Here's some news for both job seekers and employers: The Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training is holding a virtual career fair later this month.

Even with layoffs making headlines, there are still companies seeking workers, according to a news release from the office.

The virtual job fair, held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. from Oct. 27-29, eliminates the crowds and wait time often associated with job fairs. Instead, job seekers can connect directly with recruiters and speak one-on-one.

There will be an estimated 50-100 employers at the event, and employers can still register for the event.

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Employers and job seekers can register for the event and find more information at nemojt.org.

Super donation

Customers of Super One Foods raised over $44,000 for the American Heart Association last month.

When at the register, customers could choose to buy a paper heart for the cost of either $1, $3 or $5. The hearts were sold at approximately 40 Super One Foods located in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

An interesting note about this donation: The amount broke donation records, even during a pandemic.

An AHA spokesperson wrote in a news release that this record amount shows customer's "level of commitment."

Low-interest loans

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission has created a new low-interest loan program for businesses in the region.

The loan can be used by businesses in Northeastern Minnesota's seven-county area that have felt the impact of COVID-19.

A grant from the Federal Economic Development Administration is funding the program.

Businesses interested in the program can connect with ARDC on its website, ardc.org, or by emailing them at info@ardc.org.

New spot for ice cream shop

You may have seen Crank & Dasher's mobile rig around town and indulged in their ice cream treats. The Duluth ice cream business used to sling its handcrafted ice cream at events and patios across Duluth.

They've now landed in a permanent home: on the Boat Club patio at the Fitger's complex.

Crank and Dasher offers artisan ice cream and baked goods. You can grab a scoop — or two — of one of their numerous flavors like cookies and cream, salted caramel, mint chip, coffee chip, seasonal sorbet and more.

"Located at the heart of Minnesota Nice we bring a bit of the Naughty," their Facebook page reads.

You can find more information and updated hours on their Instagram page, @crankanddasher, or their website, crankanddasher.com.

Kelly Busche covers business and health for the News Tribune. Her favorite ice cream flavor is graham cracker — a flavor almost impossible to find, but is oh so worth it.