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Meyer joins local office of Van der Hagen, Skogrand & Associates

Sarah Meyer has joined the Marshall financial practice of Corey J. Skogrand, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU® a private wealth advisor with Van der Hagen, Skogrand & Associates a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.as an administrative assistant. In this role, Meyer ...

Stocks post strong finish as optimism over trade talks grows

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 400 points Friday as renewed optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China put investors in a buying mood. The rally marked a turnaround from a day earlier, when disappointing holiday sales data led to a modest sell-off. Friday's gains ...

Payless ShoeSource to shutter remaining US stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. The Topeka, Kansas-based chain said Friday it will hold liquidation sales ...

Retailers shop for ways to get rid of checkout lines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Get ready to say good riddance to the checkout line. A year after Amazon opened its first cashier-less store, startups and retailers are racing to get similar technology in stores throughout the world, letting shoppers buy groceries without waiting in line. If they ...

S&P 500 set for another down week as January’s rally fizzles

U.S. stocks declined in afternoon trading Friday, joining a worldwide move lower as concerns remain high about global trade and the strength of the economy. The S&P 500 was on pace to close out its second down week in the last three as investors hit pause following a tumultuous two months ...

Wells deals with tech issues for 2nd day, extends hours

NEW YORK (AP) — The problems with Wells Fargo's online and mobile banking services, as well as its ATMs, lingered into a second day on Friday as the bank continues to recover from a possible fire at one of its data centers. The bank said Friday most of the disrupted services have been ...

Business Briefs for Feb. 4

North Star announces promotions of three employees Sheila Brockman, CPCU, ARM, API, AIS, has been promoted to department manager of the Personal Lines Underwriting department. Brockman has worked for North Star since March of 1992 and previously held the position of assistant department ...

Foxconn again shifts Wisc. plan after Trump intervenes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group has shifted its stated strategy yet again on Friday for a massive Wisconsin campus, crediting a conversation with President Donald Trump for cementing plans to proceed with building a factory to make high-tech liquid display screens. The news ...

US stocks eke out gains after bumpy day caps solid week

Stocks capped a bumpy day of trading Friday with modest gains, extending the market's winning streak to its third straight day. Gains in technology companies, energy stocks and banks outweighed losses in retailers and elsewhere in the market. Major indexes were higher much of the morning as ...

Game break: 10 Super Bowl ads to watch Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Super Bowl ads are designed to entertain and go down easy, as Stella Artois brings back Carrie Bradshaw and “The Dude” and the Backstreet Boys and Chance the Rapper remix the 1990s classic “I Want It That Way” for Doritos. With ads costing more than $5 ...

Robust job gain in January shows US economy’s durability

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers shrugged off last month’s partial shutdown of the government and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year. The healthy gain the government reported Friday illustrated the job market's resilience nearly a ...

Sanford Canby recognized for excellence in quality and patient safety

Sanford Canby Medical Center has been recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for superior performance in quality and patient safety as part of MHA’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN). MHA is one of 16 national, regional or state organizations selected by the U.S. ...

Wondering ‘where the time went’

MARSHALL — Seventy-one years worth of Bremer Bank experience concluded last week with a Thursday afternoon retirement party. Mortgage lender Deb Blomme and Vice President of Bremer Investments Mark Buss are retiring after spending all of nearly all of their careers at Bremer’s Marshall ...

‘Opportunity of a lifetime’

MARSHALL — The 1990s commercial expansion south of the Minnesota Highway 23 bypass in Marshall during the 1990s included a new lease on life for an existing restaurant building, now the site of The Hitching Post Eatery and Saloon. After success in a variety of restaurant and food service ...

Achieving food visions in Goodview

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — With his parents owning a resort business, Joel Anacabe grew up around private chefs. Food always inspired him. And after graduating from Winona State University in 2006, he decided to take that inspiration on the road — literally, Winona Daily News reported . First ...

With Trump out, Davos chief eyes fixing world architecture

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The founder of the World Economic Forum says U.S. President Donald Trump would have been an “interesting discussion partner” at its annual Davos event starting this week, but acknowledges that the partial U.S. government shutdown scuttled those plans. Klaus ...

May plans next move in Brexit fight

LONDON (AP) — As Prime Minister Theresa May prepared her next move in Britain’s deadlocked Brexit battle, a senior opposition politician said Sunday that it’s unlikely the U.K. will leave the European Union as scheduled on March 29. A government minister, however, warned that failure to ...

Uber, Cabify cars are attacked in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police in Barcelona have arrested seven people on suspicion of attacking cars that work with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Cabify as part of a protest by taxi drivers that turned violent on Friday. The attacks occurred after taxi drivers announced an indefinite ...

Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail

TOKYO (AP) — Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday asked for his release on bail from a two-month detention in Japan, promising he will report to prosecutors daily and wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet. “As the court considers my bail application, I want to emphasize that ...

On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs

(AP) — Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford. Tesla’s cheapest model right now is the $44,000 Model 3, and it needs to broaden its customer base to ...