World Teacher Day

Teachers and those who appreciate their significance in the world will celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Teachers Day on Oct. 5. This day is devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world. I cannot overemphasize the importance of providing time to look at and address the issues facing both teachers, and […] Read more

Big Changes Coming to North-Central Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Beginning sometime early next year, blazing-fast internet service will arrive in Bemidji, Walker, Grand Rapids and the encompassing 5,000 square mile region. For years, large sections of northern Minnesota simply had no access or inadequate access to high-speed internet, until now. Paul Bunyan Communications, a rural cooperative, is to thank for […] Read more

State Continues to Make Job Gains

Good economic news continues for Minnesota with the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) recent announcement that state employers added 6,100 jobs in August. These jobs helped the unemployment rate fall to 4.3 percent, the lowest unemployment rate in the state in nearly eight years. Minnesota has seen continuous gains in employment numbers as […] Read more

City of Roseau Receives Grant to Build New Apartment Complex

ST. PAUL, MINN. – The small town of Roseau, population 2,800, has been struggling for the last few years to find enough housing for the workers who live there – primarily Polaris employees. Due to a series of factors, including the cost of construction outweighing the market-rate value of the building, the city has struggled […] Read more