Education commissioner kicks off listening tour in Hibbing

HIBBING – Newly appointed Department of Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker began a listening tour on Friday, Jan. 25 at her alma mater Hibbing High School (HHS). She was joined by family members, former teachers, current faculty, students, community members and local elected officials for a conversation about how to ensure that every student in Minnesota experiences a high quality […]

BCBSMN award acknowledges work to combat childcare crisis

Northland Foundation is celebrated with a Trailblazer Award

DULUTH – The Northland Foundation has received a Trailblazer Award for its work combatting the childcare crisis in Greater Minnesota. The award was presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota at an event at The Inn on Lake Superior. Blue Cross Blue Shield vice president of public affairs Scott Keefer noted communities in Greater Minneota are experiencing an unprecedented […]

Northland Foundation awards 45 grants totaling $525,624 in northeastern Minnesota

In the last quarter of 2018, the Northland Foundation made 45 grants to benefit people and communities in the counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Lake, Koochiching and St. Louis. Of these, 15 grants totaling $205,000 were awarded through the Foundation’s Rural Aging Initiative. The Rural Aging Initiative is a threeyear special program to help older adults age in place, […]

More than 90 parcels, including waterfront properties, available

St. Louis County tax forfeited land auction to be held Feb. 14

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – More than 90 tax forfeited properties are set to be auctioned off by St. Louis County on Feb. 14. The list features more than a dozen waterfront properties, including parcels on Birch Lake in Embarrass, and on the Whiteface Reservoir and Leisure Lake in Makinen, as well as four properties from the county’s former Lakeshore Lease […]

Sponsors for 2019 Summer Food Service Program now sought

During the school year, many Minnesota families depend on free or reduced-price meals their children get at school to provide nourishment. When school is out for the summer, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) can provide funding for meals for children, in order to bridge the “nutrition gap” during the summer months. The Minnesota […]

Frandsen Bank & Trust among banks honored for their community involvement

VIRGINIA – The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) has recognized 35 Minnesota banks for their community involvement. Banks play a vital role in their communities and to honor and recognize their involvement, the MBA created the Community Champion recognition program. Frandsen Bank & Trust is one of the Community Champions that worked with hundreds of organizations in their communities, providing funding, […]

Free tax preparation sites to be available across Minnesota

With income tax season now open, the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced that over 200 sites will be offering free tax assistance for those filing income tax and property tax refund returns. Most sites are open early February through April 15. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Marjorie Sella retires from USDA’s NRCS after after a 31-year career

Marge SellaMarjorie “Marge” Sella, district conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in northern St. Louis and Itasca counties retired Jan. 31. A Nashwauk native, Sella received her B.S. degree in soil science from the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

St. Louis County social worker receives first of its kind award from the ICWA Advisory Council

Andrea LarsonST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County social worker Andrea Larson has been recognized by the Minnesota Indian Child Welfare (ICWA) Advisory Council with its first ever Social Worker Award. The ICWA Advisory Council created the award as a w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

St. Louis County updates multi-hazard mitigation plan

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Tornadoes, flooding, wildfires, blizzards, straightline winds, ice storms, and droughts are the kinds of natural disasters most likely to cause widespread economic loss and personal hardship in St. Louis County. Taking steps to min… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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