Spirit of Hospitality Award nominations now closed for 2018

IRON RANGE – The nominations are in! More than 70 area front-line workers were nominated for a Spirit of Hospitality Award (SOHA) in 2018. Nominees represent a wide range of businesses across the Mesabi Iron Range and even a little beyond. Now entering its seventh year, the Iron Range Spirit of Hospitality Awards recognize excellence in customer service and promotion […]

Social Security announces 2.8 percent COLA benefit increase

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced Oct. 11. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 62 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2019. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin […]

28 properties were sold for $429,585 in county’s tax forfeited land auction

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A waterfront lot on Ely’s Shagawa lake was the top seller at the St. Louis County tax forfeited properties auction held Thursday, Oct. 11. A 40-acre parcel in Rice Lake and a 34-acre parcel in Hibbing also successfully sold. In all, 28 properties were purchased for a total of $429,585. Last week’s sale featured 95 tax […]

Commitment to conservation is paying off, Dayton says

State makes progress in meeting its 2027 sustainability goals

Minnesota’s state agencies are making good progress towards ambitious sustainability goals put in place last year by Governor Mark Dayton, according to a newly-released report by the Department of Administration’s Office of Enterprise Sustainability. The 2017 Annual Sustainability Report is the first collection of data that documents the progress that Minnesota is making on cutting costs and increasing efficiency through […]

Funding will support projects in Hoyt Lakes and Two Harbors

PFA approves $7.3 million Greater Minnesota water projects

The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) approved $7.3 million in grants and loans for water and sewer projects. Funding for projects in Alden, Two Harbors, Hoyt Lakes, Erskine and Willmar was approved. “Communities across Minnesota face serious water-quality challenges,” said Governor Mark Dayton. “This funding supports improvements that will give residents of Alden, Two Harbors, Hoyt Lakes, Erskine and Willmar […]

Backus Auditorium in International Falls benefits from Eagle Scout project

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – Gavin Wilson recently completed an improvement project at Backus Auditorium in an effort to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Wilson has been in the Boy Scouts since first grade at the age of six. Now age 15, Wilson is working towards his Eagle Scout rank. To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in […]

Cheri High appointed as new administrator/CEO

Mike Schultz retires from St. Raphael’s Health & Rehab Center

EVELETH – Mike Schultz, administrator/CEO at St. Raphael’s Health & Rehabilitation Center in Eveleth announced his retirement effective Oct. 5, 2018. While Schultz has served as the administrator of St. Raphael’s since Jan. 9, 2015, he has worked… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Orthopaedic Associates to hold open house on Oct. 9

HIBBING – Orthopaedic Associates will be holding an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. in celebration of the opening of their new Hibbing clinic. The Hibbing Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance for… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

$25 million in safety grants awarded to Minnesota Schools

MDE funding will be used to make security improvements

The Minnesota Department of Education announced on Oct. 1, that 90 Minnesota public schools districts or charter schools were awarded school safety grants to be used for security and violence prevention improvements at 123 building sites across the s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Patricia Welsch named First Children’s Finance business development specialist for northeast MN

Patricia WelschVIRGINIA – First Children’s Finance announces the addition of Patricia Welsch as the new business development specialist serving northeast Minnesota. In her role, Welsch will be supporting child care centers and family child care provi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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