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Koochiching County donors have committed just over $17,000 for the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) COVID-19 Crisis Fund to support…

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) has raised just over $90,000 so far for its COVID-19 Crisis Fund on the Iron Range, and the…

It took less than a week for local donors to meet Northland Foundation’s $25,000 match for United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN)’s COVID-…

Eric Clement

by UWNEMN Board President Eric Clement

As of April 1st, I assumed the role of Board President of United Way of…

Last month, United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) created a COVID-19 Crisis Fund to support local programs and agencies directly assisting…

Target Circle announcement - vote by June 30
To our friends and supporters,
 
We are honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a…

The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota, serving Koochiching County, is rallying to raise funding to help those most in need during the COVID-19…

by Shelley Valentini, United Way of Northeastern Minnesota executive director

Through my experience with United Way of…

Paul Janssen

by UWNEMN Board President Paul Janssen

As some of you know, I like to say I won the lottery because I grew up in “God’s country…

Sarah Gardeski

As United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) works to launch its pilot mentoring program, Lunch Buddies, the organization is pleased to…

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It’s a new year, and United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) is hitting the ground running by piloting a new program to mentor elementary-…

UWNEMN volunteers and staff with packed meal kits for local veterans

When Carl Stone retired from the Navy, he knew he wanted to live somewhere he could fish. He and wife Karen lived in rural Montana until health…

Paul Janssen in Santa hat

by UWNEMN Board President Paul Janssen

Ho ho ho!  Jolly ol’ St. Paul here! Nah, I’m no saint, but it fit the picture! The holidays…

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN)’s United for Veterans committee is pleased to announce that its application to make Chisholm a stop…

thank you note from Meet Up and Chow Down child

This summer’s volunteers for the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) Meet Up and Chow Down free summer lunch program say they saw first-…

Buddy Backpacks volunteers

Over the course of September’s Hunger Action Month, volunteers from across the region have packed more than 7,000 weekend meal kits for area…

As Koochiching County students return to their classrooms, so do United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) programs, Buddy Backpacks and…

Paul Janssen

by UWNEMN Board President Paul Janssen

Fall brings the end of the Minnesota golf season, the start of the hunting season, and the…

by Shelley Valentini for the Hometown Focus
Aug. 16, 2019

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN)’s move into a larger building last year meant more options to offer programs and services, and the…
United for Veterans backyard project

The back yard at the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) and Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) veterans’ transitional…

More than 35,000 meal kits were distributed to 1,000 children through the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN)’s Buddy Backpack program…

Nearly 40 Iron Rangers volunteered this week in celebration of the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN)’s first-ever “Week of Action.” …

The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) is announcing a name change for its program that provides household products to individuals and…

The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) has received supplemental food to distribute to local children this summer from Blue Cross and…

The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) has expanded its free summer lunch program to nine sites to better serve area children.

Forty nine women gathered at Giants Ridge this month for healing, relaxation, and relationship-building. The women were all veterans, ranging in…

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Most United Ways across the globe will be taking part in a “Day of Action” next month. But the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) isn’t…

The winners of the 2019 Bookworm Reading Contest, run in partnership between WTBX, Sammy’s Pizza of Hibbing and Grand Rapids, and the United Way…

2018 Bookworm Reading Contest

2017 UWNEMN bonspiel

28 teams came out in support of Imagination Library on Saturday, February 25th for a day of curling at the Range Recreation Center (Curl Mesabi)…

Each year United Way of Northeastern Minnesota brightens the lives of thousands here…

The first Wild About Reading: At The MN Discovery Center brought out over 375 people to the…

UWNEMN PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Bruce Kingsley from Essar Steel…