Doing Good

Steven E Eckert Prestigious Distinguished Service Award

Retired Director of Clinical Research & Development for ClearChoice Management Services, LLC Receives Highest Tribute For Decades of Contributions to Implant Dentistry (Greenwood Village, Co) — March 21, 2023  — For more than 40 years, Steven E. Eckert, DDS, MS has been one of the most prominent names in implant dentistry, winning several awards throughout his career and serving as a mentor and coach for many prosthodontists in the ClearChoice Dental

St. Croix Hospice 2023 Women in Business Award

(Oakdale, MN) — March 22, 2023  — St. Croix Hospice’s Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) Mandy Cogswell, RN, CHPN, has been recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of the honorees for their 2023 Women in Business Award. Announced annually, this award recognizes industry-leading executives, entrepreneurs and business owners for their professional successes and community involvement. “Since the opening of St. Croix Hospice in 2009, Mandy Cogswell has played an integral role in the

3M St Paul Monument

(St Paul, MN) — March 13th, 2023 — The Ethisphere Institute has recognized 3M for ethics and integrity in business conduct and compliance for the 10th straight year. 3M is one of only nine industrial companies worldwide to be honored this year. “At 3M, we are committed to doing things with unwavering integrity,” said Michael Duran, 3M senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer. “It is our commitment

St. Croix Hospice's Voyage Vigil Program Receives Award from Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association

(Oakdale, MN) — March 13, 2023 — The Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association (MHPCA) has awarded their 2023 Heart of Hospice Program Award to St. Croix Hospice’s Voyage Vigil Program. One of six specialty care programs at St. Croix Hospice, the Voyage Vigil Program provides extra caregiver support during the final days of a patient’s hospice journey. The 2023 Heart of Hospice Program Award recognizes the Voyage Vigil Program for the

St. Croix Hospice Outstanding Marketing Campaign

(Oakdale, MN) —  March 20, 2023  — St. Croix Hospice has received recognition in the Hospice & Palliative Care Multimedia Campaign category of the 2023 Aspect Marketing & Advertising Awards from Aging Media Network, a leading senior services industry news publisher. Recognized by Aging Media’s Aspect Awards for the second consecutive year, St. Croix Hospice remains an industry leader in hospice marketing and communications. In 2022, the team was recognized for their

Dojo Five Best in Show

  We’re passionate about revolutionizing the embedded industry–the tools, techniques, culture and technology to deliver world-class products. We’re grateful the judges have recognized our efforts.” — Joe Schneider, Founder & CEO of Dojo Five (St Paul, MN) — March 14, 2023 — Dojo Five was awarded “Best in Show” yesterday in the “Development Tools” category at this year’s Embedded World International conference in Nuremberg, Germany. The annual Embedded Award honors

Topline Financial Credit Union Members and Employees Donate Bedding Items

(Maple Grove, MN) — March 15, 2023 — TopLine Financial Credit Union’s third annual Bedding Drive held during the month of February benefited three local non-profits, Avenues for Youth, MORE Community Services and YMCA of the North Youth and Family Services. TopLine members and employees generously donated bedding items of pillows, sheet sets, comforters and blankets to help bring comfort to those in need in our local communities. Employees were

State Record Northern Pike

(Mille Lacs, MN) — March 13, 2023 — An angler caught and released a 46 1/4 inch northern pike on Mille Lacs Lake that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources certified as a tie with the current catch-and-release state record. Brad Lila caught and released the fish Jan. 22. “I set the hook as the line was quickly peeling out,” Lila said. “Immediately, I knew it was a very large

Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice, Athletic Trainer Highlighted in National Publication

Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, Andrea Allyn, M.B.A., L.A.T., make lists in Becker’s Spine Review (Alexandria, MN) — March 2023 – Heartland Orthopedic Specialists and its clinic and sportsmedicine director, Andrea Allyn, M.B.A., L.A.T., were recently recognized in the national industrypublication Becker’s Spine Review. Listed in two compilations of leaders in orthopedics, theregionally preferred practice was noted for its exemplary joint replacement service and Allyn’sleadership in sports medicine. Patients in need of

Air National Guard Flight Distinguished Flying Cross Medal

By Capt. Andrea Kostiuk (St Paul, MN) — March 8th, 2023 — Maj. Katie Lunning made history as the first Air National Guard Flight Nurse to be presented the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal, in front of family, friends, and members of the 133 Airlift Wing in St. Paul, Minnesota, Jan 7. She was awarded the DFC for her actions as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) nurse in support

Alomere Health Top 20 Rural & Community Hospitals

(Alexandria, MN) — March 6th, 2023 — Alomere Health is the first Minnesota hospital to ever garner this honor in the Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital category! Previously, Alomere Health has been named a Top 100 hospital four of the past six years. Top performers are recognized as excelling in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, and operating at a lower cost than their peers.

MSP Airport ASQ Award 2022

(Minneapolis-St Paul, MN) — February 7th, 2023 – Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has been named theBest Airport in North America for the second straight year through the Airports CouncilInternational (ACI) global Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program. It’s the sixth time MSP hasreceived the title in the past seven years. MSP earned the ASQ Award for Best Airport in North America for the 25-40 million passengercategory for 2022, after receiving

EDRM is Awarded JD Supra's Readers’ Choice Award for #1 Firm in eDiscovery

  It has been a pleasure to see EDRM thriving on JD Supra and to track such interesting engagement with your podcasts, webinars, and written thought leadership.”   — Aviva Cuyler, Co-Founder and CEO at JD Supra     (Minneapolis, MN) —  March 6, 2023  — Setting the global standards for e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is pleased to announce that it has been named the #1 Firm in

America Outdoors Baratunde Thurston

(Saint Paul, MN) — February 13, 2023  – The Richard King Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Twin Cities PBS (TPT) to support production of season two of “America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston.” The grant will support production of six new primetime PBS episodes and related educational resources.  The Foundation was created in 1947 by Richard King Mellon, president and chairman of Mellon Bank, a conservationist and leading

Windy Roberts Horace T. Morse Award

By Sue Dieter   The award honors excellence in undergraduate education across the University of Minnesota   (Morris, MN) — February 17, 2023 — University of Minnesota Morris teaching specialist in Spanish Windy González Roberts, is the recipient of the 2022–2023 Horace T. Morse – University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. The award honors faculty who excel in teaching, research, creative activities, advising, academic

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Speed of enrollment indicates patients are seeking minimally invasive solutions to treat carpal tunnel syndrome (Eagan, MN) — Feb. 22, 2023  — Sonex Health, a leader in the ultrasound-guided treatment of common orthopedic syndromes affecting the extremities, including entrapment neuropathies and tendinopathies, today announced the completion of patient enrollment in its clinical trial comparing ultrasound guided carpal tunnel release (CTR) versus traditional surgical mini-open CTR release (TUTOR). The TUTOR trial

Woinarowicz DNR Conservation Officer of the Year

Col. Rodmen Smith, DNR Enforcement Division director, presented CO Jeremy Woinarowicz with an award for being named 2022 Conservation Officer of the Year. Photo credit: Minnesota DNR (Little Falls, MN)  — February 9, 2023 — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Jeremy Woinarowicz has been named the 2022 DNR Conservation Officer of the Year, which is an annual award presented to an officer for outstanding overall career performance. Col.

Adult Financial Education

  (Maple Grove, Mn) == Feb. 15, 2023 — TopLine Financial Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based member-owned financial services cooperative, was one of three Minnesota Credit Unions to receive national recognition for taking home a 2022 Desjardins Financial Education Award. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), recognizes credit unions for superior adult financial education programs benefiting the credit union’s

CLA Foundation Grants

  (Minneapolis, Mn) —  Feb. 15, 2023   — CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP), the eighth largest accounting firm in the United States, announced today that its CLA Foundation granted $800,000 to 48 organizations across the country through its winter grant cycle. The foundation has two grant cycles per year. An additional $890,000 was granted during the summer 2022 grant cycle. “We are honored to have the support of the CLA Foundation,” said

Keystone Mary McKeown

Mary McKeown (left) is retiring as President and CEO of Keystone Community Services in June 2023, and will be succeeded by current Keystone Chief Operating Officer Adero Riser Cobb (right). (St Paul, MN) — February 14th, 2023 — The Keystone Board of Directors announces the retirement of Mary McKeown, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 2, 2023. The Board worked closely with Keystone leadership staff over the last

Teri and Bill Popp James A. Levine

  We continue supporting Fraser because of how the organization views the children, individuals and families they serve. They understand being on the spectrum isn’t something you cure.”  — Teri Popp, LWF Award Winner and Fraser Donor     (Richfield, MN) — February 9, 2023 — Teri and Bill Popp and the James A. Levine Trust have been selected as the 2023 Louise Whitbeck Fraser Award winners. The award is

Shrine Circus Affiliate Program

(Saint Paul, MN) Feb. 02, 2023  — Saint Paul, Minnesota – The fundraising drive offers the opportunity for schools and academic groups to create a unique learning experience for students with the Osman Shrine Circus. Children and adults alike are fascinated by the thrills and wondrous sights at the Circus. Local schools now have the opportunity to make their next fundraising event one to remember by going to the Circus.

EDRM Trusted Partner Lockhaven Solutions Announces Letter of Recognition for Outstanding Service by Sen. Tammy Duckworth

  Your dedication to founding and running this company is a testament to your passion for helping the community.” — Senator Tammy Duckworth (Minneapolis, MN) —  January 31, 2023  — Lockhaven Solutions, a leading specialized cyber risk and cyber education company, is pleased to announce that they have received a letter of recognition for public service in providing underserved communities with free cybersecurity education to help protect themselves against cyberattacks

Central Portfolio Control Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue

  As the seasons change and dozens of animals are still without a home Central Portfolio Control made this donation to help this incredible organization keep thousands of pets warm throughout the winter”    — Alicia Lesher (Minnetonka, MN) — January 27, 2023 — Central Portfolio Control, a nationally licensed collection agency founded in 1998, recently donated to Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue, a foster-based, volunteer-driven rescue that has found loving

JazzJune Alex Londo Outstanding Leadership Award

  The award, issued by the Education 2.0 Conference, is a unique recognition of forward-thinking leadership in education. (Bloomington, Mn) — January 27, 2023 — The CEO & Founder of JazzJune, a free social learning platform that provides digital tools to easily create and share learning content such as courses, groups and more, has accepted an award for outstanding leadership of an education technology (EdTech) company. Presented at the semi-annual

3M Discovery Education Grants

(St Paul, MN and Charlotte, NC)  — Jan. 19, 2023 — 3M (@3M) and Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) are announcing the launch of the Young Scientist Challenge Alumni Network and Alumni Grants Program. The effort will support past participants and the future science leaders as part of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist). As the nation’s premier middle school science competition, the annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge invites students in grades 5-8 to compete for a mentorship with a 3M scientist,

R3 Continuum

(Minneapolis, MN) —  Jan. 10, 2023  — R3 Continuum (R3c), a leader in providing custom behavioral health solutions for the emotional complexities of workplace disruption, violence, critical incidents, and extreme stress, announced today it has been selected as a National Association for Business Resources (NABR) 2022 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. “Receiving the ‘Best and Brightest’ recognition for the fifth year in a row is an honor and

TruStone Financial Credit Union

  (Plymouth, MN) —  Jan. 11, 2023 — This fall, TruStone Financial Credit Union donated a total of $10,000 to 10 high school athletics programs as a sponsor of KARE 11’s Prep Sports Hot Highlights. Each week, KARE 11 News Anchor Randy Shaver nominated three top football plays from area high schools, and KARE 11’s social media followers picked a favorite. Winners were announced every Friday, and TruStone Financial donated

Chef Marshall O’Brien Visualz

(Minnesota) — January 12th, 2023 —  Minnesota’s own Chef Marshall O’Brien has a different take on nutrition. Instead of forcing intense regimens, O’Brien would much rather help Minnesotans find ways to enjoy good food that just so happens to be good for them, too. Let’s be honest with ourselves — many of us started 2023 with the best of intentions to improve our health and wellbeing, but the longer January

Provation Celebrates One Million Clinical Procedure Notes Documented in Cloud-Based Provation® Apex Software

  (Minneapolis, Mn) — Jan. 11, 2023  — Provation, a leading provider of healthcare productivity and workflow automation software solutions, today announced over one million clinical procedure notes documented in cloud-based Provation® Apex. Provation Apex Procedure Documentation and Patient Charting Software Platform is a single, scalable solution designed to address healthcare’s need for data-driven decision-making while making it easier for clinicians to efficiently record patient and procedure details, images, and

JazzJune CEO Featured on WCCO TV for Creating World’s First Online Course Entirely Using Artificial Intelligence

  Twin Cities news channel covers EdTech startup on their pursuit for better online learning.   Harnessing this tool now keeps us out in front of it.”  — Alex Londo, CEO & Founder (Bloomington, MN) — January 9, 2023 — CEO & Founder of JazzJune, a free platform with tools to create and share learning content, has been featured on WCCO News in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for developing the world’s

Mayo Weight Loss Diet

(Rochester, MN)  Jan. 3, 2023 — The New Mayo Clinic Diet, the official diet of Mayo Clinic just ranked among “Best Diets” in ten categories for the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s annual best diet rankings. For 2023, The New Mayo Clinic Diet will include new features: New simple meal plans, an innovative and enhanced app, and new group coaching with renowned Mayo Clinic Doctors and Experts. The New

Digi-Key Electronics Awarded U.S. Patent

(Thief River Falls, MN) —  Dec. 27, 2022  — Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, announced that it has been awarded United States Patent Number D968,957 titled Tray for Transporting and Storing Electronic Components. The tray was invented by Digi-Key engineers Shane Heinle and Reid Landsrud who set out to create a safer and more efficient way of transporting broken pack integrated circuits. The

F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation Grants

Grants support Minnesota nonprofits promoting healthy communities, families and individuals through critical support services, the arts, education and empowerment.   (Minnesota) — December 22nd, 2022 — The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation have announced that, together and independently, we have awarded more than $9.9 million to nonprofits in our second round of 2022 grantmaking. Grants will support a diverse range of organizations working

Native American Artist-in-Residence

(St Paul, MN) — Dec. 1, 2022 – The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is pleased to announce that two artists have been selected for the 2022 Native American Artist-in-Residence program (NAAIR). The program, which is designed to help revitalize traditional forms of American Indian art, is approaching its ninth year in grantmaking. Selected artists serve a six- to twelve-month paid residency to study the collections at MNHS and other institutions in

Nanci Lilja FFA's highest honor

By Amy Sitze (Inver Grove Heights, MN) — In 2017, Nanci Lilja did something she says “was totally outside my box and scared me to death”: she took on a new role as president of the CHS Foundation. Funded by charitable gifts from CHS, the foundation supports cooperative education, university partnerships and ag leadership programs. Lilja, who also serves as senior director, legal and compliance operations, started at CHS in

TruStone Financial Supports Veterans

  (Plymouth, MN) — Dec. 15, 2022  — To support veterans during November, TruStone Financial Credit Union employees raised $500 for Tee It Up for the Troops with its Casual for a Cause fundraiser and the TruStone Financial Foundation contributed an additional $5,000. This company-wide fundraiser gives employees the opportunity to wear jeans in exchange for a donation to a designated charity.  Tee It Up for the Troops is a

Monica Sheets Explores Civic Participation and History in New Exhibition

(Minneapolis, MN) — November 19th,  2022 — The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) has announced Das Fundbuero — Civics Lessons, an interactive exhibition by artist Monica Sheets that explores civic participation and the effects of history on the present. Sheets asks visitors to reflect on their own relationships to democracy and citizenship as they peruse an archive of interviews, documents and objects from East Germany and the United States. Presented

Jingle Bells Telethon 2022

(Alexandria, MN) — December 11th, 2022 —  For the past 74 years, the Jingle Bells Foundation in Alexandria has raised money to help those in need during the holiday season.    This years Telethon happened on Saturday night, December 10th.   During the 5 hour broadcast from 5-10pm, they raised $99,111.00. Additional money is expected to arrive as donations are open to the end of the year. The money used to buy

Ellie Mental Health Gives Clarity and Advice on How to Cope With Grief During the Holidays

  (Mendota Heights, MN) — December 8, 2022  — Ellie Mental Health just released a new guide detailing how to cope with grief and loss during the holidays. And as the holiday season can be one of the most difficult times of the year to deal with loss, this guide provides sound advice for anyone dealing with the recent departure of a loved one. The holiday season can be the

Franke+Fiorella Friends & Co,

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  Dec. 08, 2022 — Minneapolis-based branding agency Franke+Fiorella announces that its work for Friends & Co is being recognized as one of the “most effective and engaging graphic communications of the year” in Graphic Design USA’s 2022 American Graphic Design Awards competition. Chosen from less than 10 percent of 10,000+ entries, it’s part of a select group of work being celebrated. “It’s always an honor to

Self-Advocacy Academy

  Everyone is smart, being together makes us smarter than we usually are. This class made me feel a little smarter learning this stuff. We got smarter together as a group.”  — Sophie     (St Paul, MN) — December 6, 2022 — “This class taught me how to make the right choices,” says Aaron, a participant in the first year of the Self-Advocacy Academy. Aaron will be among dozens

Stevie Award Panacea Biomed

  Research Worldwide corroborates her theorems. I am pleased to continue watching what could prove to be among the most important discoveries in the history of medicine.””   — Dr. Kevin Pauza, Inventor Discseel Biologic     (Woodbury, MN)  — December 1, 2022 — Panacea®, a global organization delivering innovative solutions for physical and emotional health and wellbeing, today announced that it has been recognized for its disruptive technologies serving health

TruStone Financial Credit Union

(Plymouth, MN) — Nov. 30, 2022  — TruStone Financial Credit Union securely shredded about 44 tons or 87,000 pounds of confidential documents for the community at nine shred events in Minnesota and Wisconsin in 2022. During TruStone’s spring events, more than 42 tons of documents were shredded, with the fall events yielding about 2 tons of shredded material. In total, TruStone’s shredding events saved about 748 trees and 141 cubic

Alexandria Lights on Broadway

(Alexandria, MN) — November 26th,2022 — Alexandria kicked off the holiday season with something old, and something new.     Friday, the public was invited to Christmas at the fort.  This event has happened the Friday after Thanksgiving for decades.   It was started by the Runestone Museum, and the Maritime Museum next door has joined the celebration.   Hundreds of families came out to vote for their favorite Christmas Tree, visit with

PFAS Monitoring Results For Drinking Water

(Minnesota) — November, 2022 — Minnesota residents who get their drinking water from a community public water system will now be able to find out if their system’s water has any level of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), through an interactive online dashboard unveiled today by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). According to the results of statewide testing reflected in the new dashboard, the vast majority of community water

Angi Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistent level of customer service (St Michael, MN) — Nov. 25, 2022  — Craftsman’s Choice is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angi Super Service Award (SSA). This award, first released in 1999, recognizes the best home professionals and businesses in the Angi network for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to providing Angi customers a great experience. “Through changing microeconomic factors

Minnesota Author T.K. O’Neill Releases New 1970's Crime Novel Sequel

  Dive Bartender: Flowers in the Desert protagonist Frank Ford flees Minnesota for Arizona with a dog-eared copy of Kerouac’s On the Road as his roadmap (Duluth, MN) — November 18, 2022 — T.K. O’Neill’s latest crime novel, Dive Bartender: Flowers in the Desert, was recently released by Bluestone Press. It picks up where O’Neill’s 2017 Dive Bartender: Sibling Rivalry left off. Set in 1977, protagonist Frank Ford is running

Rochester Sidewalk Improvement District

  (Rochester, MN) — November 15, 2022 –  – The City of Rochester adopted the Sidewalk Improvement District (SID) program at the City Council meeting on Monday, November 14, 2022. Adoption of this program reassigns the cost of sidewalk repairs and replacement from the adjacent property owner to a distribution among a greater portion of the community, as sidewalks are a benefit to, and are available for use, by all.

Hill Hiker Ellie Awards

  (Orono, MN) — Nov. 17, 2022  — For its third consecutive year, Hill Hiker, Inc. won an Ellie Awards recognition, maintaining its reign as Best Supplier in Special Application Lifts. The Ellie Awards, or “Ellies,” collect more than 20,000 votes annually to recognize North American elevator and escalator businesses that make large strides in the industry. Hill Hiker, Inc. received a nomination earlier this year for Best Supplier in Special