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Asian Development Bank hoping US will step up and help lead regional lender

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The head of the Asian Development Bank said Sunday he is hoping the U.S. will step up and support the regional lender despite President Donald Trump's avowed preference for bilateral cooperation. ADB President Takehiko Nakao told reporters at a news conference ...

Business Briefs for May 1

Allen is new ACMC new Granite Falls, Redwood Falls site manager ACMC Health announces that Darlene Allen has been selected as the new clinic site manager for ACMC-Granite Falls and ACMC-Redwood Falls. Allen earned her undergraduate degree in business management from Southwest Minnesota ...

A family affair

MARSHALL — Downtown Slayton’s main drag, Broadway Avenue, is seeing a resurgence in business and the latest store to open is Persona, which will celebrate Thursday, Friday and Saturday with grand opening specials. The community is excited for the store to open. “We have an open door ...

Stockholders approve merger of Farm Credit associations

Stockholders have approved a merger proposal bringing together two Farm Credit organizations serving Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. AgCountry Farm Credit Services and United FCS will merge under the name AgCountry Farm Credit Services, beginning July 1. The new organization will ...

Saudis reinstate public sector perks after seven-month cutback

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree reinstating public sector perks after a drop in oil prices forced the kingdom to curb big-ticket spending and implement sensitive austerity measures. The decree, issued late Saturday, states that King Salman is ...

‘The Fate of the Furious’ laps new films at box office once again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Fate of the Furious” sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller “Unforgettable” and historical drama “The Promise” in the dust. Universal Pictures’ eighth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise earned $38.7 ...

Authorities drop 33 cases against Dakota Access protesters

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities dropped nearly three dozen cases last month that stemmed from arrests of protesters against the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, court records show. The Bismarck Tribune reported Saturday that prosecutors and judges dropped the 33 misdemeanor cases while ...

Clarkfield looking for someone to take over newly-renovated cafe

CLARKFIELD — This community wasn’t the same when the cafe closed. Without a place to gather for morning coffee, some local residents started carpooling to nearby towns like Boyd and Montevideo, Clarkfield Economic Development Authority members said. But Clarkfield area residents and ...

American tries to learn from United’s mistakes in incident

NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger on a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth. Spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the ...

Business Briefs for April 17

Mooberry is new physical therapy manager ACMC Health announces that Adam Mooberry, DPT, has been selected as the new physical therapy manager for the multi-specialty health network. He will replace Jim Andresen who retired in March after 29 years. Mooberry earned his undergraduate degree ...

Greenwood is new Suby State Farm team member

Andrew Suby State Farm welcomes Justin Greenwood to its team. Justin is licensed in life, health, property, and casualty. Greenwood was born and raised in Marshall. He and his wife, Melissa, have four children who keep them busy and involved in the community. He’s the head coach of the ...

Ziemer is new Suby State Farm team member

Andrew Suby State Farm welcomes Aaron Ziemer to its team. Aaron is licensed in life, health, property, and casualty. Ziemer spent many years at Marshall Radio, has been active in the Mustang Booster Club, the Marshall Girls Basketball Association and co-founded the Tracy Express Amateur ...

Scotting, Welvaert earn lactation counselor certification

Melissa Scotting, CNP, Avera Medical Group Marshall, and Danielle Welvaert, RN, Avera Marshall Labor and Delivery Unit, have recently completed Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) certification. This certification from the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice demonstrates they have the ...

BH Electronics earns Governor’s Safety Award

BH Electronics, Inc. will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon on May 18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. BH Electronics, Inc. is one of 266 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota ...

Business Briefs for April 3

Ennenga named as Avera Marshall Foundation director The Avera Marshall Foundation board of directors has named Abby Ennenga as its new executive director. She will begin her duties immediately and brings a unique set of skills to the job including nearly 10 years of philanthropic experience ...

Their new venture

SLAYTON — Slayton native Pete Beerman and his wife, Krista, recently purchased, remodeled and opened The Plaid Moose along Broadway Avenue in downtown Slayton. The Beermans took ownership after previous owner Debbie Petersen decided to sell The Vine. The new coffeehouse opened in February ...

Kontz qualifies for MDRT honor

Prudential Financial, Inc. announced recently that Jim Kontz, a financial adviser with The Prudential Insurance Company of America’s Twin Cities Financial Group, located in Marshall, has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table — Court of the Table — one of the life ...

Cal Jeremiason Agency joins SIA of the Great Lakes

Cal Jeremiason is the latest agency to join the SIA of the Great Lakes LLC. Owner/Principal Agent Cal Jeremiason and SIA of the Great Lakes and President Jodi Harrison made the announcement jointly. Through this affiliation, Cal Jeremiason Agency Inc., a full service agency providing farm, ...

Lakeview Assisted Living receives 2017 Customer Experience Award

Lakeview, a Balaton-based provider of assisted living services, announces that its is the recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2017 Customer Experience Award. Qualifying for the award in the categories of Overall Satisfaction, Dining Services, Cleanliness, Response to Problems, ...

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 ...