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Fairview Range offers new outpatient mental health program

Fairview Range has opened an adult partial hospitalization program (PHP) at Fairview Range Medical Center in response to the communi… Read more

Minnesota Chamber: Legislative session was good for business

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce views the past legislative session as one of the most successful in recent memory – at least in te… Read more

St. Luke’s celebrates groundbreaking for new Chequamegon Clinic

St. Luke’s celebrated the start of construction on its new Chequamegon Clinic building with a groundbreaking ceremony Monday.  Read more

Cliffs to build $700 million HBI plant in Toledo

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) has selected a site in Toledo, Ohio, to develop its first hot briquetted iron (HBI) product… Read more

Around the Region

UCare opens Duluth office

UCare has opened an area office at 4310 Menard Drive, Suite 600, in Hermantown. The company’s headquarters is in Minneapolis. Read more

Itasca County Commisioner Mandich resigns

On Tuesday, Itasca County Commissioner Mark Mandich announced his resignation from elected office, effective immediately. Health iss… Read more

Maurices and its parent firm cut positions

Ascena Retail Group told employees Thursday it was reducing its staff by 200 persons, including 10 at its Duluth-based Maurices head… Read more

Noteworthy Events

Women, millennials are focus of workplace event

Women and millennials often struggle to thrive in traditional business structures that were not created by or for them.  Read more

Newsmakers

UMD names new dean of the School of Fine Arts

Dr. Robert Kase has been named dean of the UMD School of Fine Arts (SFA). Read more

NorthRidge Community Credit Union announces promotions, new hire

NRCCU – with offices in Virginia, Hoyt Lakes, Biwabik and Ely – announced two promotions and an addition to the member services staff. Read more

Keenan named PolyMet CFO

PolyMet Mining Corp. announced the appointment of Patrick Keenan as chief financial officer. He succeeds Douglas Newby, who has serv… Read more

Jacobsen named news director for KBJR 6 and CBS 3

Kevin Jacobsen has been promoted to news director for KBJR 6 and CBS 3 Duluth effective Aug. 14. He will replace Barbara Reyelts, wh… Read more

BusinessNorth Exclusives

Photographer expands her options with 360-degree company pix

Professional photographer JoAnn Jardine started a new phase in her career two years ago at Google, which contacted her asking if she… Read more

News from other media

Labor group urges support for Line 3 project

BEMIDJI—The connection between petroleum and the economy, pipeline industry standards and employment opportunities were the themes T… Read more

Minnesota pontoon manufacturer declares bankruptcy

Premier Marine, maker of Premier Pontoons, filed for Chapter 11 restructuring as a result of a “failed acquisition of another pontoo… Read more

Minneapolis to buy Kmart site that blocks at Nicollet Avenue

Years of negotiations and $8 million have brought Minneapolis one step closer to achieving a longtime goal: reopening Nicollet Avenu… Read more

Ford’s signal to the auto world: Here comes China

HONG KONG — After years of predictions that cars sold in the West would bear the “Made in China” label, the time has finally come. Read more

Minnesota officials condemn Trump’s new Cuba policy, plan trade mission

President Donald Trump’s decision to restrict travel and business dealing with Cuba, a reversal of the Obama-era policies, received … Read more

U.S. drillers are hammering OPEC’s plans

Oil traded near $45 a barrel after four weekly declines as U.S. drillers continue adding rigs and Libya boosts output, blunting OPEC… Read more

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