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The recipe for economic development – attracting more business and industry to a region – has an increasingly important ingredient: electricity. Once a straightforward utility...
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Posted on Mar 01, 2017
Category: Economic Development

Great River Energy supports businesses across a wide variety of industries throughout Minnesota due to its diverse service territory, which ranges from the outer-ring suburbs...
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Posted on Jan 11, 2017
Category: Economic Development

 Pictured, from left, is Jeff Borling, economic development lead, Great River Energy;  Mike Rhodes, president and co-owner, MNSTAR Technologies, Inc.; John  Damjanovich, MNSTAR's CFO; and Jeff...
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Posted on Jan 11, 2017
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Erin Sparks, economic development specialist at Great River Energy, was recently re-elected to the Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) board of directors. She will...
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Posted on Jan 11, 2017
Category: EDAM, Economic Development

Kids learning to program computers, really? Well, it happened recently at Rippleside Elementary. The week of Dec. 5 was Computer Science Education Week when students...
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Posted on Jan 05, 2017
Category: Education

Cattle have been a passion of Joe Wagner's since he was young. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Wagner grew up on a farm on Gravel...
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Posted on Jan 05, 2017
Category: Agriculture

A major land owner is open to the city of Ramsey rezoning more of his land for a future business park north of Highway 10...
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Posted on Jan 05, 2017
Category: Commercial Real Estate

Fairview Health Services and Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital have announced that the Grand Rapids integrated clinic and hospital has joined the Fairview system as...
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Posted on Jan 05, 2017
Category: Healthcare

Litchfield Chamber of Commerce will begin its winter workshop series for businesses. The “Great Places to Work” leadership classes are designed to empower management and...
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Posted on Jan 05, 2017
Category: Workforce Training

The new year is right around the corner and with that comes a blank page to create your financial plan for the coming year. As a...
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Posted on Jan 05, 2017
Category: Agriculture

A bit of Hollywood's glitz and glamour will soon emanate from a Park Rapids artist. Copper cuffs handcrafted by Kelly Ringer, sole proprietor of ChatterByHammer, will...
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Posted on Jan 05, 2017
Category: Awards and Recognition

The newly constructed Cass Crest hog facility is nearly ready to start farrowing hogs. The first set of hogs is expected to come in early...
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Posted on Jan 05, 2017
Category: Agriculture

Have you seen? The State of Minnesota has a new look. This site is your number one resource for learning all about the new state...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2017
Category: Marketing

The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband released its annual report today, which includes recommendations for Gov. Mark Dayton, the Legislature and other policymakers to consider...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2017
Category: Infrastructure

Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank announced plans today to build a $250 million data center in Chaska in partnership with Dallas-based Stream Data Centers. Subject to Chaska...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2017
Category: Infrastructure

Florida-based Enhanced Resource Centers LLC (ERC) plans to lease the former Kandiyohi Power Cooperative building at 1311 N. Highway 71 in Willmar. The company said it...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2017
Category: Business Expansion

This is a great time of year to relax, recharge and refocus on your 2017 goals, particularly as they relate to your career. Whether you’re employed...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2017
Category: Employment

Make staying healthy and fit a priority for you during stressful times like a job search. Many studies have shown that exercise and eating right...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2017
Category: Employment

Each year millions of Americans – newborns to seniors – receive physical therapy services. Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve their movement and...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2017
Category: Healthcare

Conn Mattfield was an apprentice with Lakehead Constructors when the 6,000-ton MINOS neutrino detector was built nearly a half mile below ground in the former...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2017
Category: Manufacturing

In October, FirstLight’s WellnessFirst program was given the Well Workplace Award from a Minnesota Service Cooperative company: Resource Training and Solutions. Last month, Wellness coordinators of...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2017
Category: Awards and Recognition

Serenity Living Solutions, a 16-unit assisted living facility in Remer, Minn., recently opened its doors to residents looking to move in. The facility is a recipient...
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Posted on Nov 01, 2016
Category: Economic Development

Electric cooperatives turned the lights on for many rural residents who were left in the dark until the 1930s. Now they plan to connect members...
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Posted on Nov 01, 2016
Category: Economic Development

Tools are the cornerstone to any development success. How does a carpenter begin to build a house? Even if it is with the most basic...
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Posted on Oct 04, 2016
Category: Economic Development

From June 19-21, Great River Energy’s economic development services team joined the State of Minnesota delegation at the 2016 Select USA Investment Summit, a high-profile...
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Posted on Oct 04, 2016
Category: Economic Development

The Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) recognized Dakota Electric Association and the city of Eagan for their work in attracting national data center provider,...
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Posted on Feb 17, 2015
Category: EDAM, DataBank

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Minnesota’s workforce numbers more than 2.9 million (2007 data from MN Department of Employment and Economic Development)