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City approves contract extension for economic development

The Minot City Council has approved a three-month contract extension with Minot Area Chamber EDC for the continuation of economic development services. The extension is on a contract originally signed in February 2019 with Minot Area Development Corp., which has merged with the Chamber. That ...

Hess Corporation donates computers to MSU

The Hess Corporation has donated 189 computers to Minot State University, according to information provided by MSU. MSU will use the laptops for HyFlex and virtual learning. The donation will increase the number of computers available for check-out by nearly five times. “We appreciate the ...

Pandemic cuts ND air travel in half in 2020

North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports finished 2020 with fewer than half the number of passengers who traveled by air in 2019, according to information released by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. There were 572,093 airline passenger boardings statewide last year – a ...

New Minot Area Chamber EDC board elected

The new Minot Area Chamber Economic Development Corporation elected board officers at its organizational meeting. Jonn Knecht of American Bank Center was selected to serve as the first chair for the new organization. “It is an honor to be selected as the chair of the new organization. ...

Tioga bank provides pandemic support to community organizations

TIOGA – The Bank of Tioga recently granted a total of $30,000 in pandemic relief to four local nonprofits, including the Tioga Chamber of Commerce, Tioga Area Economic Development Corp., Tioga Medical Center and the Tioga Theatre. With several income-producing events being delayed, ...

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce announces Eagle Award recipients

MINOT, ND – January recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Ben Slind, Thompson Larson Funeral Home; Sarah Howard, Trinity Health; Jayme Burman, Trinity Medical Group; Diane Schmidt-Krings, MD, Trinity Health; Kerry Hansen, B&B Northwest Pharmacy; Nate ...

Becker rejoins Ackerman-Estvold

Austin Becker has re-joined the Ackerman-Estvold Minot office as a full-time civil engineer. Becker earned a bachelor of science degree from North Dakota State University. Becker previously worked for a regional consulting firm and recently returned to Minot to rejoin the firm where he formerly ...

Three promoted at First International

First International Bank & Trust has promoted Jessi Erdmann to Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Loan Officer. Erdmann graduated from Minot High School in 2011 and then attended Minot State University, graduating in 2015 with a bachelor degree in management. She has been employed at First ...

Lovelace advances at Town & Country Credit Union

Deanna Lovelace has been promoted to Financial Services Officer at Town & Country Credit Union. Originally from Ishpeming, Michigan, Lovelace joined the credit union in 2012 and has progressed through multiple member service-related positions, most recently Consumer Loan Associate. She is ...

United Community Bank offers scholarship program

United Community Bank has launched its fourth annual Our Community Scholarship Program which focuses on students who believe in giving back to their school and community. According to a press release, the Our Community Scholarship Fund has been put in place to recognize and award area high ...

ND daily oil production declines slightly but above 1 million barrels

BISMARCK – North Dakota produced more than 1.224 million barrels of oil a day, according to new figures reported by the N.D. Department of Mineral Resources. The production report was released on Friday. Report figures are for November, the most recent numbers available. Numbers normally are ...

Good, clean fun

The new dog wash at Pet Supplies Plus was busy during the store’s grand opening this past weekend. The dog wash station is a first in Minot and offers people a convenient setup, with shampoos, aprons and towels provided. They don’t even need to worry about cleaning up after themselves ...

A pandemic shift in finances: Prioritize, simplify, save

The pandemic has caused many people to reassess their priorities. There is talk of moving out of the city, simplifying life and saving more money. "I'm not going to spend money like that anymore," my millennial daughter told me recently, talking about past shopping sprees on handbags, ...

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Dems Take Control Tuesday’s Georgia senatorial election run-off resulted in Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff defeating the two Republican candidates and tilting control of the Senate to the Democratic party, which will also be taking control of the House of Representatives and the White House ...

Minority-owned companies waited months for loans, data shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of minority-owned small businesses were at the end of the line in the government's coronavirus relief program as many struggled to find banks that would accept their applications or were disadvantaged by the terms of the program. Data from the Paycheck Protection ...

Cuts likely as Fiat Chrysler-PSA tie-up nears approval

MILAN (AP) — While running Nissan's North American operations from 2009 to 2011, Carlos Tavares had a reputation for closely watching costs with little tolerance for vehicles or ventures that didn't make money. Experts say that means Tavares, currently the head of PSA Group, is likely to ...

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Beans in the Teens! Super-hot soybeans continued their explosion topping $13 per bushel for the first time since August of 2014. Despite the settlement of the Argentine shippers’ strike, which had been the reason for price strength, investors and funds continued chasing prices higher as ...

Locally-owned pet store puts playful twist on product shopping

There’s something for just about every pet lover at a northwest Minot store that opened Dec. 18. Pet Supplies Plus, a locally owned franchise, has a goal to offer a hassle-free way for customers to find better products and celebrate the fun of pet ownership. It is located in the Marketplace ...

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2020, the Year to Remember In addition to an erratic and contentious election, 2020 rang the bell for record-smashing events. Huge market moves will undoubtedly remain in the minds of investors and commodity traders and will be memorialized in the history of economics for centuries. What ...