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Ackerman-Estvold expands services to include residential architecture

Ackerman-Estvold has a new branch of architectural services. Previously only offering commercial services, Ackerman-Estvold will now provide residential architecture and interior design services to clients throughout North Dakota. Ackerman-Estvold team members have over 125 years of ...

National award for Westlie Ford’s part department

Westlie Ford Parts Department is once again being recognized for their outstanding work. The department has received The 2019 Power Stroke Diesel Top 50 Award. This award recognizes the Westlie Parts Department for being one of the Top 50 Diesel Parts Growth dealers. This means that not only ...

Foley hired by Houston Engineering

Houston Engineering Inc. welcomes Taylor Foley to its Minot team as a Technician I. Taylor will work in the field and in the office providing construction observation and CAD drafting services along with some survey and construction staking. He is a Minot native and earned his associate ...

Lipp joins MSU Foundation

The Minot State University Development Foundation announced that 1990 graduate Steve Lipp has joined the Foundation as a development officer. Lipp, a Minot native, worked for the past six years for Bishop Ryan Catholic School as the Director of Mission Advancement and Foundation. Prior to ...

New doctor joins Trinity Health

Kamalpreet Parmar, MD, MPH, has joined Trinity Health in the specialty of hematopathology, a branch of pathology concerned with the diagnosis of blood, bone marrow, and lymphoid disorders such as leukemia and lymphoma. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Parmar completed a master of ...

Nurse practitioner Brandi Peterson new to Trinity Health

Brandi Peterson, FNP-C, a board-certified nurse practitioner, has joined Trinity Health’s cancer team at the Trinity CancerCare Center. A Bismarck native, she earned her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Mary, Bismarck, and completed her master of science in nursing ...

FUTURES FILE

Stocks sickened by COVID concerns The three most active stock market indexes (the Dow, NASDAQ, and the S&P 500) continued their upward rally last week until Thursday morning, at which point they began an extraordinary one-day tumble giving up half their massive climb which began in ...

Darker Studio moves to Velva

Sarah and Chad Bowman opened their tattoo and piercing shop on June 1 in Velva, called Darker Studio. The couple moved to Velva from Colorado in March during the pandemic. They had family in Colorado, but it wasn’t what they were looking for. The Bowmans know people in Velva and, originally, ...

Rooter-Man to the rescue

Rooter-Man drain cleaning service owners Reid Hanson, Cole Ritter and Manager David Kirlis had big plans for the city of Minot and the territory of western North Dakota during its grand opening on May 1. But the coronavirus pandemic thought otherwise. As numerous businesses were closed by the ...

Professional Hearing Services uses clear masks for better communication

The staff at Professional Hearing Services are introducing the use of clear masks with curbside services. Fifty-five percent of all communication is visual, and normal masks hide facial expressions and emotions, and make it difficult for patients to recognize social cues. Cole Kidwell, a ...

AGT Foods launches innovative pasta brand

AGT Foods in Minot has introduced a new pea-based pasta line called Veggipasta that provides a healthy option for consumers. “Consumers are looking for new and innovative products that are good for them and taste good as well. Whether that is high in protein, gluten-free or high in fiber, ...

Free social media webinar offered for businesses

FARGO – The U.S. Small Business Administration and its resource partners are offering a free Social Media Webinar on Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is requested. Christy Dauer, program manager for the North Dakota Women’s Business Center East, and Kirsten Berger, ...

Minot Chamber ribbon cutting

The Minot Chamber Ambassadors cut the ribbon at the new location for Mary Me Bridal last Wednesday. The business is now located at 2 S. Main Street, South Suite 111, the former location of Lulu Lane. Submitted Photo

FUTURESFILE

Jobs & Stocks Bounce Back Markets were gleeful on Friday morning after a report showing 13.3% unemployment, the second-highest rate since the Great Depression. The reason for their optimism? Things didn’t get worse after April’s record-breaking 14.7% rate. Investors had been fearing ...

Silverthorn promoted to assistant vice president

Stephanie Silverthorn has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Human Resources at Town & Country Credit Union. Originally from Minot, Silverthorn is a graduate of Minot State University. She joined Town & Country Credit Union in 2014 as Executive Admin and HR Coordinator. In 2017, ...

Anderson joins Town & Country as internal auditor

Lindsey Anderson recently joined the Town & Country team as the Director of Internal Audit. A Minot native, Anderson holds a degree in finance from the University of North Dakota and is a Certified Community Bank Internal Auditor. She brings five years of experience as an internal ...

Minot’s Kmart store scheduled to close July 17

One of Minot’s long-time businesses will be calling it quits soon. Kmart, which opened in the early 1970’s, is set to close its doors July 17. The business is located in a 108,110-square-foot building on 20th Avenue Southeast. Last November the Kmart building was listed for lease by SRS ...

Local woman awarded ND Direct Support Professional of the Year award

Sammie Haider of REM North Dakota, a part of The MENTOR Network, was named North Dakota Direct Support Professional of the Year. The award, recognizing one frontline professional in each state for his or her outstanding contributions to the individuals they support, is given by the American ...

How to pay rent when you can’t afford it

After Megan Pearson’s job as a restaurant server was put on hold because of COVID-19 -related stay-at-home orders, the single mom had to figure out how to come up with the rent for her apartment in Brooklyn, New York. “I posted my frustration on Facebook with trying to get through to ...