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Business Briefs for March 20

Bremer Bank announces staff changes at Marshall location Bremer Bank announces two personnel changes at its Marshall location: Chad Drake has assumed the role of Marshall market manager and Cindy Verschaetse is now Southwest Minnesota region retail manager. Drake has been with Bremer for ...

An Asian array

MARSHALL — People of Asian descent or people wanting to try new products have a new place to shop in Marshall. The store, owned by newcomers Kam Vongkhamchanh and Mud Vongkhamchanh, has a wide variety of items for sale — from frozen frog legs to dried Thai chili. Kam Vongkhamchanh, who ...

Restored Strength opens as ‘Cheers’ of fitness centers

By Deb Gau dgau@marshallindependent.com MARSHALL – William Sturgeon had a particular goal when he went into business. He wanted to open “the ‘Cheers’ of fitness centers,” he said – a place where everyone knows your name, and working out is fun instead of intimidating. “We ...

Republicans dismiss upcoming budget analysis of health plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Sunday dismissed an upcoming Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that more Americans will be uninsured under a proposal to dismantle Barack Obama's health law, despite President Donald Trump's promise of universal ...

Bremer Bank announces staff changes at Marshall location

Bremer Bank announces two personnel changes at its Marshall location: Chad Drake has assumed the role of Marshall market manager and Cindy Verschaetse is now Southwest Minnesota region retail manager. Drake has been with Bremer for nearly two decades in a variety of positions, including ...

CHS Marshall to help fight hunger through CHS Harvest for Hunger

CHS Marshall is gathering donations of money, food and crops to help fight hunger. As part of CHS Harvest for Hunger food and fund drive, CHS Marshall will accept contributions through March 20 at its locations in Marshall, Ruthton, Tracy, Elkton, (S.D.) and Pipestone and deliver them to ...

Runnings announces opening of new store in Moorhead

Runnings, a home, farm and outdoor store, announced March 10 that it will open a new store in Moorhead later this year. The store, the company’s 16th store in Minnesota, is scheduled to open in September and will employ approximately 70 team members. Runnings is a 70-year-old general ...

US gas prices rise 2 cents over two weeks, to $2.35 a gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose 2 cents nationally during the past two weeks, to $2.35. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that despite the rise, gas prices are poised to dip slightly because crude oil costs are falling and ...

Confirmation hearing for Trump’s labor pick now March 22

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Labor Department has been delayed until later this month. Alexander Acosta had been slated to appear before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Wednesday. But a ...

Business Briefs for March 6

Top Edina Realty Marshall Realtors receive special recognition Edina Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the Midwest’s largest residential real estate firm, recently announced that the following Realtors from the Marshall office are being recognized for outstanding sales performance ...

North Star announces advancements

Tricia Zimmer, JD, MPA, AINS, AIM, has been promoted to vice president of human resources. Zimmer has worked for North Star since 2015 and previously held the position of department manager. Pete Hellie, CPCU, will assume the role of executive vice president upon the retirement of Joe Hoff. ...

Gas prices rise 2 cents over two weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose 2 cents nationally during the past two weeks, to $2.33. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the slight rise was due to small increases in crude oil and wholesale gas prices. Lundberg says ...

Wendy’s to add self-ordering kiosks

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Wendy’s says it plans to install self-ordering kiosks at about 1,000 locations by the end of the year. A typical location would have three kiosks, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Higher-volume restaurants will be given priority for the kiosks. Wendy’s chief ...

Samsung delays its new phone

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's product showcase Sunday is notable for what’s missing: a new flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone — an indirect casualty of the unprecedented September recall of the fire-prone ...

Business Briefs for Feb. 20

Gronke new member of Stoneberg, Giles law firm The law firm of Stoneberg, Giles and Stroup, P.A. has added a new associate, Barry R. Gronke, Jr., to the firm. Gronke joined the firm as an associate in November of 2016, having been admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in 2016. He obtained ...

Hometown store, homegrown owner

MARSHALL — Sears Hometown Store may be a national retail franchise, but it is locally owned by a born and raised Marshallite. Eric Novosad, a Marshall High School and Southwest Minnesota State University graduate, has worked at Sears in the Market Street Mall since 2000. He has been the ...

‘Lego Batman’ dominates ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family-friendly “Lego Batman Movie” has proved to be more of a draw than “Fifty Shades Darker” at the box office. Studio estimates Sunday say the “Lego Movie” spinoff took in a strong $55.6 million over the weekend, while the “Fifty Shades” sequel ...

Urban Appeal expands into new location

MARSHALL — You know a business is growing when it expands into larger quarters. The same is true of Urban Appeal of Marshall, which re-opened just two weeks ago at 901 Southview, having outgrown its old location on East College Drive. Pairing with a relative to purchase the land ...

Eye care with a community connection

MARSHALL — Since its doors opened at the beginning of the month, business has been picking up at Advanced Eyecare, said Dr. Alyssa Snyder. A growing number of people have come by the new office on East College Drive. “We love this location. It’s nice that we have College Drive right ...

Eye care with a community connection

NEW YORK (AP) — Tidal’s exclusive streaming rights to Prince’s Warner Bros. Records catalog is over. The record company announced that starting Sunday, his music on the label — including albums like the seminal “Purple Rain” to his early work like “Dirty Mind” — will be made ...