New Content from Friday May 22

Dayton signs four budget bills, three left - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Friday signed half of the states budget bills into law.

USDA Announces Funding Opportunity for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Projects - Blandin on Broadband

Good luck. Would love to see Minnesota receive sme funding WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program, which provides increased access to education, training and health care resources in rural areas. This program provides people who live and work in rural areas with better access to a variety of educational and health care services, Vilsack said.

State auditor suspects political plot against her - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto suspects political motivations, by members of her own party, led to a last-minute legislative proposal to allow counties to let private companies do th

Range provisions could be in jeopardy - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

ST. PAUL The official legislative session in St. Paul has ended, but lobbying voices around certain bills have yet to be silenced.

Comcast announces 2-Gig access in the Twin Cities: Broadband begets broadband - Blandin on Broadband

Comcast announces 2-Gig access in the Twin Cities: Broadband begets broadband - Blandin on BroadbandJust days after CenturyLink announces Gig access in the Twin Cities, Comcast announces 2-Gig service. Apparently broadband begets broadband. (US Internet was the first provider to announce 10 Gig access in the area.) There are some details that are unknown like pricing. Although the Minneapolis Star Tribune has created a pricing table for high speed broadband in the Twin Cities So thats good news in the Twin Cities but I know most of the readers are in rural areas.

Ay, Theres the rhub! - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

To rhubarb or not to rhubarb?

New Content from Thursday May 21

Annual Spring Salad Luncheon - Grand Village - Grand Rapids

When: Thu May 28, 2015 10:30am to 1pm CDT Where: Grand Village Activities Center, 923 Hale Lake Pointe, Grand Rapids,Mn Event Status: confirmed Event Description: The annual Spring Salad Luncheon is Wed, May 28th at Grand Village Activities Center. The cost is $8 for a wide variety of salads plus bread, dessert and beverage. Proceeds benefit the residents of Grand Village.

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Lessons from Wood: Spike Carlsen - Grand Rapids

When: Thu Jun 4, 2015 6pm to Thu Jun 4, 2015 7pm CDT Where: Grand Rapids Public Library, 140 Northeast 2nd Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, United States Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Carpenter, woodworker, author and editor, Spike Carlsen will be a guest at Grand Rapids Area Library Thursday evening, June 4th for a 6:00 p.m. program. The program, entitled, Lessons from Wood: 2x4s, Blisters and Love, will draw anecdotes and highlights from at least three books written in recent years by Carlsen.

USDA funds that could cover broadband adoption and/or infrastructure - Blandin on Broadband

The USDA recently announced a new focus on region and its impact on funding through the USDA. It seems like this is an example of policy imitating life at least broadband related life. Over the last few years theres been a move from cities focusing on broadband, to counties, to regions. So maybe the broadband folks are even better poised to take advantage of the funding they recently announced USDA to Give Priority Funding for Regional Economic Development Projects MEMPHIS, TN, May 20, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDAs plan to implement a Farm Bill provision that will have a major policy impact on the way the Department helps rural communities plan and finance regional economic development strategies.

ISD 318 hosting community conversation on elementary buildings - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

The ISD School Board has made the decision to pursue two new K-5 elementary schools to replace current buildings.

Smokrovich recognized by GRPD - Herald Review - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

Smokrovich recognized by GRPD Herald Review A safe learning environment has shown to support student academic achievement and a sense of wellbeing. Recently, the Grand Rapids High School was named to the top 100 high schools in the state of Minnesota, ranking number 64 out of over 1,300 high... and more

Smokrovich recognized by GRPD - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

On Monday, May 18, the ISD 318 school board further prepared for the end of the school year with their final regularly scheduled meeting prior to summer vacation. One tangent from that regular busines

Partners in natural resources - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

Weekend-long, scientific conferences that draw hundreds of people attending dozens of specific workshops arent just the stuff of major universities. Sometimes, youve got to go where the science is h

A win-win donation - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

Its been said that if you find yourself with a closet, youre going to fill it with something. So come a certain time in ones life when they hope to move away from that particular closet, what becom

Itasca County Memorial Day events - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

Grand Rapids Military honors will be conducted as follows on Monday, May 25:

A circle of prayer, one step at a time - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

No one really reaches out to anyone anymore.

New Content from Wednesday May 20

Three people from Itasca County charged with sales of meth - Northland's NewsCenter - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

Three people from Itasca County charged with sales of meth - Northland's NewsCenter - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News Northland's NewsCenter Three people from Itasca County charged with sales of meth Northland's NewsCenter Grand Rapids, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Three people from Itasca County have been charged with sales of methamphetamine stemming from a controlled substance investigation. 34-year-old Eric Cooper, 31-year old Jesse Ogorman and 32-year-old Jill Kelly,... Authorities Break Up Iron Range Meth Selling Ope

Legislative Update - 2015 - Grand Rapids

When: Sat Jun 6, 2015 6:30pm to Sat Jun 6, 2015 7:30pm CDT Where: Grand Rapids Union Hall, 1007 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids,Mn Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Itasca Working Families Alliance is hosting a public meeting with local politicians, Senator Tom Saxhaug, Representatives: Tom Anzelc, Carly Melin, Jason Metsa, John Persell, and IRRRB Assist Commissioner-Joe Radinovich. Join us for refreshments, conversation and information.

Blandin Foundation awards broadband grants across rural Minnesota - Blandin on Broadband

Congrats! GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. Blandin Foundation announced today that it has awarded 29 grants totaling $321,245 to support rural Minnesota communities as they grow high-speed Internet access and use in their communities. In a joint venture, Kandiyohi County and the City of Willmar will host a hackfest, bringing together technology enthusiasts and professionals to build stronger connections, encou

Nobles County Broadband 2014 Update: 60 percent broadband coverage - Blandin on Broadband

Nobles County Broadband 2014 Update: 60 percent broadband coverage - Blandin on BroadbandIm working on a County-by-County look at the State of Broadband in MN. My hope is to feature a county a day (in alphabetical order). In November, Connect Minnesota released their final report on broadband availability. Here is howNobles County stacked up: Household Density: 11 Number of Households: 7,946 Percentage serviced (without mobile): 59.15% Percentage serviced (with mobile): 59.15 Nobles County was recently named a Blandin Broadband Community, which shodul help them promote and build a business case for better broadband.

IRRRB meets post-session; atmosphere quite subdued - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

ST. PAUL Gov. Mark Daytons veto of the much-contested education bill means a special session is nigh.

2015 ICC Outstanding Alumni named - Herald Review - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

2015 ICC Outstanding Alumni named - Herald Review - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News Herald Review 2015 ICC Outstanding Alumni named Herald Review Jim Peck received his Associate in Science degree from Itasca Junior College then attended the University of Minnesota earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. His long .... 9 Remaining Thanks for visiting Grand Rapids Herald-Review. You're...

2015 ICC Outstanding Alumni named - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

The Itasca Community College Alumni Association has selected two recipients this year to honor as Outstanding Alumni. This award is designed to honor those who are representative of the many success s

A world record roll - Herald Review - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

A world record roll - Herald Review - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News Herald Review A world record roll Herald Review On Saturday, May 16, MyrnaLee Mania drew more than 350 participants and smashed the Guinness Book of World Record for the most wheelchairs in motion at one location at the IRA Civic Center parking lot in Grand Rapids. The Itasca County Veterans... and more

A world record roll - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

The northern Minnesota town of Grand Rapids has distinguished itself on the world map once again - this time, for support of differently-abled people.

DRHH discontinues Wednesday recycling pick-up service - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

It was a decision made due to a combination of falling prices and low volume.

Seatbelt enforcement set for May 18 to May 31 - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

The message is simple.

Current conservation officer recognizes loss of game warden in 1930 - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

HIBBING Since the first game warden in Minnesota was appointed in 1887, 18 officers tasked with protecting the states natural resources have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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