Susan G Komen Bill

Susan G. Komen® Commends Bill Introduction; Urges Quick Passage (St Paul, MN) —  March 28, 2024  — Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, applauds Representative Patty Acomb (D-Minnetonka) for introducing legislation that would eliminate financial barriers to clinically appropriate genetic testing, as well as the recommended screenings based on the results of that testing. In Minnesota, more than 5,480 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 630 are expected to

Z-degree Participants Expand in Minnesota

(Minnesota) — March 1st, 2024 — The State of Minnesota Legislature and Minnesota State, Minnesota State announces its Z-degree Project participants for FY25-FY26. Z-degree courses for these participating campuses will be available by spring of 2026. Z-degrees are a complete associate’s or bachelor’s degree program that exclusively use course resources that are no cost to students such as open educational resources (OER), open textbooks, and library-curated materials. With these additions, 10 Minnesota State campuses offer Z-degrees and 15 are in-process of offering Z-degrees.

Healthsource Solutions Healthiest Employers® Award

We are excited that HealthSource Solutions won second place in Minnesota in the Healthiest Employers award! (Minneapolis, MN) —  January 10, 2024  — HealthSource Solutions is excited they won second place in Minnesota in the Healthiest Employers award! This prestigious accolade acknowledges the dedication of organizations that have a people-first approach to the health and wellbeing of their organization. These companies prioritize the welfare of their employees as a fundamental

Cannabis Education Certificate Programs

    These programs reflect [our] commitment to inclusivity by ensuring that all members of society are equipped with the knowledge & skills to participate fully & benefit equitably from [this] industry”  Deidra Peaslee, President of Saint Paul College (St Paul, MN) — December 13, 2023 — Saint Paul College has joined forces with Green Flower—the award winning cannabis education company—to launch three certificate program offerings in the fast-growing cannabis

Powerball Jackpot Minnesota

(St Paul, MN) —  Oct. 5, 2023  — There were no winners of the Powerball jackpot in its draw on Wednesday, October 4th and the first prize has skyrocketed to an estimated $1.4 billion (estimated cash value of $643.7 million). This jackpot ranks as the 3rdd largest in the Powerball game and 5th largest among U.S. lottery jackpots. Powerball has never before offered billion-dollar jackpots in consecutive jackpot cycles. The last time the lottery was

Minnesota's Cannabis Legalization Ignites Unprecedented Demand for Cannabis Seeds

The recent announcement is driving a surge in demand for low-potency cannabis products & businesses like Simply Crafted. (Minneapolis, MN) —  August 1, 2023 — The state of Minnesota is set to legalize cannabis for the first time in its history on August 1, 2023. Even though the legal dispensaries are not scheduled to open until the end of 2024 or the start of 2025, the anticipation for legalized cannabis

Department of Revenue One-time Tax Rebates

Online portal now available for eligible recipients of the rebate who need to update their address or bank information   (St Paul, MN) — July 10, 2023 – The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today the process to send 2.4 million one-time tax rebate payments to Minnesotans. This rebate was part of the historic 2023 One Minnesota Budget, signed into law by Governor Tim Walz on May 24, 2023. “This

The Pizza Club Minnesota

If you love pizza, and saving money, this club is for you!”   — Ryan Kulka     (Minneapolis, MN) —  April 28, 2023  — The Pizza Club – MN is pleased to announce a membership program designed for pizza lovers in the Twin Cities. The Pizza Club launched on April 13, 2023. The Pizza Club membership program is an amazing way for pizza lovers in Minnesota to discover and eat

WalletHub State Ranking

By Adam McCann (Minnesota) — January 9th, 2023 —  Raising a healthy, stable family sometimes requires moving to a new state. The reasons people choose to move are often similar: career transitions, better schools, financial challenges or a general desire to change settings. Wants and needs don’t always align in a particular state, though. For instance, a state might offer a low income-tax rate but have a subpar education system.

Technology Grants Minnesota

(Minnesota) — December 20th, 2022 — Older Minnesotans and Minnesotans with disabilities are in line for technology and assistance to improve their ability to live independently, access services and stay connected. A $4 million round of state grants will go to 12 organizations to support technology that can help people keep medical appointments, manage their front doors, connect with home and community-based services and combat social isolation. Nearly 600,000 Minnesotans

Broadband Access Minnesota

(St Paul, MN) — December, 2022 —  Governor Tim Walz announced that internet providers will receive nearly $100 million to expand broadband coverage to more Minnesotans, representing the largest single investment in broadband infrastructure in state history. “This historic funding will dramatically improve broadband access for thousands of Minnesotans,” said Governor Walz. “Broadband connects students to new educational opportunities, provides workers with more flexibility, expands access to healthcare resources and

Minnesota Brick Convention

(Egan, MN) –December 21st, 2022 — The Minnesota Brick Convention is coming to the Eagan Civic Arena in Eagan, MN on April 15-16, 2023! BRICK CONVENTION is an event like no other and brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO® building and experiences together in one activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests. There will be a

Holiday Train Rolls Into Minnesota

(Minnesota) — December 11th, 2022 —  All aboard! The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop in more than two-dozen Minnesota towns on its annual ride through the northern U.S., bringing live entertainment and Christmas cheer in exchange for donations to local food banks. The Holiday Train will be in Minnesota from Dec. 11-16, 2022. The Holiday Train is a great way to get into the festive spirit. The train is

TruStone Financial Credit Union

(Plymouth, MN) — Nov. 30, 2022  — TruStone Financial Credit Union securely shredded about 44 tons or 87,000 pounds of confidential documents for the community at nine shred events in Minnesota and Wisconsin in 2022. During TruStone’s spring events, more than 42 tons of documents were shredded, with the fall events yielding about 2 tons of shredded material. In total, TruStone’s shredding events saved about 748 trees and 141 cubic

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