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

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

Ribbon Cutting Marks Start of Gateway Fiber Internet Construction in Blaine and Coon Rapids, MN, Announces Metro North Growth Plan

(BLaine, MN) —  Sept. 18, 2023  — Gateway Fiber, a leading provider of high-speed 100% fiber optic internet service, officially launched the construction phase of their future-proof network in Blaine and Coon Rapids with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Metro North Chamber of Commerce. The event, attended by community leaders, partners, and interested residents, heralded a new era of connectivity for the region that will later reach other cities, including Andover, Champlin, Mounds View, and Shoreview, starting

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

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

Sesame Street Book about Autism

  (Minneapolis, Mn) —  Sept. 07, 2023  — This September, Lerner Publications™, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group™, presents My Friend Julia: A Sesame Street® Book about Autism by Netflix consultant and award-winning international speaker Jennifer Cook. This colorful and compassionate title introduces an autistic girl named Julia and shows how all children — autistic and neurotypical alike — are amazing in their own ways. Meet Julia! Julia loves art,

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing

  American Institute of Nondestructive Testing Expands Training Facility, Solidifying its Role as the Premier Destination for Comprehensive NDT Education Removing the burden of accommodation expenses means our clients can more easily provide their employees with training that will make them better able to provide critical inspection services.” — Donald Booth (Brainerd, MN) —  September 7, 2023 — The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT), a leading provider of nondestructive

UniFirst Celebrates Grand Opening of Its Minneapolis Uniform Service and Processing Facility

New facility poised to deliver customer service excellence and product quality (Minneapolis, MN) —  Sept. 5, 2023  — UniFirst Corporation, a North American leader in providing customized business uniform programs, facility service products, and first aid and safety services, is excited to announce the grand opening of its state-of-the-art uniform service and processing facility in Eagan, Minn. This 60,000-square-foot facility is designed to deliver exceptional customer service, top-notch product quality, and

Treasure Island Instant Millionaire

Instant Millionaire promotion gives casino visitors the opportunity to win big (Welch, MN) —  Aug. 29, 2023  — Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Minnesota’s premier destination for fun and entertainment, announced today the start of their Instant Millionaire promotion. Between now and November 24, from 10am to 8pm daily, casino visitors will be given the chance to win several prizes, including free slot play, Pepsi products, concert tickets, hotel stays, new vehicles, and cash prizes. Many will win cash every day and

Delta Minnesota SAF Hub

Growing SAF Hub seeking new members to accelerate progress MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A first-of-its-kind coalition is launching in Minnesota to scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with the urgency commercial aviation needs to reach net zero by 2050. Through the GREATER MSP Partnership, Bank of America, Delta Air Lines, Ecolab and Xcel Energy have established the Minnesota SAF Hub – the first large-scale SAF Hub in the

Kindred Tales Grandparents' Day

  Kindred Tales honors Grandparents Day by preserving family stories and intergenerational connections through heartfelt narratives. Kindred Tales is a great way to preserve the stories of both our parents and grandparents… What better way to celebrate Grandparents Day or any other holiday than by sharing their stories?” — Nick – Founder (St Paul, MN) —  August 23, 2023 — Kindred Tales, a service that helps people capture and preserve

Finnovation Social Entrepreneurship Program

  The program continues to draw diverse applicants who run early-stage, impact-driven businesses aimed to address a range of cultural, social, and environmental issues. (Minneapolis, MN) — Aug. 21, 2023 – FINNOVATION Institute, the non-profit arm of FINNOVATION Lab, announces the selection of nine local, impact-driven entrepreneurs to join the sixth cohort of its immersive FINNOVATION Fellowship Program, which aims to support and empower entrepreneurs who have bold ideas for

Arvig Border to Border Grant Wright County

  (Perham, MN) — Aug. 16, 2023  — Arvig has been awarded a $879,747 grant from the State of Minnesota’s Border to Border Broadband program to invest in a fiber-to-the-premises project that will expand high-speed internet access in rural Wright County. The last-mile fiber network brings service to 256 unserved and underserved structures throughout parts of rural Wright County. The network will provide residents with internet speeds from 100Mbps (20

Simply Paws CatCon 2023

  This ramp is a game-changer for cats with mobility issues, allowing them to regain their independence and maintain their litter box routine with comfort and ease”  — Patti Weber, Founder     (Minneapolis, MN) — August 2, 2023 — Simply Paws Design, the visionary company behind the innovative Purrfectly Clean Paws® 3 in 1 Anti-Tracking, Scratcher, Cat Litter Box Ramp System, is thrilled to announce its participation at CatCon

MY SALON Suite of Minnesota

    MY SALON Suite, a leading salon suite franchise, is excited to announce the opening of its new standalone locations in Apple Valley and Chanhassen, Minnesota. (Apple Valley, MN) — August 2, 2023 — MY SALON Suite, a leading salon suite franchise, is excited to announce the opening of its new standalone locations in Apple Valley and Chanhassen, Minnesota. These new locations mark a significant milestone for the brand

Arvig Network Milestone

  (Perham, MN) — Aug. 09, 2023 — Arvig has been awarded a $182,576 grant from the State of Minnesota’s Border to Border Broadband program to expand its fiber network to 240 unserved structures in Sherburne County Construction on the last-mile fiber network will take place near the Travelers Country Club on the Mississippi River, southeast of Clearwater, Minn. When complete, the network will provide residents with internet speeds from

White Earth Nation Cannabis

  (Mahnomen, MN) —  Aug. 09, 2023  — Waabigwan Mashkiki, a Native American cannabis manufacturing plant in Mahnomen opened early August, and has become one of the first dispensaries to legally sell Adult-Use marijuana in Minnesota. Adult-Use cannabis sales are open to anyone 21 years of age or older. The dispensary is located in Mahnomen near Shooting Star Casino. For more information about location, a menu of products and hours

High Bar Brands Dieter's Accessories

  (Owatanna, MN) —  Aug. 08, 2023  — High Bar Brands, a leading provider of commercial vehicle solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Dieter’s Accessories, a renowned manufacturer of heavy-duty truck parts and stainless steel accessories. “We are excited to welcome Dieter’s Accessories into our family of brands,” said Christopher ‘CT’ Thorpe, President & CEO of High Bar Brands. “Dieter’s reputation for 40 years of exceptional quality aligns

VIP Drink Rail Sightline Commercial Solutions

  (Minneapolis, MN) — Aug. 03, 2023 — The latest product innovation from Sightline Commercial Solutions calls for a toast! Delivering on its continuous quest to elevate the fan experience for spectators and patrons across all types of venues, the fabricator and global supplier of architectural railing, metal, glazing and portable platform systems has launched a new cost-effective VIP Drink Rail system offering sleek, stylish support for hands-free viewing. Providing

Minnesota's Cannabis Legalization Ignites Unprecedented Demand for Cannabis Seeds

The recent announcement is driving a surge in demand for low-potency cannabis products & businesses like Simply Crafted. (Minneapolis, MN) —  August 1, 2023 — The state of Minnesota is set to legalize cannabis for the first time in its history on August 1, 2023. Even though the legal dispensaries are not scheduled to open until the end of 2024 or the start of 2025, the anticipation for legalized cannabis

Faribault Mill Major League Baseball

(Faribault, MN) — Aug. 2, 2023  — Faribault Mill, the esteemed American heritage brand renowned for its handcrafted wool and cotton throw blankets, bed blankets and accessories, has teamed up with WinCraft, a Winona-based leader in licensed sports hardgoods and non-apparel products and part of Fanatics Commerce, to launch an exclusive collection of Major League Baseball wool throw blankets. With official licensing from all 30 MLB teams, these Made in

Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. Announces the Addition of Charisse Y. Sparks, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

(Minneapolis, MN) — MINNEAPOLIS, July 31, 2023  — Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (Inspire), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative, minimally invasive solutions for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), today announced the addition of Charisse Y. Sparks, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer, effective July 27, 2023. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sparks will be a member of Inspire’s executive leadership team and will lead

Minnesota Independent Farmers and Food Producers

  Farmshare, an online marketplace connecting farmers, fishers, ranchers, and food producers with consumers is looking for food producers to join its platform. (Minneapolis, MN) — July 27, 2023 — Farmshare, an online marketplace connecting farmers, fishers, ranchers, and independent food producers with consumers, is excited to announce its participation in the prestigious Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator in Minneapolis, MN. As part of this program, Farmshare will be based

SPS Commerce to Acquire TIE Kinetix

(Minneapolis, MN) —  July 26, 2023 — SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPSC), a leader in retail cloud services, today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire TIE Kinetix, a leading provider of supply chain digitalization including EDI and e-invoicing in Europe.   The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of the shareholders of TIE Kinetix N.V. “We are looking forward to welcoming TIE Kinetix employees

Forge North launches MSP Startup Guide, An Online Tool for Entrepreneurs

  (Minneapolis – St Paul, MN) —  Forge North announced the launch of the MSP Startup Guide, a community-created database that helps entrepreneurs find the right support and services to grow their startups. The MSP Startup Guide provides curated connections to the region’s leading investors, support organizations, mentors, accelerators, capital opportunities, spaces, regulatory agencies, community connections and more. The intent is to speed founders’ startup journeys from ideation to growth

HMN Financial, Inc. Announces Dividend

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HMN Financial, Inc. (HMN or the Company) (Nasdaq:HMNF) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share of common stock, payable on September 7, 2023 to stockholders of record at the close of business on August 16, 2023. The declaration and amount of any future cash dividends remains subject to the sole discretion of the

Jostens Goes ALL IN for The 2023 WSOP Championship Bracelet -  Dripping in Diamonds

(Las Vegas, NV) — July 18, 2023  — The 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion was presented with a custom championship bracelet from Jostens mid-afternoon Monday, July 17th at the Main Event Final Table in Las Vegas.  Daniel Weinman took home $12,100,000 along with the one-of-a-kind 2023 WSOP world champion bracelet handcrafted by Jostens, the leading custom jewelry designer and producer for professional, college, and high school

Minnesota Hospice Grand Re-opening of Lakeville Offices

  Minnesota Hospice is a beacon of support and compassion in our community. Our calling is to help create moments of joy and alleviate fears for our patients & their loved ones in their time of need.”   — Ken Haglind, CEO and Co-Founder   (Lakeville, MN) — July 18, 2023 — Minnesota Hospice, a 5-star rated hospice by Medicare in the Twin Cities, proudly announces the grand re-opening of their

Northern Nest Services

  We strive to be our client’s eyes and ears while they’re away. If we see something that needs attention, we take care of it so they don’t have to spend any of their time away from home worrying” — Laura Schuh, co-owner of Northern Nest Services Chanhassen, MN) —  USA, July 11, 2023 — Northern Nest Services, an accredited member of the National Home Watch Association, is proud to

Hawkins, Inc. Expands Water Treatment Footprint with Acquisition of EcoTech Enterprises, Inc.

(Roseville, MN) —  July 14, 2023  — Hawkins, Inc., a leading specialty chemical and ingredients company, has added its 40th Water Treatment location by completing the acquisition of EcoTech Enterprises, Inc. (“EcoTech”). EcoTech manufactures, blends, packages and distributes water treatment chemicals for its customers throughout Arkansas and surrounding states. “As we continue to execute on our strategy to grow our water treatment business, we believe this tuck-in acquisition will allow

Be The Match BioTherapies® Marks Cord Blood Awareness Month with the Announcement of the Cord Blood Bank Alliance

(Minneapolis, MN) — July 10, 2023  — In anticipation of Cord Blood Awareness Month this July, Be The Match BioTherapies®, an organization offering solutions for companies developing and commercializing cell and gene therapies, today announced the formation of the Be The Match BioTherapies Cord Blood Bank Alliance (CBBA). The CBBA, will build awareness about the benefits of cord blood as an allogeneic cell source in cell therapy while expanding and

Operation Style 21-year Army Vet D. Jones

  (Minneapolis, MN) –July 4, 2023 — D. Jones Collections, a new and innovative athleisure fashion brand, is thrilled to announce its formal launch to the public. With a focus on combining comfort, style, and high-quality craftsmanship, D. Jones Collections aims to provide fashion-forward individuals with an elevated wardrobe for their everyday life. Under the leadership of founder and owner, D. Jones, the brand has curated a range of meticulously

Greater MSP

  Minneapolis, MN / St. Paul, MN)  —  June 28, 2023 — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with leaders of the region’s semiconductor industry today to discuss opportunities to grow the semiconductor industry in Minnesota. Joining Secretary Raimondo at Normandale Community College in Bloomington was Senator Amy Klobuchar, Bloomington Mayor Tim Busse, University of Minnesota Interim President Jeff Ettinger, and GREATER MSP President and CEO Peter Frosch, along

Starkey Special Olympics World Games

(Eden Prairie, MN) — June 21, 2023  — Starkey is thrilled to once again serve as the exclusive global supplier of hearing instruments for the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® Healthy Hearing program at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023. As the world’s largest inclusive sports event featuring 7,000 athletes from 190 delegations, the World Games began on June 17 in Berlin, Germany, and will run through June 25. Starkey’s participation

Pedal Pub St. Paul Saints

Tours are back in the Capital City just in time for baseball season (St. Paul, MN) —  June 21, 2023  — The Twin Cities’ most exciting activity is back in St. Paul after a seven-year hiatus. The Original Pedal Pub is partnering with the St. Paul Saints as they launch tours on their 16-seat bikes in downtown and Lowertown. Those looking for an elevated experience can take a tour that drops off at CHS Field

CLA Intern program

(Minneapolis, MN) — June 21, 2023  — This week, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP), the eighth largest accounting firm in the United States, launched its innovative and ground-breaking high school internship program by welcoming 60 students to 15 of its offices across the country. This first-of-its-kind program is designed to not only provide the students with a glimpse into the world of accounting and professional services but guide CLA in ways to

Great River Energy Pollinator-Friendly

Plantings and restoration will occur throughout Minnesota over the next five years. (Maple Grove, MN) —  June 20, 2023 — Great River Energy, a not-for-profit wholesale electric cooperative serving 27 member-owner distribution cooperatives, announced today a commitment to plant and restore an additional 300 acres of pollinator habitat across current and future eligible sites. The pledge, dubbed Pollinator Strong, is already underway and strengthens the cooperative’s commitment to environmental sustainability by creating

Opportunity Partners Celebrates Milestone Year

  We help give people with disabilities a voice and support them in all areas of their life.” — Bill Schultz, CEO of Operations & Strategy (Minnetonka, MN) — June 8, 2023 — Celebrating 70 years, nonprofit organization Opportunity Partners (OP) serves 1,200 people with disabilities throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul area in employment, enrichment and residential services that help people earn income, live as independently as possible and participate as

Greater Mankato Employment

(Mankato, MN) —  May 31, 2023 – According to recently published data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Greater Mankato has set all-time high employment and payroll records for the months of March and April. In addition to setting local records, the region led the state in both categories for year-over-year growth. Data coming from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program, which was released today, shows that Greater Mankato set a record

Remote Health Monitoring BoundaryCare

  Caregivers are concerned about wandering & falls, and existing solutions were poorly designed & primitive. BoundaryCare changes that, providing peace of mind by sharing clear and actionable data.”   — Scott Carpenter, BoundaryCare co-founder     (Minneapolis, MN) — June 1, 2023 — What started as a personal need for a wife and mother diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease has now developed into BoundaryCare, an innovative way to foster aging-in-place

The Commons, an Uncommon Workplace Makes the Move to Deephaven, MN

(Bloomington, MN) —  May 16, 2023  — The Commons Workplace, A local women-owned business, has announced their move from Excelsior, MN to Deephaven, MN with the help of Laura Hotvet, a commercial broker with Christianson & Company Commercial Real Estate. After ten years in downtown Excelsior, the building that housed The Commons was sold to new ownership, and a move was inevitable. The move to a larger space in Deephaven

Phoenix Public Transit Department New Flyer

(St Cloud, MN) — May 25, 2023– New Flyer of America Inc., a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that its subsidiary New Flyer Industries  has received new firm orders for six zero-emission fuel cell-electric and 20 low-emission hybrid-electric transit buses from the Phoenix Public Transit Department (“PTD”). The two five-year contracts include options to purchase up to 160 fuel

Starkey’s SoundGear Named the Official Hearing Protection Partner of Toyota Racing Development

  (Eden Prairie, MN) — May 24, 2023 — Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Starkey are pleased to announce a new official partnership. Starkey’s SoundGear has been named the Official Hearing Protection Partner of TRD and the Toyota Performance Center (TPC). “Starkey is proud to partner with TRD to provide custom hearing protection to their staff, drivers, and team members,” said Brandon Sawalich, president and CEO of Starkey. “Long-term exposure

Greater MSP

  (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) — May 25, 2023 — With the signing of the Jobs, Economic Development, Labor, and Industry Finance Bill (HF3028/SF3035), Minnesota is ready to step up its economic competitiveness. The following are statements by Peter Frosch, President and Chief Executive Officer of the GREATER MSP Partnership: “The Jobs and Economic Development legislation signed by the Governor includes bold investments that enable Minnesota to compete for nearly $2

Cargill Regenerative Agriculture Europe

(Wayzata, MN) —  May 23, 2023 — Cargill is leveraging its unique position in the supply chain to pioneer its award-winning regenerative agriculture program in Europe, which will see farmers in Germany, Poland, Romania, and France financially compensated to adopt climate-friendly farming practices. Building on two years of success in North America, Cargill RegenConnectTM will also expand from 15 to 24 states, introducing the program in nine new states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. It will also provide U.S. farmers with

Sun Country Airlines

  (Minneapolis, MN) — May 23, 2023  — Sun Country Airlines is extending its selling schedule through April 2024, allowing customers to book travel over the 2023 holiday season and for winter and spring break travel in 2024. Sun Country is also adding a new Caribbean destination for Minneapolis-St. Paul travelers and expanding service out of Milwaukee, WI. Flights from MSP to St. Maarten resume Starting this winter, Sun Country

World Play League

  Community-owned game publishing platform attracts strategic investment to fuel growth (Minneapolis, MN) — May 18, 2023 — World Play League (WPL) Inc., a community owned game publishing platform, has announced the successful completion of its pre-seed funding round, with backing from Genesis Vault Capital. WPL offers a groundbreaking product that revolutionizes the way gamers and gaming studios interact in the Web3 space. For gamers, WPL provides an unprecedented level

Doens Family of Companies Launches Red Oak Commodities

  New company combines US and European teams into single entity (Wayzata, MN) —  May 18, 2023 — The Doens Family of Companies, a 130-year-old conglomerate of agricultural goods and services companies, announced today the formation of Red Oak Commodities (“Red Oak”). Red Oak restructures the group’s existing US and European commercial operations into a single entity focused on providing high integrity ingredients to the organic and specialty food space.

Truterra carbon program

Truterra’s carbon program grew by more than 27% for both metric tons of carbon sequestered and payment to growers vs. 2021 (Arden Hills, MN) —  May 17, 2023  — Truterra, LLC, a leading agricultural sustainability business that offers consultation, tools and solutions for the ag and food value chain, today announced the results of its carbon program for 2022, which paid more than $5.1 million to farmers for approximately 262,000 metric