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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.

Altoz 2022 Pro Tool Innovation Award

(Greenbush, MN) — Oct. 18, 2022  — Altoz’s reputation for innovation has been recognized again. The Altoz Switch compact tool carrier has earned the Pro Tool Innovation Award (PTIA). After considering several hundred of the most innovative products and accessories on the market, the PTIA judges chose winners based on a combination of key factors. Products won based on their ability to demonstrate either innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking

LYVLY Non-Alcoholic Beverage

  LYVLY will have the structural flexibility to quickly and decisively capitalize on new opportunities. The non-alcoholic beverage space attracts different investors with an eye on viral growth,”    — Dan Schwarz, LIFT BRIDGE BREWING CO.   (Minnesota)  —  October 17, 2022  — The Lift Bridge Brewing Company and TUTUS HOLDINGS, INC. announced the completion of a joint venture partnership, LYVLY, INC LYVLY will function as an entrepreneurial unit dedicated to

Grants to History Organizations

(Minnesota) — October 16th, 2022 —  The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is pleased to announce the newest recipients of 28 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants ($10,000 and less), totaling $264,831 in 15 counties. Small grants are awarded quarterly to help nonprofits, educational organizations, government units and federally recognized tribes to preserve and share Minnesota history. This cycle of awards was approved by the MNHS Executive Council on Sept.

Katie Larson

(Austin, MN) —  Oct. 10, 2022 — Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced the appointment of Katie Larson as senior vice president of human resources. Larson assumes responsibility for leading the global human resources function at the company, bringing more than 20 years of experience in human resources leadership at Hormel Foods. Larson will continue the world-class employer philosophy at Hormel Foods, leading business-focused

Bright Ideas Design Awards 

(Bayport, MN) —  Oct. 3, 2022  — In collaboration with Dwell magazine, Andersen Windows, manufacturer of America’s most loved window and door brand*, announced the winners of its second annual Bright Ideas Design Awards – recognizing outstanding architectural projects with an emphasis on windows and daylighting.  “In this year’s entries, we saw remarkable examples of creative design as it relates to windows and doors. As a panel we were inspired by  

MN Zoo Pedestrian Loop

First Segment of the Future World’s Longest Elevated Pedestrian Loop Raised into Place (Apple Valley, MN) —  Oct. 13, 2022  — A big “step” in the construction of the Minnesota Zoo’s Treetop Trail was taken earlier today as the official first segment of the trail was raised into place. Members of the PCL Construction team hoisted a 20-foot by 8-foot piece of the trail, complete with railing, onto the Zoo’s original

3M V.A.C. Therapy

3M V.A.C. Therapy negative pressure wound therapy achieves key medical evidence milestone, surpassing 2,000 peer-reviewed medical journal studies published (St Paul, MN) —  Oct. 13, 2022  — 3M Health Care’s Medical Solutions Division today announced its 3M™ V.A.C.® Therapy negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has surpassed a clinical evidence milestone of 2,000 published, peer-reviewed medical journal studies. V.A.C. Therapy is the first and only NPWT solution to garner this number

‘Smart Energy’ Resource

      The current energy transmission and distribution grid remains vital to the system, but soon utilities will need to provide other new and significant energy services”  — Sasan Mokhtari, Ph.D.     (Minneapolis, MN) — September 29, 2022 – Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) wrapped up its annual Energy Conference, providing customers with new solutions and groundbreaking approaches to advance the energy industry and its businesses. The

Jostens Avalanche Stanley Cup

  (Minneapolis, MN/Denver, CO) — Oct. 10, 2022 — Jostens is honored to have been selected as the partner of the Colorado Avalanche to craft their Stanley Cup Ring. In a private ceremony, players, coaching staff and ownership received their 2022 Stanley Cup Championship Ring. “It is truly an honor to be celebrating such a historic win with this incredible organization,” said Chris Poitras, VP and COO of Jostens Professional

Tony Sanneh Green Sports Day

(St Paul MN) — Oct. 11th, 2022 — The Sanneh Foundation and the Green Sports Alliance hosted Green Sports Day on Thursday, Oct. 6th.   St. Paul’s Tony Sanneh, a pro soccer player turned youth-nonprofit leader, helped celebrate the occasion by leading his after-school program.   The after-school program serves local diverse youth with a hands-on community service activity. At the event, more than 60 kids learned firsthand how they can be

Caribou Coffee Sun Country Airline

(Minnesota, MN) — Oct. 11, 2022  — Starting this month, Sun Country Airlines  passengers can now enjoy complimentary fresh brewed hot Caribou Coffee. Named the Official Coffee of Sun Country Airlines earlier this year, the airline has been serving the Minnesota-based coffee company’s ready-to-drink Cold Brew Coffee since January. Sun Country worked closely with Caribou to ensure high flavor quality and consistency in the onboard experience for all guests and

Alexandria Technical & Community College - First in Minnesota to Partner with Kubota Tech

(Alexandria MN)  — Oct 11th, 2022 — The new Kubota Tech partnership provides students with a pathway to earn industry-recognized certifications focused on the repair and service of Kubota equipment, giving them the knowledge and skills for employment as a diesel technician in the off-road diesel industry. “Partnering with Kubota Tech will give Alexandria Technical & Community College students yet another competitive advantage for career preparation and advancement,” said Michael Seymour,

Glensheen Mansion

(Duluth, MN) — Oct 10th, 2022 — After being under construction since July 2021, the formal garden publicly reopened in September 2022. The brick walls in the formal garden and vegetable garden had deteriorated substantially over the years since they were first constructed due to water intrusion. This preservation effort allowed for the walls to be rebuilt, new drainage systems to be installed, and stairways to be rebuilt. An added

Solifi MyTechMag

  2022 vendor ranking recognizes the world’s leading technology providers in the banking industry   (Minneapolis, MN) — Oct 10,2022 — Solifi, a global fintech software partner for secured finance, announced MyTechMag named Solifi as one of the world’s top 10 banking technology solution providers in 2022. Solifi was recognized for its innovative fintech solutions built on the company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based open finance platform. “We are honored to receive recognition

Dr. Angela Parker

  Dr. Parker’s work at the intersection of Womanist thought, postcolonial theory, and biblical studies is so important in today’s world.” — Dean Kyle Roberts (St Paul, MN) —  October 7, 2022  — “Catching God’s Breath in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter” is the title presentation of this year’s Gustafson Lectureship in New Testament Studies at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. The event, headlined by Dr. Angela Parker, is

Teen Tech Center

(Twin Cities, MN) — Oct 9th, 2022 — The Best Buy Foundation celebrated the grand opening of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center® at Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) in San José, California. The center provides teens with access to cutting-edge technology, including tools for film, digital media, audio engineering and music production. Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, is co-funding the Teen Tech Center. Their contribution to MACLA will support the work the

Local Jewelry Artist Hangs Her Own Shingle in Deephaven, Minnesota

  (Deephaven, MN) — October 7, 2022 — When artist Anne Waddell Toohey decided it was time to leave the nest of her dining room studio, she knew exactly what to do! She reached out to local realtor Natalie Webster, from Excelsior Real Estate. Natalie then referred Anne to local commercial Broker Laura Hotvet, with Christianson & Co. This chain of events led to Anne finding the perfect spot to

CLA Wealth Advisors

  (Irvine, Ca/Minnesota) — Oct. 06, 2022  —  CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP), the eighth largest accounting firm in the United States, announced Barron’s recently named CLA Wealth Advisors (CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC), an SEC-registered investment advisor, to its Top 100 RIA Firms list. CLA Wealth Advisors ranked 53rd, marking the fifth year the firm has been recognized by the publication, which provides in-depth news, analysis, and commentary on investments and the

NAI Legacy

(Bloomington, MN) — ctober 5, 2022  — NAI Legacy, a member of the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms, announced that they helped navigate the purchase of $1.4M sale of an industrial site in Maple Plain, MN. Adam Hayden, Vice President – Brokerage said: “Industrial sites in the West Metro are hard to find, and that was proven to be true as we experienced tremendous investor and

AlterVerse Sky City

  AlterVerse is a beautiful amalgamation of real-world experiences and high-end gaming in the metaverse.”  — Co-founder of Baselayer Capital and CEO & Founder of Altcoin Buzz (Lake Shore, MN) —  October 3, 2022 — AlterVerse, the developer of an expansive metaverse game experience, today announced that Binance Labs, the venture capital arm and accelerator of Binance, is an early participant in its private funding round. Additional support for the

Five Rivers Mental Health Clinic

(Mankato, MN) —  Oct. 03, 2022  — This adoption of an established mental health clinic aligns with the goals set forth by CARE Counseling under their Mergers & Adoptions pillars. “The Five Rivers team is wonderful and when they came to us for advice on how to implement the CARE organization’s model, they ended up asking us to adopt their family instead,” said John Hutchinson, MBA, co-founder of CARE Counseling.

Masterworks from the Uffizi

(Minneapolis, MN)  –Sept. 30th, 2022 — The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) will present “Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi,” featuring more than 45 loans from the renowned Uffizi Galleries in Florence, including Sandro Botticelli’s evocative Minerva and the Centaur (c. 1482). Marking the first collaboration between Mia and the Uffizi Galleries, the exhibition will include paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, decorative arts, and a selection of ancient Roman marble

Graphic Novel UNRETOUCHABLE

  (Minneapolis, Mn) — Sept. 27, 2022  — This September, Graphic Universe™, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group, presents a story about body image, media, and the unseen forces that shape both with Unretouchable. In this graphic novel debut, visual artist Sofia Szamosi approaches these serious topics with a winning combination of curiosity, sensitivity, and wit. Olive is spending the summer before art school at a coveted internship, helping one

Environmental Literacy Program

(St Paul, MN) — (September 26, 2022) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has provided Twin Cities PBS (TPT) with funding for a two-year Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) Award. Minnesota and Wisconsin communities are facing multiple climate-related hazards including wildfires, drought, pollution, severe storms and flooding, health emergencies, and habitat and species loss. To build a strong youth component to state and local climate resiliency efforts, Twin Cities

Ryan Smith premieres his "I'm Slipping" music video on Music-News.com

  (St Paul, MN) —  September 26, 2022 — MUSIC-NEWS.COM | Ryan Smith ‘I’m Slipping’ video premiere   Ryan Smith might be best known as the frontman of The Melismatics and Ryan And Pony, as well as the lead guitarist of Soul Asylum. But before all of that, Ryan was making solo recordings in which he played all instruments as a teenager and releasing albums on his own Hygh Tensions Records.

Minnesota Company helps Boston Children’s Hospital

  IMRIS is proud to continue its support of Boston Children’s Hospital with the addition of our most advanced intraoperative imaging system.”   — Marc Buntaine, CEO of IMRIS, Deerfield Imaging      (Minneapolis, MN) —  September 22, 2022 — IMRIS, Deerfield Imaging, the global leader in intraoperative imaging, is pleased to announce the opening of the new iMRI 3T-V Surgical Theatre at Boston Children’s Hospital new Hale Family Building. This

Jefferson Lines Customer Service

(Minneapolis, MN) — Sept. 24, 2022 — Jefferson Lines has been awarded America’s Best Customer Service of 2023 by Newsweek’s annual America’s Best Customer Service survey. This award comes as the company enters their 104th year of business. The Newsweek survey recognizes brands based on an independent survey of over 30,000 U.S. customers and 200,000 evaluations. Customers are asked whether they would recommend brands to friends or family, as well

Minnesota's First All-Woman Fire Crew Recognized

(Minneapolis, MN) — Sept 24th, 2022 — Being the first is never easy. Just ask the women of the Minneapolis Fire Department’s first all-woman crew. But the hard work, perseverance, passion and strength in 1992 of Jean Kidd, Mary Mohn, Vicki Hoff and Bonnie Bleskachek knocked down doors for Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Amanda Swenson and thousands of other women who became firefighters in the years since. It was

Social Indoor Creates Digital Billboard Franchise Opportunity

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

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

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

Faribault Mill

  We’ve been making high quality blankets in the USA since 1865, and for our military since WWI. Providing a long-lasting woolen blanket to children will bring them warmth, security, and comfort.”  — Faribault Mill President & CEO Ross Widmoyer   (Faribault, MN) — September 20, 2022 — Legendary American manufacturing brand Faribault Mill, maker of handcrafted wool and cotton blankets, is proud to announce a new philanthropic campaign called

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

    Founded in 1962, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities has reached another milestone and will kick off its 60th anniversary at a special event on September 28, 2022.”   — Rev. Dr. Cindi Beth Johnson   (St Paul, MN) —  September 16th, 2022 — Founded in 1962, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities has reached another milestone and will kick off its 60th anniversary at a special

Alex Wiesner Cottage Grove

(Cottage Grove, MN) — Sept 20, 2022 — Growing up, Alex Wiesner didn’t imagine he’d become a firefighter. However, through hard work and a commitment to serving his community, he did just that – and was recognized by the city of Cottage Grove as their 2021 Firefighter of the Year. Alex started his career as a muti-craft mechanic on the plant engineering maintenance team when he joined the 3M Cottage

Minnesota’s Regular Waterfowl Season

(Minnesota) September 19th, 2022 — Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 24, with the same regulations as last year. Minnesota has three waterfowl hunting zones — north, central and south — that share the Sept. 24 season opener but have varying end dates. The central and south zones also have a mid-season closure Oct. 3-7. Hunters should check the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s waterfowl

Midwest Hydrogen Coalition

  (St Paul, MN) – September 19, 2022— Governor Tim Walz joined governors in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio to announce the launch of the Midwest Hydrogen Coalition (M-H2 Coalition). The coalition will accelerate the development of clean hydrogen, from production and supply chain to distribution in agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, and other industries. “The development of clean hydrogen markets will create jobs and strengthen industries across our state,” said

National Blue Ribbon Schools Program

(Minnesota) — Sept. 16th, 2022 — U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 297 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022, including eight schools in Minnesota. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Secretary Cardona made the announcement during his Road to Success Back to School bus tour. The Minnesota schools named as National Blue Ribbon Schools

DNR Officer Candidates Graduate

  (St Paul, MN) — September 15, 2022 —  Eighteen people graduated Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the 21st Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Academy, after training for 16 weeks in all aspects of their new careers as conservation officers. The graduates already have spread out across the state and will spend the next several months field training with experienced conservation officers before assuming their assigned stations. The officers

U of M Geologists Discover Major Meteor

(Inver Grove Heights, MN) — September 13th, 2022 — Only 190 meteor impact sites have been confirmed worldwide, but a recent discovery by U of M researchers could soon add an ancient crater in Minnesota to that list. “I’ve been mapping and studying the subsurface geology of Minnesota for the last 13 years … and have not come across something as exceptional as this before,” says crater co-discoverer Julia Steenberg. She

Everlight Solar Grand Opening

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

Hormel Foods Gordon Huether

Hormel Foods Corporation dedicated “The Inspired People Plaza” complete with a two-ton, 25-foot-tall fork sculpture at its global headquarters in Austin, Minn. The plaza and sculpture are tributes to those who feed the world.       Plaza and sculpture are tributes to those who feed the world; anchors outdoor meeting space at global headquarters (Austin, MN) — Sept. 16, 2022  — Hormel Foods Corporation ( NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global

Tim Dain NorthstarMLS

An industry innovator, Dain brings the experience and leadership needed to continue NorthstarMLS’ momentum and direction (Twin Cities, MN) — Sept. 14, 2022  — NorthstarMLS is pleased to announce that Tim Dain has joined the company as chief executive officer. In this role Dain will oversee daily operations of the regional multiple listing service (MLS) as well as lead new business development efforts including continued expansion of the organization’s common data platform (CDP)

Ellie Mental Health Releases Guide on How New Parents Can Benefit From Counseling

  (Mendota Heights, MN) — September 13, 2022 — Ellie Mental Health has released a guide on how new parents can benefit from counseling services. Becoming a new parent can be difficult as they must balance taking care of a child, their life changing, and possibly trying to be their best version. Therapy can be a great way for new parents to get a sense of direction in their life

SageGlass Smart Windows

Survey results from Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport demonstrate higher levels of comfort for travelers and workers when SageGlass is in use (Faribault, MN) — Sept. 15, 2022  — Delivering a first-rate travel experience is critical to the bottom lines of airports and airlines, but facilities face challenges in consistently providing the thermal comfort and natural lighting that travelers and employees desire [1]. With most terminals and other high-traffic

Newbridge Health and Wellness Releases Guide on How to Mitigate Exposure to Microplastics

(Edina, MN) — September 13, 2022 — Newbridge Health and Wellness has released a guide on how to mitigate exposure to microplastics. The increased reliance on synthetic materials for everyday uses creates an issue for these materials remaining in the environment. It also means that people often come in contact with microplastics, which could be harmful. Microplastics come from plastic materials used in everyday products such as: • Food packaging•

Mychael Gabriel rocks out in his "Let There Be Light" music video

(Minneapolis, MN) — September 12, 2022  — Genesis is more than just the start of something. It’s the beginning of everything. After Genesis, anything is possible; before Genesis… well, there is no before Genesis. And how does the tale of Genesis commence? With a single utterance, a speech-act that transforms the cosmos. “Let there be Light,” and light is summoned into being. The rest, quite literally, is history. Singer, songwriter,

Winsor Professional Development Resource

  (Minneapolis, MN) — Sept. 12, 2022 — In the wake of devastating recent news about the nation’s reading test scores, Minnesota-based Winsor Learning, the nation’s leading expert and provider of science-based reading instruction and teacher training, announced the release of a new and entirely free professional development resource for administrators and teachers. The 90-minute Science of Reading-based training is now available for download at no cost to teachers, administrators,

Minnesota Seniors, Look to the Positive John Hines

(Eagan, MN) — Sept. 12, 2022  — According to a new survey from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), the majority of Minnesota seniors plan on taking at least one trip in the next 12 months and place importance on having access to health care while away from home. The Blue Cross survey results, which reflect more than 500 responses from across the Twin Cities metro area and throughout Greater Minnesota, found that