New Content from Tuesday April 15

Thunderhawks' Mattson Commits to UND - Northland's NewsCenter - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

Thunderhawks' Mattson Commits to UND - Northland's NewsCenter - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News Northland's NewsCenter Thunderhawks' Mattson Commits to UND Northland's NewsCenter Grand Rapids, MN ( --- Grand Rapids sophomore forward Mitchell Mattson has committed to play Division I college hockey at the University of North Dakota (UND), he announced via his Twitter account on Tuesday evening. "Proud to... and more

Advance Health Care Directive Workshop - Deer River Community Internet

When: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:30pm to 6:30pm CDT Where: Goodall Resource Center, Deer River, Mn Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Advance Health Care Directive Workshop Sponsored by the Deer River Area Health Care Foundation Any questions please feel free to contact: Sheila R. Maki Bariatric Department Essentia Health - Deer River 115 10th Ave NE Deer River,MN 56636

Raiders looking to contend in 7AA - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - Sports/High school

COLERAINE Dan Persons begins his fifth season as head coach of the Greenway High School baseball team, and he is hoping the Raiders will be contenders in Section 7AA this season.

The Importance of Volunteerism - Feed the Need

The Importance of Volunteerism - Feed the Need The Retired Educators volunteer group packing NAPS boxesI have been working as the Repack Coordinator for a little over 2 years now and have seen firsthand how important volunteers are to our success at the Second Harvest North Central Food Bank from a Logistical standpoint. Each month we produce approximately 2,200 pre packed boxes of food for the Nutritional Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) and Mothers and Children (MAC).

Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact “ public hearing on April 17 - Blandin on Broadband

Happy National Library Week! To celebrate I was going to invite my co-working coffee shop friends to shoot me ready reference questions or maybe just shush a few people, then I found something even better a public hearing on libraries and broadband. This is one of those meetings that looks wonky and not top priority until you consider the role that libraries playin your community in terms of bridging the digital gap.

Governor Dayton supports broadband development fund - Blandin on Broadband

According to the Post Bulletin Gov. Mark Dayton said he has been convinced it is important to fund the initiative this year. Broadband supporters want lawmakers to allocate $100 million toward helping expanding high-speed internet into rural parts of the state. Dayton did not include funding for the program in his budget and had originally raised concerns about the plan having a lack of specifics. But he told reporters he supports including some level of funding for broadband this year. He seems to advocate a slower start to a potentially longer running program Dayton did not say what level of funding he would support for broadband, but it would be less than the $100 million supporters want.

Rules of engagement for Minnesotas education wars - Itasca Area Initiative for Student Success

This post was written by Kent Pekel and posted recently on MinnPost.Kent is the president and CEO of the Search Institute, our partner in engaging community around data that supports the Pathway to Student Success. by Kent Pekel Although in typical Minnesota fashion we have kept the skirmishes civil, education wars are raging across our state. Fierce debates about what and how we teach our children are underway between districts, unions, advocacy groups and politicians across the political spectrum.

State has new minimum wage - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

ST. PAUL Gov. Mark Dayton signed a minimum wage increase into law Monday afternoon bumping the states hourly pay from $6.15 per hour to $9.50 per hour by August 2016.

Net Neutrality: What it means to a Minnesota business - Blandin on Broadband

Minnesota-based, successful business owner Tom Salonek had a letter in Minneapolis Star Tribune on his perspective on Net Neutrality spoiler alert, hes for it. I think he does a good job outlining the impact of Net Neutrality and explaining why its important to small and midsized businesses. He describes Net Neutrality Net neutrality is akin to our current roadway system, where everyone has access to the same roads and speed limits, with the exception of the occasional toll road.

Area FFA members visit Capitol - Aitkin Independent Age - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

Area FFA members visit Capitol Aitkin Independent Age Aitkin and Grand Rapids area Future Farmers of America (FFA) members spent April 1 at the capitol observing their legislators at work. The Aitkin-Carlton County Farm Bureau teamed up with other northern Minnesota Farm Bureau chapters to sponsor a bus...

Congressman Nolan talks timber from Grand Rapids to Bigfork - Northland's NewsCenter - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

Congressman Nolan talks timber from Grand Rapids to Bigfork Northland's NewsCenter Grand Rapids, MN ( --- U-S Congressman Rick Nolan made his way to Grand Rapids, Minnesota today to take a ride up a road heavily used by logging trucks. It's no secret that the timber industry is suffering. Click here to subscribe to our ...

New Content from Monday April 14

Gov. Dayton signs minimum wage bill - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

ST. PAUL Amidst last weeks drawn-out and heated floor session about the minimum wage were several impassioned Iron Range lawmakers, some of whom asserted that basic human decency was grounds for th

A report from the Broadband Communities Summit/Rural Telecommunications Congress - Blandin on Broadband

A report from the Broadband Communities Summit/Rural Telecommunications Congress - Blandin on BroadbandI was honored to present the final keynote presentation at the Broadband Communities Summit in Austin TX last week. My session was part of the Rural Telecommunications Congress track. My presentation highlighted some of the great community and organizational projects developed with the support of the Blandin Foundation. Using the Intelligent Community elements as the framework, I highlighted about 20 projects out of the more than 200 projects funded over the past several years.

ISD 318 superintendent search has been cancelled - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

During a meeting on the morning of Monday, April 14, the ISD 318 School Board decided to cancel the hiring process for district superintendent when it was discovered that only two-thirds of the board

GRHS makes its debut at FIRST Robotics competition - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

Through projects like Battle Bots and electric super-high mileage cars, Grand Rapids High School has put its students on the map when it comes to innovative engineering. For many years, students of Da

Brass aint second class - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

As a brass player in a symphony orchestra, it can sometimes be easy to feel like a second class citizen. Percussion can even feel like 3rd class.

Two Minnestoa Mayors ask Sentate and Governor to look at rural broadband - Blandin on Broadband

Over the weekend, the Bemidji Pioneer ran a letter from Mayor Bruce Ahlgren from Cloquet and Mayor Tom Stiehm from Austin imploring the Senate and Governor Dayton to promote and support the broadband development bill The members of the House have already shown their commitment to Greater Minnesota by addressing our most pressing needs, broadband expansion and local government aid (LGA), in their omnibus budget bill.