit Union has been committed to exceeding members’ expectations and ...

FUTURES FILE

Saudi Arabia pumps up oil price The world’s most profitable company is going to go on sale soon. Aramco, an oil-producing company exclusively held by Saudi Arabian elites, is expected to have its initial public offering (IPO) in December, holding a valuation between $1 trillion and $2 ...

Don’t let try-before-you-buy shopping bust your budget

Services such as Stitch Fix and Amazon's Prime Wardrobe have put try-before-you-buy shopping on the map. The concept is simple: Shoppers get apparel, accessories or other goods delivered to try, which they can either send back or purchase. "For many customers who do not enjoy the hustle and ...

Prairie Federal gives boost to ‘pink’ campaign

Prairie Federal Credit Union held a raffle on Sept. 30 and raised $1,594 for the Minot Y’s Men’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink Campaign. Cancer patients will have help regaining their strength, thanks to Prairie Federal Credit Union and its customers. The campaign supports patient access to ...

Mainstream Boutique creates Giving Tree

Mainstream Boutique in Minot has teamed with Dakota Memorial School at the Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch to establish a Giving Tree to benefit students attending the school. Desiring to make an impact to celebrate the season of giving, Mainstream Boutique owner Pam Karpenko contacted Cher ...

Job market still strong

There’s still plenty of jobs in oil country, and many of those jobs pay well. However, the high cost of living is a barrier to recruiting, according to Job Service North Dakota representatives who spoke at the Western Dakota Energy Association meeting in Minot Oct. 31. Paula Hickel, manager ...

Ward County seeks HR director

Ward County is advertising to fill its human resources director position after commissioners accepted the resignation of Robin Finneseth on Tuesday. Finneseth, whose last day was Nov. 1, left to accept a position in the private sector. She had started the county’s newly created human ...

Sustainable Minot Business/Organization Project Launches

The Minot Environmental Policy Group invites local businesses and organizations to participate in the Sustainable Minot project that launched in May 2019. “Environmental sustainability makes economic sense,” said group member Monica Peterson. “Waste and inefficiency cost money. We want ...

Dakota Burger Company gives Minot a Halloween treat

Dakota Burger Truck was started by a man with a love of burgers and serving people. When Jake Lockrem started the food truck in February, he didn’t realize it would skyrocket in popularity so quickly. “The Dakota Burger Truck started out of my desire to eat burgers,” Lockrem ...