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Investors are urged to beware of online “binary options” easy money schemes

Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is cautioning investors about “binary options” investment websites that promise a chance at quick, easy money, but which have been subject to a growing number of investor complaints. More...

Posted 9/21/2017 11:54 PM

Lt. Governor Smith and community dedicate new U.S. Highway 53 bridge

VIRGINIA – Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Congressman Rick Nolan were among the many who traveled to Virginia on Friday, Sept. 15, to mark the completion of the Highway 53 Relocation Project.  More...

Posted 9/21/2017 11:54 PM

The state’s biggest logging equipment show returns to Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS – Minnesota’s biggest logging equipment show is returning to Itasca County. The 64th Annual North Star Expo opens Friday, Sept. 15, at the Itasca County Fairgrounds in Grand Rapids. Admission to the two-day event is free. More...

Posted 9/14/2017 11:50 PM

Minnesota minimum-wage rate adjusted for inflation as of Jan. 1, 2018

Minnesota's minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning Jan. 1, 2018, to $9.65 an hour for large employers and $7.87 an hour for other state minimum wages.  More...

Posted 9/14/2017 11:50 PM

Iron mines account for 95 percent of total annual School Trust Land revenue

State legislators, county officials, and state regulators toured School Trust Lands recently before meeting with iron mining officials to discuss this little-known facet of K-12 funding in Minnesota.  More...

Posted 9/7/2017 11:56 PM

BBB, Give.org offer tips on helping Texas in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

The Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising people to help as much as they can in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but to do so with caution and make sure their donations get to the people who need it most. More...

Posted 9/7/2017 11:56 PM

Minnesota iron exports surge in 2nd quarter of 2017, DEED says

Minnesota’s iron mining industry contributed to an increase in state exports, according to a recent release from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).  More...

Posted 9/7/2017 11:56 PM

Grand Itasca adds a full-time athletic trainer at Grand Rapids High School

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital announced the addition of full-time athletic trainer, Ashley Palmer, ATC, at Grand Rapids High School. More...

Posted 8/31/2017 11:28 PM

Grand Itasca welcomes new OB/GYN

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital announced that Katy Johnson, OB/GYN, has joined its medical staff. Dr. More...

Posted 8/31/2017 11:28 PM

H. Jeffrey Peterson of Virginia is once again named Super Lawyer in MN

VIRGINIA – H. Jeffrey Peterson, a founding partner at Cope & Peterson, Ltd. in Virginia, has once again been named a Super Lawyer in the State of Minnesota in 2017. More...

Posted 8/31/2017 11:28 PM

Grand Rapids sets its sights on IRA Civic Center updates and transformation

GRAND RAPIDS – Historically viewed as a hockey arena, Grand Rapids’ IRA Civic Center may soon shed that image in favor of a true community center model. More...

Posted 8/25/2017 12:48 AM

Northland Foundation and MN Compass offer two listening sessions

Grand Rapids/Hibbing-The Northland Foundation and Minnesota Compass invite the public to participate in listening sessions in northeastern Minnesota. More...

Posted 8/25/2017 12:48 AM

North Memorial Health Air Care opens Eveleth-Virginia Airport base

EVELETH/VIRGINIA – North Memorial Health announced on Monday the opening of its newest air care base located at the Eveleth- Virginia airport with service beginning Wednesday, Aug. 16. More...

Posted 8/17/2017 11:51 PM

Max Gray lays groundwork for Fond du Lac broadband access project

HIBBING – The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa formally launched a broadband project that will provide more than 900 homes on the Fond du Lac Reservation with broadband access for the first time.  More...

Posted 8/17/2017 11:52 PM

Biwabik Main Street project meeting on Aug. 22

BIWABIK – The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Biwabik Park Pavilion, 100 5th Ave. S. in Biwabik.  The meeting is anticipated to run from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 8/17/2017 11:52 PM

General surgeon begins monthly outreach services at Hibbing clinic

HIBBING – Dr. Jennifer Witt, a general surgeon with St. Luke’s Surgical Associates, is now seeing patients at St. Luke’s Hibbing Family Medical Clinic once a month. Talk with a primary care provider for a referral.  More...

Posted 8/17/2017 11:52 PM

Draft of MN’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan released for public comment

The Minnesota Department of Education recently posted its draft state plan for complying and implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the nation’s new pre-K through grade 12 education law. More...

Posted 8/10/2017 10:03 PM

Saving receipts can mean valuable tax benefits

For many Minnesota families, it is time to start back to school shopping. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding parents that most school supplies could qualify for valuable K-12 tax benefits on their 2017 Minnesota income tax return. More...

Posted 8/10/2017 10:03 PM

ALLETE Clean Energy announces $80 million turbine refurbishment initiative

Project will enhance turbine performance and reliability, generate tax credits

ALLETE Clean Energy announced last week a strategic initiative to refurbish 385 wind turbines at three wind farms in Minnesota and Iowa.  More...

Posted 8/10/2017 10:03 PM

United Way is moving and your help is needed

Owens Family Charitable Trust offers $25,000 matching challenge grant

CHISHOLM – Exciting things are happening for United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN). More...

Posted 8/3/2017 10:27 PM

Cost-saving opportunities can help reduce health insurance premiums

Preliminary health insurance rates proposed by Minnesota health insurance companies became available on July 31, on the federal RateReview.HealthCare.gov website.  More...

Posted 8/3/2017 10:27 PM

Duluth Business University announces plans to close

DULUTH – Duluth Business University will close after 126 years, which DBU said is a period of service longer than any other college or university in the Twin Ports.  More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

Minnesota surpasses 3 million total jobs for first time in state history

Minnesota’s unadjusted job count passed the 3 million mark in June for the first time ever, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).  More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

Joe Leoni is named Super Lawyer in 2017

VIRGINIA – Joe Leoni of Trenti Law Firm has been selected to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

$14.6 million in grants awarded for housing and infrastructure projects

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded 26 grants totaling $14.6 million for rehabilitation and infrastructure projects in Greater Minnesota.  The funding under the Small Cities Development Program will hel More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

Tracy Podpeskar appointed chair of ethics committee

VIRGINIA – The Minnesota Supreme Court recently appointed Tracy Podpeskar of Virginia as chair of the 20th District Bar Association’s ethics committee. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

Comment period open on PolyMet draft dam safety, public waters permits

HOYT LAKES – The Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments, from Sept. 15, through Oct. 16, on two draft dam safety permits and a draft public waters work permit for the Poly Met Mining, Inc. (PolyMet) NorthMet mining project. More...

Posted 9/21/2017 11:54 PM

Sweet Amelia’s Cupcakery opened inside Nana Chelle’s in Bovey in August

BOVEY – Cupcake specialist. That was not something that Sarah Richards ever imagined she would come to be for the Bovey area, but with the opening of her Sweet Amelia’s Cupcakery, it has become a happy reality. More...

Posted 9/14/2017 11:50 PM

Sen. Franken announces high school internship opportunity

U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced he is now accepting applications from Minnesota students in grades 11 and 12 who are interested in being part of his High School Internship Program. More...

Posted 9/14/2017 11:50 PM

New Medicare cards to be issued will not contain Social Security numbers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars. More...

Posted 9/14/2017 11:50 PM

State exports are at $5.1 billion, up 7.4 percent

Minnesota companies exported $5.1 billion worth of manufactured, mining and agricultural products in the second quarter of 2017, a 7.4 percent increase from the same period a year earlier, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Departme More...

Posted 9/7/2017 11:56 PM

Jasper Engineering promotes both a vibrant region and iron mining industry

HIBBING – Iron mining has long been an economic driver of northeast Minnesota— and Jasper Engineering & Equipment Company’s single largest market.  More...

Posted 9/7/2017 11:56 PM

Iron Range Makerspace is MN Cup 2017 entrepreneurial competition finalist

STATEWIDE – MN Cup, a statewide entrepreneurial competition, announced the 24 teams of innovators who have been chosen to compete in the third round of the challenge to be named Minnesota’s best new entrepreneurial idea.  More...

Posted 8/31/2017 11:28 PM

LCP appoints apprentice lineworkers

GRAND RAPIDS – Lake Country Power recently appointed three individuals as apprentice lineworkers: Dan Cooper of Saginaw, Zach Dilorio of Nashwauk and Derek Jensen of Baxter.  Cooper will report to the co-op’s McGregor Outpost, Dilori More...

Posted 8/31/2017 11:28 PM

Darrold Persson of the Trenti Law Firm is named Lawyer of the Year 2018

HIBBING – For the second time in three years, Best Lawyers of America has named Darrold Persson, of the Trenti Law Firm, “Lawyer of the Year” in personal injury litigation. More...

Posted 8/31/2017 11:28 PM

Final EIS issued August 17 for Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 pipeline project

The Minnesota Department of Commerce, under the direction of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC), released the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 pipeline project that was submitted to the PUC More...

Posted 8/25/2017 12:48 AM

State adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate steady at 3.7 percent

STATEWIDE – Minnesota employers added 7,700 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).  More...

Posted 8/25/2017 12:48 AM

Minnesota Forest Industries to give away free fans and trees at State Fair

Minnesota State Fairgoers will stay cool and be cool during the hot, last days of summer by picking up free fans and shade trees at the Minnesota Forest Industries (MFI) booth in the Education Building through Labor Day (Sept. 4). More...

Posted 8/25/2017 12:48 AM

MP warns customers not to fall prey to scammers demanding money

Minnesota Power says reports of scam callers targeting their customers for payments have increased significantly last week, and company officials are cautioning customers to protect themselves. More...

Posted 8/17/2017 11:51 PM

Giants Ridge Chalet and Event Center among top projects of 2016

BIWABIK – The Giants Ridge Chalet and Event Center in Biwabik was honored as one of the top projects of 2016 by Finance & Commerce magazine at a July 26 ceremony at the Minneapolis Event Center. More...

Posted 8/17/2017 11:52 PM

Time to shop for health care coverage extended

MNsure announced it is giving Minnesotans more time to enroll in health care coverage during the upcoming open enrollment. More...

Posted 8/17/2017 11:52 PM

Entrepreneurs on Tap forum to be held at MDC

CHISHOLM – The second in a series of small business forums is planned for Thursday, Aug. 31 at Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm. Entrepreneurs on Tap is being hosted by the Recharge the Range Small Business Strategies Action Group.  More...

Posted 8/17/2017 11:52 PM

St. Luke’s vascular surgeon to see patients in Hibbing, Virginia

HIBBING/VIRGINIA – St. Luke’s Hibbing Family Medical Clinic and Laurentian Medical Clinic in Virginia announced that Dr. Duangnapa Cuddy with St. Luke’s Vascular Surgery Associates is now seeing patients at those clinics.  More...

Posted 8/17/2017 11:52 PM

Governor Dayton announces state’s higher standard for biodiesel blends

STATEWIDE – As farmers from across Minnesota gathered at Farmfest last week, Governor Mark Dayton announced that the state will implement a new biodiesel standard next spring, as Minnesota moves to a 20 percent biodiesel blend (B20) at pumps ac More...

Posted 8/10/2017 10:03 PM

For college students, others: BBB offers tips on finding a rental property

With summer moving along quickly and a new school year not too far off on the horizon, many college students are planning on moving on from college dorms—or their parents’ homes—to find apartments or rental homes for the school year More...

Posted 8/3/2017 10:27 PM

Proposed 2018 health insurance rate information released for Minnesota

Minnesotans can now see proposed 2018 rate information submitted by Minnesota insurers to the Minnesota Commerce Department for individual health insurance plans, including those that will be sold through MNsure.  All insurers that currently off More...

Posted 8/3/2017 10:27 PM

Better Business Bureau issues warning on EGrid Sales

Better Business Bureau® of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning job applicants about employment offers extended by a company called EGrid Sales. This online entity, which falsely claims an address in St. More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

Taxpayers are encouraged to review their federal income tax withholding

The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to consider checking their tax withholding, keeping in mind several factors that could affect potential refunds or taxes they may owe in 2018.  More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

Minnesota again named among the top states for business in the nation

Minnesota is America’s Third Best State for Business in 2017, according to a new report released last week by CNBC. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

Tips offered for property tax refund filers ahead of August deadline

Homeowners and renters should file for their 2015 property tax refund before it expires on Aug. 15, 2017, says the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Claims for 2016 property tax refunds can also be filed on or before Aug. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

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