Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training names new executive director

The Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (NEMOJT) announced that the Local Elected Official (LEO) board has chosen Marie Domiano as the new executive director of NEMOJT. “There were many excellent candidates for the position, but overall the board was impressed with Marie’s vision, enthusiasm, program knowledge, and leadership capacity. I have full confidence in her as our new leader […]

Community Sustainability Initiative project ideas sought for IRPS contest

IRON RANGE — The Washington School Forest committee used their grant to help create a new outdoor classroom near their campus in Hibbing, to foster a love for the outdoors among the school’s young students. The Scenic Rivers Health Care facility in Cook used their grant to build gardening and flower beds to brighten up an unused city lot and […]

St. Louis County public hearing set for short-term rental rules

HIBBING — What’s the best way to allow property owners to rent out their property on a short-term basis if they so choose, while also protecting the safety of visitors and rights of neighboring property owners, as well as preserving the character of residential areas? This question has been discussed in St. Louis County for nearly 10 years on how […]

St. Louis County tax forfeited land auction results in sales of $397,575

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — St. Louis County’s first tax forfeited land auction of 2020, held on Feb. 13, in Hermantown, was a success. Of the 65 properties offered, 27 were purchased for a total of $397,575. The 41 percent sales rate is the highest percent of tracts purchased at an auction in recent memory. Properties purchased include two houses in […]

North St. Louis Soil & Water is now accepting tree and native plant orders

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — North St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District announces its annual tree and native plant sale. New for 2020, the district is offering native plant kits, which include 36 ready-toplant perennials. Each of the three kits include a mix of six native plant varieties: pollinator habitat, shoreland or raingarden habitat, and woodland shade area habitat. Kits […]

IRTB awards technology mini-grants to regional nonprofits serving visitors

IRON RANGE — With a portion of its Blandin Broadband Community grant, the Iron Range Tourism Bureau has awarded technology mini-grants of $1,500 each to regional nonprofits that serve visitors. Grants were given to: • Club Mesabi,• Embarrass Township/Finnish Homestead Tours,• Eveleth Heritage Society,• Hibbing Historical SocietyMuseum,• Hibbing Tourist Center,• Iron Range HistoricalSociety,• Camp Vermilion,• Lyric Center for the Arts,• […]

St. Louis County hires new director of Planning and Community Development; seeks public health award nominations

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Matthew Johnson has been hired as the new director of St. Louis County’s Planning and Community Development Department. Johnson comes to the county after serving as the community development director for the Mid- Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) for the past 21 years. Johnson has considerable experience working with residents, staff and elected leaders. In his role […]

Consumer alert from Minnesota Department of commerce

Understand what renters insurance does and does not cover

This winter season, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is urging renters to understand what renters insurance does and does not cover in the event of a winter home disaster. Imagine that, while you are on vacation, you get a call from your landlord, alerting you that your pipes had frozen and burst, causing flooding in your living areas. You have […]

Bethany Owen named CEO of ALLETE

Alan Hodnik announces plans to retire from ALLETE in 2021

ALLETE, Inc.’s Board of Directors announced that Bethany Owen, current president of ALLETE, has been elected CEO of ALLETE. Owen succeeds Al Hodnik. To support an orderly transition, Hodnik will serve as executive chairman of the ALLETE Board of Dire… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Five NHED colleges, seamless learning

Accreditation merger intention approved

The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has approved a motion expressing support for the intention of merging the accreditations of the five colleges of the Northeast Higher Education District (NHED) into one accredited… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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