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State air passenger retention rises

Minot’s airline boardings in September were down 45.4% from the same month a year ago as the coronavirus pandemic continued to impact air travel nationally. North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted 39,451 passenger boardings in September, according to the North Dakota ...

Chamber announces Eagle Award recipients

October recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Steve Nyre, Vision Galleria; Debbie Skavhaug, Dot’s Pretzels; Christina Ramos, Walmart Vision Center; Vanessa Latendresse, Farmers Union Insurance – Ressler-Sipma-Beuchler Agency; Casey Hoffart, Hoffart ...

Brady Martz announces four new shareholders

Brady Martz has announced the promotions of Jacob Franklin, CPA, Tory Hill, CPA, Daniel Macintosh, CPA, and Nicholas Peterson, CPA. These four professionals join the firm’s leadership group as shareholders. “These additions to the shareholder group make for a very exciting time at Brady ...

Staff changes at First Western Bank & Trust

Ericka Larson is a Minot native, who graduated from Minot High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Minot State University in 2020. She started working at First Western in 2015 as a Customer Service Representative, and she has been promoted to Mortgage Loan Processor; she ...

SRT Board of Directors election complete

Four directors were elected to the SRT Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting on Oct. 1 at the North Dakota State Fair Center in Minot, including Deanna Klein from Minot. Directors elected to serve a three-year term included the following: District 1, Stanley Vangsness from Berthold; District ...

FUTURES FILE

Gasoline rallies, sputters as COVID expands Gasoline futures last week shifted midweek from an upward bias to a downhill direction as record positive coronavirus cases plagued several European countries and U.S. states. Declining recreational travel and commuting to and from work sopped ...

Bremer Bank breaks ground on new branch in Minot

Bremer Bank broke ground on Wednesday for its new, full-service branch location in Minot, according to information provided by Bremer. The new branch will be located at the northwest corner of 16th Street SW and 37th Avenue SW. It will be a 7,500 square foot building. It is under construction ...

ND lignite industry presents awards

About a dozen individuals were honored for their contributions to the lignite industry during the Lignite Energy Council’s virtual fall conference held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. John Weeda, a retiree of Great River Energy, was honored with the distinguished service award for education. Weeda ...

FirstNet expands responder communications in Sawyer area

SAWYER – First responders in Sawyer are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of a new FirstNet cell site, according to AT&T. This new infrastructure is a part of the FirstNet Network expansion taking place across the state, bringing increased ...

Bonnie Mattern named director of Human Resources

Trinity Health announced that Bonnie Mattern, a healthcare executive with more than 20 years of human resources management experience, has been named director of Human Resources effective Oct. 12. Mattern joined Trinity Health in February as Director of KeyCare Medical, where she was ...

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 ...