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EvoCharge 40 Amp Charging Stations

    This gives our customers across North America additional choices for charging their vehicles and future-proofs their charging stations as EV battery capacities increase.”   — Manish Virmani, vice president of sales and marketing for EvoCharge     (Minneapolis, MN) –November 15, 2022 — EvoCharge®, an industry leader in Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and cable management solutions, today announced it has launched its line of 40A charging stations. Available

MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce

(Blaine, MN) — November, 25th, 2022 —  The MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the grand opening of their Free Little Leadership Library. Modeled after the neighborhood Little Free Library, the chamber’s focus is to have a variety of leadership and business-related books, which will be available for anyone to stop by and take. The idea for a leadership library came out of a discussion at the launch of

rSchoolToday and Meta Work Together on Social Media Safety

  (Minneapolis, MN) — November 18, 2022  — rSchoolToday, makers of the most-adopted software platform and mobile app for high school activities, are now collaborating with Meta to share social media safety tools with teens and their families. The campaign connects Meta’s resource library to local communities nationwide through the Company’s network of partner high schools who use rSchoolToday software to manage, coordinate, and market their extracurricular activities. Resources include

High Bar Brands Minimizer Floor Mats,

  (Owatonna, MN) — Nov. 17, 2022  — Due to consumer feedback, High Bar Brands is expanding its Minimizer line of custom molded floor mats by offering a mat for the sleeper area of the cab. “The original request for this product came from our customers and gathered steam on social media,” HBB Product Development Director Chandler Nault said. “It’s a great example of what a critical role our customers

Joshin Launches Enterprise Solution, Enabling Employers to Offer Disability Support as a Benefit

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  Nov. 17, 2022 — Joshin, a digital support platform for disability and neurodivergence in the workplace, has rolled out a comprehensive employee benefits program to support companies, employees, and their families with virtual coaching, on-demand training and personalized navigation support. The offering meets a critical need among companies developing initiatives to hire neurodivergent talent and looking to incorporate disability and neurodivergent support systems for the entire

LYNX Innovation Neon Carrot

  (Bloomington, MN) —   Nov. 14, 2022  — LYNX Innovation Inc. has acquired Neon Carrot. As established creative experts, Neon Carrot creates immersive and engaging retail experiences backed by robust shopper insights and strategy. With over 25 years of design experience, their unique team of strategists and designers are enthusiastic about solving human centered challenges and making a positive impact on brands around the world.  “We are extremely excited to

Sun Country Airlines Destinations

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  Nov. 15, 2022  — Sun Country Airlines today announced 15 new nonstop routes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) beginning in summer 2023. Twelve new destinations are featured as the airline continues to expand its network. Sun Country has also extended its booking schedule so customers can now book travel through Labor Day 2023. Sun Country’s summer schedule will connect travelers to Colorado Springs’ mountains, the

Pioneer Bank

(Mankato, MN) — November 9, 2022 —Marvin Kimm, President at Pioneer Bank Mapleton, and Dean Olsen, President at Pioneer Bank St. James, were recognized with special designations to honor their careers with Pioneer Bank. With their promotions, they will both continue with the bank in the role of Senior Ag Banker, President Emeritus. Kimm began working with the bank in 1986 and has been instrumental in developing the residential mortgage

Eric Ingvaldson

  Acquisition Expected to Triple Annual Revenue Strong Fit with Pineapple’s Customer-centric Model (Minnetonka, MN) — Nov. 10, 2022  — Pineapple Energy Inc., a leading provider of sustainable solar energy and back-up power to households and small businesses, today announced the acquisition of SUNation Energy, a New York-based installer of solar and battery energy storage systems for residential and small commercial customers. The transaction closed on November 9, 2022. SUNation

Fraser Expands Autism Services

  We understand how important early intervention is for children with autism. That’s why we’re expanding outside the Twin Cities Metro, so more children get the help they need, when they need it.”    — Rachel Gardner, Director of Fraser Autism Center of Excellence     (St Cloud, MN) — November 8, 2022 — One in thirty-six 8-year-old children in Minnesota is now diagnosed with autism, according to the CDC.

Cooperative Ventures Sabanto

(St Paul, MN and Bloomington, Ill.)  — Nov. 4, 2022  — Cooperative Ventures, a venture capital fund formed by North America’s leading agricultural cooperatives, today announced its first investment in Sabanto, a hardware and software company on the forefront of developing autonomous capabilities in tractors. Sabanto, founded in 2018, is deploying fully-autonomous machinery performing row crop field operations throughout the U.S. “We’re very enthusiastic about the strategic benefits presented by the

Parsec Lab's Free Discovery Tool

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  Nov. 07, 2022 — Originally designed for massive enterprises but now accessible to everybody as of Oct. 19, 2022, is Parsec Lab’s Free Discovery Tool. The tool is the first tier of products for the innovative new company. The Free Discovery Tool can scan tens of thousands of files per second and build a detailed report on the total number of files, total number of directories,

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

Post-it® App for Microsoft Teams

(Minnesota) — Nov 2nd, 2022 — The shift to hybrid work just became easier. Thanks to a recent co-innovation between 3M and Microsoft, the new Post-it® App for Microsoft Teams allows users to generate and organize ideas with the power of a digital whiteboard tool. With many great ideas starting as thoughts written on a Post-it® Note, the Post-it® App for Teams takes it one-step further, bridging the gap between

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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,

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

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

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.

Miromatrix

  (Eden Prairie, MN) — Sept. 20, 2022  — Miromatrix Medical Inc.  a life sciences company pioneering a novel technology for bioengineering fully transplantable organs to help save and improve patients’ lives, announced CEO Jeff Ross will present at the Bioregate European Regenerative Medicine Forum. The conference, held this year on September 21-23 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, is dedicated to the 4R Medicine, Repair, Replacement, Regeneration, and Reprogramming. Mr. Ross will

Social Indoor Creates Digital Billboard Franchise Opportunity

I am beyond excited about this new venture. There’s nothing out there like it and the digital industry only shows signs of expanding. ”   — Tony Jacobson, CEO of Social Indoor (Minneapolis, MN) —  September 20, 2022  — Social Indoor, the largest indoor advertising provider in the country, announces the acquisition of Nashville’s Graffiti Indoor Advertising, one of the nation’s longest-running indoor print advertising companies, by its franchise partner in

Global Experts Gather in Minneapolis for 2022 OATI Energy Conference

  This conference is all about forging solutions to current and future energy challengers, and we can’t wait to begin the collaboration that it will take to do so.”  — Jerry Dempsey   (Mineapolis, MN) —  September 20, 2022  — Global energy experts convene today through September 22 to discuss the Smarter Future of Energy at the Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) Energy Conference at Mall of America. The

Christianson & Company Commercial Real Estate

      (Minneapolis, MN) —  September 22, 2022  — CORFAC is pleased to announce Christianson & Company Commercial Real Estate Services/CORFAC International in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the newest affiliate to join our growing global network. Christianson & Company is the fifth new firm to join CORFAC this year, building on last year’s momentum of adding six firms to the network. Christianson & Company Principal/President/Owner/Broker Lisa Christianson founded the full-service

Panacea Named Start-Up of the Year Finalist in Stevie Awards For Women in Business

  We are in a dire time in human and animal health, as such, we are always happy to be seen as the pioneer in delivering the answers that matter most for our collective future.”   — Alicia Kali, Founder, CEO, CSO   (Woodbury, MN) — September 23, 2022  — Panacea was named a Finalist in the Startup of the Year category in the 19th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in

Everlight Solar Grand Opening

Join Everlight Solar for their Grand Opening in Brooklyn Park, MN on September 23rd, 2022, at noon! Everlight Solar is excited to invite the chamber and community to their ribbon-cutting ceremony. (Brooklyn Park, MN) — Sept. 16, 2022  — Everlight Solar is thrilled to invite customers and the community to their grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday, September 23rd at 12pm. As proud members of the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce, Everlight

Image Sensing Systems

  (Minneapolis, MN) — Sept. 14, 2022  — Image Sensing Systems. Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Autoscope Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: AATC), announced today that it has partnered with Butterfly Junction Technologies. This partnership will elevate Image Sensing Systems (ISS) above-ground RTMS radar technology for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) market. Butterfly Junction Technologies has an industry-changing traffic management software suite called BumbleDrive that provides the transportation industry with a modern,

SAATI Acquisition of IKONICS

(Duluth, MN) — Aug. 15, 2022 — SAATI to acquire IKONICS businesses, reflects another step in SAATI’s growth strategy as pre-press global supplier for the screen printing market. SAATI announced that SAATI ADVANCED CHEMICALS, LLC, a newly formed South Carolina limited liability company fully owned by SAATI’s USA subsidiary, SAATI Americas Corp., has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of IKONICS Corporation held in

Secure Tech

  (Roseville, MN) —  Sept. 09, 2022  — SecureTech Innovations, Inc. announced the release of a new, updated product website for Top Kontrol (www.topkontrol.com). A significant component of the upgraded Top Kontrol website allows qualified automotive technicians to take a free online video course to become a Certified Top Kontrol Technician, all in under 15-minutes. Other noteworthy upgrades include the automation of enrolling new Top Kontrol Dealers while adding a

Bolin Zwieg

(Minneapolis, MN) –Sept. 07, 2022  — One of the oldest, independent agencies in the Midwest has new ownership and a new name. Justin Zwieg (Zz-wig), Bolin’s Chief Creative Officer, has acquired the seven-decade-old creative services agency from former CEO and President, Todd Bolin, who ran the business for the past 32 years. The long-standing agency was founded in 1950 by Todd’s father, Michael Bolin, Sr. Zwieg began working at Bolin

Sharplink Gaming

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SharpLink Gaming Ltd. (Nasdaq: SBET) (“SharpLink” or the “Company”), a pioneer of targeted, data-driven user engagement and conversion solutions for the U.S. sports betting and iGaming industries, today announced that it has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger pursuant to which it will acquire 100% of SportsHub Games Network, Inc. (“SportsHub”), an industry leading fantasy and sports game provider, in an

Spark TS

Our new name represents the value we bring to railroad & contractor clients. It also reinforces Spark TS’s dedication to being a one-stop strategic partner for the railroad & transportation industries” — Katie Inouye, CEO and founder of Spark TS™ (St Paul, MN)  September 8, 2022 — Spark Training Solutions, a software safety, compliance and drug & alcohol testing company, announced a name change to Spark TS™ to better reflect

Blue Gill

(Goodridge, Mn) — Sept. 6, 2022  — “I wanted to create a more convenient way to remove the scales from multiple blue gills or other small fish,” said an inventor, from Goodridge, Minn., “so I invented the BLUE GILL BOOK. My design would eliminate the risk of being jabbed with a knife when cleaning fish and they can be scaled as fast as you wash them.” The patent-pending invention provides

Bell Lumber & Pole

The acquisition of the assets of The Oeser Company, located in Bellingham, WA, expands Bell Lumber & Pole’s service to utilities in the Pacific Northwest. (New Brighton, MN) —  Sept. 6, 2022 — Bell Lumber & Pole Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets of The Oeser Company, a utility pole manufacturer and supplier located in Bellingham, WA, founded in 1929. The transaction enables Bell to further establish

Truterra Sustainable Farming

Cooperative leveraging sustainability and agronomic expertise with program that provides a warranty to farmers transitioning to regenerative agriculture practices (Arden Hills, MN) — Aug. 30, 2022  — Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives, is encouraging more farmers to adopt regenerative farming practices by working to remove one of the biggest barriers – fear of lost profitability and productivity of their acres. This effort is made possible because

Unclaimed Property Auction

Department of Commerce to auction more than 700 unclaimed property items, including jewelry, gems, and collectible coins with a two week online auction beginning September 1st.   (Minnesota) — August 30th, 2022 — The Minnesota Department of Commerce will auction more than 700 items left unclaimed from bank safe-deposit boxes, including jewelry, gems, precious metals and 19th and early 20th century coins, in a two-week online auction beginning Sept. 1.

Drought Relief

(Minnesota) — August 27th, 2022 — Checks to Minnesota livestock farmers and specialty crop producers who applied for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) 2021 Agricultural Drought Relief Program (ADRoP) will begin to be mailed. A total of 2,922 out of 3,000 received applications were approved, totaling $18.9 million in eligible requests. The total request was more than double the $8.1 million appropriated by the Legislature for ADRoP this spring.

Vomela Companies Adds Visual Impact

(St Paul, MN) — Aug. 16, 2022 — Celebrating 75 years, The Vomela Companies today announced that it has acquired Visual Impact LLC, located in Blaine, MN. “As a full-service provider in Out of Home Advertising, Retail, Hospitality and Events” said Vomela President and CEO Mark Auth. “Visual Impact capabilities align well with Vomela’s current offerings and strengthen our ability to deliver branded experiences to a growing portfolio of clients.” The