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Bedrock core drilling part of mineral exploration process



VIRGINIA – IDEA Drilling, which offers surface coring, underground coring, environmental, and sonic drilling services, was established in 1997 in Bozeman, Montana. In 1999, they moved the business to Virginia, which is now considered their home base, but they also have headquarters in Nevada and Idaho. The company offers an array of drilling services for different applications, but their largest […]

Rangoli Sand Art free presentations offered by Arrowhead Library System

MT . IRON – The Arrowhead Library System will present Shakun Maheshwari’s Rangoli Sand Art, a free program being offered for ages 6 to adult at the following dates and locations: • Monday, March 5, at 12:30 p.m. at theKeewatin Public Library• Monday, March 5, at 3:30 p.m. at theMarble Public Library• Monday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at the […]

Governor Dayton releases new Minnesota water quality report

Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday released a new report summarizing key findings from 10 water quality town hall meetings held last year with Minnesotans across the state. The report, which summarizes more than 3,500 suggestions from more than 2,000 meeting attendees, recommends strategies to boost water quality education efforts, empower local action and collaboration, and increase investments in local clean […]

Virginia Fire Department Run Report: Feb 12 – Feb 18

VIRGINIA – During the week of Feb. 12 – Feb. 18, the Virginia Fire Department responded to 90 calls; 10 fire calls and 80 medical calls. The fire calls varied from lift assists, dispatched and cancelled, a person rescued from an elevator, and a smoke smell. Of the 80 medical calls, 23 of them were transfers and 57 of them […]

Region’s airports grow, add service with new, modern facilities



Few industries have faced greater challenge in the past two decades than commercial airlines. Embattled by post-911 fear, followed by an onslaught of new security measures that added inconvenience for travelers, regional airports also have struggled with decades of declining enplanements, the loss of commercial service at many locations and reduced profitability for a number of carriers. Rural airports were […]

Tips for efficiency

Getting more heat from your fireplace

A charming old fireplace may seem warm and cozy on a Minnesota winter evening. But the reality is it likely loses more heat than it gives off. Traditional open masonry fireplaces are not very effective for heating. A home’s warm air gets sucked up the chimney, replaced by cold air leaking in. In fact, as a fire dies down, more […]

Grant to explore ability to track impacts of home-visiting programs

A new pilot program will help Minnesota begin connecting information from home-visiting programs to the state’s Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System (ECLDS). If successful, the program will help educators and policymakers measure the long-term benefits of home-visiting programs in Minnesota for the first time. Early childhood home-visiting programs provide parents of children from birth to age five with supports and […]

LCP team nets $2,800 for Great Minds Learning Center

GRAND RAPIDS – As team USA goes for the gold in the Winter Olympics, team LCP took first place to win $2,800 for Great Minds Learning Center of Grand Rapids. The co-op was one of 10 businesses to sponsor a team for the Kiwanis Noon Club fundraiser. The team of four LCP employees worked together to win a series of […]

Northland Foundation Board of Trustees seeks new members

NORTHEASTERN MN – The Northland Foundation announced that its Board of Trustees is seeking up to three new members to serve on their board, with terms starting in August 2018. Interested individuals are encouraged to complete an application and upload a resume. The online application process is being implemented using Survey Monkey. Applications must be completed in Survey Monkey with […]

Youth In Philanthropy approves $4,987 in grants youth-led projects

NORTHEASTERN MN – Thanks to generous program support provided by the Minnesota Power Foundation, $4,987 in grant funding was recently approved by the 15 young people and four adult mentors serving on the 2017-2018 KIDS PLUS Youth In Philanthropy Board. This year’s 7th through 12th grade youth board members come from Chisholm, Cloquet, Duluth, Ely, Hibbing and McGregor, MN, and […]


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