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Patrick McFarland

(Anoka, MN) — September 27th, 2023 — Fifty years of doing anything is extraordinary. Fifty years of working for a Community Action Agency is nearly unheard of, but Anoka County Community Action Program, Inc. Executive Director Patrick McFarland has managed to do it. On Friday, ACCAP celebrated Patrick’s 50 years at the agency. He started as a community organizer and worked his way up to the top spot, holding various

Sota Shine Humane Society

  WACONIA, MN, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, September 26, 2023 / — Throughout the entire month of October, Sota Shine Express Car Wash in Waconia, MN will be donating 100% of revenue from new monthly unlimited car wash memberships to the Carver Scott Humane Society (CSHS) in Chaska, MN. • Car wash memberships are available from $29.95 to $45.95 per month. • 100% of all revenue in October from new

TopLine Financial Credit Union Backpacks

  (Maple Grove, MN) —  Sept. 19, 2023  — TopLine Financial Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based member-owned financial services cooperative, participated in Keystone Community Services’ school supply distribution event helping to distribute backpacks filled with school supplies to local students and families. TopLine volunteers helped distribute 1,080 backpacks filled with school supplies based on age to support families in the Ramsey County area helping ensure youth in the community have

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Ability to have Medicare questions answered by fellow Minnesotans drives increased confidence (Eagan, MN) —  Sept. 21, 2023  — According to a new survey from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), for Minnesotans aged 65 and older, the importance of dependable and helpful customer service is nearly universal when evaluating the value of a Medicare plan. The surveyi, conducted with more than 500 Minnesota seniors enrolled in Medicare

13th Annual Cyber Security Summit

  Awards will be presented to nine honorees on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at the Minneapolis Doubletree Hilton South. I can still remember the amazing feeling when I won a Visionary Leadership Award in 2016.” — Chris Buse, 2023 CSS VLA Committee Chair (Minneapolis, MN) —  September 19, 2023 — What was once news of an occasional data breach has become a daily barrage of security incident headlines. Compromised networks,

Arvig 400 Gig Fiber

  (Perham, MN) —  Sept. 25, 2023  — Arvig has recently completed the construction of its first 400-Gigabit-capable routes across portions of its fiber network backbone, equipping its rapidly expanding network with the largest bandwidth capacity in the company’s history. The 400-Gigabit-ready routes quadruple the network’s previous maximum bandwidth of up to 100 Gbps and provide scalability beyond 1 Terabit (Tbps) per second. “This network upgrade positions Arvig to offer

The Root Collection: Celebrating Studio Ceramics

    August 19, 2023 – November 26, 2023Cargill Gallery  – Free Exhibition (Minneapolis, MN) — September 24th, 2023 — Tamara and Michael Root have created one of the largest, most diverse collections in the Twin Cities of studio ceramics from the 20th and 21st centuries. For nearly 35 years, they have followed the Minnesota ceramic arts scene and collected nationally and internationally, assisted by knowledgeable dealers. Now retired professors,

Minnesota Zoo AZA accreditation

The Zoo has been an accredited member since 1990 (Columbus, OH)  – September 15, 2023 – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced this week, during its annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, that the Minnesota Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “Every year, AZA sends over 200 accreditation inspectors around the world to review 60 to 70 applications for AZA accreditation. We also have nearly 40

Exceptional Diverse Business Owners Annual Awards

  Entrepreneurial Women of Impact Awards sponsored by JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking announced in Minneapolis Together, we honor each woman’s legacy of excellence and community upliftment” — Camille Burns, CEO of the WPO (Minneapolis, MN) —  September 21, 2023  — The Women Presidents Organization (WPO), in partnership with Women Elevating Women (W.E.W.), is proud to announce the honorees of the 2023 Entrepreneurial Women of Impact Awards, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase

Beacon of Hope Day

  We’re truly amazed and humbled by the passion and dedication our employees have shown during our first Beacon of Hope Day”  — Kristy Brass     (Eden Prairie, MN) — September 21, 2023 — Beacon EmbeddedWorks, a discoverIE Group company and leading global provider of embedded electronics, proudly announces the successful completion of its first-ever Beacon of Hope Day, a company-wide initiative dedicated to giving back to the community

TopLine Financial Credit Union Back to School

  (Maple Grove, MN) —  Sept. 13, 2023  — TopLine Financial Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based member-owned financial services cooperative, held their 20th Annual School Supply Drive that benefited local non-profits, Avenues for Youth, Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP) and Keystone Community Services. TopLine members and employees generously donated a variety of school supplies including notebooks, folders, binders, pencils, crayons, calculators, flash drives, backpacks and more to help youth in

Wildly Organic Announces Launch of New Nutrient-Packed Foods

Wildly Organic launches two new nutrient-packed foods: organic walnut butter and organic coconut aminos. (Silver Bay, MN) — September 12, 2023 — Wildly Organic, a nutritious online food store, is excited to launch a handful of new organic goods that are available for nationwide and international delivery, including organic coconut aminos and organic walnut butter. Their organic walnut butter is made from pure, premium California walnuts and nothing else. Wildly

Twelve from WEC Energy Group Receive MEA Awards for Helping People in Need

MEA presents Jose Herrera & Don Jackson of WEC Energy Group – Peoples Gas with Life Sustaining Awards and presents 10 others with Meritorious Service Awards. Jose and Don have reminded us to always take the time to check out situations that don’t look right. It can mean the difference between life and death.”  — Torrence Hinton, president of Peoples Gas   (Bloomington, MN) — September 14, 2023 — MEA

A Kidney Transplant for Parker Lintelman

(Minnetonka, MN) — September 19th, 2023 — After a Minnetonka child’s routine check-up ended with a devastating diagnosis, she’s now getting a life-saving gift after receiving a call about a new kidney on the week of her birthday! Parker Lintelman was diagnosed with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease in 2021. Over the last couple of years, Parker’s health declined dramatically until her medical team decided she needed to be put

Big Springs Farm Pumpkins & Corn Maze

    New features include a look-out tower inside the maze, a sunflower field, colored pumpkins, pick your own fall flowers and a new barn made of pumpkins. We are thrilled to have more people each year bring their families and enjoy it as much as we do. Every year we will be adding something new.”  — Justin Brown     (Lanesboro, MN) — September 15, 2023 — This year’s

Maurices Denim Donation

Retailer Hosts In-Store Drive to Support Local Women in Need (Duluth, MN) —  Sept. 13, 2023  — Maurices, a leading women’s fashion brand, is pleased to announce its partnership with various local women-focused community organizations across the U.S. and Canada to host an in-store denim donation campaign. The re-jean event will take place in all its nearly 900 maurices stores starting September 15 and will continue until September 21, 2023. During the re-jean donation

Minnesota Community Action Partnership

(Moorhead, MN) — September 14th, 2023 — Life was bleak in 2016 for Jourdan Fischer and her two daughters. Money was short. She had a substance abuse problem, and major health issues. “You choose your destiny,” Fischer of Moorhead said. “Each choice you make has a consequence.” The choices she had previously made weren’t in the best interest of her and her family, and their circumstances reflected that. Every day

MN Zoo Beastly Bash

Make a difference while rediscovering nature at the Minnesota Zoo (Apple Valley, MN)– September 11, 2023 – Ever wonder how much seafood a sea otter eats? Or what a moose nibbles on in the winter? On Saturday, September 23, the Minnesota Zoo’s animal nutritionist, Kelly, will be showcasing what it takes to nutritiously feed the nearly 5,000 animals that call the Minnesota Zoo home. This is part of the new

Prestige Beverage Group

  (Louisville, KY) —  Sept. 12, 2023 — After two successful small batch blend releases from 2XO, renowned American whiskey blender Dixon Dedman is excited to launch two new Kentucky straight bourbon whiskeys featuring his pioneering “Two Times Oak” blending process. American Oak (SRP $49.99) is the first ongoing blend in the Oak Series, a series of everyday offerings where Dixon will match the profile of each batch for consistent

ANI Pharmaceuticals

(Baudette, MN) — Sept. 12, 2023 — ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Estradiol Tablets USP. ANI’s Estradiol Tablets USP are the generic version of the Reference Listed Drug (RLD) Estrace®. The According to IQVIA, a leading healthcare data and analytics provider, the current annual U.S. market for Estradiol Tablets USP is approximately $40.9

Fall Color 2022

(Minnesota) –September 7, 2023 — To celebrate Minnesota’s most colorful season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is sharing a fall color forecast, typical timing of peak colors, ways for Minnesotans to find where colors are at their peak each week, and suggestions for where to visit to see fall colors. Fall colors in Minnesota typically peak in mid-to-late-September through mid-October, starting in the northernmost part of the state and

Tyler Hubbard Lakes Jam 2024

  Tyler Hubbard is the Saturday Country Headliner for Lakes Jam 2024 Lakes Jam is excited to announce Tyler Hubbard as the country headliner on the Busch Light Main Stage, Sat., June 29, 2024 at 10pm. Tickets are on sale now. (Brainerd, MN) —  September 8, 2023– Lakes Jam is excited to announce Tyler Hubbard as the country headliner on the Busch Light Main Stage on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Alexandria Technical College archery team

(Alexandria, MN) — September 6th, 2023 —  Alexandria Technical and Community College continues to be a pioneer in higher education in Minnesota by establishing an archery team, becoming the first 2-year college in Minnesota to offer competitive archery through USA Archery’s Collegiate Archery Program. Alexandria College is Minnesota’s top-rated community college for cost, academic programs, and job placement. The college is a destination college with over 50% of the student

Pioneer PBS Midwest Emmys

(Granite Falls, MN) —  Pioneer PBS stories and talent have received 22 nominations for the 2023 Upper Midwest Emmy® awards. Nominated programs are Postcards, Prairie Sportsman and Compass. Pioneer PBS’s arts, culture and history program, Postcards, received a record-setting 17 nominations. Postcards is produced by Dana Conroy, with videography and editing by Ben Dempcy and Kristofor Gieske. Nominated stories also include editing by Mike Scholtz, animation by Tate Marshall and

Patient Voices Helping Shape Research Priorities

Until recently, research priorities for spinal cord injury therapies were driven by people who knew little about living with the condition. Not any more. Anderson got the field to pose the question, ‘How is this work going to make any difference to a person with spinal cord injury?’”  — Matthew Rodreick     (Minneapolis, MN) — September 5, 2023 — Kim Anderson brought the voice of people living with paralysis

Conserved Seventeenth-Century Painting Minneapolis Institute of Art

Supported by the Bank of America Conservation Program, the painting underwent thorough conservation. (Minneapolis, MN) — September 7, 2023— The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) announced that a recently conserved painting, Domenico Passignano’s The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, will go on view in its galleries this month. Restoration work was supported by the Bank of America Art Conservation Project. The Italian painting is one of nineteen art

Building Confidence in Children

  (Mendota Heights, MN) —  September 6, 2023 — Ellie Mental Health just released a new comprehensive guide that details 10 self-esteem activities for children to help build confidence. In the complex world of navigating emotions and changing technologies, building a strong foundation of self-esteem is essential for a child’s overall growth. Parents, educators, and caregivers can all help contribute to a child’s overall belief in their abilities and help

Sesame Street Book about Autism

  (Minneapolis, Mn) —  Sept. 07, 2023  — This September, Lerner Publications™, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group™, presents My Friend Julia: A Sesame Street® Book about Autism by Netflix consultant and award-winning international speaker Jennifer Cook. This colorful and compassionate title introduces an autistic girl named Julia and shows how all children — autistic and neurotypical alike — are amazing in their own ways. Meet Julia! Julia loves art,

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing

  American Institute of Nondestructive Testing Expands Training Facility, Solidifying its Role as the Premier Destination for Comprehensive NDT Education Removing the burden of accommodation expenses means our clients can more easily provide their employees with training that will make them better able to provide critical inspection services.” — Donald Booth (Brainerd, MN) —  September 7, 2023 — The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT), a leading provider of nondestructive

Good Housekeeping's 2023 Best Cleaning & Organizing Awards

(St Paul, MN) — Sept 6, 2023 — Scotch-Brite® Swift Scrub Tub & Shower Wand is recognized in Good Housekeeping’s 2023 Best Cleaning & Organizing Awards. Utilizing the brand’s proprietary “precision scrubbing technology,” the product is named for its effectiveness in getting tough jobs done – quickly and effectively while keeping hands out of the “ick” when cleaning all the nooks and crannies around bathroom tubs, showers, fixtures and sinks. The

State Fair Attendance and Winners

(St. Paul, Mn) — Sept. 5, 2023 – The 2023 Minnesota State Fair brought people together from across the state of Minnesota to celebrate. Labor Day attendance of 119,731 brought this year’s cumulative total to 1,835,826, making it the sixth best-attended fair ever. Day of the Week Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, 2023 Aug. 25 to Sept. 5, 2022 Aug. 26 to Sept. 6, 2021 Record Daily Attendance (Year) Thursday

UniFirst Celebrates Grand Opening of Its Minneapolis Uniform Service and Processing Facility

New facility poised to deliver customer service excellence and product quality (Minneapolis, MN) —  Sept. 5, 2023  — UniFirst Corporation, a North American leader in providing customized business uniform programs, facility service products, and first aid and safety services, is excited to announce the grand opening of its state-of-the-art uniform service and processing facility in Eagan, Minn. This 60,000-square-foot facility is designed to deliver exceptional customer service, top-notch product quality, and

Lakes Jam Jake Owen

Jake Owen is Announced as the Country Headliner for Lakes Jam 2024 Lakes Jam is thrilled to announce country music sensation Jake Owen as the country headliner on the Busch Light Main Stage on Friday, June 28, 2024 at 10pm. The Lakes Jam festival has become an annual highlight of the summer entertainment scene in Minnesota and the Midwest.” — Ken Lacy, General Manager (Brainerd, MN) — September 1, 2023

Minnesota Community Action Representatives

(Atlanta, GA) — August 31st, 2023 — Take a stroll with the newly minted Certified Community Action Professionals as they are recognized by the National Community Action Partnership at its Awards Gala last week in Atlanta. The gala was part of NCAP’s Annual Conference. The awarded credential recognizes individuals who have demonstrated knowledge and application of the core competencies required to effectively carry out the vision, mission, purpose, and values

Momentum Refresh MN State Fair

(St Paul, MN) — August 30th, 2023 —  In a significant leap towards accessibility and inclusivity, Momentum Refresh has introduced the first-ever universal design mobile restroom resource in the U.S. This groundbreaking initiative is set to redefine how individuals with mobility limitations experience public events and locations, making reasonable accommodation a reality for all. And what better place to start than the Minnesota State Fair. Momentum Refresh’s primary mission is

Treasure Island Instant Millionaire

Instant Millionaire promotion gives casino visitors the opportunity to win big (Welch, MN) —  Aug. 29, 2023  — Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Minnesota’s premier destination for fun and entertainment, announced today the start of their Instant Millionaire promotion. Between now and November 24, from 10am to 8pm daily, casino visitors will be given the chance to win several prizes, including free slot play, Pepsi products, concert tickets, hotel stays, new vehicles, and cash prizes. Many will win cash every day and

Delta Minnesota SAF Hub

Growing SAF Hub seeking new members to accelerate progress MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A first-of-its-kind coalition is launching in Minnesota to scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with the urgency commercial aviation needs to reach net zero by 2050. Through the GREATER MSP Partnership, Bank of America, Delta Air Lines, Ecolab and Xcel Energy have established the Minnesota SAF Hub – the first large-scale SAF Hub in the

Be The Match Foundation Los Angeles Soirée

(Minneapolis, MN) — Aug. 28, 2023  — On Friday, August 11, the Be The Match Foundation® celebrated its annual Los Angeles Soiree at the Skirball Cultural Center, an event dedicated to raising critical funds to support patients with life-threatening blood cancers and blood disorders. A record-breaking $327,000 was raised in one inspiring night. These funds go directly to providing patient assistance grants, pioneering research in the transplant field, and expanding

Liberty Utilities MEA Awards

  MEA presents three from Liberty Utilities with Life Sustaining Awards and presents four other employees with Meritorious Service Awards. (Bloomington, MN) —  August 28, 2023 — MEA Energy Association (MEA) is honored to present Eddie Hollis, crew leader; Chalon Spore, sr. construction operator; and Eric White, area manager, line operations, for Liberty Utilities, with Life Sustaining Awards. All were nominated by Laura Hovis, HRBP III, of Liberty Utilities. Hollis

Bryan Hanson 3M's Health Care

Carrie Cox, industry veteran, to serve as independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of new company Monish Patolawala appointed 3M President and Chief Financial Officer, an expansion of his current leadership role (St Paul, MN) — Aug. 22, 2023  — 3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the appointment of Bryan C. Hanson as Chief Executive Officer of the independent health care company when it is spun off from 3M. Hanson

Kindred Tales Grandparents' Day

  Kindred Tales honors Grandparents Day by preserving family stories and intergenerational connections through heartfelt narratives. Kindred Tales is a great way to preserve the stories of both our parents and grandparents… What better way to celebrate Grandparents Day or any other holiday than by sharing their stories?” — Nick – Founder (St Paul, MN) —  August 23, 2023 — Kindred Tales, a service that helps people capture and preserve

Natalie Hudson Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice

(St Paul, MN) — August 23rd, 2023 —  Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Natalie Hudson as Minnesota’s next Supreme Court Chief Justice. She is the first African American person to hold the position, which she will assume on Oct. 2. Justice Hudson has served on the Minnesota Supreme Court since November 2015. Previously, she was a member of the Court of Appeals from 2002 until her appointment to

ADAR Technologies GIVE16 Hospitalized Children

  We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead with ADAR Technologies. They are a group of committed problem-solvers, seeking to meet challenges and fill a void in an emerging industry.” — Jason Zucker (Minneapolis, MN) —  August 21, 2023 — ADAR Technologies, a Midwest-based provider of sustainable solutions for today’s waste management challenges, recently announced a partnership with GIVE16, a Minneapolis-based charitable organization founded by Jason and Carly

Emma Kuball Princess Kay of the Milky Way

(St Paul, MN) —  Aug. 23, 2023  — Emma Kuball, a 19-year-old college student from Waterville, Minnesota, representing Rice County, was crowned the 70th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony Aug. 23 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Kuball will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for 1,850 Minnesota dairy farm families. She is the daughter of Nate and Shannon Kuball and attends the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Ten county dairy princesses from throughout Minnesota competed for the Princess

St. Cloud State University SCSU cannabis

  Our endeavor is to meet workforce demand to provide educated professionals in this quickly evolving industry.” — St. Cloud State University President Robbyn Wacke   (St Cloud, MN) —  August 23, 2023  — St. Cloud State University will offer new online certificate programs this fall in cannabis education, the first of its kind in Minnesota. SCSU’s Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) division is partnering with California-based cannabis education company

Finnovation Social Entrepreneurship Program

  The program continues to draw diverse applicants who run early-stage, impact-driven businesses aimed to address a range of cultural, social, and environmental issues. (Minneapolis, MN) — Aug. 21, 2023 – FINNOVATION Institute, the non-profit arm of FINNOVATION Lab, announces the selection of nine local, impact-driven entrepreneurs to join the sixth cohort of its immersive FINNOVATION Fellowship Program, which aims to support and empower entrepreneurs who have bold ideas for

Amazon Grant Bloomington Public Schools

  We are proud to be Minnesota’s leader in K-12 computer science education, expanding access to critical skills and future careers to all students…”   — Dr. Eric Melbye, Superintendent     (Bloomington, MN) —  August 21, 2023 — Amazon and Bloomington Public Schools today announced that a grant from Amazon will support computer science education and teacher professional development for 11 elementary schools in the district, impacting more than 4,049

Hormel Foods New Bacon-Infused Recipes

Bacon lovers celebrate their passion for this iconic ingredient in honor of National Bacon Lover’s Day (Austin, MN) —  Aug. 18, 2023 — Get ready to sizzle with excitement as National Bacon Lover’s Day approaches this Sunday, Aug. 20. The annual celebration of the crispy, savory, smoky goodness of bacon promises to delight taste buds and ignite the culinary creativity of bacon enthusiasts everywhere. For experts at Hormel Foods, who

Arvig Border to Border Grant Wright County

  (Perham, MN) — Aug. 16, 2023  — Arvig has been awarded a $879,747 grant from the State of Minnesota’s Border to Border Broadband program to invest in a fiber-to-the-premises project that will expand high-speed internet access in rural Wright County. The last-mile fiber network brings service to 256 unserved and underserved structures throughout parts of rural Wright County. The network will provide residents with internet speeds from 100Mbps (20

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Minnesota Zoo

The naturally delightful tradition runs from September 30 – November 4 (Apple Valley, MN) – August 17, 2023 – They’re back! Thousands of glowing, carved pumpkins, illuminating the night. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular has returned for an enchanted fifth year – and tickets go on sale at 8 am on Friday, September 8. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is part pumpkin patch and part art installation. From the trees to the ground, guests can marvel