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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

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

Winter anglers Mille Lacs Lake

(Mille Lacs, MN) — November 25th, 2022 — Winter anglers on Mille Lacs Lake can enjoy a walleye harvest opportunity for the seventh season in a row. Starting on Thursday, Dec. 1, anglers will be allowed to keep one walleye between 21-23 inches or one walleye longer than 28 inches on Mille Lacs. “Our assessment netting shows that the walleye population is abundant enough to sustain some harvest again this

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

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

Jayson Randall re(center)ed

re(center)ed Community Healing Project Lake Harriet / Bde Unma, Minneapolis, Minnesota January 21 thru February 12, 2023     (Minneapolis, MN) —  November 24, 2022 — re(center)ed is a large-scale, interactive, community-healing project by experimental artist Jayson Randall, which will be presented as a part of the Art Shanty Projects Festival on Lake Harriet / Bde Unma in Minneapolis, Minnesota from January 21 thru February 12, 2023. Over the past

Free Entrance to Minnesota State Parks and Recreation Areas on Friday, Nov. 25

(Minnesota) — November 25th, 2022 — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will waive entrance fees to all 75 state parks and recreation areas Friday, Nov. 25 — the day after Thanksgiving. This “Free Park Day” is one of four days each year on which the DNR waives the vehicle permit requirement to enter state parks and recreation areas. The goal of Free Park Days is to encourage Minnesotans to

Mankato Banker Appointed to National Council for Community Bank Leaders

(Mankato, MN)—November 22, 2022 — American Bankers Association has selected David Krause, CEO, Pioneer Bank, to serve on ABA’s Community Bankers Council. Krause attended the ABA Community Bankers Council meeting in Washington, November 14-16. Bankers had discussions on the impacts of mid-term elections results, legislative priorities for the new Congress, debit and credit card interchange, data aggregation, P2P payments liability, cannabis banking, ECORA, NSF fees, central bank digital currency and

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.

Minnesota’s Community Health Centers Leading the Effort to Deliver Health Care to Remote, Rural Residents

MN Rural-Based Community Health Center, Scenic Rivers Health Services     National Rural Health Day Underscores the Need for Medical and Mental Health Services in Rural Communities that Community Health Centers Provide (Minnesota)  — November 17, 2022  — The Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers (MNACHC), an organization that supports the state’s 17 community health centers (CHCs) and its patients in improving and maintaining the health and wellness of local

Osman Shrine Circus

(Saint Paul, MN) —  Nov. 22, 2022  –The Osman Shrine Circus has entertained Minnesota audiences young and old since 1923 and is still going strong. It’s that time of year again when Osman Shrine Circus comes to town to celebrate its 100th anniversary with family and children’s events. The circus is coming to town. Each year, kids and adults in St. Paul, Minnesota, get to witness some of the most

Thomasina Petrus Set To Release Another Beautiful Global Holiday Rendition

  To be able to sing in the studio, along with the way I feel when I am on stage, is a comfort and freedom found among musicians when they become family.”    — Thomasina Petrus     (Minneapolis, MN) — November 21, 2022 — With a voice that has moved scores of people around the world, Thomasina Petrus continues to amaze us with her beautiful music. The 30 year equity

Gayle O’Connor Spirit Award

I personally feel that Sheila exemplifies the enthusiasm and dedication to the profession that Gayle exhibited throughout her career, especially her courage and boldness.”   — Tom O’Connor, Director Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center     (Minneapolis, MN) — November 18, 2022 — Setting the global standards for e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is pleased to host the 3rd annual Gayle O’Connor GO Spirit Award where Sheila Grela will

Cantissimo Senior Living Launches Senior Lifestyles Podcast

    This podcast will make it easier for people across the country to access our content and discover valuable answers to their pressing questions.”   — Paul Ablack     (Plymouth, MN) — November 18, 2022– Cantissimo Senior Living, a free education resource for the 55+ community, announces the launch of the Senior Lifestyles Podcast. The podcast is designed to make content accessible for anyone interested in learning about topics

Ellie Mental Health Releases New Guide About Quiet Quitting and How to Create Balance in the Workplace

  (Mendota Heights, MN) — November 14, 2022 — Ellie Mental Health just released a new guide about the nature of quiet quitting and how this phenomenon is awakening employers. Quiet quitting has become a growing trend since the pandemic began forcing people to reevaluate their worth and make tough decisions. Employees have begun leaving behind long-held positions regardless of salary or pension. And this has largely to do with

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

TSA announces Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Passenger Screening Canine Eebbers Voted the “2022 Cutest Canine”

(Washington DC/Minneapolis, MN) – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that Eebbers, an 11-year-old explosive detection canine who works at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in St. Paul, Minnesota, was voted the winner of TSA’s 2022 Cutest Canine Contest. Last week, TSA held a nationwide social media contest on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and encouraged members of the public to vote for the agency’s “cutest canine.” Once all the votes were tallied, Eebbers emerged

Local Backus Community Café

(International Falls, MN) — Nov. 17, 2022 — Coop Service, Inc. and Cenex®, the energy brand of CHS, have awarded a $25,000 Hometown Pride grant to the Backus Community Café. Backus Community Café was nominated by Coop Service for its dedication to providing an accessible solution to local food insecurity while bringing neighbors together and strengthening community connections. “Being rewarded this grant means so much to our small community,” says Lois

Give to the Max Day

Thousands of donors, nonprofits and schools prepare to give back on Minnesota’s giving holiday Thursday, Nov. 17 (Minneapolis, MN) —  Nov. 14, 2022 — GiveMN’s 14th annual Give to the Max Day is set for Thursday, Nov. 17. Give to the Max — Minnesota’s largest grassroots giving campaign and one of the largest in the country— is a digital statewide fundraiser benefiting thousands of nonprofits and schools across the state.

St Paul Ice Fishing Show

  St. Paul Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show runs Dec. 2-4, 2022. Nation’s Largest Ice Fishing Show Marks 29th Year; Showcases Best of Winter Enthusiast Products and Services From 165+ Vendors Attendees will shop more than 165 exhibits, taking their pick of fish houses, augers, underwater cameras, digital fish finders, rods and reels, tackle, accessories, apparel and more.” — GS Media & Events (St Paul, MN) —  November 14,

Jason Haugen Canterbury Park

  (Shakopee, MN) — Nov. 14, 2022  — Canterbury Park Holding Corporation announced that current Director of Real Estate Development, Jason Haugen, has been named Vice President of Real Estate for Canterbury Park Development, LLC. In this newly created role, Haugen will continue his work overseeing the development of Canterbury Commons while also managing the growing portfolio of the Company’s real estate equity investments. “Jason’s promotion is a recognition of

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

2022 Hormel Heroes Scholarship

Scholarships support students with military backgrounds pursuing careers in culinary arts or a foodservice management program (Austin, MN) —  Nov. 11, 2022  — Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced the recipients of this year’s two $10,000 Hormel Heroes Scholarships. The Hormel Heroes Scholarship Program was created by Hormel Foods to support students with military backgrounds pursuing degrees in culinary arts or a foodservice management program.

Minnesota History Center Rotunda

Photo: Left to right, Dr. S.K. Dash and Kent Whitworth, director and CEO of MNHS, at the Dr. Dash Foundation Rotunda inside the Minnesota History Center. Photo Credit: Minnesota Historical Society Led by Philanthropist Dr. Sita Kantha Dash, the Dr. Dash Foundation donates $1 million to the Minnesota Historical Society; First space at the Minnesota History Center named in recognition of an organization chaired and founded by a person of color.

Bemidji State University Music

(Bemidji, MN) — November 13th, 2022 — Three Bemidji State University Department of Music faculty members have released recorded works over the past months. Drs. Hilary Lowery and Miriam Webber, assistant professors of music, are scheduled to release albums spring 2023. Dr. Stephen Carlson, professor of music, released “Live in Recital,” a solo performance of various piano works from Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Joseph Haydn, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy and

Lifetime Memory Missions

Educators and Employees from Across North America will Participate in the Trip from January 18 – 25 (Eden Prairie, MN) — Nov. 10, 2022  — Lifetouch, a leader in professional photography for schools and families, is celebrating more than 20 years of Memory Missions by bringing a team of volunteers to Guatemala where they will help build a more environmentally responsible school out of plastic bottles. The trip takes place from January 18 to 25, 2023.

Rochester Author Releases Biography of Hall-of-Famer Frank Grant

Just Published!  Biography of Best Black Baseball Player of the 1800s, Hall-of-Famer Frank Grant  (Rochester, MN) — November 9th, 2022 — A newly published baseball book is the first full-length biography of Frank Grant, a Black player voted into the Hall of Fame in 2006, who is widely considered the best Black player of the 1800s.  Grant challenged baseball’s color barrier in the 1880s to play for several top professional teams that

International XP Medical Conference

(Minneapolis, MN) — November 9th, 2022 — This week, the Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) Family Support Group will be hosting families from all over the world at their XP Medical Conference in Minnesota. Xeroderma Pigmentosum is a rare inherited disease affecting both males and females. It causes a person to be extremely sensitive to the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. Undiagnosed and untreated, Xeroderma Pigmentosum can lead to the early onset

Research Immersive Scholastic Experience in Biology

(Mankato, MN) — November 8th, 2022 —  Five Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty members were recently awarded a six-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund student scholarships and maintain the University’s Research Immersive Scholastic Experience in Biology (RISEbio) program. Over its six-year duration, the grant will fund scholarships to 24 unique full or part-time students who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in biology and biochemistry. A project abstract says

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.

Valéria Piccoli

(Minneapolis, MN) — November 7th, 2022 — The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) announced that Valéria Piccoli, Ph.D., will join the museum in the new role of Ken and Linda Cutler Chair of the Arts of the Americas and Curator of Latin American Art, following an extensive, global search. Piccoli comes to Mia from Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil, where she has been chief curator since 2012, curating exhibitions such

Courage is Asking for Help

(New Ulm/Sleepy Eye, MN) — November 7th, 2022 — Boots. A coat. Gloves and a hat. Clothing items most Minnesotans take for granted as the temps start to drop. Not the case for disabled Minnesota Veteran Rudy Ruiz, a member of Disabled American Veteran Department of Minnesota (DAV MN) Chapter 15 in New Ulm. Ruiz, who served in the Minnesota Army National Guard from 2001 through 2014, is battling cancer.

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

Parkinson's Product Aid, Toothbrush Pillow Demonstrated At Minnesota Assistive Technology Program

      (St Paul, MN) —  November 4, 2022  — Minnesota ‘s System of Technology to Achieve Results (STAR) lending library of tools, devices, and assistive technology services for persons with physical or neurological impairments, is expanding in a small way. The latest addition to the device demonstration is the Toothbrush Pillow, a small countertop HSA & FSA medical device that balances a toothbrush in the horizontal position with

Midwest Roof and Solar

  Getting recognized for our team’s hard work this season helping homeowners remedy hail damage and fighting for them with their insurance companies feels great.”     — Andrew Tsakalakis   (Minneapolis, MN) —  November 4, 2022  — Midwest Roof & Solar has been awarded the 2022 Best of St Louis Park Award in the Roofing Contractor category for recognition of excellence in roofing for the Minneapolis and St. Paul Areas.

New Book Offers Tools for Veterans Struggling with Substance Use and Chronic Pain

  Hazelden Publishing’s “End Your Covert Mission” helps veterans explore and find a path to recovery (Center City, MN) — November 3, 2022  — The unique experiences of America’s 19 million military veterans contribute to a constellation of challenges, with more than 30% reporting mental health concerns such as PSTD, 28% reporting moderate to high levels of daily pain, and more than 10% reporting substance use disorders, according to the

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®

(Willmar, MN) — Nov. 3, 2022 — The makers of the JENNIE-O® turkey brand – the category leader of ground turkey products and a trusted brand for turkey products around the world – announced the return of The Big Turkey Spectacular float in the 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. During the famous holiday event, the Jennie-O float will be glamorously displayed to parade attendees along with millions of viewers nationwide on Thursday, Nov. 24.

Disease-Resistant Grapes

(Minneapolis/St Paul, MN) — 10/07/2022 — A University of Minnesota-led team of researchers received the first round of funding from a $10 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to follow up on their work with VitisGen2, a multi-disciplinary, collaborative project focused on cultivating disease-resistant grapes that can be grown sustainably with reduced pesticide and fossil fuel use. The team is made up of researchers from 13

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

10-Year-Old Succeeds in NHRA Junior Drag Racing League

  The benefits of Tufoil include faster cranking speeds, more efficient engine performance, increased horsepower & acceleration, and extended engine life.”    — Gregg Reick, Fluoramics’ President and Chief Chemical Engineer     (Winona, MN) – October 26, 2022  — Ten-year-old Cooper Lawson races in the NHRA Junior Drag Racing League. This league is designed for kids ages 5–18 to race against each other on 1/8-mile dragstrips. At 1/4-mile tracks, racers

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

(Minneapolis/St Paul, MN)  — Oct. 26, 2022  — University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers are leading a comprehensive global clinical study that seeks to reveal the functional effects of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) across the human body.  The Research Evaluating Vagal Excitation and Anatomical Links (REVEAL) project is a $21 million National Institutes of Health-funded project that will take place over three years. REVEAL aims to study the anatomical connections

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

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

Metro Transit Gold Line

(New Hope, MN)  Oct. 20, 2022 — The Century Office Park in Woodbury and its Asset Manager, Commercial Investors Group announce the hosting of a ceremonial groundbreaking event at 6043-6063 Hudson Road (a.k.a Century Office Park). The event was held on October 19th, 2022 and got underway around 10:00am. Event coordinators chose to host the groundbreaking at this location, as it’s the office space headquarters for the combined group heading

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

TopLine Financial Credit Union Day of Kindness

  (Maple Grove, MN) —  Oct. 18, 2022  — TopLine Financial Credit Union was one of the 66 credit unions and partner organizations across the state of Minnesota who participated in an orchestrated day, called CU Forward Day. A state-wide initiative of over 3,000 credit union employees, members and partners coming together to do one simple thing – spread kindness and encourage others to do the same. TopLine has been

Survey of Holiday Shopping

  (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mn) — Oct. 18, 2022  — In a recent survey of Giftster members, 92% reported they plan to spend the same or less than they did last year on holiday shopping.  Giftster, a popular online family wish list maker service – used by over a million members – recently conducted a member survey the week of September 20, 2022 on holiday shopping spending plans for this year.