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Recently on the Thursday morning show we talked with ICC provost Bart Johnson as well as Coordinator for the Career Pathways Team Claire Peterlin and Ben Daigle from Swan Machine in Grand Rapids.  We heard more out about the cool opportunities for students that lead to an increased workforce locally. 

Starting August 1st, 2019 the State of Minnesota will be Hands-free

What does that mean? Simply put, you may not hold your phone in your hand.

Also, a driver may not use their phone at any time for video calling, video live-streaming, Snapchat, gaming, looking at video or photos stored on the phone, using non-navigation apps, reading texts and scrolling or typing on the phone.

Chancellor Devinder Malhotra

In Minnesota we have a serious shortage of people with skills to work in certain areas of our economy.  The shortage of workers is most critical in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, information technology, early childhood education, and transportation.

In 2017, the MN legislature put up a million dollars for a pilot program that offered workforce development scholarships of 25 hundred dollars to attract students into these careers.

It's our Summer VIP Membership Drive and VIP means many different things.  If you pledge at our $10/month level you'll get a VI-pop-socket.  Keep yourself out of jail and sport the popsocket and dash mount to comply with MN's August 1st law of hands-free driving. 

http://itascawaters.org/shoreland-advisors

This month for On the House local real estate agent Jesse Davis brought in David Lick from Itasca Waters.  We talked about how Itasca County has an abundance of clean water - but it's a resource we often take for granted, and may not be there forever. 

Itasca Waters has an interesting program that David tells us about - their Itasca County Shoreland Advisors Program. 

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