Keep your best talent with these employee retention tips

More than half of employees surveyed in North America plan to look for a new job in 2021, according to a new report (read “Turnover ‘Tsunami’ Expected Once Pandemic Ends” at The study also found that 46 percent of respondents feel less connected to their company, and 42 percent say company culture has diminished since the start of the […]

Over $1.5 million invested regionally

IRRR Board awards infrastructure, education project grants

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA — At the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board meeting on June 7, over $1.5 million in grants were approved to advance projects in northeastern Minnesota. Total combined project investment is over $13.7 million. The projects are expected to increase the regional tax base, create permanent and construction jobs, provide essential services, and improve regional education and workforce. […]

Grant helps Calumet build a new public works building

The city of Calumet constructed a new 28-by- 40-foot public works facility to house maintenance equipment and provide essential services to community members. The roof collapsed on the former aging public works building this past winter and caused considerable damage. The project was supported by a Community Infrastructure grant from Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation. Calumet is home to approximately […]

Paul Bunyan Communications returns capital credit

Paul Bunyan Communications has distributed a capital credit return early to its membership again this year. Over $3.5 million has been returned to Paul Bunyan Communications members. As a cooperative, membership in Paul Bunyan Communications includes the opportunity to share in the company’s financial success. When profits are earned, they are allocated to the members based on their proportional share […]

United Way to host blood drive June 17 at IRA Civic Center

GRAND RAPIDS — United Way of 1000 Lakes is teaming up with Memorial Blood Centers for a blood drive on Thursday, June 17 from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the IRA Civic Center, 1401 NW 3rd Ave. Eligible donors age 16 and up can give blood to help keep the region’s blood supply strong and ready for emergencies. Donors […]

Virginia businesses receive funding for renovation projects

The City of Virginia and Virginia Economic Development Authority (VEDA) last year launched a Downtown Grant Redevelopment Program that is anticipated to renovate up to 12 commercial properties that are currently substandard and/or blighted and locate… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Age-friendly efforts to be recognized

Nominations are open for new Aging Impact Awards

REGIONAL — The Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) has announced its new Aging Impact Awards to highlight businesses and organizations going above and beyond to meet the needs of older adults in the community. According to the Longevity Economy® Ou… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Local man is new American Loggers Council ED

GILBERT — Scott Dane has been named executive director of the American Loggers Council (ALC). Dane, of rural Gilbert, took over the position June 1. Dane has been executive director of the Associated Contract Loggers and Truckers of Minnesota (ACLT) … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

United Way of 1000 Lakes selects 2021 Day of Action site

Day of Action 2021 partners Jamie Mjolsness (Itasca County Habitat for Humanity) and Sarah Carling (Community and Economic Development Associates) prepare for Day of Action in Bovey. Submitted photo.BOVEY — United Way of 1000 Lakes has selected Bovey… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Canelake’s Candies to open addition June 1

Expanded facility creates more space for historic business

Canelake’s Candies will hold a grand opening on June 1 to celebrate their expanded facility. The 117-year-old business renovated 416 Chestnut St. (pictured, right) to create more space for candies, memorabilia, and gift items. Submitted photo.VIRGINI… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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