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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

Congratulations to Skingevity Med Spa Founder on the feature in Vogue Magazine

    Vogue featuring CEO of Skingevity Med Spa Amanda Lemmage – Jana Noonan Photography Announcing Skingevity Med Spa CEO and Owner’s feature on Vogue Magazine. It’s a testament to the dedication and care she’s committed to patients. There’s a younger you inside. We take the worry out of Longevity and bring you Skingevity. Skingevity offers a comprehensive array of cosmetic, laser, and aesthetic services.” — Amanda Lemmage (Spring Park,

11th Annual Flavor of the Fair Vote Opens to Public Voting – Winner Will Be Featured at the 2024 Minnesota State Fair

> Three finalists are up for vote to pick Flavor of the Fair at the Minnesota State Fair’s Dairy Goodness Bar. Winner Will Be Featured at the 2024 Minnesota State Fair at the Dairy Goodness Bar Our dairy farmers are excited for another year of Minnesotans choosing their favorite ice cream flavor in this great tradition. We wanted to offer a wide variety of flavor combinations to our voters.”— Brittney

Newsweek Magazine Names Winnebago Industries as One of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America 2024

(Eden Prairie, MN) — April 03, 2024  — Winnebago Industries, a leading outdoor recreation product manufacturer, has been named by Newsweek to its 2024 Most Trustworthy Companies in America list. The respected ranking focuses on a holistic view of trust that considers three pillars: customer trust, employee trust, and investor trust. Newsweek’s Most Trustworthy Companies list recognizes the top 700 companies in the United States, with a revenue of over

Life Time Pickleball Destination

Chanhassen, Minn-based development offers 15 courts, viewing areas, bar and lounge, and luxurious dressing rooms all surrounded in a luxurious experience and adjacent to full-amenity club (Chanhassen, MN) —  April 8, 2024  — Life Time (NYSE: LTH) is celebrating National Pickleball Month with the opening of its first dedicated, ground-up pickleball development on April 8, 2024. Life Time Chanhassen Pickleball is located adjacent to the Life Time Chanhassen, Minn., athletic country club and the Company’s

Introducing the second set of Star Wars™: Unlimited, Shadows of the Galaxy, a game from Fantasy Flight Games

  We knew we had to knock it out of the park with our second set, and we’re so excited about how it turned out. It’s full of new twists and turns for deck-building.” — Daniel Schaefer, lead game designer at Fantasy Flight Games (Roseville, MN) — April 3, 2024  — Following the resounding success of the inaugural set, Fantasy Flight Games is thrilled to introduce the next adventure in

Legacy Amendment Small Grants

(St Paul, MN) — March 20, 2024 – The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is pleased to announce the newest recipients of 26 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants ($10,000 and less), totaling $214,476 in 14 counties. Small grants are awarded quarterly to help nonprofits, educational organizations, government units, and federally recognized tribes to preserve and share Minnesota history. This cycle of awards was approved by the MNHS Executive Council on

Susan G Komen Bill

Susan G. Komen® Commends Bill Introduction; Urges Quick Passage (St Paul, MN) —  March 28, 2024  — Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, applauds Representative Patty Acomb (D-Minnetonka) for introducing legislation that would eliminate financial barriers to clinically appropriate genetic testing, as well as the recommended screenings based on the results of that testing. In Minnesota, more than 5,480 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 630 are expected to

Celebrating Poe’s Legacy Through “An October’s Journey,” James McKenna’s Award-Winning Novel WOWs Critics

Channeling the spirit of Poe and reviving the art of poetic prose, McKenna’s novel captures the imagination and secures a place among the year’s best. An excellent specimen of literary genius.” — Reader Views (Alden, MN) — March 28, 2024 — In an age where the echoes of the past merge with the whispers of the present, award-winning author James McKenna unveils a tale that defies the boundaries of time

Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship

(Maple Grove, MN) — March 28, 2024   — TopLine Financial Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based member-owned financial services cooperative, is proud to announce three members have received a $1,000 scholarship from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC). A total of $18,000 has been awarded to 18 credit union members in Minnesota for the 2024-2025 school year. Nearly 650 students from credit unions throughout the state of Minnesota applied for

Twin Cities PBS 2024 Gracie Awards

 Photo Credit: TPT The live performance-driven music series STAGE wins the “TV-Local” category prize from the Alliance for Women in Media.  (St. Paul, MN) — March 28, 2024– Twin Cities PBS (TPT) is thrilled to announce that the original, local music show STAGE has won a 2024 Gracie Award in the “TV-Local” category. Given by the Alliance for Women in Media, the annual awards program honors and celebrates a diverse mix of media made


“911 from your Soul” by Jeanine Thompson inspires a 2024 Independent Press Award. (Minneapolis, MN) — March 19, 2024   — “WHEN LIFE SPEAKS … WILL YOU HEAR THE CALL?”, Jeanine Thompson asks in publishing her newly awarded book “911 from your Soul”. The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD, one of the most prestigious book award programs globally for independent authors, publishers, and illustrators, recognized “911 from your Soul” as a 2024

Minnesota Hospice Recognized

  5-Star Medicare Rating and National Recognition as the Top 25% of Hospice Agencies Affirms Minnesota Hospice as a Leader in Compassionate Hospice Care. Being in the top 25% nationally for hospice caregiver satisfaction is an honor for our team because it’s a reflection of our empathy, deep love, and commitment to the families we serve at life’s end.” — Ken Haglind, CEO and co-founder, Minnesota Hospice (Lakeville, Mn) —

Teen YouTuber FHK Shatters World Record with 12-Foot French Fry Surprises Top YouTuber Matthew Beem

  17-yr-old FHK breaks world record with a 12-ft French fry. Challenge by YouTuber Matthew Beem, documented on FHK’s channel, inspires with creativity & ambition. (Minneapolis, MN) —  March 27, 2024  — In a remarkable display of culinary innovation, Frank Kamish, a 17-year-old Minneapolis high school junior and rising YouTube sensation known as FHK, has successfully set a new world record by creating the World’s Largest French Fry, measuring anawe-inspiring

NMDP Record-Breaking $5 Million Gift

(Minneapolis, MN) —  March 19, 2024   — NMDPSM, formerly Be The Match, recently received a $5 million gift from the Moore family – the largest, single donation NMDP has ever received – to support the organization’s mission of advancing cell therapy research and treatments. The donation will help fund new research, donor recruitment efforts and patient grants. A portion of the $5 million will fund recruitment, to continue adding

Women In Trucking 2024 Trailblazers

(Minneapolis, MN) —  March 27, 2024  — TA Dedicated announced today Caitlin Powell, Director of Communications & Marketing and Hannah Koury, Sr. Customer Success Manager as recipients of Women In Trucking Association’s “Top Woman to Watch in Trucking” award. This recognition celebrates individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and commitment to advancing the trucking industry, particularly in promoting gender diversity and inclusion. The “Top Woman to Watch in Trucking”

TopLine Credit Union Foundation Scholarships

TopLine Credit Union Foundation assist students with costs of higher education locally and globally (Maple Grove, MN) —  March 19, 2024  — In its ninth year, TopLine Credit Union Foundation has awarded $29,000 in scholarship money to 29 TopLine members who are continuing their education. Additionally, the foundation awarded $1,500 in scholarship funds to support post-secondary educational needs and goals of students in Nigeria through partnership with African Education and

Nicole Pfeffer Community Outreach Manager

Nicole Pfeffer teaching financial education in a Staples Motley High School classroom. (Staples/Motley, MN) — March 25, 2024 — Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union (MMFCU) recently promoted Nicole Pfeffer to Community Outreach Manager as her role has expanded to lead all the financial education taking place in the communities served by MMFCU. MMFCU’s mission is to provide resources to help improve the financial well-being of our members and communities we

MEA Wes Ashton MEA Board of Directors

  Wes Ashton, Chair, MEA Board of Directors <imgsrc=”” width=”300″ height=”122″ alt=”Logo for MEA Energy Association” class=”c1″></imgsrc=””> MEA appoints Wes Ashton of Black Hills Energy as board chair and announces the 2024-25 Board of Directors. MEA sets the standards for providing educational opportunities, creating industry connections, and helping leaders grow at all levels within their organizations.” — Wes Ashton (Bloomington, MN) —  March 19, 2024  — MEA Energy Association (MEA)

Pivot Panda' Startup Challenges

  Pivot Panda logo. This interactive toolkit will change how startup founders approach management and navigate the complexities of the entrepreneurial landscape. As part of this project, I have had the opportunity to interview prominent figures such as Rich Nazarian, the co-founder of Minnetronix, and Art Fry, the inventor of Post-it Notes.” — Lucy Bichakhchyan (Minneapolis, MN) — March 20, 2024  — In a bold move to address the alarmingly

Prince Alumni (BR)OTHERS

Photo by Neil Schooner     New single “(Br)other” from new duo (BR)OTHERS (featuring Michael Bland and Sonny T of The New Power Generation) drops 4.19.24 (Minneapolis, MN) — March 20, 2024  — Michael Bland and Sonny T spent 7 years from 1989 to 1996 playing and recording with Prince & The New Power Generation. They’ve remained close friends and worked together on numerous projects ever since. From the French

U.S. Farmed Certification

Starting with A-B’s busch light, certification includes new packaging sealfor products made with ingredients grown by American farmers. (St Louis, Mo) — March 19, 2024  —  American Farmland Trust (AFT), a national nonprofit that helps to keep American farmers on their land, launched a new U.S. Farmed certification and packaging seal for products that derive at least 95 percent of their agricultural ingredients from farms in the United States. Anheuser-Busch, the nation’s leading brewer, announced

2024 Glampy Awards

(Portland, Or) — March 19, 2024  — The Dyrt, the No. 1 app for camping availability, photos and reviews, has announced the winners of the 2024 Glampy Awards. Now in its third year, the Glampys recognize and honor the most unique and innovative glampground destinations throughout the United States. Glamping may have started out as niche, but it has quickly gained momentum as a fast-growing segment of the camping industry. According

Intergenerational Storytelling Exhibition

    Over the course of one month, the exhibition drew in a total of 3,000 visitors (St Paul, MN) — March 15, 2024 — Led by Asian Media Access and in collaboration with the Asian Community Center and Legacy Adult Daycare Center, we had been hosting the ‘Intergenerational Storytelling’ Arts Project since mid-2023. The final exhibition was scheduled to coincide with the 2024 Lunar New Year period, celebrating the

On the Rox Rooftop Patio Opens Early

  On the Rox, the craft cocktail lounge and rooftop patio at The Nicollet Diner and Roxy’s Cabaret, announces the early opening of its rooftop patio for spring. We are thrilled to offer our guests an enhanced patio experience. Our rooftop patio is the ideal spot to gather with friends or enjoy a pitcher of beer with the team after practice.” — Vito Manarin (Minneapolis, MN) —  March 18, 2024 

Alexandria City Council Advances Section 3 of Alexandria Nature Trail

(Alexandria MN) — The Alexandria City Council took significant steps during in late December by approving three motions supporting the development of a new section of the Alexandria Nature Trail. The council’s decisions reflect a commitment to furthering the city’s recreational infrastructure. The first motion involved designating Alexandria as the sponsoring agency for Section 3 of the trail. This move solidifies the city’s role in overseeing the development and maintenance

Sears Redevelopment

The Sears Redevelopment Neighborhood Meeting was held to listen to the voices of the neighborhood   An additional Sears Redevelopment Neighborhood Meeting was hosted, and everyone actively engaged in listening to presentations and learning more about the Sears Redevelopment Project   (St Paul, MN) — March 15, 2024 — A bonding bill at the Senate Floor was introduced at March 7th to support the Sears building remodeling effort. Led by

Inspectorio Chirag Patel CEO

(Minneapolis, MN) —  March 05, 2024  — Inspectorio, the leading global supply chain quality, sustainability, sourcing and compliance platform, today announced the appointment of Chirag Patel as its new CEO to accelerate the company’s strategic vision of optimizing performance, building resilience, and providing intelligence across production chains for global brands, retailers, and their multi-tier suppliers through its AI-powered platform. As part of this transition, co-founder and former CEO Carlos Moncayo

Star Wars Unlimited Trading Card Game

  Fantasy Flight Games, in a groundbreaking collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd., is proud to announce the launch of Star Wars™: Unlimited. (Roseville, MN) — March 8, 2024  — Fantasy Flight Games, in a groundbreaking collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd., is proud to announce the launch of Star Wars™: Unlimited, a dynamic new trading card game. This innovative game is set to immerse players in the expansive Star Wars™ galaxy, featuring a

'Northern Nights Starry Skies' Documentary

Starry Skies North is pleased to announce a special private screening of the documentary ‘Northern Nights, Starry Skies,’ followed by a panel on Light Pollution (St Paul, MN) — March 11, 2024 – Starry Skies North is pleased to announce a special event featuring a private screening of the award-winning documentary ‘Northern Nights, Starry Skies,’ followed by a panel discussion on Light Pollution. The event will take place starting at

NMDP Awards 25th Annual ‘Amy Scholars’ Grant, Furthering Post-Transplant Research

Bruce Manasevit (L) joins NMDP’s Dr. Jeffery Auletta (R) to award Nicoletta Cieri, MD, PhD the Amy Scholar research grant (Minneapolis, MN) —  March 06, 2024 — NMDP℠ announced two recipients of its Amy Strelzer Manasevit Research Program grant, one of the largest and most coveted grants in the transplant and cellular therapy field. The award is given to early-career researchers investigating preventions or treatments to life-threatening complications following all

Osman Shrine Circus 100th Year

(St Paul, MN) — March 07, 2024 — This year marks the Centennial Anniversary of the St. Paul Osman Shrine Circus, a cornerstone of family entertainment in the Twin Cities now for 100 years. To mark this celebration, the Osman Circus highlights its unwavering commitment to the ethical treatment of animals and the joyous art of clowning. The Osman Shrine Circus, in collaboration with Carden Circus Productions, continues to set

DigiKey’s Janette Esala

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., March 07, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DigiKey, a leading global commerce distributor offering the largest selection of technical components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, proudly announced that Janette Esala, senior director of performance marketing, has earned the Top 25 Women in Business recognition from Prairie Business magazine. This award honors and celebrates female professionals who boast impressive accomplishments, community involvement and work histories.

3M Insulate Liquid Hydrogen Storage Tanks

(St Paul, MN) —  March 7, 2024  — 3M and HD Hyundai Korea Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (KSOE) have signed a joint research project agreement to develop large liquid hydrogen storage tanks using Glass Bubbles from 3M – a high-strength, low-density hollow glass micro sphere. The collaborative research will focus on developing a high-performance vacuum insulation system for liquefied hydrogen storage and transportation. “We are honored to conduct joint research

Innovative Community Action Programs

(St. Paul, MN) – March 6th, 2024 — Four Community Action Agency programs dedicated to eradicating poverty and enhancing community well-being received Best & Promising Practices Awards on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, from Minnesota Community Action Partnership (MinnCAP). The Best & Promising Practices Awards Ceremony provides an invaluable opportunity to acknowledge our most impactful and innovative Community Action programs across the state. A distinguished review team from the University of

Partners in Food Solutions

(Minneapolis, MN) —  March 6, 2024 — Partners in Food Solutions (PFS), a nonprofit consortium that provides technical assistance to food processors in Africa, announced today that they have been awarded a five-year, $7.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support high-potential, entrepreneurial food companies in East and West African horticultural and rice value chains, and to develop rice fortification capacity in Nigeria. With this new

KSI Swiss Introduces 8-Axis HY2 Machines for Enhanced Precision and Flexibility in CNC Machining

  KSI Swiss’s HY2 Series: Precision 8-Axis Technology Meets Cost-Effectiveness KSI Swiss excels in offering high precision with affordability. The launch of our 8-axis HY2 machines boosts efficiency and capacity, redefining value in CNC machining.” — Kyle Berkness, CEO of KSI Swiss (Lakeville, MN) —  March 4, 2024 — KSI Swiss, a leading manufacturer of Swiss-style CNC automatic lathes, proudly announces the launch of its innovative HY2-Type machines, now featuring

Z-degree Participants Expand in Minnesota

(Minnesota) — March 1st, 2024 — The State of Minnesota Legislature and Minnesota State, Minnesota State announces its Z-degree Project participants for FY25-FY26. Z-degree courses for these participating campuses will be available by spring of 2026. Z-degrees are a complete associate’s or bachelor’s degree program that exclusively use course resources that are no cost to students such as open educational resources (OER), open textbooks, and library-curated materials. With these additions, 10 Minnesota State campuses offer Z-degrees and 15 are in-process of offering Z-degrees.

CO of the Year

(Alexandria, MN) — March 4, 2024 —  Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Mitch Lawler has been named the 2023 DNR Conservation Officer of the Year, an annual award presented to an officer for outstanding overall career performance. Col. Rodmen Smith, director of the DNR Enforcement Division, presented awards to Lawler and four other officers last month at Camp Ripley. Lawler works the Alexandria station, where he’s been since

Rainfall Monitoring Network

Participants provide important data about precipitation, climate trends (Minnesota) — March 1, 2024– The Minnesota State Climatology Office is seeking rainfall monitors for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. The network includes more than 20,000 volunteers nationwide who measure precipitation in their backyards using a standard 4-inch diameter rain gauge. Participants submit their precipitation reports online. The data from backyard rain gauges are a critical source of information

Minnesota DNR Record Fish Program

Anglers will find these and other changes in the 2024 fishing regulations booklet   (Minnesota) — February 29, 2024 — Anglers will have new opportunities to claim the glory of catching a Minnesota state record fish. Starting March 1, anglers can earn catch-and-release records for 18 species beyond the four current species that are recognized, a change the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is making in response to the increasing

Minnesota History Center

(St Paul, MN) — February 29, 2024 – Join the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) in honoring the remarkable achievements and contributions of women throughout history. Explore engaging exhibits, programs, and books that highlight women’s impact in Minnesota. Mill City String Quartet: Women Composers, Women Performers, Minnesota History Center* March 16, 2 pm–3 pm The Mill City String Quartet (MCSQ) is an all-female, award-winning chamber ensemble based in the Twin Cities since 2007.

Contemporary Korean Art in New Exhibition

(Minneapolis, MN) — Feb. 21, 2024 — The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) announced today a new exhibition of contemporary Korean Art. “The Shape of Time: Korean Art after 1989,” organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, covers five themes: Dissonance, Reinvention, Coexistence, Being Seen, and Portraying Anxiety. The exhibition will be on view in the museum’s Target Galleries from March 23 to June 23, 2024. Tickets are $20, with

Farm Different Video Series

(Thief River Falls, MN) — Feb. 27, 2024 —  DigiKey, a leading global commerce distributor offering the largest selection of technical components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, has launched season 3 of its “Farm Different” video series, sponsored by Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) and Amphenol Industrial. Season 3 features three episodes that provide a look into the future of farming to determine what innovations will power the

Mill City Museum

Minnesotans showed their support for the museum in an online contest   (Minneapolis, MN) —  February 23, 2024 – Mill City Museum has won the honor of being named among the best history museums in the nation. Online voters chose the Minneapolis museum as the fifth place finisher. The recent contest included 21 sites from around the country, which were nominated by an expert panel for USA TODAY’s 10 Best Readers’

Fraser President and CEO Featured on Podcast about Creating Kindness and Community

  Newly launched podcast — HUMANATY — seeks to elevate impactful voices who encourage kindness, connection, vulnerability and community through their work. I believe any act of kindness, even a small thing like helping someone across the parking lot, can truly make an impact in a person’s life.” — Diane S. Cross, Fraser President and CEO (Richfield, MN) —  February 13, 2024  — Newly launched podcast — HUMANATY — seeks

TruStone Financial Newsweek

(Plymouth, MN) — Feb. 21, 2024  — TruStone Financial was recently recognized as one of America’s Best Credit Unions by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group. Additionally, TruStone Financial is ranked in the top 1% of credit unions nationwide by Rising Above Enterprises. Newsweek’s survey of more than 35,000 individuals included 140,000+ reviews of 9,440 regional banks and credit unions. In addition, data included more than 1.3 million social media reviews