IRRR grant provides solar power to Biwabik guest houses

BIWABIK — Green Gate Guest Houses near Giants Ridge in Biwabik utilized a Business Energy Retrofit (BER) grant to help install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. The output of a 48-panel 16kW system is offsetting nearly 100 percent of the electrical usage for the four homes on the Green Gate campus. The solar panels absorb and convert sunlight into electricity. […]

A Grand Rapids Girl Scout creates sustainable shopping maps

NORTHERN MINNEAOTA — Girl Scout Sarah Kessler from Troop 1483 in Grand Rapids has created sustainable shopping maps for northeast Minnesota as part of a Girl Scout Gold Award project. The map highlights stores that sell responsibly made, locally made, and/or Fair Trade Certified products. Gold Awards, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, are awarded when the project […]

IRRR grants communities $2 million in COVID-19 relief funds

Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation (IRRR) recently awarded $2 million in grants to communities across the region that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They include: • City of Hibbing: $400,000• Cook County/Grand MaraisEDA: $250,000• City of Grand Rapids: $200,000• Itasca Economic Development Corporation/GreaterItasca County: $200,000• City of Virginia: $200,000• City of Eveleth: $200,000• East Range Joint PowersBoard/Cities […]

Attorney Joe Leoni of Trenti Law Firm named Super Lawyer

VIRGINIA — Joe Leoni of Trenti Law Firm has been selected to the 2020 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 […]

Itasca County responds to pandemic impact on businesses

In tough times, the Itasca business community sticks together

ITASCA COUNTY — Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), in partnership with the Entrepreneur Fund and the Blandin Foundation, acted quickly this spring to develop the Itasca Small Business Relief Fund (ISBRF), a loan program designed to offse… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Angel Fund website gets new wings

New website for non-profit features an easy-to-search format

The Angel Fund is celebrating 10 years of gifting. Applications for financial assistance can now be submitted online.IRON RANGE — A Rangebased nonprofit that provides financial assistance to northeastern Minnesota residents battling cancer has streng… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Last week that FPUC can be paid is week ending July 25

Unemployment alert: $600 additional federal payment is ending

STATEWIDE — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is reminding Minnesotans receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefits that the $600 additional payment authorized by the CARES Act, known as the Federal Pandemic Une… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

IRS unveils “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for 2020

Americans urged to be vigilant to threats during the pandemic

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced its annual list of tax scams with a special emphasis on aggressive and evolving schemes related to coronavirus tax relief, including Economic Impact Payments. “Tax scams tend to rise during tax season or … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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