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2014-09-15 16:26:28

SHAKOPEE, Minn., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grab a towel and slap on the sunblock, it's time to hit the water! Thrill seekers will soon be able to submerge themselves in even more fun in the sun as Valleyfair announces a 2015 expansion of Soak City Waterpark. New for 2015 is a massive water slide complex with six new slides. Breakers Pipeline features four tube slides that will enclose riders in a capsule, sixty-five-feet up. Once inside, the floor will fall out from...

2014-09-12 16:21:40

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announces that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the final necessary federal permits for expansion of the company's Minntac facility, located in Mountain Iron, Minn. The taconite mine extension project received the necessary state permits earlier this year. "We are very thankful for the support of our congressional delegation - Senators Klobuchar and Franken and Congressman Nolan, in...

2014-09-11 23:10:32

Highly successful, business restructuring now enabling a laser focus on specialized, high value contract manufacturing (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The Minnesota based manufacturer of powdered ingredients, for the food and related industries, was recognized for its unusual, but highly successful, business restructuring that is now enabling a laser focus on specialized, high value contract manufacturing. Quality Ingredients (QIC) was featured in the Star Tribune* as a company with the...

2014-09-11 23:09:31

Minneapolis-Based Digital Marketing Agency Launches New Website Featuring Responsive Design Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Minneapolis-based digital marketing agency Cazarin Interactive has launched its newly redesigned, responsive website. Showcasing one of Cazarin’s website design product offerings, Responsive Design maintains the integrity and design elements of the site, across all devices - from mobile to desktop to tablet. The new site is the design brainchild...

2014-09-11 23:06:48

Employees partnering with local community organizations to commemorate company’s Legacy of Service Minneapolis, Minn. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Celebrating its 125th anniversary, AmeriPride Services today announced that its branches across the U.S. and Canada will participate in a ‘Day of Service’ to give back to their local communities during the month of September. Employees will have the opportunity to spend all or part of their work day volunteering for a local organization or...

2014-09-11 16:21:59

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today welcomed the news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corp of Engineers will approve mine expansion at USS Minnesota Ore Operations, Minntac. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The final permit will allow Minntac to expand mine capacity as well as adding an additional 16 years of mine life. This taconite plant currently produces 15 million tons of...

2014-09-11 12:27:37

Meredith Butulis selected among other fitness professionals to present at Empower! Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meredith Butulis, health fitness specialist program chair for Globe University, has been selected to speak at Empower! Minneapolis, a national continuing education conference for fitness professionals featuring workshops, lectures and master classes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131002/CG90783LOGO-a "I'm so excited to have...

2014-09-10 08:22:02

Two turbines have exceeded power projections in first six months of operation PIPESTONE, Minn., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Juhl Energy, (OTCQB: JUHL) -- Just six months after the landmark installation of two power-producing wind turbines at Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc., the turbines are producing more renewable, low emissions electrical power than was anticipated when the towers went into operation in January. The wind turbines have exceeded the projected power...

2014-09-09 23:11:30

Narrow web label printing system leader Afinia Label announced today that they have completed a reseller’s agreement with Lofton Label, Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, (Minneapolis) Minn. Under this agreement, Lofton Label will sell the Afinia Label R635 Color Label Printer, L801 Color Label Printer, and related supplies. Chanhassen, MN (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Narrow web label printing system leader Afinia Label announced today that they have completed a reseller’s agreement with...

2014-09-08 23:10:53

Six local high schools are partnering with Twin Cities Orthopedics to reduce sports-related injuries and bring a better standard of care to their athletes - right on school premises. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 http://www.tcomn.com - Twin Cities Orthopedics, the largest orthopedic group in Minnesota, has entered into a partnership with six local high schools to become the official sports medicine provider for their student athletes. The partnership responds to the changing...


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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