Minnesota Business

Black Ridge Oil & Gas Completes Rights Offering, Raises $5.182 Million

01 01 1970

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Rights Offering for the sponsorship of a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) focused on effecting a merger or similar business combination with a target business in the energy industry. Any proceeds from the Rights Offering that remain following the SPAC sponsorship will be used for general corporate purposes which may include other investments and acquisitions. The Company previously filed a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (the "Registration Statement") with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") to register the 431,819,910 shares of common stock to be offered in the Rights Offering that was declared effective by the SEC on August 3, 2017.  As such, the Company distributed, on a pro rata basis, one Right for each share of common stock owned by shareholders at 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on August 2, 2017 (the "Record Date"). Each Right permitted a shareholder...

Bipartisan Legislation Promotes Training, Development of Young Loggers

01 01 1970

Hemphill, TX March 13, 2017 The American Loggers Council (ALC) today applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation to promote the training and development of future generations of professional timber harvesters. The Future Logging Careers Act (HR 1454) would extend an existing agricultural exemption-- now enjoyed by family farmers and ranchers-- to enable family-owned logging businesses to train their sixteen- and seventeen-year-old sons and daughters in mechanical timber harvesting. The legislation was introduced by chief sponsors U.S. Representatives Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) and Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine). Co-sponsors of HR 1454 also include Ralph Abraham (R-Louisiana), Mark Amodei (R-Nevada), Bruce Babin (R-Texas), Paul Cook (R-California), Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina), Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Glenn Grothman (R-Wisconsin), Jody Hice (R-Georgia), Clay Higgins (R-Louisiana), Walter Jones (R-North Carolina), Tom McClintock (R-California), Rick Nolan (D-Minnesota), Steve Pearce...

Bio-Techne Releases First Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results

01 01 1970

First Quarter FY2018 Snapshot First quarter organic revenue increased by 8% (11% reported) to $144.6 million. Delivered adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.90, an increase of 7% over the prior year. Cash Flow from Operations, excluding acquisition-related earn-outs for the year, was a $44.4 million for the quarter. Excellent regional commercial execution with Europe, China, Japan, and the rest of Asia all with double-digit revenue growth. Protein Platforms segment delivered 25% organic growth in the first quarter, representing the seventh consecutive quarter with double-digit organic growth for the segment, six of those with growth at 20% or better. Advanced Cell Diagnostics' (ACD) RNAscope is being well-received in the Diagnostics and CDx markets, in addition to the RUO market, with combined revenues growing over 40% on a stand-alone basis. The company's financial statements are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted...

Bio-Techne Acquires Trevigen Inc.

01 01 1970

Charles R. Kummeth, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bio-Techne, commented, "We are pleased to have Trevigen as part of Bio-Techne Corporation. We are very familiar with the Trevigen product line, having sold it for many years. The Trevigen products complement our current product portfolio and make it easier to reach customers interested in products to better understand cell behavior and genotoxic events on cells. Having tools to study DNA damage and the apoptotic cell process is an important aspect of understanding drug action. As more drug testing is being conducted on physiologically more appropriate cell models, including 3D cell cultures, having membrane extracts products to support the robust growth of such cells, such as the Cultrex product line, makes these products an important addition to the Bio-Techne product line." Trevigen Chief Executive Officer Dr. Michael Elliot added, "We believe there is a good strategic...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Welcomes Five Executive Members to National Board of Directors

01 01 1970

TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2017 () -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s oldest one-to-one mentoring organization, is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to its National Board of Directors. Joining the board are Guy Adami, an investment expert and one of the original Wall Street traders on the show “Fast Money;” Shannon Mattingly, Strategic Partnership Manager at Facebook; Ernest Greer, co-president of Greenberg Traurig LLP; Ken Burdick, CEO of WellCare Health Plans, Inc.; and Steven Wheeler, CEO of Centurion LLC and President and CEO of MHM Services, Inc.“Our newest board members truly embody the spirit of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and I am delighted to welcome them,” said Pam Iorio, BBBSA president and CEO. “Mentoring young people is more important than ever. We are honored to have such a dedicated National Board to support our mission and values, as we continue to positively impact communities...

Best Public Relations Company Awards Given for April 2017 by 10 Best...

01 01 1970

Best Public Relations Company NEW YORK, N.Y. April 24, 2017 10 Best PR has released the latest winners of its Best Public Relations Company Awards for April 2017. The top three winning firms are Veritas, Exponent and Big Picture PR. 10 Best PR regularly recognizes industry leaders in public relations for excellence in their field. Firms awarded this designation represent the best agencies around the world, and most of them have also won numerous awards for individual PR campaigns.Awards given by 10 Best PR are thoughtfully considered. The criteria for receiving this honor include the breadth of PR service provided, qualifications of PR staff, and ongoing support to assist clients with their public relations needs. Each of these award winning PR firms must meet the high standards of 10 Best PR to be considered for an award. Topping the list of this month’s award winners is Veritas, a leading PR firm with multiple locations. The company is based in Toronto, Ontario...

Barbara Stokes, CEO, and Scott Stokes, COO, Announce New Job Creation at GSH of Alabama, LLC

01 01 1970

Press Release - updated: Oct 6, 2017 15:35 CDT HUNTSVILLE, Ala., October 6, 2017 - Barbara Stokes, CEO, and Scott Stokes, COO, of Green Structure Homes of Alabama, LLC (GSH), a Huntsville-based Disaster Relief Construction Contractor, announce the creation of new jobs in eight states. These manufacturing jobs, located in communities in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia will support FEMA’s recent $28.5M contract award to GSH of Alabama, LLC. GSH is producing modular homes in support of relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey in each of these manufacturing facilities. “GSH is excited to invest in each of these eight communities,” said Barbara J. Stokes, Chief Executive Officer. “Our work will support local business and accelerate direct and indirect job growth in the surrounding areas.” Chief Operations Officer Scott B. Stokes added: “In addition to being able to provide unparalleled American...

Autobody News: Valspar Refinish Low VOC System - a Delicious Solution for Minnesota Shop

01 01 1970

Press Release - updated: Oct 17, 2017 11:00 PDT CARLSBAD, Calif., October 17, 2017 - If you mention the name Vescio's in many parts of Minnesota, folks will think that you're talking about Vescio's Originale, an Italian restaurant that first opened back in 1956. Known for its great manicotti and incredible pizzas, the Vescio name is well-known for its popular cuisine statewide. One of the descendants of the Vescio restaurant family is Bo Vescio, who owns and operates Vescio's Customizing and Restoration in Rogers, MN, and sprays Valspar Refinish exclusively. Last year, Valspar Automotive presented Vescio with the “Outstanding Paint” award at Autorama Detroit 2016 for a 1947 Ford pickup truck that people are still talking about. The Valspar Automotive accolade is one in a long list recognizing Vescio’s show-stopping complete restores. As a teenager, Vescio's friends would be playing basketball in his driveway while he was inside his garage,...

Author Jorgenson Spear's New Book "Warriors With Wings"...

01 01 1970

May 09, 2017 Jorgenson Spear, a storyteller who grew up on a farm in southern Minnesota, has completed her new book “Warriors with Wings�: a potent tale of love, faith, and strength inspired by a true story. Lex received a brochure in the mail for a vacation. The discount package said, ‘Europe on Five Dollars a Day.’ Lex was all over this exciting news. She convinced her husband, Connor, that they could afford this trip. Connor was skeptical, but reluctantly agreed to go. Lex and Connor were unaware of the hovering black shadows that were lurking in the future for them. In the black of night, they locked hands with each other and ran blindly and wildly down the dark alley looking for a place to hid, crying out for Warriors with Wings. Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Jorgenson Spear’s inspiring tale follows a young, married couple across the Atlantic as they embark on...

Attorney Joseph Selbka Joins Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee,...

01 01 1970

Mr. Selbka is an experienced litigator who represents clients of the firm across a range of practice areas within his vast realm of experience. Chicago, IL May 05, 2017 The Chicago law firm of Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd. recently welcomed the addition of Joseph Selbka to its roster of attorneys. Mr. Selbka is an experienced litigator who will represent clients of the firm across a range of practice areas within his vast realm of experience, including business and corporate law, education law, residential and commercial real estate, employment law, estate planning and litigation, and construction law. Joseph Selbka graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1996 and immediately went to work as a special assistant attorney general representing the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) as litigation counsel before entering private practice. During his tenure at IDES, Mr. Selbka defended hundreds of administrative review actions...

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