First-ever Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit is March 7; free one-day event

Employers, are you looking to build your workforce with highly skilled workers? If so, you are invited to register and attend a free, one-day event at the Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Brooklyn Center, MN. The summit will showcase best practices and explore strategies to expand apprenticeship to build Minnesota’s 21st century workforce and includes speakers and […]

New and revised practices bring savings

MnDOT saved Minnesota taxpayers $83 million in 2017

STATEWIDE – Reflecting the agency’s commitment to maximizing value for Minnesotans, a new report finds that the Minnesota Department of Transportation saved $83 million in 2017 from new and revised practices in its construction program delivery and project development. “Minnesotans expect and deserve good government,” said Governor Mark Dayton. “Since 2015, MnDOT has saved $217 million and reinvested it back […]

Public comment period open through March 19

$47M Volkswagen settlement investment plan released

STATEWIDE – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) released the state’s plan to invest $47 million from the national Volkswagen settlement in a better, cleaner Minnesota environment. The settlement funds were made available following a 2016 federal court ruling that found Volkswagen programmed diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, which spewed hundreds of tons of excess pollution into Minnesota’s […]

Unprofitable lignin to become valuable plastic

NRRI collaborates to commercialize innovative technology

Lignin gives trees their strength. It’s the glue that holds plants together. It’s also an unexploited treasure— at least from a chemical point of view. Making up about 30 percent of a plant’s composition, lignin is currently incinerated when cellulose is harvested for wood pulp or at biorefineries producing fuels, heat and chemicals from biomass. NRRI is part of a […]

Tips offered for choosing the right professional tax preparer

Many Minnesotans hire a professional tax preparer to do their income taxes each year. Qualified tax preparers perform important services for taxpayers who have complicated tax situations or simply want to trust their taxes to a professional. Taxpayers should know the right questions to ask when choosing a preparer and that there is a process in place to make sure […]

Saint Louis County holds land auction: 28 properties sold for $374,000

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A house on 9th Avenue East in Duluth generated a lot of interest. So did two adjoining 18 acre parcels along Old Highway 169 in Hibbing. These are three of 28 properties that are again privately owned and back on the property tax roll following St. Louis County’s Tax Forfeited Land Sale Auction held Feb. 8, […]

Up to $1 million to be awarded area students Blandin Foundation Education Grant deadline is March 1

GRAND RAPIDS – Blandin Foundation’s applications for need-based education grants are available and being accepted until March 1. Up to $1 million will be granted to Itasca County-area students pursuing school after high school during the 2018-2019 school year. Grants are available to local students who will or have graduated from one of the following high schools: Grand Rapids, Bigfork, […]

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa receives CERTs Seed Grant for energy project

NETT LAKE – It is an energizing start to 2018 for Bois Forte Band of Chippewa who received a $4,350 Seed Grant from the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) earlier this month. “We’re very excited to learn about the grant award,” said Danielle Pieratos. “We can’t wait to get started on our project, Bois Forte Weatherization Project.” The Bois Forte […]

Tech Bytes computer repair and services open for business

EVELETH – I established Tech Bytes, a computer repair business, in January of 2018. Services we offer include: virus removal; computer repair and tuneup; computer and computer part sales; web design and maintenance, search engine optimization (SEO); analytics, and more. Tech Bytes is located at 410 Jones St., in Eveleth. Individuals and small-medium sized businesses are our ideal customers. I […]

MPUC sets new rates for Minnesota Power retail customers

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday finalized a new retail rate structure for Minnesota Power’s electric customers, completing its decisions on the rate filing that the company initially submitted in November 2016. Earlier this month… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

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