Economic Gateway http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com The Good Life News RSS Feed Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:06:04 -0700 en-us It's all in the dirty details: Formanek launching Pro Skinz Detailing in Wadena http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17894 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Most say Jim Formanek is a very creative guy. Others would call him ambitious. Some would say he is restless. They would all be right. Formanek has recently started marketing another new service... Fresher foods for the table http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17893 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 There is a plan cooking to bring a bigger food cooperative business to Wadena. A crowd estimated at 150 people turned up this spring at the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center. The board of Down... New home loan consultants at Mid Minnesota http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17891 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Mid Minnesota has recently added new home loan consultants Heather Brill, Heather Richter and Veronica Jensen. "All three were promoted from within the credit union and I know they will do a g... Long Prairie offers a rich variety of things to do http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17892 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Looking for a fun day trip for the whole family or for a couple’s get-away? Set Long Prairie in sight. With its rich variety of things to do, mixed with history, the city has much to offer. ... Falls Fabricating recognizes 30 years in Little Falls http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17889 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 For more than 30 years, Falls Fabricating has been shipping metal parts from panels to storage tanks and more out of Little Falls. Today, the company operates out of a facility that is more than 10... Young Pierz man carries on farming legacy http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17890 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700     Lane Otremba, 17, is a student at Pierz Healy High School who has his future set in mind. Once he graduates in a year, he will go full-time into farming. He is a third generation farmer.... Summer internship offers more than paycheck for college student - Painting projects and jobs offered with College Works Painting http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17887 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A summer internship managing paint crews may not seem like the natural path for a psychology major. It was a question Megan Straka asked when the College Works Painting internship came up at her sc... New Belle Prairie complex is ready for youth to play ball http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17888 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Belle Prairie Ball Fields are open and it’s time to play ball. The ball fields, which are part of the 26-acre complex, along with soccer fields, represent a combination of work by the Lit... Getting better at growing wheat: Minnesota researchers work with farmers http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17885 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. — Minnesota farmers are good at growing wheat; they've been doing it since the early 1850s. But there's always more to learn, and Minnesota Wheat is helping farmers... BoysnBerries grows - Family-owned business expands with the help of retiring greenhouse owners http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17886 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 When Bob and Caroline Nibbe started their strawberries and then their pumpkin patch, they thought it would be a way to augment the college funds for their four boys. They named their St. Mathias Ro... Purple Fern opens in downtown Brainerd http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17882 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Brenda Billman-Arndt, Brainerd's Destination Downtown Business Challenge winner, no longer has to dream to open her own boutique. All she has to do it turn the key on the front door of her Laur... 'Breaking the grass ceiling': More women taking lead in farming operations http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17884 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 MOORHEAD, Minn.—When Melany Thomas goes to sell her beef cattle, potential buyers will sometimes direct their questions to her husband, who quickly sets them straight, according to Thomas. &q... RiverWood Bank recognized for support of small businesses http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17881 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Sun, 01 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 RiverWood Bank was named 2017 Lender of the Year by the Minnesota Business Finance Corporation (MBFC). This award recognizes RiverWood Bank for having the highest dollar amount of SBA 504 loans approv... The uncertain future of cabins in Minnesota http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17879 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 You know it’s summer in Minnesota when it’s early on a Friday afternoon and northbound traffic on I-35 is backed up out of the Twin Cities and and both ways on I-94. Inside the cars are fa... Shortage of truckers starting to cause prices to rise http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17880 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Joyce Brenny, chief executive of Brenny Transportation in Minnesota, gave her truck drivers a 15 percent raise this year, but she still can't find enough workers for a job that now pays $80,000 a ... Operation Round Up awards $45,000 to local programs http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17878 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Itasca-Mantrap Operation Round Up Trust recently awarded $45,000 to 83 civic projects. Operation Round Up, a charitable program unique to electric co-ops, is designed to provide financial assis... Minnesota's youth labor force growing http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17876 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 New numbers from DEED show Minnesota has more teens working during the summer. MINNESOTA - Summer is almost here and that means kids are antsy to get out of school and start having more fun. But ma... Succession planning a growing need as population ages http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17877 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 MANKATO — Retirement of baby boomers is a big topic in the business community as a shortage of workers makes it harder to find the next generation of employees. But the aging population bring... 2019 Final Four to bring $142M, 94,000 visitors to Twin Cities, analysis claims http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17874 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Event at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2019 will attract 94,000 visitors — and their wallets.  The economic impact estimate is in for the 2019 Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium, so let the debate b... Confidence growing among Minnesota small-business owners, according to USB survey http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17875 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Yearly survey finds rising optimism; taxes a bigger concern in Minnesota. Competition from big business has replaced "uncertainty" about the future as the chief concern among small busine... Sebeka-Small Town, Lots to Offer http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17705 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Sebeka has coined the phrase, “Small enough to know you, big enough to serve you.” Sebeka has its own grocery store, Ernie’s Market, which is open convenient hours. The Sebeka Sen... California's got the funds, but Minnesota's got the innovation — 6 insights into a medical device industry revival http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17872 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 MedicalDesign & Outsourcing took a deep dive into the Minnesota medical device development scene to examine what some consider the next hotbed of medical device development. Here's wha... Here Are Four Startups Supporting Minnesota Lakes http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17873 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota’s 11,842 lakes are among the state’s most valuable resources. So it’s no surprise that a few homegrown startups have popped up to preserve and protect them. The Minnesot... How Job Fairs Can Help Experienced Workers http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17871 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Sun, 24 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 for older job seekers. ... Minnesota Exports at $5.3 Billion in First Quarter http://www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media/?item=17868 www.thegoodlifenorthcentralmn.com/the-good-life/news-and-media Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 State companies set record for export sales in a first quarter ST. PAUL – Sales of Minnesota agricultural, mining and manufactured exports soared 9 percent to a first quarter record of $...