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How to begin building a credit history (start early!)

By Staff | April 03, 2020

Credit scores play a significant role in the lives of millions of adults across the globe. A strong credit history can help people secure more borrower-friendly terms on home and auto loans, potentially saving them thousands of dollars. Credit scores are not typically on the minds of young adults who are years away from purchasing their first homes. However, young […]

Deposits at banks and credit unions are secure

By Staff | April 03, 2020

Despite volatility in financial markets and economy instability due to COVID-19, Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley is reassuring residents that their money is secure in the state’s banks and credit unions. “Avoid making decisions based on panic or fear,” said Kelley. “Bank customers and credit union members can have the peace of mind knowing their deposits are secured though the […]

FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHERS

By Staff | April 03, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This month we feature the photography skills of Emily Law, owner of Flom Designs and Photography. The most enjoyment Emily experiences in her line of work is the bonding with her clients and being able to capture, through photography, the special moments in their lives. – Kirsten Reichel, HTF Staff Writer Tell us a bit about yourself and […]

April is Financial Literacy Month

By Staff | April 03, 2020

Brought to you by Daniel Rabideaux in conjunction with Lincoln Financial Advisors* Americans are living longer than ever, thanks to advances in health care, improved diets, and better exercise. About one out of every four 65-year-olds today will live past age 90 and one out of 10 will live past age 95, according to data from the Social Security Administration. […]

Economic impact payments: what you need to know

By Staff | April 03, 2020

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service on Monday announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment. […]

Navigating automobile incentives and rebates, leasing options

By Staff | April 03, 2020

Purchasing a new car can be an exciting endeavor. Cars and trucks are among the most expensive items a person will buy over the course of his or her lifetime, and no one wants to spend more than necessary. Getting a good deal on a car or truck may come down to researching rebates and incentives. The online automotive resource […]

Essentia Health plans to place many non-medical staff on administrative leave

By Staff | April 03, 2020

Essentia Health announced on March 30 plans to reduce non-medical staffing levels as it prepares for the expected surge of COVID-19 patients in the communities it serves. These plans include redeploying the workforce to best position Essentia Health to care for patients, while responding to the significant financial impacts caused by a reduction in services due to the pandemic. As […]

Quit Partner: new free quit-tobacco programs online, by phone and by mail

By Staff | April 03, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday launched Quit Partner (1-800-QUIT-NOW), Minnesota’s new family of programs to help people who want to quit smoking, vaping, chewing or using other commercial tobacco products. Quit Partner offers many free support options and resources so people can quit in a way that works best for them. Free support for Minnesota residents includes personalized […]

Fairview Mesaba Clinics move to virtual care to prevent COVID-19 spread

By Staff | April 03, 2020

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Fairview Mesaba Clinics will move to a virtual-first patient care model effective Tuesday, March 31. During this time, Fairview Mesaba Clinics in Nashwauk and Mt. Iron will be temporarily closed with no in-person care. In-person care will be transitioned to the Fairview Mesaba Clinic-Hibbing location. In addition, Fairview Range JobCare and […]

WDSE•WRPT provides educational resources with its AT HOME LEARNING

By Staff | April 03, 2020

AT HOME LEARNING is a new programming block on PBS North every weekday from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. focused on bringing educational programming, curated for youth in grades six through twelve, into every home. Every show during AT HOME LEARNING will be accompanied by learning resources, such as discussion guides and worksheets, available at PBSLearningMedia.org, a free online resource. […]