Press Release

Kansas City Chiefs Championship Ring

(Kansas City, MO) — June 13, 2024 — In a private ceremony, in partnership with Jostens, the Kansas City Chiefs players, coaches, ownership and staff received their Super Bowl LVIII Ring which celebrates the Chiefs place as an NFL dynasty.  “Jostens has had the incredible honor to partner with the Kansas City Chiefs to celebrate all four of their Super Bowl wins,” said Chris Poitras SVP & GM of Jostens

James Beard Award

Richard Blais, Nyesha Arrington, Amanda Freitag, and Marcus Samuelsson. – Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago (Minneapolis, MN / Chicago, Il.)  – June 10th, 2024 — The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its Restaurant and Chef Awards. The annual event brought out chefs, restaurateurs, and other hospitality industry professionals all dressed to the nines to take home medals for Best New Restaurant, Emerging Chef, 12 regional best chef categories, and more.

The Suburbs "Buckle My Head"

  The Suburbs drop funky new anthem “Buckle My Head” (St Paul, MN) —  June 10, 2024 — Readers of Rake Magazine counted The Suburbs front-man and principal songwriter among their list of “Favorite Minnesota Rockers,” right alongside those famous names. The Minnesota Music Awards concurred and bestowed upon Poling the POP Award (Perpetually Outstanding Performer). The Minneapolis Star-Tribune included Poling and The Suburbs in their round-up of the “100

SCSU Advances Cannabis Education Catalog To Include Nine-Week Career Training Courses

  We are working to meet workforce demand by expanding our portfolio of cannabis education to provide educated professionals in this quickly evolving industry.”  — SCSU Dean of PACE Jeanie York     (St Cloud, MN) —  May 29, 2024   — St. Cloud State University will offer new online career training courses this summer in cannabis education. SCSU’s Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) division is partnering with California-based cannabis

Nicolet Law Official Personal Injury Law Firm of the Minnesota Twins

  The renowned Midwest law firm hit it out of the park with this partnership. (Minneapolis, MN) — May 31, 2024  — Get ready, Minnesota Twins fans! Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers is stepping up to the plate as the official personal injury law firm of our beloved Twins. This exciting partnership brings together two Minnesotan staples, celebrating the spirit of our great state and the passion of our

CopperSmith Showcases Stunning Custom Metalwork in Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    The products we chose from CopperSmith are extremely well created and exceeded our expectations beyond anything we ever imagined.” — Michael Leary   (Minneapolis, MN) —  June 5, 2024 — CopperSmith, renowned for creating exquisite custom metalwork, has crafted a magnificent project for a couple in their newly built home in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Situated just twenty minutes north of Chattanooga, this pristine mountain community on Walden’s Ridge

“Between the Water and Clouds, Take Two” (水雲間 * 水云间) An Outdoor Place-based Dance Drama

Photo Credit: 2023 “Between the Water and Clouds” at the Peavey Plaza (Minneapolis, MN) — June 5, 2024  — Hosted by Asian Media Access and Phoenix Chinese Dance Academy, we will present an Outdoor Dance Drama – “Between the Water and Clouds, Take Two” at: Date: June 8th, 2024 from 8:00pm – 10:00pmRain Day Option: June 9th, 2024 from 2:00pm – 4:00pmLocation: The Peavey Plaza, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County

(Alexandria MN) — For over 27 years, Habitat has built a proven track record of building strength and stability through affordable homeownership. Now, we’re taking a big step forward with the Summer Meadows development, the first new affordable housing project in Alexandria since 2002, offering families a chance to anchor themselves in this vibrant community. Located in a highly desirable neighborhood in Alexandria, the development will allow 42 homes to be

Firefly Viewing Nights at the Arb

(Chaska, MN) — June 6th, 2024 — Experience the magic of summer nights at the Arb with hundreds of fireflies flashing through the sky! Bring your family and friends along to marvel at the wonder of these glowing winged beetles (also known as lightning bugs). Begin your firefly viewing experience by gathering to learn about these special creatures from local experts. You’ll be able to pick from a few options

Mall of America

(St Paul, MN) — June 04, 2024   — The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is announcing the schedule of activities during the commemoration event marking the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The three-day event for Vietnam-era Veterans and their families, allies of the United States and all Minnesotans who wish to thank our Veterans, is being held June 13-15 at Mall of America®. Over the three days, attendees

Cayden Maccachren Triumphs Once Again

Polaris-Supported Driver Branden Sims Finishes Second Overall Behind the Wheel of a Race-Prepped RZR Pro R (Minneapolis, MN) — June 3, 2024 – The 56th running of the SCORE Baja 500 took place this past weekend, where the Polaris Factory Racing team continued its winning streak as Cayden MacCachren, along with his co-driver Hailey Hein, delivered a dominant performance to secure the prestigious UTV Overall and UTV Pro Open class

EvoCharge Home Charging

  New Level 2 EV charger with flexible amperage up to a maximum of 50A provides fast home charging for all consumer electric vehicles. EvoCharge is at the forefront of EV charging innovation, and our new Home 50 charging station demonstrates our dedication to providing top-quality, user-friendly solutions,” — Tom Moser, President (Eden Prairie, MN) —  May 28, 2024 — EvoCharge® Launches New Home 50 Electric Vehicle Charging Station —

TikTok Rocker Writes A Birth Sign Anthem Called “The Cancer”

  The stars align as Mark Mallman’s new release drops the day its zodiac namesake begins. It’s essential to be emotional when you’re creative. I feel lucky. Yes, we cry a lot, but we’re also kind and happy.” — Mark Mallman (Minneapolis, MN) —  May 28, 2024  — This June 22nd marks the beginning of the zodiac sign Cancer—it also is the release date for the single “The Cancer” from

Red Lake Nation Tribal College

College Hosting Grand Opening Celebration for Public on Thursday, June 6th, 2024 (Minneapolis, MN) —  May 24, 2024  — According to Minnesota Compass, 44.2% of Minnesota’s American Indian population resides in the Twin Cities. Yet until now, there was no tribal college in the Twin Cities that provided culturally based higher education to Native students. Red Lake Nation College (RLNC) is celebrating its grand opening of its Minneapolis site Thursday, June 6th, 2024, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,

2024 Eagle Scout Scholarship Recipients

(Minnesota) — May 26th, 2024 — The Eagle Scout Scholarship program recognizes Scouts who have displayed extraordinary achievement in academics, athletics, Scouting, and overall service to their community. This scholarship program has awarded more than a half-million dollars in scholarships since its inception in 1990. In 2023, Northern Star Scouting troops and crews produced 476 Eagle Scouts, of which 53 applied for scholarships, and 20 were awarded with a 2023

Peregrine falcon DNR FalconCam

  First egg has hatched   (St Paul, MN) — May 21, 2024 –The first of four peregrine falcon eggs in the DNR FalconCam nest box has hatched and a chick is now visible. The popular webcam, live streaming from a nest box on a high rise in downtown St. Paul, will once again capture a peregrine falcon pair raising their chicks. The first chick hatched early in the morning on

Hired Receives a Transformative Donation from MacKenzie Scott

  This Transformational Gift Positions Hired to Go Deeper on Delivering the Organization’s Mission: to Advance Employment Equity for All in the Twin Cities Working together, we are building an environment where everyone in our community can thrive.” — Julie Brekke (Minneapolis, MN) — May 23, 2024   — Twin Cities-based nonprofit Hired today announced a remarkable  $2.5 million donation from global philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to bolster its workforce development

Grand Design RV

(Middlebury, IND) — May 15, 2024 — To celebrate the launch of their new Lineage Class C motorhome, Grand Design RV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries and one of the fastest-growing RV brands known for its top-of-the-line recreational vehicles, is bringing camping to the heart of New York City this summer by offering one lucky winner the Ultimate Glamping Getaway Weekend, plus a summer filled with outdoor adventures.

New mobile app is here for Sun Country Airlines’ customers

(MInneapolis, MN) —  May 22, 2024 — Sun Country Airlines  today launched a new mobile app to enhance the travel experience for Sun Country customers. Travelers can now book travel, check-in for flights, use their mobile boarding pass, and manage their trips within the app. The app is now available in the Apple store and Google Play store. “The new mobile app is part of a multi-year investment in enhancing

northern-grown soybeans

(Mankato, MN) —  May 15, 2024  — A recent survey conducted by Northern Soy Marketing (NSM) during its “Understanding U.S. Soy Quality Seminars” in Vietnam and Indonesia reveals that traders and nutritionists agree on key factors that determine the quality of soybeans. The survey results emphasize the importance of northern-grown soybeans and their nutritional value. The survey results indicate that while crude protein levels remain an important factor, survey respondents

Best Cities for Veterans

Top cities offer what matters most to current and former service members, including housing affordability, low crime rates and a strong Veteran community (Columbia MO) — May 17, 2024  — Veterans United Home Loans, the nation’s largest VA lender, today released its 2024 Best Cities for Veterans to Live list. While each region of the country is represented, the East Coast and Midwest rank high among the best places for Veterans and

Country Inn & Suites in Baxter, Minnesota presents $5,000 Check to Local Charity

(Brainerd, MN) — March 4, 2024 — Local charity The Bridge on 7th Shelter has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Country Inn & Suites in Baxter, MN as a recipient of this year’s Your Community, Your Choice Program from Choice Hotels International. This program, which began in 2019, recognizes and empowers local hotel owners to make a positive difference in their communities. As a winner of this year’s program, Bridge on 7th Shelter will use the funds

Baby Supplies Topline Financial Credit Union

(Maple Grove, MN) –., May 14, 2024  — TopLine Financial Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based member-owned financial services cooperative, held their third annual diaper and wipe drive during the month of April benefitting three local non-profits, Avenues for Youth, Karen Organization of Minnesota and YMCA of the North Youth and Family Services. TopLine members and employees generously donated diapers, wipes, and other baby care items to help bring comfort to families

Professional Women's Hockey League Announces Bauer As The First Official Jersey Partner Of The PWHL

Partnership builds on Bauer’s commitment to ‘Everything for the Girls’ (New York and Toronta)  — May 9, 2024  — The Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) announced an expanded partnership with Bauer Hockey that will see the iconic hockey equipment and apparel brand become the first Official Jersey Partner of the PWHL, beginning with the 2024-25 season. The new agreement builds on Bauer’s ‘Everything for the Girls’ campaign and commitment as an Invites Nonprofits to Join Their "Request A Care Package" Initiative for Deployed Service Members

    By connecting nonprofit organizations directly with the service members who need their support, we hope to foster a stronger link between those at home and those who serve.” — Michelle Williamson (Forest Lake, MN) —  May 13, 2024  —, a platform dedicated to sharing useful resources and information about shipping care packages to APO, FPO, and DPO addresses, is proud to announce a new initiative aimed at

The Dyrt 2024 Best Places To Camp Regional Awards 

(Portland, OR) —  May 14, 2024   — The Dyrt, the No. 1 app for camping availability, photos and reviews, has announced the 2024 Best Places To Camp Regional Awards based on reviews and ratings from its vast community of campers. These destinations include some of the hottest and trendiest campgrounds of the past year, popular picks from The Dyrt campers, and well-established, sought-after properties that continually earn spots on these lists.

Sleepy Eye Terrazzo National Award

  This award recognizes a beautiful installation and Wisconsin Terrazzo’s skill, artistry, and commitment to excellence in terrazzo.” — Chad Rakow, Executive Director, National Terrazo & Mosaic Association (Sleepy Eye, MN) —  May 9, 2024   — When St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, underwent a renovation project to replace the floor and restore the stained-glass windows, it was the beginning of a series of phases of construction

Solifi Kasey Hobson 40 Under 40 award

  Kasey Hobson, Director of Product Management, has been acknowledged for her contributions to the secured finance industry. (Minneapolis, MN) —  May 2, 2024 — Solifi, a global fintech software partner for secured finance, announced that Kasey Hobson has been recognized for her achievements in the secured finance industry in the SFNet 40 Under 40 Awards. “Featuring on the list of winners for the SFNet 40 Under 40 award is

Jamf named winner in three categories of the Global InfoSec Awards during RSA 2024

(Minneapolis, MN) — May 06, 2024 — Jamf, the standard in managing and securing Apple at work, is proud to be recognized by Cyber Defense Magazine’s (CDM) Global Infosec Awards in the following categories: Market Leader Zero Trust BYOD Market Leader Mobile Device Security Cutting Edge Mobile Endpoint Security These accolades are a testament to Jamf‘s dedication to bridging the gap between what Apple provides and what enterprises require, providing

Hazelden Betty Ford Celebrates 75th Anniversary

  The nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford, the nation’s leading force of healing and hope for people impacted by substance use and mental health conditions, turns 75. Hazelden Betty Ford is more than a treatment center; we are a movement.” — Dr. Joseph Lee, President and CEO (Center City, MN) —  May 1, 2024 — The nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation’s leading force of healing and hope for people

AGCO Celebrates Grand Opening of The Fendt Lodge in Jackson, Minnesota

Facility will serve as the brand’s official North American home and site of product launches, customer and dealer meetings, and visitors center. (DULUTH, Ga) May 3, 2024  — AGCO Corporation , a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, announced the grand opening of The Fendt Lodge™ in Jackson, Minnesota,  May 1, 2024. The 16,000-square-foot world-class customer experience center is adjacent to AGCO’s Jackson manufacturing facility

Responders Zone 1 Strategic Merger

(Brainerd, MN) – May 1, 2024 – Formerly known as Crow Wing County First Responders Zone 2, Lakes Area Rescue has undergone significant transformation since its rebranding in 2022 following its expansion into East Gull Lake, while maintaining its service across the First Assessment District in Crow Wing County. Today, Lakes Area Rescue is excited to announce a strategic merger with Crow Wing County First Responders Zone 1 to further

Loaded Taco Joins the Bold Flavor Lineup of the CORN NUTS Brand

Available at retailers and convenience stores nationwide, the makers of the CORN NUTS® brand now offering Loaded Taco Flavor corn kernels (Austin, MN) — April 30, 2024  — The craveable crunchy corn kernels of the CORN NUTS® brand are a snacking staple for any occasion, and this spring, the brand team is adding a delectable new flavor to its already-plentiful portfolio of enticing options. Available now at grocery retailers and convenience stores nationwide,

Mankato Annual Speech and Debate Banquet

(Mankato, MN) — April 24th, 2024 — The annual event is held to showcase the talents of local high school students who participate in speech and debate programs in our district. The nature of this extra-curricular activity is that it is often done in settings where the families of the students are not able to attend to cheer for their students. The successes of the students can often be over-looked

Jostens University of Michigan

(Minneapolis, MN) — April 20, 2024  — Jostens, the nation’s leading provider of handcrafted championship jewelry, has designed four custom rings for the University of Michigan’s legendary 2023 football team. This extraordinary collection of rings was presented to players and staff members during a private on-campus ceremony.  “In the last year of the four-team playoff, the University of Michigan capped off an extraordinary undefeated season with their program’s 12th national

HOURCAR Releases 2023 Carshare Impact Report

  Evie Carshare Vehicle with Saint Paul Council Member Yang Minnesota-Based Nonprofit Announces Phenomenal Growth Across Transportation Network This growth is truly a win-win. Users get better transportation options and lower transportation costs, and the community gets cleaner air and fewer vehicles on the road.” — Paul Schroeder, HOURCAR’s President and CEO (St Paul, MN) —  April 23, 2024 — HOURCAR, America’s largest nonprofit carshare operator, today announces the release

Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Commemoration: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs to Host 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Events June 13-15

(St Paul, MN) —  April 24, 2024  — The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is honored to announce it is hosting the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The three-day event for Vietnam-era Veterans and their families, allies of the United States and all Minnesotans who wish to thank our Veterans, is being held June 13-15 at Mall of America®. Over the three days, attendees can

BAE Systems Breaks Ground

(Maple Grove, MN)–  April 23, 2024  — BAE Systems’ Combat Mission Systems (CMS) business is marking the start of construction on its new 236,000-square-foot facility in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Designed with functionality and a future-proofed blueprint, the site will provide the infrastructure required to innovate solutions that support the U.S. military and its allies around the world. “Breaking ground on the Maple Grove site is a critical milestone for our business as

Folly Coffee Announces Special Blend for NIL Collective

(Minneapolis, MN) — April 24th, 2024 — Folly Coffee, a specialty coffee company focused on small-batch coffee, and Dinkytown Athletes, the official NIL collective of Gopher Athletics, announce their collaboration on a new coffee blend: Dinkytown Gameday Blend. As a part of this new partnership, 20% of all revenue from the Dinkytown Gameday Blend goes to Dinkytown Athletes. Crafted in partnership with Dinkytown Athletes, Dinkytown Gameday Blend is approachable, full-bodied,

2024 Sesquicentennial Farm

(Minnesota) — April 23rd, 2024 — The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is pleased to recognize 44 recipients of the Sesquicentennial Farm award for 2024. Since the program began in 2008, 559 families have received the honor. To qualify, a family farm must be in continuous family ownership for at least 150 years, be 50 acres or larger, and currently be involved in agricultural production. A commemorative certificate signed by

Vertical Insure Welcomes Rick Ehrman as EVP of Corporate and Business Development

    Rick Ehrman, EVP of Corporate and Business Development, Vertical Insure Rick’s deep understanding of the vertical SaaS platforms we target, coupled with his corporate development experience makes him the ideal leader to propel Vertical Insure to new heights.” — Brock Noland, CEO, Vertical Insure (Minneapolis,MN) —  April 22, 2024 — Vertical Insure, a leading provider of embedded insurance solutions, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Rick Ehrman

Darci Martini Nationals

(Pequate Lakes, MN) — April 23rd, 2024 — Nine year old Darci Martini, daughter of Shaun and Lisa Martini, took 1st Place at the Regional Elks Hoop Shoot in Iowa! It’s now on to the Nationals April 18-21 in Chicago. The last time that the Brainerd Elks had a National Competitor was 9 years ago when Darci’s sister, Kelsi, made it to Nationals taking 4th place in the national competition

John Curtiss Leadership Awards

    John Curtiss receives 2024 career achievement award from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers NAATP represents the Gold Standard of addiction treatment in America. The friends I’ve made and partnerships developed have enriched my life personally, professionally and spiritually beyond words.” — John Curtiss, CEO, The Retreat (Minneapolis, MN) —  April 19, 2024  — The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) unveiled the recipients of its

Mountain Boy

Minneapolis – MOUNTAIN BOY, a live-action family adventure film is set to grace the screens of the upcoming Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) at The Main Cinema, Screen 5, 115 SE Main Street on April 20 at 1:45 p.m. and April 22 at 7:00 p.m. “We’re thrilled to be screening the magic of MOUNTAIN BOY at MSPIFF,” says Nancy Paton, writer and producer of the film. Director Zainab

New Study by Ameriprise Reveals Couples Have Shared Goals for Retirement, Though Differences Remain

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  April 23, 2024  — A recent Ameriprise study found that couples are overwhelmingly happy with how they’ve timed their retirements. Beyond timing, however, there are areas where couples may not be on the same page – either because they’re avoiding key financial topics or simply haven’t gotten around to dealing with them. Couples surveyed say they trust one another with money, but admit they avoid talking

National Infertility Awareness Week

    Center for Reproductive Medicine is proud to announce that various Minneapolis landmarks are lighting up orange in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week. Notable Minneapolis landmarks will light up orange April 21-April 27 in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW). We are thrilled Minneapolis is joining the #WearOrange Campaign to support NIAW. By lighting these landmarks orange, we raise awareness, show support, change the conversation, and empower

Jostens and the Arizona Diamondbacks Commemorate their Championship Season and Unveil the 2023 National League Championship Ring.

(Phoenix, AZ) — March 29, 2024  — Jostens presented the Arizona Diamondbacks 2023 National League Championship Ring to players, coaches, ownership, and leadership in an on-field ceremony prior to their game against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. “It is a truly a privilege to be trusted by the Diamondbacks to celebrate this championship,” said Chris Poitras SVP & GM of Jostens Professional Sports Division. “Jostens is honored to share

Class of 2024's Secret to Success: ThriveU Press' Timely Re-release of Elliot Felix’s Quintessential College Guide

    Freshman year decoded: Pro tips to navigate, integrate, and graduate with distinction A knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide packed with strategies and encouragement.” — Kirkus Reviews (Minneapolis, MN) — March 27, 2024  — The journey from high school to college is a pivotal one, filled with anticipation, excitement, and, undoubtedly, a measure of uncertainty. With the Class of 2024 standing on the threshold of this significant transition, ThriveU Press is

Arcadian Bank’s REACH team

(Albert Lea, MN) — April 3rd, 2024)  —  Arcadian Bank’s REACH team wrapped up our annual Pack the Trailer-Community Food Drive event for 2024.  We invite and challenge other local businesses to participate by collecting nonperishable food, personal care items, and paper products with either their employees or their customers.  This year we had 15 local businesses join us in collected 4,400 pounds of donations that were split and delivered