Minnetonka

10 Dec 18
Twin Cities
ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS MPLS Parking, Minneapolis, has signed NEXT/GLS Precision Marketing, Minnetonka, as its agency of record. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT The Entrepreneur Fund, Duluth, announced its newest office and second Women’s Business Alliance location in Little Falls, with funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Sandy Voigt has been added as a Women’s Business Alliance director. CONSTRUCTION LS Black Constructors, St. Paul, announced the addition of Zack O’Grady as preconstruction project manager. … Marvin Windows and Doors, Warroad, announced that Darrin Peterson, vice president of operations and customer services, will assume the position of president, and Dan Marvin, vice president of business development, will assume the position of president of Infinity Windows and Doors on Jan. 1. DEVELOPMENT United Properties, Minneapolis, has promoted Chief Financial Officer Eric Skalland to chief financial and administration officer, and Janelle Hielscher has joined the firm as the new vice president of accounting. FINANCIAL SERVICES Ehlers’ Cos., a Roseville-based financial planner for municipal financing, announced Jeff Eaton as its next president. … Christine Cordell, senior vice president of organizational effectiveness for Hiway Federal Credit Union, St. Paul, has been named as a 2018 Top Women in Finance honoree by Finance & Commerce. … Morningstar announced that The HSA Authority at Old National Bank was ranked No. 1 of the 10 largest HSAs available to individuals. Old National Bank has branches throughout the Twin Cities area. GOVERNMENT Ramsey County has named Paul Allwood as deputy county manager of Health and Wellness. Allwood is currently assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Health. GRANTS The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has awarded workforce development grants totaling $1.6 million under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to train 2,425 workers. It also approved grants totaling more than $1.51 million through the Minnesota Job Creation Fund to the following businesses: Pinnacle Climate Technologies Inc., Sauk Rapids; Alula, St. Paul; Windings Inc., New Ulm; Hydra-Flex Inc., Savage; New Plastics Plus Inc., St. Michael, and Bix Produce Co., Little Canada. HEALTH CARE Aspen Dental announced the opening of an office at 3088 White Bear Ave. North, Maplewood. … Children’s Dental Services announced plans for a location at 728 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. HONORS Eagan Rotary Club recently honored veterans James “Jay” Murphy with U.S. Army Air Force in WWII, Greg Oxley with U.S. Air Force in Vietnam and Wendell “Buzz” Hahn with U.S. Navy in Korea. Hahn died one week ahead of the ceremony, was honored with a moment of silence. … Maple Grove, St. Cloud and Eagan were on telephone company Verizon‘s list of the Top 50 cities to start a business. … JCI Minnesota (formerly Minnesota Jaycees) announced it 2018 Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans Awards: Heidi J Becker, Warrior Wagons Inc., Austin Jayme Carlson, salon owner, Staples; Anahita Champion, on-air host, St. Paul; Mark J Lindquist, Mark J Lindquist Motivational Speaking, Fargo, N.D.; Chris Hawk, Generation Hero, Eagan; Jackson Jones, Fingerprint Wood Works, Mankato; Nick McLaughlin, Stationary Astronaut, Rochester; Bo Weber, Music in Minnesota, Elko; Rob Williams, Sheridan Story, Roseville; Rachael Zulegar, Santa Experience, Bloomington. HOSPITALITY RISE by Elevation, a national hotel brand, announced it is opening a location in the former DoubleTree hotel site in Brooklyn Center. LAW Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, won the 2018 Minnesota Chapter Transaction of the Year award from the Turnaround Management Association, Minnesota Chapter for “Using Section 363 to Maximize the Value of Gander Mountain.” Fredrikson’s legal team in the case included Clinton Cutler, Cynthia Moyer, Ryan Murphy, James Brand, Sarah Olson, Steven Kinsella, Shataia Stallings and Sherrie Timm. MANUFACTURING Tennant Co., a Golden Valley-based maker of floor scrubbers for business and industry, announced the appointment of Keith A. Woodward to the position of senior vice president, CFO, effective Dec. 1. Woodward replaces Tom Paulson who announced his retirement earlier this year. … The New York Mills operation of Brunswick, a maker of boats and other recreational equipment, announced it has received a $10,000 matching safety grant from Minnesota OSHA. ORGANIZATIONS Green Card Voices, Minneapolis, announced the following new board members: Chair: Luis Versalles, Courageous Conversations; Vice Chair: Leslie Rapp, teacher, corporate communications coach; Andrew Gordon, Legal Rights Center; Jane Berg Ridell, Adams Spanish Immersion School (retired); Richard Benton. … St. Paul resident Kristin Baldwin has been accepted into the eight-month Minnesota Partners in Policymaking leadership training program, which starts in the fall. Participants include adults with disabilities and parents raising children with developmental disabilities. PHILANTHROPY The George Family Foundation, Minneapolis, announced it has named Stephen Manuszak as its first program officer. Manuszak’s appointment will be effective Jan. 14. …  The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced a $1 million award to the Minneapolis Parks Foundation as an Anchor grant for its RiverFirst Capital Campaign to catalyze new park and community investments along a Upper Mississippi Riverfront. PUBLISHING Lerner Publishing Group, Minneapolis, announced the acquisition of Zest Books, which publishes young adult nonfiction books on entertainment, history, science, health, fashion, and lifestyle advice. RESTAURANTS Wisconsin-based sandwich chain Cousins Subs announced an expansion into the Twin Cities market, planning to bring 26 locations and adding 520 new jobs. SPONSORSHIPS Country Inn & Suites by Radisson has partnered with U.S. Club Soccer becoming its “Official Hotel” and Radisson Rewards as its “Official Hotel Loyalty Program.” The Radisson chain is based in Minnetonka. SPORTS The Sports Turf Managers Association has named the St. Paul Saints’ CHS Field its 2018 “Field of the Year” in the Professional Baseball category. It is overseen by Marcus Campbell, sports field manager. TECHNOLOGY Code42, a Minneapolis-based data security firm for business, announced that it appointed Jadee Hanson to the post of chief information security officer and vice president of information systems. … CaptureLife, a Minneapolis photography technology provider, announced a partnership with District Photo, owner of Snapfish. … Universal Hospital Services, a Minneapolis-based provider of health care technology management and services, announced that effective Dec. 3 it will be known as Agiliti. The change follows an August merger agreement with Federal Street Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of Thomas H. Lee Partners.[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] EMAIL ITEMS to businessnews@pioneerpress.com.  
10 Dec 18
Lake Minnetonka Liberty

She hasn’t even been sworn in yet, and she’s drunk with power and truly believes, as all on the left including democrats do, that they in the Nomenklatura are the rulers, and the people are the subjects. They all have it backwards. In this country, we, the people are higher up on the food chain […]

10 Dec 18
CLA Final Project

This trip to the apple orchard was so much fun, and it was free! It was really nice to get off campus, and do something I normally did with my family. Every year with my family we would go to an orchard, but I thought this year I would miss out on that. Even though […]

10 Dec 18
Lake Minnetonka Liberty

A friend of mine had this meme posted, and I agree with it 100%, as would every normal thinking person in this world.

10 Dec 18
Lake Minnetonka Liberty

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just so freaking dumb, that it’s comical. I just sit back and enjoy the show. But just remember, there are actually people dumber than she is. They elected her to office.

09 Dec 18
mitchellmileage

  Winter has arrived and I am learning a lot about living in this type of climate. What do I mean by climate? Yesterday it was cloudy, it was also eight. 8.   Today, Fargo and I went out to run some errands and the sun was shining. I couldn’t find my sunglasses because I […]

09 Dec 18
Tensile Strands

The sermon below is a “letter” I wrote to Jacob Marley, the fictional character from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” In it I explore the question, “Who determined that Scrooge’s life was worth saving while yours was not?” I gave this sermon just before Christmas 2007 during my first year of full-time settled ministry.  Each […]

09 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

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08 Dec 18
Wedding Photographer - Event Photos - Excelsior - Minnetonka

In the waning days of November, competitors swarmed bowling allies for the final Minnesota Special Olympics of 2018. Throughout the year, state Special Olympics competitions and fund raisers have focused on the abilities of special needs folks. If they didn’t articulate the joy they experience, it can certainly be seen in their determination to topple […]

08 Dec 18
Real Estate by Rochelle Johnson

If you aren’t getting into the holiday spirit yet – you’re going to be soon! We put together a list of some great activities going on the in the Twin Cities for the rest of the month that will get you ready for the rest of the holiday season and to kick off the New Year. 

08 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

Buy photo Presto logo for SCTimes scoreboard(Photo: Chris Beeth & Andrew Fraser)Buy photo Range results Friday NA3HL Granite City Lumberjacks 4, Breezy Point North Stars 2 Men hockey NCHC: St. Cloud State 2, Nebraska-Omaha 0 Ms. Hockey WCHA: University of Wisconsin 8, St. Cloud State 2 Basketball for men NSIC: St. Cloud State 76, University […]

07 Dec 18
Lake Minnetonka Liberty

Originally posted on Westonka Daily News:
Carly onboard the QE2 about 10 years ago or so doing her classic, “Anticipation”. Hard to believe this was a hit all the way back in 1971. https://youtu.be/sZgmSo_8560

07 Dec 18
Sota Girls Hockey

17 games tonight.  Let’s see how we do on predicting the scores of all of them.  Here we go… Eveleth-Gilbert at Woodbury Woodbury 2.  Eveleth-Gilbert 1. Rogers at Cambridge/Isanti C/I 3.  Rogers 1. Anoka at Centennial Centennial 2.  Anoka 1. Eden Prairie at Chaska/Chan EP 4.  CC 2. Simley at Dodge County Simley 3.  Dodge […]

07 Dec 18
Med.Studio

Many of us have a real aversion of visiting the doctor. This could be due to various reasons, like either we are too lazy, too complacent or just have a natural fear for doctors. However, this is one of the major mistakes that we do make in our daily lives. As we grow the ladder […]

07 Dec 18
The Sports Daily

Scoreboard watching is pretty natural throughout the sports season, and most nights you are keeping your focus on the other teams in your favorite club’s division.  Did they win, did they lose, is there a chance to leapfrog some team?  Yet at times, it can also be a bit disconcerting.  As I was watching the […]

06 Dec 18
Hamline Lit Link

“It definitely pays to find way to develop your learning and passion at the same time!”