- Moriah Grace, of Duluth, departed for Tanzania on Feb. 5 to begin training as a health extension volunteer with the Peace Corps. She will live and work in a community to promote healthy behaviors at the local level. Grace, a graduate of Duluth East High School, is the daughter of Robert and Ruthann Grace. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2017. She has worked with the Equal Opportunities Commission for the city of Madison, Wis., and volunteered as an English as a second language tutor for the Literacy Network in Madison.
- Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Construction Foundations course built two storages sheds which they donated to The Chequamegon Humane Association and Evergrow Learning Center as well as a pergola which they donated to the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce.
- Jaron Larson, commercial banker with National Bank of Commerce is part of the Duluth Chamber of Commerce 2018 Leadership Duluth class. Larson and his group teamed up with AICHO to build a solar rooftop garden. AICHO’s goal with the garden is to create an indigenous learning and sharing space while supporting the environment that serves the community needs of broader Duluth. NBC donated funds to be used for building materials. They are in the process of raising more funds for the actual construction of the garden with estimated costs of about $5,000. The rooftop garden is set to open in May.