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How to organize important documents simply and safely

(AP) — Tax filing deadlines inspire many of us to vow that we’re finally going to organize our papers. Start with understanding what should be kept, in what format and for how long. Then, set up a system to organize your records. It doesn’t have to be all-encompassing or perfect — ...

Staff changes at First Western Bank & Trust

Matt Flom has been promoted to Credit Analyst for First Western Bank & Trust. He is a Minot native and graduated from Minot High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Minot State University in 2020. Flom has been with the bank since 2017 and was previously a teller at ...

Futures Files

Lumber boosted by DIY demand The huge rally in wood prices gained further momentum all week as quarantined homeowners ran to big box stores and lumberyards clamoring for supplies for framing fix-up projects. Building supply stores have been designated as essential businesses, remaining open ...

Millennial Money: Lessons learned while sheltering at home

Shelter in place. Lockdown. Quarantine. Whatever you call it, it’s been a few months since the COVID-19 pandemic taught us what staying home for an extended period of time actually looks and feels like. These are unprecedented times. And although things are unpredictable right now, we can ...

Turning Leaf Services

WINNIPEG, Canada – Barkley Engel embraces the idea that all people have the capacity and the right to change regardless of what they’ve done or what’s happened to them, according to information from Minot State University Communications. It was from this simple yet profound notion that ...

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Awards

June recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program were: Natalie Degenstein, Gate City Bank; Olivia Nine, Pinkerton Animal Hospital; Chale Straight, Marco’s Pizza; Ron Norbury, SRT Communications Inc.; Kamie Gotvaslee, Trinity Health; Bryce Allen, Enerbase; Jordan ...

Minot physician appointed to AHA Midwest board

Dr. Jeffrey Sather, chief of staff at Trinity Health in Minot, has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Heart Association, Midwest Region, for a two-year term. The American Heart Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting ...

FUTURES FILE

Corn rockets higher Corn prices put on a dazzling display this week, exploding to three-month highs on the heels of a USDA report. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture updated its estimates of this year’s planted acreage and shocked markets with a drastic cut of 5 million corn ...

Why missing college this fall is a bad idea

As colleges figure out how to structure classes this fall, many students are questioning whether to enroll at all. The idea of taking a gap year might sound enticing, but returning students should think twice. Many colleges have official gap year or deferred enrollment policies for incoming ...

Businesses weigh reopening – or close again – as cases rise

By DEE-ANN DURBIN, MAE ANDERSON and TALI ARBEL AP Business Writers It's not the reopening businesses were hoping for. After months of shutdown, restaurants, stores and even amusement parks announced their reopening with fanfare. But now that states like Texas and Arizona are seeing ...

Gaddie now a broker associate with Brokers 12

Rachel Gaddie, a realtor at Brokers 12 Real Estate in Minot, was issued a real estate broker license through the North Dakota Real Estate Commission. She had completed the requirements needed including extensive education and passed the broker’s examination to obtain this upper level license. ...

Don’t fall for COVID-19 student loan relief scams

Student loan borrowers were targets for scams before the coronavirus pandemic hit. The longer people struggle, the more desperate they become, and that's when scammers and fraudsters thrive. "They're using the same playbook, but more aggressively," says Seth Frotman, executive director of ...

FUTURES FILES

Hog prices wallow Pig prices are grinding to new lows, with August lean hog futures dropping under 48 cents per pound on Friday. Back in early May, when the COVID outlook was optimistic, August hogs gained over 30% to reach 67 cents per pound, a sign that markets were expecting stronger ...

Pandemic proves need for rural groceries

Allan Tellmann and his employees sanitize their New Salem grocery store, Tellmann’s Market, many times a day. They stock products that are flying off the shelf at unusual rates and check people out from behind plastic sneeze guard barriers. Tellmann’s Market opened in New Salem in 2016, ...

Futures Files

Fuel prices fire higher As more Americans begin resuming normal routines, they will be disappointed to see something else returning to normal: prices at the pump. Gasoline and diesel fuel prices have been exploding higher after bottoming out at the peak of the COVID-19 market ...

New position for Gleich at Town & Country

Chelsea Gleich has been promoted to Senior Communications Specialist at Town & Country Credit Union. She has 10 years of experience in marketing and communications and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Mary. She joined Town & Country in 2018 as a ...

Rogelstad working at Bank Forward in New Rockford

Bank Forward recently announced the hiring of Caleb Rogelstad. A Fessenden-Bowdon High School and NDSU graduate, Rogelstad serves as a loan officer in the New Rockford branch. As a loan officer, he works with individual clients and businesses establishing desired banking needs to meet their ...

Board of directors anounced

Members of Town & Country Credit Union elected the newest members of their board of directors in March. Incumbents DelRae Zimmerman Geinert, Minot, and Jim Anderson, Kenmare, were both elected to an additional three-year term on the board. Brian Nelson, Fargo, was elected to fill a ...

State to confiscate abandoned wells in North Dakota

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission on Friday approved orders from the Department of Mineral Resources to confiscate abandoned wells in North Dakota. A hearing was held on June 10 to review and consider confiscation and plugging of over 350 wells in the state. At the hearing ...

COVID complicates normal summer fun routine

During what normally would have been the beginning of a busy season, Jeff Baker of Rez Famous Lemonade on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation is kicking off June with local lemonade sales to drive-up customers. Summer on the reservation in north-central North Dakota is typically busy for ...