Minnesota Business News

Minnesota Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Minnesota, U.S.A. (Minn., MN), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.

Simon J. Anderson to Speak at MREA’s Energy Issues Summit

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Aug. 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thought-provoking keynote speaker, award-winning author, and energy futurist Simon J. Anderson, founder of Venture Foresight LLC, will be opening presenter on day two of MREA’s Energy Issues Summit in St. Cloud, Minn. on August 11, 2016.

Local Republicans Censure Representative Tom Hackbarth

OAK GROVE, Minn., June 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Senate District 31 Republican Executive Board unanimously agreed upon a vote of no confidence in Representative Tom Hackbarth (HD31B) after he breaks his commitment to abide by the endorsement.

MNGOP Delegates Seek to Repudiate Donald Trump

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an unprecedented move, officers and delegates within the Republican Party of Minnesota (MNGOP) have announced their intention to repudiate their party’s presumptive nominee for president, organizing under the name Conservatives for Candidates of Character. At an upcoming meeting of the party’s state central committee, the group will propose a prohibition on MNGOP expenditures in support of the controversial candidate.

Project EverGreen’s ‘Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.’ Announces Disk Golf Course Project for Belle Plaine Park

BELLE PLAINE, Minn., April 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Project EverGreen, a national non-profit promoting the value of preserving and revitalizing managed green spaces, is bringing its ‘Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.'(TM) Initiative to Court Square Park in Belle Plaine, Minnesota.

Tattoo Studio Hosts the First New Patented Non-laser Tattoo Removal System in Minnesota

FARIBAULT, Minn., July 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rejuvatek Medical, Sandy, Utah, announces the first tattoo studio in the state of Minnesota to offer the newest, patented, non-laser Tatt2Away technique for removing all colors of a tattoo. The tattoo studio Images Everlasting is currently the only tattoo studio certified to offer this revolutionary technology in the state of Minnesota.

Inspirational Trilogy Illustrates What Awaits in Heaven

BUFFALO LAKE, Minn., April 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Daniel Leske is the author and illustrator of the trilogy, ‘The Joy of Heaven’ (ISBN: 978-1597553759; Book 1), an inspirational series of creatively illustrated books that are filled with words and images of how heaven was revealed to him by God.

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll and New England Patriots leave lifetime memories for former New York Jet and Marine Wayne Wicka

WINONA, Minn., Jan. 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wayne Wicka went into the U.S. Marine Corps seeking direction, leadership and success, and he got it. The techniques learned from the New England Patriots and from his then defensive coach at the New York Jets, Pete Carroll, now the Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks, created life-changing memories for Wicka, a high school benchwarmer turned New York Jet and U.S. Marine who sacked Brett Favre.

Have Corporations Pushed America to the Brink of Civil Unrest?

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 5, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author and veteran corporate consultant Dick Lee started out writing ‘We Are Buyers. You Are Sellers. You’re Busted’ (ISBN: 978-1-4834-1692-2; HVMPress) to track historically corporate abuse of customers and describe the resulting deterioration of buyer-seller relations. But when the narrative reaches the 2010s, Lee makes two surprise findings.

Novel Protein May Hold Promise for Enhancing Artificial Tear Formulations

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Oct. 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SilkTears, LLC, a privately held, research-based and product-driven biotechnology company, announced today that advances in protein-based excipient technology may allow for the development of artificial tear products that will more closely represent certain characteristics of the natural makeup of the tear film, and may help the significant population of patients suffering from dry eye syndrome.

Minneapolis MD turned author lands his second #1 Best-selling Medical Thriller

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former anesthesiologist and critical care specialist Edwin Dasso, a native of St. Paul, Minn., has set the Amazon charts alight with his #1 Best-selling series ‘Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles’ which features Colonel Jack Bass MD, whose horrendous battleground experiences in Iraq has left him emotionally scarred with severe PTSD.

New Election Guide Provides a Blueprint for Improving State Recount Laws

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the United States enters the critical mid-year election season with close outcomes all but guaranteed, Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN) announces a new and concise resource, ‘Recount Principles and Best Practices,’ available for free.

Ely Winter Festival Celebrates 20 Years with Snow Sculptures and ArtWalk Turning City into Veritable Art Gallery

ELY, Minn., Jan. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 20th annual Ely Winter Festival runs from February 1st through the 10th in the northern Minnesota tourist city known for its local beauty and wilderness. The volunteer Board has announced a celebratory, expanded schedule of events with something for all ages and interests taking place over the Festival’s 10-day period for 2013.

Indie Authors: The New Face of Publishing

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Sept. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’ve got passion, a plan and persistence, you don’t need an agent to become a published author. Indie authors own a significant chunk of the book market, and newcomers can join their ranks with help from indie author mentor Dara Beevas, whose new book, ‘The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider’s Guide to Self-Publishing’ (ISBN 978-1-59298-504-3), hits shelves this month.

Local Parenting Expert Releases First Book: ‘Your Family Compass’ Provides Step by Step Advice for Families

STILLWATER, Minn., Sept. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stillwater-based parenting consultant Jenny Hanlon is releasing her first book, ‘Your Family Compass: A Parenting Guide for the Journey’ (ISBN: 978-1-59298-489-3), a terrific resource for people raising children from birth through the early teens. Parenting is hard work and it is easy for families to get off track.

Former Coleman Staffers Pen Wickedly Funny ‘Capitol Hell’ Novel About Life on the Hill

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Aug. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota native Jayne Jones and University of Minnesota graduate Alicia Long cut their political teeth as idealistic young staffers on Capitol Hill working for Senator Norm Coleman. That eye-opening behind-the-scenes experience has lead them to write ‘Capitol Hell’ (ISBN: 978-1-59298-536-4), a saucy novel about the crazy co-workers, high maintenance politicians, and over-the-top entourages that can only be found inside the beltway.

Allweather Roof Names Southern Minnesota Native, Tracy Riedemann as Their Austin Branch Manager

AUSTIN, Minn., Feb. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Allweather Roof, based in Minneapolis is proud to announce the hiring of Tracy Riedemann as the new General Manager of its Austin operations. Riedemann brings more than 18 years of commercial roofing experience and has worked on more than 10,000 roofing projects in her career. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in roofing repairs, modifications, and re-roofing that adds to Allweather Roof’s Southern branch.

Citizenship in a Sound Bite Era

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 5, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On December 6, 2011, global education non-profit World Savvy, the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College, and the Minnesota Humanities Center are sponsoring ‘Citizenship in a Sound Bite Era,’ a community forum among a range of individuals and organizations around Minnesota working to educate and engage young people for informed, responsible and sustained citizenship in the sound bite era.

Social Entrepreneur Competition Runner-Up, DesignWise Medical Adds Four Board Members

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DesignWise Medical, a nonprofit pediatric medical device organization and recent runner-up in the Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup competition, announced today that it has added four new members to its board of directors. With the addition of Gwenyth Fischer MD, James Davenport, Al Emola and Phil Kading, the DesignWise Medical board has grown to nine members, joining current board members Jodi Raus, Jim Hartman, Ann Johnson, Tom McGoldrick and Brad Slaker.

Lyn Lake Chiropractic Earns Third Consecutive CMUS Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award with a 5-star Rating

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Achieving a 5-star rating for the third consecutive year, Lyn Lake Chiropractic has once again earned the prestigious CMUS Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award in the Chiropractors category. The award is presented by Talk of the Town News, Customer Care News magazine and Celebration Media U.S. (CMUS).

Twin Cities Students Tackle 21st Century Challenges at Minnesota’s Third Annual World Affairs Challenge

ST. PAUL, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, March 5, 2011, nearly 600 middle and high school students, teachers, volunteers, parents, and community leaders from around the Twin Cities will convene at Macalester College in St. Paul to participate in Minnesota’s Third Annual World Affairs Challenge, hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with Macalester College’s Institute for Global Citizenship.

Pediatric Device Nonprofit DesignWise Medical Appoints DealPen as Corporate Development Advisor

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DesignWise Medical, a nonprofit pediatric device organization, announced today that it has appointed DealPen, a professional corporate development advisory firm to guide DesignWise Medical on growth and capital formation strategies. With DealPen’s leadership, DesignWise has established its Charter Campaign, a one-time sponsorship opportunity for individuals and organizations.

Ely Winter Festival Slated for February 3-13, 2011 in Ely, Minnesota

ELY, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Preparations are underway for the 17th annual Ely Winter Festival slated for February 3-13, 2011, in the northern Minnesota tourist city known for its local beauty and wilderness. The volunteer Board has announced a schedule of events with something for all ages and interests, ranging from the annual Mukluk Ball, Sled Dog Rides, and historic Voyageur Encampment, to a crafts fair, ice fishing contest, food events, and the Ely ArtWalk taking place over the Festival’s 10-day period.

Growing Pediatric Device Nonprofit DesignWise Medical Adds Three Board Members

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DesignWise Medical, a growing nonprofit pediatric medical device organization, announced today that it has added three new members to its board. With the addition of Tom McGoldrick, Ann Johnson and Jim Hartman, the DesignWise Medical Board of Directors has grown to six members, joining current board members, Jodi Raus, Alec Johnson and Brad Slaker.

Children’s Non-Profit DesignWise Medical Reaches Milestone by Filing its First Patent

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DesignWise Medical, a nonprofit pediatric device organization, announced today that it has applied for its first patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Formal application was prepared in cooperation with the William Mitchell School of Law Intellectual Property Clinic.

Manage Virtual Private Servers with New Web-based Interface

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Datarealm Internet Services, Inc., an industry leader in Web hosting services, announced this week that it has created an all new line of Xen-based virtual private servers that can be scaled, over time, to grow with its customers. A Datarealm VPS is truly a virtual machine – clients have complete root access and may install their own Linux kernel modules.

MMDI Named Among ‘Top 50 Companies to Watch’ in the Medical Device Industry by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Magazine (MD+DI)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that it has been named as one of the ‘Top 50 Companies to Watch’ in the medical device industry by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) magazine. MMDI was chosen because of its ability to achieve success and also for its ability to manufacture products that have the potential to revolutionize care practices.

Ely Winter Festival Announces 2011 Dates

ELY, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Ely Winter Festival board has announced the dates of the 17th annual Festival to be February 3 – 13, 2011. The 10-day Festival will include events for the whole family, outdoors enthusiasts, art lovers, and even those who think that they don’t enjoy winter weather.

Conference Features an ‘Unhappy’ Hour – Lagging Pay and Educational Opportunities Are Key Issues for Women in the Marketplace

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The ‘New Beginnings’ conference, hosted by the Minnesota Business Women, will be held on April 30, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza North in Brooklyn Center, MN. This conference will offer opportunities to learn, to network, to market products and businesses. The evening will feature an Unhappy Hour sponsored by ‘Rich Chicks: Financial Freedom for Women’ at which attendees will learn to embrace prosperity.

FlexShift: An Innovative Web-Based Employee Scheduling and Staffing Management Solution

STACY, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FlexShift Software, Inc., an innovator in Web-based staffing solutions, today announced the launch of FlexShift, a comprehensive solution to help companies strategically manage a wide array of staffing issues. And, companies do not need to purchase any software or hardware. It’s a secured staffing solution that’s accessible via the Web. Additionally, there are no accompanying contracts or IT expenses. All that’s needed is a computer, a browser and Internet connection.

Ely Winter Festival Held February 4-14, 2010 in Ely, Minnesota

ELY, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Preparations are underway for the 16th annual Ely Winter Festival slated for February 4-14, 2010, in the northern Minnesota tourist city known for its local beauty and wilderness. The volunteer Board has announced a schedule of events with something for all ages and interests, ranging from the annual Mukluk Ball, Sled Dog Rides, and historic Voyageur Encampment, to a crafts fair, food events, musical concerts and the Ely ArtWalk taking place over the Festival’s 10-day period.

Minnesota Town’s 20 Years of Entrepreneurship Inspires the World – Anniversary of the First Enterprise Facilitation Project in Lincoln County

LAKE BENTON, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sirolli Institute is proud to announce Lake Benton was the first American community to adopt the Sirolli Institute’s internationally acclaimed Enterprise Facilitation(R) concept which has captured the imagination of more than 40,000 small businesses worldwide. Through Enterprise Facilitation, civic leaders learn how to capture local intelligence.

CASH-First LTCi Aligns with the Progression of Care (and Cost) of LTC

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GoldenCare USA and American Independent Marketing explain their new portfolio of long-term care products from United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, a Mutual of Omaha company, as providing benefits that coincide with the progression of care and costs normally occurring in a long term care scenario.

CA$H-First LTCi Provides First-Day Cash Benefits at Affordable Rates

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GoldenCare USA and American Independent Marketing are pleased to bring you a new portfolio of long-term care products from United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, a Mutual of Omaha company, which features a ‘first day’ cash benefit at affordable rates. Cash benefit policies have long provided maximum flexibility and peace of mind, but often were viewed as too expensive.

Det-Tronics Releases Versatile Toxic Gas Detector Family

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) today announced the release of the GT3000 toxic gas detector family – a group of electrochemical fixed-point detectors that provide non-intrusive calibration, communication via 4-20mA and HART protocol, the ability to swap sensors without de-classifying hazardous areas, and third-party performance certifications. Det-Tronics is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

MMDI Announces Agreement with Novation to Supply the Rebound HRD

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that it has been awarded an agreement under Novation’s ‘New Medical Technology’ program to supply its Rebound HRD and Rebound HRD V (hernia repair devices) to their alliance members, which includes: acute hospitals and systems, academic medical centers and ambulatory care facilities. The Rebound HRD® and HRD V are intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists.

MMDI’s Rebound HRD V Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to its new Rebound HRD V (Hernia Repair Device). The Rebound HRD V is intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists and where the support of a nonabsorbable material is preferred.

Det-Tronics Enhances Safety Surveillance System

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) has announced enhancements to its xWatch® camera and surveillance system. Options include viewing hazards over an internet connection and recording activities before, during, and after hazardous events. Det-Tronics manufactures flame detectors, gas detectors, and safety systems and is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Over 250 Twin Cities Residents Will Participate in Innovative Academic Event Focused on Responsible Global Citizenship

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, April 25, 2009, over 250 middle and high school students, volunteer judges, educational leaders and community guests from around the Twin Cities will convene at Macalester College in St. Paul to participate in Minnesota’s First Annual World Affairs Challenge(TM), hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with Macalester College’s Institute for Global Citizenship.

E85 Ethanol Comes to Main Street – 1,457 Cities selling E85

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — E85Prices.com is reporting that the United States now has 1,986 stations selling E85 ethanol fuel across 1,427 cities. In 2005 there were less than 500 stations across 400 cities selling E85. E85 ethanol is no longer a Midwest only fuel. E85 has spread to both coasts.

Parallel Technologies Recognized by Cisco as a Video Surveillance Authorized Technology Provider in USA

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Parallel Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has achieved Video Surveillance Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco(R). This designation recognizes Parallel Technologies as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to design, resell, install and maintain a full range of video surveillance and access-control solutions.

Det-Tronics(R) Releases Versatile Display/Communicator for Gas Detectors

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) today announced the release of its FlexVu(TM) Model UD10 Universal Display, a life-safety display unit that provides non-intrusive calibration, local event logging, and third-party performance certifications. This display/communicator reduces spare-parts inventory by working with a wide spectrum of toxic and combustible gas sensors and by operating with industrial communication protocols such as HART(R) and Modbus. Det-Tronics is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

USPTO Issues a Notice of Allowance for MMDI’s BetaWire(TM) Guidewire Patent

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for the company’s BetaWire(TM) guidewire technology. The BetaWire(TM) is a super-torque interventional guidewire manufactured from a Beta Titanium alloy. Guidewires are thin, flexible wires that are used to facilitate the placement of balloon catheters and other diagnostic and therapeutic devices.

Det-Tronics Introduces Ultra-Fast H2S Gas Detector

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) today announced an NTMOS hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas sensor that detects low H2S gas concentrations in five seconds or less while tolerating harsh environments that experience extreme temperature and/or humidity conditions. Det-Tronics is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

MN Specialty Foods Announces New Very Low Sodium Marinade

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the abundance of high-fructose corn syrup and high-sodium marinades on the market today, conscientious consumers are demanding healthier alternatives that still have big, bold flavors. In an answer to the challenge, Minnesota Specialty Foods is pleased to offer a deliciously spicy product that has NO HFCS, just 1g of sugar, and only 20 mg of sodium per serving: Judo Joel’s Asian-Infused Jamaican Jerk Marinade.

MMDI’s Rebound HRD(R) Receives Separate Reimbursement Procedure Coding for Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have agreed to create seven new ICD-9-CM reimbursement procedure codes for its new Rebound HRD (Hernia Repair Device). The new coding will become effective October 1, 2008. The Rebound HRD was recently FDA 510(k) cleared and is intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects.

What about A-Rod’s, Christie’s and Britney’s Kids? asks Child Divorce Advocate, Gwendy Mangiamele

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Caring Creations launches national campaign to donate a B.B. Book, ‘You and Me Make Three’ (ISBN: 978-0-9798088-0-7), and Bear in every school in America. A-Rod, Christie Brinkley and Britney Spears’ kids aren’t the only ones whose lives have been uprooted due to their parents’ divorce. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, every year over one million children will suffer the effects of their parents’ divorce or separation.

Boating Industry Magazine Announces 2008 Top 100 and Leadership Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the boating market facing some of the most difficult economic conditions in recent history, it is of vital importance that boating consumers are directed toward the most stable and professional dealers to buy and service their boats. Thanks to Boating Industry magazine and its soon-to-be-published list of the 2008 Top 100 Dealers, consumers will have access to the best of the best dealers at their fingertips in short order.

Det-Tronics Releases the MSHA-approved IR Methane Gas Detector

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) announced today the release of a new Mining IR (MIR) fixed methane gas detector approved by the U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) to their standards. Intended for installation in underground mines, the MIR combustible gas detector infrared light beam to accurately measure methane gas concentration. Det-Tronics is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

GoldenCare USA Provides CareOptionsOnLine(TM) to Bring Comprehensive Long-Term Care Planning to Their Policyholders

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GOLDENCARE USA now offers CareOptionsOnLine(TM), a comprehensive, interactive, care planning tool, to their policyholders. CareOptions has been helping patients, caregivers, and families make informed decisions about their care for over 20 years. Because GOLDENCARE USA believes the importance of long-term care planning cannot be over looked, their policyholders will receive CareOptions at no cost.

14th Annual Ely Winter Festival Feb 1-10 Features Snow Sculptures, Entertainment for the Whole Family

ELY, Minn. – Jan. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Preparations are underway for the ten-day Ely Winter Festival being held February 1-10, 2008 in Ely, Minnesota. The cornerstone of the festival is the International Snow Sculpting Symposium in Whiteside Park with 20 ‘amateur’ blocks and 20 large ‘expert’ blocks each carved by a three-person team.

Det-Tronics Receives FM approval for its Eagle Quantum Premier(R) Supervising System

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Jan. 3, 2008 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Det-Tronics Corporation (Detector Electronics) today announced that it has received FM approval on its Proprietary Supervising Station System, defined in NFPA 72 2002, for use with the Eagle Quantum Premier(R) (EQP) system.

Boating Industry Magazine Updates 2007 Top 100 and Leadership Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Jan. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Under the gray skies of today’s troubled economy, it’s critical now more than ever that boating consumers find reliable, reputable dealers with the staying power to guide them through a lifetime of boating journeys. These consumers now have a trusted source they can turn to, thanks to Boating Industry magazine’s third annual Top 100 Dealers.

Vacation Research and Planning Enhanced with Video

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This was a bond that was just meant to happen. ResortsandLodges.com, a niche portal Web site that provides advertising for the hospitality and travel industry, recently completed a successful pilot program that brings high-quality, full-motion video to Internet users exploring their options in travel. The Web site is now the first and only one in its niche.

SIL-2 Safety Certified Fire and Gas Detection System

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) today announced the release of a fire and gas detection system certified for applications to Safety Integrity Level 2 (SIL-2) by the globally-recognized certification agencies exida and TuV Nord.

Boating Industry Magazine Announces 2007 Top 100 and Leadership Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – May 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With gas prices hovering above $3 a gallon and expected to creep higher throughout the summer, it is critical now more than ever that boating consumers find reputable dealers to buy from and service their boats. Thanks to Boating Industry magazine and its soon-to-be-published list of the 2007 Top 100 Dealers, consumers will soon have the definitive list of the best-of-the-best dealers at their fingertips.

HotGigs 2007 IT Contract Workforce Report Reveals Top 20 IT Talent Areas

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Mar. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Demand for contract workers with information technology skills is on the rise in the U.S. and Canada, with enterprise resource planning (ERP), Web development and project management skills leading the way, according to the HotGigs 2007 IT Contract Workforce Report, released today.

Detector Electronics Debuts xWatch(TM) for Fire Detection and Visual Assessment

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Nov. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Detector Electronics announced today the debut of xWatch(TM), a video surveillance system that provides high-resolution monitoring from within Det-Tronics(R) X-Series flame detectors. xWatch also can operate as a stand-alone device to monitor hazardous areas typical to petroleum and chemical manufacturing. Detector Electronics, a manufacturer of flame and gas detectors and systems, is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Boating Industry Magazine Updates 2006 Top 100 and Leadership Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buying and servicing a boat has become a much easier task for consumers around the country, thanks to Boating Industry magazine’s second annual Top 100 Dealers, a ranking of an incredibly powerful group of marine dealers that generated more than $2.88 billion in retail sales, or nearly 8 percent of the entire $37 billion marine market.

High-End Hosting Service Company Offers Low-End Prices

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the host for several hundred dedicated servers for customers from all over the world, Datarealm Internet Services, Inc. is proud to offer new and existing customers quality services at budget prices.

Boating Industry Magazine Announces 2006 Top 100 and Leadership Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Apr. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buying and servicing a boat is about to become a much easier task for consumers around the country when Boating Industry magazine announces its 2006 Top 100 Dealers, a ranking of those marine dealers that are unsurpassed in overall business operations, customer service, marketing and professionalism, later this fall.