NRRI lab moves solid biofuel to commercialization

Helping to drive economic and environmental solutions

COLERAINE – In the Pacific Northwest, decades of forest fire suppression have had the opposite effect. Dense forests become tinder in the increasingly warmer, drier climate. Add a lightning strike or careless human and… well, in 2018 a total of 75,550 acres in Oregon went up in flames. Mechanical forest thinning is supposed to help. But what to do with […]

Company supplies roofing, siding products across America

Virginia manufacturing company acquired by Vertex

VIRGINIA – Northern Lights Manufacturing, a Virginia, MN-based producer of roofing and siding parts for the construction industry was acquired by Vertex Metal Roofing with the intent to expand its product line and distribution reach. Northern Lights fabricates starter strip for siding, drip edges for roofs, and several types of flashing for building construction. Vertex Roofing specializes in manufacturing and […]

New members join Iron Mining Association board

DULUTH – The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA)—the trade association that represents Minnesota’s iron mines and the companies that supply goods and services to the iron mines—announced the results of its annual board elections this month at its 26th annual meeting and dinner. Incoming board members include: Deb DeLuca of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and Frank Frederickson of […]

Many of state’s core industries experience strong growth

Minnesota exports grew to $5.7 billion in the third quarter

Sales of Minnesota agricultural, mining and manufactured exports grew 6.5 percent to $5.7 billion in the third quarter of 2018, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Minnesota represents the 19th largest gain in exports nationwide for this period. U.S. exports as a whole were up 8.1 percent during the same period. […]

Minnesota iron mining exports grow in the third quarter of 2018

Minnesota’s iron mining industry contributed to an increase in state exports, according to a recent release from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). According to the release, Minnesota companies exported $5.7 billion worth of manufactured, mining, and agricultural products in the third quarter of 2018—a 6.5 percent increase from the same period last year which represents the […]

Raising epilepsy awareness in schools to reduce stigma, bullying

Iron Range Tykes earns Seizure Smart School distinction

MT. IRON – With its dedication and commitment to support students with seizures, the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) announced that Iron Range Tykes Learning Center in Mt. Iron earned the distinction of being a Seizure Smart School. Seizure Smart Schools brings students, teachers, school nurses, staff and families together to foster understanding of epilepsy in schools and teach seizure […]

New Soo Locks project good news for Minnesota Iron

The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) is among many celebrating the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ announcement that design and work on a new $1 billion Soo Lock will start next year. “The Soo Locks play an integral role in turning Minnesota … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Backus Community Center hires Sjoblom as its event and volunteer coordinator

Jaime SjoblomINTERNATIONAL FALLS – Backus Community Center announced that Jaime Sjoblom has joined the Backus Staff as event and volunteer coordinator. Sjoblom is a 2013 Falls High graduate, earned an associate of arts degree from Rainy River Communi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

RRCC to host a commercial driver license training

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – Rainy River Community College (RRCC) in International Falls is hosting an accelerated three-week commercial driver license training through Advanced Minnesota with Hibbing Community College beginning Jan. 15, 2019. This co… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Superhero Family Fun Night at North Woods School in Cook a soaring success

Food, games, a cupcake walk and learning about personal finance where all part of the Superheroes-themed Family Fun Night held at North Woods School in Cook. The event was sponsored by North Star Credit Union. Submitted photo.COOK – Superheroes was t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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