ESSENTIA HEALTH — Grand Rapids resident Emilie Zasada initially planned to have shoulder-replacement surgery, so when the 81-year-old learned there was a problem with her heart that first had to be resolved, she was disappointed. Even more so when Zasada thought she would have to travel to the Twin Cities for a procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). “I said no way — I’m not driving down to the Cities,” she recalled. Read more.
DOWNTOWN DULUTH — Phase II of the Superior Street Reconstruction Project will be completed on Friday, November 15, the City of Duluth announced today. The roadway will reopen following a celebration scheduled at 10 a.m. in front of Pizza Luce. Read more.
FAMILY HEALTH — A simple, 15-minute test is proving vital when it comes to preventive care for serious health events such as heart attacks. Cardiac calcium scoring relies on a CT scan of the chest to determine how much plaque, or calcium, has built up in the heart. Depending on the test results, patients can better understand their risk of suffering a heart attack over the ensuing 5-10 years. Armed with this knowledge, they can take the appropriate steps to minimize that risk. Read more.
ALLETE NEWS — Allete reported third quarter 2019 earnings of 60 cents per share on net income of $31.2 million. Last year’s results were 59 cents per share on net income of $30.7 million, which included 3 cents per share and $1.7 million in earnings from U.S. Water Services sold in the first quarter of this year.
2019 HOLIDAYS — National Bank of Commerce has purchased 1,200 copies of the popular children’s book Where’s Duke?, which will be distributed between Thanksgiving and Christmas by Project Joy, a local non-profit organization that provides healthy meals to about 1,200 needy children on Fridays. Read more.
GRANDMAS MARATHON — Grandma’s Marathon today announced a new board member and added a staff member. Read more.
DULUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLS — Hunters basketball coach Mike Devney, writing in the team’s widely-read printed newsletter Denfeld Basketball, says his team has “the potential to be very explosive and competitive” in the Lake Superior Conference and Section 7AAA this season. Read more.
ON CAMPUS — The Lake Superior College Physical Therapy Clinic will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an open house celebration November 19, from noon to 1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Read more.
. The College of St. Scholastica will host an induction ceremony for a new academic honor society that recognizes first-generation college students. Read more.
. Lake Superior College and Minnesota State University, Mankato jointly announced an articulation agreement that will enable a smooth transition for aviation students to complete degree programs at each institution. Read more.
. The College of St. Scholastica will host major healthcare employers on campus during an event designed to expose students to a variety of career options in the industry. Read more.
. The business industry is calling for more graduates with specific professional sales experience, but less than 100 colleges in the U.S. have sales programs or courses, according to Harvard Business Review. Read more.