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New Book Offers Tools for Veterans Struggling with Substance Use and Chronic Pain

  Hazelden Publishing’s “End Your Covert Mission” helps veterans explore and find a path to recovery (Center City, MN) — November 3, 2022  — The unique experiences of America’s 19 million military veterans contribute to a constellation of challenges, with more than 30% reporting mental health concerns such as PSTD, 28% reporting moderate to high levels of daily pain, and more than 10% reporting substance use disorders, according to the

LoCorr Funds

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  Nov. 04, 2022 — LoCorr Funds, a leader in low-correlating alternative investments, today announced that it was ranked as the 17th fastest-growing private company in the Twin Cities metro area by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal at its Fast 50 Awards reception on October 27, 2022. The 2022 Fast 50 have combined 2021 revenue of more than $1.47 billion and employ around 9,800 people. Their average

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®

(Willmar, MN) — Nov. 3, 2022 — The makers of the JENNIE-O® turkey brand – the category leader of ground turkey products and a trusted brand for turkey products around the world – announced the return of The Big Turkey Spectacular float in the 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. During the famous holiday event, the Jennie-O float will be glamorously displayed to parade attendees along with millions of viewers nationwide on Thursday, Nov. 24.

Disease-Resistant Grapes

(Minneapolis/St Paul, MN) — 10/07/2022 — A University of Minnesota-led team of researchers received the first round of funding from a $10 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to follow up on their work with VitisGen2, a multi-disciplinary, collaborative project focused on cultivating disease-resistant grapes that can be grown sustainably with reduced pesticide and fossil fuel use. The team is made up of researchers from 13

Solifi named among great places to work list by The Secured Lender

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  November 1, 2022  — Solifi™, a global fintech software partner for secured finance, announced The Secured Lender named Solifi to its inaugural 2022 Great Places to Work list. This recognition is testament to Solifi’s commitment in attracting and retaining talent through a range of initiatives, including an entrepreneurial company culture, competitive compensation, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), work-life balance, and attractive perks. Solifi is a global,

Surface Mount Technology Association

  (Minneapolis, MN) — October 26, 2022 — The Surface Mount Technology Association announced Chief Operating Officer for Autel Energy, John Thomas, will keynote the SMTA International Conference and Exposition on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 9:00am in the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN, USA. During his presentation titled, “The Electric Vehicle (EV) Conundrum” John will address what it will take to provide the infrastructure to support fast charging

10-Year-Old Succeeds in NHRA Junior Drag Racing League

  The benefits of Tufoil include faster cranking speeds, more efficient engine performance, increased horsepower & acceleration, and extended engine life.”    — Gregg Reick, Fluoramics’ President and Chief Chemical Engineer     (Winona, MN) – October 26, 2022  — Ten-year-old Cooper Lawson races in the NHRA Junior Drag Racing League. This league is designed for kids ages 5–18 to race against each other on 1/8-mile dragstrips. At 1/4-mile tracks, racers

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

(Minneapolis/St Paul, MN)  — Oct. 26, 2022  — University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers are leading a comprehensive global clinical study that seeks to reveal the functional effects of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) across the human body.  The Research Evaluating Vagal Excitation and Anatomical Links (REVEAL) project is a $21 million National Institutes of Health-funded project that will take place over three years. REVEAL aims to study the anatomical connections

Last Mile Delivery Center

(Fergus Falls, MN) — Oct 28, 2022 — In partnership with Greater Fergus Falls (GFF), a nonprofit economicdevelopment organization, Wayne Enterprises, LL., and Amazon, the entities are privileged toannounce plans to open a 17,000 square foot Amazon delivery center as part of the redevelopmentof the former Sunmart property on West Lincoln Ave. This location will serve as a last-mile facilitythat will provide service to countless communities in the area. The

open enrollment

  (Minneapolis, MN) –Oct. 26, 2022 — Nov. 1 marks the beginning of open enrollment – an annual window when consumers can enroll in an Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plan – and healthinsurance.org released tips today to help people save money. Open enrollment for ACA plans, which cover essential health benefits, starts Nov. 1, 2022, and ends Jan. 15, 2023, in most states. “It makes sense for consumers to shop around for

Hormel Foods Corporation

(Austin, MN) — Oct. 26, 2022  — Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, announced its internship program has been honored once again, having been named in the 2023 Vault Best Internships ranking. The company’s internship program was recognized in the categories of best internships for the retail and consumer products industry and also top engineering roles. “Our internship program is an excellent opportunity for those looking

Edge Marketing Wins Two Prestigious MarCom Awards

  (Minneapolis, MN) — Oct. 27, 2022  — Edge Marketing, Inc. (formerly Edge Legal Marketing and Accounting Edge Marketing), a Minneapolis-based public relations and marketing firm serving the needs of organizations in the legal and accounting industries, has been named an early platinum and gold winner in multiple categories of the prestigious MarCom Awards. The agency was named a platinum winner for a company launch publicity campaign in the categories

Expansion of 22 Northmen Brewing

(Alexandria, MN) — October 27th, 2022 –  22 Northmen Brewing Co. has been busy since establishment in the summer of 2019. From the start, the support of the local community has been outstanding, allowing the brewery to thrive and grow. In fact, 2022’s third quarter produced the most kegs of beer the brewery has ever made in one season. To accommodate all the continued growth, 22 Northmen is expanding its

Metro Transit Gold Line

(New Hope, MN)  Oct. 20, 2022 — The Century Office Park in Woodbury and its Asset Manager, Commercial Investors Group announce the hosting of a ceremonial groundbreaking event at 6043-6063 Hudson Road (a.k.a Century Office Park). The event was held on October 19th, 2022 and got underway around 10:00am. Event coordinators chose to host the groundbreaking at this location, as it’s the office space headquarters for the combined group heading

David S. Smith Predictive Oncology

  EAGAN, Minn., Oct. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Predictive Oncology is pleased to announce the appointment of David S. Smith, JD, to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Smith is a life sciences and corporate attorney, veteran biotech industry executive and leading authority on the legal issues surrounding the therapeutic use of human tissue and cells. He has extensive transactional experience, venture financings and regulatory matters for life sciences

Topline Credit Union

  (Maple Grove, MN) — Oct. 25, 2022  — TopLine Financial Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based member-owned financial services cooperative, was named a winner of both the Youth and Adult Desjardins Financial Education Awards and the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award, sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). The Desjardin awards recognize credit unions for superior youth and adult financial education

Sun Country Airlines

(Minneapolis, MN) –Oct. 18, 2022  — Sun Country Airlines (NASDAQ: SNCY) is launching two new Florida destinations this winter — Destin-Fort Walton Beach and Melbourne – continuing to grow its leisure-oriented network for Minnesota and Midwest customers. Sun Country announced in September new service to Destin-Fort Walton Beach (VPS), from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) beginning in April 2023. This service will start on February 2, 2023, in response to

Institute for Integrative Therapies Opens New Clinic in Eden Prairie

  Psychedelics, used responsibly and with proper caution, would be for psychiatry what the microscope is for biology or the telescope is for astronomy.”   — Stanislav Grof     (Eden Prairie, MN) — October 20, 2022  — Institute of Integrative Therapies (IIT) is moving forward under new leadership. Dr. Manoj Doss, co-founder of IIT, will continue to carry the mission of expanding the use of psychedelic assisted therapies forward. He

TopLine Financial Credit Union Day of Kindness

  (Maple Grove, MN) —  Oct. 18, 2022  — TopLine Financial Credit Union was one of the 66 credit unions and partner organizations across the state of Minnesota who participated in an orchestrated day, called CU Forward Day. A state-wide initiative of over 3,000 credit union employees, members and partners coming together to do one simple thing – spread kindness and encourage others to do the same. TopLine has been

TruChoice Gary Sinise Foundation

  (Minneapolis, MN) — Oct. 20, 2022  — On Oct. 7, 2022, employees of TruChoice Financial Group, LLC (TruChoice), one of the largest distributors of insurance products in the financial services industry, participated in a virtual 5K event to raise money for the Gary Sinise Foundation, whose mission is to serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.  The second annual TruEngagement

Nuwellis Lynn Blake

(Minneapolis, MN) — Oct. 19, 2022  — Continuing its commitment to expanding access to life-saving ultrafiltration therapies for adult and pediatric patients suffering from fluid overload, Nuwellis, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUWE) today announced the appointment of Lynn Blake as Chief Financial Officer, effective October 19, 2022. “Nuwellis is entering our next phase of commercial development with significant new opportunities in heart failure, pediatrics and critical care. The deep knowledge and experience

Survey of Holiday Shopping

  (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn) — Oct. 18, 2022  — In a recent survey of Giftster members, 92% reported they plan to spend the same or less than they did last year on holiday shopping.  Giftster, a popular online family wish list maker service – used by over a million members – recently conducted a member survey the week of September 20, 2022 on holiday shopping spending plans for this year.

Altoz 2022 Pro Tool Innovation Award

(Greenbush, MN) — Oct. 18, 2022  — Altoz’s reputation for innovation has been recognized again. The Altoz Switch compact tool carrier has earned the Pro Tool Innovation Award (PTIA). After considering several hundred of the most innovative products and accessories on the market, the PTIA judges chose winners based on a combination of key factors. Products won based on their ability to demonstrate either innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking

LYVLY Non-Alcoholic Beverage

  LYVLY will have the structural flexibility to quickly and decisively capitalize on new opportunities. The non-alcoholic beverage space attracts different investors with an eye on viral growth,”    — Dan Schwarz, LIFT BRIDGE BREWING CO.   (Minnesota)  —  October 17, 2022  — The Lift Bridge Brewing Company and TUTUS HOLDINGS, INC. announced the completion of a joint venture partnership, LYVLY, INC LYVLY will function as an entrepreneurial unit dedicated to

Grants to History Organizations

(Minnesota) — October 16th, 2022 —  The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is pleased to announce the newest recipients of 28 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants ($10,000 and less), totaling $264,831 in 15 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 Sept.

Katie Larson

(Austin, MN) —  Oct. 10, 2022 — Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced the appointment of Katie Larson as senior vice president of human resources. Larson assumes responsibility for leading the global human resources function at the company, bringing more than 20 years of experience in human resources leadership at Hormel Foods. Larson will continue the world-class employer philosophy at Hormel Foods, leading business-focused

Chris Lauer Tim Carroll

(Thief River Falls, MN) — Oct. 10, 2022 — Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, is proud to announce that Chris Lauer, vice president of order fulfillment & logistics, has been named one of Twin Cities Business’ 2022 Notable Military Veteran Executives and Tim Carroll, global head of marketing and eCommerce, has been named one of Twin Cities Business’ 2022 Notable Executives in Marketing. “Both

Celebrity Chef Carla Hall and Jennie-O® Turkey Team to Honor Unsung Heroes: School Cafeteria Staff

The Makers of the Jennie-O® turkey brand announced today a partnership with esteemed chef, cookbook author and beloved TV personality Carla Hall to honor school cafeteria staff throughout the country. (Willmar, MN) —  Oct. 12, 2022 — The Makers of the Jennie-O® turkey brand — the category leader and trusted brand for turkey products — announced today a partnership with esteemed chef, cookbook author and beloved TV personality Carla Hall to honor

MN Zoo Pedestrian Loop

First Segment of the Future World’s Longest Elevated Pedestrian Loop Raised into Place (Apple Valley, MN) —  Oct. 13, 2022  — A big “step” in the construction of the Minnesota Zoo’s Treetop Trail was taken earlier today as the official first segment of the trail was raised into place. Members of the PCL Construction team hoisted a 20-foot by 8-foot piece of the trail, complete with railing, onto the Zoo’s original

3M V.A.C. Therapy

3M V.A.C. Therapy negative pressure wound therapy achieves key medical evidence milestone, surpassing 2,000 peer-reviewed medical journal studies published (St Paul, MN) —  Oct. 13, 2022  — 3M Health Care’s Medical Solutions Division today announced its 3M™ V.A.C.® Therapy negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has surpassed a clinical evidence milestone of 2,000 published, peer-reviewed medical journal studies. V.A.C. Therapy is the first and only NPWT solution to garner this number

‘Smart Energy’ Resource

      The current energy transmission and distribution grid remains vital to the system, but soon utilities will need to provide other new and significant energy services”  — Sasan Mokhtari, Ph.D.     (Minneapolis, MN) — September 29, 2022 – Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) wrapped up its annual Energy Conference, providing customers with new solutions and groundbreaking approaches to advance the energy industry and its businesses. The

Vanity Fair featuring CEO of Skingevity Med Spa

    We take the worry out of Longevity and bring you Skingevity.” — Amanda Lemmage (Spring Park, MN) — October 11, 2022 — As CEO and owner of Skingevity Med Spa, Amanda Lemmage has always been fascinated by the power of deep, holistic beauty. For nearly two decades, she’s been using that fascination to transform the aesthetic industry and help her patients pursue bold, confident, and healthy lives. Believing

Jostens Avalanche Stanley Cup

  (Minneapolis, MN/Denver, CO) — Oct. 10, 2022 — Jostens is honored to have been selected as the partner of the Colorado Avalanche to craft their Stanley Cup Ring. In a private ceremony, players, coaching staff and ownership received their 2022 Stanley Cup Championship Ring. “It is truly an honor to be celebrating such a historic win with this incredible organization,” said Chris Poitras, VP and COO of Jostens Professional

Jamf TrustRadius

Jamf is recognized for its corporate social responsibility program with a 2022 Tech Cares Award from TrustRadius (Minneapolis, MN) — Oct. 11, 2022  — Jamf, the standard in Apple Enterprise Management, today announced that TrustRadius has recognized Jamf with a 2022 Tech Cares Award. This third-annual award celebrates companies that have gone above and beyond to provide impactful corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs for their employees and surrounding communities.  “We

Caribou Coffee Sun Country Airline

(Minnesota, MN) — Oct. 11, 2022  — Starting this month, Sun Country Airlines  passengers can now enjoy complimentary fresh brewed hot Caribou Coffee. Named the Official Coffee of Sun Country Airlines earlier this year, the airline has been serving the Minnesota-based coffee company’s ready-to-drink Cold Brew Coffee since January. Sun Country worked closely with Caribou to ensure high flavor quality and consistency in the onboard experience for all guests and

Alexandria Technical & Community College - First in Minnesota to Partner with Kubota Tech

(Alexandria MN)  — Oct 11th, 2022 — The new Kubota Tech partnership provides students with a pathway to earn industry-recognized certifications focused on the repair and service of Kubota equipment, giving them the knowledge and skills for employment as a diesel technician in the off-road diesel industry. “Partnering with Kubota Tech will give Alexandria Technical & Community College students yet another competitive advantage for career preparation and advancement,” said Michael Seymour,

Glensheen Mansion

(Duluth, MN) — Oct 10th, 2022 — After being under construction since July 2021, the formal garden publicly reopened in September 2022. The brick walls in the formal garden and vegetable garden had deteriorated substantially over the years since they were first constructed due to water intrusion. This preservation effort allowed for the walls to be rebuilt, new drainage systems to be installed, and stairways to be rebuilt. An added

Solifi MyTechMag

  2022 vendor ranking recognizes the world’s leading technology providers in the banking industry   (Minneapolis, MN) — Oct 10,2022 — Solifi, a global fintech software partner for secured finance, announced MyTechMag named Solifi as one of the world’s top 10 banking technology solution providers in 2022. Solifi was recognized for its innovative fintech solutions built on the company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based open finance platform. “We are honored to receive recognition

Mount Yale Capital Group Names New President for its Wealth Management Subsidiary

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  October 3, 2022 — On September 26th, Chad R. Bester, CFP® was appointed to the position of President of Mount Yale Advisor Partners, the wealth management subsidiary of Mount Yale Capital Group, LLC. Bester brings over two decades of experience in the Financial Services and Wealth Management industry to his new role as President of Mount Yale’s Advisor Partners group. In addition to his leadership role,

Dr. Angela Parker

  Dr. Parker’s work at the intersection of Womanist thought, postcolonial theory, and biblical studies is so important in today’s world.” — Dean Kyle Roberts (St Paul, MN) —  October 7, 2022  — “Catching God’s Breath in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter” is the title presentation of this year’s Gustafson Lectureship in New Testament Studies at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. The event, headlined by Dr. Angela Parker, is

Teen Tech Center

(Twin Cities, MN) — Oct 9th, 2022 — The Best Buy Foundation celebrated the grand opening of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center® at Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) in San José, California. The center provides teens with access to cutting-edge technology, including tools for film, digital media, audio engineering and music production. Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, is co-funding the Teen Tech Center. Their contribution to MACLA will support the work the

Local Jewelry Artist Hangs Her Own Shingle in Deephaven, Minnesota

  (Deephaven, MN) — October 7, 2022 — When artist Anne Waddell Toohey decided it was time to leave the nest of her dining room studio, she knew exactly what to do! She reached out to local realtor Natalie Webster, from Excelsior Real Estate. Natalie then referred Anne to local commercial Broker Laura Hotvet, with Christianson & Co. This chain of events led to Anne finding the perfect spot to

Canterbury Park

  Peter Ahn and Damon Schramm Bring Extensive Corporate Governance and Gaming Experience to Company   –  Appointments Increase Size of Board of Directors to Seven Members   (Shakopee, MN) — Oct. 06, 2022 — Canterbury Park Holding Corporation announced that Peter Ahn and Damon Schramm have been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective October 5, 2022. The appointment of Mr. Ahn and Mr. Schramm to Canterbury Park’s Board

CLA Wealth Advisors

  (Irvine, Ca/Minnesota) — Oct. 06, 2022  —  CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP), the eighth largest accounting firm in the United States, announced Barron’s recently named CLA Wealth Advisors (CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC), an SEC-registered investment advisor, to its Top 100 RIA Firms list. CLA Wealth Advisors ranked 53rd, marking the fifth year the firm has been recognized by the publication, which provides in-depth news, analysis, and commentary on investments and the

NAI Legacy

(Bloomington, MN) — ctober 5, 2022  — NAI Legacy, a member of the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms, announced that they helped navigate the purchase of $1.4M sale of an industrial site in Maple Plain, MN. Adam Hayden, Vice President – Brokerage said: “Industrial sites in the West Metro are hard to find, and that was proven to be true as we experienced tremendous investor and

TSI Instruments

(Shoreview, MN) — Oct. 06, 2022  — TSI Instruments Ltd., a UK subsidiary of TSI Incorporated, has acquired Casella from IDEAL Industries, Inc.  Casella is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative instruments and systems for occupational health, industrial hygiene, the outdoor environmental and the workplace. Products include real-time dust monitors, personal sampling pumps, sound level meters, vibration monitors, and outdoor boundary monitoring systems. “We are pleased

Stephen Dopp

  (Bloomington, MN) — Oct. 04, 2022 — LYNX Innovation Inc. is excited to announce today that Stephen Dopp, current LYNX Innovation president and board member, has been selected as the new chief executive officer, effective as of Oct. 1, 2022. Dopp succeeds co-founder Kurt McNall, who will maintain a position on the board. “It is a privilege to be a part of such an insightful and collaborative culture,” said

AlterVerse Sky City

  AlterVerse is a beautiful amalgamation of real-world experiences and high-end gaming in the metaverse.”  — Co-founder of Baselayer Capital and CEO & Founder of Altcoin Buzz (Lake Shore, MN) —  October 3, 2022 — AlterVerse, the developer of an expansive metaverse game experience, today announced that Binance Labs, the venture capital arm and accelerator of Binance, is an early participant in its private funding round. Additional support for the

Five Rivers Mental Health Clinic

(Mankato, MN) —  Oct. 03, 2022  — This adoption of an established mental health clinic aligns with the goals set forth by CARE Counseling under their Mergers & Adoptions pillars. “The Five Rivers team is wonderful and when they came to us for advice on how to implement the CARE organization’s model, they ended up asking us to adopt their family instead,” said John Hutchinson, MBA, co-founder of CARE Counseling.

Masterworks from the Uffizi

(Minneapolis, MN)  –Sept. 30th, 2022 — The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) will present “Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi,” featuring more than 45 loans from the renowned Uffizi Galleries in Florence, including Sandro Botticelli’s evocative Minerva and the Centaur (c. 1482). Marking the first collaboration between Mia and the Uffizi Galleries, the exhibition will include paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, decorative arts, and a selection of ancient Roman marble