Minnesota

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.

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

Alexandria Inventor Creates the Marshmallow Mitt

The Perfect Marshmallow IS possible. No more Marshmallows falling into the Flames. (Alexandria MN) —  It’s taken about 12 years — and more than 1,200 files on his computer — but Jeff Roste’s idea has come to fruition. It all started when he was roasting marshmallows around a campfire with his family, and one of his son’s marshmallows kept falling into the fire. “My son goes, ‘Dad, you’ve got to

MME Group, Inc. Expands Operations

  MME is moving into a new building and expanding it’s operations. (Vadnais Heights, MN) — May 17, 2022 — MME Group, Inc., a full-service contract manufacturer headquartered in Vadnais Heights, MN, is expanding its footprint, adding 90,000 sq. ft. of medical manufacturing space in Vadnais Heights, which will be the new home to the bulk of MME’s production and assembly operations. MME will continue to operate its tooling and

Kathio State Park Four Free Park Days in 2022

(Minneosta)  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering free admission to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, Feb. 19. This “Free Park Day” is one of four days each year on which the DNR waives entrance fees to state parks. The entrance fee waiver does not cover activities like camping, rentals or tours. The goal of Free Park Days is to get all Minnesotans outdoors.

DNR Volunteers

(Minnesota) — April 7th, 2022 — More than 15,000 volunteers helped the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources do everything from monitoring rainfall levels to clearing trails, according to the new 2021 annual DNR volunteer report. “Our volunteers give back to their communities and the state in so many ways,” Commissioner Sarah Strommen said. “I can’t overstate how grateful we are for their continued service.” Although many volunteer activities paused or

Govenor's Fishing Opener

(Minnesota) — 3/25/22 — Governor Tim Walz, Explore Minnesota Tourism, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced details for the 2022 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener.   The longtime tradition will continue in May of 2022. The 2022 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener will celebrate fishing in a variety of ways, over several weeks and in multiple locations in the Chippewa National Forest region and Leech Lake Reservation. Among the highlights

Launch Minnesota Awards $1 million in Education Grants

Awards to 9 organizations around the state will help build the Launch Minnesota Network and further grow the state’s innovation ecosystem   (St Paul, MN) — 3/23/2022 — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today announced that it has awarded $1 million in Launch Minnesota Education Grants to nine organizations throughout Minnesota. This is the third round of Launch Minnesota Education Grants, which are awarded to groups

Minnesota's World Records

(Minnesota) — March 23, 2022–  Each year the Guinness World Book of Records looks at all of the years submissions and publishes the biggest, brightest, tallest, smallest, most, least, heaviest, lightest, youngest, oldest and farthest of almost anything you can imagine.   The categories alone could make up a book.  There are a surprising number of Minnesotans who hold world records.    So, we decided to share a few of Minnesota’s World

Murals of Sauk Centre

The Murals of Sauk Center is an on going project.   Artist Roger Reinardy is responsible for their creation. According to Visit Sauk Centre’s website, Reinardy had a “lifetime career as a commercial artist who designed beautifully artistic counted cross stitch and needlepoint projects. But when he moved home to Sauk Centre, he began to expand his horizons” All of the Murals are within walking distance if you park downtown.

Natural Products Expo

(Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) “Minnesota Pavilion” will be back in-person at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, for the first time since 2019. Eight Minnesota businesses – many of which showcase clean-ingredient, plant-based, and environmentally-friendly food trends – will be featured at Expo West, the largest tradeshow of its kind. Expo West focuses on organic, natural, and healthy foods from across the country. The MDA

Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network

(Minnesota) — The State Climatology Office is looking for volunteer rainfall monitors for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). The network includes more than 20,000 volunteers nationwide who measure precipitation in their backyards using a standard 4 inch diameter rain gauge and submit reports online. Climatologist Pete Boulay said the data from backyard rain gauges are helpful and important in many ways. “These volunteers help to verify