2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Wilderness Act. The 1964 Wilderness Act created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which protects nearly 110 million acres of wilderness areas from coast to coast, including Minnesota's own Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Minnesota High School students agonizing over college and technical school choices can now look at marketplace data that show which academic programs have high placement rates and what recent graduates are being paid.
Keep Jack Frost away from your septic system. Now is a good time for families to make sure their septic systems are ready for winter. Following a few tips now can prevent costly problems later this fall and winter.
Founded in 1964, the Voyageur Outward Bound School has a lot to celebrate! It was the first Outward Bound program to welcome female students, and the first to create an urban wilderness program. Outward Bound is an internationally active organization that offers wilderness programs for people of all ages.
$17 million in grants have been awarded to support job-driven training programs at 14 community colleges in Minnesota. The White House said the program is geared toward military veterans, the long-term jobless and people who lost jobs when their former employers shifted production offshore.
Minnesota employers added 6,100 jobs in August, according to a report released last week by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Minnesota's unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent, the lowest level in nearly eight years.