Keewatin News

07/14/2018 05:00 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Strength of Iron Range recovery surprising to locals 

When Jim Bailey lost his oil fracking job last year, the Bemidji resident took a chance relocating his family to Hibbing, which lies in the heart of the Iron Range and its boom-or-bust economy. Bailey and his wife, Tracy, bought the shuttered Courtyard Cafe on historic Howard Street.

07/11/2018 03:34 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Public employee insurance consortium dissolves; small cities to feel the financial fallout 

On July 1, the Arrowhead Procare Pool, the consortium that provides health insurance for many public employees in the area, was dissolved and its board disbanded. Made up of more than 30 entities, and covering 900-plus employes, the discontinuation of Procare has come as a surprise to some.