Red Dog mine company honored with governor's award

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Note: NANA nominated our partners at Teck for this award and we are so glad they won.

Governor Sean Parnell announced the five winners of the 2011 Governor's North Star Awards for International Excellence, a press release from his office said.

Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development Commissioner Susan Bell presented the awards at the annual Export Alaska luncheon in Anchorage.

The recipients are:

·Teck Resources Limited for export and foreign investment;

· PolyEarth Construction International for export of services;

· HAI Shirokuma Tours, LLC for visitor industry promotion;

· Affinity Films for cultural exchange; and

· Turnagain Elementary School Russian Immersion Program for education.

"The North Star awards turn the spotlight on those who export services, who attract visitors, who prepare today's students for international opportunities tomorrow, and who understand the importance of one-to-one cultural exchange," Governor Parnell said. "Alaskans know the importance of international connections and how to make those connections work for the benefit of our communities."

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