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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 ...

Nissan recalls more than 56,000 cars, cites power steering

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 56,000 cars because of power steering hoses that may leak fluid and potentially lead to fires. Nissan North America says the recall affects the 2013-2014 Murano vehicles. It says the problem stems from the power steering hose clamp, which may ...

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 ...