Good Reads

Note: Good Reads is a daily feature pointing Howie Blog readers — via hotlinks — to local, professional journalism on the World Wide Web, from popular media, college, government, health-care and blogging websites.

MEDIA Ness named Ordean Foundation director

The Ordean Foundation of Duluth has selected Don Ness as its new executive director. Ness takes over from retiring Executive Director Steve Mangan and will join the foundation on Jan. 26. Read more. Canadian Snowbirds to join Blue Angels at 2017 Duluth Airshow

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will participate in the 2017 Duluth Air and Aviation Expo. Read more. Cirrus Aircraft delivers Vision Jet to first customer

Cirrus Aircraft unveiled the world’s first single engine personal jet as well as its $12.7 million, 68,000 square foot painting and finishing facility in Duluth on Monday. Read more. Canadian Snowbirds to Perform at 2017 Duluth Airshow

Organizers of the Duluth Airshow announced Tuesday that the 2017 event will feature the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Read more.

COLLEGES Emergency Response Training Center Receives Gold Cross Ambulance Donation

Lake Superior College’s Emergency Response Training Center (ERTC) recently received a donation of a Gold Cross ambulance from Gold Cross/Mayo. Read more. CIS student Hope Haugstad found the right fit in Computer Information Systems

As a non-traditional student with no outside financial support, Hope Haugstad knew she’d face special obstacles before ever setting foot on St. Scholastica soil. For one, she didn’t know much about coding, and she was entering the Computer Information Systems (CIS) program. Read more. UW-Superior named a Military Friendly® School for seventh year

The University of Wisconsin-Superior has been named a Military Friendly® School for the seventh year by GI Jobs®. This is in recognition of the university’s efforts to assist military personnel, veterans and their family members in competing a college education. Read more.


City of Superior: Changes in trash pick up due to the New Year’s Holiday

The Superior Public Works Department will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. This will include the Municipal Landfill. Read more.

City of Duluth: Duluth creates new loan fund for brownfield redevelopment projects

The City of Duluth is providing another economic development tool to spur job creation and increase redevelopment with the “Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund” (BRLF), created from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant. The grant consists of $650,000 that will be used to make loans for the remediation of properties contaminated with hazardous substances Read more (pdf)