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    Aug 17, 2019

    Infinity from Marvin earned No. 1 for customer satisfaction in J.D. Power’s 2019 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study in the manufacturer segment. The study measures satisfaction among customers based on performance in three factors: appearance and design features, operational performance and durability, and warranty. Infinity from Marvin, which is the company’s premier line of replacement windows and doors, ranked highest, with a satisfaction score of 890 based on a 1,000-point scale. “We’re not focused on being the biggest window...

  • MARVIN INTRODUCES NEW PRODUCTION HOURS New schedule to align production facilities and provide increased flexibility for employees

    Aug 17, 2019

    In an effort to promote better work/life balance and increased flexibility for production associates, Marvin has announced a new production shift schedule for its manufacturing location in Warroad, effective Tuesday, September 3, 2019. “The new production schedule begins one hour later than the existing shifts,” said Mike Steele, senior operations director at Marvin. “This change comes as a direct result of feedback from our valued team members and will allow us to attract new talent and create alignment with other Marvin manufacturing facil...

  • Altru Care Flight Begins Neonatal Patient Transports

    Aug 17, 2019

    Altru Health System is excited to announce the initiation of neonatal transportation services through Altru Care Flight as an extension of its renowned Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Altru Care Flight is an air ambulance transport program that has been serving patients across the region since April of 2019. A Pilatus PC 12 fixed-wing aircraft anchors the service and is located at the Grand Forks Regional Airport. The air ambulance is equipped with the latest and most advanced lifesaving equipment and can now provide the region with rapid...


    Aug 17, 2019

    The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, located on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus, recently paid honor to this past year’s 562 active NW Minnesota volunteers! Employing a different and creative recognition strategy for the year, RSVP staff compiled a recognition newsletter, highlighting volunteer hours, awards, plus a thank you gift of a book of 10 forever stamps. Replacing this year’s annual Recognition Banquet on the UMC Campus was a difficult decision, but one that made sense considering increasing costs and only 1/3 of RSV...

  • From the Slukas, a love to be cherished

    Jeff Olsen|Aug 17, 2019

    You don't fool the kids. The Slukas had five children: Shelly Rae (deceased), Ronald aka "Ronnie," Mary Lou, Paula Rae, and Karen Lyn. They knew it was a good deal growing up in a happy marriage. Paula Castleman is the daughter of Ron and Kathy Sluka, whose 50th wedding anniversary is Friday, August 23. "Mom lived right on the border in Piney on the Soltau farm, and Dad grew up in Roseau," said Paula noting that her folks first met in a local Roseau eatery. "Dad is 82 and Mom is 77," she said....