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Warning against precious metals investment scams issued

The Minnesota Department of Commerce is warning Minnesotans about an investment scheme from Metals.com, an unregistered California-based precious metals company. Company representatives are coldcalling elderly residents across the nation to convince them that their money is not safe with registered brokers and investment advisers and should be moved into precious metal investments. The state of Texas issued an emergency cease […]

Exports up 1.5 percent in the first quarter of 2019

Minnesota exports grew to $5.4 billion, representing growth of 1.5 percent between the first quarters of 2018 and 2019, according to a report released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). U.S. exports grew 1.4 percent during the same period. Minnesota exports grew to markets within Europe (up 14 percent) and North America (up 4 percent), […]

Future deadlines include Sept. 16 and Jan. 15, 2020

June 17 is next deadline for those who pay estimated taxes

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that Monday, June 17, is the deadline for the second estimated tax payment for 2019. Examples of those who often need to pay quarterly estimated taxes are self-employed individuals, retirees, investors, and some individuals involved in the sharing economy, among others. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), enacted in […]

Adventure awaits at MSO’s North of Broadway concerts



VIRGINIA/ELY — Mesabi Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is presenting two fundraising concerts, one on Friday, June 14, in Virginia and the second one on Saturday, June 15, in Ely. Titled “North of Broadway,” these concerts will feature stars of the regional theater scene performing Broadway show tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim. This is the second annual North of […]

At NRRI, waste resources being recycled into specialty soils



In northeast Minnesota where the bedrock is near the surface, soils are a valuable commodity. The Minnesota Department of Transportation, for instance, needs soils with specific drainage properties for their road building efforts. A mineland reclamation project needs soils with high nutrient content. “But why would you take top soil from one area, to put it on another area?” asked […]

DEED: State adds 3,600 jobs in April

Minnesota gained 3,600 seasonally adjusted jobs in April, according to figures recently released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Minnesota annual job gains were up 14,434 or 0.5 percent since last April, how… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Dr. Jon Pryor to join Essentia Health’s leadership team to oversee area facilities

Dr. Jon Pryor is joining Essentia Health in the role of East Market president, overseeing Essentia’s facilities in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. A values-driven leader, Dr. Pryor brings a strong background in health care operatio… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Board names Bill Maki to interim post at Minnesota State

Bill MakiThe Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named Bill Maki to serve as interim vice chancellor for finance and facilities. The two-year appointment becomes effective July 1, 2019. “Bill Maki understands very w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Katy Lofquist joins staff of United Way of NE MN

CHISHOLM — United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) added a new staff position in May, marketing and communications manager, and hired Virginia native, Katy Lofquist to fill the role. Lofquist and her husband recently relocated to the Iron Range… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Barb Hayden retires from county planning position

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — St. Louis County’s longtime planning and economic development director stepped down at the end of last week. Barb Hayden is retiring after 20 years leading services ranging from land use planning, to community development, to battl… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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