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DEED announces free online learning content for Minnesotans

By |June 22nd, 2020|Blog|

DEED announces partnership with Coursera to provide free online learning content to Minnesotans June 17, 2020 | Job Advice, Economic Development ST. PAUL, Minn . – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced today a new partnership with Coursera, the leading online learning platform that offers courses from 200 top universities and businesses around the world, [...]

ALS Board gives recognition to two ALS employees

By |June 17th, 2020|Blog|

On June 11, the ALS Governing Board met via videoconferencing as a safety precaution. The meeting was chaired by board secretary Lenore Johnson (Lake County). Sharon Kangas, Iinterlibrary Loan Coordinator at ALS, was recognized for 35 years of service as she started at ALS in 1985. Jennifer Ancel, Interlibrary Loan Assistant, was recognized for 20 [...]

For Mystery Lovers: 2020 Edgar Award Winners Announced

By |May 5th, 2020|Blog|

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the winners of the 2020 Edgar® Awards. Below are the nominees and winners in three of the categories. I am pleased to report that in the first two categories listed below (winning books/authors are in bold type), copies of all but the John Vercher title are available in [...]

New tools to help businesses promote safe work environments

By |April 30th, 2020|Blog|

Announcing new tools to help businesses promote safe work environments Commissioner Steve Grove Health experts around the world will tell you that one of the most important aspects of workplace safety during a pandemic is careful and effective health screening of employees. That’s why in Executive Order 20-40, the Governor requires all non-critical businesses coming [...]

2020 Minnesota Book Awards Winners!

By |April 30th, 2020|Blog|

https://thefriends.org/minnesota-book-awards/minnesota-book-awards-winners/ The winners for the 2020 Minnesota Book Awards were announced on Tuesday, April 28, in the first-ever virtual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony. 2020 Winners Children's Literature Sponsor: Books for Africa A Map Into the World By Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Seo Kim Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Group* More about this book and author >> [...]

Broadband speed testing underway in Saint Louis County!

By |April 10th, 2020|Blog|

DATELINE – Thursday, April 9, 2020 FORMAL PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION St. Louis County in partnership with the Range Association of Municipalities & Schools (RAMS) is pleased to announce the formal public kickoff of a crowdsourcing project covering all of St. Louis County.  This broadband speed testing initiative is being conducted by GEO Partners, [...]

The latest on Unemployment Insurance

By |April 8th, 2020|Blog|

April 8 message from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED): Getting Minnesotans the benefits they deserve as quickly as possible: The latest on Unemployment Insurance The COVID-19 pandemic has turned people’s lives upside down – and at DEED, we’re focused every day on helping Minnesotans navigate this unprecedented and challenging time, and [...]

2019’s Most Popular Mystery Books

By |April 3rd, 2020|Blog|

By Theresa de Valence Posted on 28 March 2020 Readers of DorothyL listserv posted the memorable books read in 2019. The count represents the number of times each title was included in the “voting”. Below are the twenty-three most-cited titles. All of the titles are available in the regional catalog, usually with multiple libraries and [...]

MN Child Care Grant Application Now Open

By |April 2nd, 2020|Blog|

https://www.childcareawaremn.org/providers/emergency-child-care-grants/ PEACETIME EMERGENCY CHILD CARE GRANTS Applications are due by April 15, with award decisions made by April 20. Grants starting at $4,500 per month will be awarded to selected applicants on a month-to-month basis during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Home | Providers | Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grants As part of their COVID-19 Response Supplemental Budget proposal, [...]

Guide Available for Minnesota Small Businesses Who Need Help

By |April 1st, 2020|Blog|

The guide referenced below is available here: https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/?id=425890 A Guide for Minnesota Small Businesses Who Need Help Over the past few weeks, several state and federal programs have been announced to assist small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Different programs make sense for different businesses, so we’re providing a summary guide to help small businesses [...]