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Equipment for Sale!

We have excess equipment for sale. This link will take you to the seven-page equipment list.  To bid, send the item number, your monetary bid, and your contact information to Jeanette Mellesmoen, NESC, 5525 Emerald Avenue, Mt. Iron, MN  55768, by 4:00 p.m., July 25, 2024.

NESC Staff Meeting with a Little Added Fun

NESC staff participated in an annual summer meeting, BBQ, and mini-golf outing on June 27.  It was a lot of fun (even the meeting part), food was delicious, there were five hole-in-ones, a little friendly competition, and the weather was perfect for playing.  Our special staff events are funded by our pop fund, so thank…

Northeast Region Year-End Wrap Up Event

A meeting of regional superintendents, business managers, and ARCC and Northeast Service Cooperative staff was held on Monday, June 3, at the ARCC offices in Duluth.  A Minnesota Department of Education update was provided in the morning by Adosh Unni, JD, Director of Government Relations, and Cathy Erickson, Director of School Finance.  In the afternoon…

Northeast Minnesota Manufacturing CTE Teacher Summit Held April 29

NESC Schools was excited to invited Mark Perma to conduct a presentation for our NESC Regional teachers, administrators, counselors, higher education, and employers. The event took place on April 29, 2024, in Duluth at Lake Superior College. Mark C. Perna is the founder and CEO of TFS Results, a strategic consulting firm leading the national…

Join Our COMPASS Team!

We’re hiring educators to join our COMPASS team.  Check out the available positions on our Careers page.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

NESC held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 23, 2024, to kick off a $4.25M broadband expansion.  The project will be adding 136 route miles in three counties, expanding the NESC’s total network by 11% for a total of 1,366 miles.  The project will focus on extending the network in Kanabec, Pine, and Isanti counties including…

Planting Seeds of Hope at Deer River

Deer River was selected by Hill City to participate in the Planting Seeds of Hope Mental Health Awareness campaign on March 18, 2024. Deer River combined Planting Seeds of Hope with their S.T.E.P. Coalition’s Standing Together Embracing Prevention: Mental Health and Substance Misuse week. Throughout the campaign, Deer River will be sharing mental health and…

It’s Finally Happening!

Big projects have small beginnings. This week, two of our crew members, Rich (pictured) and Andy began building signs for our middle mile optical fiber expansion project scheduled for construction this summer in East Central Minnesota. After five years of development, we are eager to begin. In 2021, the US Economic Development Administration granted the…

Broadband Infrastructure Expansion Project Update!

NESC has been developing, implementing, administering, and maintaining rural regional public broadband infrastructure since 2000.  In 2010, NESC built a middle mile optical fiber network.  NESC’s latest project, federally funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, in partnership with NESC, will expand the existing network by 11% and will provide access to…

CTE Social Media Launch

We are excited to announce that we are expanding our CTE online presence.  In addition to an informational page on our website, CTE has joined Facebook and Instagram.  Join us in spreading the news about the CTE celebrations happening in our NESC schools.  Links to Facebook and Instagram are located on the CTE page.