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.


Number of Minnesota Students Supported by Edupoint Synergy Surpasses 210,000

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn., May 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Minnesota’s Forest Lake Area Schools and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools to implement the company’s Synergy Student Information System, bringing the total number of Minnesota students supported by Synergy to more than 210,000.

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.