Business

Ralco is finalist in 2018 BOLD Awards

Ralco announces that it has been chosen as a finalist in the sixth annual BOLD Awards presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth The BOLD Awards honor and highlight innovative and inspirational organizations. The program celebrates the corporate leaders and teams ...

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook’s global politics and government outreach ...

Latvian member of European Central Bank detained in probe

LONDON (AP) — Latvia’s top banking official, a key member of the European Central Bank, was detained Sunday after being questioned for hours by anti-corruption authorities amid accusations of bribery and money laundering in the European nation's financial system. Latvian state TV ...

St. Paul teachers agreement leaves out many demands

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new tentative contract agreement between a Minnesota and its teachers would increase support staffing for some students and boost teacher wages, but it leaves many of the demands union leaders pushed for at the bargaining table unfulfilled. St. Paul school teachers ...

Once near death, Tropicana now No. 2 casino in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Ten years ago, Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino was on the verge of death, having been stripped of its casino license after its then-owners laid off vast swaths of the workforce, leading to filthy rooms, insect infestations, hourlong waits for slot machine payouts ...

Business Briefs for Feb. 12

O’Dwyer is new partner at Runchey, Louwagie and Wellman Runchey, Louwagie & Wellman, PLLP announces that Kyle O’Dwyer has been made a partner at Runchey, Louwagie & Wellman, PLLP as of the new year. O’Dwyer practices in the areas of criminal defense, civil litigation, ...

‘He’s going to be missed’

MARSHALL — A pillar of the Marshall community wasn’t going to be allowed to retire without a little fanfare, Hardee’s general manager Jane Schauman said about her soon-to-be former boss — Lionel Bolden. Bolden sold his share of the Hardee’s franchises to co-owner John Figlewecz from ...

Kopitski named city of Marshall Employee of the Year

On Jan. 26, at the city of Marshall Employee Recognition Event, Corporal Jason Kopitski was named Employee of the Year. Kopitski began his career with the city of Marshall as a part-time Police Officer on Oct. 20, 1997. He has received two promotions — one to full-time police officer in 1999 ...

Guenther new member of AP Design team

The AP Design team welcomes Christian Guenther to its staff. Guenther has accepted the position as an outside sales representative. He will have responsibility for generating new business by promoting sales of all company services with a focus on team and business solutions. Guenther and his ...

Avera providers earn board certification

Three area members of the Avera Medical Group recently achieved board certification in their fields. Certification demonstrates that a medical professional has the most current clinical knowledge and the skill and experience needed to provide high-quality patient care. Bradley Bloemker, MD, ...

Independent awarded first and second

BLOOMINGTON — The Marshall Independent was awarded a first place and a second place during the Minnesota Newspaper Association 2016-17 Better Newspaper Contest awards banquet held Jan. 25. Joyce Larsen was awarded a first place for the “Faith Lodge” advertisement. “The three ...

EU official warns US on trade

BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Union official is warning that the 28-nation bloc will hit back if U.S. President Donald Trump takes trade measures against it. EU budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger told Sunday’s edition of Germany’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper: “If European ...

Seven weeks later, ‘Jumanji’ is No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven weeks after first opening in theaters, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” rose again to the top spot at the North American box office on a sluggish Super Bowl weekend. According to studio estimates Sunday, “Jumanji” grossed $11 million over the weekend— good ...

‘Coco’ sweeps Annie Awards with 11 wins

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pixar’s “Coco” swept the 45th Annie Awards, winning 11 trophies at the annual ceremony honoring the year's best in animation. As expected, the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tale was dominant at the Annies, held Saturday night at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los ...

Business Briefs for Jan. 29

Maher is Employee of the Year for CCMH Brandon Maher, a registered nurse in the surgery department, has worked at Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital since September of 2011. The former Marshall resident was nominated for GEM of the Year by the CCMH Board of Trustees and was chosen due to his ...

A changing of the guard

MINNEOTA — After many years, Dalager’s customers won’t see the same familiar faces behind the counter. Instead they’re seeing new faces who want to carry on its traditions. Former owners Chuck and Linda Dalager sold their convenience store business as of Jan. 1 to Jeff and Erica ...

Bremer Bank CEO to co-lead governor’s Task Force on Housing

Bremer Financial Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeanne Crain, has been appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to co-lead the governor’s task force on housing with Acooa Ellis of Catholic Charities. This task force will study the housing system in Minnesota and develop recommendations to ...

AgCountry CEO retires

After 38 years of service in the Farm Credit System, Bob Bahl retired from AgCountry Farm Credit Services on Dec. 31, 2017. Bahl served as president and chief executive officer of Farm Credit Services of Grand Forks since 1993 and was named president and chief executive officer of AgCountry ...

South Carolina utility won’t pay former executives severance

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina utility struggling after sticking consumers with higher bills after failed plans to build a nuclear reactor now says it won’t give golden parachutes to executives who stepped down last month. Multiple media organizations reported that directors of ...