Four Minnesota Teams Heading to Destination Imagination Global Competition

(Minnesota) — April 19th, 2024 —   Four Minnesota teams of Destination Imagine students are heading to global finals.  Two teams from Rosemount, as well as one Osseo, and one from Minneapolis, have qualified for the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Kansas City, Missouri May 22-25. Destination Imagination is a project-based, kid-driven program that teaches kids to be innovative problem solvers. Using STEAM, teams of students collaborate, think outside the

Minneapolis Most Generous Cities In America 2023

(Minnesota) — December 5th, 2023 — GoFundMe released its 2023 Year in Help report, highlighting stories of resilience, the most generous communities, and fundraising data. The report reveals the impact of more than 30 million people who gave or received help on GoFundMe this year. People started fundraisers for various causes, including paying off student loans, keeping businesses open, caring for animals, and rebuilding after natural disasters. Also included was

Be The Match Minneapolis

  (Minneapolis, MN) — Oct. 05, 2023  — On Saturday, September 30, the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match celebrated its 16th annual fundraising Gala at The Depot Minneapolis, an event dedicated to raising critical funds to support patients with life-threatening blood cancers and blood disorders. A remarkable $1.1 million was raised in one inspiring night. These funds go directly to providing patient assistance grants, pioneering research in the

Somali Week Festival

  SOMALI WEEK FESTIVAL CELEBRATES A TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO MINNESOTA, UNITING THOUSANDS IN A SPECTACULAR SHOWCASE OF SOMALI CULTURE AND DIVERSITY Our aim is to create an inclusive space where intercultural dialogue flourish. Somali Week is a testament to the power of celebration in fostering unity and creating a stronger community”  — Mohamed Farah     (Minneapolis, MN) — June 7, 2023 — SOMALI WEEK FESTIVAL CELEBRATES A TRIUMPHANT RETURN

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

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

Global Experts Gather in Minneapolis for 2022 OATI Energy Conference

  This conference is all about forging solutions to current and future energy challengers, and we can’t wait to begin the collaboration that it will take to do so.”  — Jerry Dempsey   (Mineapolis, MN) —  September 20, 2022  — Global energy experts convene today through September 22 to discuss the Smarter Future of Energy at the Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) Energy Conference at Mall of America. The

Global Music Initiative

(Minneapolis, MN) —  August 16, 2022 – For the third consecutive year, MacPhail Center for Music’s Global Music Initiative (GMI) will offer multiple year-long residencies to foster cultural change in our communities through passion creativity and music. The GMI believes that supporting and investing in diverse voices elevates the current standards of music education pedagogy. This program is a commitment to cultivating inclusivity within both music education and MacPhail Center

Author Maurice Draine Debut Novel "Honor Thy Mother" Set in Minneapolis

    A sexual predator is on the loose; the Minneapolis Police Department has to take action before another woman becomes a victim. (Minnepolis, MN) — July 27, 2022  — Maurice Draine debuts his book ‘’Honor Thy Mother’’ in which rising sexual assaults in the city of Minneapolis alarm the citizens. The stakes are high, and who will save them from this predator is worth exploring. “Honor Thy Mother’’ illustrates

Business Trade Fair Global Event is Coming to Minneapolis

      BTFGE will hold a Trade Fair event for the first time at the Minneapolis Convention Center on October 1st, 2022, featuring leading companies from the top industries across the globe.” — Michael Udofot   (Minneapolis, MN) —  June 30, 2022  — Business Trade Fair Global will hold a BIG Trade Fair event for the first time at the Minneapolis Convention Center on October 1st, 2022, featuring leading

DSB Rock Island Wealth Management Welcomes Two New Partners

David J. Brouillette and Daniel D. Gustafson bring a combined 50 years of experience to Minnesota financial services firm, DSB Rock Island Wealth Management (Minneapolis, MN) —  June 29, 2022  — DSB Rock Island Wealth Management, LLC., an independent advisory and wealth management firm focused on helping clients build financial plans that align with their personal values and vision, today announced that David J. Brouillette and Daniel D. Gustafson have joined the firm as

Special Olympics 2026 Games

Thousands of athletes, families and fans will attend the games in June 2026   (Minneapolis, MN) — May 6th, 2022 — The 2026 Special Olympics USA Games will take place in Minnesota, bringing together athletes, coaches and fans who will showcase inclusion, competition and how to unify the world through sport. In June 2026, the Twin Cities will host as many as 4,000 athletes, 10,000 volunteers, 1,500 coaches and 75,000 fans

Qui Qin Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

(Northhampton, Mass) — April 15, 2022  — Winning Writers is pleased to announce the results from its nineteenth annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. 4,593 entries were received from around the world. The Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest is sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by Duotrope. Learn more at winningwriters.com/tompoetry Qin Qin of Minneapolis, Minnesota won the Tom Howard Prize of $3,000 for a poem in any style or genre, for “Bastards’ Tongue”. Edythe Rodriguez of Upper Darby,

Prince Mural Downtown Minneapolis

(Minneapolis, MN) —  April 11, 2022  — Hiero “Yerro” Veiga has been selected as the official artist to paint the mural honoring Prince that will be on display in Downtown Minneapolis. The new 100-foot mural will call the city’s Ramp A home and overlook the core of the entertainment scene that was once Prince’s playground. (Ramp A is located on the SW corner of 1st Avenue and 8th Street). Hiero

MGK Acquired DeBug Brands

(Minneapolis, MN)– March 31, 2022 — MGK, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company, announces the purchase of the DeBug® brand of neem products from Agro Logistic Systems, Inc. The DeBug products are an excellent addition to MGK’s current botanical portfolio, which includes its legacy brands, Pyganic® and EverGreen®. “This acquisition supports MGK’s mission to make life healthier by offering responsible products that protect people and their environments from the impact

Liz Nuytten

Newly created position underscores GrandPad’s commitment to the growth of its high-performing team and delivery of its highly rated customer care team and product design.     (Minneapolis, MN) — March 20, 2022 — GrandPad, creator of the purpose-built tablet for seniors over the age of 75, announced today that Liz Nuytten has been appointed as the company’s first chief people officer. Headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in southwest Minnesota,

Chris Ambourn

(Minneapolis, MN) — March 22, 2022— Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood) is pleased to announce that Chris Ambourn, PS, has joined the firm as Survey Service Leader for its Land team in Minneapolis, MN. Ambourn will support service and team growth through leadership, project management, mentorship, and innovation. Ambourn’s focus on relationships will be an important aspect of his role at Westwood. Chris Foley, PS, Regional Survey Service Leader, says, “Chris adds immediate value to

Liquid Screen Design Named Best Places to Work

  Stress is never going to go away so we decided to make yoga and mindfulness part of our staff routine. It’s a great way for everyone to breathe and take some time for themselves” — Benji Bearman   (Minneapolis, MN)  — March 17th, 2022 —  Liquid Screen Design (LSD) celebrates a major milestone and impressive achievement having been named to the ‘Best Places to Work in the Promotional Products

akoyaGO Welcomes Mark Montoya

(Minneapolis, MN) — March 15, 2022 — akoyaGO, the premier software solution to optimize the grant making process, welcomes Mark Montoya as Chief Experience Officer. Montoya brings with him deep industry knowledge and a keen ability to build a sustainable culture of excellence that maximizes a customer-centric approach. He will oversee the customer lifecycle and ensure a stellar user journey. Continually innovating the experience, he will serve as an ambassador

Kraus-Anderson The Larking

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (February 28, 2022) – Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed construction of The Larking, a new $100 million, 16-story residential tower and Wells Fargo branch, located at 615 S. 8th St. in the heart of the Minneapolis East Town district. Designed by ESG Architects, The Larking is a mixed-use development featuring a 400,714-square-foot residential complex that will deliver 341 market-rate apartments. The development includes three levels of underground parking and is

The Hell I Know

Aspiring To Create Hip Hop That Heals – Dante Pirtle Astounds in Latest Album titled ‘The Hell I Know’ With poignant lyricism and stunning vocals, Dante Pirtle aims to heal Black trauma one song at a time (Minneapolis MN) — March 1, 2022 – Dante Pirtle is an up and coming singer and songwriter who lives in Minneapolis, MN. Originally from East Saint Louis, IL, he has been creating music

Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum Guests on Loki's Folly's New Single "Appease The Girl"

Two generations of Minneapolis rockers join forces on a track with a powerful message about Autism and feminism! (Minneapolis, MN)February 14, 2022  — Loki’s Folly is an indie-punk trio comprised of two young sisters and their kid brother from South Minneapolis who play their unique brand of rock that has been earning them a devoted fanbase both inside the Minneapolis music community and around the world. In the tradition of

Reverse Mechanic Releases New Hit "Chicken Opperang"

The Minnesota-based producer/songwriter doesn’t hold back. His new song takes on both sides of the isle and makes you think while making you move. (It) don’t make sense, no defense, but it’s a smash hit. We can show the dents.” — Reverse Mechanic (Minneapolis MN)  February 21, 2022 “Chicken Opperang” is the first major single on a bold new endeavor by artist Reverse Mechanic. This single confronts Reverse Mechanic’s personal


Satellite Industries is excited to announce the acquisition of Sanitrax International: Will use new technology to benefit customers abroad and in US. The full integration of vacuum products through this acquisition fits right into Satellite’s vision for the future” — John Babcock, President of Satellite Industries (Minneapolis MN) February 18, 2022  Satellite Industries, the world’s leading manufacturer in the portable sanitation industry, has announced the acquisition of Sanitrax International, the leading manufacturer

SciTech Internship Program Celebrates 10 Years of STEM

SciTech Internship Program Celebrates 10 Years of Successful STEM Workforce Development in Minnesota By: Minnesota Technology Association MINNEAPOLIS – Feb. 1, 2022 – PRLog — Minneapolis, Minnesota — The SciTech Internship Program is commemorating its 10-year anniversary with a month-long celebration highlighting the people and companies who have benefited from SciTech internships. Since its start in 2012, SciTech has helped over 2,250 interns connect with 555 companies in 142 cities state-wide. “It’s so exciting for us

Iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry Returns to Minneapolis

(Minneapolis)  The iconic red cherry found in the sculpture garden of the Walker Art Museum has returned to its rightful place.  The cherry was in need of refinishing.   On November 15th, 2021 the Cherry was separated from the Spoon, taken down and shipped to New York to be refinished. The sculpture called Spoonbridge and Cherry was created by Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg.   And has been found in the