News


  • Watch the summer edition of IRRRB Update!
    August 02, 2013 - Highlights include Commissioner Tony Sertich's interview with Matt Lehtinen of Magnetation and a presentation by Jim Miller of UMD's Department of Geological Sciences, regarding non-ferrous mining.
  • Collaborative workforce development efforts highlighted in MINE special section
    August 02, 2013 - IRRRB, Northeast Higher Education District and industry partners have teamed up to create high school, college and graduate level programs that address regional workforce needs.
  • Commissioner Tony Sertich featured in MINE newspaper special section
    August 01, 2013 - Sertich discusses how the agency continues to evolve with the changing economy to create jobs in northeastern Minnesota.
  • Commissioner Sertich appoints four Next Gen members to Better IRRRB Task Force
    July 09, 2013 - Members are Britta Bloomquist of Virginia, Victoria Hagberg of Hibbing, Kyle Lamppa of Virginia and Jordan Richards of Ely.
  • Commissioner Tony Sertich appears on Almanac North
    June 24, 2013 - Sertich stopped by the respected news and public affairs program to discuss the June 17 IRRR Board Meeting, the new Better IRRRB Task Force and more!
  • Wanted: Next Gen members for the Better IRRRB Task Force
    June 18, 2013 - There are two seats open on the task force for next generation members, ages 18-34. This 15-person task force is charged with protecting IRRRB resources and developing strategies for improving the agency and helping it evolve with the times.
  • Watch the June 17 IRRR Board meeting!
    June 17, 2013 - Highlights include: announcement of Better IRRRB Task Force and IRRR Board approval of $1.4 million for development projects and the agency's budget.
  • Commissioner Tony Sertich announces formation of Better IRRRB Task Force
    June 17, 2013 - The IRRR Board also approved $1.4 million in development projects creating 41 jobs and the agency budget.
  • IRRR Board to consider $1.4 million for development projects at June 17 meeting
    June 13, 2013 - Funding would leverage over $9.3 million in total project investments, and 41 jobs are projected to be created as a result of these projects.
  • IRRRB Local Business Loan Guaranty program going strong
    May 09, 2013 - Program provides an IRRRB-based financial guaranty to local banks that make loans to existing businesses within the agency’s service area. To date, 16 businesses have participated in the program.
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