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Kansas City Chiefs Championship Ring

(Kansas City, MO) — June 13, 2024 — In a private ceremony, in partnership with Jostens, the Kansas City Chiefs players, coaches, ownership and staff received their Super Bowl LVIII Ring which celebrates the Chiefs place as an NFL dynasty.  “Jostens has had the incredible honor to partner with the Kansas City Chiefs to celebrate all four of their Super Bowl wins,” said Chris Poitras SVP & GM of Jostens

SCSU Advances Cannabis Education Catalog To Include Nine-Week Career Training Courses

  We are working to meet workforce demand by expanding our portfolio of cannabis education to provide educated professionals in this quickly evolving industry.”  — SCSU Dean of PACE Jeanie York     (St Cloud, MN) —  May 29, 2024   — St. Cloud State University will offer new online career training courses this summer in cannabis education. SCSU’s Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) division is partnering with California-based cannabis

Nicolet Law Official Personal Injury Law Firm of the Minnesota Twins

  The renowned Midwest law firm hit it out of the park with this partnership. (Minneapolis, MN) — May 31, 2024  — Get ready, Minnesota Twins fans! Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers is stepping up to the plate as the official personal injury law firm of our beloved Twins. This exciting partnership brings together two Minnesotan staples, celebrating the spirit of our great state and the passion of our

EvoCharge Home Charging

  New Level 2 EV charger with flexible amperage up to a maximum of 50A provides fast home charging for all consumer electric vehicles. EvoCharge is at the forefront of EV charging innovation, and our new Home 50 charging station demonstrates our dedication to providing top-quality, user-friendly solutions,” — Tom Moser, President (Eden Prairie, MN) —  May 28, 2024 — EvoCharge® Launches New Home 50 Electric Vehicle Charging Station —

New mobile app is here for Sun Country Airlines’ customers

(MInneapolis, MN) —  May 22, 2024 — Sun Country Airlines  today launched a new mobile app to enhance the travel experience for Sun Country customers. Travelers can now book travel, check-in for flights, use their mobile boarding pass, and manage their trips within the app. The app is now available in the Apple store and Google Play store. “The new mobile app is part of a multi-year investment in enhancing

northern-grown soybeans

(Mankato, MN) —  May 15, 2024  — A recent survey conducted by Northern Soy Marketing (NSM) during its “Understanding U.S. Soy Quality Seminars” in Vietnam and Indonesia reveals that traders and nutritionists agree on key factors that determine the quality of soybeans. The survey results emphasize the importance of northern-grown soybeans and their nutritional value. The survey results indicate that while crude protein levels remain an important factor, survey respondents

Professional Women's Hockey League Announces Bauer As The First Official Jersey Partner Of The PWHL

Partnership builds on Bauer’s commitment to ‘Everything for the Girls’ (New York and Toronta)  — May 9, 2024  — The Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) announced an expanded partnership with Bauer Hockey that will see the iconic hockey equipment and apparel brand become the first Official Jersey Partner of the PWHL, beginning with the 2024-25 season. The new agreement builds on Bauer’s ‘Everything for the Girls’ campaign and commitment as an

Responders Zone 1 Strategic Merger

(Brainerd, MN) – May 1, 2024 – Formerly known as Crow Wing County First Responders Zone 2, Lakes Area Rescue has undergone significant transformation since its rebranding in 2022 following its expansion into East Gull Lake, while maintaining its service across the First Assessment District in Crow Wing County. Today, Lakes Area Rescue is excited to announce a strategic merger with Crow Wing County First Responders Zone 1 to further

Loaded Taco Joins the Bold Flavor Lineup of the CORN NUTS Brand

Available at retailers and convenience stores nationwide, the makers of the CORN NUTS® brand now offering Loaded Taco Flavor corn kernels (Austin, MN) — April 30, 2024  — The craveable crunchy corn kernels of the CORN NUTS® brand are a snacking staple for any occasion, and this spring, the brand team is adding a delectable new flavor to its already-plentiful portfolio of enticing options. Available now at grocery retailers and convenience stores nationwide,

Jostens University of Michigan

(Minneapolis, MN) — April 20, 2024  — Jostens, the nation’s leading provider of handcrafted championship jewelry, has designed four custom rings for the University of Michigan’s legendary 2023 football team. This extraordinary collection of rings was presented to players and staff members during a private on-campus ceremony.  “In the last year of the four-team playoff, the University of Michigan capped off an extraordinary undefeated season with their program’s 12th national

BAE Systems Breaks Ground

(Maple Grove, MN)–  April 23, 2024  — BAE Systems’ Combat Mission Systems (CMS) business is marking the start of construction on its new 236,000-square-foot facility in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Designed with functionality and a future-proofed blueprint, the site will provide the infrastructure required to innovate solutions that support the U.S. military and its allies around the world. “Breaking ground on the Maple Grove site is a critical milestone for our business as

Folly Coffee Announces Special Blend for NIL Collective

(Minneapolis, MN) — April 24th, 2024 — Folly Coffee, a specialty coffee company focused on small-batch coffee, and Dinkytown Athletes, the official NIL collective of Gopher Athletics, announce their collaboration on a new coffee blend: Dinkytown Gameday Blend. As a part of this new partnership, 20% of all revenue from the Dinkytown Gameday Blend goes to Dinkytown Athletes. Crafted in partnership with Dinkytown Athletes, Dinkytown Gameday Blend is approachable, full-bodied,

New Study by Ameriprise Reveals Couples Have Shared Goals for Retirement, Though Differences Remain

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  April 23, 2024  — A recent Ameriprise study found that couples are overwhelmingly happy with how they’ve timed their retirements. Beyond timing, however, there are areas where couples may not be on the same page – either because they’re avoiding key financial topics or simply haven’t gotten around to dealing with them. Couples surveyed say they trust one another with money, but admit they avoid talking

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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,

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

Gray Duck Million Dollar Incentive

Gray Duck Spirits announced today there is a path for it to give $1,000,000 annually to support Dinkytown Athletes. (St Paul, MN) — January 9, 2024 — Gray Duck Spirits announced today there is a path for it to give $1,000,000 annually to support Dinkytown Athletes. “If we can do 30% of the Minnesota market leader in vodka we will be close to our million-dollar goal. The rest of the

New Dating App Petmeet

  (Minneapolis, MN) — January 3, 2024  — Petmeet: Pets, Dates and Friends, a pioneering new dating and friendship app for pet owners, launched today on iOS and Android. Petmeet offers pet enthusiasts a unique way to bond over their shared passion while discovering romantic connections. On Petmeet: Pets, Dates & Friends, users create profiles featuring photos and stories about their beloved pets. The app’s proprietary matching algorithm then suggests

3M Self-charging Headset

  Converts outdoor and indoor light into clean, continuous energy   Potential to eliminate the need for millions of single-use batteries every year   Allows for hands-free operation and seamless communication with co-workers on the jobsite   (St Paul, MN) —  Jan. 3, 2024  — At CES 2024, 3M will debut the world’s first self-charging protective communications headset that converts outdoor and indoor light into clean electrical energy. The headset

Mr. Bubble Gummy Bear Bubble Bath

  (Eden Prairie, MN) —  Jan. 2, 2024  — What better way to bubble up the holidays and ring in the new year than with the gift that keeps on giving… bubbles! Join America’s favorite bath-time buddy, Mr. Bubble, in celebrating National Bubble Bath Day on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024 with a new, Limited-Edition Gummy Bear Bubble Bath, plus 30% off all Mr. Bubble products online from January 2-8, 2024, while supplies last.

Duluth Area Chamber Foundation

(Duluth, MN) — December 29th, 2023– There’s good news for those seeking new career opportunities in the new year, as well as for local businesses looking to hire. The Duluth Area Chamber Foundation is working to help connect potential employees with local businesses to help keep and attract workforce talent in the northland. Thanks to a new grant opportunity, those connections can also soon include financial assistance in the form of

YourCarIntoCash

  Transform your junk car into instant cash with ease.”    — – Benjamin Scharf     (Elk River, MN) —  December 28, 2023 — In an innovative move to simplify the car selling process, YourCarIntoCash announces its comprehensive services for vehicle owners looking to sell their used cars. Emphasizing ease and efficiency, YourCarIntoCash stands out as a one-stop solution for car owners, irrespective of the vehicle type. With a commitment

Electronic Servitor Publication Network Finalizes Merger with Pointward Inc., an IP Holding Company

(Minneapolis, MN) —  Dec. 28, 2023  — via IBN — Electronic Servitor Publication Network, Inc. , a digital engagement company, has finalized its merger with Pointward Inc., a Delaware intellectual property holding company, for its channel activation and customer engagement assets.  Pointward’s intellectual property includes proven models, methods, protocols, tools and technologies designed to identify audience segments and engage each segment with customized content to create relevant, one-to-one digital relationship

Huxley Backpacker Blend Coffee Brew Bags

Huxley’s signature Backpacker Blend Coffee New specialty beverage brand blends coffee, adventure, and eco-conscious living for outdoor enthusiasts (Minneapolis, MN) —  December 18, 2023  — Born from a team of dreamers and adventurers, Huxley, an innovative new brand dedicated to creating high-quality, eco-friendly beverages that cater specifically to the lifestyle of the outdoor community, today announced its official launch with the release of its flagship Backpacker Blend Coffee. Designed to

Lerner Publishing Acquires Gecko Press

(Minneapolis, MN) — Dec. 18, 2023 — Lerner Publishing Group announced today the acquisition of Gecko Press, an award-winning, internationally-focused publisher based in Wellington, New Zealand. Gecko Press specializes in distinct and well-reviewed picture books, board books and chapter books for children. With hand-picked titles by some of the best writers and illustrators in the world, Gecko Press publishes books of good heart and strong character, excellent in story, illustration,

Ryan Dodge Tavern Grill

(Twin Cities, MN) — December 18th, 2023 — For many, one of the biggest highlights each holiday season is the signature dish we know that special friend or family member will bring to the table. It isn’t just about the food, either. For many, cooking is an expression of love — which is why holiday recipes hold such a special place in so many families. For one Twin Cities chef,