Category: News

MinnPost: Small companies harness North Shore’s branding power

EXCERPT: “In preparation for last February’s Super Bowl, held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Twin Cities boosters pushed a ‘Bold North’ theme that advertised the state’s hearty embrace of winter. In recent years, the Dayton brothers, Andrew and Eric, sons of the former governor, have stressed the “North” in their products, such as the clothing ...

Hibbing Daily Tribune: Governor Walz’s Message to Northern Minnesota

EXCERPT: “A month before being sworn into office, Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan embarked on their ‘One Minnesota Listening Tour’ for which they traveled 2,100 miles across the state. In five days, the duo made three stops in the state’s Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation service area, including Hibbing, Silver Bay and Grand ...

Minnesota Lawyer: Keith Ellison seeks criminal unit boost

EXCERPT: “Attorney General Keith Ellison told lawmakers last week that he will seek money this year to expand his office’s criminal division. In his first testimony before any legislative committee on Jan. 17, Ellison told the Senate State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee that his biennial budget request will seek to bulk up that unit . ...

Marshall Independent: Walz says Minnesota won’t leave anyone behind

EXCERPT: ” It was getting crowded at the 19 & 75 Cafe. In addition to residents from the Ivanhoe area, people were arriving from Lyon and even Redwood County to meet with new Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. The turnout was a positive sign, Walz said. As he addressed the people gathered at the cafe, Walz emphasized the need ...

Twin Cities Business: Speedy Internet for All Minnesotans? Not Even the Most Ambitious Bill Will Make It Happen

EXCERPT: “While cities and towns in Koochiching County might have fast and reliable internet service, large parts of the northern Minnesota region currently have no good options. Paul Nevanen, director of the county’s Economic Development Authority, says that translates to headaches for the area’s economy. Just miles from International Falls, where broadband access has attracted a significant data ...

WNAX-Radio: Expansion of Broadband Internet Access Needs More Funding

EXCERPT: “Advocates want 35 million dollars a year ongoing funding from the state to expand broadband Internet access in rural Minnesota, and bills have been introduced in both the Minnesota House and Senate.  Judy Erickson with the Rural Broadband Coalition says it needs to be in the base budget instead of one-time money like in ...

The Timberjay: Goodwill to shutter Ely store and donation center

EXCERPT: “The Goodwill store in Ely is slated to close permanently on Saturday, Jan. 19. The news of the closure of the store and the related donation center, located at 40 N 2nd Ave. East came as a blow to Ely area residents who used the store to access affordable clothing and household items. ‘I ...

WNAX-Radio: University of Minnesota Asks for Funding Increase

EXCERPT: “The University of Minnesota is asking the legislature for an 87-million-dollar funding increase for the next two years — which top administrators say will help keep faculty and staff salaries competitive and hold down tuition increases. President Eric Kaler says a two-percent inflationary increase is planned for Minnesota resident undergrads at the Twin Cities campus ...