Margaret “Maggie” Furlong

Architectural Resources, Inc. (ARI) hires graphic designer

Architectural Resources, Inc. is proud to announce that Hibbing native, Margaret “Maggie” Furlong, has been hired as a graphic designer.

Maggie graduated from Hibbing High School in 2015 and continued her education at the University of Minnesota-Duluth with completion of a combination major. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing & Graphic Design in December of 2018.

Having begun her ARI career as a graphic design/marketing intern in May of 2017, Maggie is now beginning her career as graphic designer with extensive promotional, marketing and project-based graphic design experience. Her proactive approach to all projects and consistent drive for personal and professional growth is an asset to the ARI team, both internally and externally.

ARI provides architectural, landscape architecture, interior design and mechanical and electrical engineering, and technology design services to educational, medical, government, commercial, and housing clients in northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.

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8th District MSHS Offers Scholarships

The 8th District MSHS (Minnesota State Horticultural Society) is offering a minimum of four educational scholarships this year, ranging from $250 to $600, to students in the Arrowhead area (counties of Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, north and south St. Louis) planning to further their education in either a college or technical school. One requirement concerns a student’s interest and participation in some aspect of gardening. Deadline for the application is March 1. For more information and/or an application, please contact Jan Dzwonkowski, 6317 Heritage Trail, Gilbert, MN 55741, phone 218-865-6018 or email

Iron Mining Association donates to local food shelves

Members of the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA), a trade association representing Minnesota’s iron mining industry and its supporters, has donated more than $7,000 this year to support local food shelves.

This month, the association raised $2,700 and collected two boxes of food during a food drive for its annual Funspiel curling event.

Twenty-two local businesses contributed $100 or more to this fundraiser, including: American Bank of the North, ArcelorMittal Minorca Mine, Benetech, Dealers Transmission Exchange, GPM Inc., HDR, Industrial Weldors & Machinists, J.F. Brennan, Jamar, Komatsu, Mielke Electric Works, Nelson Williams Linings, Northland Constructors, Northshore Mining, Petro Choice, Polymet, Premium Plant Services, Tricon Wear Solutions, TUFCO Inc., U.S. Steel, Viant Crane, and Vic’s Crane & Heavy Haul.

In total, IMA members were able to donate $900 to the Ely Food Shelf, Hibbing Salvation Army, and Virginia Salvation Army each. These entities were selected in an effort to best serve the largest number of Iron Range residents.

A food drive was also held at the event, and IMA members donated a box of non-perishable food items to both the Hibbing and Virginia Salvation Armies. This is the sixth year the IMA Funspiel has collected money for local food shelves – and the fourth it’s included a food drive.

“We are proud to represent active and engaged community members,” said IMA President Kelsey Johnson.


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