Press Release

The Fraser Gala

  Supporting individuals and families with autism, mental health issues and disabilities never tasted so sweet, or reached so many underserved communities in MN. (Minneapolis, MN) —  October 12, 2023  — Supporting individuals and families with autism, mental health issues and disabilities never tasted so sweet, or reached so many underserved communities in Minnesota. This year, the Fraser Gala, presented by Meristem | Cresset, is inviting guests to get in

Sun Country Airlines Destinations

(Minneapolis, MN) —  Oct. 17, 2023  — Sun Country Airlines will launch new nonstop service to YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in June of 2024 (pending final approval). Sun Country has also extended its schedule for customers to book travel through Sept. 10, 2024. In addition to Montréal and Toronto, the schedule extension includes eight new domestic, seasonal nonstop routes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Seth Tillotson Close Up Radio

  (Bemidji, MN) —  October 19, 2023  — “Bemidji is a town about 3½ hours from Minneapolis and about 1½ hours east from Grand Forks, North Dakota,” explains our guest. “With the population at around 15,000, and the population of the surrounding area at around 50,000, I found this little town where there are pockets of markets not being served.” This is the story of Seth Tillotson. Seth Tillotson is

Alicia Lyttle WEW Conference

  I was honored to be a part of this incredible event that celebrates and supports women in business. It is crucial for us to come together, share our experiences, and learn from one another.” — Alicia Lyttle (Minneapolis, MN) —  October 17, 2023  — Alicia Lyttle Empowered Women Entrepreneurs with AI Strategies at the Women Elevating Women (WEW) Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota – October 11, 2023 – Monetized Marketing LLC,

IMRIS Deerfield Imaging Relocates Chaska

  (Chaska, MN) — October 17, 2023  — IMRIS, Deerfield Imaging, the global leader in intraoperative MRI has relocated its headquarters to a new, modern facility in Chaska, MN. The move supports the ongoing growth of IMRIS and the need for additional space to further the development and commercialization of its intraoperative imaging technologies. The new facility was custom designed for IMRIS and provides advanced research & development laboratories, engineering

MEA Hall of Fame

  Rich, Ray, and Marie represent the very best in the energy industry.” — John Gann of MEA (Bloomington, MN) —  October 17, 2023 — MEA Energy Association (MEA) is honored to induct Tom Ray, supervisor-safety for City Utilities of Springfield; Marie Elliott, manager T&D procurement for Evergy (retired); and Rich Stocker, regional sales manager for SENSIT Technologies into the MEA Hall of Fame for their service to the energy

133rd Medical Group, Children’s Minnesota, Minnesota National Guard,

  Story by Tech. Sgt. Amy Lovgren   133rd Airlift Wing (ST Paul, MN) — Oct. 15th, 2023 —  U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Medical Group will host a training exercise with The Kid Experts® from Children’s Minnesota on Sunday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. This biennial training exercise, created to simulate real-world emergencies, was last held in October 2021. “The 133rd Medical Group has been teaming up with

Unigen 2023 Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Awards

(Minneapolis, MN) —  October 10, 2023 — Unigen Corporation, a global leader in electronics manufacturing services, proudly announced it was awarded the highest rating in 5 categories of CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY’S 2023 Service Excellence Awards (SEA). The awards, based solely on direct customer input, were announced during a ceremony held in conjunction with SMTA International, showcasing the industry’s top performers in customer service and satisfaction. This is the second year in

Solifi is recognized as one of great places to work by The Secured Lender

  (Minneapolis, MN) — October 10, 2023  — Solifi, a global fintech software partner for secured finance, announced The Secured Lender named Solifi on its 2023 Great Places to Work list. This recognition is testament to Solifi’s commitment to attract and retain talent by offering an employee value proposition that includes opportunities to learn and grow as part of a dynamic global team, market-competitive compensation and benefits, a flexible work

Jobma Wins Fall 2023 Top Performer Award in the Video Interviewing Category from SourceForge

  We’re honored to be recognized as Fall 2023 Top Performer by SourceForge. We understand the pivotal role video interviews play in recruitment, and we’re committed to providing top-notch solutions.” — Krishna Kant (Minnetonka, MN) — October 12, 2023 — Jobma, a leading video interviewing platform, announced today that it has been awarded the Fall 2023 Top Performer Award in the Video Interviewing Software category by SourceForge, the world’s largest

Loftness Introduces Brush Cutter Attachment for Skid Steers

>   New Tool Easily Cuts Through Grass, Weeds, Brush and Small Trees Up to 10 inches in Diameter. (Hector, MN) —  October 12, 2023  — Loftness now offers a brush cutter attachment for skid steers and compact track loaders. Featuring a combination of beveled blades and carbide teeth, the new Kwik Cut is designed to slice through grass, weeds, brush and small trees up to 10 inches in diameter

National Marrow Donor Program

    Partnership will provide access to standardized and optimized apheresis collection, cryopreservation and bioprocessing processes throughout the U.S. and Europe   (Minneapolis, MN / Nashville, TN) — October 10, 2023 — Be The Match BioTherapies®, an organization offering solutions for companies developing and commercializing cell and gene therapies, and Cryoport (NASDAQ: CYRX), a leading global provider of innovative products and services to the fast-growing cell & gene therapy industry

Michael Mendoza Sightline Commercial Solutions

(Minneapolis, MN) — Oct. 11, 2023  — To further elevate its profile and expand its footprint within the design and build arena, Sightline Commercial Solutions, a leading fabricator and global supplier of architectural railing, metal, glazing and portable platform solutions, has appointed Michael Mendoza as its new Director of Business Development. An accomplished sales veteran with a proven track record of building lasting relationships and driving growth, Mendoza will focus

TopLine Financial Credit Union Bloomington

  (Maple Grove, MN) —  Oct. 11, 2023 — TopLine Financial Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based member-owned financial services cooperative, is opening a new full-service Bloomington branch on October 16, 2023 located at 900 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN 55420. TopLine’s new branch location pays tribute to the credit union’s heritage, the telephone workers who established the credit union in 1935.   The roof and drive-up replicates the “T” in TopLine

Winnebago Industries Appoints Staci Kroon to Board of Directors

  (Eden Prairie, MN) –  Oct. 11, 2023  — Winnebago Industries, Inc.  a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today announced the appointment of Staci Kroon to its board of directors, effective October 11, 2023. Kroon is the president and chief executive officer of BraunAbility, a global leader in mobility transportation solutions, providing independence to individuals in wheelchairs or with mobility challenges. In her role, she leads by fostering a learning

2022 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener

(Owatonna, MN) — Oct. 10th, 2023 — The public is invited to attend a celebration of new public hunting land in Steele County at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, as part of the 2023 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. The ceremony celebrates approximately 40 acres added to Somerset Wildlife Management Area, located southwest of Owatonna. The ceremony will include comments from local dignitaries, conservationists, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis: Changing the Landscape for Spinal Cord Injury

When his son Gabriel became paralyzed, Matthew Rodreick turned tragedy into advocacy, reimagining the possibilities for curative therapies. Many parents of those with spinal cord injuries try to adapt to a weird new normal and try to move on. That didn’t work for me. I dedicated my life to changing the outlook for people like my son.” — Matthew Rodreick (Minneapolis, MN) —  October 9, 2023  — Fifteen years ago,

The Cenex® Brand in Partnership with Farmers Cooperative Oil of Elbow Lake and Wendell Name the West Central Ag Boosters Recipient of $25,000 Hometown Pride Grant

(Elbow Lake, MN) —  Oct. 9, 2023  — Cenex®, the energy brand of CHS, and Farmers Cooperative Oil of Elbow Lake and Wendell, have awarded the West Central Ag Boosters with a $25,000 Hometown Pride grant in support of Growing Grant County. The West Central Ag Boosters in support of Growing Grant County was nominated by Farmers Cooperative Oil of Elbow Lake and Wendell for its contributions to the West Central Area Schools, Ashby Public Schools

Big League Big Giveback Challenge

(Minnesota) — Oct 7th, 2023 —  Across Minnesota, Twins fans are celebrating the 2023 playoff season — and now the state’s own Schneiderman’s Furniture is giving Minnesotans another reason to celebrate. Schneiderman’s Furniture is harnessing Minnesotans’ Twins vs. Astros playoffs excitement for good by giving back to worthy causes — and encouraging some good-spirited competition in doing so. It’s called the Big League Big Giveback Challenge. While Minnesota’s and Texas’s

Be The Match Minneapolis

  (Minneapolis, MN) — Oct. 05, 2023  — On Saturday, September 30, the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match celebrated its 16th annual fundraising Gala at The Depot Minneapolis, an event dedicated to raising critical funds to support patients with life-threatening blood cancers and blood disorders. A remarkable $1.1 million was raised in one inspiring night. These funds go directly to providing patient assistance grants, pioneering research in the

People Incorporated Artability

  The Artability Program is a shining example of how the arts can be used to promote mental health and wellness. It is a place where people can come together to create, share, and heal. ” — Veronika Mix, Vice President of Community Engagement (St Paul, MN) —  October 4, 2023  — People Incorporated Mental Health Services, the Twin Cities’ largest community-based mental health provider – is hosting the Artability

Powerball Jackpot Minnesota

(St Paul, MN) —  Oct. 5, 2023  — There were no winners of the Powerball jackpot in its draw on Wednesday, October 4th and the first prize has skyrocketed to an estimated $1.4 billion (estimated cash value of $643.7 million). This jackpot ranks as the 3rdd largest in the Powerball game and 5th largest among U.S. lottery jackpots. Powerball has never before offered billion-dollar jackpots in consecutive jackpot cycles. The last time the lottery was

Eco BCG Receives 2023 Best of Woodbury Award

  (Woodbury, MN) —  October 3, 2023  — Eco BCG has been selected for the 2023 Best of Woodbury Award in the Environmental Consultant category by the Woodbury Award Program. Each year, the Woodbury Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small businesses through service to their customers

Announcing the 2023 National Gas Rodeo Championship Teams

  We’re continually inspired by the dedication these teams show, and not just during the rodeo, but every day on the job”   — Leigh Larson, president and CEO, MEA     (Bloomington, MN) — October 2, 2023 / — Teams of natural gas professionals competed in the National Gas Rodeo recently to prove their expertise in job-related skills. Forty teams from throughout the country participated in the 2023 rodeo, but

Minnesotans Encouraged to Submit Designs for State Flag and Seal

(St. Paul, Minn)–  Oct. 02, 2023 — Minnesotans can now officially submit their ideas for the next state flag and seal. The State Emblems Redesign Commission is accepting public submissions on its website: All entries must be original and follow the guidelines outlined by the State Emblems Redesign Commission. Participants must be 18 years of age or older or have their submissions entered by a parent or legal guardian.

Mayo Clinic to Deploy and Test Microsoft Generative AI Tools

(Rochester, MN and Redmond, WA.) — Sept. 28, 2023  — Mayo Clinic, a world leader in healthcare known for its commitment to innovation, is among the first healthcare organizations to deploy Microsoft 365 Copilot. This new generative AI service combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with organizational data from Microsoft 365 to enable new levels of productivity in the enterprise. Mayo Clinic is testing the Microsoft 365 Copilot Early Access Program with

Lithionics Battery Makes Debut at IBEX 2023 Show, Showcases First-of-its-Kind Dual Channel Battery System

(Eden Prairie, MN) — Oct. 3, 2023 — — Lithionics Battery (“Lithionics”), a premier lithium-ion battery solutions provider to the recreational equipment and specialty vehicle market and wholly-owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO), will make its premiere at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in Tampa, Florida from October 3-5. Lithionics, a leader in lithium-ion batteries since 2010, offers advanced battery solutions that leverage proprietary battery management software

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