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O.J. jumps on hurricane threat Orange juice prices exploded toward week’s end as meteorologists predicted a major hit to Florida’s citrus growing region. The strong winds and saturated soil can cause long-term damage to orange trees and cut yields dramatically. On Wednesday, Gov. ...

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Awards

August recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Dr. Amy Wall, West Oaks Animal Hospital; Margie Zietz, City of Minot; Krista Talley, Trinity Hospital; Dr. Joel Woodruff, Trinity Hospital; Kyara Brown, Nail Glamor; Gloria Glasgow, Ward County Social ...

Why streaming services are the new credit card rewards binge

When it comes to credit card rewards, it's not all about gas, groceries and restaurants anymore. Issuers are moving beyond suburban staples to include millennial-friendly categories such as transit and streaming subscriptions. The trend toward streaming rewards, in particular, is hard to ...

Sawinski joins Prairie Engineering

Piotr Sawinski has joined Prairie Engineering as staff structural engineer and lead of the firms new Structural Department. Sawinski is a licensed engineer in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and New York. He has more than 15 years of global experience in structural design and ...

Directors elected at Farm Credit Services

Stockholders of Farm Credit Services of North Dakota, ACA elected two directors and five nominating committee members during the recent election period ending Aug. 5. Bryan Ankenbauer, Bowbells, was re-elected to the Board of Directors for a four-year term and Tim Dwyer, Sidney, Mont., was ...

MAB members come together for Make-A-Wish

The Minot Association of Builders partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make repairs to a playhouse that was granted to a child here in Minot. The playhouse needed a new solid base, repairs to the exterior, and a move to a new location in order to make sure it could stand up to the ...

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Financial markets in limbo Investors are on edge with a new word being mentioned anew: recession. Currently, the U.S. economy continues to grow, but the pace has slowed down, leading some to worry it could reverse course in the coming months. As U.S. growth is slowing, other major ...

Paninis Plus brings healthier options to Minot

With a nursing background, Kim Gravseth has seen countless people struggle with finding and choosing healthier options. With the support of her family and the validation of serving great food, Gravseth decided to open Panini Plus in the Dakota Square Mall food court. “Seeing people come in ...

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Cattle market slaughtered Cattle prices collapsed last week, falling the exchange-maximum for two days straight, after a major meat processing plant was closed. A Tyson Foods Inc. facility in Kansas was damaged by fire last week and will be closed indefinitely. The plant is estimated to ...

Remote sales generate $15 million in N.D. sales taxes

North Dakota has collected nearly $15.4 million in sales tax from out-of-state merchants since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling gave states authority to collect online sales, according to the State Tax Department. A newly released report from the department lists the state portion of collections ...

Kitchen Tune-Up now in Minot

Kitchen Tune-Up, a national kitchen and bath remodeling company known for its signature one-day wood restoration service, has arrived in Minot. Meeting the growing demand from homeowners seeking to update and upgrade the look of their kitchens, Kitchen Tune-Up is serving homeowners in Minot, ...

Tires Plus and Valvoline Instant Oil Employees donate

Jarid Lundeen, the owner of the Tires Plus and Valvoline Instant Oil Change center in Minot and Bismarck, believes in giving back. Employees of those businesses share the same passion. People who stop by the store on a Friday, are sure to spot some team members not in dress code; staff members ...

Dufner is new local director of Special Olympics

Renee Dufner, Glenburn, has accepted the position of local director for the Special Olympics North Dakota program in the Minot area. Dufner’s responsibilities include the recruitment and training of volunteers and athletes, organizing area competitions, promoting the program throughout the ...

Bremer Bank donated backpacks for area students

The Souris Valley United Way recently received 250 backpacks filled with various school supplies such as notebooks, rulers, pencils, erasers, pencil pouches, glue sticks, etc. “With great thanks to Bremer Bank of Minot for allowing us to distribute their 75th anniversary gift to the ...

AARP hosts retirement planning workshops in Minot

AARP North Dakota is hosting a retirement planning workshop from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Grand Hotel in Minot. The “Get to Know Social Security and Medicare” education event will help people nearing retirement make informed decisions about both programs. Presenters will be from the ...

Slim Chickens to occupy SuduWOK building on Broadway

It has been months since SuduWOK suddenly announced their closure around Christmas time and the building has since sat vacant. Preferred Restaurant Group President Mike Sartwell had his options open as to what the company should venture into next. Slim Chickens, a fast growing, up and coming ...

Pederson promoted at United Community Bank

United Community Bank has announced the promotion of Ryan Pederson to Senior Vice President. Pederson joined the bank in 2016 and provides United Community with 22 years of lending experience. In this new position, he will continue to serve his customers as a lender and will be taking on an ...

Bohl receives diploma from Graduate School of Banking at Colorado

Kevin Bohl, Vice President of First Western Bank & Trust, graduated July 25 from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s 59th Annual School Session hosted at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado annually hosts this 25-month school ...

Wetzel promoted at First Western Bank

Adrianna Wetzel has been promoted to Executive Assistant/Corporate Secretary for First Western Bank & Trust. She has been with the bank since 2017 and previously held the title of Assistant Customer Relations Manager in the Minot location. Wetzel has more than five years of experience ...

First Western Insurance hires two

First Western Insurance has hired Peggy Lindbo as an Insurance Account Executive. Lindbo has a variety of experience in bookkeeping, accounting and customer service and started with the agency in July. First Western Insurance also recently welcomed Stacey MacClennan as an Insurance Agent. ...