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| 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, [...]

Minnesota Author Project — Call for Entries!

By |April 2nd, 2020|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is pleased to announce the launch of the statewide 2020 Minnesota Author Project.  There are three contest categories this year -- Young Adult Fiction, Adult Fiction, and Communities Create.  Submissions will be accepted from April 1-May 31, 2020. Minnesota Author Project: Adult and Young Adult Fiction (Year 3) Link to Submit Adult [...]

Guide Available for Minnesota Small Businesses Who Need Help

By |April 1st, 2020|Blog|

The guide referenced below is available here: 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 [...]

Online Resume Review

By |March 31st, 2020|Blog|

Shared by CareerForce at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Online Resume Review Would you like a CareerForce Representative to review your resume and provide feedback?  If so, you have two options: 1. Follow the "resumes" link in your account and fill in the resume template, then email a notification to that  your resume has [...]

Help Finding Services for Older Adults During COVID-19

By |March 31st, 2020|Blog|

The following information was shared by the Eldercare Development Partnership (EDP) program at the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging (ARDC): FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Help Finding Services for Older Adults during COVID-19 ST. PAUL, MN, March 31, 2020 – As Minnesotans are adjusting to changes due to the threats of COVID-19, access to services and other [...]

Answers to Questions About the Federal Funding Package Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

By |March 31st, 2020|Blog|

The following information was compiled and shared by the office of U.S. Senator Tina Smith: On March 27, Congress passed and the President signed into law a $2 trillion package that will send assistance to Minnesota families, workers and small businesses to address the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.  It also significantly bolstered the [...]

Area legislators honor the late Congressman Oberstar

By |March 31st, 2020|Blog|

In December, Senator Dave Tomassoni and Representative Dave Lislegard visited the ALS headquarters in Mountain Iron and made a point of viewing the poster of the late Congressman Jim Oberstar. The Congressman represented northeastern Minnesota in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 until leaving office in January 2011. Congressman Oberstar was a strong [...]

ALS staff are still here

By |March 23rd, 2020|Blog|

As of Monday morning, March 23, staff from the Arrowhead Library System are still working. Like many public agencies, we have had to take the unfortunate step of closing our building to the public. We hope that this step allows us to continue getting our work done for as long as possible. Our website <> [...]