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Governor Walz Issues Writ of Special Election to Fill House District 11B Vacancy

On February 14, Governor Tim Walz issued a writ of special election to fill a vacancy in the office of State Representative for House District 11B in Kanabec and Pine Counties. The candidate filing period was February 15-19. The candidate withdrawal...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 21, 2019 

School districts across Minnesota to celebrate school bus drivers on Feb. 27

Thousands of hardworking school bus drivers safely transport more than 760,000 students to and from school each day across the state. To recognize this important profession, Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed Wednesday, Feb. 27, as School Bus Driver...

 

Mercy Hospital offers new program for patients with Peripheral Artery Disease

Mercy Hospital now offers a supervised exercise therapy program for people with symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). PAD is a condition resulting from the narrowing or hardening of blood...

 

Jason Rarick officially sworn in as the Minnesota Senator for Carlton, Kanabec, Pine, and St. Louis Counties

Carlton, Kanabec, Pine, and St. Louis County residents once again have a voice in the Minnesota Senate, as newly-elected Senator Jason Rarick (R-Pine City) officially took the oath of office...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 21, 2019 

Significant BNSF train derailment near Cloquet

On February 16, at approximately 5pm, CST, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Emergency Management Office was alerted by a BNSF Railroad representative of a train derailment that occurred southeast of Brookston, Minnesota—within Fond...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 21, 2019 

MCGA launches first-ever statewide scholarship for future ag leaders

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to announce its first-ever statewide scholarship for college students aspiring to become future agricultural leaders. MCGA will be offering two $5,000 scholarships to college students who are cur...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 21, 2019 

Three schools in Minnesota will each be gifted a $100,000 Don't Quit!® fitness center from the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils

Continuing his goal of ending childhood obesity, fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC), has kicked off 2019 by selecting the State of Minnesota for its 2019 DON’T QUIT! Campaign....

 

Memorial Blood Centers Issues Urgent Appeal for Donors of All Blood Types

Due to severe weather, the nation is facing a dangerously low supply of all blood types. This means: There is just a 1-day supply of many blood types. There are not enough donations scheduled to make up for the weather-related reduction in donations....

 

Traci LeBrun announces candidacy for vacated District 11B House seat

Traci LeBrun, of Pine City, announced her candidacy for Jason Rarick's vacated State Representative House seat. Rarick was elected as Senator for District 11, replacing the vacated senate seat by...

 

Horton obtains advanced lactation certification

Allison Horton, RN, Mercy Hospital, recently passed the examination of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant...

 

Fouth Annual Beekeeping Workshop at FDLTCC

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, in partnership with the Northeast Minnesota Beekeepers Association, is hosting a day-long workshop called "Beekeeping and More!" on Saturday, February 16,...

 

MnDOT urges motorists to be cautious when driving near snowplows

There have been more than 25 crashes so far this winter involving vehicles and state snowplows. With winter far from over, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use extra caution during plowing and snow removal...

 

How to Duo with Pushing Chain

The Moose Lake Public Library would like to invite you to a fun, relaxing evening of music on Thursday, February 14th @ 6:00 p.m. Invite your sweetheart, your favorite person, your neighbor, and come...

 

Fond du Lac TCC hosting author reading and music event

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is hosting “Reclaiming the Narrative: An Evening of Story, Song, and The Arts,” featuring a book reading and signing by an award-winning author plus a rap music performance on Friday, February 15, 2019,...

 

Secretary Simon Calls on Legislature to Fix Flawed Timeline for Future Special Elections

Secretary of State Steve Simon today announced that he is working with the legislature to extend the time period for future special elections. Under current state law, the Governor must call for a special election when there is a legislative vacancy...

 
 By Press Release    News    February 7, 2019

County Seat Theater Company opens 2019 season with "The Great Nursing Home Escape"

From the second floor of a locked-down nursing home in the dead of night, they attempt the greatest escape ever. Join this misfit band of "inmates" as they hatch a master plan to escape their dreary...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 31, 2019

Mercy Pain Specialists author book

Mercy Pain Specialists Bryan Hunter, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C, and Matt Stokes, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C, can now add the title "author" to their list of impressive credentials. Recently graduating with a Doctor...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 31, 2019

MnDOT completes five-year study on speed limits

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is increasing speeds on 5,240 miles of state highways based on the recommendations of a five-year study released this week. The speeds will increase from 55 to 60 miles per hour. Of the 7,000 miles studied,...

 

Financial Peace University provides hope to families in Moose Lake

More than 5 million people have positively changed their financial future through Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University (FPU). Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, the nine-lesson digital course provides families and individuals with pra...

 

Northwoods Credit Union members support local food shelves

Northwoods Credit Union ran a loan promotion this past holiday season with a generous twist. Members could earn up to 1% cash back on their new loans and had the option of donating part or all the cas...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 24, 2019

Mercy Birthing Center adds wireless monitor and nitrous oxide option

The Rhonda Kay Skelton Birthing Center at Mercy Hospital received two grants from The Mercy Foundation that enabled Mercy to add wireless technology used for fetal monitoring and a new option for...

 

U-Haul trucks, trailers find a home at Classic 61 Sales & Storage

U-Haul Company of Minnesota is pleased to announce that Classic 61 Sales & Storage has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Barnum community. Classic 61 Sales & Storage...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 24, 2019

Thrifty White and Gateway Family Health Clinic teaming up to combat prescription abuse and misuse

Despite ongoing efforts across the country, opioid-involved deaths continue to climb. Since 2001, opioid overdose deaths have increased by 345%, with only about 10% of people receiving the treatment they need on an annual basis. Minnesota has not...

 
 By Press Release    News    January 24, 2019

Northwoods Credit Union supports furloughed government employees

Northwoods Credit Union understands that hard financial times can happen to anyone and we would like to help ease some stress for furloughed government employees. “We want to help these people have some financial stability in this potentially...

 

Hugs and hellos for heroes

The Willow River Early Childhood Program recently held their 5th Annual "Hugs and Hellos for Heroes" event. Mrs. Chas Balut, the Early Childhood Coordinator explained that this is the 5th year that...

 

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