Making a Difference: Michael Lalich

By KBJR News 1

May 16, 2013 Updated May 17, 2013 at 7:35 AM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Over the past 30 years UMD's Natural Resources Research Institute has had its hand in job creation across the state of Minnesota.

The man who has guided that success will retire in June.

Michael Lalich was there in the beginning when a handful of civic leaders, lawmakers and Governor Rudy Perpich joined forces to dig the Northland out of a deep recession in the early 1980's.

Their early vision has exceeding anyone’s expectations.

Through his many contributions as the Director of the NRRI Michael Lalich is making a difference in the Northland and beyond.