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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees names interim chancellor

The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has voted unanimously to name Devinder Malhotra to serve as the interim chancellor of Minnesota State. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

Frandsen Bank & Trust honored as one of 24 Community Champions

The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recently recognized 24 Minnesota banks for their community involvement. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

The Better Business Bureau of MN/ND offers tips on consolidating student loans

With existing student loan debt surging to well over a trillion dollars, many former students are looking for help managing their debt. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

Guy Alto named Employee of the Month at Arrowhead Transit

GILBERT – Guy Alto has been awarded Employee of Month at Arrowhead Transit. He could have been awarded Employee of the Decade, or of this century, because he’s been with the Virginia Dial-A-Ride since 1993. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

IRS, states and tax industry warn payroll and HR departments about W-2 scams

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry renewed their warning about an email scam that uses a corporate officer’s name to request employee forms W-2 from company payroll or human resources departments.  More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Range Center announces new hire, promotion

CHISHOLM – Range Center, Inc. of Chisholm announced the selection of Lori Stavnes to fill the position of residential program supervisor. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Gov. Dayton signs bill to reduce health insurance premiums by 25 percent for 125,000 Minnesotans

Governor Mark Dayton on January 26, 2017, signed Chapter 2, SF 1, to provide an automatic 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums for the more than 125,000 Minnesotans facing significant premium increases in the individual market.  More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Medica open again for 2017 individual market enrollments through MNsure

Minnesotans who buy their own health insurance will again be able to enroll in coverage for 2017 from Medica effective January 31, 2017.  More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Better Business Bureau tip: New year, new gym membership

Is joining a gym on your list of New Year resolutions? You’re not alone. January sees a huge surge in gym activity (up 50 percent from December). Before you sign on the dotted line, however, do some warm-ups! More...

Posted 1/26/2017 10:14 PM

Minnesota Department of Revenue offers tips for income tax filers; e-filing is handy and secure

STATEWIDE – Minnesota taxpayers can now file their state income tax returns as of Monday, Jan. 23, the same date the Internal Revenue Service began accepting federal income tax returns. More...

Posted 1/26/2017 10:14 PM

The Trenti Law Firm announces the addition of Darrold Persson to the firm

VIRGINIA – The Trenti Law Firm is pleased to announce the addition of Darrold E. Persson to the firm as “of counsel.” Persson has an excellent and established reputation on the Iron Range. More...

Posted 1/19/2017 10:28 PM

Twin Metals statement on government action to withdraw lands from mining development

Twin Metals Minnesota issued the following statement in response to the Jan. 13, 2017, announcement by the U.S. More...

Posted 1/19/2017 10:28 PM

Community Sustainability Initiative contest accepting applications

IRON RANGE – The 4th Annual Community Sustainability Initiative (CSI) contest will once again be hosted by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability (IRPS). More...

Posted 1/19/2017 10:28 PM

Homeowners can take up to $500 federal tax credit for energy efficiency work in 2016

The bad news: The federal Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit expired on Dec. 31, 2016.  The good news: You can claim a tax credit of up to $500 for qualified systems or equipment installed during the past year.  More...

Posted 1/19/2017 10:28 PM

State manufacturers optimistic about 2017 economy, survey says

Minnesota manufacturers are upbeat about the economy, with 90 percent expecting production levels to increase or stay the same in 2017, according to an annual joint survey by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and More...

Posted 1/12/2017 10:52 PM

In memory of Dale Long

Lake Country Power: Remembering a member of the “family”

ORR – We lost a friend, a leader and member of the cooperative family recently when Lake Country Power Board President Dale Long passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. More...

Posted 1/12/2017 10:52 PM

Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital joins Fairview Health Services system; hospital will retain its name

GRAND RAPIDS – Fairview Health Services and Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital announced on Tuesday that the Grand Rapids integrated clinic and hospital has joined the Fairview system as a wholly owned subsidiary, effective Jan. 1.  More...

Posted 1/5/2017 09:06 PM

U.S. Steel will reopen Keetac mine; production anticipated to begin in March

U.S. Steel’s Keetac mine in Keewatin will re-open in 2017 after a closure exceeding 19 months, the integrated mining and steelmaking corporation announced Thursday.  More...

Posted 1/5/2017 09:06 PM

Superior Fuel Company announces investment in Iron Range

HIBBING – Superior Fuel Company, a locally-owned and operated propane company based in Duluth, Minnesota, announced its completion of a bulk storage facility in the Hibbing area. More...

Posted 12/29/2016 11:19 PM

Chiropractors billed “no-fault” insurance policies for more than $20 million dollars

United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger on Dec. 21, announced federal criminal charges filed against 21 defendants for conspiring to commit health care fraud. More...

Posted 12/29/2016 11:19 PM

Jobs for Minnesotans, Sen. Amy Klobuchar object to Twin Metals ruling

Jobs for Minnesotans – a coalition representing business, labor and communities – has released a strong objection to the federal decision that mineral leases near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), formerly held by Twin Metals Minneso More...

Posted 12/22/2016 11:26 PM

Minnesota regulators set interim electricity rates for Minnesota Power

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) recently approved an interim rate increase of 5.6 percent for Minnesota Power customers as the first step of its broader review of the company’s recent rate request. More...

Posted 12/22/2016 11:26 PM

Arrowhead Region’s Telehealth Initiative wins 2016 County Achievement Award

STATEWIDE – Four outstanding programs from counties across Minnesota were recognized with Association of Minnesota Counties’ (AMC) 2016 County Achievement Awards for exhibiting excellence and innovation in their counties. More...

Posted 12/15/2016 10:54 PM

Frandsen Bank & Trust supports Liz Prebich Foundation

The Virginia office of Frandsen Bank & Trust presented Linda Scipioni (front row, center) of the Liz Prebich Foundation a check for $757.93 on November 28. More...

Posted 12/8/2016 09:23 PM

MDC installs 2.2kW solar PV project

CHISHOLM - In December of 2015, the Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC) was awarded one of 39 innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects by the state’s Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs). More...

Posted 12/8/2016 09:23 PM

MNsure sets enrollment record with 117,654 enrolled in private coverage

Minnesota set a new enrollment record, with a total of 117,654 enrollments in the individual marketplace during the 2017 open enrollment period and one-week special enrollment period that followed open enrollment. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

NRRI leads the way in alternative fuel process with torrefaction at Coleraine site

Turning wood into a new product could boost a flagging lumber industry in northern Minnesota, and investigators at the Natural Resources Research Institute— University of Minnesota Duluth—are leading the way in perfecting the technology.& More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

Mesabi Community Band to present “A Musical Valentine” mid-winter concert

MT. IRON – The Mesabi Community Band will hold its mid-winter concert, “A Musical Valentine,” on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Merritt Elementary School auditorium in Mt. Iron.  More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

Amy Trast to serve on Alworth Memorial Fund Foundation board

DULUTH – The Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund Foundation has named Amy Trast to serve a five-year term on the board. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

AEOA offers free help with tax returns

IRON RANGE – Free tax counseling and preparation of Federal, State and Property Tax returns for middle and low-income taxpayers of all ages is available at these locations in North St. Louis County beginning February 7, 2017:   More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Better Business Bureau of MN/ND names Top Ten Scams of 2016

Since fall of 2015, BBB Scam Tracker has served as a valuable resource for consumers nationwide to report schemes and learn about scams targeting their area. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

MNsure announces one-week special enrollment period through February 8

MNsure announced a one-week special enrollment period (SEP) to give Minnesotans additional time to purchase health insurance and benefit from a new law that provides an automatic 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums for the more than 125 More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Minnesota gains 11,900 jobs in December; unemployment rate at 3.9 percent

STATEWIDE – Minnesota employers added 11,900 jobs in December, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).  More...

Posted 1/26/2017 10:14 PM

Small businesses enroll in MNsure health insurance in record numbers

STATEWIDE – MNsure's Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) has enrolled 1,934 employees from 438 different small businesses in 2017 health coverage. Demand for coverage through SHOP has increased significantly from 2016. More...

Posted 1/26/2017 10:14 PM

Voters can register to vote when electronically filing their taxes

STATEWIDE – With income tax season now open (as of Jan. More...

Posted 1/26/2017 10:14 PM

Andrew Peterson certified as MSBA Board Certified Real Property Law Specialist

VIRGINIA – Cope & Peterson law firm of Virginia announced the certification of Andrew R. Peterson as a Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Board Certified Real Property Law Specialist. More...

Posted 1/19/2017 10:28 PM

Nolan responds to USFS’s efforts to withdraw lands from mining development

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today expressed his outrage at the U.S. More...

Posted 1/19/2017 10:28 PM

Give Kids a Smile: MN dentists offering free dental care for up to 4,000 children in need

Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care to children in need on February 3 and 4, 2017. Appointments can be booked now. More...

Posted 1/19/2017 10:28 PM

Keetac restart puts Iron Range taconite industry at full strength

KEEWATIN – Northeastern Minnesota’s taconite industry is back at full strength. With United States Steel Corporation’s Dec. More...

Posted 1/12/2017 10:52 PM

Iron Mining Association of Minnesota celebrates 25 years

DULUTH – 2017 marks the 25th anniversary for the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA), a trade association working to promote a healthy iron mining industry in Minnesota.  More...

Posted 1/12/2017 10:52 PM

Nolan applauds USFS completion of its final PolyMet project decision

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan this week applauded the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) release of its final, signed Record of Decision, a major achievement for the Nolanbacked PolyMet project.  More...

Posted 1/12/2017 10:52 PM

U.S. Forest Service issues Final Record of Decision authorizing PolyMet land exchange

PolyMet Mining Corp. (“PolyMet” or the “Company”) on Monday reported that the U.S. More...

Posted 1/12/2017 10:52 PM

United Way of 1000 Lakes Community Investment grant application open for 2017-2019

GRAND RAPIDS – United Way of 1000 Lakes has opened the application period for its 2017-2019 Community Investment grant process. More...

Posted 1/5/2017 09:06 PM

New members elected to Iron Mining Association board

The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) announced the results of its annual board elections at its annual meeting and dinner.  Incoming board members include Jon Anderson of Road Machinery & Supplies in Virginia, Brian Maki of Lakehea More...

Posted 1/5/2017 09:06 PM

$100 million funding for Border-to-Border Broadband recommended in annual report

The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband released its annual report on Tuesday, which includes recommendations for Gov. Mark Dayton, the Legislature and other policymakers to consider during the 2017 legislative session.  More...

Posted 12/29/2016 11:19 PM

NORTHFORCE recognized with national award for workforce development strategy

The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) and The Northspan Group announced the organizations won first place in their division for the Mid- America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) 2016 Annual Economic Development Awards for their workf More...

Posted 12/22/2016 11:26 PM

Dos and Don’ts from the BBB for donating throughout the holiday season

Charitable donations are on the rise and have been for some time. Estimates say over $350 billion was given to charities in 2015 and over 70 percent of that money came from individuals. More...

Posted 12/15/2016 10:54 PM

Lake Country Power members to benefit from capital credit retirement

GRAND RAPIDS – Lake Country Power members will see a capital "credit" on their electric bills this month, just in time for Christmas. Lake Country Power’s board of directors authorized a retirement of $2.5 million in capital credits. More...

Posted 12/15/2016 10:54 PM

Regional air travel faces continued challenge

Air passengers in both Hibbing and Duluth have new amenities thanks to recently constructed terminals, but the airports themselves will face an ongoing battle to remain viable in a constantly evolving industry . More...

Posted 12/8/2016 09:23 PM

Robots put to the task in Lake Superior College team competition

DULUTH - Robots designed and built by four Lake Superior College Integrated Manufacturing student teams will be put to the competitive task at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the robot cage at LSC’s Downtown Center, 120 N. Second Avenue West, Duluth. More...

Posted 12/8/2016 09:23 PM

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