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Firm ranked

Fredrikson & Byron, a Minneapolis-based law firm with offices in seven cities, including Bismarck, was ranked among the Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys by Law360.

Law360’s 2017 Glass Ceiling Report  highlights firms that have an exceptionally high representation of female attorneys.

St. Alexius recognized

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck has been recognized as the Best Hospital for 2017-18 in North Dakota by U.S. News & World Report.

For the rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.

Company sells software division

Gene and Pamela Schmidt, owners of SIA Marketing Inc., sold their national sales operations, processes and software to Newman LTC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent Financial.

SIA is known for its software and sales processes that support insurance agents in investment adviser organizations, large producer groups and insurance companies.

“It’s time now to get back to our roots,” Gene G. Schmidt, owner and CEO, said in a statement, “back to the days when Pamela and I simply took care of the people of North Dakota, by finding long-term care financing solutions that help protect retirement plans and the family farm.”

Law office honored

Chambers USA 2017 has recognized Maring Williams Law Office P.C. as a ranked firm in the category of Litigation: General Commercial-North Dakota.

The Chambers USA guide notes that the firm is a dedicated civil litigation group with noteworthy experience in personal injury and wrongful death claims.