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St. Michel receives SBPC’s Community Champion Award

RUGBY – Souris Basin Planning Council has announced the presentation of its inaugural Margo J. Helgerson Community Champion Award to Rob St. Michel of Rugby. The award, named after the late Margo J. Helgerson, who dedicated her life to serving the communities of North Dakota, highlights ...

Four promoted at Town & Country

Recently, three Town and Country Credit Union employees were promoted to new member service roles in Minot. Deanna Lovelace has been promoted to Consumer Loan Associate. Originally from Ishpeming, Michigan, Lovelace joined the credit union in 2012 and has progressed through multiple member ...

Online presenters sought for virtual career fair

North Central Education Cooperative will be hosting a virtual career fair this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The cooperative will schedule 30 to 60 minute individual presentations on Zoom throughout the fall and record them for future viewing. The cooperative is asking for ...

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Soy surges as crop size shrinks Wednesday’s U.S. Department of Agriculture report sent soybeans sailing higher as estimates of this year’s stockpile of beans came in under expectations. Continued good export sales and dry weather in most of the U.S. and much of Brazil contributed to the ...

Good Vibrations Modern Quilt Shop opens storefront in Minot

Colorful fabric and eye-catching quilts abound at Good Vibrations Modern Quilt Shop in Minot. Kim Thompson and her husband, John MacMartin, recently moved the five-year-old business from their home to a new location at 4320 East Burdick Expressway to gain space for classes and ...

Lindsey Wald is new Bishop Ryan advancement and foundation director

Lindsey Wald is the new advancement and foundation director at Bishop Ryan Catholic School. Wald is a Bishop Ryan alumna and graduated from Minot State University with a degree in international business. She was licensed as a property and casual insurance producer and previously worked with ...

New location for Pearson Chiropractic

Submitted Photo Pearson Chiropractic cut the ribbon recently on its new location in Minot. The office opened in 2014 and now has 10 staff members, including a massage therapist. The new location is in the former PIzza Hut building near Dakota Square mall. Owners are Paul and Devanni Pearson.

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Silver slammed by profit taking The metals markets saw a massive sell-off as traders raced to grab profits accumulated during the pandemic as the U.S. dollar declined and financial uncertainties drove a flight to quality and safety of precious metals. Gold, silver, platinum, and copper took ...

Is credit card relief little help?

As cardholders experience financial difficulties due to COVID-19, some credit card issuers are promoting their hardship programs. Once a well-kept secret, these programs are now more prominently advertised, offering things like deferred payments and lower interest rates. But not all ...

Turtle Mountain tribe to build indoor waterpark

BELCOURT – Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians has partnered with American Resort Management to create a one-of-a-kind waterpark design that will emanate the tribe’s Native American culture and history. The indoor waterpark will be open year-round and will feature a ...

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce announces Eagle Award winners

September recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Elizabeth Entwhistle, South Broadway Subway; Carson Schell, Val’s Cyclery; Sharon Otto-Tafelmeyer, The Pet Vet; Monica Bachmeier, Ness Family Dentistry; Ron Thunshelle, Pinkerton Animal Hospital; Darlene ...

Sturm leadership at Minot State University

Minot State University took its first steps towards putting into action Roger and Ann Looyenga’s $1 million gift for leadership with the welcoming of Jim Sturm as the director of the Looyenga Leadership Center. Last November, the Looyengas presented their gift to expand the University’s ...

Pulkinen now with Houston Engineering Inc.

Zeb Pulkinen joins Houston Engineering Inc.’s Minot team as a Technician I. He will primarily work in the field, providing survey and construction observation services for projects across western North Dakota. A Minot native, Zeb has watched floods, oil booms, and other events create an ...

Two new providers join Trinity Health in Minot

Kevin Moore, DO, is an outpatient psychiatrist at Health Center – Riverside. A Long Island, NY, native, he earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University and completed his psychiatry residency at Garnet Health Medical Center in New York. He has a background as a ...

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More aid for farmers On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a second round of its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The measure is targeted at farmers who suffered financially due to the coronavirus outbreak. The largest portion of the aid is going toward crops and ...

College Savings Month

In a study conducted by Edward Jones in 2018, only 29% of Americans are familiar with a 529 College Savings Plan. With college costs on the rise, parents have no idea what the cost of college will be when their child reaches college age; thus, they are not prepared for this considerable ...

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Pork market sizzling Hog prices are nearing the highest level for the year, trading over 68 cents per pound on Friday. The market has been rising as U.S. and Chinese demand for pork has been increasing over the last month, but prices skyrocketed this week on news that African swine fever ...

Minot’s Tollefson’s Furniture going strong for 95 years

After 95 years, four generations and a few different store locations, Tollefson’s Furniture is still going strong. From a single furniture store in Minot purchased in 1925 to today, the Tollefson’s retail group has grown to 22 locations in three states and has more than 200 ...

FUTURES FILES: China boosts pork & beans

Hog prices shot to a three-month high on Friday, trading over 60 cents per pound for the first time since May. Pork is getting pricier as foreign buyers, especially China, look to the U.S. to supply their meat demand. China lost millions of pigs last year to an epidemic, African swine fever, ...

Food truck events continue despite pandemic

It hasn’t been the summer that food vendors had been hoping for, but they and their customers have been making the best of a pandemic situation. The cancellation of many fairs and festivals due to the threat from COVID-19 limited the number of events that food truck vendors have been able to ...