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Business Briefs for March 26

Skewes completes recertification exam Jim Skewes of Skewes Jewelry has successfully completed the annual American Gem Society recertification exam. This mandatory exam was developed to maintain professional credentials, which demonstrates their ongoing commitment to the Society’s mission of ...

YMC Commissioners hear proposed health care info exchange

GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners were so impressed by a presentation from Southern Prairie Community Care Tuesday, it offered to lend support to the cause of health care systems sharing patient information with each other as needed. Even the county ...

Business Briefs for March 12

Edina Realty Marshall realtors receive recognition Edina Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and residential real estate firm, recently announced that the following realtors from the Marshall office are being recognized for outstanding sales performance, market knowledge and customer ...

Area restaurants offering more gluten-free options

MARSHALL – Restaurant goers suffering from food sensitivity often times find it difficult when dining out. People with gluten sensitivity do not digest foods made with wheat flour well — it makes them ill. The problem is that many popular food items are made with wheat flour. Marshall ...

Trump slump’ in gun sales continues despite control debate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gun store owners called it the “Trump slump.” Sales of firearms slowed dramatically after the election of Donald Trump as president in 2016 allayed fears of a Democratic crackdown on gun owners. That trend has continued in recent weeks even with talk of gun control ...

Monogram Loves Kids Foundation now accepting grant applications

The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation will award over $300,000 to charitable organizations that sponsor programs benefiting children and their families in the eight regional areas in which Monogram does business. Registered 501(c)3 public organizations interested in applying for these grants, ...

Meadowland pays out dividends

Meadowland Farmers Co-op is paying out cash patronage for Fiscal 2017 business year profits, Age 72 Equity Retirements, and their 20-year unpaid equity revolvement plan during the next couple of weeks, according to a news release. For Fiscal 2017 Meadowland allocated $5,192,800 back to its ...

Google expansion plans helping to turn New York City into tech hub

NEW YORK (AP) — As New York City waits to hear whether it's been chosen as the site for Amazon’s second headquarters, recent moves by another tech giant, Google, to expand its footprint in the city are helping to legitimize New York’s claim to be Silicon Valley East. Google is ...

Britain prime minister tries to ease concerns of banks in Brexit talks

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s prime minister is trying to ease the concerns of bankers after she torpedoed one of their biggest demands during a speech on the country’s departure from the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May told the BBC in an interview broadcast Sunday that both sides ...

Swedish appliance maker halts Tennessee project after tariff announcement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Electrolux says its plans for a $250 million plant expansion in Tennessee are on hold, and the Swedish appliance maker is pointing to President Donald Trump’s tariff action as the reason. The company’s investment plans, announced in January, included modernizing ...

Business Briefs for Feb. 26

DeVos joins Big Stone Therapies staff in Marshall Nic Doeling, PT, DPT, OCS, and co-owner of Big Stone Therapies Marshall, LLC, announces the addition of Kaitlyn DeVos, physical therapist assistant, to the therapy staff in Marshall. DeVos, who was raised in Canby, received her associates of ...

Taking a chance

ARSHALL — After a couple of years praying about it, Jeremiah Jans bought Western Print Group in Marshall from his friend, Brian Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer is retiring after having bought the business known as Gesme’s Printing in 1990 and moved it to 305 West College Drive, renaming it Western ...

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, ...