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Eagle Award winners announced

March recipients of the Minot Area Chamber EDC Eagle Award Program are: Laurie Mock, SRT Communications Inc.; Jennifer Kroft, YMCA; Kelly Sorensen, Thompson Larson Funeral Home; Colin Melkert, Marketplace Foods; Amy Braaten, Trinity Health; Rich Hensen, Hensen’s Fur & Leather; Brady ...

Stahl joins Brokers 12 as agent

Minot native Megan Stahl has joined Brokers 12 in Minot as a new real estate agent. She has been an active business owner in Minot for the past nine years and previously owned a pet grooming salon. Stahl is also an independent representative for a cosmetic company.

New CMO at SRT Communications

Cassidy Hjelmstad has been promoted to chief marketing officer at SRT Communications Inc. Hjelmstad has served as the director of corporate communications since 2010, and will continue to lead SRT’s corporate communications and customer service and billing department while assuming the ...

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U.S., China agree to talk For the first time, our new administration will be testing the waters on many issues with the world’s biggest nation and fastest-growing economy. President Biden’s challenges will be to encourage trade and economic cooperation while remaining vigilant regarding ...

Millennial Money: 3 ways COVID-19 reshuffled our finances

The U.S. economy ground to a halt in March 2020 as state after state issued lockdown orders and shut down businesses to blunt the spread of the coronavirus. A year later, mask-wearing is commonplace, the phrase "social distancing" is now in the dictionary, elbow bumps have replaced fist ...

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Crude catapults over $66 Along with several OPEC members, Russia announced they would keep their production cuts, adding fuel to the sharp rally in place since last May. World oil demand has been recovering as the pandemic has been subsiding. A decline of several million barrels per day in ...

5 things agents wish people knew about insurance

Insurance is notoriously complicated, and few people have the time or desire to pore over their policies. But some basic knowledge can go a long way — and that's where an insurance agent can help, by clearing up some of the most common misconceptions they encounter. Here are five things ...

Trinity Health Foundation to conduct capital drive for new hospital

Proposing to make good on a $15 million pledge toward a new medical complex in southwest Minot, Trinity Health Foundation is developing a capital campaign that will be rolled out to the community soon. Dr. Jeffrey Verhey, foundation board chairman, said the campaign has begun internally at ...

MAGIC Fund enters 2021 with cash cushion

Minot’s MAGIC Fund listed more than $10 million in assets at the end of 2020, although that includes some restricted funds and an outstanding loan that the city is in court to try to collect. The Minot City Council received the report of the MAGIC Fund Screening Committee at its meeting ...

Grant funds available for hotels, motels, lodges & resort establishments

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Commerce on Friday announced that $20 million in grant funds are available for round two of the Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant PLUS which will be open for applications on March 9 at 10 a.m. “North Dakota’s lodging sector lost more than ...

Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority — a long-sought boost to the nation's roads, bridges and other infrastructure that could run into Republican resistance to a ...

What free college might actually look like

President Joe Biden proposed multiple "free college" measures while on the campaign trail. Do any of them have a real shot? Some experts think so. "The issue is bipartisan in its appeal, economically effective and supported by the leadership in today's Congress and administration — that's ...

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Biden Meets World Leaders, Plans Cooperation President Biden made his first foray into foreign trade by meeting virtually with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau last week. Our northern neighbor is one of our biggest trade partners. Most of their exports come to the U.S., as we’re a wealthy, ...

Larger SCHEELS location coming to Minot’s Dakota Square Mall in 2022

SCHEELS, an employee-owned All Sports retailer, is excited to bring a larger location to Minot, scheduled to open in 2022. The new shopping destination is planned for the Dakota Square Mall after a full renovation of the former Sears space, and will feature over 100,000 square feet of retail ...

February recipients of the Minot Area Chamber EDC Eagle Award Program

February recipients of the Minot Area Chamber EDC Eagle Award Program are: Venitia Falcon, Denny’s Restaurant; Jenna Hurt, Minot Police Department; Kayla Kudronowicz, Minot Police Department; Brian Williams, Minot Police Department; Brenda Ryan, Town & Country Credit Union; Emily Keller, ...

Edgell promoted to Trinity Homes director of nursing

Jessica Edgell has been promoted to the position of Director of Nursing at Trinity Homes. She oversees all nursing care provided to residents at the long-term care center. A Minot native, Edgell joined Trinity Health in 2001 as a certified nursing assistant at Trinity Homes. She received her ...

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Freezing Commodities Virtually every sector of agriculture, energy, and many financial markets were impacted or even demolished by an arctic blast that ran through the southwest. Temperatures throughout the region were as much as 35 degrees below average for several days. Fuels: The cold ...

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My Virus Valentine You might not think of plants growing in distant lands when you’re wooing your Valentine, but farmers are likely thinking of you. The cacao tree is a robust crop for the Ivory Coast and Ghana. So strong that together, they produce about two-thirds of the world’s cocoa. ...

Creedence Energy Services to test green technology in enhanced oil recovery

With cost pressures limiting the ability to invest in new wells, oil companies are looking for new ways to get the most from existing wells. A Minot company has partnered with a green technology firm to test a plant-based product's ability to enhance production in North Dakota's oil fields. In ...