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What Realtors need to know about Millennials

Monday, October 08, 2018

And what mortgage lenders should tell them FACT: Nearly half of Millennials (now between the ages of 20 and 37) live in suburbs. FACT: New Home Inventory...
The New Housing Crisis: Shut Out Of The Market

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Ten years after the housing collapse during the Great Recession, a new and different housing crisis has emerged. Back then, people were losing their homes as...
Minnesota solar market surges

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Minnesota’s solar market grew significantly in the first quarter, adding 105 megawatts of power, the fifth most among states during that time, according to data...
Cool Jobs Tour

Friday, September 21, 2018

Today’s manufacturing is about advanced technologies, state of the art facilities, and fast paced, interesting work environments. But most of all, manufacturing is about those people who like...
New Challenges to Preserving Affordable Housing

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More than a million units of affordable housing could slip out of the requirements that keep them affordable. “The nation’s stock of both assisted and privately...
Anoka Tech has new automotive technology

Friday, July 27, 2018

College Automotive Technology program recently underwent some major changes, including new equipment and new partnerships. The Automotive Technology program, has a new virtual vehicle diagnostic lab,...
Housing Forum Addresses Needs in Minnesota

Friday, July 06, 2018

Governor's Housing Task Force Met with Northeastern Minnesota Housing Leaders DULUTH, Minn. – Experts say there is not enough housing for the growing workforce in Minnesota. Members...
Craft beer flowing since Aegir opened

Monday, June 25, 2018

Elk River’s first craft brewery off to good start as brothers look to make it a popular gathering spot Elk River’s first craft brewery has opened...
How Job Fairs Can Help Experienced Workers

Friday, June 22, 2018

Well-run live career fairs can be an important tool for the older job seeker who knows how to use them. Here are eight reasons they can be very productive...
ABRA named chamber Business of the Year

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Shop, Guardian Angels and Bredlow also walk away with awards for their efforts ABRA Auto Body & Glass in Elk River has been named the...
ERX Motor Park: A Powersports Playground

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

More than a decade ago, Sportech CEO Chris Carlson and fellow area businessman, Todd Plaisted, bought 12 acres off Highway 169, just north of Elk...
Time to refocus on affordable housing

Friday, June 01, 2018

Chances are you’ve seen it where you live or work. Homes are being built again, jobs are plentiful and new apartments are sprouting faster than...
Updated: Cargill expansion can move ahead

Monday, May 28, 2018

Council vote will allow agricultural business to grow its research facility by 33,000 square feet The Elk River City Council approved an amended conditional-use permit for...
Northstar train runs for Twins games

Friday, May 18, 2018

Northstar Commuter Rail is providing service for all Minnesota Twins baseball home games at Target Field this season. Northstar Commuter Rail warns that trains to Twins...
Craft beer flowing since Aegir opened

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Elk River’s first craft brewery off to good start as brothers look to make it a popular gathering spot Elk River’s first craft brewery has opened...
Sportech: Cultivating Great Ideas and People

Thursday, May 10, 2018

At its core, entrepreneurism is about great ideas. One timely, smart idea can provide the impetus needed to launch a company.               Father and son team Dallas...
Getting an Employer to Notice You at Career Fairs

Monday, May 07, 2018

It’s career fair season opener in Minnesota. Career fairs offer a great opportunity to connect with employers. Those connections could lead to a job interview, and expand your...
Safer Twin Lakes Road on its way

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Roundabouts will be installed at curve and straightaway in about 2 years to slow traffic, prevent head-on crashes that often claim lives Sherburne County has learned...
Change brewing at liquor stores

Monday, April 30, 2018

Joe Audette named Elk River’s liquor operations manager Changes are brewing in the Westbound and Northbound liquor stores in Elk River. After serving thirsty residents for the...
CTE program striking up new partnerships

Friday, April 27, 2018

Career and technical education coordinator hired to take what’s been done to the next level for students A program meant to expand career and technical education...
Target shows off new tech it's developing

Monday, April 23, 2018

Target CEO Brian Cornell told a room full of Wall Street analysts that the company is testing retail applications for "just about every buzzword you can...
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