Arrowhead Transit recognized for community service

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA — Arrowhead Transit was recently recognized in a video by the Minnesota Public Transit Association for their efforts with food delivery. Arrowhead Transit provided 50 buses to transport 4,157 boxes, or 70,669 pounds, of produce to partner organizations in 2020. Arrowhead helped distribute boxes of produce to residents throughout Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine, and St. […]

Response fund aids communities

Itasca area organizations receive $37,500 in relief funding

ITASCA COUNTY — Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Itasca Area Community Response Fund has been helping the greater Itasca area navigate the crisis by providing grants to local nonprofits. The response fund, a collaborative effort between the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation and United Way of 1000 Lakes, is just one of several COVID-19 response efforts undertaken […]

LVC Companies donate to Angel Fund campaign

HIBBING — LVC Companies’ Hibbing office recently donated $250 to Angel Fund’s Rock for an Angel campaign. Angel Fund’s mission is to provide financial assistance to northeastern Minnesota residents battling cancer. Rock for an Angel was created to replace critical funding normally raised through an annual curling event that was cancelled due to COVID-19. “We’re ecstatic to welcome LVC Companies […]

Insurance agent wins customer service award

VIRGINIA — Kristin Pessenda, an American Family Insurance agency owner in Virginia, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. “Even in 2020, facing a global pandemic and all the challenges that came with it,” said Ann Hamilton, American Family Insurance customer experience vice president, “this select group of […]

SBDC offers free consulting

Local businesses have marketing, HR, bookkeeping assistance

Northland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) received federal CARES Act funding to expand their technical assistance services to local businesses as they respond to and operate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Northland SBDC launched its Subject Matter Expert program to provide additional no-cost marketing, human resources and bookkeeping assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief […]

Laurentian Chamber’s leadership academy holds graduation

2021 Laurentian Leadership Program graduates are pictured at the Sawmill Saloon in Virginia. Pictured (l. to r.) are Gabby Randall, Kylee Paakkonen, Kevin Bird, Brad Gustafson, Katherine Nygaard, Darek Aho, and Donovan Strong. Not pictured are Liz Wa… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Hibbing counseling firm receives grant

Taconite Area Business Relief loans assist 90 businesses

 HIBBING — Whistling Pines Counseling in Hibbing was one of 90 businesses that received a Taconite Area Business Relief loan, a COVID-19 economic assistance program funded by Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation (IRRR) and administered by T… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

County distributes $3.84 million in assistance grants

St. Louis County has completed distribution of $3.84 million in funds from the Minnesota Legislature to assist small businesses throughout the county. A total of 749 eligible businesses and non-profits received funding through the county’s Phase 3 Sm… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

More than $54,000 donated

Operation Round Up® supports 26 community programs

COHASSET — Through the contributions of Lake Country Power’s participating members, the Operation Round Up® Electric Trust Board recently approved $54,185 in assistance to local community programs during its quarterly meeting. The cooperative’s tr… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Eveleth HRA completes exterior renovations

EVELETH — The Minnesota Legislature approved general obligation bonds to support the Public Owned Housing Program (POHP), which helped the Eveleth Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) make facilities improvements. “We are pleased the Eveleth HR… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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