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Paige Baade is nursing director at Dakota College at Bottineau

Paige Baade has been hired as the nursing director at Dakota College at Bottineau. Baade served as the interim director for the past three months and has been a nursing faculty member at the Dakota College in Valley City site since November 2018. She holds a bachelor of science degree in ...

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Corn Screams Big Demand, Weather Fears, Supply Concerns Corn blasted to its highest levels since 2013 with export demand and fears of the potential for hot, dry weather in the corn belt in coming weeks. On Friday morning, the USDA released a supply vs. demand report indicating that ending ...

Biden sees ‘win’ for US in electric vehicle battery deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said Sunday they have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia. President Joe Biden called it "a win for American workers and the ...

Berg named to Prairie Business “Top 25”

Prairie Business magazine recently released its list of 2021’s Top 25 Women in Business. The women, profiled in the March issue of the magazine, included Minot native Andrea Berg. Berg earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Minot State University. Her bio included the ...

Duke now with Bank of ND

Jackie Duke has joined BND as a business banker III. Duke comes to BND from Wells Fargo Bank in Minot where she was the assistant vice president and commercial relationship manager. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Minot State University.

ND District ranks first in SCORE survey

GRAND FORKS – The North Dakota District ranked first nationwide in a national 2020 Client Engagement Survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers and funded by the SCORE Foundation. More than 250 chapters were included in this year’s results. The Grand Forks chapter was the highest rated ...

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Report sends crops on wild elevator ride Farmers were loving the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wednesday for reporting an unexpected drop in acreage to be planted with corn and soybeans. The shockingly low planting estimates could result in a severe shortage of both crops if any weather ...

Vangsness retires, Perrin promoted at United Community Bank

United Community Bank has announced that Minot President Todd Vangsness is set to retire effective April 15 after 17 years with United and 44 years in the banking industry. Vangsness began his role with UCB as an ag lender, has served as Senior Vice President and now oversees the Minot ...

CENTURY 21 Action Realtors agent Receives 2020 President’s Producer Award

Dorothy Martwick, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Action Realtors announced that in recognition of outstanding sales production and commitment to quality service, Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently honored sales associate Tracy Dachs with the 2020 CENTURY 21 President’s Producer Award. The ...

Warner not seeking re-election to Verendrye board

John Warner has announced that he will not seek re-election to his position on the board of Verendrye Electric Coop when it meets for its annual meeting at the State Fair Center on the evening of June 12, 2021. Warner is completing nine years on the Verendrye board representing the Western ...

Town & Country Credit Union promotes two

Jessica Henderson was recently promoted to AVP, Accounting at Town & Country Credit Union’s main office in Minot. A Burlington native, Henderson graduated from Minot State University with a degree in accounting. She has over 19 years of banking experience, including nearly 13 years in ...

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Wheat Takes it on the Chin as Weather Improves All grain and oilseed prices fell during the week, with wheat down the most. The third-largest corn sale in history helped prop that market up. Even so, wheat prices were pounded by the prospects of better yields as the Southwest received ...

Pandemic-driven financial habits

As the pandemic shut down the world around her, Ashli Smith , an Atlanta resident and mom to a newborn, says she set up autopay for her recurring bills to help her stay organized and avoid late payments. "With everything going on, plus being a mom, I don't want to forget to pay something or ...

Hwy 83 Lawn, Leisure & Tools opens April 2

Russ Gohl, right, owner of the new Hwy 83 Lawn, Leisure & Tools, and Darryl Revier, general manager, are shown in the store on Wednesday. Gohl’s wife, Jeanne, is also an owner. Located near the Six Mile Corner (intersection of U.S. Highway 83 and N.D. Highway 37), east of Garrison, the ...

Lucy certified by American Family

Michael Lucy, an American Family Insurance agency owner in Minot, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. The service excellence distinction was determined through an evaluation ...

Child and adolescent psychiatrist hired by Trinity Health

Dr. Elizabeth Ohiku, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, has joined Trinity Health’s Behavioral Health Services team. Ohiku is board certified in general and child-adolescent psychiatry. She completed her medical degree and general psychiatry residency at the University of Illinois College ...

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Crude crashes as demand slides Petroleum’s horrendous tumble last week began Monday, fueled by a strong U.S. dollar and general concerns about slackening demand. The decline gained momentum on Wednesday as the International Energy Agency reported an inventory build of 2.4 million barrels of ...

COVID tax break could open door to student loan forgiveness

The tax break on college debt cancellations in the COVID-19 relief package signed last week by President Joe Biden has removed a potential roadblock to forgiving student loan debt: taxes . The provision won't count any debt forgiven from Dec. 31, 2020, to Jan. 1, 2026, as income. Under one of ...

New owner of Rainbow Photo Lab

Cutter Flory, left, new owner of Rainbow Photo Lab in Minot, discusses some photo business with customer Jerome Behm on Tuesday afternoon. Flory recently purchased the business from Bill and Marie Leonard who were in the business for more than 40 years. The business at 215 11th Ave. SW is one ...