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Veterans Are Vital to Minnesota's Workforce

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Governor Tim Walz has declared July “Hire a Veteran Month" to encourage Minnesota employers to connect the state's 153,000 military service members of working age...
DEED Awards Small Cities Development Grants

Saturday, June 29, 2019

More than 40 grants totaling more than $24 million approved for Greater Minnesota communities ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)...
Prime Site Could Drive Economic Growth in Red Wing

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Manufacturing has changed a great deal in the last century. Technological innovations have vastly improved industrial processes in terms of safety, productivity and efficiency. Innovative manufacturing...
Free summer meals for kids start June 10

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Red Wing Public Schools Food Service is once again serving up free meals this summer to give children and teens access to nutritious food. Meals are...
DEED Names Director of CareerForce

Saturday, May 25, 2019

The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced that Lorrie Janatopoulos has been hired as Director of CareerForce. Led by a network of private, public...
Minnesota adds 3,600 jobs in April

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Construction led all sectors annually, gaining 10.5 percent over the previous year ST. PAUL – Minnesota gained 3,600 seasonally adjusted jobs in April, according to figures released by...
DEED Names Deputy Commissioner for Workforce Development

Friday, May 10, 2019

Recently appointed Assistant Commissioner of Economic Opportunity Hamse Warfa has been promoted to Deputy Commissioner for Workforce Development here at DEED. In this role, Warfa will continue to lead the...
Recognizing Economic Developers in May

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

May 6-11 is International Economic Development Week (EDW). It’s an opportune time to reflect on the importance of local economic development efforts to building a...
Budget for One Minnesota: Broadband

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Access to robust broadband is a critical factor in the economic and social sustainability of all Minnesota communities. In 2014, the state of Minnesota set...
Q & A: New DEED leader talks budget, workforce

Monday, April 01, 2019

Minnesota’s new economic point person is bringing a tech executive’s love for innovation to the role. Northfield native Steve Grove, commissioner of the Department of Employment...
Ignite Cup 2019 - Southern MN Startup Competition

Friday, March 29, 2019

WHAT? Startup competition to connect and grow our entrepreneurial ecosystem WHO? All are invited! Entrepreneurs, Investors and Community Members in Southeast Minnesota WHY? Grow regional and state innovation footprint - Startups...
Dan's News & Views Blog: March/April 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Anderson Center Photo Credit: Wendy Amundson The Anderson Center’s historic water tower is known as a prominent landmark in Red Wing. Built in 1915, the tower...
Chen brings sushi back to Red Wing

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

River Sushi, located at 144 Tyler Road N., is Red Wing's newest culinary option. Open starting at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday, the restaurant combines...
Not Taking the Expansion for Granted

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 2.8 percent in November 2018 for the third month in a row. The state’s unemployment rate remains the...
Striving for excellence in farming

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Excellence in Agriculture award spotlights young Farm Bureau members who are agricultural enthusiasts but have not earned a majority of their income from an...
River Valley focusing on growth opportunities

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

With an always changing marketplace, River Valley Power and Sport is ending its outdoor power equipment sales and services beginning this month. The Red Wing-based business...
Striving for excellence in farming

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Excellence in Agriculture award spotlights young Farm Bureau members who are agricultural enthusiasts but have not earned a majority of their income from an...
Dan's News & Views: May/June 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

National Preservation Month   May is National Preservation Month, making it the perfect time to honor and explore historic places. To help celebrate, the Red Wing Heritage...