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Environmental services company earns certification

Lab with Hibbing office provides full-service water testing

RMB Environmental Laboratories Inc., a Minnesota-based privately owned analytical laboratory, announced that it has earned state accreditation as a fullservice organic water testing provider on September 28. “The organics certification opens up a lot of doors,” said Robert Borash, RMB’s founder and CEO. “It provides our clients the opportunity to use more of our capabilities, instead of using multiple companies […]

Harbor Freight is the newest store at Uptown Virginia

VIRGINIA — Harbor Freight Tools at Uptown Virginia (formerly Thunderbird Mall) will soon open and create 15,000 square feet of redeveloped retail space. The Virginia store is Harbor Freight’s 11th location in Minnesota and joins more than 1,000 stores across the nation. It offers over 7,000 high quality air, automotive, hand, and power tools and accessories at prices up to […]

New program will expand legal paraprofessionals’ roles

STATEWIDE — The Minnesota Supreme Court has adopted court rule amendments authorizing the Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project, effective March 1, 2021. Legal paraprofessionals, under the supervision of a Minnesota attorney, will be permitted to provide legal advice and, in some cases, represent a client in court in two legal areas: landlord-tenant disputes and certain family law disputes. The two-year pilot […]

Garrett Ashburn joins the Virginia Edina Realty office

VIRGINIA — Garrett Ashburn is the newest agent at the Virginia office of Edina Realty. Ashburn joined the firm in August and brings with him 21 years of sales experience. Ashburn’s old position was eliminated due to COVID-19, and he found difficulties finding similar employment in industrial sales, his previous line of work. He specialized in in aggregate, construction equipment, […]

Fairview Range updates curbside services

HIBBING — As of October 14, Fairview Range’s curbside services will be moving from an outdoor tent into a building located on the Hibbing medical campus. Patients will park where the outdoor tent had been located and follow the instructions indicated on posted signs. Patients must remain in their vehicle and call 218-362-6232 to complete a virtual check-in. Fairview Range […]

Itasca County restaurants give back with Dining United

ITASCA COUNTY — Now through November 19, restaurants are teaming up with United Way in the Dining United program to improve lives in local communities. Throughout October and November, community members wanting to make a difference can eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner at one of several participating restaurants. United Way’s 2020 Dining United partners have pledged a portion of proceeds […]

Virtual career fair to be held October 27 – 29

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA — Despite the layoffs and furloughs that the pandemic has caused, many companies throughout northeastern Minnesota are looking for candidates to fill open positions. Hiring during this time can be even more challenging and the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (NEMOJT) is offering a way for employers and job seekers to connect. A virtual job and career […]

Two local women launch finance podcast



Have you ever been sitting around with your family or friends and the conversation somehow veers toward money? If you have, we’re willing to guess that everyone agrees there’s not enough of it to go around and then you all sit in uncomfortable silence until someone says “How ‘bout those Vikings, eh?” This probably has a little something to do […]

IRRR funding still available

PPP loans helped businesses keep workers

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA — When the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, small business owners began to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a federal assistance initiative issued in response to the economic impacts of the global health crisis. The PPP was a loan designed to help businesses keep their workers on the payroll during the COVID 19 crisis, and […]

Beautox Beauty Lounge LLC offers aesthetic services in Virginia

VIRGINIA — Alyssa Leese, founder of Beautox Beauty Lounge LLC, recently added aesthetic services to her practice after her esthetician mentioned that several of her clients were inquiring about Botox treatments in the area. Leese has six years of experience as a registered nurse and over four years as a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Because Leese is a board-certified nurse […]


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