Minnesota Realtors report shows lack of inventory

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STATEWIDE — Closed sales of residential homes in Minnesota declined 3 percent compared to August 2020. In the seven-county Arrowhead region, sales were down 10.7 percent. New listings dropped 3.8 percent over last year. Despite shrinking inventory, buyers scrambled to purchase homes, competing with multiple offers that drove the median sales price up 11.3 percent to $316,000. Consequently, available properties […]

Video showcases mineland reclamation, economic impact

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CHISHOLM — The Redhead Mountain Bike Park opened last year near Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC) in Chisholm. The 25-mile trail traverses amidst 1,225 acres of mining impacted land with rich red earth surfaces, steep and rugged rock ledges, lush green forestry, and open mine pits full of clear blue water. Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation supported the project with Mineland […]

Operation Round Up donates over $52,000

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Customer contributions support community programs

COHASSET — Through the contributions of Lake Country Power’s participating members, the Operation Round Up® Electric Trust Board recently approved $52,884 in assistance to local community programs during its quarterly meeting. The cooperative’s trust board reviewed and considered 32 grant applications and distributed funds to 28 projects and programs this past quarter. Since the program’s inception in October 2004, more […]

DEED to begin accepting COVID relief applications

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STATEWIDE — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will begin accepting applications for the Main Street COVID Relief Grants Program on September 20. This program was approved by the Minnesota Legislature and signed by Gov. Tim Walz on June 30, 2021. A total of $64,200,000 is available in grants for Minnesotan owned and operated businesses that can […]

Virginia native hired as bank vice president

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DULUTH — Matt Cochran was hired in late July as vice president and commercial banker at Bell Bank, located at 201 E. Superior St. in Duluth. In his position, Cochran develops and maintains relationships with commercial customers across a range of business areas. “I love the team mentality at Bell, and I’m excited to be here,” Cochran said. “Everyone is […]

Co-op customers donate to paved trail project

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VIRGINIA — Natural Harvest Food Co-op (NHFC) customers cumulatively donated $2,128.89 in August to Friends of the Vermilion Trail. The funds will be used to support the development of a paved recreational trail for non-motorized travel between Cook and Tower, including work on trail reconnaissance, environmental review, and easements. Each month, NHFC selects a local nonprofit organization to be the […]

Redhead MTB Park adds amenities, seeks donations

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A $10,000 grant from the Chisholm Community Foundation helped Minnesota Discovery Center add a dock to the mine pit lake at Redhead Mountain Bike Park. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Discovery Center.CHISHOLM — The Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC), one … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Security State Bank donates to first responders

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Pictured with Security State Bank (SSB) Foundation’s donation check to Bearville First Responders (BFR) are Gary Oie (SSB), Genica Munter (SSB), Bill Cox (BFR), Anna Nelson (BFR), Dustin Nelson (BFR), Bre Kasola (SSB), Chris Westin (SSB), and Kim Tho… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Giants Ridge celebrates a quarter-century of golf

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A golfer drives his ball from Hole 17 of the Legend at Giants Ridge. The Legend and the Quarry have been ranked as some of the best golf courses in Minnesota. Photos courtesy of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation.BIWABIK — This summer marked the 2… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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