Press Release

Sun Country Airlines

(Minneapolis, MN) —  Feb. 20, 2024  — Sun Country Airlines is extending its selling schedule through December 10, 2024, allowing customers to book fall travel including Thanksgiving and Minnesota’s popular Oct. 17-20 school break long weekend. In addition, Sun Country has bolstered its schedules to leading travel destinations starting later this summer. Joining Sun Country’s growing list of new destinations from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is Monterey Regional Airport

TopLine Financial Credit Union Job Readiness

(Maple Grove, MN) — Feb. 22, 2024  — TopLine Financial Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based member-owned financial services cooperative, participated in Osseo Senior High School’s mock interview day, a training exercise that simulates a real-life job interview.   Eight TopLine employees volunteered their time to interview Osseo High School students to help prepare them for post-secondary education options, future career exploration and to develop interviewing skills. Nearly 800 students participated in

3M St Paul Monument

Solventum anticipated to spin off from 3M on April 1, 2024 (St Paul, Mn) — Feb. 21, 2024 — 3M announced the filing of a Form 10 registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the planned spin-off of its Health Care business as the newly independent health care company Solventum. Solventum is anticipated to spin off from 3M on April 1, 2024, subject to final approval

NMDP OPTIMIZE Clinical Trial

Groundbreaking Trial Seeks to Enhance Blood Cancer Treatment Efficacy and Safety (Minneapolis, MN) —  February 20, 2024 – NMDPSM (formerly known as the National Marrow Donor Program), home to the most diverse blood stem cell and marrow donor registry in the world, announced the enrollment of the first patient in the groundbreaking OPTIMIZE clinical trial today. The trial is sponsored by NMDP through the Center for International Blood and Marrow

Children's Minnesota 100 years

Governor Tim Walz proclaimed Feb. 13, 2024, “Children’s Minnesota Day” at a centennial celebration of the largest pediatric health system in the state. (Minneapolis and St Paul,MN) —  Feb. 13, 2024  — This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Children’s Minnesota which first opened its doors in a small house in St. Paul in 1924. The organization commemorated its centennial with a celebration attended by staff and Governor Tim Walz, who proclaimed Feb. 13, 2024, as “Children’s

Healthsource Solutions Launched the Happiness Survey, a Strategic Necessity for Creating a Happy Workplace

Professional burnout is reaching unprecedented levels a positive and joyful work environment is no longer a luxury but a necessity for employees and employers. If you were stranded on an island, what are the three things you would want to know about your business?”— HealthSource Solutions Business Coach (Minneapolis, MN) —  February 12, 2024  — With professional burnout reaching unprecedented levels, fostering a positive and joyful work environment is no

Mark Mallman

  Photo by Wilson Webb The ghosts of our past serve to remind us of how we’ve grown” — Mark Mallman (Minneapolis, MN) —  February 13, 2024 — One of TikToks most esteemed music historians, Minneapolis rock legend, Mark Mallman, embodies a Goth Bob Dylan on his stellar new single “Seen My Own Ghost.” The Minneapolis legend drops his first single with new indie label Hygh Tension Records, street date:

Fraser Chief Human Resources Officer Tracy Calhoun

    I’m excited to work here because of Fraser’s commitment to helping employees accomplish the best and most satisfying work of their careers. I, too, want the employee experience to be the best it can.” — Tracy Calhoun, Fraser Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President (Richfield, MN) —  February 14, 2024  — Fraser has hired Tracy Calhoun as its Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President. Calhoun is

United Theological Seminary Full Tuition

  Providing more equitable access to Black students not only places society in more diverse hands but will also transform classroom dynamics in service to building racial intelligence…here at United.” — Rev. Dr. Gary F. Green, II (St Paul, MN) —  February 15, 2024  — United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (United) is deeply grateful to be able to launch a new initiative designed to help address racial disparities

Singh360 Revolutionizes CO2 Refrigeration

AI Engine CO2 Refrigeration System (Medina, MN) — February 16, 2024  — Singh360, a pioneering force in innovative energy management solutions, proudly presents its Singh360 Commissioning App. Driven by cutting-edge AI technology, this application sets a new standard for the optimization and management of CO2 refrigeration systems, ensuring their unparalleled efficiency and performance. CO2 refrigeration systems, renowned for their environmental friendliness, are increasingly adopted by food services businesses worldwide. However,

Lerner Publishing Group Receives Eight American Library Association Youth Media Awards


Brilliance! A Musical Animation

    “See me like you see you.” Brilliance! a musical animation ~ “See me like you see you.” (Minneapolis, MN) —  February 19, 2024  — “Brilliance! A Musical Animation” – A Groundbreaking Project by Philip Agustin Gonzales Now Ready for Pre-Production. In an industry first, the feature-length project, “Brilliance! a musical animation” has been announced ready for pre-production. This exceptional package, meticulously crafted by the visionary composer and writer

Mike Carlson Max Gray Construction

  Mike Carlson Elected 2024 MBEX President MBEX Distinguished Member and Volunteer of the Year Awards Also Presented as Industry Leaders Hear About AI and Construction at Association’s Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, MN) —  February 12, 2024  — Mike Carlson, Max Gray Construction, Hibbing, was introduced as the 2024 President of the Minnesota Builders Exchange Board of Directors at the 136th Annual Meeting of the nonprofit construction industry trade association on

Beach Boys Minnesota

(Waite Park, MN) — The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park will play host to the Beach Boys on July 10th, 2024. This is an outdoor venue with accommodations for up to 6000 people. The last time the Beach Boys played Minnesota was at Treasure Island in 2019. The Ledge will also host other shows this summer including, Jason Mraz, Three Dog Night, Jewel and Melissa Etheridge. Tickets for all shows

Minneapolis Institute of Art Year of the Dragon

(Minneapolis, MN) — February 10th, 2024 —The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) presents “Year of the Dragon: Mystical Creatures of the Sky,” an exhibition celebrating the lunar Year of the Dragon. Tracing the dragon’s origins and evolution in Chinese art over thousands of years, the show features dragon imagery across a wide range of media, from ancient jades and bronzes to ceramics and scroll paintings. The free exhibition is on

Rotary’s 120th International Convention in 2029

The largest convention Minneapolis will host in 2029   (Evanston, Ill.) — (Feb. 5, 2024) — Rotary International announced Minneapolis-St. Paul as the winner of the provisional bid to hold its annual international convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center, May 26-30, 2029. More than 15,000 Rotary members and participants from around the world will gather in the Twin Cities to connect, learn from each other and various experts, and share

Modern Football Technology Announces Cris Carter and Andy Beal as Board Advisors

Innovative sports technology company adds key figures to advisory team (Sacramento, CA) —  Feb. 8, 2024  — Modern Football Technology, an innovative Analytical AI and sports technology startup, announced today that Hall of Fame football player, Cris Carter, and the Founder of MaxPreps, Andy Beal joined the Company to support its continued growth and execution. Carter and Beal join a team of industry veterans leading the company to the next stage of growth. Carter,

Envoy Medical Implantable Cochlear Systems

Expanding Innovation Portfolio to Support Delivering Hearing to Patients in Innovative Ways (White Bear Lake, MN) —  Jan. 22, 2024 — Envoy Medical®, Inc. (“Envoy Medical”) (NASDAQ: “COCH”), a revolutionary hearing health company focused on fully implanted hearing systems, today announced that it recently has been awarded three additional patents. These patents are further evidence of Envoy Medical’s determination to be an innovation leader in hearing health to benefit patients

Leo Dworsky Autism and Disability Services

  Leo Dworsky, a U of M junior, and the K.A.H.R. Foundation are being honored for their support of people with autism, disabilities and mental health issues. I first thought was there are so many other people that deserve the award. Then I thought, singing at the benefit, fundraising and the advocacy work I do; I guess I can see how it happened.” — Leo Dworsky, Louise Whitbeck Fraser Award

Minnesota's Most Romantic Restaurants

Last year, 52% of reservations were made at least 6 days out – book before February 9th for the best shot of securing your favorite table7 (San Fransisco) —  Feb. 7, 2024   — According to a survey commissioned by OpenTable, Valentine’s Day is no longer just for couples:1 Americans will consider dining out with family (18%) or friends (15%) this year. This trend is backed by OpenTable data: last year, nearly ⅓

Grandie Artificial Intelligence for Seniors GrandPad

(Minneapolis, MN) —  Feb. 05, 2024   — Today marks an exciting milestone as GrandPad proudly unveils Grandie, the innovative patent-pending virtual companion that is enabled by AI. Specifically created for seniors, Grandie is now available exclusively on the GrandPad tablet. Grandie represents a revolutionary leap in providing personalized, engaging, and enriching experiences tailored to the unique needs of older adults. Designed with the intention of fostering meaningful interactions, Grandie

Satellite Industries John Babcock

  John Babcock, after 30 years at Satellite, has been promoted to CEO. He plans to maintain the company’s financial strength, culture, and growth opportunities. I am honored to help lead Satellite into an exciting future, guided by our Policy A-1 to do what is best for our customers, what is best for our employees, and what is best for our ownership.” — John Babcock (Minneapolis, MN) — January 25,

Topline Financial Credit Union

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Jan. 25, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TopLine Financial Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based member-owned financial services cooperative, was honored with two marketing awards from the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN). The Minnesota Credit Union Network Marketing Awards acknowledges the outstanding programs credit unions have created to grow brand awareness and market to members and nonmembers alike. TopLine was recognized in two categories: Design and Digital Advertising. In

National Cancer Prevention Month

    Chef Elle Shares Healthy Recipes and Eating Tips, Encourages Taking a Cancer Health Check Loaded with fiber and antioxidants, apples are not only beneficial for the body and mind, but they are also an easy addition to your daily diet.” — Kristi Harris, Honeybear Brands (Elgin, MN) —  February 1, 2024 — This February during National Cancer Prevention Month, Honeybear Brands® Pazazz® apple and Chef Elle Simone Scott

Sica Dawn Go Red for Women

MINNEAPOLIS HAIR STYLIST SICA DAWN STYLES FOR CENTER STAGE BACKSTAGE AT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S RED DRESS COLLECTION CONCERT IN NYC TO GO RED FOR WOMEN To help raise awareness for Cardiovascular Disease – which kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined – is an amazing gift.” — Sica Dawn (Minneapolis, MN) — February 2, 2024  — On this year’s Go Red for Women Day, recognized

DigiKey Adds Suppliers and Parts

(Thief River Falls, MN) —  Jan. 30, 2024  — DigiKey, a leading global commerce distributor offering the largest selection of technical components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, announced today that it expanded its portfolio in 2023 by adding more than 450 new suppliers across their core business, DigiKey Marketplace and Fulfilled by DigiKey program. The company added more than 1.7 million new accessible parts, including 230,000+ parts

Matt Kamm Navistar’s 2023 Technician of the Year

(New Ulm, MN) — February 1, 2024 – Matt Kamm, who is employed as a Diesel Technician by North Central International (NCI) in New Ulm, MN, has won Navistar’s 2023 Technician of the Year Award, in the Veteran category.  This is a great accomplishment in that Matt was up against many other talented technicians from International truck dealerships from all over the United States and Canada. Matt has worked for

A Ray of Hope in the Face of Adversity: Little Calla Receives Dream Bedroom on Her Birthday

Elk River family received a new basement remodel and bedroom makeover at no charge through Purpose Driven Restoration, NARI Cares MN, and Make-A-Wish.   (Elk River, Mn) — December 22, 2023   – This year, in a heartwarming representation of compassion and unity, Purpose Driven Restoration (PDR) partnered with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI Cares MN) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation to bring a ray of hope into

The 2024 James Beard Awards Semifinalists

(Minnesota) — January 30th, 2024 — The 2024 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists for the James Beard Awards® presented by Capital One have been announced.  There are seven semifinalists from Minnesota including: Daniel del Prado, Porzana, Minneapolis, MN for Outstanding Chef. Oro by Nixta, Minneapolis, MN for Best New Restaurant. Marc Heu, Marc Heu Pâtisserie Paris, St. Paul, MN for Outstanding Pastery Chef or Baker. Meteor, Minneapolis, MN for Outstanding

NMDP BioTherapies New President Tom Hochuli

    Tom Hochuli will lead the organization as it renews its commitment to advancing cell and gene therapy   (Minneapolis, MN) —  January 30, 2024 – NMDP BioTherapies℠, formerly Be The Match BioTherapies, announced that Tom Hochuli will serve as president, leading the organization into its promising future phase. The appointment comes at a significant time for NMDP, which underwent a unifying, organization-wide brand change earlier this year driven

Ergodyne Ice Cleats

(St Paul, MN) — Jan. 25, 2024 — — Winter ready, floor friendly, zero hassle. With the introduction of TREX 6317 Mid-Sole Ice Cleats, Ergodyne aims to gain traction in their efforts against slips, trips, and falls—injuries which account for roughly 12-15% of annual workers’ compensation costs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And because the cleats can rotate to the top or side of the boot, wearers

New Location for Southern Valley Alliance

    The new Southern Valley Alliance Domestic Abuse Advocacy Center is located at the corner of 3rd Ave & Holmes St. in Shakopee, MN. SVA is proud to announce their new location. The new building will allow for expanded services and access to resources for victims of domestic violence. We are anticipating an increase in walk-in traffic. As we continue to learn more about the needs of people in

M State launches cannabis certificate programs

  Community college is first in Greater MN to offer cannabis education, collaborates with Green Flower in anticipation of industry demand We have a longstanding reputation for aligning our training programs with the workforce needs of our region, and these new cannabis certificate programs are a continuation of that tradition.” — GL Tucker, Executive Director of M State’s Workforce Development Solutions (Fergus Falls, MN) — January 24, 2024 – Minnesota

Jostens Epic School Revamp Contest

(Minneapolis, MN) — Jan. 26, 2024   — Jostens is excited to announce Warren High School in Warren, Ark. as the first-place winner and recipient of their inaugural Jostens Epic School Revamp grand prize package, valued up to $150,000. On Jan. 9, elementary to high school-aged students gathered for a pep rally in Warren High School’s new gymnasium, where principal Tiffany Gathen announced their school’s entry to the contest. Moments

EmpowerU Impact on Student Mental Health

    More than 5,000 students at five EmpowerU partner districts in Minnesota made significant improvements in their mental health and resilience (Minneapolis, MN) — January 17, 2024   — EmpowerU, a leading national provider of mental health skills and support for schools, recently recognized five school districts for their longstanding commitment to improving student resilience and mental health. The districts, based in Minnesota where EmpowerU was founded in 2018,

SharpLink Gaming Sells to RSports Interactive

(Minneapolis, MN) — Jan. 23, 2024  — SharpLink Gaming Ltd. announced that on January 18, 2024, the Company entered into an agreement to sell all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock or membership interests, as applicable, in its SportsHub/fantasy sports and free to play sports game development business units to RSports Interactive, Inc. (“RSports”) for $22.5 million in an all-cash transaction. Nearly all employees of these acquired

PatchMaster Welcomes New Owners to the Twin Cities, Minnesota

  — Josh Webb, Owner, PatchMaster Serving the Twin Cities West (Minneapolis, MN) — January 17, 2024  — PatchMaster, the nation’s premier drywall repair franchise, is delighted to announce the arrival of its new owners, Josh Webb and Jim Palm, to PatchMaster Serving the Twin Cities. Leveraging their extensive backgrounds in e-commerce and customer service, Webb and Palm are excellently equipped to manage their PatchMaster franchise, prioritizing customer convenience and

Lakes Jam Music Festival Lineup

FuzzRD, Smash Mouth, Pop Evil, Saliva, and LIVE (Brainerd MN) —  January 24, 2024 — Lakes Jam Music Festival is thrilled to bring rock sensations Smash Mouth, Pop Evil, Saliva, and FuZZrd to the Busch Light Main Stage at Lakes Jam 2024 with Live as the headlining act. Passes are on sale now and can be purchased at Lakes Jam 2024 Thursday Lineup Schedule: 3:00 PM – FuZZrd 4:30

Sun Country Airlines

(Minneapolis, MN) —  Jan. 24, 2024  — Sun Country Airlines will launch new nonstop service to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) beginning in May. This new route will operate four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from May 17, 2024, through Labor Day weekend. “As the leading leisure airline in Minneapolis-St. Paul, we’re excited to add Cleveland to our expanding network,”

Nordic Ware Basalt

    Nordic Ware’s Basalt cookware collection. (St Louis Park, MN) –January 18, 2024  — On the heels of its latest cookware launch, Verde, Nordic Ware is upping the ante on consciously clean eating with the addition of a second new cookware line – Basalt. This launch has been developed to allow home cooks to feel confident not only in the recipes they are preparing, but to also know that

Shepherd Goods Lamb Chops Timberwolves Collection

(Minneapolis, MN) — January 18, 2024  — Shepherd Goods Lamb Chops, the renowned Minnesota-based fashion brand, is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated new collection. Set to debut January 18, this release marks a full-circle moment for the brand, celebrating its deep roots in Minnesota and its journey from die-hard fandom to a collaboration. The upcoming collection, which will be available at the Target Center, the home

Center-Mounted Twin-Engine Innovation Award

(Bristol ID and Minneapolis, MN) — Jan. 18, 2024  — Barletta Pontoon Boats, one of the fastest-growing pontoon boat makers in the segment and a wholly owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, has been recognized with the 2024 Discover Boating® Minneapolis Boat Show® Innovation Award by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) for its center-mounted twin-engine pontoon boat,

Minnesota Trucking Association Health Plan

Association Health Plan Created by North Risk PartnersAvailable Through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota for 2024 (Plymouth and Eagan, MN) —  Jan. 18, 2024  — Insurance solutions firm North Risk Partners has partnered with the Minnesota Trucking Association to launch an association health plan (AHP) through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) for those involved in the Trucking Industry in Minnesota. The Minnesota Trucking Association,

The Planetary Society Bill Nye

(Minneapolis, MN) — Jan. 18, 2024  — Lerner Publishing Group™ is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Planetary Society® and CEO Bill Nye to create educational and fun books for young readers. The collaboration launches in 2024 and will include 15 titles for all markets about space science and exploration. Available on January 1, 2024, the brand will launch with Casting Shadows: Solar and Lunar Eclipses with The

Cargill Wins Two 2024 BIG Innovation Awards

The company was recognized as an innovative organization for its work to advance the agriculture industry, and for Cargill and BAR Technologies’ ground-breaking project, WindWings, designed to decarbonize commercial shipping   (Wayzata, MN)  –January 10, 2024 — Cargill has been recognized for its innovation and R&D leadership with two 2024 Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Innovation Awards . The company’s efforts to harness the power of what’s possible to deliver lifechanging solutions that positively impact the

Rob Greer “Empathy and Understanding In Business”

  (Oakdale, MN) —  January 13, 2024 — Rob Greer, an accomplished entrepreneur, has collaborated with renowned author Chris Voss and other accomplished professionals worldwide to co-author the highly acclaimed book, Empathy and Understanding In Business, published by SuccessBooks®. The eagerly anticipated book made its grand entrance into the literary world on January 4th, 2024. Following its release, Empathy and Understanding In Business swiftly climbed the ranks on Amazon’s best-sellers

World’s Smallest Pacemakers

    (Minneapolis, MN) — January 12, 2024  — The world’s smallest pacemakers are making a big difference in cardiac care. The FDA-approved Micra™ leadless pacemakers are the size of large vitamin capsules, and the newest Micra devices now have batteries that last between 16 and 17 years – which means that more than 80% of Micra patients will only need one pacemaker for life. Patient Mekaela Davis shares how

Cirrus Aircraft Personal Aviation

(Duluth, MN) — Jan. 11, 2024  — Cirrus Aircraft, the company that brought you the aircraft with the parachute and the Vision Jet that lands itself with the touch of a button, today announced the newest generation of the world’s best-selling, high-performance, single-engine piston aircraft – the SR Series G7. The SR Series G7 aircraft features touchscreen interfaces, large high-resolution displays, advanced safety systems, improved visibility, increased legroom, enhanced convenience

Girl Scouts River Valleys Appoints Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson as Chief Operating Officer

  The transition will support River Valleys’ inclusion efforts by intentionally aligning DEI strategies with all operations.   (St Paul, MN) —  Jan. 9, 2024  — After serving as Chief DEI Officer (CDEIO) for the past two years, Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson will be stepping into the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Girl Scouts River Valleys, serving as second in command to the CEO. “This move signals a new way of

Documentary Jesse Ventura

From Pro Wrestler to Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura’s Journey Comes to Life in a New Film that Offers a Unique Look at His Improbable 3rd Party Victory. (St Paul, MN) —  Jan. 11, 2024  — Timed with the 25th anniversary of Jesse Ventura’s inauguration as the Governor of Minnesota, Twin Cities PBS (TPT) announces the premiere of “Jesse Ventura Shocks the World,” an exploration of Jesse “The Body” Ventura’s extraordinary journey from the wrestling ring to the governor’s mansion.