Business

Harvey grand prize winner

First International Bank & Trust announced recently the winners of the Fifth Annual Live First Community Giving Campaign. A record 91 entries were submitted this year, which received more than 17,000 votes. Harvey Ambulance Service receives the grand prize grant of $10,000. The non-profit ...

Town & Country highly rated in study

Town & Country Credit Union was recently named one of the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America. DepositAccounts.com, a subsidiary of LendingTree, analyzes financial institutions nationwide and publishes the Top 200 list for healthy banks and credit unions. “While many other ...

Where US home affordability is the worst

WASHINGTON (AP) — Living by the beach is becoming even more cost prohibitive. While many Americans know about the sky-high costs of housing in New York City or Seattle, affordability is increasingly the worst in areas where the wealthy vacation and a large share of local workers cater to ...

Watch your credit card rewards pile up with these 5 tips

By ROBIN SAKS FRANKEL NerdWallet Just because summer's approaching doesn't mean your wallet gets a vacation. From graduation season and Father's Day to the Fourth of July and back-to-school spending, you'll likely drop some dollars. Rewards-earning credit cards can help you save on these ...

Minot welcomes That German Place

The dream of opening a German cafe has finally become a reality for Minot resident Stefanie Cassidy. She opened That German Place Friday in downtown Minot. “I wanted to (open the cafe) probably for the last 20 years,” Cassidy said. “I wanted to open it already in Germany before we came ...

Gunderson joins First Western as Ag lender

Logan Gunderson, a Berthold native, has joined First Western Bank & Trust as an Ag lender. Gunderson graduated from Berthold High School and from Minot State University with a bachelor’s degrees in both accounting and finance. He grew up working on the family farm and ranch and has ...

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Corn pops over soggy fields Corn prices popped last week as markets grew increasingly concerned about severe planting delays across the Corn Belt. Nationwide, only 30% of the crop had been planted as of last week, compared to a recent average near 60%. Waterlogged fields are preventing ...

Tschetter named to Barron’s national list of top financial advisors

For the fifth consecutive year, Edward Jones financial advisor Greg Tschetter of Minot has been named to Barron’s magazine’s annual list of “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State.” Tschetter, who has served area investors for the past 18 years, ranked No. 3 in the ...

Marquardt cracks top five

North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance announced last week that Bob Marquardt of Minot was a top 5 producer of life insurance premiums for the month of March. North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance is based in Jamestown.

Attorneys general from 33 states urge pot banking reform

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys general from 33 states on Wednesday urged Congress to approve a proposal intended to fully open the doors of the U.S. banking system to the legal marijuana industry. Most Americans live in states where marijuana is legally available in some form. But most banks ...

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Biggest trade war in history Last week, President Trump threatened China with stiffer tariffs ahead of trade talks. On Friday, he raised tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on a $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. For U.S. consumers, this will mean higher prices on goods imported from China, on ...

MSU alumnus Jim McIntyre to give commencement address

Jim McIntyre, a Minot State University alumnus and former senior officer with Northern States Power and its successor company, Xcel Energy, will be the university’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony speaker on Friday, according to a press release from Minot State. He will be joined by student ...

Groceries donate 9,000 bags during Bring Your Own Bag Week

Stores donated 9,000 bags to shoppers participating in Bring Your Own Bag Week, held in Minot from April 22-28, according to event sponsors. The event was hosted by CashWise Foods at Southgate Crossing and Marketplace Foods locations at both 20th Avenue Southwest and 21st Avenue Northwest. ...

New agent at Brokers 12

Austin Gleave has joined the sales staff at Brokers 12 in Minot as a real estate agent. Gleave was born in Surrey and graduated from Surrey High School in 2013. His previous work involved building and repairing pumping units, according to information from Brokers 12.

Grocery leader to acquire three Gordy’s Markets

BEMIDJI, Minn. – KJ’S of Wisconsin, Inc., announced April 26 it has entered into an agreement with SpartanNash to acquire the existing Gordy’s stores in Barron, Chetek and Cornell, Wis. and rebrand the stores KJ’s Fresh Market. SpartanNash will continue to distribute grocery and fresh ...

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Big bets on fake meat The line between carnivores and vegetarians is getting blurred as scientists continue expanding on meat substitutes. From plant-based burgers that “bleed” to lab-grown meat, more alternatives are appearing on grocery shelves and on menus. The trend was underscored ...

Income can peak before you’re ready

Most retirement calculators are optimistic to a fault. They assume our incomes will rise throughout our working lives, or at least stay roughly the same. In reality, our incomes are likely to peak years — and sometimes decades — before we retire. Consider this: — People's biggest wage ...

Tips for Soon-To-Be Graduates

As college students prepare to graduate and begin their professional careers, it is a good time to consider the importance of planning for the financial future. Graduation is an exciting time for many students transitioning from the classroom to the ‘real world’ and starting to establish ...

Amanad Schrei joins Alliance Real Estate sales team

Alliance Real Estate recently welcomed its newest agent, Amanda Schrei. Schrei was born and raised in Oshkosh, Wis., and has been living in the Minot area since April 2012. She has been a stay at home mom for the majority of the last 11 years.