Business

‘He’s going to be missed’

MARSHALL — A pillar of the Marshall community wasn’t going to be allowed to retire without a little fanfare, Hardee’s general manager Jane Schauman said about her soon-to-be former boss — Lionel Bolden. Bolden sold his share of the Hardee’s franchises to co-owner John Figlewecz from ...

Kopitski named city of Marshall Employee of the Year

On Jan. 26, at the city of Marshall Employee Recognition Event, Corporal Jason Kopitski was named Employee of the Year. Kopitski began his career with the city of Marshall as a part-time Police Officer on Oct. 20, 1997. He has received two promotions — one to full-time police officer in 1999 ...

Guenther new member of AP Design team

The AP Design team welcomes Christian Guenther to its staff. Guenther has accepted the position as an outside sales representative. He will have responsibility for generating new business by promoting sales of all company services with a focus on team and business solutions. Guenther and his ...

Avera providers earn board certification

Three area members of the Avera Medical Group recently achieved board certification in their fields. Certification demonstrates that a medical professional has the most current clinical knowledge and the skill and experience needed to provide high-quality patient care. Bradley Bloemker, MD, ...

Independent awarded first and second

BLOOMINGTON — The Marshall Independent was awarded a first place and a second place during the Minnesota Newspaper Association 2016-17 Better Newspaper Contest awards banquet held Jan. 25. Joyce Larsen was awarded a first place for the “Faith Lodge” advertisement. “The three ...

EU official warns US on trade

BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Union official is warning that the 28-nation bloc will hit back if U.S. President Donald Trump takes trade measures against it. EU budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger told Sunday’s edition of Germany’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper: “If European ...

Seven weeks later, ‘Jumanji’ is No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven weeks after first opening in theaters, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” rose again to the top spot at the North American box office on a sluggish Super Bowl weekend. According to studio estimates Sunday, “Jumanji” grossed $11 million over the weekend— good ...

‘Coco’ sweeps Annie Awards with 11 wins

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pixar’s “Coco” swept the 45th Annie Awards, winning 11 trophies at the annual ceremony honoring the year's best in animation. As expected, the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tale was dominant at the Annies, held Saturday night at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los ...

Business Briefs for Jan. 29

Maher is Employee of the Year for CCMH Brandon Maher, a registered nurse in the surgery department, has worked at Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital since September of 2011. The former Marshall resident was nominated for GEM of the Year by the CCMH Board of Trustees and was chosen due to his ...

A changing of the guard

MINNEOTA — After many years, Dalager’s customers won’t see the same familiar faces behind the counter. Instead they’re seeing new faces who want to carry on its traditions. Former owners Chuck and Linda Dalager sold their convenience store business as of Jan. 1 to Jeff and Erica ...

Bremer Bank CEO to co-lead governor’s Task Force on Housing

Bremer Financial Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeanne Crain, has been appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to co-lead the governor’s task force on housing with Acooa Ellis of Catholic Charities. This task force will study the housing system in Minnesota and develop recommendations to ...

AgCountry CEO retires

After 38 years of service in the Farm Credit System, Bob Bahl retired from AgCountry Farm Credit Services on Dec. 31, 2017. Bahl served as president and chief executive officer of Farm Credit Services of Grand Forks since 1993 and was named president and chief executive officer of AgCountry ...

South Carolina utility won’t pay former executives severance

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina utility struggling after sticking consumers with higher bills after failed plans to build a nuclear reactor now says it won’t give golden parachutes to executives who stepped down last month. Multiple media organizations reported that directors of ...

Average US gas price jumps 3 cents to $2.54 for regular

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 3 cents nationally over the past three weeks to $2.54. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the increase is due to higher crude oil costs. The current gas price ...

Items from third-party collectors sold at Graceland auction

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A leather rocking chair from the Jungle Room at Elvis Presley’s Graceland has sold at auction for $17,500. Graceland says in a news release the chair was among 271 items from third-party collectors offered at the auction held Saturday at The Guest House at Graceland ...

‘Jumanji,’ ‘Insidious’ top ‘Star Wars’ in its fourth weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Move over, “Star Wars,” there are some new box office champs this weekend. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" has topped the charts after three weekends in theaters, and newcomer “Insidious: The Last Key” opened in second, pushing “The Last Jedi” into third ...

Business Briefs for Dec. 18

Chukwuyem named employee of the month at Boulder Creek December Employee of the Month for Boulder Creek is Joshua Chukwuyem. Chukwuyem was nominated by coworkers and supervisors because he is a good leader, encourages team work between departments, offers suggestions and always has a smile on ...

A new place to shop on Main Street

COTTONWOOD — Just in time for Christmas shopping, a new gift store has popped up on Cottonwood’s Main Street. Owner Rhonda Lee Lutgen of Cottonwood saw an opportunity to make her dreams come true last spring when she purchased the building located between the Cottonwood Community Center ...

FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’

(AP) — The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds. In a straight ...