Lori Michaels

18 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

The latest episode of the Walking Dead continued to confirm the longstanding theory that the zombie drama plays in the same universe as breaking Bad, The reference to Vince Gilligan's acclaimed drama comes from the new character Lydia (Cassady McClincy) in the tenth episode of Season 9 entitled "Omega" (read our top five conversation points […]

18 Feb 19
Twin Cities
ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING Bakke Kopp Ballou & McFarlin (BKBM Engineers), Minneapolis, announced that Brady Shelbourn has been named associate, Tina Wyffels has been appointed to the board of directors, and Tim Ernest has joined the firm’s Denver office as project development manager. … Cuningham Group Architecture announced recent promotions in its Minneapolis office: Senior Associates: Frank Fitzgerald, Amy Kalar, Heidi Neumueller; Associates: Dan Dolan, Jayme Krstich, Becca Kundysek, Bret Slattengren, Andrew Tisue, Tyler Whitehead. ART Forecast, a St. Paul-based public art consultant, named five consulting associates for 2019: Tricia Heuring, Hawona Sullivan Janzen, Aki Shibata, Candida Gonzalez and Witt Siasoco; all were participants in GroundWork, a program designed by Forecast to support the work of consultants of color in the fields of public art, community-engaged design and place-based development. CONSTRUCTION Patrick Vogt, vice president for Donald R. Frantz Concrete Construction Co. of St. Paul, was elected the 2019-20 president of the Minnesota Concrete & Masonry Contractors Association; other board of director members and officers for 2018-19 include: President-elect Dan Brenteson, McGough Cos. Inc.; Secretary: Kirt O’Konek, Stoneworks Architectural Precast; Treasurer: Steve Brock, Construction Midwest Inc.; Past President: Dan Francois, Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.; General Contractors: Matt Ecklund, JE Dunn; Matt Lennartson, Adolfson & Peterson; Masonry & Concrete Contractors: Chad Grazzini, Carciofini; Michael Lapensky, Twin City Tile & Marble Co.; Tom Miller, Advanced Masonry Restoration; Jamie Gibson, Rice Lake Construction Group; Associates: John Haupt, American Engineering Testing; John Thomas, TCC Materials; Larry Thompson, American Artstone Co.; Denver O’Brien, Amcon Concrete Products; Zach Quinn, Brock White Co. DEVELOPMENT Dominium, a Plymouth-based apartment owner, developer and manager, announced that it has hired Nick Gonion as a corporate analyst. ENTERTAINMENT Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis, announced it has selected Ari Koehnen Sweeney as director of education. FINANCIAL SERVICES Nicole Hansen has joined Securian Financial, St. Paul, as manager of community relations and the Securian Financial Foundation. Hansen succeeds Lori Koutsky, who is retiring. … Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank was named Best Mortgage Lenders for Home Equity Lines of Credit at NerdWallet‘s 2019 best-of awards. … The Bank Holding Company Association announced two new members to the board of directors: Denise Bunbury, Bell Bank (State Bankshares), Fargo, N.D., and Jeffrey L. Weldon, Crown Bank, Edina. FOOD Calyxt Inc., a Roseville-based consumer food and agriculture company, announced that Kimberly Nelson has been appointed to its board of directors, effective Jan. 17. Nelson is executive vice president and chief financial officer at SPS Commerce, a Minneapolis-based technology company. HEALTH CARE Vista Prairie Communities, a Brooklyn Park-based nonprofit provider of assisted living, independent living, memory care, care suites and respite services in Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio, has appointed Jeff Smith as vice president of external relations. … Norris Square senior living community announced its campus expansion at 6995 80th St. South, Cottage Grove. … Children’s Minnesota, a Twin cities-based operator of pediatric hospitals and clinics, announced that it has been verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program. … Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services has elected Richard Ostlund as chairman, effective Jan. 1. Ostlund is a senior partner and executive committee member of the law firm Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie. HONORS Best Buy, Richfield, and General Mills, Golden Valley, both announced separately that they have been recognized as world leaders in climate action on environmental nonprofit CDP’s Climate Change “A” list. LAW Hellmuth & Johnson, Edina, announced that attorney Rachel M. Dahl has been named partner. … Messerli Kramer, Minneapolis, announced that attorneys Barbara Kristiansson and Joshua Hillger have joined the Corporate and Estate Planning Group. … Stinson Leonard Street, Minneapolis, announced that the firm has been recognized by the Legal Services Corp. as a recipient of its Pro Bono Service Award. MANUFACTURING Wells Concrete, Maple Grove, announced that it has acquired Rocky Mountain Prestress in Colorado. … Mulcahy Co., an Eagan-based manufacturer’s representative for the heating, cooling and plumbing industries, announced a partnership with Lochinvar, a high-efficiency boiler and water heater manufacturer serving commercial and residential markets. … MDI, a maker of corrugated standard and custom plastic packaging, announced it has added 11,000 square feet to its Minneapolis facility. MEDIA Detroit Lakes Tribune Publisher Melissa Swenson is expanding her role to serve as a regional publisher also overseeing the Perham and Wadena newspapers. The papers are affiliated with Forum Communications Co., Fargo, N.D. NONPROFITS Community Reinvestment Fund, USA, a Minneapolis community lender to other institutions, named Judy Jandro as senior vice president of Small-Business Lending. ORGANIZATIONS The MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce volunteer board of directors announced five new members and new leadership: Tiffany Schmidt, Abrams & Schmidt, chair; Tracy David, Little Acorn Shave Co., vice chair; new board members: Scott Hanson, Grand Casino Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures; Heather Farr, Vision Cos.; Amy Weber-DeRadd, Mary Kay; Nathan Klauser, Edward Jones; Mike Kaeding, Norhart. PHILANTHROPY Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota announced that the Norman C. Skalicky Foundation has issued a $5 million gift to launch its Great Futures Endowment Campaign. PUBLISHING Golden Valley-based Free Spirit Publishing, a provider of learning tools for children, has hired Kyra Ostendorf as publisher. REAL ESTATE Carlson Commercial, a Minnetonka-based firm specializing in strategic office, retail and industrial client services, announced it has changed its name to Carlson Partners, effective Jan. 1. RESTAURANTS Keg And Case West 7th Market, St. Paul, was named the best new food hall by USA Today readers. SERVICES Pilgrim Dry Cleaners announced the opening of its second automated location at 206 First Ave. North in the North Loop of Minneapolis. SPONSORSHIPS University of Minnesota women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen has signed a partnership agreement with Bell Bank, becoming a Bell Bank “Champion.” TECHNOLOGY Parallel Technologies, an Eden Prairie-based data center and intelligent building consultant for businesses, has promoted Mark Bonde to director building infrastructure sales and marketing. … Image Sensing Systems, a St. Paul-based provider of municipal surveillance technology, announced that Joseph P. Daly has been appointed to its board of directors. Daly is chief executive officer of Essig Research, a global engineering services company. … Agosto Inc., a Minneapolis-based Google Cloud Partner and developer of Skykit, a born-in-the-cloud, Chrome-based digital signage content management system, announced that the Baldwin Union Free School District has implemented Skykit at every building in its district. … CaptureLife, a Minneapolis-based photography technology company, announced a partnership with ImageQuix, and its Blueprint software.[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] EMAIL ITEMS to businessnews@pioneerpress.com.  
18 Feb 19
Nachrichten Welt

[ad_1] Mehrere Zigarettenmarken, darunter Salem und Winston, haben aufgehört, dem Staat Minnesota im Rahmen des historischen Gerichtsverfahrens von 1998 mit Big Tobacco Geld zu zahlen. Die Defizite, die auf 15 Millionen US-Dollar pro Jahr geschätzt werden, entstehen, weil die Finanzierung des kostenlosen Raucherprogramms zur Raucherentwöhnung nächstes Jahr ausläuft. Ohne neue Mittel wäre Minnesota der einzige […]

18 Feb 19
Nachrichten Welt

Mehrere Zigarettenmarken, darunter Salem und Winston, haben aufgehört, dem Staat Minnesota im Rahmen des historischen Gerichtsverfahrens von 1998 mit Big Tobacco Geld zu zahlen. Die Defizite, die auf 15 Millionen US-Dollar pro Jahr geschätzt werden, entstehen, weil die Finanzierung des kostenlosen Raucherprogramms zur Raucherentwöhnung nächstes Jahr ausläuft. Ohne neue Mittel wäre Minnesota der einzige Staat, […]

18 Feb 19
The Gymternet

Vanessa Ferrari will return to competition in Melbourne this week for her first meet since rupturing her Achilles in 2017.

18 Feb 19
Watts Up With That?

From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor The Green New Deal seems to embrace the anti-beef and dairy industry sentiment of the environmental left. Green New Dealers want to remake American society, including how to produce and eat food. “I think it’s pretty clear they want to change people’s consumption habits,” said one […]

18 Feb 19
Racine County Eye

Jerry (nee Kowalsky) Zimprich, 87 and a lifelong Racine resident, died peacefully at her home on Feb. 13. Born in Racine, Wisconsin on March 23, 1931, she was the daughter of Frederick and Constance (Kessler) Kowalsky. She graduated from St. Catherine’s High School in 1949. Jerry worked for Webster Electric, had her own custom drapery […]

18 Feb 19
Arcynewsy

Several cigarette brands, including Salem and Winston, have stopped paying the money owed to the state of Minnesota during the historic 1998 judicial agreement with Big Tobacco. Deficiencies, estimated at $ 15 million a year, come as funding for the state-free smoking cessation assistance program will expire next year. Without new funds, Minnesota would be […]

17 Feb 19
Flare Post

The 61st annual Grammy Awards are a wrap! Find all the night’s winners below. GENERAL Record of the Year: “I Like It” — Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “The Joke” — Brandi Carlile WINNER: “This Is America” — Childish Gambino “God’s Plan” — Drake “Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “All The […]

17 Feb 19
Commissional

This sermon can be watched or listened to at http://www.templebaptistchurch.ca! Have you ever been to an event when there was great regret and rejoicing at the same time? The ones that come to mind the most are the ones on the sports field. You have on the one side a team celebrating and a team on […]

16 Feb 19
The Guide To Romance Novels Blog

Title: Make Me Believe Jilted: The Bride Series: Jilted Duet #1 Author: Tarina Deaton Genre: Second Chance Contemporary Romance Cover Design: Lori Jackson  Release Date: March 1, 2019 Blurb It was always the two of them. Rowan and Luke. Luke and Rowan. Until it wasn’t. He walked out to follow his dreams. She eventually moved […]

16 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

ORLANDO, Florida (FOX 35 Orlando) – Family trees have windings, intricate twists and turns. But do they ultimately have the answer to everything? They can tell you about your heritage and your health, but now you can solve murders. "This is a blessing for our family," said Tina Franke. A blessing for Tina Frankes family […]