What workers need to know about unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 emergency
30 Mar 2020
Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order March 16 to tweak Minnesota’s unemployment insurance program in an effort to help people struggling with the closure of schools and businesses because of the novel coronavirus.
The order was the latest in a string of measures taken by the governor to ramp up the state’s response to COVID-19 and push people to avoid crowds and take other health precautions. On March 13, Walz declared a peacetime emergency and warned against large gatherings. By March 16 he had closed schools and ordered closures of restaurants, gyms, theaters, museums and more.
Shifting business to battle the coronavirusMar 30 2020
Ben VandenWymelenberg graduated in 2012 with a bachelor of science in architecture—but not before hitting on something big. While procrastinating on his senior year project, VandenWymelenberg struck gold with an idea and rushed to the workshop to produce his first wooden phone case. A few months later he launched WOODCHUCK USA,...
Page, a senior and midshipman first class, was developing a thesis project that was helping him graduate from the academy so he could fulfill his dream of becoming a SEAL or naval aviator. But then a senior professor walked into the lab. He wanted to hear about Page’s project...
Digital directory to promote county businessesJul 11 2017
Digital directory to promote county businesses Wadena County now has a digital directory of more than 400 organizations and businesses that will be used to showcase cities and sites within the county. Mark Hanson is the director of the West Central Economic Development Alliance and the economic development...