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2014-08-28 23:05:25

From 3D printing and Xbox to robotics and digital currency, Minnesota's plans to host Expo 2023 puts our innovative culture center stage. Wendy Meadley, communications lead for Expo 2023: The Minnesota World’s Fair, invites Minnesota state fair attendees to stop by the booth and experience 3D printing, and Bitcoin's digital currency first hand. Minneapolis, Twin Cities Minnesota (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Momentum is building for our bid to host Expo 2023: Minnesota’s World Fair....

2014-08-28 23:05:23

Edina location at Yorkdale Shoppes mall to open later this year Eagan, Minn. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) is making shopping for health insurance even more personalized by opening the state’s first retail store operated by a Minnesota-based health insurer. The company has signed a multi-year lease to operate a 3,500 square-foot space in the Yorkdale Shoppes mall on York Ave. in Edina, Minn. The store will be the first-of-its-kind in...

2014-08-28 23:01:59

The 2014 Cyber Security Summit in Minneapolis, Minn., is scheduled for Oct. 21-22, but preparations have already begun for the 2015 event, starting with the announcement of Andrew Borene as Summit chair. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The 2014 Cyber Security Summit is less than two months away and will contain more actionable takeaways for attendees than ever before. (View this year's agenda here.) However, with cyber threats showing no signs of slowing down, plans are...

2014-08-27 23:08:09

The Midwest is at the forefront of the Health Care & Medical Device industry and the role of robotics in transforming it. Learn how robotics is being used to reduce costs, improve quality of health care, train health care professionals, provide enhanced therapy and generally improve the lives of patients everywhere at the 2014 Robotics Alley Conference & Expo. Minneapolis, Minn. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Global leaders in robotics research, design, business development, investment,...

2014-08-26 23:04:18

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) ranked on the Inc. 5000 List for the fourth consecutive year due to its remarkable growth. Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 OATI, a leader in the North American energy industry, announced today it has been named to the 2014 Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. OATI was ranked 4,569 overall. Despite the economic challenges of the past few years, OATI was honored for its...

2014-08-26 23:02:55

Robotics Alley is an initiative to spur public-private partnerships in the business, research, and development of robotics and automation systems. Leaders in Agriculture will share their insights into the present and future of robotics and autonomous systems on September 16-17, 2014, at the Robotics Alley Conference & Expo. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Global leaders in robotics research, design, business development, investment, law and policy will gather at the...

2014-08-26 12:33:55

Minnesota Virtual Academy, iQ Academy Minnesota and Insight School of Minnesota Offer Individualized, Tuition-Free Learning HOUSTON, Minn., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Picture the first day of school: Carefully chosen outfits, crisp school supplies and big smiles all around. Kids pose for pictures and pause for hugs before hopping on a bus to begin another year of learning. For students who attend Minnesota's online high schools, the first day of school is just the same - but...

2014-08-26 12:26:51

Verizon's network usage was up 156 percent compared to the first four days of the 2013 Minnesota State Fair SAINT PAUL, Minn., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While attendance for the first four days of the Minnesota State Fair (Aug. 21-24) increased slightly by 1.9 percent http://www.mnstatefair.org/general_info/attendance.html data usage on Verizon's wireless network increased 156 percent compared to the first four days of the 2013 state fair. Smartphone toting fairgoers are...

2014-08-21 16:24:19

CENTER CITY, Minn., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Higher Learning Commission recently granted approval to launch the new online master's degree offered by the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies (HGSAS). With applications for the Winter 2015 semester being accepted now, the Master of Arts in Addiction Studies: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders focuses on the science of addiction and mental health and can be completed in as little as two years. This innovative...

2014-08-21 12:26:12

New National Functional Fitness Program Developed for The Goodman Group Managed Communities Holds Weeklong Pedal Challenge CHASKA, Minn., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of The Goodman Group managed senior living & health care communities are pedaling toward fitness during Active Aging Week! The International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) is challenging organizations throughout North America to come up with ways to motivate older adults to stay active and benefit from healthier...


Latest Minnesota Reference Libraries

Superior National Forest
2014-07-31 09:38:55

Superior National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Minnesota, between the Canada – United States border. It is located in the Arrowhead Region and comprises an area of the Boundary Waters, which separates Canada and the United States. This forest holds 3,900,000 acres of protected lands and waters that are separated into numerous ranger districts, with over a quarter of the forest comprising the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It was established in 1903...

Chippewa National Forest
2013-11-21 12:56:10

Chippewa National Forest is a national forest located in northcentral Minnesota, United States, in the counties of Cass, Itasca, and Beltrami. The forest headquarters are located in Cass Lake, Minnesota. There are local ranger district offices in Deer River, Walker, and Blackduck. The forest encompasses 666,623 acres. Water is plentiful, with over 1,300 lakes, 923 miles of streams and rivers, and 400,000 acres of wetlands. The forest was established as the Minnesota Forest Reserve on...

Voyageurs National Park
2013-04-26 15:05:12

Voyageurs National Park is located in the state of Minnesota in the United States. The park contains 218,200 acres of land ancient Native Americans. The first explorers of European descent arrived in the area in 1688. These were French fur traders and explores, known as voyageurs, the people for which the park was named. Logging began in 1880’s and 1890’s and was such a lucrative and uncontrolled industry that the forests there no longer contain abundant adult trees. Gold mining also...

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2008-08-11 19:31:03

The Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus), or Red-back Salamander, is a small, hardy woodland salamander. It inhabits wooded slopes in Eastern North America, west to Missouri, south to North Carolina, and north from southern Quebec and the Maritime Provinces in Canada to Minnesota. salamander. It is also known as the Northern Redback Salamander to distinguish it from the Southern Redback Salamander (P. serratus). The Red-backed Salamander is found mostly in two color variations: the...

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2005-06-14 08:41:49

Comptonia is a genus of a single species, Comptonia peregrina, in the family Myricaceae, order Fagales. This shrub is native to eastern North America, from southern Quebec south to the extreme north of Georgia, and west to Minnesota. The common name is Sweetfern or Sweet-fern, a confusing name as it is not a fern. Several fossil species have been discovered, showing that the genus once had a much wider distribution throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

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  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
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