July 4, 2020

COVID-19 crisis crimps funding for home-health aides in Minnesota

The COVID-19 recession that flipped Minnesota’s state budget this spring from a $1.5 billion surplus to a $2.5 billion deficit hurt personal-care aides who serve […]
July 3, 2020

Photos: As temps rise, family cools down at Amnicon Falls

Tourism The Winkler family, of Roseau, Minnesota, made a pit stop at Amnicon Falls State Park in South Range on Friday, July 3. After spending […]
July 3, 2020

Work from home is not about the place

The massive experiment underway with office staff working from home won’t end anytime soon. And the New York Times last week reminded people of some […]
July 3, 2020

Pandemic takes financial toll on long-term care facilities in North Dakota, Minnesota

Skyrocketing costs related to the purchase of personal protective equipment, the need to quarantine COVID-19 positive residents, and the demand for increased staffing levels, coupled […]
July 3, 2020

BLACF’S response fund gets boost from financial institutions

When the pandemic hit, the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation Board of Directors suspended the current grant round and established the Brainerd Lakes Area Response […]
July 2, 2020

A weekend at Pehrson Lodge Resort

Pehrson Lodge Resort is located right on Lake Vermilion near the city of Cook, MN. It’s the perfect spot for a family trip up north […]
June 30, 2020

Greater Minnesota solar projects highlight utility plans for speeding up the green economy

When Minnesota’s largest utilities released plans for putting people to work during a sagging economy while also speeding up the state’s transition to green energy, […]
June 24, 2020

Minnesota’s construction industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, and recovery may be slow

Even as the economy starts to slowly reopen and workers return to jobs, there’s reason to believe it will be a while longer before the […]
June 22, 2020

What’s up with unemployment in Minnesota? The view from the May numbers

MinnPost photo by Peter Callaghan Minnesota’s labor force in May consisted of 3,067,999 people, an increase of 1,500 compared to April. Minnesota’s labor force in […]
June 19, 2020

Caribou Coffee workers join in national campaign for better COVID-19 protections

One protestor carried a massive cup that played off Caribou Coffee’s slogan. Caribou Coffee’s long-time slogan is “Life is short. Stay awake for it.” When […]