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  • Oct 23 -Nonin Medical Announces FDA Clearance     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Nonin Model 3230 Bluetooth® Smart finger pulse oximeter for use in the United States. The highly accurate and reliable Model 3230 is one of the first medical devices to incorporate Bluetooth® Smart (low energy) wireless technology. Bluetooth Smart helps to facilitate simple and secure connections to Bluetooth Smart-ready devices for vital information exchange over a secure wireless connection. Nonin will demonstrate the Model 3230 at Booth #119 at Connected Health Symposium 2013 in Boston Oct. 24th and 25th.
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  • Oct 23 -Bremer Bank Expands Its Digital Offerings     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In order to keep up with the ever-growing demands of technology and the increasing expectations of consumers and commercial customers using its digital channels, Bremer Bank selected FIS™ to provide Consumer eBanking, Business eBanking and Mobile solutions. FIS (NYSE: FIS), the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology, also was tapped by Bremer Bank to provide frontline teller and teller capture solutions.
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  • Oct 23 -Tennant Company Reports 2013 Third Quarter Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing of solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, today reported net earnings of $10.6 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, on net sales of $188.5 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. In the prior year quarter, Tennant reported net earnings of $8.7 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, on net sales of $178.3 million. The 2012 third quarter results included two special items that reduced earnings by a total of $0.01 per diluted share. (See the Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Table.)
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  • Oct 23 – USSOCOM Awards Polaris Contracts to Supply ATVs     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, announced the company was awarded a contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to provide MRZR Lightweight Tactical All Terrain Vehicles. This contract award spans up to five years, and allows SOCOM to manage their ultra-light tactical mobility needs to meet mission demands and emerging threats.
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  • Oct 22 -High Monkey Presents: How Do They Do That?     minneapolis (bizlistr)      
  • Company Name: High Monkey Event Name: How Do They Do That Event Date: November 13, 2013 Event Time: 8:30AM – 10:00 AM Event Description: Join us for breakfast and a 90-minute learning experience as High monkey’s Peter Serzo takes a look at several sites and their use of the Content Query Web Part (CQWP). In this time you will learn how to modify the CQWP with custom branding, how to use the CQWP in a business process, and best practices when implementing the CQWP. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you will get a jump start on making your sites more dynamic today!
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  • Oct 22 -Franke+fiorella Recognized W/5 Awards From GD USA     minneapolis (bizlistr)      
  • Minneapolis-based brand identity design firm Franke+Fiorella has been recognized with 5 awards from GD USA American Graphic Design Awards for its work for clients Edmentum and The Mosaic Company. Winning entries include the Edmentum Brand Guidelines Brochure and Edmentum Sensei™ Brandmark and Visual Identity, and the March 2013 issue of Mosaic’s GROW Magazine, Mosaic Corporate Brochure and Mosaic 2012 Holiday Card. Franke+Fiorella is a leading brand identity design consultancy specializing exclusively in brand strategy and identity design. Founded in Minneapolis in 1993 by Craig Franke and Deb Fiorella, Franke+Fiorella helps its Fortune 1000 clients develop new brands and reposition existing ones. For more information, call 612.338.1700, email deb@frankefiorella.com or visit www.frankefiorella.com.
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  • Oct 22 -Cima NanoTech/Precision Gasket Sign Agreement     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cima NanoTech, a smart materials company and developer of SANTE® Self-Assembling Nanoparticle Technology, signed a reseller agreement with Precision Gasket Company (PGC), a leading manufacturing and materials application company.
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  • Oct 22 -SunPartner Technologies and 3M Collaborate      st. paul (business wire)     
  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France & ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sunpartner Technologies and 3M Company announce an agreement to collaborate in product development and technical solutions, capitalizing on innovative engineered electronics materials from 3M and transparent solar cell technologies from Sunpartner Technologies. The two companies are developing a sustainable wireless transparent micro component that will charge devices while they are being used and exposed to light. This game-changing development will give consumers the ability to charge their mobile phones and tablets with just natural or artificial light — no electrical outlets needed to power.
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  • Oct 22 -Cabinets To Go Selects the HighJump     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced Cabinets To Go has selected the HighJump warehouse management system (WMS) to power its expanding distribution operations. This fast-growing, direct-to-consumer retailer is moving into a new distribution center in southern California and wanted a best-of-breed WMS to support its expansion. The company has 45 stores nationwide and is opening six additional stores this year.
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  • Oct 22 -Cardiovascular Systems Receives Coronary Approval     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) (NASDAQ: CSII), today announced that it has received PMA approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) as a treatment for severely calcified coronary arteries.
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  • Oct 22 -Capella Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), a provider of online post-secondary education, primarily through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, today announced financial results for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2013.
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  • Oct 22 -Polaris Reports Record Third Quarter 2013 Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today reported record third quarter net income from continuing operations of $116.9 million, or $1.64 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, up 24 percent and 23 percent, respectively, from the prior year’s third quarter net income of $94.3 million, or $1.33 per diluted share. Reported net income for the third quarter 2013, including both continuing and discontinued operations was $113.1 million, or $1.59 per diluted share. Sales for the third quarter 2013 totaled a record $1,102.6 million, which represents an increase of 25 percent over last year’s third quarter sales of $879.9 million.
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  • Oct 21 -HEI, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HEI, Inc. (Pink Sheets:HEII) (http://www.heii.com) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013, which ended September 28, 2013.
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  • Oct 21 -ONCE closes on a $5.3MM Equity Investment Round     plymouth (pr newswire)     
  • PLYMOUTH, Minn., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ONCE Innovations, the world’s leading developer of animal specific LED Lighting Systems, announced the successful completion of a $5.3 million Series A Equity Capital Round.
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  • Oct 21 -Rasmussen Receives WI Board of Nursing Approval     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to help meet the increasing demand for registered nurses (RNs) in Wisconsin, Rasmussen College has been granted approval to offer their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in WI. The College also has launched the Mobility Bridge Transfer option for LPNs. With these additions, Rasmussen offers an academic program for students to easily advance from an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) to an RN (Associate’s Degree in Nursing) to a BSN (Bachelor’s of Science degree). The RN to BSN degree is online and offered throughout the state of Wisconsin while both the Professional Nursing Associate’s Degree and the Mobility Bridge Transfer option are available at the Wausau and Green Bay campuses.
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  • Oct 18 -Aaron Arnett Joins Yukon Partners     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yukon Partners is pleased to announce the addition of Aaron Arnett, Director, to the Yukon team. Mr. Arnett’s responsibilities include working with the Yukon team on overall investment activities. He will provide leadership in the areas of evaluation, due diligence, and portfolio investment monitoring.
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  • Oct 18 -Insignia Systems Announces Addition to Board     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIG) today announced that Steven R. Zenz has been elected as a member of its Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Zenz is a former partner of the audit and advisory firm KPMG, where he served in various capacities in his 33 years with the firm, including partner in charge of the audit group and partner in charge of the firm’s SEC and technical accounting practices in KPMG’s Minneapolis, Minnesota and Des Moines, Iowa, offices as well as lead audit partner for many publicly-held company clients. Since 2011, Mr. Zenz has acted as a consultant on several merger and acquisition transactions providing advice on valuations, SEC filings, technical accounting and integration.
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  • Oct 17 – G&K; Services Invests to Continue Growth in ND     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–G&K; Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK) today announced its plans to expand the company’s operations in North Dakota. G&K; has reached an agreement with the City of Bismarck to purchase a parcel of land and intends to break ground to begin construction of a new facility by the spring of 2014.
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  • Oct 17 -SUPERVALU Reports 2Q Fiscal 2014 Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today reported second quarter fiscal 2014 net sales of $3.95 billion and net earnings of $40 million, or $0.15 per diluted share.
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  • Oct 17 -Select Comfort Announces 3Q 2013 Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ: SCSS) today reported third-quarter 2013 results for the period ended Sept. 28, 2013.
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  • Oct 16 -Respicardia Receives Finance Award     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Respicardia, Inc., a developer of implantable therapies to improve respiratory and cardiovascular health, announced that it has been awarded the U.S. Healthcare Product of the Year by Acquisition International (AI) for the remede System, the first and only implantable device for the treatment of central sleep apnea. AI recognizes leaders in their fields for achievement and innovation.
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  • Oct 16 -3M Invests in TaKaDu     st. paul, minn. & yehud, israel (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn. & YEHUD, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, 3M New Ventures (3M’s corporate venture organization) announced an equity investment in TaKaDu, a leading provider of advanced analytics services to monitor water networks. The cloud-based solution offered by TaKaDu takes available raw network data and uses sophisticated analytics to detect and predict network issues, improve incidence response times and monitor and mitigate operational issues in the water grid. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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  • Oct 16 -St. Jude Medical Reports 3Q 2013 Results     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) today reported sales and net earnings for the third quarter ended September 28, 2013. Third quarter highlights: Net sales increased by approximately 3 percent on a currency neutral basis from the third quarter of 2012 Completed the acquisition of Endosense, which brings an innovative cardiac ablation catheter technology to St. Jude Medical Adjusted net earnings per share increased by approximately 8 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012, and 12 percent on a currency neutral basis
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  • Oct 16 -Ceridian Hosts Webinar on Payroll Compliance      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ceridian announces its free webinar: Payroll Compliance Issues for Year-End Processing and 2014. The one-hour webinar will feature guest speaker Debera Salam, director of payroll information services with Ernst & Young LLP’s employment tax advisory services, who will share the latest trends and issues impacting payroll compliance.
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  • Oct 16 -Winmark Corporation Announces 3Q Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq:WINA) announced today net income for the quarter ended September 28, 2013 of $5,251,500 (or $1.00 per share diluted) compared to net income of $4,259,500 (or $.82 per share diluted) in the third quarter of 2012. For the nine months ended September 28, 2013, net income was $13,645,800 (or $2.61 per share diluted) compared to net income of $11,179,900 (or $2.13 per share diluted) for the same period last year.
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  • Oct 16 -Osprey Medical Announces A$14 Million Placement     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS & MELBOURNE, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Osprey Medical Inc. (ASX: OSP) today announced it has received commitments for an oversubscribed private placement of 21,538,461 CHESS Depositary Interests (CDIs) (representing 10,769,230 shares of common stock) with international and domestic institutions and accredited and sophisticated investors to raise A$14 million at a price of A$0.65 per CDI (Placement).
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  • Oct 16 -Piper Jaffray Cos Announces 2013 3Q Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) today announced that for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, net income from continuing operations was $6.9 million, or $0.42 per diluted common share. The results for the quarter were reduced by $0.15 per diluted common share, due to a $2.3 million after-tax charge ($3.8 million pre-tax), related to restructuring and integration costs associated with the acquisitions of Seattle-Northwest and Edgeview. Excluding these costs, net income from continuing operations would have been $9.2 million, or $0.57 per diluted common share. These results compared to net income from continuing operations of $14.5 million, or $0.82 per diluted common share, in the year-ago period. In the second quarter of 2013, net income from continuing operations was $4.4 million, or $0.25 per diluted common share.
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  • Oct 16 -U.S. Bancorp Reports Earnings for the 3Q of 2013     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) today reported net income of $1,468 million for the third quarter of 2013, or $.76 per diluted common share, compared with $1,474 million, or $.74 per diluted common share, in the third quarter of 2012. Highlights for the third quarter of 2013 included:
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  • Oct 15 -WSI Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WSI Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:WSCI) today reported annual sales for the fiscal 2013 year ending August 25, 2013 of $33,965,000, an increase of 5% over the prior year’s sales of $32,456,000. The Company also reported full year net income of $730,000, or $.25 per diluted share, versus $1,473,000, or $.51 per diluted share, in fiscal 2012.
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  • Oct 15 -MNSummit On Natural Gas In Trucking Opens Oct. 17     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Natural gas is $1.50 to $2.00 cheaper per gallon than diesel fuel today, and it is cleaner burning. Converting more fleets of trucks to natural gas is one of the outcomes expected from the region’s first industry-wide summit on natural gas in trucking opening this Thursday, October 17 at the Early Brown Center in Brooklyn Center. Details at www.mntruck.org.
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  • Oct 15 -3M Introduces Easy-On Privacy Filters for iPads     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the growing prevalence of tablets used in the enterprise by the mobile workforce, the need for mobile data protection and “on-the-go” visual privacy has multiplied. Mobile employees are finding themselves in situations where they need to protect confidential company information while working in public spaces, but still require the ability to share content when collaborating with colleagues. Recognizing this essential need for worker flexibility, 3M introduces new Easy-On Privacy Filters for iPads®, allowing users to stay private when needed and share content when wanted.
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  • Oct 15 -Humanetics Corporation Awarded Patent     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Minneapolis-based Humanetics Corporation has been awarded a patent for a breakthrough formulation that increases the bioavailability of their proprietary radioprotectant compound, BIO 300.
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  • Oct 15 – MakerBot 3D Scanner Gets Breakthrough Award     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner is receiving a Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award! Popular Mechanics just announced the winners of its ninth annual Breakthrough Awards, which recognizes the innovators and products that have advanced the fields of technology, medicine, space exploration, automotive design, and more. The honorees will be recognized in the November issue of Popular Mechanics, available on newsstands October 15, 2013, and celebrated at a day-long conference and gala awards ceremony at Hearst Tower in New York City on October 22. MakerBot will be at both the conference and the gala awards showcasing the MakerBot Digitizer.
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  • Oct 15 – VitalHealth Announces Meaningful Use Stage 2 Cert.     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VitalHealth Software, a global provider of next-generation health management technology, today announced that its partner VisionWeb successfully achieved Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification status for Uprise, its cloud-based EHR, which is powered by the VitalHealth EHR platform. Uprise has received Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification as a Complete EHR for the ambulatory setting by Drummond Group, an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB). The designation of “complete EHR certification” is only awarded to systems that meet the requirements for a minimum number of modules to receive full certification.
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  • Oct 15 -Digital River Sets Date and Time for 3Q 2013     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV) announced that it plans to release third quarter financial results after the close of regular market trading on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. On the same day, members of Digital River’s executive management team will host an open-access webcast presentation and conference call at 4:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to discuss the company’s financial results.
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  • Oct 15 -HighJump & TrueCommerce Partner with Unisun     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced that its TrueCommerce EDI Solutions Group has partnered with Unisun Software, a leading provider of produce inventory management and accounting software for the packer-grower-shipper industry.
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  • Oct 15 -3M and tenKsolar Celebrate 200+ Installations     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After more than two years of collaboration, 3M Renewable Energy and tenKsolar are celebrating a number of milestones in increasing energy generation from commercial rooftop photovoltaic (PV) arrays. In 2011, the two companies first combined the tenKsolar RAIS® commercial solar array with 3M™ Cool Mirror Film 330. This system is able to generate up to 45 percent more annual energy per square foot of rooftop than a typical installation with a conventional solar array, while at the same time reducing PV energy costs and providing net energy savings to buildings by reducing rooftop temperatures.
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  • Oct 14 -Matchinsky joins Scholarship America     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Scholarship America, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, today announced that Tom Matchinsky has joined the organization as the new Director of Sales, Great Lakes Region for Scholarship Management Services (SMS). SMS is Scholarship America’s social enterprise that creates custom scholarship, tuition assistance and other education-focused programs for corporate, foundation and individual clients.
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  • Oct 14 -Castrejo Appointed PwC’s Mpls cyberSecurity Leader     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct.14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PwC US today announced the addition of Tomas M. Castrejon as an advisory leader focused on cybersecurity for the firm’s Greater Minneapolis market. Castrejon was previously based in the San Francisco office and brings cybersecurity skills and experience to PwC’s Minneapolis practice, which has more than 40 consultants focused on cybersecurity.
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  • Oct 14 -Schlander oins Securian as Public Affairs Director     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alyssa M. Schlander joined Securian Financial Group as senior counsel and director, Public Affairs. She will develop and implement government affairs strategies for the St. Paul-based financial services company and report to Gary Christensen, senior vice president and general counsel.
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  • Oct 14 -St. Jude Medical Announces Acquisition of Nanostim     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Nanostim, Inc., a privately-owned developer of miniaturized, leadless pacemakers. The acquisition adds the world’s first and only leadless pacemaker to the St. Jude Medical product portfolio and culminates a two-year partnership between the two companies during which St. Jude Medical invested in and collaborated with Nanostim throughout its product development and commercialization initiatives.
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  • Oct 14 -Code42 to Present at JAMF User Conference 2013     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Code42, developers of award-winning, endpoint data protection and management solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, today announced Principal Architect Andrew Renz is presenting at the JAMF Nation User Conference 2013, held Oct. 15-17 in Minneapolis.
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  • Oct 10 -Nonin Medical Honored by the U.S. Air Force     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, announced today that 15 employees have received the United States Air Force Director’s Award for their role in helping the Air Force return the F-22 Raptor, the world’s most advanced fighter jet, to active service. The award was signed by Major General Charles Lyon, Air Combat Command Director of Operations, and by Colonel Gregory Gutterman, F-22 System Program Director.
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  • Oct 10 -MakerBot Announces National Distribution Agreement     brooklyn, ny (business wire)     
  • BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MakerBot, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, is pleased to announce a relationship with Ingram Micro Inc., a Fortune 100 company and the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle and logistics solutions. Ingram Micro is now authorized as a U.S. distribution partner for MakerBot, bringing MakerBot products including the MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer, the MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner, as well as the MakerBot 3D Printing Ecosystem, to resellers throughout the United States.
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  • Oct 10 -CoCo and Comcast Business Announce Partnership     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast is partnering with Minneapolis-based CoCo coworking and collaborative space to provide dedicated one-gigabit fiber network connectivity to CoCo’s growing entrepreneurial community, including its downtown location in the historic Minneapolis Grain Exchange and a new Uptown site that opens today.
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  • Oct 9 -Elite Medical Scribes Will Showcase Technology     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As a leader in medical scribe training, staffing, and management, Elite Medical Scribes will attend the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly (ACEP13) October 14-17 in Seattle.
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  • Oct 9 -IMRIS and Siemens Healthcare collaborate     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) (“IMRIS;” or the “Company;”) and Siemens Healthcare today announced that the companies have strengthened their sales collaboration through a new agreement that positions one of Siemens’ most innovative computed tomography (CT) products as the core of the IMRIS VISIUS iCT solution.
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  • Oct 9 -Preventice Receives CE Mark for System     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Preventice, Inc., announced today that it has received CE Mark certification for its BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System from the European Commission.
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  • Oct 9 -Zimmer Announces Agreement for Lateral Interbody System     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Zimmer Spine, Inc., a global leader in spine innovation, today announced that the Company has signed an exclusive global distribution agreement for the Lateral Locking Cage (LLC), a first of its kind, minimally invasive lateral interbody cage. Under the terms of this long-term agreement with Frontier Medical Devices (Marquette, Mich.), Zimmer Spine will exclusively market the LLC to healthcare professionals worldwide.
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  • Oct 9 -Cargill reports first-quarter fiscal 2014 earnings     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Cargill today reported net earnings of $571 million in the fiscal 2014 first quarter, down 41 percent from last year’s record quarter of $975 million. First-quarter revenues of $33.8 billion matched the year-ago period.
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  • Oct 9 -HighJump & TrueCommerce Partner with AdvancePro      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced that its TrueCommerce EDI Solutions Group has partnered with AdvancePro Technologies (APT), a leading provider of inventory management software, to deliver an integrated solution that allows AdvancePro users to send and receive EDI documents to and from their AdvancePro systems.
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  • Oct 8 -Navidar Group to Serve as Exclusive Advisor      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Navidar Group, an investment banking firm providing mergers and acquisitions (M&A;) and corporate finance advisory services to leading companies and investors, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Avangate B.V. by Francisco Partners Management LLC, a global technology-focused private equity firm. Avangate is a leading, global eCommerce solutions provider trusted by over 3,000 software and SaaS companies to grow their business worldwide. Navidar served as the exclusive financial advisor to Francisco Partners. Avangate is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices in Bucharest, Romania, and Redwood City, California.
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  • Oct 8 -Ergotron Unveils New Sit-Stand Workstations     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As more individuals and companies realize the health, comfort and productivity implications of sitting at desks during working hours, the demand for standing desks has increased enormously. Now, Apple users have a sit-stand desk solution specifically designed to work with Mac computers.
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  • Oct 8 -MEDIVATORS Launches Endoscope Tracking System     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — MEDIVATORS Inc., a leading medical device manufacturer with over thirty years in endoscopy product and technology development, announces the debut of the ENDORA™ Endoscope Tracking System, an electronic documentation system that tracks endoscopes through each step of the reprocessing cycle to ensure they undergo high-level disinfection before being used on patients.
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  • Oct 8 -Minnetronix, Inc. Announces Expansion     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Minnetronix, a leading medical device design, manufacturing and IP innovation services firm, is excited to announce the expansion of its corporate headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., bringing the firm’s total space to just over 120,000 sq. ft.
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  • Oct 8 -Allianz Life Promotes Dave Thom Assistant VP     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) promoted Dave Thom to assistant vice president of Operations Strategy in the Operations division. In this role, Thom is responsible for expense management and workforce planning as well as business technology for Operations. He also leads a team responsible for developing web-based service for customers and financial professionals. Thom reports to Senior Vice President of Operations, Jasmine Jirele.
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  • Oct 8 -Medica Continues Expansion of ACO Offerings in MN     minnetonka (business wire)     
  • MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fairview Health Services, North Memorial Health Care and Medica have partnered to create Fairview and North Memorial Vantage with Medica, the largest accountable care organization (ACO) in Minnesota.
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  • Oct 8 -Verisae Acquires Hara     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Verisae, the leading global provider of asset maintenance, energy, and sustainability Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, today announced the acquisition of Hara Software. Based in San Mateo, California, Hara’s cloud-based software helps sustainability professionals track, report, and execute against cost savings opportunities, compliance requirements, and operational improvements.
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  • Oct 7 -Bruegger’s Bagels to Open in Expanded MOA     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Bruegger’s Bagels, known for its freshly baked, authentic New York-style bagels, fresh ingredients and signature coffees, will open this week in Mall of America as part of the first phase of the mall’s massive $2 billion expansion.
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  • Oct 7 -Genesis10 Appoints Nick Swaggert as Director      new york & st.paul (business wire)     
  • NEW YORK & ST.PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genesis10, a leading business and IT professional services firm, has appointed Nick Swaggert as director of its veterans program. Swaggert, an infantry officer with the United States Marine Corps from 1999-2010, will build on and expand the company’s current veterans program. He is based in the company’s St. Paul, Minn., office.
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  • Oct 7 -Hyatt Place Hotel Opens in Downtown Minneapolis     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today announces the opening of Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown, which has just completed a rebranding and renovation.
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  • Oct 7 -Now Micro Celebrates 20 Years in Business     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Now Micro, a leading provider of cutting-edge technology solutions and services, celebrates 20 years of business this month. Over the last two decades, amid rapid changes in technology and the marketplace, Now Micro significantly adapted its offerings to meet customers’ evolving business needs and ensure superior customer service. A few years ago, the company added a professional IT services division and most recently renewed its long-standing partnership with the state of Minnesota.
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  • Oct 7 -Digital River Expands Relationship with PayPal      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV) expanded its relationship with PayPal, a company that provides a faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. In addition to being certified as a PayPal provider, Digital River has added PayPal Express Checkout and Bill Me Later to its existing PayPal portfolio. The new payments represent the first in a series of PayPal options that Digital River will make available to its commerce customers. These options enhance Digital River’s current payment offering, which today supports more than 40 international and local payment options in more than 170 currencies.
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  • Oct 7 -Ceridian Introduces Technology Features For ACA     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ceridian announces unique features in the Dayforce HCM application for Affordable Care Act compliance. With the Employer Shared Responsibility mandate taking effect January 1, 2015, employers with 50 or more full-time employees will have to offer health care coverage that is both affordable and of minimum value, or risk paying a hefty penalty. Accurately identifying which employees qualify, particularly those employees who work variable hours is a challenge. Technology that efficiently and precisely tracks and records employees’ hours will be critical to ensuring that employers do not fall out of compliance with the ACA.
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  • Oct 7 -Graco Introduces Remote Reporting Technology     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, introduced Graco InSite™ at the annual convention and trade show of the Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) in Tucson, Ariz. Graco InSite allows managers and owners of spray foam and polyurea application companies to view real-time job data from multiple jobsites. The data is transmitted from a Graco Reactor® proportioner via cellular network, and can be viewed on a smart phone, tablet or computer wherever a wireless connection can be established. The product is the first of its kind in the industry.
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  • Oct 7 -Code42 to Present at Gartner Symposium     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Code42, developers of award-winning, endpoint data protection and management solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, today announced company Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Dornquast is presenting at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 this week in Orlando, Fla.
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  • Oct 4 -Donaldson Issues Fiscal 2013 Form 10-K and Proxy      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), announced today that its Annual Report on Form 10-K and Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement have been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Electronic copies of our Form 10-K, our Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement, and our 2013 Shareholder Letter are available on our website at http://ir.donaldson.com/shareholder_meeting.html. Shareholders may request free email or paper copies of these documents through one of the following methods:
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  • Oct 4 -JAMF Software Announces Sponsors for Conference     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JAMF Software, developers of the Casper Suite—the leading solution for enterprise management of Apple technologies, including devices such as Mac, iPad and iPhone — today announced the sponsors for the JAMF Nation User Conference (JNUC), which takes place October 15-17, 2013 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
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  • Oct 4 -Ceridian Forms Separate HCM & Payments Businesses     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ceridian announces that it has completed the legal separation of its Human Capital Management (HCM) and Payments businesses. Ceridian completed the separation on October 1, 2013 through a series of transactions that result in the Payments business being operated as Comdata Inc. (“Comdata”), and the HCM business being operated as Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.
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  • Oct 3 -Dakota Plains Cooperative votes to join CHS Inc.     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Members of Dakota Plains Cooperative, a full-service agribusiness headquartered in Valley City, N.D., voted last week to approve a merger with CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), an energy, grains and foods company and the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative. The proposal passed with a 92 percent approval and will become effective Jan. 1, 2014, pending appropriate due diligence by both organizations and final approval by the CHS Board of Directors.
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  • Oct 3 -CSM Corp. Announces Executive Hires     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CSM Corporation today announced two executive hires that will help position the company for future growth as it looks to leverage the current portfolio and take advantage of the improving real estate market.
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  • Oct 3 -Paul Buckman Joins Conventus Orthopaedics as CEO     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Conventus Orthopaedics, a company creating less invasive solutions to treat a broad range of challenging peri-articular fractures, today announced the addition of two leading industry veterans to guide the company into commercial operations and market growth. Paul Buckman has joined the company as CEO and David Blue has joined as Chief Commercial Officer.
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  • Oct 3 -UH Foundation Provides $2.9M to Create Institute      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–United Health Foundation awarded a $2.9 million grant to Washburn Center for Children to create an innovative, nationally renowned children’s mental health training program. The United Health Foundation Training Institute at Washburn Center for Children will be housed in Washburn’s new facility in Minneapolis.
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  • Oct 3 -Maxxum’s New CTO Eyes Healthcare and Other Markets     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Maxxum, Inc., a regional leader in Secure IT Asset Disposition services, today announced that Ray Davey has joined the company as its Chief Technology Officer. Davey’s charter is to further develop the company’s product and service capabilities, define technology strategies, and provide technical oversight for company operations.
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  • Oct 2 -West Monroe Partners Acquires On Point Consulting     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–West Monroe Partners, a full-service North American business and technology consultancy, today announced the acquisition of On Point Consulting, a Minneapolis-based firm specializing in merger integration solutions. The transaction combines West Monroe’s strength in the private equity segment of the M&A; market with On Point’s solutions and expertise in the strategic/corporate buyer market, establishing one of the nation’s premier M&A; advisory firms.
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  • Oct 2 -Virtual Real Estate Brokerage Launches in MN     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BuyerCurious.com, the first real estate website to make home buying possible over the internet, announced today the launch of Empower Realty, the industry’s first online real estate brokerage. The new combination of Empower Realty powered by BuyerCurious.com’s patent-pending technology reduces real estate transaction costs for consumers by as much as 45%. Through Empower Realty’s website, home buyers can initiate electronic offers with the help of licensed professionals and earn a commission rebate on most homes available for sale in the state of Minnesota.
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  • Oct 2 -State Expert Presents “MNsure; for Small Businesses”     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Neil Rolland, MNsure’s small business health insurance exchange director, will present Monday, Oct. 7 in Burnsville. The presentation which includes time for Q&A;, provides information on Minnesota’s health insurance exchange including requirements, costs, enrollment, tax credits and more. The program begins at 6 p.m. A pre-program networking event is open to all and begins at 5:15 p.m., Stephano’s, 11849 Millpond Ave., Burnsville, 55337. The event is sponsored by Small Business Minnesota, a nonprofit small-business owners’ association. More information and registration at smallbusinessmn.org.
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  • Oct 2 -Zayo Group Completes Acquisition Mpls Company     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zayo Group, LLC, an international provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, today announced the completion of its purchase of Access Communications, Inc., a provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services in Minneapolis-St. Paul area for a purchase price of $41 million.
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  • Oct 1 -3M & TPT launch Sparticl.org      st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) and 3M today launch Sparticl.org, a new online and mobile destination offering teens the best in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) the Web has to offer. Developed to address declining student interest in STEM, Sparticl invites teens into a community of learning, where they can contribute to the content collection as they learn from it. A completely free, online and mobile destination for STEM, Sparticl features articles, videos, games, and hands-on activities from hundreds of sites, all vetted by a team of experts who scour the Web for quality teen-appropriate content.
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  • Oct 1 -C&B; Unveils Breast Cancer Accessory Collection     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Long an advocate of supporting charities and raising awareness of women’s health issues, Christopher & Banks Corporation is using its insight into fashion by offering a collection of exclusively designed accessories to raise funds in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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  • Oct 1 -Etherios Opens New San Francisco Solution Center     minnetonka (pr newswire)     
  • MINNETONKA, Minn., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Etherios, a division of Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), today announced the opening of a new Solution Center in San Francisco’s Financial District. The new space will help Etherios better serve its growing customer base on the west coast and nationwide.
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  • Oct 1 -Savvis to launch Shakopee data center l     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for businesses, today announced plans to open a new data center in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in spring 2014.
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  • Oct 1 -BioAmber Makes Final Payment to Cargill     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: BIOA) announced today a payment to Cargill for achieving the final milestone in their development agreement, under which BioAmber has exclusively licensed the Cargill yeast technology for succinic acid production. Completion of this milestone signals that the succinic acid producing yeast has met performance expectations. BioAmber began work in August 2013 on a 30,000 MT plant in Sarnia, Ontario, and has engineered the facility to operate with this proprietary yeast.
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  • Oct 1 -Nalco Announces Price Increase     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nalco, an Ecolab company (ECL), today implemented a price increase for all Water and Process Services industry segments. Pricing for most Nalco Water and Process Services programs will increase globally between five and 15 percent, varying by country and product. This price increase is effective immediately or as existing contracts allow.
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  • Oct 1 -The Tile Shop Appoints Chris Homeister as COO     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTS), a specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related accessories, today announced the appointment of Mr. Chris Homeister as Chief Operating Officer, a new position within the Company. In this role, Mr. Homeister will oversee supply chain, retail operations and merchandising. This appointment is effective immediately.
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  • Oct 1 -The Toro Company Named Finalist for Tekne Awards     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • BLOOMINGTON, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named The Toro Company as a finalist in the agricultural technology category for the 2013 Tekne Awards, which will be held on November 6 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.
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  • Oct 1 -Wolters Kluwer Teams With EverLogic     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wolters Kluwer Financial Services announced today that EverLogic, a leading provider of dealer management software (DMS), will integrate the company’s AppOne® platform with its DMS system. The integration will help dealerships of all types and sizes manage the sales and finance and insurance (F&I;) process more efficiently.
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  • Oct 1 -Code42 Launches Secure Enterprise File Sync/Share     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Code42, developers of award-winning, endpoint data protection and management solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, today launched SharePlan. A secure, enterprise sync and share platform, SharePlan enables users to work without interruption while empowering IT to seamlessly protect and manage enterprise data. SharePlan is available via private cloud, public cloud and hybrid deployments.
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  • Sep 30 -SAGE Announces Appointment of New CEO     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SAGE Electrochromics, the leading manufacturer of electronically tintable dynamic glass, announced today that Dr. Alan McLenaghan, Ph.D., has been named the new CEO of SAGE Electrochromics Inc. Dr. McLenaghan will replace John Van Dine, the founder and CEO since the company’s inception in 1989, who will step down from day-to-day responsibilities. In 2012, SAGE was acquired and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world leader in glass and building materials.
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  • Sep 27 -Donaldson Co. Authorizes Share Repurchase Program     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), announced today that its Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to 15 million common shares, or approximately 10 percent of its outstanding shares. The new repurchase authorization replaces the existing authority that was approved in March 2010. The Company has repurchased 14 million shares out of the 16 million shares in the March 2010 authorization. The new 15 million share authorization is effective until otherwise modified by the Board.
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  • Sep 26 -Andersen Corporation Promotes Susan M. Roeder      bayport, mn (business wire)     
  • BAYPORT, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Andersen Corporation today announced the promotion of Susan M. Roeder to director of Public Affairs. In this new role, Roeder will be responsible for growing the Andersen public outreach in all communities where we have a presence.
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  • Sep 26 -LifeScience Conference 2013 to Highlight Medtech      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LifeScience Alley® announced today that 10 life science and health technology organizations will be exhibiting cutting-edge products as part of the association’s New Technology Showcase at the 2013 LifeScience Alley Conference. Three of the 10 selected organizations will be presenting their technologies during the luncheon plenary session in front of an audience representing more than 450 national and international life science and healthcare organizations. The Conference will take place on November 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
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  • Sep 26 -Code42 Wins Two 2013 Stevie Awards     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Code42, developers of award-winning, private and public cloud-based endpoint backup solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, today announced the company’s CrashPlan PROe enterprise endpoint backup solution won Stevie Awards as a Best New Product or Service of the Year for Software in the “Cloud; Application/Service ” and “Security; Solution ” categories.
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  • Sep 25 -H.B. Fuller Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) today reported financial results for the third quarter that ended August 31, 2013.
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  • Sep 25 -CHS commits $3 million to make agriculture safer     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 25. 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CHS Inc., (NASDAQ: CHSCP) the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, announced today it has committed $3 million to a national agriculture safety initiative intended to keep next generations safe as they strive to feed a growing world.
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  • Sep 25 -Ecolab Foundation Awards $912,000 to Teachers     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In keeping with its tradition of supporting community schools, Ecolab Inc. has awarded $912,000 in grants to K-12 teachers through the Ecolab Foundation’s 2013 Visions for Learning grant program, a 22 percent increase from 2012’s $710,000 in grants to teachers. More than 280 schools and thousands of students nationwide benefited from this year’s Visions for Learning program, including the distribution of $200,000 in grants to educators in the St. Paul, Minn., area, the home of Ecolab’s world headquarters.
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  • Sep 25 -Morning Star Becomes Financial Intermediary for OH     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Representatives from Morning Star Financial Services, a national provider of fiscal intermediary services, announced they have signed agreements with the State of Ohio to become the state’s sole Financial Management Service provider of self-directed services. Morning Star will provide payroll administrative services via Ohio’s state plan services and Medicaid Waivers for persons with disabilities, the elderly and their caregivers. A fiscal intermediary or agent is an organization contracted by state or local government to make payments to employees, manage funds and account for expenditures on behalf of people receiving Medicaid funds.
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  • Sep 25 -MNsure for Small Businesses Forums 9/30 and 10/7     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Small Business Minnesota is hosting “MNsure; for small businesses” forums Sept. 30 (Minnetonka) and Oct. 7 (Burnsville). MNsure is Minnesota’s health insurance exchange where small business owners, including one-person companies, can shop, compare and buy health insurance. These events provide an opportunity for small business owners to get the facts directly from state experts. Presentations include information on enrollment which begins Oct. 1, requirements, costs, coverage, tax credits, and more.
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  • Sep 25 -Target Introduces Target Ticket     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Target®Corp. (NYSE:TGT) announced that Target Ticket, its new digital video service, is available to guests nationwide. The convenient service, ideal for families with children, gives guests an easy way to access and enjoy their favorite titles on their preferred digital channels and devices anytime, anywhere.
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  • Sep 24 -Securian’s Swanson Named “Top; Woman in Finance”     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–From her first day at Securian in the 1970s, Nancy Swanson’s professional credo was, “Get; to work early, stay late, and say no to nothing in between.” Strict adherence to this standard from her first day as a 19-year-old typist in the steno pool led to a vice presidency and the critical role of chief corporate compliance officer.
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  • Sep 24 -Lifestyle Commons II Welcomes Two New Tenants     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lifestyle Commons II is a fresh, new 12,000 square foot contemporary-styled retail development located one block off Highway 55 and Interstate 494 at the intersection of Glacier Lane and 28th Place North in Plymouth. This once dilapidated commercial site has become a trendy destination since anchor tenant Simonson’s Salon & Spa relocated there earlier this year (Simonson’s Salon & Spa is an industry leader providing upscale hair, face, body, and nail services and products for both men and women). Joining the bustling development this fall – bringing it to 100% occupancy – are Firehouse Subs and Brightmont Academy.
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  • Sep 24 -Simonson’s Salon & Spa Names New HR Administrator     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Simonson’s Salon and Spa, the award winning salon and spa, is pleased to announce that Alissa Staloch has joined their team as the new Human Resources Administrator and Executive Assistant.
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  • Sep 24 -Avtex Hosting Annual Conference: Engage 2013     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avtex, a national provider of customer experience technologies and services announces its annual conference taking place on October 3, 2013, with the theme Engage: Navigating the Digital Journey.
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  • Sep 24 -Brain Hive On-Demand eBook Service is Back     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As more K-12 schools are implementing 1:1 device programs and are searching for ways to support student learning through new technologies, Brain Hive® continues to reimagine the eBook model for schools. Brain Hive, LLC, announced today that it has added several enhancements to its eReading platform, has expanded its eBook collection with award-winning titles from Highlights for Children and Toon Books, and has named a new management team focused on accelerating state-level and school district adoption of its eBook lending service.
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  • Sep 24 -Corventis Selected as a Finalist for Tekne Awards     st. paul (business wire)     
  • 9/24 SAN JOSE, Calif. & ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Corventis, Inc., a developer of wearable, wireless technologies for cardiac disease, today announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the Healthcare Delivery, Small & Growing category of the Minnesota High Tech Association’s 2013 Tekne Awards. The Awards recognize the best and brightest in technological innovation, development and commercialization in Minnesota. Recipients of the Tekne awards will be announced at a ceremony to be held Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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  • Sep 23 -Big-D Construction Opening Minnesota Office     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Big-D Construction (www.big-d.com) has opened an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The office is located in the Tractorworks Building, which is part of the Minneapolis Warehouse District (800 Washington Ave North, Suite 900).
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  • Sep 23 -ORC Hires Brian Cruikshank to Lead Mpls Office     new york (pr newswire)     
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Global market research firm ORC International has appointed Brian Cruikshank as Senior Vice President. Brian joins ORC International with more than 24 years’ experience in market research. He will be responsible for expanding the services provided through ORC’s Minneapolis office with a focus on the company’s core concentration in the Customer, Employee, Markets and Products, and Strategy research areas.
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  • Sep 23 -Gravie Kick-Starts Era of Insurance Independence     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Significant changes about to take effect in the health insurance market have created the need for Gravie, a new company that will help individuals select, buy and pay for their own health insurance, as well as maintain all of their health affairs in one place.
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  • Sep 23 -Leonard, Street and Deinard Announces Merge     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. and MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Stinson Morrison Hecker and Leonard, Street and Deinard, two of the leading full-service law firms in the Midwest, today announced that they will merge to become one of the largest law firms in the U.S.
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  • Sep 20 -CHS Inc. prices public offering of preferred stock     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP) today announced the pricing of 10,000,000 shares of Class B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, Series 1 with a dividend rate of 7.875% per annum and a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share. Pricing took place Sept. 19, 2013. The underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional shares of the Class B Preferred Stock at the public offering price, less the underwriting discount, to cover over allotments, if any.
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  • Sep 20 -Graco Announces Regular Quarterly Dividend     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Board of Directors of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents per common share, payable on November 6, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 21, 2013. The Company has approximately 61.3 million shares outstanding.
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  • Sep 20 -Tennant Company to Focus on Innovation     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world said today that it has withdrawn its appeal of the June 2013 German court decision in Kärcher’s lawsuit regarding the wording used in advertisements of Tennant Company’s proprietary ec-H2O™ technology, a chemical-free cleaning technology based on the well-known process of electrolysis.
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  • Sep 19 -Sarah Gallo joins CHS Inc. as CHS Washington Rep.     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, announced today it has named Sarah Gallo to its Government Affairs staff as CHS Washington Representative. Gallo will be responsible for representing the company’s interests on issues related to agriculture at the federal level. She will be based out of the CHS Government Affairs office in Washington, DC.
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  • Sep 19 -Jay Hietpas Joins SEH to Lead Const. Services     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) is pleased to announce Jay Hietpas as the Regional Practice Center Leader (RPCL) of SEH’s new central region construction services practice.
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  • Sep 18 -MindShare Names Herndon VP, Biz Development     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — MindShare Strategies, Inc., a marketing firm specializing in the transportation and logistics industries, has promoted Carleen Herndon to vice president of business development. She will be responsible for managing the firm’s sales process and activities, with particular focus on rolling out the agency’s new Marketing Made Simple™ program that helps small- and medium-sized companies go to market. She also will be instrumental in bringing business results to MindShare’s clients by aligning their needs with the firm’s eight marketing practices in strategy/branding, research, media relations/PR, advertising, digital media, direct marketing/collateral, special events, and sales/business development.
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  • Sep 18 -Creekridge to Provide Financing for Technologent     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Creekridge Capital, a nationwide independent vendor leasing company, has signed an agreement with Technologent, a premier global provider of technology infrastructure solutions for Fortune 500 companies, to offer creative financial solutions for Technologent customers. The program is structured to operate under Technologent Payment Solutions.
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  • Sep 18 -Stratasys Announces Closing of Public Offering     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, today announced that the company has closed its previously announced public offering. The company sold 5,175,000 ordinary shares at a public offering price of $93.00 per share, with net offering proceeds to Stratasys approximating $462.8 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses. J.P. Morgan acted as sole book-running manager for the offering, and Piper Jaffray, Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, and Needham & Company acted as co-managers for the offering.
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  • Sep 18 -CyberOptics Appoints Kulkarni as Exec. Chairman     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CyberOptics Corporation (Nasdaq: CYBE), a world leader in intelligent inspection and sensing solutions for the electronics assembly market, announced today the appointment of Dr. Subodh Kulkarni as its Executive Chairman. Dr. Kulkarni, a PhD in Chemical Engineering, is a director of CyberOptics and the principal owner and Chief Executive Officer of Prism Computational Sciences, a developer of software tools for control of high energy plasma used in many scientific applications, including the semiconductor industry.
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  • Sep 18 -Allianz Life Promotes Nancy Knutson      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) promoted Nancy Knutson to director of Expense, Workforce Management and Reporting within the Operations division. In this role, Knutson is responsible for expense management, reporting and forecasting to support the operating areas of the company. She also oversees strategic expense planning for the Allianz Life Operations workforce. Knutson reports to Dave Thom, senior director of Operations Strategy.
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  • Sep 17 -Verde Environmental Technologies Wins Contract     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Verde Environmental Technologies of Burnsville, MN has been awarded a Phase 1 SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) contract by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of an inexpensive at home deactivation system for unwanted abusable psychoactive drugs. The contract (NIDA Ref. N43DA-13-4420) specifies the development of a system that would provide a simple way to safely inactivate and contain unwanted prescription drugs, thereby minimizing the potential for diversion or accidental exposure, and providing a safe and environmentally responsible way to properly dispose of pharmaceuticals.
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  • Sep 17 -Family Enterprise Appoints New Executive Director     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Family Enterprise USA (FEUSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline McLean as the organization’s new Executive Director. With over 20 years of fundraising and organizational experience, Caroline comes to FEUSA with a deep level of knowledge in national, state, and local politics and will lead FEUSA’s efforts to grow its membership and financial base. “Caroline; is a great addition and we’re excited about the knowledge and passion she brings to our organization,” says Mike Hamra, Chairman of FEUSA and President and CEO of Hamra Enterprises.
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  • Sep 17 -Wizard World Comic Con Coming to MPLS in 2014     new york (business wire)     
  • NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD), the world’s largest pop culture convention series is announcing a large-scale expansion to its already largest Comic Con Tour. Fans of movies, TV, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, games, sci-fi, sports entertainment, music and more across the U.S. will now be treated to a whopping 15 events in 2014, potentially with room for additional expansion.
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  • Sep 17 -Ed Eger Joins Digital River’s Board of Directors     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV) today announced the appointment of Ed Eger to its board of directors. Most recently, Mr. Eger served as a senior vice president and general manager of the Americas at PayPal, Inc. and as an advisor to the CEO at eBay Corporation. In this role, he was tasked with establishing PayPal as the preferred online payment method for consumers and merchants in North and South America.
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  • Sep 17 -Acumen Selects HighJump Warehouse Management      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced Acumen Brands, Inc. has selected the HighJump cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) for its new Fayetteville, Ark. distribution center. Acumen Brands operates a portfolio of e-commerce retail sites in a diverse array of industries, which include work apparel (toughweld.com), medical scrubs (scrubshopper.com) country lifestyle apparel (countryoutfitter.com), and handbags (mapleandwest.com).
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  • Sep 17 -Piper Jaffray Hires Greg O’Stean     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC) is pleased to announce the addition of Greg O’Stean as a senior vice president within the hospitality group. His addition is an integral component of the firm’s hospitality finance growth plans. O’Stean will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office, responsible for new business development, owner relations and strategic opportunities for the Piper Jaffray hospitality group.
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  • Sep 17 -Allianz Life Marketing Earns Industry Awards      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) today announced its inhouse Brand and Marketing Services Department, a part of the Marketing division, won multiple awards for creativity from industry associations in 2013 ultimately providing positive results for the customer. These awards include the Telly Awards, the Insurance and Financial Communicators Association (IFCA) Awards Competition, the Graphic Design USA American Inhouse Design Awards, and the Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) Awards. Winning these competitions represent excellence in a number of categories, including: online video, commercials, writing, art direction, production, creativity and overall marketing quality.
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  • Sep 17 -DC Group Honored in Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DC Group was again included in Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the 5000 fastest-growing companies. DC Group is now one of a select group of companies to have earned a spot on the list for six consecutive years. “The; Inc. 500 was harder to get into this year than ever in history,” Inc. Magazine reports. “The; median company on the list increased sales more than 140 percent.”
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  • Sep 17 -Kroll Ontrack Expands Data Recovery Software Tool      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery, ediscovery and information management, today announced the availability of Ontrack® EasyRecovery™ version 11. Complete with S.M.A.R.T. scan technology to monitor hard drive health, the ability to permanently delete data at the file/folder level, and support for data recovery and permanent data destruction in virtual environments, Ontrack EasyRecovery 11 is a full-scale solution for do-it-yourself (DIY) data recovery, protection and destruction.
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  • Sep 17 -Exosite Selected as Embedded Cloud Design Partner     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exosite (www.exosite.com) announced today that Microchip Technology Inc. (www.microchip.com) selected Exosite to be an “Embedded; Cloud” design partner. The collaboration enhances Microchip’s Internet of Things solutions with out-of-the-box device management, remote monitoring, data analytics and data visualization capabilities.
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  • Sep 17 -U.S. Bancorp Posts Results of Stress Test     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) posted today the results of the Company’s 2013 Dodd-Frank Act Mid-Cycle Stress Test. The results are available in the “Investor;/Shareholder Information” section of U.S. Bank’s website at www.usbank.com
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  • Sep 16 -Target And Peter Pilotto Announce Collaboration     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) and PETER PILOTTO today announced their forthcoming spring collaboration at the designers’ runway show at London Fashion Week. Available Feb. 9, 2014, at most Target stores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Target.com, PETER PILOTTO for Target will feature women’s apparel, accessories and swimwear, with most items less than $60. Additionally, the Minneapolis-based retailer is partnering with NET-A-PORTER.COM, the world’s premier online luxury retailer, to reach an international audience and offer global fans of PETER PILOTTO a curated assortment of the limited-edition Target collection.
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  • Sep 13 -General Mills Named to Dow Sustainability Index     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — General Mills has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index by S&P; Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s largest providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing.
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  • Sep 13 -Popeyes Opens 9 Restaurants in Minneapolis / St. Paul     atlanta (business wire)     
  • ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFCE), today officially marked its entrance in the Twin Cities market, celebrating the opening of nine new Popeyes locations in the area in the last six months with a Jazz Band Flash Mob through downtown Minneapolis. The band was accompanied by a Popeyes food truck that provided complimentary Popeyes Handcrafted Tenders to the crowd with Popeyes team members handing out Mardi Gras masks and coupons.
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  • Sep 13 -Stratasys Announces Pricing of Public Offering      minneapolis & rehovot, israel (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, today announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 4,500,000 of its ordinary shares at a price to the public of $93.00 per ordinary share. Stratasys also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 675,000 of its ordinary shares to cover over-allotments, if any. The net offering proceeds to Stratasys from this offering, assuming no exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, are expected to be approximately $402.2 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses. J.P. Morgan is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering, and Piper Jaffray, Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, and Needham & Company are acting as co-managers for the offering.
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  • Sep 12 -Walden University Announces New Online M.S.     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Demand for credentialed school counselors is on the rise, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 19% employment growth for school and career counselors by 2020. To help meet this need, Walden University, an institution accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), is introducing a new online M.S. in School Counseling program. This master’s degree program will help prepare graduates to become licensed or certified school counselors who will provide critical guidance and support to diverse student populations in preK–12 settings.
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  • Sep 12 -Ecolab Recognized for Climate Change Performance     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ecolab (ECL) has been named to the 2013 CDP Global 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) and CDP Global 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), two leading environmental indices announced today with release of the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013. CDP is the only global environmental disclosure system, and the report tracks how the world’s largest public companies are responding to a changing climate.
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  • Sep 12 -Rimage Amends and Extends Shareholder Rights Plan     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rimage Corporation (NASDAQ: RIMG), the leader in secure multimedia content management and delivery solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved an amendment and extension of its Rights Agreement, dated September 17, 2003.
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  • Sep 11 -Rasmussen College Names Brent Dobsch As CFO     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Rasmussen College today announced the appointment of Brent Dobsch as its new chief financial officer. Dobsch, who joins the College effective immediately, will oversee all aspects of finance and accounting, including financial strategy, management and reporting.
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  • Sep 11 -Cargill Board of Directors elects MacLennan CEO     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Cargill today announced that its board of directors has elected David W. MacLennan, currently Cargill’s president and chief operating officer, as the corporation’s next chief executive officer effective Dec. 1, 2013, succeeding Gregory R. Page, 62, who will serve as executive chairman. MacLennan, 54, will retain the title of president and continue as a director of the company. The transition is the result of the company’s ongoing succession planning with the board.
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  • Sep 11 -Capella Named to the 2013 InformationWeek 500 List     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Capella Education Company, a provider of online post-secondary education through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, has been named to the InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the United States. The full list can be found at www.informationweek.com/500. Capella is ranked in the top 200 for its industry-leading innovations, which include the FlexPath direct assessment model, Sophia Pathways for College Credit, and its competency-based learning approach and infrastructure.
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  • Sep 10 -Virteva Earns ServiceNow MSP Partner Status     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Virteva, a leading managed IT service provider, today announced that it has earned MSP Partner status from ServiceNow. In addition, Virteva announced it has five customers currently using the ServiceNow platform supporting over 38,000 end users.
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  • Sep 10 -Patterson Companies Declares Quarterly Dividend     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Board of Directors of Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:PDCO), today declared the quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per diluted share. The dividend will be payable on October 25, 2013, to shareholders of record on October 11, 2013.
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  • Sep 10 -3M to Supply Enhanced Combat Helmets to Marines     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3M announced today its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ceradyne, Inc., has been issued an $80 million delivery order with the United States government to supply 77,000 Enhanced Combat Helmets and associated spare parts to the U.S. Marine Corps. This contract is an outcome of the joint procurement program led by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army to improve head protection for Marines and Soldiers. The Enhanced Combat Helmets designed by Ceradyne, Inc. are the only helmets that have been tested and passed using Director of Operational Test and Evaluation protocols, and will be manufactured at Ceradyne’s facility in California.
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  • Sep 10 -Arctic Cat Hires Matt Malfitano as VP     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAT) today announced Matt Malfitano has joined the company as vice president of North American sales, effective immediately. In this role, he is responsible for leading Arctic Cat’s sales, national accounts and dealer development efforts in the United States and Canada.
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  • Sep 10 -Christopher & Banks Corporation Reports Results      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE:CBK), a specialty women’s apparel retailer, today reported results for the thirteen week period ended August 3, 2013.
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  • Sep 9 -CHS opens Uruguay office     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), a farmer-owned cooperative and a global agribusiness, announced today it has opened an office at Montevideo, Uruguay, making it the fourth South American nation in which CHS has operations.
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  • Sep 5 -General Mills Sets Up Sustainable Sourcing Program     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS (September 5, 2013) /PRNewswire/ — As part of the General Mills long term sustainable sourcing program, the company and its Foundation announced today a four-year joint commitment with supplier partner AgroMantaro to provide $1.1 million to help smallholder artichoke farmers in Peru increase yields and improve profitability.
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  • Sep 5 -Atomic Data Gets Hosting Assets Of Atomic Playpen     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Atomic Data, LLC (www.AtomicData.com), recently ranked as one of the fastest growing businesses in Minnesota and the U.S. by Inc. Magazine (www.Inc.com/profile/atomic-data), announced that it has purchased the hosting platform used by corporate clients of the recently bankrupt Atomic Playpen. The bankruptcy and purchase of assets follows a legal dispute between Atomic Data and Atomic Playpen over the use of the name ‘Atomic’, which Atomic Data has utilized for more than ten years.
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  • Sep 5 -Preventice receives ISO 13485: 2003 certification     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Preventice®, Inc., which produces the BodyGuardian® Remote Monitoring System (BodyGuardian RMS), announced today that it has received ISO 13485: 2003 certification. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120417/CG89172LOGO) ISO 13485: 2003 certification indicates that Preventice has met the requirements for a comprehensive quality management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices. It serves to harmonize regulatory requirements and facilitate compliance with the requirements to customers and global regulators.
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  • Sep 5 -The Toro Company Expands Headquarters     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • BLOOMINGTON, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC), a leading worldwide provider of turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions, broke ground today on a $25 million expansion in Bloomington, Minnesota that the company has called home for over 50 years. The project begins the process of expanding the company’s product development and test capacities, demonstrating its continued commitment to innovation.
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  • Sep 5 -Code42 Wins eSchool Media Readers’ Choice Award     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Code42, developers of award-winning, private and public cloud-based endpoint backup solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, today announced its CrashPlan PROe enterprise endpoint backup received an eSchool Media 2013-14 Readers’ Choice Award in the higher ed category. The award win comes amongst a recent series of awards and prominent media features for Code42 and CrashPlan, including USA Today, Inc., Lifehacker, KMWorld and eWeek.
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  • Sep 4 -Seattle-based Slalom Consulting Opens Mpls Office     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Seattle-based Slalom Consulting has expanded its U.S. presence with a new office in Minneapolis, appointing industry-veteran Rich Coughlin as general manager. With 23 years of business and technology consulting experience, Coughlin comes to Slalom from Accenture where he served the needs of some of the world’s most recognizable brands headquartered or operating in the Twin Cities area. A resident of Minnesota for over 25 years, graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, and active community member, Coughlin is uniquely positioned to lead Slalom’s Minneapolis office and understand the specific needs of the local business community.
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  • Sep 4 -St. Jude to Present at the Healthcare Conference     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) will present at the Stifel Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Boston. John C. Heinmiller, executive vice president, will address the conference at 11:30 a.m. EDT. The presentation will also be webcast live at www.sjm.com.
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  • Sep 4 -MN Spectrum Plastics Acquired     atlanta (business wire)     
  • ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pexco LLC, a leading North American specialty plastics processor, has entered the injection molding business, acquiring the Minnesota-based operation of Spectrum Plastics, Inc. Spectrum Minnesota (Spectrum) is a precision injection molder of advanced thermoplastics selling primarily into the medical and surgical, defense, and aerospace fields. The move formally represents a first step for Pexco outside its traditional profile extrusion processing technology.
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  • Sep 4 -Milestone Systems Named to 2013 Inc. List of 5000     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Milestone Systems, Inc., a value-added integrator of network security equipment & services, announces that it has ranked in the 2013 Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America as evaluated by Inc. magazine.
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  • Sep 4 -Amcom Software Launches Physician Advisory Board     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amcom Software, Inc. today announced that they have launched a Physician Advisory Board of six distinguished doctors from hospitals across the United States. The board will meet regularly to share their expertise, real-life experiences, and product insights with Amcom. Amcom continually seeks feedback from physicians and other caregivers on the use of mobile tools to communicate and to ensure that their requirements are met by the company’s range of solutions.
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  • Sep 4 -Kips Bay Medical Provides Business Update     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Manny Villafaña, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kips Bay Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIPS), a medical device company focused on manufacturing and commercializing its external saphenous vein support technology, eSVS® Mesh, for use in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG), provided the following business update to Kips Bay shareholders and the financial community.
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  • Sep 3 -General Mills Reaffirms 2014 Earnings Guidance     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In remarks today at the Barclays Back-to-school Conference in Boston, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) discussed its long-term growth prospects and reaffirmed its key financial targets for the fiscal year ending May 2014. This includes targeted fiscal 2014 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.87 – $2.90. General Mills also commented on the 2014 first quarter (to be reported on September 18, 2013). The company expects net sales growth in the quarter ended August 25, 2013 will include good contributions from new products and three months of incremental contribution from Yoplait Canada and Yoki in Brazil. First quarter gross margin is expected to be lower, reflecting input cost inflation and the change in business mix.
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  • Sep 3 -Shavlik Powers up its Mobile Capability      minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Shavlik is pleased to announce the release of Shavlik Mobile Device Management (MDM) for the management of smartphones, tablets and rugged devices. As IT departments realign to the new realities of User-Oriented IT, they are coming to terms with securing a mobile, global, 24-hour workplace. One of the central considerations in this IT shift is the need to secure a diverse set of mobile devices. To fulfill this pressing IT need, Shavlik has created Shavlik Mobile Device Management. This product is a rich addition to Shavlik’s legacy in agentless endpoint patching technology, virtualization security, and third party patching as well as an easy-to-use means of managing Windows, Android, and iOS devices.
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  • Sep 3 -Works Computing Expands Business Footprint     minneapolis (pr newswire)      
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Works Computing (Works) today announced it has significantly increased its ability to provide IT data center solutions to the North Shore geographic region in Minnesota. Works headquarters are based in Minneapolis, Minn., with one additional office location in Omaha, Nebraska. As of September 1, 2013, there will be three locations.
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  • Sep 3 -SEH Board of Directors Names Four New Principals     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®), a 550-person engineering and architecture firm, named four new company Principals: Jim Hall, Miles Jensen, Brian Kent, and Dan Zienty. The SEH Board of Directors selected these individuals based on their superior performance, thought leadership, and the trust and respect held by their clients and peers.
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  • Aug 30 -Allianz Life Promotes Patrick Murphy     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) promoted Patrick Murphy to director of Relationship Management within the IT division. In this role, Murphy is responsible for managing strategic business partner relationships that result in more effective prioritization of technology and business improvements. He also directs alignment between IT initiatives and the overall organizational requirements, providing better results for the customer. Murphy reports to the Vice President of Business Engagement, Patrick Christiansen.
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  • Aug 30 -MOCON Announces Results for the 2Q 2013     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MOCON, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOCO) today reported sales of $13.7 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, an increase of 4 percent compared to $13.2 million for the same quarter in 2012. The net income for the second quarter was $802,000, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $142,000 or ($0.03) per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012. Six-month sales totaled $28.1 million, an increase of 26 percent compared to $22.4 million during the first six months of 2012. Net income and diluted earnings per share were $1.7 million and $0.29, respectively, for the first half of 2013, compared to $679,000 and $0.12 for the same period in 2012. Year-to-date amounts for 2012 included only three months of Dansensor’s results, which was acquired in April 2012.
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  • Aug 29 -Creekridge Capital Expands Healthcare Sales Team     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Creekridge Capital, a nationwide independent vendor leasing company, has announced the addition of David Gee to their sales team as a Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Gee will be responsible for targeting and growing healthcare vendor programs within the South Central Region.
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  • Aug 29 -Device Cloud by Etherios Wins Two Awards     minnetonka (pr newswire)     
  • MINNETONKA, Minn., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Device Cloud by Etherios™, a machine-to-machine (M2M) platform by Etherios, a division of Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), won “Best; Horizontal Implementation” and “Best; Vertical Implementation” awards at the Battle of the Platforms during the M2M Evolution conference. The contest featured cutting-edge platforms from nine companies, which were evaluated on their abilities to manage and deliver M2M solutions.
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  • Aug 29 -Patterson Announces Investor Conference Schedule     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO) today announced that the company will be presenting at the following conferences in September: September 4 –Barrington Research Growth Conference in Chicago, IL September 11 – Baird’s 2013 Health Care Conference in New York, NY at 3:30 p.m. EDT September 12 – CL King Best Ideas Conference in New York, NY at 10:00 a.m. EDT September 24 – Patterson Companies 2013 Investor Day in New York, NY at 8:30 a.m. EDT The Barrington Research Growth Conference will allow for individual meetings between the company and institutional investors, but does not include a formal presentation.
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  • Aug 29 -U.S. Bancorp to Host Investor Day     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) will be holding an Investor Day for institutional investors and analysts on Thursday, September 12, 2013, in New York City with presentations by Richard K. Davis, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and members of the Company’s executive management team. A live audio webcast of the event will be available through U.S. Bancorp’s website at usbank.com on Thursday, September 12th, beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT and concluding at approximately 2:30 p.m. EDT. The presentations will include information about U.S. Bancorp’s financial performance and corporate strategies.
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  • Aug 29 -Cub Foods Celebrates 45 Years     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • STILLWATER, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The year 1968 is often regarded as a turning point in American history. In Minnesota, it marked the opening of Minneapolis’ Nicollet Mall, the iconic, closed-to-traffic outdoor shopping and office venue. It also was the year Vice President and former Minnesota Senator Hubert Humphrey ran for president, after securing the Democratic nomination over Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy. And Cub® Foods was founded by Stillwater-based brothers Charles and Jack Hooley, brother-in-law Robert Thueson, and friend and business partner Culver Davis, Jr.
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  • Aug 29 -TPG Credit Management Changes Name to Castlelake     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TPG Credit Management, L.P. today announced that it has changed its name to Castlelake, L.P. The firm was founded in 2005 by Rory O’Neill, in an alliance with TPG Capital as a silent minority partner. Mr. O’Neill, the company’s managing partner and CEO, said that over the past eight years the firm has grown and evolved to the point where management believes the timing is right to create an identity that better represents the firm’s distinct culture and investment strategies. Castlelake currently manages several funds with an aggregate of $2.4 billion of assets under management and employs 53 professionals in its Minneapolis and London offices.
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  • Aug 29 -Digital River Launches New Mobile Payment Solution     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV) today announced the launch of Beanstream Mobile, a suite of mobile payment solutions for iPhones®, iPads® and AndroidTM devices that provide fast and secure transactions in 140 currencies. Beanstream Mobile frees merchants by turning mobile devices into a portable card swipe, cash register and compreh
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  • Aug 28 -Buffalo Wild Wings to Expand to the Philippines     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) will expand to the Philippines with the announcement today that the company has signed a development agreement with one of the country’s premier restaurant operators to open restaurants later this year. The brand, built on wings, beer and sports, previously announced international expansion plans to Canada, Mexico and the Middle East.
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  • Aug 27 -Cargill’s drives toward responsible supply chains     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Cargill today released its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report entitled “Responsibility; Across Many Dimensions.” It features Cargill’s actions to meet and exceed the expectations of its stakeholders by conducting business with integrity, operating responsible supply chains, working to feed the world and enriching our communities. An expanded version of the report is available at cargill.com.
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  • Aug 27 -car2go Introduces a New Way of Carsharing in Mpls     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — car2go North America LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America, will launch its unique point-to-point carsharing model in Minneapolis on Sept. 14, making it the first Midwestern city to feature car2go. A network of 300 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles will be available for shared use in the metropolitan Minneapolis area, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Registration for membership opens today at Minneapolis.car2go.com. car2go’s revolutionary model combining on-street parking with one-way trips offers flexibility and convenience to Minneapolis’ existing modes of transportation.
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  • Aug 27 -General Mills Announces Two Upcoming Webcasts     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) will be presenting at the Barclays Capital 2013 Back-To-School Consumer Conference on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, beginning at 12:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Interested investors can access this webcast and slides supporting the company’s presentation by logging onto www.generalmills.com. A replay of this presentation will be available on General Mills’ website through Tuesday, September 10, 2013. The company plans to report results for its fiscal 2014 first quarter on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. A webcast discussion of those results with investors will be held that day, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Central time (8:30 a.m. Eastern time).
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  • Aug 27 -MakeMusic Announces Update to SmartMusic     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MakeMusic, Inc. announced today the newest version of SmartMusic, its interactive learning software for music education. In a time of increased emphasis on student assessment, academic accountability, and a national focus on adhering to educational standards, SmartMusic offers proactive solutions for music educators. The new features allow for more comprehensive documentation of student progress, as well as the greatest subscription flexibility in SmartMusic’s history.
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  • Aug 27 -Field Nation announces integration w/ConnectWise     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Field Nation, a leading provider of independent field service technicians to the information technology (IT) industry, today announced an integration with ConnectWise and the ConnectWise Application Programming Interface (API), enabling it to offer business management solutions through one easy-to-use platform.
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  • Aug 27 -Burger King Expands Its Delivery Service to Mpls      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: BKW) invites guests in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Spokane, Washington to discover why TASTE IS KINGSM from the comfort of their home or office as the BURGER KING® brand expands the BK® Delivers program. Guests can now enjoy their favorites, like the WHOPPER® sandwich and hot, crispy fries, delivered to the address of their choosing.
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  • Aug 27 -Donaldson Reports Record Fourth Quarter Earnings     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) announced its financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter. Summarized financial results are as follows (dollars in millions, except per share data):
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  • Aug 26 -Dakota Plains and CHS Inc. to study consolidation     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), an energy grains and foods company and the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative, and Dakota Plains Cooperative, a full-service agribusiness headquartered in Valley City, N.D., announced today the two cooperatives have been in discussions about entering into a merger transaction and now seek approval from the members of Dakota Plains Cooperative and the CHS Board of Directors.
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  • Aug 26 -SEH Names Six New Company Associates     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®), a 550-person engineering and architecture firm, named six new company Associates: Justin Black, PE; Eric McClure, PE; Matt Reid, PE; Bob Rogers, AICP; Jason Triplett, PE; and Matt Wegwerth, PE. The SEH Board of Directors selected these individuals based on their accomplishments and proven value to the company and the clients they serve. They each have unique expertise and talents, which help to further the company’s collective engineering and architecture efforts in building a better world for all of us. These individuals do this by providing services to create better and safer infrastructure, cleaner air, lakes, rivers, renewable drinking water, or improved economic vitality and quality of life.
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  • Aug 26 -Insignia Systems, Inc. Embarks on Next Chapter      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insignia Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIG) today commented on the finalization of several previously announced corporate changes. In the culmination of its CEO succession plan, the Company appointed Glen P. Dall as its President and Chief Executive Officer and also elected him as a member of the Board of Directors, effective July 17, 2013. Scott F. Drill, who previously served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, was appointed Senior Advisor effective July 17, 2013, and retired from the Board of Directors effective August 19, 2013. Gordon F. Stofer, who had been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, retired from the Board effective August 19, 2013. Additionally, Gary L. Vars was appointed to the Board of Directors effective August 20, 2013 and David J. Boehnen was appointed Chairman of the Board.
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  • Aug 26 -Capella University Announces Educational Alliance      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Texas Roadhouse, a chain of family restaurants, has formed an educational alliance with Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), a regionally accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults. Under this alliance, Texas Roadhouse employees and their immediate family members are eligible for reduced tuition at Capella. As of June 30, 2013, approximately 36,000 students were enrolled at Capella University. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can be found at www.capellaresults.org.
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  • Aug 22 -Patterson Cos Reports Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Operating Results     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) today reported that consolidated sales totaled $880.1 million in its fiscal first quarter, ended July 27, 2013, a decrease of 1.0 percent from $889.2 million in the year-earlier period. Net income was $45.9 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, compared to net income of $47.5 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, in the year-ago period. The company’s fiscal 2014 first quarter investment in information technology lowered diluted earnings per share by approximately $0.01.
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  • Aug 22 -Allina Health, HealthPartners release year 3 results      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Results from the third year of the Northwest Metro Alliance, a collaboration between Allina Health and HealthPartners, shows that this model continues to provide high-quality care with medical cost increases below the Twin Cities metro average. As a result of initiatives to coordinate care and improve health, medical costs for 2012 increased by less than 1 percent for the second year in a row.
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  • Aug 22 -U.S. Bank Soars in Customer Service Ratings     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Bank has earned high praise for its customer service as reported in the 2013 Temkin Customer Service Ratings released this week. The company ranked third in the banking industry and 36th overall among 235 companies representing 19 industries. U.S. Bank had one of the strongest gains in 2013 compared to 2012 when it ranked 126th overall and 10th among banks.
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  • Aug 22 -Code42’s Product Recognized      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Code42, developers of award-winning, private and public cloud-based endpoint backup solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, today announced the company’s CrashPlan backup solution has been named a KMWorld 2013 Trend-Setting Product for its commitment to innovation and its customers.
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  • Aug 21 -Evolution1 Named to 2013 Inc. 500|5000 List     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the sixth consecutive year, Evolution1® – the nation’s largest electronic payment, on-premise, and cloud computing healthcare solution that administers reimbursement accounts, including HSAs, HRAs, FSAs, VEBAs, PRAs, and Wellness and Transit Plans – has been named to the annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy: America’s independent entrepreneurs. Fuhu tops this year’s list. Evolution1 joins LivingSocial, Bojangles’, Edible Arrangements, CDW, and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
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  • Aug 21 -Warecorp Named to Inc. 500|5000 List     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inc. magazine ranked Warecorp number 1928 on its annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, released this week. A provider of affordable web and software services for change agents and the impact economy, Warecorp joins the list representing a comprehensive look at a vital segment of the U.S. economy—independent entrepreneurs.
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  • Aug 20 -Creekridge Capital Adds Credit Specialist     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Creekridge Capital, a nationwide independent vendor leasing company, is pleased to announce they have added Brian Hathhorn to their sales team as a Revolving Credit Specialist. Mr. Hathhorn will be responsible for originating and growing vendors within Creekridge’s revolving credit product.
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  • Aug 20 -Ecolab Again Named to Forbes’ Innovative List      st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ecolab (ECL) has been named to Forbes magazine’s 2013 list of “The; World’s Most Innovative Companies,” ranking 33rd out of 100 companies on the list that will appear in the Sept. 2 issue of Forbes. The magazine has named Ecolab to every “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list since the annual ranking began in 2011.
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  • Aug 20 -Code42 Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Code42, developers of award-winning, private and public cloud-based endpoint backup solutions for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, today announced the company again has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. Based on percentage revenue growth from 2009 through 2012, Code42 was listed in the 2013 list #695 overall and #62 within the software category, ranking #10 among Minnesota-based companies. This is the third year Code42 has been included in the prestigious Inc. 5000 list.
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  • Aug 20 -Starkey Hearing Partnership with ZPower     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the world’s leading hearing technology companies, has announced a technology partnership with silver-zinc battery manufacturer ZPower. Under the agreement, the companies have partnered to develop a first-of-its-kind rechargeable battery and recharging system that will be used with Starkey Hearing Technologies hearing aids.
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  • Aug 20 -Best Buy Reports Second Quarter Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) today announced results for the second quarter (“Q2 FY14”) ended August 3, 2013, as compared to the second quarter (“Q2 FY13”) ended August 4, 2012.
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  • Aug 19 -TECHNE Corporation to Hold a Conference Call      minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — TECHNE Corporation (Nasdaq: TECH) announced today that the Company’s s executive management will host a conference call beginning at 3:30 p.m. Central Time on September 19, 2013, to discuss its global strategic vision and to answer questions.
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  • Aug 19 -St. Jude Medical Acquires Endosense     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn. & GENEVA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ), a global medical device company, today announced the acquisition of Endosense SA, a Switzerland-based company that has pioneered contact-force measurement in catheter ablation. The acquisition adds to the company’s leading electrophysiology portfolio and provides a robust platform for future product development.
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  • Aug 19 -MOCON Receives Expected Letter from NASDAQ     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MOCON, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOCO) today announced that on August 15, 2013, it received an expected notice from the NASDAQ Stock Market indicating that MOCON is not in compliance with NASDAQ listing rules because its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 was not timely filed. This notice has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of MOCON’s common stock on the NASDAQ Stock Market.
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  • Aug 19 -Polaris Names Tim Larson as a VP     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the hire of Tim Larson to the newly created position of Vice President, Global Customer Excellence. He will begin work with the Company in this role immediately.
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  • Aug 19 -Verisae Acquires WorkOasis     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Verisae, Inc. (“Verisae”), a leading global provider of maintenance, energy, and sustainability solutions, today announced the acquisition of WorkOasis. The acquisition creates an expanded suite of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for customers of both companies.
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  • Aug 19 -Zayo Group to Acquire Access Communications     boulder, colo. (business wire)     
  • BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”) announces that it has executed a definitive agreement to purchase Access Communications, Inc. (“Access”), a provider of metro Bandwidth Infrastructure services in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., for a purchase price of $40 million, subject to certain adjustments.
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  • Aug 19 -Target to Open New Store in King of Prussia, Pa.     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Target is pleased to announce plans to open a new store in King of Prussia, Pa. in July 2014. The new store, located on West DeKalb Pike, will be part of the Valley Forge Shopping Center. This will be the first Target store in the city of King of Prussia.
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  • Aug 16 -Mortenson Receives Top U.S. Small Business Award     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Mortenson Construction today announced it has received the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2013 Region V Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence for Construction. Mortenson was recognized as the overall winner for Region V, which includes large business contractors within the states of Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
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  • Aug 16 -Patterson Companies Completes Acquisition     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) today completed its acquisition of the stock of National Veterinary Services Limited (NVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC (Dechra) (DPH.L). NVS is the largest veterinary distributor in the United Kingdom providing an array of products and services, including reference laboratory offerings.
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  • Aug 15 -Juhl Energy, Inc. Announces Revenue Growth of 77%     pipestone (pr newswire)     
  • PIPESTONE, Minn., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Juhl Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: JUHL, the Company), a leading provider of Clean Energy Solutions and the Leader in Community Wind Power, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30th, 2013.
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  • Aug 15 -Stratasys and MakerBot Complete Merger     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), the leader in professional 3D printing, and MakerBot, the leader in desktop 3D printing, today announced the completion of their merger first announced on June 19th.
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  • Aug 15 -Verisae Expands Managed Services     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Verisae, Inc. (“Verisae”), the leading global provider of cloud-based maintenance, energy, and sustainability management software solutions, has expanded its managed services offerings to include Maintenance HelpDesk and Remote Monitoring and Alarms Management HelpDesk services. Building upon existing managed services currently provided to clients including Sainsbury’s, Publix, K-VA-T, Bashas’ and Trader Joe’s, Verisae now offers new managed services at both basic and advanced levels.
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  • Aug 15 -Advanced Circulatory Adds Roger Heegaard to Board     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advanced Circulatory, makers of multiple medical devices and the pioneer of Perfusion on DemandTM therapy, has added Roger W. Heegaard to its Board of Directors.
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  • Aug 15 -G&K; Services Reports Fiscal 2013 4Q Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–G&K; Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK) today reported operating results for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2013, which ended on June 29, 2013. Revenue in the quarter grew by 2.3 percent to $229.5 million, up from $224.3 million in last year’s fourth quarter, driven by growth in rental operations, partially offset by lower revenue from direct sales.
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  • Aug 14 -CHS: Brian Legried named to energy leadership role     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, has named Brian Legried to the position of vice president, Refined Fuels Sales and Energy Services, where he will provide strategic leadership and direction for the refined fuels sales organization focused on growing the Cenex® brand. The appointment was effective August 5, 2013.
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  • Aug 14 -Walden University Celebrates 50th Commencement      minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Walden University will mark a milestone as it celebrates its 50th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, with more than 600 graduates and 2,800 guests expected to attend. The newest alumni are part of a graduating class of nearly 6,000 students representing 50 U.S. states and 65 countries who have completed their bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or education specialist degree programs at Walden during the past six months. For graduates, family and friends who are unable to attend, Walden will host a live webcast of the ceremony starting at 1:30 p.m. Central time at www.WaldenU.edu.
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  • Aug 14 -The Occasions Group Acquires Red Stamp     north mankato (pr newswire)     
  • NORTH MANKATO, Minn., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Taylor Corporation and its affiliate The Occasions Group announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire Red Stamp of Minneapolis, MN, becoming part of The Occasions Group business unit. Red Stamp will continue to carry its brand name, website and offering in the market place.
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  • Aug 14 -Skyline Medical Announces 2Q 2013 Results     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Skyline Medical (OTCQB: SKLN, formerly BioDrain Medical, the producer of the FDA approved STREAMWAY™ System for automated, direct-to-drain surgical fluid disposal that reduces the risk of exposure to hazardous waste, today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.
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  • Aug 14 Granite City Reports 11.8% 2Q Increase in Revenue      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. (OTCQB: GCFB), a casual dining restaurant group, today reported results for the second quarter ended July 2, 2013.
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  • Aug 14 -Target: $5 Million for Education Up for Grabs     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) is pleased to announce today the return of its Give With Target program, through which the company will donate up to $5 million to schools across the country. New this year, Target is inviting its guests to allocate the full donation—double the amount designated by guests last year—to schools of their choice. Give With Target helps ensure that teachers and students have the resources they need to start the new year off right.
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  • Aug 13 -High Monkey announces launch of a new logo, tagline, and website      minneapolis (bizlistr)      
  • High Monkey based in Roseville MN with an additional office in Troy MI announced today the launch of a new logo, tagline, and website. “One; of the big changes was dropping the word consulting from our name. We work with our clients more closely than typical consultants and our clients see us as their trusted advisor.” according to Virgil Carroll, High Monkey’s President and founder. The High Monkey website (www.highmonkey.com) also received a makeover to simplify the look, feel, and usability of the site. “Since; High Monkey is a Kentico Gold Partner, we thought it would be the right time to re-launch our main site and our mobile site on the Kentico CMS platform – it’s under the category of eating our own dog food.” said Joel Baglien, High Monkey’s VP of Business Growth and co-founder.
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  • Aug 13 -Quantum Retail Names New Director of HR     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Quantum Retail Technology, Inc., a leading supply chain management and inventory optimization provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirsten Rouland to the position of Director of Human Resources. Rouland will lead the development and implementation of policies and programs that are a direct reflection of the company’s key business and human resources goals.
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  • Aug 13 -Donaldson Co. Reaches Agreement to Sell Ultratroc     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Ultratroc Gmbh, a manufacturer of compressed air dryers located in Flensburg, Germany, to IJW Anlagenbau Gmbh (IJW).
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  • Aug 13 -Valspar Reports Fiscal 2013 Third-Quarter Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) today reported third quarter 2013 net sales of $1.1 billion, up 1% versus the prior year. Reported net income and earnings per diluted share for the current and prior year include several nonrecurring items, which are detailed in the “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” included in this release. Third quarter 2013 adjusted net income and earnings per diluted share, excluding these nonrecurring items, were $96 million and $1.07 respectively. Third quarter 2012 adjusted net income and earnings per diluted share were $91 million and $0.97, respectively.
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  • Aug 13 -Dorsey One of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today the Firm has earned a place on the 2013 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women list.
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  • Aug 12 -BioAmber Reports 2Q 2013 Results     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – BioAmber Inc. (NYSE and EURONEXT Paris: BIOA), an industrial biotechnology company producing renewable chemicals, today announced its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2013. Highlights included: On schedule to mechanically complete the Company’s planned 30,000 MT bio-succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario in the fourth quarter of 2014. Sold over $1 million of succinic acid in the quarter, the highest quarterly sales to date Completed an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange and dual listed shares on the Professional Segment of NYSE Euronext Paris, with net proceeds of $71.7 million Closed on a three year, $25 million term loan with Hercules Growth Technology Capital.
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  • Aug 12 -Bellisio Foods Announces Acquisition Completion      minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • Bellisio Foods, Inc., one of North America’s largest manufacturers of branded and private label frozen foods, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Overhill Farms, Inc. (Overhill), a leading manufacturer of frozen entrees and protein products. As part of the acquisition, Bellisio obtains the exclusive license to manufacture the Boston Market® brand of frozen food products, for which Bellisio and Overhill have been jointly producing products for the past two years. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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  • Aug 12 -BeforeNow releases a new update     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — BeforeNow, LLC released a major update of their free personal timeline creator app for iPad allowing users to now print, e-mail or open the file in Evernote, Dropbox or iBooks. The new feature also allows users to choose which tracks they want to export to save on paper and for maintaining privacy. Prior to this release, users could log their life events in the BeforeNow app but it was stuck in their iPad. Version 1.3 also features numerous improvements to functionality and ease of use.
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  • Aug 12 -Uroplasty Appoints Brett Reynolds As Chief Financial Officer     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products for the treatment of voiding dysfunctions, today announced the appointment of Brett A. Reynolds as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He joins Uroplasty following 10 years in senior positions, including Chief Financial Officer, with Synovis Life Technologies, a Twin Cities based medical device manufacturer acquired by Baxter International last year.
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  • Aug 12 -UHS Inc. Announces 2013 Second Quarter Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Universal Hospital Services, Inc. (UHS), a leading provider of medical equipment management and service solutions, today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.
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  • Aug 12 -HighJump Announces Strategic Partners in China     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced today its three strategic associates in China: Anchor Information Technology Ltd., Hentor and Hyrus. Each partner brings a set of strengths and networks to help HighJump Software’s solutions gain even greater momentum in China, and have deep experience designing, deploying and integrating end-to-end supply chain solutions. Together, they will expand the reach of HighJump supply chain solutions by providing China’s fast-developing markets with the HighJump™ Supply Chain Advantage suite, one of the most configurable and adaptable solutions in the world.
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  • Aug 9 -Stratasys Announces Extraordinary General Meeting     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) today announced that it will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (the “Extraordinary Meeting”) on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time, at the Law Offices of McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, 260 Madison Avenue, New York, New York. The record date for shareholders entitled to vote at the Extraordinary Meeting is Tuesday, August 13, 2013.
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  • Aug 9 -Lakes Entertainment Announces Results for 2Q 2013     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • Net earnings for the second quarter of 2013 were $0.2 million, compared to net earnings of $0.4 million in the second quarter of 2012. Loss from operations was $1.2 million for the second quarter of 2013 compared to a loss from operations of $1.1 million for the second quarter of 2012. Basic and diluted earnings were $0.01 per share for the second quarter of 2013 compared to earnings of $0.02 per share for the second quarter of 2012.
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  • Aug 8 -Ecolab Sells Mobotec Equipment Business     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ecolab Inc. announced it has sold substantially all the capital equipment design and build business of its Mobotec air emissions control business to The Power Industrial Group, a leading mechanical engineering business based in the United Kingdom. The Mobotec equipment design and build business had 2012 sales of $27 million. Ecolab has retained Mobotec’s chemical business. No further details were disclosed.
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  • Aug 8 -Capella Announces Increase to Repurchase Program     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), a provider of online post-secondary education, primarily through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $50 million increase to its share repurchase program. This increase is in addition to the $6 million that was remaining under the program as of June 30, 2013.
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  • Aug 8 -Kips Bay Medical Provides Business Update     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kips Bay Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIPS), a medical device company focused on manufacturing and commercializing its external saphenous vein support technology, eSVS® Mesh, for use in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, today provided a business update and announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 29, 2013.
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  • Aug 8 -Stratasys Reports Record Financial 2Q Results for 2013     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) today announced record financial results for the second quarter of 2013.
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  • Aug 8 -Walden Announces M.S. in Communication Program     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In an increasingly digital, social and mobile marketplace, professionals with high-level communication skills are in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fields of public relations, advertising, promotions, marketing management and technical writing will experience above-average growth in the decade ending in 2020. To help equip professionals to meet this demand, Walden University is introducing an online M.S. in Communication degree program to give students a professional edge in the dynamic, fast-paced field of communication.
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  • Aug 8 -XRS Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation, NASDAQ: XRSC) reported results for its fiscal 2013 third quarter ended June 30, 2013.
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  • Aug 7 -Cargill reports fourth-quarter and fiscal 2013 earnings     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Cargill today reported net earnings of $483 million in the fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended May 31, up substantially from $73 million in the same period a year ago. Fourth-quarter revenues were $35.4 billion, a 4 percent increase from $34 billion in the year-ago period.
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  • Aug 7 -Ecolab Schedules Webcast of Industry Conference     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ecolab Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer, Thomas W. Handley, will address financial analysts at the Canaccord Genuity 33rd Annual Growth Conference on Wednesday, August 14 in Boston. Ecolab will host a live webcast of Mr. Handley’s presentation. Details for the webcast are as follows: TIME: 11:30 am Eastern Time DATE: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 DURATION: Approximately 25 minutes LOCATION: www.ecolab.com/investor ARCHIVE: A replay of the webcast will be available through August 23, 2013.
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  • Aug 7 -Apogee Acquires Window Company     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:APOG) announced today that its Apogee Wausau Group, Inc. subsidiary, doing business as Wausau Window and Wall Systems, has acquired the assets of Benchmark Sales Agency, Inc., doing business as Custom Window Company, Inc., to expand Wausau’s product offering and U.S. geographic reach. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
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  • Aug 7 -Nortech Systems Reports Second Quarter Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nortech Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: NSYS) today reported net sales of $28.5 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, a 10 percent sequential increase from the prior quarter and a one percent increase over the second quarter of 2012. Operating income for the second quarter of 2013 rose 67 percent from the first quarter of 2013 and 17 percent over the second quarter of 2012.
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  • Aug 7 -Cardiovascular Systems Reports Fiscal 2013 4Q     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSII)
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  • Aug 7 -Datacard Group to Move Corporate HQ to Minnetonka     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, today announced that the company will relocate its corporate headquarters from Minnetonka to Shakopee, Minn.
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  • Aug 6 -Techne Corporation Releases Unaudited 4Q Results     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Techne Corporation’s (NASDAQ: TECH) financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 include the following highlights:
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  • Aug 6 -Merrill Corporation Opens New Singapore Office     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merrill Corporation (www.merrillcorp.com), a leading global provider of technology-enabled services for the financial, health care, real estate, legal and other corporate markets, announced today that it has opened a new office in Singapore to serve the growing needs of the Southeast Asian capital markets. This office will further complement and combine Merrill Corporation’s existing Merrill DataSite® offering and Legal Services business already established in Singapore.
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  • Aug 6 -C.H. Robinson Reports Second Quarter Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (“C.H. Robinson”) (NASDAQ: CHRW), today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Summarized financial results for the quarter ended June 30 are as follows (dollars in thousands, except per share data):
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  • Aug 6 -Target to Expand Beauty Business By Acquisition     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) today announced an agreement to acquire the DermStore Beauty Group. The acquisition positions Target to expand its share of the rapidly evolving online beauty market and will further differentiate the company’s offerings in this important retail segment.
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  • Aug 6 -Sears Holdings Selects the HighJump     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced Sears Holdings has selected the HighJump Supply Chain Advantage suite to manage its entire distribution network. The retailer will implement the HighJump warehouse management system (WMS) as well as HighJump solutions for yard and labor management across its North American distribution network, which includes 41 distribution centers which cover more than forty (40) million square feet; 106 market delivery operation sites for cross docking appliances; and integrated retail fulfillment from select stores for online purchases.
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  • Aug 5 -Appliance Recycling Centers Reports 2Q Results     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARCI), a leading provider of appliance retailing and recycling services, today reported operating results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2013.
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  • Aug 5 -Patterson Companies to Acquire Mercer Mastery     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) today announced an all-cash purchase agreement to acquire Mercer Mastery, a subsidiary of Mercer Advisors Inc. Through the acquisition, Patterson will gain Mercer’s proprietary OnTrack® dental practice performance software system.
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  • Aug 5 -Barlow Research Finds Credit Market to Be Flat      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With signs of quantitative easing lessening, Barlow Research’s Economic Pulse Study finds that small businesses ($100K-<$10MM) and middle market companies ($10MM-<$500MM) appear to be pleased with their past financial condition over the past 12 months but hesitant about the future. As the business community becomes more adverse to risk, intentions to borrow are becoming more unlikely.
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  • Aug 5 -Foley & Mansfield Expands Minneapolis Office     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The national law firm of Foley & Mansfield today announced the addition of attorneys Lisa Lamm Bachman and Courtney A. Sekevitch to the firm’s Minneapolis office.
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  • Aug 2 -Patterson Companies to Acquire Mercer Mastery     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) today announced an all-cash purchase agreement to acquire Mercer Mastery, a subsidiary of Mercer Advisors Inc. Through the acquisition, Patterson will gain Mercer’s proprietary OnTrack® dental practice performance software system.
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  • Aug 1 -CHS opens Taiwan office     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), a farmer-owned cooperative and a global agribusiness, today announced it has opened an office at Taipei, Taiwan. CHS growth in Asia-Pacific markets like Taiwan is part of the company’s strategic aspirations to expand direct market access for its member owners and to meet growing customer demand.
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  • Aug 1 -Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2014     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today reported financial results for the fiscal 2014 first quarter ended June 30, 2013.
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  • Aug 1 -Stratasys to Provide 3D Printers to The UPS Store     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems, today announced that it has been selected by The UPS Store to provide its 3D printing systems to The UPS Store as part of a test program that will make it the first national retailer in the U.S. to offer 3D printing service to entrepreneurs, architects, start-ups and other retail customers. This service will enable UPS Store customers to have their 3D design 3D printed on-site.
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  • Aug 1 -Valspar Completes Acquisition of Inver Group     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Valspar Corporation (NYSE:VAL), a leading global manufacturer of paints and coatings, announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Inver Holding S.r.l. (Inver Group), a leading industrial coatings manufacturer in Europe. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With 2012 sales of approximately €160 million ($200 million), Inver Group specializes in liquid and powder coatings and resin products that are used in a variety of industrial applications including off-road equipment, auto and off-road parts, architectural aluminum windows, railways and trams.
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  • Aug 1 -CyberOptics Reports 2Q Operating Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CyberOptics Corporation (Nasdaq: CYBE) today reported operating results for the second quarter of 2013 ended June 30:
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  • Aug 1 -Donaldson Expands Lab at MN HQ     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), a worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and replacement parts, is pleased to announce a $10 million expansion of its testing laboratories at its Bloomington, MN corporate headquarters. Expected to be fully operational in CY2014, the state-of-the-art expansions will enhance Donaldson’s capabilities for testing filter performance under various environmental conditions, further elevating its leadership in technology development.
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  • Aug 1 -Perficient Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) (“Perficient”), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000® and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.
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  • Aug 1 -Xcel Energy Second Quarter 2013 Earnings Report     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL) today reported 2013 second quarter earnings of $197 million, or $0.40 per share, compared with 2012 earnings of $183 million, or $0.38 per share.
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  • Jul 31 -Hawkins, Inc. Reports 1Q Fiscal 2014 Results     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Hawkins, Inc. (Nasdaq: HWKN) today announced first quarter results for fiscal 2014. Sales of $94.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013 represented an increase of 5.2% from $90.1 million in sales for the same period of the prior year.
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  • Jul 31 -Delta Adds New Service to Aspen     atlanta (pr newswire)     
  • ATLANTA, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will add new nonstop seasonal service to Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. with daily flights from Atlanta and Saturday-only flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul, effective Dec. 21, 2013.
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  • Jul 31 -The Dolan Company Reports Second Quarter 2013     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Dolan Company (NYSE: DM), a leading provider of professional services and business information to legal, financial and real estate sectors in the United States, today announced financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2013.
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  • Jul 31 -Insignia Systems, Inc. Announces a Profitable 2Q     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insignia Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIG) today reported the following results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, as compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2012.
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  • Jul 31 -Polaris Debuts New Products for 2014      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) unveiled its new 2014 product offerings from its Motorcycle and Off-Road Vehicle divisions at the company’s annual summer sales meeting. The lineup reflects the company’s trademark of continued innovation, highlighted by the launch of new vehicles and enhancements to existing products.
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  • Jul 31 -Advanced Circulatory Closes $2 Million Bridge Financing     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advanced Circulatory, makers of multiple medical devices and the pioneer of Perfusion on DemandTM (POD) therapy, announced today that the company has raised $2 million in bridge financing. The company will use the bridge funds to support the continued global commercialization of its ResQPOD® and ResQGARD® Impedance Threshold Devices (ITDs) as well as the launch and commercialization of its ResQCPR® System, which is currently pending regulatory approvals.
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  • Jul 31 -G&K; Services Donates Work Uniforms to United Way     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–G&K; Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK) announced today that it has donated more than 70,000 pieces of new or gently used work apparel to United Way of Greater Atlanta over the past year. The donated uniforms will be used to assist regional work readiness and job training programs supported by United Way. Over the past two years, G&K; Services has donated nearly $1 million worth of work pants, shirts and other clothing to United Way of Greater Atlanta.
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  • Jul 30 -50th Annual Uptown Art Fair August 2-4     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The 2013 Uptown Art Fair is celebrating its 50th annual fair with an exciting lineup of nationally recognized artists, special performances, youth artists, a culinary arts competition and much more. Minnesota’s No. 1 art fair, attended by more than 375,000 people each year, will take place August 2-4 at the intersection of Hennepin Avenue South and West Lake Street in Uptown, Minneapolis.
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  • Jul 30 -Xcel Energy plans to grow wind power by 30 percent     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Xcel Energy, already the country’s top wind energy provider, proposes to significantly expand its wind power production to reduce customer costs, protect against rising and volatile fuel prices, and benefit the environment. The move is made possible by extremely competitive prices and the extended federal Production Tax Credit.
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  • Jul 30 -St. Jude Medical Announces Third Quarter Dividend     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced that its board of directors declared a third quarter dividend of $0.25 per common share. This dividend amount is equal to the dividend paid during the first and second quarter of 2013 and brings the total dividend declared for the year to $0.75 per share. The dividend is payable October 31, 2013, to shareholders of record on September 30, 2013.
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  • Jul 30 -Ecolab Delivers Very Strong 2Q Adjusted EPS     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL): 2013 SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS: Reported diluted EPS $0.69 Record adjusted EPS $0.86, +19%, excluding special gains and charges and discrete tax items, driven by solid sales growth, strong operating margin improvement and better than expected results from Champion Reported sales +13%; acquisition adjusted fixed currency sales +6%
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  • Jul 30 -Digital River Reports 2Q 2013 Financial Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV) today reported financial results for its second quarter of 2013.
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  • Jul 30 -Hardware.com Grows U.S. Engineering Team     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. division of Hardware.com, a global leader in networking hardware, architectures, procurement, and support, announced today the addition of senior systems engineer Robert Davies to help further enhance the company’s high-end networking and infrastructure capabilities. An expert in IT storage, computer, virtual machine (VM), and application, Davies joins Hardware.com’s team of highly accredited engineers to offer customers reliable, efficient, and cost-effective network solutions that best fit customers’ needs.
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  • Jul 29 -CHS and Ruralco form joint venture     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., July 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation’s leading farmer-owned business and a global energy, grains and foods company, today announced it has invested in Agfarm, an Australia-based grain origination and marketing company. CHS and Ruralco Holdings Limited (Ruralco), Sydney, Australia, will each own 50 percent of Agfarm. The Agfarm name and management structure will not change.
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  • Jul 29 -Hennepin County And Atomic Data Forge Agreement     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Atomic Data (www.AtomicData.com), ranked as one of the fastest growing inner city businesses in the U.S. by Fortune Magazine, announced today that Hennepin County, Minnesota has selected Atomic Data’s private cloud to host its content management system and search engine solution. The hosting agreement will soon extend to more than a dozen public facing websites as well, including Hennepin.us and HCLib.org.
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  • Jul 29 -BioDrain Announces Medical Advisory Board     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — BioDrain Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: BIOR, producer of the FDA approved STREAMWAY® System for automated, direct-to-drain surgical fluid disposal that reduces the risk of exposure to hazardous waste, today announced the formation of its new medical advisory board, comprised of leading doctors in orthopedic surgery, dentistry and urology as well as a healthcare executive.
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  • Jul 29 -APM Group Announces Sale of Greenspring Media     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • SAINT PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As American Public Media Group (APMG), parent of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media, aligns its resources around public media audiences, it announced today that it has completed the sale of the publishing arm of its business – Greenspring Media Group (Greenspring) – to Hour Media LLC, a full-service publishing company focused on city magazines and online content headquartered in metropolitan Detroit.
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  • Jul 29 -Donaldson Company Adds Andrew Cecere to Board     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) today announced that it has appointed Andrew Cecere to its Board of Directors, effective September 27th. The addition of Cecere brings the Donaldson Board to 11 members.
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  • Jul 29 -Capella Education Co. to Present at Conferences     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA), a provider of online post-secondary education, primarily through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, today announced its participation in the following investor conferences:
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  • Jul 29 -Padilla Speer Beardsley to Acquire CRT/tanaka     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Padilla Speer Beardsley announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire long-time partner CRT/tanaka, creating one of the top 10 independent agencies in the country as measured by the public relations industry. Upon close, the agency will be called PadillaCRT, with nearly 200 employee-owners in Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles, Virginia and Washington, D.C. and annual net fee income of more than $30 million U.S.
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  • Jul 29 -Freddie Mac Appoints U.S. Bank as Global Agent     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust Services will serve as global agent on Freddie Mac’s landmark $500 million unsecured bond offering which closed on July 26.
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  • Jul 29 -The Dolan Company Promotes Eddings     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Dolan Company (NYSE: DM), a leading provider of professional services and business information to the legal, financial and real estate sectors in the United States, today announced promotion of Christopher A. Eddings to vice president in charge of its Business Information Division.
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  • Jul 29 -MOCON VP to Present At 2013 InvestMNt Conference     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MOCON, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOCO) today announced that Darrell Lee, vice president – finance, treasurer and chief financial officer, will present at the 2013 InvestMNt conference sponsored by the CFA Society of Minnesota. The event will take place Aug. 1 at the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus. Lee will present at 12:45 p.m. Central Time (1:45 Eastern Time). The presentation will be webcast live by MeetMax and can be accessed by registering at www.investmnt.org. MOCON recommends registering at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the presentation to ensure timely access.
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  • Jul 26 -Donaldson Company Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of 13 cents per share, payable September 6th to shareholders of record as of August 16th. As of June 30th, there were approximately 146,100,000 shares outstanding.
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  • Jul 26 -HickoryTech to Present at InvestMNt Conference      mankato (business wire)     
  • MANKATO, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HickoryTech Corporation (NASDAQ: HTCO) announced today the company will present at the 2013 InvestMNt Conference sponsored by the CFA Society of Minnesota.
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  • Jul 25 -Deluxe Reports 2Q 2013 Financial Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.
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  • Jul 25 -3M Reports Record Second-Quarter Results     minneapolis (business wire)     

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  • Jul 25 -iRobot COO to Speak at InvestMNt Conference     bedford, mass. (business wire)     
  • BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced that Jeff Beck, iRobot’s chief operating officer, will discuss the company’s achievements and financial outlook, on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. CT, at the InvestMNt Conference sponsored by CFA Society Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.
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  • Jul 25 -Tennant Company Reports 2013 2Q Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing of solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, today reported net earnings of $14.3 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, on net sales of $200.2 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. In the prior year quarter, Tennant reported net earnings of $13.7 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, on net sales of $199.5 million.
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  • Jul 25 -Arctic Cat Reports Record Fiscal 2014 1Q Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) today reported that record net earnings rose 172 percent to $5.5 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2013, compared to net earnings of $2.0 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter. Arctic Cat’s net sales for the fiscal 2014 first quarter grew approximately 9 percent to a record $120.8 million versus net sales of $111.3 million in the same quarter last year.
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  • Jul 25 -Nash Finch Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nash Finch Company (NASDAQ: NAFC), one of the leading food distribution companies in the United States, today announced financial results for the twelve weeks (second quarter) ended June 15, 2013.
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  • Jul 24 -Graco Reports Record Quarterly Sales and Earnings     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) today announced results for the quarter and six months ended June 28, 2013.
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  • Jul 24 -Rimage Reports Strong Second Quarter 2013     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rimage Corporation (NASDAQ: RIMG) today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Revenues for the second quarter of 2013 totaled $21.2 million, an increase of 16% from the second quarter of 2012, driven by continued strong growth in revenues from Qumu and higher consumables revenue in the disc publishing business.
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  • Jul 24 -Winmark Corporation Announces Cash Dividend     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq: WINA) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a cash dividend to shareholders. The quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share will be paid September 3, 2013 to shareholders of record on the close of business on August 7, 2013. Future dividends will be subject to Board approval.
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  • Jul 24 -Hormel Foods Announces Advancements     austin, mn (business wire)     
  • AUSTIN, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the advancement of Thomas R. Day, group vice president, foodservice, to group vice president, Refrigerated Foods. As a result, Deanna T. Brady, vice president of sales, foodservice, will advance to group vice president, foodservice, and Mark J. Ourada, foodservice regional sales manager, will advance to vice president of sales, foodservice. These advancements will become effective Oct. 28, 2013.
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  • Jul 24 -Intensity Analytics Secures $3.5 Million     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intensity Analytics Corporation, a provider of enterprise-grade security software solutions, announced today that is has closed a $3.5 million round of seed funding. The Company will use the funding to strengthen its market reach, grow its team and continue to expand its technology platform. Intensity Analytics also announced that it is deploying key solutions at two large enterprise customers in the online education and electronic content management (ECM) sectors.
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  • Jul 23 -Techne Corporation Appoints Chief Technology Officer     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH) (Techne) announced today that J. Fernando Bazan, Ph.D. has been appointed Chief Technology Officer. With global recognition as a scientific leader in fields ranging from structural biology to drug discovery for the treatment of human disorders, Dr. Bazan will be instrumental in directing innovation and influencing future growth in Techne’s world-wide market.
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  • Jul 23 -Techne Corp Announces Acquisition Completion     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH) (Techne) announced today that it has finalized its previously announced acquisition of Bionostics Holdings Limited and its operating subsidiary Bionostics, Inc. (Bionostics). Bionostics was acquired for approximately $104 million in cash, subject to adjustments following closing based on the final level of working capital.
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  • Jul 23 -Uroplasty Completes Internal Control Review     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative products to treat voiding dysfunctions, announced today that it has filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. On June 14, 2013, Uroplasty indicated that it had delayed filing the Form 10-K to complete a review of its internal control over financial reporting. Today, Uroplasty reported that it has completed that review. Although the Company did uncover a material weakness in internal control during the review, that weakness did not result in any changes in previously announced financial results or financial statements for prior reporting periods. As a result of the 10-K filing, the Company believes it is now compliant with all NASDAQ listing requirements.
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  • Jul 23 -St. Jude Medical Appoints Stefan Widensohler     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced the appointment of Stefan Widensohler – Proprietor, Chief Executive Officer and President of the KRAUTH Medical Group – to its board of directors, effective July 19, 2013.
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  • Jul 23 -HEI, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HEI, Inc. (Pink Sheets: HEII) (http://www.heii.com) today announced its financial results for the Second quarter 2013, which ended June 29, 2013.
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  • Jul 23 -Etherios Receives Product of the Year Award     minnetonka (business wire)     
  • MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Etherios, a division of Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), today announced that its Device Cloud by Etherios™ received a 2012 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award from M2M Evolution Magazine. Device Cloud was chosen for its ability to decrease the cost and complexity of deploying machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions. Device Cloud enables companies to easily connect any device, manage and control large populations of devices, and drive business process improvements across the organization.
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  • Jul 23 -Capella Education Reports 2Q 2013 Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), a provider of online post-secondary education, primarily through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, today announced financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2013.
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  • Jul 23 -Polaris Reports Record Second Quarter 2013 Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today reported record second quarter net income of $80.0 million, or $1.13 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, up 15 percent from the prior year’s second quarter net income of $69.8 million, or $0.98 per diluted share. Sales for the second quarter 2013 totaled a record $844.8 million, an increase of 12 percent over last year’s second quarter sales of $755.4 million.
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  • Jul 22 -Walden University Introduces Online (D.I.T.) Program     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Successful leaders in today’s IT industry require more than just technical skills. They also need the enterprise expertise essential for understanding how organizational structure and operational functions can impact growth and success. To prepare future IT leaders, Walden University is offering a new online Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) program, designed to enhance students’ technical expertise while developing the leadership skills they need to guide their organization in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
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  • Jul 22 -Trade Organization Honors Securian      st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The NAFCU Services Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU), presented Securian Financial Group, Inc. with a 2013 Innovation Award for its new debt protection coverage for auto expenses.
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  • Jul 22 -Avtex Named to 2013 Microsoft President’s Club     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avtex, a national provider of customer experience technologies and services, has been named to the 2013 Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club. This achievement is a direct result of their outstanding dedication to customer satisfaction through the delivery of innovative business solutions.
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  • Jul 22 -SurModics to Present at the InvestMNt Conference     eden prairie (business wire)     
  • EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SurModics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRDX), a leading provider of surface modification and in vitro diagnostic technologies to the healthcare industry, announced today that Gary Maharaj, president and chief executive officer, and Andy LaFrence, vice president of finance and chief financial officer, will make a presentation to the investment community at the 2013 InvestMNt conference on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. CT (9:30 a.m. ET) in Minneapolis, MN.
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  • Jul 22 -Franke+Fiorella helps promote Miracle Treats for Miracle Feet     minneapolis (bizlistr)      
  • Minneapolis-based brand identity design firm Franke+Fiorella has contributed identity design to strengthen the brand presence for the July 27 2013 Miracle Treats for Miracle Feet triathlon and fundraising event for kids with club foot. Franke+Fiorella’s identity work included creating a logo and overall identity with multiple marks in various colors for swim-bike-run events, and a poster promoting registration, pledges for athletes and donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospital–Gillette Children’s in St. Paul: http://www.gillettechildrens.org/events/miracle-treats-for-miracle-feet-kids-triathlon/. Franke+Fiorella is a leading brand identity design consultancy specializing exclusively in brand strategy and identity design. Founded in Minneapolis in 1993 by Craig Franke and Deb Fiorella, Franke+Fiorella helps its Fortune 1000 clients develop new brands and reposition existing ones. deb@frankefiorella.com
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  • Jul 18 -U.S. Bank Expands Digital Wallet Options     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Bank – a leader in delivering mobile purchasing power to its customers – has added Square to its digital wallet options available to customers via their iOS and Android smartphones. Customers can link their U.S. Bank credit, debit, or prepaid account to the Square application to make purchases from their smartphone.
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  • Jul 18 -SUPERVALU Reports 1Q Fiscal 2014 Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • First quarter highlights: 1. Closed on the sale of five retail banners. 2. Refinanced $400 million in bonds and extended maturity to 2021. 3. Reduced the rate of sales decline in all three business segments. 4. Decentralized retail operations. 5. Lowered administrative costs. MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today reported first quarter fiscal 2014 net sales of $5.16 billion and net earnings of $85 million, or $0.34 per diluted share.
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  • Jul 18 -SUPERVALU Appoints Final Two Members to ItsBoard     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today announced the election of the final two members to its reconstituted Board of Directors: Eric G. Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Baldwin Richardson Foods Company and Sam Duncan, SUPERVALU’s president and chief executive officer, accepted their board appointments.
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  • Jul 18 -Arctic Cat to Webcast Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) announced today that it will webcast its fiscal 2014 first quarter conference call on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. CT (11:30 a.m. ET). The company will release results for its first quarter ended June 30, 2013, before the stock market opens that day.
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  • Jul 18 -Lakes Announces Debt Termination Agreement      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • Upon the Payment Date, the management agreement under which Lakes is managing the Tribe’s Red Hawk Casino will terminate. Until the Payment Date, Lakes will continue to manage the Red Hawk Casino and all existing agreements between the Tribe and Lakes will remain in effect. If all of the conditions under the Debt Termination Agreement, including the $57.1 million debt payment, are not met, then all existing agreements between Lakes and the Tribe will remain in effect until their original expiration under their existing terms.
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  • Jul 17 -Warner Connect and HeatSeeker join forces     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Warner Connect, HeatSeeker Technology Partners and HeatSeeker Automotive are pleased to announce a merger, which has taken effect on July 15, 2013. This merger follows a successful merger between Warner Connect and Ineo Technology on December 31, 2012.
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  • Jul 17 -Deluxe Declares Quarterly Dividend     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Wednesday, July 17th the Board of Directors of Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) declared a quarterly dividend of 25 cents ($0.25) per share on all outstanding shares of the Company. The dividend will be payable on September 3, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 19, 2013. The Company had 50,386,853 shares outstanding as of July 15, 2013.
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  • Jul 17 -St. Jude Medical Reports 2Q 2013 Results     st. paul (business wire)      
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ) today reported sales and net earnings for the second quarter ended June 29, 2013. Second Quarter Sales The Company reported net sales of $1.403 billion in the second quarter of 2013, slightly less than net sales of $1.410 billion in the second quarter of 2012. Unfavorable foreign currency translation comparisons decreased second quarter sales by approximately $31 million. On a currency neutral basis, net sales increased by approximately 2 percent from the second quarter of 2012.
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  • Jul 17 -Itasca International Announces Expansion Plans     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Itasca is pleased to welcome Dr. Glenn Sharrock (gsharrock@itasca.com.au) as the General Manager and Principal Geotechnical Engineer to Itasca Australia based in its new Itasca office in Brisbane. Glenn has more than 15 years of industry experience in a wide range of rock mechanics positions involving Rock Mechanics Engineer (Mt Isa Mines), Senior Geotechnical Consultant (AMC Consultants), Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering (UNSW) and Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Newcrest Mining NL). He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the WH Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre at the University of Queensland. Glenn’s consulting, operational and research experience includes underground and surface mining in hard rock and coal.
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  • Jul 17 -Select Comfort Announces 2Q 2013 Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • Select Comfort Announces Second-quarter 2013 Results Generates Net Sales of $207 Million, a 1% Year-over-year Increase Reports Second-quarter EPS of $0.18 Reaffirms Full-year 2013 Outlook MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ: SCSS) today reported second-quarter 2013 results for the period ended June 29, 2013.
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  • Jul 17 -Winmark Corp Announces Second Quarter Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq: WINA) announced today net income for the quarter ended June 29, 2013 of $4,336,900 (or $.83 per share diluted) compared to net income of $3,404,400 (or $.65 per share diluted) in the second quarter of 2012.
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  • Jul 17 -Piper Jaffray Companies Announces 2013 2Q Results     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) today announced that for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, net income from continuing operations was $4.4 million, or $0.25 per diluted common share. These results compared to net income from continuing operations of $10.8 million, or $0.58 per diluted common share, in the year-ago period. The year-ago results included a $7.1 million, or $0.35 per diluted common share, tax benefit resulting from the resolution of a state income tax matter and a $2.2 million after-tax, or $0.12 per diluted common share, restructuring charge for severance and occupancy-related charges. In the first quarter of 2013, net income from continuing operations was $10.7 million, or $0.60 per diluted common share.
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  • Jul 17 -16 U.S. Bancorp Reports Record Earnings     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) today reported net income of $1,484 million for the second quarter of 2013, or $.76 per diluted common share. Earnings for the second quarter of 2013 were driven by a year-over-year reduction in noninterest expense and a lower provision for credit losses. Highlights for the second quarter of 2013 included: Industry-leading performance ratios, including: Return on average assets of 1.70 percent Return on average common equity of 16.1 percent Efficiency ratio of 51.7 percent
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  • Jul 16 Land O’Lakes Announces Agreement with WCCO     arden hills (pr newswire)     
  • ARDEN HILLS, Minn., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Land O’Lakes, Inc.today announced a multi-year strategic agreement with 830 WCCO-AM, extending a longtime relationship between these two iconic Minnesota brands.
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  • Jul 16 -Advanced Circulatory Selects Combat Med. Systems     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Advanced Circulatory, manufacturer of multiple medical devices and the pioneer of Perfusion on Demand™ (POD) therapy, has selected Combat Medical Systems as its U.S. distributor for the military and federal market space. Combat Medical Systems will spearhead sales and distribution of Advanced Circulatory’s products, including the ResQPOD® and ResQGARD® Impedance Threshold Devices (ITDs), to all branches of the U.S. military and federal government.
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  • Jul 16 -Ecolab Schedules Webcast and Conference Call     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ecolab will host a live webcast of its second quarter earnings conference call. A news release containing second quarter results and future earnings guidance is expected to be issued before market open on July 30, 2013. Details for the public webcast are as follows: TIME: 1:00 pm Eastern Time DATE: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 DURATION: One hour LOCATION: http://www.ecolab.com/investor ARCHIVE: A replay of the webcast and supplemental data will be available on Ecolab’s web site.
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  • Jul 16 -Starkey Hearing Foundation Announces Event Lineup     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starkey Hearing Foundation – which uses hearing as a vehicle to reflect caring and help people reach their full potential – is pleased to announce its honorees and performers for the 2013 So the World May Hear Annual Awards Gala scheduled for Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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  • Jul 16 -Piper Jaffray Cos Completes Acquisition     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a leading investment bank and asset management firm, today announced that it has completed its purchase of Edgeview Partners, L.P., a leading middle-market advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
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  • Jul 16 -Digital River Sets Date and Time for 2Q Release     minneapolis (business wire)     

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  • Jul 16 -Buffets Inc Names Keith Kravcik as CFO     eagan (business wire)     
  • EAGAN, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Buffets, Inc. continues to attract top flight talent by announcing the recent appointment of finance professional Keith Kravcik as Chief Financial Officer and the creation of a new position of Director, Office of the CEO and Corporate Administration, promoting long-time Buffets administrator Jackie Fiebelkorn.
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  • Jul 16 -Denver Area Future Headquarters for Ardent Mills     omaha & minneapolis (business wire)     
  • OMAHA, Neb., and MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ConAgra Foods, Cargill and CHS announced today that its proposed new joint venture flour milling company, Ardent Mills, will establish its headquarters in the Denver metropolitan area, contingent upon final application and approval of state and local incentives. The transaction is expected to be completed in late calendar year 2013, following regulatory clearances, financing and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. A specific office location and operating date has not yet been set for the new headquarters, but the new company is expected to have a presence in the Denver area starting in 2014.
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  • Jul 16 -3 Women Rise to Director-Level at Securian     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In keeping with its policy of promoting from within, Securian Financial Group promoted three women from manager- to director-level positions.
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  • Jul 16 -Little & Company Rebrands as Little     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–What happens when an expert strategic design firm tackles a reboot of their own brand identity? A natural brand evolution. Simplicity, redefined for a new era. The bold, design-driven brand thinking that has propelled the success of Little & Company’s diverse client base is now clearly illustrated in the company’s new name and website. Little & Company announced to today that is has officially rebranded. The rebrand comes with a redesigned website and supporting business collateral materials. Its web address –www.littleco.com — will remain the same.
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  • Jul 16 -Hubbard to Purchase 10 Radio Stations     minneapolis & st. paul (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hubbard Radio, LLC announced today that the company has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire 10 radio stations from privately held Sandusky Radio. The acquisition expands Hubbard Radio by adding five radio stations in Seattle and five in Phoenix.
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  • Jul 16 -Arthur Ventures Raises $45 Million Second Fund     fargo, nd (business wire)     
  • FARGO, N.D.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arthur Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, today announced the close of Arthur Ventures Growth Fund II, L.P. (AVII). The fund enables Arthur Ventures to continue forging partnerships with leading entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions and build high-growth businesses that shape new markets.
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  • Jul 16 -Avtex Achieves Three Gold Four Silver Competencies     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avtex, a provider of integrated interaction solutions, announced today it has attained a total of 7 competencies in the Microsoft Partner Network. The combination of three gold and four silver competencies demonstrates Avtex’s unique blend of both breadth and depth within the Microsoft partner program.
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  • Jul 16 -WCG Hires Digital Leader David Witt      san francisco & minneapolis (business wire)     
  • SAN FRANCISCO & MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WCG, a W2O Group Company, today announced the hiring of digital leader David Witt as Group Director of Brand Strategy and Engagement. He also will launch an office in Minneapolis to serve a growing number of clients in the Upper Midwest region and access talent in the area for WCG.
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  • Jul 15 -Works Computing Hires Todd Batdorf      minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Works Computing (Works) today announced the addition of Todd Batdorf as Sales Development Manager. Batdorf comes from Hitachi Data Systems as District Channel Manager since 2008.
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  • Jul 15 -Calabrio Innovation Center Opens Doors     minneapolis (pr newswire)      
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Calabrio, Inc., a leading provider of contact center workforce optimization and analytics software, today announced the opening of the Calabrio Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art training and consulting center with services dedicated to the development of contact center best practices through teaching, sharing and collaboration between industry experts and a community of customers. With advanced learning tools and real-world contact center data, Calabrio Innovation Center participants receive hands-on experiences that go deep into key methodologies, technologies and forward-looking business practices that contact centers need in order to thrive in today’s market.
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  • Jul 15 -Biovest Completes Restructuring     tampa & minneapolis (business wire)      
  • TAMPA, Fla. & MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Biovest International, Inc., a pioneer in the development of personalized cancer vaccines, today reported that the Company has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 reorganization, formally completing its restructuring and recapitalization strategy with its Plan of Reorganization becoming effective on July 9, 2013. Biovest also announced that Carlos F. Santos, Ph.D. has been promoted to serve as its new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Santos will lead the Company’s efforts to transition from the clinical-stage to the commercial-stage. With Biovest’s balance sheet significantly strengthened and virtually debt-free, the Company believes it is well-positioned to continue advancing its global regulatory strategy for BiovaxID™, including seeking European marketing approval, as well as supporting the development of its pipeline of patient-specific cancer vaccines.
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  • Jul 15 -CyberOptics 2Q 2013 Conference Call Scheduled      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CyberOptics Corporation (Nasdaq: CYBE) today announced that it will hold its conference call to review operating results for the second quarter of 2013 on Thursday, August 1 at 4:30 pm Eastern. The second quarter earnings release will be issued following the close of the market that day.
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  • Jul 15 -Nash Finch Announces Conference Call      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC), a leading national food distributor, announced today that it will host a teleconference on July 25, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. CT (10:30 a.m. ET) during which Alec Covington, Nash Finch President and CEO, will discuss the Company’s second quarter financial results. Investors can access an Internet broadcast of this teleconference at the Nash Finch website, www.nashfinch.com. Internet broadcast participants will be able to listen to the call live, but will be unable to ask questions.
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  • Jul 15 -Crown College, KleinBank Reach Naming Rights Deal      minneapolis (business wire)      
  • SAINT BONIFACIUS, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Crown College and KleinBank announce the latest achievement of their nearly 30-year relationship – KleinBank Stadium. The field, opening fall 2013, was made possible because of KleinBank’s sizable donation.
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  • Jul 15 -Graco Launches New Websites for Asia Pacific      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Graco Inc., (NYSE: GGG), announced today that it is expanding its multi-lingual website capabilities at www.graco.com to include significant new functionality for an additional 10 key languages in its Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. The languages include Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, and Turkish. Spanish, French, and Portuguese translations for all graco.com content have been available since 2012. In addition, navigation pages for numerous additional languages including Arabic, Latvian, and Lithuanian are now available to help point end-users to Graco’s portfolio of products.
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  • Jul 15 -Wolters Kluwer Introduces Targeted Solution      minneapolis (pr newswire)      
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Wolters Kluwer Audit, Risk & Compliance announced that the company has introduced TeamMate Express, a new version of TeamMate AM, the world’s most widely used audit management software system, specifically geared for use by smaller audit departments. TeamMate Express is a fully hosted version of the TeamMate audit management solution that is pre-configured for smaller audit departments and ready to use out of the box. It includes access to the full content offering of TeamMate, including audit programs and risk assessment templates to help jump-start your audit planning.
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  • Jul 12 -H.B. Fuller Elects Ann Simonds to Board of Directors     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) today announced that Ann Simonds was elected as an independent member to its board of directors, effective October 1. With Simonds’ election, the board will consist of eight directors, seven of whom are independent.
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  • Jul 12 -Piper Jaffray Companies Completes Acquisition     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC), a leading investment bank and asset management firm, today announced that it has completed its purchase of Seattle-Northwest Securities Corporation (“Seattle-Northwest”). The transaction adds depth to Piper Jaffray’s public finance franchise, and significantly strengthens its ability to serve municipal and middle-market clients across all major U.S. markets.
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  • Jul 11 -Rasmussen College Recognizes 1,500+ Graduates      minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, will recognize more than 1,500 graduates from its five Twin Cities campuses and Rasmussen College Online on Saturday, July 13, 2013. This year’s commencement ceremony will take place at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m.
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  • Jul 11 -Deluxe Announces Earnings Release Information     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) announces that it will report its 2013 second quarter financial results on Thursday, July 25, 2013 prior to market open. On the same day, the Company will hold an open-access conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET (10:00 a.m. CT). All interested persons may listen to the call by dialing 1-866-700-0133 (access code 20138353) approximately five minutes before the scheduled start time. The audio and accompanying slides will be available via a simultaneous webcast on our investor relations website at www.deluxe.com/investor. For those unable to attend live, a telephone replay will be available after 1:00 p.m. ET and through midnight on August 9th by dialing 1-888-286-8010 (access code 37879348), and the presentation will be archived on the Company’s web site.
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  • Jul 11 -U.S. Bancorp Celebrates 150th Anniversary     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Bancorp will celebrate its 150th anniversary this week by ringing The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). U.S. Bancorp Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Davis and Chief Financial Officer Andy Cecere will take the stage at the NYSE on Friday, July 12 at 4 p.m. ET. Joining them will be 10 employees from across the bank, including two of the bank’s longest-serving staffers, four employees who serve in the military and four other employees who were chosen as winners of bank contests commemorating the 150th anniversary.
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  • Jul 11 -Datalink Climbs to #52 on CRN’s List      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Datalink (NASDAQ: DTLK), a leading provider of data center infrastructure and services, announced today that it placed #52 on CRN’s just-released 2013 Solution Provider 500 list of the top technology integrators in North America. The company’s ranking on the list, formerly known as the VAR 500, has surged in the last four years from #195 to #72, #59 and now #52 based on annual revenues. The rise has been fueled by Datalink’s expanding portfolio of next-generation data center solutions and data center optimization services, which include cloud enablement, migration, as well as management, monitoring, and unified support.
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  • Jul 11 -Tennant Company to Webcast 2Q Conference Call      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) announced today that the company will report its 2013 second quarter results on Thursday, July 25, 2013. The company will conduct a conference call to discuss the results at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on July 25. The company’s results announcement will be issued before the call and will be posted on Tennant’s website – www.tennantco.com – under Company, Investors, Press Releases. The conference call will be available via webcast on Tennant’s website under Company, Investors. To listen to the call live on the web, go to www.tennantco.com at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time and, if necessary, download and install audio software. A taped replay of the webcast will also be available at www.tennantco.com for two weeks after the call ends.
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  • Jul 11 -SUPERVALU Announces Fiscal 2014 1Q Conference Call      minneapolis (business wire)     

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  • Jul 10 -H.B. Fuller Announces Quarterly Dividend      st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on August 8, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 25, 2013.
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  • Jul 10 -CHS reports fiscal 2013 nine-month earnings     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, today reported earnings of $869.6 million through the third quarter of fiscal 2013. The earnings attributable to CHS of $869.6 million for the period (Sept. 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013) represent a decline of about 3 percent from the $899.7 million reported for the first three quarters of fiscal 2012. Revenues for nine months were $33.5 billion, up 13 percent from $29.6 billion for the same period a year ago, reflecting increased year-to-date average prices and grain sales volumes.
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  • Jul 10 -Timothy Skidmore named CHS CFO     st. paul (pr newswire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, announced today it has named veteran food industry financial leader Timothy Skidmore as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Aug. 19, 2013.
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  • Jul 10 -CVRx Closes $29.6 Million Financing      minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CVRx, Inc., a private medical device company, has completed a private equity financing totaling $29.6 million. CVRx plans to use the funding for the primary purposes of advancing its clinical trials and expanding its international commercial activities. New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) and Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation were the co-lead investors. Other participants in this round included existing investors BBT Fund L.P. and SightLine Partners.
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  • Jul 10 -Xcel Energy plans to bolster veteran hiring      washington (pr newswire)      
  • WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Ben Fowke, chairman, president and CEO of Xcel Energy, today outlined to the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee ways the utility plans to bolster its military hiring practices.
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  • Jul 10 -Zimmer Announces Distribution Of APEX Spine System      minneapolis (pr newswire)      
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Zimmer Spine, Inc. today announced that the Company has begun distribution of the APEX Spine System, a comprehensive set of implants and instruments designed to safely and effectively correct a broad range of spinal deformities, as well as complex and degenerative spinal diseases. Under the terms of a long-term agreement with SpineCraft (Westmont, IL), Zimmer Spine will exclusively market the APEX Spine System to healthcare organizations across the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
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  • Jul 10 -Calabrio User Group Expands Agenda     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Calabrio User Group (CUG) Board of Customer Directors today announced an expanding agenda to accommodate growing interest from Calabrio users to network, learn and share insight into solutions that will have the greatest impact on their business. To support organizational growth of more than 500% over the past year, the CUG Board of Customer Directors have added two regional events, providing more opportunities for customers to collaborate with Calabrio product and services executives, and with each other.
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  • Jul 10 -Minnetronix Acquires Patented Technology      st. paul (business wire)      
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Minnetronix, Inc., a leading medical device design, manufacturing and IP innovations firm, announced today the acquisition of Neurofluidics, Inc., a privately-held company with an established base of patented technology in neurocritical care.
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  • Jul 10 -Video Guidance Helps Growing Affinity Plus     bloomington (business wire)     
  • BLOOMINGTON, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Already the largest credit union in Minnesota with state based assets, Affinity Plus continues to grow by leaps and bounds. The not-for-profit cooperative continues to grow and expand its number of statewide branches in order to reach more communities throughout the state. As it grows, Affinity Plus is well aware of how critical communications is…and will become. To help effectively reach its members as well as its employees, the credit union has enlisted Video Guidance to include video conferencing as an important component of its communications strategy.
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  • Jul 10 -Piper Jaffray Companies to Hold Conference Call      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC) announced today that it will release its 2013 second quarter results prior to the opening of the market on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The company will also hold a conference call to review the financial results at 9:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. CT). Andrew S. Duff, chairman and chief executive officer, and Debbra L. Schoneman, chief financial officer, will host the call.
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  • Jul 10 -Wolters Kluwer Launches Fair Lending Training      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wolters Kluwer Financial Services today launched a new comprehensive fair lending training program targeted to the automotive, recreational vehicle, marine and powersports dealer industry. Developed as a response to increased lender pressure and industry scrutiny of fair lending practices within the dealer marketplace, the training provides dealers with a comprehensive program to educate finance department personnel and equip them with fair lending standards needed to help them ensure compliance and maintain strong lender relationships.
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  • Jul 10 -Fast Company and Target Announce Winner      new york & minneapolis (business wire)     
  • NEW YORK & MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fast Company and Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) today announced that Divvy, a digital group shopping concept created by Team Pilot, is the winner of the $75,000 grand prize in the Co.Labs & Target Retail Accelerator
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  • Jul 9 -General Mills Details Upbeat Outlook For Investors      new york (pr newswire)     
  • NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Addressing investors and analysts this morning at the New York Stock Exchange, General Mills executives detailed the company’s growth and innovation plans for fiscal 2014.
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  • Jul 9 -General Mills to unveil global innovation lineup      minneapolis (pr newswire)      
  • NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today General Mills executives will share the company’s new product innovation plans during General Mills annual Investor Day meeting at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
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  • Jul 9 -GoKart Labs Launches Social App     minneapolis (pr newswire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — GoKart Labs, a Minneapolis-based digital innovation lab, recently introduced Kinly, the app to keep families connected in a completely private platform. Kinly is now available for iOS users in the App Store.
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  • Jul 9 -Patterson Cos Expands Strategic Direction Vet Biz     st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) today announced another step in the company’s strategic vision for its veterinary business. Patterson Companies has agreed to acquire the stock of National Veterinary Services Limited (NVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC (Dechra) (DPH.L). NVS is the largest veterinary distributor in the United Kingdom providing an array of products and services, including reference laboratory offerings.
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  • Jul 9 -Evolution1 Selected by as Preferred Partner      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Evolution1®, the nation’s largest electronic payment, on-premise, and cloud computing consumer driven healthcare solution, continues to strengthen its Partner base with the addition of marquee Partners such as CieloStar, a nationwide healthcare payment and benefit technology company. For 25 years, CieloStar (formerly OutsourceOne) has offered comprehensive benefits administration solutions through a combination of both technology and service.
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  • Jul 9 -3M and Reshine Complete Patent License Agreement      st. paul (business wire)     
  • ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3M and China-based Hunan Reshine New Material Company, Ltd have entered into a patent license agreement to expand the use of nickel, manganese and cobalt (NMC) used in lithium ion batteries. These batteries provide energy to a host of diverse applications ranging from the consumer electronics market to the automotive market. Under the agreement, 3M grants Reshine a license to U.S. Patents 6,660,432, 6,964,828, 7,028,128, and 8,241,791 and all global equivalents including in Taiwan, Japan, China and Europe.
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  • Jul 9 -Dolan Reaches Agreement to Sell Two NDeX Businesses     minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Dolan Company (NYSE: DM), a leading provider of professional services and business information to the legal, financial and real estate sectors in the United States, today announced that it sold the assets of its NDeX South business to the law firm affiliates of that business and has reached an agreement in principle to sell its NDeX Indiana business to its Indiana law firm affiliate. The NDeX South transaction, which closed yesterday, and the proposed NDeX Indiana transaction together provide for approximate total consideration of $17.5 million, including certain cash at closing, with the majority of payments to come within the next three years. The NDeX Indiana transaction is subject to completion of definitive agreements and satisfaction of any closing conditions in those agreements.
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  • Jul 9- HighJump Software Names Kwok to Lead Sales Channel      minneapolis (business wire)     
  • MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced today it has named Jonathan Kwok director of Asia-Pacific (APAC) sales. Based in Shanghai, he is responsible for channel management and will lead the expansion of the HighJump™ Supply Chain Advantage suite in the region.
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