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MN Commerce Department warns against robocall scheme

Last year, the Star Tribune reported that Minnesotans receive an average of eight “machine made” calls per month—that is about 44.888 million unwanted calls across the state. Aided by advances in technology that target smartphones, scammers are utilizing autodialers to reach thousands of phones every minute for an incredibly low cost, causing a nation-wide influx of robocalls. Often, these electronically […]

Iron Mining Association of Minnesota hosts 27th annual member golf outing

BIWABIK — The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) hosted its 27th annual member golf outing at Giants Ridge on Monday, Aug. 12. Professionals from all aspects of Minnesota’s widereaching iron mining industry gathered on golf courses to network with other IMA members and hit the links. “It’s really an extraordinary feeling to see key players from so many of […]

Grant opportunity open to strengthen NE Minnesota

Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation invests resources to foster vibrant growth and economic prosperity in northeastern Minnesota. The Downtown Streetscapes grant program began accepting applications on Aug. 1 for the fiscal year 2020 funding cycle. The program assists with incentivizing investment in downtown areas and business corridors through projects that promote safe and attractive environments for residents, shoppers, workers and […]

The story of Scotch tape

Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M) founded in 1902


When 3M began doing business in 1902, it made sandpaper. Soon the sandpaper company invented a line of products that changed household life around the world. 3M’s Scotch-brand masking tape and cellophane tape were small inventions that started a consumer revolution. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M) was founded in Two Harbors in 1902. By 1920 the company had developed some […]

North Star CU wins state Youth Financial Education Award

NASHWAUK — North Star Credit Union has been honored with a 2019 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), recognizes the leadership of individual credit unions on behalf of youth and adult financial education. North Star Credit Union has fulfilled that by creating activities and […]

Using your local library as an employment resource

VIRGINIA — Looking and applying for a job can be very stressful. There may be pressure to have a job immediately. You may be looking for your very first job or looking for your first job in many years. Either way, there is assistance available for both finding jobs and increasing your chances of getting just the one that you […]

Fairview Range welcomes new family practice physician

HIBBING— Fairview Range welcomes Dr. Susan Hoyum to its team of family practice providers. Dr. Hoyum is a family medicine/primary care provider, receiving her degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Prior to coming to Fairview Range, Dr. Hoyum worked at the University of North Dakota Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck, North Dakota, which is also associated with […]

Public asked to help combat insurance fraud

The Minnesota Department of Commerce frequently receives reports regarding auto insurance fraud committed by Minnesota consumers. Since 2015, Commerce has received more than 700 reports of non-criminal insurance fraud, with hundreds of those specific to auto insurance. In the long-term, insurance fraud negatively affects the affordability of insurance premiums for all Minnesotans. Commerce wants to educate Minnesotans about the importance […]

How much money will you need to retire? Review key issues

How much money will it take for you to retire in style? Will $1 million do the trick? How about $5 million? Or perhaps you can get by on less. If the question leaves you scratching your head, you’re not alone. Just 36 percent of American workers have talked with a financial advisor about retirement planning, according to the Employee […]

Joe Leoni of the Trenti Law Firm named Super Lawyer in 2019

VIRGINIA — Joe Leoni of Trenti Law Firm has been selected to the 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Because Leoni has demonstrated excellence in the practice of law, he is receiving an honor that is limited to only five percent of the lawyers in Minnesota. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas […]


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