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Business Briefs for May 7

North Star announces promotions North Star Mutual Insurance recently announced the promotions of three employees. Amy Herrick has been promoted to vice president of Underwriting. She has worked for North Star since 1993 and most recently held the position of Department Manager of the ...

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 ...