Erik Peterson honored by COUNTRY Financial

VIRGINIA – COUNTRY Financial representative Erik Peterson of Virginia has earned a position on the insurance group’s distinguished All American Executive Team. This is his 21st consecutive year earning the All American honor. Peterson was also named to the Agent Advisory Committee in 2018 and is a current Hall of Fame member. Peterson is among a select group of top […]

Series to highlight innovative recruitment strategies

Workforce Solutions session set in Chisholm on April 18

DULUTH/CHISHOLM – The Northeast Workforce Solutions Series kicked off in February with about 160 participants from Grand Rapids, Grand Marais, Hibbing and Duluth engaging in a workforce gap conversation. The State Demographer reported on the stagnant population dynamics and the need to look at new migration to move the needle of population growth and workforce diversification. Most recently, the Minnesota […]

April proclaimed as Financial Capability Month

Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed April as Financial Capability Month, a time to highlight the importance of financial education and empowerment to the state’s prosperity and the success of its residents. Financial capability refers to people’s knowledge, skills and access to products and services that enable them to manage their finances, make informed choices for their financial security and avoid […]

Arrowhead Region residents can learn “Work Is Possible”

DULUTH – “Work is Possible” is a free workshop being held on Thursday, April 19, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. in Duluth. The workshop will give job seekers with disabilities and their families access to resources and support that can help make employment in the workforce possible. Participants in “Work is Possible” will learn how work affects Medical Assistance, Social […]

Kristin Pessenda earns top honors for service

VIRGINIA – Kristin Pessenda, an American Family Insurance agent in Virginia, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. “Providing our valued customers with an exceptional service experience is at the heart of everything we do,” said Ann Hamilton, American Family Insurance customer experience vice president. “As recipients of […]

Don’t get burned in a hot solar market by being hasty

With many people becoming more interested in solar power and the affiliated rebates and tax credits available to homeowners and businesses, Better Business Bureau® of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) offers tips on things people should consider before “going solar.” While there are definitely potential benefits—both financial and environmental— there are also some risks involved. “For many, solar power has […]

Take note: Cold Weather Rule protection ends April 15

The Cold Weather Rule that protects Minnesotans from natural gas or electricity shut-off will end on April 15. But that date does not always mean the end of the heating season in Minnesota. To keep the heat on through the spring, the Minnesota Commerce Department urges low-income residents who need help paying their utility bills to apply for the state’s […]

Minnesota seeks guidance from IRS on pre-paid 2018 property taxes

On behalf of Minnesota taxpayers, the Minnesota Department of Revenue continues to seek guidance from the Internal Revenue Service on whether Minnesotans who prepaid 2018 state and local property taxes in 2017 can deduct those payments on their federal income tax returns this year. A federal tax change, signed into law late last year, limited the annual state and local […]

Open house Monday through Friday; public invited

Hibbing Tourist Center grand opening to be held on April 14

HIBBING – The Tourist Center gift shop and information center will celebrate a grand opening on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Tourist Center Senior Citizens building in Hibbing. An open house for tourists, locals, senior citizens and other community members will run all week prior to the Saturday, April 14, event. Regular hours at […]

Weights and Measures Division to receive Governor’s Safety Award

The Minnesota Commerce Department’s Weights and Measures Division will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon on May 10 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. “Congratulations to the Commer… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

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