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Cold snap spooks commodities Frigid temperatures are descending across much of the United States, bringing snow and ice to many Midwestern states. The early snow is adding stress for farmers who are already behind on harvesting this year’s corn and soybean crops. As of last weekend, only ...

Three new staff at Boys and Girls Ranch

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch has added new professional staff to its Minot campus. Kassandra Griffin, a registered and licensed occupational therapist, brings with her a passion for equipping children and their families and caregivers with the knowledge and skills necessary to live life to the ...

New physicians added at Trinity Health

Trinity Health has added two physicians in the areas of interventional radiology and anesthesiology and a physician in emergency medicine. Dr. Barry Amos is an interventional radiologist fellowship-trained in cardiovascular and interventional radiology. He earned his doctorate in osteopathic ...

New Westlie Truck Center of Williston opens today

Westlie Truck Centers of ND announces the opening of their newest location in Williston. “We are excited to expand into the Williston community” said Westlie Motor Company CEO Steve Blasing. “Opening our newest location is evidence of our commitment to increasing our reach to better ...

First Western donation goes to Kalix Connections Program

First Western Bank & Trust employees presented a check for $2,500 to Kalix, a local nonprofit that offers services to adults with disabilities. First Western gives back to the community by supporting local nonprofits, and the Charitable Giving Committee selected Kalix for the gift. Sabrina ...

Minot’s Cash Wise receives state employment award

BISMARCK – As part of its National Disability Employment Awareness Month observance, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation recognized two businesses for supporting an inclusive workforce by hiring, training and inspiring people with ...

American State Bank subject of Federal Reserve Community Banking video

WILLISTON – American State Bank & Trust Company of Williston was recently chosen by the Federal Reserve as one of only three community banks in the United States to be featured in its own exclusive video that premiered earlier this month at the 2019 Community Banking in the 21st Century ...

Rural ND physician finds satisfaction and success

WATFORD CITY – Dr. Gary Ramage, a physician who has practiced rural, community medicine for McKenzie County Healthcare Systems for over 23 years, was recognized with the Physician Community and Professional Services Award from the North Dakota Medical Association in early October in ...

Pediatrician to retire after 25 years of practice

Dr. Melissa Messerly, a long-time pediatrician with Trinity Health, is retiring at the end of October after more than 25 years of practice. Messerly joined Trinity Health in 1994 as an early addition to Trinity Health’s physician group. A breastfeeding specialist, she had interests in ...

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Chinese Shopping for Food As part of the pending trade deal between the U.S. and China, the Chinese are expected to go on a food-buying frenzy. Reports out this week suggested that China could buy $20 billion dollars in U.S. agricultural exports in the first year, a return to the levels ...

Will you get what Social Security promises?

The Social Security Administration will happily forecast your future monthly retirement check. Trouble is, it's often off the mark. Understanding the sometimes-flawed assumptions underlying the estimate can help you make smarter decisions about when to claim your benefit. First, of course, ...

Vedaa receives NGA Spirit of America award

VELVA — A Velva grocer has been recognized for his involvement in community and civic affairs and dedication to the North Dakota Grocers Association. On Sept. 9, at the NDGA Annual Convention, Shawn Vedaa was awarded the National Grocers Association Spirit of America Award. The award ...

Miller promoted to senior loan administrator

United Community Bank has announced that Mona Miller has been promoted to senior loan administrator. Miller has 20 years of experience in the banking industry and has been employed with United Community Bank as a loan administrator since 2012. “Mona’s primary role has grown to provide ...

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Cotton is rockin’ A confluence of factors helped the white fiber sail higher all last week as speculators caught onto both better demand and lower supplies. Forward progress on a U.S.-China trade deal is boosting hopes that China, the world’s biggest consumer of cotton, will return to ...

Town and Country now has three locations in Minot

Town and Country Credit Union’s third Minot location opened Sept. 30 near Dakota Square Mall, just west of Target. It is a full-service location with staff on site who can help members with consumer loans, new deposit accounts, mortgages, credit cards and all their daily transactions. There ...

Douglas with Team Rockstar

Jordan Douglas is a new realtor with Team Rockstar’s of Brokers 12 Inc. in Minot. He previously was employed in new home design, construction and remodeling. Douglas is originally from Boise, Idaho, and has lived in Minot for eight years.

Streyle promoted at United Community Bank

United Community Bank has announced that Roscoe Streyle has been promoted to senior vice president. Streyle has been employed with UCB for over 20 years, most recently as chief information officer. In this new position, he will take on an expanded leadership role within the bank and ...

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Chinese talks lift soybeans Top leaders from the U.S. and China are meeting in Washington to try and strike a deal and end the 18-month trade war. Initial reports suggest that the two sides are finding some common ground, with the U.S. offering to reduce tariffs in exchange for China buying ...