New DEED pilot program offers interest-free loans for high-tech startups

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is accepting loan applications through a new program designed to help early-stage businesses that are developing high-tech products or services in Minnesota. Minnesota Innovation Loans for Entrepreneurs (MILE) is a pilot program that will provide interest-free loans ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. Businesses approved for loans under the program must have […]

Blandin Broadband Communities program renews partnership with IRRR

GRAND RAPIDS – Blandin Foundation announced that it has renewed its partnership with Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation to advance access to and use of broadband in the region through the Blandin Broadband Communities (BBC) program. The selection process will begin with a request for proposals, which will be released in July 2018. The four communities will join six Iron […]

John Ryan, Jr. achieves prestigious Court of the Table MDRT qualification

HIBBING – John (Jack) R. Ryan Jr. of local Ryan Financial Group, LLC in Hibbing has qualified for Court of the Table, a coveted milestone achievement for their membership in the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Ryan’s membership equips him with tools and resources to better serve his business, professional and individual clientele. Court of the Table is an internationally […]

St. Louis County Tax forfeited land auction: 33 properties sold for $855,935

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The houses were popular. So were two lots with frontage on Lake Superior. Last week’s St. Louis County Tax Forfeited Properties Auction resulted in 33 sales, for a total of $855,935. Among those sales: nine homes were purchased in seven different communities, including Duluth, Hibbing, Ely and Virginia. Two North Shore properties, each approximately three acres […]

The Honorable Sally Tarnowski to again serve as chief judge

DULUTH – The Honorable Sally L. Tarnowski has been re-elected to serve as chief judge for Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District by her fellow judges in the district. The Honorable Michael J. Cuzzo has also been re-elected to his post as assistant chief judge. Both will begin serving their second, consecutive two-year terms on July 1, 2018. Judge Tarnowski was appointed […]

$1.8 million grant will expand apprenticeship opportunities

The federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) State Apprenticeship Expansion initiative is the second major grant awarded to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). In 2016, DLI’s Apprenticeship Minnesota received a $1.5 million grant from USDOL. This additional funding will continue to help develop the state’s workforce by supporting pathways to registered apprenticeship and career […]

Memorial Blood Centers teams up with Minnesota Lynx

To celebrate World Blood Donor Day, Memorial Blood Centers is partnering with the Minnesota Lynx to offer blood donors two tickets to select upcoming Minnesota Lynx games. World Blood Donor Day, which takes place each year on June 14, is an opportunity to thank donors for saving lives in their communities and to raise awareness of the importance of donating […]

Groundbreaking held for new public works facility in Cook

COOK – St. Louis County leaders broke ground Wednesday, June 13, for a new Public Works Maintenance Facility in Cook. The groundbreaking took place at 9558 Ashawa Road, which previously was the site of Disability Associates. The $23 million project encompasses a 60-acre site and will involve renovations to one building and constructing three new ones. The project will include […]

Eva Sebesta chosen as Ely chamber’s new executive director

Eva SebestaELY – After a three month search for an executive director, the Ely Chamber of Commerce board of directors announced the position is filled. Nineteen individuals from the Ely area, across Minnesota, and surrounding states applied for the o… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Gov. Dayton signs pension legislation to stabilize benefits

Joined by public servants from across state and local government, Governor Mark Dayton signed bipartisan legislation (H.F. 3053/S.F. 2620) on May 31 to ensure Minnesota’s public employee pension plans remain solvent, and that promises are kept to Min… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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