September 20, 2018

Cook Hospital to host Career Fair

Have you ever thought of a career in the health field? If you have or are just wondering, the Cook Hospital & Care Center will be hosting a Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the hospital's large conference room, from 1 to 4 p.m. The hospital is located at 10 Fifth St. SE in Cook.
The Cook Hospital is now hiring Certified Nursing Assistants, Hospital Unit Clerk, Radiologic Tech, Housekeeper, Activities Assistant, Dietary Aide/Cook, Maintenance/Plant Operations, MDS Nurse Coordinator, Laundry Aide, Restorative Nursing Assistant, and Central Supply Assistant/Staffing Coordinator-Scheduler.
At the Career Fair, job previews will be provided, as well as onsite interviews, shadowing, tours and refreshments.
The Cook Hospital and Care Center is committed to providing the highest quality primary healthcare. The positions offer a state-of-the-art working environment and outstanding benefits such as Competitive Salary, Continuing Ed. Opportunities, Coverage and Benefit Plans, Nursing Sign-on Bonus, Tuition Reimbursement for CNAs, and Paid Time Off.
If you are unable to attend, you can visit the website to apply online at You can also call Stephanie Maki, Human Resources director, at 218-666-6220.
You could find your career job here.

Joel B. Lewicki, Attorney at Law, new partner in Colosimo, Patchin & Kearney Law Firm, Ltd.

The 45-year-old Virginia Law Firm of Colosimo, Patchin & Kearney, Ltd. has a new partner. Senior partner and founder of the well-known and respected Virginia Law Firm, John Colosimo welcomed Attorney Joel B. Lewicki as a partner this week. Attorney Lewicki joins Colosimo, Michael Patchin, Michael Kearney and Mitch Brunfelt as partners in the firm that was established in September 1973. Nancy Roe is also on the Colosimo, Patchin & Kearney, Ltd. team. Lewicki brings a wealth of experience to the firm.
Lewicki joined the firm in September 2016. Prior to that he was a law clerk to the Honorable Gary J. Pagliacetti, a judge in the Minnesota Sixth Judicial District. He was also a part-time legal intern in Virginia Beach, Va., and a judicial intern for the Honorable Steven C. Frucci of the Virginia Beach, Va., General District Court.
He received his legal education at the Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Va. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and took first place in trial competition, second place in negotiation competition, was a multiple book award recipient, a Westlaw NEXT certified researcher, dean's scholarship recipient, and Navigators scholarship recipient. He received his bachelor's degree from Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa. His main areas of law include Transactional, Real Estate, Corporate, Estate Planning, Probate and Business Transactions. Atty. Lewicki and his wife, Victoria, have four children: Benjamin, Violet, Penelope and Silas.
Joel loves to hunt and fish, which bodes well for him in northeastern Minnesota. He is active in Christian organizations, including Storybook Lodge. He loves playing the guitar, is a big Minnesota Vikings fan, is a YMCA Youth Soccer Coach, a volunteer leader at community kids club AWANA and, believe it or not, loves to restore vintage shaving equipment. He is a definite asset to the law firm and the city of Virginia.
John Colosimo and Eveleth High School friend Gary Bloomquist started the firm of Bloomquist, Colosimo, Ltd. in 1973. They graduated from Eveleth in 1960 and John went on to get his bachelor's degree from Bemidji State University in 1964 and his Law Degree from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1972. Malcom Greenberg joined the firm in 1974. Bloomquist is no longer there, but the firm is still at the corner at 301 Chestnut Street in the Law Center Building where it has been since since 1974.
Colosimo is a Board Certified Trial Specialist, has served on the Eveleth School Board and is quite knowledgeable on the workings of schools. The firm is the legal representative for the St. Louis County Schools, as well as for Eveleth-Gilbert, Virginia, Mt. Iron-Buhl, Chisholm, Hill City, Northland Special Education, Deer River, Nashwauk-Keewatin and Coleraine schools.
Mitch Brunfelt is the Managing Partner for this firm.
John Colosimo and his wife, Sheila, were married in 1971 and have two children: Mark and Jennifer.
Congratulations to the new partner, Joel Lewicki, and to the firm as it keeps growing.

DNR invites public input on proposed forest trails in St. Louis County

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites anyone with an interest in recreational trail systems and motorized recreation in the Kabetogama and Sturgeon River state forests in St. Louis County to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
The meeting will provide an opportunity to review a set of proposals that include changes to trail systems in the state forests. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cook Community Center, 799 Third Ave. SE, Cook.
Draft recommendations include new all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and off-highway motorcycle (OHM) trails, permitting ATV and off-highway motorcycle (OHM) use on portions of snowmobile trails, designating portions of the Taconite State Trail to allow ATV/OHM use and designating existing hunter-walking trails.
The DNR invites the public to visit the meeting to review maps of existing and proposed trails, discuss the DNR proposals, submit comments and suggest changes to the recommendations. The DNR will also accept written comments through 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.
Comments received at the meeting and during the public comment period will be used to develop a final recommendation that will be submitted to the DNR commissioner for approval. Changes to state forest trail designations must be made by commissioner's order and published in the State Register.
Written comments may be submitted by:
· Email to
· Fax to 651-297-1157.
· Mail to Joe Unger, Parks and Trails Division, DNR, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4039.
For more information, call:
· The DNR's Parks and Trails Division central office in St. Paul, 651-259-5279.
· The DNR's Parks and Trails Tower area office, 218-300-7842.
Information is also available online at


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