Good Things

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

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

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

Newbridge Health & Wellness Releases New Guide on How Functional Medicine Can Help With Long-Haul COVID

  (Edina, MN) — November 17, 2022  — Newbridge Health & Wellness just released a new guide detailing how the functional medicine approach can help to alleviate symptoms of long-haul COVID. As the phenomena of persistent symptoms associated with COVID-19 is thought to affect at least 1 in 8 people who have contracted the virus, functional medicine may offer a practical solution to dealing with symptoms. Persistent COVID symptoms are

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

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

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,

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.

Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener

Steven Hogg and Governor Tim Walz   [ST. PAUL, MN] –- November 5th, 2022 —  Governor Tim Walz celebrated the 20th annual Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener and opened the 2022 firearm deer season at the Three Rivers Park District. Governor Walz hunted alongside Three Rivers Park District wildlife supervisor Steven Hogg. “This event has a well-earned place among our state’s traditions because of its focus on community, conservation, and the multi-million

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

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.

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

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

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

open enrollment

  (Minneapolis, MN) –Oct. 26, 2022 — Nov. 1 marks the beginning of open enrollment – an annual window when consumers can enroll in an Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plan – and healthinsurance.org released tips today to help people save money. Open enrollment for ACA plans, which cover essential health benefits, starts Nov. 1, 2022, and ends Jan. 15, 2023, in most states. “It makes sense for consumers to shop around for

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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•

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

Leo Augusta Children’s Academy

(Blooming Prarie, MN) — Sept. 12, 2022 — The Leo Augusta Children’s Academy of Blooming Prairie will provide a much-needed children’s development and care facility within the heart of the under served southeastern Minnesota rural area. The initiative is supported in part by a gift of commercial buildings, land, and a monetary donation from Craig & Robyn Kruckeberg, and family. The Academy’s name stems from Craig’s parents’ middle names, Lorraine

EnKourage Kards Penny and Kyle

Family business offers original “cards with a cause” to lower disability-related employment barriers and support nonprofits (Hanover, MN) – Sept 10th, 2022 – If there was ever a day that was built for a greeting card, it’s this Monday September 12th .   Monday is the National Day of Encouragement. A mother and son duo from Hanover, MN have built a business helping to encourage others.    Penny and Kyle Kauffman started

Where We Come From

(Minneapolis, Mn) — Sept. 08, 2022  — This October, Carolrhoda Books, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group™, presents Where We Come From, a unique and powerful collaboration between four renowned authors who lyrically explore the elements that shape who they are. Award-winning authors Diane Wilson, Sun Yung Shin, Shannon Gibney, and John Coy weave together their individual stories to explore place, ancestors, movement, struggle, determination, and hope. Richly layered illustrations

Minnesota State Fair 2022

(St Paul, MN) — September 6th, 2022 — The great Minnesota get together has come to a close and the countdown to the Minnesota State Fair 2023 has already begun!    They even have a countdown clock. Attendance for the 2022 State Fair was a solid gain over 2021, over 41% growth, but didn’t approach the record setting numbers of 2019.    The Minnesota State Fair was cancelled in 2020 due to

Minneapolis Institute of Art Asian Collection

(Minnesapolis, MN) — August 31st, 2022 —  The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) recently acquired several historic works of functional art for its Asian collection. The new pieces include a rare, unaltered straight sword created in Japan around 1280, with incredibly intricate detailing on the blade; an eighteenth-century Chinese jewel-encrusted censer shaped like a mythical beast with the features of a lion, tiger, and dragon; and a pair of Japanese

Minnesota State Fair

(St Paul, MN) — August 31st, 2022 — The Eco Experience, sponsored by Xcel Energy, is a partnership of the State Fair, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and dozens of organizations and businesses across the state. It is the largest environmental education event of its kind in the country. Here are just a few of this year’s highlights – all free with fair admission. Land of the Loon – Protecting

Minnesota State Fair 2022

(St Paul, MN) — August 29th, 2022 —  While most of us want to go get our fill of Mini Donuts and Live Music, getting to the Minnesota State Fair isn’t always possible.     That said, here are a list of Live Cams you may want to watch.   If you cant be there, it’s the next best thing. Fox 9 News –  Minnesota State Fair live camera (fox9.com) Minneapolis Star

Historic DNR Building at the State Fair

(St Paul, MN) — August 28th, 2022 — The Minnesosta DNR has opened the Historic DNR Building at the State Fair. Each year, the pond is stocked with about 40 different species of fish that call Minnesota home. During the State Fair, the webcam provides a live stream, showcasing the fish underwater.During the off season, the footage is provided as recording of fish in the state fair fish pond. Check