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Why credit card rewards are targeting ‘convenience’ spending

If you're spending a lot on convenience — whether in the form of grocery delivery, ride-hailing or meal delivery — your credit card wants to reward you for it, while encouraging you to spend more. Consider these recent offerings: — Chase announced in January that for a limited time, ...

Many head to local gyms to keep busy & stay in shape

The beginning of a new year is a fresh start for most. People use this time of year to improve their lifestyles – including by changing their diet and exercise routines. Being open for three months, Planet Fitness has seen a lot of members come into the gym, especially after the holidays ...

Several promotions within First Western Bank & Trust

Tom Larson has been promoted to senior vice president of ag and commercial lending at First Western Bank & Trust. Larson is a N.D. native, who graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in banking & finance. He has served in many capacities for NDBA Ag ...

JDee Douglas new at Brokers 12

JDee Douglas has joined Brokers 12 Inc. as a real estate agent. A Minot native, her previous experience included customer service, sales and marketing and she was previously employed in new home design and sales.

T-Mobile to open at Dakota Square Mall

T-Mobile, a mobile telecommunication company, is opening at Dakota Square Mall in February as part of the Herberger’s redevelopment. The 2,354-square-foot space will be located on the north side of the mall with an outward facing entrance next to Barnes and Noble. T-Mobile installed the ...

Clinical dietitian to lead Nutrition Services at Trinity Health

Desire’e Steinberger, RD, LRD, a clinical dietitian with eight years of experience in clinical nutrition and food service management, has joined Trinity Health as director of Nutrition Services. Steinberger will oversee all aspects of Trinity’s hospital-based food and clinical nutrition ...

Recover from your holiday spending hangover

Happy New Year! The holidays can be such a joyous time of year, but so much time and effort to plan and prepare, and then… just like that, it’s over. The meal leaves you full and exhausted. The holiday bills can leave you feeling much the same. Without even looking at your bills, you ...

Trade deals signed, now what?

On Thursday the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly ratified the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), an update to the 90’s-era NAFTA deal. The new pact is largely similar to NAFTA but has some key provisions to support U.S. auto manufacturers, protect the environment, and update intellectual ...

Make this the year you stop wasting food (and money)

Who hasn’t felt the shame of a refrigerator purge? You’re sentenced to face the forgotten leftovers, fuzzy produce and years-old salad dressing that you swear must have come with the fridge. But it didn’t. You paid money for all these things, and now you have to throw them away. Take ...

Five promoted at Brady Martz

Brady Martz & Associates recently announced the promotion of five employees at its Minot location. In announcing the promotions, Firm President Todd Van Dusen congratulated the group for their hard work and dedication to the Firm and more importantly to the clients they serve. Minot ...

American Dream

On Jan. 1, Pat Bailey and his wife, Wendy, became the new owners of Muus Lumber & Hardware. Pat Bailey worked his way up the ranks to achieve such success. Muus Lumber initially started as the Great Northern Lumber Co., founded by Einer Muus in 1904. In its 116-year existence, the deeply ...

LSSND Board names Monson as interim CEO

FARGO – The Board of Directors at Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota has chosen Eric Monson as the agency’s interim chief executive officer, effective Jan. 15. Monson will serve in this role during the period from CEO Jessica Thomasson’s departure Jan. 31 until a new CEO steps ...

Bills aside, your 2020 budget can be a little F-U-N

Reporting for jury duty. Standing in line at the DMV. Going to the dentist. Making a budget. What do all of these have in common? They're activities you'd probably like to skip. And while budgeting certainly isn't exciting, breaking down your spending can give you the ability to do things ...

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Iran: All Smoke, No Fire On Tuesday night, Iran retaliated against the United States with a series of missile strikes against Iraqi military bases that housed U.S. troops. The attack was in response to the U.S. assassination of the Iranian military leader, Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by ...

Rustic but elegant

BURLINGTON – The owners of a new regional events center hit the ground running when doors opened last October. Booked with weddings before construction was completed, the facility has kept its staff busy. The Barn at 52 Pines is, foremost, a wedding and reception venue, but owners Delton ...

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Drone strike rocks markets Late Thursday night, a U.S. drone attacked a convoy near the Baghdad Airport, killing one of Iran’s top military leaders, General Qasem Soleimani. He led Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, and his power has been likened to a member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of ...

New agent Holly Bartsch joins Preferred Partners

Holly Bartsch has joined Preferred Partners Real Estate as a real estate agent. For the past nine years, she has worked in the business office of a real estate agency, when she decided to obtain her real estate license.

Williston Economic Development reports strong 2019

The City of Williston awarded nearly $1.2 million in STAR Fund incentives to 43 projects in 2019. These efforts leveraged almost $1.7 million in Bank of North Dakota matching dollars and $11.3 million in private investment. “STAR Fund activity in 2019 indicates that economic interest in ...

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Wheat Catches Fire Wheat exploded to a 16-month month high on Friday, with prices for the Chicago wheat contract topping $5.60 per bushel. The market is being bolstered by potential Chinese demand. Following the trade deal, market watchers are expecting China to announce a new plan to ...