Business

Grocery leader to acquire three Gordy’s Markets

BEMIDJI, Minn. – KJ’S of Wisconsin, Inc., announced April 26 it has entered into an agreement with SpartanNash to acquire the existing Gordy’s stores in Barron, Chetek and Cornell, Wis. and rebrand the stores KJ’s Fresh Market. SpartanNash will continue to distribute grocery and fresh ...

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Big bets on fake meat The line between carnivores and vegetarians is getting blurred as scientists continue expanding on meat substitutes. From plant-based burgers that “bleed” to lab-grown meat, more alternatives are appearing on grocery shelves and on menus. The trend was underscored ...

Income can peak before you’re ready

Most retirement calculators are optimistic to a fault. They assume our incomes will rise throughout our working lives, or at least stay roughly the same. In reality, our incomes are likely to peak years — and sometimes decades — before we retire. Consider this: — People's biggest wage ...

Tips for Soon-To-Be Graduates

As college students prepare to graduate and begin their professional careers, it is a good time to consider the importance of planning for the financial future. Graduation is an exciting time for many students transitioning from the classroom to the ‘real world’ and starting to establish ...

Amanad Schrei joins Alliance Real Estate sales team

Alliance Real Estate recently welcomed its newest agent, Amanda Schrei. Schrei was born and raised in Oshkosh, Wis., and has been living in the Minot area since April 2012. She has been a stay at home mom for the majority of the last 11 years.

Deaver promoted at First International

Rondi Deaver has been promoted to vice president/mortgage operations manager at First International Bank & Trust. She started working at First International in June 1994 as a teller/CSR. She moved into the mortgage loan department as a processor in March 1995, was promoted to mortgage ...

Donamaria earns certified travel associate designation

Jessica Donamaria of Preferred Travel in Minot recently earned the Certified Travel Associate designation from The Travel Institute, the travel industry’s oldest education organization. The CTA designation is awarded by The Travel Institute to travel professionals who complete a ...

Town & Country Credit Union elects new board members

The elections for the incoming board of directors for Town & Country Credit Union are complete and the executive committee has been named. Leah Dalton, West Fargo, Kevin Harmon, Minot, and Jay P. Hight, Minot, were elected as new members of the board of directors. They will each serve ...

Medical providers added at St. Aloisius

HARVEY – St. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey is adding new services and providers. Effective May 1, Dr. Michael Page will begin providing surgical services one to two days a month, performing colonscopies and other procedures. Page is associated with the Carrington Medical ...

Make a home down payment without wrecking your finances

Maximizing a home down payment can make sense: The bigger the down payment, the lower the monthly mortgage bill and the better the chance of building equity more quickly. But putting too much down could leave you without enough cash for home maintenance — or anything else. Pinpointing the ...

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Oil gushes & drops Oil prices shot to a six-month high last week amidst ongoing concerns about global supply shortages. The United States has imposed economic sanctions against Iran and Venezuela due to political concerns in both nations, curtailing supply from the world’s 5th- and ...

Bourgault suspends Minot manufacturing due to market conditions

A number of Minot workers with Bourgault Industries have been laid off due to market conditions in the agriculture sector. The Canadian-based company announced in March that it issued layoff notices to about 9 percent of its workforce. Those layoffs became effective in mid-April. It included ...

Join the hunt

National Coin Week is a time for numismatists and coin enthusiasts to come together and share their hobby of collecting coins, medals and paper money with others. New to 2019, there is a Great American Coin Hunt to coincide with the week, which will see the participation from Minot Coin and ...

How to get the most out of online reviews

In the world of online shopping , often buyers will purchase an item only after they see that other people also like it. And the easiest way to find out consumer sentiment? You guessed it: reviews. Many online purchases are based on careful consideration of star ratings and product reviews ...

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Cheap Eggs, Pricey Ham As Americans prepared for the Easter holiday, they may have had a hard time finding bargain hams due to the ongoing run up in pork prices. Hogs are nearing a five-year high as the African Swine Fever epidemic continues to ravage Chinese hog herds. Although the ...

Millennial Money: Ask your folks about their financial plans

Parents are often more than happy to offer financial advice to their kids. They like to feel needed and want to make sure you're on solid financial ground. But it's important to turn the tables and ask about their financial plans, too. Are they saving for retirement? Have they updated their ...

Millenial Money: Capture savings on professional photos

There's almost always a reason for photographs — an engagement , wedding, graduation, pregnancy, you name it. For many of these occasions, you'll want a professional on hand who can do more than add a fancy filter to an ordinary snapshot. But hiring a photographer to capture life's ...

Block joins Houston Engineering

Kyle Block joins Houston Engineering Inc.’s Minot team as a Technician I. He will serve on construction projects as a resident project representative on a variety of project types, serving as a liaison with contractors, and providing construction observation services. A Minot native, Block ...

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award winners

April recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Natalia Boyko, Longhorn Steakhouse; Miranda Sherman, Kroll’s Diner; Lisa Laib, Panera Bread; Taaz Allen, Community Ambulance; Mark Bolinske, Ritter Family Dentistry; Shereen Vanatta, Trinity Health; Kayla Otto, ...