Breaking New Ground: Celebrate Summer Meadows Ground Blessing with Habitat

  Alexandria, MN  — June 24, 2024  – Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County is thrilled to announce a ground blessing ceremony for Summer Meadows, the largest and most impactful affordable housing project in our 27-year history. Join us for this momentous occasion at 10 am on July 9, 2024, at the south end of the Summer Meadows site, near the intersections of Summer Lane NE and Seasons Drive NE.

Water Damaged Photos

(Bloomington, MN) – June 27th, 2024 — In the midst of the road detours and submerged trees, Minnesotans continue to build community amidst the flooding. Sandbagging in Owatonna, St.Clair, and Waterville has built people closer together, with volunteer turnouts being much higher than expected. Over 9,000 sandbags have been filled by 150 volunteers and placed around Waterville’s shoreline since last Wednesday.  The heavy rainfall has brought out a remarkable display

Minnesota outdoor recreation opportunities

Planning ahead will help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on public lands and waters (Minnesota) — July 1, 2024 — The Independence Day holiday weekend is just around the corner, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has tips and important information for visitors to make sure everyone can enjoy the best outdoor recreation opportunities our public lands and waters have to offer, while also staying safe and avoiding

Snake River Fur Post Basket Making Demonstration

Visitors can learn how goods and provisions were transported during the 18th century (Pine City, Mn)  –June 24, 2024  – The fur trade played a crucial role in shaping the modern history of Minnesota. By the early 18th century, it was firmly established as one of the region’s most prominent industries, meaning goods from all over the world passed through the Snake River Fur Post. To transport items to and

Available Online: Full Archive of the Minnesota Edition of Outdoor News, The Sportsman’s Weekly

    (Minneapolis, MN) —  June 25, 2024  — East View Information Services is pleased to announce the launch of the Outdoor News Digital Archive, which will feature all published issues of the Minnesota edition of Outdoor News from 1967 to present. “The staff at Outdoor News is thrilled to work with East View Companies in the launch of our comprehensive digital archive, a treasure trove of more than five

3M Young Scientist Challenge

(St Paul, MN) —  June 27, 2024 — 3M (@3M) and Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) today announced the 2024 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist) top 10 finalists. As the nation’s premier middle school science competition, the annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge invites students in grades 5-8 to compete for an exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, a $25,000 grand prize, and the chance to earn the title of “America’s Top Young

Minnesota State Board of Trustees Recognizes Former Minnesota State Mankato President Richard Rush with title of President Emeritus

Minnesota State Recognizes Leaders with Emeritus Status (ST Paul, MN) — , June 18, 2024 – The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has recognized Adenuga Atetwologun, Anne Blackhurst, and Richard Rush (pictured) with the title of President Emeritus, and Devinder Malhotra with the title of Chancellor Emeritus. Adenuga Atewologun served as president of Riverland Community College from 2013 until his retirement in 2023. During his presidency, Riverland

iSolar Hidden Greens Golf

(St. Paul, MN) — June 22, 2024 – Governor Tim Walz today announced Minnesota has received $62 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for solar projects that will help families save on energy costs. The Solar for All grant will support a variety of solar programs serving low-income and disadvantaged communities. “We can tackle climate change while saving families money. These grants are a great example of how we

Kathio State Park

(Minnesota) — June 24, 2024 — Minnesota state lands are great places to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. In addition to an abundance of recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, birdwatching, camping and more; state parks, recreation areas and forests offer a quiet location to celebrate Independence Day away from loud fireworks displays. Minnesota rules prohibit the use of fireworks in state parks, recreation areas and forests. “Not everyone enjoys

New Exhibit Split Rock Lighthouse

The premier tours are headlined by the brand-new Conquering the Cliff Tour (Two Harbors, MN) — June 21, 2024 – In addition to its famous, breathtaking views, Split Rock Lighthouse boasts more than a century of history! This year, the site is offering three premier tours that will give guests a chance to learn about the lighthouse from a variety of angles. All tours include access to the lighthouse and keeper’s

National Eagle Center

Legislation Introduced by Bipartisan Members of the U.S. House and Senate (Wabasha, MN) —  June 20, 2024  — The National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN and a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Members of the House of Representatives are leading the effort to make the bald eagle the country’s national bird. “While most people assume the bald eagle is our nation’s official bird, the fact is our country doesn’t have

Heartland Orthopedic Specialists Celebrates Half a Century in Practice

2024 marks local practice’s landmark 50th anniversary (Alexandria MN) — June 2024 – Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, with locations inAlexandria, Willmar, Fergus Falls, Morris, Graceville and Wadena, has been providing specializedorthopedic care to area residents for 50 years. Celebrating its landmark anniversary, HeartlandOrthopedic Specialists was founded in 1974 and serves over 186 ZIP codes throughout centralMinnesota. Patients in need of specialized bone, joint and muscle care can call 800-762-1177 orvisit HeartlandOrthopedics.com

Berry Delicious! Minnesota Grown Berries Usher in Summer

Juicy strawberries now ripe for the picking; raspberries, blueberries, Haskaps and more to follow (St Paul, MN) —  June 13, 2024 — A berry delicious season is in store as over 190 Minnesota Grown producers kick off berry season. Strawberries are ready for harvest this week in southern and central Minnesota, with availability moving north. Strawberries will be followed by other types of berries as summer progresses. Blueberries and raspberries

Peanutters to Pilot the Iconic NUTmobile

From acting in national TV ads to musical theatre and public-relations events, this trio of nutty brand ambassadors is set to hit the streets and ‘shell-ebrate’ with their peanut-loving fans (Austin, MN) —  June 18, 2024  — Then there were three! After combing through hundreds of applications and videos from multi-talented candidates all vying for a chance to cruise the country in the 26-foot NUTmobile with the iconic MR. PEANUT®,

Skingevity Med Spa Owner named one of 8 Visionary Women Setting New Standards of Success

  MSN featuring Skingevity Med Spa CEO as one of 8 Visionary Women Setting New Standards For Success Announcing Skingevity Med Spa CEO and Owner’s feature in MSN on being named one of 8 Visionary Women Setting New Standards of Success. There’s a Younger you inside. We take the worry out of Longevity and bring you Skingevity.” — Amanda Lemmage (Spring Park, MN) — June 18, 2024 — Success is

Minneapolitan Vodka Launches with a Heart for the Twin Cities

  Minneapolitan Vodka, a new premium vodka with a mission to give back to the Twin Cities community, has officially launched. I’m excited to launch Minneapolitan Vodka and give back to a community I love,” said Turner. “We have a responsibility to positively impact the world, and I’m proud that Minneapolitan will do that.” — Shanna Turner Minneapolis, MN) —    June 12, 2024 — Minneapolitan Vodka, a new premium

Community Unites to Save Deer Population at Gopher Campfire Wildlife Sanctuary

(Hutchinson, MN) — May 6th, 2024 — The Gopher Campfire Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Hutchinson, MN, faces a critical challenge: protecting its beloved deer population from disease. Without adequate funding for a secondary fence, these majestic creatures are at risk of being euthanized. Aveyron Homes, Inc., a local non-profit organization, recognizes the sanctuary’s value. Clients frequently visit to observe the deer and other wildlife, and their connection to this natural

Kansas City Chiefs Championship Ring

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

James Beard Award

Richard Blais, Nyesha Arrington, Amanda Freitag, and Marcus Samuelsson. – Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago (Minneapolis, MN / Chicago, Il.)  – June 10th, 2024 — The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its Restaurant and Chef Awards. The annual event brought out chefs, restaurateurs, and other hospitality industry professionals all dressed to the nines to take home medals for Best New Restaurant, Emerging Chef, 12 regional best chef categories, and more.

The Suburbs "Buckle My Head"

  The Suburbs drop funky new anthem “Buckle My Head” (St Paul, MN) —  June 10, 2024 — Readers of Rake Magazine counted The Suburbs front-man and principal songwriter among their list of “Favorite Minnesota Rockers,” right alongside those famous names. The Minnesota Music Awards concurred and bestowed upon Poling the POP Award (Perpetually Outstanding Performer). The Minneapolis Star-Tribune included Poling and The Suburbs in their round-up of the “100

Our Backyard The Science Museum of Minnesota

Our Backyard opens June 10!   (St Paul, MN) — June 10th, 2024 — Created in collaboration with community design partners, Our Backyard at the Science Museum of Minnesota is the summer space to create, build, splash, wander, and reminisce — or simply take a break and enjoy the river view. This summer, build a bridge, experiment with a bamboo water run, explore cultural and experimental gardens, play lawn games,

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

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

Nicolet Law Official Personal Injury Law Firm of the Minnesota Twins

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

CopperSmith Showcases Stunning Custom Metalwork in Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    The products we chose from CopperSmith are extremely well created and exceeded our expectations beyond anything we ever imagined.” — Michael Leary   (Minneapolis, MN) —  June 5, 2024 — CopperSmith, renowned for creating exquisite custom metalwork, has crafted a magnificent project for a couple in their newly built home in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Situated just twenty minutes north of Chattanooga, this pristine mountain community on Walden’s Ridge

“Between the Water and Clouds, Take Two” (水雲間 * 水云间) An Outdoor Place-based Dance Drama

Photo Credit: 2023 “Between the Water and Clouds” at the Peavey Plaza (Minneapolis, MN) — June 5, 2024  — Hosted by Asian Media Access and Phoenix Chinese Dance Academy, we will present an Outdoor Dance Drama – “Between the Water and Clouds, Take Two” at: Date: June 8th, 2024 from 8:00pm – 10:00pmRain Day Option: June 9th, 2024 from 2:00pm – 4:00pmLocation: The Peavey Plaza, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County

(Alexandria MN) — For over 27 years, Habitat has built a proven track record of building strength and stability through affordable homeownership. Now, we’re taking a big step forward with the Summer Meadows development, the first new affordable housing project in Alexandria since 2002, offering families a chance to anchor themselves in this vibrant community. Located in a highly desirable neighborhood in Alexandria, the development will allow 42 homes to be

Firefly Viewing Nights at the Arb

(Chaska, MN) — June 6th, 2024 — Experience the magic of summer nights at the Arb with hundreds of fireflies flashing through the sky! Bring your family and friends along to marvel at the wonder of these glowing winged beetles (also known as lightning bugs). Begin your firefly viewing experience by gathering to learn about these special creatures from local experts. You’ll be able to pick from a few options

Mall of America

(St Paul, MN) — June 04, 2024   — The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is announcing the schedule of activities during the commemoration event marking the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The three-day event for Vietnam-era Veterans and their families, allies of the United States and all Minnesotans who wish to thank our Veterans, is being held June 13-15 at Mall of America®. Over the three days, attendees

Cayden Maccachren Triumphs Once Again

Polaris-Supported Driver Branden Sims Finishes Second Overall Behind the Wheel of a Race-Prepped RZR Pro R (Minneapolis, MN) — June 3, 2024 – The 56th running of the SCORE Baja 500 took place this past weekend, where the Polaris Factory Racing team continued its winning streak as Cayden MacCachren, along with his co-driver Hailey Hein, delivered a dominant performance to secure the prestigious UTV Overall and UTV Pro Open class

EvoCharge Home Charging

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

TikTok Rocker Writes A Birth Sign Anthem Called “The Cancer”

  The stars align as Mark Mallman’s new release drops the day its zodiac namesake begins. It’s essential to be emotional when you’re creative. I feel lucky. Yes, we cry a lot, but we’re also kind and happy.” — Mark Mallman (Minneapolis, MN) —  May 28, 2024  — This June 22nd marks the beginning of the zodiac sign Cancer—it also is the release date for the single “The Cancer” from

Red Lake Nation Tribal College

College Hosting Grand Opening Celebration for Public on Thursday, June 6th, 2024 (Minneapolis, MN) —  May 24, 2024  — According to Minnesota Compass, 44.2% of Minnesota’s American Indian population resides in the Twin Cities. Yet until now, there was no tribal college in the Twin Cities that provided culturally based higher education to Native students. Red Lake Nation College (RLNC) is celebrating its grand opening of its Minneapolis site Thursday, June 6th, 2024, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,

2024 Eagle Scout Scholarship Recipients

(Minnesota) — May 26th, 2024 — The Eagle Scout Scholarship program recognizes Scouts who have displayed extraordinary achievement in academics, athletics, Scouting, and overall service to their community. This scholarship program has awarded more than a half-million dollars in scholarships since its inception in 1990. In 2023, Northern Star Scouting troops and crews produced 476 Eagle Scouts, of which 53 applied for scholarships, and 20 were awarded with a 2023

Peregrine falcon DNR FalconCam

  First egg has hatched   (St Paul, MN) — May 21, 2024 –The first of four peregrine falcon eggs in the DNR FalconCam nest box has hatched and a chick is now visible. The popular webcam, live streaming from a nest box on a high rise in downtown St. Paul, will once again capture a peregrine falcon pair raising their chicks. The first chick hatched early in the morning on

Hired Receives a Transformative Donation from MacKenzie Scott

  This Transformational Gift Positions Hired to Go Deeper on Delivering the Organization’s Mission: to Advance Employment Equity for All in the Twin Cities Working together, we are building an environment where everyone in our community can thrive.” — Julie Brekke (Minneapolis, MN) — May 23, 2024   — Twin Cities-based nonprofit Hired today announced a remarkable  $2.5 million donation from global philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to bolster its workforce development

Grand Design RV

(Middlebury, IND) — May 15, 2024 — To celebrate the launch of their new Lineage Class C motorhome, Grand Design RV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries and one of the fastest-growing RV brands known for its top-of-the-line recreational vehicles, is bringing camping to the heart of New York City this summer by offering one lucky winner the Ultimate Glamping Getaway Weekend, plus a summer filled with outdoor adventures.

New mobile app is here for Sun Country Airlines’ customers

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

northern-grown soybeans

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

Best Cities for Veterans

Top cities offer what matters most to current and former service members, including housing affordability, low crime rates and a strong Veteran community (Columbia MO) — May 17, 2024  — Veterans United Home Loans, the nation’s largest VA lender, today released its 2024 Best Cities for Veterans to Live list. While each region of the country is represented, the East Coast and Midwest rank high among the best places for Veterans and

Country Inn & Suites in Baxter, Minnesota presents $5,000 Check to Local Charity

(Brainerd, MN) — March 4, 2024 — Local charity The Bridge on 7th Shelter has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Country Inn & Suites in Baxter, MN as a recipient of this year’s Your Community, Your Choice Program from Choice Hotels International. This program, which began in 2019, recognizes and empowers local hotel owners to make a positive difference in their communities. As a winner of this year’s program, Bridge on 7th Shelter will use the funds

Baby Supplies Topline Financial Credit Union

(Maple Grove, MN) –., May 14, 2024  — TopLine Financial Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based member-owned financial services cooperative, held their third annual diaper and wipe drive during the month of April benefitting three local non-profits, Avenues for Youth, Karen Organization of Minnesota and YMCA of the North Youth and Family Services. TopLine members and employees generously donated diapers, wipes, and other baby care items to help bring comfort to families

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

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

ShiptoMilitary.com Invites Nonprofits to Join Their "Request A Care Package" Initiative for Deployed Service Members

    By connecting nonprofit organizations directly with the service members who need their support, we hope to foster a stronger link between those at home and those who serve.” — Michelle Williamson (Forest Lake, MN) —  May 13, 2024  — ShiptoMilitary.com, a platform dedicated to sharing useful resources and information about shipping care packages to APO, FPO, and DPO addresses, is proud to announce a new initiative aimed at

The Dyrt 2024 Best Places To Camp Regional Awards 

(Portland, OR) —  May 14, 2024   — The Dyrt, the No. 1 app for camping availability, photos and reviews, has announced the 2024 Best Places To Camp Regional Awards based on reviews and ratings from its vast community of campers. These destinations include some of the hottest and trendiest campgrounds of the past year, popular picks from The Dyrt campers, and well-established, sought-after properties that continually earn spots on these lists.

Sleepy Eye Terrazzo National Award

  This award recognizes a beautiful installation and Wisconsin Terrazzo’s skill, artistry, and commitment to excellence in terrazzo.” — Chad Rakow, Executive Director, National Terrazo & Mosaic Association (Sleepy Eye, MN) —  May 9, 2024   — When St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, underwent a renovation project to replace the floor and restore the stained-glass windows, it was the beginning of a series of phases of construction

VES Students Project Benefits Great River Rescue

(Bemidji, MN) — May 9th, 2024 — Over the last week, a group of compassionate students from Voyageurs Expeditionary School (VES) in Bemidji rallied together to make a difference in their community. Their mission? To support the local humane society and ensure that every adopted animal finds a loving forever home. The students put together a variety of blankets, toys, and treats to donate to Great River Rescue, a local humane society.

Jamf named winner in three categories of the Global InfoSec Awards during RSA 2024

(Minneapolis, MN) — May 06, 2024 — Jamf, the standard in managing and securing Apple at work, is proud to be recognized by Cyber Defense Magazine’s (CDM) Global Infosec Awards in the following categories: Market Leader Zero Trust BYOD Market Leader Mobile Device Security Cutting Edge Mobile Endpoint Security These accolades are a testament to Jamf‘s dedication to bridging the gap between what Apple provides and what enterprises require, providing

Hazelden Betty Ford Celebrates 75th Anniversary

  The nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford, the nation’s leading force of healing and hope for people impacted by substance use and mental health conditions, turns 75. Hazelden Betty Ford is more than a treatment center; we are a movement.” — Dr. Joseph Lee, President and CEO (Center City, MN) —  May 1, 2024 — The nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation’s leading force of healing and hope for people

AGCO Celebrates Grand Opening of The Fendt Lodge in Jackson, Minnesota

Facility will serve as the brand’s official North American home and site of product launches, customer and dealer meetings, and visitors center. (DULUTH, Ga) May 3, 2024  — AGCO Corporation , a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, announced the grand opening of The Fendt Lodge™ in Jackson, Minnesota,  May 1, 2024. The 16,000-square-foot world-class customer experience center is adjacent to AGCO’s Jackson manufacturing facility