Monthly Archives: December 2016

Special Deal for Vasaloppet Participants, Guests & Families

The Grand Casino Hinckley is one of the larger sponsors of the Vasaloppet event – and has been for the last 3 years. This year, they are offering a special – please share this with your friends and family who may be interested in coming up for the activities! Just a teaser: Friday night from 8 – midnight see Tim Sigler LIVE in the Celebration Tent 
Saturday are the Vasaloppet Ski Races, finishing downtown Mora
Sunday are the Miniloppet, Spark Races, Fat Vasa Bike Races and Skijoring with the DOGS!!!
Stay Tuned…

Here’s your Grand Casino Coupon – for the weekend of the Race! Offer Code “SKI” !!



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Upcoming Classes at Pine Technical & Community College

Click HERE for Details and links

Building Contractors Continuing Education
Contractor Training 2017
Today’s Building Codes


Motorcycle & Moped Safety Training
Whether you are out joy riding alone or with a loved one; proper motorcycle training will keep you and others who share the road safe and on time! We offer high-quality professional training and education. Our instructors are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and dedicated to building and improving your riding skills.  


Low & High Boiler Operator Training
This training covers the aspects of
low & high-pressure boilers and their safe operation.


 Basics of Professional Writing
Are you looking to have a little more confidence in your Professional Writing Abilities? This is the class for you!


 Ed2Go – Online Learning
Do you have the desire and drive to learn independently?  Are you looking for flexibility to learn at your own pace?—Ed2Go provides a variety of online learning opportunities for you!

Click HERE for Details and links




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Welcome to Another Online Auction!

At Made of MORA & MOM’s Place! Check it out!

Made Of MORA online auctions

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This auctions has several consignors and very good items.  Many collectible dishes, depression glass, prints, hunting items, knives, stereo console, toolbox, jewelry (new), clock, crafting, games, sewing, metal signs, laminate flooring, records, furniture, dog kennel and so much more.  

Welcome to another online auction

Auction ends on December 29 at 8:10 pm.  Please share with others so they may have the fun of an online auction too.  There are several consignors on this auction. 

If you have any questions or concerns you may contact us at 320-225-6233 or email us at 

With the hustle and bustle of this time of year – we will allow a postponement of removal of 1 week after the auction closes.  BUT you must pay on December 30 with a credit card along with a firm reschedule date (within 7 days) and there will also be a $5 postponement fee added to your total purchase.   

A quick link to the auction:

The link to our website is:

Email any questions to:

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Join the Celebration at the Fish House Coffee Shop

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SPIRE Credit Union dedication to Greater MN Credit Union

SPIRE Employees at the December 14 Dedication of
Greater Minnesota Credit Union Heritage Pieces

(L to R): Carey Venhuizen, Roxann Carlson, Sheryl Olson, Jenny Thieman, Bridget Petersen and Dan Stoltz
SPIRE Credit Union recently hosted a dedication of heritage pieces to commemorate the legacy and history of Greater Minnesota Credit Union (GMCU), which merged with SPIRE in July 2014.  In attendance at the ceremony were former GMCU Board and Supervisory Committee members, several SPIRE senior managers, and other employees from the various branches.  Historical items were collected and used to create this display, which celebrates the strength in community it built throughout its 79 years.

A group of SPIRE employees, formerly GMCU employees, collaborated on the heritage commemoration, unveiled on December 14 in the Mora office.  A display will also be located in SPIRE’s Milaca, Isle, Elk River, Pine City and Ogilvie branches.

In 1935, the Co-Operators Credit Union was established in Mora. From its depression-era beginnings, it expanded into surrounding communities, growing into the flourishing financial institution of Greater Minnesota Credit Union. Today, operating as SPIRE Credit Union, their cooperative roots have only grown stronger with nearly 90,000 members.

“I am so proud of the work this team has done to honor the spirit of Greater Minnesota Credit Union,” says Dan Stoltz, SPIRE President & CEO, “We look forward to helping our communities grow and prosper well into the future!”

About SPIRE Credit Union: SPIRE Credit Union has been proudly serving Minnesota and Wisconsin residents since 1934, and is a full-service financial institution committed to providing smart products, great rates and excellent service for both personal and business members. SPIRE has 16 branches across the metro and throughout northern Minnesota.

 Bridget Petersen
Market VP of Community Outreach

  2025 Larpenteur Ave West, Falcon Heights, MN 55113 |
Direct: 651.641.2256 | Office: 651.215.3500 | Fax: 651.641.2257
Mortgage options including: Conventional | FHA | VA | Purchase | Refinance |

Federally Insured by NCUA | Equal Housing Opportunity Lender

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The Great Swedish Adventure – An invitation from Sweden

My name is Marika Gougaud and I am a casting director in Sweden.

I am emailing you in regards to our Emmy award winning TV show “ALLT FÖR SVERIGE” (English title Great Swedish adventure)

We are very happy to announce that we are now conduction a nationwide casting for season 7. Season 6 and 5 was beyond successful we broke records in viewings.

We are searching for Americans who badly want to find out more about their Swedish heritage and come over and be a part of an adventure that you never will forget.

Swedes settled down all over the states when they immigrated back in the days.

So we thought we would ask if you know any people with a little Swedish blood. We would be extremely grateful if you could either put up our flyer at your facility, forward our email, print it in a newsletter, post it on your website, or put it up on FB like social media- with other words please feel free to pass it on!

Our deadline to apply is Feb.10, 2017. The show is shooting in the summer (end of May- June 2017) in Sweden.

Go on our website to apply:

I´m also attaching the first episode of season 3 so you get an idea what kind of show this is.

After doing this show for 6 seasons you might be on several of our lists. We apologize before hand if you receive this email several times.

Thank you so much for your time!

All the best,


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Thursday’s Fish House Coffee Event

Paint a Holiday Welcome sign and warm up with a cup of something hot (or cold – whatever you wish!)

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Events at the Fish House Coffee this Wednesday and Thursday

Tupper Bingo and Paint & Drink!

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Grand Casino “Giving Patrol” is looking to Give! Read on…




Monday, December 12, 2016


Gifts of the Season Giving Program lets Grand Casino Guests and Associates nominate local non-profits to receive one of four $5,000 donations

Onamia, Minn. and Hinckley, Minn.  – The essence of the holiday season is rooted in the joy of giving. That’s why Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley will be donating $20,000 (split into four $5,000 donations)  this Holiday season through the ‘Gifts of the Season’ Giving Program.

The nomination process will run from Monday, December 12 – Thursday, December 15. During this time people are encouraged to nominate a nonprofit organization of their choice on the Grand Casino MN Facebook page or website.

Following the nomination process, a selection committee will meet to review the nominations and select four finalists based on eligibility requirements.  To be eligible to receive a donation, the organization must be a 501(c)3 doing charity work in Minnesota, and must fall within Grand Casino’s categories of giving which include health and human services, arts & culture, education, environment or holiday giving. 

The Grand Casino Giving Patrol will then surprise one finalist each day from Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22, with a $5,000, in person donation. Guests can follow the Giving Patrol online through the Grand Casino MN Facebook page each day. Pictures and recognition for the organization will be posted online after the donation is made. 

For more information, please visit Grand Casino MN Facebook page or

About Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley

Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley are owned by Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures. The casinos feature gaming, accommodations, dining, conference and banquet facilities, live entertainment, and The Grand Harmony Spa and Grand National Golf Club at Grand Casino Hinckley.  The casinos directly employ more than 3,000 people and cover more than 4,000 people with their insurance plan.  The Band taxes these entities at 100 percent and utilizes the revenues to provide health care, education, and other programs and services to Band members.  The Band also invests in infrastructure and economic development that directly benefit the entire community.

Sarah C. Barten
Public Relations Manager
320 532 5939  direct
763 238 0717  mobile
320 532 8891  facsimile

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First Citizens Bank Holiday Open House!

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