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Federal Reserve sees modest pickup in hiring this month

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve says there’s evidence that hiring has picked up in recent weeks, though the job market remains badly damaged by the pandemic. In its semi-annual monetary policy report released Friday, the Fed said it has been watching job data compiled by payroll ...

Stocks end a wobbly day with mixed results; yields rise

U.S. stock indexes ended a choppy day of trading little changed Friday, though the S&P 500 finished with its first weekly loss in three weeks. The benchmark index slipped 0.2%, extending its losing streak to a fourth day, after wavering between small gains and losses for most of the day. ...

Business Briefs for Jan. 5

Bossuyt promoted to executive vice president and COO Todd Bossuyt, CPCU, AIC, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of North Star Mutual Insurance Company in Cottonwood. He began employment with North Star in 1999 as a field representative in ...

Mauland, CEO of North Star Mutual, to retire in March

After working at North Star Mutual Insurance Company for 42 years, 20 years as president and CEO, Jeff Mauland has announced he will be retiring March 2. “During my time at North Star I have been witness to a lot of ups and downs, and have been blessed to work with great people during that ...

Business Briefs for Dec. 14

Kirk joins Northwestern Farm Management Company Northwestern Farm Management Company announced that Brandon Kirk recently joined the firm. He has a very strong agricultural background and is a licensed Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. His knowledge regarding farmland valuations will ...

Business Briefs for Nov. 23

Avera earns highest level among ‘Most Wired’ health systems Avera has again earned the highest level of recognition as a Level 10 organization in the 2020 Digital Health Most Wired Survey conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Avera was one of ...

Business Briefs for Sept. 21

Schwagel of Complete Health Center earns ICPA certification Complete Health Center, PA of Marshall, announced that Dr. Ally Schwagel has been granted her Board Certification from The Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics of the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice (ACFP). The professional ...

Business Briefs for June 22

Marshall physicians announce retirement Gary Skrien, MD, Jane Willett, DO and Joe Willett, DO have announced their upcoming retirements at the end of this month. “After 22, 29 and 29 years respectively, these physicians have defined what local health care means in the Marshall ...

Business Briefs for June 8

Runnings announces plans to build new store in Madison, SD Runnings has announced the company has purchased 9 acres of land from the Lake Area Improvement Corporation, which will be used to build a new retail store. Construction on the new 68,000-square-foot-store, to be located in the ...

Business Briefs for June 1

Heemeyer is promoted to human resources vice president at North Star Marcy Heemeyer has been promoted to vice president of human resources. Heemeyer has worked for North Star since 2018 and previously held the position of department manager. Olson promoted to loss control assistant manager ...

Business briefs for May 12

SMSU grad Hellie named president of North Star Mutual in Cottonwood Pete Hellie was elevated to the position of president of North Star Mutual Insurance Company on May 6 at the 100th annual meeting of policyholders. He succeeds Jeff Mauland, who has served as North Star’s president since ...

Business Briefs for April 22

Eric Oldenkamp joins Runchey, Louwagie & Wellman Runchey, Louwagie & Wellman, PLLP announces the addition of attorney Eric Oldenkamp to its office. He has been with the firm since Feb. 1 and is practicing in the areas of criminal defense and general civil litigation. Oldenkamp ...

Business Briefs for April 6

Hill returns to Ralco Ralco announces the return of Dr. Jeff Hill to the company as a brand manager. In his new role, Dr. Hill will focus on managing product lines utilizing Ralco’s patented Microbial Catalyst technology and its various applications in the marketplace as well as supporting ...

Building savings in a time of emergency

(AP) — If you are going to stockpile anything these days, consider liquid savings. A stash of easily accessible money to tap for emergencies is always important, but it is critical at times like these when people face potential layoffs and deep economic uncertainty. Experts generally ...

Business Briefs for March 9

Cory Ann Skogrand achieves Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisor status Cory Ann Skogrand, CFP, ChFC, CASL, CLU, RICP, with Van der Hagen, Skogrand & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. has become an Ameriprise Financial Private Wealth ...

Avera Marshall earns Blue Distinction Center+ Designation

MARSHALL — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has selected Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall, as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health ...

Flight simulator available to pilots, students at Marshall airport

MARSHALL —The flight simulator is ready for business at Southwest Minnesota Regional Airport in Marshall. Dave Algyer, Prairie Aircraft owner, says the simulator is available to rent to pilots, instrument students and students who are participating in a program which offers young women and ...

Marshall veterinarian wins MVMA Award

Dr. Jessica Koppien-Fox has been named an emerging leader for her achievement and leadership as a veterinarian, her community involvement, and how she actively engages others in the profession. Dr. Koppien-Fox has been engaged with the MVMA on many levels over the last several years. She has ...

Meadowland Farmers Co-op announcing profit sharing

The first week of February, Meadowland Farmers Co-op allocated over $2.2 million of profits back to their members for Fiscal 2019. Of the $2.2 million over $784 thousand is being paid in cash with the rest allocated in equity ownership of Meadowland Farmers Coop.    Meadowland revolves ...

Business briefs for Feb. 10

Avera receives $5 million gift from anonymous donor Bob Sutton, Avera president and CEO, announced Jan. 24 that Avera accepted a $5 million gift from an anonymous donor. “We worked with a generous donor who wanted to make a significant investment to improve patient care and safety through ...