Series of IRRRB listening sessions slated across northeastern Minnesota

IRRRB Commissioner Tony Sertich is holding a series of ten listening sessions for the public across the agency's service area this spring.

March 15, 2012

“As we plan our future investments, we want to gather input on how we can better assist business, community, and workforce development in northeastern Minnesota,” said Sertich. 

These sessions are being hosted by the mayors, school superintendents, and chamber of commerce leaders in the communities. Each listening session will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sertich will speak for about 30 minutes, followed by a 30 minute question and answer period.  Members of the IRRRB Development Team also will be on hand during and after the sessions to visit with businesses looking to expand. 

Everyone is welcome to attend any of the sessions listed below: 

Quad Cities Listening Session  
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 
Range Recreation Civic Center, 901 Hat Trick Avenue, Eveleth, Minn. 

Cook County Listening Session 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 
Grand Marais Court House, Commissioner’s Room, 411 West 2nd Street, Grand Marais, Minn. 

Lake County North Shore Listening Session 
Thursday, March 29, 2012 
Lake County Courthouse, Law Enforcement Center, 601 3rd Avenue Two Harbors, Minn. 

Aitkin/Crosby-Ironton/Deerwood Listening Session 
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 
Aitkin City Hall, 109 1st Avenue NW, Aitkin, Minn. 

Aurora/ Hoyt Lakes/Biwabik/ Town of White Listening Session 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 
Mesabi East School, Auditorium, 601 North First Street West, Aurora, Minn. 

Hibbing/Chisholm Listening Session 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 
Hibbing Memorial Building, Little Theater, 400 East 23rd Street, Hibbing, Minn.
Cook/Orr Listening Session 
Thursday, April 12, 2012 
North Woods School, 306 East Vermilion Blvd., Cook, Minn. 
Note: Tours of the new North Woods School will be offered from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for anyone who is interested. The new school is located at 10248 Olson Road E., Cook, Minn., which is about five miles north of Cook. 

Ely/Tower/Soudan/Babbitt Listening Session 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 
Amici’s Event Center, 10 West Pattison Street, Ely, Minn. 

Grand Rapids/La Prairie/Coleraine/Bovey Listening Session 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 
Administrative Services Building, 820 NW 1st Avenue, Grand Rapids, Minn. 

Nashwauk/Keewatin/Taconite/Calumet/Marble Listening Session 
Thursday, May 10, 2012 
Marble School Gymnasium, 201 South Kate Street, Marble, Minn. 

IRRRB is a state economic development agency headquartered in northeastern Minnesota whose mission is to invest in business, community and workforce development for the betterment of northeastern Minnesota.