Business

US indexes inch higher as energy stocks claw from the hole

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes nudged higher Friday after energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week. After meandering up and down through the day, the Standard & Poor's 500 rose 3.80 points, or 0.2 percent, to end at 2,438.30. The Dow Jones ...

New homes sales rebounded 2.9 percent in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes rebounded in May, helped by strong sales gains in the South and West. Sales new single-family homes rose 2.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000, the Commerce Department reported Friday. That followed a 7.9 percent drop in ...

Business Briefs for June 19

Monogram Foods recognized as nationwide Processor of the Year Local food manufacturer and parent company to Chandler’s Monogram Meat Snacks, Monogram Foods receives national recognition as the Processor of the Year by meat processing industry publication, The National Provisioner. This ...

A bright idea

TRACY — What do you do when you hurt your back and can’t do your normal job any longer? Construction contractor Dru Larson of Tracy found out last year. Larson was laid up earlier in the year and was still trying to figure out his next move when an old friend stopped by at Christmas ...

Health care for all

MARSHALL — Nurse practitioner Deborah Cleveland is doing her part in keeping health care costs affordable. Cleveland opened her new office on East College Drive and will see patients of all economic levels with fees charged using a sliding scale. Cleveland began seeing patients at Open Door ...

Business Briefs for June 12

Uschold new office representative at Christian Becker State Farm Christian Becker State Farm welcomes Eric Uschold, who recently began working as an office representative at his local State Farm office downtown Marshall. Uschold is a graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University where he ...

Quickly reporting cancer complications may boost survival

CHICAGO (AP) — If you’re being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival — by almost half a year, longer than many new cancer drugs do. The online tool was ...

Family fights to save farm from dredging

WABASHA, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota family is fighting to save a third-generation farm from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging plan. The Post Bulletin reports that Corps plans to acquire a large portion of Willard Drysdale’s 415-acre farm to store dredge material in Lower Pool 4 of the ...

Christian Becker State Farm adds Hunter to staff

Christian Becker State Farm welcomes Tanya Hunter, who recently began work as an office representative at his local State Farm office downtown Marshall. Before coming to the Insurance world, Hunter has worked in a variety of jobs in the food industry for more than 20 years as well as ...

Weyesa is HHA Boulder Creek June Employee of the Month

Israel Weyesa is HHA Boulder Creek June Employee of the Month. He sets a professional example of the typical type of caregiver at Boulder Creek. Weyesa was nominated by several coworkers as being “respectful, kind and caring to the clients and always willing to help out a fellow coworker.” ...

Business Briefs for May 29

Ralco receives Minnesota Governor’s International Trade Award Ralco has announced that it was awarded the 2016 Governor’s International Trade Award from the Minnesota Trade Office. The award was presented during World Trade Month for developing and growing a significant part of its ...

Bountiful boutique

GRANITE FALLS — Melissa Syring of Granite Falls hated to see her former photography studio at 709 Prentice Street in Granite Falls standing empty, so she has opened an old-fashioned mom and pop store in it. “With my photography business going digital, I still shoot on location, but wanted ...

BH Electronics gearing up for June 13 celebration

MARSHALL — For companies that need high-quality electronic components, BH Electronics has been the go-to company since 1967. Richard Jackson, BH Electronics president and CEO of Plymouth, who works out of the Burnsville office, visited Marshall last week, one of his regular monthly meetings ...

Corey J. Skogrand achieves Circle of Success recognition

Corey J. Skogrand, CFP, ChFC, CLU a private wealth adviser with Van der Hagen, Skogrand & Associates private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Marshall, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for ...

Andrew Suby State Farm welcomes two to team

Andrew Suby State Farm welcomes Jolynn Lemburg to its team. Lemburg and her husband live out by Camden Park and have two granddaughters. She is looking forward to serving Marshall and the surrounding communities with their insurance needs. Tyler Bauer grew up in Balaton. He is a member of the ...

Marshall Municipal Utilities recognized as reliable public power provider

Marshall Municipal Utilities has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. David Lynch, assistant director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan and chair of ...

Business Briefs for May 15

ACMC Health, Rice Memorial Hospital break ground on new Willmar Surgery Center Together with community leaders and city officials, ACMC Health and Rice Memorial Hospital broke ground last week on a new $11 million ambulatory surgery center. The new Willmar Surgery Center will be the second ...

Neatlings Chore Chart System helps parents help children

COTTONWOOD — Every mother hopes her children will learn to pick up after themselves and be helpful around the house. With the help of Robin Barber’s Neatlings Chore Chart many mothers and teachers are finding that possible. For years Barber had searched for a chore chart that would help ...

Bock achieves membership in Million Dollar Round Table

Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Todd A. Bock, CLU, ChFC, of Marshall, Minnesota, to again achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table — The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. ® Attaining membership in MDRT is a ...

North Star welcomes new chief actuary

Steve Belden recently began work as chief actuary for the Actuarial department for North Star Mutual Insurance Company, Cottonwood. Before coming to North Star, Belden was the chief actuary at Meadowbrook Insurance Group. He is originally from Bloomfield, Connecticut, and graduated with a ...