Business

Olson and Johnson transitions to North Central International

MARSHALL — Olson and Johnson is now North Central International but still provides service, sales and parts to Marshall and southwest Minnesota. “Our customers knew about it when we took over in 2007, much like in 1994 when it switched hands. It’s all in the family,” new owner Andy ...

Business Briefs for Nov. 6

Erickson attends leadership institute Tyler Erickson, farm manager and licensed real estate salesperson at Northwestern Farm Management Company, recently attended the Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Erickson met with ...

Marshall businesses highlighted in Chamber workshop

MARSHALL — Marshall businesses shine on the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce website and at its events, giving visitors and residents a better idea of what is available in the area for entertainment and business opportunities. Chamber director Brad Gruhot conducted a workshop Thursday ...

Trump nominates Jerome Powell to be next Fed chairman

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tapped Jerome Powell on Thursday to replace Janet Yellen as Fed chair when her term ends in February, choosing a moderate member of the Fed’s board who has backed Yellen’s cautious approach to interest rate hikes. Powell, 64, is seen as a safe ...

US stocks end mixed on tax proposals and shaky forecasts

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mixed on Thursday as investors pored over House Republican’s tax proposals and President Donald Trump picked Fed Governor Jerome “Jay” Powell to lead the Federal Reserve. Weak results from consumer and health care companies pulled those parts of the ...

Pressure mounts on Apple to live up to hype for the iPhone X

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The iPhone X’s lush screen, facial-recognition skills and $1,000 price tag are breaking new ground in Apple’s marquee product line. Now, the much-anticipated device is testing the patience of consumers and investors as demand outstrips suppliers’ capacity. Apple ...

Poll: Most have little fear of robots taking jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans believe their jobs, and the jobs of those they live with, are safe from automation — at least for the next decade, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. And more than half think automation could make their work ...

Confusion coming with California’s legal marijuana

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ready or not, California kicks off recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1. And, mostly, it's not. Los Angeles and San Francisco are among many cities still struggling to fashion local rules for pot shops and growers. Without the regulations, there could be limited options ...

Avera now among newest members of American Well Exchange

American Well, the leading telehealth company, announced that its award-winning online health care marketplace, the Exchange, has continued to expand with the addition of providers from Avera. Avera currently offers telehealth video visits 24 hours a day through its application, AveraNow, ...

Puerto Rico says it’s scrapping $300M Whitefish contract

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The head of Puerto Rico's power company said Sunday the agency will cancel its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings amid increased scrutiny of the tiny Montana company’s role in restoring the island’s power system following Hurricane ...

Saudi crown prince favors extending OPEC production limits

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince says his country supports extending an agreement by major oil producers to limit output beyond next March. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Saturday that the OPEC-led agreement is necessary to balance supply with demand. Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest ...

US economy grew at 3 percent rate in July-September quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy, bolstered by business investment, grew at a solid annual rate of 3 percent in the third quarter. It marks the first time in three years that growth has hit at least 3 percent for two consecutive quarters. The Commerce Department reported Friday that the ...

Prosecutors: US conspiracy came amid slow sales of opioid

PHOENIX (AP) — A new mouth spray that delivered the powerful painkiller fentanyl to end-stage cancer patients wasn't selling as well as anticipated. So drug company executives moved quickly to make its production worthwhile. U.S. court records in the case against an immigrant billionaire ...

Tech giants lead rally as stocks near records; Amazon surges

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the biggest companies in the world had their best day in years Friday as Microsoft and Alphabet soared following strong third-quarter reports, as did online retail giant Amazon. U.S. stocks set more records as their winning streak extended to a seventh week. Intel ...

Business briefs for Oct. 23

Pluto to offer a free educational farm succession workshop Pluto Legal, PLLC and Thrivent Financial have teamed up to present an educational workshop focused on estate planning and transitioning the farm to the next generation. These workshops will cover the basics and importance of estate ...

Welcome to Trev’s

MARSHALL — Looking for a place to eat fresh, organic and tasty food in the Marshall area? So was Larvita McFarquhar, owner of the Lyndwood Center in Lynd, which comprises Southwest School of Dance and Prestige Gymnastics. Now that her dance studio and gym are off and running McFarquhar ...

Hernandez is October Employee of the Month at Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek announced their October Employee of the Month is Mary Hernandez. Hernandez is a nursing assistant, trained med aide and a mentor to new staff. She was nominated by a tenant’s family as one who makes sure all the little things get done with a client’s care. Her coworkers state ...

Dental Excellence staff attend advanced dental implant course

Dr. John Frerich and Dr. Andrew Frerich, along with Marissa Erickson, Heidi Cox, and Jill Grengs of Marshall Dental Excellence, attended the Advanced Dental Implant Course Oct. 4-7 at the Whitecap Institute in Heber City, Utah. Under the direction of Dr. PK Clark, advanced diagnosis and ...

Minnwest Bank wins national industry award

Minnwest Bank was one of eight banks honored by the American Bankers Association on Sept. 25 with an award recognizing the nation’s best bank marketing videos. The second annual ABA Bank Marketing Video Awards, presented on Monday evening at the ABA Bank Marketing Conference in New Orleans, ...

‘Happy Death Day’ scares off ‘Blade Runner’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well. This weekend the “Groundhog Day”-like horror pic “Happy Death Day” scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven “Blade ...