Northland Foundation assumes role of host for Northeast MN Small Business Development Center

The Northland Foundation has stepped into the role of host for the Northeast Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with the former host, the University of Minnesota Duluth. The SBDC provides technical assistance to help businesses start up, manage, and grow. “We’re excited about this opportunity to make a bigger impact on our region’s economy by serving as […]

Tax forfeited land auction results in nearly $600,000 in sales in St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Nearly three dozen formerly tax forfeited properties are now back in private ownership following last week’s St. Louis County tax forfeited property auction. Altogether, 34 properties were purchased for a total of $596,480. This includes two houses, a cabin, a large commercial building, and several properties where blighted properties had been demolished. Properties sold ranged in […]

Customers note: Don’t fall for scam phone calls

Customers of Minnesota Power are reporting an unusually high number of scam phone calls in which the caller poses as a Minnesota Power representative and demands customers use a credit or debit card to pay their bill immediately or have their power disconnected. Minnesota Power does not call customers to request payment, and does not ask for credit or debit […]

Be prepared: Apply for a REAL ID now

Full REAL ID enforcement date is less than one year away

Minnesotans with standard driver’s licenses or identification (ID) cards are strongly encouraged to consider applying for a REAL ID, so they’ll be prepared ahead of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s full REAL ID enforcement date of Oct. 1, 2020. Every air traveler 18 years of age or older will need a REAL ID, enhanced driver’s license or ID, passport […]

Minnesotans urged to prepare for the winter heating season

Winter is just around the corner and the Department of Commerce is urging Minnesotans to prepare for the cold before it is here to stay. Below are tips and resources to help ensure you are prepared for a cold Minnesota winter. Change your furnace filter regularly. At a minimum, filters should be changed every three months. That said, filters may […]

#BeCyberSmart: Tips to Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

Annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month underway

The 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicked off Oct. 1, with a new message to Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT., reminding everyone of the role we all play in online safety and security at home and in the workplace. Coled by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and held […]

Begin with these five strategies

How to hone time management skills

Ours is a busy society where everyone is moving from place to place quite rapidly, whether at school, home or work. As a result, many people may feel that there simply are not enough hours in the day to get it all done. Quite often people delay certain tasks until the late hours of the night as a way to […]

The Lake Vermilion Trail Board

Executive director recruiting underway

LAKE VERMILION — The Lake Vermilion Trail Joint Powers Board is recruiting for a part-time executive director. Interested applicants can find the position description and additional information on and Resumes must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 31. The Lake Vermilion Trail executive director would work under contract for the Joint Powers Board on a part-time basis. Compensation would […]

The Right Talent, Right now

2019 disability employment awareness

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2019 is “The Right Talent, Right Now.” NDEAM’s roots go back to 1945 when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each […]

Sale features more than 80 properties, including 10 houses

St. Louis County tax forfeited property auction is Oct. 10

This cabin on Elbow Lake in Orr includes approximately 2,000 feet of shoreline. It’s starting bid is $259,800. Photo courtesy of St. Louis County.ST. LOUIS COUNTY — More than 80 properties are set to be auctioned off by St. Louis County on Thursday, … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

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