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Gilbert upgrades wastewater infrastructure with leveraging

GILBERT — The city of Gilbert is rehabilitating its wastewater treatment facility and adding advanced components for treating mercury. Phase 1 will be completed this November, and the second and final phase will be completed in November 2020. Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation provided two Community Infrastructure grants to support the project which replaces an outdated and deteriorating system. The […]

American Peat Technology secures custom-built excavator

Peat harvest season extended with new equipment innovation

American Peat Technology (APT) is adding new equipment to its fleet that will extend its harvest season from eight weeks to eight months to further its competitive advantage in the global peat market. Through a bank participation loan with Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation, the Aitkin based company secured a custom-built excavator that is configured with float-based sectional barges designed […]

Funding pre-application deadline is Sept. 15

UWNEMN changes 2019-20 fund distribution process

CHISHOLM — United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s (UWNEMN) Board of Directors recently voted to make some changes to the organization’s 2019-2020 funding process. “There are many changes in our world, and there are more on the horizon,” said UWNEMN Executive Director Shelley Valentini. “Revenue streams for funding our programs and agencies have been reduced due to many of our area […]

Disability Specialists announces Babies-at-Work policy

New policy allows infants to accompany their parents to work

COOK — Disability Specialists, an organization serving those applying for Social Security disability benefits throughout Minnesota and the upper Midwest, announced they will allow their employees with infant children to bring them to work when they return to employment after leave. This policy, called Babies-at-Work, is a program developed by the Parenting in the Workplace Institute. It allows parents of […]

DNR auction to be held in Grand Rapids

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold a public auction of surplus equipment Saturday, Sept. 7, at 9:30 a.m. in Grand Rapids at the DNR northeast regional office, 1201 East Highway 2. More than 100 items will be sold including automobiles, trucks, ATVs, snowmobiles, a tractor, a skid-steer, boat packages, outboard motors, boats, trailers, mowers, power tools, tractor implements, […]

VFD Run Report: Week of Aug. 11 – 17

VIRGINIA — During the week of Aug. 11 – 17, the Virginia Fire Department was called for service 68 times. Sixty-one of those calls were for EMS and seven were fire calls. The fire calls varied from lift assists, smoke detector activations and two motor vehicle crashes. Of the 61 medical calls, 14 were transfers out of Essentia Health-Virginia. Those […]

The UWNEMN heartbeat is felt far and wide across the region

From Chisholm, United Way can reach the entire Iron Range


CHISHOLM — Chisholm is home to many great Iron Range institutions and landmarks: the experiential Minnesota Discovery Center, the historic Museum of Mining, the towering Iron Man statue, and the critically important community nonprofit, United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN). While I have lived in the community of Chisholm that I love for over 40 years, United Way has housed […]

Summer fun for all in Chisholm

The 135th annual St. Louis County Fair was held in Chisholm July 31 – Aug. 4, 2019. This annual summer event is billed as the “Five Best Days of Summer” and features exhibits, animals, entertainment, the midway, food and much more. Photos by Don Monroe/DonMon Photography.

“Brandon and Katie’s Dam Wedding”

The whirlwind that was my first trip to the Sturgis rally


When’s the last time you’ve been to a dam wedding? Seriously. Or maybe I should say, “When’s the last time you’ve been to a wedding at a dam?” I went to my first wedding at a dam last Friday. It was a morning wedding on a hot day at the Pactola Dam and Reservoir in the Black Hills of South […]

Chisholm is—some people say—the center of the universe

Longyear Lake in Chisholm is an integral part of the community in all seasons, for both residents and wildlife. Here a gaggle of geese in a line enjoy a swim along the shore. Photo by Don Monroe/Don Mon Photography.


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