The Regional Business Climate
APEX investor-members are focused on growth. Their successes and achievements have a positive impact on the region. Browse recent headlines to get a sense of how investor-members are impacting, and demonstrating their commitment, to the region.
Essentia Health Grand Rapids Clinic expands
Monday, August 07, 2017
A groundbreaking ceremony took place on July 11 for a $14 million expansion of the Essentia Health Grand Rapids Clinic, located on 1542 Golf Course Road. The project, which is designed to increase health service choices to the residents of Itasca County and surrounding areas, will make the clinic a partner of the Lakewood Surgery Center.
A surgery center is a lower cost alternative for outpatient (same day) surgery.
“Essentia is always interested in partnering with other healthcare providers in our region to provide high quality care at a lower cost,” said Marsha Green, chief operating officer and administrator at Essentia Health...
Runway work to resume at Duluth International Airport
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Runway 9/27 reconstruction work at Duluth International Airport will begin Monday. The reconstruction work will include approximately 2,000 feet of the west end of the runway, leaving 7,000 feet of usable remaining runway length. This will allow commercial and general aviation flights to operate as scheduled.
Once the west end runway work is near completion, work will begin on the middle 6,200 feet of runway 9/27 and is anticipated to begin on or around Labor Day.
To read more about this, visit Howie's Blog
PolyMet Project Update at Shareholders’ Meeting
Thursday, July 20, 2017
PolyMet Mining Corp. (“PolyMet” or the “Company”) TSX: POM; NYSE MKT: PLM – is pleased to report 67.28% of the eligible shares were represented at its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on July 19, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, and all motions put forward by the Company were passed at the meeting.
The number of directors of the Company was fixed at nine and the following persons were elected as directors of the Company to hold office until the next annual general meeting.
To read more and to see the voting results, visit BusinessNorth
Haines named GPM's chief executive
Monday, July 17, 2017
Peter G. Haines was named chief executive officer at GPM Inc., replacing Rob West, CEO for the past five years. West will continue to serve...
AAR's sales, income rise in FY 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
AAR CORP. (AIR) reported fourth quarter sales of $492.3 million, up 5.1 percent from last year, and full year sales of $1.77 billion, up 4 percent from...
Airport runway work starting this summer
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Runway construction is scheduled to begin later this summer at Duluth International Airport and Sky Harbor Airport as the city's airfields get going on major...
Blandin Foundation awards $4.4 million in grants
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
During their recent summer meeting, Blandin Foundation trustees awarded grants totaling nearly $4.4 million.
Following is a list of local grant awards:
• Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation....
Two Wipfli employees earn CPA designation
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The Duluth office of Wipfli LLP CPA and Consultants announced that Makenzie Korby and Emily Andrews have both earned their CPA designation. Korby is a...
LHB among ‘Top 150’ workplaces
Monday, June 26, 2017
LHB has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.
“We strive to provide our clients with highly talented staff...
Keenan named PolyMet CFO
Monday, June 19, 2017
PolyMet Mining Corp. announced the appointment of Patrick Keenan as chief financial officer. He succeeds Douglas Newby, who has served as CFO for nearly 12...
Essentia Health Fitness Expo today, Friday
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Grandma’s Marathon weekend officially kicks off this afternoon with the Essentia Health Fitness Expo. The free, two-day event is today from 4 p.m. to 8...
Science-themed summer camp returns to St. Scholastica
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Professors from The College of St. Scholastica will engage middle-school students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subject matter next week.
The Shoot for the Stars: Launching...
New NBC tool converts receivables into working capital
Friday, June 02, 2017
National Bank of Commerce (NBC) has launched the BusinessManager program, which allows invoices to serve as collateral.
Accounts receivable financing, also known as invoice financing, provides...
Titanium pilot project on Range dubbed success
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Scientists say they've successfully turned an abundant Minnesota mineral called ilmenite into valuable titanium dioxide in a pilot-scale demonstration project on the Iron Range.
Duluth airport to receive high-tech passenger scanner
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is installing an Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) scanner at the Duluth International Airport’s checkpoint.
It will enhance the security of passengers,...
LSC faculty members receive state teaching awards
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Twenty-seven outstanding Minnesota State faculty members, including Lake Superior College faculty members Kent Voelkner and Amy Jo Swing, were honored during the Minnesota State Board of Trustees Awards for Excellence...
PolyMet dam permit applications advance
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday that two PolyMet applications for dam safety permits have been passed along to local governments and Indian...
Tom Werner Elected Airports Council Chair
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
MINNESOTA COUNCIL OF AIRPORTS
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May 2, 2017, CONTACT:
Tom Werner, Executive Director, Duluth Airport...
TKDA receives national safety award
Monday, May 01, 2017
TKDA was recognized by the National Safety Council for completing more than 3 million work hours without an occupational injury or illness resulting in days...
APEX Investor-Members Receive Progress Minnesota Awards
Monday, April 24, 2017
Each year APEX nominates several investor-members for Finance and Commerce's Progress Minnesota awards. Awarded annually, these projects recognize significant investment and economic impact within the...
Northland Foundation awards 33 grants
Monday, April 24, 2017
Investing in people and communities for a thriving northeastern Minnesota, the Northland Foundation approved a total of $406,120 in 33 grants during the first quarter...
TKDA unveils new Duluth office
Sunday, April 23, 2017
After years of designing some well-known spaces in the Twin Ports, TKDA decided it was time to design a new space of its own here....
In year-end report, PolyMet outlines 2017 goals
Friday, April 21, 2017
In its corporate report for the year ended Jan. 31, PolyMet Mining Corp. updated its plans for establishing a non-ferrous minerals mine near Hoyt Lakes.
TKDA receives national safety award - Press Release
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
TKDA receives national safety award
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — TKDA, an employee-owned provider of engineering, architecture, and planning services, has been recognized by the National Safety...
Minnesota Power solar farm dedicated
Thursday, April 13, 2017
CAMP RIPLEY — There was more wind than sun at this National Guard base near Brainerd on Thursday morning, but the state's newest solar farm...
UMD announces Chancellor Award winners
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Three University of Minnesota Duluth faculty are recipients of the Chancellor's Teaching, Research, and Service awards for 2016 to 2017. Each will give a special...
Sales, profits higher for AAR Corp.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
AAR CORP. (AIR) reported third quarter fiscal year 2017 consolidated sales of $446.7 million and income from continuing operations of $13.1 million, or 38 cents...
Port shows off new container terminal in Duluth
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
It was a beautiful day to move some containers.
The first shipment taking advantage of the Canadian National Railway and Duluth Cargo Connect container terminal was...
Shipping season starts today in Twin Ports
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The first freighters of the 2017 commercial shipping season are scheduled to leave the Twin Ports today.
Times are subject to change — but as of...
Lake Country Power plans for new headquarters
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
For Lake Country Power personnel, 2016 could easily be remembered as the year of the storms.
Line crews were dispatched at full strength (including crews from...