New Content from Thursday April 24

Three injured in two-vehicle crash - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

A two-vehicle crash around 1:30 p.m. in Coleraine has left three people with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sheriff's office looking for missing man - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

The Itasca County Sheriffs Office is asking for the publics assistance in locating a missing man.

Community foundation unveils philanthropic giving awards - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation is celebrating 20 years of making the Greater Itasca Area a better place to live. In celebration, the Community Foundation unveiled two new awards during a c

Circles of Support hosts Jodi Pfarr workshop - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

Circles of Support will host a one day workshop Effectively Living & Working within a Diverse World by nationally recognized motivational speaker Jodi Pfarr. The workshop will be held Monday, Ap

Broadband plan triggers lawmakers skepticism - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

Broadband plan triggers lawmakers skepticism

Cradle-to-Career Pipelines Prepare Students for Lifelong Success - Itasca Area Initiative for Student Success

Cradle-to-Career Pipelines Prepare Students for Lifelong Success - Itasca Area Initiative for Student SuccessCore Team member Dane Smith, who is also the president of Growth & Justice, recently penned the following post for the Blandin Foundations Outposts Blog. The case for strong, community-based cradle to career support (aka pipelines) for all our young people continues to build here in Minnesota as we face the reality that our economic future is in their hands. Dane Smith For Minnesotans with root

Free Google Glass for Nonprofits if you have a really good idea - Blandin on Broadband

Free Google Glass for Nonprofits if you have a really good idea - Blandin on BroadbandI have Google Glass. I cant say I use it often but I remain optimistic about the potential. I would welcome training. So I think this could be a fun opportunity Google is currently inviting grant applications for a program called Giving through Glass: How would you use Glass to amplify your impact? Individuals who work at US-based nonprofits are eligible to receive a pair of Glass, a trip to a Google office for training, a $25,000 nonprofit grant, and access to developers to make your Glass project a reality. Official guidelines and a link to the application form are available via I think one of the powerful things Google Glass can do is record transactions.

New Content from Wednesday April 23

Appreciation for Volunteers - Feed the Need

Appreciation for Volunteers - Feed the NeedIt is April and a time to appreciate many things. Natural things, like warmer weather and longer days are easy things to feel grateful for because they are so obvious.They affect our mood, positive feelings and happiness.People can also do that for one another, and people who are the best at it, are called volunteers! I just spent some time looking up quotes on volunteerism. The quotes ranged from Aristotle to Erma Bombeck, from Ghandi to Emerson - but they all basically said the same thing.

Gig access in part of Minneapolis: a good first step, perhaps a good model - Blandin on Broadband

The Minneapolis Star Tribunereports that there is Gigabit broadband access in parts of Minneapolis. Its great news and interesting for a couple of reasons. First its an opportunity for some homes to find a way to use Gig access and make their neighbors jealous. That might help build a demand for further expansion You cant buy blazingly fast, 1 billion-bit-per-second Internet service just anywhere in Minneapolis, but 4,000 homeowners soon will be in the right place for it. USI Wireless, a unit of U.S.

Itasca Symphony Orchestra Concert - Grand Rapids

When: Sat May 17, 2014 7:30pm to 9pm CDT Where: Reif Performing Arts Center, Northwest Conifer Drive, Grand Rapids, MN Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Tenor Bill Bastion performing country and opera Holsts Jupiter and Mars from The Planets World Premier of Graeme Shields 1914 In Commemoration of the Centennial Celebration of Grand Rapids State Bank

2nd Annual Hustle for Hunger 5k walk/run - Grand Rapids

When: Sat May 3, 2014 9am to 12pm CDT Where: Beerbower Park, Hill City,Mn Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Hill City Hornets' second annual Hustle for Hunger 5K walk/run to benefit Hill City Area Food Shelf will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, starting at Beerbower Park with registration at 9:00 a.m. and the walk/run at 10:00 a.m. Participants should pre-register by April 18th to be assured of receiving a t-shirt.

Racial Equity- Beyond Technology: A discussion in the Twin Cities - Blandin on Broadband

I know many readers wont be able to attend but I plan on being there and will take notes. For others, this could be a very interesting discussion Please join us for our second TLC Meet-Up of the year on May 9th. Click here to register. Featured presentation: Racial Equity- Beyond Technology Led by: Adja Gildersleve, City of Minneapolis Location: Minneapolis Community Education, 2225 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407 In our efforts of bridging the Digital Divide, we view digital literacy and access as a key tool in helping people use technology to gain social, civic, educational and economic opportunities.

50 years of nursing - Herald Review - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

50 years of nursing Herald Review By 1967, the school (and nursing program) had moved to their current location in Grand Rapids, and by 1973, it had changed it's name to Itasca Community College (ICC). The past 50 years has seen many changes in how nursing is both practiced and taught.

Man sentenced in Bemidji stabbing - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

A Walker man charged with stabbing a Bovey man last fall has been sentenced to 46 months in prison.

Grand Rapids home damaged in weekend fire - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

A home north of Grand Rapids suffered more than $100,000 in damage in an early Saturday morning fire.

Judge raises bail for former juvenile corrections officer - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

Bail has been increased to $100,000 without conditions or $50,000 with conditions for a Grand Rapids man accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old juvenile female at the North Homes residential tre

50 years of nursing - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

In 1964, the very first Practical Nursing program class at Itasca Community College graduated. At the time, the school was called Itasca Junior College, and it was housed on the top floor of Greenway

Schmidt - Drawz - Herald Review - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

Schmidt - Drawz Herald Review ... their engagement. Parents of the couple are Brian and Kelly Schmidt and Dave and Dee Ann Drawz, all of Grand Rapids. ..... A June 28, 2014 wedding is planned at the North Central MN Farm and Antique Association grounds, Blackberry. 9 Remaining...

New Content from Tuesday April 22

Starting a Business? Limit Your Liability. The Basics of Legal Business Formation - Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence (GRAPE)

Starting a Business? Limit Your Liability. The Basics of Legal Business Formation - Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence (GRAPE)Introduction to the Legal Basics of Business Formation 1. Why form a business entity? You could technically operate your business as a sole proprietor give your business a name and then your off! Why take the time to incorporate a business entity? Answer: Toensure that you, as the owner of the company are notliable for the debts of the Company. The Michigan Limited Liability Company Act provides at Michigan Compiled Laws 450.4501that: Unless otherwise provided by law or in an operating agreement, a person that is a member or manager, or both, of a limited liability company is not liable for the acts, debts, or obligations of the limited liability company. The same limitation of liability applies in forming a corporation under the Michigan Business Corporation Act.

Rapids picks up first win of season over Bemidji, 4-2 - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - Sports/High school

The Grand Rapids baseball team rebounded for a 4-2 win over Bemidji in the second game of a doubleheader against the Lumberjacks Monday at Portage Park.

MN House press conference on the Broadband Fund Development Bill and impact on Education - Blandin on Broadband

Today MN House leadership held a press conference on broadband specifically they had an assistant principal and some students from Mora Minnesota talk about how difficult student life can be when you dont have broadband. In high school homework in not only researched but also turned in online; college applications and scholarship applications are turned in online too. That means close deadline (sometimes missed) and lots of drives to friends in town for students in unserved and underserved areas. Policymakers made the point that to be leaders in education, every student in Minnesota must have adequate access at home as well as at school.

Education Grant applications available - Itasca Area Initiative for Student Success

Education Grant applications available - Itasca Area Initiative for Student SuccessPlease help spread the word. Thanks! Blandin Foundation education grants help put higher education within reach for area students GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. Blandin Foundations applications for need-based education grants are now available and are being accepted until May 1. Up to $950,000 will be granted to Itasca County area students pursuing higher education during the 2014-2015 school year. The education grant program is the longest-running program of the Blandin Foundation, with the first awards given in 1956 by founder Charles K.

Student success initiatives across the state supported through Blandin Foundation grant - Itasca Area Initiative for Student Success

The best strategy for growing our greatest asset, human potential, is total community involvement and engagement, said Dane Smith, president of Growth & Justice. We are inspired by the progress being made in the Itasca County area and elsewhere, and by growing consensus that true student achievement demands everybody in. Dane Smith, Growth and Justice Friday, April 18, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grand Rapids, Minn.

The children of Childrens Fair - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

They come in all ages, shapes and sizes and they are joined by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, guardians and family friends they come to one place on one day, Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. 1

Sheriff Vic Williams seeks re-election - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

Vic Williams will seek re-election as Sheriff of Itasca County.

Board chair, Leo Trunt to run for re-election in District 3 - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

Leo Trunt of Swan River, has announced his intention to file for re-election as commissioner for Itasca County District 3.