Business

Stockholders approve merger of Farm Credit associations

Stockholders have approved a merger proposal bringing together two Farm Credit organizations serving Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. AgCountry Farm Credit Services and United FCS will merge under the name AgCountry Farm Credit Services, beginning July 1. The new organization will ...

Saudis reinstate public sector perks after seven-month cutback

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree reinstating public sector perks after a drop in oil prices forced the kingdom to curb big-ticket spending and implement sensitive austerity measures. The decree, issued late Saturday, states that King Salman is ...

‘The Fate of the Furious’ laps new films at box office once again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Fate of the Furious” sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller “Unforgettable” and historical drama “The Promise” in the dust. Universal Pictures’ eighth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise earned $38.7 ...

Authorities drop 33 cases against Dakota Access protesters

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities dropped nearly three dozen cases last month that stemmed from arrests of protesters against the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, court records show. The Bismarck Tribune reported Saturday that prosecutors and judges dropped the 33 misdemeanor cases while ...

Clarkfield looking for someone to take over newly-renovated cafe

CLARKFIELD — This community wasn’t the same when the cafe closed. Without a place to gather for morning coffee, some local residents started carpooling to nearby towns like Boyd and Montevideo, Clarkfield Economic Development Authority members said. But Clarkfield area residents and ...

American tries to learn from United’s mistakes in incident

NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger on a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth. Spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the ...

Business Briefs for April 17

Mooberry is new physical therapy manager ACMC Health announces that Adam Mooberry, DPT, has been selected as the new physical therapy manager for the multi-specialty health network. He will replace Jim Andresen who retired in March after 29 years. Mooberry earned his undergraduate degree ...

Greenwood is new Suby State Farm team member

Andrew Suby State Farm welcomes Justin Greenwood to its team. Justin is licensed in life, health, property, and casualty. Greenwood was born and raised in Marshall. He and his wife, Melissa, have four children who keep them busy and involved in the community. He’s the head coach of the ...

Ziemer is new Suby State Farm team member

Andrew Suby State Farm welcomes Aaron Ziemer to its team. Aaron is licensed in life, health, property, and casualty. Ziemer spent many years at Marshall Radio, has been active in the Mustang Booster Club, the Marshall Girls Basketball Association and co-founded the Tracy Express Amateur ...

Scotting, Welvaert earn lactation counselor certification

Melissa Scotting, CNP, Avera Medical Group Marshall, and Danielle Welvaert, RN, Avera Marshall Labor and Delivery Unit, have recently completed Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) certification. This certification from the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice demonstrates they have the ...

BH Electronics earns Governor’s Safety Award

BH Electronics, Inc. will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon on May 18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. BH Electronics, Inc. is one of 266 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota ...

Business Briefs for April 3

Ennenga named as Avera Marshall Foundation director The Avera Marshall Foundation board of directors has named Abby Ennenga as its new executive director. She will begin her duties immediately and brings a unique set of skills to the job including nearly 10 years of philanthropic experience ...

Their new venture

SLAYTON — Slayton native Pete Beerman and his wife, Krista, recently purchased, remodeled and opened The Plaid Moose along Broadway Avenue in downtown Slayton. The Beermans took ownership after previous owner Debbie Petersen decided to sell The Vine. The new coffeehouse opened in February ...

Kontz qualifies for MDRT honor

Prudential Financial, Inc. announced recently that Jim Kontz, a financial adviser with The Prudential Insurance Company of America’s Twin Cities Financial Group, located in Marshall, has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table — Court of the Table — one of the life ...

Cal Jeremiason Agency joins SIA of the Great Lakes

Cal Jeremiason is the latest agency to join the SIA of the Great Lakes LLC. Owner/Principal Agent Cal Jeremiason and SIA of the Great Lakes and President Jodi Harrison made the announcement jointly. Through this affiliation, Cal Jeremiason Agency Inc., a full service agency providing farm, ...

Lakeview Assisted Living receives 2017 Customer Experience Award

Lakeview, a Balaton-based provider of assisted living services, announces that its is the recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2017 Customer Experience Award. Qualifying for the award in the categories of Overall Satisfaction, Dining Services, Cleanliness, Response to Problems, ...

Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ dances off with top box-office spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” has continued to enchant audiences in its second weekend in theaters. Studio estimates say the film added $88.3 million to its total this weekend, down only 49 percent from its massive debut. The box-office juggernaut has ...

Poker tables keep decreasing in Nevada casino floors

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. Casinos constantly adjust their floors to meet customer demand. And unlike ...

Hemmingsen closing Tracy RV center

TRACY — After nearly 45 years of selling vehicles of various kinds, Warren Hemmingsen of Hemmingsen RV Center in Tracy is holding a retirement sale. “I have 10 used campers left,” he said. “We sold out of the new ones last fall.” Hemmingsen said that those remaining 10 will ...

Enterprise Minnesota plans manufacturing survey

Consulting organization Enterprise Minnesota has announced its getting ready to conduct its annual State of the Manufacturing Survey. “This survey reveals the opinions and perceptions of 400 Minnesota manufacturing executives and has become the go-to resource for policy-makers, journalists ...