Connection Results in Win for Grand Rapids Company

Thursday, September 13, 2018

During a business and retention visit early in 2018, APEX Senior Business Developer, Tamara Lowney, learned Rapids Process Equipment, a Grand Rapids-based company, was interested...
Meet The New APEX Intern

Thursday, September 13, 2018

APEX is pleased to announce the addition of Abigail Blonigen as our Business Development Intern. Abigail is currently an honors student at the College of...
APEX Board Exclusive Meeting

Thursday, September 13, 2018

APEX hosted a Board Exclusive meeting on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at the Kitchi Gammi Club from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. We discussed regional...
Port supports 8,000 jobs, generates $1.4 billion

Friday, September 07, 2018

The Port of Duluth-Superior generated $1.4 billion in economic activity and supported 7,881 jobs last year, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority said Friday. Handling 35 million...
Duluth law firm celebrates 125 years

Monday, August 06, 2018

How does a business exist for more than a century? "By reputation and accident," said Harold Frederick, an attorney with Fryberger Law. "Well, and community involvement," added...
Essentia Health stroke program earns high honor

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

A recent recognition continues to affirm that patients suffering from a stroke are receiving the best care possible at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in...
NRRI proves its mettle

Monday, July 23, 2018

It was the early 1980s. Northeastern Minnesota’s iron mining industry was in the depths of an historic slump. Thousands of miners had lost their jobs. Many were...
U.S. Bank sets financial records during Q2

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

U.S. Bank reported record net revenue of $5.6 billion, record net income of $1.7 billion and record diluted earnings per share of $1.02 during its...
AAR ends fiscal year on high note

Thursday, July 12, 2018

AAR Corp. reported fourth quarter sales of $474 million, up 5 percent from $451 million in the same prior fiscal year quarter. Full year sales of $1.75 billion were...
Member Connection: Cirrus Aircraft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Congratulations are due to the many APEX investor-members who worked collaboratively to bring the Cirrus Aircraft Completion Center from concept to reality. This outstanding project...
Mass Timber Resources in Minnesota

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Does Minnesota have what it takes to become the country’s next mass timber producer? That’s precisely what APEX, the MN DNR, the US Forest Service...
Meet the New APEX Intern

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

In May, APEX welcomed Kristie Slindee to the APEX team as a Business Development Intern. A current student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Slindee holds leadership...
ALLETE donates retired jet to LSC program

Friday, July 06, 2018

ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE) today announced it is donating a retired corporate jet to Lake Superior College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program. Donation of the 1981...
Teberg fund gains 10.12 percent

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Hermantown-based Teberg Fund gained 10.12 percent during the 12-month period from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018, according to the fund’s annual report....
United adds fourth daily Chicago flight

Monday, June 11, 2018

United Airlines has brought back a fourth daily, nonstop flight from Duluth International Airport to Chicago O’Hare. The flight will operate through the end of October during...
Lake Superior College recognized for IT leadership

Friday, May 18, 2018

Lake Superior College's IT team has received an award from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system in recognition of their research, planning and implementation of an...
TKDA named city engineer in Scanlon, Wrenshall

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

TKDA, an employee-owned engineering, architecture and planning services company, has been named city engineer for the cities of Scanlon and Wrenshall. Jeff Goetzman, PE, will serve...
Welcome New APEX Investor-Member

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

APEX is pleased to announce Bay West has joined the organization as an investor-member. The company is headquartered in St. Paul with 12 offices nationwide,...
Federal Reserve Chairman Speaks at REIF

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

On April 3, 2018, nearly 300 attendees at the Regional Economic Indicators Forum (REIF) heard from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President, Neel Kashkari....
Regional Workforce Solutions Series Continues

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

On April 16, 2018, the City of Duluth hosted the second Workforce Solutions series aimed at addressing the region’s persistent workforce issues. The event, hosted in...
APEX Welcomes New Operations Specialist

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

In April, APEX welcomed Janet Windus to the team as Operations Specialist. Windus comes to APEX with a wealth of experience in accounting and payroll...
Upcoming APEX Staff Events

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Heating the Midwest Conference May 1-3, 2018 Black Bear Casino & Conference Center Carlton, MN IAMC Spring Forum May 5-9, 2018 Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa Savannah, GA Northeast Minnesota Workforce...
St. Luke’s celebrates Chequamegon Clinic completion

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

St. Luke’s celebrated the opening of its new Chequamegon Clinic building Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.  The $7 million, 22,000-square-foot clinic was constructed near...
New Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic opens

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The final touches are being put in place at the Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic, 1542 Golf Course Road, after a $14 million expansion.  The new clinic...
Pro Print celebrates 40th anniversary, new press

Friday, March 23, 2018

Duluth commercial printer Pro Print celebrated its 40th Anniversary and the purchase of a new ProTouch Digital Enhancements Press Tuesday. Owner Creston Dorothy and his...
ALLETE Clean Energy to build Montana wind farm

Friday, March 16, 2018

ALLETE's Clean Energy subsidiary will construct, own and operate an 80-megawatt wind energy facility near Great Falls, Mont., that will supply electricity to NorthWestern Energy...
GPM: A Business to be Pumped About

Monday, March 12, 2018

Not many enjoy celebrating turning four decades old, but those at GPM Inc. are cheering the achievement. “We’re turning 40 this summer,” said Chief Executive Officer...
Welcome New APEX Investor-Members

Friday, March 02, 2018

American Engineering Testing American Engineering Testing has a unique knowledge base and extensive project experience supplemented with our specialized laboratory services for their cement/concrete, aggregate, asphalt and...
U.S. Water CEO Details Water/Energy Nexus

Friday, March 02, 2018

At the 2018 APEX Annual Meeting, APEX investor-members heard from LaMarr Barnes, CEO of U.S. Water Services, Inc. (U.S. Water). Barnes spoke about the interconnection...
APEX 2018 Priorities

Friday, March 02, 2018

Looking ahead to 2018, APEX has an ambitious dashboard.  Completing both the water research study and the workforce skills assessment are a key focus for...
Cirrus plane deliveries up in 2017

Friday, February 23, 2018

Cirrus delivered more than 350 planes in 2017, a high mark in recent years, and also added nearly 300 jobs at its various locations. The Duluth-based...
APEX holds annual meeting, elects board

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) hosted its annual Board of Directors and investor-member meeting Jan. 25, which featured guest speaker LaMarr Barnes, CEO...
MP, SWL&P recognized for work following Hurricane Irma

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Edison Electric Institute presented Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power with the association's "Emergency Assistance Award" for outstanding work assisting customers affected...
APEX Focuses on regional workforce

Thursday, January 04, 2018

At the close of another busy and productive year, we wanted to share some of our key efforts to strengthen and highlight regional workforce initiatives....
New Northforce Website

Thursday, January 04, 2018

In 2017, NORTHFORCE launched a new website to better connect talented individuals with careers in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. The new website includes streamlined...
Manufacturing Month Involvement

Thursday, January 04, 2018

As the manufacturing and fabrication industries continue to shift, APEX investor-members cite workforce development as a top area of concern. To address this concern, APEX...
BLANDIN FOUNDATION AWARDS $4 MILLION IN GRANTS

Thursday, December 21, 2017

During their December meeting, Blandin Foundation trustees approved grants that strengthen rural Minnesota communities, including 50 grants totaling $2.6 million for a range of efforts...
Altec Inc. planning Duluth expansion

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Altec Inc. will invest $8.45 million and create 100 jobs in an expansion of its manufacturing facilities in Duluth, the Minnesota Department of Employment and...
APEX and member companies donate construction work wear

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) and several APEX investor-members are supporting the Duluth School District’s Construction Technology program. The Boldt Company, APi Group,...
Minnesota and China Connect

Monday, December 04, 2017

Through a class in cultural entrepreneurship, students at UMD and Ocean University in Qingdao, China now have the ability to enroll in the same course, and...
UMD CED: Student to Business Initiative

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Each semester the UMD Center for Economic Development collaborates with local faculty members on the Student to Business Initiative (SBI). This initiative partners student teams...
LSC sponsors business & industry career night Thursday

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lake Superior College will sponsor a free business and industry career cight on from 5-8 p.m. Thursday on campus. Online reservations are recommended, but not required. Participants can learn...
September APEX Insider at Giant Voices

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

On September 19, 2017, Giant Voices hosted an APEX Insider event at the company’s new space in downtown Duluth. The strategic marketing and communication firm moved into...
APEX Welcomes New Investors

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Greg Follmer Commercial Real Estate Greg Follmer Commercial Real Estate is a performance-based provider of commercial real estate services in Duluth and northeastern Minnesota. With specialties in...
Sappi Receives Recognition from Governor Dayton

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

In late September, Sappi North America (Sappi), a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products received an award for its investment in...
APEX Launches Virtual Reality Video

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

In late September, APEX debuted a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) tour that provides prospective site selectors a full-immersion experience of the APEX region from anywhere...
North Star Expo Draws Crowd in Grand Rapid

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

In September, APEX participated in the Minnesota Timber Producers Association’s 64th annual North Star Expo. The event, held at the Itasca County Fairgrounds in Grand...
Fall Events and Conferences

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Fall is always a busy time for the APEX team, as they attend many important local, state and national conferences and events. These events are...
APEX Participates in Fall FAM Tour

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

In September, APEX and several partners were highlighted to national site selectors in a familiarization (FAM) tour held in the Twin Cities. This fall’s tour...
Meet the New APEX Intern

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

In September, APEX welcomed Bettina Milosz to the APEX team as a Business Development Intern. Her vast international internship positions have led Bettina to develop...
LSC offers practical nursing program for veterans

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Starting January 2018, Lake Superior College in Duluth will offer a six-month practical nursing program for recently discharged veterans with medic training and also for active duty...
Cloquet's Sappi North America Presented With Award

Monday, October 16, 2017

CLOQUET - Sappi North America was presented with an award from the Minnesota Office of Foreign Direct Investment for investing in the state of Minnesota. The award highlights the...
St. Luke's celebrates receiving international award

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

St. Luke’s held a special ceremony Wednesday to celebrate its designation as a Baby-Friendly birth facility, a prestigious international award.   Baby-Friendly USA is the authority...
LHB desgns award-winning business center

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Saint Paul Port Authority and United Properties’ Midway Business Center in St. Paul received a 2017 Award of Excellence in the Light Industrial –...
Sappi Mill Honored With Governor’s Award

Monday, October 09, 2017

CLOQUET, Minn.-A paper company in Cloquet received statewide recognition. Sappi North America received an award from the governor’s office for all the work they do when...
IKONICS enters dye sublimation market

Friday, October 06, 2017

Duluth-based IKONICS Corp. has received a large order for its new dye sublimation product, through which high-quality images can be printed on a variety of...
State honors Sappi North America

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The state of Minnesota presented Sappi North America with an award recognizing the company’s economic and community contributions in Cloquet. The award was given by...
Sappi snags state award for Cloquet mill

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

CLOQUET — The Sappi pulp and paper mill was recognized by the Minnesota Office of Foreign Direct Investment as the mill's South African owner has...
Sappi snags state award for Cloquet mill

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CLOQUET — The Sappi pulp and paper mill was recognized by the Minnesota Office of Foreign Direct Investment on Tuesday as the mill's South African...
ALLETE announces acquisition

Friday, September 08, 2017

The U.S. Water subsidiary of Duluth-based ALLETE has acquired Tonka Water, a supplier of water treatment systems. Founded in 1956, the Minnetonka firm has a national...
APEX Welcomes New Investors

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Cirrus Aircraft Headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, Cirrus Aircraft has been creating state-of-the-art aviation technology for the past 30 years. The company’s mission is to deliver an...
In Case You Missed It: July Board Meeting Recap

Thursday, August 31, 2017

On Thursday, July 6, 2017, APEX hosted the Board of Directors and investor-member meeting at the recently remodeled Holiday Inn & Suites Lyric Conference Center....
Enbridge Hosts Event to Thank APEX Investors

Thursday, August 31, 2017

APEX has been a strong advocate of the Enbridge projects in Minnesota for the past five years. Whether supporting office expansions, Line 67 Upgrades, or...
Meet APEX’s New Intern

Thursday, August 31, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Emma Hartigan to the APEX team as our Administrative Intern. Emma is an honors student at UMD focusing on human...
Maurices launches a campaign honoring teachers

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

#mauriceslovesteachers DULUTH, Minn., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- maurices, the best kept billion-dollar secret in retail with over 1,000 stores in North America, introduces a fall campaign, #mauriceslovesteachers, to recognize,...
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...
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....
[Inside NRRI] Wood Products and the Bioeconomy

Thursday, June 29, 2017

NRRI has played a vital role in regional economic development since its inception in 1983. Their Charter is to foster the economic development of Minnesota’s...
Familiarization Tour Returns

Thursday, June 29, 2017

In late June, northeast Minnesota was highlighted to national Site Selectors, as APEX and several partners hosted a unique familiarization (FAM) tour. The three-day tour was...
Meet APEX’s New Intern

Thursday, June 29, 2017

In May, APEX welcomed Mackenzie Anderson to the team as their Business Development and Administrative Intern. Mackenzie is a junior at UMD, working toward a...
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...
NORTHFORCE gears up for year two of Mentor Connection

Friday, June 23, 2017

Preparations for the 2017-2018 program year of Mentor Connection are underway. Organized by NORTHFORCE, the program will once again pair college students from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and...
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...
Minnesota Ranked Third in the Nation

Monday, June 05, 2017

U.S. News and World Report released a study in March ranking Minnesota the third best state in the nation overall. It earned top marks for...
Attracting International Investors

Monday, May 29, 2017

Future economic growth depends on foreign investments due to our global marketplace. More than 95 percent of the world’s population and 80 percent of the...
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. The announcement...
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...
State Gains 15,100 Jobs in April

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Highest monthly jobs gain since 2013. ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 15,100 jobs in April, the most monthly job gains in the state since September 2013,...
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...
Rising Demand for Home-Based Care

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

1 in 5 Minnesotans will be 65 or older by 2030. As the population ages, industries that provide home care for older adults and people with...
APEX IN THE BUSINESS TO HELP REGION GROW

Thursday, May 11, 2017

It’s an organization which has a partnership with the Itasca Economic Development Corporation to attract, support and grow business in the area. Grand Rapids Area Chamber...
Innovation Spurs Growth

Monday, May 08, 2017

Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Minnesota is home to many innovators. The state ranked seventh nationally for its Tech...
Tom Werner Elected Airports Council Chair

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

MINNESOTA COUNCIL OF AIRPORTS 644 Bayfield Street, Suite #120, St. Paul, MN 55107 www.mnairports.org Serving Minnesota Airports Since 1983   May 2, 2017, CONTACT: Tom Werner, Executive Director, Duluth Airport...
Forestry Day at the Capitol

Monday, May 01, 2017

Minnesota leads the nation in sustainable forestry practices. Longtime logging communities in our region such as Grand Rapids and Bemidji are particularly invested in increasing...
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...
Nine Networking Tips

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Developing and using a great resume is one key to persuading an employer to contact you for an interview. But a great cover letter and resume...
The Right Resources for Entrepreneurs

Monday, April 24, 2017

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith stopped in Duluth in February to talk about #InnovateMN, a campaign that aims to grow the state's economy with targeted investments...
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...
APEX Spring Conference Season

Monday, April 24, 2017

Shared Services and Outsourcing In early March, APEX attended Shared Services and Outsourcing Week in Orlando. The conference is the world's largest and longest running event...
AMFA Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Arrowhead Manufacturers and Fabricators Association (AMFA) will celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2017. Since inception in 1997, AMFA has been dedicated to helping manufacturing...
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....
Minnesota’s Growth Tops Nation’s

Friday, April 21, 2017

Seasonally adjusted gain – 5,300 jobs – put us over the top. It made economic history:  For the first time, Minnesota’s private sector has 2,504,400 jobs,...
State Gains 5,300 Jobs in March

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Private sector surpasses 2.5 million jobs for the first time in state history. ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 5,300 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted...
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...
Minnesotans are Innovators

Monday, April 17, 2017

Minnesota was one of the top states in the nation for patents issued per capita by the Milken Institute’s 2016 State Technology and Science Index....
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...
‘Tis the Season for Growth

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring is the time for new beginnings and growth. It’s fitting that the APEX team is extra busy this time of year, attending select national...
Tapping into Tree Waste

Friday, April 07, 2017

Often the most innovative businesses emerge when there’s a problem to be solved. Take the forest products industry, for example. New technologies have enabled the...
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...
Cultivating an Aviation Cluster

Monday, April 03, 2017

Cirrus Aircraft started 33 years ago with two brothers and a kit plane in a barn in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Last year, the company launched the...
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...
Citizens speak out during Capitol Days

Monday, March 13, 2017

The 20th Annual Duluth and St. Louis County at the Capitol Days is coming up on March 29. This event in St. Paul encourages residents...
Maintaining a competitive business edge

Monday, March 06, 2017

Staying on top of national and regional business trends in a market that is constantly shifting isn't an easy proposition. Yet, it's crucial to securing...
LHB to Present at 2017 MASBO Institute

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Minnesota and Wisconsin (March 2, 2017) – LHB’s Troy Miller, AIA, REFP, and Becky Alexander, AIA, WELL AP will present at the 2017 Minnesota Association...
U.S. Bank Vice President Addresses APEX

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

John R. Elmore, Vice Chair of Community Banking and Branch Delivery at U.S. Bank delivered the keynote address at the APEX Annual Meeting on January...
Spotlight: Regional Business Retention Visits

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Business retention and expansion (BRE) visits are a strategic initiative for APEX. Each year the APEX team outlines key industries and businesses of focus for...
AMFA Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The Arrowhead Manufacturers and Fabricators Association (AMFA) will celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2017. Since inception in 1997, AMFA has been dedicated to helping manufacturing...
Share Career Opportunities with NORTHFORCE

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

If you have job openings available, NORTHFORCE wants to hear about it. We encourage APEX investor-members to continue posting job openings on the brand new and...
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...
Keying into the best business strategies

Monday, February 27, 2017

Shared Services has been one of the hottest trends in business strategy in the last couple of decades. Half of all Fortune 500 companies have...
Border-to-Border Broadband Grants for 42 Projects

Friday, February 17, 2017

Almost 20 percent of Greater Minnesota households don’t have the same broadband connections as urban area residents. That’s about to change. New grants totaling $34 million...
MLHS awarded for patient safety

Friday, February 17, 2017

Mille Lacs Health System has been recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for superior performance in patient safety as part of its Hospital Engagement...
Coda recognized for transportation leadership

Friday, February 17, 2017

In recognition for his leadership in the freight transportation and logistics field and contributions to leadership, mentorship and education of future leaders in private sector...
MINNESOTA POWER HONORED FOR STORM RESPONSE

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) on Wednesday, Jan. 11, presented Minnesota Power with the association’s “Emergency Recovery Award” for its outstanding power restoration efforts after...
Enbridge closes on Dakota Access stake

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Enbridge has closed on its $1.5 billion purchase of a stake in the contentious Dakota Access pipeline. Enbridge Energy Partners said in a release Wednesday it...
Allete profits up in 2016

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Allete Inc. posted a profit of $155.3 million in 2016, a 10 percent increase from the year before despite a drop in revenue. The Duluth-based company...
APEX names 2017 executive committee

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Duluth-based business recruiter APEX named its 2017 executive committee and received a dose of economic optimism during its annual board and investor-member meeting Jan. 26...
DLH Looks to reconnect with Arizona

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Duluth International Airport has seen its share of takeoffs in recent years — from the surging aviation industry to the departure of Allegiant Air and...
NRRI leads the way in alternative fuel process

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Turning wood into a new product could boost a flagging lumber industry in northern Minnesota, and investigators at the Natural Resources Research Institute – University...
St. Luke's earns national quality based accreditation

Monday, January 30, 2017

St. Luke’s has received national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the newest Medicare-certified hospital accreditation organization. St. Luke’s said it decided to pursue DNV accreditation to further...
Allete raises quarterly dividend

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE) Board of Directors has increased the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock to 53.5 cents per share, an increase of...
Labovitz Award nominations now being accepted

Monday, January 16, 2017

The UMD Center for Economic Development (CED) seeking nominations for the 25th annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards, which will be presented during an April 26...
St. Luke's to build new Ashland clinic

Friday, January 06, 2017

St. Luke’s on Friday announced plans to build a new Chequamegon Clinic along the shores of Lake Superior. The 22,000-square-foot clinic will be constructed along the...
Allete Adds more North Dakota wind power

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Allete Clean Energy will expand its North Dakota wind-generating capacity in 2018 with the addition of up to 16 new wind turbines at its Thunder...
PolyMet Mining Corp. Joins APEX

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

At the November board meeting, APEX welcomed new investor-member, PolyMet Mining Corp. The company is a publicly-traded mine development company focused on permitting, building and...
Advance Care Planning: Past, Present and Future

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Brian Hanson, APEX President and CEO, introduced the Advance Care Planning (ACP) guest panel from investor-members Essentia Health and St. Luke’s. The panel presented insights...
New APEX Website is Live

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

An important milestone for APEX in 2016 was updating, refreshing and refocusing the website. Through the hard work of the APEX team, partners and investor-members,...
APEX Insider Event Featured Monaco Air Duluth

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, APEX investor-members attended a private tour of Monaco Air Duluth’s newly expanded facility at the latest APEX Insider event. Monaco...
Northland Connection Launches New Website

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

APEX investor-member, The Northspan Group, launched a new version of the Northland Connection website in early November. The site outlines business assistance tools and features...
Meet APEX's New Intern

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

We are excited to welcome Kasey Wilson to the APEX team as a Business Developer and Administrative Intern. Kasey will be graduating from Lake Superior College...
UMD researchers study taconite pothole patching

Monday, December 12, 2016

A study by the University of Minnesota Duluth Natural Resources Research Institute this year looked at new ways of using taconite byproducts to patch pavement and...
Minnesota Power exploring drone use

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Power costs getting out of hand? The robots are here to help. Minnesota Power is studying the use of drones to help commercial and industrial customers...
Fuse morning workship

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Where do your riches go? Some workers in their 20s, 30s and 40s just don't know how to manage their finances. Most of what they...
LSC choir's free holiday concert Monday

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Songs of joy, peace and celebration to honor the holiday season will be featured at the free Lake Superior College choir concert on Monday at...
Ascena Group reports positive quarterly net

Monday, December 05, 2016

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (ASNA), parent company of Duluth-based Maurices, reported fiscal first quarter net sales of $1.678 billion compared to $1.672 billion in the...
Two nurse practitioners join Duluth Clinic

Monday, November 28, 2016

Nurse practitioner Kevin Guenard has joined the Trauma Surgery Department at the Essentia Health- Duluth Clinic. He earned a master's degree in nursing from the...
Allete adds another water company

Saturday, November 19, 2016

U.S. Water Services, an industrial water management company owned by Duluth-based Allete Inc., announced Friday it has purchased a Souther California water treatment company. Water &...
St. Luke's announces new doctors, promotion

Friday, November 18, 2016

Dr. Judith Grimmond joined St. Luke's Psychiatry Associates. She received her medical degree from the American University of the Carribean School of Medicine in St....
Giant Voices relocating to Downtown Duluth

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Giant Voices will relocate from Canal Park to an expanded office space in downtown Duluth, the strategic marketing firm announced. The new office will be...
The Boldt Co. announces new website

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Boldt Company has launched a new website at www.theboldtcompany.com. The re-designed site is optimized for use on all digital platforms and is easier for customers,...
Ferguson named metering engineer

Monday, November 14, 2016

Lake county power recently appointed Ryan Ferguson of Howards Grove, Wis., as metering engineer in its Grand Rapids Service Center. He will be responsible for...
Bulldogs excited to be Kansas bound

Sunday, November 13, 2016

After the Minnesota Duluth football team lost its season opener at Southwest Minnesota State, the Bulldogs knew that they would probably have to win out...
Making Waves in Duluth

Friday, November 11, 2016

University of Minnesota professor Elizabeth Bartlett was concerned that the history of feminist organizations in the Twin Ports was going to be forgotten. "What started to...
Essentia Health adds advanced practitioners

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Physician Assistant Amber Johnson has joined the Vascular Surgery Department at the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic. She earned a master's degree in physician assistant studies from the...
St. Scholastica hosts poetry slam champion

Thursday, November 10, 2016

An award-winning poet and poetry slam champion will be featured at The College of St. Scholastica's 13th annual Warner Reading Series 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday,...
Essentia Health adds Pediatric Hospitalist

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Dr. Teja Dyamenahalli, a pediatric hospitalist, has joined Essentia Health-St. Mary's Children Hospital in Duluth. As part of the pediatric hospitalist team, Dr. Dyamenahalli will care...
A trail to connect campuses

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Students at two major Duluth colleges can now travel a little safer between campuses. On Sept. 22, the Campus Connect Trail officially opened. The trail stretches...
Essentia Health adds emergency medicine physician

Monday, October 03, 2016

Dr. Joseph Bettendorf, and emergency medicine physician, has joined Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. "I look forward to starting my practice in Duluth and...
Taking the classroom to the farm

Monday, October 03, 2016

Do you know how your food is grown? That's the question which prompted a field trip for approximately 200 seventh graders from Lincoln Park Middle School....
Concert to feature Renaissance music

Friday, September 30, 2016

An upcoming concert at The College of St. Scholastica will give audiences the chance to experience what music was like four centuries ago. "Music from Shakespeare's...
UWS, LSC formalize cooperation accord

Friday, September 30, 2016

Lake Superior College and the University of Wisconsin-Superior signed documents Thursday to  make their already-existing transfer relationship to a formal agreement. The partnership has been dubbed...
New labor rules-what employers need to know

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Attorney Tom Togerson of the Hanft Fride Law Firm will give a free presentation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday for business owners, non-profits, human resource professionals,...
Meet Apex's New Intern

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

APEX welcomes Jake Newsom as their new Administrative Intern. Newsom is a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, Duluth majoring in Finance. After he graduates, he hopes to land...
July Board Meeting Highlights

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The APEX Board of Directors meeting was held on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Duluth. APEX Chair, Nancy Norr, welcomed investor-members...
Welcome New Investor-Member

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

APEX is pleased to announce that Minnesota Business Finance Corporation (MBFC) is our newest investor-member. MBFC is a private not-for-profit organization licensed by the U.S....
Meet the New APEX Intern

Thursday, June 30, 2016

APEX welcomes Katie Grymala as their Administrative Intern. Grymala is a senior at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, expecting to graduate in December with...
NORTHFORCE Powers Through 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Suzanne Cormie from the Consulate General of Canada welcomes members of the Chicago International Trade Commissioners Association and local business leaders. On Thursday, May 5, 2016,...
May Board Meeting Highlights

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The APEX Board of Directors met on May 5, 2016, at the Holiday Inn & Suites in downtown Duluth. Steve Licari, Principal with Licari, Larsen & Company, Ltd....
Welcome New Investor-Member

Thursday, June 30, 2016

APEX is delighted to have Otis Magie Insurance Agency as our newest investor-member. Otis Magie Insurance Agency, Inc. designs a comprehensive and cohesive approach for clients to...
Meet The New APEX Intern

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

APEX Business Development Intern, Bella Murphy. APEX welcomes Isabella “Bella” Murphy to APEX as a Business Development Intern. Murphy is a senior at the University of...
2016 Marketing Activities to Date

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Spring is a busy season for the APEX team. The APEX staff attend strategically selected trade shows and conferences to build connections and promote the...
Northforce Recognized by Finance & Commerce

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Randy Lasky, The Northspan Group (left) and Brian Hanson, APEX (right) pictured with Finance & Commerce’s Mark Berriman (center). For the second time in 2016, NORTHFORCE was recognized for their efforts in talent...
March Board Meeting Highlights

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

APEX investor-members in breakout groups discussing how sustainable infrastructure can apply to their respective organizations. The APEX Board of Directors met on March 3, 2016 at...
Upcoming Marketing Efforts

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Spring trade show season is upon the APEX staff. The calendar of events strategically aligns with APEX’s business development efforts to attract, retain and expand...
Meet the New APEX Interns

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Christian Finn, APEX Business Development Intern Beth Chalupsky, APEX Administrative Intern Interns have been instrumental in helping add capacity to the APEX staff throughout the past several years....
Economic Development Workshop

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Phil Schneider presented to regional economic developers at the Duluth Airport Authority late-January. On January 29, 2016, APEX sponsored an Economic Development Workshop at the Duluth International...
APEX Recognized for NORTHFORCE Efforts

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

In January, APEX and investor-member The Northspan Group were recognized for NORTHFORCE by the Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) as Economic Development Initiative of the Year. In addition...
Welcome New Investor-Members

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

BendTec, a 90+-year-old business, has been working to meet the power, mining, pipeline and structural industry needs. The company offers pipe fabrication and large dimension...
Essentia Health Expansion Project

Thursday, September 13, 2018

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, Essentia Health provided APEX investor-members an update on the approximately $675 million Vision Northland project. Dr. Robert Erickson, Chair of...
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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Melander joins National Bank of Commerce

Friday, November 04, 2016

Doug Melander has been hired as eServices Sales Specialist at National Bank of Commerce. The Duluth native has a vast background in the sales industry. Melander...
Northland Foundation awards 52 grants

Friday, November 04, 2016

During the third quarter of 2016, the Northland Foundation approved 52 grants, awarding a total of $421,850 to serve the people and communities of the...
Yellowjackets Athletics, Essentia Health team up

Friday, September 30, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-Superior has announced it has renewed its agreement with Essentia Health to provide athletic training and sports medicine services to Yellowjacket Athletics. "The...
Enrollment Up Slightly at UMD, Scholastica

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  The 1 percent uptick in student enrollment this fall at the University of Minnesota Duluth is good news for the school, which has seen steady student decline...
Ikonics Unveils Morgan Park Expansion

Monday, September 26, 2016

A Duluth company is quickly becoming iconic in the commercial airline industry, and now it has the high-end digs to show off to its high-level...
St. Luke's Recognized for Cardiac Care

Monday, September 19, 2016

St. Luke's is the only hospital in Minnesota to have earned the 2016 Mission: Lifeline GOLD PLUS Receiving Quality Achievement Award for heart attacks.   This is the...
Schuettler Joins Northspan Group

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Northspan Group has hired Karl Schuettler as director of marketing, research and analysis. He provides economic, business and community development support services for public and private...
St. Luke's Names New Board Members

Friday, September 16, 2016

St. Luke's has named Barbara Haugen, Patrick Heffernan, Amanda imes and Bryce Nixon to its board of directors.                   Hayden...
UMD Continuing Education Expands Development Team

Friday, September 16, 2016

Michelle Purvis, MA, CPLP, has joined UMD Continuing Education (CE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth as an Instructional Designer. As part of CE's Program Development Team,...
Essentia Health Announces New Leaders

Monday, September 12, 2016

Jeff Korsmo was appointed as Essentia Health's executive vice president of operations and administration, and Dr. Peter Henry has been named Essentia's chief medical officer.   Korsmo has 33...
Johnson Leads Health Information Management

Monday, September 12, 2016

St. Luke's recently named Suzy Johnson director of Health Information Management.   Johnson has been a member of health information management department at St. Luke's since 2002 and...
UMD's Schokker Honored by Publication

Friday, September 09, 2016

Professor Andrea Schokker, department of Civil Engineering in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is a recipient of...
Apex Insider Recap: College of St. Scholastica

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, The College of St. Scholastica hosted Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) investor-members and guests at the latest “APEX Insider” event...
APEX Marketing Activities

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ely: Small Business Conference April 27-28, 2016, Tamara Lowney attended the first Ely Small Business Conference.  Tamara was one of the speakers for a Women in...
Recharging the Range

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Keynote speaker, Commissioner Mark Phillips of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB). During the May Board meeting, APEX investor-members and guests heard keynote speaker,...
APEX Board Demonstrates Support for Enbridge

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

During the March meeting, the APEX Board of Directors passed a Resolution of Support for the Enbridge Sandpiper and Line 3 Replacement projects.   Combined, the two...
LHB wins ACEC/MN Grand Award

Thursday, February 04, 2016

LHB’s Roosevelt Bridge Rehabilitation in Austin, Minn., received an Engineering Excellence Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) and is...
Minnesota Power project gets a jolt

Thursday, February 04, 2016

DULUTH — Minnesota Power’s renewable energy portfolio has been given another jolt.   MP has received the green light from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for its...
Essentia Health adds new hospitalist in Duluth

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Dr. Oscar Quintero, a hospitalist, has joined Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. “Working as a hospitalist allows me to care for patients with a...
Maurices announces first tennant

Monday, February 01, 2016

The first of three storefront locations in the new Maurices headquarters has been filled. Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union will move into a storefront on...
LHB expands services with location in Cambridge

Monday, January 25, 2016

Duluth, Minneapolis, and Cambridge, MN, and Superior, WI (January 20, 2016)- LHB is pleased to announce the transition of survey staff from APA Consulting Engineers...
Northforce receives development award

Friday, January 22, 2016

NORTHFORCE, a regional talent initiative designed to connect prospective employees with businesses in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, has been recognized by the Economic Development...
St. Luke's shows off updated facilities

Friday, January 08, 2016

It's called the PACU — post-anesthesia care unit — and it's the first stop for patients who have undergone a procedure requiring anesthetics. The PACU at...
CSS continues search for next president

Monday, January 04, 2016

The top choice for the next president of the College of St. Scholastica has taken himself out of the running, and the remaining candidate no...
UMD online Psychology Programs Ranks in Top 50

Monday, January 04, 2016

DULUTH, MN – The College of Education and Human Service Professions’ online psychology program at the University of Minnesota Duluth has been named one of the...
Monaco Air building a new terminal in Duluth

Monday, November 16, 2015

It’s a big year for Monaco Air Duluth, the general aviation hub at the Duluth International Airport. The company is building a new $4 million terminal...
AAR Celebrate Milestone in Duluth

Monday, November 02, 2015

AAR celebrated the completion of its 200th aircraft for Air Canada Thursday at its Duluth maintenance facility. AAR is also marking three years doing business...
Entrepreneurs address Innovation Conference Expo

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Labovitz School of Business and Economics held its first Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference Expo Thursday at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The event featured...
Maurices makes grand gesture

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ann Marie Stojevich went to the old Lincoln Park school as a child growing up in Duluth. On Tuesday, she returned to the repurposed school...
Duluth-based Maurices posts record profits

Monday, September 21, 2015

Duluth-based Maurices has ended its fiscal year with record-breaking profits and sales. For the first time in the retail chain’s history, total sales surpassed $1 billion,...
Port Authority boss outlines future

Friday, August 14, 2015

Before leather-gloved steelworkers set vertical steel pilings in place with the help of a crane and vibration hammer, the painters apply a black coating to...
'A huge change' for St. Luke's

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

St. Luke's hospital is relentless in promoting its slogan: "The patient above all else." But the Duluth hospital hasn't been able to give patients and...
National Bank of Commerce acquires new building

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

National Bank of Commerce announced Friday that it has purchased the building at 3631 Tower Ave. in Superior to serve as its Operations Center. The Superior-based...
Fryberger attorneys achieve designation

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. announced that seven attorneys – Stephanie A. Ball, Shawn M. Dunlevy, Robert R. Kanuit, Paul B. Kilgore, Paul A. Loraas,...
Rajala Woods underway in Hoyt Lakes

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

HOYT LAKES — Mayor Mark Skelton remembers when the City of Hoyt Lakes was notified by Minnesota Power last winter that they’d be cutting down...
Eventis adopts Consolidated Communications name

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Enventis on Monday adopted the Consolidated Communications name and brand in its Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa markets. Consolidated completed its merger with Enventis on October...
Essentia Health takes on deadly sepsis

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Skyrocketing cases of sepsis in hospitals across the country have prompted Essentia Health to put new protocols in place and employ its electronic medical record...
Maurices 'Topping Off' ceremony today

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

maurices will celebrate a major milestone in its construction project — the Topping Off of its new headquarters on Monday, June 8, at 3:30 pm....
Involta doubles staff, gains Ohio stronghold

Friday, June 05, 2015

Involta, which operates two data centers in Duluth, announced a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Data Recovery Services, LLC (DRS),...
Maurices employees make their mark

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The construction of the new Maurices headquarters is nearing a milestone with the placement next week of the final steel beam. The beam is 30 feet...
Boldt recognized for safety, health intiatives

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Boldt Company’s Minnesota operations were recently recognized for superior performance in workplace safety and health by The Minnesota Safety Council. A Governor’s Safety Award...
Docks celebrated for its history, vital future

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Marshall High School senior Joe Johnson wagged a fruit skewer and remarked, "I should go to more groundbreakings." The University of Wisconsin-bound engineering student was job...
MP's transmission line moves forward

Friday, May 22, 2015

DULUTH — Minnesota’s Power Great Northern Transmission Line project has cleared another important hurdle in the company’s bid to bring more renewable and carbon-free hydroelectricity...
Northland foundation gives out money locally

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Northland Foundation awarded 66 grants to nonprofits serving northeastern Minnesota in the first quarter of 2015, including four in Lake County. The Friends of the...
Allete CEO: Company had a good 2014

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Allete CEO Al Hodnik told about 750 people at the company's annual shareholders meeting in Duluth last week that the company had a good 2014. Net...
St. Luke's adds heart imaging system

Friday, May 15, 2015

St. Luke’s has acquired an advanced nuclear cardiology imaging system that provides highly detailed pictures of the heart that enable physicians to assess the location,...
St. Scholastica commencement Saturday

Friday, May 08, 2015

The College of St. Scholastica will conduct its Spring 2015 Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at Amsoil Arena. The combined baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral ceremony...
Dr. Person named Business Person of the Year

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dr. Peter Person, retiring Essentia Health chief executive, was named Business Person of the Year Wednesday by the UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics...
Essentia announces staff appointments

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dr. Enoch Lowe, an obstetrician and gynecologist, has joined the Essentia Health-Virginia Medical Arts Clinic in Virginia. Dr. Lowe has been caring for patients in...
2014-2015 UMD Chancellor's Awards announced

Friday, April 10, 2015

Three University of Minnesota Duluth faculty are recipients of the Chancellor’s Teaching, Research, and Service awards for 2014-2015. Each will give a special presentation on...
Enbridge helps country wetland plan

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A $10,000 grant from Enbridge Energy and funding from the Douglas County Unit of the Wisconsin Towns Association will help Douglas County build a foundation...
Essentia hosts seminars on pain and healing

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Do you have an interest in learning more about spiritual pain? Over the next two years, Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospice and the Essentia Health Foundation...
Sam Felipo joins Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic

Monday, March 16, 2015

Nurse Practitioner Sara San Felipo has joined the Internal Medicine Department at the Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic in Duluth. A native of south-central Wisconsin, San Felipo is...
Business is booming for Duluth-based Maurices

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A new activewear line. More plus-size offerings. Integrating online and store sales. Maurices officials point to recent initiatives like these as a reason the Duluth-based...

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