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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 ...

Minot Chamber announces Eagle Awards

February recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Trenton Howard, Kevin’s Plumbing & Heating; Judy Hammer, Trinity Health; Dr. Marisa Albertson, Trinity Health; Tony Heath, Walmart Super Center; Clare Thorsell, Modern Dental; Jodi Loring, Gate City Bank; ...

Harrington hired as trust associate

American Trust Center has hired Alaina Harrington as trust associate in the Stanley area. Harrington was previously employed with ATC’s affiliate bank, American Bank Center as a personal banker. In her new role, Harrington is responsible for providing growth with existing and new clients ...

Dakota Family Services adds nurse practitioner in Minot

Fabiola Sweet recently joined Dakota Family Services, an outpatient behavioral health clinic in Minot. Sweet will diagnose and treat behavioral health conditions, manage psychiatric medication, and make treatment recommendations for clients of all ages. In addition to office hours in Minot, ...

Hayhurst named to Raymond James 2020 Executive Council

Kelly Hayhurst, Raymond James branch manager, located at 1111 31st Ave SW, Ste. D - Minot, was recently named a member of the 2020 Executive Council. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Hayhurst has qualified for this important recognition. Hayhurst, who joined Raymond James in 2006, ...

Mattern now director of KeyCare Medical

Trinity Health announced that Bonnie Mattern, a healthcare executive with more than 20 years of management experience, has been named director of KeyCare Medical. As director, Mattern is responsible for administering all aspects of Trinity’s durable medical equipment outlet, which includes ...

New owner at Tioga Shopping Center

New York based real estate brokerage firm, Rafinia Property Group announces the acquisition of the Tioga Shopping Center located at 801 Elm Street in Tioga The buyers are two New York based private equity funds, Zar Capital Group and SMA (Kamali) Partners LLC. The center is a community ...

Minot, area airports receive federal grants

Minot and four area airports were awarded Airport Improvement Program entitlement grants by the Federal Aviation Administration. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer announced the grant awards. Airports awarded grants include: – $2.066 million to Minot International Airport to ...

FUTURES FILE

Wheat plagued by drought, locusts Wheat prices exploded last Tuesday, gaining over 20 cents per bushel as traders grew concerned about global supply threats. Australia’s crop is suffering due to dry conditions, and a plague of locusts is threatening crops across Pakistan, India, and ...

Trinity’s Lenertz promoted to HR vice president

Trinity Health announced that Renae Lenertz has been promoted to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer/VP of Human Resources. Lenertz has served as Trinity’s Director of Human Resources for the past 21 years. As CHRO/VP, she’ll play an expanded role in developing HR strategies ...

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Electricity shockingly cheap Prices for power are dropping across the United States as electricity generation costs plummet. In many markets, the wholesale price for electricity has been cut nearly in half over the last two years. Costs are dropping as natural gas sank this week to nearly a ...

New Mexico utility looks toward future as it leaves coal

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is approaching the wire for when it must issue a ruling on Public Service Company of New Mexico's application to end operations at the San Juan Generating Station. PNM Vice President of Generation Tom Fallgren said he ...

What to know before laying down money for a mattress

Here comes Presidents Day, a time to celebrate Lincoln and Roosevelt — and blowout mattress sales. These holiday-weekend bargains can be a smart opportunity to shop for a mattress if you need a new one. But choosing the right bed in your budget can be tricky if you go into the decision ...

Taco franchise opens its doors to the public

Issac Gutierrez and his staff are bringing the heat to Minot with the newly opened Taco Feliz Mexican restaurant. The establishment, owned by Gutierrez and some partners, opened its doors to the public on Jan. 20, at 1535 S. Broadway. And so far customers can’t get enough, he says. The ...

Nature’s Nook encourages play for all children

A locally owned toy and book store not only encourages kids to play and stay active, but they also encourage kids and adults to embrace their creative sides. Dave and Deb Peery are the owners of Nature’s Nook Children’s Toys and Books, located on North Hill. Their store has a wide variety ...