Sisu Healthcare IT Solutions has won a 2016 When Work Works Award from the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. The award honors organizations that have created effective workplaces based on six evidence-based components that are linked with positive employee and employer outcomes — autonomy, work/life fit, supervisor support for work success, satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement, opportunities for learning and a culture of trust.
Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. announce seven attorneys were named 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers and two from the firm were named Rising Stars. Stephanie A. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2016. A graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, she practices in the areas of civil litigation, commercial litigation and lender liability. She is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a civil litigation specialist.
Farms, chefs, a distillery and brewery have been working cooperatively to provide local food and libations to the Twin Ports region and this August they are celebrating their interdependence with a party. "Farm Fest" runs 6-10 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Free Range Film Barn in Wrenshall, Minn., and features specialty chefs prepared meals with vegetables from the Food Farm and pork from Yker Acres, live music from local bands, and spirits from Vikre Distillery and Bent Paddle Brewery.
Gary and Judy Hooker of Superior recently celebrated 60 years of marriage with a family dinner at the home of their daughter and son-in-law. Gary and the former Judy Rackliff were married Aug. 4, 1956, in St. Cyril Church, Superior. The couple's children are David Hooker and Jill (Dennis) Austin of Superior; and grandchildren and Brett Austin and Jamie (Mark) Sherlock of Superior and Joe (Amanda) Austin of Wasilla, Alaska. The couple has three great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Andrew and Caleb.
Join St. Luke's Regional Cancer Center for a free educational event and lecture, "Coping with the Late Effects of Radiation and Chemotherapy Treatments." The event starts with a light dinner and vendor fair at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Marshall School Auditorium. At 5:30 p.m., Dr. Homam Alkaied and Dr. Nils Arvold discuss the long-term effects of cancer treatments for patients and provide advice on how to minimize and manage them. Following the lecture, there will be time for questions.
Kyle Brian Anderson and Danielle Marie Gondik of Superior. Dylan Raleigh Andrews and Ellyse Blair Bertelsen of Superior. Kyle Gerald Bukovich of Summit and Dana Marie Conley of Oakland. Tyler James Charnley and Katherine Leigh Bombich of Superior.
The Human Development Center invites the community to attend its sixth annual gala, "Cirque du Hope." The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Greysolon Ballroom. Complimentary valet parking provided by the Duluth Police Reserves will be available to our guests beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $50 per individual. The public can purchase tickets for the event by visiting www.humandevelopmentcenter.org .
The School District of Superior has a policy in place for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Household size and income will be used to determine eligibility for free and reduced price meals. For example, a four-person household is eligible for free meals if the annual income level is less than $31,590, or $2,633 per month. The same family can qualify for reduced price lunch if their annual income level is less than $44,955, or $3,108 per month.
Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday announced a Federal Emergency Management Agency major disaster declaration for northern Wisconsin counties impacted by flooding in July. The president made the declaration Tuesday, and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts. The counties named in the declaration are Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Florence, Iron, Sawyer and Washburn Counties and the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe.
Infant simulators built in Eau Claire, particle accelerators assembled in Middleton, Fiberglas statues created in Sparta and protein snacks made by Minong-based Jack Links are among the more than 150 products in the running for the title of Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin. The contest, sponsored by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the state's chamber of commerce and Johnson Financial Group, is seeking nominations for the "Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin" through Aug. 31.